SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 - SSC prescribes SSC CGL 2020 exam pattern for all tiers in official notification. As per official notification the exam pattern of SSC CGL 2020 is provided for four tiers - tier 1 & 2 is Computer-based examination (CBE), while tier 3 is a descriptive test whereas tier -4 is computer proficiency test/skill test/document verification (DV) process. According to SSC CGL exam pattern 2020, there are four sections - general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, quantitative aptitude, and English language. There will be 100 objective multiple choice questions (MCQ) of 200 marks in SSC CGL tier 1 exam. Candidates who qualify the tier 1 exam will be shortlisted to appear for the tier 2 exam. Read the complete article to know more about SSC CGL exam pattern, syllabus, how to prepare for SSC CGL 2020 exam.
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Name of exam
Exam conducting authority
Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Stages of exam
CGL Tier I
CGL Tier II
CGL Tier III
CGL Tier IV
Tier 1 & 2 Computer-based examination (CBE)
Tier 3 (Offline - Pen & paper mode)
Duration of exam
Tier 1 - 1 hour
Tier 2 - 4 hours (for all), 2 hours additional for specific post
Tier 3 - 1 hour
Number of questions
CGL Tier I exam - 100 questions
CGL Tier II exam - 500 questions,
200 - Q.A, 200- English, 100- Subject specific
Total Marks of CGL
Tier I - 200 marks
Tier II - 400 marks
Tier III - 100 marks
Only applicable in tier I & II exam
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Applicants should note that tier 1 exam of SSC CGL 2020 is a computer-based test which consists of four sections - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language subject. According to SSC CGL 2020 exam pattern, there will be a total of 100 questions in tier 1 exam. The total marks allotted to CGL tier 1 exam is 200 marks and this exam will be conducted for a duration of 1 hour. There will also be a negative marking scheme as per exam pattern of SSC CGL 2020. For each wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted while 2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer of CGL exam. Check the table given below to know SSC CGL tier I exam pattern 2020.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 - Tier I
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Applicants who qualify the tier 1 exam of CGL exam will be invited to appear for tier 2 exam. The tier 2 of SSC CGL 2020 exam comprises four papers – Paper 1, 2, 3, 4. Paper 1 is quantitative abilities (QA) while Paper 2 is the English Language. The paper 3 comprises questions from the subject of statistics whereas paper 4 contains questions related to General Studies. According to the CGL tier-II exam pattern, Paper 1 and 2 is common for all the posts, while other papers will be subject specific..The questions of Paper 1 will be based on class 10 standards whereas Paper 2 will be designed on the basis of 10+2 level.
SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern - Tier II
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
Here, it is to be noted that candidates who have applied for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will have to appear for CGL Paper 3 and 4 respectively as per exam pattern. Here questions will be based on Graduation level subjects. Candidates should note that as per SSC CGL exam pattern 2020, negative marking scheme is applicable also in specialist paper.
SSC CGL tier III is a descriptive test which will be conducted in pen and paper mode. Shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in Tier 1 and 2 will be called for tier 3 stage of exam. The CGL descriptive test will be held in both English or Hindi language. As per SSC pattern 2020, Tier III will be of 100 marks and it will be conducted for1 hour. Check below exam pattern of SSC CGL 2020 for Tier III.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 - Tier III
CGL tier 3 marks
CGL Descriptive paper in Hindi/English (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)
Applicants should note that tier 4 exam of SSC CGL 2020 is a skill test conducted for the candidates who will be shortlisted in Tier 1, 2 and 3. The SSC CGL tier 4 exam consists of Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). DEST is done for candidates who have applied for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax) while CPT is conducted for Assistant Section Officer of CSS, Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant in the Ministry of Mines will have to appear for tier IV (Date Entry Skill Test). Aspirants should note that according to SSC CGL exam pattern 2020, tier 4 will be of qualifying nature.
Exam conducting authorities release the syllabus along with CGL exam pattern in official notification only. Candidates can check detailed syllabus separately for all tiers. The details about the syllabus for tier 1 exam are given below. Candidates can check the syllabus to start their preparation.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2020
General Intelligence/ Reasoning subject
Quantitative Ability subject
General Awareness/ General Knowledge subject
Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)
Fill in the blanks
Phrases and Idioms
One word substitution
Ratio and Proportion
Books and Authors
Problem on Ages
Speed, Distance and Time
Active/ Passive voice
People in the News
Applicants should include the below mentioned points in their preparation of CGL 2020 exam.
Solve previous year SSC CGL question papers
Check SSC CGL exam analysis 2020 to know difficulty level of exam and question trends
Check previous year SSC CGL cut off to know how much mark needs to be secured to qualify.
Follow a disciplined time table and accordingly follow it regularly.
SSC Combined Graduate Level exam is a 4 tier stage recruitment process.
As per tier 1 exam pattern there will be four sections and 100 questions for 100 marks.
Yes to secure a job in SSC CGL, applicants have to appear for the exam.
Yes, there is negative marking in tier 1 and tier 2 CGL exam
No CGL tier 1 and 2 have separate exam patterns.
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As per the SSC CGL eligibility criteria the open learning course or correspondence should be done from college or university affliated to UGC. Since Delhi University's School of open learning is affiliated to it so you are eligible for ssc cgl.
Yes, you can apply for SSC CGL exam. The eligible age group for the exam is 18 years to 32 years.
Academic Qualifications are
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
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There is not any individual statistics available for SSC CGL 2020 for AAO post.But there are 6000 vacancies approximately this year and in 2018 a total of 4,24,665 candidates applied for SSC CGL out of which 1,40,386 appeared in the exam on 04/06/2018.And on 06/06/2018 out of 4,00,828 candidates 1,33,796 candidates appeared in the exam.
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