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January 29, 2014

SSC CGL 2014 Exam Schedule, Notification, Form & Eligibility

SSC CGL 2014 Notification Forms EligibilityStaff Selection Commission has recently issued Exam Notification for SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL ) 2014 Exam along with the schedule of exam and this blog post has been created to keep you abreast with this latest job opportunity through SSC. Last date for receipt of offline application for this exam is 14.02.2014 while online form can be submitted till 12.02.2014 (Part-I) & 14.02.2014 (Part-II). The written test (i.e. Tier-I) would be held on 27.04.2014 & 04.05.2014.
You can click here to download the SSC CGL 2014 Exam Notification.

While this blog post helps you to know about this exam and apply for the same, the subsequent article titled: SSC CGL Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Prep Books would help you to prepare for CGL exam with prep materials.

Introduction to SSC CGL Exam:
As you can find from the nomenclature, Combined Graduate Level (CGL ) Exam is a Graduate level exam and the exam is so called, as the minimum qualification required for this exam is Graduation from a recognized University and it is held Commonly for staff positions (Group “B” & “C” posts) in various central Govt. Ministries/Departments of India.

The CGL Exam is conducted every year in the months of April (Tier-I) & July (Tier-II) for recruitment of Inspector (Central Excise/ Income Tax, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub-Inspector (CBI), Divisional Accountant, Inspector of Posts, Auditor, Accountant, UDCs, Tax Assistants etc.

Number of post/vacancies in SSC CGL 2014:
The exact number of vacancies in CGL 2014 would be notified by SSC only later. The number of vacancies through CGL exam is increasing in recent years - 8584 (in CGL 2008), 8403 (in CGL 2010) & 12586 (in CGL 2011). So you can expect a similar number of vacancies in CGL 2014 - about 12000.

What were the category-wise vacancies? From the latest SSC Annual Report, I have prepared the following statistics on how many applies for CGL exam, how many are interviewed and how many ultimately selected for in last three Combined Graduate Level exams (i.e. 2011, 2010 & 2008):

Success rate in Combined Graduate Level (CGL ) Exam:
SSC CGL Exam is indeed competitive - only about 10-13 candidates per thousand who applied are ultimately selected, as you can find from following table, which give you an idea about  the percentage of how many were selected vis-a-vis applied in the last three Combined Graduate Level exam:

Pay-Scale/Salary for Group-B & C jobs in Central Govt through CGL:
Pay Scale being offered for Group-B & C positions in Central Govt through CGL is as follows:

Salary for Group B:
Rs.5400, Rs.4800, Rs.4600 and Rs.4200 in the scale of pay of Rs.9300 – 34800 in Pay Band-2.

Salary for Group C:
Rs.2800, Rs.2400, Rs.2000, Rs.1900 and Rs.1800 in the scale of pay of Rs.5200-20200 in Pay Band-1.

Eligibility for SSC CGL Exam:
Age Eligibility: (as on 01.01.2014)
Min: 18 yrs, Max: 27 yrs (DOB not earlier than 02.01.1987 & not later than 01.01.1996) except following:

Statistical Investigator Gr.II: Max 26 Years. (DOB not earlier than 02.01.1988)
Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI: 20-27 years. (DOB not earlier than 02.01.1987 and not later than 01.01.1994)

Academic Qualification Eligibility: (as on 20.04.2014)
Graduation from a recognized University or equivalent, except for following two posts:

For Compiler : Bachelors Degree with Economics/Statistics/Maths as compulsory or Elective subject.

For Statistical Investigator Grade – II : Bachelors Degree with Statistics as one of the main subjects OR Bachelors Degree with Mathematics (with Statistics as a papers studied in one year/two year/all three year as the case may be) as one of the main subjects. OR Bachelors Degree with Economics (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects. OR Bachelors Degree with Commerce (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects.

SSC CGL Exam Selection Process:
The selection process for the SSC HS Level Exam consists of a three Tier selection process: Tier-I (Prelims) consists of 200 mark written test. CGL Tier-II (Mains) consists of 400 mark written test & CGL Tier-III consists of 100 mark interview. More about this in my next blog article titled: SSC CGL Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Prep Books.

SSC CGL Exam 2014 Online/Offline Form: How to apply
You can apply for SSC Combined HS Level Exam either online or offline.

To apply online:
How to apply online for CGL exam is given very clearly in this web-page as well as in in section: "Annexure-II B: Procedure for Online Submission of Application" in page-29 of the notification.

To apply offline:
How to apply offline for CGL exam 2014 is given in section: "Annexure – II A: INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING UP THE APPLICATION" in page-28 of the notification.

SSC CGL Exam 2014 Exam Schedule:
Schedule for this exam from application stage till the exam is given below:

Date of form submission (offline/online) starts: 18.01.2014.
Last Date of CGL 2014 offline form submission: 14.02.2014. For remote areas: 21.02.2014)
Last Date of CGL 2014 online form submission: Part-I: 12.02.2014 & Part-II: 14.02.2014.
Date of CGL 2014 (Tier-I) exam: 27th April & 4th May 2014.
Date of CGL 2014 (Tier-II) exam: 30th & 31st August, 2014.

SSC CGL Exam 2014 Admit Card/Call Letter:
Your call letter/Admit card for SSC CGL Exam 2014 would be sent to you by post and in case you do not receive it 1 week prior to exam (say by 21st April, 2014), please contact the regional SSC office. You can also download the call letter/admit card from SSC Regional website.

Hope with above information in tablet form from the SSC official notification enables you to apply for this all India recruitment exam confidently. But how do you prepare for the same? For this, please visit my subsequent blog post titled: SSC CGL Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Prep Books.