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April 18, 2022 • 16:31 pm

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

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

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

Last year, the Staff Selection Commission made major changes in the SSC CGL Exam Pattern. Therefore, it is important that you should get every single detail of SSC CGL 2022 pattern.

Here, we are making you aware of the updated exam pattern. You are all advised to go through the SSC CGL new exam pattern and make your preparation plan accordingly to score well in the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination.

The exam pattern for SSC CGL includes four tiers – Tier 1 (Preliminary Exam), Tier 2 (Mains), Tier 3 (Descriptive), and Tier 4 (DEST/CPT). 

SSC CGL 2022 Tier wise Pattern

     SSC CGL Tier 1 Pattern

     SSC CGL Tier 2 Pattern

     SSC CGL Tier 3 Pattern

     SSC CGL Tier 4 Pattern

 

 

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 four stages- Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. Those who are taking the examination should go through the specific SSC Exam pattern mentioned below. Understand the elaborate pattern given below for all tiers of the SSC CGL Exam.

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 1

 

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.

 

Part

Subject

Max. Marks

Questions

Time Allotted

A

General Intelligence & Reasoning

50

25

60 Minutes (80 Minutes for disabled candidates)

B

General Awareness

50

25

C

Quantitative Aptitude

50

25

D

English Comprehension

50

25 

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Pattern

 

​​​​​​​Tier 2 will be conducted online.

​​​​​​​There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I, Paper-III, and Paper IV for each wrong answer.

​​​​​​​Questions will be of the objective type with multiple choices.

​​​​​​​You can choose your medium as Hindi or English.

​​​​​​​You have to qualify Tier 2 exam to move on to Tier 3.

 

Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.

Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post/ Paper.

Paper IV is only for those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e., for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer post.

 

Paper

Subjects

Max. Marks

Questions

Time Allotted

I

Quantitative Ability

200

100

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

II

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

III

Statistics

200

100

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

IV

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

200

100

2 Hours (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PWD Candidates)

 

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:

SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus [Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4]

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 3 Pattern

 

​​​​​​​The exam would be a descriptive type.

​​​​​​​Tier 3 would be an offline paper.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​It will carry 100 marks and the duration of the paper will be one hour.

​​​​​​​This tier has been introduced to assess the candidates' writing skills, which are necessary for Government jobs.

​​​​​​​The Paper would comprise writing an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words.

​​​​​​​The qualifying marks in Tier-III would be 30% for UR, 25% for OBC/EWS, and 20% for others.

​​​​​​​The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.

​​​​​​​The questions in this paper would be of 10+2 standard.

​​​​​​​The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & T would determine the candidates' eligibility to appear in Tier III & Tier IV.

 

Mode of Examination

Scheme of Examination

Marks

Time

Pen and Paper

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay /Precis /Letter/Application Writing etc.

100

60 minutes (80 Minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy)

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 4 Pattern

 

​​​​​​​Tier-IV of the Examination would continue to be the Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT).

​​​​​​​The exam is qualifying in Nature.

​​​​​​​Computer Proficiency Test => for Asst. Section Officer in CSS, Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines and Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBEC, Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Data Entry Skill Test at a speed of 8000 key depressions per hour => for Tax Assistant Post only.

 

Mode of Examination

Marks

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Qualifying

 

 

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.

To acquire more knowledgeable pieces of stuff, stay connected with us.

 

Thanks and all the very best for your preparations.

 

 

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  • 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

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  • 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 !

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  • 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

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    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??

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    Hello,
    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?

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    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.

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  • 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 ?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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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