CGL Scheme of Exam

Scheme of Exam

The Examination comprises of three stages as explained below.

Tier – I Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III Personality Test/Interview/Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test
(Wherever Applicable )

Pattern of Tier -I Examination:

Part Subject Max marks / Qs b>Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 hours for General and
2hs 40 min for VH candidates
General Awareness 50
C Quantitative
Aptitude
50
D English
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 / Paper Max . Marks No. of questions Duration
I Quantitative Ability 200 100 2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates)
II English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates)
III Statistics 200 100 2 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.