SSC CGL 2018 Recruitment Notification, Application Form Released, Apply Now
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SSC CGL 2018 Recruitment Notification, Application Form Released, Apply Now

Staff Selection Commission, SSC is one of the most desirable organizations for conducting Government exams in India. Staff Selection Commission has officially announced SSC CGL 2018 notification on May 05, 2018. Earlier, it was scheduled to release on April 21, 2018. The SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Examination 2018 notification has been officially released on its official website that is Eligible and Interested candidates can apply for SSC CGL 2018 from May 5 to June 4, 2018.

Staff Selection Commission will hold the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2018 for filling up Group “B” and Group “C” posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India. The Tier-I of CGL Examination will be Computer Based Mode is scheduled to be held from July 25, 2018, to August 20, 2018.

SSC conducts the CGL examination to fill the vacancies for various posts across the country. Around 15 lakh candidates appear for SSC CGL recruitment every year. AfterGraduation shares SSC CGL 2018 Tier I, II, III and IV exam details, eligibility criteria, age limit, application fees and how to apply, Selection procedure and other details.

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Highlights of SSC CGL 2018 Examination

Name of the exam: Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2018 Examination
Organized By: Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Official website:
Vacancy details: Will be declared Sooner 

Pay scale:
Group B posts- Rs 9,300- 34,800
Group C posts- Rs. 5,200- 20,200

SSC CGL 2018 Important Dates

Events Dates
Starting Date of Online Application 5th May 2018
Last Date of Online Application 4th June 2018
Tier 1 Exam 25th July 2018 to
20th August 2018
Tier 2 Exam To be notified later
Tier 3 Exam To be notified later
Tier 4 Exam To be notified later

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SSC CGL 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  1. A candidate who is appearing for SSC CGL 2018 must be a citizen of India.
  2. Age Limit

To become an eligible candidate for CGL Exam 2018 an applicant must have to be in minimum age limit criteria. Below given is the table which will show you the posts wise age limit criteria.

Sub-Inspector (CBI) 20 to 30 years
Assistant Section Officer 20 to 30 years
Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs) 20 to 30 years
Assistant (AFHQ) 20 to 30 years
Assistants in Intelligence Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs) 21 to 27 years
Statistical Investigator Grade-II 18 to 32 years
Sub-Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics 18 to 25 years
Assistant Audit Officer (Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG) 18 to 30 years
Sub-Inspector in NIA  18 to 30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officers  18 to 30 years
  1. Educational Qualification

This is the important part to be noticed in the eligibility criteria of CGL Exam 2018. The basics for all the posts is the same i.e Graduation Degree. Some additional qualification will be needed for different posts. Details are given below:-

Posts Name Additional Qualification
Junior Statistical Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level.
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
Assistant Audit Officer(AAO) Graduation with required some desirable Qualification.

  • Masters in Commerce (M Com) OR
  • Master in Business Studies / MBA (Finance) OR
  • Master in Business Economics
  • Chartered Accountant OR Cost and Management Accountant OR
  • Company Secretary OR
All other Posts Degree in any discipline

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SSC Vacancies 2018

We all feel secured with the government jobs and we all want the government jobs. The candidate who is applying for CGL 2018 can get government jobs as per their merit. Recently SSC portal has announced 4000+ central government job vacancies for the upcoming year 2018-19. Staff Selection Commission has numerous amount of posts in several departments. There are several examinations that are conducted by SSC are CGL, Junior Engineer, CHSL, Constable GD and many more. If you are eligible for SSC’s then there are ample no. of government jobs waiting for you.

SSC CGL 2018 Examination Pattern

The candidates who are appearing for SSC CGL 2018 must have to appear in all the four phases of the examination (Tier- 1 to 4) to get a job in the commission.

Tier 1 

It will be a computer-based exam. Candidates will have an hour to answer the 100 questions to score a maximum of 200 marks. There will be a negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer.

Subjects Qs Marks Time
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
(For VH &
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

Tier 2

It will contain questions on Quantitative Abilities, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics). The candidates will have two hours to score a total of 800 marks (200 per section). There will be negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer in all sections except English which will have a negative marking of 0.25.

Paper Subjects Qs Marks Time
Paper I Quantitative Aptitude 100 200 2 Hours
Each Paper.
40 min extra
Paper 3&4)
Paper II English Language & Comprehension 200 200
Paper III Statistics (Paper I & II as above) 100 200
Paper IV General Studies (Finance & Economics, Paper I & II as above ) 100 200

Tier 3
• It will be a descriptive language paper in Hindi or English
• Candidates will have an hour to write essays, letters and long pieces
• Total marks 100 marks

Tier 4
The 4th tire of SSC CGL examination will be a skill test (DEST) Data Entry Skill Test.

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How to Apply for SSC CGL 2018?

The application forms will be available from May 5, 2018, to June 4, 2018. The application must be submitted through online mode only. Candidates can submit the online application (including payment of fees through online mode) only till June 4 (5:00 pm).

  1. You can click this official link to fill the form.
  2. Fill the important details by clicking on the new registration button.
  3. After completing the registration details you will receive a registration number and password.
  4. Complete all the details, and make the payment.
  5. The Application fees can be paid through online payment mode, GEN/OBC – Rs 100, SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/Women – No fees.
  6. Your Application form is filled now for SSC CGL 2018.

SSC CGL 2018 Selection Process

The candidates who are appearing for SSC CGL 2018 must have to appear in all the four phases of the examination (Tier- 1 to 4) to get a job in the commission. Once the Tier 1 exam results are out, selected candidates will be called for Tier-II exam, the dates for which will be notified later.

NOTE:-The merit list will be prepared on the basis of all the tiers and candidates have to clear all the tiers separately.

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