SSC CGL 2018
Due to SSC scam around mass cheating and paper leak allegation, the exam dates for SSC CGL 2018 got postponed and the new dates haven’t been released yet. No official notice for SSC CGL New Exam Dates has been rolled out by SSC. Earlier SSC CGL Tier I Exam was scheduled from July 25 to August 20, 2018. Now, all the registered candidates are eagerly waiting for the new exam schedule which is scheduled as below
Examination for Selection Posts Phase-VI/ 2018
(i) Matriculation Level 16.01.2019 to 18.01.2019
(ii) Higher Secondary Level 17.01.2019 & 18.01.2019
(iii) Graduation Level 17.01.2019 & 18.01.2019
SSC CGL 2018 Exam Dates Postponed
SSC has published the revised schedule of all the exams to be conducted by SSC during 2018-2019. According to the latest exam calendar of SSC, the Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2018 Tier-I (CBE) has been postponed and new exam date for the same will be released after the Supreme Court hearing on #SSC CGL 2017 exam.
The schedule for the SSC CGL 2018 exam is as follows. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL Exam 2018 and make sure to complete the process in time.
Supreme Court’s Next Hearing
Amid the uncertainty prevailing around the conduct of SSC CGL 2018 exam and cancellation of last year’s exam, there have been various discussions and rulings that can help aspirants to know about the current situation and probable result in terms of the conduct of upcoming exam and the result of the previously held papers. The sources revealed that the Supreme Court favors scrapping of #SSC exam for 2017 in which question papers were leaked for online mains exam conducted in February this year, says that it is not possible to catch all the culprits who got benefited from the leak of paper.
The Supreme Court hearing on #SSC CGL 2017 exam was scheduled on 13th December but due to the session of winter vacations until 31st December 2018, next hearing is likely to take place in the first or second week of January 2019.
SSC CGL 2018 Exam Summary
Exam Name: SSC CGL 2018 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)
Conducting Body :Staff Selection Commission
Official Website: ssc.nic.in
Exam Type: National Level Exam
Mode of Application: Online
Mode of Exam :Online
Eligibility: Indian citizenship & bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
Duration Tier 1 – 60 minutes
Tier 2 – 120 minutes
Tier 3 – 60 minutes
Tier 4 – 45 minutes
Section Tier 1 – 4 Sections
Tier 2 – 4 Papers
About SSC CGL
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.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:
• Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.
• Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.
• Inspectors of Income Tax.
• Preventive Officers in Customs.
• Examiner in Customs.
• Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.
• Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
• Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.
• Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.
• Accountant/ Junior Accountant
• Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
• Compiler in Registrar General of India.
SSC CGL Notification 2018
The recruitment notification for SSC CGL 2018 has been released by SSC on 5th May by Staff Selection Committee of India. Tier-I exam of SSC CGL 2018 has been postponed. The SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I new exam dates now declared.
Click Here to Download SSC CGL 2018 Notification [Official]
SSC CGL 2018 Online Application
The online application for SSC CGL 2018 exam has started from 5th May 2018. The last date to apply online for SSC CGL 2018 Exam was 4th June 2018.
SSC CGL Vacancy
The Central Government has announced that they will hire as many as 2.2 Lakh people from March, 2015. Out of these a maximum of 70,000 vacancies, will be created in Income Tax, Excise and Customs Department. Approximately 14 lac candidates appear for the SSC CGL exam every year. The SSC CGL Exam 2016 had an initial count of 4500 to 5000 vacancies. However, the number of vacancies was increased to 9000 later. For 2017 CGL Exam, the number of vacancies as declared by Staff Service Commission of India is 8089. The total number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2018 will be updated soon here.
SSC CGL 2018 Recruitment
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices. The exam is held in 4 stages called Tiers. While the first two are online the latter two are offline exams. The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CGL. Candidates must qualify each stage of the SSC CGL exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected.
SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) every year in four levels for various posts. Exam Pattern – The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
Tier Type Mode
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 changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:
SSC CGL Syllabus 2018
The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2018 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Classification Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings
Word Formation Sports Percentage Phrases and Idioms
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportion One word Substitution
Important Schemes Problem on Ages Sentence Correction
SSC CGL 2018 Exam Preparation
SSC CGL exam preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.
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SSC CGL 2018 Eligibility Criteria
There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2018. The 4 parameters are given below:
1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India
2. Age Limit: There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2018, which are tabulated below:
Age group Name of post Department / Ministries Class Fiction Grade pay
18-27 years Auditor Officer under C&AG Group “C” 2800
Auditor Officer Under CGDA Group “C” 2800
Auditor Other Ministries/Dept. Group “C” 2800
Accountant Officer under C&AG Group “C” 2800
Accountant / Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Dept. Group “C” 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 2400
Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C” 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “C” 2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC) Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates Group “C” 2400
18-30 years Inspector Posts Department of Post. Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600
20-27 years Tax Assistant CBEC Group “C” 2400
20-30 years Assistant Section officer Central Secretariat Service Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of Railway Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer AFHQ Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other Ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 4600
Not Exceeding 30 years Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4200
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations. Group “B” 4600
Assistant / Superintendent Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations Group “B” 4200
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 4600
Divisional Accountant Officer under CAG Group “B” 4200
Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group “B” 4200
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation Group “B” 4200
2. Age Limit:The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories.
S.No Category Age Relaxation
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
3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2018 and is listed below:
SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
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
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
4. Physical Fitness Requirements: Apart from the above, 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 2018 Application Fee
• The required application fee is Rs. 100/-
• Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates
• Applications fee should be pay only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online
• To pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration
• Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to part-2 registration after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration
SSC CGL Exam Centre
The list of exam centres for SSC CGL Exam 2018 has been released by SSC with the official notification of SSC CGL 2018.
SSC CGL FAQs
Q. What are the posts available under SSC CGL recruitment for freshers?
Following posts can be applied by freshers who will be appearing for the exam:
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Accounts Officer
Assistant Section Officer
Inspector Of Income Tax
Inspector (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Asst. Enforcement Officer
Junior Statistical Officer
Accountant/ Junior Accountant
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)
Q. How many vacancies are released for SSC CGL 2018?
The number of vacancies will be determined at the time of Document Verification i.e. about one month before the declaration of the final results.
Q. Will the exam be conducted online or offline?
Written Exam for SSC CGL will be conducted in online mode. Only Tier-III, descriptive paper will be conducted offline – pen and paper mode.
Q. What is the age criteria to apply for SSC CGL?
Minimum Age to apply for SSC CGL written exam is 18 years and maximum age limit is 32 years.
Q. Are students in final year of graduation also eligible for SSC CGL?
No. One cannot apply for the SSC CGL Exam if he/she hasn’t cleared the final year exam . For all the posts offered through SSC CGL exam, it is mandatory to be a graduate.
Q. May I know for which posts interviews are conducted as a part of selection procedure?
There are no interviews for any of the posts under SSC CGL Recruitment.. The para 9.2 of the official notification for SSC CGL Recruitment 2018 clearly states that – “9.2 Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.”
Q. Is negative marking applicable in SSC CGL?
There will be negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there is negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II – English Language & Comprehensionand 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.
SSC CGL Admit Card
Every candidate who registers for SSC CGL Exam 2018 within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of CGL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for Tier 1 exam).
SSC CGL Results
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the results in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one.
SSC CGL Cut Off
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the cut-off in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one.
SSC CGL Answer Key
The official answer key to the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam is released by Staff Selection Commission within 10 to 15 days of the successful completion of Tier-1 exam. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate their approximate marks and expected ranks in SSC CGL Tier-1 exam.