The SSC CGL tier 3 exam is scheduled to take place on January 15, 2017. CGL tier 3 is a pen paper based exam and is introduced by this year (2016). The candidates who have cleared the SSC CGL tier 2 exam will be eligible for tier 3 exam. The candidates must know that the SSC CGL exam pattern for tier 3 is not clearly defined. The candidate will be asked to write an essay/precis/letter /Application and it is conducted just to check the writing skills of the candidate.
The SSC CGL tier 3 exam can be written in Hindi or English language. The marking scheme is not defined for the SSC CGL tier 3 exam. The candidate will have to write the essay / passage of 250 words and letter/ application writing of approximately 150 words. The candidate has to score 33% marks in the SSC CGL tier 3 exam to appear for the tier 4 exam.
SSC CGL exam consists of 4 tiers. The first 2 tiers will be computer based test while tier 3 would be a written descriptive test and tier 4 would be a skill test. There will be 4 sections consisting of 25 questions each in tier 1. The time allotted for the exam is 75 minutes and the total marks allotted is 200 marks.
SSC CGL Tier III is a Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi consisting of Essay/ Precise/ Letter/ Application writing. The total marks allotted for the paper is 100. All candidates will be given 60 minutes to complete the paper. It is scheduled to take place on January 15, 2017.
|Tier||Mode of examination||Scheme of Examination||Marks||Time|
|I||Computer Based Examination (CBT)||4 sections - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension; 25 questions per section||50 Marks Per section; Total – 200 Marks||75 Minutes; 100 minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy|
|II||CBT||Separate Paper for Quantitative Abilities, English Language & comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics); 100 questions per paper*||Total – 200 Marks Per Paper||2 hours per paper; 2 hours and 40 minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy|
|III||Pen and paper mode||A descriptive paper in English/Hindi (Essay/Precis/Letter/Application writing)||Total Marks - 100||60 Minutes; 80 minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy|
Here in this article, we will discuss how to prepare oneself for SSC CGL Tier 3 examination.
SSC CGL Tier 3 is a blessing to all those candidates who have special writing skill and is a matter of concern for those who are on the opposite track. Candidates may increase their writing skill by following the preparation strategy pen-downed below.
It is essential for the candidates to realize the complexity of essay writing, generally, students do not take essay writing seriously and make the mistake of writing lengthy and unstructured paragraphs, which does not prove to be very productive. Here are few points that every appearing candidate must keep in their mind while writing an essay.
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It has been noticed that letter writing is a serious matter of concern as it has been widely observed that many employees in the department are not able to write a proper application or letter. Hence the commission has introduced letter writing in SSC CGL Tier 3 paper. Here are few tips to consider while writing a letter in the examination.
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Precis writing is all about conveying the message of a big passage through a small paragraph. A long passage is provided on a certain topic and the candidates are required to precis it and write a small paragraph that is almost 1/3rd of the provided passage concluding the complete concept.
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.