The SSC CGL 2021 exam is regulated by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to complete the recruitment process for Group B and Group C for different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. The SSC CGL Tier I exam will be held from 29 May to 7 June 2021. Download SSC CGL Question Papers.
On 29 December 2020, the SSC CGL 2021 notification was released. The total number of vacancies is 6506 for 2020-21. For more information, click here.
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The SSC CGL examination is conducted in four stages, whereas the first two stages (that is tiers) are commenced in online mode. The last two tiers will be held in offline mode. All the aspirants should get the SSC CGL cut-off score to qualify each tier and to move forward to the next level.
SSC CGL exam date for Tier I 2020-21 will be conducted from 29 May to 7 June 2021. Go through the following table to know about the important dates of SSC CGL exam dates in a detailed manner: To know more, click here.
|SSC CGL Exam Events||SSC CGL Exam Dates|
|Application forms||29-Dec-2020 to 31-Jan-2021|
|Last date for online fee payment||02-Feb-2021|
|Last date for the generation of offline Challan||04-Feb-2021|
|Last date for offline fee payment||06-Feb-2021|
|SSC CGL Tier-I exam||29-May-2021 to 07-Jun-2021|
|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 (Tier I and Tier II) and offline (Tier III)|
|Duration of the exam||Tier I: 60 minutes
Tier II: 120 minutes for each paper
Tier III: 60 minutes
Tier IV: 15 minutes for each module
|Posts offered||Group B and C officers under central Government|
|Exam language||Hindi and English|
To be eligible for the SSC CGL, candidates have to fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by the authorities. Below given are the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria.
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.
Age Limit: SSC CGL 2021 Age Limit varies from 18 – 32 years for various posts as of January 1, 2021.
Nationality: The aspirants should be Indian, or should be subject to Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee. Read detailed SSC CGL Reservation policies.
SSC CGL Application Form 2021 was released on the official website of SSC- ssc.nic.in. The aspirants were able to fill the SSC CGL application form till 2 February 2021. In the case of the online fee payment process, the last date was 2 February 2021, whereas the aspirants could pay the offline application fees till 6 February 2021. On 29 December 2021, the SSC CGL notification was released by the Staff Selection Commission.
SSC CGL Application Fees:
|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 Cards 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, an 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.
Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting the SSC CGL Exam 2021 in four stages: Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III & Tier-IV exam. Go through the following table to get detailed knowledge about the SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021.
|Tiers||Time Duration||Mode of Exam||Total Marks||Total number of questions|
|Tier I||60 minutes||Online||200||100|
|Tier II||2 hours||Online||800||4 papers|
|Tier III||1 hour||Offline||100||1 Paper|
|Tier IV||15 minutes (each module)||Online||Qualifying in nature||Data entry skill test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)|
In SSC CGL questions are asked from different subjects covering all aspects. That's why SSC CGL study materials are very important to complete such a vast syllabus. Tier I and Tier II are online examinations consisting of different subjects, Tier III is a descriptive paper that can be answered in Hindi and English language. The major sections of Tier I are General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.
A fair knowledge of the SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier-I, Tier-II & III Exam is necessary to prepare effectively for this exam. The candidate should follow proper Proper Preparation strategy and relevant subject-wise books for SSC CGL Exam.
The SSC CGL answer key will be published by the Staff Selection Commission on the official website. For SSC CGL 2019, the tier II answer key was released on 28 February and it was available on the official website till 20 March 2021 (4 PM). Once the result is 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.
|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/-
Grade Pay of Rs 2400: Salary is Rs 24000/-
SSC CGL is divided into 4 stages i.e. Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and finally Tier IV.
To get a good score in the SSC CGL exam 2021, the aspirants can go through the previous years’ section-wise paper analysis. Hence, the candidates can get an idea about the question pattern and the level of difficulty of the previous years’ questions. SSC CGL Tier I 2019-20 question paper was easy to moderately difficult. Though the Quantitative Aptitude section was comparatively hard than the other sections, while the students found the General Awareness and Reasoning section was easier to solve. To solve the General Awareness section, the candidates needed to have a good grip on the current affairs section and most of them found this section moderately difficult. Nonetheless, the aspirants have identified that the English section was too easy to get a good score.
Ques. When will the SSC CGL 2021 Tier I exam will be conducted?
Ans. The SSC CGL 2021 Tier I exam will be held from 29 May to 7 June.
Ques. Is the SSC CGL exam conducted online?
Ans. The Tier I and Tier II exam will be commenced Online, while the rest of the two tiers will be conducted offline.
Ques. What is the Application fee for SSC CGL Exam?
Ans. The Application fees of the SSC CGL Exam for the general category student is Rs. 100. Nevertheless, the reserved category candidates are exempted from paying the application fees.
Ques. How many stages are there in the SSC CGL recruitment process?
Ans. There are a total of four stages such as Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.