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Exam pattern of SSCCGL–  Tier,1,2,3 and 4

  1. Tier – 1will take place in multiple slots via computer mode, with objective type questions.
  2. Tier – 2will comprise of two papers – Quantitative Aptitude and English of about 200 marks
  3. Tier – 3is a descriptive type exam that is designed to test the written skills of candidates in the Hindi/English language.
  4. Tier – 4 is conducted exclusively for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

Eligibility for SSC 2020-


  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60 % Marks in Mathematics at 12 standard Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects.

Age Limit

SSC has increased the age limit for SSC CGL Recruitment, though the age varies from post to post. The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 27 years and the maximum is 32 years

The table below gives Post Wise Age Limit:


Age Limit



20 – 30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Intelligence Bureau

Not exceeding 30 Years

Assistant Section Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Not exceeding 30 Years

Assistant Enforcement Officer

M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation

Up to 32 years

Junior Statistical Officer


Up to 30 years

Sub Inspector


20-30 years

Sub Inspector


18-25 years

Sub Inspector


20-27 years

Tax Assistant

Other departments

18-27 years

All other posts

Important dates

Exam got postponed


The SSC CGLis one of the most sought after Staff Selection Commission exams conducted annually to recruit candidates for various Group B and Group C posts. The recruitment is done in various departments, ministries, and organizations of the Central Government

Syllabus for the examTier I SSC

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2019 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude And English Language.


Mains Exam will be conducted online and is an objective multiple-choice exam.

The major sections in Mains Exam are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics)


  • Tier – III of SSC CGL exam is a descriptive exam to test the writing skills of the candidates in English/Hindi.
  • The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, precision writing, 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”.

Tier IV Syllabus

Tier – IV examination comprises of a 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 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate.

The candidatures are given an article in English which they have to type on the designated computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes

  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Generations of slides are 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).

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