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The SSC CGL selection procedure consists of Four tiers:

  1. Tier-1: Written Exam (Objective) 

  • The exam will be conducted online.
  • The Question Paper consists of four sections:

a) General Intelligence and Reasoning

b) General Awareness/ General Knowledge

c) Quantitative Aptitude

d) English Comprehension

  • Total number of questions: 100 (Each section will have 25 questions)
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Time Duration: 60 minutes (80 minutes for visually handicapped and candidates suffering from cerebral palsy)
  • Negative Marking: 0.50 Marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • There is no sectional cutoff.

2. Tier-2: Written Exam (Objective)

  • The exam will be conducted online.
  • There are 4 papers:

a) Paper-1: Quantitative Ability (compulsory for all posts)

b) Paper-2: English Language and Comprehension  (compulsory for all posts)

c) Paper-3: Statistics (only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” and “Compiler”

d) Paper-4: General Studies (Finance and Economics)– only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”.

  • Each paper carries 200 Marks
  • Time Duration for each paper: 2 hours (2 hours 40 minutes for visually handicapped)
  • Negative Marking: 0.50 Mark will be deducted in Paper-1, Paper-3 and Paper-4; 0.25 Mark will be deducted in Paper-2 for each wrong answer.
  • Total number of questions: 100 questions in Paper-1,3 and 4; 200 questions in Paper-2.

3. Tier-3: Written Exam (Descriptive) 

  • The exam will be conducted offline.
  • Candidate will have to write Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application Writing etc.
  • The paper will be bilingual-available in both Hindi and English. Candidates can choose any one medium.
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Time Duration: 60 minutes (80 minutes for visually handicapped and candidates suffering from cerebral palsy)

4. Tier-4: Computer Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)

  • This stage is only qualifying and is only applicable to certain posts.
  • Computer Proficiency Test for Assistant Section Officer in CSS (Central Secretariat Service) only.
  • OR Data entry Skill Test at a speed of 8000 key depressions per hour for Tax assistant post only.
  • The idea is to test the ability of the candidate to do simple tasks such as typing at a decent speed and knowledge of basic office software like word processor, spreadsheets and slide maker ( MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint).

 

Note 

  • The final marking will only consider the scores of Tier I, Tier-II and Tier-III exams.
  • There will be no sectional cutoffs.

 

 

 

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