About SSC CGL 2020

Established in 1975, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Exam every year to enroll staff for different posts in services, departments and organizations of the Government of India. The different posts for which the CGLE is conducted, fall under the Group 'B' and Group 'C'.

Around 2 - 3 million enrollments per year, SSC CGL is one of the greatest and the most sought after tests in India. SSC CGL is probably the most ideal way to find a central government job and make a fulfilling career in public service. The jobs opportunities offered can be comprehensively arranged into two categories:

Desk Jobs: Appointed as Upper Division Clerks, Assistants, Auditors, Tax-Assistants, and so on.

Field Jobs: Appointed as Inspectors (preventive officials, analysts, excise and income tax), CBI and narcotics officials, and so forth


Exam Pattern
SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern

In recent times, following government directions, SSC has discarded the interview round. Now the examination is conducted in following 4 levels


SSC CGL Tier-1 2020 Prelims Exam


It is a computerized based (online) exam for an aggregate of 200 marks. The absolute time for the level I test is 1 hour. Negative marking (- 0.5) is granted for each wrong answer. There is no penalty for unattempted questions.

Section No of Questions Max Marks Duration
Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200


SSC CGL Tier 2 2020 Exam


Paper Section No of Question Max Marks Time
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 120 minutes for each paper
2 English Language Comprehension 200 200
3 Statistics (with paper 1 and 2) 100 200
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) (with paper 1 & 2) 100 200
Total 500 800

In Tier-II, there is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II (English Language and Comprehension) and 0.50 for each off-base answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV.

Papers I and II are mandatory for everyone who passes the Tier-I exams. Papers III and IV are just for the candidates who have applied for special posts. This is treated as a qualifying exam in particular.


SSC CGL Tier 3 2020 Exam

In addition to the above, the Commission has likewise drafted a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The exam has to be done in pen-paper mode and applicants would be required to write articles/applications/letters etc.

The total marks are 100 and the absolute time designated to this segment is 60 minutes.


SSC CGL Tier 4 2020 Exam

The SSC CGL test is directed for different sorts of profiles, therefore, at this level post or job-specific tests are done. It could be a combination of the following:-

  1. Computer Proficiency Test
  2. Skill Test (if applicable)
  3. Document Verification



The SSC CGL 2019 official notice has been released on 22 October 2019. The enrollment procedure has started and will close after 25 Nov 2019. The interested candidates are required to fill in the application forms on the official site of the SSC. The Tier 1 test will be conducted in March 2020

Selection Commission : ssc.nic.in.

The test comprises of 4 levels mainly Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3, and Tier-4. Previously, candidates were also supposed to go through interview rounds after passing these levels. But a recent government order has quashed this interview round for the post of non-gazetted officers. Computer Proficiency test or skill will be held for some specific posts.


Important Dates

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Stages Dates
Online Registrations Begins 22 Oct 2019
Online Registrations Ends 25 Nov 2019
SSC CGL Tier-I Examination Date 02 to 11 Mar 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II & Tier-III Examination Date 22 to 25 Jun 2020
Tier-III (Descriptive) To be notified later
 Tier-IV (Skill test) To be notified later


Eligibility Criteria

The qualification criteria for the SSC CGL test (according to the latest notification) is given below:


Age Criteria

Minimum: 18 years

Maximum: 32 years

(The Minimum and Maximum Age limit given above is the general limit. The real Upper and lower age breaking point would change for various posts, which have been given in the beneath table)


Statistical Investigator (Grade II) 32 Years(Max.)
Assistant in CSS 20–30 Years
Assistant Enforcement Officer/SI in CBI/SI in NIA 30 Years
SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics

20–30 Years
All Other Posts 18 – 27 Years
  1. For All Posts – Bachelor's Degree from a perceived University.
  1. Compiler – You ought to have finished your graduation in Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as a mandatory or Elective subject.


  1. Statistical Investigator Grade-II – You ought to have a Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized University with at any rate 60% marks in Mathematics at twelfth standard exams
  1. Or on the other hand Four-year certification in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.



The Actual number of SSC CGL 2019-20 opportunities have not been released by the staff choice commission yet. SSC, for the most part, declares the real post-wise job vacancies numbers once the examination procedure has begun.

Application Process

Essentials for Applying Online

Before applying, applicants should,

Scan their photo and signature guaranteeing that both the photo (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.

Signatures in CAPITAL LETTERS won't be acknowledged.

keep the essential docs/archives prepared to make Online Payment of the requisite application expense/suggestion charges.


Application Fees/Intimation Charges

The application charge for the SSC CGL test 2019 is Rs. 100 for male of General/ OBC category. All women applicants and applicants having a place with Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen qualified for reservation are exempted from paying application charges.

Steps to Apply for SSC CGL Exam Online
  1. Online submissions of the application must be done on the official site: www.ssc.nic.in. Instructions are available on the site.


  1. When the application structure is appropriately filled, a page will be produced that shows the Registration number. Either print out from that page or record it someplace for future reference.


  1. All details must be filled cautiously as any requests to change/adjust information are not heard at all.


  1. The fees can be paid online or through cash(challan).


Admit Card

The SSC CGL 2019 Admit Card for Tier 1 Exam would be released Region-wise. The Download links would be published by SSC two or three weeks before the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is held. A similar procedure would be followed for the arrival of SSC CGL 2019 Tier 2 Admit Card.




The major sections which come in SSC CGL 2020 are English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Reasoning, and General Awareness. The detailed bifurcation is given below.


SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Syllabus


Reasoning English General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude
Odd one out Find the errors History Number System
Pair Information

Parts of Speech Geography Divisibility
Coded Equation Vocabulary Indian Polity LCM HCF
Syllogism Narration Indian Economy Square root and Squares
Coding-Decoding Articles Physics Cubes and Cube root
Direction Test One word substitution Chemistry Percentage
Blood Relation Idioms and Phrases Biology Profit & Loss
Sitting Arrangement Questions Tags Computers Discount
Ranking Arrangement Synonyms Current Affairs Simple Interest
Calendar Antonyms Miscellaneous Compound Interest
Clock Spellings Time and Work
Number Series Comprehension Passages & Cloze Passages Time and Distance
Dice Jumbled Sentences Data Interpretation
MIssing Number Algebra
Venn Diagram Geometry
Cubes and Cuboid Menstruation
2D and 3D figures
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 2 Syllabus


Paper 1 - Quantitative Aptitude

Similar to Tier 1 (see table above)

Paper 2- English Language and Comprehension

Similar to Tier 2 ( see table above)

Paper 3 - Statistics (Syllabus)

  1. Time Series Analysis
  2. Variance Analysis
  3. Variable and Probability Distributions
  4. Sampling Theory
  5. Statistical Inference
  6. Correlation and Regression
  7. Measures of Dispersion
  8. Measures of Central Tendency
  9. Collection, Presentation, and Classification of Data


Paper 4-General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Section A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):

Key standards and fundamental idea of Accounting:

1.1 Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic ideas and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

1.2 Basic ideas of bookkeeping: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, records, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit and misfortune Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction among Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-benefit associations Accounts, Receipts and Payments, and Income and Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks):

2.1 Comptroller and Auditor General of India-Constitutional arrangements, Role, and obligation.

2.2 Finance Commission-Role and capacities.

2.3 Basic Concept of Economics and prologue to Micro Economics: Definition, extension and nature of Economics, Methods of financial investigation and Central issues of an economy and Production conceivable outcomes bend.

2.4 Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of interest, Law of interest and Elasticity of interest, Price, pay and cross versatility; Theory of consumer‟s behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference bend approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

2.5 Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of creation, Laws of generation Law of variable extents and Laws of profits to scale.

2.6 Forms of Market and value assurance in various markets: Various types of business sectors Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly advertisement Price assurance in these business sectors.

2.7 Indian Economy:

2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of various sectors role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their issues and development.

2.7.2 National Income of India-Concepts of national pay, Different techniques for estimating national pay.

2.7.3 Population-Its size, the pace of development and its suggestion on monetary development.

2.7.4 Poverty and joblessness Absolute and relative neediness, types, causes and rate of joblessness.

2.7.5 Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

2.8 Economic Reforms in India: Economic changes since 1991; Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization and Disinvestment.

2.9 Money and Banking:

2.9.1 Monetary/Fiscal approach Role and elements of Reserve Bank of India; elements of business Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal shortages and Balance of installments.

2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance.

Note: Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.


SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus

Level III of the SSC CGL 2020 test is a descriptive exam to test the writing skills of the competitors in English/Hindi. The method of assessment is offline(Pen and Paper mode) and candidates are required to write articles, précis, application, letter and so on. The test carries 100 marks and the time allotted is an hour. The time allocated for students belonging to PWD categories is increased to 80 minutes. Level III paper is given by explicit applicants who are only interested in the post of "Statistical Investigator Grade-II" and "Compiler".


SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus

Level IV exams contain a couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts everywhere throughout the nation.

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2020 test is led to check the typing rate of the applicant. The competitors are given an article in English which they need to type on Computer. An applicant 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 significant for this test and the commission requests a candidate to be capable in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

Level I test is mandatory for all posts referenced in the SSC CGL 2020 Notification. Competitors should plan for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 test all the while. Be that as it may, the assessment of the Tier 3 Descriptive test will be done just if an applicant cleans the combined cut off for Tier 1 and Tier 2. Along these lines, competitors may show up for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 tests yet your Tier 3 answer sheets will be assessed just in the event that you pass the cut-off. Level IV test is taken by applicants applying explicitly for TA, CSS, MEA, and Inspector.


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