SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus Based on New Pattern Tier 1 and 2

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 Tier-1 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 Tier-I and Tier-II 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. 

SSC CGL 2022 Notice PDF

In this article, the exam pattern and syllabus for each SSC CGL Phase have been explained. Through a two-tier recruitment process, the Staff Selection Commission will choose candidates for combined graduate-level positions. The SSC CGL Exam’s mode for each level is as follows:

Tier-1Objective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier-2Paper 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 Module-2 of Section-3 of Paper-1
Computer-Based (online)

SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus for Tier 1

Beginning with the Tier-1 exam, which consists of four sections: Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language, and General Awareness, candidates must be knowledgeable with the subject-specific SSC CGL Syllabus. The SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Syllabus has been covered in depth here.

SSC CGL Tier-I 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 Tier-1 Exam. The Tier 1 Exam has a 60-minute completion time limit and a 0.50 mark deduction for each incorrect answer.

 Sr.No.SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksAllotated Time
1General Intelligence and Reasoning25 50Cumulative time of 60 minutes
2General Awareness2550Cumulative time of 60 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude2550Cumulative time of 60 minutes
4English Comprehension2550Cumulative time of 60 minutes

SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude questions in the SSC CGL Tier-1 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 Tier-1 and Tier-2 and some of the topics are repeated. The following are the topics for SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude as decided by the commission:

SSC CGL Tier-1 Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

  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 Alligation
  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 

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 Tier-1 Syllabus – General Intelligence and Reasoning

  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

SSC CGL Syllabus for English Language

The English section of SSC CGL Tier-1 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 well-understood by candidates if they want to succeed in this section.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus – English Language

  1. Idioms and Phrases 
  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 

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

  1. India and its neighbouring 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
  10. Static GK

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier 2

After the preliminary exam has been completed, preparation for the Tier-2 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 multiple-choice questions.

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

Paper-1 will be given in two sessions on the same day-Session I and Session II-and 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 Section-III will take place in Session II. The candidates must meet the requirements for each section of the Paper-I.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1

SectionsModuleSubjectNumber of QuestionsMarksWeightage
Section IModule-IMathematical Abilities309023%
Module-IIReasoning and General Intelligence309023%
Section IIModule-IEnglish Language and Comprehension4513535%
Module-IIGeneral Awareness257519%
Section IIIModule-IComputer Knowledge Test2060Qualifying
Module-IIData Entry Speed Test One Data Entry TaskQualifying

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 and 3

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

Module-I of Session-I 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 Tier-1 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:

Number Systems
  1. Computation of Whole Number
  2. Decimal and Fractions
  3. Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations
  1. Percentages
  2. Ratio and Proportion
  3. Square roots
  4. Averages
  5. Interest (Simple and Compound)
  6. Profit and Loss
  7. Discount
  8. Partnership Business
  9. Mixture and Alligation
  10. Time and distance
  11. Time and work
  1. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
  2. Graphs of Linear Equations
  1. Similarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  2. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  3. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
  1. Triangle
  2. Quadrilaterals
  3. Regular Polygons
  4. Circle
  5. Right Prism
  6. Right Circular Cone
  7. Right Circular Cylinder
  8. Sphere
  9. Hemispheres
  10. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  11. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
  1. Trigonometry
  2. Trigonometric ratios
  3. Complementary angles
  4. Height and distances (simple problems only)
  5. Standard Identities
Statistics and probability
  1. Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
  2. Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation
  3. Calculation of simple probabilities

Module-II of Section-I of Paper 1 (Reasoning and General Intelligence)

 Questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.

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

Module-I of Section-II of Paper 1 (English Language And Comprehension)

This section of the SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus will serve as the basis for the test of English language proficiency. For this section of the Tier-2 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.

  1. Vocabulary
  2. English Grammar
  3. Sentence structure
  4. Spot the Error
  5. Fill in the Blanks,
  6. Synonyms/Homonyms
  7. Antonyms
  8. Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
  9. Idioms & Phrases
  10. One word substitution
  11. Improvement of Sentences,
  12. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  13. Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
  14. Shuffling of Sentence parts
  15. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,
  16. Cloze Passage
  17. 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):

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:

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

Module-I of Section-III of Paper 1 (Computer Proficiency):

Computer Basics
  1. Organization of a computer
  2. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  3. Input/ output devices
  4. Computer memory
  5. Memory organization
  6. Back- up devices
  7. PORTs
  8. Windows Explorer
  9. Keyboard shortcuts
SoftwareWindows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc
Working with Internet and e-mailsWeb Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking
Basics of networking and cyber securityNetworking 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:

1. Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical DataPrimary 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 Dispersionrange, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
4. Moments, Skewness and KurtosisDifferent types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
5. Correlation and RegressionScatter 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 TheoryMeaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
7. Random Variable and Probability DistributionsRandom 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 TheoryConcept 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 InferencePoint 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 VarianceAnalysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
11. Time Series AnalysisComponents of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
12. Index NumbersMeaning 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 Studies-Finance 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 A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)Financial Accounting
  1. Nature and scope
  2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
  3. Basic concepts and Conventions
  4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
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 organisations Accounts
  15. Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  16. Bills of Exchange
  17. Self Balancing Ledgers
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
Finance Commission-Role and functions
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
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 behaviour
  6. Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  7. Meaning and determinants of supply
  8. Law of supply
  9. The elasticity of Supply
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.
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.
Indian Economy
  1. Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.
  2. National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
  3. Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
  4. Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
  5. Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
Economic Reforms in India
  1. Economic reforms since 1991
  2. Liberalisation
  3. Privatisation
  4. Globalisation
  5. Disinvestment
Money and Banking
  1. Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
  2. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
  3. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
Role of Information Technology in Governance

Important Points of SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

For all positions listed in the SSC CGL 2022 Notification, the Tier-I 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 Tier-II, there will be a negative marking of 1 for each wrong answer in Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper-3.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many questions will be asked in CGL Tier-1 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 Tier-1 exam?

The SSC CGL Tier-1 exam is conducted via computer. There will be multiple choice, objective-type questions in the exam.

Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL Exam?

Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 in Tier-I for each incorrect answer, and a negative marking of 1 in Tier-II for each incorrect answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension), as well as 0.50 in Tier-I for each incorrect answer in Paper-I, Paper-III, and Paper-IV.

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