Exam Pattern



CGL Exam Pattern
Examination Pattern for SSC - Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE)
The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:
·         Tier -I -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
·         Tier -II -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
·         Tier -III -- Personality Test /Interview/Computer Proficiency Test or Skill Test
NOTE: Tier-I examination will be used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination. However, marks of such screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview/skill test and also final selection.
TIER I
·         Tier –I exam consist of only one paper that would be common for all categories of posts and will be held in one session.
Part
Subject
Maximum Marks / Questions
Total Duration (GE)
Total Duration for  visually handicapped candidates
A.
General Intelligence & Reasoning
50
2 hours
2 hours 40 min
B.
General Awareness
50
C
Numerical Aptitude
50
D
English Comprehension
50
Total Marks
200
·         There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
·         The questions will be set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.
TIER II
·         Tier-II consists of three different papers/subjects and depending upon the category of posts applied for, the candidates are needed to appear in two or three papers.
 Paper 
No.
     Subject / Paper
Max.  Marks/Questions 
Duration  &  Timings for 
General candidates 
Duration & Timings
for VH candidates 
I
Arithmetical Ability
200 (100 Questions)
2Hours
2 Hours and 40 Min.
II
English Language &
Comprehension
200 (100 Questions)
2Hours
2 Hours and 40 Min.
III
Commerce/
Mathematics
Statistics/Economics
200 (100 Questions)
2Hours
2 Hours and 40 Min.
·         Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
·         Paper-III is compulsory only for those candidates who apply for the posts of Statistical Investigators Group II & Compiler.
·         There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
TIER III
INTERVIEW
·         Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.
·         Candidates applying for Auditor, Accountant, UDCs, Tax Assistant, and Compiler are not required to appear for an interview.
SKILL TEST
·         Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only. This test is of qualifying nature and has components of Word Processing, Spread Sheets and generation of slides.
·         Skill Test is applicable for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise and Income Tax). To get qualified, one should score Data Entry Speed Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.