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SSC Recruitment: Find out which state / region dominates the selection in SSC CGL Exam

Jul 15, 2016 11:21 IST

    The Staff Selection Commission is the main government authority that is entrusted with the responsibility to recruit staff for subordinate officers in various ministries and departments of the central government. Without an iota of doubt, SSC CGL Exam is one of the most popular recruitment examinations in the Sarkari Naukri sphere offering access to some of the most reputed government positions in the country. This can also be clearly seen in the increasing participation of candidates in the SSC CGL Examination over the years from different domains and academic backgrounds.

    Due to the simplistic eligibility criteria of Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent to appear for the SSC CGL Exam, it has attracted the attention of aspirants from different walks of life. Along with the broad spectrum age limit of 18 to 27 years also makes it more viable for candidates from different age groups.

    Importance of State-wise success ratio in SSC CGL Exam

    Much has been said and discussed about the academic backgrounds and age group of candidates appearing for the SSC CGL Exam, not many have covered the scope of regional demographic or state-wise performance of candidates in this examination. In fact, considering that SSC CGL is a national level examination, many choose to ignore the state-wise or region-wise comparison between SSC CGL aspirants. However, doing so may rob aspirants of important insights about the interest quotient from different regions and the success ratio from a particular state in the coveted SSC CGL Exam. Moreover, aspirants might have a better chance of success from a region that doesn’t have much competition compared to the ones from where participation is high.

    Region-wise breakup of successful candidates in SSC CGL 2013

    The Staff Selection Commission released their annual report for the year 2014-15 in which they had provided region-wise break-up of successful candidates, who had appeared for the SSC CGL 2013 Exam. The notification for SSC CGL 2013 exam was announced on 19th January 2013 and the examination was conducted in the subsequent year i.e., 2014 for about 20,51,495 candidates. The SSC CGL Result was announced on 25th March 2015 in which 26,843 candidates were called in for the interview round of which finally 15,146 candidates were recommended for final selection.

    The tabular break-up of total number of applicant, number of applicants called in for interview and finally selected candidates is given below:

    PS: All data provided by SSC in their Annual Report 2014-15.

    For the benefit of aspirants, we have also provided region-wise and category wise breakup of successful candidates. This break-up will help us evaluate the success ratio of candidates from each region.

    PS: All data provided by SSC in their Annual Report 2014-15.

    Key insights that can be derived from the above data are:

    √ The Northern region, which has the maximum number of applicants, also has the highest success ratio when it comes to final selection.
    √ The second position is secured by Central region and there is a wide gap between the first and the second position regions.
    √ As per the general expectation, the candidates from unreserved categories dominate the SSC CGL final selection, followed by OBC candidates.
    √ General participation, competitiveness and successful candidates from southern states is quite low


    As demonstrated by the data above, the north region including states like Delhi, Punjab and UP dominate the SSC CGL Exams not only in terms of participation but also when it comes to overall success. On the other hand, southern states are still not that receptive to SSC CGL as a probable career option. This is quite obvious as the majority of jobs offered through SSC CGL are based with government ministries and departments located in Delhi. Even for the job profiles which offer jobs in respective state capitals, the job responsibilities are mainly clerical with no real administrative power. This is one of the main reasons behind the lack of interest in SSC CGL from government job aspirants in southern states.

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