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 questions100
Question typeMultiple choice
Sections (4)Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning,
Time60 minutes
Sectional timeNo
Total marks200
Marking+2 and -0.5
*Each section has 25 questions
Tier - II: Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Paper 1100 questions on Quantitative Aptitude
Paper 2100 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.