SSC CGL 2017 > Admit Card & Exam Dates

SSC CGL 2017 Recruitment process (Online Registration) is now over.  SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam will be conducted from 1st August 2017 to 20th August 2017. SSC CGL 2017 Tier-2 exam is due on 10th and 11th November 2017. SSC CGL 2017 Tier-III exam will be conducted on 21st January 2018.

SSC CGL Admit Card 2017:

SSC will release SSC CGL Admit Card 2017 for Tier-I exam 10-15 days prior to commencement of the exam. To download his/her Admit Card, a candidate is required to login to the official website of SSC through the link provided on this page. Candidate will need Registration Number/Roll Number and the Password/D.O.B while logging in. SSC will be releasing Admit Card separately for different regions.
Download SSC CGL 2017 Teir-I Admit Card (coming soon..)

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  Income Tax &Central Excise & Customs..
• 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 2017 Notification

The recruitment notification for SSC CGL 2017 has been finally released by Staff Selection Committee of India. Tier-I exam of SSC CGL 2017 will be conducted from 1st August 2017 to 20th August 2017. SSC CGL 2017 Tier-II exam is due on 10th and 11th November 2017. The official notification was released by Staff Selection Commission on 16th of May, 2017. According to the notification released, a total of 4733 vacancies is to be filled by SSC CGL 2017 exam. It’s never too late to start, therefore gear yourself up for extensive preparation for this exam. Candidates are required to visit this site regularly for further updates from Staff Selection Commission of India.
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.


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 number of vacancies as declared by Staff Service Commission of India is 4733, given a slew of hiring in Income Tax Department and the Excise Deparrtment of India.

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.
Activity Dates
Application starts form 15th May 2017
Last date for registration 19th June 2017
SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 1st Aug to 20th Aug 2017
SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam 10th-11th November 2017
SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam 21st January 2018
Skill Test/Computer Skill Test February 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 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 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 Tier 1 Exam Pattern: 
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:
Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200
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 Exam Pattern:
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:
Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 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 Key-board.
• The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern:
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 Pattern:
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(Assistant), MEA(Assistant), Inspector (Central Excise) [CBEC], Inspector (Preventive officer)[CBEC] & Inspector (Examiner)[CBEC]. CPT will be of a qualifying nature.

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus is comprised of 4 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.

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:


Age Limit Name of post Department / Ministries Grade pay
18-27 years Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 4600
Auditor Officer under C&AG 2800
20-30 years Assistant Section officer Central Secretariat Service 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of Railway 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of External Affairs 4600
Assistant Section officer AFHQ 4600
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 4600
Not Exceeding 30 years Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC 4600
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC 4600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC 4600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG 4800
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG 4800
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau 4600
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT 4600
Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue 4600
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) 4200
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer M/O statistics &Prog. Implementation 4200
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 Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’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 Post Bachelor’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 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 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 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 2017 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. 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:

Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
Cut off Marks 137.5 125.5 114 103 97 68 20 92 --
Candidates Available 46422 56192 24227 11352 2742 1411 2008 4965 149319

SSC CGL 2015 TIER- 1 Cut-Off:

Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
Cut off Marks 102.25 89.5 80.25 74.25 69 50 20 67.75 --
Candidates Available 41084 58137 23624 11087 2859 1412 2021 4648 144871