ssc cgl 2019 exam

Important Dates: 2019

  • The official date for SSC CGL 2019 is not published yet, we will update soon when the notification published by the SSC (Staff Selection Commision).

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The SSC CGL exam pattern is the same as the previous year, check below the complete details.

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern

There are three tiers in the CGL exams

  • Tier I: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type).
  • Tier II: Main Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type).
  • Tier III: Pen & paper-based exam on descriptive paper on English/Hindi(Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.).
  • Tier IV: computer skill test.

Tier I: Written Examination Pattern

Subject Marks/Questions Duration (General) Duration (PH)
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50/25 1 hour 1 hour 20 minutes
General Awareness 50/25
Numerical Aptitude 50/25
English Compression 50/25
Total 200/100 1 hour 1.20 hours
  • Tier –I of the Combined Graduate level Examination would be common for all categories of posts and will be held in one session.
  • If and wherever necessary, the examination may be held in 2(two) shifts for different batches of candidates.
  • Questions will be of Objective Multiple Type Choice. The questions will be set in Hindi/English in respect of Parts A, B, and C.

Tier II: Mains Written Examination Pattern

Subjects/Papers Marks No. of Questions Duration
Arithmetic Ability 200 100 2 hours
English Language &
200 200 2 hours
Statistics 200 100 2 hours
General Studies (Finance & Economics) 200 100 2 hours
Total 800 500 8 hours

N.B. 40 minutes extra time will be given to the Visually handicapped candidates.

Tier III: descriptive paper

Written Skill Test Marks- 100 60 minutes (80 minutes for VH)

Tier IV: computer skill test

Set of Skill Test (Data Entry Speed Test, Computer Proficiency Test)

The penalty of the Wrong Answer: There is a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off. No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

  • Tier-I and Tier-II exam are compulsory for all posts while Tier-III is for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II and Compiler, and Tier-IV exam is for TA, CSS, MEA, and Inspector.

SSC CGL Syllabus – 2019

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus – 2019

General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Matrix
  • Venn Diagram
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Direction and Distance
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Paper Folding Method
  • Word Formation
  • Blood Relations
  • Series
General Awareness
  • General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc)
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolios
  • People in News
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Problem on Ages
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Algebra
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Trigonometry
English Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spellings
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Error Spotting
  • One word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus – 2019

Quantitative Aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Number System
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spellings
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Active-Passive Voice
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Collection and Representation of Data
  • Measure of Dispersion
  • The measure of Central Tendency
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Random Variables
  • Random Variables
  • Sampling Theory
  • Analysis and Variance
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Number
General Awareness
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Fundamental Principles
  • Financial Accounting
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Basic Concepts of Accounting
  • Self-Balancing Ledger
  • Error Spotting and Correction
  • Economics and Governance
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Finance Commission

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria – 2019

SSC CGL eligibility criteria comprise of age limit, educational qualification, and other criteria set prescribed by the SSC.


A candidate must be either –

  • (a) a citizen of India, or
  • (b) a subject of Nepal, or
  • (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
  • (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit:

The age limits for the different post is not the same, check out the below table for the complete age limits categorized as post wise.

Post Age Limits
  • Assistant (Group B)
  • Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
18-30 years
  • Assistant Section Officer A, D, E, G
  • Sub-Inspector (Group B)
  • Assistant
  • Tax Assistant
  • Auditor
  • Junior Accountant
  • Inspector (CBN) Compiler
  • Upper Division Clerk
  • Assistant Account Officer
  • Sub-Inspector
20-30 years
  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer
  • Inspector of Central Excise
  • Inspector of Preventive Officer
  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Inspector(Examiner)
  • Assistant Section Officer
  • Inspector of Income Tax
Not Exceeding 30 years
Junior Statistical Investigator up to 32 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer up to 30 years

Relaxation in Age:

Category Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD 10 years

Educational Qualification:

Post Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost and Management Accountant/Masters in Commerce/Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with 60% aggregate in Mathematics in Class 12th
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with statistics as one of the subjects in Graduation
Compiler Posts Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subjects
All Other Posts Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university

N.B. A candidate is required to be physically fit as per the standards of the inspector as there are some prerequisites for physical fitness for the post of Inspector (Central/State Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and sub-inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

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