The SSC CGL 2021 exam will be regulated by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). To fill the vacancies to different Ministries and departments, the aspirants should qualify this national level recruitment test. SSC CGL cut off is the minimum score obtained by a candidate to qualify for the next level of the recruitment. Depending on the difficulty level of the exam, the minimum marks required to qualify for the Assistant Audit Officer could range between 173-178. Since the difficulty level of qualifying the SSC CL exam has been rising day by day, therefore, the aspirants should focus on their preparation strategy. Also Read- APPSC group-2 CPT re-exam dates have been declared. Click here for details.
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|Exam Name||SSC CGL 2021 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level 2021)|
|Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission|
|Exam Type||National Level Exam|
|Exam frequency||Once in a year|
|Eligibility||Indian National with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Mode||Online (Computer- Based Test)|
|Duration of the exam||
Tier I: 60 minutes
Tier II: 120 minutes for each paper
Tier III: 60 minutes
|Posts offered||Group B and C officers under central Government|
|Exam language||Hindi and English|
The notification contains all the details regarding exam dates, recruitment process, number of vacancies, etc. Candidates can access the notification by visiting the official website or from the below link.
The official SSC CGL 2020-2021 Exam Dates have been announced by SSC on the official website. Candidates can check the schedule from the below table:
|CGL 2021 online registration will commence from||March 2021|
|Due date for the online application form||April 2021|
|Admit Card release date||July 2021|
|CGL Tier-I Exam Date||August 2021|
|Tier-I result||August 2021|
|Release of Admit Card for Tier-II Exam||October 2021|
|CGL Tier-II Exam Date||November 2021|
|CGL Tier-II result||December 2021|
|Skill Test/Document Verification||December 2021|
To be eligible for the SSC CGL, candidates have to fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by the authorities. Below given is the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria.
Candidates should have a graduate degree on or before January 1, 2021. Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply for SSC CGL with their provisional degrees.
SSC CGL 2021 Age Limit varies from 18 – 32 years for various posts.
|CSS||20-30 years||Assistant Section Officer|
|Intelligence Bureau||Not exceeding 30 Years||Assistant Section Officer|
|Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue||Up to 30 years||Assistant Enforcement Officer|
|M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation||Up to 32 years||Junior Statistical Officer|
|NIA||Up to 30 years||Sub Inspector|
|CBI||20-30 years||Sub Inspector|
|Narcotics||18-25 years||Sub Inspector|
|CBEC||18-27 years||Tax Assistant|
|Other departments||18-27 years||All other posts|
It must be noted that there is no state-wise reservation. Reservation will be provided to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL/ PH category. Ex-Servicemen candidates will also be given relaxation. No separate SSC CGL Reservation will be given to female candidates.
|Physically Handicapped (PH)||10 years|
|PH + OBC||13 years|
|PH + SC/ST||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Gen)||3 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||6 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||8 years|
Candidates who are interested in applying for SSC CGL 2021 have to follow the steps given below:
Log in again and upload scanned images of your photograph and signature in the prescribed guidelines.
|Photograph||20 – 50 Kbs||3.5 cm X 4.5 cm||.jpg/ .jpeg/ .png|
|Signature||10 – 20 Kbs||4 cm X 3 cm||.jpg/ .jpeg/ .png|
|For General /OBC/ EWS Male||INR 100|
|For SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-servicemen candidates||Nil|
|For All Female candidates||Nil|
SSC will release SSC CGL Admit Card separately for different levels of examination, i.e. Admit Card for Tier-I will be released first followed by Admit Card for Tier-II and so on. Admit Card for Tier-II and Tier-III will be issued to candidates who have qualified Tier-I Exam. Similarly, Admit Card for Tier-IV will be issued to candidates who have cleared the Tier-II and III Exam.
It is to be noted that the admit card will not be sent by post, a candidate is required to log in using their Registration Number/Roll Number and the Password/D.O.B to the official website of SSC to download the Admit Card.
The Commission releases a separate SSC CGL 2021 Admit Card for every tier on the regional websites of SSC. Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the Admit Card.
There are chances that candidates may not find their admission certificates until a week before the examination. In such a case, they must immediately contact the concerned Regional/ Sub-regional Office. The communication must be made along with a proof of SSC CGL 2021 Application Form submission. Failure to do so may deprive the candidate for consideration on any grounds.
List of Exam Centers
|Examination Centers &
|SSC Region and
States/ UTs under
the jurisdiction of
|Address of the Regional
Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) ,
|Central Region (CR)/
Bihar and Uttar
|Regional Director (CR),
21-23, Lowther Road,
(WB)(4403), Chinsurah (4405),
Sambalpur(4609), Port Blair (4802)
|Eastern Region (ER)/
Sikkim and West
|Regional Director (ER),
1st MSO Building,(8th
|Regional Director (KKR),
Commission, 1st Floor,
“E” Wing, Kendriya
|Dy. Director (MPR),
J-5, Anupam Nagar,
|Northern Region (NR)/
NCT of Delhi,
|Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12,
CGO Complex, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi-110003
Dodda (1009), Hamirpur(1202),
Shimla(1203), Bhathinda (1401),
and Kashmir and
|Dy. Director (NWR),
Block No. 3, Ground
Floor, Kendriya Sadan,
|Southern Region (SR)/
|Regional Director (SR),
Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK
College Road, Chennai,
Nagpur(7205), Nanded (7206),
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, Daman and
Diu, Goa, Gujarat
|Regional Director (WR),
101, Maharshi Karve
|Regional Director (NER),
Road, P. O. Assam
Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting the SSC CGL 2021 Exam in four stages: Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 & Tier-4 exam. While the Tier-I & Tier-II exam will be conducted online, Tier-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 SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern for all these stages of the SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment process one by one.
|Tier||Mode of examination||Scheme of Examination||Number of Question||Maximum Marks||Time Allowed|
|I||Computer-Based Examination (CBT)||4 sections - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension;||100||200||60 Minutes; 80 minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy|
Total Number of Paper is 4 –
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)
|120 minutes; 160 minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy|
|III||Pen and paper mode||
Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
|1||100||60 Minutes; 80 minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy|
|IV||-||CPT/ DEST||-||-||45 Minutes|
A fair knowledge of SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier-I, Tier-II & III Exam is necessary to prepare effectively for this exam. Let’s understand the SSC CGL 2021 Tier I, II, III & IV Syllabus based on the latest pattern.
The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2021 Tier I are General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.
SSC CGL Tier II Exam has 4 papers Paper 1 – Quantitative Abilities, Paper 2 – English Language and Comprehension, Paper 3 – Statistics, Paper 4 – General Studies (Finance and Economics).
Paper I and Paper II are compulsory for every candidate. Candidates applying for Junior Statistical Officer or Statistical Investigator Grade-II have to take Paper 3 while candidates applying for Assistant Audit Officers and Assistant Accounts Officer have to take Paper 4.
Tier-IV examination comprises of a couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.
The SSC CGL 2021 answer key will be published by the Staff Selection Commission on the official website. Once the result will be out, the aspirants can download their answer keys. If the candidates will find any discrepancy, then the aspirants can report to the competent authority within the mentioned time period through the proper channel.
SSC CGL is divided into 4 stages i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and finally Tier 4.
The qualified aspirants of SSC CGL 2021 exam can be recruited any of the below-mentioned designations:
In addition, there are two categories posts, these are Group B and Group C for the qualified SSC CGL 2021 aspirants. As per their designations, their salary scale varies:
|Group B Pay Scale||Group C Pay Scale|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.