SSC CGL 2021

Staff selection commission – Combined Graduate level or SSC CGL is an exam which can guarantee jobs in various Government in group B and Group C posts. Cracking SSC CGL examination can offer you eighteen thousand Rupees to twenty-five thousand rupees at the starting. Private sector jobs are quite insecure and fail to provide any job security. In this situation where massive salary cuts and layoffs are happening in the private sectors, preparing for a government exam can be beneficial as it can give you lifetime security. Additionally, government jobs offer you many benefits which private jobs fail to provide. Hence it may be a prudent decision to aim for SSC CGL examination. The below article will help you with the important details of the exam and the preparation tips. 

Important Dates and Exam Dates for SSC CGL 2021

Events Tentative Date
Notification Release Date 2nd week of October 2021
Online Application Starts on 2nd week of October 2021
Online Application Ends on 3rd week of November 2021
Tier-I Admit Card last week of February 2022
Tier-I Exam Date (CBE) 1st week of March 2022
Tier-I Result May 2022
Tier-II & III Admit Card 3rd week of June 2022
Tier-II Exam Date (CBE) last week of June 2022
Tier-III Exam Date  last week of June 2022

Application Form and registration Process

For applying online, the candidate needs first to visit the official website of SSC-

Then he must register using his valid phone number and email id. Upon registering, he will receive a registration id; he needs to keep safely for future correspondence. Then he must enter some of the essential details which will be asked. He needs to upload documents like his signature, educational certifications, etc.

Category Application fee
General male candidate
Rs. 100
Female candidates and SC/ST/PH/Ex-servicemen nil

SSC CGL 2021 Syllabus

As indicated in the table below, Tier 1 and Tier II consists of General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. Let’s look into the syllabus:

Subject Details
English Comprehension Paragraph, fill in the blanks
General Intelligence and Reasoning space visualization, analogies, similarities and differences, problem solving, relationship concepts, spatial orientation, judgment, visual memory, discrimination, analysis, observation, decision making, statement conclusion, arithmetic number series, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, syllogistic reasoning etc. Symbolic/Number Analogy, Semantic Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Classification, Trends, Space, Word Building, Number Series, symbolic Operations, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding, Venn Diagrams, Embedded Figures, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence etc.
General Awareness every day happening and current news based on politics, social, sports, awards, space, technology, defence, and other important daily news. The question will also be based on Culture, History, Geography, General Policy & Scientific Research, Economics etc.
Quantitative Aptitude fractions, Percentage, Averages, computation of whole numbers, decimals, Ratio & Proportion, Interest, Profit and Loss, Time & Work, relationships between numbers, Square roots, Discount, Time and distance, Heights and Distances, Partnership Business, Equations, Frequency polygon, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, tangents, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Circle, Right Prism, Quadrilaterals, Triangle, Hemispheres, Regular Polygons, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Histogram, Degree and Radian Measures, Bar diagram & Pie chart

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern

Exam Details Details
Tier I Exam mode Online
Subjects General Intelligence & Reasoning (25 Questions of 50 marks)

General Awareness25 Questions of 50 marks)

Quantitative Aptitude25 Questions of 50 marks)

English Language(25 Questions of 50 marks)


Total Questions 100
Total Marks 200
Time Duration Time is 60 minutes (For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes)
Tier II Exam mode Online
Subjects Quantitative Abilities (100 Questions of 200 Marks)

Statistics (100 Questions of 200 Marks)

General Studies (100 Questions of 200 Marks)

(Finance and Economics)

English Language & Comprehension (200 Questions of 200 Marks)

Total Questions  500
Total Marks 800
Time Duration 120 Minutes (for each Paper)

For VH/ OH: 160 Minute

Tier III Exam mode Pen and Paper Based
Subjects Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/Application etc.)
Total Questions
Total Marks 100
Time Duration 60 mins and 80 minutes for VH & Cerebral Palsy applicants. 
Tier IV Exam mode Online
Patterns It consists of DEST TEST and CPT test

In DEST test candidate is required to type 2000 words

CPT test: here candidate’s proficiency is checked in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and slide generation

Time Duration DEST -15 Minutes
SSC CGL 2021 Result

The SSC CGL result can be viewed from the official website. Candidates need to login to the sites by entering their roll number and date of Birth. He can download and take a print of the result for further reference.

SSC CGL 2021 Preparation Tips
  • As the first step of the preparation process, the candidate must be aware of the critical dates. A candidate can find the dates of SSC CGL 2021 in this article.
  • You can consider joining a reputed institute that will help you in the preparation process.
  • You can also study on your own. But it is imperative to be methodical if you do self-study. Sincerity is important.
  • You should start your preparation process earlier. Study every day and don’t leave things at the end moment. Instead, just before the exam day, you should sleep well so that you can be alert during the exam.
  • It would help if you also had a light meal before the exam. A hungry stomach can distract you during your examination, and a heavy meal can make you feel drowsy.
  • You can study the previous years’ question banks to know about the examination pattern and get familiar with the kinds of question asked in the examination
  • You should attempt mock tests as much as possible. You may feel that your preparation is complete, but unless you attend the mock test, you may fail to understand where you are lagging.
  • You should identify your strength and weakness, and you should build a preparation strategy accordingly. You may be naturally dexterous in a particular subject while you may be weak in another. Ideally, it would help if you kept the right balance. Remember, you can get overall good marks if you score well in one subject and fail in the other.
  • You can form study groups while studying. This will prevent monotony. Also, you will feel more competitive by seeing your friends or peers.
  • You are also advised to join the online forums and to take advice from the previous year’s toppers. This would help you in the preparation process.

Cracking the SSC CGL is not so difficult but at the same time, it is also not a cakewalk. The above articles will give you all the information regarding the SSC- CGL exam. The right strategy along with hard work can help you crack this exam easily.

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