The written examination will consist of (Paper-I) objective type paper and (PaperII) descriptive type as shown below :
|Dates of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)
||Subject(Not in sequence)
||Time Duration (For all four Parts)
|02-08-2019 to 06-09-2019
||90 Minutes (120 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes as per para 8.1 and 8.2)
||General Intelligence & Reasoning
13.3.1 Paper-I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV. 13.3.2 There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
13.3.3 Answer Keys, in due course after the Computer Based Examination, will be placed on the website of the Commission (https://ssc.nic.in). 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 and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final. No representation regarding Answer keys shall be entertained, afterwards.
13.3.4 Marks scored by candidates in Paper-I 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.
|Short Essay/Letter in English or in any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.
||30 minutes (40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribes as per Para 8.1 and 8.2).
13.4.1 Paper-II will be of descriptive type in which the candidate will be required to write a short essay or letter in English or any language included in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution.
13.4.2 Paper-II will only be of qualifying nature and is intended to test elementary language skills in view of categorization of the post as Group-C and in view of job requirements. However, marks scored by the candidates in Paper-II will be used to decide merit in case more than one candidate score equal normalized marks in Paper-I.
13.4.3 Paper-II will be held only for those candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories.