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Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Examination

Staff Selection Commission will hold the Combined Graduate Level Examination, for filling up Group “B” and Group “C” posts in
various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India.

The Tier-I of CGL Examination in Computer Based Mode

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Tier-I exam of SSC CGL 2018 is an online mode of examination having 4 sections in total. The total marks allotted for all the sections is 200 and the total time allotted for the completion of all the sections of Tier-I exam is 60 minutes. A cumulative time of 80 minutes is allotted to physically handicapped students. 0.5 marks will be deducted from every question that is attempted wrong by a candidate in SSC CGL 2020 exam.

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Paper Folding Method
  • Matrix
  • Word Formation
  • Venn Diagram
  • Direction and Distance
  • Blood Relations
  • Series
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
General Awareness
  • Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolios
  • People in News
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Averages
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Problem on Ages
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
English Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spellings
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • One word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Tier-II exam has a total mark of 200. A total of 100 questions are asked in each section with 200 questions asked in the English Language Section. A time limit of 2 hours is provided to the candidate to complete each section of SSC CGL 2020 Tier-II Exam. The cumulative time to complete Tier-II exam is increased to 2 hours 40 minutes in case of physically handicapped students. 0.25 marks is deducted as penalty for attempting a question wrong.

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Averages
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Data Sufficiency
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Active-Passive Voice
Statistics
  • Collection and Representation of Data
  • Measure of Dispersion
  • Measure of Central Tendency
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Random Variables
  • Sampling Theory
  • Analysis and Variance
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Number
General Awareness

Finance and Accounting

  • Fundamental Principles
  • Financial Accounting
  • Basic Concepts of Accounting
  • Self-Balancing Ledger
  • Error Spotting and Correction

Economics and Governance

  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Finance Commission
  • Theory of Demand and Supply

SSC CGL Tier III Syllabus

Tier-III of SSC CGL 2020 exam is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc. in this exam. The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes. Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” & “Compiler”.

SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus

Tier-IV examination comprises of couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax),DEST Exam through SSC CGL exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.
  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

Tier-I and Tier-II exam is compulsory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL  Notification of while Tier-III is specifically for candidates applying for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II and Compiler. Similarly, Tier-IV exam is taken by candidates applying specifically for TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector.

Penalty for wrong answers

Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to deduction of 0.5 marks in Tier – I, III and IV while that of 0.25 marks in Tier-II.