SSC Combined Graduate Level Recruitment Test – 2019 (SSC CGL 2019)

SSC Combined Graduate Level Recruitment Test – 2019 (SSC CGL 2019)

ssc cgl 2019

Last updated on January 9th, 2019 at 08:32 pm


(i)       SSC is going to release soon the date schedule of SSC CGL 2018. It is very likely that  notification will be released at any day in this month only. Please be tuned at for latest update.
 (ii)      Notification of SSC CGL  recruitment test 2019  is likely to be released shortly. Aspirant candidates are advised for consistent and constant preparation and stay tuned at for latest updates. 


SSC (State Selection Commission) is an important organization conducting government exams in India for the subordinate recruitments. SSC conducts a National level examination called CGL (Combined Graduate Level), every year, for recruitment of various non-gazetted posts in different Ministries/Departments/Organizations of the Government of India and their offices. Around 20 to 30 lakh people register for SSC CGL every year out of which around 10 to 15 lakh people take the exam. The SSC CGL 2019 notification is likely to be announced by April 2019.

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SSC CGL 2019 Important Dates (Tentative)

The tentative schedule for SSC CGL examination to be held in 2019 has been tabulated below:

Dates (Tentative)
Publication of Official Notification for SSC 20194th week of April 2019
Availability of SSC CGL 2019 Application Form4th week of April 2019
CGL 2019 Registration closes4th week of May 2019
Last date to Pay Online Application Fee4th week of May 2019
Release of Online admit card for Tier-11st week of July 2019
SSC CGL 2019 (Tier I) Exam Date 4th week of July to 3rd week of Aug 2019
SSC CGL 2019 Result (Tier-I)September 2019
Tier II Admit CardOctober 2019
SSC CGL (Tier II) 2019 Exam Date 4th week of November 2019
SSC CGL Result (Tier II) 2019December 2019
Tier III Admit CardJanuary 2020
SSC CGL 2019 (Tier III) Exam DateJanuary 2020 (To be updated later)
SSC CGL (Tier IV) Exam DateMarch/April 2020 (To be updated later)

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Date

SSC CGL 2019 (Tier I) exam is expected to be conducted between 4th week of July and 3rd week of Aug 2019.

Mode of Answering

CGL 2019 Tier I and Tier II exam will be conducted in online mode as a Computer-Based Test while Tier 3 is a pen/paper mode Descriptive Test, and Tier 4 is a Skill-Based Test to check the Data Entry Speed/Computer Proficiency (wherever applicable).

Medium of Examination

SSC CGL 2019 will be conducted in Hindi, and English.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CGL exam 2019 has been described below, clause by clause.

CGL 2019 Age Limit

Candidate’s age must fall in between 18 to 32 years (as on 1st August 2019) in order to apply for CGL exam. Further, age limits are also dictated by the post they apply 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.


A candidate must hold either of the following nationality to be eligible to apply for SSC CGL exam:

  • an Indian citizen, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a Bhutanese subject, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India prior to 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a migrant of Indian origin from the East African Countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, or from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam who migrated with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Education Eligibility for SSC CGL

Post wise education qualification is tabulated below:

Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit OfficerBachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
Desirable Qualifications: Company Secretary or Cost & Management Accountant or  Chartered Accountant or master’s in Commerce or master’s in Business Studies or master’s in Business Economics or master’s in Business Administration (Finance).
Junior Statistical Officerbachelor’s degree from a recognized Institute/University in any subject, with Mathematics at 10 + 2 level cleared with at least 60% Marks
bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Statistics as
one of the subjects in graduation.
All Other PostsBachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent


Note: Candidates currently in the final year or final semester of the above Qualifying Examinations can also apply.

Physical Fitness: Candidates applying for the posts of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency) must qualify certain Physical requirements.

How to Apply for SSC CGL 2019?

Candidates can only apply only through online application process for the combined graduation level exam.

The application portal is currently closed.

SSC CGL 2019 application forms are expected to be available from the 4th week of April 2019.

Application fee

Application fee for SSC CGL 2019 can be paid either by online transaction or offline mode using the e-challan.

The application fee for various categories is tabulated below:

CATEGORYApplication Fee
General/OBC (Male Candidates)₹100
SC/ST/PH/Ex-Serviceman/Female CandidatesExempted

Documents to be uploaded

Candidates must keep the following documents at hand while filling the SSC CGL 2019 application form:

  • Scanned Passport sized photograph – between 30-50 kb – JPG format
  • Scanned Signature – between 1-12 kb – JPG format

Application Process

The broad steps for filling the SSC CGL 2019 application form are as below:

  • Registration
  • Filling up all required details.
  • Uploading the documents.
  • Fee Payment.
  • Printing the completed form.

Admit Card

Candidates who have registered successfully for the SSC CGL 2019 test will be allotted admit cards for Tier-1 examination by 1st week of July, 2019.

Admit card for Tier-2 will be released after the results of Tier-1 is published. Candidates can access their admit cards online by providing their login credentials.

Examination Pattern

The pattern for SSC CGL 2019 examination has been described below for each tier.

Tier I

  • Duration: The exam duration will be one hour.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Total marks: 200
  • Total Number of questions asked: 100
  • Sections: 4
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. Negative marking of 0.5 will be applied for each wrong answer.

Tier II

  • Duration: The exam duration will be two hours.
  • Type of Question: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Total marks for each paper: 200
  • Total Number of questions asked in each paper: 100
  • Papers: 4

Tier III

  • Duration: The exam duration will be one hour.
  • Type of Question: Descriptive Type Questions (Essay/Letter/Application/Precis)
  • Total marks: 100

Tier IV

Test 1: Data Entry Speed Test- Compulsory for all posts except Compiler

Test 2: Computer Proficiency Test- For the post of Inspector (Preventive officer), Assistants of CSS, MEA (Assistant), Inspector (Central Excise), and Inspector (Examiner) [CBEC].


SSC will announce the result after completion of each tier test. At the end of each test based on the results, only the candidates who are selected will be allowed to attend the next test.

Candidates appearing in the examination can check the SSC CGL 2019 result after each tier test on the official website.

Application of link
Official Website of conducting body
Login Page(to be updated)
SSC Application Portal(To be updated)
Official Brochure(To be updated)


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