SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 20 Aug, 2018 16:57 IST

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SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CGL 2018 exam pattern includes details such as the mode of taking the exam, number of sections, type of questions, marking scheme, weightage of topics, exam duration and number of questions. The exam pattern of SSC CGL 2018 is conducted in four stages - Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV. SSC CGL Tier I exam will be held from 25th July to 20th August 2018. Those who are taking the exam can go through the detailed SSC CGL exam pattern available on this page.

Continue reading to know more about the exam pattern of SSC CGL for all tiers.

SSC CGL Tier I:

  • Tier I will be conducted in online mode.

  • There will be a total of 100 questions, comprising of 200 marks.

  • Each question will be of 2 marks.

  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for every wrong answer.

  • Candidates can choose their medium of writing their exam as Hindi or English.

Subject Questions Marks

General Awareness

25

50

English Comprehension

25

50

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

SSC CGL Tier-II:

  • Tier II will be conducted in online mode, and it will have Objective type of questions.

  • Candidates can choose their medium of writing the paper as Hindi or English.

  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper IV for each wrong response.

  • Paper-I and II are compulsory to attempt for all the categories of posts, whereas Paper-III is only for those who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Compiler, and Paper IV is only for those who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

Paper Subjects Questions Maximum Marks

I

Quantitative Ability

100

200

II

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

III

Statistics

100

200

IV

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

200

200

SSC CGL Tier-III:

  • Tier III will be a conducted in offline mode.

  • Descriptive type of questions will be asked in Tier III that will assess writing skills of the candidates.

  • The total duration of Tier III will be one hour.

  • The qualifying marks in Tier III will be 33 per cent.

  • Candidates can choose their medium of writing the exam as Hindi or English.

Mode of Exam Scheme of Exam Marks

Pen and Paper

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay /Precis /Letter/Application Writing etc.

100

SSC CGL Tier - IV:

  • Tier-IV will be the Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT).

  • The exam is qualifying in Nature.

  • Computer Proficiency Test will be conducted for the post of Assistant Section Officer 

Mode of Exam Scheme of Exam Marks

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

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

Qualifying

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