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SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019

shape Introduction

Understanding the Exam pattern and syllabus will help the candidates in devising effective preparation strategies. Speed/Time management is vital in obtaining a good score in any competitive exam and hence, analysis of SSC CGL Exam Pattern and syllabus is very crucial to be able to complete the exams in the stipulated time.

The SSC CGL selection process has four Tiers. Tier I and the Tier II are Computer Based Examination. Tier III is Descriptive Test and Tier IV is Skill Test which are conducted offline.

shape 2018 - 2019

Exam Phase Exam Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Online Application Start Date 05.05.2019 to 13.06.2019
SSC CGL 2018 Online Application End Date 04.06.2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I Admit Card 05.05.2019
Tier – I:
Computer Based Examination
4.06.2019 to 13.06.2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-II Admit Card 30-08-2019
Tier – II 11.09.2019 to 13.09.2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-III Admit Card 2nd week of December 2019
Tier – III:
Descriptive test
29.12.2019
Tier – IV:
Skill Test
To be notified later


shape 2019 - 2020

Exam Phase Exam Dates
SSC CGL Online Application Start Date 22-10-2019 to 11-03-2020
SSC CGL Online Application End Date 25-11-2019
Tier – I:
Computer Based Examination
02-03-2020 to 11-03-2020
Tier – II 22-06-2020 to 25-06-2020
Tier – III:
Descriptive test
To be notified later
Tier – IV:
Skill Test
To be notified later


shape Pattern

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 will be conducted tentatively from 2nd to 11th March 2020. The exam will be conducted online consisting of 4 sections General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension with about 100 questions, 200 marks and 1 hour.


The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-I Exam are:


  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension


Subjects Questions Marks Duration Time
A. General Intelligence and Reasoning

[Compulsory For all posts]

25 50 60 minutes

For VH/ OH (afflicted with
Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in
writing hand-80 Minutes
B. General Awareness

[Compulsory For all posts]

25 50
C. Quantitative Aptitude

[Compulsory For all posts]

25 50
D. English Comprehension

[Compulsory For all posts]

25 50
Total 100 200


SSC CGL Tier-2 will be conducted tentatively from 22nd June to 25th June 2020. The exam will be conducted online comprising of 4 sections Quantitative Ability, Statistics, General Studies (Finance & Economics), English Language & Comprehension with about a 100 questions, each section 200 Marks and 2 hours each paper.


The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-II Exam are:


  • Quantitative Ability
  • Statistics
  • General Studies (Finance & Economics)
  • English Language & Comprehension


Subjects Questions Marks Duration Time
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities

[Compulsory For all posts]

100 200 120 Minutes (for each Paper)

For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral
Palsy/ deformity in writing hand
-160 Minutes
Paper-II: English Language and
Comprehension

[Compulsory For all posts]

200 200
Paper-III: Statistics

[Only for Junior Statistical
Officer (JSO) Post]

100 200
Paper-IV: General Studies
(Finance and Economics)

[Only for Assistant Audit Officer/
Assistant Accounts Officer]

100 200
Total 500 800


SSC CGL Tier-III 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 1 hour.


Mode of
Examination
Scheme of Examination Maximum
Marks
Time Allowed
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


Skill Test Duration Time
Date Entry Skill Test: Passage of about 2000 key depressions 15 Minutes
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):

    (i) Word Processing,
    (ii)Spread Sheet

    (iii) Generation of Slides




SSC CGL – Related Information
SSC CGL 2019 – Exam Syllabus
SSC CGL 2019 – Official Notification