SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019-20: Check Tier- 1, 2, 3 & 4 Pattern

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019-20

Dear aspirants,

SSC CGL 2019 notification was released on 22nd October 2019. Candidates were eagerly waiting for this recruitment as it brings a great opportunity to work under the Central government. Keeping the same into the consideration, through this post our motive is to share SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 exam pattern based on the changes adopted by the Commission in the last 3 years. 

SSC CGL Cut Off 2018-19 | Check Cut Off

It is beneficial to remain acknowledged of the whole procedure, pattern, and nature of the exam. To be aware of the latest changes in the exam procedure and pattern helps you widely in your preparation strategy. Taking into account last 3-4 year exam conducting methodology, there have been a good number of changes in the SSC CGL Exam Pattern.
Let’s take a look at the important dates for SSC CGL 2019:
SSC CGL 2019 Important Dates
SSC CGL 2019 Notification: Start date to apply
22-10-2019
Last Date to apply for SSC CGL 2019 25-11-2019
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Exam Date 2nd-11th March 2020 [CBE]
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-II Exam Date 22.06.2020 to 25.06.2020 (CBE)*
SSC CGL 2019 Tier- III Exam Date 22.06.2020 to 25.06.2020 (CBE)*
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-IV Exam Date

Check detailed SSC CGL 2019 Syllabus Here

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1 Exam Pattern

This is CBE (computer-based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL 2018, with 100 questions that account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
    1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100  200

Note:

  • There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in all sections.
  • The duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2019

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam consists of 200 marks. The total time duration to attempt each section is of 2 hours. For physically handicapped students, the cumulative time to complete the Tier-II exam is increased to 2 hours 40 minutes.
Paper Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
I Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
II English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
III Statistics 100 200 2 hours
IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

 

  • In Tier 2, 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
  • In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates qualified in the CGL Tier 2 exam will The SSC CGL Tier 3 exam consists of a written exam where candidates will be required to appear for a descriptive test. The details are as given below.
Tier Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Tier III Pen and Paper
mode
Descriptive Paper in
English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/
Letter/ Application etc.)
100 60 Minutes
For VH/ OH (afflicted
with Cerebral Palsy/
deformity in writing
hand- 80 Minutes

 

SSC CGL Tier 4/Skill Test Exam Pattern

Tier-IV examination constitutes a couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

At SSCADDA, let us recall all the major changes that occurred to SSC CGL Exam Pattern in the past few years. And below provided table and the key pointers precisely highlight the same.

What is the Structure of Examination in Previous Years & Changes made by SSC in Exam pattern in the last 3 years?
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2015-16
Tier Type Mode No. Of Questions Marks Duration
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Pen Paper Mode (offline) 200 200 2 hours
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Pen Paper Mode (offline) 300/ 400
 [P-I (Quant) & P-II (English)]/ P-III (Stats)
400 / 600 2 hours each paper
Interview (For some posts) 100
Tier-III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying in nature
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2016-17 [Changed Exam Pattern]
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 100 200 75 minutes
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 300/ 400
[P-I (Quant) & P-II (English)]/ P-III (Stats) or P-IV (Eco)
400 / 600 2 hours each paper
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode Essay/Letter/Precis 100 60 minutes
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying in nature
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017-18 [Time Limit Reduced]
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 100 200 60 minutes
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 300/ 400
[P-I (Quant) & P-II (English)]/ P-III (Stats) or P-IV (Eco)
400 / 600 2 hours each paper
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode Essay/Letter/Precis 100 60 minutes
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying in nature
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018-19 [Normalization]
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 100 200 60 minutes
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 300/ 400
[P-I (Quant) & P-II (English)]/ P-III (Stats) or P-IV (Eco)
400 / 600 2 hours each paper
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode Essay/Letter/Precis 100 60 minutes
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying in nature

 

Some important changes in SSC CGL Exam in following years 2015/2016/2017/2018 are given below:-

 

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2015-16

  • SSC CGL 2015-16 Tier 1 and Tier 2: Conduct mode was offline
  • Time Duration For Tier-1: 2 hours
  • Tier-I marks: 200 marks
  • Tier-II:  [Paper I (Quant) & Paper-II (English)], Paper-III (Statistics)
  • Tier 2 Marks: 200 marks allotted to English Section for 200 Questions + 200 marks allotted to Quantitative Aptitude Section for 100 Questions: 400 Marks in Total (300 Questions)
  • Tier 2 Marks for JSO Post: 400 Marks + 200 Marks For 100 Question (Paper III of Statistics): 600 Marks (400 Questions)
  • Tier III: Interview for some particular posts for 100 Marks and Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (Qualifying in nature)
  • No Sectional Cut off.
  • Negative marking for Tier-I: 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Negative marking for Tier-II: 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper III for each wrong answer
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2016-17 [Changed Exam Pattern]
  • For the first time, SSC CGL Exam was conducted in CBT (Computer Based Test) i.e in online mode including both Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exam.
  • Negative marking was increased from 0.25 marks for each wrong answer to 0.50 marks in Tier-I Exam.
  • Change in number of questions: Now Tier-1 contains 100 questions.
  • Time Duration was reduced from 120 minutes to 75 Minutes.
  • Tier-II: [Paper I (Quant)& Paper-II (English)], Paper-III (Statistics), Paper-IV (Economics): Paper IV was introduced for AAO Post)
  • Introduction of Descriptive Exam Writing in Tier III 2016-17 in Pen Paper Mode
  • Tier III Marks and Time Duration: 100 Marks and 60 Minutes
  • Tier IV 2016-17: Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (Qualifying in nature)
  • No Sectional Cut off.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017-18 [Time Limit Reduced]
  • SSC CGL 2017-18 Exam followed the same procedure as of SSC CGL 2016-17
  • The only change was a reduction in the Time Duration of Tier 1 Exam: it was deducted from 75 Minutes to 60 Minutes.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018-19 [Normalization]
  • SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam followed the same pattern as of SSC CGL 2017-18
  • The only change is the introduction of normalization.
All The Best SA’ins!!