SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2023:

The exam pattern for the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2023 Exam was recently revised by the  Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The Staff Selection Commission of India will conduct the SSC CGL 2023 Exam in two stages: Tier-1 and Tier-2, in accordance with the revised exam pattern. To be eligible for the selection process, candidates must appear in both of these stages. According to the SSC CGL exam Pattern, Tier 1 will be mandatory of all applicants, whereas Tier 2 will have three papers: Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3. There will be three papers in the Tier 2 Exam: Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3. Applicants applying for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) positions in the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation must appear in Paper 2, while those applying for Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer post must take Paper 3. Paper 1 will, nevertheless, be compulsory for all positions.

Applicants should be aware that Tier 1 of the SSC CGL is a qualifying exam, whereas Tier 2 is a scoring exam.

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern

A candidate’s aptitude, knowledge, and mental ability are tested in the SSC CGL Tier 1 Pattern. To be eligible for the next level of the test process, students must pass this stage. The SSC CGL 2023 Tier-1 examination will be conducted online, consisting of 4 sections with a total of 100 multiple-choice questions with maximum marks of 200. There is a negative marking of 0.50 marks each question and a total time limit of 60 minutes.

Serial No.
SubjectTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
1General Intelligence & Reasoning2550A cumulative time of 60 minutes
(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)
2General Awareness2550Same as Above
3Quantitative Aptitude2550Same as Above
4English Comprehension 2550Same as Above

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2023 (Revised)

An essential component of the SSC CGL exam is the Tier 2 SSC CGL Pattern. Staff Selection Commission will be conducting the SSC CGL Tier-2 exam in 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3

  • Paper 1 has two sections, Mathematical Ability and Reasoning and General Intelligence, and is compulsory for all posts. There are 30 questions in each section, for a total of 60 marks. A 1 hour is allotted for each section of the Paper I.
  • The statistics-based Paper II is for applicants who have applied for the position of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO). It consists of 100 questions and carries 200 marks. Paper II has a 2-hour time limit.
  • Paper III, which is based on General Studies, is for applicants who made it to the final round of Tier I selection (Finance and Economics). It consists of 100 questions and carries 200 marks. Paper III has a 2-hour time limit.
S. No.PapersTime Allotted
1Paper-I: (Compulsory for all posts)2 hours 30 minutes
2Paper-II: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)2 hours
3Paper-III: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer2 hours

The SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern in detail, along with this year’s modifications, are covered here.

SectionsModuleSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
Section 1Module-IMathematical Abilities30901 hour
Module-IIReasoning and General Intelligence30901 hour
Section 2Module-IEnglish Language and Comprehension451351 hour
Module-IIGeneral Awareness25751 hour
Section 3Module-IComputer Knowledge Test206015 minutes
Module-IIData Entry Speed Test 2000 Key Impressions15 minutes

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern: Paper 2 & 3

PaperSectionNo. of questionMaximum MarksDuration
Paper IIStatistics1002002 hours
Paper IIIGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)1002002 hours

SSC CGL Exam Pattern – Data Entry Speed Test

The Data Entry Exam and Computer Proficiency Test are only open to candidates who pass Paper 1 of the SSC CGL Tier 2 examination. This test is designed to evaluate a candidate’s typing proficiency in terms of speed and accuracy. For several posts, the Data Entry Speed Test is a crucial component of the SSC CGL Exam Pattern. Only applicants who have applied for specific positions that involve data entry work, such as Tax Assistants or Compilers, will take the data entry speed test. In order to be considered for the post, candidates must pass it. The final merit list does not take into account the scores obtained in the skill test.

Candidates must complete this test by entering data into a computer for a duration of 15 minutes at a speed of 2000 key depressions per hour.The data can be in the form of paragraphs, numbers, or alphanumeric characters. Candidates are given a printed copy of the passage to enter using a keyboard on a computer. Words per minute (WPM) are used to measure typing speed, while the number of mistakes made during typing is used to measure accuracy. Based on the candidate’s typing speed and accuracy, a final score is assigned.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2023

Candidates who want to pass SSC CGL 2023 must be familiar with the exam pattern as well as the syllabus for each section that will be covered in the test. You can prepare effectively and methodically for the upcoming SSC Examinations by becoming familiar with the SSC CGL Syllabus. In-depth discussion has been given in the post on the new and redesigned SSC CGL Syllabus that has been made public by SSC.

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