SSC CGL Registration – Application Status, Documents, Key Dates

SSC CGL Registration – SSC CGL is a popular exam in India which shortlists candidates for Group B and C posts in various ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India. In the SSC CGL 2022, total of 34 Group B and C posts were released by the commission. Around 30 lakhs students filled application form and 15 lakh aspirants appeared for the SSC CGL (staff selection commission, combined graduate level) exam.

The exam is conducted in four stages: the first two stages (tiers) are conducted online and rest two are conducted in offline mode. It is conducted once a year and instructions for the exam are available in English as well as Hindi.

In this article, we will get familiar with the SSC CGL application process, key exam dates & updates.

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Key dates and notification details

Key Dates

Notification Details

17 September 2022

Notification was released on the official website.

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17 September 2022

Application form filling dates on the official website

13 October 2022

Last date for paying the SSC CGL application fee

13 October 2022

Last date for generating offline challan for paying the application fee

13 October 2022

Last date for making application fee payment through challan 

November 2022 

SSC CGL 2022 admit card

1 December 2022 to 13 December 2022

Tier-I exam

January 2023

Provisional answer key for SSC CGL tier-I exam 

January 2023

Objections against the provisional tier-I answer key


Tier II & III exams is scheduled to be conducted in 2023

SSC CGL Registration – Application Status

Before we move on with the application process, let’s know the eligibility criteria for appearing in the SSC CGL exam.

  1. Candidate must be either a citizen of India, a person of Indian origin, a subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee
  2. Candidate  should be between 18 and 30 years of age
  3. Applicant should have completed a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

Application Process

  1. Login onto the official website of SSC 
  2. Create an account by filling in the details such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date of birth, etc.
  3. Create a username and password to log in for accessing the form.
  4. Upload a scanned photograph and signature on the portal

SSC CGL Application

Provide further details such as education, communication address and move next to pay application fees.

  1. INR 100 is paid by general category male students whereas women (of all categories)/ Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Persons with Disability (PwD)/ Ex-Servicemen (ESM) are exempted from this fee.
  2. The application process is completed once you complete the form, upload the required documents, and pay the fees.

Documents required for the application are

  1. Class 10th marksheet and Class 12th marksheet
  2. Scanned photo as per prescribed specifications 
  3. Scanned signature  
  4. Category certificate, if applicable

SSC CGL admit card 2022-23 for the tier-I exam will be released by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for all regions such as Karnataka Kerala (KKR), Northern (NR), Southern (SR), North Eastern (NER), Eastern ER), North Western (NWR), Madhya Pradesh (MPR), Western (WR) and Central (CR) on Feb 26, 2020. Candidates with provisional applications were able to download their SSC CGL admit card from the official regional websites of the commission. Candidates can download admit cards by using details such as registration ID, roll number, and exam city.

SSC CGL Registration – Highlights of the SSC CGL Exam

SSC CGL Exam key features are mentioned in the table given below:

Name of Government exam

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)


Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Exam Level

National Level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

How to appear for the exam?

Online & offline

Exam Duration

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier II: 120 minutes for each paper

Tier III: 60 minutes

Exam Purpose 

Selection of candidates for Group B and C posts in ministries/ departments etc in the Government of India

Exam Language

English and Hindi

SSC Helpdesk Number


SSC CGL Registration – FAQs

Q. Is it recommended to keep an SSC CGL admit card after the tier 1 exam?

Applicants are advised to keep the document until the last stage of the recruitment process

Q. Is it possible to change the exam centre after the issuance of the admit card?

It is not possible for candidates to change the exam centre after the admit card has been issued. Applicants are advised to select an exam centre suitable to his/her preference.”

Q.What if your graduation results are awaiting, can you still apply?

Yes, you can apply for the SSC CGL by selecting the “result awaited” category if your final year results are yet to be declared by the college.

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