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April 18, 2022 • 4:35 pm

Guidelines for SSC CGL Exam & List of Prohibited Material in Exam Hall

Guidelines for SSC CGL Exam

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2021-22 (Tier 1) is going to be conducted in April 2022. On the exam day, candidates should carry some important documents like admit card and photo id proof to the SSC Exam Hall.

At the same time, some materials are strictly restricted/prohibited in SSC Exam Hall. In case candidates carry these prohibited materials in the SSC Exam Centres, they will be responsible for their own items.

As per the recent official notification of SSC, the admit cards for the SSC CGL exam are available on the official website. Candidates can log in to download their admit card. The exam is going to be held in April 2022.

There have been some guidelines that candidates have to follow while appearing for the exam. If candidates enter the SSC CGL Exam Hall with the prohibited materials, they can’t appear for the exam. It is also possible that they will be disqualified from appearing in any of the Staff Selection Commission Exams.

Here, you will get the complete list of Prohibited Material in SSC Exam Hall and the important documents required to appear in the SSC Exam.

SSC CGL Exam Date 2021-22, Important Schedule

List of Prohibited Material/Items for SSC Exam Hall as per SSC Guidelines

     Download Official PDF for List of Prohibited Materials in SSC CGL 2021-22 Exam

     Items Provided within the Examination Hall

List of Essential Documents to be Carried by the Aspirants



Click Here for SSC 2021-22 calendar pdf download to know all the important upcoming SSC CGL exam dates !!



SSC CGL Exam Date 2021-22, Important Schedule


SSC CGL Exam is conducted in four tiers - Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 (Descriptive Writing), and Tier 4 (Document Verification/Skill Test). You can see all the official SSC CGL Exam Dates in the table given below:




Starting date to fill the application form

23rd December 2021

Last date to fill the application form

23rd January 2022

SSC CGL Tier 1 (Preliminary) Exam

April 2022

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Main) Exam

To be announced

SSC CGL Tier 3 (Descriptive) Exam

To be announced

SSC CGL Tier 4 (Skill Test/ Computer Skill Test)

To be announced



Instructions & List of Prohibited Material/Items for SSC Exam Hall as per SSC Guidelines


1. As per the rules set by Staff Selection Commission, candidates can’t carry any technical gadgets like phones, cameras, watches, etc. These items are strictly banned in the examination hall. The list of such prohibited things is given below:



Mobile Phones



Paper Chits



Electronic Gadgets like -

​​​​​​​Bluetooth Devices


​​​​​​​Buttonhole Cameras

​​​​​​​Hand-held Scanner

​​​​​​​Calculator (Unless Specified)

​​​​​​​Storage Devices

​​​​​​​Pen Camera, etc.


2. You should never carry any of these electronic items in the examination hall, even if all these items are switched off.


3. If you carry these items, your candidature can be cancelled and the committee can place any legal/criminal proceedings against you. Also, you can be restricted from appearing in future examinations of the Commission for 3 years.


4. You cannot take Reading Materials with you as committee will not be responsible and arrange any safe custody for these items -




​​​​​​​Paper chit etc.


5. You should not wear some of the items such as-



​​​​​​​And Metals’ item such as Rings, Bracelet, Earrings, Nose-Pin, Chains, Necklace, Pendants, Badge, Broach, Hair Pin, Hair Band, Clothes with full sleeves or Big Buttons, etc.


6. You should wear open footwear so that you can easily remove them if asked by any staff.


7. You must reach the exam centre one hour before the starting time of the exam.


8. You cannot appear for SSC CGL Exam more than once in the same session. If you do so, you will be disqualified and your candidature for all SSC Exams will be cancelled for 3 years.


9. If you misbehave or create any disturbance in the examination hall, you will be liable to be debarred from future examinations of the Commission, and legal/criminal proceedings could be initiated against you.



Download Official PDF for List of Prohibited Materials in SSC CGL 2021-22 Exam


Staff Selection Commission has recently released a checklist of important instructions through the official SSC CGL Notification related to prohibited materials in SSC Exams. These instructions are as follows:




Items Provided within the Examination Hall


Staff Selection Commission provides some important things to the candidates, which are useful during the examination. These items are:

​​​​​​​Staff will give you papers for rough work in the examination hall.

​​​​​​​Electronic watch (timer) will be available on computer screen assigned to the candidates.



List of Essential Documents to be Carried by the Aspirants


Some documents are necessary for appearing in the exam hall. If you don’t carry the below documents, you will not be able to appear for SSC CGL Exam. These Documents are -

​​​​​​​SSC CGL 2021-22 Admit Card.

​​​​​​​Any one of your Photo Identity Proof (Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License). You may take one photocopy also.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2 Recent Passport Size colored photograph (Same as you have attached in your application form).



Suggested Reads:

How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2021-22 | Books and Study Material

SSC CGL Result 2020-21 | Cut Off Marks, Result Date



Candidates who are going to take the SSC CGL Exam and are not aware of the prohibited materials and required documents on the exam day must follow the above instructions.

In case you have any doubts regarding the above instructions by SSC, please do let us know through the comment section provided below.


Thank You!!



Showing 8 comments out of 8
  • Rajdeep halder
    Is the Covid-19 Self Declaration Form (attached with the admission certificate) to be filled from home ?
  • Durvesh pinge
    if pen is not allowed in exam then how can we do rough work
    Hello Durvesh,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    As per general instruction by SSC during the exam, pen and paper for rough work would be provided in the examination lab.
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  • Jesmine
    Are vehicle keys allowed in exam centre. Like car key or scooty key. Because there is no one to drop me there.
  • Mounika
    Hi I filled communication address in place of permanent address for CGL 2017 , now if I want to edit it is not accepting. Will there be any problem due to this at the exam centr...
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    Hello Mounika,   The address is not verified at the exam center and it can be changed later by producing affidavit of residence.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards,...
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  • Karthika
    Is there any problem with carrying another passport size photo than the one uploaded in the application form. Please reply...
    Hello Karthika,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   You should prefer to take the one which you have upload at the time of filling o...
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