SSC CGL Exam: Check Pattern, Syllabus and Post Details

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC CGL every year to appoint graduates for different government departmental roles. The candidates are selected for Grade-‘B’ and ‘C’ posts. SSC is one of the most preferred exams followed by UPSC throughout India as it appoints the maximum number of deserving candidates for the several positions that are available. A huge number of young graduates give a shot at the SSC CGL Exam in the hope of securing a government job anywhere in the country. 

All the aspirants preparing for the SSC CGL can check the exam pattern, syllabus, and much more in this article. 

Posts available under SSC CGL

SSC CGL is your gateway to respectable posts like Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Assistant, Inspector of Income Tax, Inspector (Central Excise), Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub Inspector, Inspector, Junior Statistical Officer, Statistical Investigator Grade-II, Auditor, Accountant/ Junior Accountant, etc.

Pattern of SSC CGL Exam

SSC CGL exam is conducted in 4 levels including Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. The mode of the first two tiers is online, while the tier 3 exam is conducted in an offline mode. The last selection stage, Tier 4 is a computer proficiency test or data entry skill test and is given by the candidates applying for a particular post.  The marks obtained by the candidates in SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2 exam will be normalized in case the exam is taken in multiple shifts.

The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam pattern consists of a total of 100 questions from 4 sections, namely General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. In the Tier 1 exam, candidates are supposed to answer MCQs and the mode of the questions asked is Hindi and English (except for English Comprehension). Candidates will lose 0.50 marks for every incorrect answer. 

SSC CGL Syllabus

Tier 1 and Tier 2 are online examinations consisting of different subjects, while Tier 3 is descriptive and candidates have to give the answers in either Hindi or English language. SSC CGL Tier 1 is qualifying in nature. The questions asked in General Intelligence, General Awareness, and English section are of graduation level. While the questions asked in Quantitative Aptitude are from the 10th standard. Some of the important sections included in SSC CGL are Symbolic/Number Analogy. Figural Analogy, Ranking test, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification. Figural Classification, Input-Output questions, Problem Solving, Word Building.

SSC CGL Tier 2 is segmented into four papers consisting of Paper 1, Quantitative Ability; Paper 2, English Language and Comprehension; Paper 3, Statistics, and Paper 4, GS.

It is important to go through the detailed SSC CGL Syllabus so that candidates can get a good score.

Through the SSC CGL exam, candidates get appointed for different posts. A few of the most rewarding posts to get appointed under the SSC CGL exam include Income Tax Inspector, Assistant Section Officer, Central Excise Inspector, Assistant Audit Officer, Public Finance, etc. for which thousands of candidates apply to secure a position anywhere across the country. 

Post clearing the exam candidates get appointed in a reputed government department and can have a stable and secured career. The government jobs, especially the central government jobs offer decent salaries, job stability, job security, numerous perks, and much more to its employees. 

For all the SSC CGL aspirants, it’s time to work hard and gather what all is required to accomplish their goal. For more accurate and reliable information related to SSC CGL or any other government exam, refer

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