SSC CGL Shift Timing 2021 | Tier 1, Tier 2 and More

SSC CGL Shift Timing 2021 – The SSC CGL is a combined competitive exam conducted by SSC to recruit candidates in the Group B and C posts of various offices and departments. The full form of SSC CGL is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level exam. The Tier 1 of SSC CGL 2021 Exam was conducted recently by the Staff Selection Commission. And as per the recent notice on the SSC website, SSC CGL (Tier-II) 2021 would be conducted as per the schedule given in the Calendar of ExaminationsFor a better SSC CGL Tier 2 Preparation you need to acquaint with the Tier 2 Exam PatternSyllabus for each section of the Exam, Preparation Strategy & Tips etc. Take a look at the SSC CGL Shift Timing in this blog.


SSC CGL Tier 1 Shift Timings – 2020-21

The SSC CGL exams are being conducted in three shifts. The details of those 3 shifts are given below. 

ShiftsReporting TimeExam Timings
Shift 18:30 AM9-10 AM
Shift 212:30 PM1-2 PM
Shift 32:30 PM3-4 PM 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Shift Timings – 2020-21

SSC CGL Shift Timing for Tier 2 are as follows.

Paper-1Mathematics10 AM to 12 PM (1000 hours to 1200 hours)
Paper-2English2 PM to 4 PM (1400 hours to 1600 hours)

There will be a 2 hour break in between the two papers on the day of the exam.

SSC CGL Overview

Exam NameSSC CGL 2021 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level 2021)
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
EligibilityIndian National with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
Exam ModeOnline (Tier 1 and Tier 2) and offline (Tier 3) 
Duration of the examTier 1: 60 minutes
Tier 2: 120 minutes for each paper
Tier 3: 60 minutes
Tier 4: 15 minutes for each module
Posts offeredGroup B and C officers under central Government

SSC CGL Exam Pattern | All Tiers

TiersTime DurationMode of ExamTotal MarksTotal number of questions
Tier 160 minutesOnline200100
Tier 22 hoursOnline8004 papers
Tier 31 hourOffline1001 Paper
Tier 415 minutes (each module)OnlineQualifying in natureData entry skill test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

SSC CGL Exam Day Guidelines 2021

  • SSC has asked candidates to be well-dressed at the exam centre.
  • These formal codes of conduct would assist in attempting SSC CGL 2021.
  • To avoid any misconduct, strict instructions & dress codes have been made.
  • A list of all the prohibited items that you cannot carry to SSC CGL Exam Centres is also indicated in the guidelines.
  • Carry recent passport-sized photographs for verification at the exam venue.
  • Details and photographs on Admit Card must match with the particulars mentioned on the application form.
  • Prohibited Items in exam centres are watches, books, pens, paper chits, magazines, electronic gadgets (mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, headphones, pen/buttonhole cameras, scanners, calculators, storage devices, etc).

SSC CGL 2021: List of Prohibited and Allowed Items

As per the instructions, issued by SSC, students can wear only the particular nature of dress and slippers. Check the list of items allowed/ not allowed in SSC CGL 2021.

AllowedNot allowed
Slippers and sandals with feet completely/ partially visibleShoes/ Bellies/ boots
Half-T-ShirtFull sleeves shirt or T-Shirt
Trousers/ JeansWatches
Doctors prescribed spectaclesSunglasses
Leggings/ ChuridarBracelets
LowerRings/ Chain/ Necklace etc. (any type of jewellery or ornaments)
JeansHair Clips/ Big Rubber Bands
Salwar / PatialaBig buttons, brooch/badge T-Shirts
Kurta/Top (Half-Sleeves)Saree (Married or Unmarried)
Tiny Rubber BandBangles not allowed (only married can wear)
Mangal SutraBurka, Cap, Kurta-Pajama

SSC CGL: List of Barred Items

Candidates are not allowed to bring the following list of items while coming to their allotted exam centres:

  • Any stationery item such as bits of papers, textual material (written or printed), Pencil box/ Geometry, Plastic Pouch, Pen, Calculator, Scale, Pen Drive, Writing Pad, Eraser, Log Table, Calculator, Scanner/ Electronic Pen etc.
  • Any communication devices, for example, Bluetooth, Mobile Phone, Earphones, Pager, Microphone, Health Band etc.
  • Any Watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, Bracelet, etc.
  • Items such as Goggles, Wallets, Handbags, Cap, Belt etc.
  • Any ornaments such as Earrings, Ring, Nose-pin, Pendants, Chain/Necklace, Badge, Brooch etc.
  • Any food either opened or closed.
  • Any metallic item or any other items that can be used for hiding Bluetooth devices, cameras, etc. 

In case any candidate is found in possession of any of the barred items inside the centre, it will be considered as the use of unfair means and action will be taken against the candidate in accordance with the relevant provisions.APPLY NOWCHECK ELIGIBILITYGET UPDATES

SSC CGL Guidelines for COVID-19

As a precaution from the COVID-19 pandemic, candidates must follow the below-mentioned rule on the exam day:

  • Avoid the crowd at the entry gate. For this reason, the SSC has specified the reporting time of each candidate separately.
  • Candidates must maintain the specified social distancing.
  • Every appearing candidate must wear a face mask and bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Everyone is required to bring a transparent water bottle and wear hand gloves.
  • The temperature of candidates will be checked through thermal guns.
  • At the registration desk, the photograph of the candidate will be captured. No thumb impression of candidates will be taken as precautionary measures.
  • Every candidate will be led to their respective seat and adjustments will be made to maintain the social distance.
SSC Tier 2 English

Being a candidate preparing for SSC CGL 2020-21, you might be aware that the SSC CGL Tier 2 is very important and should be prepared for, wisely. In an attempt to clear Tier 1 you must have started preparation meticulously. There are a lot of topics to prepare if we take all sections together English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. But mastering every topic is very important as every section has equal importance when it comes to Tier 2.

While it is important to study and practice questions, it is equally important to measure your progress. Mock Tests are the best way to know your standing. Take Mock tests will help you:

  • Identify your strong & weak areas so you can improve on your weak areas
  • Determine your speed and accuracy in every section
  • Find the most comfortable order in which you can attempt the sections
  • Strategize your time allocation per section

SSC CGL Shift Timing FAQs

When will the SSC CGL 2021 Tier 1 exam will be conducted?

The SSC CGL 2021 Tier 1 exam will be held from August 13-24, 2021.

Is the SSC CGL exam conducted online?

The Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be conducted Online, while the rest of the two tiers will be conducted offline.

Is there a negative marking in the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks per wrong answer in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam.

What is the full form of SSC CGL exam?

Full form of SSC CGL is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level exam.

What is the Application fee for SSC CGL Exam?

The Application fees of the SSC CGL Exam for the general category student is Rs. 100. Nevertheless, the reserved category candidates are exempted from paying the application fees.

How many stages are there in the SSC CGL recruitment process?

There are a total of four stages such as Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4.

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