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Time management is vital in obtaining a good score in any competitive exam. Thus, knowledge of the Exam Pattern, Exam Syllabus and primarily Exam Duration is very crucial to increase efficiency, accuracy, productivity and primarily to be able to complete the exams in the allotted exam duration.

The SSC CGL Recruitment selection process has Four phases. The first two phases (Tier-I exam and Tier-II exam) are written exams (conducted online). The third phase is a Descriptive test and the fourth phase is Skill test conducted by a selection panel.

SSC CGL TIER I – TEST DAY INSTRUCTIONS – BOOKLET & VIDEOS – DOWNLOAD HERE


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1. SSC CGL Exam Duration – Tier-I Exam:

Subjects Questions Marks Duration Time
General Awareness 25 50 60 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
Total 100 200

2. SSC CGL Exam Duration – Tier-II Exam:

Subjects Questions Marks Duration Time Negative Marking
Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 Hours 0.50
English Language 200 200 2 Hours 0.25
Statistics 100 200 2 Hours 0.50
Finance & Economics 40(Finance & Accounts)
60 (Economics & Governance)
200 2 Hours 0.50


3. SSC CGL Exam Duration – Descriptive Test:

Subjects Mode of Examination Marks Duration Time
Essay/letter writing Pen and Paper 100 1 Hour


4. SSC CGL Exam Duration – Skill Test:

Skill Test Duration Time
Descriptive/ Computer Proficiency Test 15 Minutes


5. SSC CGL Exam Duration – Important Notes:

  • The duration of the SSC CGL Tier-I examination is 1 hour, but, the candidates may be required to be at the venue for about 2 hours or more : for completion of formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite documents, logging in, giving of instructions, etc.

  • The reporting time mentioned on the call letter is prior to the Start time of the test.

  • The duration of the SSC CGL Tier-II examination is 6 hours, but, the candidates may be required to be at the venue for about 7 hours or more for completion of formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite documents, logging in, giving of instructions, etc.


SSC CGL TIER I – TEST DAY INSTRUCTIONS – BOOKLET & VIDEOS – DOWNLOAD HERE




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