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SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination, Last Date Extended.


SSC CGL 2017 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 expected number of vacancies may be more than 10,689, given a slew of hiring in the Income Tax Department. SSC CGL 2017 Exam Dates The schedule for the SSC CGL 2017 exam is as follows. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL Exam 2017 and make sure to complete the process in time.

Application starts form15th May 2017
Last date for registration19th June 2017 (UPDATE)
SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam1st Aug to 20th Aug 2017
SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam10th-11th November 2017
SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam21st January 2018
Skill Test/Computer Skill TestFebruary 2018

SSC CGL 2017 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 2017 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 – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIIDescriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
Tier – IVSkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever 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 2017 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:

• SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be conducted in online mode. Introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode. • Reduction in time limit for examination of Tier -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes. • Tier II will remain same. • No Sectional Cut off.

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus

Since the SSC CGL is comprised of 4 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL 2017, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The time duration of Tier-1 will be 60 minutes. The subject-wise details are given below:

SectionSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
1General Intelligence and Reasoning255060 minutes
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550

Important Points:

• There is negative marking in SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 2 exam of SSC CGL 2017, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

PaperSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
1Quantitative Abilities1002002 Hours
2English Language and Comprehension2002002 Hours
3Statistics1002002 Hours
4General Studies (Finance & Economics)1002002 Hours

Important Points:

• Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts • Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler” • Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer” • There is negative marking in SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2 exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2. • Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 of graduation level. • The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Keyboard. • The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

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

Important Points:

• The exam is of 60 minutes’ duration and carries 100 marks. • The questions are based on 10+2 level. • The exam is qualifying in nature. • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Syllabus

The Tier 4 of SSC CGL Exam 2017 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts.

1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): This skill test is of qualifying nature for all the posts, other than Compiler, and is used to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given printed matter in English which they must accurately type on a computer with a minimum of 2000 (two thousand) key depressions in a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.

2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):The Commission will hold CPT, comprising three modules – Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will be of a qualifying nature.

SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria

There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2017. 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 2017, which are tabulated below:

Required Age LimitSSC CGL Post Name
20-30 yearsAssistant Section Officer Sub-Inspector (Group “B”)
21-27 yearsIntelligence Bureau Assistant Post
20-30 yearsInspector of Income Tax Inspector of Central Excise Inspector (Preventive officer) Upper Division Clerk Inspector (CBN) Compiler Assistant Enforcement Officer Inspector (Examiner) Junior Accountant Sub-Inspector (CBN) Inspector of Posts Divisional Accountants Auditors Tax Assistants Auditor
Not exceeding 30 yearsAssistant Audit Officer Assistant Enforcement Officer7
Up to 32 yearsStatistical Investigator Gr. II
18-25 yearsSub-Inspector (Group “C”)

The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories 3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2017 and is listed below:

SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit OfficerBachelor’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 PostBachelor’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 PostsBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other PostsBachelor’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 2017 Online Application

The online application for SSC CGL 2017 exam will begin after the release of the official notification. The last date to apply online is 16th June, 2017

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SSC CGL 2017 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 paid 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 2017 Admit Card

Every candidate who registers for SSC CGL Exam 2017 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). More information and the download link for the admit card will be displayed post the release of the official notification for SSC CGL 2017. Candidates are advised to keep checking this page for updates.

SSC CGL Results 2017

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. Candidates can check the result from the direct link to official SSC CGL website as and when the results are announced.

SSC CGL Cut Off:

Have a look at the cut-off for SSC CGL exams over the previous years:

SSC CGL 2016 TIER- 1 Cut-Off:

Cut off Marks137.5125.511410397682092
Candidates Available464225619224227113522742141120084965149319

SSC CGL 2015 TIER- 1 Cut-Off:

Cut off Marks102.2589.580.2574.2569502067.75
Candidates Available410845813723624110872859141220214648144871