SSC CGL 2018: Details, Application Form, Exam Date , Eligibility
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SSC CGL 2018- Details, Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility

SSC conducts CGL (Combined Graduate Level) examination to select eligible applicants for numerous posts in ministries, departments, and organizations. The examination will be scheduled in 4 stages and every year many applicants take part in the examination. Stage I examination will be held in the month of June 2018. The application forms for the SSC CGL examination now available from 5th May 2018. Check details given below.

SSC CGL 2018 Notification


  • SSC CGLE 2018 Application Process has started from 5th May 2018. 
  • Preparation tips for SSC CGL Examination- Check Here

SSC CGL 2018 Overview

EXAM NAMESSC CGL 2018
CONDUCTED BYStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
OFFICIAL  WEBSITEssc.nic.in
EXAM TYPECentral Level Recruitment Exam
MODE OF EXAMTier-I and Tier-II: Computer-Based Test, Tier III: Skill Test/Computer Ability Test
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS100 (in Tier 1 and Mathematics Tier-2), 200 (English Tier 2)
SECTION4 (In Tier 1)
TOTAL MARKS100 (Tier-1), 400 (Tier-2)
TYPE OF QUESTIONSMCQ (Multiple Choice Question)
EXAM DURATION1 Hour (for tier-1), 2 Hours for tier-2
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIABachelor’s degree in any discipline
EXAM DATETier- 1: 25th July to 20th August 2018

SSC CGL 2018 Important Dates- Announced

Online application starts5th May 2018
Last date for submission of application04th June 2018
Admit Card1st week of July 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I Examination25th July to 20th August 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam ResultUpdated Later
Admit Card for Tier-II ExamUpdated Later
SSC CGL Tier-II Examination27th November to 30th November 2018 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-II ResultUpdated Later
CGL Tier-III-Skill Test/Document VerificationUpdated Later

Post Details

NoName of PostGrade Pay (GP)Age Limit
1Assistant Audit Officer4800Not exceeding 30 years.
2Assistant Accounts Officer4800Not exceeding 30 years.
3Assistant460020-30 years
4Assistant Section Officer460020-30 years
5Assistant4200Not exceeding 30 years.
6Assistant/Superintendent4200Not exceeding 30 years.
7Inspector of Income Tax4600Not exceeding 30 years
8Inspector, (Central Excise)4600Not exceeding 30 years
9Inspector, (CBI)460018-27 years
10Inspector (Preventive Officer)4600Not exceeding 30 years
11Inspector (Examiner)4600Not exceeding 30 years
12Assistant Enforcement Officer4600Up to 30 years
13Sub Inspector460020-30 years
14Inspector Posts460018-30 years
15Divisional Accountant4200Not exceeding 30 years
16Inspector460018-27 years
17Sub Inspector4200Up to 30 years
18Junior Statistical Officer4200Up to 32 years
19Auditor280018-27 years
20Accountant280018-27 years
21Accountant/ Junior Accountant280018-27 years
22Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerks240018-27 years
23Tax Assistant240020-27 years
24Sub-Inspector240018-27 years
25Upper Division Clerks240018-27 years

SSC CGL 2018 Application form

The application forms will be available from 5th May 2018 from the official website http://ssconline2.gov.in or http://sscregistration.nic.in. The applicants are advised to stay in touch with the official website to know the latest happenings related to SSC CGL 2018. The applicants are required to fill all the details as asked in the application form. They are advised to keep the print out of duly filled application form for future reference. Candidates are advised to apply before 04th June 2018.

SSC CGL 2018 Selection Procedure Check Here

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be an Indian citizen/a subject of Bhutan or Nepal.
  • A Tibetan refugee who came here before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle here permanently.
  • Age limit will be counted as on 01.08.2018.
  • Age of the applicant should be between 18 to 32 years.
  • Age criteria vary post to post.
  • Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Candidate should have the concerned subject at degree level, in some post like Statistical Investigator Grade-II.
S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1OBC3 yrs
2ST/SC5 yrs
3Gen +PH10 yrs
4OBC+ PH13 yrs
5SC/ST+PH15 yrs
6Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 yrs
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 yrs
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 yrs

CGL 2018 Selection Process

SSC CGL Selection procedure contains the four stages. All the candidates need to succeed in all the stages and will be selected on the basis their performance in all the Tiers. CGL Examination will be conducted in four tiers as given

  • Tier -I:  Computer Based Examination (Multiple Choice- Computer Based Test)
  • Tier -II:  Computer Based Examination (Multiple Choice- Computer Based Test)
  • Tier -III:  Descriptive Test (Pen and Paper Mode)
  • Tier -IV:  Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test(wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Tier I: Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier II: Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier III: Descriptive Test (Pen and Paper Mode)
  • Tier IV: Data Entry Skill Test(DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test(CPT) (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be MCQ type and will be conducted through online mode.
  • The question paper will be divided into 4 sections- General intelligence & reasoning, General Awareness/GK, Quantitative aptitude & English comprehension.
  • There will be total 100 questions for 200 marks & the duration of the examination will be 75 minutes.
  • There will be a penalty of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer.
SubjectQsMarksTime
General Intelligence & Reasoning255060 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes)
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550
TOTAL100200

CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be MCQ type and will be conducted through online mode.
  • Question paper will be divided into 4 sections- Quantitative ability (Paper I), English language & Comprehension (Paper II), Statistics (Paper III) & General studies (Paper IV Finance & Economics).
  • The paper I & II are compulsory for all the posts & paper II is only for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler & Paper IV will only be for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
  • There will be total 200 marks & the duration of the examination will be 2 hours.
  • There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer in paper II.
PaperSubjectQuestionsMarksTime Allowed
IQuantitative Abilities100200120 Minutes (for each Paper)

For VH/ OH: 160 Minutes

IIEnglish Language & Comprehension200200
IIIStatistics100200
IVGeneral Studies
(Finance and Economics)
100200

The examination will be of descriptive type & will be conducted only through offline mode.

CGL Tier III Exam Pattern

  • The applicants have to write essay/précis/letter/application etc.
  • The examination will be of total 100 marks & the duration will be of 60 minutes. The duration of the examination will be 80 minutes for VH & Cerebral Palsy applicants.
Mode of ExaminationScheme of ExaminationMaximum MarksTime Allowed
Pen and Paper modeDescriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/
Letter/Application etc.)
10060 Minutes

For VH/ OH: 80 Minutes

SSC CGL 2018 Admit Card

  • Admit card will be downloaded from the official website of conducting authority i.e. ssc.nic.in/.
  • To download the admit card, visit the website and enter their registration number/date of birth in given fields in order.
  • Admit Cards for any stage of the examination will not be sent by post.

SSC CGL 2018 Answer key

  • The answer key will be released by the authority only after the successful completion of the exam.
  • Candidates can a rough calculation of marks which they are going to obtain in the entrance exam, with the help of answer key.

SSC CGL 2018 Result

  • The authority will announce the result online on its official website.
  • The result will be released probably after 2 or 3 months from the completion of entrance test.

Important Book to Prepare for SSC CGL 2018

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Mathematics 7300+ objective by Rakesh Yadav
  • Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
  • Fast Track by Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • NCERT books for Maths (Class 7th to Class 10th)

English Language

  • High School Grammar by Wren and Martin
  • Objective General English by S P Bakshi (Arihant)
  • Previous Year questions of SSC by Kiran Parkashan
  • Plinth to Paramount by Neetu
  • Quick learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
  • Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis

Reasoning Ability

  • Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
  • Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Kiran’s SSC Reasoning chapterwise
  • A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal by Arihant

General Awareness

  • Arihant’s SSC CGL Solved Papers (2010-2015)
  • Manorama Yearbook 2016 (English)
  • Lucents General Knowledge

Previous year questions and Practice sets

English SectionSSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
Quantitative AptitudeSSC Mathematics Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
General Intelligence & ReasoningSSC Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
General AwarenessSSC General Awareness Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan