Thursday, 13 July 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern: Check Latest Pattern for Tier- I, II, III, IV

Staff Selection Commission recruits candidates for the various government departments and ministries of India. Large no. of candidates apply for the SSC exam every year. As the government job provides job security as well as attractive salary.

SSC CGL vacancy is out and the exam is expected to conduct in August month. SSC has changed the exam pattern this year and everyone is eager to know the changes in the pattern.

What are the changes in SSC CGL 2017 exam pattern?


SSC has decided to take CGL exam in four Tiers. Candidates preparing for the exam should be aware of the SSC CGL exam pattern and syllabus. The exam will be bilingual means you can select a language from Hindi or English.

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Here in this article, we are going to discuss the SSC CGL 2017 exam pattern in detail.

Changes in the New Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2017


SSC has introduced some major changes this year in SSC CGL exam pattern as follows:
  • SSC CGL exam will be taken online mode only
  • SSC has reduced the time duration for the Tier-I exam from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • There is Tier-III is introduced which will be a descriptive type written exam of 100 marks.


The detailed information for SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern is mentioned below:

SSC CGL 2017 Tier- I Exam Pattern

  • The tier-i exam consists 100 questions in four subjects for 100 marks.
  • Tier-I includes multiple choice type objective questions with 25 questions in each subject.
  • The time duration for Tier-I will be one hour and will be conducted online.
  • There will be negative marking of .50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Candidates need to clear Tier-I to be eligible for Tier-II exam.

Subject
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
English
25
50


1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude
25
50
Reasoning Ability
25
50
General Awareness
25
50
Total
100
200


SSC CGL 2017 Tier- II Exam Pattern

  • Tier-II of SSC CGL will be online which consist two compulsory papers for all the posts.
  • Time duration allotted for each paper is 2 hours.
  • There will be 100 questions of objective type multiple choice questions.
  • Candidates can choose the Hindi or English language. Paper mode will be online.
  • There will be negative marking of .25 marks for paper 2, .50 marks for paper 1 & 3 and no negative marking for Paper 4.

Paper
Subject
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
1
English comprehension
200
200
2 Hours
2
Quantitative Aptitude
100
200
2 Hours
3
Statistics (optional)
100
200
2 Hours
4
General Studies of finance & economics (optional)
200
200
2 Hours

Note
  1. Paper-3 is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler while Paper-4 is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
  2. Candidates will be eligible for Tier-III & IV based on the Marks obtained in the Tier-I & II together.


SSC CGL 2017 Tier- III Exam Pattern

  • SSC CGL has introduced Tier-III from this year to check the writing skills of the candidate.
  • It will be offline (Pen-paper mode) and consists of an essay, letter, application, or passage writing.
  • Tier-III carry 100 marks and time duration will be one hour.
  • Minimum passing marks for Tier-III is 33% marks.

Tier-III
Max. Marks
Time Duration
Descriptive paper
(Hindi/English writing test)
100
1 hour

SSC CGL 2017 Tier- IV Exam Pattern

  • Tier-IV is a qualifying exam in nature and known as the data entry skill test (DEST) or computer proficiency test(CPT).
  • This exam is held to determine the typing speed and computer knowledge of the candidates applying for Asst. Section Officer in CSS post only and Tax Assistant post only.

Here we have discussed the SSC CGL 2017 exam pattern. I hope this article will help you to understand the paper pattern of the CGL Exam and will help you in your preparation as well.

To know the important topic for SSC CGL syllabus visit: http://onlineexamalert.blogspot.in/2017/07/ssc-cg-syllabus-preparation-tips.html

All the best!!

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