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What is Staff selection ( SSC CGL ) Exam ?

The Staff Selection commission was established in year 1975 for the various recruitments under ministries, departments and organizations of the Government of India. All the IIMs operate independently and decide which candidate is suitable for their curriculum. It is conduction for various B group and C group posts. It is referred by students and aspirants as SSC CGL.

Eligibility for SSC CGL

So, the students appearing for CAT have wider choice, and can pursue their career in specialized branch of management too, like candidate interested in Advertising and Marketing can enroll in MICA, Ahmedabad.

Examination Pattern

The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL has three features i.e.

Essential Educational Qualification

Based on post and recruitment applied qualification changes , below mentioned is the list of same as per 2018 examination:

SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized University.
OR
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade - II Post Bachelor's Degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
OR
Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler Posts Bachelor's Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other Posts Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent
The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 01.08.2018.

Age Limit

For Both Group B and Group C Examination - Minimum 18 years and Maximum 27 years.


For Other Posts:
SSC CGL Post Required Age
Statistical Investigator Grade II Max. 32 years
Assistant in CSS 20 - 30 years
Assistant in IB 21 - 30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer/SI in CBI/SI in NIA 30 years
SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics 18 - 27 years

Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Application Fees

Categories Fees
For General /OBC candidates Rs.100/-
For SC/ST/PH candidates Nill
For Female candidates Nill

Selection Process

Candidates need to pass through 4 stages for the final selection.

Tier Type Mode
Tier - I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier - II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier - III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier - IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Paper Patterns

Tier - I Paper Pattern:

Section Subject No of Questions
Section - I General Intelligence and Reasoning 25
Section - II General Awareness 25
Section - III Quantitative Aptitude 25
Section - IV English Comprehension 25

Tier - II Paper Pattern :

Paper Subject No of Questions
1 Quantitative Abilities 100
2 English Language and Comprehension 200
3 Statistics 100
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100

Paper I and Paper 2 are mandatory for all students. Paper 3 is only for statistical investigator Gr. 2 and compiler. And Paper 4 is only for Asst. Audit Officer.

Tier III


In Tier III examination students will need to to write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis on given topics. which are most of the cases related to present important events related or India or world.

Tier III is only a qualifying examination.

Preferences of Post

It is more personal in nature based on Individual's proficiency and liking. Candidates may keep below mentioned in mind while preferring a particular post.

1.Type of job and skills required for the same

2.Salary and growth prospect

3.Location of posting

4.Selection Process