SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2023 for Tier 1 and Tier 2 (Revised)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2023: As per the revised exam pattern, the Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting SSC CGL 2023 Exam in two stages: Tier-1 and Tier-2. SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will be compulsory for all candidates. For SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam, there will be Paper 1, 2, and 3, whereas Paper I is Compulsory for all posts, Paper II is for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper III is for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for all these stages of SSC CGL 2023 Recruitment process one by one.

Candidates must note that the SSC CGL Tier 1 is qualifying in nature and Tier 2 is scoring in nature. The marks scored in SSC CGL Tier 2 will be considered for final selection for the vacancies announced through the SSC CGL 2023 Exam.

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2023 Tier-1 exam will be conducted online comprising 4 sections with 100 multiple choice questions in total and with maximum marks of 200. The entire exam is needed to be completed in a time span of 60 minutes. SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will be of qualifying nature and marks will not be counted in the final selection.

The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-I Exam are:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Comprehension
Serial No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1General Intelligence and Reasoning2550

A cumulative time of 60 minutes

2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550
Total100200

A Penalty of Wrong Answer: There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer.

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SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern (Revised)

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

S. No.PapersTime Allotted
1Paper-I: (Compulsory for all posts)2 hours 30 minutes
2Paper-II: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Statistical Investigator Gr. II2 hours
3Paper-III: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer2 hours

The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern has been discussed below along with the changes made by SSC this year.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 Exam Pattern
SessionsSectionsModuleSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksWeightageDuration
Session ISection IModule-IMathematical Abilities309023%1 hour
Module-IIReasoning and General Intelligence309023%
Section IIModule-IEnglish Language and Comprehension4513535%1 hour
Module-IIGeneral Awareness257519%
Section IIIModule-IComputer Knowledge Test2060Qualifying15 minutes
Session IIModule-IIData Entry Speed TestOne Data Entry TaskQualifying15 minutes

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern
PaperSectionNo. of questionMaximum MarksDuration
Paper IIStatistics1002002 hours
Paper IIIGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)1002002 hours

Penalty of Wrong Answer: There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II and Paper-III.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2023

To scale SSC CGL 2023, candidates must know the syllabus for each section asked in the exam along with the exam pattern. Knowledge of the SSC CGL Syllabus will enable you to prepare well and systematically for the upcoming SSC Exams. The updated and revised SSC CGL Syllabus as released by SSC has been discussed in detail in the article.

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