SSC CGL 2021: Details about the exam

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Apr 3, 2021

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The SSC CGL exam has been conducted every year by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit candidates for various posts in Group B and C. The recruitments done through SSC CGL is used to fill the vacancies in various departments/ ministries/ organizations of government in India. It is estimated that more than 30 lakhs candidates apply every year for this exam.

SSC CGL 2021: Highlights of the exam

Name of the Exam SSC CGL 2021
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Level of the exam National Level exam
Time duration of Tiers Tier I – 60 minutes Tier II – 120 minutes for each paper Tier III – 60 minutes
Exam frequency Once in a year
Mode of Exam Online and offline
Posts Group B and C posts
Exam Language Hindi and English

SSC CGL 2021: Important Dates

Events Dates
Notification release date December 29, 2020
Starting date to fill Application form December 29, 2020
Last Date to submit application January 31, 2021
Last date for fee submission (Online) February 02, 2021
Last date for fee submission (Offline) February 06, 2021
Date of Tier I Exam May 29, 2021 to June 07, 2021
Answer keys of Tier I exam Third week of June 2021
Results of Tier I exam Last week of July 2021

SSC CGL 2021: Eligibility Details

Age Limit

Candidate’s age must be in between 18 to 32 years. Age relaxation will be provided to the candidates as per the government norms.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 05 years
OBC 03 years
PwD (Unreserved) 10 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 03 years after deducting the military service rendered from actual age

Educational Qualification

Candidates must possess a graduate degree from a recognized institute.

SSC CGL 2021: Application Process

During first time registration, candidates can follow the instructions written below:

  1. Visit the official website of Staff Selection Commission i.e.
  2. In the homepage click on ‘New User’
  3. To register, you have to enter your mobile number, email ID and verify both the entries through a one time password(OTP) sent in the email and mobile number.
  4. Now you have to enter your Aadhaar Number or any other valid Proof mentioned in it.
  5. After that enter your details like Class 10th roll number, passing year and board.
  6. You have to enter other important details also.
  7. After that in the submit document window, upload your scanned passport size photo and signature in the prescribed formats.
  8. Submit all the details. A OTP will be generated to confirm your details.
  9. After entering your OTP provided to you via your registered mobile number and email ID , your registration number will be displayed on the screen.

Candidates who have already registered before and have their registration number with them can submit the application form of SSC CGL 2021 through the following steps:

  1. In the official website of SSC, click on ‘SSC CGL Online Application ‘
  2. After that enter your registration number and password.
  3. You will be redirected to the online application window.
  4. In the window, fill all the necessary details in the application form and proceed to submit it.
  5. After submitting the form, you have to pay the application fee.
  6. Once fee payment is done, your online application form of SSC CGL 2021 will be submitted.

SSC CGL 2021: Documents Required

Candidates have to upload some documents while filling the application form of SSC CGL 2021. The details of the format according to which candidates have to upload their scanned documents is given below:

Documents Required Format Size and Dimensions of the scanned copy
Scanned passport size photograph JPEG Size: 20 kb to 50 kb Dimensions: 3.5cm () and 4.5 cm ()
Scanned signature JPEG Size: 10 kb to 20 kb Dimensions: 4 cm () and 3 cm ()
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 SSC CGL 2021: Application fees

Candidates can pay their application fee through either online mode or offline modes. The application fee is Rs. 100.

For more information, candidates can also read the official notification of SSC CGL 2021

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.