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SSC CGL Exam Dates

SSC CGL Exam Dates – Notifications, Key Dates, Answer Key, Exam Centres

by Anup Chowdhury

SSC CGL Exam Dates – SSC CGL 2019 Tier I was conducted on the scheduled dates (3-9 March 2020) and the candidates qualifying Tier I will become eligible to appear for Tier II. While the results of the Tier I exam have been postponed, its answer key has been released on March 15, 2020, itself. Candidates can download the SSC CGL Tier I answer key by using their registration ID and password. Also, SSC CGL (2018) Tier-III result that was scheduled to be announced on May 08, 2020, has been postponed due to the nation-wise COVID-19 lockdown. 

SSC CGL recruitment exam is conducted in four stages – Tier I Preliminary Exam; Tier II Main Exam; Tier III Descriptive Test and Tier IV Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test. As of now, SSC CGL 2019 Tier II and Tier III are scheduled to be conducted from June 22 to June 25, 2020

In this article, you will get updated SSC CGL exam events table, SSC tier 1 2019 answer key details, exam analysis, checking answer key online and SSC CGL 2020 tentative exam dates.

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SSC CGL Exam Dates – SSC CGL Exam Events Table

The events related to SSC CGL 2019 are mentioned below along with the scheduled dates. 

SSC CGL Tier I Exam March 3 – 9, 2020
SSC CGL Official Answer Key  March 15, 2020
Last Date to Raise Objection Against Answer Key March 21, 2020
Release of SSC CGL 2019 Result for Tier I April 2020 (delayed due to coronavirus outbreak)

SSC CGL Exam Dates – 2019 Tier 1 Answer Key

Tier I Answer Key for SSC CGL 2019 was released on 15 March 2020. The answer keys released by the authorities are tentative. This means that if a candidate is not satisfied with the answer of any question, he/she can apply for an objection on it or challenge it. The authorities will then formally evaluate the objection and release the final results accordingly.

To register for SSC CGL exam, read SSC CGL Exam Registration blog here.

Process to check the answer key

Step 1: Visit the official website of SSC

Step 2: Find and click the “Answer Key” tab available on the Homepage of the website

Step 3: Click on the link for which you want to check the answer key

Step 4: Enter the user ID and password and click on the “Login” button

Step 5: Download and print SSC CGL answer key

SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Online Exam was conducted from March 3, 2020, to March 9, 2020. The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is conducted every year for the recruitment of posts like Inspector/ Sub-Inspector, Auditor, Accountant / Junior Accountant, Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division Clerks, etc. 

SSC CGL 2019 Tier I Paper Analysis:

  1. Quantitative aptitude paper was of moderate difficulty level.
  2. General Intelligence & Reasoning was easier to solve.
  3. The General Awareness section was of moderate difficulty level and the maximum number of questions were from current affairs.
  4. English Language and Comprehension questions were easy to solve.

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern:

No. of Attempts Quantitative Aptitude General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness English Language and Comprehension Total
15-17 19-21 19-21 17-19 77-81

SSC CGL Exam Dates – 2020 Exam Events

SSC CGL 2020 exam events (tentative)

Notification September 15, 2020
Application forms September 15 – October 15, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-I exam to be announced

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SSC CGL Exam Dates – Exam Centres

SSC CGL exam centers and their region-wise contact details are mentioned in the table below:

SSC CGL Region-wise Exam Centres Contact Details
Western Region: Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra Regional Director (WR), 

Staff Selection Commission,

1st Floor, South Wing,

Pratishtha Bhawan,  101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai,  Maharashtra-400020

Southern Region: Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana Regional Director (SR),

Staff Selection Commission,

2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006

North Western Sub-Region (NWR): Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab Dy. Director (NWR), 

Staff Selection Commission,

Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160009

Northern Region (NR): 

NCT of Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

Regional Director (NR), 

Staff Selection Commission,

Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,  New Delhi-110003

North Eastern Region (NER): Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura Regional Director

Staff Selection Commission,

Housefed Complex, Last  Gate, Beltola-Basistha Road, PO Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006

Northern Region (NR): NCT of Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand Regional Director (NR), 

Staff Selection Commission,

Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,  New Delhi-110003

Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)

Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

Dy. Director (MPR),

Staff Selection Commission,

J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492007

Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR): Lakshadweep, Karnataka, and Kerala Regional Director (KKR),

Staff Selection Commission,

1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan,  Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034 

Eastern Region (ER): Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, and West Bengal Regional Director (ER),

Staff Selection Commission,

1st, MSO Building, (8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020

Central Region (CR): Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Regional Director (CR),

Staff Selection Commission,

34-A,    Mahatma    Gandhi Marg,  Civil lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001

SSC CGL Exam Dates – FAQs

Q. When are the SSC CGL 2019 Tier II and III exams scheduled this year?

The SSC CGL 2019 Tier II and III exams are scheduled to be held in the month of June. However, the exams might get postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown. We might get updates on the final exam dates soon.

Q. Did the SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 exam results get announced?

No. The SSC CGL Tier-I 2019 results have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q. What are the three stages of the SSC CGL exam?

There are 4 stages of the SSC CGL exam - Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV. Tier I is a computer-based exam that contains objective-type Multiple Choice Questions. Tier II is a computer-based four-part MCQ test. Tier 3 is a descriptive type paper and Tier IV is a computer proficiency skill test that includes document verification.

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