Wednesday, 28 December 2016

SSC CGL Descriptive Paper 2017

Posted by SSC CGL Expert

Passed the CGL 2017 Tier-2 Exam ? Here are the Complete Details on Tier-3 Descriptive Paper for CGL 2017 Exam

SSC 2017 Exam calendar has been announced and with this, the Schedule of CGL 2017 and CHSL 2017 Exams is out. As per the calendar information, CGL 2017 Notification, will be announced on 11th March, 2017 and Tier-1 Exams are scheduled in June/July, 2017. We have already explained in Detail regarding the CGL Notification and how to obtain it.

In this article, we will share the complete details of Descriptive Paper for CGL 2017 Exam. As the descriptive paper is being conducted by SSC for the first time, therefore candidates, have many questions and confusions regarding this. Here we will give the detailed explanation regarding the Pattern and Syllabus of Descriptive Paper, so that, you will be in no doubt and appear in the exam with full preparation.

Moreover, Descriptive Paper for CGL 2017 Exam is equally important part of SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus as we have  CGL Tier-1 and CGL Tier-2 Exams. Marks obtained in the descriptive paper are used to the preparation of Final Merit.  

In this post, we will discuss each and every aspect of Descriptive Paper, possible Questions that can be asked and Questions asked in the SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper, which gives you a rough idea, what to expect in this paper

Exam Pattern and Syllabus for CGL Descriptive Paper

As the name specifies, Descriptive Paper requires you write it in Pen Paper mode. This paper is introduced as a replacement of Interview. Earlier Tier-3 comprises of Interview, but with the Government's Decision to do away with Interview for Jr. Level posts, So Descriptive Paper is introduced.

Another reason for introducing the Descriptive Paper is to check the applicants ability in Writing, which is must for a Government Job. 

We all know that Tier-1 and Tier-2 are to be conducted in Online mode, while descriptive paper is to be conducted in offline mode.

 Syllabus : The Syllabus of Descriptive Paper is limited and it includes only Two Questions, having overall weighatge of 100 marks. 

  • Application / Letter Writing  of minimum 150 words
  • Essay/ Passage of 250 words.

Keep Note of it.....
  • Time Duration of Descriptive Paper is 1 hour only.
  • Descriptive Paper is Bilingual ie. You have to option to write the Paper in Hindi Or English
  • However, don't write the Paper with a mix of Hindi and English, doing so will result in non-evaluation of your paper. 

When SSC is going to conduct the Descriptive Paper ?

Yes, knowing the date of Descriptive Paper is important, but even more important is that which CGL Descriptive Paper, you are referring too.

In 2017, SSC will conduct 2 descriptive paper, one for CGL 2016 and other for CGL 2017.

CGL 2016 Descriptive Paper: If, you have appeared in the CGL 2016 Tier-2 Exam, then Date of descriptive paper will be announced only after the announcement of Tier-2 Results. So, you need to wait till the announcement of results as, it is only after that, we can expect SSC to announce the Dates of paper.

CGL 2017 Descriptive Paper: If, going by the Tentative Schedule of SSC Exam Calendar 2017, then the Descriptive Paper for CGL 2017 Exam is tentatively scheduled on 12tth November, 2017. So, there is enough time, before, you could appear for 2017 Descriptive paper.

Who can appear in the SSC CGL Descriptive Paper ?

Only those candidates, who qualify the CGL Tier-2 Exam, as per the Cut off marks fixed by commission can only appear for CGL Descriptive Paper.

SSC will shortlist a sufficient no. of candidates for Descriptive Paper, keeping the vacancies for CGL 2017 Exam. 

How much marks, Do i need to Qualify ?

You need a minimum of 33% marks in Descriptive Paper to Qualify it. 

But remember only 33% marks are not sufficient in this paper, As the marks obtained in this paper, are to be added in the Final Merit. So, try to get as many marks, you can in this CGL 2017 Descriptive Paper.

Previous Descriptive Paper Questions

SSC had conducted the Descriptive Paper only once and that was in the CHSL 2015 Tier-2 Exam. This exam was conducted on 18th September, 2016 and Next Descriptive Paper will be for CGL 2016 Exam. So before, you appear for CGL 2017 Descriptive Paper, you have as many questions, required to understand the Pattern and Nature of Questions, asked in this Paper.

Here are the Questions asked in the SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper

Question 1: Write a Letter to Sports Secretary about the assessment of India's performance in the RIO Olympics 2016 and suggestion to improve the performance in Next Olympics
Question 2: Write an Essay in 250 words on "Swachh Bharat Mission" ?

Note: Once the SSC CGL 2016 Descriptive Paper will be held in Jan, 2017, we will share the Questions asked in the Descriptive Paper on this page.

Books for SSC CGL 2017 Descriptive Paper 

Well, there is no specific books for SSC CGL Descriptive Paper, but there is one Best Selling Book for CHSL Descriptive Paper. As the Syllabus of Descriptive Paper of both CHSL and CGL Exams is same, so you can also Buy this Book for CGL Descriptive Paper.

The Book is available online at a reasonable price of only Rs 210 and you can Buy it from India's Largest Online Marketplace ie Flipkart.

 Price : Rs 210

Updates ?

We will update this page, once there is any Notification from SSC on the Upcoming Descriptive Paper for CGL 2016 and CGL 2017 Exam. 

If, you have any queries, related to CGL 2017 Descriptive Paper, kindly let us know in the comments section below.

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