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SSC CGL Descriptive Test

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SSC CGL Descriptive Test

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The SSC CGL Tier-III Exam is an offline exam and has a total of 100 marks and the duration of the exam will be 1 hour. The descriptive test consisting of two writing tasks (Essay & Letter). Choice of topics will be given for both the writing tasks. The details of the descriptive test are as below:

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Tier Mode of Exam Scheme of Exam Max. 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): 80 Minutes

Topic 1- India likely to ban single-use plastics soon

Topic 2- Big bank theory: On Public Sector Bank mergers

Topic 3- So close, yet so far: On Chandrayaan 2 lander failure

Topic 4- Futile fines: On traffic violation penalties

Topic 5- On Muslim divorce bill

Topic 6- ON Assam NRC

Topic 7- Sentiment booster: On govt response to slowdown

Topic 8- Boris Johnson’s desire to exit EU may fizzle out

Topic 9- War within war: On Saudi’s intervention in Yemen

Topic 10- On Amazon’s rainforest fire

Topic 11- What is P Chidambaram’s role in INX Media case?

Topic 12- Govt. creation of CDS post

Topic 13- Article 370 and 35a removed

Topic 14- Unclear doctrine: On ‘No First Use’ nuclear policy

Topic 15- Aadhaar-social media linking

Topic 16- Hong Kong protests against extradition law

Topic 17- Mob Lynching

Topic 18- Environmental Pollution

Topic 19- Goods and Service Tax (GST)

Topic 20- E-Governance

Topic 21- E-Commerce Policy

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A Letter Writing on Protection of Nature and Life.

18, Mall Road,
Delhi- 9
30, October, 2010

The Editor
The Hindustan Times
12, KG Marg
New Delhi-1

Subject: Protect Nature, Protect Life


Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to create awareness among the general public on the topic ‘Protect nature, Protect life’. Nature and human life and connected in more than one way! ‘Nature is also the most vivid expression of God.’ It was in the lap of nature that life developed; so it’s not wrong to address nature as also ‘Mother Nature.’ But as soon as humans evolved faster than the other forms of life, they declared their supremacy on the earth. In their urge for power, progress and materialism, they tried to exploit nature in many ways. Deforestation led to multiple problems like floods, lack of rainfall, soil erosion etc. It has resulted into over all environmental degradation. Cutting down trees – is it any less than murder, murder which harms the killer himself? Afforestation is the only solution to mend the damage already caused. We should treat plants as our children and each family should plant more and more trees. Trees which have lessened considerably in number are the givers of oxygen and also absorb harmful gases like carbon dioxide.
The consequences are going to be drastic as usual with pollution also on the increase. With the increase in the number of vehicles, gases like carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide have increased. But there are not many trees to absorb such gases. ‘Chipko’ movement which was started by nature lovers to protect trees should become today’s trend setter. By saving our forests and planting more trees, we can solve the problem of pollution.
This will also help us in finding a solution for global warming. I hope the general public will take appropriate steps to prevent further erosion of our natural wealth.

Thanking you,

Your truly

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An essay on Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is a financial inclusion to ensure every citizen of India should have bank accounts (Saving and deposit) and access to Remittance, Credit, Insurance, Pension in an affordable manner. This Yojana was launched by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on 28th August 2014 so that every citizen of the country can have its bank account and avail all the benefits.
Some documents were required to open a bank account under PMJDY. People having Adhaar card were able to open their accounts without any other document but those who did not have Aadhar card were required to submit any of these documents like ID card/Driving Licence/PAN Card/NREGA card/passport and if a person doesn’t have any of these documents as well, was required to submit photo identity card signed by a gazetted officer. Some special benefits were given to citizens under PMJDY like Interest on deposit, Accidental Insurance Cover of RS. 1 lakh etc. Beneficiaries of government schemes to get direct benefit transfer in Accounts under PMJDY, Access to pension and insurance products, Easy transfer of money across India, Overdraft facility up to RS. 50,000 was available to only one account per household, preferably lady of the house. No minimum balance was required to open bank accounts under PMJDY. This yojana led to the opening of large number of bank accounts in rural as well as urban areas, about 10 crore accounts were opened. This also led to the secure deposits of money and avail all the benefits of the banking system of which many citizens were unaware. We can also have yojanas for education as well because a major section of our society is still unable to get primary education.

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SSC CGL Descriptive Test – Important Points

  • The exam is of 1 hour duration and carries 100 marks.

  • The exam duration is 1 hour 20 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

  • The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words.

  • The Paper would comprise writing of Letter /Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.

  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 percent.

  • The performance in Tier II would be included for Preparing Merit.

  • The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.

  • Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

SSC CGL – Related Information
SSC CGL – English Language – Study Guide
SSC CGL – Reasoning Ability – Study Guide
SSC CGL – Quantitative Aptitude – Study Guide
SSC CGL – General Awareness – Study Guide
SSC CGL – Descriptive Test – Study Guide