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SSC CGL 2018 | Notification | Exam Dates | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Previous Papers

SSC CGL 2018 Notification

Hi students, welcome to Amans Maths Blogs (AMB). On this page, you will get the all the details of SSC CGL 2018 like its ssc notification, ssc exam dates, ssc result dates, ssc exam patterns of ssc syllabus etc. 

About SSC CGL

SSC CGL is the short form of Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level. SSC CGL is an exam counducted by SSC every year to recruit the staffs for various posts of Group B and Group C in Ministry Department and Organisation of Government of India.

SSC CGL is one of the important Government exams of India for the graduate level students, who want to do Government jobs in India.

History of SSC

In 1975, the Government of India constructed a commission called Subordinate Service Commission (SSC) and late in 1977, it was renamed as Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

SSC conducts various examination to recruit the staffs for various posts of Group B and Group C in Ministry Department and Organisation of Government of India.

The headquarter of SSC is located in New Delhi and there are seven Regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore.

List of Exams Conducted by SSC

There are following exams conducted by SSC

1. SSC Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Examination
2. SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL) Examination
3. SSC Central Police Organisation (SSC CPO) Examination
4. SSC General Duty (SSC GD) Constable Examination
5. SSC Junior Engineer (SSC JE) Examination
6. SSC Multi-Tasking-Staff (SSC MTS) Examination
7. SSC Stenographer (SSC STANO) Examination
8. SSC Scientific Assistant Examination
9. SSC Junior Hindi Translator Examination

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC conducts SSC CGL in four phases knonw as Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. Tier 1 and 2 are computer based tests (CBT), whereas Tier 3 is descriptive test and Tier 4 is computer proficiency/skill test. 

SSC CGL Tiers Type of Exam Mode of Exam
SSC CGL Tier 1 Objective Paper Online
SSC CGL Tier 2 Objective Paper Online
SSC CGL Tier 3 Subjective Paper Pen & Paper
SSC CGL Tier 4 Computer Proficiency/Skill Test Whichever Applicable

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern For Tier 1

SSC CGL Tier 1 is known as SSC CGL Preliminary. The SSC CGL Tier 1 is a Computer Based Test (CBT). The exam pattern of SSC CGL Tier 1 is as below:

No Sections Number of Questions Max Marks Negative Marking Time Allotted
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 0.5 1 Hour
2 General Awareness 25 50 0.5
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50 0.5
4 English Comprehensive 25 50 0.5
Total Number of Questions = 100 Marks = 200

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern For Tier 2

SSC CGL Tier 2 is known as SSC CGL Main. The SSC CGL Tier 2 is also a Computer based Test (CBT). The exam pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2 is as below:

No Papers Number of Questions Max Marks Negative Marking Time Allotted
1 Paper 1: Quantitative Ability 100 200 0.50 2 Hour
2 Paper 2: English Comprehensive  200 200 0.25 2 Hour
3 Paper 3: Statistics 100 200 0.50 2 Hour
4 Paper 4: General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 0.50 2 Hour

Notes:

1. Paper 1: Quantitative and Paper 2: English Comprehensive of SSC CGL Tier 3 will be held for all post.
2. Paper 3: Statistics of SSC CGL Tier 3 will be held for those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO).
3. Paper 4: General Studies (Finance & Economics) of SSC CGL Tier 3 will be held for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Account Officer.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern For Tier 3

SSC CGL Tier 3 is a descriptive examination which is Pen and Paper Mode based exam. The exam pattern of SSC CGL Tier 3 is as below:

No Mode of Exam Type of Exam Max Marks Negative Marking Time Allotted
1 Pen & Paper Based Test Descriptive paper in English/Hindi (Essay Writing/Precise Writing/Letter Writing etc.) 100 0 1 Hour

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern For Tier 4

In SSC CGL Tier 4, Data Entry Skill Test (DEST), Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Document Verification (DV) are conducted as per the notice of SSC.

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST):

1. DEST is conducted for the candidates who apply for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax).

2. DEST is conducted for checking the typing speed of candidates.

3. In DEST, a paragraph of 2000 words in English is given to the candidates, which have to type on a computer in 15 minutes. Thus, all the candidates need to type 8000 words on computer in 1 hour. 

4. This DEST is of qualifying nature.

5. The computers for DEST will be provided by the Commission at the centre.

6. DEST is conducted at the Commission’s Regional/Sub-Regional Offices or other centres decided by the Commission.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):

1. CPT is conducted for the candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Section Officers in CSS, Assistant Section Officers in MEA, Assistant Section Officers in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Assistant GSI in Ministry of Mine and Inspector in Central Excise, Prevention Officer and Examiner (CBEC).

2. In CPT, there are three modules of examination are conducted. The three modules are Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Generation of Slides. Thus, CPT is conducted to check a candidate’s skills in Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Generation of Slides.

3. In Word Processing (Module 1 of CPT: 2000 Words Key Depressions), a paragraph of 2000 words in English is given to the candidates, which have to type on a computer in 15 minutes. Thus, any candidate who takes CPT does not require to appear for DEST as the Word Processing of CPT is considered as DEST. 

4. After Module 1 of CPT (Word Processing), the candidate is required to write his/her own handwriting one paragraph of about 50-60 words in English from the Data Entry passage given to him/her on a separate sheet then only the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module 2 of CPT. 

5. In Spreadsheet (Module 2 of CPT: Time Duration of 15 Minutes), the candidate has to prepare spreadsheet as given exercise in 15 minutes and then save it with the filename as prescribed in the exercise sheet. Printout of the saved files should be taken thereafter.

6. In Generation of Slides (Module 3 of CPT: Time Duration of 15 Minutes), the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module 3 (Power Point) which has to be completed in 15 minutes. The candidate has to prepare presentation slides as per the exercise given and then save it as instructed above as well as print the same.

7. CPT will be of qualifying nature.

SSC CGL 2018 Important Dates

SSC announces the important dates of SSC CGL 2018 as below:

SSC CGL 2018 Notification 5 May 2018
Last Date To Apply SSC CGL 2018 4 June 2018
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 Exam Date 4 to 19 June 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 Result August 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Exam Date 11 to 13 September 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Result October 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3 Exam Date 29 December 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3 Result To Be Announced
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 4 Exam Date To Be Announced
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 4 Result To Be Announced

SSC CGL 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2018 are as below:

Nationality/Citizenship

A candidate must be either: an Indian, OR a Nepalese, OR a Bhutanese, OR a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962.

OR 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.

Age

The SSC sets age eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2018 for every post. In general, the minimum age of a candidate applying for SSC CGL 2018 must be 18 years and maximum age must be 32 years. [As on 1st Aug, 2018].

The age of the applying candidates is considered according to the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate only.

The age criteria for different posts are below as on 1st August 2018:

Age Group Name of Post Department/Ministers Class Fiction Grade Pay
18-27 Years Auditor Officer Under CGDA Group C 2800
Auditor Other Ministers/Dept. Group C 2800
Accountant Officer Under C&AG Group C 2800
Accountant/Jr. Other Ministry/Dept. Group C 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk Central Govt. Offices Ministry Other than CSCS Cadres Group C 2400
Tax Assistant  CBDT Group C 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group C 2400
Upper Division Clerk Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD) [Only for Male Candidates] Group C 2400
18-30 Years Inspector Posts Dept of Post Group B 4600
Assistant Other Ministries/Dept/Org. Group B 4600
20-27 Years Tax Assistant CBEC Group C 2400
20-30 Years Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service Group B 4600
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railways Group B 4600
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs Group B 4600
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ Group B 4600
Assistant  Other Ministries/Dept/Org. Group B 4600
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group B 4600
Not Exceeding 30 Years Inspector (Central Excise) CBEC Group B 4600
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group B 4600
Assistant Other Ministries/Dept./Org. Group B 4200
inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC Group B 4600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group B 4600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Dept Under CAG Group B 4800
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Dept Under CAG Group B 4800
Assistant Section Officer Intelligent Bureau Group B 4600
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/Dept/Organisations Group B 4600
Assistant/Superintendent Other Ministries/Dept/Organisation Group B 4200
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group B 4200
Divisional Accountant Office Under CAG Group B 4600
Up to 30 Years Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Dept of Revenue Group B 4600
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group B 4200
Up to 32 Years Junior Statistical Officer M/O Statistics & Prog. Implementation Group B 4200

Thus, the age of applying candidates for the different posts as on 1st August 2018 must be as following table:

(i) For age group 18-27 years Candidate’s DOB in between 2 August 1991 and 1st August 2000
(ii) For age group 18-30 years Candidate’s DOB in between 2 August 1988 and 1st August 2000
(iii) For age group 18-32 years Candidate’s DOB in between 2 August 1986 and 1st August 2000
(iv) For age group 20-27 years Candidate’s DOB in between 2 August 1991 and 1st August 1998
(v) For age group 20-30 years Candidate’s DOB in between 2 August 1988 and 1st August 1998

Age Relaxation

The age relaxation of the candidates other than General categories is as below:

No Categories Age Relaxation
1 OBC 3 Years
2 ST/SC 5 years
3 PH + Gen 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 Years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 Years
6 Ex-Serviceman (Gen) 3 Years
7 Ex-Serviceman (OBC) 6 Years
8 Ex-Serviceman (SC/ST) 8 Years

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification of different posts of SSC CGL 2018 is as below.

No Posts Qualification
1 Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University OR
Desirable qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost&Management Accountant/Master in Commerce/Master in Business Studies
2 Statistical Investigation Grade – II Post Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with 60% in Math in Class 12th OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with Statistics is one of the subjects.
3 Compiler Post Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Course.
4 All other posts Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University

Note: The candidates who are appearing in the final year of graduation can apply, however they must possess the qualification as mentioned above on or before 1st August 2018.

SSC CGL 2018 Application Form

The application form of SSC CGL 2018 were closed on 5th May 2018. The application form of SSC CGL 2019 will be released on 31st October 2019 and last date to apply for SSC CGL 2019 is on 28th November 2019.

How To Apply SSC CGL 2018 Application Form

SSC CGL 2018 application form is submitted in online mode only. To apply the online application form of SSC CGL 2018, the candidates do the following instruction in step by step:

Step 1: Candidates need to read SSC CGL 2018 official notification on SSC official website https://ssc.nic.in/ To get official notification of SSC CGL 2018, click here.

Step 2:  Candidates must apply online through the website http://www.ssconline.nic.in.

Step 3:  Candidates should read the instructions given in the Notice of Examination carefully before filling up the online one time ‘Registration Form’/ Application Form.

Step 4:  After reading the instructions, candidates should move to the Registration Part and fill up the online Registration Form.

Step 5:  In the Registration Part, candidates will have to fill in basic information relating to them like name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date of birth, category, permanent address, etc. 

Step 6:  Candidate should provide all the required details while filling up the Online Registration/ Application Forms. Mandatory fields are marked with * (asterisk) sign.

Step 7:  On submission of the Registration Form, Registration ID and password will be provided. Note down the Registration ID and password and keep them safely. 

Step 8:  After submission of the Registration Form, candidate should upload his/ her latest colour photograph and signature. The photograph and signature must be uploaded in jpg format.

The digital size of the photograph must be more than 4 KB and less than 20 KB. The digital size of the signature must be more than 1 KB and less than 12 KB.

Photo and signature must be clearly visible and photo must be identifiable also. Applications with blurred photo/ signatures will be summarily rejected.

Step 9:  The Registration becomes complete only after the photograph and signature are uploaded by the candidate.

Step 10:  After completion of the Registration Part the candidates should proceed to fill up the Online Application Form.

Step 11:  Candidates already registered can omit instructions given from Step-1 to Step-10 above and can directly login to the system using their “Registration ID” and “Password” and proceed to fill up the Application Form.

Step 12:  In case, there is any discrepancy in ‘One time registration’ data filled by the candidate, photograph/ signature, etc., ‘One time Registration’ data may be suitably edited before proceeding to fill online application form.

The commission allows editing of information like name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender and matriculation roll number only once after Registration. Therefore, these fields MUST BE ENTERED/ EDITED VERY CAREFULLY. Other fields in the ‘One Time Registration’ can be edited once before every examination but prior to submission of Application for the Examination.

SUCH EDITING IS ALLOWED BEFORE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION. ONCE THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED, NO CHANGE IN ‘One Time Registration’ and Application data will be allowed.

Step 13:  Candidate should thoroughly check all the entries filled in the online application form, before final submission. In case of any discrepancy, relevant entry may be corrected/ edited. After final submission of online application, no change in any particular shall be allowed.

SSC CGL 2018 Application Fee

Step 14:  After filling online application, the candidates are required to make fee (Rs. 100) payment.

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.

Fee can be paid through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa/ Mastercard/ Maestro Credit/ Debit card.

The facility of submission of online application (including payment of fees through online method) will be available from 05.05.2018 to 04.06.2018 (5.00PM).

However, candidates who wish to make the payment through challan of SBI may make the payment to designated branches of SBI within the working hours of bank up to 07.06.2018 provided the challan has been generated by them before 5.00 PM of 04.06.2018.

Step 15:  On successful fee payment, your application will be complete and will be accepted provisionally. You may take printout of this application for your own record but you are not required to submit this printout to the Commission.

SSC CGL 2018 Admit Card

Before starting the SSC CGL 2018 Exams, SSC releases the admit card in Tiers-wise. It means SSC releases the admit card for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 exam.

The candidates can download the SSC CGL admit card on the official website of SSC and take its printout.

After declaring the SSC CGL Tier 1 result, SSC releases the admit card for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 for those candidates who cleared the Tier 1 exam. Similarly, for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3 and Tier 4.

SSC CGL Previous Questions Papers

Previous Year Questions Papers of SSC CGL Tier 1 and SSC CGL Tier 2 are very important for the SSC aspirants. it will help the aspirants to get the paper pattern of the exams of SSC CGL Tier 1 and SSC CGL Tier 2. Click Here for SSC CGL Tier 1 and 2 previous year question papers.

SSC CGL Questions and Answers

There are following set of practice questions and answers for SSC CGL Tier 1 and SSC Tier 2, which helps the SSC CGL aspirants a lot.

GEOMETRY
Lines & AnglesTriangles
PolygonsSimilar Triangles
QuadrilateralsCongruent Triangles
CirclesTangent To Circles
Geometry InequalityShaded Regions Area
ARITHMETIC
Simple InterestCompound Interest
MENSURATION
Area & PerimeterSurface Area & Volume
TRIGONOMETRY
Conditional IdentitiesMax & Min values
Allied Angles Inequalities
Multiple & Sub-Multiple AnglesSum & Difference Angles
Inverse Trigonometric FunctionsTrigonometric Equations
Trigonometric RatiosTrigonometric Identities
Trigonometric valuesHeight & Distance
Basic TrigonometryProperties of Triangles
Co-ORDINATE GEOMETRY
Basic Co-ordinate GeometryStraight Lines
Distance Formulas
ALGEBRA
Arithmetic ProgressionsGeometric Progrssions
Harmonic ProgressionsLinear Equations
Quadratic EquationsPolynomial
Export & SurdsLogarithms
Algebra Questions SetsSimplification
NUMBER SYSTEM
Number System Set 1Number System Set 2
Remainder TheoremsFactorials
Real NumbersDivisibility Rules
Last/Unit DigitLast Two Digits
Base SystemHCF & LCM