SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern
SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern: SSC CGL 2022 consists of 4 Tiers or phases. There are lakhs of aspirants who appear for SSC CGL every year and most of the first-time exam takers are curious about the SSC CGL exam pattern. In this blog, we will discuss the detailed SSC CGL exam pattern which includes the Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III and Tier-IV phases.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern - Overview
|Tiers||Paper Type||Exam Mode|
|Tier – 1/I||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer-Based (online)|
|Tier – 2/II||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer-Based (online)|
|Tier – 3/III||Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi||Pen and Paper mode|
|Tier – 4/IV||Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test||Wherever Applicable|
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
The SSC CGL exam pattern for Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 and Tier-4 is discussed here in detail.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
This exam is mandatory for all the aspirants appearing in the SSC CGL. It can be regarded as the preliminary exam
|Subject||Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Duration|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50||60 minutes|
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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
In this phase, two exams are conducted on the same day, the details of the Tier-II exams are listed below
|Paper I||Quantitative Aptitude||100||200||2 Hours|
|Paper-II||General English||200||200||2 Hours|
|Paper III||Statistics||100||200||2 Hours|
|Paper IV||General Studies|
(Finance & Economics)
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for SSC CGL Tier-3 is as follows
|Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application, etc.)||100 marks||1 hour or 60 minutes|
(80 minutes for
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SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for this phase is different and is applicable for some selected posts
|Skill Test||Maximum Marks||Time||Posts ( for which applicable) |
|Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)||No marks only qualifying in nature||15 Minutes||Tax Assistant (CBDT & CBEC)|
|CPT: Computer Proficiency Test (Word Processing/ Excel Sheet/ PowerPoint)||No marks only qualifying in nature||45 Minutes||Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA, SFIO, GSI,|
SSC CHSL Tier 4 Typing Test - Revised Guidelines
SSC on 20 June 2022 by a notice has Revised the rules of SSC Typing Tests. You can find the new rules under the Candidates' Corner in SSC official website.
Download the revised guidelines HERE.
Find the highlights of the Guidelines below.
A. Full Mistakes : The following errors are treated as full mistakes :-
- For every omission of a word/figure.
- For every substitution of a wrong word/figure, except transposition of words.
- For every addition of a word/figure not found in the passage.
- For every spelling error committed by way of repetition, or addition, or omission, or substitution of a letter/letters, e.g. the word ‘spelling' typed as seeplings; seplling; speling; seepling; spelling etc.
- For repetition of word/figure, e.g. ‘I shall shall be grateful ……….'
- Incomplete words (half typed words will be treated as mistake).
B. Half Mistakes : The following errors are treated as half mistakes :-
- Spacing Errors : Where no space is provided between two words, e.g. ‘Ihope', or undesired space is provided between the words or letters of a word e.g. ‘I have', ‘I h ave' (space left between a word).
- Wrong Capitalisation : Wrong typing of a capital letter for small letter or vice-versa.
- (This does not apply in respect of Hindi Typewriting scripts)
- Punctuation Errors : Where the punctuation mark is omitted or added or substituted by another.
- Transposition Errors : Where words are transposed, e.g. the words ‘I hope' typed as ‘hope I'.
- Paragraphic Errors : Half mistake shall be treated for each irrational para, where the space given before starting of any paragraph is not uniform, i.e paragraph given manual spaces; without pressing the Tab Key, will be treated half-mistake.