Are you eagerly awaiting the news about the SSC CGL 2024 notification release date? If yes, we have good news for you. The Staff Selection Commission has unveiled the SSC CGL 2024 calendar highlighting the release of the CGL notification on 11 June 2024.
So, if you fail to clear the SSC CGL tier-2 cut-off in 2023, you have another opportunity at your doorstep. Therefore, you shouldn’t wait and start your preparation with full zeal.
Know about the details of the SSC CGL 2024 exam, its eligibility criteria, age limit, vacancy, exam dates, etc in this post. Also, we will make available the notification pdf download option once it is out officially.
Expected Vacancy Count
Talking about the SSC CGL 2024 vacancy expected number, it will be revealed after the release of the SSC CGL recruitment 2024 notification. In 2023, the commission released 8440 vacancies for various posts.
Eligible candidates can apply for Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in different organizations & departments of the government of India.
Expected Exam Date
In line with the tentative SSC calendar 2024 available on ssc.nic.in, the SSC CGL exam is likely to take place between September and October of 2024.
The dates for the tier-2 exam will be announced as per the finalization of tier-1 exam dates. Hence, interested candidates have around 9-10 months (at the time of writing) to prepare for the exam.
So, buckle up and ride on a journey of SSC CGL preparation without any delay.
Students appearing for the exam need to fulfill certain eligibility criteria regarding age, nationality, and educational qualification. Here are details on this subject:
Candidates applying for the SSC CGL 2024 must be citizens of India. Also, subjects of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibetan refugees (who settled in India before 1st January 1962) are eligible to apply for the SSC exam.
Also, applicants of Indian origin willing to migrate from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, and East African countries namely, Uganda, Kenya, the United Public of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Zambia can apply for the SSC CGL exam in 2024.
SSC CGL 2024 Age Limit
Government job aspirants passionate about preparing for this graduation level exam often ask: What is the age limit for SSC 2024?
The age criteria vary as per the different posts announced in the SSC recruitment notification. Here are the details of the age limits for various categories:
|Auditor, Accountant, Junior Assistant, Senior Secretariate, UDC
|Assistant Section Officer (ASO)
|Assistant Audit Officer (AAO), Income Tax Inspector, Division Accountant
|Group B, Group B Gazetted, Group C
|Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub Inspector
|Up to 30
|Junior Statistical Officer
|Up to 32
However, it would help if you looked at the official notification when it is out to verify the age-related details.
SSC CGL eligibility criteria for the 2024 exam also demand that candidates have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
Also, students in the final year of their graduation could apply for the exam if they get the required qualifications before the cut-off date. Below are the qualification details for various categories:
|Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)
|Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university in any subject. But for specific roles, you need certain qualifications for it. For example, some posts require Chartered Accountant (CA), Cost & Management Accountant, Masters in Business Studies, Masters in Business Administration (Finance), Masters in Commerce, etc.
|Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)
|Either you need to possess a Bachelor's Degree from any recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks in Mathematics. Or, it will work if candidates have statistics as one of the subjects in their bachelor's degree.
|Some certain posts demand candidates to have a bachelor's degree in subjects such as finance, statistics, economics, mathematics, etc.
|Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized university
Exam Application Fee for Various Categories
Usually, the application fee for the CGL exam remains the same every year. However, it is wise to check the SSC CGL 2024 notification to see for any changes (which is unlikely to happen!).
|Females, SC, ST, PwBD, Other Reserved Classes
Applicants can choose to pay their application fees through both online and offline modes. For offline payment, you can complete the process by submitting the challan through the nearest SBI bank.
For online payment, you can opt for options such as BHIM UPI/Net Banking or consider using a debit card.
However, if you go for any correction then you are liable to pay ₹200 for the first time. For subsequent changes in the application form, the charges are ₹500. Note that the correction fee is valid for every category of candidates.
SSC CGL exam pattern 2024 comprises two tiers of examination. Here are the details for the two stages of exams conducted by the commission:
SSC CGL tier-1 exam includes 4 sections with 100 total questions. Each question is of 2 marks with a negative marking of 0.50 mark for each wrong answer.
Note that these marks don’t get counted in the final score and you just need to clear the cut-off to qualify for the tier-2 exam. Here are the details for it:
|Number of Questions
|General Intelligence & Reasoning
SSC CGL Tier-2 Pattern
Candidates who get selected in the tier-1 exam get to appear for the tier-2 exam. SSC conducts the tier-2 exam in 3 phases and candidates can appear for all three phases if they qualify for it. Here is the information about the three phases of the tier-2 exam:
|Paper I: (Compulsory for All Subjects)
|2 Hr 30 Mins
|Paper II: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Statistical Investigator Gr. II
|Paper III: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer
SSC CGL 2024 selection process requires passing Tier-1 & Tier-2 exams. After qualifying for the tier-1 exam, aspirants need to go for the tier-2 which is conducted with three papers in it. Then, candidates who clear the cutoff for the tier-2 exam are selected for different posts they applied for.
SSC recruits candidates for the Group B & C posts for different pay levels ranging from level 4 to level 7. Also, there is a category of Group B gazetted posts with a Level-8 pay scale. Here are the salary details for different posts:
|Level - 4
|Level - 5
|Level - 6
|Group B & C
|Level - 7
|Group B & C
|Level - 8
|Group B Gazetted
However, you must check for the SSC CGL 2024 notification to gain deeper insights about the salary for different posts.
So, know you know about the SSC CGL 2024 notification’s expected date of release. After going through all the details such as age limit, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, selection process, etc, start preparing for this lucrative exam.
We will update you with any information on this subject as and when it comes. Best of Luck!