SSC CGL Recruitment 2018: CGL 2018 Online Application, Notification, Date, Vacancy, Syllabus

SSC CGL 2018 Exam: Hello Guys! Finally, the date of SSC CGL Exam 2018 has arrived. Staff Selection Commission of India has released SSC CGL 2018 online Application and Notification. SSC CGL Notification has released on 5th May 2018 and the last date to Apply is 5th June 2018. Candidates can check the Official Notification on the official website – This article will provide information regarding the SSC CGL 2018 Notification, Exam Date, Online Application, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card and more.

SSC CGL 2018 Application Form Released Now – Apply Link Available Below 


About SSC CGL 2018 Exam

SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination is called as SSC CGL Exam. This is one of the most popular Government Job exams that is conducted by the Government of India every year. The Staff Selection Commission was established in the year 1975. Every year 30-50 Lakhs of candidates apply for this Examination. The examination is conducted to recruit staff to the various posts in ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India. Through SSC CGL Exam 2018, candidates will be selected for various Group B and C Posts. Every year 15-20 Lakhs of candidates appear the Examination and the final shortlisted and selected candidates work in the Ministry and various Government Departments.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like-

  1. Assistant in Ministries/ Departments, Attached and Sub-ordinate Office of Government of India.
  2. Inspector of Central Exercise and Customs
  3. Inspectors of Income Tax
  4. Preventive Officers in Customs
  5. Examiner in Customs
  6. Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics and CBI
  7. Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
  8. Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor, and UDC’s in various offices of Government of India.
  9. Auditor Offices under C and AG, CGDA, CGA, and others.
  10. Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  11. Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC.
  12. Compiler in Registrar General of India.

SSC CGL Notification 2018

The recruitment notification for SSC CGL 2018 will be released on 5th May 2018 by Staff Selection Commission India. The CGL Tier I Exam will be conducted on 25th July 2018 to 20th August 2018. The SSC CGL Tier II Exam will be conducted on 27th November 2018 to 30th November 2018. Last Year,  2017 the Official Notification was released on 16th May 2017 and around 8089 vacancies were released. So, candidates must start preparing for the Examination to get selected for the desirable posts.

SSC CGL 2018 Notification

SSC CGL 2018 Notification

SSC CGL Exam Date

According to the latest update, the Combined Graduate Level Examination 2018 Tier I will be conducted on 25th July 2018 to 20th August 2018.

Events SSC CGL 2018 Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Apply Online 5th May 2018 to 25th May 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I 25th July to 20th August 2018 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-II 27th November 2018 to 30th November 2018
SSC CGL Tier- III (Des) To be Notified Later
SSC CGL Tier IV Exam To be Notified Later

SSC CGL Vacancy 2018

SSC CGL is a popular examination in India. Every year 30-50 Lakhs of candidates apply for this Examination and 15-20 Lakhs of candidates appear the Examination and the final shortlisted and selected candidates work in the Ministry and various Government Departments.

The table below is the SSC CGL 2018 Vacancy Details of the past 6 years and expected vacancy details of 2018.

SSC CGL Exam Total Number of Vacancies
SSC CGL 2013 Vacancies 16114
SSC CGL 2014 Vacancies 17166
SSC CGL 2015 Vacancies 9217
SSC CGL 2016 Vacancies 10750
SSC CGL 2017 Vacancies 5000+
SSC CGL 2018 Vacancies 20000 (expected)

SSC CGL 2018 Recruitment

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” Category Posts in various Government Ministries, Department, and Offices. The Exam is held in four tiers. The first two tier exams is held online and the last two tier exams are held offline. The complete registration process and communication procedure is held online on the Official website of SSC CGL. To get selected for SSC CGL, candidates have to qualify each stage of the Examination.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2018

Age Limit

  • The minimum age of the candidate must be 27 years and the maximum age of the candidate must be 30 years.

Post-Wise Age-Limit: 

Group Posts Department Age-Limit


Assistant Audit Officer / Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit and Accounts and CAG  

30 years







Assistant Section Officer CSS / MEA / Railway /IB / AFHQ / other Ministries 20-30 years
ITI/ Excise / Preventive Officer / Examiner / Asst. Enforcement Officer / Inspector of Posts  

CBDT / CBEC / Revenue Dept. / Dept. of Posts

30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement and Department of Revenue Up to 30 years
Inspector Narcotics 18-27 years
Assistant/Superintendent Other Ministries 30 years
Sub-Inspector NIA 30 years
Divisional Accountant CAG 30 years
Assistant Other Ministries 18-27 years


Junior Statistical Officer M/O of Statistics and Prog. Implementation  

32 years





Tax Assistant CBEC 20-27 years
Tax Assistant CBDT 18-27 years
Auditor CAG / CGDA / Other Departments  

18 years-27 years

Sub-Inspector Narcotics 18 years-27 years

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a Graduate Degree and the candidates who are in the final year of the graduation are also eligible for SSC CGL 2018 with their provisional degrees.
  • For Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer:
    • Essential Qualifications: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.
    • Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost and Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce/ Business Studies/ Business Administration (Finance)/ Business Economics.
  • For Junior Statistical Officer:
    • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% marks in Mathematics at 12 standard level.
    • Bachelor’s Degree at any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects at Degree Level.

SSC CGL 2018 Age Relaxation Criteria

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

Check Your Age Eligibility

Age-Limit Date of Birth
18-27 year  Born not earlier than 02.August.1990 and not later than 01.August.1999
20-27 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1990 and not later than 01.August.1999
20-30 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1987 and not later than 01.August.1997
32 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1985 and not later than 01.August.1999

 SSC CGL 2018 Application Fee

  • The Cost of the Application Fees is Rs 100/-
  • Application Fees is exempted for ST/SC/PWD/Female/Ex-Servicemen Candidates.
  • The Application Fees can be paid through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking/ Credit Card/Debit Card.
  • If the candidate is making the payment through cash then he/she should take the printout of the challan that is generated online. Deposit the fee in any SBI Branch and then continue with Part-II Registration Process.

SSC CGL Application Form 2018

  • The SSC CGL Application Forms will be available from 5th May 2018.
  • The Application Forms will be available online on the official website.
  • Candidates must provide correct and valid information.
  • Before filling the SSC CGL 2018 Application Form, candidates must go through the Instructions.

How To Apply Online for SSC CGL Application Form

  1. Visit the Official Website through Valid ID –
  2. Search for SSC CGL 2018 Application Form and click on it.
  3. Fill in the Application Form and fill in the Part I Registration
  4. Make the payment online/through challan.
  5. Upload scanned photograph and signature
  6. Click on the submit button
  7. Download and take the printout of the application form for future reference.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Centers and Center Code

SSC CGL 2018 will conduct the Examination across every part of India. Below is the list of the Exam Centers with Center Code. Candidates can check and select the desired examination center according to their suitability.

 Name of Region List of the Exam Centers and Center Code
Allahabad Region Agra (3001), Allahabad (3003), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007) , Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010) Meerut (3011), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206)
Kolkata Region Gangtok (4001), Ranchi(4205), Barasat (4402), Berhampore (WB) (4403), Chinsurah (4405), Jalpaiguri (4408), Kolkata(4410), Malda (4412), Midnapur (4413), Siliguri (4415), Berhampore (Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneswar (4604), Cuttack (4605), Keonjhargarh (4606), Sambalpur (4609), Port Blair (4802)
Bangalore Region Bangalore(9001), Dharwar (9004), Gulbarga (9005), Mangalore(9008), Mysore (9009), Kochi (9204), Kozhikode(Calicut)(9206), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Thrissur (9212)
New Delhi Region Almora(2001), Dehradun(2002), Haldwani (2003), Srinagar (Uttarakhand) (2004), Haridwar (2005), Delhi(2201), Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402), Bharatpur(2403),Bikaner (2404), Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406), Kota(2407), Sriganagnagar (2408), Udaipur(2409)
Assam Region Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati (Dispur)(5105), Jorhat (5107),Silchar(5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong(5401) ,Imphal(5501), Churachandpur (5502), Agartala(5601), Aizwal(5701)
Chennai Region Guntur(8001), Kurnool (8003), Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati (8006), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Vijaywada (8008) Chennai(8201), Coimbatore(8202), Madurai (8204), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Puducherry(8401), Hyderabad(8601), Nizamabad (8602),Warangal(8603)
Chhattisgarh Region Bhopal(6001), Chindwara (6003), Guna(6004), Gwalior (6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur (6007), Khandwa (6009), Ratlam(6011), Satna(6014), Sagar (6015), Ambikapur(6201), Bilaspur(6202) Jagdalpur(6203), Raipur(6204), Durg(6205)
Chandigarh Region Anantnag (1001), Baramula(1002), Jammu(1004), Leh(1005), Rajouri(1006), Srinagar(J&K) (1007), Kargil (1008), Dodda (1009), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla(1203), Bhathinda (1401), Jalandhar(1402), Patiala (1403), Amritsar( 1404), Chandigarh (1601)
Mumbai Region Ahmedabad(7001) Vadodara (7002), Rajkot(7006), Surat(7007), Bhavnagar(7009), Kutch (7010), Amaravati (7201), Aurangabad(7202), Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik (7207), Pune(7208), Thane(7210) Bhandara (7211), Chandrapur(7212), Akola(7213), Jalgaon(7214), Ahmednagar(7215), Alibaug(7216), Panaji(7801)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination that is held in four tiers/ levels.

Tier Type Mode of the Examination
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Questions Computer Based Test Online
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Questions Computer Based Test Online
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in Hindi/English Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-IV Skills Test/ Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Staff Selection Committee has made some certain changes in SSC CGL 2018. The list of the modifications are as follows:

  • Tier I and II will be conducted online.
  • The SSC CGL will have a Descriptive Paper of 100 marks with a time duration of 60 minutes.
  • The Descriptive Paper (Tier-III) will be conducted in Pen and Paper Mode. It will be mainly on Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application Writing.
  • The Tier-IV Exam is the Computer Proficiency Test/ Skills Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.
  • The time duration of Tier-I Exam is reduced from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • There is no sectional cut-off.
  • Paper I and II is compulsory for all the posts.
  • Paper III is only for “Statistical Invigilator Grade II” and “Compiler”
  • Paper IV is only for the Post “Assistant Audit Officer”.

SSC CGL Tier I 2018 Exam Pattern

S No. (Section) Subject Number of Questions Max. Marks Exam Duration


General Intelligence and Reasoning  




60 Minutes




General Awareness  






Quantitative Aptitude  






English Comprehension  




Total 100 200
  •  There is negative marking for every wrong answer. 0.25 Marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The Exam duration is 80 minutes for Physically Handicapped Candidates.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-II Exam Pattern





Number of Questions  

Max. Marks


Exam Duration



Quantitative Abilities  





2 Hours



English Language and Comprehension  





2 Hours

3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours


General Studies (Finance and Economics)  





2 Hours

SSC CGL 2018 Admit Card

The SSC CGL 2018 Admit card will be released online. SSC will release Admit card for every stage of the Exam. SSC CGL Tier I Exam Admit Card will be released on first week of July 2018. Candidates can download the SSC CGL 2018 from the Official website of SSC. The Admit Card is a mandatory document that has to be carried during the Examination. No candidate will be allowed to appear the Examination without an SSC CGL 2018 Admit Card.

SSC CGL Result 2018

The SSC will release the SSC CGL Result in four stages after the completion of each exam. The candidates who qualify the rounds gets selected for the next round. The results will be available online on the official candidates.

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