(Scheme of the Examination) SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam
Scheme of the Examination:
The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.
The Commission reserves the right to make changes in the Scheme of Examination.
Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
Tentative Answer Keys will be placed on the Commission‟s website after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit representations, if any, on payment of Rs 100/- per question within the time limit given by the Commission through on-line modality only. Any representation regarding Answer Keys received within the time limit fixed by the Commission at the time of uploading of the Answer Keys will be scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final. No representation regarding Answer Keys shall be entertained later.
The dates of examinations indicated in the Notice are tentative. Any change in the schedule of examinations will be informed to the candidates only through the website of the Commission.
In the question papers, wherever necessary, the Metric systems of weights and measures only will be used.
There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking of the scores. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
Scheme of Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations:
A. General Intelligence and Reasoning
60 Minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)
B. General Awareness
C. Quantitative Aptitude
D. English Comprehension
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities
(for each Paper)
(2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)
Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I and Paper-II in Tier-II.
In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.
Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India (M/o Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer
Scheme of Tier-III Examination:
Mode of Examination
Scheme of Examination
Pen and Paper mode
Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
60 Minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes
for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)
The Paper in Tier-III will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and part in English will be awarded zero marks.
In Tier-III, candidates must write their correct Roll Number at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. Candidates must also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book. Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression shall be awarded zero marks.
Candidates are strictly advised not to write any personal identity e.g. name, roll number, mobile number, address, etc inside the Answer Book (TierIII). The candidates who fail to adhere to these instructions will be awarded zero marks even if marks are awarded during the evaluation process.
Tier-IV (Skill Test):
In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted.