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July 30, 2019 • 11:56 am

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

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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 Tier 1 Exam Pattern SSC CGL Tier 2 Pattern
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern SSC CGL Tier 4 Pattern
 

 

 

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 33 per cent.

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 Scheme of Examination Marks Time
Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) Same as published in the Notice of Examination Qualifying Same as published in the Notice of Examination

 

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.

 

 

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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 ?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Jyoti
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can check the Cut Off marks for tier 1, 2, 3 through SSC CGL Result
    Thank You!!
  • 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 eligible for jobs based on my marks in paper 1 and paper 2?
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    Eduncle Team
    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 qualified by the candidate by securing the required Cut-offs. he scores obtained in all the three Tiers are considered. A candidate needs to clear all the three Tiers respectively, then only he is eligible for Tier 4. Tier 4 is applicable to few of the posts, as this is the Skill Test stage, other posts have the document verification stage after Tier 3. Tier 4 too needs to be qualified by the candidate. Tier 4 doesn't have any cut-off marks, but is an essential stage which needs to be qualified. Hope the above explanation has cleared your doubts! Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Ashutosh Shaw
    Hello Sir, Is the typing test necessary for the post of Income Tax Officer?
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    Eduncle Team
    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 of Tier 3 the shortlisted candidate is called for an Interview. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Taiba Firdos
    Sir please help me out as I am slightly confused about whether I would be eligible for the tax assistant post and excise officer or not as I am pursuing my graduation in English literature right now.
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  • Lavanya
    This information gave me a cleared idea. Thank you very much.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Lavanya, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for the appreciation! We value your feedback!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Prashant
    hello,plz give me the detail abut interview,is it totally finished or is it still there,
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Prashant, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   No, there is no interview for SSC CGL Posts.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Madhavi Reddy
    Hi Eduncle, If anyone is not applying for Junior Statistical Officer and Assistant Audit Officer, don't they need to write tier 3 and tier 4 ?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Madhavi,   Tier 3 and 4 exam is for many others posts apart from the JSO and AAO posts. If you are appearing for these, you'd need to appear in these tiers as well.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Navneet Vatsa
    sir I have a query related to interview ,if I will clear tier 3exam then interview is compulsory and how many numbers of interview will happens
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Navneet, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! There are no interviews for any of the SSC CGL posts. As per the Government's order no Interviews are conducted for Group B and Group C posts. There is document verification stage or the Tier 4 stage i.e. the Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) or Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) as per the post's requirement. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Rishabh Upadhyau
    Sir i want to known abut the all prossesser of CLG 2018 That all tier marks and qualify marks And how much marks take to get job in CLG from bigging to final list Give me all the information step by step Plzzzzzzzz sirrrrrr
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Rishabh Upadhyau,   Click here to know SSC CGL Cut-offs for both the previous year exams and the most recent ones in form of expected cut-off.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Shubham
    Sir....if I opted for post of si in CBI.....so it is compulsory to attempt paper 3 and paper 4 in tier 2????
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Shubham, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   In SSC CGL Tier 2 exam, Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts. Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler. Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer. So, there is no need to give paper 3 & 4 for SI in CBI.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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