SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018

The syllabus for SSC CGL 2018 is mentioned below. Candidates must look into the change in syllabus and exam pattern and prepare accordingly for SSC CGL 2018 examination

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Tier-I exam of SSC CGL 2018 is an online mode of examination having 4 sections in total. The total marks allotted for all the sections is 200 and the total time allotted for the completion of all the sections of Tier-I exam is 60 minutes. A cumulative time of 80 minutes is allotted to physically handicapped students. 0.5 marks will be deducted from every question that is attempted wrong by a candidate in SSC CGL 2018 exam.

Serial No. Section No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-II Exam Pattern

Tier-II exam has a total mark of 200. A total of 100 questions are asked in each section with 200 questions asked in the English Language Section. A time limit of 2 hours is provided to the candidate to complete each section of SSC CGL 2018 Tier-II Exam.
The cumulative time to complete Tier-II exam is increased to 2 hours 40 minutes in case of physically handicapped students. 0.25 marks is deducted as penalty for attempting a question wrong.

Serial No. Section No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 Hours

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern

Tier-III of SSC CGL 2018 exam is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc. in this exam. The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes. Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” & “Compiler”.

SSC CGL Tier IV Exam Pattern

Tier-IV examination comprises of couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2018

SSC CHSL exam has three different phases that candidates need to clear to get selected for various posts in the Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier I is Objective Multiple Choice Question paper, Tier II exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier III is the Computer Proficiency Test.

Tier Type Mode
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier-II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier-III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Section Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 75 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-II is a descriptive test that is conducted to test the written skills of candidates in English/Hindi. The paper involves writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of about 150-200 words. The minimum marks that a candidate needs to qualify SSC CHSL Tier-II are 33 per cent.

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

The Tier III of SSC CGL 2018 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are needed for selection to certain government posts.


SSC CPO SI, ASI Exam Pattern 2018

SSC SI & ASI written exam will include two Papers; Paper I (Pre) & Paper II (Mains). Both the papers will be conducted online. Questions in both the papers will be of Multiple Choice Type .
After applying for SSC CPO online the candidates look for proper exam pattern to understand the concept of the exam. Here, we are explaining the paper pattern for both the papers:

SSC CPO Paper I Exam Pattern 2018 (Preliminary Exam)

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50
General Knowledge & General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200

Note: Negative marking will be of 0.25 for every wrong answer.

SSC CPO Paper II Exam Pattern 2018 (Mains Exam)

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
English Language and Comprehension 200 200

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2018

SSC Multi Tasking Staff Exam consist of two stages:

The written exam consists of total 100 marks in time duration of 1.5 hours. The table below shows the different subjects asked in SSC MTS examination along with the weightage.

Written Exam (Paper-I) Objective Type :-

Subjects Maximum Questions Time Duration
Reasoning Ability 25 Total time of 1.5 Hrs
Numerical Aptitude 25
General English 25
General Awareness 25
Total 100

Descriptive Exam (Paper-II)

Subjects Maximum Marks Total Time
Short Essay/Letter in English or any Language included in 8th Schedule of Constitution 50 30 min

Point to be remembered:


SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Pattern 2018

  1. The whole paper will be objective.
  2. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  3. Paper will have two parts. Each part is compulsory to attempt.
  4. There will be an overall cut off comprising of Part I & Part II together. There is no separate cut off for different parts.
  5. There will no sectional cut off for different subjects.
Paper Paper Name No. of Questions Total Marks Time Expected Cut-Off
Part I General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 200 120 Minutes 120-130
Quantitative Aptitude 25
General Awareness 25
English language & Comprehension 25
Part II Physics, Computer Science& IT, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 100

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure 2018

As stated earlier, there will be 2 stages of exam in SSC stenographer 2018 – Computer Based Test (CBT) and Skill Test. There will be no interview.

Computer Based Test:

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
General Awareness 50 50
English Language & Comprehension 100 100
Total 200 200

Let us now see SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern for Skill Test.

Skill Test:

Your SSC Stenographer Skill Test requires you to go through following tests:

Grade C – 50 min (English), 65 min (Hindi)
Grade D – 40 min (English), 55 min (Hindi)