SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Analysis – Descriptive Paper Review (8th Jul 2018)

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Analysis – Descriptive Paper Review (8th Jul 2018)

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam (Descriptive Paper) is ended now for 8th July 2018. This Paper contains two sections Essay and Letter writing of 50 marks each.

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Analysis

Why Commission conduct the Descriptive Paper?

Staff Selection Commission conducts this test to know the writing ability and knowledge of any particular topic. This is the next key to open the door of success for you. All the candidates who qualified Tier-2 Exams appeared in the Tier-3 exam. There are two components of descriptive paper (i) essay writing (ii) Letter writing.

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-3 (Descriptive Paper) was of 100 marks and total time allotted to complete it was 60 minutes.

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-3 (Descriptive Paper) Analysis

We have provided below the questions asked and topics in SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam. Let’s go through straight given below topics.

Letter & Essay Asked In SSC CGL Tier 3

Choices were not given and candidates were required to answer both the questions. Pens were not provided in the exam hall as students were expected to bring their pens. Blue/Black both pens are allowed. Exam was for one hour from 11 AM to 12 PM.

Essay Writing

Essay Name Word Limit
How far has demonetization achieved its objective. 250

On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation – an exercise that immediately banned Rs. 500 and 1000 currency notes. The Government took the battle to the opposition on the issue of demonetisation of high value currency notes. There is a big difference between the government and the opposition party on acting against black money. BJP has taken a stand against black money and has celebrated 8 November, 2017 as anti-black money day, whereas opposition parties observed it as a black day. The government had managed to make headway with three objectives of demonitization: cash transactions, digitizing commercial transactions and expanding the tax base. The Central government is leaving no stone unturned to make people aware of the benefits of the demonetisation and they have given the following facts.

A. Demonetisation – A Historic and Multi-Dimensional Success

  1. India’s highest ever unearthing of black money.
  2. 0.00011% of India’s population deposited almost 33% of total cash in the country.
  3. 17.73 lakh cases where cases transactions did not match tax profile.
  4. Cash deposits of Rs. 3.68 lakh crore in 23.22 lakh accounts under suspicion.
  5. High demonetisation notes brought down by about Rs. 6 lakh crore.
  6. Reduced the cash to GDP ratio – it has come down to 9.7 % from 11.3%  that prevailed before the note ban announced.

B. Decisive blow to terrorism and naxalism

  1. Stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir reduced by 75%.
  2. Incidents of left wing extremism down by more than 20%.
  3. 7-62 lakh counterfeit notes detected.

C. Massive cleansing of India’s financial system

  1. Maze of shell companies dealing in black money and hawala transactions.
  2. In a surgical strike on shell companies, 2.24 lakh companies struck off.
  3. 58,000 bank accounts belonging to 35, 000 companies caught transacting Rs. 17,000 crore after demonetisation.

D. Big push towards formalisation, better jobs for the poor

  1. Direct transfer of salary into bank accounts of workers.
  2. 1.01 crore employees enrolled with EPFO.
  3. 1.3 crore workers registered with ESIC, thus bringing social security and health benefits.

E. New tax payers increased by 26.6% from 66.53 lakh in 2015-16 to 84.21 lakh in 2016-17.

Negative Effects:

  • Demonetisation was the biggest shock to the economy.
  • Farmer distress


Demonetisation was a decision with few parallels in India’s economic history. It was both an economic and a political necessity. The demonetisation decision was a political bet by the PM and over the next 18 months by May 2019, it will be revealed whether it was the right bet. It is too premature to analyse the overall economic impact of demonetisation, just within a year.

Letter Writing

Letter Name Word Limit
You are Rajan/Rajni resident of Lodhi road New Delhi you have been selected for the post of marketing manager in a public sector enterprise due to some unavoidable reason you are unable to join immediately as required by the employer write a letter to said enterprise seeking some time to join your duty giving convincing reasons. 150

SSC CGL Descriptive Paper Important Points

  • Answer sheet were given to students consisting of 12 pages and each pages consisted of four columns/ boxes and 14 rows.
  • Keep the sheet neat and clean and try to write in your words.
  • Every single word in each box will be counted either ‘A’, ‘The’ or else. So don’t be unaware about the word limit. However it can be +/- 30%.
  • Try to avoid to use the repetitive words and escape from writing false information or details. Be precise in your writing.
  • To have a better idea of writing and fluency. Read the newspaper daily basis. Sharp your ability to make the right usage of words.

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  1. tentative exam date for next SSC tier 2?

    1. Next Year Jan 2019 for SSC CGL Tier-2

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