SSC CGL 2019 exam pattern

SSC CGL 2019: Exam Pattern:-

The examination consists of 4 levels ( level 1, level 2, level 3 and level 4). SSC has a set syllabus for the entrance exam which the candidates can follow to score well in the exam.

Syllabus of this exam increases after every level of exam. The difficulty level also increases. Final round to crack the exam is level -IV. To score well in exams candidates can prepare from important books.


SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights-

Exam pattern for SSC CGL 2019 is different for every exam. Marking scheme and syllabus differ from exam to exam.

  • Level 1 exam- 200 questions from General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness/ General knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. 75 minutes duration with negative marking for an incorrect response.
  • Level 2 exam- This has 4 papers viz., Quantitative Ability, Statistics (only for the post of Compiler & Statistical Investigator Gr. II ), English Language and Comprehension, General Studies of Finance and Economics (Only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer). Every paper comprises of 200 marks and time allotted for each paper is of 2 hours. Negative marking is applicable.
  • Level 3 exam- Descriptive paper for Essay Writing, Letter/Application Writing, Passage Writing. The paper is scheduled for a duration of 1 hour for 100 marks.
  • Level 4 exam- Data Entry Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test for 15 minutes. This exam is qualifying in nature. No negative marking and no marks allotted.
SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail:

As per the latest notifications by SSC, the exam now has four levels of exams.

  • Tier-1: Written Examination (Objective Type)
  • Tier-2: Written Examination (Objective Type)
  • Tier-3: Written Examination (Descriptive Type)
  • Tier-4: Computer Test / Skill Test (wherever applicable)
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern 2019

Total number of paper

1

Total no. of questions

200

No. of sections

4

Total marks

200

Time duration

75 Minutes

Subjects

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness/ General knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension

Question paper type

Objective type

Mode of examination

Online

Negative Marking

Yes

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern 2019

Total number of paper

4

Total marks

800 (200 in each paper)

Time duration

2 hours for each paper

Subjects

Paper- 1: Quantitative Ability

Paper-2: English Language and Comprehension

Paper-3: Statistics (only for the post of Compiler & Statistical Investigator Gr. II) Paper-4: General Studies ( Economics and Finance) (applicable only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer)

Negative Marking

Yes

Mode of examination

Online

Question paper type

Objective type

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern 2019

Number of questions

1

Question type

100

Total marks

Descriptive

subjects

Essay Writing

Letter/Application Writing

Passage Writing

Exam duration

1 hour

Mode of examination

Offline

SSC CGL 2019 Tier - 4 Exam Pattern

Total marks

Qualifying in Nature

Time duration

15 minutes

Tests

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Exam mode

Online

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)

Applicable only for candidates applying for the post of Tax assistants (in Central Excise and Income Tax)

Criteria: 8000 key depression per hour

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Applicable only for the candidates applying for the  post of Assistant Section Officer

Three modules: Spreadsheet, Word Processing and Generation of Slides


SSC CGL 2019 Marking Scheme

The exam will be held in both online and offline mode. Where Tier 1, 2 and 4 are online (computer-based exam), Tier 3 is a descriptive written pen and paper examination. Tier 4 is the final qualifying round where document verification is also done. No personal interviews are conducted in this exam since 2016.

Exam Levels (SSC CGL )


Sections


Total Marks


Marking scheme


Negative Marking

Tier I

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness/ General knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension

200 mark

Each question carries 1 mark

-0.50 for each wrong answer

Tier II

Paper 1: Quantitative Ability

Paper 2: English Language and Comprehension

Paper 3: Statistics

Paper 4: General Studies (Finance and Economics

Paper 1: 100

Paper 2: 200

Paper 3: 200

Paper 4: 200

Paper 1, Paper 3, Paper 4: Each question carries 2 marks

Paper 2: Each question carries 1 mark

Paper 1, Paper 3, Paper 4: -0.50 for each wrong answer

Paper 2: -0.25 for each wrong answer

Tier III

Essay, Application, Passage Writing

100 marks

Minimum qualifying marks 33%

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Tier IV

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) (whichever applicable)

qualifying in nature

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