SSC CGL 2021 Tier-1 Application Form (releases soon), Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus & Result


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Sep 28, 2020

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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. Also read- SSC declares tentative result dates after protest

The link to update exam center for SSC CGL Tier-II and III is active now. Check details here

SSC will release a revised exam date calendar for SSC Exams in 2020. Read more here

Solve SSC CGL Mock tests (Tier I) as much as possible for free before appearing for the exam

The SSC CGL 2020-21 notification is likely to be released on September 15, 2020. Check details here.

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.

Prepp Test Series

SSC CGL is a national-level exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to shortlist candidates for posts in various departments of the Government of India.  As per the initial reaction of test-takers, the overall difficulty level of all the sections was moderate.  Read More
Important: SSC exams for 2020 have been impacted adversely by the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more here
Check the SSC CGL Tier-I Cut-off marks here.
All the Major SSC recruitment exam dates for 2020 are listed. Check here for details
SSC CGL 2019 tier III exam will be held on November 22, 2020. Download the official notice here.
All the exam-related updates, modules and notices will be made available on UMANG mobile applications available both on App Store (Apple users) and Play Store(Android users).

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SSC CGL 2021 Highlights

Exam Name SSC CGL 2021 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level 2021)
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Official Website
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

SSC CGL 2021 Notification

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.

Download Official SSC CGL Notification 2021

SSC CGL Exam Dates

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Dates

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:

Events Dates (Tentative)
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

Read How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2021?

SSC CGL Answer Key

What is SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility?

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.

SSC CGL Educational Qualification Requirement

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.

A). Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

  1. Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute
  2. Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

B). Junior Statistical Officer

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level (OR) 
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects at degree level 

SSC CGL Age Limit as on 1.1. 2021

SSC CGL 2021 Age Limit varies from 18 – 32 years for various posts. 

Post-Wise Age Limit

Department Age Limit 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

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SSC CGL 2021 Reservation – Age Relaxation

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.

Category Years
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
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

How to fill SSC CGL 2021 Application Form?     

Candidates who are interested in applying for SSC CGL 2021 have to follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website – and click on Apply-CGL.
  • Enter your Aadhaar Number, Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, and Email ID and Submit the form.
  • The registration number and Password will be sent on your mobile number and email address.
  • Log in again and upload scanned images of your photograph and signature in the prescribed guidelines.

SSC CGL Photo and Signature

Images Size Dimension Format
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
  • Now, fill in your personal, contact and educational qualification information.
  • Enter your gender, category, nationality, name of the university, roll number, year of passing, marks, and other asked details.
  • Indicate 3 exam centers in the same region in order of your preference.
  • Select whether you are applying for the post of Junior Statistical Officer or Statistical Investigator Grade-II.
  • Read the declaration, tick on “I Agree”, fill the captcha code, and submit the form to proceed to fee payment.
  • Make the fee payment in online mode via BHIM UPI, Netbanking, Debit card or Credit Card or offline mode by paying cash at any SBI Bank branch along with the challan.

SSC CGL 2021 Application Fees 

Category Fees
For General /OBC/ EWS Male INR 100
For SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-servicemen candidates Nil
For All Female candidates Nil

SSC CGL 2021 Admit Card

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. 

How to Download SSC CGL 2021 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.

  1. Visit the regional websites of SSC. (Eg: for a candidate of Delhi, visit the official site of SSC Northern Region)
  2. Click on the link provided to download Staff Selection Commission CGLE Admission Certificate.
  3. Applicants can download the SSC CGL Admit Card 2021 by using their Registration ID, By Roll No. or by Name including the candidate’s Date of Birth
  4. Click on “Search status.” The admit card will appear on the computer screen.
  5. Check all the details mentioned on it along with the time-table and exam center details.
  6. Download the SSC CGL Admit Card and take a print out of the same.

Discrepancy in SSC CGL 2021 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.

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Centers

  • The SSC CGL 2021 will be conducted in 120 cities across India.
  • All the SSC CGL 2021 Exam Centers are segregated into 9 main regions of the country.
  • The applicants have to fill 3 centers of their choices in the Application Form for SSC CGL 2021.
  • The Commission reserves the right to make a decision regarding the final allotment of the SSC CGL Exam Center. 
  • Any changes regarding the exam centers will be notified on the regional official websites of SSC and leading newspapers of the regions.
  • The candidates of SSC CGL 2021 will know the final allotted Exam Center in SSC CGL 2021 Admit Card.

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List of Exam Centers

Examination Centers &
Center Code
SSC Region and
States/ UTs under
the jurisdiction of
the Region
Address of the Regional
Offices/ Website
Agra(3001), Allahabad(3003),
Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) ,
Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010),
Meerut(3011), Varanasi(3013),
Bhagalpur(3201), Muzaffarpur(3205),Patna(3206)
Central Region (CR)/
Bihar and Uttar
Regional Director (CR),
Staff Selection
21-23, Lowther Road,
Uttar Pradesh-211002.
Gangtok(4001), Ranchi(4205),
Barasat(4402), Berhampore
(WB)(4403), Chinsurah (4405),
Jalpaiguri(4408), Kolkata(4410),
Malda(4412), Midnapur(4413),
Siliguri(4415), Berhampore(Odisha)
(4602), Bhubaneshwar(4604),
Cuttack(4605), Keonjhargarh(4606),
Sambalpur(4609), Port Blair (4802)
Eastern Region (ER)/
Andaman &
Nicobar Islands,
Jharkhand, Odisha,
Sikkim and West
Regional Director (ER),
Staff Selection
1st MSO Building,(8th
Floor), 234/4,
Acharya Jagadish
Chandra Bose
Road, Kolkata,
West Bengal-700020
Bangalore(9001), Dharwar(9004),
Gulbarga(9005), Mangalore(9008),
Mysore(9009), Kochi(9204),
Thiruvananthapuram(9211), Thrissur(9212)
Karnataka, Kerala
Region (KKR)/
Karnataka and
Regional Director (KKR),
Staff Selection
Commission, 1st Floor,
“E” Wing, Kendriya
Sadan, Koramangala,
Bhopal(6001), Chindwara(6003),
Guna(6004), Gwalior(6005),
Indore(6006), Jabalpur(6007),
Khandwa(6009), Ratlam(6011),
Satna(6014), Sagar(6015),
Ambikapur(6201), Bilaspur(6202)
Jagdalpur(6203), Raipur(6204),
Madhya Pradesh
Sub-Region (MPR)/
Chhattisgarh and
Madhya Pradesh
Dy. Director (MPR),
Staff Selection
J-5, Anupam Nagar,
Almora(2001), Dehradun(2002),
Haldwani(2003), Srinagar
Haridwar(2005), Delhi(2201),
Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402),
Bharatpur(2403), Bikaner(2404),
Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406),
Kota(2407), Sriganganagar(2408),
Northern Region (NR)/
NCT of Delhi,
Rajasthan and
Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12,
CGO Complex, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi-110003
Anantnag(1001), Baramula(1002),
Jammu(1004), Leh(1005),
Srinagar(J&K)(1007), Kargil(1008),
Dodda (1009), Hamirpur(1202),
Shimla(1203), Bhathinda (1401),
Jalandhar(1402), Patiala(1403),
Amritsar(1404), Chandigarh(1601)
North Western
Sub-Region (NWR)/
Haryana, Himachal
Pradesh, Jammu
and Kashmir and
Dy. Director (NWR),
Staff Selection
Block No. 3, Ground
Floor, Kendriya Sadan,
Sector-9, Chandigarh160009
Guntur(8001), Kurnool(8003),
Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati(8006),
Vijaywada(8008), Chennai(8201),
Coimbatore(8202), Madurai(8204),
Tiruchirapalli(8206), Tirunelveli(8207),
Puducherry(8401), Hyderabad(8601),
Nizamabad(8602), Warangal(8603)
Southern Region (SR)/
Andhra Pradesh,
Puducherry, Tamil
Nadu and
Regional Director (SR),
Staff Selection
Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK
Sampath Building,
DPI Campus,
College Road, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu-600006
Vadodara(7002), Rajkot(7006),
Surat(7007), Bhavnagar(7009),
Kutch(7010), Amravati(7201),
Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204),
Nagpur(7205), Nanded (7206),
Nashik(7207), Pune(7208),
Thane(7210), Bhandara(7211),
Chandrapur(7212), Akola(7213),
Jalgaon(7214), Ahmednagar(7215),
Alibaug(7216), Panaji(7801)
Western Region
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, Daman and
Diu, Goa, Gujarat
and Maharashtra
Regional Director (WR),
Staff Selection
Commission,1st Floor,
South Wing,
Pratishtha Bhawan,
101, Maharshi Karve
Road, Mumbai,
Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102),
Jorhat(5107), Silchar(5111),
Kohima(5302), Shillong(5401),
Ukhrul(5503), Agartala(5601),
North Eastern
Region (NER)/
Arunachal Pradesh,
Assam, Manipur,
Mizoram, Nagaland
and Tripura.
Regional Director (NER),
Staff Selection
Housefed Complex,
Last Gate-Basistha
Road, P. O. Assam
Sachivalaya, Dispur,
Guwahati, Assam781006

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern

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 onlineTier-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 1 - It is 60 minutes long computer-based online test of 200 marks. There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off.
ssc cgl exam pattern

  • Tier 2 - Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the studentsPaper 3 is only for Statistical Investigator Gr II & Compiler Post while Paper 4 is for Asst. Audit Officer Gazetted Group “B” Post only.
  • Tier 3 - This is a descriptive type paper of 100 marks and will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode
  • Tier 4- Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)- Asst. Section Officer in CSS & MEA POST ONLY and Data Entry Skill Test (at Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour) – Tax Assistant POST ONLY
  • Negative marking is applicable in the examination. Each incorrect entry carries a penalty of 0.25 marks.
  • The SSC CGL 2021 question paper will be set in Hindi and English.
  • The highlights of SSC CGL Exam Pattern are detailed in this table – 
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-III: Statistics

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

To Practice General Studies Sample Papers before the SSC CGL exam, click here

SSC CGL 2021 Syllabus

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.

SSC CGL 2021 Tier-I Syllabus

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2021 Tier I are General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.

SSC CGL 2021 Tier-II Syllabus

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.

SSC CGL 2021 Tier-III Syllabus

  • Tier-III of the SSC CGL 2021 exam is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi.
  • The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, précis, applications, letters, etc. in this exam.
  • The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes.
  • The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes.
  • Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade-II” & “Compiler”.

SSC CGL 2021 Tier IV Syllabus

Tier-IV examination comprises of a couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2021exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.
  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

SSC CGL 2021 Answer key

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 Selection Process

SSC CGL 2021 Result

  1. The candidates can check each stage of the result separately once the Staff Selection Commission will announce it.
  2. The aspirants can check their result to the official website
  3. To check the SSC CGL 2021 result and to download it, the aspirants should enter the roll number and the date of birth
  4. To participate in the final round selection process, the candidates should get the minimum qualifying marks.
  5. The final round and the personal interview process will be conducted according to the performance level of the aspirants.
  6. Do not forget to keep a print out of the result for future reference. 

SSC CGL 2021 Selection Process

SSC CGL is divided into 4 stages i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and finally Tier 4.

  • Candidates who qualify in Tier 1, will be eligible to appear in Tier 2 and Tier 3.
  • Candidates who qualify in Tier 1, 2, and 3, will be eligible to appear in Tier 4, if applicable.
  • Final Merit of SSC CGL will be based on cumulative marks of Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.
  • Tier 4 is of qualifying nature and mandatory for CSS / MEA / Tax Assistant Posts.

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SSC CGL 2021: Salary Scale

The qualified aspirants of SSC CGL 2021 exam can be recruited any of the below-mentioned designations:

  1. Assistant
  2. Assistant Accounts Officer
  3. Assistant Section officer
  4. Inspector (Central Excise)
  5. Inspector (Examiner)
  6. Enforcement Officer 
  7. Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  8. Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerck
  9. Divisional Accountant
  10. Inspector
  11. Accountant
  12. Auditor
  13. Assistant Audit Officer
  14. Assistant/ Superintendant
  15. Inspector (Preventive officer)
  16. Inspector of Income Tax
  17. Junior Statistical Officer
  18. Accountant/Junior Accountant
  19. Divisional Accountant
  20. Inspector Posts
  21. Sub Inspector
  22. Tax Assistant

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
  • Grade Pay of Rs 4200: Salary is Rs 45000
  • Grade Pay of Rs 4600: Salary is Rs 53000/-
  • Grade Pay of Rs 4800: Salary is Rs 58000/-
  • Grade Pay of 2800: Salary is Rs 34000/0
  • Grade Pay of Rs 2400: Salary is Rs 24000/-

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


anam shams
Which is the best coaching institute for SSC CGL preparation in India?
kavita rani

Hi Anam.

A few of the best coaching institutes for SSC CGL preparations in India include:

Paramount Coaching

KD Campus


Career power

Plutus Academy

Success Mantra

Pioneer Academy

ashwani kumar
i have done in catering science & hospitality management can i fill the form of ssc cgl
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Ashwani, yes, you are eligible to apply for this exam as candidates who have done graduation (any stream) are eligible for SSC CGL. You can check other Eligibility Criteria from here.

samay patel
hello sir , i am mechanical engineering so i am eligible for ssc cgl all post.
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Samay, kindly refer the Eligibility Criteria for all the post being offered through CGL exam to know the posts you are eligible for.

supratip bhattacharya
Can i give ssc cgl in 2020. I am currently in my final year of btech and would graduate by july 2020.
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Supratip, yes, by 2020 you will be eligible for the exam. However, the eligibility criteria is different in accordance of the posts being offered. You can check the Eligibility Criteria in detail from here.

m younus
I am interested to apply for ssc graduate level exam when to apply & what is the examination date let me know
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Younus, application process for 2019 session has been closed already. CGL Tier-2 exams will be conducted from Sep 11, 2019 (tentatively). However, for CGL 2020, notification is expected to release in the month of June, 2020.
krishna kumar
General category...28 years age...can apply for SSC CGL ??
ritika sharma
Hi Krishna, Post of Inspector was 27 which has now been increased to 30 years.
shyam dubey
Hello sir, I am Shyam Dubey, going to retired from Indian Army after 17 year service with grade pay 5200 and basic pay 37000. So my question is whether can i apply for Group 'B' post.
akansha expert

Hi Shyam, Please check this link for getting the SSC Eligibility.

uttam guha
currently i have seen that ssc has a released a notice for selection post 2018(phase 6). I've completed my this year on may.can i apply for the JUNIOR ENGINEER(Q & A)(ELECTRONICS) post or it is only for diploma holders?
akansha expert

Hi Uttam, Please check this link for getting the SSC CGL Eligibility for the Various Post.

yasmeen salmani
garima bansal
Hi Yasmeen, You have clear the two tiers first then only you can appear for the III tier and do preparation of it
nidhi baranwal
is the statistics paper in tier 2 compulsory for everyone or is it just for people applying for statistical officer post ?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Nidhi, No, Tier 2 is compulsory for those students who qualified the Tier1.