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SSC CGL Exam Tier 1 and 2 Model Papers

About Exam


Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. It conducts Combined Graduate Level - SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities and services in every aspect of our lives. Govt is focusing on the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:

  • Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.
  • Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.
  • Inspectors of Income Tax.
  • Preventive Officers in Customs.
  • Examiner in Customs.
  • Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
  • Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.
  • Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  • Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
  • Compiler in Registrar General of India.


Exam Pattern


SSC CGL Exam will be conducted in 4 different levels. The levels are known as Tiers. The first three levels, Tier-I and Tier-II exams are conducted online. Tier-III is a pen and paper mode of examination while the fourth level, i.e. the computer skill test can be taken anywhere as per the candidate’s availability

Level of Examination Type Mode of Examination
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Online
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Online
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-IV Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test Whenever Applicable

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier I Exam Pattern

It is a computer-based online test of 200 marks in 60 minutes. There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off. 

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200
Time A cumulative time of 60 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier II Exam Pattern

This is an online based examination consisting of 4 papers as mentioned in the table. Each paper is  2 hours time duration. Out of these 4 papers, only two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the students. Paper 3 is only for Statistical Investigator Gr II & Compiler Post while Paper 4 is for Asst. Audit Officer Gazetted Group "B" Post only.


Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

Paper I , Paper III & Paper IV – 0.5 marks (Negative Marking)

Paper II – 0.25 marks (Negative Marking)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018-19 - Tier III

As per the new exam dates released by SSC Tier III exam will be conducted on 29.12.2019. This is a descriptive type paper of 100 marks and will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode


Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
(Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)
100

60 Minutes

(For VH & Candidates suffering from
Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 Tier IV

Tier 4 consist of Computer Proficiency Test (wherever applicable)/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification. This paper is Qualifying in Nature only.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)- Asst. Section Officer in CSS & MEA POST ONLY

Data Entry Skill Test (at Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour) - Tax Assistant POST ONLY


Subject Time Duration Syllabus
Computer Proficiency Test
(for the post of Assistant Section
Officer in CSS & MEA only)
45 Minutes Word/Excel/PowerPoint

Eligibility


The eligibility standards for the recruitment examination is given below:

1. Educational Qualifications

Candidates should have a graduate degree on or before admission year. Candidates, those are in the final year of graduation can also apply for SSC CGL with their provisional degrees.

A) Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

  1. Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute
  2. Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters I Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

B) Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level 
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects at degree level

2. Age Limit


SSC has increased the age limit for SSC CGL Recruitment, though the age varies from post to post. The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 27 years and the maximum age limit criteria is 32 years.

Post Wise Age Limit
Required Age Limit SSC CGL Post Name
18-30 years Assistant (Group B)
20-30 years Assistant Section Officer A, D, E, G
Sub-Inspector (Group B)
Assistant
Tax Assistant
18-30 years Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
20-30 years Assistant
Auditor
Junior Accountant
Inspector (CBN) Compiler
Upper Division Clerk
Tax Assistant
Assistant Account Officer
Sub-Inspector
Not exceeding 30 years
    Assistant Audit Officer
    Assistant Enforcement Officer
    Inspector of Central Excise
    Inspector of Preventive Officer
    Assistant Audit Officer
    Inspector(Examiner)
    Assistant Section Officer
    Inspector of Income Tax
Up to 32 years
    Junior Statistical Investigator
Up to 30 years
    Sub-Inspector
    Assistant Enforcement Officer

The candidate must also hold the required educational qualification for each post to be filled through SSC CGL 2019 exam.

SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university
OR
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost and Management Accountant/Masters in Commerce/Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with 60% aggregate in Mathematics in Class 12th
Or
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with statistics as one of the subjects in Graduation
Compiler Posts Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subjects
All other Posts Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university
  • A candidate is required to be physically fit as per the standards of the inspector as there are some pre requisites for physical fitness for the post of Inspector (Central/State Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and sub-inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency)

Syllabus


Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I Exam

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Puzzle
  • Matrix
  • Word formation
  • Arranging words in Logical order or Dictionary order
  • Venn Diagram
  • Directions and Distance
  • Blood Relations
  • Missing Number
  • Series
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Problems on Age
  • Time, Distance and Speed
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number Series
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Mixture Problems
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry

General Awareness

  • Static GK
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • Finance and Economy
  • Polity

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spellings
  • Phrase or idiom meaning
  • One word substitution
  • Phrase replacement/ Sentence correction
  • Error Spotting

SSC CGL Syllabus Tier II

Statistics

  • Collection and Representation of Data
  • Measure of Dispersion
  • Measure of Central Tendency
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Random Variables
  • Sampling Theory
  • Analysis and Variance
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Number

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Problems on Age
  • Time, Distance and Speed
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number Series
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Mixture Problems
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry

General Awareness

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Fundamental Principles
  • Basic Concepts of Accounting
  • Self-Balancing Ledger
  • Finance and Economy
  • Polity
  • Economic and Governance
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Finance Commission
  • Theory of Demand and Supply

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spellings
  • Phrase or idiom meaning
  • One word substitution
  • Phrase replacement/ Sentence correction
  • Error Spotting

SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier III

Tier III exam is conducted in an offline mode. This is a descriptive paper in English or Hindi. This section generally includes essay writing, formal letter writing, informal letter writing, etc. It carries a total of 100 marks and total time allotted is 60 minutes.

Note:

For handicapped candidates, the time allotted is 80 minutes.

Tier I and Tier II are compulsory for all the SSC CGL Aspirants. Tier III exam is optional. It is attempted only by the aspirants who apply for Junior Statistical Officer.


SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier IV

SSC CGL Tier IV exam includes two tests:

Data Entry Speed Test

This test is conducted to test the typing speed of the candidates.

The candidates are required to type a paragraph on the computers.

Time allotted is 15 minutes

Computer Proficiency Test

This test is conducted to test the skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

Time duration: 45 minutes

Note:


This exam is optional. It is to be attempted only by the aspirants who have applied for the post of TA, CSS, MEA, and Inspector.

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