SSC CGL 2020 – SSC CGL Exam Date, Admit Card, Notification

The full form of SSC CGL is  Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level exam. The conducting body of this examination is the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

The purpose of this examination is to fill the post of Group C and Group D blocks of the departments of the Indian Government. 

Here, in this article, you’ll get full information regarding SSC CGL examination these are below:-

2019 Examination dates update:-

  • The Tier-I examination was conducted on 02-03-2020 to 11-03-2020. Whose answer keys are available on the official website of SSC (
  • Tier-II and Tier-III examination has to be conducted on 22-06-2020 to 25-06-2020 which is now postponed, and updates will be given soon.

Below mentioned are some more important dates, which candidates should go through before appearing in the examination.

You must check out our Exam dates page for more information about dates.

C CGL Exam​SSC CGL Exm Dates​
SSC CGL NotificationSSC CGL Exam Dates
Online Application Submission22 – 25 October 2019
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Date3 to 9 March, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam ResultJuly 1, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II Admit CardOctober, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date14th October to 17th October 2020 (New Dates)
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam DateNovember, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam DateTo be Announced

The SSC CGL notification releases every year on the official website of SSC.

The release date of SSC CGL 2020  is expected in September, this examination will conduct in 2021.

SSC CGL Notification – The Staff selection commission will issue SSC CGL Notification 2020 in September/October 2020.

The Staff Selection Commission is one of the most desirable organizations for the Examination of the Government of India. It holds an annual joint graduate-SSC CGL exam to recruit non-technical positions in the non-technical categories of the Indian Government organizations.

According to exam dates Notification of 2019 SSC CGL was released on the 22nd of October 2019.

The information which notification gives to you is -Details of Post, Vacancies and Reservations, Skill Set, Important Instructions, Process of Certification, and Format of Certificates, Provision of Compensatory Time and assistance of scribe and many more.

Talking about the vacancies – The Staff Selection Commission has finally released the notification of SSC CGL on 29th June 2020 for postponed SSC CGL Vacancy. Before this Service Selection Commission released 9389 vacancies of which 8582 vacancies are actually from Group C and Group D Section of the departments.

The Latest SSC CGL notification depicts that, the new SSC CGL Vacancies are 9488. You can check the detailed of this SSC CGL Vacancy for 2019 examination in this article

Candidates must check out the notification of SSC CGL 2019 — Click Here

There are various posts available in Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ sections of various departments in the government organizations. These posts are mentioned below in a very comprehensive way as per their sections.

GROUP ‘B’:- 

  1. Assistant Audit Officer – As an AAO, there are two types of postings available. One post will be at the field and the other will be in headquarters. Generally, field post does not get allotted to female candidates they prefer male candidates for such postings. For male candidates, it’s all based on luck and there generally don’t entertain anyone’s wish, until and unless it’s a very emergency case occurs. In this also one can’t say which type of job is better, it all depends upon person to person, some prefer going on the field while some prefer to work in the Headquarters.
  2. Assistant Accounts Officer – As an Assistant Accounts Officer, you might be working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under Controller and Auditor General (CAG). You will be offering a different role, such as assisting the senior officials and reporting them of the department’s finances.
  3. Assistant Section Officer – Your work culture will normally include office works like completing files and making reports, drafting, routine noting writing letter, and handing them up towards the higher authorities. Sometimes, you’ll also get engaged to support the formulation and monitoring implementation of policies regarding subjects. As an Assistant Section Officer, you’ll also need to support the active link between Parliament and the Central Secretariat, especially when it comes to the treatment of Parliament Questions, Assurances & Government Bills.
  4. Inspector, (Central Excise) – The position of the Central Excise Inspector Department is one of the most prestigious positions in the government. If you manage to score this job, you will be financially stable throughout your life, even after retirement. However, due to the tough nature of the exam and the immense competition to present it, getting this job can be a challenging matter.
  5. Inspector (Preventive Officer) – The preventive Officers make sure that there is no destruction of law in terms of transporting goods from one country to another country. There are different laws and management of import and export in various countries of the world and are driven by the systems and authority in the country.
  6. Inspector (Examiner) – It as an all-time marginal job, you’ll be posted in coastal areas and you need to complete your tenure by serving in the coastal areas of the country. Your main task would be to allot allowance to goods, examine as well as examine goods, obtain samples, examine the load, etc. If posted in the headquarters, you might get assigned to doing clerical documentation. Otherwise, it would mostly involve fieldwork on the coasts and ports.
  7. Assistant – someone who helps someone else to do a job
  8. Assistant Enforcement Officer – The job profile of an Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO) is:
    • Dealing with files, making presentations, brochures (at the office)
    • assist in raid companies when raid takes place
    • gather information about money laundering or any other economic crimes
    • visit banks for enquires, visit courts, help lawyers present cases.
  9. Sub Inspector – SI has its command of police personnel with head constables, the equivalent of corporals, and commanding police outposts. He comes in the lowest rank officer, who comes under Indian Police which has to rule and regulate a charge sheet in court and is usually called the first investigating officer.
  10. Inspector Posts – 


  1. Inspector of Income Tax
  2. Auditor
  3. Accountant
  4. Accountant/Junior Accountant
  5. Tax Assistant
  6. Sub-Inspector

There are more posts available in the Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ sections which are mentioned in our Notification Page. Visit this page for full information on this snippet.

After the implementation of the 7th pay commission, there seems to be an increment of 3% in the salaries of employees recruited through SSC CGL and working on different posts.

After the Seventh Pay Commission, SSC CGL salary pay is for a minimum of Rs. 35,400 to Rs. 1,51,100 (including allowances) on the basis of various posts. SSC CGL exam is one of the most sought after examinations in India and one of the major reasons for this is the salary given by the Commission.

SSC CGL offers a great opportunity for candidates looking for government jobs for a better and more stable future. Its attractive salary and allowance is an additional bonus that attracts candidates to apply for SSC CGL positions.

SSC CGL Salary
PostMinistryGrade PaySalary
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG4800Rs.(54,864 – 61,424)
AssistantCentral Vigilance Commission4600Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
AssistantMinistry of Railway4600Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
AssistantIntelligence Bureau4600Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
AssistantMinistry of External Affairs4600Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)

There is a detailed page of SSC CGL salary linked with this article, which consists all the post filled through SSC CGL. 

  • Written Exam
  1. Tier-I (Online MCQ)
  2. Tier-II (Online MCQ)
  3. Tier-III (Offline subjective)
  • Computer Proficiency Test/Data verification Test
  1. Assistant Section Officer in CSS MEA and AFHQ
  2. Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  3. Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines
  4. Inspector (Central Excise)
  5. Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  6. Inspector (Examiner) in CBEC

The test is of qualifying nature and consists of three modules:

  1. Word Processing
  2. Spread Sheet
  3. Generation of Slides
  • Document Verification

Matriculation/secondary certificate

Educational qualification certificate

Caste/category certificate, if applicable

PwD certificate, if applicable

Mark sheets of all the three years of graduation

Provisional certificate/ certificate of graduation

Two passport-size coloured photos

ID proof

Relevant certificate if seeking any age relaxation

Relevant documents for Ex-Servicemen

No Objection certificate, in the case already employed in Government/Government undertakings

Any other document specified in admit card

You must check out our Exam Pattern page for a comprehensive view of the selection process.

  • Final Merit List will be Prepared

Exam pattern for SSC CGL is very simple to understand and an important part also for an aspirant. The Tier-I exam is compulsory for all posts in the SSC CGL. Candidates have to prepare for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam simultaneously.

However, if a candidate clears the combined cut off for Tier 1 and Tier 2 then only the evaluation of the Tier 3 Descriptive exam will be done. So, candidates may appear for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 exams but your Tier 3 answer sheets will be evaluated only if you clear the cut-off.

Tier-IV exam is taken by candidates applying specifically for TA, CSS, MEA, and Inspector.

We have a detailed Exam Pattern page.

NEGATIVE MARKING– Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to deduction of 0.5 marks in Tier – I, III and IV while that of 0.25 marks in Tier-II.

As you have checked out in the selection process that SSC CGL consists of 4 stages to clear.

Examination pattern of Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III are mentioned below

  1. Tier-I consists of 100 questions and is consists of 200 marks.
  2. Tier-II consists of 100 questions and has a weightage of 200 marks.
  3. Tier-III consists of 100 marks.


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1General Intelligence and reasoning2550A cumulative time of 60 minute
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550


Serial No.SectionsNo. of questionsTotal MarksTime Alotted
1Quantitative Ability1002002 Hours
2English Language and Comprehension 2002002 Hours
3Statistics 1002002 Hours
4General Studies(Finance & Eco)1002002 Hours


Descriptive Paper in English/ Hindi(Writing Essay, Precis, Letters, Application,etc.)100 marks60 minutes

The Syllabus for SSC CGL is basically designed by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and is this syllabus is divided into four categories, named as Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III and Tier-IV.

With the help of this article, you can be able to recognize the examination pattern and syllabus for SSC CGL. Through this, you can be able to manage your time efficiently and make plans/strategies for the preparation of your SSC SGL Exam.

The syllabus for SSC CGL exam is officially published on SSC CGL notification which is linked.

The syllabus for SSC CGL is basically designed by keeping basic of 10th and 12th grades. Below mention is the Tier-I examination syllabus, which you can checkout.


  1. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  2. Semantic Classification
  3. Symbolic/Number Classification
  4. Figural Classification
  5. Semantic Series
  6. Number Series
  7. Figural Series
  8. Problem Solving
  9. Word Building
  10. Coding & decoding
  11. Space Visualization
  12. Venn Diagrams
  13. Drawing inferences
  14. Indexing
  15. Address matching
  16. Date & city matching
  17. Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
  18. Critical thinking
  19. Emotional Intelligence
  20. Social Intelligence
  1. History- Harappa Civilization, Vedic culture, Medieval India and their important systems; India’s freedom movement and their leaders
  2. Geography- about countries and their geographical details, Famous Seaport and Airport and their location.
  3. Polity- Administrative, Legislative and judiciary of our Country, Election, Important constitution bodies like CAG, Symbols of political parties, duties & responsibilities of the major persons in the Parliament
  4. Economy-Budget related information and terminologies, Important persons involved in Economy of the Country and monetary institutions
  5. Physics- Laws, major Inventions and Discoveries.
  6. Chemistry- Characteristics of gases, atoms, molecules, Chemistry in everyday life.
  7. Biology-Important discoveries, Interesting facts about human body parts, Nutrition in Animals and Plants, Diseases and their causes.
  8. General Knowledge, current affairs
  1. Number System Problems
  2. Percentage.
  3. Ratio & Proportion,
  4. Square roots,
  5. Averages,
  6. Interest
  7. Profit and Loss
  8. Discount
  9. Mixture
  10. Time and distance
  11. Time & Work
  12. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  13. Graphs of Linear Equations,
  14. Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  15. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  16. Circles
  17. Regular Polygons
  18. Right Prism
  19. Right Circular Cone
  20. Right Circular Cylinder
  21. Sphere
  22. Hemispheres
  23. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  24. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  25. Complementary angles
  26. Heights and Distances
  27. Histogram
  28. Data analysis
  1. Synonyms & Antonyms
  2. One Word Substitution
  3. grammar skills
  4. spelling error
  5. comprehension passages

For all kind Information related to the syllabus is available in the separate Syllabus page

Below mentioned are eligibility criteria that every aspirant must checkout before appearing in the examination. Here is an overview which gives an idea of eligibility criteria as follows:-

Nationality:- The SC CGL eligibility criteria are based on nationality and authorizes only candidates to be residents of designated states. Candidates belonging to these states will be eligible to apply for SSC CGL. Candidates applying for the post of Deputy Inspector or Inspectors, Prevention Departments must apply to other SSC CGL eligibility criteria (known as physical fitness standards).

SSC CGL exam eligibility is based on nationality as follows.

An applicant must fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • Indian citizens.
  • Citizens of Nepal.
  • Bhutanese citizens.
  • Tibetan refugees who settled in India before 1 January 1962.
  • Indian origin, moved to Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam intend to remain permanently in India.

Education Qualification:- The SSC CGL qualification requires candidates to hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject of any certified university/institution. Depending on the post at SSC CGL, the eligibility criteria will vary.

Physical Requirement:- Required for a post like Inspector, Sub Inspector, and many others.

Age Limit:- The Staff Selection Committee (SSC) has changed the CGL age limit for a position (Tax Assistant -Group C) for 2018-19, and so on.

According to the latest news released by the SSC on August 5, 2019, the age limit for tax assistant positions has been relaxed from 20 to 18 years.

  • Applicants for SSC CGL must not be less than 18 years old and must be no older than 32 years (as of August 1, 2019).
  • The lower and upper ages of each position are different.
  • The age of the candidate in the 10th/12th certificate will be considered.
  • SSC provides age relaxation services for all reserved categories of candidates. Candidates must remember the SSC age limit before completing the application form. The following table lists the relaxation of the upper age limits for different categories.

There is also a relaxation criterion related to it, you must check out our Eligibility Criteria page for full details.

SSC CGL Apply Online process will be started from 15th September as per the latest update released in the Official Notification of SSC CGL 2020.

Candidates can start their online application process for the SSC CGL exam by following the below-mentioned steps.

Have a look at the Online Application Process mentioned below of SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level Examination).

  1. Visit the official website of SSC (
  2. Candidate needs to register themself using your mobile number and email id.
  3. Registration ID will be generated once you initiate your SSC CGL registration using your mail id, phone number. >> Login by using that Registration ID.
  4. Fill all the required information asked in the portal.
  5. Upload the necessary documents like signature and photograph.
  6. The application form will be generated, review it once again and correct the mistake if any.
  7. Pay the application fee in the payment portal. The SSC CGL registration process will be completed >> Save the soft copy of the submission completion message.

SSC CGL Admit Card

SSC released the SSC CGL Admit Card 2020 for The Tier 1 exam on February 20, 2020. Candidates applying for the SSC CGL 2020 exam online can download the admit card from the official website ( using the details such as Application number and date of birth. The exam date for the SSC CGL 2020 exam has been published. SSC CGL Tier 1 exams will take place from March 2 to 11, 2020.

Once the recruitment notice is announced, The SSC will issue the SSC CGL Admit Card for 2020. SSC issues an admit card for the SSC CGL exam 15 days before the main exam.

SSC CGL Admit Card 2020: Important Dates

The new SSC CGL 2020 Exam Dates are as follows:

SSC CGL Notification SSC CGL Exam Dates
Online Application Submission22 - 25 October 2019
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Date3 to 9 March, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam ResultJuly 1, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II Admit CardOctober, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date14th October to 17th October 2020 (New Dates)
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date November, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date To be Announced

How to Download SSC CGL Admit card Step by Step

Candidates can check the below steps to download the admit card.

  1. Visit the official website of the SSC, which is the (
  2. Click the download link for your regional SSC CGL Tier 1 admit card.
  3. Enter your roll number/registration number and then enter your D.O.B. to get the admit card.
  4. The page redirects to the Admit card page
  5. Download your SSC CGL admit card 2020
  6. Print a hard copy of your Admit Card

Candidates must read the guidelines provided on the SSC’s official website before downloading the admission card.

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