Important FAQs: SSC CGL 2014 Exams for Central Government jobs

If you aspire for Central Government jobs, Group B and C Central Government Jobs, then SSC CGL Exams are for you. What is the important information you must know. To Help you below are some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

SSC,Important FAQs: SSC CGL 2014 Exams for Central Government jobs, combined graduate level, cgl 2014What is SSC CGL Exam?

Answer: Ahead of you is the SSC CGL Exam 2014 for government jobs in India. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the Body which conducts the CGL or Combined Graduate Level Examination. SSC is also the body which finally does the selection and recruitment for the advertised vacancies in central govt. departments including Union Ministries.

What is the Eligibility Qualification for SSC CGL Examination?

Answer: The Eligibility Qualification is Graduation for Any UGC recognised university in India. The Eligibility qualification is Graduation.

What is the Age Limit for SSC CGL Examination?

Answer: Unless some particular educational qualifications are required, all positions require graduation from a recognized university. The Age limit for SSC CGL exam is 18-27 years. The Age limit is calculated as on January 1 of the examination year.
For instance, for SSC CGL exam 2014 the age limit of 18-27 years will be calculated as on January 1, 2014. The applicant must have acquired 18 years as on January 1, 2014. the applicant must not have exceeded 27 years of age  as on January 01, 2014.
For some positions though, the SSC mentions particular educational eligibility and Age limit criteria. For instance for S

tatistical investigator post the Age must not exceed 26 years. The educational qualification for Statistical investigator posts is a Graduate d

egree in statistics/ maths/ economics/commerce with statistics or related branch as a subject.

Is there any Relaxation in Age for SSC CGL Examination?

Answer: Yes, but only for Reserved categories and Special Categories like Ex servicemen etc. Relaxation in Upper age limit for OBC – 3 yrs, SC/ST – 5yrs, PH – 10 years (refer notice for detailed limits).

What is the number of vacancies in SSC CGL Examination?

Answer: At the time of SSC Notification for SSC CGL examination, there’s NO MENTION of the number of vacancies. In the SSC Combined Graduate Level exam 2014 notification this year as well, there is no mention of the number of vacancies at first stage.
But the SSC CGL examination applicant can safely assume the vacancies to be in thousands. Around 8000-10,000 . Thus for SSC CGL 2014 as well there will be 8k-10k vacancies.

What Posts are filled through SSC CGL Examination?

Answer: The SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is held for Central Government Group B & C cadre posts.

What are the Posts for recruitment in SSC CGL Examination 2014?

Answer: In the SSC CGL 2014, the following vacancies are up for recruitment:

Group B posts

  • Assistant Posts in Ministry of Railway, External affairs, Intelligence bureau, Central Vigilance Commission, Central Secretariat Service,Dept of revenue,Enforcement directorate.
  • Inspector Posts in Income tax, Excise dept. & Central bureau of narcotics
  • Sub inspectors at CBI, Divisional accountant at offices under CAG
  • Statistical investigator

Group C posts

Auditor, Accountant, Upper division clerk, Tax assistant, Compiler etc., with pay scale of Rs.5200 – 20200

What is the Selection procedure in SSC CGL Examination?

Answer: The SSC Combined Graduate Level examinations is a Competitive examination, with a multi-tier or Multi Phase Structure.

Tier I exam is common for all positions which comprises of four papers,
  • General intelligence
  • General awareness
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • English comprehension

While the duration of test is 2 hours each section carries maximum 50 marks. Thus the four sections have  200 marks in Total.

Tier II or Phase 2 is scheduled in August, and has 3 papers –

  • Quantitative abilities
  • English language
  • Statistics

Each paper carries 200 Marks.

Based on the results, candidates would be shortlisted for Interview/ Skill test / Computer proficiency etc according to the posts they had applied for. This is the Second Level of the SSC CGL Exam.

What is the Written Examination Dates for SSC CGL 2014 Examination?

Answer: Last Date to Apply for CGL 2014 : Before February 14, 2014

Date of Written Exams SSC CGL 2014 :

Tier I – April 27, 2014 and May 4, 2014

Tier II – August 30-31, 2014


What are the Steps to pay fee & Register for SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 ?

Answer: The application fees is Rs.100 (all women & sc/st/ph/ExSm applicants are exempt) which can be paid through

  • Central Recruitment Fee Stamps: If you are submitting the application offline by visiting SSC offices directly, CRFS stamps should be pasted in the application.
  • State Bank of India: Those opting for online application submission must deposit the fee amount at any SBI branch.The challan shall also be generated online after completing Part I of the registration process.

The facility to apply online for SSC combine graduate level exam 2014 is available at &

How To Register for SSC CGL 2014 Tier II ?

Answer: On successful payment that’s completion of the registration for the Tier 1, Re-Login using the & password, and continue with registration for SSC CGL 2014 Phase 2 or Tier 2.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • dip Feb 16, 2014, 5:53 pm

    sir, if we have applied two online application what action taken byssc

    • A Bisht Feb 18, 2014, 9:11 am


      Do you mean, in the process of applying online you had to submit the application twice, possibly due to some technical glitch on computer or page not loading?

  • ALAGU MURUGESAN Mar 16, 2014, 9:39 pm

    I forgot login and password what I am do answer me

  • aryan malik Mar 20, 2014, 9:00 am

    Sir I m looking forward for the post of inspector in excise and income tax. Kindly tell me the number of vancancies in these departments and number of applicants.
    Plz give a rough idea.
    thank you

  • Sanu Sep 5, 2014, 7:25 am

    I have not passed my degree when i applied for the examination. is there any prblm?

    • A Bisht Sep 9, 2014, 12:53 pm

      Dear Sanu,

      I think there will be no problem, unless the notification specifically mentions that those in the final year of qualifying exam can also apply. Please refer to the notification for the specific detail.

      Thanks Admin

  • bhalwinder singh Apr 2, 2015, 11:43 am

    is it necessary to give statistics exam ??although we have applied for statistics investigator

  • vishnu k lalu May 10, 2015, 11:22 am

    sir can u specify the job profile and promotion post of an assistant in ib? step by step?

    • A Bisht May 18, 2015, 8:46 pm

      Will try to dedicate an article to it.

      Thanks Admin