SSC CGL 2018

Preliminary Examination Dates : 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018

Mains Examination Date : 18th November 2018


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SSC CGL Exam 2018

Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. It conducts Combined Graduate Level - SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities and services in every aspect of our lives. Govt is focusing on the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.

SSC CGL Exam Notification

CGL exam is conduct by Staff Selection Commission every year to recruits staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices. Subject to administrative / public exigencies, final selection through the Combined Graduate Level Examination to specific categories of posts would be subject to receipt of intimation of confirmed number of vacancies from the concerned Indenting Ministries/ Department/Office/Cadres before declaration of results. The SSC CGL 2018 official notification will be published on April 21st, 2018 by the governing body. Keep yourself updated through this page for more information. The SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I examination was scheduled from 25th July to 20th August 2018.

The Staff Selection Commission is expected to release more than 8000 vacancies by SSC CGL Recruitment 2018 for applicants to recruit them to the position of Inspector, Assistant, Sub Inspector, Tax Assistant, Auditor, and more other. Must read the below given details to know more information about SSC CGL 2018 Examination and vacancies

SSC CGL Vacancy Details

SSC CGL is considered to be one of the biggest examination to be conducted for graduate students. 2017 CGL Exam, the number of vacancies as declared by Staff Service Commission of India is 8089.

We know how much people keep an eye on latest government jobs, especially at the graduate level. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. While a government job helps to build a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities.

SSC CGL Exam Date

The important dates related to SSC CGL Exam 2018 are as follows

ActivityDates
Application starts form 21st April 2018
Last date for registration 25th May 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam 25.07.2018 to 20.08.2018 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-I Result -
SSC CGL Tier-II (CBE) 27.11.2018 to 30.11.2018 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-III (Des) Exam To be notified later (Descriptive)
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam -

SSC CGL Exam Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification

The Educational Qualification Varies According to the different post.The following are the post for SSC CGL 2017:

Name of PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University OR Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade – II Post Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th OR Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler Posts Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

Nationality/Citizenship-

A candidate must be either:

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Physical Fitness Requirements-

There are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

SSC CGL Age Limit

Candidates who want to apply for SSC CGL 2018 exam minimum age should be 18 years and candidate’s age must be under the decided age criteria according to the SSC CGL Posts.

Age Relaxation:

S.No.CategoryAge Relaxtion
1 OBC 3 years
2 ST/SC 5 years
3 PH + Gen 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years

Scheme of the Examination for CGL

The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) is conducted every year in four tiers for various posts. The four tiers are indicated below:

TierTypeMode
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Before beginning the SSC CGL preparation, it is important to make note of exam pattern and syllabus. SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

This is CBE (computer based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL 2018, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

SectionSubjectNo of QuestionsTotal MarksExam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
  Total100200  

Notes-

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

This is CBE (computer based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 2 exam of SSC CGL 2018, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

SectionSubjectNo of QuestionsTotal MarksExam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 hours

Note:

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern

This is a (DES) descriptive exam and is conducted offline. Candidates need to write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis. This is to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Focus on the Intro. and conclusion of the Essay. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points:

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern

The Tier 4 of SSC CGL Exam 2018 comprises DEST/CPT. These are required for certain government posts.

1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test):

For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax). Any Candidate who takes CPT does not require to appear for DEST as the part 1 of CPT (Typing) will be considered for DEST evaluation.

Requirement:8000 key depression per hour, that is 2000 key depression per 15 minutes.

Relaxation:VH Candidates will be allowed 20 minutes.

2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):

The Commission will provide the Computer for the test. The Skill test in Computer Proficiency is a qualifying test only. It will consist of three Modules in the following manner:

  1. Word Processing Test: 2000 Key Depressions
  2. Test in spread Sheets on Microsoft Excel: 15 Minutes
  3. Test in PowerPoint (Microsoft Power Point): 15 Minutes

After the test of Module-I is over, the candidate will have to write in his/her own handwriting one paragraph of about 50-60 words from the Data Entry passage given to him/her on a separate sheet, then only the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module-II.

The candidate has to prepare spreadsheet as per the given exercise in 15 minutes and then save it with the filename as prescribed in the exercise sheet. Printout of the saved files should be taken thereafter.

After the test of Module II is over, the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module III (PowerPoint) which has to be completed in 15 minutes. The candidate has to prepare presentation slides as per the exercise given and then save it as instructed above as well as print the same.

SSC CGL Syllabus

The SSC CGL 2017 Tier I, II, III & IV Syllabus based on latest pattern.

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2017 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

General Intelligence and Reasoning
Classification Analogy Coding-Decoding
Puzzle Matrix Word Formation
Venn Diagram Direction and Distance Blood Relations
Series Verbal reasoning Non-Verbal Reasoning
General Awareness
Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Science Current Affairs
Sports Books and Authors Important Schemes
Portfolios People in News  
Quantitative Aptitude
Simplification Interest Averages
Percentage Ratio and Proportion Problem on Ages
Speed, Distance and Time Number System Mensuration
Data Interpretation Time and Work Algebra
Trigonometry Geometry  
English Comprehension
Reading Comprehension Fill in the Blanks Spellings
Phrases and Idioms One word Substitution Sentence Correction
Error Spotting    

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus

The Mains Exam will be conducted online and is an objective multiple choice exam. The major sections asked in Mains Exam are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics). Let’s have a look at the SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 Mains Examination.

Quantitative Aptitude
Simplification Interest Averages
Percentage Ratio and Proportion Speed, Distance and Time
Number System Mensuration Data Interpretation
Time and Work Algebra Algebra
Trigonometry Geometry Data Sufficiency
English Language
Reading Comprehension Spelling Fill in the Blanks
Phrases and Idioms One Word Substitution Sentence Correction
Error Spotting Cloze Test Para Jumbles
Synonyms-Antonyms    
Statistics
Collection and Representation of Data Measure of Dispersion Random Variables
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Correlation and Regression Measure of Central Tendency
Random Variables Sampling Theory Analysis and Variance
Time Series Analysis Index Number  
General Awareness
  Finance and Accounting  
Fundamental Principles Financial Accounting Error Spotting and Correction
Basic Concepts of Accounting Self-Balancing Ledger  
  Economics and Governance  
Comptroller and Auditor General of India Finance Commission Theory of Demand and Supply

SSC CGL Tier III Syllabus

Tier-III of SSC CGL 2017 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, application, letter 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 Tier IV Syllabus

Tier-IV examination comprises of 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 2017 exam 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).

Tier-I and Tier-II exam is compulsory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL 2017 Notification of while Tier-III is specifically for candidates applying for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II and Compiler. Similarly, Tier-IV exam is taken by candidates applying specifically for TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector.

Penalty for wrong answers

Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to deduction of 0.5 marks in Tier – I, III and IV while that of 0.25 marks in Tier-II.

Mode of Selection

SSC CGL Selection Process 2018 includes 4 tiers steps, which are maintained below:-

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