SSC CGL Exam Pattern

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SSC CGL Exam

SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

Age Limit:

The age requirements are between 20 and 30 years. The age limits may vary depending on the position applied.

Exam Fee

There is also a required amount of application fee which needs to be paid for the examination. All women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying application fee while General and OBC Category students are required to pay a sum of 100 rupees.

Vacancies: 7035

Exam Structure of SSC CGL

SSC CGL Exam is conducted in four stages: Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 & Tier-4 exams. While Tier-I & Tier-II exams are conducted online, Tier-III is a pen and paper based exam and Tier-IV is a Computer Skill Test. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for all these stages of SSC CGL Recruitment process one by one.

SSC CGL Tier – 1 Exam Pattern:

SSC CGL Exam, conducted online, comprises of 4 sections with about a 100 questions in total and with maximum marks of 200. The entire exam is needed to be completed in a time span of 60 minutes. There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. Therefore, it has become imperative for aspirants to perform well in four sections to clear the exam. Clearly this exam requires speed and a very good strike rate. No Blind guesses.

Important Dates

Events Tentative Dates
SSC CGL Notification Date December 29, 2020
Online Form submission Start December 29, 2020
Last Date to Submit Application January 31, 2021
Last Date to Submit Online Fee January 31, 2021
Last Date to Submit Offline Fee February 06, 2021
SSC CGL 2021 Exam Date: Tier 1 29th May to 07th June 202 Postponed

Exam Pattern:

S.No. Name of the tests No. of questions Maximum Marks Time allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
2 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
3 English Comprehension 25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50 1 Hour
5 Total 100 200

SSC CGL Tier–2 Exam Pattern:

SSC CGL Tier-II exam is also conducted online and comprises of 4 different Papers with 100 Questions in each Paper except in English Language and Comprehension which comprises of 200 Questions. Each Paper carries maximum marks of 200 and is needed to be completed in a time span of 120 minutes.

Exam Pattern:

Paper Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Aptitude 100 200 2 Hours

English Language and Comprehension


2 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours

General Studies (Finance & Economics)


4 100 200 2 Hours

Note:

Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts.

Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”. Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”.

A wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in Paper – 1, 3, 4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern:

SSC CGL Tier-3 exam will be a descriptive test. The paper will be in English/Hindi and will constitute of 100 marks. The entire paper needs to be completed in 60 minutes.

Tier Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Maximum Marks Time Allowed


Descriptive Paper in English in Hindi



(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
60
III Pen and Paper Mode
100 Minutes

SSC CGL Tier- 4 Exam Pattern:

SSC CGL Tier-4 exam is a Computer Skill Test. It will be conducted in two steps: Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test

Date Entry Skill Test (DEST): Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s writing skills.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): This test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off

The SSC CGL tier 1 exam account for a total of 200 marks and candidates are qualified for the next stage i.e. Tier 2 on the basis of marks scored in Tier 1. A minimum cut off is projected by the commission that selects candidates who are qualified for further process. Check out the SSC CGL Tier 1 cut off over the past 3 years and how they differ each year.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off

The SSC CGL tier 1 exam account for a total of 200 marks and candidates are qualified for the next stage i.e. Tier 2 on the basis of marks scored in Tier 1. A minimum cut off is projected by the commission that selects candidates who are qualified for further process. Check out the SSC CGL Tier 1 cut off over the past 3 years and how they differ each year.

SSC CGL Cut Off: 2019-20 (Tier I)

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II) Remaining Posts
UR 180.12237 165.77474 147.78606
OBC 172.7664 154.87053 135.95037
SC 156.73419 130.76651 115.35401
ST 151.46077 119.99291 104.91984
EWS 175.31247 152.03803 135.04329
OH 147.0852 130.86331 98.42808
HH 117.49075 86.44781 40
Others-PWD 83.70627 40 40
SSC CGL Cut Off: 2018-19 (Tier I)

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II) Remaining Posts
UR 170 165.96 137.07
OBC 165 162.35 131.18
SC 148.97 140.11 111.1
ST 141.86 129.56 103.22
Ex.S 40
OH 132.9 112.48 95.55
HH 102.45 51.99 40
VH 64.57 70.25
SSC CGL Cut Off Marks Tier-I 2017 [Revised]

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II) Remaining Posts
UR 148 146.5 126.5
OBC 135.5 135.5 110
SC 125.5 123.5 98
ST 119 114.5 88.5
Ex.S 69
OH 111.5 102 84.5
HH 75 61 38
VH 116 89.5

The SSC CGL Tier I syllabus is given in detail in the table below:

General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension skills
Symbolic/Number Analogy History- Harappa Civilization, Vedic culture, Medieval India and their important systems; India’s freedom movement and their leaders Number System Problems, Synonyms &
Percentage, Antonyms, One Word Substitution, grammar skills, spelling error, comprehension passages
Ratio & Proportion,
Square roots,
Averages,
Interest
Semantic Classification, Geography- about countries and their geographical details, Famous Seaport and Airport and their location. Profit and Loss,
Symbolic/Number Classification Discount,

Mixture,
Figural Classification, Polity- Administrative, Legislative and judiciary of our Country, Election, Important constitution bodies like CAG, Symbols of political parties, duties & responsibilities of the major persons in the Parliament Time and distance,
Semantic Series, Time & Work,
Number Series, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds,
Figural Series Graphs of Linear Equations,
Problem Solving, Economy-Budget related information and terminologies, Important persons involved in Economy of the Country and monetary institutions Triangle and its various kinds of centres,
Word Building, Congruence and similarity of triangles,
Coding & decoding Circles
Space Visualization, Physics- Laws, major Inventions and Discoveries. Regular Polygons,
Venn Diagrams, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder,
Drawing inferences Sphere, Hemispheres,

Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base,
Indexing, Chemistry- Characteristics of gases, atoms, molecules Complementary angles,
Address matching, Date & city matching, Chemistry in everyday life. Heights and Distances,
Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
Histogram,


Data Analysis
Critical thinking, Biology-Important discoveries, Interesting facts about human body parts, Nutrition in Animals and Plants, Diseases and their causes.

Emotional Intelligence,
Social Intelligence

General Knowledge, Current Affairs

SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus

As per the SSC CGL exam pattern, Tier II will have 4 papers-

The detailed SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus for CGL Exam is as mentioned below:

Quantitative Aptitude English Language & Comprehension Statistics General Studies- Finance & Economics
Number System Problems Spot the Error Data distribution, calculation, a diagrammatic representation of data Finance-Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting
Percentage Synonyms /Antonyms

Spelling, Idioms & Phrases

One Word Substitution

Improvement of sentences,
Ratio & Proportion, The Active/ Passive voice of verbs, Mean, Mode and Median
Square roots, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
Averages Shuffling of sentence parts in passages,
Profit and Loss, Comprehension passage. Deviation, Dispersion
Discount
Time and distance,
Moments and relationships- skewness, kurtosis
Time & Work,
Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra
Triangles, Polygons, Circles, Cylinders
Co-relation, regression Economics-Macro & Micro Economics, Growth & Development

Market analysis- production, demand, supply,

Indian Economy,

Economic reforms,

Money and banking,

Role of Technology in reforming the Economic domain

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