SSC-CGL

 

Combined Graduate Level Examination(SSC-CGL)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

 

Particulars

SSC CGL Exam Highlights

Number of tiers

4

Exam mode

Tier-I: Online 

Tier-II: Online

Tier-III: Offline

Tier-IV: Computer proficiency test/skill test/document verification

Number of papers/sections

Tier-I: 4 sections (English Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension)

Tier-II: 4 papers (Quantitative Abilities, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies)

Tier-III: 1 paper (descriptive paper in English or Hindi)

Exam duration

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper

Tier-III: 60 minutes

Number of questions

Tier-I: 100

Tier-II: 500

Tier-III: 1

Type of questions

Tier-I: MCQs

Tier-II: MCQs

Tier-III: Descriptive

Total marks

Tier-I: 200

Tier-II: 800

Tier-III: 100

Language of paper

Tier-I: English and Hindi

Tier-II: English and Hindi

Tier-III: English and Hindi 

 

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme for Tier-I

SSC CGL tier-I exam contains total 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 200 marks. Candidates need to complete the exam in online mode in a duration of 60 minutes (one hour). For further clarification, candidates can refer the table below:

SSC CGL Tier-I Sections & Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

A: General Intelligence Reasoning

25

50

B: General Awareness

25

50

C: Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

D: English Comprehension

25

50

Total

100

200

SSC CGL 2020 Marking Scheme for Tier-I

One mark is awarded for every correct answer in the exam. There is negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in the exam.

Masks Awarded Per Question

Negative Marking

+1

-0.50

 

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme for Tier-II

SSC CGL tier-II exam consists of four papers. Each paper consists of MCQs that candidates need to attempt in online mode. Candidates need to attempt each paper in a duration of 120 minutes (two hours). For further clarification, candidates can refer the table below:

SSC CGL Tier-II Papers & Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities

100

200

Paper-II: English Language & Comprehension

200

200

Paper-III: Statistics

100

200

Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

Total

500

800

SSC CGL 2020 Marking Scheme for Tier-II

SSC CGL tier-II marking scheme for different papers is mentioned below:

SSC CGL Tier-II Papers

Marks Awarded per Question

Negative Marking

I

2 marks

0.50 marks

II

1 marks

0.25 marks

III

2 marks

0.50 marks

IV

2 marks

0.50 marks

Note: Paper-I and -II of SSC CGL tier-II are compulsary for all posts. Paper-III needs to be given by candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India. Also, paper-IV needs to be given by candidates who are shortlisted in tier-I for for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern for Tier-III

SSC CGL tier-III is a subjective/descriptive paper in English or Hindi language. Candidates need to attempt the paper in pen-and-paper mode in 60 minutes duration. Maximum marks that candidates can score in the exam are 100.

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Description

Marks

Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi

(Writing of essay/precis/letter/application, etc.)

100

SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier-IV

SSC CGL tier-IV exam is basically a skill test. The official website informs, “Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification will be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.”

The skill test conducted by the commission is of two types as mentioned below:

SSC CGL Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)

This test is conducted for candidates who apply for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). As part of the test, all candidates need to type at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on computer. The skill test will be conducted for a passage of about 2,000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes. The test is of qualifying nature.

SSC CGL Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

This test is conducted for candidates who apply for the following posts:

  • Assistant Section Officer in CSS MEA and AFHQ
  • Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines
  • Inspector (Central Excise)
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  • Inspector (Examiner) in CBEC

The test is of qualifying nature and consists of three modules:

  • Word Processing
  • Spread Sheet
  • Generation of Slides

 

SSC CGL Document Verfication (DV)

Documents to be presented (original as well as photocopy) by candidates for verification on or before the prescribed date.

It may be noted that candidature of candidates who are unable to produce the aforementioned documents will be cancelled.

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