SSC CGL 2015 Exam Pattern
Updated on Oct 23, 2015 - 1:06 p.m. IST by None

SSC CGL 2015 Exam Pattern – The Staff Selection Commission has specified Exam Pattern of SSC CGL 2015 Tier I and Tier II in its notification. The Commission conducts the recruitment process in three stages – Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. Of which, Tier I and II are written exams carrying objective-types papers, under SSC CGL 2015 Exam Pattern. Tier III is skill test round and qualifying in nature.


LatestSSC CGL Cut off 2016 and SSC CGL Result 2016 of Tier 1 exam will be announced in the last week of September 2016.

As per SSC CGL 2015 Test Pattern, the objective-type SSC CGL 2015 Tier I exam is of 2 hour duration, consisting of a total of 200 marks. The paper is divided into 4 parts – General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension – of 50 marks each. A negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable for each wrong answer.

According to SSC Combined Graduate Level 2015 Paper Pattern, the Tier II exam will contain two papers with a total of 400 marks. As many as 100 questions will be asked from Quantitative Abilities with 200 marks, with 2 hours duration and English Language & Comprehension will carry 200 marks, with 2 hours duration. For every wrong answer, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I & Paper-III.


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SSC CGL 2015 Syllabus & Scheme:


Following is the SSC CGL 2015 Syllabus & Scheme for Tier I and Tier II exams for various categories of posts:


Tier-I Examination

Tier-II Examination



/Skill Test





Posts for which

Interview is

prescribed other

than Statistical


Grade II


General Intelligence

+ Reasoning

50 marks


General Awareness

50 marks


Quantitative Aptitude 50 marks


English Comprehension

50 marks


Total Marks: 200

Duration: 02 hrs

Quantitative Abilities

200 marks

100 Questions

Duration: 2 hrs


English Language & Comprehension

200 marks

Duration : 2 hrs


Total Marks: 400


100 Marks

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS


Posts for which no Interview is prescribed, other than Compiler







Data Entry Skill Test at speed of 8000 key depression  per hour for post of Tax Assistant




Grade II




Paper I & II as above


400 marks

Paper III Statistics

200 marks

100 Questions

100 marks









Staff Selection Commission conducted SSC CGL 2015 Exam Tier I on August 9 and August 16 and it will also conduct Tier II exam on October 25 and October 26 for filling up different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations.

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where do i get mock test q papers? i have paid for the test

Pankhuri Kumari 16th Jan, 2020
Hii Roopa!
If you have paid for mock tests to a certain firm or portal, you will be getting the question papers on the respective website itself. Sorry, but you haven't mentioned the name of the firm in your question. It would be better for us to answer your question in detail if you restructure your question and ask agin including the necessary details. If you are not getting the mock test question papers even after paying, you can contact the helpdesk of the respective firm and ask them about the query. Hope you understand.
Good luck!

Can i apply all post in SSC CGL after completing graduation

Sanjay Khandelwal 10th Jan, 2020
Yes you can apply to ssc cgl to all departments after your graduation. For junior statistical officer, auditor post you must have statistics and for all other departments you can apply with a graduate degree. There are no basic requirements for any specific degree, a graduate from any degree can apply for ssc cgl and to posts in departments based on their requirements.

Can i apply all post in SSC CGL exam

Shubhangi sinha 10th Jan, 2020

Hello Anshu,

No you can't apply for all the posts in SSC CGL exam.

You can apply for only those post that match with the eligibility criteria. The post for which you don't meet with the eligibility criteria, you can't apply for the same.

For more information you can refer to the link given below -

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


hello sir i m preparing for ssc cgl but my 12th marks are 50% and in graduation it 55% would i be elligible for ssc cgl....??

Aditya kumar Student Expert 2nd Jan, 2020
Hi dear

Harshita, Yes , you are eligible for SSC Cgl examination as to be eligible for ssc cgl examination, there's no requirement of minimum percentage or something like that you just need to be a graduate in any subject from a recognized university.
So , you don't need to worry about percentage obtained by you in your class 12th and graduation at all.
Also to be eligible minimum age limit for for SSC cgl is 18 years while the maximum age limit is 32 years.

Good luck for your ssc cgl examination


What job do we get when we clear only tier 1 both tier 1 &2 tier 1 2 3 tier 1 2 3 4 ssc cgl

Pankhuri Kumari 27th Dec, 2019
Hii Vijay!
The main aim is to clear the overall cutoff and make a place in the merit list for SSC CGL. You can't expect any job before clearing tier 1 + tier 2 + tier 3  atleast. This is because clearing only tier 1 will not make you eligible for merit list, then, there's no use of it. Yes, if you get good marks in each tier, it will make you eligible for the next tier and eventually add on to your merit list. Thus, only after clearing all the 4 tiers you can expect a good job. Hope this helps.
Good luck!

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