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SSC CGL FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Salary, Posts and Selection Process etc.

Students have many queries relating to SSC CGL exam. We have  update all the SSC CGL FAQs (frequently asked questions) related to SSC CGL examination. These questions are based on very basic knowledge but sometimes candidates get confused in these questions. So, here we have created a page for providing information related to these queries about SSC CGL examination.


May I know the exam date of SSC CGL 2021 ?

The recruitment notification for SSC CGL 2021 exam going to be released on Oct 2021 (tentatively). The online recruitment process will begin once the notification has been released.

Check full  details of Notification


SSC CGL 2020-21 TOTAL: 7035

SSC CGL 2019-20 TOTAL: 8582

SSC CGL 2018-19 TOTAL: 11271

SSC CGL 2017 TOTAL: 8121


Educational Qualifications for SSC CGL

(as on 01-01-2021)

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university/institution. The educational qualifications vary according to the post for SSC CGL 2020 and are listed below:

Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies
Junior Statistical
Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized University
Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level
Bachelor's Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post
Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
All Other Posts
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent
Important Note
The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 01-01-2020.


Important Dates

SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Schedule


Tentative Dates


SSC CGL 2020-21 Notification Release Date

Dec 2020


SSC CGL 2020-21 Registration starts from

29th December 2020  

SSC CGL 2020-21 Online Application Ends on

31st Jan 2021


SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-I Exam Date

Postponed due to Covid


SSC CGL Tier-II & Tier-III Exam Date

To be notified later  

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date

To be notified later


Ans6.  Absolutely NO. SSC CGL exam has nothing to do with your percentages in 10th, 12th or graduation. 

Ans7. B-Tech student is eligible for SSC exam because minimum eligibility of SSC CGL is Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university/institution. 


This is one of the most asked question in SSC CGL FAQ. Firstly remember that staff selection commission is an organization that helps aspirants to get selected for various Govt jobs.   So, so to apply for ssc cgl you need to be a graduate only, there is no minimum percentage requirement but only if you are applying for statistical invigilator post you should have at least 60% marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level.

Ans9. B.Sc. student is also eligible for SSC CGL. In fact any graduate how has completed this degree is eligible for SSC CGL exams 

Ans10. BA student can apply for the SSC CGL exam. 

Ans11. Candidates don’t need to worry about the attempts for the exam. Just prepare for the exam without any tension.


Age criteria 

The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 32 years.

Age limit very based on the post you are selected.

Click her to Know more about the SSC CGL Notification and age details

Ans13. Except the English language test, all the other tests are conducted bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Ans14.  Since this is a central govt. exams, for every wrong answer by you 0.50 marks will be deducted.


SSC CGL Selection Process 

There are four stages includes in SSC CGL Selection Process

Tier 1: Computer Based Examination (CBE)
Tier 2: Computer Based Examination (CBE)
Tier 3: Descriptive Exam
Tier 4: Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)/Skill Test/ Document Verification (DV)

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Ans16. As per the notification, there is no CGL Sectional Cut Off in the exam


There is NO interview conducted in SSC CGL Exam. According to the new recruitment, Interview is replaced by the descriptive examination of 100 marks also known as Tier III exam.

Ans18. There is no predetermined cutoff. It depends on the presentation of the applicants each year. 

List of various ssc cgl services 

  1. Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.
  2. Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.
  3. Inspectors of Income Tax.
  4. Preventive Officers in Customs.
  5. Examiner in Customs.
  6. Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.
  7. Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
  8. Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.
  9. Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.
  10. Accountant/ Junior Accountant

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