SSC CGL 2020


According to SSC Calendar, SSC CGL 2020 application form will be released by 15th September 2020 and candidates can apply online till 15th October 2020. However, candidates should consider it a tentative schedule of CGL exam 2020.

Avialable Application Form 2020

SSC CGL 2020: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct SSC CGL 2020 examination for recruitment group “B” and group “C” posts in various departments of the government. The Combined graduate level examination is organized on an annual basis. Interested candidates need to apply for the SSC CGL exam to be eligible for recruitment in the mentioned posts. The exam is one of the most popular recruitment exams in the country.

Every year lakhs of aspirants take this exam but only a few get through it. Therefore, proper planning and preparation are required to crack the exam. Through this post, aspirants will get information on the application form, the exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, and other aspects of it in a simplified manner. To know such details on the SSC CGL 2020 Examination, candidates are suggested to go through the complete article.

SSC CGL 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can note down these tentative dates for SSC CGL 2020 for their exam preparation. The updated information will be published once the official notification is released by the authority.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form availability 15th Sep 2020
Last date to fill the form 15th Oct 2020
Availability of Admit card for Tier-I To be notified
Tier-I Exam To be notified
Tier-I Result Yet to be notified
Availability of Admit card for Tier-II Yet to be notified
Tier-II Exam Yet to be notified
Tier-II Result Yet to be notified
Tier-III Exam Yet to be notified
Tier-IV Exam (CPT/DEST) Yet to be notified

Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL 2020

Read about eligibility criteria for CGL exam:

  • Age Limit: Varies from post to post.
  • For the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer: A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Note: Chartered Accountant/ Cost & Management Accountant/ Company Secretary and the candidates with a Masters’ degree in Commerce/ Business Studies/ Business Administration (Finance)/ Business Economics can also apply.
  • For the post of Junior Statistical Officer: A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University/ Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics in class 12th or a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
  • For other posts: A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the final year are also eligible to apply for the exam. However, their degree must have been completed before 1st January 2020.

SSC CGL 2020 Application Form

Candidates can apply for the SSC CGL 2020 only via online mode. To apply, candidates need to visit the official website of the SSC to fill the application form for the same. The details in the form must be filled carefully. Aspirants first need to register themselves before filling the application form (those who have previously given any of the exam conducted by SSC can use old registration ID and password to fill the form). Candidates will also need to upload the scanned photograph and signature while filling the form. They’ll also have to pay a requisite amount of application fee (except female candidates) to submit the form successfully. Applications received without the fee payment will be rejected.

Application Fee

Candidates need to pay Rs. 100/- payable through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa, MasterCard or Maestro Credit/ Debit card. The application fee is exempted for all Women candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation.

SSC CGL Exam Centres 2020

Candidates need to specify their choice of exam centres in the online application form. They need to provide three options, in the order of priority, within the same region. No further request for change in exam centre will be entertained and hence candidates should be careful enough while filling their choices.

Examination Centres &Centre Code SSC Region and States/ UTs under the jurisdiction of the Region Address of the Regional Offices/ Website
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 Benga Regional Director (ER),Staff Selection Commission,1stMSO Building,(8thFloor), 234/4,Acharya Jagadish Chandra BoseRoad, 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,1stFloor, “E” Wing, KendriyaSadan, 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(
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. Regional Director (NER), Staff Selection Commission,Housefed Complex, Last Gate, Beltola-Basistha Road, P. O. Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006(
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(
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, KendriyaSadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160009(
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,2ndFloor, 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,1stFloor, South Wing, PratishthaBhawan, 101, MaharshiKarve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020(

How to fill posts in CGL form?

Salary Structure as per last year CGL Brochure

Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100):

  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Assistant Accounts Officer

Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400):

  • Assistant Section Officer- Central Secretariat Service Department
  • Assistant Section Officer- Intelligence Bureau Department
  • Assistant Section Officer- Ministry of Railway
  • Assistant Section Officer- Ministry of External Affairs
  • Assistant Section Officer- AFHQ
  • Assistant- Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
  • Assistant Section Officer- Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
  • Inspector of Income Tax- CBDT
  • Inspector, (Central Excise)- CBIC
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  • Inspector (Examiner)
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer- Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
  • Sub Inspector- Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Inspector Posts- Department of Post
  • Inspector- Central Bureau of Narcotics

Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400):

  • Assistant- Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations
  • Assistant/Superin-tendent- Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations
  • Divisional Accountant- Offices under C&AG
  • Sub Inspector- National Investigation Agency (NIA)
  • Junior Statistical Officer- M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation
  • Statistical Investigator Grade-II- Registrar General of India

Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300):

  • Auditor- Offices under C&AG
  • Auditor- Other Ministry/ Departments
  • Auditor- Offices under CGDA
  • Accountant- Offices under C&AG
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant- Other Ministry/ Departments

Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100):

  • Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerks- Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres
  • Tax Assistant- CBDT
  • Tax Assistant- CBIC
  • Sub-Inspector- Central Bureau of Narcotics
  • Upper Division Clerks- Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL 2020 Exam will be divided into the following Four Tiers and details associated to exam pattern are as follows:

Tier-I: The Tier-I exam will be a computer-based exam. It will contain 100 questions of 200 marks. For every right answer, candidates will be granted +2 marks whereas; in case of wrong answer 0.5 marks will be deducted. Candidates will be given one hour (60 minutes) to finish the test. VH/OH candidates will get extra 20 minutes.

Subject Total Questions Total Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Tier-II: This will also be a computer-based exam where 120 minutes will be given to the candidates to finish the test. There will be 4 Papers and it is mandatory for the candidates to appear in Paper-I & II. Paper-III will be for candidates who want to apply for JSO post. Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Paper Subject Total Questions Total Marks
Paper-I Quantitative Ability 100 200
Paper-II English Language & Comprehension 200 200
Paper-III Statistics 100 200
Paper-IV General Studies (Finance and Economic) 100 200
Total 500 800

Tier-III: This will be a pen and paper based exam where subjective questions on essay writing/precise writing/letter writing/application writing will be asked. It will carry 100 Marks.

Tier-IV: This exam will be a skill-based exam solely reserved for certain posts for example-

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 will be required.

The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.

The Computer Proficiency Test will comprise Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of Slides.

SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus

Aspirants need to study for the exam as per the syllabus prescribed by the authority. For reference, candidates can check the syllabus mentioned below-

Syllabus for Tier I

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: Number series, non-verbal series, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, decision making, etc.
  • General Awareness: Questions relating to Environment, India and its neighboring countries, Indian History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Simplification, Percentage,  Averages, Interest, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Profit and Loss, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, etc.
  • English Comprehension: Topics to test candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, Grammar etc.

Syllabus for Tier II

  • Quantitative Ability: Simplification, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Square roots, Averages, Interest, etc.
  • English Language & Comprehension: Synonyms, antonyms, fill in the blanks, spelling/ detecting misspelled words, idioms & phrases, one-word substitution etc.
  • Statistics: Probability Theory, Statistical Inference, Central Tendency, Dispersion, Sampling Theory, etc.
  • General Studies (Finance & Economics): Demand and Supply, Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting, Production, and cost, Indian Economy, etc.

Preparation Strategies for SSC CGL Exam

Since the level of the competition increases every year for the SSC CGL 2020 Examination, candidates need to prepare for the exam whole-heartedly. The following preparations tips will help the candidates in qualifying the SSC CGL exam-

  • Make a practical time table that can be followed easily. Don’t go overboard with the goals; divide the preparation time into smaller goals.
  • Go through the syllabus and exam pattern to get an idea of the exam.
  • Collect only a few books and study from them. Avoid collecting lengthy books just for the sake of the exam.
  • Make smaller notes while preparing. These short notes will also be helpful during the revision.
  • Solve previous year papers and give mock tests to watch your progress. Strengthen the weak areas (if needed).
  • Maintain good health. Avoid skipping meals.
  • Read and analyze the newspapers every day.
  • Take short breaks when you feel exhausted or bored with a particular topic. Start afresh.

Recommended Books for SSC CGL 2020

Given below are some of the noteworthy books for SSC CGL preparation-

  1. Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal
  2. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publication
  3. Quicker Maths by M.Tyra (for beginners)
  4. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal
  5. Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey
  6. Manorama Year Book 2020 for GK
  7. Lucent’s General Knowledge
  8. Objective General English by S.P Bakshi
  9. English Grammar by Wren & Martin
  10. Word Power Made Easy

Admit card

The admit card can be downloaded from the official website of the Staff Selection Commission or regional websites of the same. For different tiers the admit card will differ. Only those candidates can download the hall tickets for successive tiers who have qualified the preceding tier. The admit card should be preserved till the recruitment process is over. Candidates are suggested to keep a printout of the admit card as without it the entry to the exam hall will be denied to them.


The result of the SSC CGL Exam will be announced tier-wise. The final result will be based on the combined result of the tier-I, II and III respectively. Candidates can check their result from the official website by providing their name and roll number. The result will be displayed in form of a merit list. Candidates can check their score card from the official website which is usually provided by the authority within 15-20 days of the exam.

Selection Criteria

On the basis of performance of a candidate in SSC CGL 2020 tier-I, tier-II and tier-III, a merit list will be prepared to shortlist the candidates further. The selected candidates will then have to take the Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) or Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) necessary for certain posts. Once a candidate qualifies these tests he/she will get the relevant appointment letter from the commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: When is the date for CGL Tier I examination?

Ans: The dates for CGL Tier I examination is yet to be notified. Candidates are request to stay tuned with us for further related updates.

Ques: Please specify how many vacancies are there in CGL tier I exam?

Ans: We’ll update this information after the release of CGL 2020 notification.

Ques: Does CGL exam have negative marking?

Ans: Yes, the negative marking rule exists.

Ques: I have postgraduate degree, can I apply for CGL exam?

Ans: Yes, the minimum eligibility to apply for CGL exam is Graduation.

Ques: Will tier marks be taken into consideration while calculating the merit list?

Ans: No, tier 4 is qualifying in nature, only the marks achieved in tier I, tier 2 and tier 3 will be considered for merit list preparation.

Download CGL information brochure

SSC CGL official website

Displaying 7 Comments
  1. Neha says:

    Kya b.Sc 3rd student ssc cgl apply kar skte hai???


    i’m final year student sir, my graduation might complete on june. am i eligible to write ssc cgl

  3. Siddharth says:

    I am planning to give to ssc cgl exam of 2020.. as the new notification is given that tha degree must be before 1.1.2020…. as it is not posibal … Because the last semester result will be out in 1.5.2020…. then how final year student are applicabel…

  4. Sabia says:

    Now I m in 4th year bsc nursing
    I will complete in December 2020
    Can I apply for ssc cgl 2019 which will be conducted on Feb 2020
    M i eligible for this exam.

  5. Fiza Qaushar says:

    BE k bad ssc cgl hi de skte h n ssc me bhut sare exams conduct hote h to hm kaun kaun se xm de skte h

  6. Manish says:

    It is yet to be notified. Stay tuned.

  7. jyoti rastogi says:

    application form date 2020 for ssc

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