SSC CGL 2020-21 Notification Out on 29th December

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices. The exam is held in 4 stages called Tiers. While the first two are online the latter two are offline exams. The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CGL. Candidates must qualify each stage of the SSC CGL exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected.

SSC CGL is considered to be one of the biggest examinations to be conducted for graduate students in India. SSC conducts SSC CGL every year to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices. SSC CGL 2021 will be a great opportunity for students looking forward for a position in the reputed organizations under the central government. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. While a government job helps to build a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities.

Note: Combined Graduate Level Examination-2020-21, notification PDF has been published at the official website of SSC on 29th December 2020.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:

• Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

• Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

• Inspectors of Income Tax.

• Preventive Officers in Customs.

• Examiner in Customs.

• Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

• Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.

• Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

• Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.

• Accountant/ Junior Accountant

• Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC

• Compiler in Registrar General of India.

SSC CGL 2021 Notification

The Official Notification of SSC CGL 2020-21 has been released by Staff Selection Commission of India on 29th December 2020. The online application window have been opened for one month from 29th December 2020 to 31st January, 2021. The official PDF link is mentioned below.

SSC CGL 2020-21 Official Notification Out [Download PDF]

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Date

SSC has published the SSC Calendar & revised schedule of all SSC exams to be conducted by SSC during 2020-21. As per the exam calendar & official notification of CGL, the Online Exam for SSC CGL 2021 Tier I exam is scheduled to be conducted from May 29 to June 7, 2021. The exam dates for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2021 Tier-II (CBE) and Tier-III (Descriptive Paper) will be released soon.

The schedule for the SSC CGL 2021 exam is provided below. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL 2021 exam.


SSC CGL 2021 Exam Dates

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2021
ActivityTentative Dates
Notification Release Date29th December 2020
Online Application Process Duration29th December 2020 -31st January, 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Application StatusMay 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Admit Card May 2021
SSC CGL 2021 Tier-I Exam Date May 29 to June 7, 2021 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-I ResultJuly 2021
SSC CGL 2021 Tier-II Exam DateNotified Soon
SSC CGL 2021 Tier-III Exam DateNotified Soon
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam DateNotified Soon

Download the SSC CGL Capsule for General Awareness & Science

SSC CGL 2021 Online Form

The online application process for SSC CGL 2021 exam has begun from 29th December 2020 and will continue till 31st January 2021. All aspirants can register themself for CGL 2021 exam by clicking on the link given below:

Click Here to Apply Online for SSC CGL 2021 Exam

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Summary

Exam NameSSC CGL
SSC CGL Full FormStaff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Exam TypeNational Level Exam
Exam Dates

Tier I: May 29 to June 7, 2021

Tier II: _____

Tier III: _____

Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
EligibilityIndian citizenship & Graduate (bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline)
Exam Duration

Tier 1 – 60 minutes

Tier 2 – 120 minutes

Tier 3 – 60 minutes

Tier 4 – 45 minutes 


Tier 1 – 4 Sections

Tier 2 – 4 Papers

SSC CGL Vacancy 2021

The Vacancy for SSC CGL 2021 exam has not been released yet. Last year, a total of 8582 Vacancies have been notified by SSC in which 3674 vacancies are declared for the General category. The vacancies have seen a decrease as compared to previous ears. A total of 11271 vacancies were to be filled by SSC CGL 2018-19 exam. These vacancies have been created in the department of Income Tax, Excise and Custom etc. Candidates can check SSC CGL Vacancy Comparision Year wise by looking into the vacancy details of SSC CGL.

SSC CGL Vacancy 2021----
SSC CGL Vacancy 2019-20UR- 3674SC- 1242ST-667OBC-2198Total-8582
SSC CGL Vacancy 2018-19UR- 5770SC- 1723ST-845OBC-2933Total-11271
SSC CGL Vacancy 2017UR- 4238SC- 1318ST-653OBC-1916Total-9276

SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment

Staff Selection Commission has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. It conducts Combined Graduate Level - SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities and services in every aspect of our lives. Govt is focusing on the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.

SSC CGL Selection Process

SSC CGL 2021 Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

1.1 Tier-I: Computer Based Examination

1.2 Tier-II: Computer Based Examination

1.3 Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)

1.4 Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

• All candidates who have applied successfully for SSC CGL 2021 exam, will be assigned Roll numbers and Admit Card for appearing in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I).

• Based on the marks scored in Tier-I, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations.

• Separate cut-offs will be fixed for Paper-III of Tier-II (i.e. for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Paper-IV of Tier-II (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I + Paper-II of Tier-II (i.e. for all other posts).

• Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations will be conducted for all the candidates qualified in Tier-I.

• In Tier-II, all the candidates will be required to appear in Paper-I and Paper-II. However, only specific candidates shortlisted for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be required to appear in Paper-III and Paper-IV respectively.

SSC has introduced minimum qualifying marks in SSC CGL 2021 Exam. Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are as follows:

14.3.1 UR : 30%
14.3.2 OBC/ EWS : 25%
14.3.3 Others : 20%


SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) every year in four levels for various posts. The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIIDescriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
Tier – IVSkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable

Before beginning the SSC CGL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:

SSC CGL 2021 Syllabus

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2021 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

General Intelligence and ReasoningGeneral AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Comprehension
ClassificationStatic General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)SimplificationReading Comprehension
AnalogyScienceInterestFill in the Blanks
Coding-DecodingCurrent AffairsAveragesSpellings
Word FormationSportsPercentagePhrases and Idioms
MatrixBooks and AuthorsRatio and ProportionOne word Substitution
Important SchemesProblem on AgesSentence Correction

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2021. The 4 parameters are given below:

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

2. Age Limit (As on 01-01-2021): There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2021, which are tabulated below:

Age groupName of postDepartment / MinistriesClass FictionGrade pay
18-27 yearsAuditorOfficer under C&AGGroup “C”2800
AuditorOfficer Under CGDAGroup “C”2800
AuditorOther Ministries/Dept.Group “C”2800
AccountantOfficer under C&AGGroup “C”2800
Accountant / Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ Dept.Group “C”2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerksCentral Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadresGroup “C”2400
Tax AssistantCBDTGroup “C”2400
Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “C”2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
Group “C”2400
18-30 yearsInspector PostsDepartment of Post.Group “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4600
20-27 yearsTax AssistantCBECGroup “C”2400
20-30 yearsAssistant Section officerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of RailwayGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of External AffairsGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerAFHQGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther Ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4600
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup “B”4600
Not Exceeding 30 yearsInspector, (Central Excise)CBECGroup “B”4600
InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4200
Inspector (Preventive officer)CBECGroup “B”4600
Inspector (Examiner)CBECGroup “B”4600
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence BureauGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.Group “B”4600
Assistant / SuperintendentOther Ministries / Departments/ OrganisationsGroup “B”4200
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup “C”4600
Divisional AccountantOfficer under CAGGroup “B”4200
Up to 30 yearsAssistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup “B”4600
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group “B”4200
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical OfficerM/O statistics & Prog. ImplementationGroup “B”4200

Requirement of age for various posts is as follows:

S.NoAge LimitRemarks
1For the posts for which age limit is 18-27 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003.
2For the posts for which age limit is 20-27 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2001.
3For the posts for which age limit is 20-30 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2001.
4For the posts for which age limit is up to 30 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2003
5For the post for which age limit is up to 32 years Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1989 and not later than 01-01-2003.

2. Age Limit:The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories.

S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
1OBC3 years
2ST/SC5 years
3PH + Gen10 years
4PH + OBC13 years
5PH + SC/ST15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years

3. Educational Qualification (as on 01-01-2021): The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2021 and is listed below:

SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit OfficerEssential Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.

Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies
Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as
one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler PostsBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as
compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other PostsBachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent

4. Physical Fitness Requirements: Apart from the above, there are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

SSC CGL 2021 Application Fee

• The required application fee is Rs. 100/-

• Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates

• Applications fee should be pay only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online

• To pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration

• Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to part-2 registration after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration

SSC CGL Exam Centre

The list of exam centres for SSC CGL 2021 Exam has been published by SSC with the official notification of SSC CGL 2021.

SSC CGL Exam Centres & Codes SSC Region and States/ UTs under the Jurisdiction of the Region Address of the Regional Offices/ Website
Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Haridwar (2005), Roorkee (2006), Delhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bharatpur (2403), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur (2409), Sikar (2411) Northern Region (NR)/  NCT of Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand Regional Director (NR),  Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,  New Delhi-110003
Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong (5401), Imphal (5501), Churachandpur (5502), Ukhrul (5503), Agartala(5601), Aizwal (5701)  North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, Last  Gate, Beltola-Basistha Road, PO Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006
Chandigarh/ Mohali (1601), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jammu (1004), Leh (1005), Samba (1010), Srinagar (J&K) (1007), Jalandhar (1402), Ludhiana (1405), Patiala (1403), Amritsar (1404) North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab Dy. Director (NWR),  Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160009
Agra (3001), Gorakhpur (3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi(3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Darbhanga (3202), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206), Purnea (3209) Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh     Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 34-A,    Mahatma    Gandhi Marg,  Civil lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001
Port Blair (4802), Ranchi (4205), Balasore (4601), Berhampore (Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack(4605), Dhenkenal (4611), Rourkela (4610), Sambalpur(4609), Gangtok (4001), Hooghly (4418), Kolkata (4410), Siliguri (4415) Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal     Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1st     MSO    Building,    (8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020
Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012), Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206), Thrissur (9212), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Kavaratti (9401) Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan,  Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034
Bhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ujjain (6016), Bilaspur (6202), Raipur (6204), Durg-Bhilai (6205) Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492007
Chirala (8011), Guntur (8001), Kakinada (8009), Kurnool (8003), Nellore (8010), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vizianagaram (8012), Vijaywada (8008), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Puducherry (8401), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Madurai (8204), Salem (8205), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Vellore (8208), Hyderabad (8601), Karimnagar (8604), Warangal (8603) Southern Region (SR)/ Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006
Panaji (7801), Ahmedabad (7001), Anand (7011), Gandhinagar (7012), Mehsana (7013),  Rajkot (7006), Surat (7007), Vadodara (7002), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad (7202), Jalgaon (7214), Kolhapur (7203), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208) Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra     Regional Director (WR),  Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan,  101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai,  Maharashtra-400020

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Preparation

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SSC CGL Previous Year Question Paper

Prepare for the SSC CGL 2021 exam by reviewing previous years’ question papers. Here, we are providing you SSC CGL Previous Year Papers with solutions which will help you to prepare for upcoming SSC CGL Exam.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier-I: Memory Based Paper

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier-II: Memory Based Paper

SSC CGL 2021 Admit Card

Every candidate who registers for SSC CGL Exam within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of CGL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for Tier 1 exam).

Click Here to Download SSC CGL Admit Card

SSC CGL 2021 Answer Key

The official answer key to the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam is released by Staff Selection Commission within 10 to 15 days of the successful completion of Tier-1 exam. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate their approximate marks and expected ranks in SSC CGL Tier-1 exam.

SSC CGL 2021 Result

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the results in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. All Candidates can check SSC CGL Result by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Click Here to View SSC CGL Result


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the cut-off in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. All Candidates can check Tier-wise Cut-off for SSC CGL Exam by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Click Here to View SSC CGL Previous Year Cut-Off

SSC CGL 2021: FAQs

⭐Q. When will the SSC CGL 2021 notification be released?

SSC CGL 2021 official notification has been released by the Commission on 29th December 2020.

⭐Q. What are the posts available under SSC CGL recruitment for freshers?

Following posts can be applied by freshers who will be appearing for the exam:
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Accounts Officer
Assistant Section Officer
Assistant/ Superintendent
Inspector Of Income Tax
Inspector (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
Asst. Enforcement Officer
Sub Inspector
Inspector Posts
Divisional Accountant
Junior Statistical Officer
Accountant/ Junior Accountant
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC
Tax Assistant
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)

⭐Q. How many vacancies are released for SSC CGL 2021 exam?

The total number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2021 Exam has not been released by SSC yet. Last year, a total of 8582 vacancies have been notified by SSC.

⭐Q. Will the exam be conducted online or offline?

Written Exam for SSC CGL will be conducted in online mode. Only Tier-III, descriptive paper will be conducted offline - pen and paper mode.

⭐Q. What is the age criteria to apply for SSC CGL?

Minimum Age to apply for SSC CGL written exam is 18 years and maximum age limit is 32 years.

⭐Q. Are students in final year of graduation also eligible for SSC CGL?

No. One cannot apply for the SSC CGL Exam if he/she hasn’t cleared the final year exam . For all the posts offered through SSC CGL exam, it is mandatory to be a graduate.

⭐Q. May I know for which posts interviews are conducted as a part of selection procedure?

There are no interviews for any of the posts under SSC CGL Recruitment. The para 9.2 of the official notification for SSC CGL Recruitment 2020 clearly states that – “9.2 Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.”

⭐Q. Is negative marking applicable in SSC CGL?

There will be negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there is negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II - English Language & Comprehensionand 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.