SSC CGL 2020: Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus And Result Declarations


What Is SSC CGL?

SSC or Staff Selection Commission has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. It conducts the Combined Graduate Level – SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and, Group ‘C’ non-gazetted posts in various Ministries or Departments or Organisations of the Government of India. The exam is held in 4 stages called Tiers. While the first two are online the latter two are offline exams.

SSC CGL 2020 online exam for the Tier-I round was conducted from 3rd to 9th March 2020, while the Tier-II exam is re-scheduled to be held from 2nd November to 5th November 2020. The online recruitment process for CGL 2020-21 will begin on 12th December 2020.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:

  • Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

• Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

• Inspectors of Income Tax.

• Preventive Officers in Customs.

• Examiner in Customs.

• Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

• Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.

• Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

• Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.

• Accountant/Junior Accountant.

• Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC.

• Compiler in Registrar General of India.

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Dates

SSC has published the SSC Calendar & revised schedule of all SSC exams to be conducted by SSC during 2020-21. The Online Exam for SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier I exam has already been conducted from March 2 to 9, 2020. The Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2020 Tier-II (CBE) exam will be conducted from November 2 to 5, 2020, and Tier-III (Descriptive Paper) will be conducted on November 22, 2020.

               Activity                                                           Tentative Dates 
Notification Release Date                                           22nd October 2019
Online Application Process Duration                          22nd October -25th November 2019
SSC CGL Tier-I Application Status Out from              28th January 2020
SSC CGL Admit Card 2020 Tier-I                               20th February 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-I Exam Date                               3rd to 9th March 2020 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-I Answer Key                                      16th March 2020
SSC CGL Tier-I Result                                               1st July 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II Admit Card                                       October 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-II Exam Date                              2nd November to 5th November 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-III Exam Date                             November 22, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date                                     To be notified later

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Type                                           National Level Exam
Exam Dates                                         Tier I: 3rd to 9th March 2020
Tier II: 2nd November to 5th November 2020
Tier III: November 22nd, 2020

Mode of Application                              Online
Mode of Exam                                      Online
Eligibility                                             Indian citizenship & Graduate (bachelor’s degree                                                              in relevant discipline)
Exam Duration                                     Tier 1 – 60 minutes
Tier 2 – 120 minutes
Tier 3 – 60 minutes
Tier 4 – 45 minutes

Section                                               Tier 1 – 4 Sections
Tier 2 – 4 Papers

Official Website                          

SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus

Before beginning the SSC CGL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:

   Tier                                        Type                                                        Mode     
Tier – I                     Objective Multiple Choice                           Computer Based (online)
Tier – II                    Objective Multiple Choice                           Computer Based (online)
Tier – III                   Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi             Pen and Paper mode
Tier – IV                   Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test          Wherever Applicable


The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2020 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.

General Intelligence and Reasoning: Classification, Analogy, Coding-Decoding, Matrix.

General Awareness: Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture, etc.), Science, Current Affairs, Sports, Books and Authors, Important Schemes.

Quantitative Aptitude: Simplification, Interest, Averages, Percentage, Ratio, and Proportion, Problem on Ages.

English Comprehension: Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrases and Idioms, One-word Substitution, Sentence Correction.

SSC CGL 2020 Result

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the results in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. A total of 8582 vacancies have been notified by SSC for SSC CGL 2019-20 examination in which 3674 vacancies are declared for the General category.

Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. While a government job helps to build a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities!


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