SSC CGL Exam Notification

SSC CGL Exam 2023 Notification has been released by Staff Selection Commission. There are about 7500 vacancies in this recruitment for Group B and Group C posts in various departments so of government of India. Application for this SSC CGL Exam 2023 is already started from 03-Apr-2023. Last date for applying for this SSC CGL Exam 2023 is 03-May-2023.

In this article we are going to provide you complete detail about SSC CGL Exam 2023.

What is SSC CGL Exam?

SSC CGL exam is a national level exam which is conducted by SSC. Every year more than 15 lakhs of candidates appears for this SSC Exam because this is national level exam. With this SSC CGL Exam 2023, vacant seats of Group B and Group C posts will be filled.

What is full form of CGL in “SSC CGL”?

In SSC CGL Exam, Full form of CGL is combined graduate level. Short form CGL is taken from graduate because this is Graduate level exam. Basic education qualification for this exam is Graduation from any recognized university.

How to Apply for SSC CGL Exam 2023?

Eligible candidates can apply online for this exam. There is no offline mode for applying for this exam.

Candidates are advised to check latest SSC Exams notifications here.

What is application fee for this SSC CGL Exam 2023?

For SSC CGL Exam there is application fee of Rs 100 only.

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and Exservicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.

Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.

What is education qualification for different posts of SSC CGL Exam 2023?

Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer:

  • Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.

Junior Statistical Officer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level; Or Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years or all the 6 semesters of the graduation course.

Research Assistant in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC):

  • Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute. Desirable Qualifications: Minimum one-year research experience in any recognized university or recognized Research Institution; Degree in Law or Human Rights from a recognized university.

All other Posts:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

What are the important dates for this SSC CGL Exam 2023?

Important dates for SSC CGL Exam like start date for application, last date to apply online etc are given below:

Dates for submission of online applications03-04-2023 to 03-05-2023
Last date and time for receipt of online applications03-05-2023 (23:00)
Last date and time for making online fee payment04-05-2023 (23:00)
Last date and time for generation of offline Challan04-05-2023 (23:00)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank)05-05-2023
Dates of ‘Window for Application Form Correction’ including online payment.07-05-2023 to 08-05-2023 (23:00)
Tentative Schedule of Tier-I (Computer Based Examination)Jul, 2023
Tentative Schedule of Tier-II (Computer Based Examination)To be notified later

What is expected pay scale a candidate will get after selection in SSC CGL Exam ?

Pay Level- 8 (₹ 47600 to 151100):

Pay Level-7 (₹ 44900 to 142400):

Pay Level-6 (₹ 35400 to  112400):

Pay Level-5 (₹ 29200 to 92300):

Pay Level-4 (₹ 25500 to 81100):

What are different posts in SSC CGL 2023?

Pay Level-8 (₹ 47600 to 151100):   
     
S
No
Name of PostMinistry/       Department/ Office/ CadreClassification    of PostsAge L imit
1Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGGroup           “B”
Gazetted     (Non-
Ministerial)
18-30 years
2Assistant Accounts OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGGroup           “B”
Gazetted     (Non-
Ministerial)
18-30 years
     
Pay Level-7 (₹ 44900 to 142400):   
     
3Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup “ B”20-30 years
4Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence BureauGroup “ B”18-30 years
5Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of RailwayGroup “ B”20-30 years
6Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of External AffairsGroup “ B”20-30 years
7Assistant Section OfficerAFHQGroup “ B”20-30 years
8Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of Electronics and Information TechnologyGroup “B”18-30 years
9Assistant     /     Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/ Departments/ OrganizationsGroup “B”18-30 years
10Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup “C”18-30 years
11Inspector, (Central Excise)CBICGroup “B”18-30 years
12Inspector (Preventive Officer)   
13Inspector (Examiner)   
14Assistant      Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup “B”18-30 years
15Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup “B”20-30 years
16Inspector PostsDepartment of Post, Ministry of CommunicationGroup “B”18-30 years
17InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics, Ministry of
Finance
Group “B”18-30 years
     
Pay Level-6 (₹ 35400 to 112400):   
18Assistant / Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/ Departments/ OrganizationsGroup “B”18-30 years
19Executive AssistantCBICGroup “B”18-30 years
20Research AssistantNational Human Rights
Commission (NHRC)
Group “B”18-30 years
21Divisional AccountantOffices under C&AGGroup “B”18-30 years
22Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group “B”18-30 years
23Sub-Inspector/        Junior Intelligence OfficerNarcotics Control Bureau (MHA)Group “B”18-30 years
24Junior Statistical OfficerMinistry of Statistics & Programme
Implementation
Group “B”18-32 years
     
Pay Level-5 (₹ 29200 to 92300):   
25AuditorOffices under C&AGGroup “C”18-27 years
26AuditorOffices under CGDAGroup “C”18-27 years
27AuditorOther Ministry/
Departments
Group “C”18-27 years
28AccountantOffices under C&AGGroup “C”18-27 years
29AccountantController General of AccountsGroup “C”18-27 years
30Accountant/           Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ DepartmentsGroup “C”18-27 years
     
Pay Level-4 (₹ 25500 to 81100):   
31Postal   Assistant/  Sorting AssistantDepartment of Post, Ministry of CommunicationGroup “C”18-27 years
32Senior             Secretariat Assistant/  Upper  Division ClerksCentral Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres.Group “C”18-27 years
33Senior       Administrative AssistantMilitary Engineering Services, Ministry of DefenceGroup “C”18-27 years
34Tax AssistantCBDTGroup “C”18-27 years
35Tax AssistantCBICGroup “C”18-27 years
36Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics, Ministry of
Finance
Group “C”18-27 years

What are exam centers for SSC CGL Exam 2023?

S NoSSC Region and States / UTsExamination Centres and Centre Code
1Central Region (CR)/
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
Bhagalpur(3201), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206), Purnea (3209),
Agra(3001), Bareilly (3005),
Gorakhpur (3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010),
Meerut(3011), Prayagraj(3003), Varanasi(3013)
2Eastern Region (ER)/
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West
Bengal
Port Blair (4802), Dhanbad (4206), Jamshedpur(4207), Ranchi(4205), Balasore(Odisha) (4601),
Berhampore(Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneswar(4604), Cuttack(4605), Rourkela(4610), Sambalpur(4609),
Gangtok(4001), Asansol(4417), Burdwan (4404), Durgapur (4426), Kalyani(4419), Kolkata(4410), Siliguri(4415)
3Karnataka,
Kerala Region (KKR)/
Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala
Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001),
Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi
(Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008),
Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010),
Udupi (9012). Ernakulam (9213),
Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205),
Kozhikode (9206), Thrissur (9212),
Thiruvananthapuram (9211).
4Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/
Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal (6001), Gwalior(6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014),
Sagar (6015), Ujjain (6016), Bilaspur
(6202), Raipur (6204), Durg-Bhilai
(6205)
5North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati(Dispur)(5105), Jorhat(5107), Silchar(5111), Tezpur (5112), Churachandpur(5502), Imphal(5501), Ukhrul(5503), Shillong(5401), Aizwal(5701), Dimapur (5301), Kohima(5302),  Agartala(5601),
6Northern Region (NR)/
Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand
Dehradun(2002), Haldwani(2003), Roorkee(2006), Delhi(2201), Ajmer(2401), Bikaner(2404), Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406), Udaipur(2409), Sikar(2411)
7North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/
Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir,
Ladakh and Punjab
Chandigarh/ Mohali(1601), Hamirpur(1202), Shimla(1203), Jammu(1004),
Samba(1010),  Srinagar(J& K)(1007), Leh(1005),     Amritsar(1404), Jalandhar(1402), Patiala(1403),
8Southern Region (SR)/
Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
Chirala(8011), Guntur(8001), Kakinada (8009), Kurnool(8003), Nellore (8010), Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati(8006), Vizianagaram(8012), Vijayawada(8008), Vishakhapatnam(8007), Puducherry(8401), Chennai(8201), Coimbatore(8202), Madurai(8204), Salem(8205), Tiruchirapalli(8206), Tirunelveli(8207), Vellore (8208),
Hyderabad(8601), Karimnagar (8604),
Warangal(8603)
9Western Region, (WR)/, Dadra and Nagar, Haveli and Daman, and Diu, Goa,, Gujarat and, MaharashtraPanaji(7801), Ahmedabad(7001), Anand(7011), Gandhinagar(7012),Mehsana(7013),  Rajkot(7006), Surat(7007), Vadodara(7002),, Amravati(7201), Aurangabad(7202),, Jalgaon(7214), Kolhapur(7203),, Mumbai(7204), Nagpur(7205), Nanded, (7206), Nashik(7207), Pune(7208)

What is exam scheme for SSC CGL Exam 2023?

The Computer Based Examination will be conducted in two tiers as indicated below:

Tier-I, Tier-II

Scheme of Tier-I  Examination:

TierSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allowed
IA. General     Intelligence     and Reasoning2550 
   1 hour
B. General Awareness2550
    (1 hour and 20 minutes
    for the candidates   eligible for scribe as per
C. Quantitative Aptitude2550
    Para-7.1, 7.2 and 7.3)
D. English Comprehension2550

Tier-I  will  consist  of  Objective  Type,  Multiple  choice  questions.  The questions  will  be  set  both  in  English  &   Hindi  except  for  English Comprehension.

There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.     

What is Exam Syllabus for SSC CGL Exam 2023?

Indicative Syllabus (Tier-I):

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

There will be both verbal and non-verbal type questions.

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& un-folding
 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.
General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates’ 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.

Quantitative Aptitude:
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 Allegation
 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.
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.

Indicative Syllabus (Tier-II):

Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities)
  1. Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between
  2. Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.
  3. Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear
  4. Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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
  5. Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square
  6. Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2𝜃 + cos2𝜃=1 etc.
  7. Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple
Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence):

Questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.

Semantic Analogy
 Symbolic operations
 Symbolic/ Number Analogy
 Trends
 Figural Analogy
 Space Orientation
 Semantic Classification
 Venn Diagrams
 Symbolic/ Number Classification
 Drawing inferences
 Figural Classification
 Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
 Semantic Series
 Figural Pattern- folding and completion
 Number Series
 Embedded figures
 Figural Series
 Critical Thinking
 Problem Solving
 Emotional Intelligence
 Word Building
 Social Intelligence
 Coding and de-coding
 Numerical operations
Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language and Comprehension):

Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and their correct usage; Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage. 

To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.

Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (General Awareness):

Questions are designed to test the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person.

The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency):
  1. Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard
  2. Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
  3. Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.
  4. Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive

Paper-II (Statistics):

  1. Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
  2. Measures of Central Tendency– Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles,
  3. Measures of Dispersion– Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
  4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
  5. Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
  6. Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
  7. Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
  8. Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non- probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution (statement only); Sample size
  9. Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence
  10. Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two- way classified data.
  11. Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
  12. Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index

Paper-III (General Studies-Finance and Economics):

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):
Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):
  1. Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  2. Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self-Balancing
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks):
  1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India –Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
  2. Finance Commission-Role and
  3. Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.
  4. Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour- Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
  5. Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
  6. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price determination in these

Indian Economy:

  1. Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors- Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
  2. National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
  3. Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
  4. Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of
  5. Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation,
  6. Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.

Money and Banking:

  1. Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
  2. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments. 10.7.2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

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