Importance of Knowing the Exam Pattern for SSC and Railway Exams: Knowing the pattern of the exam is a good way to sort your preparation strategy. This enables candidates to understand the type of questions asked, marking scheme, level of the exam, etc. It also eases the preparation strategy and gives a fair idea about the topics that a candidate should prepare for the respective exam.
However, most of the time candidates are confused about which exam they should start preparing for and what is the pattern of the exam. Thus, to help them to get a clear picture, in this post we are sharing a brief overview of the pattern of major exams of SSC, IB and Railway.
SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern
SSC CGL Exam is a Graduate level examination that has four tiers. A graduate-level examination means the candidate should be a graduate to be eligible for this examination. The first two tiers of this exam are conducted in online mode through Computer Based Test (CBT) while the third tier is a pen-and-paper test which is conducted through offline mode. The last stage of this exam viz. Tier 4 is a Data Entry Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test and Document Verification. The below table highlights the exam pattern for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam:
For more details about SSC CGL Tier 2, Tier 3 and 4, click here
SSC MTS 2021 Exam Pattern
Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) is a Group C non-gazetted post which is conducted by the SSC board to recruit candidates for the post of Peon, Gate Keepers, Watch Man, Junior Operator, Gardener, and Mali in various departments, ministries of Central Government. The SSC MTS exam comprises of two stages which are Paper 1 and Paper 2, Paper 1 has 4 sections namely General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General Awareness, and General English. Paper 2 consists of Short Essays/ Letters in English or other regional languages. The table mentioned below states the exam pattern of Paper 1 of the SSC MTS Exam:
To get more information about SSC MTS Exam, click here
SSC CPO 2021 Exam Pattern
SSC CPO is also a Graduate Level examination which is conducted in online mode. The exam is comprised of 2 stages, the 1st stage is Paper 1 while the 2nd stage comprises of Physical Endurance Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) along with Paper 2. The details regarding SSC CPO Paper 1 exam are shown below in the table:
For further details about the exam pattern of SSC CPO PET/ PST and Paper 2, click here
SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL is a Higher Secondary Level examination (Class 12 level) which is conducted by SSC board every year. This exam is held to recruit candidates for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Postal Assistant (PA), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Data Entry Operator (DEO) in various government department/ Ministry, etc. The Tier 1 is the first stage of the SSC CHSL Exam and comprises of objective type questions from 4 sections, with a total of 100 questions that account for a total of 200 marks. Subject-wise marks weightage of SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam are tabulated below:
For more details about Tier 2 and Tier 3, click here
SSC GD Constable 2021 Exam Pattern
The SSC board conducts SSC GD Constable examination to recruit candidates for the post of Constable and Rifleman in various departments under Central Government. The departments include Secretariat Security Force (SSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Border Security Force (BSF), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Assam Rifles (Rifleman with General Duty). The Tier 1 exam for SSC GD Constable comprises of 4 subjects with a weightage of 25 marks each. The below table enlists the exam pattern of SSC GD Constable Tier 1 Exam:
For more details about the PET & PST of the GD Constable exam, click here
SSC Stenographer 2021 Exam Pattern
SSC board conducts SSC Stenographer exam to recruit candidates for the post of the Stenographer Grade C (Group B Non-Gazetted) and Grade D (Grade C Non-Gazetted) posts. The selection process of this exam consists of two stages: Tier-1 is a computer-based examination and Tier -2 is a skill test. Tier-1 i.e., Computer-based examination is an objective type paper and comprises three sections: General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning and English Language. Total of 200 questions are asked in the examination. Also, Stage-1 carries 200 marks weightage. The below table explains the exam pattern of SSC Stenographer 2021 Tier-1:
For more details on tier-1 syllabus and tier-2 of the selection process, click here
RRB NTPC 2021 Exam Pattern
RRB NTPC exam is being conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board to recruit deserving candidates for Non-Technical Popular Categories posts. The exam offers job opportunities for Graduates as well as for Undergraduates. Posts like Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains, Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master, etc. come under NTPC posts. RRB NTPC exam is a four-stage examination. The first two stages are Computer-based papers and are compulsory for all while the other two tests are specific to some of the posts based on the posts opted by the candidates. We have provided the pattern of Tier 1/ CBT-1 of RRB NTPC Exam in the table below:
To check out the RRB NTPC 2021 detailed exam pattern and syllabus click here
RRB Group D 2021 Exam Pattern
The Railway Recruitment Board conducts the RRB Group D examination on behalf of Railway Recruitment Cells. The exam is done to recruit the candidates to fill the vacancy for Helper/Assistant, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Assistant Pointsman, and Level I posts. The selection of candidates is done through four stages in which stage-1 is a computer-based test. Selected candidates have to give a Physical Efficiency Test (PET) in Stage-2. Stage-3 is a document verification, and stage-4 is a medical examination.
Check out the section-wise marking scheme and complete selection process of RRB Group D Exam through this link
IB ACIO 2021 Exam Pattern
IB ACIO Exam is being conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). This exam is being conducted to recruit candidates for the posts of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Grade-II/Executive (IB ACIO Grade-II/Executive) in the Intelligence Bureau Department. IB ACIO Grade-II/Executive is Category 'C' (Non-Gazed, Non-Ministerial) post. The recruitment process consists of three stages: Tier- 1, Tier 2 and Tier-3. Tier- 1 and Tier-2 are written exams and Tier-3 is the interview round. Tier-1 is objective in nature and tier-2 is a descriptive one. All the three tiers together consist of 250 marks in total in IB ACIO Examination. The below table briefs about the section-wise mark distribution of IB ACIO 2021 Tier-1 examination:
For more details on tier 2 and tier 3 of IB ACIO 2021 Exam, click here
Delhi Police Constable 2021 Exam Pattern
Delhi Police is the law enforcement body of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). Through Delhi Police Constable Exam candidates get to the Delhi Police department with a post of constable. Students who have passed Class 12th from a recognized board/ university are eligible for this exam. There is relaxation in the education qualification for certain categories. Both men and women are eligible to apply for Delhi Police Constable Exam. This selection process is divided into four stages: stage- 1 is a computer-based objective test, stage-2 is a physical measurement test and physical endurance test, stage-3 is the medical test and stage-4 is document verification. Let’s have a look at the Tier-1 exam pattern of the Delhi Police Constable 2021 Exam given in the table below:
To know more about stage 2, 3 and 4 of Delhi Police Constable exam click here
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