SSC CGL 2017 Notification Released: Apply Online, Exam Date, Age Limit, Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2017 Notification Details, Apply Online and Exam Date

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has issued a notification on Monday, 15th May, 2017 for Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGL) 2017 for filling up the different categories of posts (non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non-gazetted) in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations. Filling of online application form for CGL Tier-1 will start from 16th May, 2017 and last date for filling the form is 16th June, 2017. Candidate can apply on

SSC CGL 2017 Notification Details

Online Application Starting Date 16-05-2017
Online Application Closing Date 16-06-2017
Tier-1 Exam Date 01-08-2017 to 20-08-2017
Tier-2 Exam Date 10-11-2017 and 11-11-2017
Tier-3 Exam Date 21-01-2018
Tier-4 Exam Date February 2018
Application Fee Rs 100
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Important Information about SSC CGL 2017

  • Exam duration for Tier-1 is 60 minutes (earlier it was 75 minutes)
  • Age will be calculated as on August 1st, 2017
  • Education Qualification will be seen as on 1st August 2017 i.e. the candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 1st August 2017.
  • Questions in Tier-I of General Intelligent & Reasoning, English Comprehension and General Awareness section will be of  a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation  and Quantitative Aptitude will be 10th standard level
  • Question in Tier-2: Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level
  • Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)is only for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax)

CGL 2017 Tier-1 exam will be held from 1st August to 20th August and Tier-2 is scheduled on 10th and 11th November. Tier-3 Descriptive Paper will be held on 21st January, 2018 and the Skill Test (Tier-4) is scheduled in February of next year.

Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2017

  • Tier-1 Online Computer Based Examination for Paper 1 
  • Tier-2 Online Computer Based Examination for Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 (optional) and Paper 4 (optional)
  • Tier-3 Pen and Paper Mode for Descriptive Paper 
  • Tier-4 Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Pattern

Subject Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence
& Reasoning
25 50 60 minutes
80 minutes for
VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-2 Pattern

Paper Subjects Questions Marks Time
Paper I Quantitative
100 200 120 minutes
and 160 minutes
for VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy
Paper II English Language
200 200
Paper III Statistics/
100 200
Paper IV General Studies
(Finance and Economics)
100 200

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-3 Pattern

Paper Subjects Marks Time
Paper I Descriptive Paper
in English/Hindi
(writing of Essays/
Precis/ Letter/
Applications etc.)
200 60 minutes
and 80 minutes
for VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-4 Pattern

It will consist of Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)/ Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification. Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)is only for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). CPT and DEST will be only for qualifying.

Age Limit

Post Age Limit
Statistical Investigator
Grade II
Max 32 years
Assistant in CSS 20 - 27 years
Assistant in IB 21 - 30 years
Assistant Enforcement
Officer / SI in CBI / SI
in NIA
30 years
SI in Central Bureau
of Narcotics
20 - 27 years
All Other posts 18 - 27 years

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Handicapped (PH)
10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

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