SSC CGL 2020 – Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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SSC CGL 2020 Exam Notification @ssc.nic.in

SSC CGL 2020 Notification: SSC CGL 2020 Exam is a National-Level exam conducted by SSC (Staff Selection Commission) every year for the recruitment of various Group-B and Group-C posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations of The Government Of India.

As per the SSC Official (ssc.nic.in) Exam Calendar, The official notification for SSC CGL 2020 will be released on 15th September 2020.

Eligibility for SSC CGL

A candidate must be either: A citizen of India, or

  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India

A Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

A Candidate should be between 18 and 30 years in age. The SSC CGL age limit for different posts has been set for a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 32 years.

Educational Qualifications

SSC CGL PostEducational Qualifications
Assitant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)Essential Qualifications: Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
OR
Desirable Qualifications:
Chartered Accountant/ Cost & Management Accountant/ Company Secretary/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies/ Masters in Business Administration (Finance)/ Masters in Business Economics
Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)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.
Statistical Investigator Grade-IIBachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation
course.
All other PostsBachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

NOTE: The candidates appearing in the final year (Semester) of their graduation can also apply. However, they must possess Essential qualification on or before the prescribed date.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL Examination will be conducted in four stages as indicated below:

StageExam TypeExam Mode
Tier-I:Objective Type, Multiple Choice QuestionsComputer-Based Examination
Tier-II:Objective Type, Multiple Choice QuestionsComputer-Based Examination
Tier-III:Descriptive Paper in
English or Hindi
Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier-IV:Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill TestComputer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.
  • Both Tier-I and Tier-II consists of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only.
  • The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I and Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension): in Tier-II.
  • In Tier-I, For each wrong answer, there will be negative marking of 0.50 Marks.
  • In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities), Paper-III (Statistics) and Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics).
  • In Tier-II, Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities) and Paper-II English Language and Comprehension) are compulsory for All the posts.
  • Paper-III (Statistics) Only for those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Statistical Investigator Grade-II who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
  • In Tier-II, Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics) will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer

Tier-I Exam Pattern (Online)

SectionSubjectNumber of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
A.General Intelligence and
Reasoning
2550
B.General Awareness2550
C.Quantitative Aptitude2550
D.English Comprehension2550
TotalTime-60 Minutes100 Questions200 Marks

Tier-II Exam Pattern (Online)

PaperSubjectNumber of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
IQuantitative Abilities100200
IIEnglish Language and Comprehension200200
IIIStatistics100200
IVGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)100200
Time- 120 Minutes (for each Paper)

Tier-III Exam Pattern (Offline)

Mode of
Examination
Scheme of ExaminationMaximum
Marks
Time Allowed
Pen and Paper modeDescriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/
Letter/ Application etc.)
10060 Minutes

The Descriptive Paper in Tier-III must be written either in Hindi or in English.

The Candidates are strictly advised not to write any personal details e.g. Name, Address, Roll number, Contact number, etc inside the Answer Book (Tier-III), Descriptive Paper.

Tier-IV (Skill Test)


In the Tier-IV, Document Verification/ Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted.

SSC CGL Tier IV Skill TestFor the Posts ofMaximum MarksTime
Computer Prociency Test (Word Processing/ Excel Sheet/ PowerPoint)Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA, SFIO, GSI,Qualifying
in nature
45 Minutes
Data Entry Speed TestTax Assistant
(CBDT & CBEC)
Qualifying
in nature
15 Minutes

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-I Topic Wise Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Verbal ReasoningWeightage
Analogy3-4
Classifcation3
Coding Decoding2
Arithmetic Reasoning1
Blood Relation1
Alphabet Test1
Distance Direction Test1
Syllogism1
Matrix1
Logical Venn Diagram1
Missing Number1
Non-Verbal ReasoningWeightage
Figure Series2
Mirror Image1
Counting of figures1
Paper-cutting & folding1
Pattern Completion1
Embedded gures1
Cube & Dice1
Figure formation & Analysis1

General Awareness

General Awareness TopicsWeightage
Current Affairs5-6
History3-4
Indian Polity & Constitution2-3
Geography3-4
Economy & Finance2
Science & Technology5-6
Static GK5-6

Maths (Arithmetic + Advance)

TopicWeightage
Ratio And Proportion1
Average1
Simplification1
Time And Work1
Time, Speed And Distance1
Percentage1
Profit And Loss/ Discount2
S.I. And C.I.1
Number System1
Algebra4
Trigonometry3
Geometry4
Mensuration1
Data Interpretation (DI)4

English

TopicWeightage
Cloze test/ Passage5
Fill in the blanks2
Error Spotting2
Active Passive2
Sentence Improvement2
Parajumble2
One-word substitution2
Idioms & Phrases2
Spelling Errors2
Synonym2
Antonym2

SSC CGL Exam Date

As per the SSC Official Exam Calendar, The official notification for SSC CGL 2020 Exam will be released on 15th September 2020.

SSC CGL 2020 Notification Date15th September-15th October 2020
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Date 2020To be Notified Later
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date 2020To be Notified Later
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date 2020To be Notified Later
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date 2020To be Notified Later

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