SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is expected to release the official notification for CGLE 2017 (Combined Graduate Level Examination) on May 16. Candidates can check the official notification for SSC CGL 2017 at ssc.nic.in.
The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2017 to be filled by candidates would vary depending upon the posts for which they are applying. Only the candidates with following nationality are eligible to apply for SSC CGL.
SSC CGL 2017 Application Form is available only in online mode. Candidates can register for SSC CGL 2017 at ssc.nic.in.
SSC CGL 2017 consists of 4 tiers. The first 2 tiers are computer based test while tier 3 is a written descriptive test and tier 4 is a skill test. Caandidates can check the pattern for all the tiers is mentioned below.
Tier I comprises 4 sections consisting of 25 questions each. The time allotted for the exam is 75 minutes. The highlights for Tier I is mentioned in the table below.
|Sections||Total no. of questions||Total marks||Time duration|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||25 questions||50 marks||75 minutes (For VH and suffering from cerebral palsy: 100 minutes)|
|General Awareness||25 questions||50 marks|
|Quantitative Aptitude||25 questions||50 marks|
|English Comprehension||25 questions||50 marks|
|Total||100 questions||50 marks|
Tier II comprises separate paper for Quantitative Abilities, English Language & comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics). The time allotted for the paper is 2 hours while total marks allotted per paper is 200. The pattern for SSC CGL Tier II is indicated in the table below.
|Paper||Total Marks||Total Questions||Time Duration||Time duration for VH & Cerebral Palsy candidates|
|Paper 1 (Quantitative Abilities)||200 marks||100 Questions||2 hours||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Paper 2 (English Language & Comprehension)||200 marks||100 Questions||2 hours||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Paper 3 (Statistics)||200 marks||100 Questions||2 hours||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Paper 4 (Finance and Economics)||Finance and Accounts (80) + Economics and Governance (200)||(40+60) Questions||2 hours||2 hours 40 minutes|
SSC CGL 2017 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.
SSC CGL 2017 Tier IV is a Skill Test. It is the final stage of CGL exam. The tier 4 exam is conducted to test the typing skills of the candidate for various posts. The stage 4 is also known as Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). The DEST exam requires the applicant to press 2000 keys (correct keywords) in an hour.
The selection of candidates is based on their cumulative performance across all 4 tiers. Some key highlights of SSC CGL Selection Process is enumerated below:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.