Important Dates for SSC CGL 2018

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 05-May-2018 04-Jun-2018
Examination Date 25-Jul-2018 05-Aug-2017
Result Date N/A N/A

SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Revised Date and Hall Ticket

The Staff Selection Commission or SSC has declared SSC CGL 2017 Marks (Tier I) at Almost 70 lakh aspirants registered for SSC CGL online. The cut-offs for Tier 1 are 131, 151, and 152 for UR respectively. Check Post Wise SSC CGL Cut Off  

SSC has released SSC CGL 2017 Final Response Keys for Tier I. To download the response keys from the official site, aspirants required to login with their roll no. and password mentioned on SSC CGL Hall Ticket and choose the exam date.

Latest Update:- SSC CGL Tier 2 exam dates have been postponed. It will now be held from February 17- February 22, 2018. 

SSC holds Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) exam in four tiers. Tier 3 and Tier 4 are organizeed for specific posts. Tier I and Tier 2 are qualifying online exams, having objective type questions. Check SSC CGL Exam Format

Aspirants ready to cater as Grade B and Grade C officers in different department/ ministries under Government of India can apply for the exam. Download SSC CGL Sample Papers After UPSC, it is the most competitive and famous exam in India.

Note: SSC CGL 2017 Vacancies are expected to rise, post demonetization as more staff is the need in Income Tax Department. Total 4789 vacancies are expected to be filled this year via SSC CGL exam.


  • Educational Qualifications
  • Age Limit: SSC CGL 2017 At Least Age Limit 20 & Maximum Age Limit 32 which varies by posts, Check SSC CGL Age Eligibility
  1. For Assistant Audit Officer-CA, M.Com or MBA in Finance
  2. Statistical Investigator Grade II- Bachelor of Statistics, Bachelor of Mathematics, B.Com with Stats
  3. Compiler- Bachelors with Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as elective subjects
  4. All Other Posts-Graduates


SSC CGL official websiteClick Here
SSC CGL Result websiteClick Here
Download Hall Ticket for Eastern RegionClick Here
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Download Hall Ticket for Southern RegionClick Here
Download Hall Ticket for Northern RegionClick Here
Latest Notice announced by SSCClick Here
  • SSC CGL 2017 Cut Off-  TentativeSSC CGL Cut Off is 140 for GEN, 130 for OBC and 100-110 for other categories
  • Salary: Average In Hand Salary of SSC appoints is 51000 (in hand) + HRA Average In Hand Salary of SSC appoints is 51000 (in hand) + HRA (3600-X City or 1800 Y, Z City)

Read About SSC CGL 2017 in Hindi

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SSC CGL 2018 Official Notification

SSC announced official notification for SSC CGL 2017 on May 16, 2017. Tier 2 is scheduled from January 18 to January 20, 2018.  Tier 1 was successfully organizeed from August 5 to August 24, 2017.

The latest notice announced by SSC is that Tier 1 result will be declared on October 31, 2017. Further, it said that 15,43,962 aspirants have appeared for Tier 1 and the exam was successfully organizeed in 43 batches around the country.

About SSC CGL 2018 – SSC will soon publish official notification about CGL 2018. It is expected to announce by December end. Application Procedure will begin in the month of May followed by Tier-1 in August.

Exam Dates of SSC CGL 2018 

EventDatesReference Links
SSC CGL 2017 NotificationMay 16, 2017Get SSC CGL Notification in Pdf
Availability of SSC CGL Application formMay 16, 2017Apply online at
Last Date of form submissionJune 19, 2017Check How to upload Photo and signature in SSC Form
Announce of SSC CGL Admit cardAugust 5, 2017Download SSC CGL Hall Ticket
Tier 1 Exam DatesAugust 5 to August 23, 2017Check Exam Day Instructions
SSC CGL Tier 1 Result DateOctober 31, 2017Download SSC CGL Result Pdf
SSC CGL Tier 2 ExamFebruary 17 to February 22, 2018Check SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Format
SSC CGL Tier 3 ExamMarch 31, 2018Prepare for SSC CGL Descriptive Paper

Online Application Form of SSC CGL 2018 

SSC CGL Online Application Form is available at There is no alternative method of application and all registrations are required to be made via the online portal. Follow these instructions before starting the application procedure.

STAGE 1 – Provisional Registration ID & Password Generation

  1. Collect 10th Marksheet, ID proof & scanned copy of signature and passport size photograph, compress it to limit the file size <12Kb. Steps to Optimize Image & Signature for SSC CGL 2017 Online Application form
  2. Visit and click on the Register button under New Registration Section
  3. Fill the Details in the Pop Up Window and click submit.
  4. For all the details such as Roll No, Date of Birth, Father’s Name use 10th Mark sheet only, details of any other certificate is not valid.
  5. You will get a provisional registration id and password

STAGE 2 – Upload Signature and Photograph

  1. Upload the Scanned files of Signature & Photograph
  2. The image size should not exceed 12Kb and 100 pixels in width and 120 pixels in height.
  3. Signature file should not exceed 12 Kb and with resolution of 40-pixel width and 60 pixels in height

To edit the registration date click on view and edit option. A screen similar to the image offered below will open to make the need changes.

Note: Aspirants can make the edit only twice, so use this option cautiously as any error can prohibit the candidature.

STAGE 3 – Form Filling and Application

The form has 21 fields and all are mandatory, some of the options will be prefilled via the data offered in the registration procedure. Aspirants required to fill the clear application form and proceed with the payment option.

STAGE 4 – Payment Online + Challan

Participants required to pay the INR 100 to submit the application, the payment can be made either online or offline via submitting challan straight in the bank.

  • Aspirants exempted from the payment should practice this option here and click the concession button.
  • In case of any technical failure and the amount gets deducted, a refund will be procedures within 48 Hours or connect with the respective bank for further queries.
  • For Online Option, Choose the desired method of payment from drop down and continue with the payment
  • Aspirants selecting the offline method of payment, required to download the bank challan and submit to any nearby State Bank of India disciplines. After 48 hours revisit the application page and click on “Check Your Application Status Here” for the status of payment made.

Hall Ticket of SSC CGL 2018

The Commission announces separate SSC CGL Hall Ticket for all the tiers on the official website as well as other regional sites. SSC CGL 2017 Hall Ticket Tier I will be tentatively allowed online in the month of August. The steps to download hall ticket are mentioned below for reference.

  1. Go to the Regional websites of SSC. (Eg: for an aspirant of Delhi, visit the official site of SSC Northern Region)
  2. Participants can download SSC CGL 2017 Hall Ticket by using their Registration ID, By Roll No. or by Name including the aspirant’s Date of Birth
  3. Click on  “Search status”.
  4. Aspirants can download the hall ticket after scrutinizing all the details and take a print out of the same.
Note: In case of discrepancy in the information mentioned on hall ticket, aspirants required to contact the office of Regional Director of the commission to rectify the details.

Exam Centers of SSC CGL 2018 

SSC CGL 2017 will be organizeed in 120 cities across India in multiple shifts. Participants have to fill the preference for their centres in the SSC CGL 2017 Application Form. Nevertheless, the Commission reserves the right to make a judgement regarding the final allocation of SSC CGL 2017 Exam Center. All SSC CGL Exam Centers are further segregated into 9 main regions of the country.

Also, if the commission decides to make any changes regarding the exam centres, the same will be notified on the regional official websites of the SSC as well as leading newspapers of the region. The final allotted exam centre will be mentioned on SSC CGL 2017 Hall Ticket allowed to aspirants.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Format

SSC CGL Exam consists of 3 tiers and candidates must have a comprehensive knowledge of SSC CGL 2017 Exam Format.

  • Aspirants will be honoured 2 marks for the accurate answer while every inaccurate answer carries a penalty of 0.5 marks.
  • SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 and Tier 2 are computer-based tests of objective nature.
  •  Tier 3 and Tier 4 was added last year to replace individual interview organizeed previous in different posts. 
  • Tier 3, on the other hand, is pen and paper based descriptive exam in both English and Hindi.
  • The question paper of SSC CGL 2017 will be set in both English and Hindi.

The most important highlights of SSC CGL 2017 Exam Format are detailed in this table:

TierMethod of examinationScheme of ExaminationMarksTime
IComputer Based Examination (CBT)4 sections - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension; 25 questions per section50 Marks Per section; Total – 200 Marks75 Minutes; 100 minutes for VH and aspirants suffering from Cerebral Palsy
IICBTSeparate Paper for Quantitative Abilities, English Language & comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics); 100 questions per paper**Total – 200 Marks Per Paper2 hours per paper; 2 hours and 40 minutes for VH and aspirants suffering from Cerebral Palsy
IIIPen and paper modeA descriptive paper in English/Hindi (Essay/Letter/Application writing)Total Marks - 10060 Minutes; 80 minutes for VH and aspirants suffering from Cerebral Palsy


1. In the case of SSC CGL 2017, the total number of questions in the General Studies (finance and economics) is released later.

2. The Quantitative Abilities and English Language & Comprehension sections are obligatory whereas the Statistics paper is only for the aspirants applying for the Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Compiler post.

3. The General Studies (Finance and Economics) paper is eligible for the post of Assistant Audit officer.

Important Books for SSC CGL Tier II

Book NamePublisherISBN No

A Unique Guide For SSC CGL TIER-2
Rathore Publishers & Distributors9385493485

SSC Combined Graduate Level Mains Exam Tier-II, Paper-1 & 2
Arihant Publications9350942348

Kiran's SSC CGL Tier - II English Language & Comprehension with CD - 1852
Kiran Prakashan--

Text Book Approach to Elementary & Advance Mathematics Useful for Graduate Level Tier - I, Tier - II, FCI, Matric Level and Competitive Exams
Kiran Prakashan--

Result of SSC CGL 2018 

SSC CGL 2017 Result is separately announced for each of the 3 tiers. The commission announces the result in the form of merit list. Aspirants can reach the SSC CGL Result from the official website as well as regional websites. Candidates have to check the result against their name and roll number.

The personal scorecard will not be uploaded on the official website. Aspirants’ sectional and final score, as well as their qualifying status, will be reflected in the merit list only.

Steps to check SSC CGL 2017 Result

Aspirants can check the result for SSC CGL 2017 Tier I using the steps mentioned below.

  • Press ‘Ctrl + F’ and type your name and roll number
  • Click on the link “SSC CGL 2017 Results”
  • Visit the official site of SSC,
  • Download the PDF file for SSC CGL Results
  • Check your score and qualifying status

They can use the same steps to check result for other tiers as well.

Read More About SSC CGL 2017 Results

Cut Off of SSC CGL 2018 

SSC announces separate cut off lists after completion of each tier and as well as final cut off list based on aspirants’ cumulative performance in SSC CGL.  SSC announces a combined cut off for various categories. Aspirants can check earlier year cut off trends to anticipate SSC CGL 2017 Cut Off:

Selection Procedure of SSC CGL 2018 

SSC CGL 2017 Selection Procedure consists of 3 Tiers – Tier I & Tier II are computer-based objective papers while Tier III is pen and paper based descriptive exam. Aspirants required to qualify each tier to appear in the subsequent tier. The final selection list is prepared by shortlisting participants on the basis of their cumulative performance across all 3 Tiers.

A tier IV is also organizeed for specific posts that comprise Data Skill Test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). 

Aspirants also required undergoing a document verification process after completing all the tiers for final recruitment. Aspirants failing to fulfil the eligibility criteria are automatically dropped from the final selection list.

Vacancies, Posts and Pay Slab of SSC CGL 2018 

SSC CGL will be organizeed for 24 posts under two pay band 9300-34800 and 5200-20200 pay band. The posts are classified into three groups Group B, Group C, and Group B Gazetted.

Group B Gazetted Posts, Ministries & Vacancies - Pay Band 9300-34800

Name of PostMinistries/Deptt/ Offices/ CadreGrade Pay(GP)Appropriate for PHAge LimitVacancy
Assistant Accounts OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG4800 -30To Be Updated
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG4800 -30To Be Updated

Group B Non-Gazetted Posts, Ministries & Vacancies - Pay Band 9300-34800

Name of PostMinistries/Deptt/ Offices/ CadreGrade Pay(GP)Appropriate for PHAge LimitVacancy
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)4200Not for PH30To Be Updated
Assistant/ SuperintendentOther Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations4200 -30To Be Updated
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/ Departments/Organisations460030To Be Updated
AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/Organisations460030To Be Updated
Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat Service460030To Be Updated
Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence Bureau460030To Be Updated
Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of Railway460030To Be Updated
Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of External Affairs460030To Be Updated
Assistant Section OfficerAFHQ460030To Be Updated
AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations460027To Be Updated
AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations420027To Be Updated
Inspector, Central ExciseCBEC460027To Be Updated
Inspector (Preventive Officer)CBEC460027To Be Updated
Inspector (Invigilator)CBEC460027To Be Updated
Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue4600Not for PH30To Be Updated
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of Investigation4600Not for PH30To Be Updated
Inspector PostsDepartment of Post4600Not for PH27To Be Updated
Divisional AccountantOffices under CAG4200 -30To Be Updated
Junior Statistical OfficerMinistry of Statistics & Prog.4200Not for PH32To Be Updated
InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics4600Not for PH27To Be Updated

Group C Posts, Ministries and Vacancies Pay Band 5200-20200

Name of PostMinistries/Deptt/ Offices/ CadreGrade Pay(GP)Appropriate for PHAge LimitVacancy
Sub- InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics2400Not for PH27To Be Updated
Tax AssistantCBEC2400-27To Be Updated
Inspector of Income TaxCBDT4600-30To Be Updated
AuditorOffices under C&AG2800 -27To Be Updated
AuditorOffices under CGDA2800-27To Be Updated
AuditorOther Ministry/Departments2800-27To Be Updated
Accountant/ Junior AccountantOffices under C&AG2800-27To Be Updated
Accountant/ Junior AccountantOther Ministry/Departments2800-27To Be Updated
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division ClerksCentral Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres.2400-27To Be Updated
Tax AssistantCBDT2400-27To Be Updated

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. Is it accurate that few categories are exempted to pay the exam fee in SSC CGL?                                      

Ans. Yes, aspirants belonging to SC/ ST, PWD, Ex-servicemen, and women do not have to make any fee payment.

Ques. Hi, I have applied for the wrong post by error. How can I change it on the application form?

Ans. You required applying again using a unique e-mail ID for SSC CGL. Fill the accurate post on the application form. The latest application of the aspirant is accepted by the organizing body.

Ques. I will turn 28 by the end of this year. Can I still apply for the post of Tax Assistant this year?

Ans. No, you cannot apply for the mentioned post as the aspirant must be 27 years old until August 01, 2017.

Ques. What should I do? But due to a technical issue, it is not reflected in the form section. My fee is deducted from my bank account.

Ans. If in case of fee payment is deducted from the bank and due to a technical issue, your form is not submitted then the amount will be refunded to you within 2 days. You can also contact your bank also.

Ques. I have done BA (Prog.). Can I apply for Statistical Investigator Grade II?

Ans. No. As per the SSC CGL eligibility criteria, an aspirant applying for this post must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics/ Mathematics/ Stats only.

Ques. What are the posts that require computer proficiency?
Ans. Computer Proficiency is necessary for the posts of Assistant Section Officer (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA) and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in M/o Mines.

Ques. What are the changes done in Exam Format for SSC CGL Tier 1?

Ans. Aspirants have to attempt the questions in 60 minutes. VH and Aspirants suffering from Cerebral Palsy, have to attempt Que's paper in 80 minutes.

Ques. Will SSC CGL 2016 Score Card be valid for 2017 session? 

Ans. No, you have to appear for SSC CGL again.

Ques. I have given SSC CGL more than 3 times but I didn’t complete any of it. Is there any limit set to appear for the exam?

Ans. No, the organizing body has not set any limit or number so as to how many times one can appear for the exam.

Ques. My eyesight is weak, I seek to know I am applicable for which posts in CGL.

Ans. You are applicable to the following posts.

  • Assistant in Ministry of Railways
  • Assistant in AFHQ
  • Inspector in CBEC
  • Assistant Sectional Officers in Central Secretariat

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