Latest SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern for Tier-1 ,Tier-2 ,Tier-3

Candidates, are you looking for SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern? Then there is the Detailed and Revised Exam Pattern for all Three Tiers of CGL 2018 Exam.

Candidates As you all know Tentative Dates of SSC CGL 2018 Exam has been released this news of good for those candidates who have not made them qualified in CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam, So all those candidates have another chance to appear in CGL 2018 Tier-1 Exam, Which is going to schedule in the month of June/ July 2018. And CGL 2018 Exam is going to be special because it is expected that there will be 20000+ vacancies to be fulfilled through CGL 2018 Exam. So, candidates which means there will be Bumper hiring in Government Sector in the year of 2018.

It is Expected that and tentatively Notification for CGL 2018 is going to be announced on 11th March 2018. This information regarding tentative dates for CGL 2018 Exam is released through SSC 2018 Exam Calendar. Online Registration for CGL Exam starts from 11th March and register up to 15th April 2018. And it is expected that approx. 45 lakh candidates are going to apply for CGL 2018 Exam.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern 2018

But candidates if you are thinking about the rush or attendance in CGL Exam so for your kind information the attendance in CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam is too low. Only approx. 14 lakh candidates have appeared for Tier-1 Exam and More than 38 lakh candidates are registered themselves for SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam. Which means only 36% of candidates have appeared for SSC CGL Exam and 64% candidates are competing for few thousand posts. But if you are aiming for CGL 2018 Exam than you have to start your preparation right now. If you start your preparation right now than you have too must time in your hand than there is more chance to complete your Whole CGL 2018 Syllabus.

Candidates very careful while filling your online form, because when you fill your application form you need to specify your post preferences for CGL Exam and all these preferences should be done that keeping in your mind Top 5 Posts for SSC CGL 2018 Exam. and from your exam preparation point of view you have to choose best books for CGL Exam.In this post of an article, we are going to discuss the Exam Pattern for CGL 2018 Exam. It is important to take a note that SSC had made some big changes in Exam Pattern of CGL Exam from the year of 2016. If you have appeared for CGL 2017 Exam than you might be aware of changes in Exam Pattern. But if it’s your first time then you should read the whole post till the end and you have to prepare according to the Revised Exam Patter for CGL Exam 2018.

Changes in the SSC CGL Exam Pattern

1.) Online Exam: Previously SSC CGL Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exam are conducted through Paper Pen mode but from the year of 2017 all SSC Exam is to be conducted through Online Mode which is also known as (CBT) Computer Based Test.

2.) E-Admit Cards: Candidates SSC had discontinued sending Paper Admit Cards to candidates resident appearing for SSC Exam. Be it’s CGL Exam or CHSL Exam Admit card will be generated through online and it can be downloaded through the respective SSC Regional Websites.

3.) Changes in Tier-1 Pattern: In this new pattern there is a reduction in weight age and time of all the subjects. As per New Pattern which follows…..

  • The Time duration for CGL Tier-1 Online Exam is 75 minutes only.
  • The number of question has been reduced from 200 to 100 only.
  • From now there will be 25 question for per section and Earlier there was 50 question for each and every section.
  • Negative Marking in Tier-1 Exam is increased from 0.25 to 0.50 marks

4.) In Tier-2 Exam, there is no big change in Exam Pattern. The only change is the mode of Exam from offline to online which is (CBT) Computer Based Test.

5.) Descriptive Paper: From Now SSC had introduced Tier-3 Stage which includes Descriptive Paper of 100 Marks.

  • Minimum qualifying marks in a descriptive paper are 33%.
  • Overall Weight age of descriptive paper is 100 Marks.
  • This Paper comprises of Application/ Essay and Letter Writing.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern

In this Section, we are going to discuss the Exam Pattern for CGL Exam 2018. Knowing about Exam Pattern in advance will help you in planning well for preparation of exam.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-1 Exam Pattern

Tier-1 is the first safe of CGL exam so those candidates who have successfully submitted their CGL Application and issued their Tier-1 Admit Card they all can appear for CGL Tier-1 Exam.So, Don’t take Tier-1 Exam lightly as screening test marks obtained in CGL Tier-1 Exam is used to prepare your final merit list. So, candidates prepare very tightly for your CGL Tier-1 Exam.

Moreover, only those candidates who have qualified their Tier-1 Exam they all can appear for CGL Tier-2 Exam.

Exam Pattern for Tier-1 Exam

1.) SSC CGL 2018 Tier-1 Exam is tentatively scheduled on 19th June to 2nd July 2018.

2.) CGL Tier-1 Exam is CBT (Computer Based Test) and there will be 100 questions which carry 200 marks with the time duration of 75 minutes.

  • For General Intelligence and Reasoning (25 Questions/ 50 Marks)
  • For General Awareness (25 Questions/ 50 Marks)
  • For English (25 Questions/ 50 Marks)
  • For Quantitative Aptitude (25 Questions/ 50 Marks)

3.) Candidates during examination you have to be very careful there is a penalty of 0.50 marks for each and every wrong answer.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-2 Exam Pattern

Candidates if you are a lucky one to qualify the Tier-1 Exam than you have to appear for Tier-2 Stage. But as you proceed to Tier-2 Stage the competition decreases the Difficulty level of paper increases. And it is very important to mention that Less than 10% of candidates make their Tier-2 stage, In the year of 2017 more than 14 lakh candidates appeared for Tier-1 Exam and only 1.49 lakh candidates were qualified for their CGL Tier-1 Exam.

Now Proceed to the pattern for CGL 2017 Exam.

1.) Tier-2 Date: As per SSC Annual Exam Calendar for 2018, CGL Tier-2 Exam will be held on 5th Sept. to 8th September 2018.

2.) Basically, Tier-2 has 4 papers and each and every paper contains 200 marks. Paper 1 and Paper 2 is compulsory for each and every candidates but Paper 3 is for those candidates who have applied for Statistical Investigator and Paper 4 is for those candidates who have applied for Assistant Audit Officer Post.

  • Paper – 1 : Quantitative Abilities (100 Questions/ 200 Marks) Time Duration of 2 hour.
  • Paper – 2: English Language and Comprehension (200 Questions/ 200 Marks) Time Duration of 2 hour
  • Paper – 3 : Statistics (100 Questions/ 200 Marks) Time Duration of 2 hour
  • Paper – 4: Finance and Accounts (100 Questions/ 200 Marks) Time Duration of 2 hour

Note: For Paper-2 negative Marking will be applicable for 0.25 marks for each and every wrong answer and for Paper 1, 3 and 4 negative marking will be applicable for 0.50 marks for each and every wrong answer. Candidates for more details applicants are advised to read the previous post which relates Syllabus for SSC CGL 2018 Tier-2 Exam.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-3 Exam Pattern

Tier-3 Stage is new introduces by CGL Exam and it is also known as Descriptive Paper. Previously Place of Tier-3 is Interview but from 1st January 2018 Official of SSC and Government of India has decided to do away interview for all Non-Gazetted Post and therefore SSC introduces Descriptive Paper in CGL Exam.

Basically, the motive of Descriptive Paper is checking the candidate’s writing skill, which is must and mandatory for Government Jobs.

  • Tier-3 or Descriptive Paper is to be held through Pen Paper or offline mode.
  • Descriptive Paper if comprises with Passage or Essay writing with minimum 250 words. and Application or Letter writing of 150 Words.
  • Descriptive Paper is Bilingual which means it’s for you to choose your language either it’s Hindi or English.
  • Total Weight age of Descriptive paper is 100 Marks with 1 hour of time duration.
  • Minimum qualifying marks for Descriptive paper is 33%.


Candidates on this page we are discussed the Revised Pattern for CGL 2018 Exam. But in future is there is any change in Pattern or any existing pattern will be known after the announcement of SSC CGL Notification, on 11th March 2018. Candidates one thing is sure that there is no any changes in the SSC CGL Syllabus.So, candidates keep your preparation going for CGL 2018 Exam and Books for CGL 2018 Exam can help in your preparation. If you have any query in your mind regarding SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern than ask your query through the comment box which is given below. Check out our other relevant articles, direct link shown below-

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