SSC CGL Coaching in lucknow


The government jobs in India have historically been stratified into being gazetted jobs and non gazetted jobs. Traditionally, the gazetted posts are those of officers who wield discretionary executive authority. The non gazetted posts are those in the next lower rungs of the government hierarchy such as inspectors, supervisors, clerical staff etc., who, by and large, carry out the duties assigned to them by their controlling officers.

Selections to Group ‘A’ gazetted posts against the vacancies arising each year due to retirements, are held annually by UPSC. Generally, selections to Group ‘B’ posts are made by state governments.

SSC CGL Coaching in lucknow

Selections to non gazetted posts in Group ‘C’ in the ministries and departments of the central government are held annually by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), an autonomous body functioning under the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Government of India. This selection process is called SSC CGL exam. The number of vacancies available each year across all ministries and departments of the central government, throughout the length and breadth of the country, normally does not exceed 9,000. It is one of the most competitive exams in the government sector. The very attractive pay scales offered by the central government after the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission have made even the non gazetted central government jobs more attractive than most of the jobs being offered in the private sector.

The number of candidates who register for the annual SSC CGL Exam remains very high-- between 25 Lakh to 40 Lakh each year. However, the number of candidates actually taking the exam at Tier-1 stage generally remains below 10 Lakhs. Even then , with the overall vacancies being less than 10,000 or so, the probability of clearing the Prelims is about 1 in 60, as could be seen from the SSC CGL 2018 Prelims results given below :-

S.No. Particulars Remarks
1. Total number of registered candidates 25.97 lakh
2. Number of Candidates appeared in the Examination 8.36 lakh
3. Overall Percentage of attendance 32.23%
4. Number of Shortlisted candidates for Tier-2 1.74 lakh

The pattern of exam at Tier-1 and Tier-2 stages is given below :-


S.No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks
1. General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
2. General Awareness 25 50
3. Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4. English Comprehension 25 50


S.No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks
1. Quantitative Ability 100 200
2. English Language & Comprehension 200 200
3. Statisticse 100 200
4. General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200

The tables given below are indicative of the cut off percentages at Tier-1 for various categories of aspirants:-

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-1 Cut-Off for all posts (other than Accounts, Audit etc.)
Category Cut-Off Marks Candidates Passed
General 137.07 51771
OBC 131.18 44078
SC 111.10 27385
ST 103.22 12386

Athena Coaching Academy organizes very comprehensive coaching for aspirants to this exam. Since the pattern of Tier-1 & Tier-2 exam is the same, the difference only being in the ‘level of difficulty’, the 6 month coaching covers Tier-2 standards also. Classes are held from Monday to Friday in the afternoon so that even eligible college students could attend these classes. Every day, one period is held for Q.A., D.I. and Reasoning, and the other one for General Awareness and English Grammar/Comprehension skills.

The coaching fee is directly related to the duration of coaching. Some aspirants seek coaching for one year whereas many others would prefer coaching for 6 months only. Sometimes the notification issued by the Staff Selection Commission does not give more 4 to 5 months time for preparation before Prelims. At Athena Coaching Academy, the standard duration of coaching for SSC CGL Exam is 6 months. The fee is dynamic, dependent mainly on the prevailing fee structure for this segment of coaching. It is always mentioned through regular updates on the Facebook page "Athena SSC CGL Coaching in Lucknow".

Athena Coaching Academy has an excellent team of teachers with a high degree of professional competence. Prospective candidates are permitted to attend classes for 2 days to ascertain the quality of teaching before make up their minds to pay the fees and join the coaching classes. Athena Coaching Academy maintains very high standards of professional coaching. Candidates joining coaching classes here would find it easier to compete successfully for all career defining national level exams.