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SSC CGL Tier 3 Pattern

Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
Pen and Paper Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay /Precis /Letter/Application Writing etc. 100 60 minutes80 Minutes (For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy)
  • Tier 3 has been introduced w.e.f. CGLE 2018.

  • The exam would be a descriptive type.

  • Paper Mode: Tier 3 would be an offline paper.

  • It will carry 100 marks and the duration of the paper would be one hour.

  • This Tier has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which are necessary for Government jobs.

  • The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words.

  • The qualifying marks in Tier-III would be 33 per cent.

  • The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.

  • The questions in this paper would be of 10+2 standard.

  • The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & Tier II, together, would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier III & Tier IV.