�SSC CGL Exam Preparation 2022

SSC CGL Exam Preparation 2022


                                                                                                                           SSC CGL Preparation


CGL full form is combined graduate level exam. It consisit of all the graduate level exam jobs.

You will get everything you need to know before starting this preparation. I will answer all your question in this way.

Q.1) what is SSC CGL ?

Ans 1. SSC is Staff Selection Commission who conducts the CGL exam i.e combined graduate level exam and the exam is under TCS i.e tata consultancy services which sets the question in the paper. 

Q.2)  What is the minimum requirment to start the Preparation of SSC CGL?

Ans. 2) To apply for the SSC CGL Exam, the candidate must be a Graduate from a recognised University/ Institution. Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized University. And, Candidates must have studied either Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as a compulsory or as an elective subject.

Q.3) Does CGL exam happens every year?

Ans.) Yes, SSC conducts this exam every year and this year it will the SSC CGL 2022. 

Q.4) Posts we get under this exam?


SSC CGL Post Department/Ministry Classification of Post
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ Group “B” 
Assistant  Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations  Group “B” 
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 
Inspector (Central Excise) CBIC Group “B”
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B”
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B”
Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation Group “B”
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Registrar General of India Group “B”
Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA Group “C” 
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments Group “C”
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks  Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 
Tax Assistant CBDT/ CBIC Group “C”
Upper Division Clerks Government Departments Group “C”


Q.5) Salary according to the posts?


SSC CGL Posts – Salary
Pay Level 8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
Assistant Audit Officer Assistant Accounts Officer
Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
Assistant Section Officer  Assistant  Inspector of Income Tax Inspector, (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer) Inspector (Examiner) Assistant Enforcement Officer Sub Inspector
Inspector Posts      
Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
Assistant/ Superintendent Divisional Accountant Sub Inspector(NIA) Junior Statistical Officer
Statistical Investigator Grade-II      
Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)
Auditor Accountant Accountant/ Junior Accountant  
Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks  Tax Assistant Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) Upper Division Clerks


Q.6) Exam pattern for SSC CGL?


SSC CGL 2022 Tier-1 exam will be conducted online comprising of 4 sections with about a 100 questions in total and with maximum marks of 200. The entire exam is needed to be completed in a time span of 60 minutes.

The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-I Exam are:

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

Penalty of Wrong Answer: There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off. No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-2 exam will be conducted online comprising of 4 papers with about a 100 questions in Quantitative Ability, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics) & 200 questions in English Language and Comprehension Papers and with maximum marks of 200 for reach papers.

The papers asked in SSC CGL Tier-II Exam are:

  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. Statistics
  3. General Studies (Finance & Economics)
  4. English Language & Comprehension
S. No. Papers No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Paper-I: Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Paper-III: Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

Penalty of Wrong Answer: There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

Tier-3 of SSC CGL will be a descriptive test. The paper will be in English/Hindi and will constitute of 100 marks. The entire paper needs to be completed in 60 minutes.

Subject Marks Time
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

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. It will be conducted in two steps: DEST Test & CPT Test.

DEST: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate's writing skills.

CPT: This test is conducted to check a candidate's proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides.


Q.7) Exam syllabus?

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To begin with the preparation for any exam, the candidates must be aware of the complete & accurate exam pattern along with a detailed SSC CGL syllabus to plan a full-proof strategy to score good marks in the particular exam. The exam pattern & syllabus for each SSC CGL Phase has been discussed in this article. Staff Selection Commission selects candidates for Combined Graduate Level posts through a Four-Tier recruitment process. The selection process begins with Tier-1 & Tier-2 which are MCQ Online Test followed with Tier-3 Descriptive and Tier-4 Skill Test. The mode of all stages of the SSC CGL Exam is as follows-

Tier Type Mode
Tier–I Objective Multiple Choice Computer- Based Test (online)
Tier- II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based Test (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)


SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus- Quantitative Aptitude

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam, the Quantitative Aptitude Questions focus on analysing the candidate's ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense. This section is common in Tier-1 & Tier-2 and some of the topics are repetitive, so do prepare well to save time during your next stage preparation for the same chapters. The topics for SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude as set by the commission are as follows- 

  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 Alligation
  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

Complementary angles


SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus- General Intelligence and Reasoning 

The SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning consists of both verbal and non-verbal types of topics. This section will be a key to examining the candidate's activeness and sharpness in any situation. The topics to be covered under SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning are enlisted below- 

  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

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus- English Language

Of all the sections in SSC CGL Tier-1, the English section will be only in the English language. The candidates have to solve the questions asked in the exam which would analyse their understandability of the subject and their basic comprehension and writing ability would also be tested. Good command over the following topics would help the candidates to excel good score in this section. 

  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

SSC CGL Tier-I General Awareness Syllabus

This section would be helpful for testing the candidate's awareness about General Knowledge and General Science and their application to society. Though the syllabus of this section is vast in terms of the following topics. 

  1. India and its neighbouring 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

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier 2

After the preliminary exam has been conducted, it will be necessary to gear up for the Tier-2 Exam of the SSC CGL 2022 Exam. The Mains Exam will be conducted online and is an objective multiple-choice exam. This year, the Tier-II & Tier-III exam will be conducted on same day. The major sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics). Let’s have a look at the SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 Tier-2 Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

There are 4 sections in SSC CGL Tier-2 Paper namely Quantitative Ability, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, and General Studies (Finance and Economics) for which the pattern has been discussed below. 

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 500 600 8 hours

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Quantitative Ability 

The main focus of this section is to check the candidate's knowledge in terms f the appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. Though the section is also asked in the Tier-1 Exam, however, the level and type of questions will be designed differently and slightly moderate than the 1st stage. So candidate's must buckle up their reparation with the topics listed below-

  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. Heights and Distances
  36. Histogram
  37. Frequency polygon
  38. Bar diagram
  39. Pie chart

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- English Language and Comprehension

The fluency in the English Language will be tested on the basis of this section of the SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus. The basic knowledge about the English language in terms of the following topics is necessary to get good marks in this section of the Tier-2 Exam. The syllabus for reading comprehension is not specific and is added in the syllabus to check candidates' quick responses to the situations. 

  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

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Statistics

For some candidate's this section might be tough & difficult to understand. The basic tip is to get the concept clear and repetitive revision of the concepts would be beneficial to grab good marks in this section too. The SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus for Statistic is described as follows-

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 twoway 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 index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- 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
  5. 1.2 Basic concepts of accounting

  6. Single and double entry
  7. Books of Original Entry
  8. Bank Reconciliation
  9. Journal, ledgers
  10. Trial Balance
  11. Rectification of Errors
  12. Manufacturing
  13. Trading
  14. Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
  15. Balance Sheet
  16. Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  17. Depreciation Accounting
  18. Valuation of Inventories
  19. Non-profit organisations Accounts
  20. Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  21. Bills of Exchange
  22. Self Balancing Ledgers
  23. 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

  24. Definition
  25. Scope and nature of Economics
  26. Methods of economic study
  27. Central problems of an economy
  28. Production possibilities curve
  29. 2.4 Theory of Demand and Supply

  30. Meaning and determinants of demand
  31. Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
  32. Price
  33. Income and cross elasticity
  34. Theory of consumer?s behaviour
  35. Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  36. Meaning and determinants of supply
  37. Law of supply
  38. The elasticity of Supply
  39. 2.5 Theory of Production and cost

  40. Meaning and Factors of production
  41. Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
  42. 2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

  43. Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
  44. Monopoly
  45. Monopolistic Competition
  46. Oligopoly
  47. Price determination in these markets.
  48. 2.7 Indian Economy:

    2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.

    2.7.2 National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.

    2.7.3 Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.

    2.7.4 Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.

    2.7.5 Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

    2.8 Economic Reforms in India

  49. Economic reforms since 1991
  50. Liberalisation
  51. Privatisation
  52. Globalisation
  53. Disinvestment
  54. 2.9 Money and Banking:

    2.9.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

    2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.

    2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

    2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance.

    SSC CGL Tier-III Syllabus 2022 

    Tier-III of SSC CGL 2022 exam is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The mode of examination is offline (Pen and Paper mode) and students are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc. in this exam. The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes. Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade-II” & “Compiler”.

    SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern

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

    SSC CGL Tier-IV Syllabus 2022 (Skill Test)

    Tier-IV examination comprises of a couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country. SSC CGL Tier-4 is also known as the Data Entry Skill Test that is used for assessing the typing speed of the candidate who qualify in Stage- 1, 2, and 3. 

    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).

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