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SSC CGL 2021

SSC CGL Exam Date 2021 Out: SSC CGL stands for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam in India. Every year the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for different Grade B and C category posts in various Government departments and Ministries. The SSC CGL 2021 Tier-2 has been scheduled for 28th January and 29th January 2022 and SSC CGL Tier-3 to be held on 6th February 2022 as per SSC Calendar. The salary, qualifications, designation etc. are different also for each post.

SSC CGL 2021 Overview

Through the SSC CGL examination 2021, SSC will recruit candidates into various organizations, departments, offices under the Government of India. SSC conducts the CGL examination 2021 in order to recruit candidates for different Group B and Group C posts in government departments.

SSC CGL 2021 Highlights
Exam Name SSC CGL 2020-21 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Level National Level
Eligibility Graduate
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Online (Computer-Based Test)
Selection Process Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III, Tier-IV
Posts offered Group B and C officers under central Government
Official Website www.ssc.nic.in

SSC CGL Notification 2021

The official notification for the SSC Combined Graduate Level exam 2021 was released for various vacancies for non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. SSC CGL is a national-level exam and it is held once a year by the Staff Selection Commission. On 23rd December 2021, SSC has released official notification for SSC CGL 202 Exam. The interested candidates can go through the detailed advertisement from the below link for the year 2022.

SSC CGL Tier-2 & Tier-3 Exam Date Out

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam Date 2021 for Tier-II & Tier-III has been announced by SSC along with its annual SSC Calendar. Check the SSC CGL Exam Dates for Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam date for SSC CGL 2020-21 exam in the table below.

SSC CGL Exam Date 2020-21
Events SSC CGL 2020-21 Dates
SSC CGL Notification Date 29th December 2020
Online Form submission Start 29th December 2020
Last Date to Submit Application/ Online Fee 31st January 2021
Last Date to Submit Offline Fee 06th February 2021
SSC CGL 2021 Exam Date: Tier 1 13th August to 24th August 2021
SSC CGL Tier-1 Answer Key Date 02nd September 2021
SSC CGL Tier 1 Result Date 26th November 2021
SSC CGL Cut Off 26th November 2021
SSC CGL Tier-1 Marks 03rd December 2021
SSC CGL 2021 Exam Date: Tier 2 28th January and 29th January 2022
SSC CGL 2021 Exam Date: Tier 3 6th February 2022

SSC CGL Vacancy 2021

The vacancies for SSC CGL 2020-21 were 7035. You can check the previous year’s vacancies from the table below. For 2019-20, there were a total of  8582 Vacancies. There has been a decrease in the no. of vacancies as compared to SSC CGL 2018-19. Check the SSC CGL Vacancy Comparison Year-wise to get an idea of the trend in the vacancy.

SSC CGL Vacancy
Year UR SC ST OBC Total
SSC CGL Vacancy 2020-21 2891 1046 510 1858 7035
SSC CGL Vacancy 2019-20 3674 1242 667 2198 8582
SSC CGL Vacancy 2018-19 5770 1723 845 2933 11271
SSC CGL Vacancy 2017 4238 1318 653 1916 9276

SSC CGL Cut Off 2021- Click to Check

SSC CGL Selection Process

The SSC CGL Exam is conducted in four stages: || Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. ||

  • Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
  • Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

The candidates who secure the SSC CGL Cut-off in Tier I will be able to appear for the Tier II Exam.

  • Separate cut-offs will be fixed for Paper-III of Tier-II (i.e. for the post of JSO and Statistical Investigator Grade-II), Paper-IV of Tier-II (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer), and for Paper-I + Paper-II of Tier-II (i.e. for all other posts).
  • Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations will be conducted for all the candidates qualified in Tier-I.
  • In Tier-II, all the candidates will be required to appear in Paper-I and Paper-II. However, only specific candidates shortlisted for the posts of JSO/ Statistical Investigator and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be required to appear in Paper-III and Paper-IV respectively.

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern

is explained in the tables below. SSC CGL 2021 comprises four Tiers. Tier-I is mainly screening and scoring exams. Tier-II is the merit deciding Tier.

Tier Type of Examination Mode of examination
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-IV Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test Wherever Applicable

SSC CGL Exam Pattern- Click Here

SSC CGL Previous Year Question Paper

Click here to check SSC CGL 2021 Syllabus

SSC CGL Admit Card 2021

SSC CGL Admit Card 2021 will be released officially a week before the exam Eligible candidates can download their SSC CGL Admit Card 2021 and know about their exam timings, reporting time, and venue/centre of the SSC CGL Exam 2021.

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SSC CGL Answer Key 2021

The SSC CGL Answer Key 2021 for the tier II exam will be released after 4 to 5 days of the last date of exam. You can check SSC CGL Answer Key 2021 Tier 1 exam for better understanding.

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SSC CGL Result 2021

  • SSC CGL Result has released the result of SSC CGL Tier 1 in June 2021.
  • Minimum qualifying marks in SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II are as follows:
    UR: 30%
     OBC/ EWS: 25%
    All other categories: 20%
  • Based on their performance in all the Tiers, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in Medical Examination. Candidates, who are successful in Medical Examination, will be called for detailed Document Verification.
  • Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examination will be normalized and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.

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SSC CGL 2021 – Exam Centre

A candidate must indicate the Center(s) in the online Application Form in which he/ she desires to take the examination. Details about the Examination Centers and Regional Offices under whose jurisdiction these Examination Centers are located are as follows:

Examination Centers &
Center Code
SSC Region and
States/ UTs under
the jurisdiction of
the Region
Address of the Regional
Offices/ Website
Agra(3001), Allahabad(3003),
Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) ,
Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010),
Meerut(3011), Varanasi(3013),
Bhagalpur(3201), Muzaffarpur(3205),Patna(3206)
Central Region (CR)/
Bihar and Uttar
Pradesh
Regional Director (CR),
Staff Selection
Commission,
21-23, Lowther Road,
Allahabad,
Uttar Pradesh-211002.
(http://www.ssc-cr.org)
Gangtok(4001), Ranchi(4205),
Barasat(4402), Berhampore
(WB)(4403), Chinsurah (4405),
Jalpaiguri(4408), Kolkata(4410),
Malda(4412), Midnapur(4413),
Siliguri(4415), Berhampore(Odisha)
(4602), Bhubaneshwar(4604),
Cuttack(4605), Keonjhargarh(4606),
Sambalpur(4609), Port Blair (4802)
Eastern Region (ER)/
Andaman &
The Nicobar Islands,
Jharkhand, Odisha,
Sikkim and West
Bengal
Regional Director (ER),
Staff Selection
Commission,
1st MSO Building,(8th
Floor), 234/4,
Acharya Jagadish
Chandra Bose
Road, Kolkata,
West Bengal-700020
(www.sscer.org)
Bangalore(9001), Dharwar(9004),
Gulbarga(9005), Mangalore(9008),
Mysore(9009), Kochi(9204),
Kozhikode(Calicut)(9206),
Thiruvananthapuram(9211), Thrissur(9212)
Karnataka, Kerala
Region (KKR)/
Lakshadweep,
Karnataka and
Kerala
Regional Director (KKR),
Staff Selection
The commission, 1st Floor,
“E” Wing, Kendriya
Sadan, Koramangala,
Bengaluru,
Karnataka-560034
(www.ssc.kar.nic.in)
Bhopal(6001), Chindwara(6003),
Guna(6004), Gwalior(6005),
Indore(6006), Jabalpur(6007),
Khandwa(6009), Ratlam(6011),
Satna(6014), Sagar(6015),
Ambikapur(6201), Bilaspur(6202)
Jagdalpur(6203), Raipur(6204),
Durg(6205)
Madhya Pradesh
Sub-Region (MPR)/
Chhattisgarh and
Madhya Pradesh
Dy. Director (MPR),
Staff Selection
Commission,
J-5, Anupam Nagar,
Raipur,
Chhattisgarh-492007
(www.sscmpr.org)
Almora(2001), Dehradun(2002),
Haldwani(2003), Srinagar
(Uttarakhand)(2004),
Haridwar(2005), Delhi(2201),
Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402),
Bharatpur(2403), Bikaner(2404),
Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406),
Kota(2407), Sriganganagar(2408),
Udaipur(2409)
Northern Region (NR)/
NCT of Delhi,
Rajasthan and
Uttarakhand
Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12,
CGO Complex, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi-110003
(www.sscnr.net.in)
Anantnag(1001), Baramula(1002),
Jammu(1004), Leh(1005),
Rajouri(1006),
Srinagar(J&K)(1007), Kargil(1008),
Dodda (1009), Hamirpur(1202),
Shimla(1203), Bathinda (1401),
Jalandhar(1402), Patiala(1403),
Amritsar(1404), Chandigarh(1601)
North Western
Sub-Region (NWR)/
Chandigarh,
Haryana, Himachal
Pradesh, Jammu
and Kashmir and
Punjab
Dy. Director (NWR),
Staff Selection
Commission,
Block No. 3, Ground
Floor, Kendriya Sadan,
Sector-9, Chandigarh160009
(www.sscnwr.org)
Guntur(8001), Kurnool(8003),
Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati(8006),
Vishakhapatnam(8007),
Vijaywada(8008), Chennai(8201),
Coimbatore(8202), Madurai(8204),
Tiruchirapalli(8206), Tirunelveli(8207),
Puducherry(8401), Hyderabad(8601),
Nizamabad(8602), Warangal(8603)
Southern Region (SR)/
Andhra Pradesh,
Puducherry, Tamil
Nadu and
Telangana.
Regional Director (SR),
Staff Selection
Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK
Sampath Building,
DPI Campus,
College Road, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu-600006
(www.sscsr.gov.in)
Ahmedabad(7001),
Vadodara(7002), Rajkot(7006),
Surat(7007), Bhavnagar(7009),
Kutch(7010), Amravati(7201),
Aurangabad(7202),
Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204),
Nagpur(7205), Nanded (7206),
Nashik(7207), Pune(7208),
Thane(7210), Bhandara(7211),
Chandrapur(7212), Akola(7213),
Jalgaon(7214), Ahmednagar(7215),
Alibaug(7216), Panaji(7801)
Western Region
(WR)/
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, Daman and
Diu, Goa, Gujarat
and Maharashtra
Regional Director (WR),
Staff Selection
The commission,1st Floor,
South Wing,
Pratishtha Bhawan,
101, Maharshi Karve
Road, Mumbai,
Maharashtra-400020
(www.sscwr.net)
Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102),
Guwahati(Dispur)(5105),
Jorhat(5107), Silchar(5111),
Kohima(5302), Shillong(5401),
Imphal(5501),
Churachandpur(5502),
Ukhrul(5503), Agartala(5601),
Aizwal(5701)
North Eastern
Region (NER)/
Arunachal Pradesh,
Assam, Manipur,
Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Nagaland
and Tripura.
Regional Director (NER),
Staff Selection
Commission,
Housed Complex,
Last Gate-Basistha
Road, P. O. Assam
Sachivalaya, Dispur,
Guwahati, Assam781006
(www.sscner.org.in)

SSC CGL 2021 Resolution of Tie Cases

In the event of a tie in scores of candidates in Tier-I + Tier-II + Tier-III examinations, merit will be decided by applying the following criteria, one after another, till the tie is resolved:

  1. Total marks of the Tier-II Examination.
  2. Total marks in Tier-III Examination.
  3. Total marks in Tier-I Examination.
  4. Date of birth, with the older candidate, placed higher.
  5. Alphabetical order in which the first names of the candidates appear.

SSC CGL Exam 2021 FAQs

Q. When is SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam scheduled for?

Ans. SSC CGL Tier-2 2021 has been scheduled for 28th & 29th January 2022.

Q. What is the total number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2021?

Ans: Currently, the number of tentative vacancies for SSC CGL 2021 is announced. SSC CGL 2021 tentative vacancy is 7035. The vacancies will be updated on the ssc website from time to time.

Q. What is the minimum percentage required by a candidate to apply for SSC CGL?

Ans: No percentage criteria to apply for SSC CGL Exam. But for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post, a candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% and above in Mathematics during his Bachelor’s if he/she did not have statistics as the main subject.

Q. Can a candidate apply for more than one post?

Ans: Yes, A candidate may apply for more than one post at a time if you fulfil the eligibility conditions criteria of the other post too.

Q. Do we have to choose all the groups of posts while applying for SSC CGL?

Ans: Yes! It is advised that you select all the groups of posts while applying for SSC CGL Exam because it increases the chance of getting a position through the SSC CGL Exam.

Q. What posts require a Computer Proficiency Test?

Ans: The following posts require a Computer Proficiency Test:

  • Assistant Section Officer (CSS)
  • Assistant Section Officer (MEA)
  • Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)
  • Assistant (GSI) in M/o Mines

Q. What posts require DEST?

Ans: The post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise & Income Tax) requires DEST and requires a candidate to be proficient in Data Entry.

Q. Will, I get posting at my preferred location after clearing SSC CGL Exam?

Ans: If you have secured sufficient marks, you will likely be posted in a location of your choice. However, there is a possibility that your posting location can be other than the ones you selected. The posting also depends on the cut-off of that particular location for the post you have applied for.

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