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Complete Guide To SSC



Complete guide to SSC

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Staff Selection Committee (SSC) is a commission that recruits staff for various departments and Ministries of the Government of India and also in Subordinate offices. It was formerly known as the Subordinate Services Commission. This organization is under the control of the Government of India.

On 4th November 1975, the Subordinate Services Commission was constituted by the Government of India in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms. Later it was renamed as Staff Selection Committee on 26th September 1977.

SSC official committee authorities are a Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-Cum-Controller of examinations. This Secretary-Cum-Controller of examinations has on par with the additional Secretary to the Government of India.

In New Delhi, the headquarters of the SSC is located. It has seven Regional Offices and two Sub-Regional offices in major cities of India. Prayagraj, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore, and New Delhi are the Regional offices and the Sub-Regional offices are in Raipur and Chandigarh.

Many competitive examinations are supervised by SSC to recruit non-gazetted officers to several SSC departments based on the vacancies and guidelines of SSC. Every year the SSC conducts the following exams.

SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL)

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (SSC CHSL)

Junior Engineer (JE)

Junior Hindi Translator

SSC General Duty (GD) Constable

SSC Multitasking Staff

Selection Post

SI (Central Police Organization)

Stenographer C & D

SSC CGL exam:

The SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL) is conducted to recruit officers for various posts of Group B and Group C. The tests will be conducted in Hindi and English whichever is preferred by the candidate. The candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any stream to apply for this exam. The age limit is 18- 32 years as on 1st January 2020 and depends on the posting applied. The application fee for General or OBC candidates is Rs. 100 and exam fee exempted for Female, SC/ST, a person with disabilities (PwD) & Ex-Servicemen.   The last date for online application for the CGL exam 2019-2020 is 25th November 2019 (5:00 pm) and the last date for making online fee payment is 27th November 2019 (5:00 pm). Candidates can also make their payment through SBI challan before 29th November 2019.

Important dates:

Notification Last Date Announced
Submission of Online application 25.11.2019 before 5:00 pm
Online application fee payment 27.11.2019 before 5:00 pm
Application Fee payment through SBI challan 29.11.2019


The test will be conducted as Tier- I, Tier- II & Tier- III on different announced dates after the results published for each Tier. Tier- I & Tier- II are computer-based online tests while Tier- III is a descriptive pen and paper mode of examination. Tier- I and Tier- II are MCQ type tests with negative markings. There is a Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test for the required posts/ Document Verification that is considered to be the Tier- IV test.

Tier- I exam: Prelims

It is an MCQ type test with four options covering the following subjects:

  • General knowledge
  • Reasoning
  • Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Total marks for this exam are 200 with each section carrying 50 marks. If candidates have cleared Tier- I can appear for Tier- II & Tier- III.

Tier- II exam: Mains

 This exam has 4 papers covering the subjects of the following:

  • Paper I: Aptitude
  • Paper-II: English Language & Comprehension
  • Paper III: General studies
  • Paper IV: Statistics

Paper I & Paper II are mandatory for most of the jobs whereas Paper III & IV are required based on the job position.

Tier- III exam: Descriptive paper

This exam is conducted in English and Hindi based on the candidate’s preference. This is a pen and paper mode of the exam that tests the candidate’s writing skills and command over the language.

Tier- IV exam: Data entry speed/ Computer proficiency test

DEST & CPT are conducted only based on the requirements of the job position.

Schedule of  SSC CGL exam 2019-2020:

From 3rd to 9th March 2020, the Tier – I exam will be conducted in the respective exam centers. After the release of the Tier- I exam results, the passes candidates are eligible to attend Tier- II & Tier- III exams that will be conducted from 22nd to 25th June 2020.

Examination Date of examination
Tier- I exam 03.03.2020 to 9.03.2020
Tier- II & Tier- III exam 22.06.2020 to 25.06.2020


Admit card for SSC CGL exam:

Tier- I Admit cards are available on the website from 20th February 2020. These are uploaded on the website for the CR region and Other regions separately. Candidates can download the admit cards from the website by logging in with the registered details and based on the region opted from the official SSC webpage. Note that SSC might block the candidate downloading admit card multiple times. Candidates opted for Bihar and UP as their exam center can download admit cards from a different website from that of the candidates chosen other regions. Admit card for Tier- II & III will be available from the 2nd week of June 2020.

How to download Admit card?

Follow the below steps to download the admit card for SSC CGL examination 2019-2020.

  1. Go to the official website of SSC.
  2. Click on the SSC CGL Tier- I Admit card download link for your opted region.
  3. Login with your registration number and DOB to obtain your admit card.
  4. Select the preferred region chosen by you while applying.
  5. For future reference, print the SSC CGL admit card.

Please check for the important details on the admit card such as the applicant’s name, DOB, Exam center, etc.

Photo identity for Verification:

Candidates must carry any of the following photo identity along with the admit card for the verification process.

  • Aadhar card
  • Pan card
  • Voter ID
  • Bank passbook
  • Passport

For further updates or notification, check the official webpage often. Admit cards for Tier- II & III will be available on the webpage in the 2nd week of June 2020.