SSC CGL Exam Previous Year Question Papers

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SSC CGL Exam Previous Year Question Papers

Examination for SSC CGL is conducted by SSC every year. For more details about the exam and download SSC CGL Exam Previous Year Question Papers read through the blog.

SSC CGL Exam Previous Year Question Papers

SSC CGL 2018 Exam

Exam for SSC CGL is conducted by Staff Selection Commission every year. SSC is responsible for selecting desirable candidates for central government vacancies. Combined Graduate Level (CGL) is a recruiting exam conducted by SSC for ‘Grade-B’ and ‘Grade-C’ non-technical positions in different government ministries, organizations and departments. These posts are not gazetted posts. List of the post filled by SSC CGL exam every year are shared below:

• Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

• Central Excise & Customs Inspectors.

• Income Tax Inspectors.

• 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.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Details

Earlier SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I Exam was conducted on 5th May 2018. SSC postponed the dates. Detail schedule for SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I exam is shared below:

Activity Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Online Application 5th May to 4th June 2018
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I 25th July to 20th August
SSC CGL Tier-II Update Soon
SSC CGL Tier-III (Des) Update Soon
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Update Soon
SSC CGL Tier-III (Des) 8th July 2018
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam November/December 2018
SSC CGL 2017-18 Final Result Updated Soon
  • The application fee is Rs.100/-

• Candidates belonging to SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen category do not have to pay any application fee.

• Applications fee should be paid only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online

• The fee can be paid online as well as offline in SBI Bank.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern

Candidates have to clear 4 levels for getting selected in SSC CGL Exam. First two levels of the exam are conducted in online mode.  The last two levels are conducted offline. SSC has made few changes in exam pattern of Tier-I and Tier-II paper from 2018. The new pattern is shared below:

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier – IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

 

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2018 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Classification Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings
Word Formation Sports Percentage Phrases and Idioms
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportion One word Substitution
Important Schemes Problem on Ages Sentence Correction

SSC CGL Exam Eligibility Criteria

1. Applicant must be an Indian Citizen.

2. There is differrent age limit for different positions. Details are shared in the table below:

Age group Name of post Department / Ministries Class Fiction Grade pay
18-27 years Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B” 4600
Auditor Officer under C&AG Group “C” 2800
Auditor Officer Under CGDA Group “C” 2800
Auditor Other Ministries/Dept. Group “C” 2800
Accountant Officer under C&AG Group “C” 2800
Accountant / Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Dept. Group “C” 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 2400
Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C” 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “C” 2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC) Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
Group “C” 2400
18-30 years Inspector Posts Department of Post. Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600
20-27 years Tax Assistant CBEC Group “C” 2400
20-30 years Assistant Section officer Central Secretariat Service Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of Railway Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer AFHQ Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other Ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 4600
Not Exceeding 30 years Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4200
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations. Group “B” 4600
Assistant / Superintendent Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations Group “B” 4200
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 4600
Divisional Accountant Officer under CAG Group “B” 4200
Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group “B” 4200
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation Group “B” 4200

There is sone age relaxation given to candidates belonging to specific categories. They are:

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1 OBC 3 years
2 ST/SC 5 years
3 PH + Gen 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years

 

3. Differrent educational qualification is required for differrent posts. We have shared details about the same in the table below:  

SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
OR
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade – II Post Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as
one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler Posts Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as
compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent

4. Physical Fitness Requirements: Apart from the above, there are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

SSC CGL Exam Preperation Tips

  1. Make a study plan and stick to it.
  2. Solve previous year question paper of the exam this will help you to identify your weak verticals.
  3. Everday give a minimum of one hour to prepare for those weak verticals
  4. Study topic wise
  5. Start the new topic only when you have finished one topic.
  6. Make short notes while going through the topics which will help you in an easy revision.
  7. Professional knowledge section is important but do not mistake to take English, Quant, Reasoning lightly. Keep a track on these sections as well.
  8. Remember, there are sectional cut-offs so all the sections are equally important
  9. Learn time management
  10. Practice meditation to keep the stress away.
  11. If you are not able to complete any topic do not panic, focus on what you have prepared well.
  12. Keep up your confidence level

SSC CGL Exam Previous Year Question Papers

Previous Year paper will help you to manage your time during the exam. SSC CGL Exam Previous Year Question Papers will help you identify the exam pattern. Below we have compiled the past few years papers of SSC CGL Exam Previous Year Question Papers. These papers give a fair idea about the types of question asked, the difficulty level of the exam and time needed to solve every section. Though the pattern of exam is constantly changing over the years. But the broad structure remains the same.

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