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About Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Exam (SSC CGL)

Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC – CGL) for recruitment to different Central Civil posts - Assistant / Inspector /SI / Divisional Accountant /Statistical Officer/ Auditor/Accountant/Junior Accountant /UDC / Tax Assistant / Compiler, for which Graduation from a recognized University is the minimum Educational Qualification required. The recruitment for these posts is done in departments of Central Secretariat Service / Central Vigilance Commission / Intelligence Bureau / Ministry of Railways / Ministry of External Affairs / Ministry of Defence / CBI and a few other Ministries / Departments / Organisations of the Central Govt.

Posts Under SSC CGL

Posts have been placed in two groups, Group – B (Posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed) and Group - C (Posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is NOT prescribed), based on their Grade Pay and papers in Tier II examination/Interview. The pay scale for the posts under Group - B is Rs9300 – Rs34800 and for Group - C it is Rs5200 to Rs20200. Posts have been categorised into two groups based on the pay scale and the papers in Tier -II.
Post for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed :

Assistant

For Ministry, Department or Office of - Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Central Vigilance Commission, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), AFHQ, other Ministries / department / organisations.
Inspector: For CBDT, CBEC, CBI, Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue, Depatrment of Post and Central Bureau of Narcotics.

Divisional Accountant

For Offices under CAG
Statistical Investigator Group II: For Minstry of Statistics and Program Implementation
Posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is NOT prescribed:
Auditor: Offices under C & AG, CGDA, CGA and others
Accountant / Junior Accountant / Upper division Clerk: Offices under C & AG, CGA and others, Central Govt. Offices and Ministries
Tax Assistant: CBDT, CBEC
Compiler: Registrar General of India
Sub Inspector: Central Bureau of Narcotics

Statistical Investigator Group II: For Minstry of Statistics and Program Implementation

Posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is NOT prescribed:

Auditor: Offices under C & AG, CGDA, CGA and others

Accountant / Junior Accountant / Upper division Clerk: Offices under C & AG, CGA and others, Central Govt. Offices and Ministries

Tax Assistant: CBDT, CBEC

Compiler: Registrar General of India

Sub Inspector: Central Bureau of Narcotics

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Conditions:
Nationality/ Citizenship:
A candidate must be either :
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the Ist January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) 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.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit : As on 01-08-2015.

Category of posts

Age limit

Inspector of Income Tax/ Inspector (Central Excise)/ Inspector (Preventive Officer)/
Inspector (Examiner)/ Inspector of Posts/ Inspector (CBN) Compiler/ Divisional Accountant/ Auditors/ UDCs/ Tax Assistants/ Junior Accountant & Accountant/ Sub-Inspector (CBN).

18-27 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-08-1997).

Statistical Investigator Gr.II

Up to 32 years  (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-08-1997).

Assistant & Tax Asst (CBEC)

20-27 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-08-1995).

Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)

21-27 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-08-1994).

Sub Inspector in CBI

20-30 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1985 and not later than 01-08-1995).

Assistant Enforcement Officer & Sub Inspector (NIA)

Up to 30 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1985 and not later than 01-08-1997).

Sub Inspector (Group C)

18-25 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-08-1997.

 

Permissible relaxation of Upper age limit as per Government orders are as indicated below:

06

Sr.No

Category

Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit

01

SC/ ST

 

5 years

02

OBC

 

3 years

03

PH

 

10 years

04

PH + OBC

 

13 years

05

PH + SC/ST

 

15 years

For Group B& C Posts: 
Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)

 

03 years

07

Ex-Servicemen (OBC)

 

06 years

08

Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)

 

08 years

09

For Group B Posts: Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.

 

5 years

10

Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.

 

8 (5 +3) years

11

Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.

10(5+5) years

12

For Group C Posts: Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( Unreserved/General )

  

5 years

13

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( OBC )

 

8 years

14

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)

 

10 years

15

For Group C Posts only: Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General )

 

Up to 35 years of age

16

Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( OBC )

 

Up to 38 years of age

17

Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST )

 

Up to 40 years of age

18

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General )

 

5 years

19

 

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC )

 

8 (5+3) years

20

 

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed  area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)

 

10 (5+5) years

 

Educational

i. Compiler : Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.
ii) Statistical Investigator Grade – II: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level:
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
Note-: “Statistics” means any branch of Statistics, applied or otherwise.
iii) All other Posts: Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
Note I: For posts of Assistants (CSS), Computer Proficiency has also been prescribed as an Essential Qualification
Physical Standards:
For the Post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer/ Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN: Physical Standards:

i.Male Candidates

Height 157.5 cms.
Chest 81 cms. (fully expanded with a minimum
expanses of 5 cms.)
Height relaxable by 5 cms. In the case of
Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and
members of Scheduled Tribes.

 

ii. Female Candidates

Height 152 cms.Weight 48 Kgs. Height relaxable by 2.5 cms.
Weight by 2 Kgs. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese
and Members of Scheduled Tribes

 

For the post of Sub-Inspector in CBI

• Height:
For men – 165 cms.
For women – 150 cms.
Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals : 5 cms.
b) Chest :
76 cms. with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)
c) Vision :
Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
Distant vision : 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.

Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) details and Scheme of Examination are given below….
Examination Pattern: The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:
Tier -I: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier-III: Personality Test cum Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.

Scheme of Examination for different posts will be as follows

Post Tier I Examination  Tier II Examination  Interview Proficiency
/Skill Test
Total 
mark
Posts for which 
Interview is 
prescribed other 
than Statistical 
Investigator 
Grade-II.
 A. General Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks 
B. Gen.Awareness-50marks 
C. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks 
D. English Comprehension – 50 marksTotal Marks – 200 Duration: 02 hours 
For VH and candidates 
suffering from Cerebral 
Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes
 I.Quantitative Abilities : 
200 marks (100 
Questions) 
Duration: 2 hours 
For VH and candidates 
suffering from Cerebral 
Palsy: 2hours 40 
minutes where eligible. 
II.English Language & 
Comprehension: 200 
marks. Total Marks : 400 Duration : 2 hours 
For VH and candidates 
suffering from Cerebral 
Palsy:2 hours 40 
minutes wherever 
eligible.
 100 Marks  Computer 
Proficiency 
Test (CPT) 
for post of 
Assistant in 
CSS only
 700
Posts for which 
no Interview is 
prescribed, 
other than 
Compiler.
 do  do   No  Data Entry 
Skill Test 
at Speed 
of 8000 
key 
depression 
per hour 
for post of 
Tax 
Assistant
600 
 Statistical 
Investigator 
Grade-II
 do  Paper-I & II as above 400 marks
Paper-III Statistics 200 marks (100 Questions)
 100 mark  -  900
 Compiler  do  do NO   - 800 

 

Note

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I.
In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer.

1. Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examinationb Tier, I of the Combined Graduate level Examination will be common for all categories of posts.

Part Subject Max. 
Marks/ 
Questions
Total Duration/ 
Timing for General 
candidates
Total Duration/  Timing for visually  Handicapped and 
Cerebral Palsy  candidates
A General Intelligence 
& Reasoning
50 2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 
Noon 
OR 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M
2 Hours 40 mins 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM OR 2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M.
B General Awareness 50
C Quantitative 
Aptitude
50
D English 
Comprehension
50

 

Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

2. Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination: Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination -2014 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of two days.

Scheme of Tier-II Written Examination (Tier-II)

Paper 
No.
Subject / Paper Max. 
Marks
Number 
of 
Questions
Duration & Timings for 
General candidates
Duration & Timings 
for VH and Cerebral 
Palsy candidates
III Statistics 200 100 2 Hours 2 Hours and 40 Min
I Quantitative 
Abilities
200 100 2 Hours 2 Hours and 40 Min
II English 
Language & 
Comprehension
200 200 2 Hours 2 Hours and 40 Min

 

Note I: Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts. Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
Note-II: Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level.

Selection Process

SSC CGL Selection Process: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Exam will be conducted in different stages. Selection process details are given below….
Selection Process Details: Combined Graduate Level Exam selection process will consists of different stages like Written examination and the Interview / Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Document verification.

Written Examination

Written examination will be conducted in Two Tier Process. Tier-I & Tier-II written examination will consists of Objective Multiple Choice Type questions. Time duration for each examination will be two hours. Tier-I examination will be held for 200 marks and Tier-II exam will be held for 400 marks. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer. Only those candidates, who have scored the cut off marks in Tier -I Examination fixed by the Commission would be required to appear in the Tier –II Examination.

Note I: Tier-I examination is used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination for various papers which will be specifically required for different groups of posts. However, marks of such screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview/skill test and also final selection.
Note II: Only those candidates who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for Interview and/or Skill Test.

Personality Test/ Interview

The Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks. The Commission, at its discretion may fix different minimum qualifying marks in interview for General and Reserved category candidates.
(i). Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible to appear in the Skill Test.

Skill Test

Skill test will be conducted only for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer. The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature.

The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules- Word Processing , Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicant for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will be of qualifying nature.

The Commission will recommend the candidates in the Merit List on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and interview (wherever applicable) and preference exercised by the candidates in the Application Form for different Posts and thereafter, wherever applicable at the time of Tier II/ Interview/ Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test depending on the number of vacancies available.

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