SSC CGL 2017: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the provisional answer key of Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam on September 7, 2017. The window to challenge SSC CGL 2017 answer key is available from September 7 to 12, 2017 (5 PM). To check SSC CGL answer key candidates have to login with their user id and password. SSC CGL final answer key will be released in the last week of September 2017. SSC will announce the Tier I result on October 31, 2017. On the basis of SSC CGL 2017 result of Tier I candidates will be shortlisted for Tier II. SSC CGL 2017 Tier-II examination is scheduled to be conducted on November 10 & 11, 2017 and admit cards will be released in the first week of November. 14,02, 331 candidates have appeared in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL conducted from August 5 to 23, 2017. Candidates can check below for details of SSC CGL 2017 including answer key, result, cutoff and admit card.
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What is SSC CGL 2017 exam?
SSC conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination to fill up vacancies in different categories of Group A, B and C posts. Candidates selected on the basis of Tier I, Tier II & Tier III exam are posted in various ministries/departments/organisations such as Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India, Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs, Inspectors of Income Tax, Preventive Officers in Customs, Examiner in Customs, Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI, Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue, Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India, Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others, Accountant/ Junior Accountant, Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC, Compiler in Registrar General of India etc. The commission this year has released a total of 3805 vacancies under SSC CGL recruitment exam.
Some of Important Highlights of SSC CGL 2017
SSC this year has made some major changes in the pattern of SSC CGL 2017. The changes are mentioned below.
- SSC has reduced the exam timing for Tier 1 exam from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
- This year, SSC did not mention the post of complier in the notification.
- The post code B for the post of Assistant in Central Vigilance Commission is not mentioned in this year’s SSC CGL 2017 notification.
- The grade pay for the post of Sub-Inspector (CBI), Inspector of Posts (Department of Posts) and Inspector (narcotics)
- The commission this year has added 7 exam cities – Berhampore (Odisha), Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh), Nizamabad (Telangana), Warangal (Telangana), Ahmednagar and Alibaug (both in Maharashtra)
|Serial No||SSC CGL 2017 specifications||Tier I||Tier II||Tier III||Tier IV|
|1||Exam dates of SSC CGL 2017||August 5 to 23, 2017||November 10 & 11, 2017||January 21, 2018||February 2018|
|2||Mode of exam||Online||Online||Pen and Paper mode||Online|
|3||Total Marks||200||800||100||Qualifying in nature|
|4||Total number of sections||(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning (ii) General Awareness (iii) Quantitative Aptitude (iv) English Comprehension||Paper I Quantitative Ability Paper II English Language and Comprehension Paper III (Statistics) for Junior Statistical Investigator Paper IV (Finance and Accounts and Economics and Governance) for post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&AG||Descriptive test||Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.The Data Entry Speed Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature. The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides|
|5||Nature of questions||Class 10 level||Paper-I would be of 10th Standard level Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III & Paper-IV of graduation level||Assess the writing skills|
|6||Qualifying marks||To be decided by SSC||To be decided by SSC||33 % required to qualify the exam|
SSC to issue admit cards for Tier 1 exam in the last week of July. The exam will commence from August 1. To know more, candidates can check below for SSC CGL 2017 Important Dates.
|Sr.No||SSC CGL events||Important Dates|
|1||SSC CGL 2017 notification||May 16, 2017|
|2||SSC CGL 2017 application begin on||May 16, 2017|
|3||Last to fill SSC CGL 2017 application form||June 19, 2017|
|4||SSC CGL Tier 1 exam||August 5 to 23, 2017|
|5||SSC CGL Tier 1 admit card||July 26, 2017|
|6||SSC CGL Official Answer Key releasedWhat is SSC CGL 2017 exam? on||September 7, 2017|
|7||SSC CGL Tier 1 result||October 31, 2017|
|8||SSC CGL Tier 2 exam||November 10 & 11, 2017|
|9||SSC CGL Tier 2 admit card||First week of November 2017|
|10||SSC CGL Tier 2 answer key||December 2017|
|11||SSC CGL Tier 2 result||January 2018|
|12||SSC CGL Tier 3 exam||January 21, 2018|
|13||SSC CGL Tier 3 admit card||First week of January 2018|
|14||SSC CGL Tier 3 result||February 2018|
|15||SSC CGL 2017 Tier 4 exam||February 2018|
|16||SSC CGL Tier 4 admit card||February 2018|
|17||SSC CGL final result 2017||March/April 2018|
SSC CGL 2017 – Number of vacancies, Salary, Posts of SSC CGL
Candidates can check below for the posts, ministries, grade pay, gross salary and in-hand salary.
|Group||Posts||Ministries/Department||Grade Pay||Gross Salary||In Hand Salary|
|Group “B”||Assistant Audit Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG||4,800||54,864 – 61,424||50,725 – 57,285|
|Group “B”||Assistant Section Officer||Central Secretariat Service||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Assistant||Central Vigilance Commission||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Assistant||Intelligence Bureau||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Assistant||Ministry of Railway||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Assistant||Ministry of External Affairs||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Assistant||AFHQ||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Assistant||Other Ministries/ Departments||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Inspector(Central Excise)||CBEC||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Inspector(Preventive Officer)||CBEC||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Inspector(Examiner)||CBEC||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Assistant Enforcement Officer||Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Assistant||Other Ministries/ Departments||4,200||32,667 – 37,119||29,455 – 33,907|
|Group “B”||Sub Inspector||Central Bureau of Investigation||4,200||32,667 – 37,119||29,455 – 33,907|
|Group “B”||Inspector of Posts||Department of Post||4,200||32,667 – 37,119||29,455 – 33,907|
|Group “B”||Statistic alI investigator Gr.II||Ministry of Statistics & Prog. Implementation.||4,200||32,667 – 37,119||29,455 – 33,907|
|Group “B”||Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “B”||Sub Inspector||National Investigation Agency (NIA)||4,200||32,667 – 37,119||29,455 – 33,907|
|Group “C”||Inspector(Income Tax)||CBDT||4,600||41,003 – 46,183||36,864 – 42,044|
|Group “C”||Auditor||Offices under CAG||2,800||27,766 – 31,790||25,123 – 29,147|
|Group “C”||Auditor||Offices under CGDA||2,800||27,766 – 31,790||25,123 – 29,147|
|Group “C”||Auditor||Offices under CGA
|2,800||27,766 – 31,790||25,123 – 29,147|
|Group “C”||Accountant/ Junior Accountant||Offices under CAG||2,800||27,766 – 31,790||25,123 – 29,147|
|Group “C”||Accountant/ Junior Accountant||Offices under CGA
|2,800||27,766 – 31,790||25,123 – 29,147|
|Group “C”||Sr. Secretariat Assistant||Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres.||2,400||24,446 – 28,180||22,121 – 25,855|
|Group “C”||Tax Assistant||CBDT||2,400||24,446 – 28,180||22,121 – 25,855|
|Group “C”||Tax Assistant||CBEC||2,400||24,446 – 28,180||22,121 – 25,855|
|Group “C”||Compiler||Registrar General of India||2,400||24,446 – 28,180||22,121 – 25,855|
|Group “C”||Sub Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||2,400||24,446 – 28,180||22,121 – 25,855|
The application procedure of SSC CGL is over now. The SSC CGL application form 2017 was available from May 16 to June 19, 2017. Only online applications were accepted for the recruitment exam. The commission has received a total of 30, 26, 598 online applications for SSC CGL 2017 exam. Last year, the commission had received over 38 lakh applications.
The SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2017 are the set of norms in terms of age, educational qualification, nationality which the candidates will have to fulfil in order to be eligible for the recruitment exam. The SSC CGL 2017 eligibility criteria has been fixed by the exam conducting body which is SSC for different posts. The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2017 has been provided below.
Age Limit: The age limit varies as per the posts. The age of the candidates will be calculated as on August 1, 2017. The maximum age limit for SSC CGL exam is 32 years and minimum age limit is 18 years for general category candidates. Relaxation in the age limit will be provided to the reserved category candidates as per government rule.
Educational qualification as on August 1, 2017
Assistant Audit Officer:
a) Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute
b) Desirable Qualifications for the Post of Assistant Audit Officer: Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
Statistical Investigator Grade–II: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level or Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
Compiler: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.
All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
For posts of Assistant Section Officer (CSS), Computer Proficiency Test has also been prescribed as an essential qualification.
The admit card for SSC CGL Tier II exam will be issued from last week of September 2017. Candidates appearing for the exam will be able to download their call letter till the last day of the exam. The SSC CGL 2017 admit card will be available according to the regions and the candidates will be able to download their hall ticket through their registration id/roll number and date of birth. The admit card of SSC CGL 2017 will be released online and the exam authority will not sent the hard copy of admit card by post. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam without admit card. Candidates qualifying for Tier 3 & 4 will be issued separate admit cards for the exam.
SSC CGL Exam Centres 2017
The online exam of SSC CGL 2017 Tier I will be conducted across 128 exam centres. Candidates while filling up their application form should indicate their choice of exam centres. No change of exam centres will be allowed, hence, the candidates should select the centres carefully and indicate the same in the application form correctly. SSC reserves the right to allot and cancel SSC CGL exam centres 2017.
The exam pattern of SSC CGL provides details related to paper pattern, number of sections, number of questions per sections, marking scheme, total marks, sectional weightage etc. SSC will conduct the SSC CGL 2017 exam in four tiers – Tier I, Tier II, Tier III & Tier IV. According to the SSC CGL paper pattern 2017, the Tier I & Tier II will be conducted in online mode while Tier III will be conducted in pen and paper mode. The Tier IV which is Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) will be held online. The structure of SSC CGL 2017 Tier I, Tier II, Tier III & Tier IV Exam Pattern has been provided below.
SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern 2017
|Subjects||Total number of questions||Total marks||Time marks||Negative marks|
|General Awareness||25||50||75 minutes||0.50 for each wrong answer|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50|
SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern 2017
|Subjects||Total number of questions||Total marks||Negative marks|
|Paper -I Quantitative Ability||100||200||0.50|
|Paper- II English Language and Comprehension||200||200||0.25|
|Paper III (Statistics) (Post of Statistical Investigator)||100||200||0.50|
|Paper IV (Finance and Accounts and Economics and Governance)||100||200||0.50|
SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern 2017: The Tier III exam of SSC CGL is a descriptive test. This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. The paper will carry 100 marks.
SSC CGL Tier IV Exam Pattern 2017: The SSC CGL Tier IV exam is Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). This test will be qualifying in nature.
The SSC CGL syllabus 2017 details about the topics of each subjects – General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension, Statistics and Finance and Accounts and Economics and Governance. The syllabus of SSC CGL will help the candidates in preparing well for the exam. The SSC CGL 2017 syllabus has been formulated by SSC for candidates to prepare thoroughly for the test. Candidates can click the above link for detailed syllabus of SSC CGL 2017.
|SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus||Nature of topics|
|Tier I Syllabus of SSC CGL||Class 10 level|
|Tier II Syllabus of SSC CGL||Paper-I will be of Class 10 level, Paper-II will be of Class 10+2 level and Paper-III & Paper-IV will be of graduation level|
|Tier III Syllabus of SSC CGL||Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words|
The sample papers of SSC CGL allows the aspirants to get the better understanding of the actual question papers of the exam. The SSC CGL Sample Papers 2017 will help the candidates in improving their time-management and problem-solving skills. The sample papers will familiarize the candidates with the paper pattern, question pattern, difficulty level, distribution of marks, syllabus etc. Candidates can download here the sample papers of all the subjects – General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension, Statistics and Finance and Accounts and Economics and Governance. Solving the sample papers of SSC CGL 2017, candidates can measure their level of preparation.
SSC has released the official answer key of SSC CGL Tier I on September 7, 2017. To download SSC CGL answer key 2017 candidates have to enter their user ID, password and select the exam date. Candidates can access the link provided above to download SSC CGL 2017 answer key. Candidates having any doubt with regard to the answers in the official answer key of SSC CGL can submit challenges online on payment of Rs 100 for per answer.
The result of SSC CGL will be announced in three phases – Tier I, Tier II and final. The SSC CGL 2017 result of Tier I will be declared on October 31, 2017. Candidates who had appeared in the exam will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks as decided by SSC in order to be declared qualified. Candidates on the basis of their marks in Tier I and Tier II will be shortlisted for the Tier III and Tier IV. The final result of SSC CGL 2017 will be declared in March/April 2017 for selecting candidates to the Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organizations. The final result will be prepared adding the marks of the Tier I, Tier II & Tier III. Allotment of candidates to the various posts will be strictly done on the basis of merit and their preferences.
The SSC CGL cutoff score is decided by the exam conducting body, SSC to delimit candidates for further rounds of selection process. Only those candidates who will secure the SSC CGL 2017 cutoff score will be allowed in the subsequent rounds of the examination. There is no sectional cutoff in SSC CGL 2017 exam, candidates will have to secure the overall cutoff to qualify the exam. The SSC CGL Cutoff 2017 will be fixed as per different categories taking into consideration certain factors such as difficulty level, number of candidates appeared for the test, previous year cutoff scores, number of vacancies etc. Candidates who will secure the desired cutoff score of SSC CGL in the Tier I exam will be called for the Tier II. Candidates will have to secure SSC CGL 2017 cutoff score in Tier II to be eligible for appearing in Tier III and Tier IV. The final cutoff score of SSC CGL 2017 will be based on the marks in Tier I, II and III. The previous year cutoff score of SSC CGL has been provided below:
SSC CGL cutoff score of Tier I
SSC CGL cutoff score of Tier II for interview posts
SSC CGL cutoff score of Tier II for non- interview posts
The SSC CGL 2017 selection procedure will comprise of four stages – Tier I, Tier II, Tier III & Tier IV. Candidates can check the details of SSC CGL selection procedure below:
|Serial Number||SSC CGL 2017 selection stages||Parameters of selection|
|1||Tier I||Securing qualifying marks as per category|
|2||Tier II||Securing qualifying marks as per category|
|3||Tier III||Performance in the Tier I and Tier II|
|4||Tier IV||Qualifying in nature|
|5||Final selection||Marks obtained in Tier I, II, III Ranks of the candidates in the merit list Preferences of posts exercised by the candidates while filling up the application form|
- Staff Selection Commission
- Block No- 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, Near JLN Stadium, New Delhi, Delhi 110091
- Phone:011 2436 0120
SSC CGL Tier 1 Official Notification 2017
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