SSC CGL 2019-20 exam notification released: check exam dates, vacancies and tips to crack the exam

As per the SSC CGL 2019 official notification, SSC (Staff Selection Commission) will hold Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam 2019-20 for filling up several Group “B” and Group “C” posts in different ministries/offices/departments of Govt. of India. The SSC CGL exam 2019 has a 4-Tier system in which Tier 1 and Tier 2 are computer-based, while in Tier 3 and Tier 4, job applicants have to take up a descriptive paper and a computer proficiency test or skills test and the document verification.

The entire process of registration and communication will be online and applicants are required to qualify each phase of CGL exam to move on to the next level, before the final selection.

SSC CGL examination dates
The SSC CGL 2019 examination dates have been published on the official CGL notification dated 22 October 2019. According to this notification:

  • Application process start date is: 22 October 2019
  • Last date to apply is: 25 November 2019
  • Last date for making online fee payment and generation of offline challan is: 27 November 2019
  • Last date for payment through challan is: 29 November 2019
  • Tier 1 exam date for SSC CGL 2019: 2nd March to 11th March 2020
  • Tier 2 and Tier 3 (DES) exam date: 22nd June to 25th June 2020
  • Tier 4 exam – Will be notified later

The tentative vacancies for Group B and Group C posts for SSC CGL 2019 exam are around 9200. Usually, this recruitment is held for various posts including the below ones:

  • Assistant section officer
  • Assistant enforcement officer
  • Auditor
  • Assistant accounts officer
  • Assistant audit officer
  • Sub-inspector
  • Junior statistical officer
  • Inspector of income tax/examiner
  • Senior secretariat assistant
  • Upper-division clerks
  • Tax assistant
  • Divisional accountant in respective ministries and offices

What is SSC CGL 2019 exam eligibility?
Before applying for any post, candidates must check the eligibility criteria. Only those candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear for the exam. The eligibility criteria for the exam is as follows:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.
  • The lower and upper age limits for the exam are 18 years to 32 years.
  • Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university
  • Physical fitness- For candidates for certain like police constable, assistant sub-inspector, etc.

Tips to crack SSC CGL 2019 exam
Every year thousands of students spear for this exam with an aspiration to get a government job. Since the competition level of this exam is quite high due to the increasing number of applications every year, therefore one should focus on some routine practices to crack the exam, like the below ones:

  • Build and follow a study and time management plan
  • Practice previous years examinations and take online mock tests
  • Make a habit of reading newspapers to increase knowledge and improve English
  • Create and revise your notes
  • Practice important topics and try to strengthen your weak areas

Make sure to follow a proper study routine daily comprising of previous years’ exams, best study materials, and online mock tests. Timely management of all such practices will surely help you to crack SSC CGL 2019 exam.

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