Some Points regarding SSC CGL Paper-III (Statistics) exam

Hello Friends,
In CGL exam, besides Paper-I (Math) and Paper-II (English), there is Paper-III which is on Statistics. After the publication of CGL Tier-I result each year, candidates get confused as some of them didn’t study statistics paper in their degree or masters level exam, but they have been listed to be appeared for paper-III. As a result they become scared whether they should write this paper or not? If they appear how can they write as they don’t have a bit of knowledge about this paper. Lots of confusions are there.


We are here to give answers to some Frequently asked questions regarding Paper-III (Statistics) exam.

Q: Is it mandatory to appear in SSC CGL Paper-III (Statistics) exam as my name is in the list?
A: No, it is not compulsory.

Q: Why my name is in the list of candidates who are eligible to appear for Paper-III?
A: Well, at the time of filling up of application form, you must have selected Statistical Investigator as one of your post preference. Do you remember?

Q: If I do not appear in Paper-III, will it create any problem in future?
A: Don’t worry it will not create any problem for you.


Q: Then what will happen If I am absent in Paper-III exam?
A: If you don’t write paper-III exam, then you will not be considered for Statistical Investigator post. But you will get any of the rest of the posts, if you qualify.


Q: If I appear in statistics paper and unable to qualify, then won’t I get any of the posts?
A: Well, if you are unable to pass in paper-III, then you will be considered for other posts. SSC will consider you name for another post for which you are eligible.

Q: After qualifying in Paper-III, should I need to provide any documents in favour of statistics paper during interview/ documents verification?
A: During your documents verification, you need to provide your degree/ master level certificates/ mark sheet to give a proof that you have studied statistics paper in your college level exam. It is mandatory.

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