SSC CGL Notification is Announced.

Introduction to SSC CGL

  • SSC Combined Graduated Level (CGL) Examination is an examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit Group B and C officers to various posts in top ministries, departments and organizations of Government of India and various Constitutional Bodies/ Statutory Bodies/ Tribunals, etc. It is considered to be one of the biggest examinations to be conducted for graduate students in India.

Important Dates

Activity Tentative Dates
Dates for submission of online applications
17-09-2022 to 08-10-2022
Last date and time for receipt of online applications 08-10-2022 (23:00)
Last date and time for generation of offline Challan 08-10-2022 (23:00)
Last date and time for making online fee payment 09-10-2022 (23:00)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) 10-10-2022
Dates of ‘Window for Application Form Correction’ including online payment. 12-10-2022 to 13-10-2022 (23:00)
Tentative Schedule of Tier-I (Computer Based Examination) December 2022
Tentative Schedule of Tier-II (Computer Based Examination) To be notified later

Total Vacancies

  • Tentative vacancies: There are approx. 20,000 vacancies. However, firm vacancies will be determined in due course. Updated vacancies, if any, along with Post-wise& category-wise vacancies will be made available on the website of the Commission (https://ssc.nic.in> Candidate’s Corner > Tentative Vacancy) in due course. Candidates may note that State-wise/ Zone-wise vacancies are not collected by the Commission.
  • Reservation for Scheduled Castes(SC), Scheduled Tribes(ST), Other Backward Classes(OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Ex-Servicemen (ESM) and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) candidates for all the categories of posts/services, wherever applicable and admissible, would be as determined and communicated by the Indenting Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Cadres, as per extant Government Orders.
  • Vacancies for ESM are reserved for only Group “C” posts.
  •  The Commission will consider the suitability of posts for various benchmark disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 in accordance with Notification No. 38-16/2020-DD-III dated 04.01.2021 issued by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment or as identified and intimated by the Indenting Departments/ Organizations for specific posts.
  • The Commission makes the selection of candidates in accordance with the vacancies reported by the Indenting Departments/ Organizations for various posts. The Commission does not have any role in deciding the number of vacancies of any Indenting Department/ Organization. Implementation of reservation policy, maintaining reservation roster, earmarking of vacancies for different categories and identification of suitability of posts for suitable for various benchmark disabilities, are under the domain of the Indenting Departments/ Organizations.

Eligibility - Nationality/Citizenship:

  • A candidate must be either:
    a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Age limit (As on 01-01-2022):

SL NO. Age Limit Remarks
1 For the posts for which age limit is 18-27 years Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2004
2 For the posts for which age limit is 20-30 years Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1992 and not later than 01-01-2002.
3 For the posts for which age limit is 18-30 years Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1992 and not later than 01-01-2004
4 For the post for which age limit is 18-32 years Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2004
  • Permissible relaxation in upper age limit and category-codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:
    1. SC/ST- 5 years
    2. OBC- 3 years
    3. PwBD (unreserved)- 10 years
    4. PwBD (OBC)- 13 years
    5. PwBD (SC/ST)- 15 years
    6. Ex-Servicemen (ESM)- 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
    7. Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence- 3 years.

Essential Educational Qualifications (As on 08-10-2022):

  • Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer:
  • Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
  • During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Audit/ Accounts Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer
  • Junior Statistical Officer:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
  • All other Posts:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • The candidates who have appeared in their final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before the cut-off date i.e.08-10-2022.

How to Apply Online

  • Applications must be submitted only in online mode at the website of SSC Headquarter i.e.https://ssc.nic.in. For detailed instructions, please refer to Annexure-III and Annexure-IV. Sample proforma of One-time Registration and online Application Form are attached as Annexure-IIIA and Annexure-IVA respectively.
    In the online Application Form, candidates are required to upload the scanned colour passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). The photograph should not be more than three months old from the date of publication of the Notice of Examination. Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). The photograph should be without cap, spectacles and the frontal view of the face should be clearly visible.
    If the proper photograph is not uploaded by a candidate, his candidature will be cancelled. Specimen of photographs which are acceptable/ not acceptable is given at Annexure-V.
  • Last date and time for submission of online applications is 08-10-2022 (23:00).
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit the online application much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.
    The Commission will not be responsible for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the Commission.
    Before submission of the online application, candidates must check through Preview/ Print option that they have filled correct details in each field of the form

Application Fee:

  • Fee payable: ₹100/- (Rs One Hundred only).
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
  • Centres of Examination:
  • Regional Offices under whose jurisdiction these Examination Centres are located-
  • Examination Centres in Karnataka
  • Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012)SSC Region and States/ UTs under the jurisdiction of the Region-  Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala

Exam pattern

  • Scheme of the Examination:
  • The Computer Based Examination will be conducted in two tiers as indicated below:
    Tier-I and Tier-II

Tier-I Examination:

  • Tier-I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer

Tier – II Examination:

  • Tier-II will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III in separate shift(s)/ day(s). 13.8.2 Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.
  • Paper-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
  • Paper-III will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-III i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • Paper-I will include following three sections having two modules each:
 
  • Section-I :
  • Module-I: Mathematical Abilities
  • Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.
  • Section-II :
  • Module-I: English Language and Comprehension
  • Module-II: General Awareness
  • Section-III :
  • Module-I: Computer Knowledge Test
  • Module-II: Data Entry Speed Test
  • Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions – Session –I & Session-II, on same day. Session-I will include conducting of Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III. Session-II will include conducting of Module-II of Section-III. Therefore, duration of Session-I will be 2 hours and 15 minutes and duration of Session-II will be 15 minutes only.
  • It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify all the sections of Paper-I.
  • Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III) will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Language And Comprehension module in Section-II of Paper-I.
  • There will be negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II and Paper-III.
  • Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I i.e. Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature. However, while shortlisting the candidates for the posts where Computer Proficiency is prescribed i.e. Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department (Ministry of Earth Sciences), Inspector (CGST &Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant in Department of Post, higher qualifying standardswill be set in comparison to other posts.
  • Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I i.e.Data Entry Speed Test (DEST):
  • Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I will include conducting of a Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) for a duration of 15 minutes in Session-II on the same day.
  • The “Data Entry Speed Test” (DEST) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission. Information about evaluation of Typing Test/ DEST are available on the Commission’s website https://ssc.nic.in (Candidate’s Corner).
  • DEST will be mandatory for all the posts; however it will be qualifying in nature.
  • Mode of Selection:
  • Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, Section-I, Section-II & Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I of Tier-II, Paper-II & Paper-III of Tier-II Examination are as follows:
  • UR – 30%
  • OBC/ EWS – 25%
  • All other categories – 20%
  • Maximum percentage of errors allowed (i.e. minimum qualifying standards) in Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I of Tier-II Examination i.e. DEST are as follows:
  • UR – 20%
  • OBC/ EWS – 25%
  • All other categories – 30%
  • Based on the marks scored in Tier-I i.e. Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II Examination. Separate cut-offs will be fixed for Paper-II of Tier-II (i.e. for the post of Junior Statistical Officer), Paper-III of Tier-II (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I of Tier-II (i.e. for all other posts).
  • Tier-II Examination will be conducted for all the candidates qualified in Tier-I. In Tier-II, all the candidates will be required to appear in all three sections of Paper-I. However, only those candidates shortlisted for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be required to appear in Paper-II and Paper-III respectively.
  • In Paper-I of Tier-II, it will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify all the sections.

Document Verification (DV):

  • In view of the recruitments to be made by the Government in mission mode and to expedite the whole recruitment process, the Commission has decided that Document Verification (DV) would be done by the User Departments/ Organizations.
  • All the candidates qualified for Document Verification are required to appear for Document Verification along with the photocopies and original documents as mentioned at Para: 15.9.
  • Preference for various posts and departments will be taken from the candidates through Online Option Form on the website of the Commission before declaration of final result. A candidate will not be considered for a Post and Ministry/ Department/ Organization, if he has not indicated his preference for it. Options once submitted shall be treated as final and will not be changed subsequently under any circumstances. Therefore, candidates must be careful in exercise of such options.
  • Candidates, who do not submit their post preference(s) on the website of the Commission within the stipulated time, will not be considered for any post in the Final Result. Such candidates shall not be provided with another opportunity to exercise preference for posts and will be solely responsible for the same. Any grievance received in this regard in any form like Post, Fax, Email, by hand, etc. shall not be entertained by the Commission and will be summarily rejected.
  • While giving preference of the posts/ Departments online, the candidates may note that the following posts have specific requirements of Physical Standards, Physical Tests and Medical Standards

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