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SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL)

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL), for recruitment to different posts for which Graduation from a recognized University is the minimum Educational Qualification. The Examination consists of two Tiers of Written Objective Type examination followed by Computer Proficiency Test/ Interview / Skill test, wherever applicable as per the Scheme of Examination. For details, Click here

Posts under CGL exam

Assistants (in Central Secretariat Service, Central Vigilance Commission, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway and external affairs and other ministries and departments), Inspectors in Central Excise/Preventive Officer/Income Tax/Examiner, Assistant enforcement officer, Sub Inspector in CBI, Divisional Accountants under offices CAG, Inspector under CBN, etc

Age Qualification

  • “Age (As on 1st August 2015)

1. For post of Inspector of Income Tax / Inspector (Central Excise) / Inspector (Preventive Officer) / Inspector (Examiner) / Inspector of Posts / Inspector (CBN) Compiler/ Divisional Accountant / Auditors/ UDCs / Tax Assistants / Junior Accountant & Accountant / Sub-Inspector (CBN) - 18 to 27 years for general category.

2. Statistical Investigator Gr.II – upto 32 years

3. Assistant in Central Secretariat Service /Sub Inspector in CBI/ Tax Assistants (CBEC) - 20-27 years

4. Assistant in Intelligence Bureau – 21 to 27

5. Assistant Enforcement Officer/  Sub-Inspector in NIA -  upto 30 years

6. Sub-Inspector in CBI – 20 to 30 years

7. Sub-Inspector in CBN – 18 to 25 Years

Age Relaxations: The permissible age relaxation beyond upper age limit

1. SC / ST : 5 years

2. OBC : 3 years

3. PH : 10 years

4. PH + OBC : 13 years

5. PH + SC/ST : 15 years

6. For Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ posts (Ex-Servicemen- Unreserved/ General): 3 years after deduction from the military service rendered from actual age as on the closing date for receipt of application”

Educational qualifications for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination

1. For Compiler: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject.

2. For Statistical Investigator Grade –II: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from recognized university or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at the 12th Standard level:


Bachelor’s degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

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

4. For post of Assistants: Candidates need to have computer proficiency test qualification.

Application Fees :

The application fees is usually rupees one hundred only. But due to extant Government orders, women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying application fee.

CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern

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

Tier-I - Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier-II - Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier-III - Personality Test cum Interview / Computer Proficiency Test / Skill Test (wherever applicable) / Document Verification

For Written Combined Graduate Level :

  •  Preliminary Examination  
Part Paper/Subject Marks No. of Questions Time Time
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50


2 hours 
(for general candidates)



2 hours 40 minutes 
(for visually handicapped candidates)

B General Awareness 50 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
D English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200
  • Tier-II Examination
Paper No. Paper/Subject Marks No. of Questions Time Time
I. Quantitative Ability 200 100 2 hours 
(for general candidates)

2 hours 40 minutes (for visually handicapped candidates)

II. English Language & Comprehension 200 200
III. Statistics 200 100
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer
  • Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.
  • For posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test / interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

Try out our free online test series to get real feel of the test.

Selection Procedure

After the Written Examination and the Interview / Skill Test / Computer Proficiency Test / Document verification wherever applicable, the Commission will draw up the All India Merit list on basis of aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and interview for each category of post.

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SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL)
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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL), for