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SSC CGL Recruitment 2017

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade B and C category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices. The exam is held in 4 stages called Tiers. While the first two are online the latter two are offline exams. The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CGL. Candidates must qualify each stage of the SSC CGL exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

Since the SSC CGL is comprised of 4 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL 2017, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

SectionSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
1General Intelligence and Reasoning255075 minutes
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550
Total100200

Important Points:

There is negative marking in SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections

The exam duration is 100 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 2 exam of SSC CGL 2017, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

PaperSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
1Quantitative Abilities1002002 Hours
2English Language and Comprehension2002002 Hours
3Statistics1002002 Hours
4General Studies (Finance & Economics)1002002 Hours

Important Points:

Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts

Paper-3 is only for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler

Paper-4 is only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer

There is negative marking in SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2 exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.

Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 of graduation level.

The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. It is conducted offline and candidates need to write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points:

The exam is of 60 minutes duration and carries 100 marks.

The questions are based on 10+2 level.

The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Syllabus

The Tier 4 of SSC CGL Exam 2017 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts.

1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): This skill test is of qualifying nature for all the posts, other than Compiler, and is used to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given printed matter in English which they must accurately type on a computer with a minimum of 2000 (two thousand) key depressions in a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.

2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):The Commission will hold CPT, comprising three modules - Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will be of a qualifying nature.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2017. The 4 parameters are given below:

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India

2. Age Limit: There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2017, which are tabulated below:

Required Age LimitSSC CGL Post Name
20-30 yearsAssistant Section Officer 
Sub-Inspector (Group B)
21-27 yearsIntelligence Bureau Assistant Post
20-30 years1Inspector of Income Tax 
Inspector of Central Excise 
Inspector (Preventive officer) 
Upper Division Clerk 
Inspector (CBN) Compiler 
Assistant Enforcement Officer 
Inspector (Examiner) 
Junior Accountant 
Sub-Inspector (CBN) Inspector of Posts 
Divisional Accountants 
Auditors 
Tax Assistants 
Auditor
Not exceeding 30 yearsAssistant Audit Officer 
 Assistant Enforcement Officer7
Up to 32 yearsStatistical Investigator Gr. II
18-25 yearsSub-Inspector (Group C)

The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories

3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2017 and is listed below:

SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit OfficerBachelors Degree in any subject from a recognized University 
OR 
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & 
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ 
Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade II PostBachelors Degree from any recognized University 
with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th 
OR 
Bachelors Degree in any discipline with Statistics as 
 one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler PostsBachelors Degree from any recognized University 
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as 
compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other PostsBachelors Degree in any discipline from a 
recognized University or equivalent

4. Physical Fitness Requirements: Apart from the above, there are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

SSC CGL Online Application

The online application for SSC CGL 2017 exam will begin after the release of the official notification. The last date to apply online is 15th April, 2017

SSC CGL Application Fee

The required application fee is Rs. 100/-

Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates

Applications fee should be pay only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online

To pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration

Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to part-2 registration after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration