SSC CGL Syllabus 2022: Along with the official announcement of the SSC CGL 2022 exam, SSC has revealed the revised exam pattern and syllabus. The SSC CGL 2022 exam’s Tier1 Exam is scheduled to take place in December 2022. To increase their chances of passing this exam, candidates who will be taking the SSC CGL exam must understand the most recent SSC CGL syllabus and exam pattern.
To efficiently study for this exam, you must have a basic understanding of the SSC CGL Syllabus and exam pattern for TierI and TierII Exams. Let’s examine the SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier I and II exams using the most recent pattern.
SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus
In order to put together a fool proof strategy to perform well in the particular exam, candidates must be familiar with the entire & accurate exam pattern as well as a complete SSC CGL syllabus before they begin their exam preparation.
In this article, the exam pattern and syllabus for each SSC CGL Phase have been explained. Through a twotier recruitment process, the Staff Selection Commission will choose candidates for combined graduatelevel positions. The SSC CGL Exam’s mode for each level is as follows:
Tier  Type  Mode 
Tier1  Objective Multiple Choice  ComputerBased (online) 
Tier2  Paper 1 (Compulsory for all posts), Paper 2 for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper 3 for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module2 of Section3 of Paper1  ComputerBased (online) 
SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus for Tier 1
Beginning with the Tier1 exam, which consists of four sections: Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language, and General Awareness, candidates must be knowledgeable with the subjectspecific SSC CGL Syllabus. The SSC CGL Tier1 Exam Syllabus has been covered in depth here.
SSC CGL TierI Exam Pattern
The SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will have a qualifying format. There will be 4 sections with 25 questions each, according to the SSC CGL Syllabus for the Tier1 Exam. The Tier 1 Exam has a 60minute completion time limit and a 0.50 mark deduction for each incorrect answer.
Sr.No.  Sections  Number of Questions  Total Marks  Allotated Time 
1  General Intelligence and Reasoning  25  50  Cumulative time of 60 minutes 
2  General Awareness  25  50  Cumulative time of 60 minutes 
3  Quantitative Aptitude  25  50  Cumulative time of 60 minutes 
4  English Comprehension  25  50  Cumulative time of 60 minutes 
SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
The quantitative aptitude questions in the SSC CGL Tier1 Exam analyse the candidate’s potential for appropriate use of numbers and number sense. In order to save time while preparing for the same chapters in the following stage, prepare well for this section since it is typical in Tier1 and Tier2 and some of the topics are repeated. The following are the topics for SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude as decided by the commission:
SSC CGL Tier1 Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude
 Computation of whole numbers
 Decimals
 Fractions
 Relationships between numbers
 Profit and Loss
 Discount
 Partnership Business
 Mixture and Alligation
 Time and distance
 Time & Work
 Percentage
 Ratio & Proportion
 Square roots
 Averages
 Interest
 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
 Graphs of Linear Equations
 Triangle and its various kinds of centres
 Congruence and similarity of triangles
 Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
 Triangle
 Quadrilaterals
 Regular Polygons
 Right Prism
 Right Circular Cone
 Right Circular Cylinder
 Sphere
 Heights and Distances
 Histogram
 Frequency polygon
 Bar diagram & Pie chart
 Hemispheres
 Rectangular Parallelepiped
 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
 Trigonometric ratio
 Degree and Radian Measures
 Standard Identities
 Complementary angles
SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning
Both verbal and nonverbal concepts are included in the SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning. This section will be essential to evaluating the candidate’s attentiveness and sharpness in any circumstance. The following is a list of the subjects included in the SSC CGL General Intelligence and Reasoning syllabus:
SSC CGL Tier1 Syllabus – General Intelligence and Reasoning
 Analogies
 Similarities and differences
 Space visualization
 Spatial orientation
 Problemsolving
 Analysis
 Judgment
 Blood Relations
 Decision making
 Visual memory
 Discrimination
 Observation
 Relationship concepts
 Arithmetical reasoning
 Figural classification
 Arithmetic number series
 Nonverbal series
 Coding and decoding
 Statement conclusion
 Syllogistic reasoning
SSC CGL Syllabus for English Language
The English section of SSC CGL Tier1 will be the only one to only be offered in English. The candidates must respond to the examination questions that analyse their comprehension of the subject and evaluate their fundamental understanding and writing skills. The following topics should be wellunderstood by candidates if they want to succeed in this section.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus – English Language
 Idioms and Phrases
 One word Substitution
 Sentence Correction
 Error Spotting
 Fill in the Blanks
 Spellings Correction
 Reading Comprehension
 SynonymsAntonyms
 Active Passive
 Sentence Rearrangement
 Sentence Improvement
 Cloze test
SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness
The candidate’s knowledge of General Knowledge and General Science and how they relate to society will be examined in this section. Despite having a broad syllabus, this part will cover the following topics.
SSC CGL Tier 1 General Awareness Syllabus
 India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
 Science
 Current Affairs
 Books and Authors
 Sports
 Important Schemes
 Important Days
 Portfolio
 People in News
 Static GK
SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier 2
After the preliminary exam has been completed, preparation for the Tier2 Exam of the SSC CGL 2022 Exam will be required. In addition to Module 2 (Data Entry Speed Test) in Section 3 of Paper 1, the Mains Exam will be conducted online and will consist entirely of objective multiplechoice questions.
SSC CGL Tier2 Exam Pattern
Paper1 will be given in two sessions on the same daySession I and Session IIand is required of all candidates who pass Paper 1. Conducting Sections I, II, and Module I of Section I will be part of Session I. Conducting Module II of SectionIII will take place in Session II. The candidates must meet the requirements for each section of the PaperI.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1
Sections  Module  Subject  Number of Questions  Marks  Weightage 
Section I  ModuleI  Mathematical Abilities  30  90  23% 
ModuleII  Reasoning and General Intelligence  30  90  23%  
Section II  ModuleI  English Language and Comprehension  45  135  35% 
ModuleII  General Awareness  25  75  19%  
Section III  ModuleI  Computer Knowledge Test  20  60  Qualifying 
ModuleII  Data Entry Speed Test  One Data Entry Task  Qualifying 
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 and 3
Paper  Section  No. of question  Maximum Marks  Duration  
Paper II  Statistics  100  200  2 hours  
Paper III  General Studies (Finance and Economics)  100  200  2 hours 
ModuleI of SessionI of Paper 1 (Mathematical Abilities)
This section’s major objective is to assess the candidate’s understanding of appropriate numerical behaviour and number sense. Even though the part is also covered in the Tier1 Exam, the questions’ difficulty level and type will be different and a little bit milder than in the first stage. Therefore, candidates must study on the following topics:
Topics  Subtopics 
Number Systems 

Fundamental arithmetical operations 

Algebra 

Geometry 

Mensuration 

Trigonometry 

Statistics and probability 

ModuleII of SectionI of Paper 1 (Reasoning and General Intelligence)
Questions of both verbal and nonverbal type.
 Semantic Analogy
 Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends
 Figural Analogy
 Space Orientation
 Semantic Classification
 Venn Diagrams
 Symbolic/ Number
 Classification
 Drawing inferences
 Figural Classification
 Punched hole/ patternfolding & unfolding
 Semantic Series
 Figural Patternfolding and completion
 Number Series
 Embedded figures
 Figural Series
 Critical Thinking
 Problem Solving
 Emotional Intelligence
 Word Building
 Social Intelligence
 Coding and decoding
 Numerical operations
 Other subtopics, if any.
ModuleI of SectionII of Paper 1 (English Language And Comprehension)
This section of the SSC CGL Tier2 Syllabus will serve as the basis for the test of English language proficiency. For this section of the Tier2 Exam, it is required to have a basic understanding of the English language in terms of the following topics to score well. The reading comprehension syllabus is not specific and is included in the syllabus to assess candidates’ ability to react quickly to situations.
 Vocabulary
 English Grammar
 Sentence structure
 Spot the Error
 Fill in the Blanks,
 Synonyms/Homonyms
 Antonyms
 Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
 Idioms & Phrases
 One word substitution
 Improvement of Sentences,
 Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
 Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
 Shuffling of Sentence parts
 Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,
 Cloze Passage
 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.
ModuleII of SectionII of PaperI (General Awareness):
The objective of the questions is to examine the candidates’ general knowledge of their environment and how it relates to society. As may be expected of an educated person, questions are also meant to assess knowledge of current events and of such ordinary observation and experience in their scientific aspect. Additionally, the exam will contain inquiries relating:
 India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography,
 Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
 Science
 Current Affairs
 Books and Authors
 Sports
 Important Schemes
 Important Days & Dates
 Portfolio
 People in News
ModuleI of SectionIII of Paper 1 (Computer Proficiency):
Topics  SubTopics 
Computer Basics 

Software  Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc 
Working with Internet and emails  Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, eBanking 
Basics of networking and cyber security  Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures 
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 2 (Statistics)
This section may be tough for some candidates to understand. The basic advice is to understand the concept clearly, and regular study of the concepts will help you do well in this section as well. The following is a description of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Statistics Syllabus:
Subject  Topics 
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 of 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; the 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 nonsampling 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, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals. 
10. Analysis of Variance  Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway classified data. 
11. Time Series Analysis  Components of time series, Determination 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 index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers. 
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 3 (General StudiesFinance and Economics)
The subtopics for the two halves of this section of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus – Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance are listed below:
Part  Subject  Topics 
Part A: Finance and Accounts(80 marks)  Financial Accounting 

Basic concepts of accounting 
 
Part B: Economics and Governance(120 marks)  Comptroller & Auditor General of India Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility  
Finance CommissionRole and functions  
Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics 
 
Theory of Demand and Supply 
 
Theory of Production and cost 
 
Forms of Market and price determination in different markets 
 
Indian Economy 
 
Economic Reforms in India 
 
Money and Banking 
 
Role of Information Technology in Governance 
Important Points of SSC CGL Syllabus 2022
For all positions listed in the SSC CGL 2022 Notification, the TierI examination is required. Candidates will need to simultaneously study for the Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams.
For SSC CGL Tier 2
Paper 1 (Compulsory for all posts),
Paper 2 for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and
Paper 3 for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
Penalty for wrong answers
Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a deduction of 0.5 marks in Tier – I exam.
In TierII, there will be a negative marking of 1 for each wrong answer in Paper1, Paper2 and Paper3.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many questions will be asked in CGL Tier1 exam?
100 questions will be asked for a total of 200 marks on the Tier 1 exam. This section will take an hour to complete.
What is the mode of the SSC CGL Tier1 exam?
The SSC CGL Tier1 exam is conducted via computer. There will be multiple choice, objectivetype questions in the exam.
Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL Exam?
Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 in TierI for each incorrect answer, and a negative marking of 1 in TierII for each incorrect answer in PaperII (English Language and Comprehension), as well as 0.50 in TierI for each incorrect answer in PaperI, PaperIII, and PaperIV.
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