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EXAM PATTERN SSC CGL 2020-21

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EXAM PATTERN SSC CGL 2020-21

 

Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CGL examination in 4 stages (known as tiers). All the four tiers namely tier-1, tier-2 , tier-3 and tier-4 test the proficiency level of the candidates in different forms. It is to be noted that tier-1 and tier-2 are conducted online whereas tier-3 is conducted in pen and paper mode. Tier-4 tests the Typing and practical knowledge relating to computers. There is no interview or face to face assessment involved at any level but a student has to clear the minimum cut-offs fixed by the SSC at each level to ace to the next level.

 

Mentioned below are the in-depth details of the pattern of the examination of SSC CGL 2020-21

 

Kindly note that SSC releases the answer keys of the examination within 10-15 days after successfully completing the examination. So, students check their respective answer keys and calculate their approximate marks, but the catch here is the fact that Lakhs of students appear for the examination of SSC CGL, therefore the examination is conducted in multiple shifts on several days , so, In order to maintain a fair system for each candidate, SSC normalizes the score keeping in mind various factors and those normalized score are considered final for the final selection of the candidate.

 

TIER-1 SSC CGL EXAM PATTERN

SSC conducts the Tier-1 of SSC CGL  in multiple shifts . There are 4 sections in the examination comprising 25 questions each of Mathematics, English, Reasoning and General Awareness. Each section carries 50 marks which totals to the maximum score of 200 marks. The total duration of the examination is 60minutes

 

The 4 section of SSC test the knowledge of candidates in following 4 parameters:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • English Language & Comprehension
  • General Awareness

 

MARKS DISTRIBUTION OF SSC CGL Tier-1

 

S.No.

Subjects

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time

1

Quantitative Aptitude

      25

      50


Total time of 60minutes

2

English Language & Comprehension

      25

      50

3

General Awareness

      25

      50

4

General Intelligence and Reasoning

      25

      50

 

NEGATIVE MARKING : Each correct answer fetches +2 marks whereas there is a negative marking of -0.5 marks for each wrong answer. However, an unattempted question or a blank answer doesn’t deduct any marks.

 

TIER-2 SSC CGL EXAM PATTERN

SSC conducts the Tier-2 of SSC CGL  in multiple shifts too . The exam comprises 4 papers namely Quantitative Ability, Statistics, General Studies (Economics & Finance) Each section carries 200 marks .The total duration of the each examination is 120 minutes

 

NOTE: For some exceptional posts only like Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer, separate examinations of paper -3  ( Statistics) and paper-4 (General studies Finance & Economics) are conducted.

 

Paper of ssc cgl TIER-2(Mains) constitutes of following subjects:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Comprehension
  • Statistics
  • General Studies ( Finance & Economics)



MARKS DISTRIBUTION OF SSC CGL Tier-2



Paper

Subject

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time

  I

Quantitative Ability

100

200

120 minutes

  II

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

120 minutes

  III

Statistics

100

200

120 minutes

  IV

General Studies (Finance & Economics)

100

200

120 minutes



NEGATIVE MARKING : In paper 1,3 and 4 , Each correct answer fetches +2 marks whereas each wrong answer deducts -0.5 marks.

While in paper 2 ( English Language & Comprehension), Each correct answer fetches +1 marks whereas each wrong answer deducts -0.25 marks.



TIER-3 SSC CGL EXAM PATTERN

The third tier of SSC CGL is a descriptive test which is conducted both in English and Hindi language. A candidate can choose their preferred language. The total duration of the examination is 60 minutes



Subject

Max. Marks

Time

Descriptive paper in English/Hindi ( Essay writing/ Letter writing/ precis writing)

    100

    60 minutes



TIER-4 SSC CGL EXAM PATTERN

The fourth level tests the Typing and practical knowledge relating to computers. There is no interview or face to face assessment involved at any level.



DEST ( Data Entry & Speed Test)

  • It is conducted for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax)
  • A candidate has to do 8000 key depressions per hour on computer which is approximate 2000 key depressions in 15 minutes
  • It is qualifying in nature as its scores are not added in the final merit list.
  • Relaxation : VH candidates are allowed 20 minutes.

CPT ( Computer Proficiency Test) 

  • It is comprises of 3 modules 
  1. Word Processing
  2. Spread sheet
  3. Generation of slides
  • It is conducted for the post of 
  1.   Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ,
  2.  Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, 
  3. Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines,
  4.  Inspector (Central Excise),
  5.  Inspector (Preventive Officer) 
  6.  Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC. 
  •    It is also qualifying in nature as its scores are not added in the final merit list.
  • Here, No exemption is made for any category

 

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