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 the SSC CGL syllabus 2021 for their preparations. As per the SSC CGL 2021 exam pattern, the tier 1 and tier 2 exam will be objective in nature while the tier 3 exam will be descriptive in nature. With the help of the SSC CGL exam pattern, candidates can make an effective strategy for their exam. Candidates can also practice the previous year SSC CGL question papers 2021 for their practice. SSC CGL 2021 tier 1 was scheduled to be conducted from May 29 to June 07, 2021, in online mode but has been delayed due to COVID-19. For more details about the SSC CGL 2021 exam pattern, candidates can check the article given below.
Latest Updates for SSC CGL
- 01 Mar 2021:
SSC CGL Final Answer Key 2019 released on the official website.
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 the 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 the 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 a negative marking of 0.25 marks for English paper while for other papers negative marking is .5 marks. For more details about the 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 the 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 the 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
what qualifications need to attend ssc cgl exam?
In general the education qualification requirement to appear for SSC CGL is that a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree from a recognized board. The education qualification is different for each post which is as follows
- Assistant Audit/ Accounts Officer: A candidate must have passed Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized board.
Preferred Qualification: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
- Junior Statistical Officer (JSO): A candidate must have passed Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with 60% aggregate marks in mathematics in 12th standard from a recognized University or Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation level.
- Statistical Investigator Grade-II: A candidate must have passed Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation level from a recognized University.
- Other Posts: A candidate must have passed bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized board.
Candidates who are currently studying in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply but they must pass and obtain the certificates on or before the cut off date specified.
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Can I do Polytechnic Diploma & Graduation(Distance mode) at the same time . In future Government job mei koi problem ho sakti hai like Ssc cgl
Yes, you can do diploma and graduation both at the same time.
This is because,
UGC has given its approval that one can go for pursuing two courses at the same time, the only condition is that one cannot pursue both these courses in regular mode i.e for both the courses to be legal, one course can be in regular mode and other course in distance mode from Open University or online.
So, there will be no problem even if you do diploma in regular mode and your graduation as a distance program , just make sure that you do it from recognised Open Universities like IGNOU and afterwards you won't face any problem even in the case of government examinations like SSC CGL etc
For your reference,
SSC CGL eligibility criteria is provided below
*You must have a graduation/ bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university.
So, it doesn't matter even if you do your graduation from open university in distance mode what all matters is that it should be recognised one.
*Minimum age limit :- you need to be at least 18 years old to be eligible
*Maximum age limit :- 32 years , also there's 3 year relaxation on upper age limit for obc and of 5 years for sc/st category
For detailed information related to SSC CGL eligibility criteria , you can visit our page at
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hi i am student of bsc biology and i dont know which post is best in ssc cgl and dont know which post preparation i will do so plz help me Thank you
According to SSC CGL latest cutoffs (SSC CGL 2018), ASO in MEA takes the lead of all posts offered by SSC CGL. Highest is 632/700 for general category for ASO in MEA.
Now, SSC CGL offers many Central govt. groub B & C posts, like - ITI, ASO in CSS, ASO in MEA, CBI, ED, AEO, GST inspector, Excise inspector, Tax assistant etc.
Cutoffs varies depend on posts that you are applying. Every post has it's unique way, job profile, glamour etc. Now you have to decide which suits you & how you see yourself.
But remember one thing, if want to get any 4600 gp post, you have score atleast 575+ in SSC CGL.
All the best!
Are people who submitted their ssc chsl 2020 forms with spectacles but with clearly visible eyes rejected? They are able to download their admits na? Please someone reply... I have done the same in ssc cgl 2020.please!
Firstly, It's technically wrong that you are having power and you are not mentioning that in your form about that. Secondly, you will surely be issued the admit card as they will check it later even if they have to
But if you have not that huge power I don't think it should be much problem. Inform them about that in advance. Surely it will help you .
Hope that helps.
What is the percentage of getting a well paying government job if I clear SSC CGL ?
combined graduate level exam conducts by staff selection commission, along with the brochure the recruitment or work positions would hired by ssc cgl also mention. so the no of vacancy statistics changes every year, now coming to the exam pattern, preliminary test is computer based mcq exam and of 1 hour duration. however every year numerous students participates for the ssc cgl and it is hard to clear the cutoff and allow for next round exam. ssc cgl selection process is as follows:
Tier 1: Computer-based test.
Tier 2: Computer-based test.
Tier 3: Descriptive paper.
Tier 4: Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)/Skill Test/ Document Verification (DV)
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so you would only get job as per recruitment or number of vacancy. since this is an central government requirement competition is quite tough. so prepare sincerely and study regularly.