The Combined Graduate Level examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission is one of the most desired exams for the aspirants who are planning to get a government job. So every minute detail regarding the SSC CGL examination is important for their future perspective. Here I am going to provide you a brief review of the details of SSC CGL notification 2020. Preparation of SSC cgl

Important dates under SSC CGL notification 2020

The Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL notification for the CGL exam 2020 through its official website Some of the important dates related to SSC CGL 2020 examination are as follows:

1. Events:- SSC CGL 2020 Tier-I Examination

Dates:- 2nd March 2020 to 11th March 2020

2. Events:- SSC CGL 2020 Tier-II and Tier-III Examination

Dates:- 22nd June 2020 to 25th June 2020


SSC CGL Posts and Pay Levels

The Staff Selection Commission from its SSC CGL notification calls for the application of the candidates for the vacancies of ‘Group B’ and ‘Group C’ level posts. Every year thousands of ‘Group B’ and ‘Group C’ posts under the various government ministries, departments and organizations are released for which the Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level examination.

1. Pay Level- 8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)

Category of Post:- Group B (Gazetted)

2. Pay Level- 7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)

Category of Post:- Group B Group C

3. Pay Level- 6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)

Category of Post:- Group B

4. Pay Level- 5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)

Category of Post:- Group C

5. Pay Level- 4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)

Category of Post:- Group C

Eligibility Requirement

The Staff Selection Commission in the official SSC CGL notification releases different eligibility criteria for the candidates. The different eligibility criteria are as follows:

● Age Eligibility: The candidates who want to apply for the SSC CGL examination must possess the age limit of 18-32 where the benchmark date for age calculation under SSC CGL notification 2020 is 1st January 2020.

● Qualification Eligibility: The candidates who have passed their graduation degree from any government recognized university or institute or equivalent can apply for SSC CGL examination.

● Nationality: A candidate who is the citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan and others (in the specified conditions mentioned in SSC CGL notification) is eligible to apply for the SSC CGL examination.

How to Apply for SSC CGL

A candidate can apply for the SSC CGL exam through the online filing of the application form. There are certain steps to follow to apply for the SSC CGL exam clearly mentioned in the annexure of the SSC CGL notification in detail. The steps are as follows:

1. One Time Online Registration of the Candidate (Must be completed within 14 days )

2. Online Filing of the application form

3. Application Fee Submission (can be made online or offline)

Application Fee of the SSC CGL examination

The candidates who are applying for SSC CGL examination should fee Rs 100 as application fee Whereas the women candidates and other candidates belonging to the category of SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen (if applicable) and PwD need to pay zero application fee as per the SSC CGL notification. Structure of the SSC CGL examination The Structure of the “Combined Graduate Level” exam defined under SSC CGL notification has the following highlight points for the candidates.

1. Level of Exam:- Tier-I

Type of Questions:- Multiple Choice

Mode of Exam:- Computer-Based (Online Examination)

Negative Marking:- 0.5 Marks for each wrong answer

2. Level of Exam:- Tier-II

Type of Questions:- Multiple Choice

Mode of Exam:- Computer-Based (Online Examination)

Negative Marking:- 0.5 Marks for each wrong answer other than Paper-II which has a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer

3. Level of Exam:- Tier-III

Type of Questions:- Descriptive Type

Mode of Exam:- Pen and Paper Based (Offline)

Negative Marking:- Not Applicable

4. Level of Exam:- Tier-IV

Type of Questions:- Skill Test

Mode of Exam:- Computer-Based (Offline Examination)

Negative Marking:- Not Applicable

5. Document Verification Physical 

Syllabus of the SSC CGL Examination

The Staff Selection Commission every year releases the syllabus for the Combined Graduate Level Exam under the SSC CGL notification. The candidates can start their SSC CGL preparation and form the strategy for different tiers of the examination at a very early level on the basis of the detailed syllabus.


● General Intelligence & Reasoning

● General Awareness

● Quantitative Aptitude

● English Comprehension

2. Tier-II

● Quantitative Ability

● English Language & Comprehension

● Statistics (If Applicable)

● General Studies (Finance & Economics) (If Applicable)

3. Tier-III paper in English or Hindi

4. Tier-IV

● Data Entry (If Applicable)

● Computer Proficiency (If Applicable) Basis of Sectional Cut off and Final Merit List The cutoff marks for the SSC CGL 2020 Tier-I Level exam will be calculated on the performance of candidates in the computer-based test.

For the Tier-II level examination the separate cut-offs are calculated on the basis of performance in the following papers:

● Total marks acquired in Paper I and Paper II collectively

● Individual acquired marks in Paper III As per the SSC CGL notification, the final merit list of the candidates will be prepared category wise on the basis of the overall performance of the candidate in different levels of the SSC CGL examination i.e. Tier-I level+ Tier- II level + Tier- III level of examination.

Solution on Merit list Tie Cases:

As per the SSC CGL notification, in such a situation, the following rules will be applied:

● Acquired Total of the marks in specialized papers in SSC CGL Tier-II level examination

● Acquired Total of the marks in SSC CGL Tier-III level examination

● Date of Birth of the candidate (Older to younger)

● Name of the candidate (alphabetical order) Communication Channel for issues regarding SSC CGL 2020 Examination In case of any issues related to the SSC CGL examination, the candidates can contact through telephone, e-mail or website of their corresponding regional centers mentioned in the feedback section of the official website of the Staff Selection Commission i.e. from -