Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2021 @

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Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2021 @


F. No. 3/4/2020-P&P-I (Vol.-I): Staff Selection Commission will hold Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2020 for filling up of various Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. 

Important Date of Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2021πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

πŸ‘‰ Dates for submission of online applications: 29-12-2020 to 31-01-2021

πŸ‘‰ Last date and time for receipt of online applications: 31-01-2021 (23:30)

πŸ‘‰ Last date and time for making online fee payment: 02-02-2021 (23:30)

πŸ‘‰ Last date and time for generation of offline Challan: 04-02-2021 (23:30)

πŸ‘‰ Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): 06-02-2021 Schedule of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 29-05-2021 to 07-06-2021 Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper): To be notified later. The details of the examination are as follows:  

Details of the Posts: 

Followings are the likely posts that will be filled up through this Examination

How to apply Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2021 ?

  • Applications must be submitted only in online mode at the official website of SSC Headquarter i.e. For detailed instructions, please refer to Annexure-III and Annexure-IV. Sample proforma of One-time Registration and online Application Form are attached as Annexure-IIIA and Annexure-IVA respectively. 
  • In the online Application Form, candidates are required to upload the scanned color passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). The photograph should not be more than three months old from the date of publication of the Notice of Examination, and, the date on which the photograph has been taken should be clearly printed on the photograph. Applications without such date printed on the photograph will be rejected. Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). The photograph should be without cap, spectacles and both ears should be visible. 
  • Last date and time for submission of online applications is 31-01-2021 (23:30). 
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days. 
  • The Commission will not be responsible for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the Commission. 9.6 Before submission of the online application, candidates must check that they have filled correct details in each field of the form. After submission of the online application form, no change/ correction/ modification will be allowed under any circumstances. Requests received in this regard in any form like Post, Fax, Email, by hand, etc. shall not be entertained.

Scheme of the Examination:

πŸ‘‰The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

  • Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
  • Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable).


Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2020 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.


Tentative Answer Keys of the Computer Based Examinations will be placed on the website of the Commission after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit online representations, if any, within the stipulated time limit on payment of Rs 100/- per question. Representations received through any other mode e.g. letter, application, email, etc. will not be entertained. Representation regarding the Answer Keys will be scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final.


The dates of examinations indicated in the Notice are tentative. Any change in the schedule of examinations will be informed to candidates only through the website of the Commission.


In the question papers, wherever necessary, the Metric systems of weights and measures will be used.


There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking of the scores. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.

Tier-IV (Skill Test):

In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) will be conducted.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):

The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules:πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

  • (i) Word Processing,
  • (ii) Spread Sheet and
  • (iii) Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC.

πŸ‘‰Duration of each module will be 15 minutes. These modules will be conducted one after the other.

πŸ‘‰Module-I will comprise of DEST which will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions.

πŸ‘‰Module-II will comprise preparation of spreadsheet as per the exercise given in the test.

πŸ‘‰Module-III will comprise preparation of Power Point Presentation as per the exercise given in the test.

πŸ‘‰The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. CPT is qualifying in nature and qualifying in all the three Modules will be mandatory.

πŸ‘‰No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PhD candidates. PhD candidates who are eligible for scribes as per para7.1 and 7.2 of the Notice of Examination will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in CPT. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of CPT.

πŸ‘‰Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in the CPT.

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