SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release SSC CGL 2019 exam pattern for all tiers along with the notification. SSC CGL exam pattern comprises four tiers - tier I & II is Computer-based examination (CBE), tier III is Descriptive test whereas tier IV is Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test/Document Verification (DV). According to SSC CGL exam pattern 2019, tier I consists of four sections - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. There will be 100 objective type multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks in SSC CGL tier I. Candidates who qualify the tier I exam are shortlisted to appear for the tier II exam.
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As per the exam pattern of SSC CGL, tier II exam will have four papers. Each paper of SSC CGL 2019 tier II is conducted for 200 marks. SSC CGL 2019 exam pattern provides the overall details of the number of sections, marking scheme, weightage of topics, mode and duration of exam and number of questions. Read this article below to know the detailed SSC CGL exam pattern 2019.
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Name of exam
SSC CGL 2019
Exam conducting body
Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Stages of exam
Mode of exam
Tier I & II (Computer-based examination)
Tier (Offline - Pen & paper mode)
Duration of exam
Tier I - 1 hour
Tier II - 8 hours
Tier III - 1 hour
Number of questions
Tier I - 100 questions
Tier II - 500 questions
Tier I - 200 marks
Tier II - 400 marks
Tier III - 100 marks
Only tier I & II
The tier I exam of SSC CGL is a computer-based test consisting of four sections - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. According to SSC CGL exam pattern 2019, there will be a total of 100 questions in tier I exam. The total marks allotted to tier I exam is 200 marks which will be conducted for 1 hour. There is also negative marking scheme as per SSC CGL 2019 exam pattern. For each wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted whereas 2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. Check the table provided below to know SSC CGL exam pattern 2019 for tier I below.
Total no. of questions
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Tier II of SSC CGL exam comprises four papers – Paper 1, 2, 3, 4. Paper 1 is quantitative abilities while Paper 2 is the English Language. Paper 3 comprises questions from the subject of Statistics whereas Paper 4 contains questions related to General Studies. According to SSC CGL 2019 exam pattern, Paper 1 and 2 is common for all the posts. 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.
English language and comprehension
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
However, for those candidates who have applied for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will have to appear for Paper 3 and 4 respectively as per SSC CGL exam pattern 2019. The questions will be based on graduation level. Candidates will be also deducted marks for the wrong answer, in Paper 1, Paper 3 and Paper 4, 0.50 marks will be deducted and for Paper 2, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect option from total scores. Candidates can check the exam pattern of SSC CGL for tier I below.
SSC CGL tier III is a descriptive test conducted in pen and paper mode. Shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in Tier I and II will be called for tier III. The descriptive test is held in both English or Hindi. As per SSC CGL exam pattern 2019, Tier III will carry 100 marks and will be held for1 hour. Check below SSC CGL Tier III exam pattern 2019.
Descriptive paper in Hindi/English (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)
The tier IV of SSC CGL is a skill test conducted for candidates who are shortlisted in Tier I, II and III. The tier IV exam consists of Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). The 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 the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines will have to appear for tier IV (Date Entry Skill Test). According to SSC CGL exam pattern 2019, tier IV of SSC CGL will be of qualifying nature.
The syllabus of SSC CGL is released along with the notification of SSC CGL 2019. Candidates can check SSC CGL syllabus 2019 separately for all tiers. The details about SSC CGL syllabus for tier 1 exam is given. Candidates can check the syllabus to start their preparation.
General Intelligence/ Reasoning
General Awareness/ General Knowledge
Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)
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Phrases and Idioms
One word substitution
Ratio and Proportion
Books and Authors
Problem on Ages
Speed, Distance and Time
Active/ Passive voice
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