SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021 - Tier 1, 2, 3 & 4 Paper Pattern, Duration, Total Question, Marks
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021 - SSC mentions the SSC CGL 2021 exam pattern in its official notification. Candidates appearing for SSC CGL 2021 must check all details mentioned in the SSC CGL notification. The SSC CGL exam pattern comprises topics asked in the SSC CGL exam, marking scheme, duration of exam and others. Along with the SSC CGL exam pattern 2021, candidates must also check SSC CGL syllabus 2021 for their preparations. As per the SSC CGL 2021 exam pattern, tier 1 and tier 2 exam will be objective in nature while tier 3 exam will be descriptive in nature. With the help of SSC CGL exam pattern, candidates can make an effective strategy for their exam. Candidates can also practice previous year SSC CGL question papers 2021 for their practice. SSC CGL 2021 tier 1 is scheduled to be conducted from May 29 to June 07, 2021, in online mode. For more details about the SSC CGL 2021 exam pattern, candidates can check the article given below.
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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021 - Overview
Tier 1 Exam (Objective)
Tier 2 Exam (Objective)
Tier 3 Exam (Descriptive)
Mode of the exam
Tier 1 Exam - Online
Tier 2 Exam - Online
Tier 3 Exam - Offline
Skill Test - Offline
Tier 1 Exam - 200 marks
Tier 2 Exam - 400 marks
Tier 3 Exam - 100marks
Type of questions
Tier 1 Exam (Objective)
Tier 2 Exam (Objective)
Tier 3 Exam (Descriptive)
English & Hindi
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021
Staff Selection Commission mentions the SSC CGL exam pattern in the official notification. SSC CGL exam comprises four stages - tier 1 exam, tier 2 exam, tier 3 (Descriptive) and skill test. Candidates need to clear all the exam stages separately. Aspirants who score marks equal to or higher than the final cut off marks will be offered appointment letters.
SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern
SSC CGL tier 1 exam is conducted in online mode. The subjects asked in SSC CGL exam are General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning and English Language. As per the exam pattern, a total of 100 questions will be asked in SSC CGL tier 1 for 200 marks. For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 2 marks while for every wrong answer there will be a penalty of 0.5 marks.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern For Tier 1
Duration of exam
General Intelligence and Reasoning
SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern
Candidates who clear the SSC CGL tier 1 will be called for tier 2 exam. SSC CGL tier 2 exam comprises four papers. Quantitative Aptitude and English language exam are compulsory for all students while Statistics and General Studies paper are compulsory for all students. In each paper, a total of 100 questions will be asked for 200 marks. The candidates will be awarded 2 marks for every correct answer. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for English paper while for other papers negative marking is .5 marks. For more details about SSC CGL tier 2 exam pattern, candidates can check the table given below.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern For Tier 2
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern
Applicants who clear the SSC CGL tier2 exam will be called for tier 3 exam. SSC CGL tier 3 exam will be descriptive in nature. The Tier 3 exam will be qualifying in nature. SSC CGL descriptive paper comprises Hindi/English (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.). The maximum marks allotted to SSC CGL tier 3 are 100. There will be no negative marking in SSC CGL tier 3 exam. For more details, candidates can check the table given below.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021 - Tier III
CGL Descriptive paper in Hindi/English (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)
SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Pattern
Candidates who clear the SSC CGL tier 3 exam will be called for tier 4 exam. SSC CGL tier 4 exam comprises Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Speed Test (DEST). The skill test of SSC CGL will be qualifying in nature. The final merit list will be released on the basis of normalised marks in tier 1 and tier 2. Applicants who clear the final merit list will be offered appointment letters for joining.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2021
Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC CGL syllabus in the official notification. Candidates can check the important topics and chapters asked in the SSC CGL exam. Along with the syllabus, candidates must also check the SSC CGL exam pattern for their practice. For more details, candidates can check the table given below.
SSC CGL Syllabus
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Phrases and idioms
One word substitution
Direct and indirect speech
Active and passive voice
General Intelligence/ Reasoning subject
Coding and decoding
Number series completion
Time speed and distance
Simple and compound interest
Ratio and proportion
General Awareness/ General Knowledge
Books and author
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021 - Tier 1, 2, 3 & 4 Paper Pattern, Duration, Total Question, Marks
Question: What is the selection process of SSC CGL 2021?
SSC CGL selection process 2021 comprises tier 1, tier 2, descriptive test and skill test.
Question: Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL tier 1 exam?
Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks for every wrong answer.
Question: What are the details required to download the SSC CGL admit card?
Candidates can download SSC CGL admit card 2021 through their application number/candidate name and date of birth.
Question: What is the age limit to apply for SSC CGL 2021?
As per the CGL eligibility criteria 2021, candidates between 20 to 30 years can apply for SSC CGL 2021.
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Questions related to SSC CGL
Ive completed my 12 th and BE Cse. Im about to apply for SSC CGL . I saw a column called roll no. Im from Tamilnadu and studied in State board. I dont have roll no so what should I write in that column either 12th or college no. which number should be I write
CGL is a graduate level examination and I think they have been asking about the Graduation roll number may be or it can be for boards 10th or 12th.
I would request you to read the information bulletin or the instructions carefully as per SSC CGL & then fill it up. I wish a careful read will solve your problem.
I hope my answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!
Which will be best Income tax officer through SSC CGL or deputy superintendent of police through MPSC ? please pick one of them...
In my view, both are the best. State PSC conducts exam for recruitment of Group A & B and being a Deputy Superintendent of Police is a group A post. Everybody knows the power of these posts.
The order of promotion as income tax Inspector-->income tax officer (gazetted grp B)--> Asstt Commissioner (equivalent to IRS)-->Dy. Commissioner--> Joint Commissioner-->Additional Commissioner-->Commissioner of income tax.
As compared to PSC, SSC CGL recruits only Group B and Group C posts. So you will not get any chance here for Group A post. By promotion you can become Group A. Income tax Inspector from SSC CGL is a group B post.
which will be best Income tax officer or CBI officer ? please pick one of them...
It's very unfair to just teo different and highly prestigious jobs on the basis of certain factors.
Let me tell you about these career opportunities, so that you can decide which suits you the best-
An income tax officer is responsible to collect the revenues and maintain the official record of all the taxes collected within his allotted area or region on a persistent basis.
A CBI officer on the other hand is responsible to tackle both financial deficits, also solve criminal cases as the highest investing agency in the country.
Hope it helps!!
Which will be best deputy superintendent of police from MPSC or CBI officer through SSC CGL ? Please pick any one of them...
In my view, both are the best. State PSC conducts exam for recruitment of Group A & B and being a Deputy Superintendent of Police. Everybody knows the power of these posts.
As compared to PSC, SSC CGL recruits only Group B and Group C posts. So you will not get any chance here for Group A post. By promotion you can become Group A. CBI officer from SSC CGL is a group B post.
What are the top 5 posts of SSC cgl ?
The top post of SSC CGL are:
- Income tax inspector
- Assistant Enforcement Officer in ED
- ASO in MEA
- Sub inspector in CBI
- Excise Inspector
- Assistant Audit Officer in CAG
- Divisional Accountant
All the posts are very good, the best post varies from person to person as per their interest.
Hope it helps!