# SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

## What is SSC CGL Exam?

SSC CGL is one of the Government Recruitment Exams administered by the Staff Selection Commission of India. The purpose of the exam is to recruit Group B and C officers to various positions in different ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India. Every year, around 10 Lakh graduates appear in the hopes of acing the exam and making it into the departmental ranks to serve the country, while the total number of applications usually crosses over the mark of 20 Lakh.

__The Full Form of the SSC CGL Exam__

The full form of SSC CGL is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam.

## More Info About the SSC CGL 2022-23 Exam

**Selection Process:**It’s a Four-Tier examination. Tier-1 and Tier-2 are held online, while the remaining two are held offline. Tier-3 is a written descriptive exam and Tier-4 is a Computer Proficiency exam.**Eligibility:**Anyone with Indian citizenship and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field can apply for SSC CGL 2022-23.**Application Fee:**The application fee has been INR 100, traditionally, with an exemption for Women, SC, ST, PwD, and ESM.**Age Limit:**In general, is 18 – 32. Though, it varies based on the position one applies for. Age relaxation is applicable for various categories, however.**Age Relaxation:**Reserved categories, physically handicapped candidates, ex-Serviceman. Central Government Civilian Employees (at least 3 years of regular service), Defense Personnel and Jammu & Kashmir Candidates.**Tentative Vacancy:**Official information has been released for SSC CGL 2022, And, the total tentative vacancies for SSC CGL 2021 – 2022 will be 20,000.

## SSC CGL 2022-23 Exam Dates

SSC CGL 2022-23 Dates for Tier-1 are as follows:

- Date for Submission of Online Application: 17th Sep 2022 to 8th October 2022
- Tentative Schedule for Tier 1 Exam: December 2022
- Tentative Schedule for Tier 2 Exam: To be announced soon

This implies candidates interested in the SSC CGL 2022-23 will be able to apply from 17th September 2022 to 8th October 2022. The SSC CGL 2022-23 Tier-1 Exam will be held in the month of December 2022. It will be a Computer-based Exam (CBE).

**Dates for the remaining Tiers are yet to be announced.**

## SSC CGL 2022 Pattern

Let’s take an in-depth look into the pattern of the SSC CGL 2022 exam as per the different tiers it consists of –

Tier | Type | Mode |

Tier-I | Objective Multiple Choice | Computer-Based Examination (online) |

Tier-II | Objective Multiple Choice | Computer-Based Examination (online) |

Tier-III | Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi | Pen and Paper Mode (Letter/Application Writing, Essay Writing) |

Tier-IV | Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test | Wherever Applicable (Speed Typing Test) |

Tier-1 and Tier-2 are Computer Based Online Exam with an MCQ-type question paper. Tier-3 is a Pen and Paper mode descriptive exam, while Tier-4 is a skill-based exam that measures the candidates’ typing speed. There is a **0.50 Negative Marking** in SSC CGL Exam, specifically, in the first two tiers which are Tier-1 and Tier-2. More information on this follows below.

## SSC CGL 2022-23 Syllabus

### SSC CGL 2022-23 Tier-1 Syllabus

The pattern for Tier-1 consists of questions from the following 4 sections of academics-

- General Intelligence and Reasoning
- General Awareness
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Comprehension

Tier-1 implements a negative marking system of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer and 2 marks for each correct answer. The total number of questions is 100 and the time limit for the same is 60 minutes. The standard of questions here will be of (10+2) level.

Sr. No. | 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 |

__Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning:__

__Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning:__

- Analogies
- Similarities and differences
- Space visualization
- Spatial orientation
- Problem-solving puzzle
- 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

__Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:__

__Syllabus for 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 centers
- 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

__Syllabus for English Language:__

__Syllabus for English Language:__

- Idioms and Phrases
- 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

__Syllabus for General Awareness:__

__Syllabus for General Awareness:__

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

### SSC CGL 2022-23 Tier-2 Syllabus

The pattern for Tier 2 consists of 3 phases – Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 1 is compulsory for all the Posts/Ranks while Paper 2 is compulsory only for Junior Statistical Officers and Paper 3 is compulsory only for the Post of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Account Officers. And the timing for these Papers is given below –

- Paper 1 – Compulsory for all the Posts – Time allotted 2 hours 30 mins
- Paper 2 – Junior Statistical Officers – Time allotted 2 hours
- Paper 3 – Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Account Officers – Time allotted 2 hours

Tier 2 also implements a negative marking system, though, slightly different from the Tier-1 Exam. Here, a negative marking of 1 mark will be implemented for each wrong answer in all the sections of the Paper 1 exam. The other Paper 2 and Paper 3 will have 0.50 negative markings for each wrong answer. The total number of questions is 150 in Paper 1 and the time limit for the same is 2 hours 30 min for the four sections.

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Sections | Subjects | No. of Questions | Marks | Time Allotted | Weightage |

Section 1 | Reasoning and General Intelligence | 30 | 90 | 1 hour | 23% |

Quantitative Aptitude | 30 | 90 | 23% | ||

Section 2 | English Language and Comprehension | 45 | 135 | 1 hour | 35% |

General Awareness | 25 | 75 | 19% | ||

Section 3 | Computer Knowledge Test | 20 | 60 | 15 min. | Qualifying |

Data Entry Test | Data Entry task | 15 min. | Qualifying |

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Paper | Section | No. of Questions | Marks | Time Allotted |

Paper 2 | Statistics | 100 | 200 | 2 hours |

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Paper | Section | No. of Questions | Marks | Time Allotted |

Paper 3 | General Studies (Finance & Economics) | 100 | 200 | 2 hours |

__Reasoning and 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 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 sub-topics, if any.

__Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:__

__Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:__

- Computation of whole numbers
- Decimals
- Fractions
- Relationships between numbers
- Percentage
- Ratio & Proportion
- Square roots
- Averages
- Simple Interest and Compound 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
- Similarity 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
- Right Prism
- Right Circular Cone
- Right Circular Cylinder
- Sphere
- Hemispheres
- Rectangular Parallelepiped
- Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
- Trigonometry
- Trigonometric ratio
- Standard Identities
- Complementary angles
- Heights and Distances
- Statistics and probability
- Histogram
- Frequency polygon
- Bar diagram
- Pie chart

__Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension:__

__Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension:__

- Vocabulary
- English Grammar
- Sentence structure
- Spot the error
- Fill in the blanks
- Synonyms
- Antonyms
- Spelling/ detecting misspelled 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

__General Awareness:__

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

__Computer Proficiency:__

- Organization of a computer
- Central Processing Unit (CPU)
- Input/ output devices
- Computer memory
- Memory organization
- Back-up devices
- PORTs
- Windows Explorer
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc
- Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking
- Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures

__Syllabus for Statistics:__

__Syllabus for Statistics:__

- Classification, Collection, and Presentation of Statistical Data
- Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection
- Classification and Tabulation of Data
- Graphs and 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 of Dispersion
- Range, quartile deviations, mean deviation, and standard deviation
- Measures of relative dispersion

- Moments, Skewness, and Kurtosis
- Different types of moments and their relationship
- The meaning of skewness and kurtosis
- Different measures of skewness and kurtosis

- 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)

- Probability Theory
- Meaning of probability
- Different definitions of probability
- Conditional probability
- Compound probability
- Dependent and Independent Events
- Bayes’ theorem

- Random Variable and Probability Distributions
- Random variable
- Probability Distribution Function
- 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)

- Sampling Theory
- Concept of population and sample
- Parameter and statistic
- Sampling and non-sampling errors
- Methods of Sampling
- 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

- 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
- Hypothesis Testing Formula
- Basic concept of testing
- Small-sample and large-sample tests
- Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square, and F statistics
- Confidence intervals

- Analysis of Variance
- Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data

- Time Series Analysis
- Components of time series
- Determination 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 number
- Different formulae
- Base shifting and splicing of index numbers
- Cost of living Index Numbers
- Uses of Index Numbers

__Syllabus for General Studies (Finance and Economics):__

__Syllabus for General Studies (Finance and Economics):__

This section is further divided into two parts:

**Finance and Accounts****Economics and Governance**

__SSC CGL Finance and Accounts syllabus is as follows:__

__SSC CGL Finance and Accounts syllabus is as follows:__

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

- Basic concepts of accounting
- Single and double entry
- Books of Original Entry
- Bank Reconciliation
- Journal and ledgers
- Trial Balance
- Rectification of Errors
- Manufacturing Account
- Trading
- Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
- Balance Sheet
- Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
- Depreciation Accounting
- Valuation of Inventories
- Non-profit organizations Accounts
- Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
- Bills of Exchange
- Self Balancing Ledgers

__SSC CGL Economics and Governance Syllabus is as follows:__

- 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 and determinants of demand
- Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
- Price
- Income and cross elasticity
- Theory of consumer’s behaviour
- Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
- Meaning and determinants of supply
- Law of supply
- The elasticity of Supply

- Theory of Production and cost
- Meaning and Factors of production
- Laws of production– Law of variable proportions and 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 these markets

- 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.
- Income Method of calculating 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

- Economic Reforms in India
- 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.

- Role of Information Technology in Governance

### SSC CGL 2022-23 Tier-3 Syllabus

This is a descriptive exam consisting of having to write essays, applications, letters, etc. The tier-3 exam is only attended by candidates interested in the positions of ‘Statistical Investigator Grade-II’ & ‘Compiler’. There is no specific syllabus, but candidates must brush up their writing skills in order to be able to present thoughts in an organized manner within 60 minutes.

Subject | Marks | Time |

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Précis, Letter, Application, etc.) | 100 marks | 1 hour or 60 minutes |

### SSC CGL 2022-23 Tier-4 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier-4 stage tests the candidates’ typing and digital information presentation skills. It can be split into DEST and CPT.

- DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): The candidate will have to type 2000 words from a given article within 15 minutes to further advance for the position of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax).
- CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): If interested in the positions of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), or Inspector (Examiner) the candidate will have to have expertise in spreadsheet management, word processing, and digital slides creation.

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