SSC CGL 2022: Study Material, Syllabus and Exam Pattern, Notification, Exam Date (Out) & More


SSC CGL 2022 Highlights

SSC CGL Notifications

SSC CGL Vacancies

SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Eligibility

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2022

SSC CGL Application Process

SSC CGL Admit Card

SSC CGL Result

SSC CGL Selection Process

SSC CGL Cut-off

SSC CGL Salary


SSC CGL 2022 Highlights

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL)
Name of the Post SSC CGL
Conducting Organisation Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Level

Tier 1: Computer-Based Test

Tier 2: Computer-Based Test

Tier 3: Descriptive Exam

Tier 4: Skill Test/ Computer Ability Test

Exam Mode Online, Offline
Language Hindi and English
Official Website

SSC CGLNotifications

SSC CGL Tier 1 result has been released for the exam held from April 11-21, 2022 on the website – The result PDF has the category-wise cut-off for different posts.

SSC CGL Vacancies

Please find below the number of vacancies:

SSC CGL Exam Total Number of Vacancies
SSC CGL 2021-22 Exam 7686 (Tentative)
SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam 7035
SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam 8582
SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam 11271
SSC CGL 2017-18 Exam 8121
SSC CGL 2016-17 Exam 10661
SSC CGL 2015-16 Exam 8561
SSC CGL 2014-15 Exam 15549

  • Vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes(SC), Scheduled Tribes(ST), Other Backward Classes(OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Ex-Servicemen (ESM) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates for all the categories of posts/services, wherever applicable and admissible, would be as determined and communicated by the Indenting Ministries/Departments/ Offices/ Cadres, as per the Government orders.
  • Vacancies for ESM are reserved for only Group ‘C’ posts.

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus

Given below is the SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier 1, 2, 3, and 4 exams. The
candidates must check and study all the topics listed below thoroughly for
effective SSC CGL preparation.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam and the MCQs are asked from the
following topics.

General Reasoning and Intelligence

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension




Word Formation


Paper Folding Method

Venn Diagram

Blood Relations


Verbal reasoning

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Emotional Intelligence

Static General Knowledge


Current Affairs



Important Schemes

Books and authors




Awards and Honors






Ratio and Proportion

Problem on Ages

Speed, Time, and Distance


Information Interpretation

Time and Work



Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test


Phrases and Idioms

One-word Substitution

Sentence Correction

Error Spotting



SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

In SSC CGL Tier 2 exam too, there are 4 sections. However, the subjects
vary a bit and the topics for each of them are given below.

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language


General Awareness


Data Interpretation



Proportion and Ratio

Distance, Speed and Time

Number System





Mixtures and Allegations

Profit and Loss

Reading Comprehension


Fill in the Blanks

Idioms and Phrases

One Word Substitution

Sentence Correction

Error Spotting

Para Jumbles

Active-Passive Voice

Representation of Data

Measure of Dispersion

A measure of Tendency

Moments, and Kurtosis

Correlation and Regression

Random Variables

Random Variables

Analysis and Variance

Index Number

Finance Commission Role & Functions

Role of Information Technology in Governance

Finance and Accounting

Fundamental Principles

Financial Accounting

Basic Accounting


Error Spotting

Limitations of Financial Accounting

Comptroller and Auditor General

Demand and Supply Theory

SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 3 is an offline exam. It consists of 100 marks. A duration of
60 minutes is given to the candidates to finish this paper.

Section SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus
Descriptive Writing Letter Writing, Essay Writing, Application Writing, Precis

SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus

Tier 4 is a skill test based on the post the candidate has applied for.
There are two sets of skills out of which the candidates have to

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

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL comprises four stages during their recruitment process, which the candidates need to clear in order to make it through the selection process.

The 4 stages are:

Stage 1: (Computer Based Exam)

Stage 2: Tier-II (Computer Based Exam)

Stage 3: (Descriptive Exam)

Stage 4: Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/DV

SSC CGL Exam Specification

Number of tiers 4
Mode of SSC CGL Exam

Tier-I & Tier-II: Online Mode

Tier-III: Offline Mode

Tier-IV: Computer proficiency test/skill test/document

Total Sections/papers

Tier 1- 4 Sections

General Intelligence & Reasoning, Quantitative
Aptitude, English Comprehension

Tier-II: 4 Papers

Paper I- Quantitative Abilities, Paper-II English Language
and Comprehension, Paper-III Statistics, and Paper-IV
General Studies

Tier-III: 1 Paper

(Descriptive Paper in Hindi or English)

Essay Writing, Letter, application, etc.

Total Time Duration of Exam

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper

Tier-III: 60 minutes

Total Questions

Tier-I: 100 questions

Tier-II: 500 question

Tier-III: 1 question

Question Type

Tier-I & Tier-II: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)

Tier-III: Descriptive

Total Marks

Tier-I: 200 marks

Tier-II: 800 marks

Tier-III: 100 marks

Language of Paper Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III- Bilingual (English and Hindi)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 Question Type




Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online)
Tier – II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online)
Tier – III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier – IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Syllabus 2022

Tier-1 exam which consists of 4 sections:

1. Quantitative Aptitude

2. General Intelligence and Reasoning

3. English Language

4. General Awareness

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2022

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Syllabus 2022
Tier-2 exam which consists of 4 sections:

1) Quantitative Aptitude

2) English Language & Comprehension

3) Statistics (for Junior Statistics Officer)

4) Finance & Economics (For AAO)

5) Basics of Accounting

6) Economics & Governance

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2022


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted

Quantitative Ability
100 200 2 hours
English Language and Comprehension
200 200 2 hours
100 200 2 hours
General Studies (Finance and Economics)
100 200 2 hours
Total 500 600 8 hours

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2022

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

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CGL Tier 4 is a skill-based test. The details of the pattern of the same are given below.

Particulars Details
Total marks Qualifying in Nature
Exam time duration 15 minutes
Test Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test
Exam mode Online

SSC CGL Eligibility

SSC CGL Nationality
SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria as per nationality mandates a candidate to be a resident of the prescribed countries only. An applicant must fulfil any one of the following conditions:

  • The aspirant must be an Indian citizen.
  • The candidates be a subject of Nepal/Bhutan.
  • The aspirants can also be Tibetan refugees who moved to India, before 1962, with the intention of settling down permanently in India.
  • The applicant must be of Indian Origin who have moved to India from Burma, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam with the intention of settling down permanently in India.

SSC CGL Age Limit

Please find below the types of post and their age limit.

Posts and Offices Age Limit
Accountant (C&AG), Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Other
Ministry/ Department), Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper
Division Clerks (Ministry of Electronics and Information
Technology, Ministries other than CSCS cadres), Tax
Assistant (CBDT, CBIC), Auditor (C&AG, CGDA, Other
Ministry/ Departments), Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of
18-27 years
Assistant Section Officer (Central Secretariat Service,
Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ),
Assistant (Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations),
Sub Inspector (CBI)
20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer (IB, Ministry of Electronics and
Information Technology, Other Ministries/ Departments/
Organizations), Inspector- CGST & Central Excise
(CBIC), Preventive Officer (CBIC), Examiner (CBIC),
Assistant Enforcement Officer (Directorate of Enforcement,
Department of Revenue), Divisional Accountant (C&AG),
Sub Inspector (NIA), Statistical Investigator Grade-II
(Registrar General of India Organizations), Inspector of
Income Tax (CBDT), Assistant (Other Ministries/
Departments/ Organizations, NCLAT), Assistant Audit Officer
(Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG),
Assistant Accounts Officer (Indian Audit & Accounts
Department under C&AG), Inspector Posts (Department of
Post), Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics), Assistant/
Superintendent (Indian Coast Guard), Research Assistant
18-30 years
Junior Statistical Officer (M/o Statistics & Programme
18-32 years

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2022

The SSC CGL 2022 exam date and other event date is given below in the table:

SSC CGL 2022 Event

SSC CGL 2022 Date

Notification release date December 23, 2021
Starting of online application December 23, 2021
Last date to apply online January 23, 2022
Last date to make online payment January 25, 2022
Last date to generate offline challan January 26, 2022
Last date to pay through challan January 27, 2022
Application form correction window
January 28, to February 01, 2022
Release of Tier 1 admit card March 28, 2022
Commencement of Tier 1 exam April 11-21, 2022
Announcement of Tier 1 result July 04, 2022
Release of Tier 2 admit card To be announced
Commencement of Tier 2 exam To be announced
Announcement of Tier 2 result To be announced
Commencement of Tier 3 exam To be announced
Commencement of Tier 4 (Interview/ Computer Skill Test) To be announced
Announcement of Tier 2 result (for 2020 exam) April 26, 2022


SSC CGL Application Process

Step 1: SSC CGL Online Registration

1. Visit the official website –

2. Click on “Apply” and then on “CGL”.

3. Enter your Aadhaar Number, Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, and Email ID.

4. Enter the OTPs received on your mobile number and email ID and click on ‘Submit’.

5. Your registration number and password will be sent to you as SMS and e-mail.

Step 2: Upload Scanned Photograph and Signature

Upload scanned images of your photograph (not more than three months old from the date of publication of the notice of SSC CGL exam) and signature in the prescribed guidelines.

Images Size Dimension Format
Photograph 20 – 50 Kb 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm .jpeg
Signature 10 – 20 Kb 4 cm X 2 cm .jpeg

In addition, the date of clicking the photograph should be clearly printed on the photograph, otherwise, the applications would be rejected. Apart from that, the applications with blurred pictures would also be rejected. Likewise, those with illegible signatures will also be cancelled.

Step 3: Fill SSC CGL Application Form

1. Next, fill in your personal, contact, and educational details.

2. Enter your gender, category, nationality, name of the university, roll number, year of passing, marks, and other information.

3. Choose 3 exam centres in the same region in order of your preference.

4. Select whether you are applying for the post of Junior Statistical Officer or Statistical Investigator Grade-II.

5. Read the declaration, check on “I Agree”, fill the captcha code, and submit the form to proceed to fee payment.

Step 4: Pay SSC CGL Application Fees

1. The last step in the application process is to pay the SSC CGL application fee.

2. The application fee is INR 100. Women, SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen, and PwD candidates do not have to pay any application fees.

3. It can be paid in both online and offline modes.

4. For offline payment: Generate the offline challan from the website and pay the fees in cash at any SBI Bank branch along with the challan.

5. For online payment: Choose the preferred payment method amongst BHIM UPI, Netbanking, Debit card or Credit Card and enter the banking details in the payment gateway to pay the fees.

6. If the application fees is not successfully deposited with SSC, the status of the application form is displayed as ‘Incomplete’ at the top of the printout of the same.

7. Candidates can also check the status of payment of fees by clicking on the ‘Payment Status’ link on the login page.

8. Application fee, once paid, will not be refunded or adjusted against any other examination under any circumstances.

Category SSC CGL Application Fees
For General /OBC/ EWS Male INR 100
For SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-servicemen candidates Nil
For All Female candidates Nil

SSC CGL Admit Card

The steps to check and download the admit card for SSC CGL 2022 examination is given below:

Step 1: Visit the official portal of SSC i.e.,

Step 2: Click on the ‘Admit Card’ tab.

Step 3: Click on the relevant SSC regional/sub-local website link listed there.

Step 4: Click on the admit card link.

Step 5: On the login page, enter the details such as user ID and password and submit it.

Step 6: The SSC CGL admit card will appear on your screen.

Step 7: Download the SSC CGL admit card and take a printout of it.

Details Mentioned on SSC CGL Admit Card 2022

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Hall Ticket Number
  • Roll No. (User ID for the test)
  • Exam Date
  • Exam Duration
  • Signature of the Applicant
  • Photograph of the Applicant
  • Exam Time
  • Exam Center

Discrepancy in SSC CGL Admit Card 2022

Once downloaded, candidates must check their SSC CGL admit cards thoroughly. They must ensure that the information given on the admit card is clearly visible, correct and same as they have mentioned in the application form. In case of any discrepancy or error in the admit card, the candidates must contact the authorities immediately and get it rectified.

On the exam day, if the details printed on it are found to be incorrect or false, the candidature of the aspirant will be immediately cancelled. Thus, the candidates must make sure to rectify the issues before appearing for the exam. They must report at the following address at the earliest to avoid any last-minute panic or hassle.

SSC CGL Result

The steps to download SSC CGL result from the SSC official website are mentioned below

Step 1: Go to the official website of SSC.

Step 2: Now find and click on the link for the respective result displayed on the homepage of SSC.

Step 3: On clicking the link, a new window will open, enter your roll number to see the result.

Step 4: The result of SSC CGL will appear on the screen in PDF format.

Step 5: Download the SSC CGL result and save it for future references.

SSC CGL Selection Process

SSC CGL Cut-off

SSC CGL Salary