SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 – Detailed Exam Syllabus and Pattern
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017
Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Graduate Level examination CGL for recruitment of various posts in central government departments. So for qualifying in this exam it is very important to understand the latest SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017. The recruitment notification contains various information regarding eligibility criteria. Further we will publish pages related to SSC CGL job profile and salary structure. This page contains the detailed SSC CGL Exam Syllabus.
The SSC CGL Exam is conducted for various Group-B and Group-C posts.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
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The SSC CGL Examination is conducted in three tiers. The tier-I exam comprises of online objective test consisting four sections. The tier-II consists of a descriptive type test. Finally the tier-III exam or the skill test is administered on the tier-II successful candidates.
The tier-I exam contains questions from general intelligence, general awareness, quantitative aptitude and English language. The exam pattern of Tier-I exam for all the posts is same. The paper will be in online mode and of objective multiple-choice type.
|Part||Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
- Time duration of Paper-I (General candidates) – 02 Hours.
- For PWD candidates – time duration is 02 Hours and 40 minutes.
- There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in tier-I exam.
- Question papers will be set in English and Hindi only.
Only those candidates advance to the next stage who clear the cutoff for the tier-I examination.
The second stage of the SSC CGL exam is Tier-II exam. There are four papers namely Paper-I, II, III & IV. The subjects covered in these papers are quantitative abilities, English language and comprehension, statistics and general studies (finance and economics). The paper is expected to be an objective online test. However updated info will be available only after release of official notification. For different posts the tier-II exam will carry 400 marks or 600 marks as applicable. The detailed exam pattern for Tier-II is give in the table below.
|Paper||Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time (in minutes)|
|II||English Language & Comprehension||200||200||120|
|IV||General Studies (Finance)||NA||200||120|
- Paper-I & II are compulsory for all candidates appearing in the Tier-II exam.
- Paper-III or Paper-IV is applicable only for statistician, compiler and audit officer posts.
- Negative marking of 0.50 is applicable for Paper-I & III. For paper-II 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.
- There is provision of extra 40 minutes time for PWD candidates.
Tier-III: Skill Test
Final stage or the tier-III exam will be the Skill Test/ Typing Test. It is qualifying in nature. Following tests will be conducted for various posts as applicable.
- Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for the post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS only.
- Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant.
SSC CGL Exam Syllabus
The detailed SSC CGL Exam Syllabus for tier-I has been given below after dividing into appropriate sections.
It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.
The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences ,Figural Classification ,Punched hole/pattern – folding & unfolding , Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.
Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
NOTE: – The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level.
Overall Scheme of Examination
|Post||Tier-I Exam||Tier-II Exam||Proficiency Test/ Skill Test||Total Marks|
|Posts under Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II||200 Marks||400 Marks||Yes (CPT/ CSS)||600|
|Posts under Pay Band –I Rs.5200-20200 other than Compiler||200 marks||400 Marks||Yes (data entry skill test)||600|
|Statistical Investigator Grade-II||200 Marks||600 marks||NA||800 Marks|
|Compiler||200 Marks||600 Marks||NA||800 marks|
|Assistant Audit Officer Group “B” Gazetted||200 Marks||600 Marks||NA||800 marks|
Important links at a glance for SSC CGL
|1||Latest Notification||Click Here|
|2||Eligibility Criteria||Click Here|
|3||Study Plan||Click Here|
|4||Salary Structure||Click Here|