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INTRO: Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organisations of the Government of India. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts. The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975.

Eligibility Criteria:

The basic requirement is the undergraduate level bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institution. Other academic qualifications corresponding to the different posts are given below.

Statistical Investigator Grade II

Basic QualificationAny Bachelor’s Degree from recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at Higher Secondary (12th or equivalent) level OR Any Bachelor’s Degree from recognized University or Institute with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Assistant Audit Officer

Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.

Additional Qualification: Cost & Management Accountant / Chartered Accountant / Company Secretary /Masters in Commerce/Business Studies/Business Administration (Finance)/ Business Economics. Check out SSC CGL AAO job profile.


Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or Institution. Additionally, candidates must have studied either Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as a compulsory or elective subject.

Assistant Section Officer (CSS)

Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

Additional QualificationIn addition to the basic Undergraduate Degree, candidates must also qualify in theComputer Proficiency Test.

Age Limit-18 to 32 years (General Category) & Age relaxation for reserved category as per Govt. regulation.



Tier I: Preliminary 

The Tier I exam consists of a written objective multiple-choice exam with four sections, covering the subjects of:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

The exam was typically scored with maximum 50 Marks per section for a total of 200 Marks. The latest versions of this exam such as with 2018 have been conducted online

Based on results from Tier I, qualified candidates can then take the Tier II and Tier III exams.

Tier II: Mains Exam 

Also known as the Mains Exam, the Tier II exam consists of written objectie multiple-choice exam, in four sections (also called "Papers"), covering the subjects of:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language and Comprehension
  • Statistics
  • General Studies

The exam was typically scored with maximum 200 Marks per section. Most positions required the candidate to take only the first two sections (Paper-I: Quantitative Aptitude, Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension), but certain positions require the third or fourth section.The latest versions of this exam such as the 2018 edition have been conducted online.

Tier III exam: Descriptive Paper 

A pen-and-paper "offline" exam in which candidates are to do writing in the form of essay writing and letter writing, and sometime application writing. The exam can be done in English or Hindi.

Tier IV exam: Data Entry Skill Test / Computer Proficiency Test 

In 2016, a fourth tier was added with two possible exams depending on the positions applied:

  • Data Entry Speed Test (DEST): candidates enter data at the rate of 2000 key presses in 15 minutes. This is mainly for positions such as Tax Assistant. (Central Excise & Income Tax)
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): covering the topics of word processing, spreadsheets, and making slides.

Other exams

  • Personality Test / Interview (discontinued starting 2016)
  • Physical Endurance Test / Medical Examination for Central Police Organization (CPO).




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

Exam Level



Once in year

Application Fee

100 (General/ OBC) &Nill (SC/ST/PH/ Women- all categories)

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