SSC CGL Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme 2022

By Reena Pal | Updated on: Sep 20, 2022

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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022

 ssc cgl Exam 2022

The SSC CGL exam pattern comprises questions on Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and English Language.  The tests except for the Test of English Language can be taken bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. To prepare in the best possible way, you should have complete information related to the exam. Take a good look at the SSC CGL 2022 exam pattern before you start your preparation.

The SSC CGL selection process comprises of the following stages:

StagesEvents
Tier 1 Computer Based Examination will be Objective Type consisting of Multiple choice questions
Tier 2 Computer Based Examination will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III

Mode of Selection:

You have to secure minimum qualifying marks in Tier-1 and in each paper of Tier 2 exam to qualify for the final selection. The minimum qualifying percentage is as follows:

  • UR: 30%
  • OBC/ EWS: 25%
  • Others: 20%

Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2022

The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam pattern consists of four sections that are assigned equal marks and need to be solved in a composite time of 60 minutes. The sections that are involved in the exam are General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude. There are no sectional timings and therefore you need not worry about the timings but need to focus on the number of attempts and accuracy. Please note, that the Tier 1 exam is qualifying in nature.

The detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is as follows:

TierSubjectMaximum MarksMarksTime allowed
Tier 1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50

Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam pattern will also be a computer-based online test. This year, several changes have been introduced in the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. The Tier 2 of the SSC CGL Exam will consist of 3 papers. Paper 1 will further be divided into Session 1 and Session 2. To avoid any confusion with regard to the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam pattern change, please refer to the table below where the entire exam pattern has been outlined for you in complete detail. However, please also note that:

  • Paper 1 is compulsory for all posts.
  • Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 for the Tier 2 exam will be held on separate days/shifts.
  • Paper 2 will only be for those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
  • Paper 3 will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier 1 for Paper 3 i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • The Data Entry Speed Test or the DEST Skill Test will be conducted in Module 2 of Section 3 in the Paper 1 exam. You will be required to type out a passage of about 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes. 
  • This DEST Skill Test is mandatory for all posts. It will only be qualifying in nature. 

TierSectionsSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allowed
Paper-1 Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes)

Section-I

Module-I: Mathematical Abilities

Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.

Module 1: 30

Module 2: 30

Total = 60

180 1 hour (for each section)

Section-II

Module-I: English Language and Comprehension

Module-II: General Awareness

Module 1: 45

Module 2: 25

Total = 70

70*3 = 210

Section-III

Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module

20 20*3 = 60 15 Minutes (for each module)
Session-II (15 minutes)

Section-III

Module-II: Data Entry Speed Test Module

One Data Entry Task -
Paper-2 Statistics 100 100*2 = 200 2 hours (for each Paper)
Paper-3

General Studies

(Finance and Economics)

100 100*2 = 200

Exam Pattern Change

As aforementioned, there has been a change in the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam pattern according to the SSC CGL 2022 notification. We gently urge you to watch the video below to understand what exactly the changes are.

Final Selection

A merit list will be prepared on the basis of the overall performance of candidates in the Tier 2 examination. As aforementioned, the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is only qualifying in nature. The final selection of candidates, in each category, will be made on the basis of aggregate marks scored by them in the Tier 2 examination and preference of posts exercised by them.

Exam Language

SSC CGL 2022 exam is bilingual in nature which means you can attempt the exam in either of the languages i.e. Hindi or English except for the test of English language which will be available in English only, also the descriptive test for SSC CGL 2022 Tier 2 exam will be conducted in English Language only. Your English language and comprehension skills will be tested in the Module I of Section II of Paper 1 in the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam.

Marking Scheme

For the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam, each question will carry 2 marks. There will be a negative marking of 0.50 mark for each wrong answer.

As for the Tier 2 exam, 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 1. There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer on Paper 2 and Paper 3.

SSS CGL Marking Scheme 2022

Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers

Tier 1- 2 marks

Tier 2-

  • Paper 1: Section-I:- 3 marks
  • Paper 1: Section-II:- 3 marks
  • Paper 1: Section-III:- 3 marks
  • Paper 2: 2 marks
  • Paper 3: 2 marks
For wrong answers

Tier 1- 0.50 marks

Tier 2

  • Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I- 0.50 mark
  • Paper-II and Paper-III - 0.25 mark
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

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FAQs

The SSC CGL selection process will be carried out over 2 phases; i.e., Tier 1 and Tier 2.
Firstly, the SSC CGL exam pattern 2022 will only comprise 2 phases now, i.e., Tier 1 and Tier 2. Earlier, there were 4 stages. Moreover, we advise you to check the detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam pattern by scrolling to the top of the page to check out the new pattern of the exams.
Yes, the Data Entry Speed Test or the DEST Skill Test is compulsory for all posts. However, the test is qualifying in nature.
No. The marks obtained in the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam will not be taken into account at the time of drawing the final merit list. This exam is qualifying in nature.
No. The SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams will be held online only.
Yes. A penalty of 0.50 marks will be charged for wrong answers in the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam

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