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SSC CGL Recruitment Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern
SSC CGL Combined Graduate Level Selection Process & Exam Pattern
The Selection of the candidates will be made based on written Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive Paper in English / Hindi)
Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable) / Document Verification.
Out of which, Tier – 1 and Tier – 2 are compulsory for all posts. Tier – 3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler” and Tier – 4 is conducted only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”
Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
SSC CGL Recruitment Tier 1: Exam Pattern
|Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allowed|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50||60 Minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)|
There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I.
SSC CGL Recruitment Tier 2: Exam Pattern
|Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allowed|
|Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities||100||200||120 Minutes (2 hour and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)|
|Paper-II: English Language & Comprehension||200||200|
|Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance & Economics)||100||200|
Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I and Paper-II in Tier-II.
In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.
Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India (M/o Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
SSC CGL Recruitment Tier 3: Exam Pattern
This is a Descriptive Examination conducted offline. Candidates need to write Essay / Letter / Application / Precis of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. This will be in Pen & paper Mode.
The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Focus mainly on the Introduction and conclusion part of the Essay. Candidates appearing for this examination has to be aware of the Letter and Application Pattern.
The maximum marks for this section (Tier III) are 100 and the duration is 60 minutes.
|Mode of Examination||Scheme of Exam||Maximum Marks||Time allowed|
|Pen & Paper Mode|
Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/Letter/ Application etc.)
|100||60 Minutes (2 hour and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)|
The Paper in Tier-III will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
A candidate in order to qualify the exam has to secure a minimum score decided by the SSC. Part paper written in Hindi and part in English will be awarded zero marks.
SSC CGL Recruitment Tier 4 (Skill Test): Exam Pattern
Hence the Tier – 4 is only a qualifying in nature, there are two examinations namely Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted.
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) is mainly conducted for the post of ASO in CSS & MEA whereas DEST is for the post of Tax assistant in CBDT & CBEC.
In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted.
DEST (Data Entry Speed Test):
For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax).
Any Candidate who takes CPT does not require to appear for DEST as the part 1 of CPT (Typing) will be considered for DEST evaluation.
Requirement: 8000 key depression per hour, that is 2000 key depression per 15 minutes.
Relaxation: VH Candidates will be allowed 20 minutes.
CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):
CSS (Assistant), MEA (Assistant), Inspector (Central Excise) [CBEC], Inspector (Preventive officer)[CBEC], Inspector (Examiner) [CBEC].
The Commission will provide the Computer for the test. The Skill test in Computer Proficiency is a qualifying test only. It will consist of three Modules in the following manner:
(I) Word Processing Test: 2000 Key Depressions
(II) Test in spread Sheets on Microsoft Excel: 15 Minutes
(III) Test in PowerPoint (Microsoft PowerPoint): 15 Minutes
After the test of Module-I is over, the candidate will have to write in his/her own handwriting one paragraph of about 50-60 words from the Data Entry passage given to him/her on a separate sheet, then only the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module-II.
The candidate must prepare spreadsheet as per the given exercise in 15 minutes and then save it with the filename as prescribed in the exercise sheet. Printout of the saved files should be taken thereafter.
After the test of Module II is over, the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module III (PowerPoint) which must be completed in 15 minutes. The candidate must prepare presentation slides as per the exercise has given and then save it as instructed above as well as print the same.
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