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SSC CGL 2017 is held for recruitment to government jobs in India. Get details on the syllabus, form, online application process, result and more.
Staff Selection Commission(SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination for recruitment to Group B and Group C posts in various ministries, government departments and offices across the country.

Educational Qualification
• For the post of Compiler: Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject.
• For the post of Statistical Investigator Grade – II: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University with:
Atleast 60% in Mathematics at 12th Standard level OR Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
• For all other posts: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification.

Test Duration and Pattern (SSC CGL 2017)

Tier I:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (hours)
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 mins
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200
Negative Marking: 0.50 marks for every incorrect answer (2 marks for each question)


Tier II:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Negative Marking (for every incorrect answer) Duration (hours)
Quantitative Abilities 100 200 0.25 2
English Language & Comprehension 200 200 0.25
Statistics* 100 200 0.25
General Studies* (Finance and Economics) 100 200 0.25

*Only for candidates who apply for the posts of Statistical Investigator Grade- II or Compiler.

Tier III:

Subject No. of Questions Duration (hours)
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi 100 60 mins


Tier IV:
For the post of Assistant in CSS: Computer Proficiency Test with Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides modules.
The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance in Tier I, II and III. There will be no Sectional cut off.
Document verification will also be conducted as per provision of the notice of exam.

Selection Process

SSC CGL is a paper based test and consists of four successive stages:-
• Tier I – Objective type test
• Tier II – Objective type test
• Tier III – skill test/ interview depending on the post.
• Tier IV – Computer proficiency test depending on the post.
Note: For selection to certain posts there are certain set standards as well as a physical test. Refer official notification for details.


Various posts that one can apply for through SSC CGL are classified into Group B & Group C. The details are as follows:

Description of posts Classification of posts
A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pay :-
In the scale of pay of 9300 – 34800
A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pay :-
In the scale of pay of 5200-20200

For online registration go to OR
(Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website)

For More Info

Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016

F.No. 3/2/2016-P&P-I. The Staff Selection Commission will hold an examination for Recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerk during the period from 07.01.2017 to 05.02.2017 the details of which are as under:
1. Pay of the Posts: Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB -1(Rs. 5200-20200) Grade Pay 2400 (pre-revised)
Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
Lower Division Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
Court Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
2. Vacancies: Tentatively the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO and Court Clerks are 3281, 1321, 506 and 26 respectively.
3. Educational Qualification ( As on 01.01.2017) Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
4. How to apply: Applications must be submitted only in online mode. Detailed instructions as in may be referred to.
5. Scheme of Examination: The examination will consist of a Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.
There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.


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