SSC CGL 2023: Application Form, Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

SSC CGL 2023: Application Form, Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

SSC CGL 2023 application form will be accessed online most probably from 1st week of January 2023, while the last date to register online may fall in the 3rd week of January 2023. For filling up Group B and C posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India, SSC CGL 2023 will be conducted. Different tiers of exam will be conducted for selecting the most eligible candidates for these posts. The interested candidates will first have to submit their online application forms. The candidates can find the complete details of the selection process from this article.

SSC CGL 2023

  • The mode of application will only be online and there is no need to send hard copy of any documents to the commission.
  • A valid email address and phone number must be provided during registration as it might be needed for further communication.
  • Admit card will be released separately for different tiers of the exam.
  • The physical fitness test will be conducted for the post of Inspector and Sub-Inspector.
  • Preference of posts will be taken from the candidates either online or at the time of document verification.

SSC CGL 2023 Schedule

Activities Dates
Online application form release date 1st week of January 2023
Last date to submit the application form To be notified
Release of admit card for Tier I exam To be notified
Tier I exam date To be notified
Declaration of Tier I result To be notified
Release of admit card for Tier II exam To be notified
Tier II exam date To be notified
Declaration of Tier II result To be notified
Release of admit card for Tier III exam To be notified
Tier III exam date To be notified
Declaration of Tier III result To be notified
Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test/ Document Verification To be notified

SSC CGL 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by the candidates for appearing in the SSC CGL 2023 exam:

Nationality:

Candidates of the following nationality are eligible to apply: should be any of the following:

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

Age criteria:

Posts Age limit
Auditor/ Accountant (Offices under C&AG), Accountant/ Junior Accountant, Senior Secretariat Assistant, Upper Division Clerks, Tax Assistant (CBDT), Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) 18- 27 years
Assistant (Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations), Inspector Posts (Department of Post) 18- 30 years
Tax Assistant (CBEC) 20- 27 years
Assistant Section Office (Central Secretariat Service/ Ministry of Railway/ External Affairs/ AFHQ, Sub Inspector (CBI) 20- 30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Section Officer (Intelligence Bureau), Sub Inspector, Inspector (Income Tax/ Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/ Examiner), Divisional Accountant Not exceeding 30 years
Junior Statistical Officer Up to 32 years

Age relaxation:

A relaxation in upper age will be given to the candidates as per the following:

Category Age relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years- General candidates

13 years- OBC candidates

15 years- SC/ ST candidates

Ex-Servicemen 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have
rendered not less than 3 years regular and
continuous service as on closing date for
receipt of application
5 years- General candidates (Group B posts)

10 years- SC/ ST candidates (Group B posts)

Up to 40 years of age- General candidates (Group C posts)

Up to 40 years of age- SC/ ST candidates (Group C posts)

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
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially
separated and who are not remarried
Up to 35 years of age- General candidates

Up to 40 years of age- SC/ ST candidates

Defence Personnel disabled in operation
during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a
consequence thereof
3 years- General candidates

8 years- SC/ ST candidates

Service Clerks in the last year of their color
service in the Armed Forces
Up to 45 years of age- General candidates

Up to 50 years of age- SC/ ST candidates

Retrenched census employees of the Office of Registrar General of India (considered only for offices under RGI) 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service

Qualification:

  • For Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer: A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Commerce/ Business Studies/ Business Economics/ Business Administration (Finance) is required. Chartered Accountants, Cost & Management Accountants and Company Secretaries are eligible to apply too.
  • For Junior Statistical Officer: Candidates with bachelor’s degree in any discipline securing a minimum of 60% marks in Mathematics in class 12th are eligible. Those holding a bachelor’s degree with Statistics as a subject are also eligible.
  • For other Posts: Those with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or its equivalent can apply.
  • Candidates in the graduation final year who will possess the required qualification before 1st August 2020 are also eligible.

SSC CGL 2023 Application Form

Candidates can apply online for SSC CGL 2023 exam. The application form will be made available on the official website https://ssc.nic.in/. Applicants are advised to read the important instructions carefully before proceeding with the application process.

  • The first step towards the application process will be registration of the candidates by providing basic personal details.
  • Candidates will also have to upload their photograph and signature in scanned format to complete the process of registration.
  • After submission of registration form, registration id and password will be generated. Using these credentials, the candidates can now fill their application form.
  • In the application form, the candidates will have to provide rest personal details, educational details, etc.
  • Once all the details are entered carefully, the application form can be submitted along with the prescribed application fee.
  • The candidates should take a printout of the duly submitted application form and keep it safe for future reference.

Application fee

  • The application fee will be Rs. 100/- except for women, SC/ ST and Ex-Servicemen candidates who will be exempted from fee payment.
  • Candidates can submit their application fee via SBI Challan/ SBI net banking or by debit card/ credit card.

SSC CGL 2023 Exam Pattern

Check below the exam pattern of SSC CGL 2023:

Tier I:

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Exam duration: 1 hour
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 200
  • Marking scheme: 2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
  • Negative marking: 0.50 marks will be deducted for each incorrect 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:

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Exam duration: 2 hours (each paper)
  • Number of questions: 500
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 800
  • Negative marking: 0.25 marks will be 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 II Statistics 100 200
Paper IV General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200
Total —– 500 800
  • Paper I and Paper II are compulsory for all the posts
  • For Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Paper III will be compulsory
  • For Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer, Paper IV will be compulsory

Tier III:

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Exam duration: 1 hour
  • Medium of exam: English or Hindi
  • Type of question: Subjective type
Topic Maximum marks Duration
Essay/ Précis/ Letter/ Application 100 60 minutes

Tier IV:

Skill test

Date Entry Skill Test (DEST):

  • Number of key depression given: 2000
  • Duration: 15 minutes

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):

  • Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides

SSC CGL 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for the different tiers exam is given below:

For Tier I:

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: Analogies, Similarities & Differences, Space Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving, Analysis, etc
  • General Awareness: Awareness of Environment, India and its Neighbors pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Scientific Research, etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest, etc.
  • English Comprehension: Basic Comprehension and Writing Ability

For Tier II

  • Quantitative Ability: Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest, etc.
  • English Language & Comprehension: Error Spotting, Fill In The Blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Detecting Misspelled Words, Idioms & Phrases, etc
  • Statistics: Collection, Classification & Presentation of Statistical Data, Measures of Central Tendency, Dispersion, Moments, Skewness & Kurtosis, etc
  • General Studies (Finance & Economics): Fundamental Principles & Basic Concept of Accounting, Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Finance Commission, etc.

SSC CGL 2023 Admit Card

  • Admit card for all the successfully registered candidates will be released online.
  • The candidates can download their admit card from the website of the concerned regional/ sub-regional office of the commission.
  • After downloading, the candidates should take a printout to be carried to the exam center on the day of exam.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall in the absence of a valid admit card.
  • Any kind of discrepancy in the admit card must be communicated to the concerned regional/ sub-regional office as soon as possible.

SSC CGL 2023 Result & Selection

  • The result of different tiers of selection test will be declared online. Candidates clearing each tier will be called for subsequent tiers.
  • A merit list will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III exams.
  • Candidates whose names appear in this merit list will then be invited to appear for skill test and document verification.
  • After successful skill test and document verification, the candidates will be allowed to provide post preference.
  • Final selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of their overall performance and choice provided by them.
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