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SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION (CGLE) SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

The CGLE is conducted in 4 Tiers

1. Tier-I — 200 marks for all posts — online mode

2. Tier-II — 400 marks & additional 200 marks for the posts of Jr Statistical Officer, and Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) — online mode

3. Tier-III — 100 marks (descriptive paper)

Tier-IV — Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)/DEST (wherever applicable)/Document Verification

NOTE: Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examinations in Tier-I and Tier-II examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be treated as final and will be used for qualifying the candidates to next stage of examination and to determine final merit.

Tier-I (200 Marks)

1. 100 questions (each question is of 2 marks); 60 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)

2. Questions comprise of English, GK, Reasoning and Maths with 25 questions each. GK, Reasoning, English would be of graduation level, and Maths would be of 10th standard level.

3. Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong response.

4. The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each component of the Tier-I Examination taking into consideration among others, category-wise vacancies and category-wise number of candidates.

5. Marks of screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the Computer Proficiency Tests/Data Entry Skill Test and also for final selection.

Tier-II (400 Marks)

1. In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.

2. Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.

3. In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

NOTE-I: In Tier-II there are 2 papers on the same day at a certain gap.

NOTE-II: Marks scored will be added in the final merit.

Mathematics (Paper-I)

1. Questions: 100

2. Each question: 2 marks

3. Time Duration: 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)

4. Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

5. Paper would be of 10th standard level.

English (Paper-II)

1. Questions: 200

2. Each question: 1 mark

3. Time Duration: 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)

4. Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

5. Paper would be of 10+2 level.

Statistics (Paper-III) — Only for the posts of Jr Statistical Officer

1. Questions: 100

2. Each question: 2 mark

3. Time Duration: 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)

4. Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

5. Paper would be of graduation level.

General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper-IV) — Only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer & Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)

1. The said paper would comprise following two parts:
a) FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS for which there would be 40 questions carrying 80 marks
b) ECONOMICS AND GOVERNANCE which would have 60 questions carrying 120 marks.

2. Questions: 100

3. Each question: 2 mark

4. Time Duration: 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)

5. Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

6. Paper would be of graduation level.

Tier-III (Descriptive Paper) 100 Marks

1. 60 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)

2. Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

3. Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter/Application, etc.

4. Marks scored will be added in the final merit.

5. The questions in this paper would be of 10+2 standard.

6. The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & Tier II, together, would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier III.

7. The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately.

NOTE-I: 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. OTHERS 20%

NOTE-II: Based on the aggregate performance in Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Tier-III Examination. The candidates who are not qualified in Tier-II will not be eligible for evaluation of Tier-III and they will not be considered for further selection process.

Tier-IV (Skill Test)
In addition to the above the following skill test will also be held which would be of a qualifying nature. The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & Tier II, together, would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier IV.

DEST (TYPING TEST): FOR THE POST OF TAX ASSISTANTS ( Central Excise & Income Tax)

  • Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer. The Data Entry Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying 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 opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted from appearing in Skill Test, 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/ her to be permanently unfit for the Typing Test because of a physical disability. OH candidates opting for post of Tax Assistant in CBIC are not exempted from Skill Test. HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the Skill Test:
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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.

NOTE-III: If one is failed in the DEST or skips it, is considered for all other preferred posts.

CPT: FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT IN CSS & ASSISTANT SECTION OFFICER (MEA)

CPT is just qualifying and have the following three components:

  1. Word Processing (DEST)—-This is same as is the SKILL TEST for the post of TA (plz read above)
  2. Spread Sheets (Excel)
  3. Generation of Slides (Power Point)

These are the posts for which Computer Proficiency Test has been prescribed as an essential qualification.

  • Assistants Section Officer (CSS)
  • Assistant Section Officer (MEA)
  • Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)
  • Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate affairs
  • Assistant (GSI) in M/o Mines
  • Excise Inspector
  • Preventive Officer
  • Examiner

NOTE-I: Scheme of DOPT does not envisage exemption from CPT for any category of PH candidates.

NOTE-II: All these tests are of 15 minutes each. PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in CPT. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be
provided passage reader at the time of CPT.

NOTE-III: If anybody fails the CPT or chooses not to appear in it, he’ll be considered for all other posts if opted.

 

Provision of Compensatory Time and assistance of scribe

1. In case of persons with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arms affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe is provided, if desired by the candidate. Since the posts are not identified suitable for persons with BA, therefore facility of scribe will not be admissible to such candidates.

2. In case of remaining categories of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of scribe will be provided on production of a certificate at the time of examination to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his/ her behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/ Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution as per proforma given in the below link:
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3. The candidate will have the discretion of opting for his/ her own scribe or the facility of scribe provided by the Commission. Appropriate choice in this regard will have to be given by the candidate in the online application form.

4. In case the candidate opts for his/ her own scribe, the qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination. The candidates with benchmark disabilities opting for own scribe shall be required to submit details of the own scribe at the time of examination as per proforma given in the following link:
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In addition, the scribe has to produce a valid ID proof in original at the time of examination. A photocopy of the ID proof of the scribe signed by the candidate as well as the scribe will be submitted along with proforma given just above. If subsequently it is found that the qualification of the scribe is not as declared by the candidate, then the candidate shall forfeit his/ her right to the post and claims relating thereto.

5. Own scribe should not be a candidate of this examination. If a candidate is detected as assisting another PwD candidate as scribe in this examination, then the candidatures of both the candidates will be cancelled.

6. A compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of examination will be provided to the persons who are allowed use of scribe as described as described above.

7. The candidates referred as above who are allowed use of scribe but not availing the facility of scribe will also be given compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of examination.

8. One eyed candidates and partially blind candidates who are able to read the normal Question Paper set with or without magnifying glass and who wish to write/ indicate the answer with the help of magnifying glass will be allowed to use the same in the Examination Hall and will not be entitled to a Scribe. Such candidates will have to bring their own Magnifying Glass to the Examination Hall.

9. The PwD candidates who have availed the facility of Scribes/ Passage Reader and/ or compensatory time must produce relevant documents for the eligibility of scribe/ compensatory time at the time of Document Verification. Failure to produce such supporting documents will lead to cancellation of their candidature for the examination.

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