SSC entices lakhs of aspirants every year. An umpteen number of graduated candidates fill online application form by applying for various posts without actually having a detailed information of the same. To alleviate your perplexed and full of questions mindset, ADDA247 and team is here to highlight some key points in order to remove the doubts regarding Paper 3 and Paper 4.
First of all, let us recall that Paper 3 is of Statistics for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation and Paper 4 (General Studies Finance & Economics) is only for those candidates who applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO).
Those candidates who are really passionate to serve as an AAO or a JSO in SSC and have prepared thoroughly, must appear for these exams after taking Paper 1 & 2 which is compulsory for all in Tier-II.
And if because of any reason, you have changed your mind to appear for Paper 3 or Paper 4 Exam or lacking in adequate preparation, you are not bounded to appear for Paper 3 or Paper 4 Exam whichever you opted for while filling the form.
Just work hard for Paper 1 & 2 which is the first impede in having your name in the Merit List. It is not going to affect your chances of cracking SSC CGL if you opted for Paper 3 or Paper 4 but are not going to take these exams now as you will be eligible for the remaining posts applied by you.
|Paper||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|1||Quantitative Abilities||100||200||2 Hours|
|2||English Language and Comprehension||200||200||2 Hours|
|4||General Studies (Finance & Economics)||100||200||2 Hours|
- Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts
- Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
- Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”
- Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.
- Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 of graduation level.
- The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Keyboard.
- The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.