SSC Selection Process

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) for recruitment to different grade B posts under the Government of India. The minimum Educational Qualification required to appear for SSC is Graduation from a recognized University. In this article we will be discussing the selection procedure for SSC.
The selection process comprises of two online Objective Type examinations - Tier I (Qualifying) & Tier II. Form this year onwards, SSC has scraped off the interview round and replaced it with a descriptive test as Tier III round. Tier IV is the last round that tests a candidate on his/her computer efficiency. Let us now look at all the three rounds in depth:
Tier – I: Online Examination (Qualifying)
Number of questions 100
Mode Online
Question type Multiple choice
Sections (4) Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning,
Time 60 minutes
Sectional time No
Total marks 200
Marking +2 and -0.5
*Each section has 25 questions
Tier - II: Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Paper 1 100 questions on Quantitative Aptitude
Paper 2 100 questions on Eng. Language & Comprehension
Paper 3 (For Statistical Investigator Post) 100 questions on Statistics
Paper 4 (For Assistant Audit Officer in C & AG) 100 questions on Finance,  Accounts, Economics & Governance
  • Marking scheme: +2 & -0.5
  • Paper 1 & 2 are compulsory for all whereas Paper 3 & 4 are only for specific posts
Tier - III: Paper based descriptive test
Candidates who have qualified Tier I and II appear for this descriptive type paper carrying 100 marks, which is conducted in pen and paper mode. Candidates have to secure a minimum of 33 marks to qualify this round.
Tier IV:
This round tests a candidate’s ability in Computer Proficiency via a test. There may also be questions on document verification or questions related to a specific skill set depending on a specific profile/post.