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About SSC CGL Exam

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam for Group B and C (Gazetted and non-Gazetted) posts in various Government of India institutions. Staff Selection Commission Graduate Level Combined Examination is the full name of the SSC CGL exam. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:

  • Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India
  • Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs
  • Inspectors of Income Tax
  • Preventive Officers in Customs
  • Examiner in Customs
  • Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer in the Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
  • Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India
  • Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  • Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
  • Compiler in Registrar General of India
  • Research Assistant
  • Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant
Selection Process

SSC CGL 2024 Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

1. Level I: Computer-Based Test (qualifying in nature).

2. Tier-II consists of Paper I (mandatory for all positions), Paper II (for applicants seeking Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) positions in the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, and Paper III (for applicants seeking Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer positions).

Upon successful application, all applicants for the SSC CGL test will receive an Admit Card and Roll Number for the Computer-Based Examination (Tier-I).

  • Candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to take the Tier-II and Tier-III Exams based on their Tier-I grades.
  • Paper-II of Tier-II (the position of Junior Statistical Officer; JSO), Paper-III of Tier-II (the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer), and Paper-I of Tier-II (the post of all other jobs) will all have their own set of cut-offs.
  • All eligible applicants from Tier-I will take Tier-II examinations.
  • Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III must be completed by all applicants in Tier-II. However, Paper-II and Paper-III will only need the appearance of certain applicants who have been shortlisted for the positions of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer, respectively.
Salary

Pay Level of Posts

Pay Level-8

Pay Level-7

Pay Level-6

Pay Level-5

Pay Level-4

Payscale

Rs 47600 to 151100

Rs 44900 to 142400

Rs 35400 to 112400

Rs 29200 to 92300

Rs 25500 to 81100

Grade Pay

4800

4600

4200

2800

2400

Basic pay

Rs 47600

Rs 44900

Rs 35400

Rs 29200

Rs 25500

HRA (depending on

the city)

X Cities (24%)

11,424

10,776

8,496

7,008

6,120

Y Cities (16%)

7,616

7,184

5,664

4,672

4,080

Z Cities (8%)

3,808

3,592

2,832

2,336

2,040

DA (Current- 17%)

8,092

7,633

6,018

4,964

4,335

Travel Allowance

Cities- 3600, Other Places- 1800

Gross Salary

Range (Approx)

X Cities

70,716

66,909

53,514

44,772

39,555

Y Cities

66,908

63,317

50,682

42,436

37,515

Z Cities

63,100

57,925

46,050

38,300

33,675

Application fee

The following list includes the application fees for the SSC CGL 2024 test, broken down by category. Prospective applicants may review the table prior to completing their application.

Category

Application Fee

General and OBC

Rs. 100

Female(All Categories)

Nil

SC, ST, PwD, & Ex-Servicemen

Nil

The only ways to pay for the application cost are online. These include credit/debit cards, Net-Banking, BHIM, UPI, and others.

After completing part-1 registration, candidates who choose to pay online can proceed straight to part-2 registration. To proceed to Part-2 registration, candidates must provide their registration number and birthdate.

SSC CGL Posts

The SSC administers the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination in order to select qualified applicants for a variety of Group B and Group C positions in government ministries and departments throughout India. The following table lists the available SSC CGL jobs:

SSC CGL Post

Department/Ministry

Classification of Post

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)

Assistant Accounts Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)

Assistant Section Officer

Central Secretariat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ

Group “B” 

Assistant 

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations 

Group “B” 

Inspector of Income Tax

CBDT

Group “C” 

Inspector (Central Excise)

CBIC

Group “B”

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Group “B”

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of Investigation

Group “B” 

Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

Group “B”

Junior Statistical Officer

M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation

Group “B”

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Registrar General of India

Group “B”

Auditor

Offices under C&AG, CGDA

Group “C” 

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Other Ministry/ Departments

Group “C”

Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks 

Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres

Group “C” 

Tax Assistant

CBDT/ CBIC

Group “C”

Upper Division Clerks

Government Departments

Group “C”

Exam Pattern
Before beginning the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level preparation, it is important to make note of changes in the exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2024 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam will be conducted online comprising 4 sections with 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) in total and with maximum marks of 200. The entire exam is needed to be completed in a time span of 60 minutes. SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will be of a qualifying nature and marks will not be counted in the final selection. 

The questions asked in the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2024 are from the following sections:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Comprehension

S.No.

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted

1

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

A cumulative time of 60 minutes

 

2

General Awareness

25

50

3

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

4

English Comprehension

25

50

Total

100

200

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2024

The SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2024 will be conducted in 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3. Paper I (Compulsory for all posts), Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

S.No.

Papers

Time Allotted

1

Paper I: (Compulsory for all posts)

2 hours 30 minutes

2

Paper II: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Statistical Investigator Gr. II

2 hours

3

Paper III: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer

2 hours

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Important Dates for SSC CGL 2024

Activity

Dates

Notification Release Date

11th June 2024

SSC CGL Apply Online 2024 Start Date

11th June 2024

Last Date to Apply Online

10th July 2024 (11 pm)

Last Date for online fee payment

12th July 2024 (11 pm)

The window for Application Form Correction

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SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Date

September-October 2024

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Date

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Eligibility Criteria for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination
There are some important criteria like Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Citizenship, etc that a candidate must fulfill to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2024. The parameters for SSC CGL Eligibility 2024 are given below:
SSC CGL Age Limit

Any graduate candidate who is 18 to 32 years old can appear in the SSC CGL exam. There are different sets of age limits for different posts in the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam 2024, which are tabulated below:

Name of posts

Age group

Auditor

18-27 years

Auditor

Auditor

Accountant

Accountant / Junior Accountant

Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks

Tax Assistant

Sub-Inspector

Upper Division Clerk (UDC)

Inspector Posts

18-30 years

Assistant

Tax Assistant

20-27 years

Assistant Section officer

20-30 years

Assistant Section officer

Assistant Section officer

Assistant Section officer

Assistant

Sub Inspector

Inspector, (Central Excise)

Not Exceeding 30 years

Inspector

Assistant

Inspector (Preventive officer)

Inspector (Examiner)

Assistant Audit Officer

Assistant Audit Officer

Assistant Section Officer

Assistant Section Officer

Assistant / Superintendent

Inspector of Income Tax

Divisional Accountant

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Up to 30 years

Sub Inspector

Junior Statistical Officer

Up to 32 years

SSC CGL Educational Qualification

The educational qualifications vary according to the post for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level 2024 and are listed below:

Posts

Educational Qualification

Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University. 

Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & 

Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ 

Masters in Business Studies

Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)

Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th 

OR 

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject

Research Assistant in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.

Desirable: Minimum one-year research experience in any recognized university or recognized Research Institution;

All Other Posts

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

Syllabus for SSC CGL 2024
To begin with the preparation for any exam, the candidates must be aware of the complete & accurate exam pattern along with a detailed SSC CGL syllabus to plan a full-proof strategy to score good marks in the particular exam.
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Relationships between numbers
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  • Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Blood Relations
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning
English Language
  • Idioms and Phrases 
  • One word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spellings Correction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Active Passive
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze test
General Awareness
  • India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Important Schemes
  • Important Days
  • Portfolio
  • People in News
  • Static GK
Computer Proficiency

Topics

Sub-Topics

Computer Basics

  1. Organization of a computer
  2. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  3. Input/ Output Devices
  4. Computer memory
  5. Memory organization
  6. Back-up devices
  7. PORTs
  8. Windows Explorer
  9. Keyboard shortcuts

Software

Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and PowerPoint etc

Working with the Internet and e-mails

Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking

Basics of networking and cyber security

Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures

Statistics

Subject

Topics

1. Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data

Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.

2. Measures of Central Tendency 

Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

3. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures of Dispersion

range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis

Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

5. Correlation and Regression

Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).

6. Probability Theory

Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.

7. Random Variable and Probability Distributions

Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).

8. Sampling Theory

Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.

9. Statistical Inference

Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

10. Analysis of Variance

Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

11. Time Series Analysis

Components of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

12. Index Numbers

Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

General Studies-Finance and Economics

Part

Subject

Topics

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)

Financial Accounting

  1. Nature and scope
  2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
  3. Basic concepts and Conventions
  4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Basic concepts of accounting

  1. Single and double entry
  2. Books of Original Entry
  3. Bank Reconciliation
  4. Journal, ledgers
  5. Trial Balance
  6. Rectification of Errors
  7. Manufacturing
  8. Trading
  9. Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
  10. Balance Sheet
  11. Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  12. Depreciation Accounting
  13. Valuation of Inventories
  14. Non-profit organisations Accounts
  15. Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  16. Bills of Exchange
  17. Self Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility

Finance Commission-Role and functions

Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics

  1. Definition
  2. Scope and nature of Economics
  3. Methods of economic study
  4. Central problems of an economy
  5. Production possibilities curve

Theory of Demand and Supply

  1. Meaning and determinants of demand
  2. Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
  3. Price
  4. Income and cross elasticity
  5. Theory of consumer‟s behaviour
  6. Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  7. Meaning and determinants of supply
  8. Law of supply
  9. The elasticity of Supply

Theory of Production and cost

  1. Meaning and Factors of production
  2. Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

  1. Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
  2. Monopoly
  3. Monopolistic Competition
  4. Oligopoly
  5. Price determination in these markets.

Indian Economy

  1. Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.
  2. National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
  3. Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
  4. Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
  5. Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

Economic Reforms in India

  1. Economic reforms since 1991
  2. Liberalisation
  3. Privatisation
  4. Globalisation
  5. Disinvestment

Money and Banking

  1. Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
  2. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
  3. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

Role of Information Technology in Governance

Preparing for the SSC CGL exam can be overwhelming. However, with proper guidance and timely planning, you can ace the exam with a good score. Here are some useful tips to help you get started on your journey to ace the SSC CGL exam:

Know the Syllabus

Always start by understanding the syllabus thoroughly, as it will help you plan your study strategy accordingly.

Understand the Exam Pattern

Knowing the exam pattern is the first step to prepare for any competitive exam. Understanding the structure of the exam and the number of questions, the time given for the exam, and the marking scheme is important.

Start with the basics 

Understand the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly before diving into the preparation. Make sure you have a comprehensive understanding of the basic concepts.

Prepare a Study Plan

Create a study timetable and allocate time for each subject. This will ensure that you are giving enough attention to all the subjects.

Follow a timeline

Create a timeline for each subject and plan the time you need to spend on each. Make sure you give yourself enough time to cover all the topics and understand them well.

Take Breaks

Make sure to take regular breaks in between studying. This will help you in retaining your focus and concentration levels.

Solve previous year's papers

Solve as many previous year's papers as you can. This will help you understand the changes in the exam pattern and the difficulty level of the questions.

Reference Books

Use good reference books to brush up your knowledge. Also, solve the previous year’s question papers to reinforce your learning.

Practice Mock Tests

Practice solving SSC CGL mock tests to understand the exam pattern and to get an idea of the types of questions asked.

Revise

After completing a particular topic, revise it to ensure that you remember it. Make use of revision notes or flashcards.

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FAQs

According to SSC Calendar 2024, the official SSC CGL Notification 2024 will be released by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) of India on 11 June 2024.
SSC CGL is one of the toughest examinations in India and candidates who prepare well for the examination clear it on the first attempt.
You can apply through the official website of SSC CGL 2024.
In entri app you can get both recorded and live classes after selecting your course.
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