Lets check out how many Papers – Tiers are present in Staff Selection commission’s Combined Graduate Level Examination. As CGL Exam is one of the top most competitive exam in India. Just because of Lakhs of Registration submitted each year for SSC CGL Exam so it can be said that CGL is one of the most popular and toughest exam in India.
CGL Exam Papers/Tiers With Questions, Marks and Time Duration details are mentioned on this page.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Pattern 2019-2020
Here are the CGL Tier 1 which is also called Paper 1 is Given. This Tier 1 is an objective type of paper means all questions in Tier 1 will be Multiple Choice. CGL Candidates can also see the Number of Questions for each Tier with Time Duration in below mentioned tables.
|Exam Level||Mode of Papers||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|CGL Tier 1||Online Paper||100 Questions Total||200 Marks Total|
SSC CGL Exam Tier 1 (Paper 1) Subjects :-
|Subjects in The Tier 1||Subject Question||Subject Marks|
There are Four(4) Subjects in Tier 1. Each Subjects Paper will be of 25 Questions and For Each Subject Paper candidate has given 50 Marks. There is Total Time of Tier 1 is 60 Minutes.
Important Note :- If a Candidate is Visually Handicapped or Orthopedic Handicapped or Affected with Cerebral Palsy then He/She has 80 Minutes to Solve the Tier 1 Paper all Four Subjects.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Pattern
SSC CGL Tier 2 is also an Objective or Multiple choice question type paper. If candidate clears the Paper 1 then he/she will be eligible to attend the CGL Paper 2 (CGL Tier 2).
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Contains the Four (4) Papers. Means There are total 4 Papers held during complete Tier 2 Exam. There are 2 Papers Named Quantitative Ability (Paper 1) and English Comprehension (Paper 2) Compulsory for all the candidates. Other remaining Two Papers named Statistics (Paper 3) and Finance & Economics (Paper 4) are only for those candidates who are shortlisted for JSO (Junior Statistical Officer) and AAO(Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer) Post in Tier 1 Paper.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Subjects, Marks & Questions :-
|Subjects in The Tier 2||Subject Question||Subject Marks||Time Duration|
|Paper 1 : Math||100||200||120 Minutes|
|Paper 2 : English||100||200||120 Minutes|
|Paper 3 : Statistics||100||200||120 Minutes|
|Paper 4 : Finance & Eco.||200||120 Minutes|
Important Note 1 :- Candidates must note that The Paper 3 (Statistics) and Paper 4 (Finance & Economics) are only for the Post of JSO(Junior Statistical Officer) and AAO(Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer) if a candidates is short listed for these papers in Tier 1.
Important Note 2 :- If a Candidate is Visually Handicapped or Orthopedic Handicapped or Affected with Cerebral Palsy then He/She has 160 Minutes for each paper instead of 120 Minutes to Solve the Tier 2 Papers.
Exam Pattern: SSC CGL Tier 3
SSC CGL Tier 3 is a Pen & Paper Mode Examination that means The SSC CGL Tier 3 is a Descriptive Paper. Tier 3 is not Optional or Objective Paper like the Tier 1 and Tier 2 CGL Exam. This CGL Tier 3 Paper can be given in Hindi and English Medium. Total Marks for The SSC CGL Tier 3 Paper is 100 and Total time is 60 Minutes.
|Subjects in The Tier 1||Subject Marks||Time Duration|
|Descriptive (Written Exam)||100||60 Minutes|
Important Note :- If a Candidate is Visually Handicapped or Orthopedic Handicapped or Affected with Cerebral Palsy then He/She has 80 Minutes to Solve the Tier 4.
Exam Pattern: SSC CGL Tier 4
SSC CGL Tier 4 is a Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). Both the tests are done according to the priority of commission. Only selected post’s candidates are invited for the DEST and CPT. Not all the candidates are invited for CGL Tier 4.
Important Note :- Some times the CGL Tier 4 is also called a Document Verification and Interview For Selected Posts of CGL.
Mode of Selection For SSC CGL Examination :-
Candidates whose online Application are accurate and in order will be asked to face the Level I computer based Examination. Admit Cards for any stages of Examination will not be sent by Post. Rather they will be issued Online on the website of the concerned Regional /Sub-regional office of the commission under whose Jurisdiction the examination centres demanded by the candidates is located.
- Those who have faced the computer based examination (Level I) shall be sorted, category-wise according to the marks scored, to appear in level II examination.
- The Commission shall have the powers to fix (Minimum qualifying marks) separate cut-offs for each component of the examination (Post of JSO-Paper III; Assistant Audit officer and Assistant Accounts officer-Paper IV).
- For the process of sorting candidates to appear in level III (Descriptive paper) the aggregate performance in Level I and II examination shall be considered.
- Those who have crossed the Cut-off in Level III shall be sorted to face the Document Verification and skill tests namely computer proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Skill Test(DEST).
- A failure will not be chanced for the posts where CPT/DEST are required.
- The candidates can either online or at the time of document verification request for apreference in post.
- care has to be take when the preference is request. at this moment, it is treated final. (As in Chemistry, it is not reversible). Any chance of a change in preference at this stage is like Changing Curd into milk.
- Un relaxed standards :– The eligible SC, ST, OBC, Exs, PwD candidates who are selected on their own merit (un relaxed) shall be separately occupied in the suitable reserved vacancies. They will be accommodated against the overall merit for their category whichever is advantageous.
- Relaxed Standards :- Those who are under Relaxed Standards in age limit, experience or qualifications, number of chances 130 of consideration, irrespective of merit position(SC,ST, OBC, ExS, PwD) are set under reserved vacancies to the extent of their quantity or number to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota.
- A disabled selected on own merit can be appointed in an unreserved vacancy, if the disability is of relevant category.
- Success in the examination does not conform the right to appointment unless the government is satisfied about the suitability of the candidate in all respects for the service or post.
- Please Take care:- Those applying for the examination should be sure to fulfill the eligible, conditions for admission. the admission remains provisional at all stages. On Random Verification at any time or any stage if the eligible conditions are not fulfilled, the candidature will be cancelled.
How SSC CGL Exam Tie-Resolution Works :-
By Chance the scores of the candidates in all the examinations (Level I + II + III) tie up, the situation becomes absurd and awkward. In such abnormal cases, merit would be calculated and decided through the following process.
a) The aggregate of the marks obtained in the examinations would be rechecked.
b) According to the date of birth, the older candidates would be preferred and Of course in Alphabetical Order.
Thus the Tie may be resolved.
Procedure for Final Selection in SSC CGL Exam :-
Prior to the declaration of the result of Level I, The confirmed number of Requirements or vacancies in the departments, offices or cadres in government are filtered according to which the selection is finalized.
SSC CGL Exam Document Verification Process :-
- Candidates who have been qualified for Document Verification are necessarily required to put forward all the relevant document in Original for verification.
- [Certificate of matriculation, caste, educational qualification, relaxation (if any)]
- A Failure at Document Verification may lose any post in final Selection.
- Options for posts shall be either on line or at the time of document verification.
SSC CGL Computer Based Examination General Instructions :-
Below are the some
- Please Answer the Question in your own Handwriting.
- Wherever necessary , weights and measures of metric system will be used.
- Completely Prohibited inside the venue or Examination Premises = Mobile Phones, Calculators, electronic gadgets.
- Under Mischief or wrong intention :- If a candidate is found possessing any mobile phone, wireless communication or related accessory in working or Switched off mode. Permission shall be cancelled and penalized in accordance with the policy of the commission.
- Uses of unfair and fraud means shall debarred from the examination in future and may be under criminal prosecution.