CGL Scheme of Exam



Scheme of Exam

The Examination comprises of three stages as explained below.

Tier – IWritten Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -IIWritten Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -IIIPersonality Test/Interview/Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test
(Wherever Applicable )

Pattern of Tier -I Examination:

PartSubjectMax marks / Qsb>Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning502 hours for General and
2hs 40 min for VH candidates
General Awareness50
CQuantitative
Aptitude
50
DEnglish
Comprehension
50
  • Total Marks / Questions – 200 / 200 Qs
  • Duration- 120 Minutes for General and 160 Minutes for VH candidates
  • Tier –I of the CGLE will be common for all categories of posts
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I.
  • Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.
  • The questions in Reasoning, GA and English will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification viz graduation and questions in Quantitative Aptitude will be of 10th standard level.

Pattern of Tier -II Examination:

This is the second stage of the exam and only those candidates who qualify the first stage (Tier -I) , will be allowed to sit in this exam . It is also a objective type test and Paper I and Paper II are compulsory for all the posts.

Paper No.Subject / PaperMax . MarksNo. of questionsDuration
IQuantitative Ability2001002 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates)
IIEnglish Language and Comprehension2002002 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates)
IIIStatistics2001002 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates)
Note : Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts . Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
  • Paper I and II of the CGLE will be common for all categories of posts
  • Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer
  • Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Paper I and III.
  • Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level.

Pattern of Tier -III Examination:

1. For posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test / interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

2. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): FOR THE POST OF TAX ASSISTANTS (Central Excise & Income Tax): The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature

3. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): The Commission will hold CPT, comprising three modules – Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will be of a qualifying nature.

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