SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier I, II, III, IV

The  Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced notification for a various post which comes under Group “B” and Group “C”. The examination date for SSC CGL tentatively announced from 25th July –  20th Aug 2018. Hope some of you have applied for SSC CGL 2018. Last year some changes are introduced in SSC CGL Tier I. The time duration of SSC CGL Tier I has been changed to 60 minutes. So knowing a proper exam pattern will give you clear cut idea about SSC CGL Examination. Here you can find a complete detailed exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2018.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018:

SSC Conducts  Combined Graduate Level to appoint dissimilar posts in various departments, ministries, and subordinate offices. The selection will be based on 4 phase process such as Tier I, Tier II, Tier III & Tier IV. Tier II. Kick Start your preparation for SSC CGL with proper Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Here we compressed and briefly explained about SSC CGL Exam Pattern. Read and schedule your time for  SSC CGL Exam preparation.

  • Tier – I Exam – Computer Based Examination
  • Tier – II Exam – Computer Based Examination.
  • Tier – III Exam – Descriptive paper
  • Tier – IV Exam –  Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL Exam Pattern – Tier I

Tier 1 exam will be an Objective type online exam. Four Sectional topics are there for SSC CGL Tier I that are General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension. Each section is carrying 25 questions. Totally SSC CGL Tier 1 holding 200 marks with the time duration of 60 Minutes. Clear details follow as below.

Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200
  • The exam will have 200 Marks in 60 Minutes. Each wrong answer leads to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections. But there is no Sectional Cutt off for SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern.
  • Visually handicapped candidates can get extra timing 20 minutes.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern – Tier II

  • SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern – There are Four Papers which come under SSC CGL Tier II. Each Paper has 2 Hours exam Duration
  • The paper I and II will be common for all. Statistics for Statistical Investigator Gr-II & Compiler posts.
  • General Studies is for Finance & Economics which comes under Group – B.
  • 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in English Language & Comprehension paper.
  • 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in Paper I, Paper III, and Paper IV
Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities (For All) 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension (For All) 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics (For Statistical Investigator Gr-II & Compiler posts) 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics – Group – B) 100 200 2 Hours

SSC CGL Exam Pattern – Tier III

SSC CGL Tier 3 is descriptive type exam it is mainly designed to check the written skills and language proficiency of the applicants in English/Hindi.  It is pen and paper mode and fully offline based. In this section, candidates should write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis.

Important Points:

  • SSC CGL Tier 3 will be 60 minutes’ time duration with 100 marks.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Type Paper in English/Hindi 100 60 Minutes

SSC CGL Exam Pattern – Tier IV

The Tier 4 of SSC CGL Exam 2018 has DEST and CPT test.

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test):  This test specially made to know the typing skill of the candidates to know their accuracy on a computer. With 15 minutes of time duration, the candidates should finish 2000 key depressions.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): The CPT test compress with 3 different modules that are Word, Spread Sheet, and Generation of Slides, for some posts. The candidates need to clear the following post CSS (Assistant), Inspector (Preventive officer)[CBEC] & Inspector (Examiner)[CBEC], MEA(Assistant), Inspector (Central Excise) [CBEC].

SSC Tier IV Time Duration
Computer Proficiency Test / DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) 45 Minutes

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