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SSC CGL Exam 2022 Syllabus for Tier-I and Tier-II Exams

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The official recruitment notification of the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam 2022 was released on 17 September 2022 to recruit around 20,000 vacancies in different departments of Govt. of India by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), containing all the crucial details such as the SSC CGL syllabus, SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II exam dates, number of vacancies, SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II exam patterns, educational qualification, age limit, etc. Eligible candidates can start to apply for the SSC CGL Exam 2022 from 17 September 2022 to 8 October 2022.

SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) every year to recruit eligible candidates for various Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ posts in the union ministries, government departments and premier government organisations of the Government of India. SSC CGL Exam is considered a golden opportunity for SSC aspirants who are looking to pursue a career under the Indian Government ministries, departments and organisations.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) usually conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam every year for the recruitment to various positions such as:

  • Assistant Audit Officer & Assistant Accounts Officer in the Indian Audit & Accounts Dept. under the C&AG
  • Assistant Section Officer in the Central Secreteriat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ, MeITY
  • Assistant in various union ministries, government departments and organisations
  • Inspector in CBDT & CBIC
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer in the Department of Revenue
  • Sub Inspector in CBI, NIA, Narcotics Control Bureau, Central Bureau of Narcotics
  • Inspector in Dept. of Posts, Central Bureau of Narcotics
  • Divisional Accountant in the Office under the C&AG
  • Junior Statistical Officer in the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
  • Junior Intelligence Officer in Narcotics Control Bureau
  • Auditor in the Office under C&AG, Office under CGDA, Other ministries and departments
  • Accountant in the Office under C&AG, Controller General of Accounts
  • Tax Assistant in CBIC, CBDT
  • Senior Administrative Assistant in Military Engineering Services
  • Upper Division Clerks in BRO & union ministries

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for the SSC CGL Exam 2022 was released by the Staff Selection Commission along with the SSC CGL Exam 2022 Official Notification on 17 September 2022. Candidates who aim to crack the SSC CGL Exam in 2022 should possess a thorough understanding of the SSC CGL Exam Syllabus. This will be extremely crucial for the candidates to help them in clearing the SSC CGL Exam 2022.

From the SSC CGL Exam 2022 Official Notification, candidates should be aware that SSC CGL Exam 2022 will consist of two stages – SSC CGL Tier-I Exam and SSC CGL Tier-II Exam. Here, we have discussed in detail about the indicative syllabus mentioned in the SSC CGL Exam 2022 Official Notification.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Syllabus

The SSC CGL Tier-I Exam 2022 consists of objective-type questions, i.e. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The questions for the SSC CGL Tier-I Examination will be set both in English & Hindi, except for the English Comprehension section.

There will be a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in the SSC CGL Tier-I Exam.

The SSC CGL Tier-I Exam 2022 will be conducted for a total of 100 questions from the General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension sections for 200 marks. The allotted time for SSC CGL Tier-I Exam 2022 will be 1 hour. The allotted time for the candidates eligible for scribe will be 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Indicative Syllabus of SSC CGL Tier-I Exam 2022:

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

This section will include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. There will be a total of 25 questions in this section for 50 marks.

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Space Visualisation
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • 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:

The questions posed in this section will be aimed at testing the general awareness of the environment around the candidates. These General Awareness questions will also be designed by the Staff Selection Commission to test the knowledge of the candidate of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. This section will also include questions relating to India and its 20 neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

  • General Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Books & Authors
  • Sports
  • Important Government Schemes
  • Important Days & Events
  • Important People in News

Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section will be designed by the Staff Selection Commission to test the ability of the appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidates. This section includes 25 questions for 50 marks.

  • 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
  • Circle
  • 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 Comprehension:

This section tests the ability of the candidates to understand correct English, their basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. This section consists of 25 questions for 50 marks.

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

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Syllabus

The SSC CGL Tier-II Exam 2022 comprises of three papers.

Paper-ICompulsory for all the posts.

Paper-II – For candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and who are shortlisted in the SSC CGL Tier-I Exam 2022 for these posts

Paper-III – For candidates who are shortlisted in the SSC CGL Tier-I Exam 2022 for Paper-III, i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

This exam will consist of objective type questions, i.e. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), except for Module II of Section III of Paper I.

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

Number Systems: Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between Numbers

Fundamental Arithmetical Operations: Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Average, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture & Alligation, Time & Distance, Time & Work

Algebra: Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra and Elementary Surds (simple problems), Graphs of Linear Equations

Geometry: Familiarity with Elementary Geometric Figures and Facts, 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

Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular or Square Base

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric Ratios, Complementary Angles, Height and Distances, Standard Identities like sin2 + cos2 =1, etc.

Statistics & Probability: Use of Tables & Graphs, Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar Diagram, Pie-Chart, Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Calculation of Simple Probabilities

Module II of Section I of Paper I (Reasoning & General Intelligence)

  • 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/Pattern Folding & Unfolding
  • Semantic Series
  • Figural Pattern: Folding & Completion
  • Number Series
  • Embedded Figures
  • Figural Series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Word Building
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Other Sub-topics (If Any)

Module I of Section II of Paper I: English Language & Comprehension

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • 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 the candidates on English comprehension, three or more paragraphs in English 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

India & its neighboring countries, especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research

  • General Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Books & Authors
  • Sports
  • Important Government Schemes
  • Important Days & Events
  • Important People in News

Module I of Section III of Paper I: Computer Proficiency

Computer Basics: Organisation of a Computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Input/Output Devices, Computer Memory, Memory Organisation, Back-up Devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer, Keyboard shortcuts

Software: Windows Operating System Including Basics of Microsoft Office like MS Word, MS Excel and MS 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 & Protocols, Network & Information Security Threats (like Hacking, Virus, Worms, Trojan, etc.), Preventive Measures

Paper II: Statistics

Collection, Classification & Presentation of Statistical Data: Primary & Secondary data, Methods of Data Collection, Tabulation of Data, Graphs & Charts, Frequency Distributions, Diagrammatic Presentation of Frequency Distributions

Measures of Central Tendency: Common Measures of Central Tendency, Mean, Median and Mode,  Partition Values, Quartiles, Deciles, Percentiles

Measures of Dispersion: Common Measures Dispersion, Range, Quartile Deviations, Mean Deviation & Standard Deviation, Measures of Relative Dispersion

Moments, Skewness & Kurtosis: Different Types of Moments & Their Relationship, Meaning of Skewness & Kurtosis, Different Measures of Skewness and Kurtosis

Correlation & Regression: Scatter Diagram, Simple Correlation Coefficient, Simple Regression Lines,  Spearman’s Rank Correlation, Measures of Association of Attributes, Multiple Regression; Multiple & Partial Correlation (for Three Variables only)

Probability Theory: Meaning of Probability, Different Definitions of Probability, Conditional Probability, Compound Probability, Independent Events, Bayes’ Theorem  

Random Variable & Probability Distributions: Random Variable, Probability Functions, Expectation & Variance of a Random Variable, Higher Moments of a Random Variable, Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential Distributions, Joint Distribution of Two Random Variables (Discrete)

Sampling Theory: Concept of Population & Sample, Parameter & Statistic, Sampling & Non-sampling Errors, Probability & Non-Probability Sampling Techniques (Simple Random Sampling, Stratified Sampling, Multistage Sampling, Multiphase Sampling, Cluster Sampling, Systematic Sampling, Purposive Sampling, Convenience Sampling & Quota Sampling), Sampling Distribution (Statement Only), Sample Size Decisions

Statistical Inference: Point Estimation & 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 & Large Sample Tests, Tests Based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence Intervals

Analysis of Variance: Analysis of One-way Classified data and Two-way Classified Data

Time Series Analysis: Components of Time Series, Determinations of Trend Component by Different Methods, Measurement of Seasonal Variation by Different Methods

Index Numbers: Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the Construction of Index Numbers, Types of Index Numbers, Different Formulae, Base Shifting & Splicing of Index Numbers, Cost of Living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers

Part A of Paper III: Finance & Accounts

Fundamental Principles and Basic Concept of Accounting

Financial Accounting: Nature & Scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic Concepts & Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Basic Concepts of Accounting: Single & 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 & Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-Profit Organisations

Accounts, Receipts & Payments, Income & Expenditure

Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self-balancing Ledgers

Part B of Paper III: Economics & Governance

Comptroller & Auditor General of India: Constitutional Provisions, Roles & Responsibilities

Finance Commission: Roles & Functions

Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, Scope and Nature of Economics, Methods of Economic Study and Central Problems of an Economy and Production Possibilities Curve

Theory of Demand & Supply: Meaning and Determinants of Demand, Law of Demand, Elasticity of Demand, Price, Income and Cross Elasticity; Theory of Consumer Behaviour, Marshallian Approach and Indifference Curve Approach, Meaning and Determinants of Supply, Law of Supply, Elasticity of Supply

Theory of Production and Cost: Meaning & Factors of Production, Laws of Production, Law of Variable Proportions, Laws of Returns to Scale

Forms of Market and Price Determination in Different Markets: Various Forms of Markets, Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly, Price Determination in Markets

Indian Economy: Nature of the Indian Economy, Role of Different Sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry & Services, Their Problems and Growth

National Income of India: Concepts of National Income, Different Methods of Measuring National Income

Population: Its Size, Rate of Growth & Its Implication on Economic Growth

Poverty & Unemployment: Absolute & Relative Poverty, Types, Causes & Incidence of Unemployment

Infrastructure: Energy, Transportation, Communication

Economic Reforms in India: Economic Reforms Since 1991, Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation & Disinvestment

Money & Banking: Monetary/ Fiscal Policy – Role & Functions of the Reserve Bank of India, Functions of Commercial Banks/Regional Rural Banks/Payment Banks

Budget & Fiscal Deficits, Balance of payments

Fiscal Responsibility & Budget Management Act, 2003

Role of Information Technology in Governance

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