SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018
Team Careers360, 23 Jul 2018, #SSC CGL

SSC CGL Exam pattern 2018 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced SSC CGL exam pattern for candidates to get an idea of the number of sections, marking scheme, weightage of topics, mode and duration of exam and number of questions. SSC CGL Tier I exam is scheduled to be conducted from July 25 to August 20, 2018. Candidates appearing for the exam can check here SSC CGL Tier I exam pattern. The Tier I as per SSC CGL 2018 exam pattern is a Computer Based Test comprising four sections - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The online question booklet will carry 100 objective type multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks. Candidates will get 60 minutes to answer all the questions.

 

The Tier II exam of SSC CGL 2018 is held in Computer Based Mode for candidates qualifying the Tier I exam. The exam comprises four papers. The Paper I (Quantitative Abilities) and II (English Language and Comprehension) as per SSC CGL exam pattern 2018 is common for all posts. Paper III and Paper IV is for candidates who have applied for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer posts, respectively. Each paper carries 200 marks and total time allotted for this tier is 120 minutes. On the basis of Tier I and II marks candidates will be shortlisted for Tier III which is a Descriptive Test. The exam will be held offline for 60 minutes. Total marks allotted for this exam is 100. The Tier IV as per SSC CGL exam pattern 2018 is Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), Skill Test and Document Verification. Read below to know more on SSC CGL exam pattern for all tiers.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 - Highlights

Examination

Important Dates

Exam Mode

SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination

July 25 to August 8

Computer based

SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination

Nov 27 to Nov 30

Computer based

SSC CGL Tier 3 Examination

Nov 27 to Nov 30

Descriptive

SSC CGL Tier 4 Examination

To be announced

Skill test

SSC CGL Exam Schedule 2018

SSC CGL Tiers

Time Duration

Tier 1

60 minutes (20 minutes extra time for Visually Handicapped and Cerebral Palsy suffering candidates)

Tier 2

120 minutes

Tier 3

60 minutes (20 extra minutes for VH and CP candidates)

Tier 4

45 minutes

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern – Type of questions

Combined Graduate Level Exam 2018

Type of Questions

Tier I

Objective Type Question

Tier II

Descriptive and Subjective Type of Question

Tier III

Descriptive Paper

Tier IV

Skill test

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 - Tier I

 

The SSC CGL Tier 1 examination will be conducted from July 25 to August 20 in computer based mode. SSC CGL Tier I exam pattern consists of four subjects - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. There will be total 100 questions. Candidates have to attempt the paper within 60 minutes. Total marks allotted for the exam is 200.

 

SSC CGL Tier I - Questions and Marks Weightage

Subject

Question

Marks

Duration

 

60 minutes (80 minutes for students suffering from disabilities
like Visual Handicap
and Cerebral Palsy)

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Language

25

50

Total

100

200

Marking Scheme of SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 2018

  • Two Marks are alotted for each correct response.

  • For each wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted.

  • No marks will be awarded for questions not attempted. Such questions will not be considered for calculation of total obtained marks by candidates.

  • Questions marked with more than one option, even if one of the options is correct will be considered wrong and negative marking will be done.

 

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 - Tier II

 

SSC CGL Tier II exam 2018 is scheduled to be from November 27 to 30. Tier II exam of SSC CGL is conducted in computer mode. Tier II consists of four papers – Paper I, II, III, IV. As per SSC CGL exam pattern, Paper I is quantitative abilities while Paper II is English Language. Paper III comprises questions from the subject of Statistics while Paper IV contains questions related to General Studies. SSC CGL 2018 Paper I and II of Tier II is common for all the posts. Candidates appearing for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will have to appear for Paper III and IV respectively. Questions in Paper I as per SSC CGL Tier II will be Class 10 level while Paper II will be of 10+2 level. The Paper III and IV will be of graduation level.

 

Candidates can check below complete exam details of SSC CGL Tier II 2018

Subject

Question

Marks

Duration

Paper 1- Quantitative Abilities

100

200

2 hours (160 mins. for Visually Impaired and Cerebral Palsy candidates)

Paper 2- English language and comprehension

200

200

2 hours (160 mins. for Visually Impaired and Cerebral Palsy candidates)

Paper 3- Statistics

100

200

2 hours (160 mins. for Visually Impaired and Cerebral Palsy candidates)

Paper 4- General studies (Finance & Economics)

100

200

2 hours (160 mins. for Visually Impaired and Cerebral Palsy candidates)

Total

500

800

 

Marking Scheme for Tier II examination of SSC CGL 2018

  • Each paper of SSC CGL 2018 Tier II exam will be of total 200 marks
  • Candidates can check below the weightage of marks
  • In Paper I, each question carries two marks
  • In Paper II, each question carries one mark
  • In Paper III and IV, each carries two marks
  • Negative Marking – For Paper I, Paper III and Paper IV, 0.50 marks will be deducted in case of each wrong attempt and for Paper II, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect option from total scores 

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 - Tier III

 

Tier III is a descriptive test conducted in pen and paper mode. Candidates are shortlisted for this tier based on their performances in Tier I and II. Candidates can write the paper either in English or Hindi. As per SSC CGL exam pattern 2018, Tier III carries 100 marks. The test is held for 60 minutes. Candidates can check below SSC CGL Tier III exam pattern 2018.

 

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 of Tier III

Subject

Marks

Time Duration

Descriptive paper in Hindi/English

(Writing of Essay, Precis,
Letter, Application etc.)

100

60 Minutes (80 minutes
for students suffering
from disabilities
like Visual Handicap
& Cerebral Palsy)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 - Tier IV

 

SSC CGL Tier IV exam is a skill test conducted for candidates qualifying Tier I, II and III. The test comprises - Date Entry Skill Test (DEST) and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). DEST is held 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 the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines. CPT is held in three modules - Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides. CPT is qualifying in nature. Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted for 8000 key depressions per hour for which 2000 key depressions for 15 minutes duration will be considered as qualifying. This test will be of qualifying nature.

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