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Staff Selection Commission CGL Recruitment

Introduction

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established in the year 1975, and it recruits staff for various Group B and Group C positions in the various Departments and Ministries under Government of India and its Subordinate Offices through Combined graduate level exam. SSC is a wing of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Drona provides essential information for the preparation of this exam to the aspiring candidates. UPSC and RRB also conducts majority of the recruitments for selecting eligible candidates into the vacant government posts.

Positions

The list of some posts, their pay scales and age limit are given in the below table.

PostMinistries/Deptt/

Offices/ Cadre

ClassificationGrade

Pay(GP)

Permissible Physical

Disabilities

Age Limit
Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4600OA, OL, B, BL,

OAL, LV & HH

20-30 years
AssistantCentral Vigilance CommissionGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 460018-27 years
AssistantIntelligence BureauGroup “B.”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 460021-27 years
AssistantMinistry of RailwayGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 460018-27 years
AssistantMinistry of External AffairsGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 460018-27 years
AssistantAFHQGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 460018-27 years
AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/

Organisations

Group “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 460018-27 years
AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/

Organisations

Group “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 460018-27 years
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup “C”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4200OA, OL, BL, OAL, HH18-27 years
Inspector, (Central Excise)CBECGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4600OA, OL, OAL, HH & OL, HH18-27 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer)CBECGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4600OL, HH18-27 years
Inspector (Examiner)CBECGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4600OL, HH18-27 years
Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4600Post not identifiedsuitable for PH

candidates

Up to 30 years
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 420020-30 years
Inspector of PostsDepartment of PostGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 420018-27 years
Divisional AccountantOffices under CAGGroup C”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4200OL, PD, D18-27 years
Statistical Investigator Gr.IIM/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation.Group “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4200Post not identified

suitable for PH

candidates.

Up to 32

years

InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 420018-27 years
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group “B”Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4200Up to 30

years

Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAGGroup ‘B’ Gazetted (Non-MinisterialPay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 + 4800OH (OA, OL, BL)

& HH

below 30

years.

AuditorOffices under C&AGGroup C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 2800OA, OL, BL

& HH

18-27 years
AuditorOffices under CGDAGroup C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 280018-27 years
AuditorOffices under CGA &

others

Group C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 280018-27 years
Accountant/

Junior

Accountant

Offices under C&AGGroup C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 2800OA, OL,

OAL, BL,

HH

18-27 years
Accountant/

Junior

Accountant

Offices under CGA &

others

Group C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 280018-27 years
Senior

Secretariat

Assistant

Central Govt.

Offices/Ministries

other than CSCS cadres.

Group C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 2400OA, OL, BL,

OAL, B, LV,

HH

18-27 years
Tax AssistantCBDTGroup C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 2400BL, OL, PD,D, PB, B,

OA

18-27 years
Tax AssistantCBECGroup C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 240020-27 years
CompilerRegistrar General of IndiaGroup C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 2400OL, OA, PD18-27 years
SubInspectorCentral Bureau of

Narcotics

Group C”Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 + 2400Post not identified

suitable for PH candidate

18-25 years

Eligibility

Educational Qualification
i) Assistant Audit Officer
Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised University or Institute.

Desirable Qualifications :Masters in Business Economics/Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce/Masters in Business Studies Chartered Accountant/cost & Management Accountant/Master’s in Business Administration (Finance)

ii) Statistical Investigator Grade – II

Any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University or Institute and should have at least 60% in Mathematics in the intermediate or 12th standard.
OR
A Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics as one of the main subjects at degree level.

iii) Compiler

Bachelor’s Degree with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as one of the main subjects.

For all other Posts a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised University or its equivalent.

Abbreviation used: One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), One Arm and one Leg (OAL), Blind (B), Both Leg (BL), Low Vision (LV), Deaf(D), Partially Blind (PB), Partially Deaf (PD), Hearing Handicapped (HH).

Physical Standards:
(A) Inspector (Preventive Officer/Central Excise/Examiner/Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN):

Male Candidates:

(i). Physical Standards:
Height: 157.5 cms (For Assamese, Gorkhas, Garwalis,  and Scheduled Tribes candidates 152.5)

Chest:  81 cms. (with 5 cm of expansion on inspiration)

(ii) Physical Test:
Candidates need to walk 1600 metres in 15 minutes.
Cycling: 8 Kms. In 30 minutes.

Female Candidates:

(i). Physical Standards:
Height: 152 cms (For Gorkhas, Assamese, Garwalis,  and Members of Scheduled Tribes height will be relaxable by 2.5 cm)

Weight: 48 Kgs (Weight will be relaxable by 2 Kgs. for Assamese, Gorkhas, Garwalis,  and candidates of Scheduled Tribes)

(ii) Physical Test:
Walking: 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
Cycling: 3 Kms. in 25 minutes.

(B)Sub-Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation

Height:

Men – 165 cms.
Women – 150 cm.
Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cm.

  1.  Chest: 76 cms. with expansion (for male candidates only)
  2.  Vision: Eye-sight (with/without glasses)
    Distant vision: 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in another eye.
    Near vision must be 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in another eye.

(C) Sub- Inspector in National Investigation Agency

Height:
Men – 170 cms. Women – 150 cms
Height will be relaxable by 5 cm for Hillsmen and Tribals.

Chest:
76 cms. with expansion (For male candidates only)

Vision:
Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
Distant vision: 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in another eye.
Near vision must be 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in another eye.

Relaxations

S.NoCategoryAge-Relaxation on Upper age limit
01SC/ST5 years
02OBC3 years
03PH + Cerebral Palsy10 years
04PH + Cerebral Palsy+ OBC13 years
05PH + Cerebral Palsy+ SC/ST15 years
06Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)03 years after deduction of the

military service rendered from the actual age as on the crucial date.

07Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the crucial date.
08x-Servicemen (SC/ST)08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the crucial date.
09Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) having more than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.Up to 40 years of age
10Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) having more than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.Up to 43 years of age
11Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) having more than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.Upper age limit Up to 45 years of age
12Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/General)5 years
13Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (OBC)8 years
14Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(SC/ST)10 years
15Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and not remarried/Widows (Unreserved/General)Up to 35 years of age
16Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and not remarried/Widows (OBC)Up to 38 years of age
17Divorced Women/ / Women judicially separated and not remarried Widows (SC/ST)Up to 40 years of age
18Defence Personnel disabled during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed (Unreserved/General)3 years
19Defence Personnel disabled during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed(OBC)6 (3+3) years
20Defence Personnel disabled during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed(SC/ST)8 (3+5) years
21Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (Unreserved/General)Upper age limit Up to 45 years of age
22Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (OBC)Upper age limit Up to 48 years of age
23Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST)Upper age limit Up to 50 years of age
24Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India  

(Unreserved/General) (These candidates will be considered only for offices under RGI subject to availability of vacancies)

3 years plus the length of service in the census, before retrenchment and Weightage of past service.
25Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (OBC) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI subject to availability of vacancies)Do + 3 years
26Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (SC/ST) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI subject to availability of vacancies)Do + 5 years

Notifications

Current Notification

Previous Notifications

How To Apply

  • Candidates must apply through online mode only.
  • Candidates have to register in SSC website once and can apply for any examination conducted by SSC, and this one-time registration details will be stored in the database of SSC.
  • Candidates should visit the website and the online application contains two stages; Registration Part (If the candidates have not registered earlier) and Application Part
  • In the Registration Part, candidates have to fill both their basic information and all relevant details and must upload the scanned copies of signature and passport size photographs.
  • On submission of these details, Registration ID and password will appear, and candidates have to save the Registration ID and password.
  • In the application, part candidates are required to pay the prescribed fee as per the instructions and should submit the details.
  • Emails will be sent to the candidates upon completion of Part-II Registration, and a copy of this email have to be retained. This email can be used to produce at the Regional Office as proof in the event of any discrepancy.

Selection Procedure

The Selection Procedure consists of three stages including three tiers of examination and document verification. The other important released by the SSC are Multi tasking staff, Junior Hindi Translators and it also releases some important notifications for recruitment of eligible candidates into important government posts through CHSL notifications.

  1. Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
  2. Tier-II: Descriptive Paper
  3. Tier-III: Typing Test/Skill Test
  4. Document Verification

Examination Pattern

Tier-I Exam Pattern

  • This is an online exam and will be of objective type.
  • There will be 4 parts in a question paper, and each part carries 50 marks
  • Each part will have 25 questions.
  • Questions will be set in English & Hindi except for part 2.
PartSubjectNo of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Duration/Timing
IGeneral Intelligence25 questions502 hours (For VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates 40 min extra time will be given
IIEnglish Language25 questions50
IIIQuantitative Aptitude25 questions50
IVGeneral Awareness25 questions50

Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)

This stage consists of two papers. In the first paper questions regarding quantitative aptitude will be asked and in the second paper candidates need to write essays, précis, letters, application writing, etc.This exam will be offline, and paper carries 200 marks. One hour time will be given to complete the exam, and the exam can be written either in Hindi or English.

PartSubjectNo of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Duration/Timing
IQuantitative Abilities100 questions2002 hours for each paper (For VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates 40 min extra time will be given
IIEnglish Language200 questions200

Tier-III Examination:

Tier-III of the Examination will be the Skill Test such as typing Test or data entry test and this test will be of qualifying in nature. The final merit would be determined by the total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Scheme of Examination:

PostTier I ExamTier II ExamProficiency/Skill TestTotal

marks

Posts which are

Pay Band –II Rs.9300- 34800 (Except Statistical Investigator

Grade-II)

Yes yesComputer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of

Assistant Section Officer in CSS only

600
Posts which are under Pay Band –I

Rs.5200- 20200 (Compiler)

-do--do-Data Entry Skill Test with a Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour for post of Tax Assistant600
Statistical

Investigator

Grade-II

-do-Tier two for 400 marks and Paper-III (Statistics 200 marks for 100 Questions)No800
Compiler-do--do-No800
Group “B” Gazetted

Assistant Audit Officer

-do-Tier two for 400 marks and Paper-IV GS(Finance and Economics) for 200 marks 800

NOTE: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in Tier-I exam. In Tier-II exams 0.25 negative marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I & Paper-III for each wrong answer.

Syllabus

For detailed syllabus click the below link

Exam Resources

Previous Papers

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