SSC CGL 2020 – Exam Pattern and Syllabus in Details

Published on : 1st June 2020    Author : Satyaranjan Bai
SSC CGL Exam

In a recent survey conducted by ExamsPlanner where we asked more than 200 students in Delhi/NCR about their career aims. We were pretty surprised to find that over 70% of participants showed their interests in taking SSC exams and become a government employee. And obviously, why wouldn’t they dream? Because the Staff Selection Commission conducts various examinations like SSC CGL, SSC MTSSSC JESSC SI CAPF and SSC CHSL that pave the way towards various coveted government jobs.

SSC CGL exam is undoubtedly one of the highly sought after examinations conducted for recruitment of Divisional Accountant, Assistant Accounts Officer, Jr. Statistical Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Sub-Inspector, Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner), Assistant Enforcement Officer, Auditor, Assistant Audit Officer, Inspector of Posts, Accountant/Jr Accountant, Sr. Secretariat Assistant, Assistants Inspector Assistant/Superintendent Inspector (Central Excise) and Tax Assistant.

The SSC CGL 2020 preliminary exam was conducted from 3rd to 9th March 2020. The Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2020 official notification on 22nd October 2019. The last date to apply for the exam was 25th November 2019.

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern -

The exam will be conducted in 4 tiers or stages –

  • SSC CGL Exam 2020 Tier I is an online test where candidates will get objective multiple choice type questions
  • SSC CGL Exam 2020 Tier II is an online test where candidates will get objective multiple choice type questions
  • SSC CGL Exam 2020 III is a pen and paper-based test. Students will get descriptive type questions in Hindi and English
  • SSC CGL Exam 2020 IV is a computer skill test. This will check the candidates’ proficiency in computer.

SSC CGL Exam 2020 Tier I Exam Pattern -

There is a negative marking scheme for every wrong answer. 0.50 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Subjects

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

60 Min

English Comprehension

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

Total

100

200

60 Min

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SSC CGL Exam 2020 Tier II Exam Pattern -

0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. Refer to the following table for SSC CGL Tier-II 2020 exam pattern.

Subjects

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Quantitative Ability

100

200

120 Min

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

120 Min

Statistics

100

200

120 Min

English Language and Comprehension

200

200

120 Min

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SSC CGL Exam 2020 Tier III Exam Pattern -

Refer to the following table for SSC CGL Tier-III 2020 exam pattern.

Subject

Marks

Time Allotted

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Letter, Application, Essay, Précis, etc.)

100

60 Min

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SSC CGL Exam 2020 Tier IV Exam Pattern -

Tier-IV is a computer skill test. It will put the candidates through a computer test process that will be done in two phases – Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test.

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)

For the post for Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax), the data entry speed must be at 8000 key depression per hour in computer. The test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes. The test is of qualifying nature.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) comprises of three modules - Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Generation of Slides. The test is conducted for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQAssistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Officer (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Central Excise) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC.

SSC CGL Exam 2020 Latest Syllabus - Click Here 

SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus

Tier I

General Intelligence & Reasoning - Problem-Solving, Coding-Decoding, Arithmetic Reasoning, Semantic Analogy, Number Classification, Critical Thinking, Word Building, Number Series, Emotional Intelligence, Venn Diagrams, Social Intelligence.

General Awareness - Questions related to India and its neighbouring countries pertaining to General Policy, History, Geography, Culture, Economic Scene, Scientific Research.

Quantitative Aptitude - Numbers, Percentage, Average, Mixture and Alligation, Interest, Discount, Profit and Loss, Circles, Triangles, Time and Distance, Histogram, Bar and Pie Chart.

English Comprehension - Read the comprehension and related questions.

Tier II

Quantitative Abilities - Whole numbers, Ratio, Profit and Loss, Triangle, Circles, Basic Algebraic Identities, Heights and Distances, Time and Distance, Circle and its Chords, Graphs of Linear Equations, Bar & Pie chart.

English Language and Comprehension - Comprehension, Spelling/ Misspelled words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution, Cloze Test, Spot the Error.

Statistics - Presentation of Statistical Data, Measure of Dispersion, Measures of Central Tendency, Sampling Theory, Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis, Time Series Analysis, Correlation and Regression, Index Numbers.

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Finance - Financial accounting and Basic Concepts of Accounting.

Economics - Finance Commission - Role and Functions, Indian Economy, Theory of Demand and Supply, Economic Reforms in India, Indian Economy, Money and Banking.

Candidates can check out the detailed syllabus for the CGL exam in the official notification.



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