SSC CGL Exam 2018

The SSC or the Staff Selection Commission conducts many exams every year to recruit manpower for various posts in different government department. Among them most of the important exam is‘SSC CGL’, full form is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level. Staff Selection Commission or SSC is a placement authority which conducts the SSC CGL Exam every year. Thousands of posts are filled every year by SSC through a common test conducted at all india level. SSC CGL job is an important part in the functioning of bureaucracy. SSC is the primary Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. It is a great suitable opportunity to all the SSC aspirants.

SSC CGL Notification 2018

SSC CGL exam notice would be published in the month of May, 2018. (update soon)

Exam Pattern of SSC CGL

SSC  organized every year Combined Graduate Level(CGL) in four various part.

Tier Type Mode
Tier – one Objective Multiple Choice


Online ( Computer Based)
Tier – Two Objective Multiple Choice


Online ( Computer Based)
Tier – Three Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi


Offline (Pen and Paper mode)
Tier – four Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test


Wherever Applicable


Previous SSC CGL Exam Pattern and syllabus change. The change to SSC CGL exam pattern 2018 for Tier 1 and 2 is given underneath

  1. Tier – one and Tier – two SSC CGL exam will be held on online.
  2. Tier – one and Tier – two exam time limit reduce from 120 minutes to 75 minutes and marks is same 100 marks.
  3. Descriptive paper marks is 100 marks and time limit is 60 minute.

Syllabus of SSC CGL 2018

SSC complete the total examination in four levels.


Tire-one syllabus of SSC CGL


This is an objective type exam and it will be held online. It will have 4section. Each question will carry 2 marks which makes a total of 200 marks. This Exam will have negative marking. One wrong answer to a question will deduct 0.5 marks from the total of all sections.


The subject-wise deviation of marks is given below:-


Section Subject No of Questions Marks Duration
1 General Awareness


25 50 60 minutes

(For VH &Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes

2 General Intelligence and Reasoning


25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude


25 50
4 English Comprehension


25 50
Total 100 200


Tire-two syllabus of SSC CGL

Tire-two level examinations is a physical examination to be conducted online. There are four sections in this layer with 100 questions that represent a total of 200 marks.  The subject-wise details are given below:


Paper Subject No of Questions Marks Duration
1 English Language and Comprehension


200 200 2 Hours
2 Quantitative Abilities


100 200 2 Hours
3 General Studies (Finance & Economics)


100 200 2 Hours
4 Statistics


100 200 2 Hours



Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts.

Paper-3 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”

Paper-4 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”

This SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2  Exam will have negative marking.

One wrong answer to a question will deduct 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.

paper 1 questions will be of 10 l standard, paper-10 + 2 level 2 and 3 & 4  paper graduation level.

The duration of the exam is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.



Tire-three syllabus of SSC CGL


This can be a descriptive exam with the purpose of tests the written skills of the applicants in English/Hindi. It is held off-line. The applicants are necessary to write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis. In order to {get ready for this section one needs to read plenty of articles from various newspapers and magazines. Besides this, you need to be well-versed with the latest pattern of letter and Application.


It is a qualifying exam.

The duration of this exam is of 60 minutes’ and carries 100 marks.

10+2 level questions are asked in this exam.

The duration of the exam duration 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffering from cerebral palsy.


Tire-four syllabus of SSC CGL

Tier 4 Exam of SSC CGL Exam 2018 will have couple of skill tests which are necessary for certain government posts.



DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): It is a qualifying skill test for all the posts, apart from Compiler. It is held to check the typing speed of the applicant. In this test the applicants are given printed materials in English that they can should type accurately on the computer with a minimum of 2000 (two thousand) key depressions. The duration of this test is 15 (fifteen) minutes.


CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):  SSC will hold CPT, in three modules – Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides.  It will be applicable for applicants of Assistants of CSS. CPT is a qualifying test.


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