SSC CGL 2023 Exam Date (Out): The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC CGL exam dates for Tier 2. As per the schedule, the Tier II exam will be conducted on October 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2023.
The SSC also released the SSC CGL result 2023 for the Tier 1 exam on September 19, 2023, on the official website ssc.nic.in.
The SSC CGL 2023 exam is conducted to fill 7500+ vacancies in various Grade B and C categories of GoI. On April 3, 2023, the commission released the SSC CGL 2023–24 official notification on its official website, ssc.nic.in.
The exam is conducted to fill Grade “B” and “C” Category posts in various Government Ministries, departments, and offices. The SSC CGL Tier 1 was conducted from July 14–27, 2023. Check the complete details on the SSC CGL 2023 Recruitment in the given article.
SSC CGL 2023 Latest Updates
|19-August-2023||SSC CGL 2023 Tier 1 Result Released|
|01-August-2023||SSC CGL 2023 Tier 1 Answer Key Out|
|22-June-2023||SSC CGL 2023 Tier 1 Application Status Released|
|13-May-2023||SSC CGL 2022-23 Tier II Result Out|
|3-April-2023||SSC CGL 2023-24 Official Notification Out|
|30-Dec-2022||SSC Calendar 2023–24 Released|
SSC CGL Notification 2023
The official notification for the recruitment of the SSC CGL 2023 for various posts was released on the official website of the Staff Selection Commission on April 3, 2023. The commission has released the notification for 7500+ vacancies.
All the details regarding the recruitment, which include exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, etc., will be mentioned in the official notification PDF of the exam.
SSC CGL 2023 Exam
Among all the examinations SSC conducts, SSC CGL is the biggest examination that is conducted to recruit eligible aspirants for prestigious Group B and Group C posts of the Government of India’s Staff Selection Commission. The full form of CGL is “Combined Graduated Level.”
The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is administered by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in order to fill positions in a variety of subordinate services, including:
- Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGA, CGDA,& others
- Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs
- Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
- Compiler in Registrar General of India
- Inspectors of Income Tax
- Research Assistant
- Preventive Officers in Customs
- Accountant/ Junior Accountant
- Examiner in Customs
- Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the GoI.
- Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI
- Assistant Enforcement Officer in the Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
- Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India
- Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant
SSC CGL 2023 Highlights
If you are willing to apply for the SSC CGL Exam, it is important to be well-informed about important details like the notification release date, selection process, etc. Here is an overview of the SSC CGL 2023 examination:
|Name of the Organization||Staff Selection Commission|
|Posts||Group B and Group C under the Government of India|
|No. of Vacancies||7500+|
|Selection Process||Tier 1|
|Job Location||All Over India|
|SSC CGL 2023 Official Website||ssc.nic.in|
SSC CGL 2023 Exam Date Out
The SSC CGL 2023 exam date was released by the commission along with the notification. As per schedule, the Tier 1 exam was conducted on July 14–27, 2023. The SSC CGL result for Tier 1 is out on 19 September 2023. SSC CGL Exam Date for Tier II is October 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2023.
The SSC CGL Tier 1 Result will be announced soon, in the month of August 2023. Candidates can review important dates in the table below.
|SSC CGL 2023 Notification Date||3rd April 2023|
|Online Application Released||3rd April 2023|
|Application Submission||3rd May 2023 (23:00)|
|Last date for fee payment||5th May 2023 (23:00)|
|Last date for the generation of offline Challan||5th May 2023 (23:00)|
|Last date for the generation of offline Challan||6th May 2023|
|Dates of “Widow for Application Form Correction” including online payment||10th May 2023 to 11th May 2023 (23:00)|
|SSC CGL Exam Date Tier I||14th to 27th July 2023|
|Tier 1 Result||19 September 2023|
|Tentative Exam Date Tier II||25th, 26th & 27th October, 2023.|
SSC CGL 2023 Vacancy
The Staff Selection Commission revealed the tentative SSC CGL 2023 Vacancy via its notification on April 3, 2023. As of now, it has issued over 7500 vacancies for various Group “B” and “C” posts.
These vacancies will be filled for Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer, Statistical Investigator Grade-II, Research Assistant in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), and Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) posts.
SSC CGL 2023 Apply Online
The SSC CGL 2023 Apply Online link was active on April 1, 2023. Candidates who are willing to appear in the examination are required to fill out the online application form on the official website of the SSC. The last day to apply for the examination was May 3, 2023.
The online application process for the SSC CGL Exam is divided into two parts:
- Part I: One-Time Registration
- Part II: The Online Form-Filling Process
SSC CGL 2023 One-Time Registration (Part I)
If you are willing to fill out the SSC CGL 2023 online application form, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Go to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission, www.ssc.nic.in.
- For One-Time Registration, click on “Register Now,” provided in the “Login” section.
- Now fill out the basic details such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, Aadhar card, etc.
- Following the completion of the basic information, you will be required to provide additional information, such as your email address and mobile number, for verification purposes.
- On confirmation, your data will be saved and your Registration Number will appear on the screen. Your registration number and password will be sent to both your registered mobile number and email address.
- Now log in with the newly generated Registration Number and Password. Change your auto-generated password when prompted on the first login.
- After successfully changing your password, log in with your Registration Number and the new Password.
- After logging in, fill in the necessary details and upload your recent photograph and signature.
- Save the information you provided and make sure to go through the details you provided before submitting the online application form.
- After clicking on “Final Submit,” different OTPs will be sent to your registered mobile number and email id. Enter one of the two OTPs in the designated field to complete the Registration process.
SSC CGL 2023 Form Filling Process (Part II)
- To complete Part II of the SSC CGL 2023-24 Online Application process, login with the Registered Id and password at http://sss.nic.in/.
- Click on the “Combined Graduate Level Examination 2023” “Apply” link under the “Latest Notification” tab.
- The information related to photos and signatures will be filled in automatically from the One-time Registration Data.
- Preview the information provided by you before Submitting the application.
- Now fill in the online application fee which can be paid through Net Banking, BHIM UPI or by using Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit Card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
- Once the online application process is complete, your application form will be accepted “Provisionally”. Now you can also take a printout of the application.
SSC CGL 2023 Application Fee
For the SSC CGL Exam, general, OBC, and EWS category candidates have to pay the nominal charge of INR 100/-. Category-wise details regarding the application fee for the SSC CGL Exam are provided in the table below:
SSC CGL 2023 Quick Links
|SSC CGL 2023 Exam Pattern||SSC CGL 2023 Books|
|SSC CGL 2023 Syllabus||SSC CGL 2023 Preparation Strategy|
SSC CGL 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates willing to apply for the SSC CGL exam must have detailed information about the SSC CGL eligibility criteria set by the Staff Selection Commission for the examination.
The aspirants must go through the points mentioned below to make sure they can apply for the examination. Check out the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria below:
To apply for the SSC CGL Exam, a candidate must be a
- Citizens of either India or Nepal or Bhutan
- If the candidate is a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan, she/he should have a Certificate of Eligibility issued in his or her favour by the Government of India.
- A Tibetan refugee who migrated to India before January 1962
- Candidates of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Eastern countries like Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam
The required SSC CGL qualification is a bachelor’s degree. Candidates can check the table provided below to get details about the educational qualifications that are essential to becoming eligible for the SSC CGL Exam.
|Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Account Officer||Essential Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognised university or its equivalent.|
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/Masters in Commerce/Masters in Business Studies
|Junior Statical Officer (JSO)||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognised university or its equivalent with at least 60% marks in math at the 12th standard level|
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects at the degree level
|Statistical Investigator Grade II||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in all three years or all six semesters of the graduation course|
|Research Assistant in National Human Right Commission (NHRC)||Essential Qualification: A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognised university or its equivalent.|
Desirable Qualification: (i) Research experience of at least one year at any recognised university or institute.
(ii) A degree in Law or Human Rights from a recognised university
|All Other Posts||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognised university or its equivalent.|
SSC CGL Age Limit 2023 (As of 01/08/2023)
The SSC CGL Age limit is between 18 and 30 years, which may vary depending on the post. As per the rules of the GoI, candidates belonging to reserved categories will get an age relaxation of 3 to 15 years as per their category.
|Name of the Post||SSC/CGL Department/Ministries||Age Limit|
|Assistant Section Officer||CSS||20-30 years|
|Assistant Section Officer||Intelligence Bureau||Not exceeding 30 years|
|Assistant Enforcement Officer||Directorate of Enforcement,|
Department of Revenue
|Up to 30 years|
|Junior Statistical Officer||M/O Statistics & Programme Implementation||Up to 32 years|
|Sub Inspector||NIA||Up to 30 years|
|Sub Inspector||CBI||20-30 years|
|Sub Inspector||Narcotics||18-25 years|
|Tax Assistant||OBEC||20-27 years|
|Inspector||Department of Post||18-30 years|
|Assistant||Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations||18-30 years|
|All Other Posts||Other departments||18-27 years|
SSC CGL Age Relaxation
Candidates belonging to reserved categories are given relaxation on the upper age limit. The category-wise age relaxation for the SSC CGL Exam is given below in the table.
|PwBD (Unreserved)||10 years|
|PwBD (OBC)||13 years|
|PwBD (SC/ST)||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (ESM)||3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date|
|Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof||6 years|
|Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)||8 years|
SSC CGL 2023 Selection Process (Revised)
The Revised SSC CGL Selection Process includes two tiers, i.e., Tier 1 and Tier 2. Both Tier I and Tier II are computer-based tests. The below table shows the details of all tiers of the updated SSC CGL Selection Process. The first step toward preparation is knowing the selection process.
|SSC CGL Tier||Type of Examination||Mode of Examination|
|Tier I||Objective Multiple Type Question||Computer-based Test (Online)|
|Tier II||Papar I: Compulsory for all posts|
Paper II: For candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Paper III: For Candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer. (Objective type, multiple choice questions, except for Module- II of Section III of Paper I).
|Computer-based Test (Online)|
SSC CGL 2023 Exam Pattern (Revised)
The candidates must go through the updated SSC CGL 2023 Exam Pattern, which is different for all the different stages. Check the exam pattern for Tier I and Tier II.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier 1
The first stage of the SSC CGL Exam is Tier I, which is mandatory for all. It consists of 100 questions, containing 25 questions each from four different sections: English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and General Intelligence and Reasoning.
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50|
|Total||100||200||A Composite time of 60 minutes|
(1 hour 20 minutes for the candidate’s scribe)
SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier 2
The SSC CGL Tier II Exam will be conducted in three phases: Paper I, Paper II, and Paper III. Paper I is compulsory for all, while Paper II is for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the M/O Statistics and Program Implementation.
Paper III is for the candidates applying for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer. There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Paper I and 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in Paper II and Paper III.
|Paper 1||Section I|
Module 1: Mathematics (30 Questions)
Module 2: General Intelligence and Reasoning (30 Questions)
Total Questions: 30+30= 60
Total Marks: 60*3= 180
Module 1: English Language and Comprehension (45 Questions)
Module 2: General Awareness (25 Questions)
Total Questions: 45+25= 70
Total Marks: 70*3= 210
Module 1: Computer Knowledge (20 Questions)
Module 2: Data Entry Speed Test (One Date Entry Task)
Total Questions: 20
Total Marks: 20*3=60
|2 Hour 30 Minutes|
Total Questions: 100
Total Marks: 100*2= 200
|Paper 3||General Studies (Economics and Finance)|
Total Questions: 100
Total Marks: 100*2= 200
SSC CGL 2023 Syllabus
The SSC CGL Syllabus covers the major subjects on which examination questions are based. The subjects included in the SSC CGL Exam are quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, and General Knowledge. Candidates must check the updated syllabus before starting their preparation.
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||General Awareness||Quantitive Aptitude||English Comprehension|
|Coding-Decoding||Static General Knowledge (India, History, Culture etc.)||Average||Fill in the Blanks|
|Word Formation||Books and Authors||Ratio and Proportion||Phrases & Idioms|
|Venn Diagram||Important Schemes||Problem on Ages||One Word Substitution|
|Directing & Distance||Portfolios||Time Speed & Distance||Sentence Correction|
|Blood Relations||People in the News||Number System||Error Spotting|
|Series||Country & Capital||Mensuration||Synonyms & Antonyms|
|Verbal Reasoning||Static G.K.||Data Interpretation|
|Non-Verbal Reasoning||Time & Work|
SSC CGL 2023 Preparation
The candidates for SSC CGL must understand the syllabus before starting preparation for different posts. Then, accordingly, they must make a preparation plan with a proper timetable to upgrade the SSC CGL preparation.
The SSC CGL preparation includes a better understanding of the syllabus, the right choice of preparation books, setting up a proper timetable, practising mock tests and quizzes, and previous year’s papers.
SSC CGL 2023 Result
The Staff Selection Commission will soon release the SSC CGL Tier 1 Result in 2nd week of September 2023. The names and roll numbers of the applicants who have qualified to sit in the Tier 2 Exam will be made public as part of the SSC CGL Tier 1 Result.
A direct link to check the SSC CGL Tier 1 result will be provided below.
SSC CGL Job Profile
The SSC CGL Exam is conducted to fill vacancies in various ministries and departments of the Government of India. These vacancies are further classified under Group B and Group C posts. The list of posts under SSC CGL is provided below.
|Job Profile||Department/Ministry||Classification of Posts|
|Assistant Section Officer||Central Secretariat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Railway, AFHQ||Group B|
|Assistant Section Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG||Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministries)|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG||Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministries)|
|Inspector (Central Excise)||CBIC||Group B|
|Statistical Investigator Grade-II||Registrar General of India||Group B|
|Inspector of Income Tax||CBDT||Group C|
|Assistant||Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations||Group B|
|Assistant Enforcement Officer||Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue||Group B|
|Sub Inspector||Central Bureau of Investigation||Group B|
|Auditor||Offices Under C&AG, CGDA||Group C|
|Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||Group B|
|Junior Statistical Officer||M/O Statistics & Programme Implementation||Group B|
|Tax Assistant||CBDT/CBIC||Group C|
|Upper Divison Clerk||Government Departments||Group C|
|Accountant or Junior Accountant||Other Ministries/Departments||Group C|
|Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Divison Clerk||Central Government Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres||Group C|
SSC CGL 2023 FAQs
A. The official website of the Staff Selection Commission is www.ssc.nic.in.
Ans. The SSC CGL Tier 1 result is out on 19 September 2023.
Ans- The SSC CGL Tier 2 is scheduled for 25th, 26th & 27th October, 2023.
A. The SSC CGL official notification was released on 3rd April 2023.
A. The expected number of SSC CGL vacancies to be released is approximately 7500+.
A. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in Tier I, while in Tier II, there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Paper 1 and 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in Paper 2 and Paper 3.
A. The SSC CGL selection process consists of two computer-based online tests: Tier 1 and Tier 2. The latter consists of three papers.
Ans. The full form of CGL is the Combined Graduate Level.