A complete Guide on SSC CGL Exam 2016

SSC CGL 2017 Pattern and Syllabus PDF

SSC Combined Graduate Level exam 2016 is one of the most hunted exams by students to get various government job posts. If you are looking very forward for this examination then, here is the complete information to guide you right about CGL exam 2016.

What is CGL 2016 exam pattern?

CGL exam is an offline entrance test which divided into three major steps that are as follows:

  • Tier-I Exam
  • Tier-II Exam
  • Interview

The below mentioned table tells you more about both the exams.

Exam Type Total Questions Total Marks Time allotted Exam Sections Major Sections Questions in each Sections
Tier-I 200 200 2 hours 4 1. English Comprehension

2. General Awareness(includes current affairs)

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. Logical Reasoning and Intelligence


Tier-II 300 400 2 hours for each sections 2 1. Quantitative Aptitude

2. English


100 in Quantitative Aptitude; 200 in English


Points to remember:

  • Both are multiple choice objective type exams.
  • Marking Scheme: There is one mark for each right answer.
  • Negative Marking: In CGL Tier-I exam, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. In CGL Tier-II exam, 0.50 marks deduction for every wrong answer in Quantitative Aptitude section and 0.25 marks deduction for every wrong answer in English section.
  • Interview Round: This round carries 100 marks.


What to prepare for CGL Tier-I exam?

One must prepare major topics section-wise like mentioned below:

  1. CGL English Comprehension Section– Major topics include:
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Passages/comprehensions
  • Active and passive voice
  • Grammar
  • Jumbled sentence correction
  1. CGL General Awareness Section– you must be updated with current affairs, and topics such as:
  • Awards
  • Politics
  • Sports
  • International updates
  • Personalities
  • History dates and big events
  1. CGL Quantitative Aptitude Section- This section is loaded with mathematical questions related to topics like Heights and distance, numbers, trigonometry, Geometry, probability, surds, differentiation and integration.
  2. CGL Logical Reasoning Section- This section tests logics and concepts by asking questions on topics like blood relations, word/number Series, Analogy, inferences, directions, odd one out, and Venn diagrams.

This helps you in making a perfect time schedule for each section.



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