SSC CGL 2019 – Check Revised Dates of Tier-II Exam, Pattern, Syllabus

SSC CGL 2019: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has overhauled the test date of the Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier-II). The Tier – II test is presently likely booked to happen from November 02 to 05, 2020. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the notification of the Combined Graduate Level Examination on October 22, 2019. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for SSC CGL 2019 through the official website i.e. https://ssc.nic.in. For more information about SSC CGL 2019 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Pay Scale and level keep reading this article.

** SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I result declared. The Tier-II exam date is revised. **

SSC CGL 2019

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SSC CGL 2019

Staff Selection Commission will hold the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2019 for filling up of various Group “B” and Group “C” posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. The SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Computer Based Examination was held from March 02 to 11, 2020. The tier-II exam will be held from 02 to 05 November 2020. Based on the marks scored in Tier-I i.e. Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations.

Important Links
Result of Tier I List 1 || List 2 || List 3 || List 4
Result Notice Click Here
Application Form Click Here
Candidate Login Click Here
Syllabus Click Here
Official Notification Click Here
Official Website ssc.nic.in

SSC CGL 2019 Important Dates

The important dates for SSC CGL 2019 are provided below.

SSC CGL 2019 Dates
Date of Notification Released  22 Oct 2019
Application form Starts from  22 Oct 2019
Last Date for Registration  25 Nov 2019
Last Date for Fee Payment 27 Nov 2019
Last Date for Generation of Offline Challan 27 Nov 2019
Last Date for Payment Through Challan 29 Nov 2019
Tier-I Exam Date 02 to 11 Mar 2020
Release Date of Tier I Answer Key 16 Mar 2020
Declaration of Tier -I Result 01 Jul 2020
Tier-II Exam Date 02-05 Nov 2020
Exam dates for Tier-III Announce Soon
Tier-II Result Announce Soon

SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit:
SSC CGL 2019 AGE LIMIT

Essential Educational Qualifications (as on 01-01-2020):

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer:

  • Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
  • During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Audit/ Accounts Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Junior Statistical Officer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II:

  • Bachelor‟s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course

All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Physical standards

Physical standards for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:

Male Candidates

  • Physical Standards:
    • Height 157.5 cm.
    • Chest 81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cm.)
    • Height relaxable by 5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes.
  • Physical Test:
    • Walking: 1600 meters in 15 minutes.
    • Cycling: 8 Kms. in 30 minutes.

Female Candidates

  • Physical standards (Minimum):
    • Height: 152 cms.
    • Weight: 48 Kgs.
    • Height relaxable by 2.5 cms.
    • Weight relaxable by 2 Kg. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese, and members of Scheduled Tribes.
  • Physical Test:
    • Walking: 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
    • Cycling: 3 Kms. in 25 minutes.

Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation:

  • Height
    • For men – 165 cm.
    • For women – 150 cm.
    • Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cms.
  • Chest
    • 76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)
  • Vision
    • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
    • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
    • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eyes.

Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency:

  • Height
    • For men – 170 cms.
    • For women – 150 cms.
    • Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cms.
  • Chest: 76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)
  • Vision:
    • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
    • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
    • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eyes.

For More Information on Region Wise Physical Standards of Personnel Click Here

SSC CGL 2019 Application Form

The application form for SSS CGL 2019 has been released on the official website as per the schedule. However, applications received without the prescribed fee were not be considered and summarily rejected. And, no representation against such rejection was entertained. Fee once paid was not refunded under any circumstances nor it was adjusted against any other examination or selection.

For More Information on Online Form (Instruction) Click Here

Application Fee & Mode of Payments

  • Fee payable: Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of the fee.
  • Mode of Payments: Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.

How to Apply

Steps for Completing the Application Procedure are as follows:

  • Fill the Registration Form
  • Fill the Application Form
  • Upload your Photograph and Signature
  • Submission of Fees
  • Take a Print out of Filled Application Form with payment Details

SSC CGL 2019 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website as per the schedule. Candidates must check that all the details mentioned in the admit card are correct, and in case of any discrepancy contact the officials as soon as possible. It must be remembered that it is necessary to bring the SSC CGL 2019 Admit Card at the exam center on the day of the exam.

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

  • Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only.
  • The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I and Paper-II in Tier-II.
  • Negative Marking: In Tier-I, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer and in Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
  • In Tier-II, Paper-I, and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.
  • Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India (M/o Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
  • In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • The Paper in Tier-III will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
  • Tier-IV (Skill Test): In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted.

Tier-I and Tier-II: Computer Based Examination

Exam Pattern tier I and tier II of SSC CGL 2019

Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)

Exam Pattern tier III

SSC CGL 2019 Selection Process

The Selection Process of SSC CGL 2019 are as follows:

  • Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
  • Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.

Based on the marks scored in Tier-I i.e. Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations. Separate cut-offs will be fixed for Paper-III of Tier-II (i.e. for the post of JSO and Statistical Investigator Grade-II), Paper-IV of Tier-II (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I + Paper-II of Tier-II (i.e. for all other posts).

In Tier-II, all the candidates will be required to appear in Paper-I and Paper-II. However, only specific candidates shortlisted for the posts of JSO/ Statistical Investigator and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be required to appear in Paper-III and Paper-IV respectively.

Based on the aggregate performance in Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Tier-III Examination. The candidates who are not qualified in Tier-II will not be eligible for the evaluation of Tier-III and they will not be considered for the further selection process.

Based on the aggregate performance of qualified candidates in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted to appear in Document Verification and Skill Tests i.e. Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Skill Test (DEST). Skill Tests where prescribed are mandatory but qualifying in nature. If a candidate does not appear in Skill Test or fails to qualify the Skill Test, he/ she will not be eligible for the posts where CPT/ DEST is mandatory.

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are as follows:

  • UR: 30%
  • OBC/ EWS: 25%
  • Others: 20%

SSC CGL 2019 Answer Key

Tentative Answer Keys will be placed on the Commission’s website after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit representations, if any, on payment of Rs 100/- per question within the time limit given by the Commission through on-line modality only.

SSC CGL 2019 Result

Merit list will be prepared on the basis of the overall performance of candidates in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations. The final selection of candidates, in each category, will be made on the basis of aggregate marks scored by them in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III examinations and preference of posts exercised by them.

Resolution of Tie Cases:

In the event of a tie in scores of candidates in Tier-I + Tier-II + Tier-III examinations, merit will be decided by applying the following criteria, one after another, till the tie is resolved:

  • Total marks of relevant Papers in the Tier-II Examination.
  • Total marks in Tier-III Examination.
  • Date of birth, with the older candidates, placed higher.
  • Alphabetical order in which the names of the candidates appear.

SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Cut Offs

The cut-off marks and the number of candidates getting qualified for Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations are as follows:

List-1: Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-IV {General Studies (Finance & Accounts)}] and Tier-III
Category Category Cut-off Marks Candidates Available
SC 156.73419 1576
ST 151.46077 780
OBC 172.76640 2904
EWS 175.31247 1202
UR 180.12237 2074
OH 147.08520 149
HH 117.49075 141
Others-PWD 83.70627 125
Total 8951
List-2: Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III (Statistics)] and Tier-III
Category Category Cut-off Marks Candidates Available
SC 130.76651 3647
ST 130.76651 2020
OBC 154.87053 6032
EWS 152.03803 3315
UR 165.77474 3716
OH 130.86331 166
HH 86.44781 181
VH 110.67982 204
Others-PWD 40.00000 110
Total 19391
List-3: Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I and Paper-II) and Tier-III
Category Category Cut-off Marks Candidates Available
SC 115.35401 22965
ST 104.91984 11737
OBC 135.95037 38714
EWS 135.04329 15183
UR 147.78606 25876
ESM 89.29321 5758
OH 98.42808 2196
HH 40.00000 1761
VH 110.41208 664
Others-PWD 40.00000 664
Total 125279

Pay Scale and Level

Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100):

  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Assistant Accounts Officer

Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400):

  • Assistant Section Officer
  • Assistant
  • Inspector of Income Tax
  • Inspector (Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/ Examiner)
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer
  • Sub Inspector
  • Inspector Posts

Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400):

  • Assistant
  • Assistant/Superintendent
  • Divisional Accountant
  • Sub Inspector
  • Junior Statistical Officer
  • Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300):

  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100):

  • Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks
  • Tax Assistant
  • Sub-Inspector
  • Upper Division Clerks

SSC CGL 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q.How do I access the site to fill up the online application?

Ans: Log on to SSC official website https://ssc.nic.in and click on the ‘Apply Online’ link.


Q. What is the application fee of the SSC CGL 2019?

Ans: Fee payable: Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).


Q.In which format the scanned photograph and signature?

Ans:  .jpg or .jpeg format only.


Q. What should be the size of the scanned photograph and the signature?

Ans: The size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). Scanned signature in JPEG format (10 to 20 KB).


Q.How can I upload my signatures/photograph?

Ans: The scanned photograph and signature in the format and the specification which has already been explained above is to be uploaded.


Q.What is the eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2019?

Ans: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.


Q. What is the exam pattern of the SSC CGL 2019?

Ans: The exam pattern of SSC CGL 2019 is of 200 marks for each paper.


Q. What is the test duration of the SSC CGL 2019?

Ans: The test duration of the exam is of 60 minutes.


Q. Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL 2019?

Ans: Yes, there is a negative marking in Tier-I:0.50 for each wrong answer and for Tier-II: 0.25 for each wrong answer.


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