SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017

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SSC CGL Exam PatternSSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017: The exam pattern of SSC CGL has been prescribed by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). As per the SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017, Combined Graduate Level Examination has been divided into four tiers – Tier I, Tier II, Tier III & Tier IV. The Paper Pattern of SSC CGL of each tier will be different from the other. The SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II will be conducted in Computer Based Mode while Tier III is a descriptive test to be conducted in pen and paper mode. The Tier IV of SSC CGL conducted to test the proficiency in computer knowledge will be qualifying in nature. Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in Tier I, Tier II & Tier III exam. The Tier I of SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern will comprise four parts – General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.

 

The Tier II Exam Pattern of SSC CGL 2017 has been divided into four papers and out of four papers, Paper-I & Paper II are compulsory for all the candidates. While, Paper III is for the post of Statistical Investigator and Paper IV is for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&AG. The SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 Tier III is a descriptive test conducted to access the writing skills of the candidates. The Tier IV Exam Pattern of SSC CGL is Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). Candidates must check SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 in details below to know each section, number of questions and marking scheme.

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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 – Overview of SSC CGL

The overview of SSC CGL 2017 exam has been illustrated in the table below:

Sr.No SSC CCGL 2017 Event

Tier I

Tier II

Tier III

Tier IV

1. SSC CGL exam date June 9 to July 2, 2017 September 5 to 8, 2017 November 12, 2017 December 2017
2. Exam mode Online Online Paper based Online
3. Exam pattern General awareness General Intelligence & Reasoning English Comprehension Quantitative Aptitude Paper I – Quantitative Ability Paper II – Language & Comprehension  (Paper I & II Compulsory for all candidates)Paper III- Statistics (For Statistical Investigator Post)Paper IV -Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance (For Assistant Audit Officer in C & AG) Essay, Passage And Letter Writing Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour The Data Entry Speed Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides
4. Total Marks 200 Paper I – 100 marks Paper II – 200 marks Paper III -200 marks Paper IV – 200 marks 100 marks Qualifying in nature
5 Time Duration 75 minutes Each paper would be for duration of two hours 1 hour 15 minutes
6 Marking Scheme Each question carries one mark Paper I – Each question carries two marks Paper II – Each question carries one mark Paper III – Each question carries two marks Paper IV – Each question carries two marks Minimum qualifying marks 33 per cent  
7 Negative Marking 0.50 Paper I – 0.50 marks.Paper II -0.25 marks Paper III – 0.50 marks Paper IV – 0.50 marks    

Highlights of SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017

The important higlights of SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 as per different stages has been explained below:

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern 2017

  • The Tier-I exam of SSC CGL will comprise of four parts – General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.
  • Each section will comprise of 25 questions of 50 marks.
  • The total marks of the paper will be of 200 marks.
  • Each question will carry 2 marks.
  • The duration of the exam will be 75 minutes

Structure of SSC CGL Tier I exam

Tier Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
Tier I Computer based General Intelligence & Reasoning (25 Questions) 50 Marks 75 Minutes (Total) For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes
    General Awareness (25 Questions) 50 Marks
    Quantitative Aptitude (25 Questions) 50 Marks
    English Comprehension (25 Questions) 50 Marks
Total 200 marks    

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern 2017

  • Tier-II of the examination of SSC CGL would comprise four papers in total. Of these four papers, two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II is compulsory for all the candidates. However, Paper III (Statistics) will be conducted for the post of Statistical Investigator (now known as Junior Statistical Officer) and Paper-IV (Finance and Accounts and Economics and Governance) is for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C &AG.
  • Each paper would be for duration of two hours.
  • Paper-I would be on Quantitative Ability carrying 100 Questions of 200 marks. Each question would carry two marks. Negative marks for each wrong answer would be 0.50 marks.
  • Paper-II will be on English Language and Comprehension carrying 200 Questions of 200 Marks. Each question would carry one mark. 0.25 marks would be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Paper-III would be on Statistics consisting of 100 Questions of 200 marks. This paper will be for those candidates who have applied for the post of Statistical Investigator. Each question would carry two marks. 0.50 marks would be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Paper-IV will be for those candidates who have applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&AG. The said paper would comprise of two parts i.e., Finance and Accounts for which there would be 40 questions carrying 80 marks and Economics and Governance will have 60 questions carrying 120 marks. In all there will be 100 questions carrying 200 Marks with each question carrying two marks. 0.50 marks would be deducted for each wrong answer. The paper will be for a duration of two hours.

Structure of SSC CGL Tier II exam

Name of Subject Number of Questions Marks allotted in the section
Quantitative Aptitude 100 200
English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Mathematics/Statistics/Economics/Commerce 100 200

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern 2017

  • The Tier III exam of SSC CGL 2017 is a Descriptive Test
  • The total marks of the paper is 100 marks and will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode
  • The duration of the paper would be one hour.
  • This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs.
  • The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words.
  • The qualifying marks in Tier-III would be 33 per cent.
  • The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.
  • The questions in this paper would be of 10+2 standard.

SSC CGL Tier IV Exam Pattern 2017

  • The Tier IV of SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 is Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT).
  • The DEST/CPT will be of qualifying nature.
  • The DEST is conducted for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax) whereas CPT is for the post of Assistant Section Officer of CSS.
  • The DEST/CPT will be conducted online
  • Candidates in Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) will type at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour.
  • The Data Entry Speed Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions will be conducted for a duration of 15 minutes.
  • The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 – Marking Scheme of SSC CGL

The marking scheme of SSC CGL has been illustrated in the table below:

Parameters Tier I of SSC CGL Tier II of SSC CGL
Marking scheme of SSC CGL Tier I, II & III 2 marks for each correct questions0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answerTotal marks of the exam 200Total marks = (number of correct answers x 2) – number of incorrect responses x 0.50) Paper-I: Each question would carry two marksEach wrong answer will deduct in 0.50 marksTotal marks is 200 marksTotal marks = (number of correct answers x 2) – number of incorrect responses x 0.50)Paper II: Total marks is 200Each question will carry 1 marks.0.25 marks would be deducted for each wrong answerTotal marks = (number of correct answers x 1) – number of incorrect responses x 0.25)Paper III (Statistics): Total marks is 200Each question would carry two marks0.50 marks would be deducted for each wrong answer.Total marks = (number of correct answers x 2) – number of incorrect responses x 0.50)Paper-IV (Finance and Accounts and Economics and Governance)Total marks is 200 marks0.50 marks would be deducted for each wrong answerTotal marks = (number of correct answers x 2) – number of incorrect responses x 0.50)

SSC CGL 2017 Selection Procedure

  • The candidates who are declared qualified in Tier-I as per the cutoff marks fixed by the Commission would only be eligible to appear in Tier-II of SSC CGL exam.
  • The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & Tier II would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier III & Tier IV.
  • The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III.
  • Candidates will be provided appointment on the basis of the ranks and preferences of posts

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