SSC CGL 2017 official notification was released on 16th May 2017 and the first stage of the exam has been taken by lakhs of aspirants during the month of August in the form of Tier-I. The SSC is conducting the national level examination for selecting bright young minds for the posts of auditors, officers, and investigators to name a few in the departments and organizations under the control of the government. This article brings you the complete details of the SSC CGL 2017 notification which encourages candidates to apply online for the high octane government jobs.
SSC CGL 2017 Notification Complete Details
The notification released by the SSC for inviting applications from a young pool of candidates states the following protocols:
SSC CGL 2017 Exam Dates
The following are the dates and timelines which the aspirants of SSC CGL 2017 should be familiar with.
|SSC CGL 2017 Online registration opening||May 16, 2017|
|Payment of examination fee||May 16-June 21, 2017|
|SSC CGL 2017 Tier I – Exam Date||August 5 to August 24, 2017|
|Answer key of Tier I release||September 2017|
|SSC CGL 2017 Tier I Result Declaration||September/October 2017|
|SSC CGL 2017 Tier II Exam Date||November 10 and 11, 2017|
|Answer key of Tier II release||December 2017|
|Tier II Result Declaration||December 2017|
|SSC CGL 2017 Tier III Exam Date||January 21, 2018|
|SSC CGL 2017 Tier IV Exam Date||February 2018|
|SSC CGL 2017 Final Result||March – April 2018|
SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Those who meet all the below-mentioned criteria stand a chance to work for the most reputed government agencies, so it is advisable for exam takers to keep a check on the points discussed in this section.
A candidate must be either one of the following:
(a) a citizen of India
(b) a subject of Nepal
(c) a subject of Bhutan
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the Ist January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
(e) 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.
For the post of Assistant Audit Officer, following are the requirements:
- Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from 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.
For Statistical Investigator Grade – II post, either one of the following is required:
- Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level
- Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
For Compiler post, Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject is required
For all other posts, Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent is required.
Candidates’ age will be calculated as on 01-August-2017. A candidate must fall in the age range of 18-32. Following are the post-wise age restrictions:
|SSC CGL Eligible Age Limits||Posts Available||Group|
|20 -27 years||CBEC (Tax Assistant)||C|
|18-27 years||Central Vigilance Commission (Assistant)||B|
|Ministry of Railway (Assistant)||B|
|Ministry of External Affairs (Assistant)||B|
|Other Ministries/Departments/ Organisations (Assistant)||B|
|Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations (Assistant)||B|
|CBDT (Inspector of Income Tax)||C|
|CBEC (Inspector, (Central Excise))||B|
|CBEC (Inspector Preventive Officer)||B|
|CBEC (Inspector (Examiner))||B|
|Department of Post (Inspector of Posts)||B|
|Offices under CAG (Divisional Accountant)||C|
|Central Bureau of Narcotics (Inspector)||B|
|Offices under C&AG (Auditor)||C|
|Offices under CGDA (Auditor)||C|
|Offices under CGA & others (Auditor)||C|
|Offices under C&AG (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)||C|
|Offices under CGA & others (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)||C|
|Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres (Senior Secretariat Assistant)||C|
|CBDT (Tax Assistant)||C|
|Registrar General of India (Compiler)||C|
|18-25 years||Central Bureau of Narcotics (Sub-Inspector)||C|
|21-27 years||Intelligence Bureau (Assistant)||B|
|Up to 30 years
|Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue (Assistant Enforcement Officer)||B|
|National Investigation Agency NIA (Sub Inspector)||B|
|Up to 32 years||M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation. Statistical Investigator Grade II||B|
SSC CGL Age Relaxation 2017
The following table lists the category-wise age relaxation limit:
|Code No.||Candidates Category||Age Relaxation limit|
|4||PH + OBC||13 years|
|5||PH + SC/ST||15 years|
|6||(For Group B & C posts) Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General )||03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application|
|7||Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||06 years(3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application|
|8||Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST)||08years(3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application|
|12||For Group B posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||5 years|
|13||Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||8 (5 +3) years|
|14||Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||10(5+5) years|
|15||For Group C posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||Up to 40 years of age|
|17||Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||Up to 43 years of age|
|19||Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||Up to 45 years of age|
|21||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/General)||5 years|
|22||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC)||8 years|
|23||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)||10 years|
|24||For Group “C” posts only. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(Unreserved/General)||Up to 35 years of age|
|25||Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(OBC)||Up to 38 years of age|
|26||Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(SC/ST)||Up to 40 years of age|
|27||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( Unreserved/General)||5 years|
|28||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( OBC)||8(5+3) years|
|29||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof( SC/ST)||10(5+5)years|
SSC CGL 2017 Selection Procedure
SSC CGL 2017 will be selecting candidates through a four-step process viz. Tier-I, II, III, IV. The first two stages will be online based, the third will be pen-and-paper based, and the last stage will be known as the computer proficiency test. Following gives the details of each and every tier:
This online test carries 200 marks in total, qualifying which a candidate will be eligible to appear for the second stage. For the year 2017, this stage has already taken place.
The second online test will be in the form of four papers and will comprise of 800 marks. The first two papers will be common to all candidates, while the third paper will be for those who have applied for Statistical Investigator post, and the fourth paper will be taken by the ones aiming for Assistant Audit Officer post. Qualifying this tier will ensure a chance to appear for the third tier.
This test will assess the writing skills of the candidate, qualifying marks will be 33 percent.
The last stage will be of qualifying nature and the skills pertaining to data entry will be tested.
Finally, the merit list will be released based on the marks obtained in Tier-I, II, III.
SSC CGL 2017 Application form
Online submission of applications was made available during the period 16-May-2017 until 16-June-2017. Successfully registered candidates need to download the admit cards using their ID provided by the official application portal.
SSC CGL 2017 Application Fee
Candidates appearing for SSC CGL Exam would require to pay the application fee of Rs. 100/- and female candidates, SC, ST, Physically handicapped and Ex-Servicemen candidates would not need to pay any application fee.
Candidates would be able to pay the application fee through SBI Bank through challan or Net banking or any other bank Credit/Debit card. Candidates can generate Challan form online from the official website. Application fee for SSC CGL 2017 is also accepted in the form of Cash for which candidates would require to take print out of Challan generated online aster registration. Challan then can be submitted at the SBI Branch.
SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern
The following table presents the scheme of the SSC CGL 2017 examination:
|Tier – I||Online|
|Tier – II||Online|
|Tier – III||Written/Pen-Paper|
|Tier – IV||Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification|
Each tier has a unique pattern which is listed in the tables below:
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern
|Scheme||No. of Questions||Duration|
|General Intelligence Reasoning||25|
|General Awareness||25||Composite duration of 1 hour|
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam pattern
|Scheme||No. of questions||Duration|
|English Language & Comprehension||200|
|Statistics||100||Composite duration of 2 hours|
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam pattern
|Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essays/Préci/Letter/Applications etc.)||100||1 hour|
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam pattern
It will be a qualifying paper and the scheme will be computer proficiency.
Negative marking will be applicable in Tier-I, II with o.5 marks deduction for each wrong answer in Tier-I and 0.5, 0.25 and 0.5 marks deduction in Paper-I, II, III in Tier-II. Final merit list will be based on the performance in Tier-I, II, III. Note that there will be no sectional cutoff.
SSC CGL Admit Card 2017
The Admit card for SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam will be released soon and will be updated here. The tentative dates for SSC CGL (Tier-II and Tier-III) 2017 are 21 Dec, 2017 to 24th Dec, 2017. Admit card for SSC CGL Tier-I has already been released on the 0fficial website. Candidates can download SSC CGL 2017 Admit card region wise from the below link.
SSC CGL 2017 Cut off
The following table shows the category-wise list of cutoff expected for SSC CGL 2017 Tier-I exam:
|Category||Expected Cut Off Range|
|GEN||138 – 142|
|OBC||126 – 130|
|SC||117 – 121|
|ST||103 – 107|
These cutoffs depend on the following factors:
- Number of candidates applied
- Number of vacancies available
- Difficulty level of the exaPattin exam (e.g. reducing time limit from 75 to 60 minutes in Tier-I)
- Statistics of previous years’ recruitment
The cutoff for Tier-II will be released in December 2017 while the final cutoff will be out in April 2018 on the basis of which candidates will be allotted positions.
SSC CGL 2017 Result
The results for each Tier of the SSC CGL 2017 exam will be declared online. According to the official source, the result for Tier-I, which was held during the period 5th August-23rd August 2017 will be released on 31 October 2017 through the official Staff Selection Commision website. All the scores from each Tier will be consolidated to form the cumulative final result which will ultimately decide whether or not a candidate is fit to join the concerned department/ministry. It thus becomes very important for a candidate to realize that each stage is significant and that qualifying each one of them with above par scores shall lead them to a successful SSC CGL 2017 Result.
The SSC CGL 2017 turns out to be a great platform for nation-wide candidates to get the job of their dreams as evident by the previous versions of the prestigious exam. Candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the notification before appearing for the exam.