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SSC CGL Instructions

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SSC CGL General Instructions is a comprehensive guide pertaining to various aspects of the SSC CGL Test day and Test Centers of the Online examinations. Candidates are strongly advised to read the instructions carefully to get acquainted with all the elements of the SSC CGL Recruitment process.

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Things to carry on Test Center:


    1. Original Photo Identity Card having the Date of Birth as printed on their Admission Certificates.

    2. If the Photo Identity Card does not have the Date of Birth then the candidate must carry an additional certificate, in original, as proof of Date of Birth.

    3. In case of mismatch in the Date of Birth mentioned in the Admission Certificate and the photo ID/the certificate brought in support of the Date of Birth, the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination.


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Prohibited items inside Test Center:

Watches (timers, wrist watch, etc.), books, pens, paper chits, magazines, electronic items (such as mobile phones, blue tooth devices, pen camera or buttonhole camera, scanner, calculator, pen drives, hard drives, CDs or other storage devices). Pens, pencils, and papers required for rough work would be provided by the center in the exam hall. An electronic watch (timer) would be available on the computer screen on which the candidates will be giving the exam.


Avoid these things in the examination hall:


  • Possession of mobile phone & accessories and other electronic gadgets within the premises of the examination centres, whether in use or in switch off mode and on person.

  • Involved in malpractices.

  • To be ineligible for the Examination by not fulfilling the eligibility conditions mentioned in the Notice.

  • Impersonate/ procuring impersonation by any person.

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

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

  • Other 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.

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


How to fill in the information on Answer Sheet: Detailed information has been provided on how to fill answer sheet on the answer sheet itself. Follow them meticulously.

Use of Black ink pen/black Ball pen: Use black ink pen/black Ball-Point pen for filling up the Part-A of Side 1, Part-B of Side I and Side 2 of the answer sheet.

Handling the Answer sheet: Please hand over the answer sheet with extreme care and keep it dust-free. If it is mutilated, torn, folded, wrinkled or rolled, it may not be evaluated by the machine. Answer sheets and question papers will be supplied in the Examination Hall. After the test is over, you should hand over the answer sheet to the Invigilator before leaving the room. Any candidate who does not hand over answer sheet or is found to attempting to take answer sheet out of the examination hall will be disqualified and the Commission will take further action against him as per rule. After the examination is over, the candidates will be allowed to take the question booklet with them.

Rough work to be done on the booklet: 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.

Stationary ItemsPen/pencil and paper for rough work would be provided in the examination lab. Electronic watch (timer) will be available on the computer screen allotted to the candidates.

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 OMR Sheet, they 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 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.

  • Being ineligible for the Examination by not fulfilling the eligibility conditions mentioned in the Notice.

  • 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.

Candidates should follow these steps as shown below when they enter the examination up to the time they exit the hall.


  • Entry of candidates

  • Admit Card and ID Card Check

  • Frisking/Security Check

  • Biometric registration & Photo Capture

  • Movement of candidates to Exam Labs

  • Second Level Verification at Exam Labs

  • Instructions to Candidates and Practice test

  • Conduct of Exam

  • Signing of Commission Copy and Attendance

  • Exit of Candidates


Security check:
Candidates will be frisked in the ‘Frisking Area’ after they enter to make sure they are not carrying any of the prohibited items. A separate frisking area is provided for female candidates. All candidates will be frisked by female personnel only. The process is compulsory for all candidates.

Registration Desk:


  • After the frisking process, candidates will have to go to the registration desk for their biometric registration.

  • The necessary documents mentioned above will be checked here.

  • Candidates need to give a clear left thumb impression (LTI) for biometric data registration. Once the biometric data has been registered, you will not be allowed to leave the examination hall.

  • You will also have to provide a certification statement in running handwriting and signature on the Commission’s copy of admission certificate at desk itself.


Reaching computer exam lab:


  • When registration is completed, you will be assigned a lab number and a computer number on your admission certificate. You will also be given a verification stamp on your admission certificate. Without this stamp, you will not be allowed entry inside the computer exam lab.

  • The location of the computer exam lab will be notified on the notice board near the registration desk. In the case of doubts, contact the exam lab personnel.

  • Show your admit card to the invigilator upon entering the lab. Candidates are not allowed to change the computer assigned to them under any circumstances. Doing so will lead to your exam being canceled immediately.


On your assigned computer:


  • Type your Roll number and password as specified on your admission certificate/admit card on the computer.
    Read the instruction sheet and click on “I have read the terms and instructions” button.

  • You will have to take a sample test before you take the actual SSC CGL exam.

  • Avoid touching the wires and cables in the lab and near your computer as it could lead to the computer shutting down. If there is a problem with your computer or any other issue, make sure you contact the invigilator immediately.


  • Ex-servicemen (ExS) who have already secured employment in civil side under Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts on regular basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment are NOT eligible for fee concession. However, eligibility for claiming benefit of reservation under ExS category will be considered as per OM No.36034/1/2014-Estt (Res) dated 14th August 2014 issued by DoP&T.

  • The period of “Call up Service” of an Ex-Serviceman in the Armed Forces shall also be treated as service rendered in the Armed Forces for purpose of age relaxation as per rules.

  • For any serviceman of the three Armed Forces of the Union to be treated as Ex-Serviceman for the purpose of securing the benefits of reservation, he must have already acquired, the status of ex-servicemen at the relevant time of submitting his application for the Post/Service and is in a position to establish his acquired entitlement by documentary evidence from the competent authority that he would complete specified term of engagement from the Armed Forces within the stipulated period of one year from the closing date for receipt of application or otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.

  • A Matriculate Ex-Serviceman (which term includes an Ex-Serviceman, who has obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of education or the corresponding certificate in the Navy or the Air Force), who has put in not less than 15 years of service as on closing date with Armed Forces of the Union shall be considered eligible for appointment to the Group ‘C’ posts of SI in Delhi Police, and ASI in CISF against posts reserved for Ex-S only. Thus, those Non-Graduate Ex-Servicemen who have not completed 15 years of service as on the last date for receipt of applications are not eligible for these posts. Further, as per extant guidelines of Department of Personnel and Training deemed graduation of Indian Army Special Certificate of education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or the Air Force on completion of 15 years in Armed Forces is not applicable for Group ‘B’ posts.


An ex-serviceman means a person:

  1. Who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non combatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union, and

    1. Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension

    2. Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to Military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension

    3. Who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment.


  2. Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity, and includes personnel of the Territorial Army.

  3. Personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with pension, or are released from the Army Postal service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstance beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension.

  4. Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to the 14th April, 1987.

  5. Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army.

  6. Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension.




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