The Exam details for each tier are explained in this section.
The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam will be objective type and will have 100 questions from 4 sections- General Awareness/ General knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. The exam will be of 200 marks and duration will be 60 min. Please note that the Exam Pattern has been modified and the Duration of Tier 1 Exam has been changed from 75 minutes to 60 Minutes.
No. of Questions
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Awareness/ General knowledge
For Visually handicapped candidates the exam duration is 80 min.
Candidates who secure qualifying marks as decided by the commission are only allowed to appear for Tier II.
The SSC CGL Tier II exam will be objective type and will have 4 papers as per the details mentioned in the table below:
-0.5 marks for wrong answer
English language & Comprehension
-0.25 marks for wrong answer
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
· Paper on Quantitative Ability and English Language & Comprehension are compulsory for all posts
· Paper on Statistics is there only for Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
Paper on General Studies (Finance and Economics) is there only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”Paper 4 has following sub sections:
Paper 4 subsection
Finance & Accounts
Economics & Governance
On the basis of the marks secured by a candidate in Tier I and Tier II, eligibility of candidates to appear in Tier III and Tier IV is determined.
This exam is descriptive and is conducted offline (pen and paper mode) and has been introduced to check the writing skills that must be possessed by a Govt. Officer.
Essay (250 words)
Précis (250 words)
Letter / Application Writing
· For visually handicapped and cerebral palsy candidates the duration is 80 min.
· Language medium would be Hindi or English.
· For the final Merit List, the marks of three phases Tier I, II & III are added.
· Candidates are given appointments as per their ranks and preference of posts as filled in the application form.
This exam is conducted online in two forms. Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) or Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). The DEST is conducted for the post of Tax Assistants and CPT for the post of Assistant Section officers.
TIER 4: Exam Name
Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)
2000 key depression per hour will be conducted for 15 minutes.
Computer Proficiency Test(CPT)
Assistant Section officers
3 modules namely word processing, spread sheet and generation of slides
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