SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released exam pattern of Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL). Candidates can get the idea about the number of sections, marking scheme, weightage of topics, mode and duration of exam and number of questions through SSC CGL exam pattern 2019. SSC CGL 2019 exam is divided into 4 tiers - tier 1, tier 2, tier 3 and tier 4.
The Tier I, as per SSC CGL 2019 comprises of Computer Based Test which has four sections - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The questions in the booklet will carry 100 objective type multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks. Candidates will get 60 minutes to answer all the questions. Read this article below to know the details about SSC CGL exam pattern 2019.
Highlights of SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019
Types of Questions
Objective Type Question
Descriptive and Subjective Type of Question
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 for Tier I
The tier 1 exam is a computer-based test consisting of four subjects - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. There will be a total 100 questions where candidates will be given 60 minutes to answer. There is negative marking scheme of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer. Total marks allotted for the tier 1 exam is 200. Check the table below to check SSC CGL exam pattern for the tier 1 exam below.
General Intelligence and Reasoning
SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier 2
The tier 2 exam comprises of four papers – Paper I, II, III, IV. Paper I is quantitative abilities while Paper II is the English Language. Paper III comprises questions from the subject of Statistics while Paper IV contains questions related to General Studies. SSC CGL 2019 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. Paper III and IV will be of graduation level. 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.
Tier 2 SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019
Paper 1- Quantitative Abilities
Paper 2- English language and comprehension
Paper 3- Statistics
Paper 4- General studies (Finance & Economics)
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 for Tier III
The tier III of SSC CGL comprises 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. Candidates can write the paper either in English or Hindi. As per SSC CGL exam pattern 2019, Tier III will carry 100 marks and will be held for 60 minutes. Candidates can check below SSC CGL Tier III exam pattern 2019.
Descriptive paper in Hindi/English (Writing of Essay, Precis,
Letter, Application etc.)
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 for Tier IV
The tier IV of SSC CGL is a skill test conducted for candidates selected 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). 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. Candidates appearing for SSC CGL can check the detailed syllabus of tier 1 exam below.
General Intelligence/ Reasoning
General Awareness/ General Knowledge
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 News
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