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Checklist, Pattern and Important Guidelines for SSC CGL Exams

SSC CGL exam conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination [CGL] examination for the recruitment of staff for the posts in the various departments, ministries, and organizations of the Government of India.The preparation along with SSC books can be enhanced with a follow-up of other important details.

Here is a detail overview and presentation of the checklist for document verification, the comprehensive pattern of the four stages of SSC CGL exam, and a sketch of the important guidelines, as per the guidelines set by SSC CGL.

Checklist for SSC CGL Exam

Review your documents before sending it. Here is a checklist of Document Verification for SSC CGL Exams:

Sl.No Details
1. Call Letter [Admit Card].
2. Matriculation Certificate [10th] to support your Date of Birth [Date of Birth Certificate issued by the Principal/Head Master is not valid.
3. School Leaving Certificate will not be accepted as [DoB proof].
4. Education Certificate in Support of Educational Qualification [Provisional Certificate is considered valid].
5. Check the DoB demarcation.
6. ST/SC/OBC [Category Certificate as prescribed by the Govt. Of India.
7. NOC (Non Objection Certificate) in case of Govt. Employee.
8. Discharge Certificate (For Ex. Servicemen).
9. A Duly Filled Post Preference Option form.
10. Original ID Proof.
11. 2 passport Size Photographs.
12. Photocopies of all the above mentioned certificates/ Documents-Self Attested.

Pattern for SSC CGL Exam

 The Staff Selection Commission of India conducts the SSC CGL examination in four states:

  1. Tier-I
  2. Tier-II
  3. Tier-III
  4. Tier-IV

The exam is conducted online and is a pen and paper based exam. Tier-IV is a computer skill test.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Listed below are the patterns of SSC CGL Tier- I Exam:

Particulars Details
Date of Exams Month of June[Tentatively]
Exam Mode Online
Number of Questions 100 Questions
Total Marks 200 Marks
Duration 60 Minutes
Sections
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension
Penalty for Wrong Answers Negative Marking of 0.50 marks for Wrong answer/No Sectional Cut off/ No deduction for blank or un-attempted questions.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Listed below is the pattern for SSC CGL Tier II Exam:

Particulars Details
Date of Exams Month of September [Tentatively]
Exam Mode Online
Number of Questions 100 Questions
Total Marks 200 Marks
Duration 60 Minutes
Sections
Quantitative Ability
Statistics
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
English Language & Comprehension
Penalty for Wrong Answers Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for Wrong answer/No Sectional Cut off/ No deduction for blank or un-attempted questions.

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern

Listed below is the pattern for SSC CGL Tier III Exam:

Particulars Details
Type Descriptive
Medium Hindi/English
Total Marks 100 Marks
Duration 60 Minutes

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Pattern

Listed below is the pattern for SSC CGL Tier IV Exam:

Particulars Details
Exam Type Computer Skill Test
Two Steps in Exam
1.DEST Test:
Type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English, to check the candidates Writing Skills.
2. CPT Test:
Check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides

Important Instructions and List of Prohibited Material & Items in the Exam Hall as per SSC Guidelines:

  1. Bags/Pen/ Mobile Phones/Watches/ Books/Paper Chits/ Magazines/ Electronic Gadgets:The Staff Selection Commission prohibits the students from carrying the below-listed items inside the examination hall. These items are banned in the hall.
  •    Bluetooth Devices
  •    Headphones
  •    Buttonhole Cameras
  •    Hand-held Scanner
  •    Calculator (Unless Specified)
  •    Storage Devices
  •    Pen Camera etc
  1. A candidate is not allowed to carry the gadgets, in the examination hall, even if it is switched off.
  2. Candidates found with these above-stated items will have their candidature cancelled, and the committee can place criminal/legal proceedings. The candidate will be restricted from appearing the examination in the future for 3 years period with the commission.
  3. No reading materials are allowed to be carried, and the committee is not responsible for it. No books or magazines, newspaper, paper chits are allowed.
  4. Candidates should not wear the following items:
  •  Charms Veil Metals’ item such as Rings,
  •  Earrings,
  •  Hair Pin,
  •  Bracelet,
  •  Nose-Pin,
  •  Pendants,
  •  Badge,
  •  Broach,
  •  Necklace,
  •  Chains,
  •  Hair Band,
  •  Clothes with full sleeves or Big Buttons, etc
  1. Candidates are recommended to wear open footwear, which can be opened easily when requested.
  2. Candidates should reach the examination hall one hour before the exam time.
  3. A Candidate is not allowed to appear for SSC CGL examination more than once. If identified, the candidate will be disqualified, and the candidature will be cancelled for 3 years.
  4. Candidates indulging in misbehaviour or disturbance in the examination hall can be barred from appearing in future examinations. Legal/Criminal proceedings can be initiated by the committee.

The market is full of best SSC Books for accelerating your preparation. Pick the SSC Books which best suits you and gives a comprehensive view of the concepts. Candidates are highly recommended to read the guidelines and the instruction before the exam, to avoid any inconveniences.

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