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SSC 2019, all you need to know about the application process and dates

The staff selection commission( SSC ) exam is considered as one of the most important if you want to bag a job in government sector in India. As per the officially released calendar, SSC CGL 2019 application form will be available for filling as of October 31, 2019. Through its official website i.e. ssc.nic.in, interested aspirants can apply for the same. Once it becomes active on the official website of SSC, the online application link will be provided.

Highlights of SSC 2019

Name of Exam SSC CGL 2019
Conducting Authority Staff Selection Commission
Official website ssc.nic.in
Mode of registration Online
Availability of SSC CGL 2019 Application Form October 31, 2019
The minimum eligibility to fill SSC CGL 2019 Application form Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
Documents required for filling SSC CGL 2019 application form Scanned copies of all academic certificates, recent photograph, and signature

SSC 2019 eligibility criteria

Educational qualifications

The students applying for this exam must have a graduate degree. Those who are in their final year can also apply.

Age eligibility for SSC 2019

You can apply for the SSC 2019 exam if you are above 27 years. The maximum age limit for this test is 32 years.

Let’s have a look at post wise age limit set by the commission

Department Age Limit Posts
CSS 20-30 years Assistant Section Officer
Intelligence Bureau Not exceeding 30 Years Assistant Section Officer
Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer
M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer
NIA Up to 30 years Sub Inspector
CBI 20-30 years Sub Inspector
Narcotics 18-25 years Sub Inspector
CBEC 20-27 years Tax Assistant
Other departments 18-27 years All other posts

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How to apply for SSC 2019?

As of October 31, 2019, applicants may start filing the SSC CGL 2019 application form.  The application process for SSC CGL 2019 consists of two main steps-Part I registration and Part II registration.

To fill in the form all you need to do is to follow the given steps:

  • Log in to the official website
  • Click on apply now and read the guidelines carefully before filling
  • Select the registration 1 link
  • Fill in all your required details like name, age, DOB, address and so on
  • Once verified click register
  • You will receive a registration number and password

Now use the registration number and password to login again and complete the registration 2 process

  • Upload all the documents required
  • Select the fees you have to pay
  • Select your preferred payment method
  • Upload your images
  • Finally, click submit

You will receive a confirmation Mail on submission of your SSC 2019 application form

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SSC 2019 application fee

Category Application Fee
General (Male Candidates) INR 100
Female Candidates Exempted
SC/ ST/ PH Exempted
Ex-Servicemen Exempted

The application fees for the exam can be paid either online or offline.

Online method: online fees can be paid using SBI internet banking, debit or credit card.

Offline method: students can pay the fees by the use of SBI challan and submit it at their nearest branch.

SSC 2019 admit card

The entrance ticket or hall ticket will be available for the respective candidate a week before the scheduled examination date. To download the document, visit the official website.

SSC releases SSC CGL Admit Card separately for various examination levels, i.e. Tier-I admit card will be released first followed by Tier-II admit card and so on. Applicants who have qualified Tier-I Exam will be issued a Tier-II admission card. Similarly, the Tier-III Admit Card will be issued to candidates who have cleared the Tier-II Exam, etc.

SSC 2019 exam pattern

Mode of Examination Online (Except tier-3)
Number of questions 100 (in Tier 1 and Mathematics Tier-2), 200 (English Tier 2)
Maximum Marks 200 in Tier 1, 400 in Tier 2, 100 in Tier 3
Duration 1 Hour (Tier 1), 2 Hours (Tier 2), 1 Hour (Tier 3)
Sections 4 (In Tier 1)

Candidates would be selected through a SSC4-tier selection process in which only the fourth tier would qualify.

  • Tier 1 consists of 100 MCQs based on general ability to be performed within an hour.
  • Tier-2 is a descriptive test consisting of two Math and English papers with 200 marks each and duration of 2 hours.
  • Tier 3 would be a1-hour subjective exam.
  • Tier 4 would be the test / computer skill test.

SSC 2019 result

The results will be declared on the official website in October-November 2020. To check their results, candidates would be required to log in to the online portal. The results would be compiled with All India Rank 1 in post-wise and mark-wise manner with the candidate scoring the highest overall marks. Job allocations would be made on the candidate’s AIR basis.

SSC 2019 selection process

SSC CGL exam is divided into 4 stages i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and  Tier 4.

  • Candidates who qualify in Tier 1, will be eligible to appear in Tier 2.
  • Candidates who qualify in Tier 2, will be eligible to appear in both Tier 3 and Tier 4.
  • Final Merit of SSC CGL will be based on cumulative marks of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3.
  • Tier 4 is of qualifying nature and mandatory for CSS / MEA / Tax Assistant Posts. 

Cutoff list of SSC last year

Categories   Cut Off Marks No. of Candidates Qualified for Papers I+II in Tier II No. of Candidates Qualified for Papers III in Tier II No. of Candidates Qualified for Papers IV in Tier II
UR 137.00 46422 10053 16002
OBC 125.50 56192 11351 16667
SC 114.0 24227 4236 7186
ST 103.0 11352 1073 3301
OH 97.00 2742 262 753
VH 68.00 1411 132 240
HH 20.00 2008 168 438
Ex-S 92.00 4965 329 706
TOTAL 149319 28234 45293

The candidates who clear the exam will be placed in different government sectors. The joining letters for which will be issued within a week.

Megha Bali
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