Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organisations of the Government of India. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts. 

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below: Tier-I: Computer Based Examination Tier-II: Computer Based Examination Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper) Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification Pattern of exams
Tier Subjects No. of questions Maximum marks Time allowed
      I A.General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50         60 minutes
b.General Awareness 25 50
c.Quantitative aptitude 25 50
d.english comprehension 25 50
      II Paper-I:Quantitative Abilities 100 200           120 minutes
Paper-II: English language and comprehension 200 200
Paper-III: Statistics 100 200
Paper-IV: General Studies(Finance and Economics) 100 200
 Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of objective type,Multiple choice question only. In Tier-I there will be -ve marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer. In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV. In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts. Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India (M/o Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts. 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. Scheme of Tier-III Examination:
Tier Mode of Examination Maximum Marks Time allowed
III Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English or hindi 100
Tier-IV (Skill Test): In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted.