SSC CGL Selection Procedure

SSC CGL 2018 Selection Procedure and Syllabus: Wait is over for SSC CGL aspirants as notifications regarding examinations has been announced. We hope that most of you have filled the forms in time. So, now when the announcements have been made, there must be doubts in the minds of candidates regarding selection procedure and what all syllabus will be covered by SSC for the examination.

We know that the exam is held all over India, so we can understand the level of competition. We are expecting that minimum of 20 lakh candidates (expected, the no. can raise) will appear for the exam, so competition is going to be a bit challenging. But we do not have to get hyper or frightened of this examination. You all must be filling forms, now focus on the syllabus and selection procedure. It is very important to focus on these two things for the revision, we cannot revise whole lot of everything, what we have to do is focus on what exactly is going to be the syllabus, what all sort of things will be covered and prepare them. We do not have to rush for everything, but just for quality preparations that could help us scoring good marks so that we can be selected for next tier.

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SSC CGL Selection Procedure

You must be knowing that exam will be conducted in four tiers i.e., Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III, Tier-IV. Each and every part is equally important to pass with good numbers.

The examination will be conducted for all the four Tiers as follows:

Tier I: Computer Based Examination

Tier II: Computer Based Examination

Tier III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive)

Tier IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test/ Document Verification

Only Commission Reserves the rights to amend changes in the scheme of examination.

Let us discuss about the exam patterns of all the Tiers. So, let us begin:

Exam Pattern of Tier I:

 Topics No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning  25  50 60 Minutes (Total Time)

For Handicapped Candidates: 80 Minutes

General Awareness  25 50
Quantitative Aptitude  25 50
English Comprehension  25 50

Exam Pattern of Tier II:

Topics  No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Paper I: Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 minutes for each paper

For Handicapped Candidates: 160 Minutes (each paper)

Paper II: English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Paper III: Statistics 100 200
Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200

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Exam Pattern of Tier III:

 Mode of Examination Topics Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Pen and Paper Mode Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)  100 60 Minutes

For Handicapped Candidates: 80 Minutes

Exam Pattern of Tier IV:

Tier IV is going to be of qualifying nature, here no leniency will be given to any category, if you qualify it according to the standards set then you will be selected. In this part your Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) will be taken, where your typing speed will be tested and the required criteria is 8000 key depressions per hour. Next your Computer Proficiency Test will be conducted, which is divided into three modules, that is, Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer of CSS, Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines. You should have good knowledge of all these.

Last part is going to be document verification. All the candidates who will qualify all these tiers will be called for Document Verification. Those who fail to do so will not be considered for any post at the time of final selection. Candidates will have to submit copies of various documents required like Matriculation Certificate (10th marksheet), educational qualification, caste certificate, relevant document, if any relaxation is taken, etc. Candidates will be required to produce all documents in original for verification at the time of document verification. Information about the required documents will be provided while calling candidates for the purpose.

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Important points to know for all these Tiers:

  • In Tier-I there will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for every wrong attempt.
  • In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong attempt in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension), and of 0.50 marks for every wrong attempt in Paper I (Quantitative Abilities), Paper III (Statistics), Paper IV (General Studies).
  • In Tier-II, Paper I and II are compulsory for all the posts.
  • In Tier-II, Paper III will be conducted for the candidates who are applying for Junior Statistical Officer and shortlisted in Tier-I for the post.
  • In Tier-II, Paper IV will be for the candidates shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • In Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test, Skill Test, Document Verification will be done as per the notice.

We hope that the information we provided was helpful to you. If you face any issue or are unable to understand anything, you may drop down a comment below. We will try to solve it in the best way possible. Thanks for paying attention and good luck.


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