SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Pattern & Syllabus 2023 | (TIER 3)

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SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Pattern 2024 & Syllabus – If you have qualified for the SSC CGL TIER 2 then you need to go through the SSC CGL TIER 3 exam which is a descriptive paper under which you need to write either an essay or a letter. 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.

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SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Pattern & Syllabus

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

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

The 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 for the SSC CGL Exam.

SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Pattern:

TopicTotal Marks
Writing an Essay / Passage of 250 words and a Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words100

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

Descriptive Paper Exam Pattern

Mode of PaperPen and Paper
Duration of PaperOne hour 
Qualifying Marks33 percent
LanguageHindi or English
Difficulty level10+2 Standard

Note: For the Visually handicapped and candidates suffering from cerebral Palsy duration of the 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

The SSC CGL Tier 3 exam would cover almost all the theoretical parts and the total mark 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 a Letter / Application writing of approximately 150 words.

  • Letter Writing – If you think about why Letter Writing is included in the SSC CGL 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 the commission has included Letter Writing in the SSC CGL Tier 3 exam.

There are two types of letters: Formal Letters and Informal Letters 

  • Essay Writing – Essay Writing is the one which we are doing during our school time and at this stage, it seems easy to us. But the professional essay writing has 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 – 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 the SSC CGL/CHSL Exam

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

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

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