What is SSC CGL Exam?

If you know about it already, that’s very good. But, if you don’t know anything about it, don’t worry, we’ll clear all your questions about SSC CGL in this article. Even for the people/students who already know a lot about SSC CGL exam, this post can be useful to refresh their knowledge about this very important recruitment competitive exam.

What is Staff Selection Commission (SSC)?

Staff Selection Commission which is normally referred as SSC is Government Of India organization which works towards recruitment of staff in various Government Of India departments and ministries. It was established on 4th November 1975. Initially, it was known as The Sub-ordinate Services Commission. It was named Staff Selection Commission (SSC) from 26 September 1977.

Every year, SSC (Staff Selection Commission) makes recruitment for Group-B non-gazetted posts and Group – C non technical posts along with some other posts in Government Of India. It also conducts several departmental exams for promotion. You can read various functions of Staff Selection Commission on official website ssc.nic.in after you read this article.

What is SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level)?

Combined Graduate Level (CGL) is a yearly recruitment exam which is conducted by SSC (Staff Selection Commission). Through this exam, recruitment to various Group-B Non-Gazetted posts and Group-C Non-Technical posts is done by SSC. Below, we have given a list of posts for which recruitment is done through SSC CGL.

Posts which are offered through SSC CGL (Updated till SSC CGL 2016)

Post CodeName of the postName of the officeWhich group?Pay level in 7th pay commissionStarting basic payAge limit without any relaxation*
AAssistant Section Officer in CSSCentral Secretariat
Group - B744900 Rs.20-30 years
BAssistant in CVCCentral Vigilance
Group - B744900 Rs.18-27 years
CAssistant in IBIntelligence BureauGroup - B744900 Rs.21-27 years
DAssistant in Railway MinistryMinistry of RailwayGroup - B744900 Rs.18-27 years
EAssistant in MEAMinistry of External
Group - B744900 Rs.18-27 years
F*Assistant Audit Officer
Indian Audit &
Department under
Group - B (Gazetted-non ministerial)847600 Rs.Below 30 years
GAssistant in AFHQAFHQGroup - B744900 Rs.18-27 years
HAssistant in Other Ministries/ Departments/ OrganisationsOther Ministries/
Group - B744900 Rs.18-27 years
IAssistant in Other Ministries/ Departments/ OrganisationsOther Ministries/
Group - B644900 Rs.18-27 years
JIncome Tax Inspector
CBDTGroup - C744900 Rs.18-27 years
KInspector (Central Excise)CBECGroup - B744900 Rs.18-27 years
LInspector (Preventive Officer)CBECGroup - B744900 Rs.18-27 years
MInspector (Examiner)CBECGroup - B744900 Rs.18-27 years
NAssistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of
Department of
Group - B744900 Rs.Up to 30 years
OSub Inspector in CBICentral Bureau of
Group - B635400 Rs.20-30 years
PInspector of PostsDepartment of PostGroup - B635400 Rs.18-27 years
QDivisional AccountantOffices under CAGGroup - C635400 Rs.18-27 years
RStatistical Investigator Gr.IIM/o Statistics &
Group - B635400 Rs.Up to 32 years
SInspector NarcoticsCentral Bureau of
Group - B635400 Rs.18-27 years
Inspector (NIA)
Investigation Agency
Group - B635400 Rs.Up to 30 years
TAuditorOffices under C&AGGroup - C529200 Rs.18-27 years
UAuditorOffices under CGDAGroup - C529200 Rs.18-27 years
VAuditorOffices under CGA
& others
Group - C529200 Rs.18-27 years
Offices under C&AGGroup - C529200 Rs.18-27 years
Offices under CGA
& others
Group - C529200 Rs.18-27 years
Central Govt.
other than CSCS
Group - C425500 Rs.18-27 years
CBDTGroup - C425500 Rs.18-27 years
CBECGroup - C425500 Rs.20-27 years
$CompilerRegistrar General of
Group - C425500 Rs.18-27 years
Central Bureau of
Group - C425500 Rs.18-25 years

* Various age relaxations may apply as per the existent government rules. Read official SSC CGL notification for further information.

Who can appear in SSC CGL exam?

As the name suggests, if you have completed a graduation from any subject or any stream from a recognised college/university, you can appear for CGL (Combined Graduate Level) exam. Even if you are in the final year of graduation, you can apply for SSC CGL but you would have to get your result before the date decided by Staff Selection Commission. Read official notification to know more about that and the date before which you have to get your graduation degree or result. There is no requirement of minimum marks or percentages. Just pass the final year successfully and you are good to go.

Are there good jobs available for girls through SSC CGL exam?

Yes. There are many good jobs like Assistants, Auditors, Inspectors are available through SSC CGL which can be a great career option for girls also. To know in details about all SSC CGL posts, click on the below given link and read detailed info about all the posts there.

Complete details about all SSC CGL posts

What is the age limit to apply for SSC CGL?

The upper limit is 27 years for most of the SSC CGL posts for general candidates without any reservation. For some posts it’s 30 and for one post it is 32. Refer to the above given table to know more about age limit for SSC CGL. Age relaxation for many categories is available according to the government rules. You can know more about that when you read the notification of the SSC CGL exam but we can give you a general idea here.

All the age relaxations are available in the upper limit only. It is 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST. For ex-servicemen general category candidates, it’s 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application. If you are OBC category ex-serviceman, you would get 6 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. For SC/ST category ex-serviceman, it is 8 years(3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application.

In the same manner, if you are a central govt. civilian employee working for 3 or more years, you would get age relaxation of 5 years in the upper limit if you are in general category. For OBC and SC/ST category, 3 and 5 years would be added to the age relaxation respectively.

What is the application fee for SSC CGL?

It is just 100 Rs as it is a government recruitment exam. Also, All Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying application fee, as per extant government orders. Read official SSC CGL notification of the year you are applying for further information about any change.

How can you know more about SSC and CGL?

The best way is to visit the official website of SSC(Staff Selection Commission) where you can get all the details about upcoming exams,recruitment and results. We are giving the link to the official SSC site below.

Official website of SSC (Staff Selection Commission)

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4 thoughts on “What is SSC CGL Exam?

    • Thanks Krishna. Nice website you have as well.

      Keep up the good work of helping students achieving new heights and also keep in touch with us.

      See you around.

  1. sir pls tell me which book study for this job and which month fill the form for this job and tell me every things for this required job

    • You should apply for SSC CGL 2017 notification of which should come around Feb-March 2017. You should keep checking official website http://www.ssc.nic.in and this site for info about that. We are soon going to post an article about study materials for SSC CGL preparations. Subscribe to this site and you’ll receive all further posts directly into your inbox.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

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