SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CGL Application Form 2018

Last Updated - March 05 2018

SSG CGL 2018 Application Form (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) will be announced at the official website The application method is online and there is no offline method of applying.

Online registration for SSC CGL commences from March 2018 and closes on April 2018.

There are 3 Tiers of the examination scheduled to be organizeed in the months of June 2018 (Tier I), September 2018 (Tier II) and November 2018 (Tier III), tentatively. The exact dates will be released in the official website.

Aspirants are advised to cautiously check the eligibility criteria before starting the application process. The entire procedure of application consists of the following steps.

  • Registration Part II
  • Registration Part I

Registration Part I consists of filling up of the details needed in the application and the Registration Part II consists of the uploading of photograph and signature and payment of application fee. For this purpose, aspirants must have scanned images of photograph and signature in the prescribed pattern.

The application fee is INR 100 for male aspirants belonging to the General/OBC category. Candidates from the SC/ST/Physically handicapped/Ex-Servicemen category and all Female Aspirants are exempted from paying the application fee.

Application Fee can be paid online (Credit/Debit card or Sbi Net Banking) or offline (SBI challan Payment).

Application Form Highlights for SSC CGL 2018

The following tables show the major important highlights of the SSC CGL 2018 Application Form:

Mode of Applying for SSC CGLOnline
SSC CGL Application fee for male aspirants (UR/OBC)Rs. 100/-
SSC CGL Application fee for SC/ST/Physically handicapped/Ex-Servicemen and Female AspirantsExempted from application fee
Payment MethodsOnline (SBI Net Banking, Credit/Debit Card)
Offline (challan payment at any SBI discipline)

SSC CGL Dates 2018

Commencement of Application processMarch 2018
Last date for Online Registration and submission of ApplicationApril 2018
Tier I Hall Ticket AnnounceMay 2018
Tier I Entrance Test DateMay/June 2018
Tier II Hall Ticket AnnounceAugust 2018
Tier II Entrance Test DateSeptember 2018
Tier III Entrance Test DateNovember, 2018

Eligibility of SSC CGL 2018

Aspirants must thoroughly check the eligibility criteria and make sure they fulfil all the desired conditions before starting the application procedure.

Educational qualification:

Aspirants must have an Undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree) in any discipline/stream from a recognised university/institution.

Age Criteria:

Candidates applying for SSC CGL cannot be less than 18 years and cannot be more than 27 years of age (as on 1st August 2018).

The age relaxation for the different other categories is mentioned in the below table.

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 yrs
ST/SC5 yrs
Gen +PH10 yrs
OBC+ PH13 yrs
SC/ST+PH15 yrs
Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 yrs
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 yrs
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 yrs

How to fill Application Form SSC CGL 2018?

The application process for the SSG CGL 2018 is entirely online. Aspirants must be aware of all the instructions. It is recommended to have the below information and documents willing in hand, before initiating the application process

  • Credit/Debit Card details or Net Banking Details (SBI) in case of Online Payment
  • Scanned copy of passport photograph and signature of the aspirant

Step by Step for Filling of the SSC CGL 2018 Application Form:

SSC CGL 2018 Application process requires the aspirants to follow the given steps:

1. Registration I:

  • Find and click on the ‘APPLY’ link and choose CGL in the new window that pops up.
  • The opening and closing dates of the registration will be indicated.
  • Read and fully understand the ‘Guidelines’ before initiating the Registration I process.
  • Under the link ‘Examination’, find the ‘Part 1 Registration’ link.
  • Aspirants must then proceed to fill all the details asked in the Part I registration.
  • In order to register, aspirants must visit the official website

These details comprise the

  • Name of the Center and Code
  • Educational Qualification
  • Details of Work Experience
  • Preference of Posts
  • Individual Details
  • Complete Postal Address
  • Departmental Status

After entering all the need details, click on ‘Submit’ button.

Verify Details: On the new page, aspirants can view and verify all the information offered by them and make any changes if necessary. Aspirants can then click on the checkbox for ‘I Agree’ after reading the declaration and enter the security code that is shown. They can click on the ‘Update’ button to modify the details.

Registration ID of aspirants is displayed along with the details entered by aspirants at the time of registration.

Aspirants must note down this Registration ID and take a print of the page that is displayed for any future reference. Registration Id is also sent to the Email Id offered by aspirants.

This concludes Part I of the Registration.

2. Registration II:

Aspirants can then proceed to Part II of the Registration Procedure by clicking on the link ‘Part II Registration’ that is available on the earlier page.

Aspirants must Login using the Registration ID obtained from the Registration Part I and the Date of Birth.

Registration Part II consists of uploading of photograph and signature along with the application SSC CGL 2018 fee payment.

Upload of Photograph and Signature: Aspirants required to log in to the Registration II portal using the Registration ID generated at the conclusion of Registration Part I and Date of Birth.

Aspirants then required to upload the photograph and the signature in the prescribed pattern and dimensions. Aspirants can select their scanned images of photograph and signature by clicking on the ‘Choose File’ option and then clicking on ‘Upload Image’.

The specifications for the photograph and signature are given below.

  • The dimension of the scanned image of the photograph must be of 100 (width) x 120 (height) pixels only.
  • Background for both the photograph and signature must be white.
  • Size of the file containing the signature must be in between 1kb-12kb.
  • The dimension of the scanned image of the signature must be of 140 (width) x 60 (height) pixels only.
  • Size of the file containing the photograph must be in between 4kb-12kb.
  • The format for the scanned images of the photograph and signature is JPost Graduate 8 bit only.

Application Fee Payment: Next step is SSC CGL 2018 Application fee payment. The application fee of INR 100 can be paid either by online method (Credit/Debit Card or SBI Net Banking) or offline method (SBI challan payment).

Aspirants belonging to the SC/ST/Physically handicapped/Ex-Servicemen and all Female Aspirants are exempted from the application fee payment.

Upon completion of the above steps, aspirants can click on ‘Final Submit’.

The message ‘You have successfully submitted your application’ is displayed on the screen.

Aspirants can take a print of this application form by clicking on the ‘View/Print’ application link. Aspirants must cautiously verify all the details entered, before ‘Final Submission’ of the application since there is no scope to make any changes to the submitted application.

Details in Application Form (Registration I) of  SSC CGL 2018

Details AskedFilling Criteria
Name of the Center and Code:Select centre and code from the drop-down list
Individual Details
NameAs the current in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate Do not use a prefix such as Mr/Mrs etc
Father's NameDo not prefix such as Shri/Dr etc
Mother's NameDo not prefix such as Shri/Dr etc
Date of BirthSelect date, month and year from dedicated drop-down list Enter the date of birth as current in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate
Aadhar No:Enter unique Aadhar card number
Gender, Nationality, CategoryChoose your Gender, Nationality and Category from the drop-down list
 Choose an eligible option from the drop-down list:
Whether Ex-Serviceman
Whether Physically Handicapped
Whether Fee Concession Claimed
Claiming Age relaxation
Whether belonging to Minority
Postal Details: Complete Postal Address including District/City, State/UT, PIN code, Mobile and E-MailNo required to mention the name again before entering the accurate postal address along with PIN code
SSC Post Preferences:30 various posts are available and the code corresponding to each post must be entered in the 30 boxes offered.
Educational Details:Select the qualification degree, subject and year of passing from the drop-down list. The percentage obtained in the qualifying degree examination must be entered.
Work Experience Details:Enter Name of Occupation, Description and Nature of Work along with selecting the starting date to the end date from the drop-down list

Important Note:

  • If aspirants are applying for the post of Statistical Investigator, they must select ‘Yes’ when asked for the same under the SSC Post Preferences and select the eligible option (Yes/No) when asked if they possess the qualification for the post of Statistical Investigator.
  • Aspirants can have any degree to apply for the post of AAO.
  • Similarly, aspirants applying for the post of AAO must also select ‘Yes’ when asked for the same and select the eligible option (Yes/No) when asked if they possess the qualification for AAO.

Application Form Correction of SSC CGL 2018

Aspirants have to be extremely careful as there is no option for editing the details offered during the Registration after the Final Submission of the SSC CGL application.

However, if a mistake occurs at the time of filling of details in the registration part, aspirants can start the entire process of Registration I again. SSC accepts the application which is last filled by the aspirants.

Aspirants must also make sure to note down the Registration Number (which is also sent to the Registered Email Id) after the completion of Registration Part I since this cannot be retrieved if lost.

FAQs of Application Form Correction

Question: Can the SSG CGL 2018 application be done in offline mode?

Response: No. SSC CGL 2018 application process is entirely online.

Question: What is the age criterion for applying?

Response: Aspirants must be between 18-27 years (as on 1st August of the year of examination).

Question: What is the at least qualification need for applying?

Response: Aspirants must have Bachelor's Degree from a recognised institution/University. Aspirants can have the degree from any stream.

Question: What are the modes of payment of Application Fee?

Response: Application fee of Rs. 100/- can be paid in the online method or the offline mode.

The online method comprises Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking (SBI).

Offline Method involves challan payment in any discipline of SBI. This challan can be downloaded from the official website.

Question: What are the steps involved in applying for the SSC CGL 2018?

Response: There are two steps, namely Registration Part I and Registration Part II.

Registration Part I consists of filling up of all the Individual, educational details etc. and Post Preferences.

Registration Part II consists of Uploading of Photograph and Signature.

Question: Is there any way to accurate errors in the application form after Final Submission?

Response: There is no way to accurate the errors or modify the application after Final Submission. The entire process of registration has to be started again.

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