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About SSC

Staff Selection Commission commonly referred to as SSC every year organizes Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam for the recruitment of eligible candidates to fill up about 30 posts under different departments. The eligibility criteria are graduation. The candidates who are appearing in final year are also eligible to take part in this exam provided they get their graduation degree before 1 August 2016. The Exam Process will consist of a 3 Tier process which is as follows:-

SSC CGL Exam Tier I Pattern:

It will be an Computer based written Examination containing overall 100 questions in 75 minutes.These questions will be distributed equally between

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General English
  • General Awareness

SSC CGL Exam Tier II Pattern

It will also be Computer based written Examination. It will contain 4 Papers out of which two are mandatory and two are optional.

  • Quantitative Aptitude which is a mandatory paper consisting 100 questions and 2 hours duration
  • General English which is a mandatory paper consisting 200 questions and 2 hours duration
  • Statistics which is an optional paper consisting 100 questions and 2 hours duration
  • Finance & Economics which is an optional paper of 2 hours duration. Number of questions is yet to be notified by SSC.

SSC CGL Exam Tier III Pattern

It includes Pen and Paper Based Descriptive Test.

SSC CGL Next Phase After Exam

Document verification and some optional tests like Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test for a few selected postsThis is a hierarchical process. It means if you clear the tier 1 round, you will have to appear for Tier 2. For majority of the posts, based on your TiEr that is the major exam & Tier 3 is skill test/interview and Tier 2 marks you will be declared selected. For other posts you have to undergo that skill test and computer proficiency test.

How to Prepare for SSC CGL Exam Tier 1 & 2

If you prepare well, you can clear the exam in first attempt. But you have to prepare thoroughly for it. Before you begin your preparation you should know about what to prepare for the exam because if you do not know correctly as what you have to study, your preparation can never be correct.Following are the preparation tips for SSC CGL Exam.

Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section:

Reasoning is purely based on logic and is not just a mathematical skill where you learn various formula s and the work is done. The only strategy here is to practice all the type of questions as many times as you can. Some of the important topics for SSC CGL exam are:

  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Directions
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Ranking
  • Data sufficiency
  • Puzzles
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Classification

Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

This section includes the basic questions to check your numerical ability. The best strategy is attempting only those questions first that are easy to attempt and have fewer calculations. You need to start from basics. Build concepts gradually and practice as much as you can.Memorise all the important shortcut techniques and. Some of the important topics for SSC CGL exam are:

  • Number Systems
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Bar graph & Pie-chart
  • Probability

Preparation Tips for General English:

This is one of the toughest sections of SSC CGL. You need to improve your basic english in order to excel in the SSC CGL. You need to learn basic concepts of English Grammar. Read good English magazines and newspaper to improve your reading skills. Some of the important topics for SSC CGL exam are:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting the Error
  • Parajumbles
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Synonyms & Antonyms.

Preparation Tips for General Awareness:

General Awareness is one such section where you can’t predict as to what will come in the exam.

  • The syllabus is very wide and covers all the topics be it GK, History, Polity, Geography, Life Science and current affairs.
  • Read NCERT books from class 6 to 10 to improve your knowledge of History, Geography and polity.
  • For current affairs daily read a good newspaper. You can also refer some GK books and magazines. Also keep an eye on what’s happening around you.

SSC Tier 3 Preparation Tips

This is the final Tier of the SSC CGL Exam. Only those competitors who qualify in all the papers of Tier 1 and Tier 2 as well clear the overall cutoff will be eligible for the Tier 3 exam and as per the requirement go through the following processes:

Data Entry Skill Test:

This is an optional test and it will check your Data Entry Speed where the requirement is about 2000 key depressions in time duration of 15 minutes and will only be of qualifying nature.

Computer Proficiency Test:

This is also an optional test and will comprise of three modules- Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Generation of Slides.

Document Verification:

This is the final step of the SSC CGL exam where you have to go for document verification. Keep in mind that you carry all the necessary documents else you may not be considered for final selection.

Posts under SSC CGLE:

Pref

Code

Post Name

Group

GP

1

    M

Inspector Examiner (CBEC)

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job
  • POSTING: Coastal Regions
  • PROMOTION CHANCES: Good

2

J

Inspector Income Tax (CBDT)

C

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • PROMOTION CHANCES: Good

3

L

Inspector Preventive Officer

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job
  • POSTING: Coastal Regions
  • PROMOTION CHANCES: Good
  • Uniform Job

4

F

 Assistant Audit Officer (CAG)

B

4800

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Tier 1 or 2 Cities
  • PROMOTION CHANCES: Good 
  • Only CGL Job with 4800 Grade Pay

5

E

Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi as well as Foreign Posting for 03 years
  • PROMOTION CHANCES: Good 

6

N

Assistant Enforcement Officer

C

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job
  • POSTING: Posting in Coastal Regions
  • PROMOTION CHANCES: Good 

7

B

Assistant in Central Vigilance Commission

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi and other Metro cities
  • PROMOTION CHANCES: Good

8

K

Inspector Central Excise (CBEC)

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • PROMOTION CHANCES: Good

9

D

Assistant in Ministry of Railway

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Posting in New Delhi in Rail Bhawan
  • Free AC Passes

10

G

Assistant in AFHQ

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi other Metro cities

11

C

Assistant in Intelligence Bureau

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi or in State capitals

12

H

Assistant in other Ministries

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi or Tier I Cities

13

O

Sub Inspector in CBI

C

4200

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job (Mainly Field Job)
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • Hectic but reputed job

14

A

Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service

B

4600

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • Clerical Work
  • POSTING: New Delhi in various Ministries
  • PROMOTION CHANCES: Good

15

Q

 Divisional Accountant in CAG Office

C

4200

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi or in State capitals or Tier I or Tier II Cities
  • Good Promotion Chances

16

S

Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics

B

4200

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job, Mainly Field Job,
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • Hectic but reputed job

17

%

Sub Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency)

B

4200

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job (Mainly Field Job)
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • Hectic but reputed job

18

I

Assistant in other Ministries

B

4200

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi or Tier I or Tier II Cities
  • Hectic job

19

P

 Inspector of Posts (Dept of Post)

B

4200

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • Hectic Job
  • Good Promotion Chances

20

R

Statistical Investigator Gr II

B

4200

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job
  • Frequent Travelling
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • Hectic Job

Note – You have to give the Paper of Stats, if you opt to apply for it

21

U

Auditor in CGDA

C

2800

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi or in State capitals or Tier I or Tier II Cities

22

T

Auditor in C&AG

C

2800

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi or in State capitals or Tier I or Tier II Cities

23

V

Auditor in CGA & Others

C

2800

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi or in State capitals or Tier I or Tier II Cities

24

W

Accountant / Junior Accountant in C&AG

C

2800

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi or in State capitals or Tier I or Tier II Cities

25

X

Accountant / Junior Accountant in CGA

C

2800

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • POSTING: Delhi or in State capitals or Tier I or Tier II Cities

26

#

Sub Inspector Narcotics

C

2400

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job (Mainly Field Job)
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • Hectic but reputed job

27

Y

Senior Secretariat Assistant

C

2400

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office Job
  • Clerical Work
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • Good Promotion Chances

28

Z

Tax Assistant in CBDT

C

2400

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • Hectic Job

29

@

Tax Assistant in CBEC

C

2400

  • TYPE OF JOB: Office as well as field Job
  • POSTING: All India Posting
  • Hectic Job
  • Timely Promotion

30

$

Compiler in Registrar General of India

C

2400

TYPE OF JOB: Office Job

POSTING: Mainly Delhi Posting

 

Salary:

  1. Rs. 55,000/- per month and many other Central Government benefits

Changes in SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 Tier 1 & 2

Now SSC will conduct both Tier I and Tier II exam in online mode.
Reduce the time limit for examination  of Tier -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
SSC CGL Tier II will remain same.
Introduce  a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes  in pen and paper mode.
No Sectional Cut off.

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

Tier -I -- Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -II -- Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -III --Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing)

Tier -IV -- Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 for Tier 1, 2, & 3

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier I is mandatory for all the posts and its marks are added for further process as well. If you do not clear cut-off of Tier I Exam then you will not be eligible for Tier II. Below table shows the section wise breakup of questions and marks asked in SSC CGL Tier I exam.

SubjectQuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning  25 50 60 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General English 25 50
General Awareness 25 50

SSC CGL 2017 Tier II Exam Pattern

In Tier II two papers are conducted on the same day. One is Quantitative Aptitude and the second one is English.

SubjectQuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 100 200 2 Hours
General English  200 200 2 Hours

SSC CGL 2017 Tier III Exam Pattern

SSC Tier IIIMaximum MarksTime Duration
Descriptive Paper in English /Hindi 100 1 Hour

SSC CGL 2017 Tier IV Exam Pattern

SSC Tier IVTime DurationSyllabus
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS & MEA only 45 Minutes Word/Excel/ Power Point
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