SSC: Combined Graduate Level Examination 2012: Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission
Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2012

Scheme of The Examination

The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

  • Tier -I -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  • Tier -II -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  • Tier -III -- Personality Test /Interview/Computer Proficiency Test or Skill Test (wherever applicable).

Scheme of Examination for different posts will be as follows:

Post Tier I Examination Tier II Examination Interview Proficiency/Skill Test Total mark
Posts for which Interview is prescribed other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II. A. General Intelligence + Reasoning - 50 marks

B. Gen.Awareness-50marks

C. Quantitative Aptitude –
50 marks

D. English Comprehension -
50 marks

Total Marks - 200

Duration: 02 hours

For VH: 2 hours 40 minutes

I. Quantitative Abilities : 200 marks (100 Questions)
Duration: 2 hours
For VH: 2hours 40 minutes where eligible.

II. English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks.
Total Marks : 400
Duration : 2 hours
For VH: 2 hours 40 minutes wherever eligible.

100 Marks Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only 700
Posts for which no Interview is prescribed, other than Compiler. -do- -do- No Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant 600
Statistical Investigator Grade-II -do- Paper-I & II as above
400 marks

Paper-III Statistics
200 marks

100 marks -- 900
Compiler -do- -do- No -- 800

NOTE: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I.
In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and III and 0.50 marks in Paper-I for each wrong answer.

Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

9(A). Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination: Tier –I of the Combined Graduate level Examination would be common for all categories of posts .

Date of Exam Part Subject Max. Marks/
Total Duration/
Timing for General candidates
Total Duration/
Timing for visually Handicapped candidates
01.07.2012 &
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 Hours
10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
2 Hours 40 mins
10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM
2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M.
B General Awareness 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50
D English Comprehension 50

Note: If and wherever necessary, the examination will be held in multiple batches.
Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.