SSC CGL Exam Pattern

Scheme of the Examination for Combined Graduate Level Examination:

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
Tier -I — Computer Based Examination
Tier -II — Computer Based Examination
Tier -III — Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier -IV — Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

The Commission reserves the right to make changes in the scheme of examination such as conduct of Tier-I and Tier-II examination in computer based mode, treating Tier-I examination as only qualifying etc.

Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.

Scheme of Examination:

TIER-I: Computer based Examination mode

PartScheme of ExaminationNumber of QuestionsMarksTime
AGeneral Intelligence Reasoning2550 60 Minutes
(Total)For VH and
candidates suffering
from Cerebral Palsy:
80 Minutes
BGeneral Awareness2550
CQuantitative Aptitude2550
DEnglish Comprehension2550
Total100 Questions200 Marks

TIER-II: Computer based Examination mode

PartScheme of ExaminationNumber of QuestionsMarksTime
IQuantitative Abilities100200 120 Minutes
(Total)For VH and candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
160 Minutes
IIEnglish Language & Comprehension200200
IIIStatistics
Paper-I & II as above
100200
IVGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)
Paper-I & II as above
100200

* There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of Tier-II, the negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II (English Language & Comprehension) of Tier-II and 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.

TIER-III: Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
In addition to above, the Commission has also decided to induct a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The details may be read as under:-

 

TierMode of ExaminationScheme of ExaminationMarksTime
IIIPen and Paper modeDescriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essays/Precie/Letter/Appli cations etc.Total marks 10060 minutes

For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:
80 Minutes