SSC CGL 2022 exam pattern consists of Tier 1, Tier 2, and Document Verification process. The exam pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2 has changed completely for SSC CGL 2022 exam as mentioned in the SSC CGL 2022 notification released by Staff Selection Commission. A detailed description of the SSC CGL exam pattern 2022 is given in this article to make it easier for the students to understand the latest pattern of SSC CGL.

Major Changes in SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022

For a massive 20,000 vacancies in SSC CGL 2022, the exam pattern has been revised and there are some major changes in the SSC CGL Exam Pattern. The major changes in the SSC CGL exam pattern have taken place in the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam pattern and making SSC CGL Tier 1 only a qualifying exam. The major two updates in SSC CGL Exam Pattern can be listed as follows:

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 [New]

SSC CGL Exam Pattern [Old]

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is Qualifying in nature.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Marks will not be added to the Final score for Merit.

Merit will be on the basis of Tier 2 Marks only.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Marks were also a part of the Final Score used for Merit.

Merit was made on the scores of Tier 1, Tier 2, and Descriptive Paper.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern will have Paper 1 for Maths, Reasoning, GK, English, and Computer Knowledge. (Full details explained below)

Paper 2 will be for Statistics

Paper 3 will be of General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Tier 2 Exam was conducted for Maths (Paper 1) and English (Paper 2)

Paper 3 was of Statistics and Paper 4 was of General Studies (Finance and Economics)

 

SSC CGL Tier - 1 Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern has not changed but the use of the score of Tier 1 exam has changed. Earlier, SSC CGL Tier 1 exam was used to shortlist candidates for SSC CGL Tier 2 and for forming the final merit as well. Now, as per the latest SSC CGL exam pattern 2022, the Tier 1 paper of SSC CGL will only be used to shortlist candidates for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam = and the score of the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam will not play any role in the final merit. The Merit list of SSC CGL 2022 will be prepared through papers of the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam only.

The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam will consist of four sections of 25 questions each. These sections are:

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

The following table illustrates the different sections and marking schemes of the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL. The language of each section except English COmprehension in the Tier 1 CGL exam will be English and Hindi.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Score

Time allotted

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

A comprehensive time of 1 hour is allotted.

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Comprehension

25

50

Total

100

200

Negative Marking in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

There will be a negative marking of -0.50 for each wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2022

The SSC CGL Tier 2 paper pattern has changed significantly in SSC CGL 2022 recruitment. SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam takes place in three phases namely, Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3. Paper 1 is mandatory for all the posts of SSC CGL and Paper 2 is for the candidates applying for Junior Statistical Officer and Paper 3 will be for the candidates who have applied for Assistant Audit Officer or Assistant Accounts Officer. The major change in the SSC CGL exam pattern has taken place in Paper 1 of Tier 2. The new pattern will include three sections in Paper 2 of SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern is given below:

Paper

Session

Subject

 

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time allotted

Paper I

Session I

Section I

Module 1: Mathematical Abilities

30

60 * 3 = 180

1 Hour

 

Module 2: Reasoning and General Intelligence

30

 

Section II

Module I: English Language and Comprehension

45

70 * 3 = 210

1 Hour

 

Module II: General Awareness

25

 

Section III

Module I: Computer Knowledge Module

20

20 * 3 = 60

15 Minutes for each module.

 

Session II

Module II: Data Entry Speed Test Module

One Data Entry Task

-

Paper II

Statistics

100

100 * 2 = 200

2 Hours

Paper III

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

100 * 2 = 200

2 Hours

Negative Marking in SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam

There will be negative marking in Tier 2 Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 as follows:

  • Negative Marking of -1 Mark for each wrong answer in Section 1, Section 2, and Module 1 of Section 3 in Paper 1 of the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam.
  • There will be a negative marking of -0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper 2 and Paper 3 of SSC CGL Tier 2 exam.

PendulumEdu would recommend aspirants not to worry much about the exam pattern change in SSC CGL 2022, instead, focus on their preparation and try to score maximum in each subject at every stage of the SSC CGL 2022 exam.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022

Is there negative marking in SSC CGL 2022?

Yes there is a negative marking of -0.50 in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam, negative marking of -1 mark in Paper 1 of SSC CGL Tier 2 and negative marking of -0.50 in Paper 2 and Paer 3 of Tier 2 exam.

Is SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Qualifying in nature?

Yes, as per new SSC CGL exam pattern, Tier 1 exam is qualifying in nature and the score of SSC CGL Tier 1 exam will not be considered in final merit.

Is SSC CGL Exam Pattern changed in 2022?

Yes, SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 has changed. Now Tier 1 exam will only be used to shortlist candidates for Tier 2 and for merit, only Tier 2 Papers will considered.

What is the SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022?

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 [revised] consists of three stages - Tier 1, Tier 2 and Document Verification.

How many questions are there in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam pattern?

SSC CGL Tier 1 consists of 25 questions each from General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning and English Comprehension