How to Crack SSC CGL: What You Need to Know

Cracking SSC CGL: What You Need to Know

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is a public organization that recruits skilled personnel for various positions in different ministries of the Indian government. This board carries heavy responsibilities, which include:

  • Recruitment to Group C and Group B posts which consist technical/non-technical as well as non-gazetted openings of the government and associated departments. This does not coincide with the recruitment made by the Railway Recruitment Board or other industrial institutions.
  • Rank-wise exams are organized for promotions. Group D candidates are promoted to LDC, LDC is upgraded to UDC, and grade D stenographers are given a shot to grade C stenography. This is done through periodical type-writing tests in English and Hindi.

SSC is the most sought-after recruitment body for their graduate-level employment drive called Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination. It is an open test to recruit competent candidates into group B and Group C posts. Aspirant between the age 20 and 30 can apply for this examination irrespective of their graduation score percentage. The written test is structured into four tiers. Tier-I and tier-II are computer-based multiple choice questionnaires. Tier-III on the other hand analyses the candidate’s descriptive skills through pen and paper tests. Tier-IV is a qualifying data entry skill test that may be applicable to a few posts.

Here are the posts available in CGL:

Pref. Order Post code Post Grade Pay
1. F Assistant Audit Officer 4800
2. M CBEC Inspector 4600
3. J CBDT Income Tax Inspector 4600
4. E Assistant (MEA) 4600
5. K Central Excise Inspector (CBEC) 4600
6. L Preventive Officer /Inspector (CBEC) 4600
7. N Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO) 4600
8. B Central Vigilance Commission Assistant 4600
9. G Assistant (AFHQ) 4600
10. D Ministry of Railway Assistant 4600
11. C Intelligence Bureau Assistant 4600
12. A CSS- Assistant Section Officer 4600
13. O CBI Sub Inspectors 4200
14. H Assistant (Other Ministries) 4600
15. Q CAG Divisional Accountant 4200
16. S Narcotics Inspector 4600
17. I Assistant (Other Ministries) 4200
18. % NIA Sub Inspectors 4200
19. R Statistical Investigator 4200
20. P Postal Department Inspector 4600
21. # Central Bureau of Narcotics Sub-Inspector 2400
22. T, U, V Auditor (C&AG, CGDA, CGA) 2800
25. @, Z Tax Assistant (CBEC & CBDT) 2400
27. W, X Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG, CGA & others) 2800
29. Y Senior Secretariat Assistant 2400
30. $ Registrar General of India Compiler 2400



We suggest you pick up books from Wiley India Publications since they’re well-optimized for the exam. 10-year question papers and question banks rarely include detailed explanations to problems.


Wiley SSC-CGL Exam Goalpost, Test Cracker, Tier-1

Wiley India presents an excellent handbook for your CGL preparation. A series of tips, strategies, and in-depth explained problems will clear difficult concepts in quantitative aptitude, reasoning, English language, and general awareness sections. Wiley India has also added three model papers and three previous-years question papers.


Wiley SSC-CGL Exam Goalpost Test Cracker, Tier-2 & 3

Descriptive answers are hard to reach. To put them in words is another challenge. According to Vikas Gupta, the head of Vikas Gupta Study Circle, you need hordes of shortcuts in this tier to deduce answers. This book provides all the above in just 252 pages.


Wiley SSC-CGL Exam Goalpost Solved Papers & Mock Tests, Tier – 2 & 3

This book will give you an overview of the explanatory answers for tier-II and tier-III exams through ten mock tests and five previous-years question papers. Vikas Gupta advises to use this book during the last two months of your CGL preparation.

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  1. I have been reading Wiley book since my college days. I remember my 1st book was concepts of C Language written by one of their authors Vikas Gupta. Vikas Gupta had written the book in quite a simple language which is easy to digest and understand. Now while Preparing for SSC i again came across Wiley India i must say Wiley have helped me in clearing my concepts and make leaning more fun

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