New Delhi: Another big opportunity in the much-awaited SSC CGL but with a lot of changes in the pattern of the exam. While the previous structure of Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3, the Skill Test has been done away with a totally new pattern has been notified in the official notification notified just hours before.
The previous structure of Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3, then Skill Test has been done away with. Instead, a totally new pattern has been notified in the official notification notified just hours before.
Scheme of Tier 1 Examination
There is no change in the pattern of the Tier 1 exam. The usual sections like Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Comprehension, General Awareness find place in Tier 1.
Tier-II will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III in separate shift(s)/ day(s).
Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.
Paper-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 who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
Paper-III will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-III i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer
How will Paper I be conducted?
Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions – Session –I & Session-II, on same day. Session-I will include conducting of Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III. Session-II will include conducting of Module-II of Section-III. Therefore, duration of Session-I will be 2 hours and 15 minutes and duration of Session-II will be 15 minutes only.
It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify all the sections of Paper-I.
Type of Questions
Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III) will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Language And Comprehension module in Section-II of Paper-I
Change in Negative Marks
There will be negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (so that is 1/3) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II and Paper-III
Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I i.e. Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature.
However, while shortlisting the candidates for the posts where Computer Proficiency is prescribed i.e. Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department (Ministry of Earth Sciences), Inspector (CGST &Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant in Department of Post, higher qualifying standards will be set in comparison to other posts.
Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I i.e.Data Entry Speed Test (DEST):
Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I will include conducting of a Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) for a duration of 15 minutes in Session-II on the same day.
The “Data Entry Speed Test” (DEST) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes
Computer Module Syllabus
Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency):
Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.
Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.