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SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION (CGLE) SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

The Computer Based Examination will be conducted in two tiers as indicated below:

a) Tier-I
b) Tier-II

A) Scheme of Tier-I exam

NOTE-I: Tier-I will be of qualifying nature, means marks scored in it won’t be added while preparing the Final Result.
NOTE-I: Tier-I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions.
NOTE-II: There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer

B) Scheme of Tier-II exam

Paper Session Section Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper-I Session-I
(2 hours
and 15
minutes)
Section-I A) Maths 30 30 x 3 = 90
B) Reasoning 30 30 x 3 = 90
Section-II A) English 45 45 x 3 = 135
B) GK 25 25 x 3 = 75
TOTAL 130 130 x 3 = 390
Section-III A) Computer Knowledge 20 20 x 3 = 60
Session-II
(15
minutes)
Section-III B) DEST One Data Entry Task
Paper-II Statistics 100 100 x 2 = 200
Paper-III General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 100 x 2 = 200

NOTE-I: Tier-II will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III in separate shift(s)/ day(s).

NOTE-II: Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.

NOTE-III: Paper-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)

NOTE-IV: Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

NOTE-V: Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions – Session-I & Session-II, on same day.

NOTE-VI: It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify all the sections of Paper-I. 

NOTE-VII: Merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-II Examination only.

NOTE-VIII: There will be negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II and Section-III of Paper-I; and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II and Paper-III.

NOTE-IX: Based on the aggregate performance in Section-I and Section-II of Paper-I of Tier-II Examination, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Section-III (Computer Knowledge) of Paper-I of Tier-II Examination. The candidates who are not qualified in Section-I + Section-II will not be eligible for evaluation of Section-III and they will not be considered for further selection process.

NOTE-X: Section-III of Paper-I of Tier-II is qualifying in nature, in other words both modules i.e. Computer Knowledge Test and DEST are qualifying in nature. However, in Module-I (Computer Knowledge), a separate higher cut-off, as decided by the Commission, will be fixed for the posts where Computer Proficiency is prescribed in comparison to other posts. Similarly, in Module-II i.e. DEST, a separate higher standard/ cut-off, as decided by the Commission, will be fixed for the posts where either Computer Proficiency or DEST is prescribed in comparison to other posts.

NOTE-XI: Section-III of Paper-I i.e. Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature. However, while shortlisting the candidates for the following posts where Computer Proficiency is prescribed higher qualifying standards will be set in comparison to other posts:

i) Assistant Section Officer in CSS
ii) Assistant Section Officer in MEA
iii) Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ
iv) Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)
v) Assistant in the Ministry of Mines
vi) Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department
vii) Inspector (CGST & Central Excise)
viii) Preventive Officer
ix) Examiner
x) Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

NOTE-XII: Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are as follows:

1. UR 30%
2. OBC/EWS 25%
3. All other categories 20%

NOTE-XIII: Maximum percentage of errors allowed (i.e. minimum qualifying standards) for Section-III of Paper-I of Tier-II Examination i.e. DEST) are as
follows::

1. UR 20%
2. OBC/EWS 25%
3. All other categories 30%

DEST DETAILS

The DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. It will be mandatory for all posts; however it will be qualifying in nature. Computer will be provided by the Commission at the centre/venue notified for the purpose.  Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

NOTE-I: OH candidates are eligible for exemption from attempting DEST, provided such candidates submit a Certificate in the following format to the Commission from the competent Medical Authority, i.e., the Civil Surgeon of a Government Health Care Institution declaring him to be permanently unfit for the Typing Test because of a physical disability.

However, such exemption is not available for the posts where either Computer Proficiency is prescribed or where DEST is prescribed except for the post of the Tax Assistant in CBDT, for which exemption from attempting DEST is available. All other PwD candidates are not eligible for exemption from DEST.

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NOTE-II: PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in DEST. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of Skill Test.

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