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October 23, 2019 • 11:34 am

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

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 (Tier-I, II, III & IV) (Updated 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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  • Mohana
    Sir, I have been called for tier 4; DV/DEST. So is the job finalized or will there be more filtering after tier 4. And on what basis will they give out the final list. Thanks in ...
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    Eduncle
    Hello Mohana, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! The final list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared after accumulating the scores of Tier 1, 2...
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    Kranthi
    Hi Sir CAT : SC MARKS : 391.75 tier 3 was good…expecting around 70+ any chance for interview post?
    Eduncle
    Hello Kranthi, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Yes, there are chances that you can receive a call for the Interview Post. All the Best for the Res...
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  • Satanand Pathak
    thank you sir for the information. i have qualified in tier 2 for the cpt test and dest test. what will happen if i qualify the typing test in cpt test and disqualify in other mod...
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    Eduncle
    Hello Satanand, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! You have to qualify in DEST test as well. This level too is of qualifying nature, as only after qu...
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    Amit kumar
    can u give me suggestions how to prepare and from which books email id: sauravamit97@gmail.com
    Eduncle
    Hello Amit Kumar, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   You can refer the article
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  • Revanth
    sir for non interview posts upto which tier we have to qualify and after qualifying what is the selection process for this posts
    Eduncle
    Hello Revanth,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   You have to go through all the tiers of SSC CGL Exam.   Kind Regards, Eduncl...
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  • Amit
    Hello sir Is there sectional cuttoff for every subject in each tier
    Eduncle
    Hello Amit, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Yes each Tier in SSC CGL has a separate Cut-off. Each candidate must qualify the respective Tier with ...
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  • Md Farhan Shareef
    Sir…I have applied SSC CGL 2017 for all the post including Statistical Investigator and Assistant Audit Officer. If I do not appear or not qualify in Tier 2 Paper III & IV, t...
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    Eduncle
    Hello MD Farhan Shareef, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   Yes, you are considered for the posts other than Statistical Investigator and ...
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  • Devu
    Hello sir... Thanx for the effort you put here. I registered for the upcoming CGL exam. I have some doubts... Does a person who applied for assistant audit officer have to deal w...
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    Eduncle
    Hello Devu, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Yes, a candidate you has opted for Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax) have to appear for Tie...
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  • Pallav Jain
    Sir, while filling the form i wrote MBA in (Qualification) section , but im pursuing MBA right now. So will they allow me to take exam?
    Eduncle
    Hello Pallav, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! You need to have all the educational qualification documents with you latest by 1st August 2017 whic...
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  • Rishabh Gaur
    Sir I have attempted wrong post preference in ssc cgl 2017 ........the first 3 block are empty and only 4 block have d option .....now what I do
    Eduncle
    Hello Rishabh gaur, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   If you have wrongly filled the preferences in SSC CGL application form, then there ...
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  • Mahamood Ali
    Hello Sir, I want to know that in SSC CGL exam of TIER 2 ,there are total 4 papers. If I get good marks in PAPER 1 and PAPER 2 but I won’t get much marks in PAPER 4. Will I be...
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    Eduncle
    Hello Ali, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   If you clear Paper 1 and Paper 2, you will be selected for the posts other than JSO and AAO....
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  • Chandana
    Thanks a lot for your article which helped me a lot. Sir, I had graduated U.G this year. I didn't still get my B.Tech certificates. Should I need to take my certificates to the ex...
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    Eduncle
    Hello Chandana, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback.   You need not to take your qualification certifica...
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