SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 has been concluded successfully and the candidates qualifying Tier 1 will become eligible to appear for Tier 2. In the month of April 2020, the authorities will release SSC CGL Result . Soon after the declaration of the result cut off will be declared. 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 Assistant Audit Officer could range between 173-178. Check SSC CGL 2020 Cut Off
SSC CGL 2020 answer key for Tier-I has been released on March 16, 2020. Candidates can download SSC CGL tier-I answer key by using their registration ID and password. Candidates can also compare their response keys with tentative answer keys. The final answer keys will be available soon. Check SSC CGL Answer Key
SSC CGL recruitment exam is conducted in four phases – Tier I: Preliminary Exam; Tier II: Main Exam; Tier III: Descriptive Test and Tier IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test. Tier II and Tier III are scheduled to be conducted on June 22, 2020 to June 25, 2020. Tier II of SSC CGL exam comprises four papers. Check SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
|Exam Name||SSC CGL 2020 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level 2020)|
|Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission|
|Exam Type||National Level Exam|
|Eligibility||Indian National with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Mode||Online (Computer- Based Test)|
|Posts offered||Group B and C officers under central Government|
As per SSC Calendar, SSC CGL 2020 Recruitment notification was released on October 22, 2019. 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 below link.
The official SSC CGL 2019-2020 Exam Dates have been announced by SSC at the official website. Candidates can check the schedule from below table:
|Events||SSC CGL 2019-2020 Application Dates|
|SSC CGL Registration Began on||October 22, 2019|
|Last Day to fill SSC CGL Application Form||November 25, 2019 (up to 5:00 PM)|
|Last Day to Pay Online SSC CGL Application Fees and generate e-challan||November 27, 2019 (up to 5:00 PM)|
|Last Day to Pay SSC CGL Application Fees through SBI Challan||November 29, 2019 (In Banking hours)|
|Issue of SSC CGL Admit Card||February 20, 2020 (Released)|
|SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam||March 3 – 9, 2020|
|Release of SSC CGL 2020 Result for Tier 1||April 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier 2 and Tier 3 Exam 2020||June 22 – 25, 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam||to be announced|
Candidates can download SSC CGL answer key from the official website of Staff Selection Commission by following the steps below. The answer keys released by the authorities are tentative that means if a candidate is not satisfied with the answer of any question then they can challenge it on the official website of the commission in the prescribed format. The candidate has to pay Rs 100 per question as a fee for challenging the tentative answer key.
Step 1: Visit the official website of SSC – ssc.nic.in.
Step 2: Click on the Answer Key tab available on the Home page of the website.
Step 3: Click on the link for which answer key needs to be seen.
Step 4: Click on the answer key link.
Step 5: Enter user ID and password. Click on the Login button.
Step 6: Check, download, and print SSC CGL answer key.
Check SSC CGL 2020 Answer Key
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 Online Exam has begun from March 3, 2020 and will conclude on March 9, 2020. The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is being conducted per annum for the recruitment of posts like Inspector/ Sub-Inspector, Auditor, Accountant / Junior Accountant, Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division Clerks, Tax Assistant, Upper Division Clerk (UDC), Assistant Section Officer, Junior Statistical Officer, etc. Here we will share the detailed Paper Analysis of SSC CGL Tier-1 2020 Exam conducted online.
|Number of Good Attempts||Quantitative Aptitude||General Intelligence & Reasoning||General Awareness||English Langage and Comprehension||Total|
SSC CGL 2020 Result will be published at the website of the Staff Selection Commission after the completion of the Tier 1 Exam.
Follow the undersigned steps to check your SSC CGL 2020 Result.
The Final Merit list of SSC CGL 2020 Results can be downloaded after 2-3 Months from the examination. This final merit list contains the details of the candidate along with the marks secured, irrespective of his qualification status.
Candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks to appear for Tier II of this exam. The SSC CGL Cut Off score is finalized by officials of Staff Selection Commission keeping the following 5 factors in mind –
List 1 – for appearing in Tier-II (Paper – I, Paper-II, Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier – III.
|Expected Cut – Off Marks||130.00||124.00||140.50||116.50||80.00||153.00|
List 2 – for appearing in Tier-II ( Paper – I, Paper-II, Paper – III (Statistics)) and Tier – III.
|Expected Cut – Off Marks||128.00||119.50||140.00||107.00||66.00||121.00||151.50|
List 3 – for appearing in Tier-II (Paper – I and Paper – II) and Tier – III.
|Expected Cut – Off Marks||103.00||92.50||115.00||74.00||89.50||42.00||94.50||130.50|
To be eligible for the SSC CGL, candidates have to fulfil 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, 2020. Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply for SSC CGL with their provisional degrees.
SSC CGL 2019 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)||Ten years|
|PH + OBC||13 years|
|PH + SC/ST||15 years|
Candidates who are interested in applying for SSC CGL 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Application Form submission. Failure to do so may deprive the candidate for consideration on any grounds.
Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting the SSC CGL 2020 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 SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern for all these stages of SC CGL 2020 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 2019 Tier I, II, III & IV Syllabus based on the latest pattern.
The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2020 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.
SSC CGL is divided into 4 stages i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and finally Tier 4.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:
The table indicating the tentative number of vacancies for different groups is given below:
|GROUP||SSC CGL VACANCY (TENTATIVE)|
SSC- CGL has released the vacancy list department- wise, post- wise and category- wise.
|Name of Department||Name of Post||UR||SC||ST||OBC||Total|
|CAG||Assistant Audit Officer Group ‘B’
Gazetted (Non- Ministerial)
|CAG||Assistant Accounts Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non- Ministerial)||0||0||0||0||0|
|DOPT (CSS)||Assistant Section Officer||284||36||24||27||371|
|Intelligence Bureau||Assistant Section Officer||27||13||1||10||51|
|Ministry of Railways||Assistant Section Officer||13||0||5||9||27|
|Ministry of External Affairs||Assistant Section Officer||76||14||10||20||120|
|AFHQ||Assistant Section Officer||73||22||11||40||146|
|Central Administrative Tribunal||Assistant||5||2||0||2||9|
|Ministry of Parliamentry Affairs||Assistant||3||1||0||2||6|
|National Informatics Centre||Assistant||2||0||0||1||3|
|Vice President's Sectt.||Assistant||1||0||0||0||1|
|Indian Coast Guard||Assistant||9||3||3||5||20|
|Directorate of Enforcement (Deptt.||Assistant||2||0||0||2||4|
|M/O Environment, Forests & Climate
|Ministry of Textile||Assistant||2||0||0||1||3|
|Narcotics Control Bureau||Assistant||12||3||1||6||22|
|National Technical Research Organisation||Assistant||3||1||0||1||5|
|Ministry of Corporate Affairs||Assistant||5||0||0||1||6|
|Ministry of Mines||Assistant||58||6||4||18||86|
|CBDT||Inspector of Income Tax||169||65||30||137||401|
|CBEC||Inspector, (Central Exice)||699||231||123||258||1311|
|CBEC||Inspector (Preventive Officer)||76||19||12||43||150|
|Directorate of Enforcement (Dept. Revenue)||Ast. Enforcement Officer||31||9||4||20||64|
|Central Bureau of Investigation||Sub Inspectors||29||8||3||14||54|
|Department of Post||Inspector Post||54||16||9||22||101|
|Central Bureau of Narcotics||Inspector||0||0||0||0||0|
|National Investigation Agency||Sub-Inspector||0||0||0||0||0|
|M/O Statistical & Prog. Implementation||Junior Statistical Officer||26||7||4||13||50|
|Offices under CGDA||Auditor||0||0||0||0||0|
|Controller General of Account||Accountant/Junior Accountant||179||95||37||119||430|
|Ministry of Communication (Department of Post)||Accountant/Junior Accountant||213||69||36||133||451|
|Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal||Upper Division Clerk||0||0||0||1||1|
|DTE. General Defence Estates (M/O DEFENCE)||Upper Division Clerk||84||25||13||45||167|
|M/O COAL||Upper Division Clerk||7||1||0||2||10|
|Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs||Upper Division Clerk||3||1||0||1||5|
|M/O WATER RESOURCES||Upper Division Clerk||0||4||1||0||5|
|M/O TEXTILE||Upper Division Clerk||23||7||1||10||41|
|Office of Development Commissioner (MSME)||Upper Division Clerk||2||0||0||1||3|
|Central Bureau of Narcotics||Sub-Inspector (Narcotics) - 2400||1||0||0||0||1|
Ques. I have completed my engineering with computer science branch in June 2020. I filled my group preference as A, B and C. Is this the correct preference for me? I am really confused related to job posts as I am interested in a desk job. So can you suggest me the suitable posts for the same (also I am interested for the post of assistant in railway ministry).
Ans: The desk job under SSC CGL are – Assistants, Auditors, Accountants, Tax-assistants, upper division clerks, etc. If you want a job in Railway Ministry, you can go for SSC CGL post of Assistant in Railway Ministry.
Ques. I want to apply for IB, Railway and Narcotics Department through CGL, so will I have to attend all 4 tier or only tier 1 & 2?
Ans: If you want to apply for IB, Railway and Narcotics Department, you have to appear only for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam. Tier 4 is only for those candidates who are applying for the post of Asst. Section Officer in CSS.
Ques. How do I prepare for SSC CGL 2020?
Ans: Before you start preparing for SSC CGL, you must get acquainted with the exam pattern and syllabus. Based on this, you must make a plan for your preparation. This plan should distribute your time sufficiently across all the subjects, focusing on the most important topics and the ones you are weak at. With a plan in place, you can start your preparation.
Ques. Which is better – writing SSC CGL or becoming a bank PO?
Ans: Well, both have their perks and attractions. A bank PO’s job has got more glamour, but the workload would be high. An SSC CGL officer can enjoy job security and the authority of a government job. So, if you are looking for a relaxed job where you can devote sufficient time to your personal life, then go for SSC CGL. Or if you are an ambitious person who doesn’t mind putting in the hours, go for Bank PO exams.
Ques. Which is the best way to prepare for SSC CGL 2020?
Ans: There are 3 options available –Self-preparation, Offline Coaching & Online Coaching Preparing using an online coaching program will give you the flexibility to learn at your pace and place.
Ques. How do I choose my post preferences?
Ans: As you know, you are required to mention your post preferences while applying for SSC CGL 2018. This choice needs to be based on your understanding of the nature of work and also your personal preferences.
Ques. I made a mistake while filling up the application form for SSC CGL 2020. Can I fill it again?
Ans: Yes, You most definitely can. SSC will take in only the latest application that you have filled. The earlier versions will be discarded. So, if you have made a mistake while filling it, go back to square one and start filling it again.
Ques. Is there negative marking in SSC CGL 2020 examination?
Ques. SSC CGL 2020 exam would be online or offline?
Ans: SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1,2 and 4 would be online. Tier 3 would be an offline, descriptive paper.
Ques. Do I have to register myself before applying?
Ans: Yes, first you have to complete the registration process. Only then can you can apply for the examination.
Ques. Can I edit my application form?
Ans: No, you can not edit your SSC CGL Application Form once you have submitted it and paid the application fee.
Ques. Where do I have to upload my photograph and signature?
Ans: You have to upload your photograph and signature in the 'Registration Part'.
Ques. How do I reprint my offline bank challan if I have misplaced mine?
Ans: Click on the 'Download Offline Challan' on the main page.
Ques. Can I generate my offline bank challan from the link given on the main page before completing Application Part?
Ans: No, that link is only for reprinting purpose. To do so you have to complete the application process.
Ques. I have submitted fee through offline bank challan. Now should I enter my transaction id and date of deposit in the application form?
Ans: Wait for 3 working days. Your bank payment details will be updated automatically.
Ques. I have deposited my fee in the bank through offline challan. But the status still shows Pending. What should I do?
Ans: Wait for 3 working days to receive the fee status from the bank.
Ques. I have completed the application process (including fee payment). However, I cannot find any link to download my application form pdf.
Ans: Go to 'Apply/Print', enter your details and your pdf will automatically be downloaded.
Ques. Due to network problem, my link got disconnected while submitting fee in online mode. My payment was not successful. What should I do?
Ans: Go to 'Apply/Print', enter your details and you will be redirected to the payment gateway.
Ques. My online payment was unsuccessful. Can I generate offline challan to pay the fee?
Ans: Yes you can. Go to 'Apply/Print', enter your details and you will be directed to fee section. Then choose the appropriate mode of payment.
Ques. I filled up the form of SSC CGL 2020 but I want to make some changes. I have made some mistake in typing date of birth, graduation marks. Can I apply again?
Ans: In case of multiple applications for an online application form, the last application for which part-I and part-II registration have been completed will be accepted. For example, you applied the first time and got registration ID: ABC2345. You applied again, after a few days and got registration ID: ABC5678. SSC will send you the admit card according to this second application. Please try to fill the Application form correctly in the first time itself. Take your time and fill out the details correctly.
Ques. Will SSC send the admit card to my communication address which I mentioned while filling the Application form?
Ans: No SSC will not send the hard copy of admit card. You need to download it from your respective regional SSC website.
Ques. What if I’m unable to download the admit card?
Ans: This could be due to the server problem. Candidates are advised to try after 5-10 minutes.
Ques. Where to report for SSC CGL Admit Card Correction?
Ans: In case of any discrepancy in the SSC CGL Admit Card, candidates should immediately report to the SSC help desk. While contacting to the regional office of the commission the candidate must have his/her roll number, date of birth, and name of the examination.
Ques. What if I do not receive SSC CGL admit card before the exam?
Ans: All applicants will be able to download SSC CGL Admit Card 2018 from the official website. In case any candidate doesn’t receive hall ticket, then contact to the regional office with registration number, a hard copy of the application, Transaction details copy of SBI Bank, etc.
Ques. Is it mandatory to show up with an original id along with the admit card of SSC CGL 2020?
Ans: Yes. Permissible ID Proof includes Driving License, Voter Card, Aadhaar Card, failing which, they shall not be allowed to appear for the examination.
Ques. How can I download the SSC CGL Admit Card?
Ques. What if the login window shows invalid response?
Ans: Make sure that you have entered all the login details (registration number, roll number, date of birth) correctly. And if the problem still prevails, then contact the authorities.
Ques. How can I login if I have forgotten the registration number and roll number?
Ans: Aspirants who don’t have their roll number or registration number can download the admit card using their name, father’s name and date of birth.
Ques. Where can I check my application status?
Ans: Check your application status using the link provided on the main page. Your application process will be considered complete if Application Status shows ‘completed’.
Ques. Are the students in their final year of graduation also eligible for SSC CGL?
Ans: You cannot apply for the SSC CGL if you have not cleared your Graduation. For all the posts offered through SSC CGL, it is mandatory to be a graduate.
Ques. My D.O.B is 06th July 1989 and I have completed 28 years of Age. As per the notification from SSC If the age will be computed from 01st Aug, then I would be running with my 30th Age. Can I appear for SSC CGL 2020 by claiming age relaxation. Will it be counted as 30 or 31?
Ans: Yes, you can apply for SSC CGLE 2018, after taking relaxations allowed for OBC Category i.e. of 3 years. As you will be completing 30 years on 6th July 2018 and SSC exam conducting authorities will be taking into consideration the ‘Candidates’ Age’ as calculated on 1.8.2018, then it will be counted as 30 and not 31.
Ques. I am 30+ and belong to SC category but got married to a guy who belongs to gen category. Am I eligible to apply for SSC CGL 2020 by claiming SC category?
Ans: You can apply for the SSC CGL and take the benefits of SC Category. You will have to produce the necessary caste certificates for availing the category relaxations and benefits.
Ques. I got only 46% in graduation. Am I eligible for SSC CGL 2020?
Ans: Yes you are eligible for SSC CGL 2020, as the first and minimum eligibility condition required for taking the Graduate Level Exam is Graduation.
Ques. Are Engineers eligible for this exam having B.E. in Electrical and Electronics?
Ans: Any Graduate can apply for the SSC CGL. Apart from few SSC CGL Posts like that of Compiler, Statistical Investigator Grade II and Assistant (CSS) require Graduation in specific streams.
Ques. My age is 34. I met with an accident & now I am physically 42% ortho handicap from general category. Am I eligible for age relaxation in PH category?
Ans: Yes you are eligible to take SSC CGL 2020 Exam, as the relaxation provided is of 10 years for Physically Handicapped Candidates in the upper age limit.
Ques. Can I apply for CGL income tax officer post? As I use spectacle and my eye is minor weak, suggest me and if not then what post can I apply for?
Ans: Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CGL Income Tax Officer Post, as this post doesn’t have any specific rules set for vision.
Ques. May I know which post are an interview and non-interview post respectively?
Ans: As of 1st January’ 2020, no interviews are applicable for any of the SSC CGL Posts. The para 9.2 of the official notification for SSC CGL Recruitment 2020 clearly states that – “9.2 Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.”
Ques. Is it true that acceptance of form by SSC CGL makes a candidate eligible to sit for the exams but in the verification process, he/she will be declared ineligible for the post if the age is found more than the maximum age prescribed in the notification. So one should not hold any expectation of getting selected even if he/ she clears all the tiers?
Ans: Yes, your age should be according to the criteria set by the commission.
Ques. My height is 160 cms, Can I apply for inspector income tax and other inspector posts? What are the other inspector posts that I am eligible for?
Ans: Yes you are eligible for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer) posts.
Ques. My eyesight is -1.75 and I wear spectacles, am I eligible for Excise and Income tax inspector? Also please suggest the post for which age limit has been extended up to 30.
Ans: There are no fitness criteria for Income Tax Inspector but the post of Inspector (Central Excise) have some conditions to be followed. Please check out the criteria related to Vision as given below:
There are 10 posts for which SSC has extended the age limit criteria up to 30 years.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.
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.
Hi Samay, kindly refer the Eligibility Criteria for all the post being offered through CGL exam to know the posts you are eligible for.
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.
Hi Shyam, Please check this link for getting the SSC Eligibility.
Hi Uttam, Please check this link for getting the SSC CGL Eligibility for the Various Post.