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SSC CGL Notification 2017

SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Exam  is one of the most demanding Competative exam .The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services . The interested and eligible candidates can apply the application through online.the exam will be conducted in four phases Tier-I,Tier-II,Tier-III & Tier-IV.

SSC CGL 2017 Official Notification

Important Dates

ActivityTentative Dates
Application form will be available from 16th May 2017
Last date for registration16th June 2017
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam1st Aug to 20th Aug 2017
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam10th-11th November 2017
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam21st January 2018
Skill Test/Computer Skill Test Feb-18

Examination Pattern

Tier - IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier -IIObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier - III Descriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
Tier - IVSkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable

Tier - I

SectionSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
1General Intelligence and Reasoning255060 Minutes ( For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:80 Minutes)
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550

Tier - II

PaperSubjectNo of QuestionsMax Marks Exam Duration
1Quantitative Abilities100200 120 Minutes (total) For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:160 Minutes
2English Language and Comprehension200200
4General Studies (Finance & Economics)100200

Eligibility Criteria

There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2017. 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 2017, which are tabulated below:
    Required Age LimitSSC CGL Post Name
    20-30 yearsAssistant Section Officer 
    Sub-Inspector (Group "B")
    21-27 yearsIntelligence Bureau Assistant Post
    20-30 yearsInspector of Income Tax 
    Upper Division Clerk 
    Inspector (CBN) Compiler 
    Assistant Enforcement Officer 
    Junior Accountant 
    Sub-Inspector (CBN) Inspector of Posts 
    Divisional Accountants 
    Tax Assistants 
    Not exceeding 30 yearsAssistant Audit Officer 
    Assistant Enforcement Officer7
    Assistant Accounts Officer 
    18-27 yearsInspector (Preventive officer) 
    Inspector of Central Excise 
    Inspector (Examiner) 
    Up to 32 yearsStatistical Investigator Gr. II
    18-25 yearsSub-Inspector (Group "C")
    The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories
  3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2017 and is listed below:
    SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
    Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized University
    Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies
    Statistical Investigator Grade - II PostBachelor's Degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
    Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
    Compiler PostsBachelor's Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as 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
  4. Physical Fitness Requirements: Apart from the above, there are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).


S NOCategoryApplication Fee
1Female/SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidatesNo fee
2For othersRs 100/-

NOTE:There is negative marking in SSC CGL 2017 exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in Tier-1. In Tier-2 Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks in paper-2. Paper-3 is only for the post of "Statistical Investigator Gr. II" & "Compiler". Paper-4 is only for the post of "Assistant Audit Officer".