SSC CGL Exam Pattern

ssc cgl patternSSC has released the notification for the SSC CGL Exam 2019 and candidates can apply online before November 25, 2019. Every applicant who is going to appear for the exam must have knowledge about Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Check SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 with latest exam syllabus on this page. There will be 04 stages of exam i.e. Tier-I (Computer Based Examination), Tier-II (Computer Based Examination), Tier-III (Pen and Paper Mode) (Descriptive Paper) and Tier-IV (Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test/ Document Verification).

Check: SSC CGL Exam Notification 2019Apply Online Before – 25th November 2019

  • Number of Examination Phases: Four i.e: Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III and Tier-IV
  • Examination Mode: Tier-I&II (Online) and Tier-III (Offline)
  • Types of Questions: Tier-I&II (Objective) and Tier-III (Descriptive Type)
  • Medium: English and Hindi
  • Negative Marking:  -0.50 and (-0.25 for Paper-II of Tier-II)

Tier-I (Computer Based Examination)

SSC CGL Tier-I
Name of SubjectsNo. of Questions and Maximum MarksDuration
General Intelligence and Reasoning25 Questions and 50 Marks60 Minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed the use of scribe)
General Awareness25 Questions and 50 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude25 Questions and 50 Marks
English Comprehension25 Questions and 50 Marks
Total100 Questions and 200 Marks

Tier-II (Computer Based Examination)

SSC CGL Tier-II
Name of SubjectsNo. of Questions and Maximum MarksDuration
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities100 Questions and 200 Marks120 minutes (02 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed the use of scribe)
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension200 Questions and 200 Marks
Paper-III: Statistics100 Questions and 200 Marks
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)100 Questions and 200 Marks
Total500 Questions and 800 Marks

Important Points:

  • In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
  • In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
  • Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India (M/o Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
  • In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Tier-III (Descriptive Paper)

SSC CGL Tier-III
Scheme of ExaminationMaximum MarksDuration
Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
100 Marks60 minutes (01 hours and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed the use of scribe)

The Paper in Tier-III will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.

Tier-IV (Skill Test)

In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted.

  • Data Entry Skill Test (DEST):- For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise & Income Tax), Data Entry Speed Test will be held at 8,000 key depression per hour on the computer. The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature.
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):- SSC will hold a Computer Proficiency Test, comprising of three modules – (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer of CSS, Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines. CPT will be of qualifying nature.

Tier-IV (Document Verification)

All the candidates qualified for Document Verification are required to come for Document Verification. Those who fail to do so will not be considered for any post at the time of final selection. Candidates will have to submit copies of various documents like Matriculation Certificate, educational qualification, caste certificate, relevant document, if any relaxation is taken, etc. Candidates will be required to produce all documents in original for verification at the time of document verification. Information about the required documents will be provided while calling candidates for DV. Keep checking this page for more updations.

We wish you all the best for your exam!