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SSC CGL Application Form 2021: Check Application Status at

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Jan 15, 2021

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The official notification of the SSC CGL 2021 application form has been released on 29 December 2020 by the Staff Selection Commission. Candidates registered for SSC CGL 2021 exam in online mode only at the official website –  The interested candidates can fill the application form online by 31 January 2021. The SSC CGL Application fee is Rs. 100, however, women, SC, ST, PWD, and Ex-servicemen are exempted from fee payment. The registration fees can be paid online mode via BHIM UPI, Debit/ Credit Card, and Netbanking. 

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Candidates possessing a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply for SSC CGL 2021.  

SSC CGL 2021 Registration Highlights

Exam Name Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Mode of Application Online
SSC CGL Application Form Available at
SSC CGL Application Fees 2020 INR 100/-, Women, SC, ST, PwD, ESM exempted.
Mode of Payment Online and Offline
SSC CGL Application Fees Payment Methods Online (BHIM UPI, Net Banking, Credit/ Debit Card)
Offline (Pay Cash at any SBI branch)

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Important Dates

SSC CGL 2021 Registration Dates

SSC CGL Exam Events SSC CGL Exam Dates
Notification 29-Dec-2020
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
SSC CGL Eligibility
SSC CGL Application Process

How to fill SSC CGL Application Form 2021?

The process of filling up SSC CGL Application Form includes two parts – In Part 1, you have to register yourself and upload your photo and signature while in Part 2, you have to fill the SSC CGL application form and pay the registration fees. It is advisable to read SSC CGL Official Notification 2020, before initiating the application procedure.

Pre-requisites for SSC CGL Registration 2021

Candidates should keep the following documents and details handy before beginning to fill SSC CGL Application Form 2021:

  • A valid mobile number,
  • An active email ID
  • Scanned image of candidate’s passport size photo 
  • Scanned image of candidate’s signature
  • Aadhaar Number or any other Photo ID Proof Number (also required at later stages)
  • Class 10th Roll Number, Marks, Board, Year of passing details.
  • Marksheet of class 10 and 12
  • Marksheet and certificate of graduation
  • Bank details, in case of online fee payment
  • PwD Certificate details, if applicable

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Steps to Fill SSC CGL Application Form 2021

Candidates have to follow the below-given steps to successfully fill the SSC CGL application form 2021:

Step 1: Online SSC CGL Registration 2021

  • Visit the official website –
  • Click on “Apply” and then on “CGL”.
  • Enter your Aadhaar Number, Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, and Email ID.
  • Enter the OTPs received on your Mobile Number and Email ID and click on Submit.
  • Your registration number and Password will be sent to you as SMS and a Mail.

Step 2: Upload SSC CGL Photo and Signature

Candidates have to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature in the prescribed guidelines:

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

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Step 3: Fill SSC CGL Application Form 2021

  • Candidates have to fill in their 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.
SSC CGL Application Fees

Step 4: Pay SSC CGL Application Fees 2021

  • The last step in the application process is to pay the SSC CGL Application fee. 
  • The application fees are INR 100. Women, SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen, and PwD candidates do not have to pay any application fees.
  • It can be paid in both online and offline mode.
  • For offline mode: Candidates have to generate an offline challan from the website and pay the fees in cash at any SBI Bank branch along with the challan.
  • For Online Mode: Candidates have to choose the payment mode amongst BHIM UPI, Netbanking, Debit card or Credit Card and enter the banking details in the payment gateway to pay the fees.
Category Fees
For General /OBC/ EWS Male INR 100
For SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-servicemen candidates Nil
For All Female candidates Nil
Note: Save a copy of filled-in SSC CGL 2021 Application Form and fee payment receipt. 

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Details in SSC CGL 2021 Application Form

Details Asked Filling Criteria
Name of the Center and Code: Select center and code from the drop-down list
Personal Details
Name As present in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate Do not use prefix such as Mr/Mrs etc
Father's Name Do not prefix such as Shri/Dr etc
Mother's Name Do not prefix such as Shri/Dr etc
Date of Birth Select date, month and year from the dedicated drop-down list Enter the date of birth as present in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate
Aadhaar Number Enter unique Aadhaar card number
Gender, Nationality, Category Choose your Gender, Nationality, and Category from the drop-down list
Choose an applicable option from the drop-down list:
Whether Ex-Serviceman
Whether Physically Handicapped
Whether Fee Exemption Claimed
Claiming Age relaxation
Whether belonging to Minority
Postal Details: Complete Postal Address including District/City, State/UT, PIN code, Mobile and E-Mail No need to mention the name again before entering the correct postal address along with PIN code
SSC Post Preferences: 30 different posts are available and the code corresponding to each post must be entered in the 30 boxes provided.
Educational Details: Select the qualification degree, subject, and year of passing from the drop-down list. The percentage obtained in the qualifying degree examination must be entered.
Work Experience Details: Enter Name of Occupation, Description, and Nature of Work along with selecting the starting date to the end date from the drop-down list

Important Note:

  • If candidates are applying for the post of Statistical Investigator, they must select ‘Yes’ when asked for the same under the SSC Post Preferences and select the applicable option (Yes/No) when asked if they possess the qualification for the post of Statistical Investigator.
  • Similarly, candidates applying for the post of AAO must also select ‘Yes’ when asked for the same and select the applicable option (Yes/No) when asked if they possess the qualification for AAO.
  • Candidates can have any degree to apply for the post of AAO.

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Steps to Retrieve the Password of SSC CGL Application Form 2021

  1. Open the login window of the application form.
  2. Now click the ‘Forgot Password’ option, available on the login window
  3. Next, a window will appear, containing the details like ‘Permanent State” and ‘Email ID or Mobile Number’
  4. The aspirants should fill the details and then they will get a SMS to the mobile number and email id they provided. 

SSC CGL 2021 Application Form Correction

Candidates have to be extremely careful as there is no option for editing the filled details after the Final Submission of the SSC CGL Application. However, if an error occurs at the time of filling of details in the registration part, candidates can start the entire procedure of Registration I again. SSC accepts the application which is last filled by the candidates.

Candidates must also make sure to note down the Registration Number (which is also sent to the Registered Email Id) after the completion of Registration Part I since this cannot be retrieved if lost.

Steps to Check the Status of SSC CGL Application Form 

Once the aspirants submit their SSC CGL Application Form and if the Commission accepts the forms, the candidates can check their application status. To check their application status, the candidates should go to the official website and click the view application status and then need to provide the below-mentioned details:

  1. Registration number of the candidates
  2. Birthdate
  3. Gender of the aspirants
  4. Captcha. 

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What After Filling the SSC CGL Application Form?

The aspirants will be capable to download the admit card if they fill their SSC CGL Application Form successfully. For each stage of the exam, the authorities will issue SSC CGL Admit Card 2021. The candidates find the important details like name, roll number, exam date, exam time and exam center, center code on the admit card. Do not forget to keep a printed copy of the SSC CGL Admit Card 2021 after downloading it. 

SSC CGL 2021 Registration FAQs

Question: Can the SSG CGL 2021 application be done in offline mode?

Answer: No. SSC CGL 2021 application procedure is entirely online.

Question: What is the age criterion for applying?

Answer: Candidates must be between 18-32 years (as on January 1, 2021).

Question: What is the minimum qualification required for applying?

Answer: Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized institution/University. Candidates can have a degree from any stream.

Question: What are the modes of payment of Application Fee?

Answer: Application fee of Rs. 100/- can be paid in the online mode or offline mode.

Online mode includes Credit/Debit Card, Net Banking, BHIM UPI.

Offline Mode involves challan payment in any branch of SBI.

Question: What are the steps involved in applying for the SSC CGL 2021?

Answer: There are two steps, namely Registration Part I and Registration Part II.

Registration Part I consists of filling up of all the Personal, educational details, etc. and Post Preferences.

Registration Part II consists of Uploading of Photograph and Signature.

Question: Is there any way to correct mistakes in the application form after the Final Submission?

Answer: There is no way to correct the mistakes or modify the application after the Final Submission. The entire procedure of registration has to be started again.

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


jyothsna k
Iam an MBA graduate in Finance.I need to apply SSC CGL Exam.But confused in filling the qualifying examination details and status,university,percentage,etc regarding the same.Whether I have to mention MBA or Bcom graduation degree details?
abdul nazir

Hi Jyothsna, The basic required academic qualification is a Bachelor’s degree with 60% marks, however you can mention the details of your PG course in the application form. Also the maximum age limit is 32 years with relaxation for reserved category. For certain post maximum age limit is 27 years. To know more details visit SSC CGL eligibility.

How download ssc application

HI Ponmain

You can check the whole application process on how you can apply for the exam on our website of SSC CGL Application. Check out the eligibilty criteria of the exam.

tanishka shah
how to download ssc cgl application form?
tanishka shah
how to download ssc cgl application form?
how to check ssc cgl application status?
kavita rani

Hi Vipasha.Refer the official website to check the registration number. Once you get the provision to check the SSC CGL Application status, candidates are suggested to enter their SSC CGL Registration Number, Date of Birth or Candidate's Name and Date of birth to check the SSC CGL application form status. Other details are mentioned here.

ghanshyam jha
Where is next exam
manickavachakam u
I habe completed my 12th grade with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and additionally Computer Science as a stream does it will comes under the science stream as asked in application form Which one I have to choose YES or NO


Yes, PCM with Computer Science is counted under the science steam. For more details, visit- SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria.

abhik das
i am a 'SC' participent.i filled the application for ssc chsl.the payment is showing- Fee Exempted. what does that mean? should i have to pay or skip it away? plz rply ,thnk u !

HI Abhik

Fee Exempted means you have paid your fee and now you can exit the portal. You will get a message about your fee being paid by email or sms. All you details will be availabe on your application form you can print out the application.

koyena biswas
What is best strategy for SSC CGLE 2021 for English part?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. You are advised to practice minimum 2 comprehension passages each day as it will help you get familiarity related to synonyms, and antonyms. Refer other useful tips here.

surabhi s
What is the posting scenario after selection in the final merit list of the SSC CGL?
kavita rani

Hi Surabhi. Once you find your name appear in the final merit list along with the post name and post code, SSC will forward your details to the concerned department who will look after the posting process. Post Police verification and medical verification will be done, if all goes well, you are set to start your professional career.

How to prepare for ssc exam ? Which kind of syllabus it contains,Is ssc is worth for life Time,what kind of jobs aplicable ?

Hi Pavithrasuresh

You can visit on our official website of SSC CGL Exam Syllabus and Pattern to get the whole syllabus and the exam pattern. You can check out all the details on how you can apply for the exam and how you can prepare for the exam.

sheetal chib
To get a CSS job by the SSC CGL, what are the extra steps I have to take or prepare or give any extra exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. You must develop a regular habit of practicing last year paper and do more mock tests every day to improve your speed and accuracy. Other important preparation tips are mentioned here.

fauzia shahid
Is it possible to crack the SSC CGL , bank PO or equivalent exams being an average student with low graduation marks?
kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. Yes, in case you study harder you can get a good score in SSC CGL and bank PO exams. There is no minimum marks eligibility criteria required, all you need is to have a graduation degree to apply to these exams.

arushi thankur
If I cleared the SSC CGL tier 1, 2, 3, and 4, can I get an ASO job in MEA?
kavita rani

Hi Arushi. Clearing all tiers is not sufficient to get MEA, you need to clear the all tiers cut off as well. You need ro get a decent score to get your dream job.

yash raj singh
Has anyone got rejected during document verification process of SSC CGL?
kavita rani

Hi Yash. Yes, in case someone is not able to produce enough documents, it might result in the cancellation. Some documents that are required at the time of document verification include Educational qualification certificate, PwD certificate, Provisional certificate, etc. Get more details here.

lakshay kakkar
Which should one prepare for these days: the SSC or for the Bank PO?
kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. In case you meet the minimum eligibility criteria of both the exams, I would suggest you to prepare for Both SSC and Bank exams together. Also, watch news channels and good debates to keep yourself informed.

Is the SSC CGL tier 4 necessary for all applicants?
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all posts. Paper-IV is for those candidates who are shortlisted in paper 1. Paper-IV is for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

I am a final year engineering student (IT). Is it better to work in the corporate sector or go for government jobs like civil services, SSC or bank PO?
kavita rani

Hi Riyaz. You have wider options apart from SSC or banking jobs including Indian Engineering Service, Civil Services, State Engineering Service, SSC-Junior Engineer, Engineering post in State Transport Corporations, among others.

I am a final year engineering student (IT). Is it better to work in the corporate sector or go for government jobs like civil services, SSC or bank PO?

Hi Riyaz

What do you want to do is the main question? You can apply for both government job or a private corporation company which ever company hires you. BUt again you need to decide what you wan to do whether you want to get in a good company or want to work in a government job with limited salary. There are many company who will hire you if you pass out from a good college with good marks.

mohammed najamuddin
What can be a good strategy for the SSC CGL 2021 for working aspirants with 4 hours per day study schedule?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. Do more practice papers and last year's question papers to ace up your preparation. Also, practice GI and Reasoning questions daily and do practice of topics like puzzles, figure-based questions, analogy, coding-decoding, series, etc. Other preparation tips are mentioned here.