SSC CGL New Exam Pattern : Only MCQ in Tier 2

Staff Selection Commission has changed the exam pattern of Combined Graduate Level – SSC CGL for 2022 -2023 competitive examination. The new SSC CGL Exam pattern and syllabus notification PDF for download is provided at the end of this post. The Tier 1 exam will be qualifying nature. The major change is in Main Tier 2 exam. There will be no Tier 3 Exam. We will discuss the exam pattern of tier 1 and tier 2 one by one.

Highlight of New SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL New Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

  • Type of Questions :  Objective
  • Mode : Online in computer-based test mode.
  • Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Time duration : 2 hours.
  • SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will be of qualifying nature.

Subject of SSC CGL tier 1 Exam with number of questions and Maximum marks are given below.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning2550
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550
Total100200

SSC CGL Tier 2 New Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CGL Tier-2 exam will be conducted in 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3Paper I (Compulsory for all posts), Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), and Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

  • SSC CGL Mains Exam 2022 will include conducting Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III in separate shift(s)/ day(s).
  • Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.
  • Paper-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
  • Paper-III will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-III i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Paper I Exam Pattern 2022 -2023

  • SSC CGL Mains Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.
  • Tier -2 exam will consist objective type questions.
  • Exam paper will be conducted online in computer-based test mode.
  • Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions – Session I & Session II, on the same day.
  • Total time duration for SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Paper I is 2 hours and 30 minutes. (Session 1: 2 hours and 15 minutes and Session 2: 15 minutes)
  • Number of Questions :  130 questions 
  • Maximum marks :  390 marks in Sections I & II.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.
  • It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify for all the sections of Paper-I.

Subject wise details are provided in below table.

SubjectNumber Of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes)
Section-I (1 Hour)
Module-I: Mathematical Abilities3090
Module II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.3090
Total60180
Section-II (1 Hour)
Module-I: English Language and Comprehension45135
Module-II: General Awareness2575
Total70210
Section-III (15 minutes)
Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module2060
Session-II (15 minutes)
Section-III
Module-II: Data Entry Speed Test ModuleOne Data Entry TaskQualifying In Nature

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Paper II Exam Pattern 2022

  • Aspirants who have applied for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) have to appear for SSC CGL Mains Paper II.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Total time duration for paper 2 is 2 hours.
SubjectNumber Of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Statistics100200

Tier 2 Mains Paper III Exam Pattern

  • For shortlisted candidates for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Total time duration : 2 hours.
SubjectNumber Of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Studies (Finance and Economics)100200

Data Entry Speed Test

Module II of Section III of Paper-I will include conducting a Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) for a duration of 15 minutes in Session-II on the same day.

The “Data Entry Speed Test” (DEST) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.

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

SSC CGL New Pattern Notification PDF Download

SSC CGL Tier 2 Study Material PDF : Download Now

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the change in SSC CGL Exam Pattern ?

There will be only objective type Tier 1 and tier 2 Exam. The exam pattern of Tier 2 (mains) has been changed vide SSC CGL 2022 Notification.

Is there any negative marking for SSC CGL Exam ?

Yes, there is negative marking for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exams. One third of marks will be for each wrong answer.

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