Candidates must note that the score for SSC CGL Tier-I & Tier-II Exam will be normalised if it is conducted in multiple shifts. The normalisation score will be decided by SSC and it will be considered final for selecting candiidates for the further rounds (Tier-III & Tier-IV) of SSC CGL 2019 Exam.

  • Official Website-
  • Conducting Body- Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
  • Online Exam- Tier 1 and Tier 2
  • Offline Exam – Tier 3
  • Computer Based Skill Test- Tier 4

SSC CGL syllabus increases after every level of exam. The difficulty level also increases. Tier IV is the final round for cracking the exam. No interviews are to be conducted as notified from the year 2016.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Highlights

SSC CGL Exam Pattern is different for every exam. Marking scheme and syllabus differs from exam to exam.

  • Tier 1 exam- 200 questions from General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness/ General knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. 75 minutes duration with negative marking for incorrect response.
  • Tier 2 exam- This has 4 papers viz., Quantitative Ability, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics (only for post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler), General Studies of Finance and Economics (Only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer). 200 marks for each paper is allotted with a duration of 2 hours. Negative marking is applicable.
  • Tier 3 exam- Descriptive paper for Essay Writing, Letter/Application Writing, Passage Writing. The paper is conducted for a duration of 1 hour for 100 marks
  • Tier 4 exam- Data Entry Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test for 15 minutes. This exam is qualifying in nature. No negative marking and no marks allotted.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern in Detail

As per latest notifications by SSC, SSC CGL exam now has four level of exams.

  • • Tier-1: Written Examination (Objective Type)
  • • Tier-2: Written Examination (Objective Type)
  • • Tier-3: Written Examination (Descriptive Type)
  • • Tier-4: Computer Test / Skill Test (wherever applicable)

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Number of Papers 1
Total Number of Questions 200
Total Sections 4
Sections General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness/ General knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Total Marks 200
Total Time 60 min
Negative Marking Yes
Mode Online
Question Type Objective

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

Number of Papers 4
  • Paper- 1: Quantitative Ability
  • Paper-2: English Language and Comprehension
  • Paper-3: Statistics (only for post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler
  • Paper-4: General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer)
Total Marks 800 (200 in each paper)
Total Time 2 hours for each paper
Negative Marking Yes
Mode Online
Question Type Objective

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

Number of Papers 1
Total Marks 100
Question Type Descriptive
  • Essay Writing
  • Letter/Application Writing
  • Passage Writing
  • Paper-4: General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer)
Duration 1 hour
Mode Offline

SSC CGL Tier IV Exam Pattern

Total Marks Qualifying in Nature
Time Duration 15 minutes
Tests Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
Exam Mode Online
Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)
  • Only for candidates applying for post of Tax assistants
  • (in Central Excise and Income Tax)
  • Criteria: 8000 key depression per hour
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
  • Only for candidates applying for post of Assistant Section Officer
  • Three modules
  • Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Generation of Slidesr

SSC CGL Marking Scheme

SSC CGL have both online and offline based tests. While Tier 1, 2 and 4 are online computer based exam, Tier 3 is descriptive written pen and paper examination. Tier 4 is the final qualifying round where document verification is also done. No personal interviews will be conducted in SSC CGL from 2016.

  • General
  • Intelligence and
  • Reasoning
  • General
  • Awareness/
  • General
  • knowledge
  • Quantitative
  • Aptitude
  • English
  • Comprehension
200 Marks
  • Each
  • Question
  • carries
  • 1mark
-0.50 for each wrong answer
  • Paper1
  • Quantitative
  • Ability
  • Paper 2: English
  • Language and
  • Comprehension
  • Paper 3: Statistics
  • Paper 4: General
  • Studies (Finance
  • and Economics)
  • Paper1-100
  • Paper2-200
  • Paper3-200
  • Paper4-200
  • Paper1,
  • Paper3,
  • Paper4:
  • Each Question
  • Carries 2marks
  • Paper2:
  • Each question
  • Carries
  • 1marks
  • Paper1,Paper3,Paper4:-0.50
  • for each wrong answer
  • Paper 2: -0.25 for each
  • wrong Answer
  • Essay,
  • Application &
  • Passage Writing
100 Marks
  • Minimum
  • Qualifying Marks
  • 33%
  • Data Entry Skill
  • Test(DEST)
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Test (CPT)
Qualifying in nature

SSC CGL Syllabus

Syllabus for every tier in SSC CGL is different. The tables below give an idea about the syllabus in every paper under this exam.
SSC CGL Syllabus- Tier 1

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  • This section is based on Questions from Series (number, figurative), similarities and differences, analogy, space visualization. Spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement. Decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation. Direction sense test, Blood relations, arithmetical reasoning and figural.
  • Arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding. Statement conclusion, syllogism in reasoning etc. The topics are Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy. Figural Analogy, Ranking test, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification. Figural Classification, Input-Output questions, Problem Solving, Word Building, Seating arrangement, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations. Questions on Dies, Clock, Calender.
  • Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams. Drawing inferences, folding & un-folding of Punched hole/pattern. Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching. Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers. Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification. Embedded Figures, Critical thinking. Emotional Intelligence, Socia

English Language:

  • Questions on Fill in the Blanks, Idioms & Phrases, Jumbled sentences (ordering), One word substitution. Synonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words, Common errors, sentence improvement, Passage, Cloze test are asked.
  • This section is based on questions on Percentages. Ratio & Proportion. Square and cube roots. Surds and indices. Lcm and hcf, Averages, Age problems. Simple interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership. Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Boat and Streams, Pipes and Cisterns. Numbers, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Heights and Distances.

Quantitative Aptitude (Q.A.):

  • Divisions and Remainders, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers. Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangles (centres, congruence, similarity), In circles and circum-circle. Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons. Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone. Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelopiped.
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio. Degree and Radian Measures, Circle and its chords. tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle. common tangents to two or more circles, Standard Identities. Complementary angles, Heights and Distances. Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

General Awareness (G.A.):

  • General Awareness will have questions on current events, India and its neighbouring countries.
  • Also questions from History. Geography, Economic Scene,Culture, General Policy & Scienti fic Research are asked. Scientific research includes physics, chemistry and Biology. Current affairs of Last 6 months are asked.
SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier 2
  • Paper-1
  • (Quantitative Abilities)
Same as in Tier 1
  • Paper 2
  • (English Language
  • & Comprehension)
  • Same as in Tier 1
  • English syllabus plus
  • Active Passive and cloze test
  • Paper 3 (Statistics)
  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion-Common measures dispersion
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Probability Theory
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Statistical Inference
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Index Numbers
  • Paper 4 (General
  • Studies (Finance and
  • Economics)
  • Finance and Accounts, Economics and Governance
SSC CGL Syllabus- Tier 3
  • Written Descriptive
  • English Test
Precis Writing/Essay/Formal Letter/Informal Letter/Application/Passage Writing
SSC CGL Syllabus- Tier 4
  • Data Entry Skill Test/
  • Computer Proficiency Test
  • DEST test requires 8000 key depressions per hour
  • Cwhereas CPT test requires computer knowledge

SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern

To score well in SSC CHSL exam, all candidates must be aware about the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern. It is very important to understand the structure of the exam and the syllabus that needs to be prepared. We start with understanding the pattern of SSC CHSL

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

There are three different levels in SSC CHSL exam that have to be cleared by candidates to get selected for various posts in the Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier I is Objective Multiple Choice Question, Tier II exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier III is the Computer Proficiency Test.

Tier Type Mode
  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Tier 3
  • Objective Multiple Choice
  • Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
  • Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test
  • Computer Based (online)
  • Pen and Paper mode
  • Wherever Applicable
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Pattern
Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension
  • Total
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 100
  • 50
  • 50
  • 50
  • 50
  • 200
  • 60 Minutes
SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-II is a descriptive test that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The paper would demand writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.

  • The exam is of 60 minutes’ duration and carries 100 marks.
  • The questions are based on 10th level.
  • The exam is qualifying in nature.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

The Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL is conducted in three different phases, the syllabus of all the three sections is likely to be different. All candidates must stay updated about the latest changes in SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare thoroughly for SSC CHSL . SSC CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination &Probability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • One Word Substitution
  • Active/Passive Voice
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy
  • Scientific Research
  • Awards and Honors
  • Books and Authors

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus As mentioned above, this paper requires candidates to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests the writing skills of the candidates. The essay topics will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, Schemes & Governance, Technology, Sports, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns etc. While, the type of letter/ application asked will be Complaint, Suggestion, Application, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback etc. SSC CHSL Tier III Syllabus Tier-III of SSC CHSL will be a Skill/ Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of total score obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Skill test for Data Entry Operator:

In this test, a candidate must have data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour. Duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to type.


SSC CPO exam has three different phases that candidates need to clear in order to get selected for various posts in Delhi Police, CAPFs, CISFs etc. SSC CPO Paper 1 is Objective Multiple Choice Question paper. Paper II exam is English Comprehension Test, while PET/PST Test is conducted to check the endurance (medical and physical strength) of candidate.

SSC CPO Paper-1 Exam Pattern

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50
General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Candidate Height Chest
Unexpanded Expanded
Male (Gen) 170 80 85
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 165 80 85
Scheduled Tribes 162.5 77 82
Female (Gen) 157
Belonging to Hilly regions & areas of J&K, North East & Sikkim 155
Scheduled Tribes 154

Male Candidates

  • 100 metre race in 16 seconds
  • 1.6 Km Race in 6.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 5 chances
  • High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
  • Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 metres in 3 chances

Female Candidates

  • • 100 metre race in 18 second
  • • 800 metre race in 4 minutess
  • • Long Jump: 2.7 metres or 9 feet in 3 chances
  • • High Jump: 0.9 metres or 3 feet in 3 chances

SSC CPO Medical Test

Criteria for the Medical Test is given below:

  • Minimum Near Vision: N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye)
  • Minimum Distant Vision: 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye)
  • Must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes
  • Eye standards should be without visual correction of any kind even by glasses.

SSC CPO Paper – 2 Exam Pattern SSC CPO Paper-2 will be conducted after PET/PST Test for SSC CPO 2019 is conducted.

  • The total time duration of the exam is of 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours.
  • The total number of questions asked will be around 200 and the maximum marks for Paper-2 will be 200
  • The test will be of English Language and Comprehension conducted online.

SSC CPO Syllabus

The Syllabus of SSC CPO is for two written exams conducted online- Paper-1 & Paper-2. Let’s have a look at SSC CPO Syllabus. SSC CPO Paper-1 Syllabus

General Reasoning General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Verbal Reasoning Current Affairs Percentage Reading Comprehension
Syllogism Awards and Honors Ratio and Percentage Grammar
Circular Seating Arrangement Books and Authors Data Interpretation Vocabulary
Linear Seating Arrangement Sports Mensuration and Geometry Verbal Ability
Double Lineup Entertainment Quadratic Equation Synonyms-Antonyms
Scheduling Obituaries Interest Active and Passive Voice
Input Output Important Dates Problems of Ages Para Jumbles
Blood Relations Scientific Research Profit and Loss Fill in the Blanks
Directions and Distances Number Series Error Correction
Ordering and Ranking Speed, Distance and Time
Data Sufficiency Time and Work
Coding and Decoding Number System
Code Inequalities Data Sufficiency

SSC CPO Paper 2 Syllabus

Section Syllabus
English Language and Comprehension
  • Error Recognition
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases and Idiomatic Use of Words
  • Comprehension
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