SSC CGL Recruitment 2021

SSC CGL 2020-21: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to release the notification for recruitment of Combined Graduate Level Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India on its official website SSC CGL 2020 news has, also, been released in an article in the employment newspaper dated 12 December to 18 December 2020. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the posts through the prescribed format 25 January 2020.


SSC CGL selection will be done on the basis of SSC CGL Exam 2021 (Tier-I) followed by Tier 2, Tier 3 & Tier 4 Exam. SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is scheduled to be held from 29 May to 07 June 2021 in online (computer-based) mode.


SSC CGL 2020-21 Important dates

Starting Date of SSC CGL 2020 Registration21 December 2020
Last Date of SSC CGL 2020 Registration25 January 2021
SSC CGL Tier 1 Date 202129 May to 07 June 2021


SSC CGL 2020-21 Vacancy:


Name of DepartmentName of PostAge limit
Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGAssistant Audit Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)Not exceeding 30 years
Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGAssistant Accounts Officer    Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)Not exceeding 30 years
Central Secretariat Service (DOPT)Assistant Section Officer20-30 years
Intelligence BureauAssistant Section OfficerNot exceeding 30 years
Ministry of RailwaysAssistant Section Officer20-30 years
Ministry of External AffairsAssistant Section Officer20-30 years
AFHQ (Ministry of Defence)Assistant Section Officer20-30 years
1. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology 2. Ministry of Parliamentary AffairsAssistant18-30 years
Other Ministry/DepartmentsAssistant20-30 years
1. Central Administrative Tribunal 2. Central Vigilance Commission 3. Election CommissionAssistant Section OfficerNot exceeding 30 years
Central Board of Direct Taxes (Department of Revenue)Inspector Of Income TaxNot exceeding 30 years
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)Inspector, (Central Excise)Not exceeding 30 years
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)Inspector (Preventive Officer)Not exceeding 30 years
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)Inspector  (Examiner)Not exceeding 30 years
Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue)Asstt. Enforcement Officerupto 30 years
Central Bureau of InvestigationSub Inspectors20-30 years
Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts- SPN)Inspector  Post18-30
Central Bureau of  NarcoticsInspectorNot exceeding 30 years
1. Bureau of Police Research  & Development 2. Coast Guard Headquarters 3. Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue) 4. Ministry of External Affairs (Central Passport Offices) 5. Ministry of Textiles 6. Narcotics Control BureauAssistantNot exceeding 30 years
Ministry of MinesAssistant/SuperintendentNot exceeding 30 years
Comptroller & Auditor General of IndiaDivisional AccountantNot exceeding 30 years
National Investigation AgencySub-Inspectorupto 30 years
M/O Statistics & Programme ImplementationJunior Statistical Officerupto 32 years
Registrar General of IndiaStatistical Investigator Gr. IINot exceeding 30 years
Offices under Comptroller & Auditor General of IndiaAuditor18-27 years
Other Ministry/DepartmentsAuditor18-27 years
Offices under Controller General of Defence AccountsAuditor18-27 years
Offices under Controller & Auditor General of IndiaAccountant18-27 years
1. Controller General of Accounts 2. Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-Admn.)Accountant/Junior Accountant18-27 years
1. Ministry of Textiles 2. Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence) 3. Central Bureau of  NarcoticsSenior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk18-27 years
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)Tax Assistant18-27 years
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)Tax Assistant18-27 years
Central Bureau of  NarcoticsSub-Inspector(Narcotics)
18-27 years
DTE General Border Roads Organisation (MOD)
–  (Only for Male Candidates)
Upper Division Clerk18-27 years
Name of DepartmentName of PostAge limit
Ministry of Electronics & Information TechnologyAssistantupto 30 years
Ministry of Parliamentary AffairsAssistant20-30 years
Central Administrative TribunalAssistant Section Officer18-30 years
Central Vigilance CommissionAssistant Section Officer20-30 years
Election CommissionAssistant Section Officerupto 30 years
Bureau of Police Research & DevelopmentAssistantupto 30 years
Coast Guard HeadquartersAssistantupto 30 years
Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue)Assistantupto 30 years
Ministry of External Affairs  (Central Passport Offices )AssistantNot exceeding 30 years
M/O TextilesAssistantNot exceeding 30 years
Narcotics Control BureauAssistantupto 30 years
Controller General of AccountsAccountant/Junior Accountant18-27 years
Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-ADMN.)Accountant/Junior Accountant18-27 years
Ministry of TextilesSenior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk18-27 years
Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence)Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk18-27 years
Central Bureau of  NarcoticsSenior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk18-27 years


SSC CGL 2020-21 Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification:

  • Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University/ Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ M.Com/ Masters in Business Studies
  • Statistical Investigator Grade-II – Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course
  • 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.
  • All other Posts – Bachelor’s Degree from a  recognized University or equivalent. The candidates  appearing  in  the final  year  of  their  graduation  can also apply


A candidate must be either:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

SSC CGL Selection Process 2020-21:

The selection will be done on the basis of:

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

Merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations. 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.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier 1

SSC CGL Tier 1 – Candidates whose applications accepted will be called for an online objective type  and there will be 100 questions of 2 marks each from the subjects:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
General Intelligence & Reasoning255060 minutes (Total)
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language and Comprehension2550

There is negative marking in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam as 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong in all the sections.

SSC CGL Syllabus

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning – Classification, Analogy, Coding-Decoding, Puzzle, Matrix, Word Formation, Venn Diagram, Direction and Distance, Blood Relations, Series, Verbal reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Emotional & Social Intelligence
  • General Awareness – Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture, etc.), Science, Current Affairs, Sports, Books and Authors, Important Schemes, Portfolios, People in News, Computers, Awards and their importance, Geography, Economy, Polity, Population Census
  • Quantitative Aptitude – Simplification, Interest, Averages, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Problem on Ages, Speed, Distance and Time, Number System, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Time and Work, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry
  • English Language & Comprehension – Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrases and Idioms, One-word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern:

Candidates who would qualify in the Tier 2 will be called for SSC CGL Tier 2 which is also a Computer Based Examination

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMax MarksTime
Quantitative Abilities1002002 Hours
English Language and Comprehension2002002 Hours
Statistics (For Junior Statistical Officer – JSO)1002002 Hours
General Studies (Finance & Economics) (For Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.)1002002 Hours

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer for English Language and Comprehension and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer for other subjects.

SSC CGL Tier 3 – It is a descriptive type of paper and will be conducted on Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper). Candidates will be asked to write Essays/Precis/Letter/Applications writing etc. on English /Hindi in 1 hour. The marks of the paper are 100.  This test is qualifying in nature.

SSC CGL Tier 4 – Final Candidates will be given Computer Proficiency Test or Skill Test (wherever applicable) or Document Verification.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) will be conducted for the post of Assistant Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines. There will be 3 modules:

  • Word Processing,
  • Spread Sheet and
  • Generation of Slides

Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) will be conducted for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). 8,000 Key Depression per hour on Computer is required.


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