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SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Scheme of the Exam for Combined Graduate Level Exam

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/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification

The Commission reserves the right to make changes in the scheme of examination such as conduct of Tier-I and Tier-II examination in computer based mode, treating

Tier-I examination as only qualifying etc

Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview

Scheme of Exam

Tier-I - Computer based Exam Mode
a. General Intelligence & Reasoning - 25 Questions & 50 Marks

b. General Awareness - 25 Questions & 50 Marks

c. Quantitative Aptitude - 25 Questions & 50 Marks

d. English Comprehension - 25 Questions & 50 Marks

Time: 60 Minutes (Total) - For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes

Tier-II - Computer based Exam Mode

I. Quantitative Abilities (100 Questions) - 200 Marks

II. English Language & Comprehension (200 questions) - 200 Marks

III Statistics (100 Questions) Paper-I & II as above - 200 Marks

IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) (100 Questions) Paper-I & II as Above - 200 Marks
Time: 120 Minutes (Total) - For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 160 Minutes
* There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of Tier-II, the negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II (English Language &

Comprehension) of Tier-II and 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II

Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)

In addition to above, the Commission has also decided to induct a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The details may be read as under:

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essays/Precie/Letter/Applications etc) - Total Marks 100

Time: 60 minutes - For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes

The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III

However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off

Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination