SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL exam pattern is must for the students appearing in the SSC CGL 2016 examination. SSC conducts the SSC CGL exam for recruitment of various posts under the central government. The SSC CGL is the Combined Graduate Level examination for the candidates who have completed graduation from a recognized university. It recruits the eligible and skilled candidates on the basis of written examinations, skill tests and interviews. Check SSC CGL exam pattern below.

The SSC CGL Exam Format

The SSC CGL exam held in three Tiers. The Tier 1 exam is of objective type. It consists of only multiple choice questions. Tier 2 exam is also of objective type and consists of only multiple choice questions. Only those candidates who have cleared the tier 1 exam can appear in the tier 2 exam. And the tier 3 is the final selection process of personal interview and skill test. Here we will provide all the necessary details about the exam pattern of all the tiers. You can check below then necessary details about the SSC CGL 2016 Examination Pattern.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2016

The SSC CGL tier 1 Examination is of objective type and consists of Multiple Choice Questions. It comprises of four sections. The four sections are General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Each section contains 50 questions and is of a total of 200 marks.

The SSC CGL tier 1 exam 2016 pattern is given below with all the details of distribution of marks.

PartsSubjectsMarks
IGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning50
IIGeneral Awareness50
IIIQuantitative Aptitude50
IVEnglish Comprehension50

Time duration for SSC CGL tier 1 exam is of 2 hours and 2 hours 40 minutes for VH candidates. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer and 0.25 marks will be deduced for each wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2016

SSC CGL tier 2 exam consist of two or three papers depending upon the different posts. SSC CGL tier 2 exam is also of objective type multiple choice questions (MCQ’s). Paper-I and paper-II are compulsory for all the posts. Paper-III is only for Compiler/ Statistical/ Investigators posts. Each paper consists of 100 questions and each paper is of 200 marks.

Given below is the exam pattern for SSC CGL tier 2 exam 2016 with all the details.

Paper subjectMarks
Paper 1Arithmetical Ability200
Paper 2English language and Comprehension200
Paper 3Commerce/Mathematics/ Statistics/Economics200

Time duration for SSC CGL tier 2 exam is 2 hours for each paper and 2 hours 40 minutes for VH candidates. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2016

  • The SSC CGL tier 3 exam pattern comprises of Personality Test/Interview and Skill Test. Personality Test/ Interview will be of 100 marks. Candidates who are applying for Auditor, Accountant, UDSC’s, Tax Assistant and Compiler Posts are not required to appear for interview.
  • Skill Test for SSC CGL is a qualifying test. To qualify these test candidates must have Data Entry speed of 2000 key depressions for duration of 15 minutes.
  • For the posts of Tax Assistant in Central Excise & Income Tax skill test is conducted. Computer Efficiency Test for posts of Assistant in CSS only.
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