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SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Pattern & Syllabus (TIER 3 2017)

SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Pattern & Syllabus 2017 – If you have qualified the SSC CGL TIER 2 and then you need to go through SSC CGL TIER 3 exam which is basically a descriptive paper under which you need to write either essay or letter.

Here you can check more detailed information.

SSC CGL tier 3 paper will be Pen and Paper mode (Descriptive Type Questions). The duration of the Examination will be one hour and it will be held from 1100 Hrs to 1200 Hrs.

SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Pattern & Syllabus 2017

Hi Dear CGL Aspirants, Get here all the lastest CGL Tier 3 updates. We are constantly putting our best efforts for latest updates CGL recruitment exam. We have already discussed about SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus and Exam pattern for Tier 1 and Tier 2. We have also covered CGl TIER 4 syllabus and Exam pattern.

So, in this post we will be discussing about SSC CGL Descriptive paper Syllabus and Exam Pattern. The Staff Selection Commission had brought a few changes in the examination pattern in order to make it more effective for determining the deserving candidate.

Commission has introduced a descriptive paper as Tier 3 of the examination as the interview component has been wiped out with effect from this year. In this article, we will explain the pattern and syllabus related to this newly introduced descriptive paper of SSC CGL 2017 Exam.

SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Syllabus and Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Pattern:

Topic Total Marks
Writing of an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words 100

Total Marks assigned to Descriptive paper in CGL TIER 3 is 100 marks and topics which will come in exams are Writing of an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words.

Descriptive Paper Exam Pattern

Mode of Paper Pen and Paper
Duration of Paper One hour 
Qualifying Marks 33 percent
Language Hindi or English
Difficulty level 10+2 Standard

Note: For Visually handicapped and candidates suffering from cerebral Palsy duration of paper will be 80 minutes.

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You can read here -> SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

SSC CGL TIER 3 Syllabus 2017

The SSC CGL Tier 3 exam would cover almost all the theoretical part and total marks for this paper is 100 which will be significant in overall marking. The SSC CGL Descriptive Paper would comprise of writing an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application writing of approximately 150 words.

  • Letter Writing – If you think why Letter Writing is included in SSC CGL 2017 Tier 3 syllabus then you are going to get your answer here. In all the departments you join find a major issue that the employees don’t know how to write a professional letter. That’s the reason commission has included Letter Writing in SSC CGL Tier 3 exam.

Basically, there are two types of letters: Formal Letter and Informal Letter 

  • Essay Writing – Essay Writing is the one which we are doing from our school time and at this stage it seems easy to us. But the professional essay writing have the rules that you must follow before starting the first paragraph. Follow the below link for detailed professional Essay writing tips.

Know here -> Professional Essay Writing Tips for SSC CGL/CHSL Exam

  • Application Writing – So for application writing the most important points that one should keep in mind are, the selection of the Subject, opening paragraph, body and closing paragraph. To make the aspirants more clear we are providing the link below to follow for Application Writing tips:

Get here tips -> Application Writing tips for SSC CGL/CHSL Exam

  • Precis Writing – Precis is a summary or abstract of a text or speech. It is about writing short paragraph in your own words. Some important points regarding the Precis Writing are:
  1. Miniature version of the original passage
  2. must have a title
  3. should be written in reported speech
  4. must not contain any details not found in the original passage etc.

For any query related to SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Pattern and Syllabus 2017 please comment below.

SSC CGL Exam Important Links:
SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria
SSC CGL Job profile
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  1. Quite an informational post for candidates like us

    1. Thanks Annie, We appreciate you feedback

  2. essay and letter k lie topic mention nhi krege kea..??

  3. Admin, please confirm, Is this updated syllabus for CGL TIER 3?? email me kentonmarr@gmail.com

    1. Yes updated syllabus

  4. Yes this is updates syllabus from official website of cgl

  5. Sir please tell me selection process of sub inspector posts?

    1. HI Manas Pal, below are given rounds which is conducted by ssc.
      Tier 1 – Written Exam
      Tier 2 – Written Exam
      Tier 3 – Descriptive paper
      Physical Standard Test
      Personality Test Interview (if required)
      Document Verification

      Visit here for detailed ssc cgl selection process – http://www.techmario.com/ssc-cgl-selection-process/

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