SSC CGL & CHSL Exam 2019

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We provide coaching for SSC CGL & CHSL Exams in Lucknow


SSC CGL is an examination conducted by  the Staff Selection Commission, an organization reporting to the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Government of India

The bureaucracy in India is broadly divided into 2 categories – the gazetted cadre, and the non gazetted cadre.

Group ‘A’ services and Group ‘B’ services in central government and in the state government constitute the gazetted cadre.

The examinations to fill up vacancies in Group ‘A’ in All India Services and other group ‘A’ central services are conducted by the Union Service Public Commission in the form of annual civil services exams.

This also includes selection to some of the small group ‘B’ cadres of the central government.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds examinations annually to fill up vacancies in the non gazetted cadre in all ministries and departments of the government of India, except the ministry of railways which has its own arrangements for filling up its vacancies in non gazetted cadre through examinations held by the various regional recruitment boards.

This is how the Staff Selection Commission tries to fill up vacancies of around 8000 to 12,000 posts annually, spread around various ministries and departments of the central government.

SSC CGL Coaching in LucknowThe SSC CGL  examination has a 3 tier structure.

In the previous years, up to 30 Lakh aspirants are known to have registered in a single year. But ultimately, the number of participants who actually appear for the tier 1 examination generally does not exceed 20 Lakhs.

Therefore, broadly speaking, the probability of selection, everything is fair and equal, is about 1 in 200 for any candidate.

The tier 1 exam in which about 20 Lakh people would appear is generally conducted over multiple dates in July – August at a large number of centers across the country.

The interview process has been replaced by a written test in narrative form in English so as to eliminate any possibility of bias.

The pattern of examination is as given below:

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Tier-I exam of SSC CGL is an online mode of the examination having 4 sections in total. The total marks allotted for all the sections is 200 and the total time allotted for the completion of all the sections of a Tier-I exam is 60 minutes. A cumulative time of 80 minutes is allotted to physically handicapped students. 0.5 marks will be deducted from every question that is attempted wrong by a candidate in SSC CGL exam.

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Classification Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings
Paper Folding Method Sports Percentage Phrases and Idioms
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportion One word Substitution
Word Formation Important Schemes Problem on Ages Sentence Correction
Venn Diagram Portfolios Speed, Distance and Time Error Spotting
Direction and Distance People in News Number System
Blood Relations Mensuration
Series Data Interpretation
Verbal reasoning Time and Work
Non-Verbal Reasoning Algebra

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Tier-II exam has a total mark of 200. A total of 100 questions are asked in each section with 200 questions asked in the English Language Section. A time limit of 2 hours is provided to the candidate to complete each section of SSC CGL Tier-II Exam. The cumulative time to complete Tier-II exam is increased to 2 hours 40 minutes in case of physically handicapped students. 0.25 marks are deducted as penalty for attempting a question wrong.

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude English Language Statistics General Awareness
Simplification Reading Comprehension Collection and Representation of Data Finance and Accounting
Interest Spelling Measure of Dispersion Fundamental Principles
Averages Fill in the Blanks Measure of Central Tendency Financial Accounting
Percentage Phrases and Idioms Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Basic Concepts of Accounting
Ratio and Proportion One Word Substitution Correlation and Regression Self-Balancing Ledger
Speed, Distance and Time Sentence Correction Random Variables Error Spotting and Correction
Number System Error Spotting Random Variables
Mensuration Cloze Test Sampling Theory Economics and Governance
Data Interpretation Para Jumbles Analysis and Variance Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Time and Work Synonyms-Antonyms Time Series Analysis Finance Commission
Algebra Active-Passive Voice Index Number Theory of Demand and Supply
Data Sufficiency

SSC CGL Tier III Syllabus

Tier-III of SSC CGL exam is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc. in this exam. The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes. Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” & “Compiler”.

SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus

Tier-IV examination comprises of a couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through SSC CGL exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.
  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets, and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

Tier-I and Tier-II exam are compulsory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL Notification.

Tier-III is specifically for candidates applying for all general, non-technical posts.

Tier-IV exam is taken by candidates applying specifically for certain technical posts

Penalty for wrong answers

Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to deduction of 0.5 marks in Tier – I, III and IV while that of 0.25 marks in Tier-II.

There are two things that every aspirant must know about SSC CGL exam.

  1. Since all central ministries and department do their work in the English language, the aspirants are expected to have a high degree of fluency in writing and reading things in  English. This can generally be tested by the aspirants themselves through their ability to read and comprehend editorials in prestigious English language newspapers.

    It is not possible for any coaching center to bring about any dramatic improvement in the language skills of an aspirant within a matter of a few months. Those aspirants who already have achieved fluency in English communication are guided most comprehensively by us to achieve centum results in English segment in this multi-tier examination.
  2. The general awareness level expected of the aspirants is not inferior in any manner to those at the civil service prelims exams conducted by UPSC.

    All those aspirants who think that they can acquire the requisite level of general awareness through various apps or commercial guides available at bookstall counters will find themselves getting eliminated at tier 1 stage itself. They have to discipline themselves to regularly read a high-quality English newspaper every day especially the editorials and other serious articles on national and international issues.


Coaching Pattern and fees standard.

We provide a 6-month coaching for SSC CGL examination with two classes being held every day from Monday to Friday.

The maths and logic class would generally be held between 3 PM and 5 PM either preceded or followed by the class in English/general awareness.

The fees is Rs 15,000/- for a 6-month course. Registration is to be done with Rs 8,000 and the balance amount of Rs 7000/- is to be paid within 45 days of registration is done.

Plenty of study material would be provided during the exam. Tests will be held frequently.

Rebate Offer

There is a rebate of 20% on the entire fees for the exam being paid in advance. The aspirants will save Rs 3,000 in this manner and will need to pay only Rs 12,000.


We also provide coaching for SSC – CHSL Exam, normally commencing in February. The fees for the CHSL exam is Rs 8000/-, to be paid fully in advance.

The duration of coaching would range from 6 months to 8 months.

How to contact Athena Multiskills for best SSC CGL & CHSL Coaching in Lucknow.

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