Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under the Government of India responsible for recruiting candidates for different posts in various Ministries and Departments of Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. SSC conducts a Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam every year for recruitment in Group ‘B’ (non-technical) and Group ‘C’ (non gazetted) posts. The selection process of SSC is by conducting exam in four levels, namely, Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III and Tier-IV. The CGL Tier-I exam is an online computer based objective type exam consisting of 100 questions to be answered in 60 minutes, time extended up to 20 minutes more for physically challenged candidates. The number of posts offered is different every year depending on the number of vacancies generated. Expected vacancies are around 8000 to 9000 for this year. Also, the age limit for the various posts varies between 18 years to 32 years.
Type: Computer Based test (Online Mode)
Duration: The duration of the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam will be of 60 minutes.
No. of Questions: 100 Objective type questions.
Syllabus Covered: The Syllabus includes General Intelligence & reasoning, General Awareness/General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.
Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1/4 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
It is divided into 4 sections:
Reasoning: covers topics like Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Tables, and Caselets.
Quantitative Aptitude: covers topics like number system, HCF, LCM, Simplification, Decimals & fractions, ratio & proportion, unitary method, percentage, time & distance, time & work, profit & loss, simple & compound interest, and Algebra.
English Language: covers topics like grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, Synonyms-Antonyms, reading comprehension and para jumbles.
General Awareness: covers topics like what’s happening in the country as well the world with the knowledge of sports, economy, current affairs, awards &honours’, scientific research, history along with important dates
The Eligibility for Applying for SSC CGL TIER 1 is Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
The age limit is 20 years and upper age limit is 32 years. Although, age relaxation for applying for SSC CGL TIER 1 depends upon different categories – For SC/ST it is 5 years, for OBC it is 3 years, for PH it is 10 years.
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