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SSC CGL 2024 Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Application Process, and More

The Staff Selection Commission has issued a notification inviting candidates to apply for various roles in Group B and Group C posts.

This article covers detailed information on the SSC 2024 notification, eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus, and more.

Overview of SSC CGL 2024

Combined Graduate Level Examination is an examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit Group B and C officers to various posts in top ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India.

Candidates selected for different SSC CGL posts will have different duties and responsibilities. The salary, job designation, qualifications required, etc., will vary for each post.

Exam NameSSC CGL Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level
Conducting BodySSC
Exam LevelNational-level exam
Application Start Date June 11, 2024.
Application End Date July 10, 2024.
Vacancieswill be notified later
Exam ModeOnline
Official Websitehttp://ssc.nic.in/

SSC CGL Post Descriptions

Below is a list of various positions for which the SSC CGL exam is conducted, along with a description and profile of each SSC CGL post –

SSC CGL PostDepartment/MinistryClassification of Post
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGGroup “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Accounts OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGGroup “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQGroup “B”
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ OrganizationsGroup “B”
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup “C”
Inspector (Central Excise)CBICGroup “B”
Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup “B”
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup “B”
InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “B”
Junior Statistical OfficerM/o Statistics & Programme ImplementationGroup “B”
Statistical Investigator Grade-IIRegistrar General of IndiaGroup “B”
AuditorOffices under C&AG, CGDAGroup “C”
Accountant/ Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ DepartmentsGroup “C”
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadresGroup “C”
Tax AssistantCBDT/ CBICGroup “C”
Upper Division ClerksGovernment DepartmentsGroup “C”

What is the Salary of SSC CGL employees?

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) hires candidates for various Government Departments and Ministries through the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam. Employees who pass this exam are entitled to a decent salary as per the 7th Pay Commission guidelines.

Below is the pay level for employees appointed to different SSC CGL posts –

Pay Level 8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)

  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Assistant Accounts Officer

Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)

  • Assistant Section Officer
  • Assistant
  • Inspector of Income Tax
  • Inspector, (Central Excise)
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  • Inspector (Examiner)
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer
  • Sub Inspector
  • Inspector Posts

Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)

  • Assistant/ Superintendent
  • Divisional Accountant
  • Sub Inspector(NIA)
  • Junior Statistical Officer
  • Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)

  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)

  • Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks
  • Tax Assistant
  • Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
  • Upper Division Clerks

SSC CGL Post-Wise Job Description

The table below provides an overview of the job profiles for different SSC CGL posts –

Assistant Audit OfficerNeeds to assist audits in government/public sector organisations. Also needs to travel during an inspection.
Assistant Accounts OfficerWork includes data entry, processing, and recording transactions. Assisting with audits or fact-checking
Assistant Section OfficerIt is a desk job and the lowest post in the Central Secretariat Services 
Assistant Different clerical responsibilities in different departments. Compiling files, and reports, keeping track of ongoing cases, etc.
Inspector of Income TaxAssessing Income Tax payable by people or companies. Managing TDS and refund claim
Inspector (Central Excise)Checking if there is any kind of invasion of excise duty, preventing smuggling & assisting raid teams
Assistant Enforcement OfficerPreventing forgery and money laundering
Sub InspectorMain responsibility is to gather information and make enquiry and investigations
InspectorIllegal manufacture and transport of opium
Junior Statistical OfficerAssisting the Statistical Officer in drafting documents, data entry, and tabulation
Statistical Investigator Grade-IIDrafting Documents, preparing survey reports, editing and compiling existing data
AuditorAudit expense details of the State Departments
Accountant/ Junior AccountantPassing of various bills, salary allowances, office expenses, pension-related issues
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Clerical level post. Requires employees to maintain files & data entry
Tax AssistantAccess, modify, and verify tax of individual or business
Upper Division ClerksMaintain files, financial documents, and accounts

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for the SSC CGL Exam

The SSC CGL eligibility criteria, including age limit, nationality, and education qualifications, are set by the Staff Selection Commission. Candidates must meet these criteria to be eligible for the SSC CGL exam –

  • Nationality/Citizenship: Candidates must either hold Indian citizenship, have Indian origin, be citizens of Nepal/Bhutan, or be Tibetan refugees.
  • Age Limit: The age norms for eligibility are given below: The minimum age limit is 18 years, and the maximum age limit is 32 years.

Besides, you must meet the following educational qualifications –

For all other positions except Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer and JSO

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or an equivalent degree. Those in their final year of graduation can also apply, provided they must obtain the needed qualifications before the cutoff date.

For Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

Necessary qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute. Additionally, desirable qualifications encompass Cost and Management Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, or Master’s in Business Economics, Commerce, Business Studies, or Business Administration (Finance).

During the probation period, direct recruits must pass the “Subordinate Audit/Accounts Service Examination” for confirming and regular appointment.

For Junior Statistical Officer

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute. They must have secured at least 60% marks in Mathematics at the 12th standard level or have Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation.

SSC CGL Application Fees

Individuals who wish to register for the SSC CGL exam must pay an application fee of Rs 100.

However, female candidates and individuals belonging to certain reserved categories, including Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), Persons with Disability (PwD), and Ex-Servicemen (ESM), are not required to pay any application fee.

This fee can be paid through offline or online methods, such as credit card, SBI challan, BHIM, internet banking, UPI, or debit card.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

The CGL exam is conducted in 4 stages or tiers. Here, we are providing details in the table given below –

TiersPaper TypeExam Mode
Tier – 1Objective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – 2Objective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – 3Descriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
Tier – 4Skill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL has 2 stages, Tier- 1 and Tier- 2, on the basis of the new exam pattern.

SubjectQuestionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General English2550
General English2550

The total time given for the Tier 1 Exam is 60 minutes.

How to apply for the SSC CGL exam?

Here is a detailed guide on how to apply for the SSC CGL exam –

Step 1: Visit the Official Website

SSC CGL Website

Visit the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) at https://ssc.nic.in/

Step 2: Sign Up as a New User

Here, click on the option ‘New User? Register Now. This will take you to the registration page, where you can create a new account.

Step 3: Fill out the Registration Form

Provide all the required information, such as your name, phone number, date of birth, email, and any other necessary details. Once you have successfully registered, you will receive a unique registration number for future access.

Step 4: Log into your account

Enter your registration number and password to access your SSC account.

Step 5: Fill in the Application Form

Here, fill in accurate details about yourself, including your address, education, and other necessary information.

Step 6: Upload Required Documents

Provide scanned copies of important documents, such as your signature and photograph, following the specified size and format guidelines.

Step 7: Review Your Form

Before submitting, carefully review the entire application form to avoid omissions or errors that could lead to rejection.

Step 8: Pay the Application Fee

After you click on “proceed to pay,” whether you are paying the application fee online or offline, make sure to follow the guidelines provided.

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What is SSC CGL? 

SSC CGL refers to the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level examination conducted in India to recruit candidates for various Group B and Group C government positions.

Can a candidate apply for more than one post for the SSC CGL exam?

Yes, a candidate can apply for more than just one post for the SSC CGL exam as long as the candidate fulfills the eligibility criteria.

Can a candidate who has just qualified class 12th examination apply for the SSC CGL exam?

No, a candidate must at least possess a Bachelor’s degree to apply for the SSC CGL exam.

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