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SSC CGL Exam Dates 2023: Tier 1 Exam Schedule, Important EventsAugust 11, 2023
SSC CGL Tier 2 2022: The Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CGL. It is a national-level examination to recruit candidates for Group B and C posts in various ministries/ departments/ organisations of the Government of India. The selection process involves two tiers, i.e. Tier 1 and Tier 2, followed by document verification.
The Commission published the SSC CGL notification on September 17, 2022. Furthermore, the application process also started on September 17, 2022. Interested candidates could apply online for SSC CGL on the official website, i.e., ssc.nic.in. The last date to submit applications was October 08, 2022. Candidates who clear Tier 1 appear for the Tier 2 exam. Read on to find out more.
Before getting into the detailed information, aspirants can go through the overview of the SSC CGL exam below:
|Exam Name||SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination|
|Commonly Known as||SSC CGL|
|Exam Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Exam Purpose||To Recruit Candidates for Group B and C Posts in Various Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations of the Government of India.|
|Name of Posts||Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Junior Statistical Officer, Upper Division Clerk, Sub-Inspector, Auditor, etc.|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Number of Vacancies||7000+|
|Selection Stages||Two Stages: Tier 1 and Tier 2|
|Job Location||PAN India|
Check all the latest news and updates pertaining to the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam below:
The Staff Selection Commission published the official notification for SSC CGL 2022 on its official website. Candidates can check the notification at ssc.nic.in. Furthermore, they can also check, as well as download, the SSC CGL notification PDF from the direct link provided below. The notification contains all the exam details, including the selection process, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more.
Here, we have enlisted dates of important events under SSC CGL 2022. Candidates must go through the table given below to know more about the same:
|SSC CGL 2022 notification release date||September 17, 2022|
|Online application process starts||September 17, 2022|
|Last date to apply online||October 08, 2022|
|Last date for the generation of offline Challan||October 08, 2022|
|Last date to pay the application fee online||October 09, 2022|
|Last date for payment through Challan||October 10, 2022|
|Window for Application Form Correction||October 12 to 13, 2022|
|SSC CGL 2022 exam date for Tier 1||December 2022|
|Tier 2 admit card release date||To Be Announced|
|SSC CGL Tier 2 exam date||To Be Announced|
|Tier 2 result date||To Be Announced|
As SSC is yet to announce the vacancy for the current year, aspirants can check the last year vacancy details from the table below:
The SSC Combined Graduate Level exam is conducted to recruit staff for Group B and C posts. Each post has a wide variety of roles and responsibilities. Candidates must go through the table given below to know more about the same subject.
|Assistant Audit Officer
(Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG)
|a) Conduct audits of govt./public sector organisations.
b) Traveling during the inspection.
|The profile consists of working as an investigating officer, but most candidates will be doing computer/data-oriented work for the Intelligence Bureau.|
(Ministry of Railway)
|Clerical work includes completing files and making reports.|
(Ministry of External Affairs)
|Administration works like planning and examining documents, compiling reports, updating events, noting, drafting, and communicating with the head office.|
|Clerical work like compiling files, reports, and many kinds of paperwork, keeping track of ongoing cases and subsequent follow-ups.|
(Other Ministries/ Departments)
|Work under government organisations like the Department of Personnel & Training, Parliamentary Affairs, Election Commission, etc.|
|Inspector (Central Excise)
|a) Clerical or file-related work (If posted in Headquarters).
b) Verifying taxations on goods passing through ports (If posted in the field).
|Assistant Enforcement Officer
(Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue)
|a) Dealing with files, making presentations, brochures
b) Assist in the raid
c) Gather information about money laundering or any other economic crimes
d) Visit banks for enquiries, visit courts, help lawyers present cases
(Central Bureau of Investigation)
|Work as state police with more powers.|
|Inspector of Posts
(Department of Post)
|a) Promote the business of post offices
b) A lot of travel
c) Performance pressure to meet numbers
d) Take charge of 60-70 post offices
e) Assisted by two Mail overseers.
|Statistical Investigator Gr.II
(Ministry of Statistics & Prog. Implementation)
|The Statistical Investigator Officers posted at NSSO perform two main functions, i.e., data collection and data processing.|
(Central Bureau of Narcotics)
|Checking on the cultivation of opium poppy/ Conducting periodic checks in companies.|
National Investigation Agency (NIA)
|Investigate terrorism & other national security issues.|
|Inspector (Income Tax)
|a) Assessing, verifying and processing IT records of individuals and businesses
b) Conducting raids
c) Local travelling
d) Handling refund claims, etc.
|Auditor||Audit expense reports of State Department (C&AG), Accounts of defence forces (CGDA), and General accounts of the country (CGA).|
|Accountant /Junior Accountant
(Offices under CGA)
|Clerical work, handles accounts, funds, pension, loans, etc.|
|Sr. Secretariat Assistant
(Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres.)
|a) Maintain files in the concerned department
b) Reply to emails received in your department
c) Drafting RTI replies and sending them for approval
d) Data entry
|Assessing, verifying, and modifying tax data of an individual or business (CBDT) and goods & services.|
(Registrar General of India)
|a) Clerical work.
b) Drafting and compiling reports.
c) Conducting census.
(Central Bureau of Narcotics)
|a) Dispatch of Opium Consignment.
b) Regular Check of Illegal Opium Cultivation.
c) Scanning the area and ensuring there is no production of synthetic drugs or narcotics.
The SSC CGL salary differs from post to post. We have enlisted the post-wise pay level and salary that aspirants can check in the table below:
|Post Name||Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre||Pay Scale||Salary|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG||Pay Level-8||₹ 47,600 to 1,51,100/-|
|Assistant Accounts Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG||Pay Level-8||₹ 47,600 to 1,51,100/-|
|Assistant Section Officer||Central Secretariat Service||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Assistant Section Officer||Intelligence Bureau||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Assistant Section Officer||Ministry of Railway||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Assistant Section Officer||Ministry of External Affairs||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Assistant Section Officer||AFHQ||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Assistant Section Officer||Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Assistant/ Assistant Section Officer||Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Inspector of Income Tax||CBDT||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Inspector, (Central Excise)||CBIC||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|CBIC||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Inspector (Examiner)||CBIC||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Sub-Inspector||Central Bureau of Investigation||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Inspector||Department of Post, Ministry of Communication||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics, Ministry of Finance||Pay Level-7||₹ 44,900 to 1,42,400/-|
|Assistant||Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations||Pay Level-6||₹ 35,400 to 1,12,400/-|
|Divisional Accountant||Offices under C&AG||Pay Level-6||₹ 35,400 to 1,12,400/-|
|Sub-Inspector||National Investigation Agency (NIA)||Pay Level-6||₹ 35,400 to 1,12,400/-|
|Sub-Inspector/ Junior Intelligence Officer||Narcotics Control Bureau (MHA)||Pay Level-6||₹ 35,400 to 1,12,400/-|
|Junior Statistical Officer||Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation||Pay Level-6||₹ 35,400 to 1,12,400/-|
|Auditor||Offices under C&AG||Pay Level-5||₹ 29,200 to 92,300/-|
|Auditor||Offices under CGDA||Pay Level-5||₹ 29,200 to 92,300/-|
|Auditor||Other Ministry/ Departments||Pay Level-5||₹ 29,200 to 92,300/-|
|Accountant||Offices under C&AG||Pay Level-5||₹ 29,200 to 92,300/-|
|Accountant||Controller General of Accounts||Pay Level-5||₹ 29,200 to 92,300/-|
|Accountant/ Junior Accountant||Other Ministry/ Departments||Pay Level-5||₹ 29,200 to 92,300/-|
|Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant||Department of Post, Ministry of Communication||Pay Level-4||₹ 25,500 to 81,100/-|
|Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks||Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres||Pay Level-4||₹ 25,500 to 81,100/-|
|Senior Administrative Assistant||Military Engineering Services, Ministry of Defence||Pay Level-4||₹ 25,500 to 81,100/-|
|Tax Assistant||CBDT||Pay Level-4||₹ 25,500 to 81,100/-|
|Tax Assistant||CBIC||Pay Level-4||₹ 25,500 to 81,100/-|
|Sub-Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics, Ministry of Finance||Pay Level-4||₹ 25,500 to 81,100/-|
|Upper Division Clerks||Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)||Pay Level-4||₹ 25,500 to 81,100/-|
It is very important for candidates that they are fully aware of the eligibility criteria as per the conducting body. Find the SSC CGL eligibility criteria below for a better understanding:
The candidate must be an Indian citizen or any one of the following:
|18-27 years||The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003.|
|20-27 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2001.|
|20-30 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2001.|
|up to 30 years||The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2003.|
|up to 32 years||The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1989 and not later than 01-01-2003.|
Check the age relaxation criteria for different categories from the table given below:
|PwD (Unreserved)||10 Years|
|PwD (OBC)||13 Years|
|PwD (SC/ST)||15 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen (ESM)||3 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||8 Years|
Note: Candidates who belong to the reserved categories must have a valid certificate of their casts in order to acquire the above age relaxation.
There is also permissible relaxation in the upper age limit for Group C posts only that are mentioned below:
|Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application.||Up to 40 Years|
|Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application.||Up to 45 Years|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.||Up to 35 years of age|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST).||Up to 40 Years|
Note: The above facts are tabulated as per the official guidelines of the SSC. The conducting body has the right to announce any changes at any point during the recruitment process. Candidates are advised to keep a close eye on the official website so that they don’t miss any latest information regarding their respective examinations.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline to apply for the post.
The conducting body releases the SSC CGL application form on its official website via online mode only. In the online form, candidates will be asked to fill in details such as personal information, contact number, date of birth, educational qualification, parents’ names, and much more. We have enlisted the steps to fill the online application form on the portal below:
Check the application Fee for SSC CGL below:
|Women/ SC/ ST/ PwBD/ ESM||Nil|
|Other Candidates||₹ 100/-|
Find the list of SSC CGL Tier 2 exam centres from the table below:
|State Name||Exam Centre (Centre Code)|
Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005)
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands
|Port Blair (4802)
Berhampore (Odisha) (4602)
Srinagar (J&K) (1007)
|NCT of Delhi
Guwahati (Dispur) (5105)
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Aspirants can check the detailed SSC CGL exam pattern for the Tier 2 exam below:
|Paper||Session||Subject||Numbe of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Paper 1||Session 1||Section I:
Module I – Mathematical Abilities
Module II: Reasoning and General Intelligence
|30+30 = 60||180 marks||1 hour|
|Paper 1||Session 1||Section II:
Module I – English Language and Comprehension
Module II – General Awareness
|45+25 = 70||210 marks||1 hour|
|Paper 1||Session 1||Section III:
Module I – Computer Knowledge Module
|20||60 marks||15 minutes|
|Paper 1||Session 2||Section III:
Module II – Data Entry Speed Test Module
|Paper 2||–||Statistics||100||200 marks||2 hours|
|Paper 3||–||General Studies
(Finance and Economics)
|100||200 marks||2 hours|
Aspirants can find the SSC CGL Tier 2 syllabus for each paper or subject from the table below:
|Mathematical Abilities||English Language and Comprehension||Statistics||General Studies
(Finance and Economics)
|Numbers||Spot the Error||Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data||Financial Accounting|
|Time and Distance||Fill in the Blanks||Measures of Central Tendency||Basic Concepts of Accounting|
|Time and Work||Synonyms||Measures of Dispersion||Comptroller & Auditor General of India|
|Regular Polygons||Antonyms||Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis||Finance Commission|
|Averages||Spelling/ Detecting Misspelled Word||Correlation and Regression||Basic Concepts of Economics and Introduction to Microeconomics|
|Percentage||Idioms & Phrases||Probability Theory||Theory of Demand and Supply|
|Mensuration||One Word Substitution||Random Variable and Probability Distributions||Theory of Production and Cost|
|Trigonometry||Improvement of Sentences||Sampling Theory||Indian Economy|
|Profit and Loss||Active/ Passive Voice||Statistical Inference||Economic Reforms in India|
|Ratio & Proportion||Direct/ Indirect Speech||Analysis of Variance||Money and Banking|
|Mixture and Alligation||Shuffling of Sentence Parts||Time Series Analysis||Role of Information Technology in Governance|
|Standard Identities||Shuffling of Sentences in a Passage||Index Numbers||–|
|Graphs of Linear Equations||Comprehension Passages||–||–|
To score well in the exam, candidates must make and follow a proper SSC CGL Tier-II study plan. The apt preparation tips will help the aspirants cover all the required topics in a particular time frame and have enough time for revision. Here, we have enlisted some beneficial tips and tricks to clear the SSC CGL Tier-II exam in the first attempt. Candidates must go through the same for a better understanding.
The conducting body releases the SSC CGL admit card for Tier 2 on its official website. The hall ticket is issued via online mode only. Candidates can download their hall tickets online by entering their login credentials. After downloading the admit card, candidates will be able to see a lot of details mentioned on it. It is advisable to cross-check the details diligently and contact the helpline number of the conducting body in case of any discrepancies.
The Commission publishes the SSC CGL Tier 2 answer key on the official website. First, the officials release the provisional answer key. SSC welcomes challenges against the provisional answer key from candidates who find any mistakes in the key. Afterwards, the conducting body issues the final answer key, consisting of correct answers.
The conducting body releases the SSC CGL Tier 2 result on the official website. The results are published online in PDF format. Moreover, the SSC CGL result is published separately for each stage. Candidates can check the names or roll number of qualified candidates on the merit list. Those who cleared Tier 2 will be called for document verification. Furthermore, the final selection will be made based on the marks obtained in Tier 2.
The Staff Selection Commission publishes the cutoff along with the result. The SSC CGL cutoff mark is the minimum qualifying mark that candidates need to obtain to qualify for the next stage. It depends on the number of candidates who appeared for the exam, their performance, vacancy, etc. As the SSC CGL Tier 2 cutoff 2022 is not published yet, candidates can find the category-wise and post-wise CGL Tier 2 cutoff 2020-21 below:
|Category||Assistant Audit Officer||Junior Statistical Officer||All Other Posts|
Find some commonly asked question related to SSC CGL Tier 2 below:
Q.1: When will the SSC CGL Tier 2 be conducted?
Ans: The Commission has yet to announce the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam date.
Q.2: What is the mode of SSC CGL Tier 2?
Ans: The Commission conducts the Tier 2 exam in online mode.
Q.3: What type of questions are asked in SSC CGL Tier 2?
Ans: The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam contains objection-type questions.
Q.4: Are Paper 2 and Paper 3 compulsory for all posts in SSC CGL Tier 2?
Ans: No, Paper 2 is for candidates who applied for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) post, and Paper 3 is for candidates who applied for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer posts. However, Paper 1 is compulsory for all posts.
Q.5: How many questions will be there in SSC CGL Tier 2?
Ans: Paper 1 consists of 150 MCQs from subjects like Mathematical Abilities, Reasoning and General Intelligence, English Language and Comprehension, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge. However, Paper 2 and Paper 3 contain 100 MCQs each.
Q.6: Is there a negative marking in SSC CGL Tier 2?
Ans: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in Section 1, Section 2, and Module 1 of Section 3 of Paper 1. In comparison, 0.50 marks for each wrong answer will be deducted in Paper 2 and Paper 3.
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