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SSC CGL 2020 Notification

Updated on 10 September 2022
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Updated on 10 September 2022

Staff Selection Commission- Combined Graduate Level Examination also commonly referred to as SSC CGL is one of the biggest competitive exams in India held every year for the students of the graduate level. This exam is conducted to recruit staff for different vacant posts in various

government departments, organizations and ministries. The Staff Selection Commission which was established in the year 1975 is the main body that conducts this exam for all types of Group B and Group C posts.  

official notice by SSC has been released in which the exam dates of SSC CGL 2020 have been announced. Read on to know the important dates, official notifications, exam syllabus, exam pattern, recruitment, result, cut-off and more…

SSC CGL 2020 Application Form

The SSC CGL 2020-21 Application Form is available from February to March 2020, at special links at the Official website of SSC from which candidate can apply,

application fee will be Rs 100/- for general category and for st/sc they do not have to pay any application fee

Post Applied through SSC CGL 2020-21

So, SSC CGL is a examination through which you can apply for various post and list of those post are as follow-

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Date

Examination Schedule of SSC CGL 2020 are as follow-

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Dates


Tentative Dates

Notification Release Date

22nd October 2019

Online Application Process Duration

22nd October -25th November 2019

SSC CGL Tier-I Application Status Out

from 28th January, 2020

SSC CGL Admit Card 2020 Tier-I

20th February, 2020

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-I Exam Date

3rd to 9th March, 2020 (CBE)

SSC CGL Tier-I Answer Key

16th March, 2020

SSC CGL Tier-I Result

1st July 2020

SSC CGL Tier-II Admit Card

October 2020

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-II Exam Date

2nd November to 5th November 2020

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-III Exam Date

November 22, 2020

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date

To be notified later

SSC CGL 2020 Eligibility Criteria

There are three mandatory eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2020-

  1. Necessary Educational Qualification
  2. Age Limit
  3. Candidate must be an Indian Citizen

Education Qualification

The candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university or institution. further, the required educational qualification also depends on the post. Refer the table below for details-

Requirements for physical fitness: There are certain necessary physical standards for the post of the inspector (Examiner/ Central Excise/ Preventive Officer), CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) Sub Inspector and NIA (National Investigation Agency) Sub-Inspector.

Age Limit for SSC CGL Applications

For Other Posts

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Syllabus/Pattern

SSC CGL Exam is distributed in a total of 4 levels that is- Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3, and Tier-4. The syllabus is also according to these 4 levels and hence it should be dealt with independently. 

SSC CGL Tier I Exam & Syllabus

The tier-1 exam is held online and is objective in nature. There will be 4 sections in the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam consisting of 50 marks in each section making it a total of 200 marks attempt. Further bifurcation of questions and marks is mentioned below-

Important Points:

  1. SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam will be having negative marking. One wrong answer will deduct 0.5 marks from the total of all sections. 
  2. The exam duration for visually handicapped candidates will be 100 minutes.


SSC CGL TIER- 1 2020 Subjective Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier-1 Subjective exam question paper will be having a total of 4 sections which will be based on the 10th and 10+2 level of syllabus.

The total syllabus of the SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 exam is given below which has been made on the basis of previous year questions that have appeared in the past five years exams.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Tier-2 Exam is conducted online and is an objective type test. The test consists of total of four sections with 100 questions having total of 200 marks. Further the details are mentioned below-

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

This exam is held in an offline mode and its basic purpose is to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The candidates are required to write Letter/Essay/Summary/Application.

The candidates who want to prepare well for this section needs to go through a lot of articles from various magazines and newspapers. Other than this, the candidate needs to be well aware of the latest pattern of Letter and Application writing. 

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-4 exam will be having different skill tests that are important for certain government posts. 

  1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): It is a mandatory qualifying skill test for all the posts except for the post of Compiler. basic motto is to test the typing speed of the candidate. In this test, the candidate is provided with printed content in English which should be accurately typed on the computer with a minimum of 2000 keypress in a time duration of 15 minutes. 
  2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): This test is held in 3 modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides. This test is mandatory for the applicants of Assistants of CSS. CPT is also a qualifying test. 

All the best to All the SSC-CGL 2020 aspirants !

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