SSC-CGL Exam | Details | Syllabus
SSC CGL 2021
What is SSC-CGL
SSC CGL exam is one of the biggest exam, and over 50 lakh candidates have appeared for the year exam.
For graduates, this is best opportunity to get government job, and hence large number of students appear for this exam every year. The exam is conducted in English and Hindi, and candidates an choose a language to appear in.
SSC CGL 2021 Dates and notification
The Staff Selection Commission will soon release the Detailed Notification for the SSC CGL 2022. The Notification for CGL 2022 will be released in The Last Week of October 2021. According to the examination calendar of SSC for 2022 TIER 1 exam will be held in the Month of MAY/JUNE 2022. The Admit card of the Tier 1 Exam is scheduled to be released in May 2022.
SSC-CGL exam pattern
There is a lot of confusion among candidates and sometimes they find it very difficult to identify what is exact pattern of ssc-cgl examination, what they should focus on, how Tier-1 is different from Tier-2 etc. The basic scheme of ssc-cgl exam is conducted in four tiers as follows
Tier-I : Tier-1 is compulsory for all candidates. It is conducted in English and Hindi, candidates can choose one at the time of filling the form. (Subject 'English Comprehension' has to be taken only in English) The exam is conducted over several days, and candidate is expected to appear for exam at his allotted time. The exam consists of four subjects viz. General intelligence and reasoning, General awareness, Quantitative aptitude and English comprehension.
Important information on negative marks in SSC-CGL Tier-I: There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
Tier-I exam pattern, subjects and marks
Tier-II : Those shortlisted in Tier-I have to write Tier-II exam. It is also conducted in English and Hindi. However Paper-II, English language and comprehension has to be written only in English. The exam is conducted over various days, and candidates have to appear for the exam on their allotted time slot. Tier-II exam consists of four subjects.
Important information on negative marks in SSC-CGL Tier-II: there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
Tier-II exam pattern, subjects and marks
Important to note for Tier-II
In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.
Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for the Posts.
Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
Separate cut-offs are fixed for Paper-III of Tier-II (i.e. for the post of JSO), Paper-IV of Tier-II (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I+Paper-II of Tier-II (i.e. for all other posts).
Tier-III : Candidates can appear for Tier-II and Tier-III examination together, however based on the aggregate performance in Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Tier-III Examination. The candidates who are not qualified in Tier-II will not be eligible for evaluation of Tier-III and they will not be considered for further selection process. Tier-III examination is done in pen and paper mode, and is Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi. Part paper written in Hindi and part in English will be awarded zero marks.
Tier-III exam pattern, subjects and marks
Tier-IV : This is skill test, in which Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) is conducted. Based on the aggregate performance of qualified candidates in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted to appear in Document Verification and Skill Tests i.e. Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Speed Test (DEST). Skill Tests where prescribed are mandatory but qualifying in nature. If a candidate does not appear in Skill Test or fails to qualify the Skill Test, he/ she will not be eligible for the posts where CPT/ DEST are mandatory.
DEST (Data entry speed test) and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) are mandatory for following posts
Tier-IV required for following posts
Detailed syllabus for SSC-CGL
SSC exams test the general intelligence of candidates, and the four subjects listed above are used for the purpose of testing this. There is normally no syllabus for such intelligence testing, however SSC website provides an indicative syllabus for these exams. Candidates should be thorough with all these concepts, should have done enough practice so that they are able to solve the questions in exams with ease. Preparation for SSC should be done with practice in mind.
Tier-I exam syllabus (consists of objective type questions only)
Tier-II exam syllabus (consists of objective type questions only)
Tier-III exam is descriptive, pen and paper exam. General guidelines to the syllabus is as follows
Tier-IV is test of skills, which test computer proficiency of candidates and data entry speed. A general guideline is as follows
Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination, also referred to as SSC-CGL is an all India level examination conducted for recruitment of Grade "B" and Grade "C" staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organisations of the Government of India. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission and is held in 4 stages, called "Tiers". Tier -1 and Tier-2 exams are held online while Tier-3 exam is descriptive, subjective, paper and pen based exam. Tier-4 is skills based exam.
The process of registration and applying for the exam happens online through government notification. Candidates have to clear each Tier of the exam successively to be eligible for the next stage. Final selection is after clearing all successive stage, and based on options chosen at the time of filling the application. The application is filled online (See application process), and all intimations regarding the exam is done online. The candidates should check official SSC website on regular basis. The announcements are also carried in various news websites.