Combined Graduate Level Exam Pattern

The CGL Examination is conducted in three tiers:

  • 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

TIER I

CGL Tier –I exam consist of only one paper that would be common for all categories candidates qualifying Tier –I will be able to appear for successive examinations

Part

Subject

Maximum Marks / Questions

Total Duration

A.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

50

 

 

2 hours

B.

General Awareness

50

C

Numerical Aptitude

50

D

English Comprehension

50

 

Total Marks

200


  • Duration of examination is 2 hours 45 minutes for visually  handicapped candidates
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • The questions will be set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

TIER II

Tier-II consists of three different papers/subjects and depending upon the category of posts applied for, the candidates are needed to appear in two or three papers.

Paper No.

Subject / Paper

Max. Marks/Questions

Duration &Timings for  General candidates

I

Arithmetical Ability

200 (100 Questions)

2Hours

II

English Language &
Comprehension

200 (100 Questions)

2Hours

III

Commerce/
Mathematics
Statistics/Economics

200 (100 Questions)

2Hours


  • Duration of examination is 2 hours 45 minutes for each examination for visually  handicapped candidates
  • Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
  • Paper-III is compulsory only for those candidates who apply for the posts of Statistical Investigators Group II & Compiler.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

TIER III

INTERVIEW

  • Personality Test or interview is of 100 marks.
  • For Posts like Auditor, Accountant, UDCs, Tax Assistant, and Compiler candidates are not required to appear for an interview.

SKILL TEST

    • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only. This test comprises of has components of Word Processing, Spread Sheets and generation of slides.
    • Skill Test is applicable for the post of Tax Assistants
    • To qualify Data Entry Speed Skill Test a candidate must make 2000 key depressions within duration of 15 minutes.