SSC CGL 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Who is Eligible?

SSC CGL 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Who is Eligible?

SSC conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) exam for filling Group B and Group C posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. A total of 4 tiers of exam will be held for shortlisting the applicants for these posts. Interested candidates can apply for appearing in the exam in online mode. However, it is important for the candidates to check their eligibility before applying for the exam. Complete information about the SSC CGL 2021 has been provided in this article below.

SSC CGL 2021 Main Highlights

  • The application process is completely online and there is no need to send hard copy of any document to the commission.
  • Candidates other than Indian national need to bring a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India during document verification.
  • Admit card will only be released online and will not be sent through post or courier.
  • There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking of the scores and result once released will be final.
  • During the period of probation candidates need to qualify the “Subordinate Audit/ Accounts Service Examination” in respective branches for regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

SSC CGL 2021 Important Dates

The tentative dates related to SSC CGL 2021 have been given in the table below.

Events Tentative Dates
Date of availability of application form October 2021, 4th week
Last date to submit the application form November 2021, 4th week
Last date for online fee payment November 2021, 4th week
Last date for fee payment through challan November 2021, last week
Issue of admit card for tier I exam To be released yet
Date of tier I exam March 2022, 1st to 2nd week
Issue of admit card for tier II exam To be released yet
Date of tier II exam June 2022, 4th week
Announcement of result Yet to be notified

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility for appearing in SSC CGL 2021 has been discussed below.

Nationality:

The candidate should be either:

  • A citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan refugee who has come to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settling or
  • A Person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age limit:

Depending on the post and the department that the candidates apply for, the age limit varies.

Relaxation in upper age limit:

Category Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD (General) 10 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
PWD (SC/ ST) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 5 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST) 8 years
Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group C posts only
Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Up to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Up to 45 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially

separated and who are not remarried

Up to 35 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially

separated and who are not remarried (SC/  ST)

Up to 40 years of age

Educational qualification:

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer:

  • Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.

Junior Statistical Officer:

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with at least 60% marks in Mathematics at 12th standard or Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics as one of the subjects at the degree level.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II:

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University with Statistics as one of the subjects in all the three years of the graduation.

All other Posts:

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

SSC CGL Application Form 2021

Application form for SSC CGL 2021 will be released tentatively in the month of October 2021. Interested and eligible candidates can fill and submit the applications through online mode.

  1. In the application form, the candidates are required to provide their basic personal and academic details.
  2. Photograph and signature of the candidates should also be uploaded into the application in scanned format.
  3. Choice for exam center and the post applied for should be mentioned clearly into the form.
  4. Duly filled application form can then be submitted along with the prescribed application fee.
  5. A copy of the filled and submitted application form is to be kept by the candidates in case of future reference.

Application fee

The application fee for SSC CGL exam will be Rs. 100/-. Women candidates and those belonging to the SC/ ST, PWD and ESM (Ex-Servicemen) category are exempted from fee payment.

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern

Overview of the SSC CGL exam pattern is provided below.

Tier I:

  • Exam mode: Online
  • Duration of exam: 1 hour
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 200
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Marking scheme: 2 marks for right answer, -0.50 marks for wrong answer
Subject No. of questions Maximum marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total  100 200

Tier II:

  • Exam mode: Online
  • Duration of exam: 2 hours (each paper)
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 800
  • Number of questions: 500
  • Negative marking: 0.25 marks deducted for each incorrect answer in paper I and 0.50 marks in paper II, III and IV
Paper Subject No. of questions Maximum marks
Paper I Quantitative Abilities 100 200
Paper II English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Paper III Statistics 100 200
Paper IV General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200
Total             —– 500 800

Paper III only for those candidates applying for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Paper IV for those applying for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer

Tier III:

  • Exam mode: Pen and paper mode
  • Duration of exam: 1 hour
  • Medium of exam: English or Hindi
  • Type of question: Descriptive type
  • Total marks: 100
  • Topic: Essay/ Précis/ Letter/ Application Writing

Tier IV:

Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test

Syllabus for SSC CGL exam

Check out the indicative syllabus for the SSC CGL exam below:

Tier I

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: Semantic Analogy, Venn Diagrams, Embedded Figures, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Numerical Operations, Figural Classification, etc
  • General Awareness: Questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, etc
  • English Comprehension: Questions to test candidates’ ability to understand correct English, basic comprehension and writing ability, etc.

Tier II

  • Quantitative Abilities: Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle And Its Various Kinds Of Centers, Congruence And Similarity Of Triangles, Circle And Its Chords, Tangents, etc
  • English Language and Comprehension: Spot The Error, Fill In The Blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling/ Detecting Misspelled Words, Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution, Improvement Of Sentences, etc
  • Statistics: Measures of Central Tendency, Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis, Analysis of Variance, Index Numbers, Sampling Theory, etc
  • General Studies- Finance and Economics: Financial Accounting, Basic concepts of accounting, Theory of Demand and Supply, Indian Economy, Money and Banking, Economic Reforms in India, etc

SSC CGL Admit Card 2021

  • Admit card for the exam will be uploaded on the website of the concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office of the Commission.
  • Separate admit cards will be issued to appear for different tiers of the exam depending on the eligibility of the candidates.
  • Facility to download the admit card will be available 3-7 days before the examination.
  • In addition to the admit card, it is mandatory to carry at least two passport size recent color photographs and original valid Photo ID proof.

SSC CGL Result 2021

  • Result of the different tiers of SSC CGL paper will be released in online mode.
  • Candidates can check their result using their name, roll number and other basic details.
  • Those who clear all the rounds of the selection process will then be invited for document verification.
  • After successful verification, posts will be allotted to the candidates as per their choice.

SSC CGL FAQs 2021

What are the different modes for payment of SSC CGL application fee?

The application fee can be paid online using debit card/ credit card/ net banking or offline using Bank Challan.

Can I apply for any post or are there any limitations?

You can only apply for the posts for which to qualify the age, education and other criteria as prescribed by the commission.

How can I avail the advantage of age and other relaxation policies while applying for the CGL exam?

Candidates who wish to be considered against reserved vacancies or seek age relaxation must submit requisite certificate from the competent authority, in the prescribed format at the time of document verification.

How will I know on which date to appear for the exam amongst the available slots?

The slot of the exam in which the candidate has to appear will be mentioned in the respective admit card.

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One thought on “SSC CGL 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Who is Eligible?

  1. When cgl 2021 will be conducted and my date of birth is 20.9 .1991…kya m eligible hu nxt year k liye for the post of cbi ..income tax ..excise etc ..i am general category candidate .

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