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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 (Tier-I, II, III & IV) (Updated Pattern)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

 

Hello, Aspirants!!

 

To give your SSC CGL preparation an appropriate start, it is very important that you have the complete knowledge of SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019.

 

This year Staff Selection commission had made some major changes in the SSC CGL Exam Pattern. Therefore, it is a must that you should get every single detail of SSC CGL 2019 new pattern.

 

Here, we are making you aware of the updated exam pattern. You all are advised to go through the SSC CGL new exam pattern and make your Preparation Plan accordingly so that you can score well in the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination.

 

 

What Is the New SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern?

 

The revised exam pattern for SSC CGL includes four tiers – Tier 1 (Preliminary Exam), Tier 2 (Mains), Tier 3 (Descriptive), and Tier 4 (DEST/CPT).

 

Understand the elaborate pattern given below for all the tiers of SSC CGL Exam.

 

 

 

SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 Pattern

 

Part

Subject

Max. Marks

Questions

Time Allotted

A

General Intelligence & Reasoning

50

25

60 Minutes (80 Minutes for disabled candidates)

B

General Awareness

50

25

C

Quantitative Aptitude

50

25

D

English Comprehension

50

25 

 

Total questions asked are 100, comprising of 200 marks. Each question would carry 2 marks.

Paper Mode: Tier 1 will be conducted online.

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer you make.

Questions will be of the Objective type with multiple choices. Candidates can choose their Medium as Hindi or English.

You have to qualify Tier 1 exam to move on to Tier 2.

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Pattern

 

Paper

Subjects

Max. Marks

Questions

Time Allotted

I

Quantitative Ability

200

100

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

II

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

III

Statistics

200

100

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

IV

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

200

100

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

 

Paper Mode: Tier 2 will be conducted online.

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I, Paper-III, and Paper IV for each wrong answer.

Questions will be of the Objective type with multiple choices. Candidates can choose their Medium as Hindi or English.

You have to qualify Tier 2 exam to move on to Tier 3.

Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.

 Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post/ Paper.

 Paper IV is only for those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

 

As knowing the pattern is not enough to start your preparation, you might wish to grab the complete syllabus. See below the detailed SSC CGL 2019 Exam Syllabus:

 

SSC CGL Syllabus 2019 [Complete]

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 3 Pattern

 

Mode of Examination

Scheme of Examination

Marks

Time

Pen and Paper

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay /Precis /Letter/Application Writing etc.

100

60 minutes (80 Minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy)

 

The exam would be a descriptive type.

Paper Mode: Tier 3 would be an offline paper.

It will carry 100 marks and the duration of the paper would be one hour.

This Tier has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which are necessary for Government jobs.

The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words.

The qualifying marks in Tier-III would be 30% for UR, 25% for OBC/EWS and 20% for others.

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

The questions in this paper would be of 10+2 standard.

The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & Tier II, together, would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier III & Tier IV.

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 4 Pattern (wherever applicable)

 

Mode of Examination

Marks

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Qualifying

 

Tier-IV of the Examination would continue to be the Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT).

The exam is qualifying in Nature.

Computer Proficiency Test => for Asst. Section Officer in 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 Mines and Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBEC, Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ.

Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour => for Tax Assistant post only.

 

For more help in your preparation you can read the following articles:

 

Study Plan- How to crack SSC CGL in 2 months without Coaching

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam: List of Important Topics to Help You Score More!

SSC CGL Tier 1 Maths Short Tricks, Formulas, Questions, and Books!

 

We have mentioned the complete details related to the exam pattern, that you should know.

 

In case you have any doubt or query please feel free to place them in the comment box below.

 

 

Add scores to your result by practicing the BEST Test Series & Previous Year Papers !!

 

 

To acquire more knowledgeable pieces of stuff, stay connected with us.

 

Thanks and All the very best for your preparations.

 

 

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  • Khumcholila
    Iam a graduate and I just got an update any SSC recruitment 2020 and I want to try for the exam but iam still confused with Post should I opt for
  • Satish
    Sir, ssc cgl me kis kis post ke liye typing nhi h?
  • Vignesh vs
    Sir I've applied for CGL exam by November 2019. But I have one withstanding arrear now and i wrote it already. The result will be out by January 2020. Soo if i clear by Jan and wri...
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  • Uday
    Iam percieving my bsc degree to which post shall I apply in ssc cgl and what are the cutoffs in each area should I score and If want to become custom officer in which tiers should ...
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    Eduncle
    Hello Uday,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    After completing your graduate degree, you can apply for SSC GL Exam. You an check the cut off marks for all the posts through
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  • M madhukrishna
    Hello Sir, i want to know the SSC CGL Tier-III (2018-19) exam date?? If u know please provide me the exam dates??
    Eduncle
    Hello,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    As per the official website, the SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam will be conducted on 29th December 2019.
    Thank You!!
  • Shubham Varun
    Hello Sir/ Madam, I have a few questions regarding the tier- 3 examination: 1. Do I have to be aware of all the current affairs or is this examination purely dependent on my Englis...
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    Eduncle
    Hello Shubham,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Tier 3 exam is compulsory for all the tier 2 qualified candidates. And you can check how to prepare for descriptive paper through
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  • Biswarup
    Hello sir, this year I have cleared tier 1 ssc cgl aao cut off. So after tier 2 shall I sit for tier 3 or tier 4? final merit list will be based on which tiers? though I didn't app...
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  • Jyoti
    Hello sir,I want to know the cut off marks for sc students in tier 1 and 2 and Is tier 3 essential for post of ministry of external affairs ?
    Eduncle
    Hello Jyoti
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can check the Cut Off marks for tier 1, 2, 3 through
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  • Shashikant Ujjwal
    Sir, Iwant to know that in SSC CGL exam of Tier 2 ,there is total 4 papers. If I got a good marks in paper 1 and paper 2 but I won't get much marks in paper 23 and paper 4. Do am I...
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    Eduncle
    Hello Shashikant, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! In SSC CGL recruitment process, Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3, they all are to be separately qualifi...
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  • Ashutosh Shaw
    Hello Sir, Is the typing test necessary for the post of Income Tax Officer?
    Eduncle
    Hello Ashutosh, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! There is no Typing Test scheduled for the recruitment of an Income Tax Officer. After the result o...
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