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SSC CGL General Instructions

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SSC CGL General Instructions

SSC CGL General Instructions 2018

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The SSC CGL General Instructions contain details pertaining to various aspects of the examination and important instructions primarily to be followed on the days of different phases of selection process. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully during the different phases of selection process.


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SSC CGL General Instructions – Prohibited Items to the Exam Center:

  • Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner.

  • Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.

  • Other items like Goggles, Handbags, Hairpin, Hairband, Belt, Cap, Any watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, Any metallic item, Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle.

  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means for hiding communication devices like camera, blue tooth devices etc.



SSC CGL General Instructions – Admission to the Examination:

  • Admit Cards/ Admission Certificates (ACs) for the Examination will be uploaded on the website of the concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office of the Commission.

  • Admit Cards will not be issued by post for any stage of examination.

  • Information about the Examination indicating the time table and city/ centre of examination for each candidate will be uploaded on the websites of the concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office of the Commission about two weeks before the date of examination.

  • If any candidate does not find his/ her detail on the website of the Commission, one week before the date of examination, he/ she must immediately contact the concerned Regional/ Sub Regional Office of the commission with proof of having submitted his/ her application.

  • Failure to do so will deprive him/ her of any claim for consideration.

  • Facility for download of Admit Cards will be available at least one week before the examination on the website of concerned Regional/ SubRegional Office.

  • Candidates are advised to visit the website of concerned Regional Office and SSC HQ regularly for updates and information about the examination.


SSC CGL General Instructions – Particulars to be noted:

Please note carefully your Name, Roll Number, Ticket Number, date, time and venue for the examination given in the Admission Certificate. If any candidate finds any misprint/mistake in his/her Name, Roll Number, Ticket Number, Category, Address, etc., he should immediately get in touch with the concerned Regional Office and get the necessary correction made in the Admission Certificate. Seating plan will be displayed in the Venue as per Ticket Number.

SSC CGL General Instructions – Punctuality in Attendance:

You should be present in the Examination Hall at least half an-hour before the exam and you will not be allowed to leave the Examination Hall until the exam is over. Candidates arriving after commencement of the examination will not be permitted to enter the Examination Hall.

SSC CGL General Instructions – Compliance with instructions:

You should scrupulously follow the instructions given by test administrators and the invigilators at all the stages of the examination for which you have been called.


  • If you violate the instructions you will be disqualified and may also be asked to leave the examination hall.

  • SSC CGL General Instructions – Rough Work:

    You should do the necessary rough work on test booklet/question paper. You Should not do your rough work on the answer sheet or any other paper. If any rough work is done on the answer sheet your answer sheet will not be assessed.


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    SSC CGL General Instructions – During Examination

    • Candidates are not allowed to communicate by word of mouth or otherwise with other candidates (this includes the time when answer scripts are being collected).

    • Candidates should raise the hand if he/she wish to communicate with an invigilator.

    • Unless granted permission by an invigilator, he/she are not allowed to leave the seat.

    • Once if a candidate entered the examination hall, he/she will not be allowed to leave the hall until one hour after the examination has commenced.

    • If, for any reason, candidates are given permission to leave the hall temporarily, he/she must be accompanied by an invigilator throughout thier absence from the examination hall. Cnadidates are required to leave thier handphone on the desk when they leave the hall temporarily.

    • All answers, with the exception of graphs, sketches, diagrams, etc. should be written in black or blue pen unless otherwise specified. Answers written in pencil will not be marked. The blank pages in the answer book are to be used only for candidates’ rough work. Solutions or any other materials written on these blank pages will not be marked.

    • Do not write on, mark, highlight or deface any reference materials provided for the examination. If found doing so, the reference materials will be removed from his/her use for the rest of the examination and caniidate will be made to pay for the cost of the materials that have to be replaced.


    SSC CGL General Instructions – At the End of the Examination

    • Candidates are NOT allowed to leave the examination hall during the last 15 minutes of the examination and during the collection of the answer scripts. All candidates must remain seated throughout this period for invigilators to properly account for all answer scripts to be collected.

    • Do NOT continue to write after the examination has ended. Candidates are to remain seated quietly while their answer scripts are being collected and counted.

    • No papers, used or unused, may be removed from the examination hall. he/she may take their own question paper with them unless otherwise instructed.

    • Candidates are to stay in the examination hall until the Chief Invigilator has given the permission to leave. Do NOT talk until they are outside of the examination hall.

    • Candidates are responsible to ensure that the answer scripts are submitted at the end of the examination. If he/she are present for the examination and do not submit their answer script, candidate will be deemed to have sat for and failed the examination concerned. Any unauthorised removal of answer script or part of answer script from the examination hall would deem the answer script as null and void.

    • Once dismissed, candidates should leave the examination hall quickly and quietly, and remember to take thier personal belongings with them.


    SSC CGL General Instructions – Proof of Identity:

    The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as passport/Adhar/PAN Card/Driving Licence/ (Contd. on next page…) Voter’s Card/Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/Identity Card issued by School or College/ Gazetted Officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested Photocopy thereof. The photocopy of Identity proof should be submitted along with call letter to the invigilators in the examination hall, failing which or if identity of candidates is in doubt the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the test.

    SSC CGL General Instructions – Guilty of Misconduct:

    Candidates are warned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false or suppress any material information while filling in the application form. Candidates are also warned that they should in no case attempt to alter or otherwise tamper with any entry in a document or the attested certified copy submitted by them nor should they submit a tampered/ fabricated document. If there is any inaccuracy or any discrepancy, in filling Answer Sheet, it will not be evaluated.

    Without prejudice to criminal action/ debarment from Commission’s examination wherever necessary, candidature will be summarily cancelled at any stage of the recruitment in respect of candidates found to have indulged in any of the following:

    • In possession of mobile phone & accessories, blue tooth devices and other electronic gadgets within the premises of the examination centers, whether in use or in switched off mode and on a person or otherwise.

    • Involved in malpractices.

    • Using unfair means in the examination hall.

    • Obtaining support for his / her candidature by any means.

    • Impersonate/ Procuring impersonation by any person.

    • Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with.

    • Making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information.

    • Resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his/her candidature for the examination.

    • Misbehaving in any manner in the examination hall with the Supervisor, Invigilator or Commission’s representatives.

    • Taking away the Answer Sheet with him/her from the examination hall, or passing it on to unauthorized persons during the conduct of the examination.

    • Intimidating or causing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of examination.

    • Candidature can also be cancelled at any stage of the recruitment for any other ground which the Commission considers to be sufficient cause for cancellation of candidature.