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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 for All Tiers (Updated Pattern)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 (Tier-I, II, III & IV) (Updated Pattern)

SSC CGL Syllabus & Important Topics

To give your SSC CGL preparation an appropriate start, it is very important to know SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022.

This year, the Staff Selection Commission made major changes in the SSC CGL Paper Pattern. From 2022 session, the exam pattern for SSC CGL will include only two tiers – Tier 1 & Tier 2 that will be organized in different sessions.

Here, we are providing you with the updated exam pattern details. You are advised to go through the SSC CGL new exam pattern to make your preparation plan accordingly and score well in the examination.

New SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2022 Tier wise Pattern

     SSC CGL Tier 1 Pattern

     SSC CGL Tier 2 Pattern



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What Is the New SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern?


Earlier, the exam is held in four tiers – Tier 1 (Preliminary Exam), Tier 2 (Mains), Tier 3 (Descriptive), and Tier 4 (DEST/CPT). But, as per the revised exam pattern, SSC will conduct CGL 2022 Exam in two stages: Tier-1 and Tier-2.

And the final selection for various vacancies under SSC CGL Exam is based on the scores of Tiers 2.



SSC CGL 2022 Tier wise Pattern


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CGL 2022 exam pattern consists of the following information -


Examination Mode

Number of Sections

Type of Questions

Marking Scheme

Weightage of Topics

Examination Duration

Number of Questions

The exam of SSC CGL 2022 is conducted in two stages- Tier 1 and Tier 2. Those who are taking the examination should go through the latest SSC Exam pattern mentioned below.



SSC CGL Exam Pattern of Tier 1


SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is qualifying in nature. You can check the complete exam pattern below: 


Total questions asked are 100, comprising 200 marks.

Each question carries 2 marks.

Tier 1 will be conducted online.

There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer you give.

Questions will be of the objective type with multiple choices.

You can choose your medium as Hindi or English.

You have to qualify Tier 1 exam to move on to Tier 2.




Max. Marks


Time Allotted


General Intelligence & Reasoning



60 Minutes (80 Minutes for disabled candidates)


General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude




English Comprehension




Note: The questions will be set both in English & Hindi, except for English Comprehension.



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SSC CGL 2022 Tier 2 Exam Pattern


The officials have made major changes in SSC CGL Tier 2 exam pattern. It is scoring in nature, and the marks scored, will be considered for selection under various vacancies.


Find the update CGL Tier 2 exam pattern below:  

The Tier 2 exam for SSC CGL will be conducted online.

Tier 2 exam will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III in separate shift(s)/ day(s).

Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.  

Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.  Paper II is for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.  Paper III will be conducted for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

You must qualify for Tier 1 exam to be eligible to give Tier 2.

Check below, the detailed SSC CGL 2022 Tier 2 Exam Pattern along with the updated changes:






No. of Ques.

Max. Marks

Time Allotted

Paper I

Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes)


Module-I: Mathematical Abilities


60*3 = 180

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.



Module-I: English Language and Comprehension


70*3 = 210

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

Module-II: General Awareness



Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module


20*3 = 60

15 Minutes (for each module) (20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe

Session-II (15 minutes)


Module-II: Data Entry Speed Test Module

One Data Entry Task







100*2 = 200

2 hours (for each Paper) (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)

Paper III



General Studies (Finance and Economics)


100*2 = 200


Knowing the pattern is not enough to start your preparation, you might wish to get the complete syllabus. Below, we have mentioned the detailed SSC CGL 2022 Exam Syllabus.



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Important Points:

It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify for all the sections of Paper-I.

Tier II (Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III) will consist of Objective Type and Multiple-choice questions, except for Module II of Section III.

Questions will be asked in English & Hindi except for the English Language and Comprehension Module in Section II of Paper- I.

There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II and Paper-III.

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I, i.e., Computer Knowledge Test, is mandatory but qualifying.

Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I is a Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) Skill Test and will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions.

DEST will be mandatory for all the posts; however, it will be qualifying in nature.

The OH candidates are eligible for exemption from attempting DEST, provided such candidates submit a certificate in the prescribed format to the Commission from the competent Medical Authority.




For more help in your preparation, you can read the following articles:

Study Plan- How to crack SSC CGL in 2 months without Coaching

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam: List of Important Topics to Help You Score More!

SSC CGL Tier 1 Maths Short Tricks, Formulas, Questions, and Books!



We have mentioned the complete details related to the exam pattern that you should know.

If you have any doubts or queries, please feel free to place them in the comment box below.

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Showing 10 comments out of 83
  • Khumcholila

    Iam a graduate and I just got an update any SSC recruitment 2020 and I want to try for the exam but iam still confused with Post should I opt for

  • Vignesh vs

    Sir I've applied for CGL exam by November 2019. But I have one withstanding arrear now and i wrote it already. The result will be out by January 2020. Soo if i clear by Jan and write the TIER 1 exam by March 2020, I'll be qualified or not ? Or should i have to be qualified at some particular time before the commencement of exam? please clear my doubt sir. thanks, vignesh !

  • Uday

    Iam percieving my bsc degree to which post shall I apply in ssc cgl and what are the cutoffs in each area should I score and If want to become custom officer in which tiers should I be more efficient


    Hello Uday,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    After completing your graduate degree, you can apply for SSC GL Exam. You an check the cut off marks for all the posts through SSC CGL Result .
    Thank You!!

  • M madhukrishna

    Hello Sir, i want to know the SSC CGL Tier-III (2018-19) exam date?? If u know please provide me the exam dates??


    Greeting From Eduncle!
    As per the official website, the SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam will be conducted on 29th December 2019.
    Thank You!!

  • Shubham Varun

    Hello Sir/ Madam, I have a few questions regarding the tier- 3 examination: 1. Do I have to be aware of all the current affairs or is this examination purely dependent on my English proficiency? For example- Do I need to know in detail about the present Government's work like Swatchh Bharat Abhiyaan, etc.? Can I make the information up by my imagination and only focus on my English proficiency? 2. Is this tier compulsory for all the candidates that passed the tier-2 examination, unlike tier- 4 which is only for selected posts?


    Hello Shubham,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Tier 3 exam is compulsory for all the tier 2 qualified candidates. And you can check how to prepare for descriptive paper through SSC CGL Tier 2 preparation tips .
    Thank You!!

  • Biswarup

    Hello sir, this year I have cleared tier 1 ssc cgl aao cut off. So after tier 2 shall I sit for tier 3 or tier 4? final merit list will be based on which tiers? though I didn't apply for aao. There was no option for that. They just categorized as per marks. please explain in details.

  • Jyoti

    Hello sir,I want to know the cut off marks for sc students in tier 1 and 2 and Is tier 3 essential for post of ministry of external affairs ?


    Hello Jyoti
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can check the Cut Off marks for tier 1, 2, 3 through SSC CGL Result
    Thank You!!

  • Shashikant

    Sir, Iwant to know that in SSC CGL exam of Tier 2 ,there is total 4 papers. If I got a good marks in paper 1 and paper 2 but I won't get much marks in paper 23 and paper 4. Do am I eligible for jobs based on my marks in paper 1 and paper 2?


    Hello Shashikant, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! In SSC CGL recruitment process, Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3, they all are to be separately qualified by the candidate by securing the required Cut-offs. he scores obtained in all the three Tiers are considered. A candidate needs to clear all the three Tiers respectively, then only he is eligible for Tier 4. Tier 4 is applicable to few of the posts, as this is the Skill Test stage, other posts have the document verification stage after Tier 3. Tier 4 too needs to be qualified by the candidate. Tier 4 doesn't have any cut-off marks, but is an essential stage which needs to be qualified. Hope the above explanation has cleared your doubts! Kind Regards, Eduncle Team

  • Ashutosh Shaw

    Hello Sir, Is the typing test necessary for the post of Income Tax Officer?


    Hello Ashutosh, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! There is no Typing Test scheduled for the recruitment of an Income Tax Officer. After the result of Tier 3 the shortlisted candidate is called for an Interview. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team


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