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SSC CGL 2019 Notification, Dates, Application form

SSC CGL 2019 Notification, Dates, Application form, Eligibility, Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts CGLE (Combined Graduate Level Examination), to recruit the candidates for several posts in Ministries/ organizations/departments as given after this topic.  The CGLE (Tier-1) Online application for the computer-based examination (CBE) will commence from 31st October 2019 onwards. Check here all the information regarding SSC CGL 2019 Examination such eligibility, application form, selection procedure and admit card etc.

SSC CGL 2019 Important Updates

  • SSC CGL 2019 Online Application Process will be on 31st October 2019. Candidates can Click Here to Apply for CGLE. 
SSC CGL 2019 Overview
Important Dates (Tentative)
  • Application Starts: 31st October 2019
  • Application Ends: 28th November 2019
  • Exam Date:  To be notified later.

Application Fees

  • For GEN Male/OBC Candidates: Rs. 100/-
  • For Female candidates and SC/ST/PH/Ex-servicemen: Rs. 0/- (Exempted)
Mode of Examination
  • Tier-I and Tier-II: Computer-Based Test
  • Tier III: Skill Test/Computer Ability Test
Exam Pattern
  • Mode of Examination: CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • Tier 1 Time Duration: 60 Minutes (For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:
    80 minutes)
  • Tier-2 Time Duration: 120 Minutes  (For VH/ OH: 160 Minutes)
  • Tier-3 Time Duration: 60 Minutes (For VH/ OH: 80 Minutes)
  • Tier-4 Time Duration: 45 Minutes

SSC CGL Important Dates

Online application starts31st October 2019
Last date of submission of application28th November 2019
Admit CardTo be notified later.
Tier-I ExaminationTo be notified later.
Tier-I Exam ResultTo be notified later.
Admit Card for Tier-II ExamTo be notified later.
Tier-II ExaminationTo be notified later.
Tier-II ResultTo be notified later.
CGL Tier-III-Skill Test/Document VerificationTo be notified later.

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.

For Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute and
  • Desirable: 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

For 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: or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

For all other Posts:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Age Limit and Relaxation

  • Age limit will be counted as on 01.08.2019.
  • Age of the applicant should be between 18 to 32 years.
  • Age criteria vary post to post.
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

Application Fee

  • To complete the registration process, applicants have to pay the application fee.
  • The fee can be paid through Challan generated online and SBI Net banking or through debit/credit card.
  • General male candidate category has to pay Rs.100/- only.
  • Female candidates and SC/ST/PH/Ex-servicemen are exempted from paying the application fee.
  • Application fee once paid will not be refunded in any case.

SSC CGL 2019 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

Tier – I Exam Pattern

General Intelligence & Reasoning2550
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550

Note- Time is 60 minutes (For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes)

Tier-II Exam  Pattern

PaperSubjectQuestionsMarksTime Allowed
IQuantitative Abilities100200120 Minutes (for each Paper)

For VH/ OH: 160 Minutes

IIEnglish Language & Comprehension200200
IVGeneral Studies
(Finance and Economics)


  • 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

Section Wise Tips to Prepare for SSC CGL 2019

For General Intelligence & Reasoning:

  • This section is very scoring so candidates need to focus more on this part.
  • This section needs concentration, with proper guidance & ample practicing candidates can get full marks.
  • The reasoning part plays a crucial role in deciding the merit of candidates.
  • Reasoning questions are less time taking than Aptitude questions in SSC exams.
  • Make General Intelligence & Reasoning your main weapon in the exam.
  • Marks of candidates also depend on this section.

For English Language:

  • This part is easy to score & less time taking.
  • It is often seen that candidates seem this part tough & less scoring.
  • In this section, candidates need to focus more on some scoring topics like One Word Substitution, Errors, Miss Spelt Words, Comprehension, Cloze Test.
  • As it is very useful in scoring marks in the written exam, candidates are advised not to leave the English part less prepared.
  • Don’t spend more time to mug up Antonym & Synonyms.
  • In this part on mere focusing on 5 or 6 sections candidates can easily score good marks.

For Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Candidates need to save time in the written exam to solve this section.
  • As this part takes more time to solve the problems, candidates are advised to save time from Reasoning, English & General Awareness.
  • Candidates set your target to No. of questions to be solved with giving proper attention to all other sections.
  • Topic-oriented scheme is useful for problem-solving.
  • To answer this part candidate needs to practice more on selected topics.
  • Candidates are advised to not solve time taking questions.
  • Only after practicing more & more Questions, the habit of recognizing nature of question by mere seeing it can come.

For General Awareness:

  • Candidates can focus more study of General Science.
  • In recent time SSC asks the number of questions from the General Science section.
  • Candidates can cover syllabus according to their strength as questions are to ask from History, Current Affairs, Geography, Polity, Economy.
  • Wrong Answers weaken your chances of scoring more marks in the Tier-I exam.
  • Candidates are advised to select questions on which you have full confidence.
  • Focus on Questions asked in Previous Year Papers.
  • Try to give as many quizzes as Possible. It will increase your Knowledge.

Important Book to Prepare for SSC CGL 2019

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 SP Bakshi (Arihant)
  • Previous Year questions of SSC by Kiran Prakashan
  • 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 chapters
  • A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal by Arihant

General Awareness

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


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