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


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 examination will be available on 21st April 2018. Check details given below.

SSC CGL 2018 Notification

  • SSC CGL 2018 Application Process will be started 21st April 2018. After the release of official notification, candidates can apply for the same. Check here how to apply for SSC CGL 2018. 
  • Preparation tips for SSC CGL Examination- Check Here

SSC CGL 2018 Overview

CONDUCTED BY Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
EXAM TYPE Central Level Recruitment Exam
MODE OF EXAM Tier-I and Tier-II: Computer-Based Test, Tier III: Skill Test/Computer Ability Test
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS 100 (in Tier 1 and Mathematics Tier-2), 200 (English Tier 2)
SECTION 4 (In Tier 1)
TOTAL MARKS 100 (Tier-1), 400 (Tier-2)
TYPE OF QUESTIONS MCQ (Multiple Choice Question)
EXAM DURATION 1 Hour (for tier-1), 2 Hours for tier-2
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
EXAM DATE Will be updated soon.

SSC CGL 2018 Important Dates- Announced

Online application starts 21st April 2018
Last date for submission of application 25th May 2018
Admit Card 1st week of July 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I Examination 25th July to 20th August 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Result Updated Later
Admit Card for Tier-II Exam Updated Later
SSC CGL Tier-II Examination 27th November to 30th November 2018 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-II Result Updated Later
CGL Tier-III-Skill Test/Document Verification Updated Later

SSC CGL 2018 Application form

The application forms will be available from 21st April 2018 from the official website or 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.

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 a concerned subject at degree level, in some post like Statistical Investigator Grade-II.

Age Relaxation

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1 OBC 3 yrs
2 ST/SC 5 yrs
3 Gen +PH 10 yrs
4 OBC+ PH 13 yrs
5 SC/ST+PH 15 yrs
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 yrs
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 yrs
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 yrs

CGL is Conducted for the Posts

  • Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs)
  • Assistant (Central vigilance commission)
  • Assistant (Ministry of Railway)
  • Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)
  • Assistant section officer (Central secretariat service)
  • Inspector (Central excise)
  • Inspector (Examiner)
  • Inspector of income tax (CBDT)
  • Assistant (Other ministries/departments/organizations)
  • Sub-inspector (Central Bureau of Investigation)
  • Sub-inspector (National investigation agency, NIA)
  • Assistant (AFHQ)
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  • Assistant enforcement officer (Directorate of enforcement, department of revenue)
  • Inspector of posts (Department of post)
  • Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
  • Statistical Investigator Gr. II (M/O statistics & prog. Implementation)
  • Divisional Accountant (Offices under CAG)

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.
Subject Qs Marks Time
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

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.
Paper Subject Questions Marks
IV General Studies
(Finance and Economics)
100 (60+40) 200
III Statistics 100 200
I Quantitative Abilities 100 200
II English Language & Comprehension 200 200

CGL Tier III Exam Pattern

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

CGL 2018 Selection Process

SSC CGL Selection procedure contains the four stages. All the candidates need to success 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:  Written Examination (Multiple Choice- Computer Based Test)
  • Tier -II:  Written 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 Admit Card

  • Admit card will be downloaded from the official website of conducting authority i.e.
  • To download the admit card, visit the website and enter their registration number/date of birth in given fields in order.

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 Section SSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
Quantitative Aptitude SSC Mathematics Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
General Intelligence & Reasoning SSC Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
General Awareness SSC General Awareness Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan


  1. sir, i want to know that the degree must be completed since feb 2018 or the june 2018?
    as i am persuing btech and my result will come in july 2018 of final year. so am i elligible for SSC 2018 or not?

  2. Sir, I’m BSc retired from Defence after completing 21 yrs service, my present age is 44 yrs. Now am I eligible for SSC entrance exam. Pl let me know eligible age for Ex serviceman to apply for SSC entrance.

  3. Sir, I’m BSc retired from Defence after completing 21 yrs service, my present age is 44 yrs. Now am I eligible for SSC entrance exam. Pl let me know eligible age for Ex serviceman to apply for SSC entrance.

  4. Sir,
    I have completed my in 5yrs i.e my year of degree is 2009 to 2014.This is one year more than the regular time of 4years.

    Plz guide.

  5. hai sir,
    i am studying graduation 2 nd year and will complete my course in april-19.
    Am i eligible to write the exam this year[2018-19].

    Thanking you,

  6. Sir, I m paas out of science side in 2017. I want to that which types of questions comes in exm..
    N what is these tier