SSC CGL 2019 Exam Date: Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

SSC CGL exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, this exam is for all India level in which CGL stands for Combined Graduate Level. We have started a thread of articles for the SSC CGL exam in which we will try to touch all the aspects like courses, books to study, the post offered, examination process and test papers, etc. So, be in touch to get all the information regarding SSC CGL 2019.

ssc cgl 2019

What is SSC CGL?

SSC CGL is an exam which is organized by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit all graduate aspirants at India level in various government sectors like Income Tax Dept., CAG, IB, CBI, and various clerical jobs, etc.

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Eligibility Criteria & Age Limit for
SSC CGL 2019 Exam

  • An applicant must be a resident of India.
  • The candidate must also hold the required educational qualification for each post to be filled through SSC CGL 2019 exam.

SSC CGL 2019 PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost and Management
Accountant/Masters in Commerce/Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with 60% aggregate in Mathematics in Class 12th
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 Subjects
All other Posts

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university
  • The candidate must fall under the prescribed age limit specified by the Government of India, the detail to which is mentioned below:
Required Age Limit SSC CGL 2019 Post Name
18-30 years Assistant (Group B)
20-30 years Assistant Section Officer A, D, E, G 
Sub-Inspector (Group B) 
Tax Assistant
18-30 years Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
20-30 years Assistant 
Junior Accountant 
Inspector (CBN) Compiler 
Upper Division Clerk 
Tax Assistant 
Assistant Account Officer 
Not exceeding 30 years Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Enforcement Officer
Inspector of Central Excise
Inspector of Preventive Officer
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Section Officer
Inspector of Income Tax
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Investigator
Up to 30 years Sub-Inspector 
Assistant Enforcement Officer
  • A candidate is required to be physically fit as per the standards of the inspector as there are some prerequisites for physical fitness for the post of Inspector (Central/State Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and sub-inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).
  • If you are eligible for this examination you can apply here.

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern

cgl syllabus

There are total four tiers of this exam in which Tier 1 & Tier 2 is compulsory for all the posts while tier 3 is compulsory for ‘Statistical Investigator Gr. II’ & ‘Compiler’ and tier 4 is for ‘Assistant Audit Officer’.To appear in all these tiers you will have to clear all the previous tier respectively.

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Mode & Marking Pattern of SSC CGL 2019 Exam

  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the CGL exam will be conducted in online mode.
  • Tier 3 is a descriptive test to be conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • Tier 4 is just conducted to test proficiency in computer knowledge. 
  • Duration of Tier 1 is 60 minutes, Tier 2 is 2 hours for each paper and for Tier 3 is 60 minutes.
  • As for marking scheme, for Tier 1, 3 and 4, 0.50 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. For Tier 2, 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer.

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Syllabus & Pattern for Tier 1

Number of Papers1
Total Number of Questions200
Total Number of Sections4


General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Awareness/ General knowledge
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension
Total Marks200
Negative marking0.50 marks deduction for each wrong answer
Question TypeObjective
Total Time75 Minutes

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Syllabus & Pattern for Tier 2

Number of Papers4
SubjetsPaper- 1: Quantitative Ability
Paper-2: English Language and Comprehension
Paper-3: Statistics (only for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler
Paper-4: General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer)
Total Marks800 (200 for each paper)
Total Time2 hours for each paper
Negative Marking0.25 mark deduction for each wrong answer
Question TypeObjective

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Syllabus & Pattern for Tier 3

Number of Papers1
Total Marks100
Question TypeDescriptive
SectionsEssay Writing
Letter/Application Writing
Passage Writing
Total Time1 hour
Exam ModeOffline

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Syllabus & Pattern for Tier 4

Total Marks


Total Time

15 minutes

Mode of Exam


Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Only for candidates applying for the post of Assistant Section Officer
Three modules: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Generation of Slides

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)

Only for candidates applying for the post of Tax Assistants (in Central Excise and Income Tax)
Criteria: 8000 key depression per hour

Important Dates of SSC CGL Exam 2019

ssc cgl important dates

The new notification for SSC CGL 2019 will be announced in last week of October as per expected and Exam will be conducted for that notification in 2020, currently, the expected examination date of SSC CGL which was notified in 2018 is as below:

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Online Application5th May to 4th June 2018
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I Exam Date04th June to 19th June 2019
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date11th September to 13th September 2019 (CBE)*
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date (Des)29th December 2019 (MORNING)
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam DateTo be notified later
SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam Dates
ActivityTentative Dates
SSC CGL 2019 Notification Release Date22nd October 2019
SSC CGL 2019 Online Application Starts on22nd October 2019
SSC CGL 2019 Online Application Ends on25th November 2019 (5:00PM)
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Admit CardFebruary, 2020
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Exam Date2nd to 11th March, 2020 (CBE)
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I ResultMay, 2020
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-II & III Admit CardJune, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date22nd June to 25th June 2020
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date22nd June to 25th June 2020
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam DateTo be notified later


SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam Summary

Exam NameSSC CGL 2019 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Exam TypeNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Medium of ExamHindi and English
Exam Dates (2018-19)CGL 2019-20 Tier I: 02.03.2019 to 19.06.2019
CGL 2019-20 Tier II & III: 22.06.2020 to 25.06.2020
CGL 208-19 Tier III: 29.12.2019
EligibilityIndian citizenship & bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline

Tier 1 – 60 minutes

Tier 2 – 120 minutes

Tier 3 – 60 minutes

Tier 4 – 45 minutes 


Tier 1 – 4 Sections

Tier 2 – 4 Papers

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension

ClassificationStatic General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)SimplificationReading Comprehension
AnalogyScienceInterestFill in the Blanks
Coding-DecodingCurrent AffairsAveragesSpellings
Word FormationSportsPercentagePhrases and Idioms
MatrixBooks and AuthorsRatio and ProportionOne word Substitution
 Important SchemesProblem on AgesSentence Correction

View SSC CGL 2019 Syllabus (Detailed)

SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility Criteria

There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2019. The 4 parameters are given below:

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India

2. Age Limit: There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2019, which are tabulated below:

Age groupName of postDepartment / MinistriesClass FictionGrade pay
18-27 yearsAuditorOfficer under C&AGGroup “C”2800
AuditorOfficer Under CGDAGroup “C”2800
AuditorOther Ministries/Dept.Group “C”2800
AccountantOfficer under C&AGGroup “C”2800
Accountant / Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ Dept.Group “C”2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerksCentral Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadresGroup “C”2400
Tax AssistantCBDTGroup “C”2400
Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “C”2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
Group “C”2400
18-30 yearsInspector PostsDepartment of Post.Group “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4600
20-27 yearsTax AssistantCBECGroup “C”2400
20-30 yearsAssistant Section officerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of RailwayGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of External AffairsGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerAFHQGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther Ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4600
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup “B”4600
Not Exceeding 30 yearsInspector, (Central Excise)CBECGroup “B”4600
InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4200
Inspector (Preventive officer)CBECGroup “B”4600
Inspector (Examiner)CBECGroup “B”4600
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence BureauGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.Group “B”4600
Assistant / SuperintendentOther Ministries / Departments/ OrganisationsGroup “B”4200
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup “C”4600
Divisional AccountantOfficer under CAGGroup “B”4200
Up to 30 yearsAssistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup “B”4600
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group “B”4200
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical OfficerM/O statistics & Prog. ImplementationGroup “B”4200

2. Age Limit:The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories.

S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1OBC3 years
2ST/SC5 years
3PH + Gen10 years
4PH + OBC13 years
5PH + SC/ST15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years




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