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SSC CGL Selection Process 2023 [Revised]: Tier 1, Tier 2 & DV


SSC CGL Selection Process 2023: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has specified the revised selection procedure for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2023 Examination in its official notification. The notification for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments, and Offices has been released on April 03, 2023. According to the revised selection process, this recruitment consists of three stages, namely Tier 1, Tier 2, and Document Verification (DV).

Practice SSC CGL Tier 1 Questions
Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL Tier – 1 General Intelligence for SSC CGL Tier – 1
General Awareness for SSC CGL Tier – 1 English Comprehension for SSC CGL Tier – 1

**Steps to practice unlimited questions are given in this article below.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 are computer-based exams. To be considered for various CGL positions, candidates must pass all tiers. The minimum qualifying marks for Tier 1 and each Paper of the Tier 2 exam are 30% for UR, 25% for OBC/EWS, and 20% for others. Scroll down to know more about the hiring process.

– The SSC CGL 2023 official notification has been released.
– Candidates can apply online for SSC CGL 2023 from April 03, 2023, here.

SSC CGL Selection Procedure 2023 (Revised)

Candidates aspiring to crack the SSC CGL exam must go through the latest selection process. Knowing the selection process will help them prepare well for the exam. The revised selection procedure consists of the following three stages:

  • Tier 1 – Computer-based Examination (Qualifying in Nature)
  • Tier 2 – Computer-based Examination
  • Document Verification (DV)

Candidates have to clear the Tier 1 exam to attempt the Tier 2 exam. SSC releases the Tier 1 exam result, and candidates who make it to the merit list are eligible to appear for Tier 2. Scroll down to get in-depth details about all the stages.

SSC CGL Selection Process for Tier 1

Tier 1 is the first stage of the selection procedure. SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is a computer-based exam that consists of multiple-choice questions. The exam has four subjects or sections: General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. Furthermore, the Tier 1 question paper contains 100 questions and the total mark allocated is 200 marks. The overall duration of the exam is 60 minutes.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2023

Check the exam pattern of SSC CGL Tier 1 below:

Sections & SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Section A: General Intelligence and Reasoning2550 marks
Section B: General Awareness2550 marks
Section C: Quantitative Aptitude2550 marks
Section D: English Comprehension2550 marks
Total100200 marks

Best SSC CGL Tier 1 Practice Books

We have created a list of some of the top books, essentially incorporating many practice questions. These would surely help you obtain a better knowledge of the critical topics. Access SSC CGL Practice Books for each subject from the below link:

Access SSC CGL Tier 1 Practice Books
SSC CGL General Intelligence and Reasoning Practice Book SSC CGL Tier 1 English Practice Book
SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Practice Book by Sujauddin Khan SSC CGL General Awareness Practice Book

Steps To Practice SSC CGL Tier 1 Questions at Embibe

Follow the below-mentioned steps to practice unlimited SSC CGL Tier 1 questions at Embibe:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting a Government Job” 
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “SSC” from the Dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and Select “SSC CGL Tier-I” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the Header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any SSC CGL Tier 1 subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

SSC CGL Selection Process 2023 for Tier 2

Tier 2 is also a computer-based exam that contains objective-type multiple-choice questions. The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be conducted in 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3.

Paper 1 is mandatory for all posts and Paper 2 is for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. While Paper 3 is for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer, except for Module-2 of Section-3 of Paper-1.

PapersTime Allotted
Paper-1: (Compulsory for all posts)2 hours 30 minutes
Paper-2: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)2 hours
Paper-3: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer2 hours

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2023

Find the detailed exam pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2 from the table below:

Paper Section No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration

Paper 1

Section 1:

Module 1: Mathematical Abilities

Module 2: Reasoning and General Intelligence

Module 1: 30

Module 2: 30

Total= 60

60*3= 180

1 hour (for each section)

1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe

Section 2: 

Module 1: English Language and Comprehension

Module 2: General Awareness

Module 1: 45

Module 2: 25

Total =70

135+75= 210

Section 3: 

Module 1: Computer Knowledge Test


20*3 =60

15 Minutes (for each module)

20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe

Section 3:

Module 2: Data Entry Speed Test

One Data Entry Task

Paper 2



100*2= 200

2 hours

2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe

Paper 3

General Studies (Finance and Economics)


100*2= 200

2 hours

2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe

Note: Candidates who do not qualify in Sections 1 and 2 will not be evaluated in Section 3 and will not be regarded for further consideration.

SSC CGL Document Verification

Candidates who passed Tiers 1 and 2 will be eligible for Document Verification (DV) with photocopies and original documents. Applicants with quota reservations must submit supporting documentation or they will be considered in the Unreserved/General category. The following documents are required for the SSC CGL Document Verification stage:

  • Two recent passport-size colour photographs
  • Original Photo ID proof
  • Copy of Matriculation or Secondary Certificate
  • Educational Qualification Certificate
  • Caste or Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Persons with Benchmark Disabilities Certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificates For Ex-Servicemen – Serving Defence Personnel (if applicable), Undertaking, and Discharge (if discharged from Armed Forces)
  • Relevant Age Relaxation certificate (if applicable)
  • Central Government Civilian Employees Certificate
  • NOC (if already employed in Government or Govt. undertakings)
  • Applicable documents related to change of name after matriculation on marriage/remarriage/divorce, etc.
  • Any other document(s) prescribed in Admission Certificate for the DV round.

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FAQs on SSC CGL Selection Process 2023

Find some of the commonly asked questions about the SSC CGL hiring procedure below:

Q: What is the selection process for SSC CGL post?

A: As per the revised selection process, the Staff Selection Commission will be conducting SSC CGL 2023 Exam in three stages: Tier 1, Tier 2 and DV. 

Q: How many papers are there in the SSC CGL Tier 2?

A: There are three papers (Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper-3) in SC CGL Tier 2.

Q: Is clearing the SSC CGL 2023 Tier 1 necessary to appear for the Tier 2 exam?

A: Yes, candidates have to clear the Tier 1 exam to appear for the Tier 2 computer-based exam.

Q: Is the SSC CGL 2023 exam pattern changed?

A: Yes. The exam pattern for SSC CGL has been revised for Tier 2.

Q: Is there any negative marking for SSC CGL 2023 exam?

A: Yes. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer in the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam and 1 mark for Section-1, Section-2 and Module-1 of Section-3 of Paper-1 and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-2 and Paper-3 in the Tier 2 Exam.

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