SSC CGL – SELECTION PROCEDURE

The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

Tier -I         Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II        Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III       Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test / Skill Test (wherever applicable) / Document Verification

Scheme of Examination for different posts:
Post Tier I Examination Tier II Examination Interview Proficiency/Skill Test Total Mark
Posts for which Interview is prescribed other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II. A. General Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks
B. Gen.Awareness-50marks
C. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks
D. English Comprehension – 50 marks
Total Marks – 200
Duration: 02 hours
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes
I. Quantitative Abilities : 200 marks (100 Questions) Duration: 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2hours 40 minutes where eligible.
II. English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks. Total Marks : 400
Duration : 2 hours
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes wherever eligible.
100 Marks Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only 700
Posts for which no Interview is prescribed, other than Compiler. -do- -do- No Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant 600
Statistical Investigator Grade-II -do- Paper-I & II as above 400 marks Paper-III Statistics 200 marks(100 Questions) 100 marks 900
Compiler -do- -do- No 800

NOTE-I: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer.
Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions. 9(A).

 

 

CGL TIER – I

Tier -I of the Combined Graduate level Examination will be common for all categories of posts.

Part Subject Max. Marks/ Questions Total Duration/ Timing for General candidates Total Duration / Timing for visually Handicapped and Cerebral Palsy candidates
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 Hours
10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
OR
2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
2 Hours 40 mins
10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM
OR
2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M.
B. General Awareness 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50
D English Comprehension 50

The Commission also reserves the right to hold the examination in additional batches depending upon the number of candidates in each state/UT.
Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

CGL TIER – II

Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice.

 

Paper No. Subject / Paper Max. Marks Number of Questions Duration & Timings for General candidates Duration & Timings for VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates
I Quantitative Abilities 200 100 2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours. and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
II English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2 Hours. and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM
III Statistics 200 100 2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2 Hours and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM

NOTE I: Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts .Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.

 

General Instructions:-

(i) OMR Type of Answer Sheets will be supplied by the Commission to candidates for recording their answers to Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions. Candidates are advised to read the following instructions very carefully, in their own interest.
a) All the parts of OMR Answer Sheet to be filled in Blue/Black Ball Pen only.
b) Candidate should write and code his/her name, Roll Number, Ticket Number, Name of the Examination etc. as mentioned in Admission Certificate, Date of birth and Test Form Number fully and correctly in the relevant places in OMR Answer Sheet. Answer Sheet not bearing candidate‘s Name, Roll Number, Test Form Number, Ticket Number and signature and improper/ incomplete coding of these details will not be evaluated and Zero’ marks will be awarded to them. The Commission prime-facie considers mistakes in such details/coding as attempt to commit malpractice in the examination or to impersonate. Candidates are advised to follow these instructions meticulously and ensure that the above details are duly and fully coded in the appropriate places.
c) Candidates are requested to affix their Left Thumb Impression and Signature in the OMR answer sheet, Admission Certificate and Attendance lists. They are also requested to write the Test Form Number and Serial number of the Question Booklet in the Attendance List. Answer Sheets without the signature and LTI of the candidates will not be evaluated and the candidate awarded Zero.

(ii) Candidates should in their own interest carefully read instructions on the cover page of Test Booklet, OMR Sheet and Admission Certificate and follow them scrupulously.

PERSONALITY TEST / INTERVIEW

For posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

NOTE-I: The Commission, at its discretion may fix different minimum qualifying marks in interview for General and Reserved category candidates.
NOTE-II: The interview will be held at the Commission’s Regional /Sub Regional Offices of the Commission or at any other place as decided by the Commission.
NOTE-III: SC/ST candidates called for interview will be paid TA as per Govt. Orders. However, no TA is payable to any candidate for appearing in the written examination.
NOTE-IV: Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.

 

Skill Test

FOR THE POST OF TAX ASSISTANTS (Central Excise & Income Tax)
Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.

The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature. Computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

NOTE-I: The Skill test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose.

NOTE-II: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible to appear in the SKILL TEST. The SKILL TEST will be held at the Commission’s Regional / Sub Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the Commission.

NOTE-III: EXEMPTION FROM SKILL TEST FOR OH CANDIDATES: OH CANDIDATES OPTING FOR THE POST OF TAX ASSISTANT IN CBDT ARE EXEMPTED FOR APPEARING IN SKILL TEST. OH CANDIDATES OPTING FOR POST OF TAX ASSISTANT IN CBEC ARE NOT EXEMPTED FROM SKILL TEST. HH AND VH CANDIDATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE SKILL TEST.

NOTE-IV: Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the Regional /Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test.

NOTE-V: VH CANDIDATES MAY BE ALLOWED COMPENSATORY TIME OF 20 MINUTES IN DEST AT PAR WITH TYPING TEST. ONLY THOSE VH CANDIDATES WHO OPT FOR SCRIBES IN THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION WILL BE PROVIDED PASSAGE READER AT THE TIME OF SKILL TEST.

NOTE-VI: The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature.

The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules- Word Processing , Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicant for the post of Assistants of CSS. 

NOTE-I: The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose .

NOTE-II: Scheme of DOPT for the post of CSS Assistant does not envisage exemption from CPT for any category of PH candidates.

NOTE-III: Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be sent by the Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in the CPT.

NOTE-IV: CPT will be of qualifying nature.

Detailed instructions on DEST (Data Entry Skill Test) and CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) are/will be available on the Commission’s website.

 

Various Types of Posts and Promotion Details
Name of Post Promotional Opportunities Salary Work Profile
Central Secretariat services (CSS) Department test / Regular promotion Next Level Section Officers , Min 6 years II f 9300-34800GP 4600 General nature
Assistants in MEA Department test : 8-10 years Regular test : 17-18 Years Three years Foreign Posting II f 9300-34800GP 4600 Reporting Type
MEA Assistant (Cypher) Department test : 8-10 years Regular test : 17-18 Years Six year Foreign Posting II f 9300-34800GP 4600 Specially trained for Coding and Decoding Languages, Include Nigh Shift Work
Assistants in Railways A very late Depends on Vacancies which is very less. II f 9300-34800GP 4600 General Clerical jobs
Accountants with CGDA Very Good Promotional Graph Departmental – 2 years Regular – 3 years I: f 5200-20200, Grade Pay 2800 Auditors post, Passing Bills, Vouchers, Staff Salary etc
Divisional accountant (under CAG) Promotional Graph is good, Depends on State vacancies where you posted I f 9300-34800. Grade Pay 4200 Working in State Department in PWD
Tax Assistants (TA) in CBDT (Direct tax) CBEC (Excise and Customs) Both are group C Posts, For Promotion CBDT (direct tax) is better than CBEC I: f 5200-20200 (grade pay: 2400) Working with Tax files, data Entry etc
Upper Division clerk (UDC) Regular Promotion : 5 To 7 Years I: f 5200-20200 data Entry , Transferable
Income Tax Inspectors Good Promotion after 5 years Up To Commissioner II f 9300-34800 GP: 4600 Assessment of taxes, IT Raids
Excise inspector Good Promotion Up To Deputy Commissioner II f 9300-34800 GP: 4600 General work of Excise Department
Preventive officer (Custom officer) Good Promotion Up To Superintendent of Customs II f 9300-34800 GP: 4600 scrutinize records for correct tax payment
CBI Sub-Inspector Promotional is late depends on vacancies II f 9300-34800GP 4200 Stressful work of general nature
Central Bureau of Narcotics Inspectors ,Sub Inspectors Promotional graph is good depends on department process II f 9300-34800GP 4200I: f 5200-20200, GP=2400 Tough and risky jobs, Raids etc
Inspector of Posts (group B) II f 9300-34800, GP-4200 canvass people for getting Postal Life Insurance, Stressful boring work profile

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