SSC CGL 2024: Notification PDF (Out), Application (Start), Vacancies, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam 2024 ( SSC CGL )

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Registration: 24 Jun '24 - 24 Jul '24

Rachit Kumar
Rachit Kumar Saxena
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Updated on Jul 15, 2024 13:35 IST

The SSC CGL 2024 applications will close on July 24, 2024. The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC CGL 2024 notification on June 24, 2024. The SSC CGL online application was changed this year and the live image capture feature was added to the application form. There are 17,727 SSC CGL vacancies for the exam. The Commission will also provide the SSC CGL 2024 application correction facility on August 1 and 2. The Commission will conduct the SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 exam in September-October 2024.

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SSC CGL 2024 Exam

SSC CGL 2024 Online Applications Closing SOON: The Staff Selection Commission released the official SSC CGL 2024 notification on June 24, 2024. The Commission released the SSC CGL 2024 apply online link with the official notification. The candidates must read the official notification to fill out the SSC CGL online applications because this year, the Commission introduced live image capture for the SSC CGL 2024 application. The candidates will be required to capture their image during the application process.

Also Read: SSC CHSL Answer Key 2024

The last date to apply for SSC CGL 2024 is July 24. The Commission will also provide the SSC CGL 2024 application form correction facility on August 10 and 11. The Staff Selection Commission notified 17,727 SSC CGL 2024 vacancies in the official notification. The SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 exam will be conducted in  September/October 2024.

Q:   When will the SSC CGL 2024 Exam Analysis be available?

A:

The Staff Selection Commission is expected to conduct the SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 exam in August/September. The Commission will release the SSC CGL 2024 exam dates either in the official notification or before the closing of SSC CGL 2024 applications. The candidates will get here the SSC CGL 2024 exam analysis after the first shift of the first day of exam. 

The SSC CGL 2024 notification is expected to be released online on June 11, 2024. The last date to apply for the exam will be July 11, 2024.

Q:   Is there any negative marking in the SSC CGL exam?

A:
Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks in the SSC CGL tier-I exam. The SSC CGL Tier 2 also has a negative marking. The quantum of negative marking is one-fourth of the marks assigned for the correct answer. The mark assigned for the correct answer is 2 marks and the negative marking is 0.5 marks. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions. The candidates should avoid the guesswork in the exam because the negative marking rapidly pulls the overall score down in case of incorrect answers.

Q:   What is the best way to practice SSC CGL exam pattern?

A:

The candidates should try to solve the previous year's question paper in the exam-like conditions in a time-bound manner. The real-time practice with the official question papers will give a clear understanding of the SSC CGL exam pattern. The Commission releases the SSC CGL question papers after the result and mentions the candidate's response and official answer key.

The candidates can also download here the SSC CGL previous year's question papers.

Full Form of SSC CGL 

The candidates should note that CGL is the short name for the Combined Graduate Level(CGL) exam. The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam is the premier exam of the Staff Selection Commission. It is conducted annually to recruit Group B (Gazetted and Non-Gazetted) officers and Group C staff in the Central Ministries.

SSC CGL 2024

The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC CGL 2024 notification on its official website - ssc.gov.in. It will conduct the SSC CGL 2024 in September/October 2024. The Commission notified the SSC CGL 2024 application and exam dates in the official exam calendar. The Commission released the tentative dates for the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam 2024 in the official exam calendar. The Commission is expected to follow its given exam calendar.

Also Read: SSC MTS 2024 Exam Updates

SSC CGL 2024 Posts

The Staff Selection Commission released the name of the SSC CGL Posts, vacancies, salary and the corresponding age limit in the official SSC CGL 2024 notification. The Commission released the following SSC CGL posts in the official notification:

Q:   Will there be any changes in the SSC CGL 2024 exam pattern?

A:

The SSC CGL 2024 exam pattern will be notified in the official notification. The Commission is expected to release the SSC CGL notification on June 11, 2024. The Commission is not expected to change the SSC CGL 2024 exam pattern in the official notification because the Commission has successfully followed the new exam pattern in the last two years and no complexities cropped up in the exam process.
So it is highly anticipated that the Commission will continue with the same SSC CGL exam pattern. 

Q:   Who releases SSC CGL exam pattern?

A:

The conducting body of the exam, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) releases the SSC CGL pattern. The Commission notifies the SSC CGL exam pattern in the official notification. SSC CGL 2023 exam pattern was notified in the official notification which was released online on April 3 instead of April 1, 2023. The Commission released the SSC exam calendar 2023-24 mentioning all the important dates.

The Commissin conducted the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam from July 14 to 27 based on the official exam pattern as mentioned in the official noification.

Q:   How does negative marking affect the final score in SSC CGL exam?

A:

Negative marking in the SSC CGL exam impacts the final score by deducting 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I and varying marks in different sections of Tier-II. This deduction for incorrect answers can significantly reduce the overall score of candidates, emphasizing the importance of accuracy in responses. Understanding the negative marking scheme is crucial for candidates to strategize their attempts effectively, balancing the number of correct answers with the risk of losing marks for incorrect responses.

Therefore, candidates need to approach the exam cautiously, aiming for accuracy to minimize deductions and improve their final score in the SSC CGL exam

Q:   Can the Commission change the SSC CGL exam pattern?

A:

Yes, the Commission can change the SSC CGL exam pattern. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has the authority to revise and update the SSC CGL exam pattern as needed. Changes in the exam pattern are typically communicated through official notifications released by the Commission, outlining any modifications in the structure, sections, marking scheme, or other relevant aspects of the examination.

Q:   What is the Normalisation of Marks in SSC CGL Exam?

A:

Normalization of marks in the SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) examination is a process used to ensure fairness and equity in the assessment of candidates' performance across different shifts or sessions of the examination. The SSC CGL exam is conducted in multiple shifts or sessions, and sometimes there may be variations in the difficulty level of questions or other factors such as the number of candidates appearing in each session. Normalization helps in addressing these variations to determine a fair and standardized score for all candidates.

SSC CGL result is released based on the normalised marks only.

SSC CGL posts are classified into the following three categories:

  • Group ‘B’ Gazetted
  • Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted
  • Group ‘C’

SSC CGL Group B Posts

There are only two positions that are Group B Gazetted. The details of the posts are

Name of Post Ministry/Department/Office/ Cadre Age Limit

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Not exceeding 30 years. 
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Not exceeding 30 years

The rest of the posts are given below.

Post: Assistant Audit Officer

Department: Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Post: Inspector (Examiner)

Department: CBIC

Post: Assistant Accounts Officer

Department: Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Post: Assistant Enforcement Officer

Department: Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Central Secretariat Service

Post: Sub Inspector

Department: Central Bureau of Investigation

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Intelligence Bureau

Post: Inspector Posts

Department: Department of Post

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Ministry of Railway

Post: Inspector  

Department: Central Bureau of Narcotics

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Ministry of External Affairs

Post: Assistant

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: AFHQ

Post: Assistant Superintendent

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Assistant

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Divisional Accountant

Department: Offices under C&AG

Post: Assistant

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Sub Inspector  

Department: National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Junior Statistical Officer

Department: M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation

Post: Inspector (Central Excise)

Department: CBIC

Post: Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Department: Registrar General of India

Post: Inspector (Preventive Officer)

Department: CBIC

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SSC CGL Group-C Posts

Post: Inspector of Income Tax

Department: CBDT

Post: Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks 

Department: Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres

Post: Auditor

Department: Offices under C&AG

Post: Tax Assistant

Department: CBDT

Post: Auditor

Department: Other Ministry/ Departments

Post: Tax Assistant

Department: CBIC

Post: Auditor

Department: Offices under CGDA

Post: Sub Inspector

Department: Central Bureau of Narcotics

Post: Accountant

Department: Offices under CGDA

Post: Upper Divisions Clerk

Department: Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)

(Post is only for male candidates with higher physical and medical standards given at Annexure-XVI)

Post: Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Department: Other Ministry/ Departments

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The candidates should prepare thoroughly for the exam to get the best jobs from the above list.

Also Read: Police Ranks in India

SSC CGL 2024 Highlights

The candidates can see below the SSC CGL 2024 exam highlights as summarised below:

SSC CGL 2024 Highlights

Exam Name

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 

Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

SSC CGL Application 2024 Start Date

24-Jun-2024

Last Date to Apply for SSC CGL 2024

24-Jul-2024

SSC CGL 2024 Application Fee Submission Date (Online)

25-Jul-2024

SSC CGL 2024 Application Fee Submission Date (Offline)

26-Jul-2024

SSC CGL 2024 application Correction Dates

10-Aug-2024 to 11- Aug-2024

SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 Exam Dates

September/October 2024

SSC CGL 2024 Tier 2 Exam Dates

December 2024

Vacancies

17,727

Category

Government Jobs

Eligibility

Bachelor's degree from a recognised University or Institution

Age-Limit

Minimum Age Limit - 18

Maximum Age Limit - 32

Age will be calculated from August 1, 2024

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test (CBT) for Tier-I and Tier-II

Total Registrations

20 Lakh approximately

Application fee

INR 100

Exam Duration

Tier-I: 60 minutes (online)

Tier-II:

Paper 1 - 150 Minutes

Paper 2 - 120 Minutes

Paper 3 - 120 Minutes

Exam Purpose 

Selection of candidates for Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India

Exam Language

English and Hindi

Exam Helpdesk No.

011-69999845

Official Website

http://ssc.gov.in/

SSC CGL 2024 Dates

The Staff Selection Commission released the tentative dates for the SSC CGL 2024 exam in its official exam calendar. The candidates can see the SSC CGL exam dates 2024 as summarised below: 

SSC CGL 2024 Exam Events

SSC CGL Exam Dates

SSC CGL Notification Release Date

24-Jun-2024

SSC CGL 2024 Application Dates

24-Jun-2024 to 24-Jul-2024

SSC CGL 2024 Exam Dates

September/October 2024 (Tentative)

SSC CGL 2024 Result

November 2024 (Tentative)

SSC CGL 2024 Notification

The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC CGL notification 2024 on its official website - ssc.gov.in. The SSC CGL notification 2024 notified the official of the number of SSC CGL posts and vacancies, exam dates, age limit, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern and the recruitment rules that will prevail till the completion of the recruitment. 

SSC CGL 2024 Application Online

The Commission activated the SSC CGL 2024 online applications by releasing the official SSC CGL 2024 notification. The last date for SSC CGL applications 2024 is July 24.

How To Apply for the SSC CGL 2024 Exam?

The Commission is expected to release the SSC CGL 2024 with the release of notification. The candidates can see below the important steps to apply for the SSC CGL 2024 exam:

Step 1: Go to the official website of SSC - ssc.gov.in

Step 2: Go to the admit card tab given at the top navigation

Step 3: Click on the desired regional website link 

Step 4: On the homepage of the regional site, click on the SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 application status link

Step 5: On clicking above, the site will ask the registration number and date of birth of the candidate

Step 6: After entering the required details, the SSC CGL application status 2024 will appear on the screen

The candidates should note that they will be allowed to apply for the SSC CGL 2024 exam online only.

SSC CGL 2024 Application Fee

The candidates will be required to submit the prescribed SSC CGL 2024 application fee. The Commission will prescribe the application fee in the official notification. The candidates can see below the SSC CGL application fee as mentioned in the official notification of the previous exam.

Category SSC CGL 2024 Application Fee (INR)
Unreserved Category/OBC 100
Reserved Category Nil

The candidates should note that the SSC CGL 2024 application fee is a non-refundable entity and the Commission will not refund it even when the candidate drops the idea to withdraw their candidature.

SSC CGL 2024 Registration

The candidates should note that the SSC registration number is mandatory to fill out the SSC CGL exam 2024. If the candidate is filling out the SSC exam form for the first time, they will be required to log in on the official website with the SSC registration number.

SSC CGL 2024 Vacancies

The Staff Selection Commission released 17,727 SSC CGL 2024 vacancies with the official notification. The Commission releases a separate SSC CGL Post and Vacancy list under the candidate's corner on the official central website. The Commission will release the number of SSC CGL vacancies 2024 available for each category.

Also Read: SSC CHSL 2024 Exam Updates

SSC CGL 2024 Eligibility Condition

The SSC CGL 2024 notification mentioned eligibility criteria for the SSC CGL 2024 exam. The candidates must refer to the SSC CGL notification to know the educational qualification, age limit and the other conditions required to apply for the exam. 

SSC CGL 2024 Educational Qualification Required

The Commission notified the educational qualification for each post separately. The Commission mentioned the SSC CGL 2024 educational qualification in the official notification. The candidates can see here the SSC CGL 2024 educational qualification.

SSC CGL 2024 Age Limit

The candidates can see below the SSC CGL age limit 2024:

SSC Age Limit Corresponding Date of Birth 

Minimum Age Limit - 18 years

Maximum Age Limit – 27 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1997 and not later than 01-01-2006

Minimum Age Limit - 20 years

Maximum Age Limit - 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2004.

Minimum Age Limit - 18 years

Maximum Age Limit - 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2006.

Minimum Age Limit - 18 years

Maximum Age Limit - 32 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1992 and not later than 01-01-2006.

SSC CGL 2024 Nationality Criteria

The candidates can see below the SSC CGL 2024 nationality criteria as mentioned in the official notification:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin migrated from either/or Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

The candidates can see here the SSC CGL eligibility 2024 in detail.

SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission did not change the SSC CGL 2024 syllabus in the official notification because the Commission changed it in the 2022 notification. The candidates can see below the SSC CGL syllabus 2024 as prescribed in the official notification. 

SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus for General Awareness

The candidates can check below the SSC CGL syllabus of General Awareness Section syllabus topics as mentioned in the official notification.

  • National
  • Polity and Governance
  • Economy
  • Environmental Issues
  • Geography and Agriculture
  • International News
  • Science & Tech.
  • Society
  • Government Schemes
  • Person in News and Awards
  • Sports
  • Others

The candidates should prepare all the topics mentioned in the SSC CGL 2024 syllabus.

SSC CGL 2024 Exam Pattern

The candidates should read and internalise the SSC CGL 2024 exam pattern to score better in the exam. The SSC CGL 2024 exam pattern was officially notified in the notification. The Commission did not change the SSC CGL 2024 exam pattern. The candidates can see the SSC CGL exam pattern 2024 for each tier separately.

SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission mentioned the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam pattern in the official notification. The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam 2024 will be conducted in August - September 2024. The candidates can see below the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam 2024.

SSC CGL Tier-I Sections & Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

A: General Intelligence Reasoning

25

50

B: General Awareness

25

50

C: Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

D: English Comprehension

25

50

Total

100

200

The candidates should practice the mock test papers based on the SSC CGL exam pattern. 

SSC CGL 2024 Admit Card

The Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC CGL 2024 admit card on the regional websites only. The candidates can download the SSC CGL admit card 2024 from the regional websites where the opted exam centre will come. 

How to Download the SSC CGL 2024 Admit Card?

The candidates can check and download the SSC CGL 2024 admit card from their respective regional websites in the following manner:

  • Visit the official website of SSC 
  • Click on the admit card tab
  • Click on the relevant SSC regional/sub-regional website link
  • Click on the SSC CGL admit card link 
  • Enter the required credentials on the login page 
  • Download SSC CGL admit card and take its printout

The candidates should note that the candidates should carry photo identity proof and one proof of date of birth with the SSC CGL admit card to get admission to the examination centre. 

SSC CGL 2024 Answer Key

The Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC CGL 2024 answer key (tentative) on its official website. The SSC CGL Tier 1 answer key will be released online at the central website only. The regional website will not release the SSC CGL answer key.

SSC CGL 2024 Result

The Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC CGL 2024 result on its central website only. The Commission will release the names and roll numbers of the qualified candidates in the SSC CGL result 2024. The Commission will also release the number of candidates selected under each category.

SSC CGL 2024 Cutoff

The Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC CGL 2024 Cutoff with the release of the official result PDF. The Commission will release the category-wise and post-wise SSC CGL cutoff with the result pdf. The Commission also mention the number of candidates available for the next phase of selection under each category.

SSC CGL 2024 FAQs

Q: What is SSC CGL eligibility?

A: The following are the eligibility conditions required for the SSC CGL 2024 exam.

SSC CGL Nationality/Citizenship Requirement

A candidate must be a citizen of India, a person of Indian origin, a subject of Nepal/Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee

SSC CGL Age Limit

It is important to note here that the Commission changed the cutoff date for age calculation in the SSC CGL 2024 notification. A candidate should be between 18 and 32 years. See here about the SSC CGL age limit 2024.

SSC CGL Qualification Required

A candidate should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or institute. The candidates can read and understand here the SSC CGL eligibility.

Q: What is CGL salary?

A: The Staff Selection Commission mention the salary of each post in the official notification. The Salary of the CGL posts is decided by the Union Government of India. The candidates can see below the salary of some of the important posts:

SSC CGL Pay Levels

SSC CGL Pay Scales(INR)

Pay Level 4

25,500-81,100

Pay Level 5

29,200-92,300

Pay Level 6

35400-1,12,400

Pay Level 7

44,900-1,42,400

Pay Level 8

47,600-1,51,100

Q: Are the SSC CGL 2024 Exam Dates Released?

A: Yes, the Staff Selection Commission released the SSC CGL 2024 dates in its official SSC Exam Calendar 2024-25. The Commission released the SSC CGL 2024 notification, application and exam dates in the official exam calendar. 

SSC CGL Notification has been released and the last date to apply for the exam will be July 24. The Commission will conduct the SSC CGL 2024 Exam in Sepember/October 2024.

Q: When will the SSC CGL 2024 notification be released?

A: SSC CGL notification 2024 was released on June 24, 2024. The Staff Selection Commission will release the official notification SSC CGL 2024 application link with the release of notification. The last date to apply for the SSC CGL 2024 will be mentioned in the official notification. The Commission will conduct the SSC CGL 2024 exam in October 2024 in online mode as a Computer-Based Exam.

Q: Will there be negative marking in the SSC CGL 2024 exam?

A: Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks in the SSC CGL tier-I exam for each incorrect answer. The SSC CGL Tier 2 also has a negative marking. The quantum of negative marking is one-fourth of the marks assigned for the correct answer. The mark assigned for the correct answer is 2 marks and the negative marking is 0.5 marks. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions. The candidates should avoid the guesswork in the exam because the negative marking rapidly pulls the overall score down in case of incorrect answers.

Q: How SSC CGL exam is conducted?

A: Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL exam in online mode at the designated exam centres only.  The Staff Selection Commission conduct the SSC CGL exam to recruit the candidates for the following groups of posts:

  • Group B Gazetted
  • Group B Non-Gazetted
  • Group C

Earlier, there were 4 tiers in the SSC CGL exam but the Commission 2022 changed the exam pattern and removed Tier 3 and Tier 4 from the exam process. Now, the SSC CGL Tier 2 result is considered the final result.

Who releases SSC CGL exam pattern?

The conducting body of the exam, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) releases the SSC CGL pattern. The Commission notifies the SSC CGL exam pattern in the official notification. SSC CGL 2024 exam pattern will be notified in the official notification which will be released online on June 24, 2024.

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The Staff Selection Commission notified 17,727 vacancies in the official notification of the SSC CGL 2024 exam. The Commission will conduct the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam in September/October 2024 and the Tier 2 exam will be conducted in December 2024.

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The SSC CGL 2024 notification was released online on June 24, 2024 as per the new SSC exam calendar. The last date to apply online for the SSC CGL 2024 is July 24. The Commission is providing 31 days to fill out the SSC CGL 2024 online applications. The SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 exam is expected to be con

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Yes, the SSC CGL 2024 notification was delayed by a fortnight. The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC CGL 2024 notification on June 24. The Staff Selection Commission recently migrated to the new official website - ssc.gov.in. After the migration, all the notifications have been delayed by

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