SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 – Download Latest PDF

Candidates who are going to register themselves for the CGL Exam 2017 need to be aware of two factors.

The registration has already started from 16 May 2017 and close on 16 June 2017.  (Extended up to 19-06-2017 up to 5:00 PM) Check more detail here about dates and other information.

Firstly, exam pattern and secondly, the maximum number of marks which every exam will contain. In this article, candidates would be getting an exhaustive discussion about the exam pattern of the SSC CGL exam 2017 along with other necessary information that counts during the exam.

Latest SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017

The whole exam for CGL is divided into four prominent segments, namely:

  • 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/Document Verification)

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

The first barrier which the candidates are required to cross is the Tier I exam which takes place on a large scale level. The exam contains four section, each carrying 25 questions and 50 marks each. Candidate needs to solve as many questions as possible in the given duration of 60 minutes or 1 hours (Time duration changed in notification 2017 first it was 120 minutes). The exam is of MCQ type where the candidates would be asked to choose the right answer from the give options. To sum up, the frame of the exam is similar to the given pattern:

The time duration is 80 minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy. 

Negative marking – 0.50 for each wrong answer

Subject Total Questions Full Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern 2017

After crossing the first barrier, candidates are required to sit for tier II exam. It is also computer based examination mode.

The exam time duration is 120 minutes (total). The time duration for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy is 160 minutes.

Negative marking – 0.25 for each wrong answer (Paper – II)

Negative marking – 0.50 for each wrong answer (Paper- I, Paper III & Paper IV)

Subject Total Questions Full Marks
Quantitative aptitude 100 200
English Lang. & Comprehension 200 200
Statistics (Paper-I & II as above) 100 200
General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper-I & II as above) 100 200

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern 2017

It is Pen and Paper mode examination. The time duration for tier-II exam is 60 minutes. The candidates belongs to VH and suffering from Cerebral Palsy have 80 minutes to complete the paper.

Exam Name Marks
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essays/Precie/Letter/Application etc. 100

Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test/ Document Verification

Once Tier I, Tier II  & Tier III have been cleared, the candidate needs to appear for computer proficiency test/skill test/document verification.

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