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SSC CGL Exam Status: Tier I Delayed

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SSC CGL Examination Pattern

The entire Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

Tier -I Computer Based Examination
Tier -II Computer Based Examination
Tier -III Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier-IV Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

Scheme of Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations

Tier Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allowed
I A. General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes (Total) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para5.10 of Notice): 80 Minutes
B. General Awareness 25 50
C. Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
D. English Comprehension 25 50
Note In Tier-I: There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
II Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 Minutes (for each Paper) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para5.10 of Notice): 160 Minutes
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Paper-III: Statistics 100 200
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200

Note-I In Tier-II:
Negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension)
Negative marking 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV (Quant, Statistics and GS)

Note-II in Tier-II:
Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)
Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

Scheme of Tier-III Examination

Tier Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Maximum Marks Time Allowed
III 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. See para5.10 of Notice): 80 Minutes

Scheme of Tier-IV Examination

Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.

A] Data Entry Skill Test (DEST): For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax)

> “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted on a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 mins.

> This test will be of qualifying nature.

> Computers for the test will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/ venue as notified.

> The Skill Test will be held at the Commission’s Regional/ Sub-Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the commission.

B] Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): 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 Mine

> The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules:

i] Word Processing
ii] Spread Sheet
iii] Generation of Slides

> No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates

> CPT will be of qualifying nature.

C] Document Verification (DV)

> 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.