SSC CGL

SSC has released the SSC CGL Tier II Admit Card for Central Region. The SSC CGL Call Letters for other regions are yet to be out. You can find the SSC CGL Tier II Admit Cards for other regions on Testbook Blog as soon as SSC releases them.

SSC has released the Official Final Revised Answer Key for SSC CGL Tier I Exam. You can check your Revised SSC CGL Tier I Answer Key Revised SSC CGL Tier I Answer Key through the direct link. Moreover, visit the Testbook Blog for more details about SSC CGL Revised Answer Key. 

SSC CGL Tier II Central Region Admit Card

Revised SSC CGL Tier I Answer Key

SSC CGL Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission every year. The exam takes place in 4 Tiers. The full form of ‘SSC CGL’ is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level. SSC CGL job is an important part of the functioning of bureaucracy. Once you qualify the exam, you are hired under Group ‘B’ or Group ‘C’ posts. This year, there are around 5,000 SSC CGL 2017 vacancies.

The SSC CGL Salary differs for various posts. All the posts which can be applied to by SSC CGL examinations are either from the Pay Band 9300-34800 or Pay Band 5200-20200. Your salary will also depend on the level you are in the government department. When candidates will first join SSC, their level will probably be that for a beginner. Monthly salaries of those with the following grade pays can initially be as follows:

Grade Pay

Salary

4800 (Pay band 2)

47, 600

4600 (Pay band 2)

44, 900

4200 (Pay band 2)

35, 400

2800 (Pay band 1)

29, 200

2400 (Pay band 1)

25, 500

The SSC or the Staff Selection Commission conducts many exams every year. Some of the most sought-after SSC recruitment exams are SSC CGL recruitment, SSC CHSL recruitment, SSC MTS exam, SSC Junior Engineer exam, SSC Stenographer Exam, SSC Translator and many more. Go to Testbook Blog to find out more about SSC CGL recruitment drives and various SSC exams.

You should have detailed knowledge about all SSC CGL posts and work profiles, that you can apply for. Read an article on SSC CGL Post Preference on Testbook Blog. 

As per the latest SSC Exam Dates Notification, the SSC CGL Tier II exam dates are postponed. Now the SSC CGL Tier II exam will take place from 17th February to 22nd February 2018. Also, the SSC CGL Tier III Exam dates will also be postponed in future. You can check out the SSC CGL Exam Date for each Tier from the table below. Have a look at the table carefully.

Exam Events

Important Dates

Starting Date of Online Application

16th May 2017

Last Date of Online Application

19th June 2017

Tier 1 Exam

5th August 2017 to 24th August 2017

Tier 2 Exam

17th – 22nd February 2018

Tier 3 Exam

31st March 2018(tentative)

Tier 4 Exam

May/June 2018 (tentative)

The staff selection commission has declared the revised result of SSC CGL Tier I 2017 examination. SSC CGL revised marks are out now for all the 9 regions.You can check your SSC CGL Tier I Revised Marks directly ,  from the Official Website of SSC. The SSC CGL Tier I result was previously announced on 30th October 2017. But later on due to some technical glitch, SSC has now declared the revised result. & get all the details regarding SSC CGL Tier I revised result & cut off 2017. 

Read SSC Official Notice Here!

The SSC CGL cut off vary every year. The SSC CGL Tier I Cutoffs 2017 were released as soon the SSC CGL Results were declared. Have a look at the Official Cut off for SSC CGL Tier I 2017:

List-I: Candidates who qualified in Tier-I and will be appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier-III

Category

Cut Off

Candidates Appeared

SC

129.00

2502

ST

123.00

1161

OBC

140.50

6049

OH

113.50

240

HH

79.00

228

UR

152.50

5270

Total

15, 450

List-II: Candidates who qualified in Tier-I and will be appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper- II, Paper-III (Statistics) & Tier III

Category

Cut Off

Candidates Appeared

SC

127.50

1518

ST

117.00

837

OBC

140.00

3850

OH

104.50

202

HH

62.00

210

VR

116.00

39

UR

151.00

3655

Total

10,311

List – III: Candidates who qualified in Tier-I and will be appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I & Paper-II & Tier III)

Category

Cut Off

Candidates Appeared

SC

103.00

25,052

ST

93.00

12,358

OBC

115.00

58,633

Ex- S

73.50

6,290

OH

87.00

2,327

HH

40.00

1,709

VR

89.50

559

UR

131.00

43,476

Total

1,50,404

To know more about the SSC CGL Cut Off 2016, read the table mentioned below:

Category

Cut-off marks (out of 200)

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

SC

114

80.25

77

77

64

ST

103

74.25

69.5

69

62

OBC

125.50

89.50

82

85

70

Ex-S

92

67.75

62

25

25

OH

97

69.00

68.75

67

60

HH

20

20.00

25

25

25

VH

68

51.00

40

61

25

GEN

137

102.25

96.5

102

82

The total number of vacancies for this year is 4733 for SSC CGL Exam. Read our article on Latest SSC CGL Vacancy Update to get a complete idea of the SSC CGL Vacancy 2017.

There are overall 3 criteria of eligibility that you need to fulfil to apply for the SSC CGL 2017 exam. You need to qualify all these 3 criteria to prove your candidature for this exam. These 3 criteria are broadly classified into the following categories:

  1. SSC CGL Age Limit (As on 1st August 2017):

The Age Limit is different for different posts. The table given here will help you know the Age Limit for SSC CGL various posts.

Post

Age Limit

Statistical Investigator Grade II

Max. 32 years

Assistant in CSS

20 – 30 years

Assistant in IB

21 – 30 years

Assistant Enforcement Officer/SI in CBI/SI in NIA

30 years

SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics

18 – 27 years

All Other posts

Refer the Official Notification

  1. SSC CGL Age Relaxation (as on 1st August 2017)

The Age Relaxation for SSC CGL is according to the set Government standards.

  • SC/ST – 5 years

  • OBC – 3 years

  • PwD – 10 years

  1. SSC CGL Qualification for Education (as on 1st August 2017)

  • To apply for SSC CGL 2017 Exam, you need to have a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised university.
  • If you are applying for the post of AAO or JSO, you should also possess some Desirable Qualifications as mentioned in the Official Notification

The SSC CGL Exam pattern consists of 4 Stages as mentioned below:

Stage 1: SSC CGL Tier 1

→ It is a computer based online test of 200 marks in 60 minutes. There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off and you are required to cross the overall SSC CGL cut off.

Subjects

Qs

Marks

Time

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

60 minutes

(For VH & Candidates

suffering from Cerebral Palsy:

80 minutes)

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Language

25

50

TOTAL

100

200

Stage 2: SSC CGL Tier 2

→ This is an online exam consisting of 4 papers as mentioned in the table. There is no sectional cut off. The negative marking for each wrong answer as follows:

Paper I, Paper III & Paper IV – 0.5 marks

Paper II – 0.25 marks

Paper

Subjects

Qs

Marks

Time

Paper I

Quantitative Aptitude

100

200

2 Hours

(For Each Paper.

40 min extra for

Paper 3&4)

Paper II

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

Paper III

Statistics (Paper I & II as above)

100

200

Paper IV

General Studies (Finance & Economics, Paper I & II as above )

100

200

Stage 3: SSC CGL Tier 3

→ This is a descriptive type paper of 100 marks and will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode. It will be of total 60 minutes of time duration.

Subject

Marks

Time

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi

(Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)

100

60 Minutes

(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes)

Stage 4: SSC CGL Tier 4

→ Tier-IV of the SSC CGL Examination is Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). This test is of qualifying nature. The DEST test is for the Tax Assistant Post only.

SSC Tier IV

Time Duration

Syllabus

Computer Proficiency Test(for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS & MEA only)

45 Minutes

Word/Excel/ PowerPoint

Given here is the detailed Syllabus topics for SSC CGL 2017. You can find more details by having a look at the SSC CGL Syllabus article on Testbook Blog.

Logical Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

– Classification

– Analogy

– Coding Decoding

– Puzzle

– Matrix

– Word Formation

– Dictionary Order

– Venn Diagram

– Direction & Distance

– Blood Relation

– Missing Number

– Number Series

– Alphabet Series

– Verbal Reasoning

– Non-Verbal Reasoning

– Indian Culture

– Geography of India & the World

– Indian History

– Environment

– Economy

– Polity

– Physics + Space Sciences

– Biology

– Chemistry

– Computer & Mobile Technology

– Diseases

– Pollution & Nutrition

Current Affairs

–  Sports

– People in News

– Books & Authors

– Schemes & Portfolios

– Simplification

– Interest

– Percentage

– Ratio & Proportion

– Average

– Problems on Age

– Speed Time & Distance

– Profit & Loss

– Number Series

– Number System

– Mensuration

– Data Interpretation

– Time & Work

– Mixture Problems

– Algebra

– Geometry

– Trigonometry

– Reading Comprehension

– Fill in the Blanks

– Spellings

– Phrases & Idiom Meaning

– One Word Substitution

– Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction

– Error Spotting

Now that you know the new SSC CGL Exam Pattern, you should start your preparation accordingly. The following SSC CGL exam Preparation Tips will help you kick-start your preparation.

1. Know the pattern & SSC CGL Syllabus with Weightage of each topic

This step is very important before you start the preparation of any exam. It gives you a basic idea about the exam and puts you on the right track for your preparation.

2. Your Current Preparation Level

Once you know the pattern and syllabus, you need to know where you stand in terms of preparation. This is a very crucial step because it will help you do the reality check.

This exercise will help you assess the following:

(a) The difference between your current preparation level and the level that is required to pass the exam.

(b) If you need to work on certain topics from scratch.

(c) If you are taking too much time in solving questions.

3. Know the Previous Years Cut Off

In these exams, cut-off is more important than the actual score. This is because cut offs are the first hurdle that you need to cross to reach your goal. You need to reach to the bare minimum score before you can even start dreaming of maximizing your score. Hence, once you have appeared for a few mock tests, go through the cut-offs of these exams and figure out the difference that you need to cover. You should at least be familiar with SSC CGL Cut Off 2016 & 2015.

4. Knowing the SSC CGL Syllabus & Difficulty Level

This is the most crucial step. This analysis will help you make an informed decision. This is because this is the part of the plan where you plot to get the maximum output in the minimum time.

5. Time Left for SSC CGL Preparation 2017

Keep in mind the time left for SSC CGL exams. Your decision will also depend upon the time factor as you should not make plans that are unachievable. Time plays an important role. Because at the end of the day, if you run out of time, even the best-laid plans will come to waste.

You can apply for SSC CGL Exam through Online mode only. To apply for SSC CGL Exam, follow the below steps:

  1. You can register through SSC CGL official website.

  2. You need to pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

  3. Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of results.

  4. You should keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification.

  5. Submit the Application Form.

  6. Take out the Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.

By following these above steps, you will be able to submit your SSC CGL Form successfully.