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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2024 for Tier 1 and Tier 2

Staff Selection Commission will conduct the Combined Graduate Level Examinations 2024 in 2 stages i.e. Tier 1 and Tier 2. Candidates who meet the requirements of stage 1 will be promoted to stage 2 of the examination. Aspiring candidates must understand the detailed exam pattern which includes subjects, the number of questions in each section, and the exam duration. Candidates must note that the SSC CGL Tier 1 is qualifying in nature and compulsory for all posts and Tier 2 is scoring in nature.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2024

The SSC CGL 2024 Tier-1 exam will be conducted online and composed of 4 sections with a maximum mark 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

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 200 marks. The subject-wise SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2024 details are given below:

The sections asked in the 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 2024

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the CGL exam in three distinct phases: Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3. Paper I is mandatory for all candidates, providing a comprehensive assessment for various posts. Paper II, on the other hand, is exclusive to candidates applying for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) positions in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Similarly, Paper III is designed specifically for applicants vying for the roles of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer.

Candidates must recognize the tailored nature of these papers based on their applied positions. Additionally, candidates should be mindful of the negative marking system, with a deduction of 1 mark for each incorrect answer in Paper I, and 0.50 marks for each incorrect response in Paper II and Paper III.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier 2
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

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern for Paper 1, Paper 2 & Paper 3

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

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern for Paper 1
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 the total number 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 2024 Syllabus

The SSC CGL Complete syllabus of Tier 1 & 2 has been provided in the link below. For the candidate’s convenience, the detailed Tier-wise SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 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.

Points to be remembered for SSC CGL Exam 2024

  • There are negative markings in Tier 1 as well as Tier 2 exams for 0.50 Marks and 1 mark for every wrong answer respectively.
  • The Tier 1 Exam is qualifying in nature.
  • Any electronic device or calculator is not allowed in Tier-1 and Tier-2 exams.
  • Candidates can apply for multiple posts under the SSC CGL Recruitment 2024 through a single application.

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FAQs

Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam?

There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in all sections in Tier 1.

What is the overall duration of the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam?

The overall duration of the Tier 1 exam is 60 minutes.

Is there any liberty given to visually handicapped in CGL Tier 1 exam?

The duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

Is there any negative marking in CGL Tier 2 Exam?

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.

What is the time duration of each paper for physically handicapped students in Tier-II exam?

For physically handicapped students, the cumulative time to complete the Tier-II exam is increased to 2 hours 40 minutes.

How can I crack SSC CGL 2024 Exam?

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.

Is SSC CGL difficult?

This purely depends on the preparation strategy made by the candidate for the SS CGL. Qualifying every phase of the exam is important to crack SSC CGL 2023.

Are SSC CGL Paper III and IV compulsory?

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.

What is the time duration for each paper?

The time duration for each paper is given below:

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

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