Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL 2018)

Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL 2018)


Last updated on January 9th, 2019 at 09:10 pm

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CGL (Combined Graduate Level) is a recruitment examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for subordinate staff employment. The SSC CGL examination involves a 3-tier procedure held for Group B recruitment. The exam scores are used by most of the central govt departments/ministries to recruit Group B staff. In 2017, nearly 30 lakhs registrations were received for SSC CGL 2017.

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List of Contents

  1. Important Dates.
  2. Number of Vacancies.
  3. Language of Examination.
  4. Type of Examination.
  5. Date of Examination.
  6. Eligibility Criteria
  7. SSC CGL Syllabus
  8. SSC CGL Application
    1. Application Fees.
    2. Photograph and Signature size.
  9. Admit Card.
  10. Exam Pattern.
  11. SSC CGL Preparation Books.
  12. Results.
  13. Important Links.

SSC CGL 2018 Important Dates (Announced)

EventsTentative Dates
Release of Official Notification5th May 2018 (Postponed)
Registration Begins5th May 2018
Last Date for Applying5th June 2018 (Extended)
Availability of Admit Card for Tier-ILast week of June 2018
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I ExamDate schedule is likely be released soon in January 2019.
SSC CGL Tier-I Result DeclarationSeptember 2018
Availability of Admit Card for Tier-IIOctober 2018
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-II ExamTo be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-II Result DeclarationDecember 2018
Availability of Admit Card for Tier-IIIJanuary 2018
SSC CGL Tier-III ExamJanuary 2018 (To be Announced later)
SSC CGL Tier-III Result DeclarationFebruary 2018
Tier-IV ExamMarch 2018 (To be announced later)

SSC CGL 2018 Vacancies

The total number of vacancies was 3,805 for SSC CGL 2017. Candidates can check the list of available posts at

Currently, no numbers can be put forward with regards to SSC CGL 2018 vacancies.

Language of Examination

The SSC CGL exam 2018 examination will be conducted in the following two languages:

  • English
  • Hindi.

Type of Examination

As mentioned in the introduction, SSC CGL 2018 exam will be a Four Tier Exam system. The mode of answering for each tier shall be as follows:

  • Tier I: Computer Based Online Exam.
  • Tier II: Computer Based Online Exam.
  • Tier III: Offline Mode.
  • Tier IV: Skill Test.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Date

The SSC CGL 2018 exam dates have been announced by SSC. 

The various tiers of SSC CGL 2018 examination will be held on the following dates:

TierExam date
Tier – IPostponed indefinitely.
Tier – IITo be announced later.
Tier – IIIJanuary 2019 (To be announced later)
Tier – IVFebruary 2019 (to be announced later)

SSC CGL Syllabus

Read in detail about the SSC CGL syllabus at

SSC CGL 2018 Eligibility


Candidates of the following Nationalities can apply for SSC CGL exam 2018:

  • Citizen of India.
  • Belongs to Bhutan or Nepal.
  • Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Immigrates from Countries like Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Burma and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, United Republic of Tanzania, Vietnam and Ethiopia with the intent of permanent settlement in India.

Educational Qualification

The SSC CGL exam 2018 scores will be used to recruit subordinate staff for various departments hence, additional qualification requirements are there for certain specific posts.

  • Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Account Officer

Basic Qualifications: Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or college in India.

Additional Qualifications: For the post of AAO, it is desirable of the candidate to possess any one of the following degrees:

  1. Chartered Accountant.
  2. Cost & Management Accountant.
  3. Company Secretary.
  4. Masters In Commerce.
  5. Masters in Business Studies.
  6. Masters in Business Administration (Finance).
  7. Masters in Business Economics.
  • Junior Statistical Officer: Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with minimum 60% marks in Mathematics at 12th standard.


The applicant is a graduate from any recognized university with statistics as one of his/her subjects during graduation.

  • For Every Other Post: Candidate possessing a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university/institute in India are eligible for SSC CGL 2018.

Students pursuing Final Year of studies can apply for SSC CGL 2018, however, they must present Bachelor’s degree on or before 1st August 2018.

SSC CGL 2018 Age Limit

  • Age limits fall in between 18 to 32 years (as on 1st August 2018), depending upon the post applied for.
  • Age Relaxations are applicable as under:
CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PH (GEN)10 years
PH (SC/ST)15 years
PH(OBC)13 years
Ex-Servicemen (GEN)3 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years

For the detailed description of age limits, read the information brochure carefully.

SSC CGL 2018 Application Form

SSC CGL 2018 application forms are no longer available.

SSC CGL 2018 Application fee

The application fee for SSC CGL 2018 exam shall be Rs. 100 only.

However, there is no application fee for Female/SC/ST/OBC /PH category candidates.

Application fee can be paid by either of the following methods:

  1. Computer generated Challan to be deposited in SBI.
  2. SBI Net Banking.
  3. Credit Card/Debit Card of any bank.

SSC CGL 2018 Photo and Signature Size

  1. Scanned photograph – JPG Format – 30 Kb – 50 Kb.
  2. Scanned Signature – JPG format – 1 kb – 12 Kb.

SSC CGL Admit Card

  • Tier I: The SSC CGL 2018 Tier I Admit Cards will be available in the month of June 2018.
  • Tier II: SSC CGL 2018 Tier II Admit cards are expected by September 2018.
  • Tier II: Tier III admit cards are expected to be published online by November 2018.

Read about SSC CGL Admit Card in detail, follow

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL 2018 exam is a 4-Tier exam. The pattern of each tier is described below.


SSC CGL 2018 Tier I examination will be 1-hour long examination with a total of 200 marks. The whole question paper will be divided into 4 sections:

S.No.Section NameNo. Of QuestionsMaximum Marks
1.General Intelligence & Reasoning2550
2.General Awareness2550
3.Quantitative Aptitude2550
4.English Comprehension2550
  • The Tier I of SSC CGL 2018 will be a computer-based test (CBT).
  • Negative Marking: 1/2 (0.50) marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.


Tier II of SSC CGL 2018 will also be a Computer-based test, similar to Tier I. The Exam is divided into 4 papers, where:

  • The paper I and Paper II are Compulsory for all posts.
  • Paper III is meant only for the post of Statistical Investigation.
  • Paper IV is meant for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Paper-I: Quantitative Ability100200
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension200200

A deduction of ¼ marks is made in the case of Paper II for wrong answers, while it is ½ marks in case of Paper I.

Optional Papers
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Paper III: Statistics100200
Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)100200


Candidates who successfully clear Tier I and Tier II of SSC CGL 2018 can appear for Tier III.

The tier III exam will be a 1-hour long descriptive test in Pen/paper mode wherein candidate will be asked to write an Essay or letter or Precise in English or Hindi.

Tier-IV (Only for the post of Tax Assistant)

The tier IV of SSC CGL 2018 will be a computer proficiency test wherein the candidates will be tested for typing speed.

The exam is also called Data Entry Skill Test (DEST).


Our team has produced a list of recommended SSC CGL 2018 preparation books. Please visit the link for details.

SSC CGL Results

SSC CGL 2018 Results of every tier will be published within 1 month of the exam date of the corresponding tier.

To know more about CGL 2018 Results, follow the link

Important Links

Use of LinkLink
SSC Official Website
SSC CGL application PortalClosed.
SSC CGL Tentative VacanciesYet to be published.
SSC CGL brochure/Noticehttp://


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Can i submit my masters degree certificate instead of bachelor’s degree certificate during document verification process…


Yes you can..but they will mainly consider your 12th and bachelor’s degree percentage..your masters may help you for further promotions in departmental examination


Am I eligible for post of statistic investigator officer if I had only in third year statistic subject in graduation.

P k nayak

Can I eligible for cgl ..iam in railway. from 2014 .iam graduate .date of birth 4 /06/80


Can I apply for cgl 2018
I am pershuing final year


yes you can apply


Students pursuing Final Year of studies can apply for SSC CGL 2018, however, they must present Bachelor’s degree on or before 1st August 2018.


I am studied 9 discontinue . but i will interested study so i studied opeing university studying B.A history amd M.A history can i apply any government exam then date of year 1986

akshat garg

I am in 4th year of architecture. My graduation will complete in 2019. am i eligible for ssc 2018




Can I apply for CGL 2018. I am a graduate with medical science B.Sc.

Sweta dhatri

I will go to 3rd year bcom honors and graduate in 2019 can I give Scc exam 2018 this year .
My result will come till may 2019


my age is 30 yr complete in march 18.can i fill the cgl form


I have 58% in graduation
Am i eligible for income tax indpector?

puneet kapoor

hello i puneet can i apply for the ssc exam i am a final year student i will be graduate this year in july or august 2018 so i can apply i am in bba final year.

puneet kapoor

plsss tell me as possible as


Can I know the exact format of the exam and age criteria to appear for the tier 1 exam?? And are females eligible for the test?? What are the required certificates??


Hello sir/madam, My age is 26 years, I am belong to OBC category, Shall i require age relaxation or not?? please give me reply


I have completed my 12th class in march just now with 65% can i apply for cgl 2018??

jim benny

Are you sure that Digital Photo and Signature sizes as per SSC CGL 2018 notification are 30-50kb(@200*230 pixel resolution) and 1-12 kb(@160*60 pixel resolution) respectively ?


Hey I am final year btech student .am I eligible for cgl?



I have married women and after marriage i have change my surname and start adding my husband name after my name. so my question is while applying for exam should i need to use my current change name or name as per my certificate?. Please reply


Iam 2001 born can i applay


Can i aply jan 2001