SSC CGL 2022 - Latest Syllabus and Exam Pattern!

Latest SSC CGL Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Hello Friends, 

Do you know? SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 is changed now.

On 17th September 2022, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) announced an SSC CGL Recruitment 2022 for filling up approx 20000 for Group' B' and Group' C' posts by issuing the latest notification.

Furthermore, SSC has made a big change in its SSC CGL syllabus while releasing the SSC CGL notification 2022 this year. SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is scheduled to be conducted in December 2022. Candidates planning to prepare for the SSC CGL Exam 2022 must first go through the latest SSC CGL syllabus and exam pattern.

In the SSC CGL Latest Syllabus, Tier 1 and Tier 2 are compulsorily included. We have discussed the exam pattern and syllabus for each SSC CGL Stage for your convenience in this article.

Based on the new pattern, let's understand the SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier I & II exams.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates can notice the new SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus same as the Old SSC CGL syllabus . Tier 2 can create some confusion in your mind, therefore we will try to explain it perfectly here. Check out the complete details about all the tier-1 & 2 exams below.

For Tier 1 Exam -

  • SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam will be qualifying in nature.
  • The question asked in the question paper are of Multiple-Choice Type. Candidates need to choose the correct answer out of the given four options.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam.



No. of Questions




General Intelligence



60 Minutes 

(For VH and Suffering from cerebral palsy: 80 Minutes)


General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude 




English comprehension 



For Tier 2 Exam -

After completing the preliminary exam, it will be necessary to undergo Tier-2 of the SSC CGL 2022 Exam. Except for Module-II (Data Entry Speed Test) of Section-III of Paper-I, the Mains Exam is an objective multiple-choice online exam. 

  • Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions - Session I & Session II, on the same day. 
  • Session-I will include conducting Section I, Section II, and Section III (Module-I). 
  • Session II will include conducting Module II of Section III. It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify for all the sections of Paper-I. 
Paper Session Section No. of question Maximum
Paper I Session I (2 hours 15 Minutes)


Section I:

Module I: Mathematical

Module I: Reasoning and General Intelligence




Total= 60

60*3= 180 1 hour
(for each section) (1 hours and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)
Section II: 

Module I: English Language and Comprehension

Module II: General Awareness




Total =70

70* 3= 210
Section III: 

Module I: Computer Knowledge Module



20*3 =60 15 Minutes (for each module) (20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)
Session II (15 Minutes) Section III:

Module II: Data Entry Speed Test Module

One Data
Entry Task
Paper II Statistics 100 100*2= 200 2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)
Paper III General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 100*2= 200 2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)

Don't forget to practice with the help of SSC CGL Test Series 2022 for Tier I & II.

Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I i.e.Data Entry Speed Test (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 15 (fifteen) minutes. 
  • Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission. Information about the evaluation of the Typing Test/ DEST is available on the Commission’s website (Candidate’s Corner).  
  • DEST will be mandatory for all the posts; however it will be qualifying in nature.

Document Verification/Physical Tests and Medical Standards:

According to the instructions of the selection process by the Commission, candidates will need to participate in the document verification. Also, physical testing and medical standards will also be valid for passing some posts such as Inspector (Central Excise)-CBIC, Inspector (Examiner)-CBIC, Inspector (Preventive Officer)-CBIC, Inspector-CBN, Sub-Inspector-CBN, Ministry of Finance, more.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

The SSC CGL syllabus is split into two phases, commonly known as Tier – I and Tier- II. Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the SSC CGL 2022 are conducted online. The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is qualifying, whereas the final selection is based on the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam. The detailed Latest SSC CGL syllabus is explained below:

CGL Tier 1 Syllabus -

SSC CGL Tier 1 has four sections in the prescribed syllabus. The exam sections are Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English, and General Awareness. You will learn the precise SSC CGL Tier 1 exam syllabus here.

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 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 -

  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 -

  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 -

  1. India and its neighboring countries especially about 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

CGL Tier 2 Syllabus -

The SSC CGL Tier 2 is divided into three sections: Paper 1, Paper 2 & Paper 3. In Paper 1, there will be 4 subjects: Quantitative Ability, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Language & Comprehension.

Those who have applied for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be eligible to appear for Paper 2 & 3, respectively. Scroll down ↴

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 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. 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

  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

  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 Power Point 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:

  • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and 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 and its implication on economic growth.
  • Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
  • 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:

  •  Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
  • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
  • 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.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022: FAQs

Q. What is the last date of SSC CGL Recruitment 2022? 

Ans. Aspirants can apply online for SSC CGL Recruitment 2022 till 09 October 2022.

Q. Does the SSC CGL Syllabus change every year by SSC?

Ans. No, SSC CGL syllabus does not change very often. This year, the commission has changed the SSC CGL exam pattern a bit, but the subjects of SSC CGL Syllabus are yet same. 

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

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.50 mark in Tier I and in Tier II.

Q. How can I prepare the SSC CGL syllabus in 2 Months?

Ans. It will be difficult. But being a student; you must try by following this - How to Prepare for Competitive Exam in 2 Months – Weekly Study Plan!

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