SSC CGL 2020-21 Notification PDF Out, Exam Date & Eligibility Criteria

SSC CGL 2020: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released SSC CGL 2020-21 notification on its official website Eligible and interested candidates can apply for SSC CGL 2020 on or before 25 January 2021 on SSC official website i.e. The last date for submitting SSC CGL Fee through online mode is 02 February 2021. The SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier 1 exam will be conducted from 29th May 2021 to 07th June 2021.  Must read the below-given details to know more information about SSC CGL 2020 Examination and vacancies.

Click Here to Download SSC CGL 2020-21 Official Notification PDF

SSC CGL 2020-21: Important Dates

SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Schedule
Activity Tentative Dates
SSC CGL 2020-21 Notification Release Date 29th December 2020
SSC CGL 2020-21 Registration starts from 29th December 2020
SSC CGL 2020-21 Online Application Ends on 31st January 2021
SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-I Exam Date 29th May to 07th June 2021
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date To be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date To be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date To be notified later

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

Check the detailed eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2020 below:

Educational Qualifications (As on 1st January 2021)

  • (A) Assistant Audit Officer/AAO (Assistant Accounts Officer) – Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute.
  • (B) Junior Statistical Officer – Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard. OR Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
  • (C) Statistical Investigator Grade-II – Bachelor‟s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. Note: Statistics should be a subject in all three years of the graduation course.
  • (D) All other Posts – Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.
Note: Those who are appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply but they should complete their graduation before 1st January, 2021.

Age Limit (As on 1st January 2021):

Post Age Limit
Statistical Investigator Grade II Max 30 yrs
Assistant in CSS 20 – 30 yrs
Assistant in IB 21 – 30 yrs
Assistant Enforcement Officer/SI in CBI/SI in NIA 30 yrs
SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics 18 – 27 yrs
All Other posts Check the link provided below

Age Relaxation:

Code No Category Age-relaxation permissible  beyond the upper age limit
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 PwD (Unreserved) 10 years
04 PwD (OBC) 13 years
05 PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years
06 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
07 Jammu & Kashmir domiciled candidates between the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 5 years
12 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. Up to 35 years of age
13 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST). Up to 40 years of age

SSC Age Application Fee

The SSC CGL application fees for various categories are given below:
Category Fee
General / OBC Rs. 100/-
SC / ST/ Women / Ex-Serviceman NIL

SSC CGL Selection Procedure 

The SSC CGL Selection Process is based on four stages –

    1. Tier -I – Computer Based Examination
    2. Tier -II – Computer Based Examination
    3. Tier -III – Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
    4. Tier-IV – Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting SSC CGL 2020 Exam in four stages: Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 & Tier-4 exams. While the Tier-I & Tier-II exam will be conducted onlineTier-III will be a pen and paper-based exam and Tier-IV will be a computer skill test. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for all these stages of SC CGL 2020 Recruitment process one by one.

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern

Phase I Subject No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Negative Marks
Tier I General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes 0.50 Marks for Each Wrong Answer
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50

It is a computer-based online test of 200 marks in 60 minutes of time duration. There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

Phase I Subject No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Negative Marks for Every Wrong Answer
Tier II Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 Minutes 0.5
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension 100 200 0.25
Paper-III: Statistics (Only for Statistical Officer Post) 100 200 0.5
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Only for Asst Audit Officer &Asst Accounts Officer Posts) 100 200 0.5

There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.) 100 marks 1 hour or 60 minutes

Tier-3 of SSC CGL will be a descriptive test. The paper will be in English/Hindi and will constitute of 100 marks. The entire paper needs to be completed in 60 minutes.

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. It will be conducted in two steps: DEST Test & CPT Test. DEST: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s writing skills. CPT: This test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides.

SSC CGL Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude
Semantic Analogy Current Affairs Percentage
Symbolic/ Number Analogy Experience in Scientific aspects Ratio & Proportion
Figural Analogy Environment Awareness Square roots
Semantic Classification History Averages
Symbolic/ Number Classification Culture Interest
Figural Classification Geography Profit and Loss
Semantic Series Economic Scene Discount
Number Series General Polity Partnership Business
Figural Series Scientific Research Mixture and Allegation
Problem Solving   Time and distance
Word Building   Time & Work
Coding & de-coding   Basic algebraic identities
Numerical Operations   Graphs of Linear Equations
symbolic Operations   Triangle and its various kinds of centers
Trends   Congruence and similarity of triangles
Space Orientation   Circle and its chords
Space Visualization   Tangents
Venn Diagrams   angles subtended by chords of a circle
Drawing inferences   common tangents to two or more circles
Punched hole/ pattern   Triangle
Folding & unfolding   Quadrilaterals
Figural Pattern   Regular Polygons
folding and completion   Circle
Indexing   Right Prism
Address matching   Right Circular Cone
Date & city matching   Right Circular Cylinder
Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers   Sphere
Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding   Hemispheres
decoding and classification   Rectangular Parallelepiped
Embedded Figures   Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
Critical thinking   Trigonometric ratio
Emotional Intelligence   Degree and Radian Measures
Social Intelligence   Standard Identities
    Complementary angles
    Heights and Distances
    Frequency polygon
    Bar diagram & Pie chart

SSC CGL Admit Card

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release Admit card for SSC CGL 2019 Exams before 10 days to each Tier Examination date

SSC CGL 2020 Online Form

The online application process for SSC CGL 2020-21 exam will begin from 29th December 2020 and will continue till 31th January 2021. All aspirants can register themself for CGL 2020 by clicking on the link given below:

Click Here to Apply Online for SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam

Visit and log in with registered ID and Password to apply.

Click here to Download SSC CGL 2020 Notification PDF Download

SSC CGL Application Process

  1. To start with the SSC CGL Application Form Process, click the Direct Link above.First,
  2. begin to Register yourself carefully.
  3. Fill up the registration form.
  4. A new Registration Number & Password will be created.
  5. Save the Registration Id Password for further reference.
  6. Fill up the form carefully.
  7. Verify the form & Submit
  8.  Print out of the Application Form for future reference.
  9. Alternatively, you can go to the Official Website
  10. Follow Steps 2 to 4.

SSC CGL Previous Year Papers with Answer Key – Download here in PDF now!

  1. SSC CGL Question Paper 2019 PDF In Hindi & English Download
  2. SSC CGL QUESTION PAPERS 2018  – Download PDF
  3. SSC CGL Tier 2  Question Papers 2017 – Download PDF Here!
  4. SSC CGL Tier 2 Question Papers 2018 – Download PDF Here!
  5. SSC CGL Tier 2 Question Papers 2019 -Download SSC CGL Papers PDF Here!

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) – SSC CGL Exam 2020-21

Q. When will SSC CGL 2020-21 be conducted?
Ans. The SSC CGL 2020-21 exam notification is released on December 29th 2020 and the Tier I exam is scheduled to be conducted from May 29th 2021 onwards.
Q. What is SSC CGL post?
Ans: SSC CGL is a national-level exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to shortlist candidates for Group-B and -C posts in various ministries/ departments/ organizations of the Government of India.


Q. What is SSC CGL salary?
Ans: The SSC CGL salary after the 7th Pay Commission varies from a minimum of Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 2,50,000 (including perks), based on different posts. SSC CGL exam is one of the most sought after exams in India and one major reason for this is the salary provided by the Commission.
Q. Who is eligible for SSC CGL?
Ans: The minimum and maximum age limit of the general candidates are 18 years and 32 years respectively. However, the reserved category students get the age relaxation for applying the exam. To apply the SSC CGL 2021 exam, the aspirants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
Q. How many stages are there in CGL – Combined Graduate Level Exam?
Ans. Candidates willing to appear for SSC CGL exam have to undergo four stages. SSC CGL Tier I (online exam), CGL Tier II (online exam), SSC CGL Tier III (offline exam) and SSC CGL Tier IV (Skill test/computer proficiency test/document verification).


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