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SSC CGL 2020 - Notification, Latest Vacancies, Exam Dates, Pattern, Eligibility, Preparation Tips & Guide

Updated on 30 June 2020
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Updated on 30 June 2020

Hello SSC CGL Aspirants!

Are you preparing for the upcoming SSC CGL 2020 Examination?

Is my Preparation going fine? 


Am I Preparing according to the exam pattern?


Will I be able to revise the entire syllabus on time?


These are some of the questions which arise in an aspirant’s mind at some of the last months of preparation and disturb the flow of preparation. If you are thinking this way it is absolutely normal but you need to turn this fear of exam into your strength and align your last-minute strategy by identifying key aspects related to each section of syllabus and exam pattern of SSC-CGL 2020 Examination.



The Staff Selection Commission has prepared the pattern and syllabus of the SSC-CGL 2020 examination in a way that every section and tier of the exam is able to test a distinct trait of a candidate during examination which a candidate must possess to serve under ‘Group B’ and ‘Group C’ posts of various government ministries and department. 


The Staff Selection Commission has already notified the dates of SSC-CGL Tier-I and Tier-II examination for candidates on their official website https://ssc.nic.in.


S. NO.
Level of Examination
Mode of Examination
Dates
1.
Tier-I Examination
Computer-Based (Online)
2nd March 2020 to 11th March 2020 
2.
Tier-II Examination
Computer-Based (Online)
22nd June 2020 to 25th June 2020


Highlights of articles


  1. Source of Study Material
  2. Level of Questions in SSC-CGL 2020 Tier-II examination papers
  3. SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam Dates and Notification
  4. SSC CGL 2020 Post and Eligibility criteria
  5. Meaning of Qualifying Papers
  6. Time Management for SSC-CGL 2020
  7. Strategy to Attempt SSC-CGL 2020 Examination Paper
  8. Practice Mantra for SSC-CGL 2020 Examination
  9. Preparation Tips for SSC-CGL 2020


SSC CGL 2020 Latest Notification...


Let us have a look at these topics in detail to get a better idea of how to prepare for each section.


Source of Study Material


1. SSC-CGL 2020 Tier- I Examination


Type of Question: Objective (Multiple Choices) Questions

Subjects: 


SSC CGL 2020 Exam Syllabus/Pattern


General Intelligence & Reasoning:


Here both Verbal and nonverbal type of reasoning question is asked to check the analytical ability of the candidates.


Books:

a.“A modern approach to verbal and nonverbal reasoning” by Dr. R. S. Aggarwal

b.“Analytical Reasoning” by M. K. Pandey


General Awareness:


This section is included to check the awareness of candidates on day to day topics and on their environment and society. This subject has a vast syllabus and the most dynamic one.


Books:

a. NCERTs from Class VI to 10th Level

b. Refresher: Lucent Publication

c. Year Book: Manorama

d. Website: www.pib.gov.in

e. News Channel: DD News, DD Lok Sabha, DD Rajya Sabha

f. Standard Daily Newspaper of your preferred language

g. Monthly Magazine like Pratiyogita Darpan


Quantitative Aptitude:


This section of the SSC-CGL 2020 Tier-I examination is to check the basic computation ability of the candidate.


Books: 

a. Quantitative Aptitude by Dr. R. S. Aggarwal

b. NCERTs from class VI to X

c. Advanced Maths by Rakesh Yadav


English Comprehension:


This section in SSC-CGL 2020 examination checks the understanding of the candidate about the basics of English language and vocabulary.


Books:

a. English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

b. NCERT from class VI to X



2. SSC-CGL 2020 Tier- II Examination


Type of Questions: Objective (Multiple Choices) Questions

Subjects in SSC-CGL 2020 Tier-II Examination:


SSC CGL 2020 Upcoming Vacancies


Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities)


This section of the SSC-CGL 2020 examination is compulsory for all the candidates and checks the computational ability of the candidates through various numerical and geometrical concepts.


Books:


a. Quantitative Aptitude by Dr. R. S. Aggarwal

b. NCERTs from class VI to X

c. Advanced Maths by Rakesh Yadav 



Paper-II (English Language & Comprehension):


This section is also compulsory for all the candidates and checks the ability to understand the concepts of English language and grammar both in detail.


Books:


a. English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

b. NCERTs from class VI to XII


Statistics:


This paper is only for the candidates who have applied for the post of Junior Statistical Officer. It is qualifying in nature.


General Studies (Finance & Economics):


This paper is also not a compulsory paper. This paper under SSC-CGL 2020 Tier-II examination is only for the candidates who have applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Account Officer. This paper is also qualifying in nature.


NOTE - You must do your preparation according to the level of questions asked in a particular paper to perform well


SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam Dates


SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam
Important Dates
SSC CGL 2019-20 Online Application
22ndOctober 2019 to 25th November 2019
Last date for receipt of application
25th November 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last date for making online fee payment
27th November 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last date for generation of offline Challan
27th November 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last date for payment through Challan
29th November 2019 (during working hours of Bank)
SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-I
2nd March to 11th March 2020 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-II
22nd June 2020 to 25th June 2020 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-III (Des)
22nd June 2020 to 25th June 2020 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam
To be notified later



SSC CGL 2020 Post and Eligibility criteria


Age group
Name of post
Department / Ministries
Classification
Grade pay
18-27 years
Inspector
Central Bureau of Narcotics
Group “B”
4600
Auditor
Officer under C&AG
Group “C”
2800
Auditor
Officer Under CGDA
Group “C”
2800
Auditor
Other Ministries/Department
Group “C”
2800
Accountant
Officer under C&AG
Group “C”
2800
Accountant / Junior Accountant
Other Ministry/ Department
Group “C”
2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks
Central Govt. offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres
Group “C”
2400
Tax Assistant
CBDT
Group “C”
2400
Sub-Inspector
Central Bureau of Narcotics
Group “C”
2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)
Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
Group “C”
2400
18-30 years
Inspector Posts
Department of Post.
Group “B”
4600
Assistant
Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations
Group “B”
4600
20-27 years
Tax Assistant
CBEC
Group “C”
2400
20-30 years
Assistant Section officer
Central Secretariat Service
Group “B”
4600
Assistant Section officer
Ministry of Railway
Group “B”
4600
Assistant Section officer
Ministry of External Affairs
Group “B”
4600
Assistant Section officer
AFHQ
Group “B”
4600
Assistant
Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations
Group “B”
4600
Sub Inspector
Central Bureau of Investigation
Group “B”
4600
Not Exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Central Excise)
CBEC
Group “B”
4600
Assistant
Other ministries / Departments / Organisations
Group “B”
4200
Inspector (Preventive officer)
CBEC
Group “B”
4600
Inspector (Examiner)
CBEC
Group “B”
4600
Assistant Audit Officer
Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG
Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
4800
Assistant Accounts Officer
Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG
Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
4800
Assistant Section Officer
Intelligence Bureau
Group “B”
4600
Assistant Section Officer
Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations
Group “B”
4600
Assistant / Superintendent
Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations
Group “B”
4200
Inspector of Income Tax
CBDT
Group “C”
4600
Divisional Accountant
Officer under CAG
Group “B”
4200
Up to 30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer
Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Group “B”
4600
Sub Inspector
National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Group “B”
4200
Up to 32 years
Junior Statistical Officer
M/O Statistics & Programme Implementation
Group “B”
4200



Meaning of Qualifying Papers:


The Paper-III and Paper-IV of SSC-CGL 2020 Tier-II examination are qualifying in nature and can Level of Questions in SSC-CGL 2020 Tier-II examination papers


- The candidates must understand that the level of questions asked in Paper-I of the

Tier-II Examination is of Class 10th level.


- The level of questions of Paper-II of Tier-II examination is class 12th level. 


- The level of questions in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Tier-II examination is of

Graduation level or Bachelor’s degree level. 


- dilates eligible for Junior Statistical Office rand Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant

Account Officer are required to appear for these papers respectively.

If a candidate does not appear for the examination then:


Your candidature for Junior Statistical Office rand Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Account Officer should be canceled.


But you will be still eligible for other posts notified under SSC-CGL 2020 notification.


Time Management for SSC-CGL 2020


a. Minimum Months to prepare whole Syllabus: 3-4 months

b. Minimum hours required daily Basis: 4- 5 Hours

c. Time required for Revision: 15 Days 


Strategy to Attempt SSC-CGL 2020 Examination Paper


There should be a unique strategy to qualify each tier of the SSC-CGL 2020 examination. Here I am going to discuss those unique strategies with you. This will be helpful for you to score high and secure your place in SSC-CGL 2020 examination.


I. Tier-I Examination:


Duration: 60 Minutes


The Sequence to attempt each section and time for each section of the paper plays an important role in the Tier-I examination. Here you need to answer 100 questions in 60 Minutes. This is the reason this level is getting tougher. Before 2017 the maximum time allotted for this section was 75 minutes.  



S. NO.
Section
Sequence to attempt
Time allotted
Reason
1.
General Intelligence& Reasoning
3
Not more than 15 Minutes
This section has questions which are based on observation and analysis both.
2.
General Awareness
1
Not more than 8 Minutes
It has fact-based questions. So you can answer quickly.

3.
Quantitative Aptitude
4
Not more than 20 Minutes
This section has questions that are completely based on computation and takes a longer time to solve. Learn short tricks and remember all the formulas to solve questions faster.
4.
English Comprehension
2
Not more than 12 Minutes
It has questions that you either know or don’t know.


NOTE

a. Use the last 5 Minutes for revision. So that you will not leave an easy question

for which you know the exact answer.


b. Attempt only if you are sure for the answer because there is a negative

marking of 0.5 marks against each wrong answer. 


II. Tier-II Examination:


In SSC-CGL Tier-IIExamination Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory. Duration: 120 Minutes for each Paper


Duration: 120 Minutes for each Paper


S. NO.
Detail of Papers
Strategy 
1
Paper- I Quantitative Abilities
You need to acquire a good understanding of the concepts in detail.
2
Paper-II English language & Comprehension
The only way out is to practice on a daily basis.


III. Tier-III Examination:


Duration: 60 Minutes

It is a descriptive paper. Through this paper, the commission tests the writing ability of the candidate in any one of the languages i.e. either Hindi or English. This writing paper is in reality very scoring if you practice well.


NOTE :

a. Try to practice one writing sample every day.

b. Keep reading newspapers and magazines on a regular basis.



Practice Mantra for SSC-CGL 2020 Examination:


a. Keep solving last year’s SSC CGL questionpapers as the commission has a

tendency to repeat some of the questions from previous year question papers.


b. Enroll in online mock tests for real-time experience and speed tests. Also, analyze

the result of each mock test and modify your strategy accordingly from time to

time. This will help you to attempt SSC-CGL 2020 examination in a better way.


c. Practice both ways online and offline.  


Preparation Tips for SSC-CGL 2020


a. Fix your preparation routine and follow it religiously.

b. Fix a day in a week for revision or to catch a topic that was planned but left.

c. Prepare each subject in detail and make a handy bullet point’s note for last-

minute revision. 

d. Create your own study plan according to the timings which better suits you.

e. Plan your studies in advance.

f. Stay motivated throughout your preparation.

g. Work on meditation to stay calm during preparation and exam both.





All The Best To All The SSC CGL 2020 Aspirants !


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