SSC CGL Syllabus 2022, For All Tiers, Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Syllabus 2021-22 : Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC CGL 2021-22 exam notification and the tier I exam is scheduled in the April 2022 (Tentative). The application process was started on 23rd December 2021 and the last date to register for this exam is 23rd January 2022. The best strategy for the preparation of any exam is to always be up to date with the latest syllabus and it becomes much more important to go through the SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus in detail for better performance because this exam is attempted by a very large number of students in Bharat. Here we are giving syllabus for ssc cgl 2022 exam.

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

For covering the maximum preparation effort, here we are going to give the full detail of the CGL syllabus to plan a full-proof strategy for getting good score marks. Candidates can check all in and out of the SSC CGL Syllabus 2021 as released by the commission. SSC CGL syllabus will give candidates insight to plan a strategy and time management for exam preparation. All the Candidates can go through this article where we have given the details of the syllabus of SSC CGL covering all tiers, i.e. tier I, tier II, tier III and tier IV.

There are total 4 tiers in SSC CGL examination and below are their details:

Tier Type Mode
Tier–I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based Test (CBT) (online)
Tier- II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based Test (CBT) (online)
Tier–III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper Mode (Essay/Letter/Application Writing)
Tier–IV Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test Wherever Applicable (Speed Typing Test)

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SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1

The very first examination in the SSC CGL is the tier 1 exam and it consists of 4 sections: Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language & General Awareness. Below are the details of the SSC CGL Syllabus for the Tier-1 Exam. 

The sections asked in the Tier I Exam are:

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

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier 1

As we know there are 4 sections in the first tier exam and each section contains 25 questions with a section equals to 50 marks.

SNo. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
(1 hour)
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Topic-wise details of the tier 1 exam are below:

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Blood Relations
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning

General Awareness

  • Important Days
  • India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Portfolio
  • Science
  • People in News
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Schemes

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

English Language

  • Phrases and Idioms
  • One word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spellings Correction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Active Passive
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze test

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 2

After completion of the preliminary examination (Tier 1), it's time for the mains examination. Tier 2 is also an objective multiple-choice type exam just like the tier 1 examination. This year, the Tier-II & Tier-III exam will be conducted on the same day. The sections in SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics), details are given below.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier 2

There are total 4 sections and each one is of 200 marks.

S No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours
Total 500 800 8 hours

Topic wise details of tier 2 exam is below:

Quantitative Ability

  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Relationships between numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • 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
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram
  • Pie chart

English Language and Comprehension

  • Spot the error
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling/ 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

Statistics

  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
  • Measures of Dispersion- Common measures of dispersion
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Probability Theory
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Statistical Inference
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Numbers

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

This is a little different section of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus, as it is divided into 2 parts:

  • Finance & Accounts
  • Economics & Governance

For both of the above sub-topics, details are given below:

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)

a) Financial Accounting

  • Nature and scope
  • Limitations of Financial Accounting
  • Basic concepts and Conventions
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

b) Basic concepts of accounting

  • Single and double entry
  • Books of Original Entry
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Journal, ledgers
  • Trial Balance
  • Rectification of Errors
  • Manufacturing
  • Trading
  • Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
  • Balance Sheet
  • Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  • Depreciation Accounting
  • Valuation of Inventories
  • Non-profit organisations Accounts
  • Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  • Bills of Exchange
  • 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
  • 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

 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 3

SSC CGL tier 3 is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English or Hindi Language. This is an offline mode exam, where pen and paper are used and candidates are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc. Its required for the candidates have to score a minimum of 33 marks (33 per cent) to qualify for the Descriptive Paper.

Tier 3 Exam Pattern

Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.) 100 marks 1 hour or 60 minutes

Candidates are advised to have the best preparation for this section, as it is a long time to spend only on writing.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 4 (Skill Test)

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. SSC CGL Tier 4 is conducted in two steps:

  • Skill Test in Data Entry (DEST) Test
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) Test

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2022 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

FAQs on SSC CGL Syllabus 2021-22

How many tiers are there for SSC CGL Exam 2021?

There are total of four tiers in SSC CGL Exam 2021.

Is there negative marking in SSC CGL Exam?

Yes. There is a negative marking of 0.50 in Paper I and 0.25 in Paper II of SSC CGL.

What is the qualifying marks for SSC CGL Paper III?

Candidates have to score 33 marks (33 percent) to qualify for the Descriptive paper.

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