SSC CGL Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

By | 11/07/2019

Every year lakhs of aspirants attempt ssc examination. SSC CGL is most sought after and popular exam in India. SSC provides direct opportunity to work as officer in central government offices. The only educational requirement is graduation. You only need to be graduate to be eligible for this exam. In this post we have answered ssc cgl frequently asked questions.

ssc cgl frequently asked questions

We have also written an article about best books for ssc cgl

But most of the aspirants get confused specially new aspirants. They have many doubts like what is ssc, types of exam, eligibility condition etc. In this article we have answered most common doubts of the aspirants.

1.What is SSC CGL?

SSC stands for staff selection commission. It is an government organization which conducts various government job exams annually for central government. CGL stands for combined graduate level examination. CGL is the flagship exam of the SSC. This exam is conducted for group B and group C post.

2.What are the posts offered by ssc?

There is various posts offered by ssc cgl such as assistant audit officer, Inspector(Examiner), Income tax inspector, assistant in ministry of external affairs, excise inspector, Preventive officer, Assistant enforcement officer, Assistant in ministry of railways, Assistant in intelligence bureau, Assistant section officer, Sub_inspector in CBI, Divisional accountant in CAG, Statistical investigator, Inspector in department of post, Auditor, Tax assistant. This list is not complete as ssc releases it vacancy annually in exam notification. please download the latest exam notification.

3.What are exam pattern of ssc cgl?

SSC CGL is divided into 4 tiers.

Tier-1 is objective type and online test. It is compulsory for all.

Tier 2 is also objective type. While paper 1 and 2 of tier 2 is compulsory for all, paper 3 and paper 4 is for students who applies for AAO and JSO.

Tier 3 is compulsory and is descriptive in nature. It is offline paper i.e. you have to  write with pen and paper.

Tier 4 is skill test and of qualifying in nature. It means you are required to obtain minimum marks and marks of this phase is not added to prepare final merit list. This phase is not applicable to all post. See latest exam notification to get information on this as it is of dynamic nature.

4.What are the best books for ssc cgl?

Well, we have already written an article for best books for ssc cgl. Click here for best books for ssc cgl

5.I am final year student. Does i am eligible for ssc cgl?

Yes, You are eligible for applying ssc cgl. Be sure you must have your graduation degree on or before the date stated by ssc in exam notification.

6.Does tier 1 of ssc cgl is of qualifying nature or its marks are added?

No, ssc cgl tier 1 is not qualifying nature. Its marks are added in your total marks.

7. I have applied for AAO or JSO. Can i skip paper 3 or paper 4?

Yes, you can skip paper 3 or paper 4 if you have applied for jso or aao. But remember you will not be considered for above post and your candidature will only be considered for the post which doesn’t requires said exam.

8.Does SSC normalizes marks?

If the particular exam is conducted in many shifts ssc concept of normalization. Normalization is the process of equalization of difficulty level of exam by compensating marks for difficult shift exam.

9.What are the time duration of different tiers of ssc cgl exam?

SSC CGL tier 1 – 60 minutes

ssc cgl tier 2 – 120 minutes for each paper.

ssc cgl tier 3 60 minutes.

10.What is the minimum and maximum age for ssc cgl exam?

Minimum age for ssc cgl is 18 years and maximum age is 30 years. For JSO maximum age is 32 years.

11.What is the minimum percentage in graduation required to apply for ssc cgl?

You just need to pass the graduation. There is no minimum percentage bar required to apply for ssc cgl exam.

12.How can i apply for ssc cgl. Can i apply offline?

You can apply for ssc cgl by online mode only. There is no offline registration facility for this exam. Visit official website of ssc to apply for ssc cgl exam.

13.Does ssc cgl has sectional cut off like bank exams?

No, ssc cgl doesn’t have sectional cut off like banking exams. You have to cleat cut off as whole.

14.Does ssc cgl has sectional time limit to solve paper like banking exam?

No, there is no sectional time limit to solve each section. You will be given total of 60 minutes in tier 1 to solve the paper. You can switch between section as per your wish.

15.Does graduation from the distance education is valid for ssc cgl?

Yes, The only condition is university must be recognized one.

16.In how many languages i can attempt ssc cgl exam?

SSC CGL exam is available in two languages i.e. English and Hindi. You can switch between the languages during your exam.

17.What are the syllabus of ssc cgl exam?

Click here to know the syllabus of ssc cgl and exam pattern in detail.

18.Is ssc jobs are all India service?

Yes, ssc cgl is all India transferable job. You can be deployed in any part of the country.

19.Does ssc releases exam calendar annually?

Yes, ssc releases exam calendar annually.

20.My ssc cgl exam date is clashing with other exam. Does ssc provide me other date of exam?

No, ssc does not provide any other date for exam if your exam date is clashing with other exam.

21.Does exam fee paid to ssc is refundable?

No, ssc does not refund exam fee once deposited.

22.How can i register for ssc exam?

You have to visit ssc official website for registration of ssc exams.

23.How much time it takes to complete the examination process of ssc cgl?

Usually it takes one year to complete the whole examination process of ssc cgl.

24. Do i need to register every time for each exam of ssc?

No, you need to register only once. However you need to apply separately for each exam you want to appear.

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