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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022, Revised Exam Pattern for Tier 1 and 2

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022: The Staff Selection Commission released the official notification for SSC CGL 2022 on 17th September 2022 on the official website i.e. www.ssc.nic.in. According to the SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022, the Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting SSC CGL 2022 Exam in two stages: Tier-1 and Tier-2. The candidates interested in the various posts under Group B and C for the central government by Staff Selection Commission must be looking for a detailed exam pattern, beginning with, the preparation now.

SSC CGL Admit Card 2022

SSC CGL Exam Analysis

SSC CGL Revised Exam Pattern

In this article, we are providing all the details regarding SSC CGL Revised exam pattern 2022, the selection process, and the subjects that are asked in the exam. SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2022-23 will be from 1st December to 13th December 2022. Before appearing for the exam, go through the SSC CGL exam pattern and analyze it thoroughly to make sure you crack the exam with a high score. Keeping the same into consideration, through this post our motive is to share SSC CGL 2022 Exam patterns of all tiers based on the revised changes adopted by the Commission this year.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022: Overview

It is beneficial to remain acknowledged by the whole procedure, pattern, marking scheme, and nature of the exam. Being aware of the latest changes in the exam procedure and pattern helps you widely in your SSC CGL 2022 preparation strategy. SSC CGL Tier- 1 is an objective type exam whereas the SSC CGL Tier-2 exam will be conducted in 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3. Paper I (Compulsory for all posts), Paper-II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, and Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. It is highly recommended to newcomers go through the SSC CGL exam pattern given below. Candidates must go through the detailed SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 Overview tabulated below.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 – Overview
Exam Name SSC CGL 2022
SSC CGL Full Form Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Official Website www.ssc.nic.in
Exam Type National Level Exam
Article Type SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Date 1st to 13th December 2022
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
 Exam Duration Tier 1 – 60 minutes

Tier 2 –

  • Paper 1- 2 hour 30 minutes
  • Paper 2 – 120 minutes
  • Paper 3 – 120 minutes
Section Tier 1 – 4 Sections
Tier 2 – 3 Papers

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 In Hindi

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

What is the exam pattern of the SSC CGL 2022 exam? What are the subjects asked in the 2 tiers of SSC CGL? Read this article till the end for complete information. Here we have provided the detailed updated information regarding the SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 according to the new notification released by SSC. SSC CGL 2022 Tier 1 exam will be conducted in December 2022The exam will be conducted in two stages i.e. Tier 1 & 2. Bookmark this page for regular updates and read the detailed article below.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022: Important Dates 

The SSC CGL 2022-23 Tier 1 & Tier 2 exam dates must be known to the aspirants for strategic preparation. The exact SSC CGL Exam Date 2022 will be notified soon on the official website of the Staff Selection Commission. Here are the important dates for SSC CGL 2022.
Activity Dates
SSC CGL 2022 Notification Release Date 17th September 2022

SSC CGL Apply Online 2022

17th September 2022
 Last Date to Apply Online for SSC CGL Exam 13th October 2022
SSC CGL 2022-23 Tier 1 Exam Dates 1st To 13th December 2022
SSC CGL 2022-23 Tier 2 Exam Dates To Be Released Soon

SSC CGL Scheme of Examination 

Candidates can check the step-wise selection process for the SSC CGL Exam 2022 which is given here.

Stages of SSC CGL 2022
Tier-I: Computer-Based Examination
Tier-I: Computer-Based Examination with 3 Papers

SSC CGL Exam Details

SSC CGL is a prestigious recruitment process by the Staff Selection Commission providing a huge number of vacancies in the country. The vacancies will be filled in the various ministries and government organizations. Detailed information for all the Tiers/Stages in the SSC CGL 2022 is given in this article.

SSC CGL New Exam Pattern 2022

As per the revised changes,  the SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern comprises 2 Tiers which are as follows:  The mode of exam for Tier 1 and Tier 2 will be online. The SSC CGL 2022 Tier-1 exam will be conducted online comprising 4 sections with maximum marks of 200. The SSC CGL Tier-2 exam will be conducted in 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3. Candidates must go through the Tier-wise exam pattern mentioned below.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2022

SSC will hold a computer-based examination with 100 multiple-choice questions. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL, with 100 questions that account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 details are given below:

The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-I Exam are:

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut-off. No mark will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
    1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100  200

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2022 (Revised)

  • Staff Selection Commission will be conducting the SSC CGL Tier-2 exam in 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3.
  • Paper I  is Compulsory for all posts.
  • Paper II will be only for those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
  • Paper III will be only for those candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer on Paper-I, I and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer on Paper II and Paper-III.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
S. No. Papers Exam Duration
1 Paper-I: (Compulsory for all posts) 2 hours 30 minutes
2 Paper-II: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) 2 hours
3 Paper-III: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer 2 hours

Also, Read – SSC CGL 2022 In Punjabi

The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam pattern with total no. of questions, maximum marks, and exam duration is explained in the table given below:

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 Exam Pattern
Sections Module Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
Section I Module-I Mathematical Abilities 30 90 1 hour
Module-II Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 90
Section II Module-I English Language and Comprehension 45 135 1 hour
Module-II General Awareness 25 75
Section III Module-I Computer Knowledge Test 20 60 15 minutes
Module-II Data Entry Speed Test One Data Entry Task 15 minutes

The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam pattern with total no. of questions, maximum marks and exam duration is explained in the table given below:

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern
Paper Section No. of question Maximum Marks Duration
Paper II Statistics 100 200 2 hours
Paper III General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

 

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

The SSC CGL Complete syllabus of Tier 1 & 2 has been provided in the link given below. For the candidate’s convenience the detailed Tier-wise. topic wise SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 is provided here. Candidates are advised to go through the detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for the various phases of the online exam and plan their preparation accordingly.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Changes Over The Years

At SSCADDA, let us recall all the major changes that occurred to SSC CGL Exam Pattern in the past few years. And below is a table and the key pointers precisely highlight the same.

What is the Structure of Examination in Previous Years & Changes made by SSC in Exam pattern in the last 3 years?
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2015-16
Tier Type Mode No. Of Questions Marks Duration
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Pen Paper Mode (offline) 200 200 2 hours
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Pen Paper Mode (offline) 300/ 400
 [P-I (Quant) & P-II (English)]/ P-III (Stats)
400 / 600 2 hours each paper
Interview (For some posts) 100
Tier-III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying in nature
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2016-17 [Changed Exam Pattern]
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 100 200 75 minutes timer
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 300/ 400
[P-I (Quant) & P-II (English)]/ P-III (Stats) or P-IV (Eco)
400 / 600 2 hours each paper
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode Essay/Letter/Precis 100 60 minutes
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying in nature
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017-18 [Time Limit Reduced]
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 100 200 60 minutes
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 300/ 400
[P-I (Quant) & P-II (English)]/ P-III (Stats) or P-IV (Eco)
400 / 600 2 hours each paper
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode Essay/Letter/Precis 100 60 minutes
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying in nature
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 [Normalization]
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 100 200 60 minutes
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 300/ 400
[P-I (Quant) & P-II (English)]/ P-III (Stats) or P-IV (Eco)
400 / 600 2 hours each paper
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode Essay/Letter/Precis 100 60 minutes
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying in nature
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 [Tier 2 + Tier 3 exam on same date]
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 100 200 60 minutes
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online) 300/ 400
[P-I (Quant) & P-II (English)]/ P-III (Stats) or P-IV (Eco)
400 / 600 2 hours each paper
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode Essay/Letter/Precis 100 60 minutes
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying in nature
Some important changes in SSC CGL Exam in the following years 2015/2016/2017/2018 & 2019 are given below:-

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2015-16

  • SSC CGL 2015-16 Tier 1 and Tier 2: Conduct mode was offline
  • Time Duration For Tier-1: 2 hours
  • Tier-I marks: 200 marks
  • Tier-II:  [Paper I (Quant) & Paper-II (English)], Paper-III (Statistics)
  • Tier 2 Marks: 200 marks allotted to English Section for 200 Questions + 200 marks allotted to Quantitative Aptitude Section for 100 Questions: 400 Marks in Total (300 Questions)
  • Tier 2 Marks for JSO Post: 400 Marks + 200 Marks For 100 Question (Paper III of Statistics): 600 Marks (400 Questions)
  • Tier III: Interview for some particular posts for 100 Marks and Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (Qualifying in nature)
  • No Sectional Cut off.
  • Negative marking for Tier-I: 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Negative marking for Tier-II: 0.25 marks in paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper III for each wrong answer

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2016-17 [Changed Exam Pattern]

  • For the first time, SSC CGL Exam was conducted in CBT (Computer Based Test) i.e in online mode including both Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exam.
  • Negative marking was increased from 0.25 marks for each wrong answer to 0.50 marks in Tier-I Exam.
  • Change gets in several questions: Now Tier-1 contains 100 questions.
  • The time Duration was reduced from 120 minutes to 75 Minutes.
  • Tier-II: [Paper I (Quant)& Paper-II (English)], Paper-III (Statistics), Paper-IV (Economics): Paper IV was introduced for AAO Post)
  • Introduction of Descriptive Exam Writing in Tier III 2016-17 in Pen Paper Mode
  • Tier III Marks and Time Duration: 100 Marks and 60 Minutes
  • Tier IV 2016-17: Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (Qualifying in nature)
  • No Sectional Cut off.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017-18 [Time Limit Reduced]

  • SSC CGL 2017-18 Exam followed the same procedure as of SSC CGL 2016-17
  • The only change was a reduction in the Time Duration of the Tier 1 Exam, it was deducted from 75 Minutes to 60 Minutes.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018-19 [Normalization]

  • SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam followed the same pattern as of SSC CGL 2017-18
  • The only change is the introduction of normalization.
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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022: FAQs

Q 1. Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam?
Ans – Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks in all sections in Tier 1.

Q 2. What is the overall duration of the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam?
Ans – The overall duration of the Tier 1 exam is 60 minutes.

Q 3. Is there any liberty given to the visually handicapped in CGL Tier 1 exam?
Ans – The duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

Q 4. Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam?
Ans – There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Paper-I,and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper II and Paper-III.

Q 5. Are SSC CGL Paper III and IV compulsory?
Ans – In Tier-II, Paper I which is Compulsory for all posts, Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, and Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Q 6. What is the time duration for each paper?
Ans – The time duration for each paper is given below:

  • Paper 1- 2 hour 30 minutes
  • Paper 2 – 120 minutes
  • Paper 3 – 120 minutes

Q 7. What is the time duration of each paper for physically handicapped students in the Tier-II exam?
Ans – For physically handicapped students, the cumulative time to complete the Tier-II exam is increased to 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Q 9. How can I crack SSC CGL?

Ans – Candidate must have detailed knowledge of exam pattern and syllabus to crack SSC CGL. The correct path of exam preparation with detailed and right t study material is provided by SSCADDA.

Q 10.  Are SSC CGL exams Computer-based?

Ans – SSC CGL comprises 2 tiers and both the tiers will be conducted in the online mode

Q 12. Is SSC CGL difficult?

Ans – This purely depends on the preparation strategy made by the candidate for the SSC CGL. Qualifying every phase of the exam is important to crack SSC CGL 2022.

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