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SSC CGL 2020, Notification, Application and Dates



SSC CGL 2020 – Staff Selection Commission will hold the Combined Graduate Level Examination 2020 (Tier-I) for selecting candidates for the Tier-II Exam for filling up different categories of posts in various Ministries/Departments/Organisations.

To know the details of the post, eligibility conditions like age, essential qualification, centers of examination, syllabus, mode of selection, etc. candidates should go through the recruitment notification on SSC website.

SSC CGL 2020 Posts Details

  1. Organization’s Name: Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
  2. Examination Name: Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE)
  3. Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)


The SSC CGL 2020 Exam Dates are as follows

SSC CGL Exam 2020 CGL Exam Dates (Tentative)
SSC CGL NotificationSeptember 2020
Online Application SubmissionSeptember – October 2020
SSC CGL Admit CardTo be notified
Tier I examFebruary – March 2021
Tier-II examJune 2021
Tier III examSeptember 2021
Tier IV examTo be notified

The SSC CGL 2019 Exam dates have been published in the official CGL Notification released on 22nd October 2019.

The SSC CGL 2019 Exam Dates are as follows

SSC CGL Exam 2019 CGL Exam Dates
SSC CGL NotificationReleased on 22nd October 2019
Online Application Submission22nd October 2019 to 25th November 2019
SSC CGL Admit CardTo be released
Tier I examMarch 2, 2020, to March 11, 2020
Tier-II exam22nd June 2020 to 25th June 2020
Tier III examSeptember 2020
Tier IV examTo be announced

Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL


  1. A candidate must be either:
    1. a citizen of India, or
    2. a subject of Nepal, or
    3. a subject of Bhutan, or
    4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st Jan. 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
  2. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Govt. of India
  3. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Exam, but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by Govt. of India


Age Limit

  1. From 2019 onwards, the age limit to apply for the SSC CGL has been lowered to 18 years. Earlier the minimum age limit for the recruitment test was used to be 20 years. The change is expected to be implemented this year as well
  2. However, the eligibility will be cleared once the official website will display the notification

 DepartmentAge LimitPosts
CSS20-30 yearsAssistant Section Officer
Intelligence BureauNot exceeding 30 YearsAssistant Section Officer
Directorate of Enforcement,
Department of Revenue
Up to 30 yearsAssistant Enforcement Officer
M/o of Statistics & Prog.
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical Officer
NIAUp to 30 yearsSub Inspector
CBI20-30 yearsSub Inspector
Narcotics18-25 yearsSub Inspector
CBEC20-27 yearsTax Assistant
Department of Post18-30 yearsInspector
Other Ministries/Departments/
18-30 yearsAssistant
Other departments18-27 yearsAll other posts

Upper Age Relaxation

  1. Permissible relaxation of upper age limit as per Govt orders as well as category-codes for claiming age relaxation as on the date of reckoning are as below:
  2. SC/ST 5 years; OBC 3 years; PH 10 years; PH + OBC 13 years; PH + SC/ST 15 years (For Group “B” & “C” posts); Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved/General); 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application; 07 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 years(3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application; 08 Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST) 08 years(3 years + 5 years); (Group B) General 05 years, (OBC) 08 years, SC/ST 10 years; Central Govt. Civilian Employees (Group C) (General)-up to 40 years of age, OBC-up to 43 years of age, SC/ST-up to 45 years of age; Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (General) 5 years, (OBC) 8 years, SC/ST 10 years; Widows/divorced women/women judicially separated and who are not remarried (General)-up to 35 years of age, OBC-up to 38 years of age, SC/ST-up to 40 years of age

Educational Qualifications

Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

  1. Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute
  2. Desirable Qualifications for the Post of Assistant Audit Officer: Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Master’s in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics
  3. Statistical Investigator Grade-II: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level (or); Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
  4. Compiler: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject
  5. All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent
  6. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for appearing at the Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets for all the three years of Graduation/Provisional Certificate/Certificate of Graduation in original as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be canceled by the Commission
  7. Candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying exam was declared on or before the cut-off date and he/she has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the Educational Qualification
  8. ** A candidate is required to be physically fit as per the standards of the inspector as there are some prerequisites for physical fitness for the post of Inspector (Central/State Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and sub-inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

  1. The examination consists of 100 questions bearing two marks and a negative marking of 0.50 marks for every incorrect answer. The section was arranged in the ascending order beginning with reasoning and ended with English
  2. Those who clear the Tier I exam will have to appear for tier-II, tier-III and skill test.
  3. The SSC CGL tier-II exam will have four papers – Paper I will be Quantitative Abilities, Paper-II will be English Language and Comprehension, Paper III will be Statistics, and Paper-IV will be General Studies (Finance and Economics). SSC CGL will be held in computer-based mode and students will get 2 hours to solve each paper. Each paper will carry 200 marks.
  4. Tier-I – Objective Multiple Choice – Online
  5. Tier-II – Objective Multiple Choice – Online
  6. Tier-III – Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi – Pen and Paper Mode
  7. Tier-IV – Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test – Whenever Applicable

SSC CGL Pay Scale

  1. Those who clear all the legs of the recruitment process will be hired at group B and C level posts across government departments and organizations
  2. Candidates hired in group B level posts will get a pay band of Rs 9,300 – Rs 34,800 and those hired in group C level posts will get Rs 5,200 to Rs 20,200.

Application Fee & Mode of Payment

  1. Candidates required paying some amount as “Application fees of CGL Exam 2019”; General & OBC Candidates Required to pay Rs.100/- as fees and Reserved Candidates (ST/SC)/PH/Women /Ex-Servicemen category candidates are exempted from fees
  2. The candidate may note that only online applications will be accepted at Staff Selection Commission Website
  3. Fees will be accepted in both Modes – Online OR Offline. With Online Mode Candidates Required to pay Fees through SBI Challan or Online SBI Account also accepted by NEFT Mode
  4. In case of Offline mode, it should be accepted through “Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS)” only at Post Office
  5. The candidates submit their applications Online may pay the requisite fee through State Bank of India only either in the form of challan or online through SBI Net Banking
  6. Payment can also be made through any Credit or Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online

SSC CGL Application Process

  • Candidates can apply from October 2019 onwards at the official website till 22nd November, 2019 extended to 25th November 2019. Selected candidates will be hired at group B and C level posts across government departments.
  • The Application must be submitted only in the prescribed format online or on paper/offline. The examination is being held for multiple posts with different qualifications and other requirements
  • The candidate is required to indicate his posts wise preference very carefully. For detailed instructions for filling up the application form, Annexure-II (A&B) may be referred to
  • All candidates who apply in response to this advertisement by the CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION are assigned Roll numbers; these will be communicated to them about two weeks before Tier-I exam
  • Fee Rupees One Hundred only (Rs.100) – Women candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying application fee as per extant Govt. orders
  • Online Submission of the Application may be made at Staff Selection Commission Website
  • The filling of online application contains two parts Part-I Registration, Part-II Registration
  • For detailed instructions relating to Application Form, instructions for filling up the application form and for on-line payment/submission of application, candidates are advised to refer to official website