SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern in Detail

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SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern



SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern: Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL Exam in 4 stages (tiers) and will be continuing this for the SSC CGL 2022 as well. All the tiers are designed to test the level of expertise of a candidate in different spheres. The number of candidates will reduce many folds with every tier, so aspirants need to put equal thrust to get through each of them.

Note: The score for SSC CGL Tier-1 & Tier-2 Exam will be normalized (adjusted) if it is conducted in multiple shifts. The normalization score will be decided by SSC and it will be considered final for selecting candidates for the further rounds (Tier-3 & Tier-4) of the SSC CGL 2022 Exam.

SSC CGL 2022 Tier-wise Pattern

SSC CGL 2022 Exam pattern Tier-1

  • In Tier 1 exam, the aspirants have to answer multiple-choice questions and the questions will be in Hindi and English (except for English Comprehension).
  • In Tier 1 exam, the aspirants will get a deduction of 0.50 marks for every incorrect answer. Must Read: Tier I Analysis.
  • The aspirants should get the minimum qualifying SSC CGL Cutoff marks to appear for the Tier 2 exam.

The table below provides basic details of SSC CGL 2022 Tier-1:

Total Sections4
Total Questions100 (25 Questions per section)
Total Marks 200 (50 Marks per section )
Total Duration60 minutes



The following are the sections in SSC CGL 2022 Tier-1 :

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Comprehension

The table below shows sectional questions, marks, and time distribution:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Intelligence2550

60 minutes
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
EnglishComprehension2550
Total10020060 minutes



Marking System

Correct Answer: +2 marks

Incorrect Answer: -0.5 marks

Left unanswered: 0 marks

SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern Tier-2

  • Tier 2 comprises four papers – Paper I, II, III, IV.
  • Paper I & II are mandatory for all posts.
  • Paper III is valid only for candidates who have applied for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and were shortlisted in Tier 1 for this post/ paper.
  • Paper IV is valid only for candidates who have applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer and shortlisted in Tier 1 for this post/ paper.
  • In Tier 2, the aspirants will get a deduction of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer in paper II (English Language and Comprehension) and 0.50 marks for every incorrect answer in Paper I, III, and IV. 
PapersNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
Paper-I: Quantitative Ability1002002 hours
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension2002002 hours
Paper-III: Statistics1002002 hours
Paper-IV: General Studies1002002 hours



Marking System 

Correct Answer: +2 marks (Paper I, III & IV); +1 (Paper-II- English)

Incorrect Answer: -0.5 marks (Paper I, III & IV); -0.25 (Paper-II- English)

Left unanswered: 0 marks

SSC CGL 2022 Exam pattern Tier-3 

  • The Tier 3 paper will be answered either in Hindi or in English.
  • The candidates have to write their correct roll number to the prescribed places on the cover page of the answer book.
  • The candidates also need to affix the left-hand thumb impression and signature in the relevant column of the answer book.
  • The answer books containing the roll number, signature, and left thumb impression will be awarded as zero marks.
  • The candidates should not reveal their personal identity such as name, mobile number, or address inside the answer books. 
ParticularsDetails
Number of Papers1
Total Marks100
Question TypeDescriptive (Pen and paper-based)
SectionsEssay Writing Letter/Application Writing Passage Writing
Duration•1 hour•1 hour and 20 minutes for the aspirants who eligible for scribe
Exam ModeOffline

SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern Tier-4 

  • SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. It will be conducted in two steps: DEST Test & CPT Test.
  • DEST: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s writing skills.
  • CPT: This test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides.
ParticularsDetails
Total MarksQualifying in Nature
Time Duration15 minutes
Exam Mode
Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)Only for candidates applying for the post of Tax Assistants (in Central Excise and Income Tax).Criteria: 8000 key depression per hour
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)Only for candidates applying for the post of Assistant Section Officer.Three modules: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Generation of Slides



SSC CGL Data Entry Skill Test

The aspirants, who are willing to apply for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax), can apply for the test. As per the regulations, the aspirants should have the capability of typing 8000 key depressions in each hour (on the computer). On the other hand, as per the skill test, the candidates should type 2000 Key Depressions in 15 minutes.

SSC CGL Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

The following posts specifically require this test:

  • Assistant Section Officer in CSS MEA and AFHQ.
  • Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Inspector (Central Excise)
  • Inspector (Examiner) in CBEC
  • Assistant (GSI) in Ministry of Mines
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)

SSC CGL Document Verification (DV)

When the candidates appear for SSC CGL Document Verification round, they must have the following documents with them. The failure to produce any of them would result in immediate disqualification. 

List of Documents

Matriculation/ secondary certificateEducational qualification certificate
Caste/ category certificate (if applicable)SC/ST/OBC/PwD certificates (Central list for OBC)
Mark sheets of all the three years of graduationProvisional certificate/ certificate of graduation
Two passport-size colored photosIdentity proof
Relevant certificate if seeking any age relaxationRelevant documents for Ex-Servicemen
No Objection certificate, in the case already employed in Government/ Non-Government undertakingsAny other document specified in admit card



Conclusion

SSC CGL is one of the most sought-after government exams, if not the most. Hence, every candidate should have a clear idea of the exam pattern and in the article above we have discussed the SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern in great detail. We have tried to keep the article as informational as possible, and hope it helps students preparing or thinking to prepare for this exam.

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