SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 - Check Tier 1, 2, 3 & 4 Paper Pattern
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 - SSC prescribes SSC CGL 2020 exam pattern for all tiers in the official notification. As per the 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.
Latest - SSC CGL new exam dates have been released. The SSC CGL Tier 2 2019 exam will now be held from November 02 to 05, 2020. SSC CGL 2019 answer key was out on July 7, 2020 in form of login window. Staff Selection Commission released SSC CGL 2019 Result and official SSC CGL Cut off in online mode on July 1.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 Highlights
Name of exam
Exam conducting authority
Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Stages of exam
Duration of exam
Number of questions
Total Marks of CGL
Only applicable in tier I & II exam
What is the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2020?
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 the 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
Duration of exam
General Intelligence and Reasoning
What is the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2020?
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.
What is the SSC CGL 2020 Tier 3 Exam Pattern?
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 the 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.)
What is the SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern 2020?
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
How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2020 Exam?
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 the 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.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 - Check Tier 1, 2, 3 & 4 Paper Pattern
Question: How many exams are there in SSC CGL 2020?
SSC Combined Graduate Level exam is a 4 tier stage recruitment process.
Question: What is the tier 1 exam pattern of CGL 2020?
As per tier 1 exam pattern there will be four sections and 100 questions for 100 marks.
Question: Is tier 3 compulsory in SSC CGL ?
Yes to secure a job in SSC CGL, applicants have to appear for the exam.
Question: Is there a negative marking in SSC CGL exams?
Yes, there is negative marking in tier 1 and tier 2 CGL exam
Question: Is the exam pattern for SSC CGL tier 1 and 2 the same?
No CGL tier 1 and 2 have separate exam patterns.
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I am very weak student of age 21, feels so down & lost living life as being so weak i think my life is over & have no future,no work as i feels its not possible for me to crack Ssc cgl as being weak i am late at age 21. i feel so depressed but glad that my parents&one friend motivates me always
Hello dear student,
First fall what I would like to tell you is nobody is born intelligent. You have to focus on your studies and if you feel you are not able to absorb certain things then practice them again and again that can help you in a very good way . You will get the positive outcome. I tell this to all the students is you are half way through if you are positive . So don't worry just focus , sit back check the syllabus. Make time table according to you .
Just start preparing for what you are aiming for . And SSC cgl is not the only thing left in the world . I am not sure about your studies as in what you are pursuing currently. So don't worry be positive and aim for the goal . You will definitely achieve
We always have ways to things but if we are stuck somewhere, we think we are done and that's the end of the world , while it's not like that . So cheer up
You are so young to think like that .
junior engineer can apply ssc cgl exam and other non-engineer exam?
The eligibility criteria is different for each post in SSC CGL. The eligibility criteria is as follows
- Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer: Candidate muts have bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university Preferably in Company Secretary or Chartered Accountant or Masters in Commerce or Cost & Management Accountant or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) Post: Candidate must have passed bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 60% Marks in mathematics in class or bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects.
Statistical Investigator Grade-II: Candidate must have passed bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects (in all the years of the graduation course).
Other Posts: Candidate must have passed bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
Age must be in between 18-32 years and age criteria is different for each post. For reserved categories, ex-servicemen, ECOs/SSCOs, Central government employees, Widows, divorced women, separated women there is an age relaxation which is different for each category. So you need to check the eligibility criteria before applying for any post in SSC CGL. Each exam has its own eligibility criteria which you need to check before applying.
Myself a student of physics honors 4th semester.... But i dont want to make my career in that strm. I want to join ota chennai but at the same time i also think to do preprsn for SSC cgl but still I am not able to clear my goals plzz suggest me for the same and help me so dat I can clr my problem.
If you want to prepare for both you can go ahead, the syllabus of OTA consists of General Knowledge and English, each consists of 120 questions for 100 marks, so total marks is 200, the language paper is bilingual and exam is conducted for two hours.
The best part about OTA and SSC CGL is both the section aforementioned comes in SSC CGL as well, in addition to this there are quant and reasoning section. If you want to prepare for both exams , you have to balance it out. For English section, the best book is Wren and Martin for Grammar, Word power made easy for vocabulary, and you can use Plinth to Paramount/General English by SP Bakshi for practice and understanding concepts. For General Knowledge, static portion can be covered by books like Lucent' GK, and for dynamic portion it's best to read newspaper on a daily basis,you can read The Hindu or The Indian Express regarding this. You can follow this procedure in case of SSC CGL as well.
When it comes to Quant Section of SSC CGL, you can use any of RK Agarwal's Quantitative Aptitude, M Tyra's Magical book on Quicker Maths, Arihant's Fast Track Objective Arithmetic. In case of reasoning, you can use MK Pandey's Analytical Reasoning, RK Agarwal's Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning.
First get conceptual understanding and then practice it accordingly, you may find free mock papers at various sites of competitive exams, also go through previous year paper.
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Sir i got in PCB=58+45+53=158
I'm eligible for neet Or cet
can I prepare for ssc cgl with my b.el.ed course?? and from which year should I start preperation?
You can start your preparation for SSC CGL. This exam can be taken by everyone from any stream.
I would suggest to start from the first year a little. And from the last year of college prepare in detail in depth.