SSC CGL Tier 1 Result Declared: What’s Next?

SSC CGL Result for the Tier 1 exam held from 3rd to 9th March 2020 has been released by the Staff Selection Commission. What’s next after the declaration of result? What must be your next step now that the SSC CGL Tier 1 result has been declared? A total of 1,25,279 candidates have qualified for the Tier 2 exam which will be conducted from 14th to 17th October 2020.

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After the list of candidates have been uploaded on the website of the commission, the selected candidates will be required to appear for the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. It consists of 4 papers, 2 of which are compulsory for all candidates whereas the other 2 subjects are to be opted by candidates for specific posts. Tier 2 exam is the most important stage of SSC CGL as it contributes the maximum marks to the overall selection process. It will be conducted by SSC from 14th to 17th October 2020. Now that the SSC CGL Tier 1 result has been declared, candidates must not wait for any further and start preparing for the SSC CGL Tier 2 examination.

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Exam SSC CGL 2019
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Vacancies 8582 Vacancies
Posts Group B and C posts
Website ssc.nic.in
Selection Process
  • Tier 1 CBT exam
  • Tier 2 CBT exam
  • Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
    (Pen and Paper mode)
  • Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test
SSC CGL Tier 1 exam date 3rd to 9th March 2020
Tier 1 Result Date 1st July 2020
SSC CGL Tier 2 exam date 14th to 17th October 2020

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam

The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam consists of 4 subjects namely Quantitative Ability, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics). Paper 1 and Paper 2 must be attempted by all candidates and is compulsory. The other two papers are optional to be attempted by candidates opting for specific posts.

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

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates qualifying in the CGL Tier 2 exam will appear for SSC CGL Tier 3 exam that consists of a descriptive test. The details of SSC CGL Tier 3 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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Is there any negative marking in CGL Tier 2 Exam?
In Tier 2, there will be a 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.

Q. Are Paper III and IV compulsory?
In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts. Paper III is only for candidates who opted for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Paper-IV will be for candidates who opted for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer

Q. What is the time duration for each paper?
The candidates will be provided 2 hours for each paper.

Q. What is the time duration of each paper for physically handicapped students in Tier-II exam?

For physically handicapped students, the cumulative time to complete the Tier-II exam is increased to 2 hours 40 minutes.

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