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SSC CGL 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL is an examination conducted for graduates to get a job in various Central Civil posts. So, candidates who are preparing for the examination should check the SSC CGL syllabus and its examination pattern.

The notification regarding SSC CGL 2017 examination is released every year and is conducted in 4 phases every year i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 for recruitment of deserving candidates into different posts in central government. The examination is conducted in the month of August, September, November and December.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 are conducted only through online mode. On the other hand Tier 3 is a pen and paper based examination. Candidates need to clear all the four phases to get selected for the SSC CGL 2017 examination.


Important Dates

EventDates
Tier 1 ExaminationFrom June 19, 2017 To July 2, 2017
Tier 2 ExaminationSeptember 5-8, 2017
Tier 3 ExaminationNovember 12, 2017

SSC CGL Exam Highlights

SSC CGL 2017 is a National level examination. SSC CGL examination is abbreviated as “Staff Selection Commission / Combined Graduate Level”.  The examination is conducted in 4 phases in which Tier 1 is conducted in 2 shifts and Tier 2 examination is comprised of four papers.

Questions in Tier 1 examination is asked from the subjects like General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.

On the other hand, questions in the Tier 2 examination is asked from the subject like Quantitative Ability, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, and Finance and Economics.


SSC CGL Tier 1 Paper Pattern

SSC CGL 2017 examination is an objective type paper and conducted through online mode only. The paper will be divided into four sections. The paper is comprised of 100 questions of total 200 marks. Candidates are advised to attempt questions carefully because for every wrong answer 0.50 marks will be deducted.

The time duration to complete the examination is 75 minutes but time duration for visually handicapped (VH) and for candidates suffering from cerebral palsy has extended to 100 minutes. Tier 1 examination is conducted in 2 shifts.

The following table shows the Tier 1 examination pattern:

SectionsTotal no. of questionsTotal marksTime duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning25 questions50 marks75 minutes (For VH and suffering from cerebral palsy: 100 minutes)
General Awareness25 questions50 marks 
Quantitative Aptitude25 questions50 marks
English Comprehension25 questions50 marks
Total100 questions50 marks

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper Pattern

Tier 2 examination is an objective type paper and also conducted through online mode only. Tier 2 examination is comprised of 4 papers such as Quantitative Aptitude (Paper 1), English Language and Comprehension (Paper 2), Statistics (Paper 3) and General Studies (Paper 4).

Paper 1&2 is compulsory for all the posts and paper 3 is compulsory only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler” and paper 4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”. The time duration to complete each paper is 2 hours and each paper carries 200 marks.

For every wrong answer in Paper 1, 0.50 marks will be deducted and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in Paper2, Paper3 and Paper 4.

Paper 1 is based on the 10th class syllabus and Paper 2 is based on the 12th class syllabus. On the other hand Paper, 3 & 4 is conducted to test the aptitude of graduation level education.

The following table shows the Tier 2 examination pattern:

PaperTotal MarksTotal QuestionsTime DurationTime duration for VH & Cerebral Palsy candidates
Paper 1 (Quantitative Abilities)200 marks100 Questions2 hours2 hours 40 minutes
Paper 2 (English Language & Comprehension)200 marks100 Questions2 hours2 hours 40 minutes
Paper 3 (Statistics)200 marks100 Questions2 hours2 hours 40 minutes
Paper 4 (Finance and Economics)Finance and Accounts (80) + Economics and Governance (200)(40+60) Questions2 hours2 hours 40 minutes

Know About SSC CGL Tier-wise Preparation


SSC CGL Tier 3 Paper Pattern

The Tier 3 examination is a descriptive type examination and will be conducted through offline mode only. Candidates should write Essay or Precis or Letter or Application Writing etc. The time duration to complete the examination is 60 minutes which carries a total of 100 marks but time duration for visually handicapped (VH) and for candidates suffering from cerebral palsy has extended to 80 minutes.

Candidates who clear Tier 2 examination will be eligible for Tier 3 examination.  To appear for tier 4 examination candidates need to secure 33% marks in SSC CGL examination.


SSC CGL Tier 4 Paper Pattern

Tier 4 is a last and final stage examination. It is also known as Data Entry Skill Test or Computer Proficiency Test. The candidates who have applied for the post of Assistant Section Officer need to appear for CPT.

The DEST examination requires pressing 2000 keys in an hour. Candidates belong to Orthopedically Handicapped are exempted from the examination but Visually Handicapped and Hearing Handicapped candidates are not exempted from DEST.


Changes Introduced

Candidates need to take care of the following changes:

  • A new post Assistant Audit Officer is included with approval of the government.
  • A paper IV (General Studies - Finance & Economics) is also included in Tier II.

The age limit of the candidates also change the previous age limit is between 18 to 27 years but for 2017 examination the age limit will be 20 to 30 years.


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