SSC CGL Exam 2019 Notification – New Exam Dates Released

The SSC (Staff Selection Commission) conducts exams throughout the year to find the most talented resources across India. Interested candidates can apply for vacancies available at several departments in Government but for that they will have to sit for a written examination, followed by the personal interview round as a next level. This article provides information about the type of exams conducted by SSC.

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is a Government organization to recruit the candidates for various posts in the Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and its subordinate offices. SSC has his headquarters situated in New Delhi, India. It conducts exam for posts like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, Selection Post, SSC GD, Stenographer etc.

SSC will be conducting a Recruitment drive for CGL for multiple posts If you are an SSC Aspirant and wish to work in Public Sector, you can go through this article to know how you have to brace yourself for the SSC CGL Upcoming Exam. You can also know all about SSC CGL exam dates and how to guarantee a seat for yourself.

SSC CGL Upcoming Exam Dates 2019

SSC CGL 2019-20
Events Tentative Dates
SSC CGL Date of Advt. 31st Oct 2019
SSC CGL 2019 Last Date to Apply 28th Nov 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 Exam To be notified later
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Exam To be notified later
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3 Exam To be notified later
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 4 Exam To be notified later

The stats given above clearly shows that the number of vacancies stand nowhere against the number of candidates who appear for the exam. So how can you still grab a seat amid this tough competition? The answer to this lies below:

Note* The exam pattern given below is tentative. Any changes will be notified and updated once the Official Recruitment Notification is released.

1. Know the Expected SSC CGL Exam Pattern & Syllabus

SSC CGL exam is conducted in 4 stages.

  • Tier 1 exam
  • Tier 2 exam
  • Tier 3 Exam
  • Tier 4 Exam

Stage 1: SSC CGL Tier-1 

It is a computer based online test of 200 marks in 60 minutes of time duration. There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off. 

Subjects Number of Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
For VH &
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 min.)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

Stage 2: SSC CGL Tier-2 

This is an online based examination consisting of 4 papers as mentioned in the table. There is no sectional cut off. The negative marking for each wrong answer as follows:

Paper I, Paper III & Paper IV – 0.5 marks
Paper II – 0.25 marks

Paper Subjects Number of Questions Marks Time
Paper I Quantitative Aptitude 100 200 2 Hours
Each Paper.
40 min extra
Paper 3&4)
Paper II English Language & Comprehension 200 200
Paper III Statistics (Paper I & II as above) 100 200
Paper IV General Studies (Finance & Economics, Paper I & II as above ) 100 200

Stage 3: SSC CGL Tier-3

This is a descriptive type paper of 100 marks and will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode. It will be of total 60 minutes of time duration.

Stage 4: SSC CGL Tier-4 

Tier-IV of the SSC CGL Examination is Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). This test is of qualifying nature. The DEST test is for the Tax Assistant Post only.

The merit list will be prepared on overall performance of student in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III but you have to qualify all the tiers (i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III) separately. If you want to know the detailed SSC CGL exam pattern then go through the link given below:

2. Make a Study Plan and Stick to it!

Take the SSC CGL Syllabus and divide it accordingly among the days left in the exam. Don’t forget to give sufficient time to revision and mock tests. Make a day – wise plan and strike off the things at the end of the day. Also, stick to this Study Plan.

3. Start Practicing & Organize Study Groups with Friends

Exam dates haven’t been released, which concludes you have enough time to start putting your efforts to steer the results in your direction. Make a group of friends that are appearing for the same exam. Discuss your doubts with them and resolve their doubts. This will take your preparation to next level. Also, keep attempting as many mock tests as possible to get accustomed with the exam pattern and type of questions. Do not forget “Slow & Steady wins the race!”

It requires a lot of patience and hard work of aspirants who prepare for SSC (Staff Selection Commission) exam because that will help students to fight in throat cut competition which getting tougher with each year passing. Each year, thousands of students appear for the SSC exam but there is no sure short guarantee that how many will able to get a government job. This article provide knowledge about exam conducted by SSC preparation tips, and also explain the benefit of online coaching especially to working professionals who are struggling with a time management

Here is the list of exams conducted by Staff selection commission.


1 comment
    candidate of age 30 and general category are eligible to give exam only for JUNIOR STATISTICAL OFFICER post?so is there vacancy for this post every year?
    June 2019