SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2012

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam is a very popular exam; lacs of students appear in this exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. We are providing here more clarity on the pattern of SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam there is a great demand from the aspirants. Please go through the post for better understanding about pattern of SSC CGL Exam:


Tier I Examination

Tier II Examination


Proficiency Test

Total mark

Posts for which Interview is prescribed other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II. A. General Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marksB.Gen.Awareness-50marksC. Quantitative Aptitude –
50 marksD. English Comprehension –
50 marksTotal Marks – 200

Duration: 02 hours

For VH: 2 hours 40 minutes

I. Quantitative Abilities: 200 marks (100 Questions)
Duration: 2 hours
For VH: 2hours 40 minutes where eligible.II. English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks.
Total Marks: 400
Duration: 2 hours
For VH: 2 hours 40 minutes wherever eligible.
100 Marks Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only


Posts for which no Interview is prescribed, other than Compiler. -do- -do- No Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant


Statistical Investigator Grade-II -do- Paper-I & II as above
400 marksPaper-III Statistics
200 marks
100 marks


Compiler -do- -do- No


NOTE: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I.
In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and III and 0.50 marks in Paper-I for each wrong answer.

Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

9(A). Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination: Tier –I of the Combined Graduate level Examination would be common for all categories of posts .



Max. Marks/

Total Duration/
Timing for General candidates

Total Duration/
Timing for visually Handicapped candidates

A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 Hours
10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
2 Hours 40 mins
10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM
2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M.
B General Awareness 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50
D English Comprehension 50

Note: If and wherever necessary, the examination will be held in multiple batches.
Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

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