9.1 The Commission reserves the right to make changes in the scheme of examination.
9.2 Marks scored by candidates in Tier-I and Tier-II examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be treated as final and will be used for qualifying the candidates to next stage of examination and to determine final merit.
9.3 Scheme of Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations:
|Tier||Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allowed|
|I||A. General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||60 Minutes (Total)
For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy / deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para-5.10 of Notice): 80 Minutes
|B. General Awareness||25||50|
|C. Quantitative Aptitude||25||50|
|D. English Comprehension||25||50|
|II||Paper - I : Quantitative Abilities||100||200||120 Minutes (for each paper)
For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy / deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para-5.10 of Notice): 160 Minutes
|Paper - II :||200||200|
|Paper - III :||100||200|
|Paper - IV :||100||200|
Note-I : In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
Note-II : In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
Note-III : In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.
Note-IV : In Tier-II, Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post / Paper.
Note-IV : In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Adult Officer / Assistant Accounts Officer.
9.4 Scheme of Tier-III Examination:
|Tier||Mode of Examination||Scheme of Examination||Maximum Marks||Time Allowed|
|III||Pen and Paper||Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay / Precis / Letter / Application etc.)
For VH / OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy / deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para-5.10 of Notice): 80 Minutes
Computer Proficiency Test / Skill Test (Wherever applicable) / Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.
Note-I: Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.
Note-II: Any representation to answer keys of the examination will be scrutinized with the help of experts, wherever necessary, and evaluation in that case will be done with modified answer key. The decision of the Commission in this regard will be final and no further representation will be entertained.
9.6: Skill Test:
9.6.1 Date Entry Skill Test (DEST): For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer:
The "Data Entry Speed Test" Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature. Computers for the test will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/ venue notified for the purpose. The Skill Test will be held at the Commission's Regional/ Sub-Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the commission. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the Regional! Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test. Information about evaluation of Typing Test/ DEST are available on the Commission's website www.ssc.nic.in (Candidate's Corner).
The Skill test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose.
Note-I: OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted for appearing in Skill Test. OH candidates opting for post of Tax Assistant in CBEC are not exempted from Skill Test. HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the Skill Test.
Note-II: VH candidates will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in DEST. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of Skill Test.
9.6.2: Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules — (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer of CSS, Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SF10) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines. The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates. CPT will be of qualifying nature.