Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level examination every year for various posts in order to select candidates for different government offices. Aspiring and eligible candidates prepare themselves for the written examination which is only the first footstep in the whole recruitment process. The selection process for SSC CGL is three tier and the steps depend upon the post for which the recruitment is being made. Thousands of candidates apply for these positions every year offered by SSC and thus the body had to opt for this three tier method of selecting candidates, so that only the best among the candidates would get filter out to get the vacant posts.
The Tier I of the SSS CGL selection contains written examination. There are four subjects in the paper containing 200 marks. These papers are: General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Each of these papers carries 50 questions for which 2 hour time is given to the candidates. The question asked at this stage is Objective Multiple Choice Type. Those posts which don’t have interview rounds would contain three tiers of written examination while those which contain interview consist of only two tiers of written examination.
In tier II of the SSC CGL examination there are three papers in general. The tier II written examination level is tough than that of the tier I and thus needs stronger preparation from the candidates to crack it. Though there are certain posts for which there is provision of only one paper in this tier within the SSC CGL. The normally asked papers are: Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & Comprehension and Statistics (Only for Statistical Investigator and Compiler posts). The quantitative aptitude paper contains 200 marks and consequently 100 questions. The English language & Comprehension and Statistics paper contains 200 marks and consequently 200 questions. All the papers allow candidates to use 2 hours’ time for individual papers to be solved.
Upon successful completion of the written examinations the candidates are called for personal interview/test round conducted by the body. For tax assistant post in Central Excise & Income Tax skill test in conducted. Those candidates who have applied for Data Entry related posts (LDC/SDC) need to go through data entry speed test and skill tests. The interview and skill test round carries 100 marks, which remains the final stage in the selection procedure of the candidates in various posts.