SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 

SSC CGL Official Notification 2020 has been released on December 29, 2020, and the Tier 1 exam of same has been scheduled from May 29, 2021, to June 07, 2021. SSC CGL 2020 Exam is conducted in four phases. After the successful completion of four tiers, a merit list will be prepared for the selected candidates. To understand the exam clearly it is very important to understand the examination pattern. The SSC CGL exam pattern consists of the sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General English, and General Awareness. 

Tier -I Computer Based Examination
Tier -2 Computer Based Examination
Tier -3 Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier-1V Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2020 

SSC CGL Tier 1 exam pattern 2020 consists of mainly four sections and those are Quantitative aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General English, and General Awareness. The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam pattern consists of 100 marks. Each question consists of 2 marks and the time duration for the exam is 60 minutes or 1 hour. To have a clear understanding of the exam pattern please have a look at the SSC CGL exam pattern below.

Conducting BodySubjectMaximum MarksMarksTime allowed
Tier -I General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes (Total) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para- 5.10 of Notice): 80 Minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern  2020 

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam pattern  2020 will be given by those who successfully managed to qualify for the Tier 1 examination. SSC CGL Tier 2 exam pattern consists of mainly four papers. The first two papers will be common for all i.e. Paper 1- Quantitative Aptitude and Paper 2- English Language. Those who have opted for a statistical officer will have to give Paper 3 which consists of statistics. Paper 4 will be held for those who applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO). In Paper 4, two sections will be asked i.e. Economics and Finance. Complete details about the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam is given in the tabular form below:

Conducting BodySubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allowed
Tier -2 Paper-I: Quantitative Ability 100 200 120 Minutes (for each Paper) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para- 5.10 of Notice):160 Minutes
Paper-2: English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Paper-3: Statistics 100 200
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern --cy --

After SSC CGL Tier 2, you have to appear for SSC CGL Tier 3 exam. SSC CGL Tier 3 exam pattern consists of a descriptive paper that will be conducted through pen and paper mode. You are required to write an essay, precis and letter writing in the prescribed amount of time. The total marks allotted for the exam is 100 and the time given for the exam is 60 minutes or 1 hour. Please refer to the table below for further information:

Conducting BodyMode of ExaminationScheme of ExaminationMaximum MarksTime Allowed
Tier 3 Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/Letter/ Application etc.) 100 60 Minutes For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl.

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern 2020 

SSC CGL 2020 Tier 4 exam will be conducted online. The DEST i.e. Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted for the post of Tax Assistants and CPT Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for the post of Assistant Section officers. For a clear understanding on this please refer to the table below:

S.No.TIER 4: Exam NameEligible PostsExam Pattern
1. Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) Tax Assistants 2000 key depression per hour will be conducted for 15 minutes.
2. Computer Proficiency Test(CPT) Assistant Section officers 3 modules namely word processing, spreadsheet and generation of slides

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