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SSC CGL Exam 2021: Notification, Check Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Selection Process etc.

SSC CGL Exam 2021: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the one of the most desired organizations for Government exams in India. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India.
More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities, services in every aspect of our lives and the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years.
SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants

Checkout all the details of notification at one place here.

SSC CGL Exam 2021 Notification

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds the SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Exam for the appointment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts at various Government establishments, Ministries, Departments, and Offices.

SSC Combined Graduate Level exam is a four-tier system exam system, out of  which tier I and tier II are computer-based exams, whereas for tier III and IV,  job applicants take up a descriptive paper and a computer proficiency test or skill test & document verification. The entire process of registration and communication will be online through the official website of SSC CGL. Aspirants must qualify each phase of the SSC CGL exam to go on to the next one, before being finally selected. 

Note: Combined Graduate Level Examination-2020-21, Tier-1 examination will be conducted online from May 29 to June 7, 2021 to recruit 7035 vacancies.

SSC CGL 2021 is a great job opportunity for students looking forward for a position in the reputed organizations under the central government. Each year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in various Government departments for recruitment to various subordinate services like:

• Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

• Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

• Inspectors of Income Tax.

• Preventive Officers in Customs.

• Examiner in Customs.

• Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

• Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.

• Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

• Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.

• Accountant/ Junior Accountant

• Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC

• Compiler in Registrar General of India.

SSC CGL Notification 2020

SSC CGL 2020-21 Important Dates

Activity

Tentative Dates

SSC CGL 2020-21 Notification Release Date

29 December 2020

SSC CGL 2020-21 Registration starts from

29 December 2020

SSC CGL 2020-21 Online Application Ends on

31 January 2021

SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-I Exam Date

29 May to 07 Jun 2021

SSC CGL Tier-II & Tier-III Exam Date

To be notified later

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date

To be notified later

SSC CGL Vacancy 2021

The tentative vacancies for SSC CGL 2021 is 7035 in which 2891 vacancies are declared for the General category. Last  previous year, a total of 8582 Vacancies have been notified by SSC. The vacancies have seen a decrease as compared to previous ears. Candidates can check SSC CGL Vacancy Comparison Year wise by looking into the vacancy details of SSC CGL.

SSC CGL 2021

UR- 2891

SC- 1046

ST- 510

OBC- 1858

Total-7035

SSC CGL 2019-20

UR- 3674

SC- 1242

ST-667

OBC-2198

Total-8582

SSC CGL 2018-19

UR- 5770

SC- 1723

ST-845

OBC-2933

Total-11271

SSC CGL 2017

UR- 4238

SC- 1318

ST-653

OBC-1916

Total-9276

SSC CGL Selection Process

SSC CGL 2021 Examination is conducted in four tiers :

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/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

Exam Process:

• All candidates who have applied successfully for SSC CGL 2021 exam, will be assigned Roll numbers and Admit Card for appearing in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I).

• Based on the marks scored in Tier-I, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations.

• Separate cut-offs will be fixed for Paper-III of Tier-II (i.e. for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Paper-IV of Tier-II (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I + Paper-II of Tier-II (i.e. for all other posts).

• Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations will be conducted for all the candidates qualified in Tier-I.

• In Tier-II, all the candidates will be required to appear in Paper-I and Paper-II. However, only specific candidates shortlisted for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be required to appear in Paper-III and Paper-IV respectively.

SSC has introduced minimum qualifying marks in SSC CGL 2021 Exam. Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are as follows:

1. UR : 30%
2. OBC/ EWS : 25%
3. Others : 20%

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern

Tier

Type

Mode

Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer Based (online)

Tier – II

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer Based (online)

Tier – III

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi

Pen and Paper mode

Tier – IV

Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test

Wherever Applicable

SSC CGL Exam 2021 Eligibility

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

2. Age Limit (As on 01-01-2021): There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2021, which are tabulated below:

Age group

Name of post

Department / Ministries

18-27 years

Auditor

Officer under C&AG

Auditor

Officer Under CGDA

Auditor

Other Ministries/Dept.

Accountant

Officer under C&AG

Accountant / Junior Accountant

Other Ministry/ Dept.

Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks

Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres

Tax Assistant

CBDT

Sub-Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

Upper Division Clerk (UDC)

Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates

18-30 years

Inspector Posts

Department of Post.

Assistant

Other ministries / Dept. / Org.

20-27 years

Tax Assistant

CBEC

20-30 years

Assistant Section officer

Central Secretariat Service

Assistant Section officer

Ministry of Railway

Assistant Section officer

Ministry of External Affairs

Assistant Section officer

AFHQ

Assistant

Other Ministries / Dept. / Org.

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of Investigation

Not Exceeding 30 years

Inspector, (Central Excise)

CBEC

Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

Assistant

Other ministries / Dept. / Org.

Inspector (Preventive officer)

CBEC

Inspector (Examiner)

CBEC

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

Assistant Section Officer

Intelligence Bureau

Assistant Section Officer

Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.

Assistant / Superintendent

Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations

Inspector of Income Tax

CBDT

Divisional Accountant

Officer under CAG

Up to 30 years

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Sub Inspector

National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Up to 32 years

Junior Statistical Officer

M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation

 

Age Relaxation

Code No.

Category

Permissible age relaxation

01

SC/ ST

5 years

02

OBC

3 years

03

Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

10 years

04

PwD + OBC

13 years

05

PwD + SC/ ST

15 years

09

Ex-Servicemen

03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

Educational Qualification : 

(i). Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

(ii). For Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

SSC CGL Exam 2021 Pattern & Selection Process

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern

Tier

Type

Mode

Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer Based (online)

Tier – II

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer Based (online)

Tier – III

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi

Pen and Paper mode

Tier – IV

Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test

Wherever Applicable

    SSC CGL Syllabus

    Tier 1 Syllabus

    The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2021 Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

    General Intelligence and Reasoning

    General Awareness

    Quantitative Aptitude

    English Comprehension

    Analogy, Classification, Word Formation

    Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture, etc.)

    Simplification, Averages

    Reading Comprehension

    Coding-Decoding, Distance and Direction

    Science

    Ratio and Proportion, LCM & HCF,

    Fill in the Blanks

    Blood Relations

    Current Affairs

    Percentage, Profit Loss, SI & CI

    Spellings

    Sitting Arrangement

    Sports

    Time & Distance, Time & work

    Phrases and Idioms

    Matrix

    Books and Authors

    Problem on Ages, Partnership

    One word Substitution

    Non verbal Reasoning

    Important Schemes

    Menstruation

    Sentence Correction

    Analytical reasoning

    Indian Polity, Geography

    Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry,

    Spotting of errors

    Pay Scale & Classification

    Name of post

    Department / Ministries

    Classification

    Grade pay

    Auditor

    Officer under C&AG

    Group “C”

    2800

    Auditor

    Officer Under CGDA

    Group “C”

    2800

    Auditor

    Other Ministries/Dept.

    Group “C”

    2800

    Accountant

    Officer under C&AG

    Group “C”

    2800

    Accountant / Junior Accountant

    Other Ministry/ Dept.

    Group “C”

    2800

    Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks

    Central Govt. offices Ministries 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 (UDC)

    Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
    Only For Male Candidates

    Group “C”

    2400

    Inspector Posts

    Department of Post.

    Group “B”

    4600

    Assistant

    Other ministries / Dept. / Org.

    Group “B”

    4600

    Tax Assistant

    CBEC

    Group “C”

    2400

    Assistant Section officer

    Central Secretariat Service

    Group “B”

    4600

    Assistant Section officer

    Ministry of Railway

    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

    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 Department Under CAG

    Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)

    4800

    Assistant Audit Officer

    Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

    Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)

    4800

    Assistant Section Officer

    Intelligence Bureau

    Group “B”

    4600

    Assistant Section Officer

    Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.

    Group “B”

    4600

    Assistant / Superintendent

    Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations

    Group “B”

    4200

    Inspector of Income Tax

    CBDT

    Group “C”

    4600

    Divisional Accountant

    Officer under CAG

    Group “B”

    4200

    Assistant Enforcement Officer

    Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

    Group “B”

    4600

    Sub Inspector

    National Investigation Agency (NIA)

    Group “B”

    4200

    Junior Statistical Officer

    M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation

    Group “B”

    4200