SSC CGL 2017 Notification | CGL Exam 2017 | Eligibility & Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission (Government Of India) has released the long awaited ssc cgl 2017 notification. Thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC every year in government sector. The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam every year for the recruitment of Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

SSC CGL 2017

The various sectors where the applicants can apply and go after final selection –

  • Assistants in Ministries/Departments under Government of India.
  • Central Excise & Custom Inspector
  • Income Tax Inspector
  • Examiner in Customs
  • Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI
  • Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India
  • Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
  • Compiler in Registrar General of India

SSC CGL 2017 Notification

The long awaited SSC CGL notification for the year 2017 is scheduled to be released on 16th May 2017 by Staff Selection Commission (Government Of India) and will be updated on the official website. Keep visiting this page for more information and latest updates about SSC exam date 2017.

SSC CGL 2017 Vacancies

Approximately 14 lac students appear for the SSC CGL Exam every year. In the Year 2016 there were 4000 to 5000 vacancies announced initially by the department. However the number of vacancies was increased to 9000. This year there is an expectation that there would be around 30,000+ vacancies. So students are requested to start their preparation as soon as possible.

What is SSC CGL 2017 Exam Date?

The tentative date for SSC CGL Exam 2017 are as follows –

Events Dates
Online Application form 16th May 2017
Last date for registration 16th June 2017
SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 1st Aug to 20th Aug 2017
SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam 10th -11th November 2017
SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam 21st January 2018
Skill Test/Computer Skill Test February 2018

SSC CGL Exam Centre

There will be various exam centre for the SSC CGL Exam 2017, the list of exam centre will be published in the official notification.

What is SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern?

The ssc cgl 2017 exam pattern will be same as previous year 2016. In 2016 SSC CGL conducted the examination in four stages –

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

Important Points :-

  • SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2 will be conducted online.
  • Reduction in time limit – Tier -I from 120 minutes to 75 minutes.
  • No changes in Tier 2 Examination.
  • Descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  • There will be NO sectional cutoff.

What is the Syllabus for SSC CGL 2017 Exam?

There are a total of 4 tiers in SSC CGL Examination. So here is the syllabus of ssc cgl 2017 exam –

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Syllabus

There will be 4 section in Tier-I and each consisting of 25 questions and of 50 Marks each.

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 75 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Note –

There will be a negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Syllabus

Online exam will be conducted for Tier-II and of Objective type. The number of questions and maximum marks are as follows –

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 Hours

Note –

  • Paper-I and Paper-II will be compulsory for all posts.
  • Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
  • Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

There will be Descriptive Paper in Tier-III in order to test the writing skill of the students. It will be conducted Offline and candidates are requested to do practice of Essay/Letter/Application.

Note –

  • The duration of the exam is of 60 Minutes and having a total of 100 Marks.
  • Exam type is qualifying in nature.

How to prepare for SSC CGL Exam 2017?

The exam preparation for SSC CGL must be done in a systematic order and as per the latest syllabus. Right study material should be selected and the students should practice by joining Online Test Series. Prefer more and more practice of the previous year questions.

You should prefer the book of Kiran Publications which is best for previous year practice.

What is the eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2017?

Eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2017 are as follows –

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit- The age limit for various posts under SSC CGL are as follows

Required Age Limit SSC CGL Post Name
20-30 years Assistant Section Officer

Sub-Inspector (Group “B”)

21-27 years Intelligence Bureau Assistant Post
20-30 years Inspector of Income Tax

Inspector of Central Excise

Inspector (Preventive officer)

Upper Division Clerk

Inspector (CBN) Compiler

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Inspector (Examiner)

Junior Accountant

Sub-Inspector (CBN) Inspector of Posts

Divisional Accountants


Tax Assistants


Not exceeding 30 years Assistant Audit Officer

Assistant Enforcement Officer7

Up to 32 years Statistical Investigator Gr. II
18-25 years Sub-Inspector (Group “C”)

Educational Qualification –

Educational qualification for various post under SSC CGL are as follows –

SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University


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


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

How to apply online for SSC CGL 2017?

The online application for cgl 2017 will begin soon after the release of official notification. Although the last date for online application for SSC CGL 2017 is 16th June 2017.

SSC CGL Application Fee

The application fee for SSC CGL is ₹ 100.

Exemption – No examination fee are to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates

SSC CGL Admit Card 2017

SSC CGL 2017 admit card/call letter/hall ticket will be available for download for those candidates who have applied for the examination before the last date.

The download link for admit card will be soon activated after the release of admit card.

When will SSC CGL Result 2017 announced?

Staff Selection Commission (Government Of India) will release the result after the completion of each Tier-I/II/III/IV. The direct link of the official websites of all the zones of SSC will be made available as the results are announced.

What is the cutoff of SSC CGL?

Here is the cutoff list of previous 2 years 2016 & 2015.

SSC CGL 2016 TIER- 1 Cut-Off List

Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
Cut off Marks 137.5 125.5 114 103 97 68 20 92
Candidates Available 46422 56192 24227 11352 2742 1411 2008 4965 149319

SSC CGL 2015 TIER- 1 Cut-Off List

Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
Cut off Marks 102.25 89.5 80.25 74.25 69 50 20 67.75
Candidates Available 41084 58137 23624 11087 2859 1412 2021 4648 144871

What is SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 for Tier 1

Tier-I of the Examination:

(A): General Intelligence & Reasoning:

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern  folding & unfolding,

Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

(B): General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

(C): Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

(D): English Comprehension:

Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level. 

NOTE: Part C (Quantitative Aptitude) of Test booklet for Tier-I and Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities) of Tier-II will contain separate set of Questions for VH candidates only, (who have opted for assistance of scribe) which will not have components of Maps, Graphs, Statistical data, Diagram, Figures, Geometrical problems. However, components of other papers will be the same for other candidates.

SSC CGL syllabus 2017 pdf download

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Answer Key

The Official answer key for SSC CGL 2017 Exam will be made available after 10 to 15 days of the successful completion of Tier-I examination. You can use you answer key/response sheet to predict you cgl marks.

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4 Responses

  1. dheeraj says:

    m graduation m final year appearing student hu kya m ssc 2017 apply kr skta hu

    • admin says:

      In SSC CGL 2016 final year graduation students were allowed. This time also they will be allowed to fill the SSC CGL 2017 online application form.

  2. Ranu kumari says:

    Sir part-2 jisne de diya hai kya wo ye form bhar sakta hai

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