SSC CGL 2018: Here's Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Dates, Admit Card, Result, Cut Off

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC CGL examination for recruitment of Assistant Section Officer, Assistant Audit Officer, Divisional Accountant, Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistants Inspector Assistant/Superintendent Inspector (Central Excise), Sub-Inspector, Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner), Assistant Enforcement Officer, Inspector of Posts, Jr. Statistical Officer, Auditor, Accountant/Jr Accountant, Sr. Secretariat Assistant, Tax Assistant. Here is the SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Dates, Admit Card and other details to help you prepare better.

The SSC CGL notification was released in the month of May 2018. As per the tentative calendar, the application closes on May 25 and the exams are expected to be held on July 25 to August 20, 2018.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018

The SSC CGL Exam 2018 will be conducted in four tiers as given below...

The SSC CGL Exam 2018 Tier I: Objective Multiple Choice Type (Online)

The SSC CGL Exam 2018 Tier II: Objective Multiple Choice Type (Online)

The SSC CGL Exam 2018 III: Descriptive Paper in Hindi/English ( Pen and paper mode)

The SSC CGL Exam 2018 IV: Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (Whichever Applicable )

Final merit list for the SSC CGL Exam 2018 will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I, II, III and IV exams.

Note: Interviews have been discontinued from year 2016 onwards

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus: Check detailed syllabus here

SSC CGL 2018 Tier I Exam Syllabus

Section Examination Total Marks
A General Intelligence and Reasoning (25 Questions) 50 marks
B General Awareness (25 Questions) 50 marks
C Quantitative Aptitude (25 Questions) 50 marks
D English Comprehensive (25 Questions) 50 marks

Note: Total 200 Marks: Duration of the exam: 75 Minutes

A. General Intelligence and Reasoning

B. General Awareness

C. Quantitative Aptitude

D. English Comprehension

Classification Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings
Puzzle Sports Percentage Phrases and Idioms
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportion One word Substitution
Word Formation Important Schemes Problem on Ages Sentence Correction
Venn Diagram Portfolios Speed, Distance and Time Error Spotting
Direction and Distance People in News Number System
Blood Relations Mensuration
Series Data Interpretation
Verbal reasoning Time and Work
Non-Verbal Reasoning Algebra

Tier II

The Mains Exam will be conducted online and is an objective multiple choice exam. The major sections asked in Mains Exam are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics). Let’s have a look at the SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 Mains Examination.

Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
Statistics General Awareness
Simplification Reading Comprehension Collection and Representation of Data A. Finance and Accounting (80 marks)
Interest Spelling Measure of Dispersion Fundamental Principles
Averages Fill in the Blanks Measure of Central Tendency Financial Accounting
Percentage Phrases and Idioms Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Basic Concepts of Accounting
Ratio and Proportion One Word Substitution Correlation and Regression Self-Balancing Ledger
Speed, Distance and Time Sentence Correction Random Variables Error Spotting and Correction
Number System Error Spotting Random Variables
Mensuration Cloze Test Sampling Theory B. Economics and Governance (120 marks)
Data Interpretation Para Jumbles Analysis and Variance Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Time and Work Synonyms-Antonyms Time Series Analysis Finance Commission
Algebra Active-Passive Voice Index Number Theory of Demand and Supply
Data Sufficiency

(Two sections: Total Time: Two hours for each section)

Note: Paper III and Paper IV optional for few posts( Statistical and Assistant Audit Officer)

Tier III Examination: Pen and paper mode

The Commission has also decided to introduce a Descriptive Paper (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc) of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. This will be in Pen & paper Mode.

The maximum marks for this section (Tier III) is 100 and the duration is 60 minutes.

Tier IV Examination:

1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): FOR THE ALL POST (Other than compiler): The "Data Entry Speed" Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature

2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): The Commission will hold CPT, comprising three modules - Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will be of a qualifying nature.

Important dates

According to the latest SSC CGL notification there are SSC CGL calendar which contains date for your different exam Tiers.

Online registration process to start from : April 21, 2018
Last date to apply: May 25, 2018
SSC CGL tier I Exam Date: July 25 to August 20, 2018 (CBE)
SSC CGL tier I Admit Card: Date TBA
SSC CGL tier I Result: Date TBA
SSC CGL tier II Exam Date: November 27, 2018 to November 30, 2018 (P-II CBE)
SSC CGL tier II Admit Card: Date TBA
SSC CGL tier II Result: Date TBA
SSC CGL tier III Examination: Date TBA (P-III Des)
Skill test/interview/computer skill test: Date TBA

Complete calendar for 2018-19

Educational Qualification:
As by the Exam name (CGL- Combined Graduate Level) you know that it is a exam for the candidates who are possessing Graduate degree in of the stream from recognized institute. Additional qualification for the same will be provided as soon as the official notification will arrive. Till then you must check this page regularly for Staff Selection Commission latest updates.

Posts wise CGl Educational Qualification details

Assistant Audit officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer: Bachelor Degree
*Desirable Qualification: Cost & Management Accountant or Chartered Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Economics or Masters in Business Administration (Finance)

Statistical Investigator Grade- 2

Bachelor degree with 60 per cent marks in mathematics in XII class

Bachelor degree with statistics as one of the main subjects

Bachelor degree with mathematics or statistics or economics

Other Posts
Bachelor degree in any discipline

SSC CGL 2018 Age Limit:

Minimum: 20 years
Maximum: 30 years

SSC CGL Group B/ Group C Salary detail

Group B Posts: Pay Scale

Grade Pay Salary
Rs 4200 Rs 45000
Rs 4600 Rs 53000
Rs 4800 Rs 58000

Group C Posts: Pay Scale

Grade Pay Salary
Rs 2800 Rs 34000
Rs 2400 Rs 24000