SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 For Tier 1 and 2 Exams With New Exam Pattern

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022: SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 is released by the Staff Selection Commission along with the official notification. Every year, the Staff Selection Commission organizes the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam to give a chance to lakhs of aspirants to apply for government jobs. A thorough understanding of the SSC CGL syllabus 2022 is an extremely crucial milestone on the road to clearing the CGL exam.

It is well known that SSC CGL will consist of two stages Tier I and Tier II and all the stages have different difficulty levels. SSC CGL syllabus for Maths, English, General Awareness and Reasoning helps aspirants know what the exam is about and to start their preparations by going in the right direction. Bookmark this article for all further updates regarding SSC CGL Syllabus 2022.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022-23
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SSC CGL Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC CGL 2022 Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination in two different Tiers namely Tier 1 and Tier 2. While SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 are conducted in Online Mode. SSC CGL syllabus for Maths, English, General Awareness and Reasoning helps aspirants know what the exam is about and to start their preparations by going in the right direction.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022: Overall view 

Organization NameStaff Selection Commission
Post NameCGL
Article NameSSC CGL Syllabus 2022 :
Type of ArticleSyllabus
Education Qualification ?Bachelor’s Degree
Negative Marking0.5 mark
Exam LevelAll India
Official websiteClick Here 

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 – Tiers of Exam

The SSC CGL exam syllabus is divided into two phases which are commonly known as Tier – I and Tier- II. Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the SSC CGL 2022 are conducted online. SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 is explained in the table below:

TierTypeMode
Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – II
(Paper I, II, III)
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.
Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I
Computer-Based (online)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022- Tier 1

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier-1 comprises 100 questions in total with a maximum mark of 200. The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is qualifying in nature whereas the final selection is based on the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam. SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier-1 is of 60 minutes. SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier-I is divided into four sections with 25 questions each and maximum marks of 50. Normalization will be done by SSC if an exam is conducted in multiple shifts.
The sections asked in SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier-I Exam are:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension

The Schema of Tier-1 is explained in the table given below:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning2550A cumulative time of 60 minutes (80 minutes
for disabled/Physically handicapped Candidates)
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550
Total100200

Note:- For every wrong question there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks also.

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.PapersDuration
1Paper-I: (Compulsory for all posts)1 hour
2Paper-II: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)2 hours
3Paper-III: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer2 hours

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 Exam Pattern

The schema of the SSC CGL Exam pattern Tier 2 is explained in the Table given below:

SectionsModuleSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksWeightageDuration
Section 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
Module-IIData Entry Speed TestOne Data Entry TaskQualifying15 minutes

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern

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

Note: For every wrong question There will be 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 of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II and Paper-III.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier 1

SSC CGL 2022 Tier 1 exam comprises 100 questions in total with a maximum mark of 200. The duration of SSC CGL Tier 1 is of 60 minutes. SSC CGL Tier I is divided into four sections with 25 questions each and maximum marks of 50.

The sections asked in the SSC CGL syllabus Tier I Exam are:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension

The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 1 is given in the Table below:

Quantitative Aptitude

There are a lot of topics from basic and advanced mathematics that are covered in the Quantitative aptitude section of the SSC CGL syllabus.

  1. Computation of whole numbers
  2. Decimals
  3. Fractions
  4. Relationships between numbers
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Discount
  7. Partnership Business
  8. Mixture and Allegation
  9. Time and distance
  10. Time & Work
  11. Percentage
  12. Ratio & Proportion
  13. Square roots
  14. Averages
  15. Interest
  16. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  17. Graphs of Linear Equations
  18. Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  19. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  20. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  21. Triangle
  22. Quadrilaterals
  23. Regular Polygons
  24. Right Prism
  25. Right Circular Cone
  26. Right Circular Cylinder
  27. Sphere
  28. Heights and Distances
  29. Histogram
  30. Frequency polygon
  31. Bar diagram & Pie chart
  32. Hemispheres
  33. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  34. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  35. Trigonometric ratio
  36. Degree and Radian Measures
  37. Standard Identities
  38. Complementary angles

General Intelligence and Reasoning

SSC CGL Reasoning syllabus includes both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. In this section, there are a total of 25 questions carrying 50 marks in total

  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and differences
  3. Space visualization
  4. Spatial orientation
  5. Problem-solving
  6. Analysis
  7. Judgment
  8. Blood Relations
  9. Decision making
  10. Visual memory
  11. Discrimination
  12. Observation
  13. Relationship concepts
  14. Arithmetical reasoning
  15. Figural classification
  16. Arithmetic number series
  17. Non-verbal series
  18. Coding and decoding
  19. Statement conclusion
  20. Syllogistic reasoning

English Language

The SSC CGL syllabus of Tier 1 English will contain 25 questions carrying 50 marks in total. Out of all the sections in the Tier 1 exam, this section is only going to be in English only.

  1. Phrases and Idioms
  2. One word Substitution
  3. Sentence Correction
  4. Error Spotting
  5. Fill in the Blanks
  6. Spellings Correction
  7. Reading Comprehension
  8. Synonyms-Antonyms
  9. Active Passive
  10. Sentence Rearrangement
  11. Sentence Improvement
  12. Cloze test

General Awareness

The syllabus of SSC CGL General Awareness is not something that can be mastered in a day but from an exam point of view, if consistently spend time, candidates can perform well in relatively less time than Quantitative aptitude.

  1. India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  2. Science
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Books and Authors
  5. Sports
  6. Important Schemes
  7. Important Days
  8. Portfolio
  9. People in News

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 For Tier 2

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be conducted online comprising 3 papers-

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.
Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I

 Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities):

  1. Computation of whole numbers
  2. Decimals
  3. Fractions
  4. Relationships between numbers
  5. Percentage
  6. Ratio & Proportion
  7. Square roots
  8. Averages
  9. Interest
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Discount
  12. Partnership Business
  13. Mixture and Alligation
  14. Time and distance
  15. Time & Work
  16. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  17. Graphs of Linear Equations
  18. Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  19. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  20. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  21. Triangle
  22. Quadrilaterals
  23. Regular Polygons
  24. Right Prism
  25. Right Circular Cone
  26. Right Circular Cylinder
  27. Sphere
  28. Hemispheres
  29. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  30. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  31. Trigonometric ratio
  32. Degree and Radian Measures
  33. Standard Identities
  34. Complementary angles
  35. Mensuration
  36. Heights and Distances
  37. Histogram
  38. Frequency polygon
  39. Bar diagram
  40. Pie chart

Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence)

  1. Questions of both verbal and non-verbal types.
  2. Semantic Analogy
  3. Symbolic operations
  4. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  5. Trends
  6. Figural Analogy
  7. Space Orientation
    Semantic Classification
  8. Venn Diagrams
  9. Symbolic/ Number Classification
  10. Drawing inferences
  11. Figural Classification
  12. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  13. Semantic Series
  14. Figural Patternfolding and completion
  15. Number Series
  16. Embedded figures
  17. Figural Series
  18. Critical Thinking
  19. Problem Solving
  20. Emotional Intelligence
  21. Word Building
  22. Social Intelligence
  23. Coding and de-coding
  24. Numerical operations

Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language And Comprehension):

  1. Spot the error
  2. Fill in the blanks
  3. Synonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5. Spelling/ detecting misspelt words
  6. Idioms & phrases
  7. One word substitution
  8. Improvement of sentences
  9. Active/ passive voice of verbs
  10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  11. Shuffling of sentence parts
  12. Shuffling of sentences in a passage
  13. Cloze passage
  14. Comprehension passage

To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.

Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (General Awareness)

  1. India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  2. Science
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Books and Authors
  5. Sports
  6. Important Schemes
  7. Important Days
  8. Portfolio
  9. People in News

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency)

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and PowerPoint etc.
Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking

Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.

Paper-II (Statistics)

1. Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data –Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.

2. Measures of Central Tendency – Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

3. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

5. Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).

6. Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.

7. Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).

8. Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.

9. Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

10. Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

11. Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

12. Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of an index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

Paper-III (General Studies-Finance and Economics)

This section of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus is divided into 2 parts Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance for which the sub-topics are detailed below-

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):

1.1 Financial Accounting

  1. Nature and scope
  2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
  3. Basic concepts and Conventions
  4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

1.2 Basic concepts of accounting

  1. Single and double entry
  2. Books of Original Entry
  3. Bank Reconciliation
  4. Journal, ledgers
  5. Trial Balance
  6. Rectification of Errors
  7. Manufacturing
  8. Trading
  9. Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
  10. Balance Sheet
  11. Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  12. Depreciation Accounting
  13. Valuation of Inventories
  14. Non-profit organizations Accounts
  15. Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  16. Bills of Exchange
  17. Self Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks):

2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.

2.2 Finance Commission-Role and functions.

2.3 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics

  1. Definition
  2. Scope and nature of Economics
  3. Methods of economic study
  4. Central problems of an economy
  5. Production possibilities curve

2.4 Theory of Demand and Supply

  1. Meaning and determinants of demand
  2. Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
  3. Price
  4. Income and cross elasticity
  5. Theory of consumer’s behavior
  6. Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  7. Meaning and determinants of supply
  8. Law of supply
  9. The elasticity of Supply

2.5 Theory of Production and cost

  1. Meaning and Factors of production
  2. Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

  1. Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
  2. Monopoly
  3. Monopolistic Competition
  4. Oligopoly
  5. Price determination in these markets.

2.7 Indian Economy:

2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.

2.7.2 National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.

2.7.3 Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.

2.7.4 Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.

2.7.5 Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

2.8 Economic Reforms in India

  1. Economic reforms since 1991
  2. Liberalisation
  3. Privatisation
  4. Globalisation
  5. Disinvestment

2.9 Money and Banking:

2.9.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.

2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance.

Note: Questions in Module-I of Section- I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities) will be of Matriculation Level, in Module-I of Section- II of Paper-I (English Language and Comprehension) of 10+2 Level and in Paper-II and
Paper-III of Graduation Level.

Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency)

DEST – Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I will include conducting of a Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) for a duration of 15 minutes in Session-II on the same day.
The “Data Entry Speed Test” (DEST) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will
be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission.

Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through the SSC CGL 2022 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate.

DEST will be mandatory for all posts. however, it will be qualifying in nature

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022:FAQ

Q 1. How many tiers are there for SSC CGL Exam 2022?

Ans. There are two tiers in SSC CGL Exam 2022.

Q 2. What topics or subjects are asked in SSC CGL Exam?

Ans. Questions from Reasoning Ability, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness are asked in SSC CGL Exam.

Q 3. Is there a negative marking in SSC CGL Exam?

Ans. Yes. There is a negative marking of 0.50 mark in Tier I and 1 mark in Tier II of SSC CGL.

Q4. How can I get the revised SSC CGL Syllabus 2022?

Ans. The SSC SGL Syllabus 2022 (revised) is described in the article.

Q5. Will the SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 change after NRA CET exam implementation?

Ans. It may get some changes, we will update here if any changes made in the syllabus after the implementation of the NRA CET exam.

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