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Frequently Asked Questios – SSC CGL Exam



To answer list of frequently asked questions by our students, knowYourTutor has compiled a list of FAQ as a ready reference for prospective students preparing or considering to appear for SSC CGL exam. At the end of the article you may also check out list of good coaching institutes providing SSC CGL coaching in your city. Hope you find it interesting and helpful.

What is SSC CGL?

SSC is the short form for Staff Selection Commission which conducts the CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Examination for recruitment to Group B and Group C posts in different government departments and offices in the country. It is mainly Government Organization having its head office in Delhi with other regional offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Allahabad, Guwahati, Bangalore, Chennai and two Sub-Regional Offices at Chandigarh and Raipur.

What is the Educational Qualification for SSC CGL Examination?

As per the Official SSC CGL notification, candidates need to be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government on or before 01.08.2017.

Is SSC CGL conducting examination online or offline?

SSC CGL has started conducting its examination online for all recruitment exams from 2016.

What is the list of exams that SSC CGL conducts?

SSC CGL conducts open recruitment examinations for 10th, 10+2 and graduate level candidates for the post of LDC, UDC, MTS, DEO, SI in CPO – Central Forces & in Delhi Police, Compiler, Auditors, Accountant, Tax Assistant, Income Tax Officer, Statistical Investigator, Jr. Engineer etc in which any eligible candidates can appear. Other departmental examinations are also conducted by SSC for promotions purpose of the appointed staffs.

What is the SSC CGL selection process?

SSC CGL conducts two or three stages written examination (known as SSC tier I, tier II & tier 3 exams) & skill test. Recently, Indian govt. has decided to exclude the interview.

What is the age limit for SSC Exam?

For different post, the age limit is different in SSC. Check out the recruitment as per official SSC CGL 2017 Notification.

PostDepartmentAge Limit
Assistant Section OfficerCSS7th June 201720-30 years
AssistantIntelligence Bureau21-27 years
Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueUp to 30 years
Statistical InvestigatorM/o of Statistics & Prog. ImplementationUp to 32 years
Sub InspectorNIAUp to 30 years
Sub InspectorNarcotics18-25 years
Tax AssistantCBEC20-27 years
All other postsOther departments18-25 years

What are the subjects of SSC exams?

Assistant Enforcement OfficeSSC CGL
(Assistant Section Officer, Assistant in CVC, IB, MR, MEA, AFHQ, Inspector of Income Tax, SI in CBI, NIA, Divisional Accountant, Statistical Investigator & Other Posts)
General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & Comprehension, Statistics & General Studies (Finance and Economics)
Delhi Police, SI in CPOGeneral Knowledge and General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English Comprehension
SSC CHSL (LDCs, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and DEO)General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude & English Comprehension
SSC Stenographer (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’)General Intelligence, General Awareness, English Language

What are the pay scales of SSC for different Post?

Pay scales of different categorized posts are given below.

Post CategoryPay Scale
SSC CGL (UDC, SI in CPO, Delhi Police & other posts)Posts for which Interview cum personality test is prescribed
Pay Band II Rs.9300-34800
Posts for which Interview cum personality test is not prescribed
Pay Band I Rs. 5200-20200
Delhi Police, SI in CPOSSC CHSL (LDCs, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and DEO)The pay scale for LDCs, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and DEO is 5200-20200 (Grade Pay 1900 & 2400).
SSC CHSL (LDCs, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and DEO)General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude & English ComprehensionSSC Stenographer (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’)

Which category of candidates is excused from examination fees for exams?

Ex-servicemen, SC/ST and physically handicapped candidates are excused from payment of fees.

Can a candidate apply for more than one post?

Yes, candidates can apply for more than one post. They only have to ensure that they complete the eligibility criteria for all the posts they apply to.

What to do when admission certificate for the exam is not received?

If any candidate does not receive the admission certificate in time, he/she should access the Notice Board of the official website for information about the issue of duplicate admission certificate.

How much it takes to nominate candidates after the announcement of the final results of exam?

It usually takes about 30-40 days to process the files of successful candidates. Subsequently, the candidates are nominated to the relevant departments to which they have been allocated. The concerned department issues the appointment offer to the candidates in a few months, after carrying out the due formalities. Candidates can hunt down the address of the department to which they have been nominated for the notice board of SSC official website.

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