The Staff Selection Commission conducts the CGL Exam is 4 different stages called Tiers. The last Tier Exam is only for certain posts and for candidates who have qualified certain papers.
The SSC CGL Exam pattern is as follows:
|Tier||SSC CGL Exam Pattern|
|Tier 1||Online Multiple choice questions|
|Tier 2||Online Multiple choice-based|
|Tier 3||Offline Subjective|
|Tier 4||Skill Test|
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-I Exam Pattern
|A||General Intelligence Reasoning||25||50||1 Hour [1 hour 20 minutes for VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)]|
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-II Exam Pattern
|Paper||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|1||Quantitative Abilities||100||200||2 Hours|
|2||English Language and Comprehension||200||200||2 Hours|
|4||General Studies (Finance & Economics)||100||200||2 Hours|
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-III Exam Pattern
|Tier||Mode of Exam||Exam Description||Marks||Duration|
|III||Pen-and-paper||Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
|100||1 Hour (1 Hour 20 Minutes for candidates afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)|
SSC CGL 2020 Tier IV
Tier 4 Exam of SSC CGL Exam 2020 will have a couple of skill tests that are necessary for certain government posts.
1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): It is a qualifying candidate skill test for all the posts, other than Compiler. It is held to test the typing speed of the candidate. In this test, the candidates are given the printed material in English which they should type accurately on a computer with a minimum of 2000 key depressions. The duration of this test is 15 minutes.
2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): SSC will hold CPT in three modules – Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides. CPT is a test for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC.
3. Document Verification: The last step of the final selection would be document verification.