SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting SSC CGL 2018 Exam in four stages: Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 & Tier-4 exam. While Tier-I & Tier-II exam will be conducted online, Tier-III will be a pen and paper based exam and Tier-IV will be a computer skill test.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Section Subject Questions Marks Duration
A General Intelligence Reasoning 25 50 1 Hour [1 hour 20 minutes for VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)]
B General Awareness 25 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
D English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Marking scheme: There is negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in the exam. There is no sectional cut off. No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

In order to promote to attend Tier II & further process, Candidates need to qualify the Tier I exam. Candidates need to secure overall cut off marks in SSC CGL Tier I exam

Paper Subject Questions Marks Duration Validity of paper
I Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours for each paper [2 hours 40 minutes for VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)] Mandatory for all posts
II English Language & Comprehension 200 200 Mandatory for all posts
III Statistics 100 200 Valid only for candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and are shortlisted in tier-I for this post/ paper
IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 Valid only for candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer and are shortlisted in tier-I for this post/ paper

Marking scheme:

For Paper 1 negative marking is 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

For Paper 2 negative marking is 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

For Paper 3 negative marking is 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

For Paper 4 negative marking is 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

There is no sectional cut off. No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2018 exam pattern for tier-III is such that candidates have to take a subjective/ descriptive paper in English or Hindi in pen-and-paper mode. Candidates need to complete the exam in 60 minutes duration. Maximum marks that candidates can score in the exam are 100.

Tier Mode of Exam Exam Description Marks Duration
III Pen-and-paper Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi

(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)

100 1 Hour (1 Hour 20 Minutes for candidates afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)

The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off.

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Pattern

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.”

Skill Test

The skill test will be of qualifying nature. The skill test conducted by the commission is of two types as mentioned below:

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 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes. The test is of qualifying nature.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): This test is conducted for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Section Officer (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ), and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines and 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

Document Verfication

Documents to be presented (original as well as photocopy) by candidates for verification on or before August 1, 2018 are:

Matriculation certificate Caste certificate
Mark sheets of all the three years of graduation Provisional certificate/ certificate of graduation

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