SSC CGL 2021

Every year, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds the SSC CGL Exam to fill Grade "B" and "C" category posts in various government ministries, departments, and offices. The four phases of the SSC CGL exam are referred to as different tiers. The first two are online assessments, while the descriptive one is a paper-based test. The last tier that is DEST is an online-based test. The SSC's official website hosts the whole registration and correspondence process. To move to the next level of the SSC CGL test, applicants must pass each level before being formally selected. As stated by SSC on March 9th, 2022, the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will be held from April 11 to April 21, 2022.

The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is held by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for recruitment to different subordinate services such as:

  • Audit Officers under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.

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

  • Senior Accountant/ Junior Accountant

  • Tax Assistant in CBIC and CBDT

  • Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.

  • Compiler in Registrar General of India.

  • Preventive Officers

  • Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

  • Examiner in Customs.

  • Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

  • Jr. Accountant, Divisional Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

  • Inspectors IN Income Tax Department.

Selection Process:

  • Students who successfully applied for the SSC CGL 2021 exam will be assigned a roll number and an admit card for the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I).

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations depending on their Tier-I performance, category by category.

  • There will be different cut-offs for Paper-III of Tier-II (for the position of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)), Paper-IV of Tier-II (for the positions of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer), and 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.

  • All Tier-II candidates will be required to take Papers I and II. Papers III and IV will be needed only for those who have been shortlisted for the roles of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

  • Minimum qualifying marks have been established in the SSC CGL 2021 Exam. Minimum qualifying scores in Tier I, each Tier-II Paper, and Tier III are as follows:

UR: 30% OBC/ EWS: 25% Others: 20%

SSC Normalization Process

If the Exam is conducted in different shifts at any level, there will be a process of Normalization to normalize the marks for different difficulties levels. Let’s understand the complete process of Normalization in SSC:

SSC conducts various exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, and some more. Students participating in these exams are lakhs in number, So SSC has to conduct exams in different shifts and on different dates. Every shift of the exam has different questions so it becomes almost impossible to balance the difficulty level for every shift. Now Normalization is the process that balances the difficulty level either by increasing or decreasing(as required) the raw marks obtained by a student in a particular shift. If we simply Understand how normalization works, So it brings the average marks of every shift to almost equal. Here is an example, If we take an exam in 2 shifts, In shift 1 A, B, C, D, and E participated and In shift 2 P, Q, R, S, and T participated. Marks In shift 1- A-60,B-70,C-65,D-55,E-50, So average mark in shift 1 is 60. Marks In Shift 2 - P-80,Q-90,R-85,S-75,T-80 So the average mark in shift 2 is 82. Now we see that the average marks of shift 1 are lesser than that of shift 2. It means shift 1 was tough as compared to shift 2( as SSC follows that each shift has equal talent pull). So the marks of shift 1 student will be increased. That’s what Normalization is. Now the question is that how many marks will be increased? So for that SSC uses a Standard formula. [upl-image-preview url=]

SSC CGL 2021 Syllabus

The SSC CGL syllabus 2021 includes topics on which questions will be addressed in each Tier of the exam. Tier I, II, III, and IV are the four stages of the syllabus for the SSC CGL exam. The SSC CGL 2021 assessments are online in Tiers 1 and 2, with a descriptive pen and paper examination in Tier 3 and a computer skill test in Tier 4. You will be penalized 0.50 points for each incorrect answer on the Tier I examination, 0.25 points for each incorrect response on the Tier II exam in English, and 0.50 in Maths. This year's SSC CGL syllabus and exam schedule have stayed intact. Some instances are shown below.

1. SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

The four sections of the SSC CGL 2021 Tier 1 will include reasoning, general awareness, current events, English, and mathematical ability. The whole SSC CGL Tier 1 curriculum for the year 2021 is listed below.

Average, Time & Work, Quadrilaterals, Boat and Stream, Percentage, Regular Polygons, Fractions, Ratio & Proportion, Right Prism, Compound & Simple Interest, Square roots, Right Circular Cone, Profit and Loss, LCM & HCF, Right Circular Cylinder, Discount, Pipes & Cistern, Sphere, Partnership Business, Basic algebraic identities, Heights and Distances, Mixture and Alligation, Graphs of Linear Equations, Histogram, Time and distance, Triangle, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart, Standard Identities, Data Interpretation, Hemispheres, Trigonometric ratio, polygons, Miscellaneous,Alphabet Test Logical Venn diagram Counting of figures Analogy Missing Number Distance direction test Arithmetic Reasoning Paper-cutting & folding Syllogism Blood Relation Embedded figures Matrix Classification Pattern Completion Cube & Dice Coding decoding Figure Series Mirror ImageSpellings Correction Error Spotting Reading Comprehension One word Substitution Synonyms-Antonyms Sentence Rearrangement Phrases and Idioms Fill in the Blanks Sentence Improvement Sentence Correction Active Passive Cloze testInternational Affairs, National Affairs Economics, Features of Indian Economy Indian Geography, World Geography, Physical Geography History of India, World History Indian Polity & Constitution Biology, Chemistry, Computer, Discoveries & Inventions, Other Information, Physics, Space, Defence in India Honours & Awards, Important Dates, Miscellaneous, National & International Organisations, Other Information, Sports, Art & Culture, Books & Authors

2. SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

Tier 2 of the SSC CGL program is mainly divided into two parts. The two sections are Quantitative Ability and English Language & Comprehension. It's a computer-based test (CBT) that's comparable to the Tier 1 exam. English will of 200 Numbers with 200 questions and Maths will be 200 Numbers with 100 Questions. Here is the syllabus of these two subjects for the SSC CGL Exam

Ratio and Proportion LCM & HCF Percentages Boat & Stream Speed, time, and distance Partnership CI & SI Pipes & Cistern Problem on Ages Time & Work Average Mixture & Allegation Profit loss & Discount Miscellaneous Geometry (Circles, Triangle, Quadrilateral, etc.) Mensuration (Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, Pyramid, etc.) Data Interpretation Trigonometry Height & Distance Algebra Coordinate Geometry MiscellaneousReading Comprehension Para jumbles Direct/ Indirect Speech Synonyms/ Antonyms Idiom & Phrases Sentence Improvement Active Passive Cloze Test One Word Substitution Error Spotting Correct Spelling Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous

3. SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus

The Pattern for Tier 3 of the SSC CGL differs considerably from that of Tiers 1 and 2. Tier 3 is a descriptive test that assesses students' ability to write in English or Hindi. Students must write essays, summaries, applications, and letters for this offline test (pen and paper style). The test is worth 100 marks and you have 60 minutes to complete it. For PwD applicants, the time limit has been raised to 80 minutes.

4. SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus

The SSC CGL Tier 4 exam is a computer-based assessment. The SSC CGL syllabus 2021 for Tier 4 is divided into two parts:

- Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

- Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)CPT: A computer proficiency test, often known as a CPT, is used to assess a candidate's knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Slide Generation. For the positions of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Preventive Officer (Examiner). DEST: The DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) is a typing test designed to evaluate a candidate's typing proficiency. Candidates must type 2000 words in English on a computer in 15 minutes. An English article is given to the candidates to type on a computer. The DEST Exam is used to assess a candidate's typing speed for the position of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax).

SSC CGL 2021 Document Verification

The documents are required at the time of final verification. Applicants must have a hard copy of the papers they submitted online at the time of final verification. The Staff Selection Commission will call the qualifying students for the document verification process after the exam procedure is concluded. Candidates should bring their Matriculation Certificate, Graduation Certificate, Caste Certificate (if applicable), and other relevant documents. Post preference form is also submitted at the time of document verification. Candidates are assigned to their posts according to their rank and post preference.

Career Growth(Promotional Aspect) In SSC CGL

1. Assistant Audit Officer Career Path: Not Defined Anywhere AO, Senior AO, DAG Posting: All India

2. Inspector Examiner (CBEC) Career Path: Faster promotion and 1st promotion after completing 3 years of service. Posting: in coastal areas

Promotion Order: Appraiser Assistant Commissioner Deputy Commissioner Commissioner

3. Income Tax Inspector (CBDT) Career Path: 1st promotion after completing 8 years of service and clearing dept. exam. Posting: All India

Promotion Order: Income Tax Officer Assistant Commissioner Deputy Commissioner Commissioner

4. Assistant (MEA) Career Path: 1st promotion in 15-17 years (without clearing dept. exam), or about 8 years (if clear dept. exam). Posting: in Delhi, the Possibility of foreign posting for a few years is very high.

5. Central Excise Inspector (CBEC) Career Path: 1st promotion after completing 8 years of service and clearing dept. exam. Posting: All India

Promotion Order: Superintendent Assistant Commissioner Deputy Commissioner Commissioner

6. Preventive Officer Inspector (CBEC) Career Path: First promotion after 8 years of service and clearing dept. exam. Posting: in cities with ports/airports.

Promotion Order: Superintendent Assistant Commissioner Deputy Commissioner Commissioner

7. Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO) Career Path: No fixed promotion period. Posting: Posting in enforcement directorate offices in 21 cities. Promotion Order: Enforcement Officer Assistant Director Deputy Director

8. Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission) Career Path: No fixed promotion period. Posting: All India

Promotion Order: Sectional officer, in about 7-8 years. Undersecretary Deputy Secretary Director

9. Assistant (AFHQ) Career Path: No fixed promotion period. Posting: Delhi or other metro cities

Promotion Order: Section Officer, after 4 years Deputy Director, after 6 years Joint Director, after 5 years Director, after 5 years Principal Director.

10. Assistant (Ministry of Railway) Career Path: No fixed promotion period. Posting: in cities/regional HQ

Promotion Order: Sectional officer, after 7-8 years and after 5-6 years if you clear dept. exam Undersecretary Deputy Secretary Director

11. Assistant (Intelligence Bureau) Career Path: No fixed promotion period. Posting: at state headquarters in IB cell or in Delhi.

Promotion Order: Sectional officer Undersecretary Deputy Secretary

12. Assistant Section Officer (CSS) Career Path: No fixed promotion period. Posting: Delhi

Promotion Order: Section Officer, after 5 years by taking dept. exam, after 10 years by the usual process Under Secretary, after completing 4 years of service Deputy Secretary, Based on performance & vacancies Director, rarely possible for SSC entrants.

13. Sub Inspectors (CBI) Career Path: No fixed promotion period. Posting: Almost 90% of the selected candidates are allotted Delhi Zone only.

Promotion Order: Inspector, after a minimum of 5 years Deputy Superintendent, after 10-12 years Superintendent, after 5-7 years Senior Superintendent

14. Assistant (Other Ministries) Career Path: No fixed promotion period. Posting: Mostly posted in Delhi.

Promotion Order: Sectional officer Undersecretary Deputy Secretary.

15. Divisional Accountant (CAG) Career Path: No fixed promotion period. Posting: Posted in cities having offices coming under CAG, Very fewer transfers once a state is decided.

Promotion Order: Divisional Account Officer II Divisional Account Officer I Sr. Divisional Account Officer.