SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern

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SSC CGL 2018 Exam is conducted in 4 different levels. The levels are known as Tiers. The first three levels, Tier-I and Tier-II exams are conducted online. Tier-III is a pen and paper mode of examination while the fourth level, i.e. the computer skill test can be taken anywhere as per the candidate’s availability.

Level of Examination Type Mode of Examination
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Online
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Online
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-IV Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test Whenever Applicable

Tier I Exam Pattern

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200  

Tier II Exam Pattern

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

Tier-III Exam Pattern

A descriptive paper in English/Hindi of 100 marks has been introduced by Staff Selection of Commission of India for SSC CGL 2017 Exam. This paper needs to be completed in 60 minutes.

Tier-IV Exam Pattern

Two major skill sets are tested through SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam.

DEST: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s writing skills.

CPT: This test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Generation of Slides.