SSC CGL 2021 Exam Postponed Due to COVID- 19

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The Staff Selection Commission- Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL) has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The Staff Selection Commission of India conducts SSC CGL for vacancies in various government departments. 

The notice for postponement of the Tier-I examinations dated 7 May 2021 was released on the official website ( The exam was earlier scheduled to be held from 29 May 2021 to 7 June 2021 as per the SSC CGL 2020-21 official notice. A new exam date will be announced by the Commission later in due course for assessment of the situation.

In addition to the SSC CGL 2020, the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examinations have also been delayed from their earlier notified dates. Therefore, candidates are advised to check the official website for timely updates regarding examinations regularly. 

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

Both Tier-I and Tier-II examinations are conducted online and on different dates as per the SSC CGL 2020 scheduled dates.

Tier-I Exam

  • Computer-based online test of 200 marks with a duration of 60 minutes
  • Negative marking of 0.5 marks
  • No sectional cut off
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes

(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)

General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
Total 100 200

Tier-II Exam

  • Candidates who qualify for the Tier-I Exam are eligible to write the Tier-II Exam
  • No sectional cut off
  • Negative marking of 0.5 marks for Paper I, III & IV
  • Negative marking of 0.25 marks for Paper II
Paper Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
Paper I Quantitative Aptitude 100 200 2 Hours For Each Paper(40 min extra for Paper III & IV)
Paper II English Language & Comprehension 200 200
Paper III Statistics (Paper I & II as above) 100 200
Paper IV General Studies (Finance & Economics, Paper I & II as above ) 100 200
  Total 500 800


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