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SSC CGL Exam Date 2021

SSC has published the SSC Calendar & revised schedule of all SSC exams to be conducted by SSC during 2020-21. As per the exam calendar & official notification of CGL, the Online Exam for SSC CGL 2021 Tier I exam is scheduled to be conducted from May 29 to June 7, 2021. The exam dates for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2021 Tier-II (CBE) and Tier-III (Descriptive Paper) will be released soon.

The schedule for the SSC CGL 2021 exam is provided below. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL 2021 exam.

SSC CGL 2021: Important Dates
Activity Tentative Dates
Notification Release Date 29th December 2020
Online Application Process Duration 29th December 2020 -31st January, 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Application Status May 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Admit Card May 2021
SSC CGL Exam Date 2021 Tier-I May 29 to June 7, 2021 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-I Result July 2021
SSC CGL Exam Date 2021 Tier-II Notified Soon
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date Notified Soon
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date Notified Soon

SSC Entrance Exams Eligibility

  • Age: The age limits for appearing in SSC Examination are different for different posts and is to be confirmed from the Notice of exam published in the Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar. Generally, the age limits are 18 to 27 years on the crucial date. There is age concession in the upper age limit for SC/STs, OBCs, physically handicapped, widows etc.
  • Education: Educational Qualifications for various posts vary from Matric to Graduates.

SSC Entrance Exams Application Procedure

Notifications of the SSC Combined Graduate Preliminary Examination are published every year in the month of October in the Employment News and other leading newspapers of India. Candidates are required to apply in the typewritten format as per the proforma printed in the newspapers. Duly completed application forms of Staff Selection Commission Exam are to be submitted by the candidate by Registered Post/ Speed Post/ UPC only.

SSC Entrance Exams Pattern and Admission Process

The Staff Selection Commission conducts:

  • Graduate Level Examination: Its eligibility is graduation or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination: Its eligibility is Higher Secondary i.e 10+2 in any discipline or equivalent.
  • Combined Matric Level Examination: Its eligibility is matriculation qualification or High School.


Those candidates who qualify in the prelims of Staff Selection Exam are required to appear for the Mains. Candidates qualifying in the mains have to appear for an Interview or Physical Efficiency Test (PET).

Those qualifying in the Matric Level Main Exam are required to pass a skill test (typing or stenography). Some exams such as the Section Officers, Investigators etc, are held separately and no prelims are held for them.