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06 Jul

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam July 20, 2014 – Download Admit Cards(All Regions)

SSC is going to conduct the CGL 2013 re-exam in other than 7 cities on July 20, 2014 after it has been decided to completely scrapped the SSC CGL 2013 examination(Both pre and mains) due to court decision and will conduct the re-examination all over India. It has already conducted the SSC CGL 2013 Tier 1 re-exam in 7 cities but yet to conduct in rest of the cities.

You can read the complete court decision here.

For some regions, the admit cards is available to download. For other regions, it will be available within 2-3 days.

The admit cards/Hall tickets for the CGL Tier 2 exam would be available to download after September 10, 2013 on the following regional websites of SSC.

For North Region, New Delhi – Click here.
For East Region, Kolkata – Click here.
For Central region, Allahabad – Click here.
For South region, Chennai – Click here.
For West region, Mumbai – Click here.
For North-West region, Chandigarh – Click here.
For North-East region, Guhawati – Click here.
For Karnataka region, Bangalore – click here.
For MP region, Raipur – click here.

See Also: Best Books for SSC CGL 2014 (Tier 1 & Tier 2) – All Subjects

27 Apr

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam – Answer Key, Question Paper, Cutoff & Results

SSC conducted the re-exam of CGL 2013 Tier 1 in 7 cities on April 27, 2014 and in rest of the cities on July 20, 2014. The Common Graduate Level(CGL) exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission(SSC) for the selection of candidates for various posts such as Income Tax Inspector, Excise Inspector, Assistant in CSS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CVC, etc. You can read more about CGL posts and their Job Profiles here.

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam Question Papers:

Question paper of SSC CGL Re-Exam 2013(April 27, 2014):

000 GK 1 : Click Here
333 NJ 4 : Click Here
222 MI 3 : Click Here
666 QM 7 : Click Here

000KG 1: Click here

Click here to download all question papers of April 27, 2014 Re-exam.

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam Answer Key:

We will upload the answer keys very soon in a couple of days. Like our Facebook page to get regular updates.

Update: Click here to download answer key of April 27, 2014 Re-exam(CareerLauncher)

Click here to download answer key of all morning session sets April 27, 2014 Re-exam(Dastak Coaching Centre)

See Also: Best Books for SSC CGL 2014 (Tier 1 & Tier 2) – All Subjects

Update: SSC has released the official answer keys for exam held on April 27, 2014.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WRITE-UP
CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY(MORNING)
CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY(EVENING)

Update: Check out the answer keys of SSC CGL 2013 Re-exam conducted on July 20, 2014.

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam. Paper Code: 129 MP 2

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam. Paper Code: 129 MP 2

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 467 RN 3

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 467 RN 3

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 592 KH 4

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 592 KH 4

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 576 KM 3

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 576 KM 3

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 687 RK 0

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 687 RK 0

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 152 SG 3

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 152 SG 3

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 013 TM 2

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 013 TM 2

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 576 KN 3

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 576 KN 3

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 682 LJ 6

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam(July 20, 2014). Paper Code: 682 LJ 6

Update: SSC has announced the official answer keys of CGL 2013 Tier 1 exam conducted on July 20, 2013.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WRITE-UP
CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY(MORNING)
CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY(EVENING)

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam Cutoff & Results:

As the Tier 1 exam is to be conducted all over India – the results would be announced after it is conducted in rest of the cities. You can read the court order of the case here. Today the exam was easy – so the cutoff is expected to be high just like last time. Check out the cutoff of SSC CGL 2013 last time.

Update: SSC has conducted the re-exam in rest of the cities apart from 7 cities on July 20, 2014. The cutoff for General is expected to be around 90-95 or less as many candidates didn’t give the exam and exam was also easy to average in difficulty level.

The result would be announced very soon.

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27 Apr

COURT JUDGMENT OF SSC CGL 2013 Case

1. The urgency in these cases is that the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has scheduled Tier-I re-examination in certain selected centres on 27.04.2014. However, in view of the interim orders dated 23.09.2013 of this Tribunal further proceedings of Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), 2013 have been stayed. Learned counsel for the respondents has filed MA-20/2014 for vacation of this stay to enable SSC to conduct the re-examination on 27.04.2014. Since the pleadings in these cases were complete, both parties agreed that the same may be finally heard and decided before that date.

2. The issue involved in all these three cases is the same. Hence, they are being disposed of by this common order.

3. Brief facts of these cases are that the SSC conducted CGLE, 2013 Tier-I on 21.04.2013. During this examination
complaints of leakage of question paper and large scale irregularities came to the notice. The Delhi Police registered FIR No. 73/13 u/s 511/120-B/34/420 IPC under PS Crime Branch, Delhi. While, this case was still under investigation, the SSC conducted the Tier-2 examination on 29.09.2013. In that examination as well, irregularities were noticed and another FIR No. 167/2013 u/s 406/120B IPC & 66 IT Act was registered under the PS Crime Branch. The applicants of these cases are seeking quashing of the entire examination on the grounds that the irregularities that have surfaced are large scale vitiating the entire examination. They contended that under these circumstances, fair selection of meritorious candidates was not possible.

4. On the other hand, while not denying that irregularities have been noticed, the respondents have contended that these irregularities were confined to a few centres such as Lucknow, Patna, Allahabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Dehradun and Shimla. They argued that there is no need to quash the entire examination and that only examination conducted at these seven centres can be quashed. They argued that if the entire examination is quashed future of lakhs of candidates who have taken this examination will be jeopardized.

5. We have heard both sides and have perused the material on record.

6. The short point to be decided in these cases is whether the nature and extent of irregularities that have come to notice in the conduct of CGLE, 2013 were so wide-spread as to warrant cancellation of the entire examination or whether it would suffice to order re-examination only at the seven centres mentioned above. To decide this issue, we have seen the nature of irregularities committed as well as the investigation report of Delhi Police dated 16.01.2014 that has been made available to us alongwith other documents on record.

7. Learned counsel for the applicants Sh. Ajesh Luthra has drawn our attention to the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in the Court of ACMM, New Delhi. He argued that the persons found to be accused in the case were staying in different parts of the country and engaged in different profession giving an indication that the irregularity was wide spread. Thus, accused No.1 was Amit Kumar working as a teacher in Haryana Government in Rewari. Accused No.2 was Sh. Ravinder Singh staying in Sonepat, Haryana. Accused No. 3 Sh. Macchita Malik was working in Sales Tax Department as Inspector in Delhi. Accused No.4 Ajit Singh was working in Delhi Police as Head Constable. Accused No.5 Aashu Sharma was teacher in MCD, Delhi, so was accused No.6 Mukesh Kumar. He went on to state the place of residence and occupation of different accused. He drew our attention to the recoveries affected from the possession of the accused persons to establish the type of electronic equipments that were used in committing the irregularities. These are as follows:-
(i) From the possession of Amit Kumar S/o Sh. Fateh Singh R/o House NO.3123/75-E, Rewati Nagar, Rewari, Haryana, one Laptop-Sony Valo with charger, one pen drive, three mobile phones and two data cards (Idea, Reliance) were seized.
From the possession of Ravinder Singh S/o Sh. Ram Kumar R/o Vill. Bajana Khurd, Tehsil Gannaur, Distt. Sonepat, Haryana, two movile phones and one paper containing Roll Nos., name of candidates, Mobile numbers and other details were seized.
From the possession of Macchita Malik S/o Sh. Satbir Singh Malik R/o 232, Pocket-1 Sector 23, Rohini, Delhi, One Lucent s (SAMANYA GYAN) General Knowledge Book was seized.
From the possession of Ahit Singh S/o Sh. Devi Singh R/o 54-A, Jawahar Nagar, Sonepat, Haryana, two Mobile phones, one photocopy of admit card of Shikha Nashir of CGL-2013 and one slips containing code numbers and roll numbers were seized.
From the possession of Sahil Kadyan S/o Sh. Satbir Singh R/o VPO Jana Khurd, Tehsil Ganaur, Haryana, one slip containing roll numbers, phone numbers was seized.
From the possession of Ashu Sharma S/o Sh. Naresh Kumar Sharma R/o VPO Ladpur, Delhi, one laptop Sony, two mobile phones, two note pads, one Data Card were seized.
From the possession of Mukesh Kumar S/o Chatar Singh R/o House No. 2320, sector-15 Sonepat, Haryana, two mobile phones were seized.
From the possession of Lohit Vats S/o Jagbir Vats R/o 18-B Todarmal Colony, Najafgarh, Delhi, his SCC Admit Card for this examination and two Mobile Phones were seized.
From the possession of Kulvir Singh S/o Randhir Singh R/o H.No. 118/09 Surya Nagar, Gohana Road, Rohtak, Haryana, one reasoning text book was seized.
Further, learned counsel for the applicants in order to establish the nature of irregularity committed drew our attention to Para-15 of the charge sheet which shows that huge sums of money had exchanged hands in this crime. Para-15 of the charge sheet reads as follows:-
Subsequent to arrest, Ashu Sharma disclosed that he knew Bijender Chikara who is LDC in MCD office at Sector-5 Rohini. Bijender had told him that he can arrange question paper of SSC combined graduate level examination to be held on 21-04-2013 for both the shifts and that it will be sent through email to him. It will cost Rs.3.5 lacs. Bijender gave his three mobile numbers 9654107581, 9813644513 and 9310441200 and told that the payment would be given after the examination is over. His brother-in-law Pankaj Vats and Lohit Vats had to appear for the said examination. He further met Amit and intimated the same to him. Amit asked him to help him in arranging the question paper for his brother Ashish also. Thereafter, Ajit Kumar contacted him and told that Amit has conveyed him that he was going to arrange the question paper of Graduate level Combine SSC to be held on 21-04-2013. He acceded to Ajit that it was correct and that he is going to arrange the question paper of SSC combined graduate level exam 2013. Ajit asked him that Since, his niece and one constable Sahil are also appearing for the examination whether the same can be can be provided to them. He further, told Ajit that Bijender is demanding Rs.3.5 lacs for the question paper. He then told Ajit that they will jointly arrange Rs.3.5 lacs and after the examination is over they will hand over the amount to Bijender. He then asked Ajit to arrange a site to solve the same. Ajit told him that he can manage a place in village Pooth Kalan. He also asked Ajit to arrange the solvers of the question papers. On 20-4-2013, he contacted Bijender and asked him to arrange the question paper, Bijender told him that he will send question paper through email an hour before the exam starts. The email ID and password will be provided in the morning itself. On 21-04-13, Ajit called him that they are waiting at Prince Public School Sector-24 Rohini, Delhi. He reached there and found one Machita Malik was with Ajit. Then he along with Ajit and Machita Malik reached at H.No.848/349 Pooth Kalan, Delhi. Where Ravinder, Amit were also present in the room. All assembled there. Then Ashu contacted Bijender to send the question paper through SMS.

7.1 Learned counsel for the applicants argued that the charge sheet also says that the investigation is still in progress as some of the accused have yet to be fully interrogated. Further, some other accused persons are still on run and evading the arrest as is clear from Paras-54, 56, 57 and 58. Finally, at the end the charge sheet it is stated that further investigation is continued and after completion of investigation supplementary charge sheet will be filed as per law and procedure. On the basis of the above, learned counsel for the applicants Sh. Luthra argued that it is incorrect to say that irregularities have been confined only to the seven centres named above by the respondents. He stated that further investigation may reveal that other centres were also affected by these irregularities and large scale bunglings. Hence, there is no justification in canceling examination of only these seven centres. He argued that in these circumstances, it is not possible to separate the innocent candidates from the tainted ones. It is possible that many candidates of other centres as well may have been beneficiaries of these irregularities and they would steal a march over the applicants by use of these unfair means. This would cause irreparable loss to the applicants. Hence, the only way out is to quash the entire examination.

8. Learned counsel for the respondents Sh. Arif argued that the charge sheet relied upon by the learned counsel for the applicants in his arguments was an old one as it was filed in the Court on 18.06.2013. He said that a fresh report had been obtained from Delhi Police on 16.01.2014. On the basis of this report, the matter was considered at the level of Hon ble Minister, Incharge for Department of Personnel in a meeting held on 28.01.2014 in which several senior officers were also present. In that meeting, it was decided that re-examination may be held only at identified centres from where reports of use of unfair means have been received. This was done keeping in view the sanctity of the examination and the interest of the candidates. Sh. Arif has made available to us copy of the Minutes of the Meeting held on 28.01.2014 and the orders dated 29.01.2014 issued on the basis of discussion held in the Meeting. He has also made available to us a copy of the Delhi Police Investigation Report received on 16.01.2014. These documents have been taken on record.

8.1 We have first seen the investigation report of Delhi Police dated 16.01.2014. Para-2 of this letter deals with the Tier-I Examination held on 21.04.2013. According to his answer keys of the question of morning session held on 21.04.2013 between 10.00 AM to 12 Noon were found to be in possession of an accused named Ashu. Subsequently, it was also discovered that question papers of evening session were received on the email of the apprehended persons at 1.41 PM. In all in this case 14 persons were arrested. Para-3 of this report says that as regards Tier-II Examination, based on source information simultaneous raids were conducted at Delhi, Allahabad and Lucknow and many candidates on search were found to be in possession of mobile phones which had SMS containing details of answers to the questions. Similar raids were also conducted by CBI and State Police on different locations. Investigation further revealed that answer keys were forwarded from the suspected phone numbers to various other mobiles which were having locations at Lucknow, Patna, Sonepat, Allahabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Dehradun, Rohtak, Shimla, Hisar, Jind and Muzaffarnagar. In Para-4 of the report the Delhi Police goes on to say that atleast ten centres were definitely involved and involvement of more centres and candidates is not ruled out. Further, they have stated that investigations point towards a thriving business in which coaching institutes and layers of intermediaries are involved. They have also stated that the accused persons procured the question paper in advance and forwarded it to their accomplices from coaching institutes who solve it and provide the answer keys. The cell phones are used to forward the answer keys to the candidates. Sim Cards are generally procured on fake identities. The entire operations were planned and so organized that the candidates receive the answer keys well before entering the examination center.

8.2 In para-6 of their letter Delhi Police have stated that the investigation conducted so far has not been able to point out exact place and persons from where leakage actually initiated. They have stated that it is certain that a large group of persons are involved who obtain the question papers from the examination and provide answer keys to candidates at various centres in the country.

8.3 From the above, it is clear that the irregularities that have surfaced were committed on a very large scale. Further, while Delhi Police has so far unearthed the stations mentioned above to which answer keys were forwarded through mobile phones, this list by no means appears to be exhaustive. Only further investigation would reveal whether other centres were also involved. In any case, Delhi Police have admitted that answer keys were forwarded to candidates at various centres in the country.

8.4 The nature of irregularities committed as brought out in the charge sheet filed by Delhi Police reveals wide-spread use of electronics devices such as mobile phones, data cards, pen drives etc. Investigations have also brought out that answer keys were transmitted through emails as well as SMS. Under these circumstances, in our opinion, it is impossible to say that the irregularities were confined only to the stations mentioned above as SMSs and emails could have been transmitted to candidates residing in different parts of the country.

8.5 The Delhi Police report also reveals that not only Delhi Police but also CBI and Police of other Stations have conducted raids. Investigation reports of these agencies are still not available. It is possible that these reports may reveal involvement of candidates of other centres as well.

8.6 Even if the contention of the respondents is accepted, that only some of the centres mentioned above were affected, we find that a large percentage of candidates that had taken the examination will in any case have to be re-examined. This is clear from the minutes of the meeting held at the level of Hon ble Minister, Incharge of Personnel in which it is recorded that a total of 19.9 lacs candidates had applied for Tier-I examination out of which a total of 15 lacs persons actually appeared. Of these 5.84 lacs appeared from the nine centres from where the police investigation report have indicated large scale use of unfair means (during arguments Sh. Arif on instructions from the departmental representative had stated that the figure of candidates appearing from these nine centres was 3.9 lacs and not 5.84 lacs). Thus, there is no doubt in our minds that bunglings noticed were indeed large scale affecting a huge number of candidates.

8.7 Learned counsel for the applicants relied on the judgment of Hon ble Supreme Court in the case of Yashpal & Ors. Vs. Chandigarh Administration & Ors., (SLP(C) No. 15559/2011 decided on 30.05.2011 to say that the leakage of question paper had the effect vitiating the entire selection and it was impossible to segregate those who were involved in mal practices from those who were not. Hence, the entire examination needs to be scrapped.

9. We have considered the above submissions of the learned counsel for the parties. We have also seen the observations of Hon ble Supreme Court in some other cases. In the case of UOI Vs. O. Chakradhar, 2002(3) SCC 146 the following has been held:-
In our view the nature and extent of illegalities and irregularities committed in conducting a selection will have to be scrutinized in each case so as to come to a conclusion about future course of action to be adopted in the matter.

9.1 While dealing with the issue of terminating services of those who had been appointed on the basis of a tainted examination, in the case of Inderpreet Singh Kahlon & Ors. Vs. State of Punjab & Ors., AIR 2006 SC 2571 the following has been held:-
41. If the services of the appointees who had put in few years of service were terminated; compliance of three principles at the hands of the State was imperative, viz., to establish (1) Satisfaction in regard to the sufficiency of the materials collected so as to enable the State to arrive at its satisfaction that the selection process was tainted; (2) determine the question that the illegalities committed go to the root of the matter which vitiate the entire selection process. Such satisfaction as also the sufficiency of materials were required to be gathered by reason of a thorough investigation in a fair and transparent manner; (3) Whether the sufficient material present enabled the State to arrive at satisfaction that the officers in majority have been found to be part of the fraudulent purpose or the system itself was corrupt.

9.2 Further, in the case of M.P. State Cooperative Bank Limited Vs. Nanuram Yadav (CA No.4481/2007) decided on 25.09.2007 it has been held that when the entire selection process is stinking, conceived in fraud and delivered in deceit, individual innocence has no place and the entire selection process has to be set aside.

10. In the instant case, we are left in doubt that the investigations conducted by Delhi Police have revealed large scale bunglings. Electronic gazettes such as Laptop, Mobile Phone, Data Cards and Pen Drives have been extensively used. Answer keys have been transmitted via SMSs and emails well before the start of the examination. A large number of persons including those running coaching institutes and candidates participating in the examination are involved. Investigations conducted by Delhi Police have so far revealed involvement of some centres and transmission of answer keys to candidates located at the stations enumerated above. Possibility of further investigations revealing involvement of other candidates located at other stations cannot be ruled out as this list given by Delhi Police is by no means exhaustive. Further, investigations are also being carried out by CBI and Police on other Stations which may also reveal involvement of many other centres. Under these circumstances, it is not possible to separate the innocent candidates from the tainted ones. We, therefore, are of the opinion that the conditions laid down by the Apex Court in the case of Inderpreet Singh Kahlon (supra) are fully satisfied. Accordingly we allow these OAs and TA and scrap the CGLE, 2013 conducted by the respondents (SSC). We further direct that re-examination be conducted by them at the earliest as per Rules. No costs.
( Raj Vir Sharma) (Shekhar Agarwal)
Member (J) Member (A)
/Vinita/

15 Mar

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam – New Dates Announced

Staff Selection Commission(SSC) has announced the dates for the re-exam of SSC CGL 2013. In a official notification issued by SSC, it has been announced that regarding the re-examination of CGLE-2013 at Lucknow, Patna, Allahabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Shimla and Dehradun, the Commission has decided to hold the re-examination of Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination, 2013 on 27.04.2014 (FN & AN).

The Commission has already clarified that candidates who appeared in Tier-I and Tier-II from a centre other than those mentioned above in CGLE 2013 will not have to appear in re-examination. However, those candidates who appeared in tier-I from centres other than those mentioned above BUT appeared for Tier-II from the centres mentioned above will have to appear in re-examination in Tier-II.

Further, candidates who appeared in Tier-I from the centres mentioned above and cleared Tier-I and appeared for Tier-II examination from centres other than those mentioned above will be required to take only Tier-I re-exam.

The dates for the SSC CGL 2013 Tier 2 Re-exam would be announced very soon.

Also Read: SSC CGL 2014 Exam Postponed – New Dates Announced

Check out the official notification here.

10 Feb

Best Books for SSC CGL 2014 (Tier 1 & Tier 2) – All Subjects

Staff Selection Commission is going to conduct the Common Graduate Level Examination in 2014. The Tier 1 exam for SSC CGL will be conducted on April 27, 2014 and May 4, 2014.
Coaching centres all over India are providing full courses for the preparation of SSC CGL 2014 but there are lakhs of candidates who can’t afford coaching and prefer to self study. For such candidates, selection of right books is really important to secure good maximum marks possible.
So, today we are sharing the best books available in the market for the preparation of all subjects. These books are helpful for the re-examination of SSC CGL 2013 also(at some centres only).

First, let’s have a look at the SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 Paper Pattern:

SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 Paper Pattern

Here’s the paper pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Exam 2014:

1) Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude: 100 Questions, 200 Marks, 2 Hours
2) English Language: 200 Questions, 200 Marks, 2 Hours

So, your focus should be more on Mathematics and English language to secure good marks.

Let’s take a look at the Best Books for SSC CGL 2014 below:

A) English Language:

1) General English by Lucent Publications: This is by far the best book available in the market for the preparation of all entrance exams. The content in this book is written in both English and Hindi language for easy understanding. All the concepts are explained in a crystal clear and step by step manner. Hundreds of rules of English grammar are given in this book chapter wise, so you will cover each and every aspect of English language.

2) SSC Combined Graduate Level English Language & Comprehension by Kiran Publications: This book is written specially for SSC CGL exam, keeping in mind its exam pattern and previous years’ questions. Really useful.

3) SSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date: All the English language questions asked in the last 17 years in all SSC exams. As SSC repeats many questions from its previous years’ papers, this book is really helpful.

4) English for General Competitions from Plinth to Paramount: Great book by Paramount Coaching Centre.

If this is not available on Flipkart, buy it on Amazon:

B) General Intelligence and Reasoning:

1) A Modern Approach To Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal: The best and only book you need to prepare for this section. Every topic is covered in detail in this book.

2) SSC Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 Till Date: It contains Chapter wise Compilation of reasoning section of Previous Years’ Papers of all Exams Conducted by SSC (CGL, CHSL ,FCI ,Delhi Police,SI etc.).

C) General Awareness: General Awareness is a very tricky section. No matter how much you prepare for this, still you will find lots of tough questions. So my advice would be to focus on current affairs more, there would be around 10-15 questions of current affairs and for the rest of the part, read one of the books given below.

1) Lucent’s General Knowledge 4th Edition: A comprehensive book that covers an exhaustive range of topics such as History, Geography, Economy, Polity, Science, etc.

2) General Knowledge 2014: Essential ‘Knowledge Capsule’ in General Awareness and Current Affairs by Manohar Pandey(Arihant Publications) I strongly recommend this book as you can do it within a week and it covers the entire General awareness in a concise manner.

3) SSC General Awareness Chapterwise Solved Papers (1997 – till date): Chapter wise solved previous years’ questions of SSC exams.

D) Numerical Aptitude/Maths:

1) Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal One of the best book for basic Quantitative/Numerical Aptitude. It will help you learn all the basics of mathematics.

2) SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-II Exam, Arithmetical Ability Objective Type by Kiran Prakashan: This book is written especially for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam with detailed explanation of topics according to the new syllabus and hundreds of previous years’ question papers. It also provides 20 model practice sets for you to practice and improve your speed.

3) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant: This is another great book for Mathematics to improve your speed and efficiency with thousands of shortcuts. It covers all the topics with so many formulas, concepts, shortcuts, examples and thousands of questions to practice.

If book is not available on Flipkart, buy it on Amazon:

4) SSC All Graduate Level Exams Solved Papers 1997 Upto Date: Chapter wise solved questions from all SSC exams from 1997 up to now.

5) Quantum CAT: Quantitative Aptitude Common Admission Test for Admission Into IIMs by Sarvesh K Verma(Arihant): If you don’t want to leave anything, this is another great book.

6) Mathematics (Class 10) 7th Edition by R D Sharma: This book is really useful if you want to clear your basics about Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra, etc.

7) Arithmetic for General Competitions – By Paramount: Amazing Book for arithmetic by Paramount Coaching Centre.

If this book is not available on Flipkart, buy it on Amazon:

8) Advance maths for General Competitions (English) (Paramount Maths for General Competitions): For topics such as Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra, etc. – this is the only book you need.

E) SSC Statistics Practice Work Book, Tier – II (Paper – III):

Apart from books given above, we would also recommend candidates to buy previous years’ question papers as you can get a basic idea about the SSC CGL paper pattern and questions.

SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-I and Tier-II Exam: Solved Papers 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Kiran Prakashan

Paramount Study Material for SSC Exams (English) (Paramount Study Material Revised Edition 2014)

Paramount Test Series of English Language & Comprehension for SSC CGL (Tier-II) Mock Tests 1 to 20

PARAMOUNT TEST SERIES (CGL Tier 1) Test # 1-20

You can also download question papers of SSC CGL 2013 Tier 1 and Tier 2 here.

All the best to all the aspiring candidates. You can also suggest some good books for SSC CGL 2014 in the comments below.

30 Sep

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Answer Key, Cutoff & Results 2013

SSC conducted the CGL Tier 2(Mains) exam on September 28 and 29, 2013. The Common Graduate Level(CGL) exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission(SSC) for the selection of candidates for various posts such as Income Tax Inspector, Excise Inspector, Assistant in CSS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CVC, etc. You can read more about CGL posts and their Job Profiles here.

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Answer Key 2013:

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Exam consists of two papers. Paper 1 is “Quantitative Abilities” and Paper 2 is “English Language and Comprehension.” Both papers are of two hours and 200 marks.
Both the papers were easy. Though students may find Maths paper a little lengthy but English paper was very easy.

Click here to download solution and answer key of Paper 1(Quantitative Abilities – Set: 223 MN 4).

Click here to check the answer key of “Set: 445 NL 6″ of Paper II -English Language & Comprehension with Question Paper ( Answer Key is given at the end of Question Paper )

Click here to read the entire exam analysis.

We will also update the answer keys of other sets very soon. Keep visiting this page for more updates.

Update(Official Answer Keys):

Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination 2013- keys used by the Commission for the different question paper/Test Forms
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WRITE UP- http://ssc.nic.in/whats%20new%20html/latest_news/cgl%2013%20key.pdf

CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY 29.09.2013 (Paper-I)- http://ssc.nic.in/whats%20new%20html/latest_news/cgl_2013_keypaper-1.pdf

CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY 29.09.2013 (Paper-II)- http://ssc.nic.in/whats%20new%20html/latest_news/cgl_2013_keypaper-2.pdf

CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY 28.09.2013 (Paper-III)- http://ssc.nic.in/whats%20new%20html/latest_news/cgl_2013_keypaper-3.pdf

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Cutoff & Results 2013:

The cutoff is now expected to be very high as the papers were easy. But this time vacancies are also expected to be more than the last year. The cutoff may be around 370-400 for General candidates to get an interview call.
The official answer key would be published on SSC website very soon. Processing of result may take 2-3 months as there is also a court case going on over leak of SSC CGL 2013 papers.
We will keep updating you about all the news regarding SSC CGL 2013 here and also on Facebook.

20 Sep

SSC CGL 2014 Notification – Expected Dates

In a great news to the aspiring candidates, Sunil K. Ranjan(DEPUTY REGIONAL DIRECTOR – North Western Region) has announced in his Facebook post that SSC CGL 2014 would be conducted as per the same schedule.
The announcement has been made after Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram austerity measures announced today to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent.

Aiming to restrict the fiscal deficit to 4.8 per cent of GDP in 2013-14, the Finance Ministry has ordered all ministries and departments not to buy new vehicles, create new jobs or fill posts lying vacant for over one year.

Check out the Facebook Post of Mr. Sunil K. Ranjan about SSC CGL 2014:

The notification for SSC CGL 2014 would be published on January 18, 2014. Last date to apply would be Feb. 14, 2014 and Tier 1 examination would be conducted on April 27 and May 4, 2014.

Click here to download official Exam schedule of SSC in 2014.

Earlier on Twitter, Sunil Ranjan also announced that steps taken by Finance Ministry will not affect SSC CGL 2013. Check out that tweet below:

SSC recruits the candidates for the existing vacancies, so in case if there is ban on creation of news jobs – it won’t affect CGL 2013/2014.

So, I would advise you to start preparing for SSC CGL 2014 now. You can check out Best Books for SSC CGL 2014 here.

27 Aug

SSC CGL 2013 Result, Marks & Cutoff Announced

Staff Selection Commission has finally announced the result of CGL 2013. The result was announced after delay for more than one month and series of ree-exam conducted at various centres.

Click here to download official write-up and cutoff for CGL 2013(Update)

SSC CGL Cutoff 2013

The cutoff for General candidates is 96 this time. Last time, it was only 82 – that shows the competition level this time around is too high.

Click here to download result of CGL 2013((Candidates qualified in Tier-I for all posts))

Click here to download Result of Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination, 2013(Additional candidates qualified in Tier-I for post of Tax Assistant)

UPDATE:

Click here to check your Marks in SSC CGL Tier 1 2013 Written Examination

Zero Marks Cases: http://ssc.nic.in/press-release/NICMKS2_2013.pdf

Mobile phone cases: http://ssc.nic.in/press-release/NICMKS3_2013.pdf

See Also: Best Books for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Preparation 2013

Only the Roll Nos and names of candidates qualified to appear in Tier 2 exam to be conducted on September 29, 203 is given in this list. The marks of the candidates would be announced in a few days after the result of re-examination held on August 11, 2013 is announced.

26 Aug

SSC CGL 2013 Tier 2(Mains) Admit Card/Hall Ticket Download

SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) would be conducted on September 28 & 29, 2013. The new date is recently announced by the Staff Selection Commission(SSC).

The result of the SSC CGL Tier 1 would be announced in a few days to give you ample time to prepare for the Tier 2 exam. You can check out best books for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam here.

SSC CGL 2013 Tier 2(Mains) Admit Card/Hall Ticket Download:

The admit cards/Hall tickets for the CGL Tier 2 exam would be available to download after September 10, 2013 on the following regional websites of SSC.

For North Region, New Delhi – Click here.
For East Region, Kolkata – Click here.
For Central region, Allahabad – Click here.
For South region, Chennai – Click here.
For West region, Mumbai – Click here.
For North-West region, Chandigarh – Click here.
For North-East region, Guhawati – Click here.
For Karnataka region, Bangalore – click here.
For MP region, Raipur – click here.

The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam would consist of two papers of English and Maths. Both would be of 200 marks and two hours on the same day. There would be extra exam of Statistics for those who have opted for it.

25 May

Best Books for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Preparation 2013

Staff Selection Commission conducted the CGL Tier 1 exam on April 21 and May 19, 2013. You can check out SSC CGL 2013 Question papers, answer keys, cutoff and results here. There were mixed emotions from candidates about Tier 1 exam. Some felt April 21 exam was tough and some felt that there was not much difference among the both CGL Tier 1 exam.

Whatever it was, now it is time to start preparing for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) exam 2013. You can cover up all the marks you’ve lost in Tier 1 exam easily in Tier 2 exam.

SSC CGL Tier 1 exam was of 200 marks. Now the CGL Tier 2 exam would be of 400 marks. There would be only two sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Both the sections would be of 200 marks.

Here’s the paper pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Exam 2013:

1) Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude: 100 Questions, 200 Marks, 2 Hours
2) English Language: 200 Questions, 200 Marks, 2 Hours

In mathematics, the focus should on four sections viz. Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Mensuration. These four sections would carry maximum marks.

If you have opted for Statistical Investigator, there will be a Paper 3(Statistics) also.(200 Marks, 2 Hours)

Read more about SSC CGL 2013 Paper pattern here.

See Also: Best Books for SSC CGL 2014 (Tier 1 & Tier 2) – All Subjects

Check out the Best Books for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Preparation 2013:

1) English Language and Comprehension: There will be 200 questions of English in Tier 2 exam. Best Books for English are:

a) English Language and Comprehension by Kiran Prakashan: It covers the entire syllabus of English language for SSC CGL exam preparation, including previous years’ solved papers and model practice sets.

b) Common Errors in English by Kiran Prakashan: There will be 10-20 questions of common errors in SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. This book would be really helpful.

c) Idioms and Phrases by Kiran Prakashan: More idioms and phrases to prepare to CGL Mains exam 2013.

d) Objective General English by SP Bakshi: Another great book to prepare for Objective English. All the topics are explained in a very structured and clear manner. You can even read reviews on Flipkart to confirm how good this book is.

If the book is not available on Flipkart, purchase on Amazon:

e) SSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date: More than 4500 questions of previous years conducted by SSC. Great book for practice.

2) Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude: There will be 100 questions of Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude in Tier 2 exam. Best Books for Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude are:

a) Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal One of the best book for basic Quantitative/Numerical Aptitude. It will help you cover all the basics of mathematics.

b) SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-II Exam, Arithmetical Ability Objective Type by Kiran Prakashan: Certainly, the best for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) preparation. This book is specially designed for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam with detailed explanation of topics according to the new syllabus and hundreds of previous years’ question papers. It also provides 20 model practice sets for you to practice and improve your speed.

c) How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma: If you don’t want to leave any stone unturned, and want to read and understand every topic in detail, check out this amazing book which is used by candidates to prepare for Common Admission Test(CAT).

d) Quantum CAT: Quantitative Aptitude Common Admission Test for Admission Into IIMs by Sarvesh K Verma(Arihant): Another great book.

e) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant: This is great book for Mathematics to improve your speed and efficiency with thousands of shortcuts. It covers all the topics with so many formulas, concepts, shortcuts, examples and thousands of questions to practice.

If book is not available on Flipkart, buy it on Amazon:

f) SSC All Graduate Level Exams Solved Papers 1997 Upto Date: Great book to practice for Maths section. It contains solved questions from SSC exams from 1997 upto now.

3) SSC Statistics Practice Work Book, Tier – II (Paper – III):

So, these are some of the best books for SSC CGL Tier 2 preparation. Apart from these books, read newspaper everyday to improve you vocabulary and language. In mathematics, the more your practice, the faster you would be able to solve questions during two hours of exam time. There is still lots of time left for the CGL Tier 2 exam. So, start preparing now.
All the best.