SSC CGL 2022 Exam Date, Syllabus, Admit Card and Latest News

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam 2022 ( SSC CGL )

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Updated on May 5, 2022 18:38 IST

SSC CGL 2022 answer key (tier-I) has been released by the Commission on May 2. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the tentative answer key and release the link to send the objections to the incorrect questions or answers. The candidates need to submit an objection fee of INR 100 for each objection. The candidates can send their objections by May 5 (5.00 PM). After considering the objections, the Commission will prepare the final answer key and based on the final answer key, the result will be released. The final answer key will be released after the declaration of the result. 

SSC CGL Tier-II answer key 2020 has been released on May 5. The exams were conducted on January 28 and 29, 2022. The candidates can check the final answers provided by the Commission based on which the result was declared on April 26. 

What is SSC CGL?

SSC CGL is a national-level exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to shortlist candidates for Group-B and -C posts in various ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India. Every year, about 30 lakh candidates fill out the SSC CGL application form and about 15 lakh aspirants appear for the exam. The Staff Selection Commission conducts the exam in four stages called tiers. The first two tiers of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam are conducted in online mode. The next two tiers of the exam are held in offline mode.

SSC CGL 2022 Latest Updates

  • May 5: SSC CGL Tier-II final answer key has been released. Check here the official SSC CGL Tier-II answer key
  • May 2: SSC CGL Tier-I tentative answer key has been released. Check here the official SSC CGL Tier-I answer keys and dates for sending the objection.

SSC CGL 2022 Exam Highlights

Exam Name

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 

Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test (CBT) for Tier-I and Tier-II. Offline (pen and paper mode) for Tier-III, Offline Skill Test for Tier-IV

Total Registrations

10 Lakh approximately

Application fee

INR 100

Exam Duration

Tier-I: 60 minutes (online)

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper (online)

Tier-III: 60 minutes (Offline)

Tier-IV- 60 minutes (Offline)

Exam Purpose 

Selection of candidates for Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India

Exam Language

English and Hindi

Exam Helpdesk No.

011-69999845

Official Website

http://ssc.nic.in/

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SSC CGL 2022 Tier-I Exam Analysis

SSC CGL Tier-I exams have been started on April 11. See here the candidates' reactions about the paper as they share with Shiksha.com

SSC CGL 2022 Admit Card 

SSC CGL 2022 admit cards will be released soon. The regional websites of SSC will release the application status and admit card for the candidates falling under their jurisdiction. The candidates need to download SSC CGL admit card from the regional website in a specified manner to appear in the exam. Admit card is the essential document required to get admission to the exam centre.

SSC CGL 2022 Exam Dates

SSC released important dates for all the exams. The important dates related to the SSC CGL exam are as follows:

SSC CGL Exam Events SSC CGL Exam Dates Salient Features
Notification 23-Dec-2021 SSC CGL 2022 recruitment notification was released on December 23
Application forms start date 23-Dec-2021 The application process started on December 23, 2021
Last date to submit the application online 23-Jan-2022 (23:30) This will be the last day to submit the application online. Fee payment can be done later.
Last date for online fee payment 25-Jan-2022 (23:30) The last date to pay the application fee in online mode
Last date for the generation of offline Challan 26-Jan-2022 (23:30) The last date to generate the bank challan for offline fee payment
Last date for offline fee payment 27-Jan-2022 (23:30) The last date to pay the SSC CGL application fee in offline mode
Application Correction Window

28-Jan-2022

to

01-Feb-2022 (23:30)

The candidates will be able to correct the details filled in the application.
SSC CGL Tier-I exam 2022 11-Apr-2022 to 21-Apr-2022 Tier-I exam 2022 will be conducted in the online mode
SSC CGL Tier-I answer key April-May 2022 (Tentative) SSC will release the CGL 2022 answer key (tentative) and candidates' response sheet online
SSC CGL Tier-I result May-June (Tentative) The tier-I results will be released online
SSC CGL Tier-II exam

July 2022 (Tentative)

SSC CGL Tier-II exam will be conducted as CBT in online mode
SSC CGL Tier III exam

July-August (Tentative)

SSC CGL Tier III exam will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode

SSC CGL 2022 Application Form

The application form link was activated after the release of the official notification. The candidates can see here the SSC CGL 2022 application form filling process based on last year's application form. The last date to pay the application fee offline and online will be released in the official notification.

How to apply for SSC CGL 2022 Exam?

Candidates would have to fill SSC CGL 2022 application form on the official website of the Commission in two parts - registration and application. The steps to fill out the application form are given below.

Step 1: Visit the official website of SSC - ssc.nic.in.

Step 2: Click on the 'New User? Register Now 'link. 

Step 3: Fill the SSC CGL registration form.

Step 4: Log in to the registered account using the registration number (generated at the time of registration) and password (set at the time of registration).

Step 5: Fill in all details asked in the SSC CGL application form.

Step 6: Upload scanned images of photos and signatures and other important documents, if applicable. 

Step 7: Review the SSC online form carefully and click on the Final Submit button.

Step 8: Pay the application fee of INR 100 in online or offline mode.   

SSC CGL Photo and Signature Scanned Images Specifications

Candidates had to upload the scanned images of the photo and signature in JPEG/JPG format as per the specifications given below:

Photo size

20-50 KB

Signature size

10-20 KB

SSC CGL 2022 Application Video

The candidates can see here the SSC CGL 2022 application video below. They can see the application filling process in detail.

SSC CGL 2022 Application Fee

Candidates could pay the SSC CGL application fee of INR 100 in online or offline mode via SBI challan/BHIM UPI/internet banking/credit card/debit card. However, all females and candidates belonging to reserved categories such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD) and Ex-Servicemen (ESM) were exempted from the application fee payment.  

SSC CGL 2022 Eligibility

SSC CGL 2022 eligibility criteria vary as per the post applied by the candidate. However, given below is the basic criteria that candidates need to fulfil in order to meet SSC CGL eligibility:

  • Nationality/citizenship: A candidate must be either a citizen of India, a person of Indian origin, a subject of Nepal/Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee
  • Age limit: A candidate should be between 18 and 32 years
  • Educational qualification: A candidate should complete a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or institute

The candidates can read and understand here the SSC CGL 2022 eligibility conditions.

SSC CGL Selection Process 2022

SSC CGL selection process will include the following stages/tiers:

  • Application process: Candidates need to fill out the application form online on the official website of the commission in a specified manner. The application fee is INR 100.
  • Tier-I admit cards: SSC regional websites release the admit for the Tier-I exam. The candidates need to download their admit cards from these regional SSC websites in a specified manner.
  • Tier-I exam: Tier-I is a Computer-Based Test (CBT) that contains objective-type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of 200 marks. 
  • Tier-I result: The result is declared by SSC on its official website within 45 days of the exam. The result contains the names and/or roll numbers of candidates qualifying for the Tier-II exam. 
  • Tier-II admit card: Eligible candidates need to download their admit cards for the Tier-II exam from the official regional websites. The admit card is typically released about one week before the exam. 
  • Tier-II exam: Tier-II is again a CBT that is divided into four papers.
  • Tier-II result: The result for tier-II is declared on the official website of the commission in the form of a merit list. Candidates clearing the tier-II exam are called to appear for the Tier-III paper.
  • Tier-III admits card: The Tier-III exam is conducted after the Tier-III exam and the gap between the exams is from one week to ten days only. So the Tier-II admit cards are released after the Tier-II admit cards.
  • Tier-III exam: Tier-III is a pen-and-paper based exam that is descriptive in nature. 
  • Tier-III result: Similar to tier-I and -II results, candidates can check CGL results for tier-III also in online mode only. Candidates clearing the tier-III exam need to appear for the final stage – Tier-IV.
  • Tier-IV admit card: Like admit cards for other tiers, Tier-IV admit cards are also available for download on the regional websites of SSC
  • Tier-IV exam: In tier-IV, SSC conducts either a computer proficiency test, skill test or document verification, as per the post applied by the candidate. SSC CGL tier-IV is only a qualifying paper. It means that marks scored by candidates in tier-IV are not calculated at the time of declaration of the final result. 
  • SSC CGL result: Final result is announced based on candidates' performance in tier-I, tier-II and tier-III exams. All qualifying candidates are then allotted Group-B and C posts in various ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India. 

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SSC CGL 2022 UFM Rules

SSC released a detailed notification regarding the rules related to the unfair means in the CGL exam. The candidates need to understand these rules because a large number of candidates were debarred from the exam process due to these rules. The candidates can see here the details of the SSC UFM rules in CGL exam.

SSC CGL 2022 Exam Centres

SSC CGL exams are conducted across the nations in various exam cities. These exam centres are located in the nook and corner of the country. The CGL exam centres are commissioned under the regional headquarters of SSC.

SSC CGL 2022 Exam Syllabus

CGL exam is the premiere exam of SSC. The syllabus is the key to this exam. The candidates need to understand and prepare all the topics mentioned in the SSC CGL syllabus. The candidates are required to prepare the secondary topics also which are not mentioned in the syllabus because it is the comprehensive knowledge of the topics which prevails at the end of the recruitment process.

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SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL exam pattern is notified in the official advertisement of the exam. The candidates should internalise the exam pattern so that they can focus on the preparation of each tier of the exam. The SSC CGL exam pattern will guide the students regarding the structure of the paper also.

SSC CGL 2022 Preparation

SSC CGL exam preparation requires a lot of hard work as well as smart work. As the foremost step towards effective SSC CGL preparation 2022, candidates must be well-versed with the syllabus and pattern of the exam. Thereafter, the right set of SSC CGL books is necessary to gain a clear and complete understanding of the subjects and topics covered in the SSC CGL syllabus. Attempting SSC CGL mock tests and practising previous year question papers is also important to gain the required confidence and improve time management skills. Check the complete tier-wise SSC CGL preparation strategy and tips

SSC CGL Exam Analysis

The SSC CGL Tier-I exam was conducted from August 13 to August 24, 2021. The candidates shared their experience with Shiksha.com just after appearing in the exam.

SSC CGL Tier-I Sections

SSC CGL Tier-I Difficulty Level

General Intelligence Reasoning

Easy to Moderate

General Awareness

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

Easy to Moderate

English Comprehension

Easy to Moderate

Overall

Easy to Moderate

SSC CGL Question Paper

Previous year's question papers are critical for exam preparation. Actual question papers serve as a guiding light to the candidates. They can practice with the previous year's SSC CGL question paper in a time-bound manner to get the feel and experience of the actual question paper.

SSC CGL  Answer Key

SSC will release the provisional answer key first and ask for objections from the candidates. The SSC CGL answer key (final) will be prepared after considering the objections raised by the candidates. There are no provisions of raising objections against the final answer key released by the commission.

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SSC CGL Result

SSC releases the result of each tier of the exam separately. The candidates need to qualify in each tier to get selected in the exam. The SSC CGL result for each tier is released online at the website of SSC. SSC released the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2019 result on April 8 online. 

SSC CGL Cutoff

SSC releases the cutoff with the result. SSC CGL cutoff of each tier is released with the result. The candidate needs to score equal to or more than the cutoff to qualify in the particular tier of the exam.

SSC CGL 2022 Vacancies 

SSC CGL vacancy list will be released in the official advertisement of the exam. SSC can revise the number of vacancies notified for the exam. As per the SSC CGL vacancy list released by SSC on February 8, 2021, the total number of vacancies in the SSC CGL Exam 2020 is 7913. In the SSC CGL 2019, a total of 9,488 vacancies had been released. Out of these, 8,582 vacancies are for the major 34 Group-B and -C posts.

Check out the SSC CGL posts for which vacancies are usually released by Staff Selection Commission:

SSC CGL Posts 2022

SSC CGL posts are classified into the following three categories:

  • Group ‘B’ Gazetted
  • Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted
  • Group ‘C’

There are only two positions that are Group B Gazetted. The details of the posts are

Pay Level-8 (INR 47600 to 151100)

Name of Post Ministry/Department/Office/ Cadre Age Limit

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Not exceeding 30 years. 
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Not exceeding 30 years

The rest of the posts are given as under.

Post: Assistant Audit Officer

Department: Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Post: Inspector (Examiner)

Department: CBIC

Post: Assistant Accounts Officer

Department: Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Post: Assistant Enforcement Officer

Department: Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Central Secretariat Service

Post: Sub Inspector

Department: Central Bureau of Investigation

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Intelligence Bureau

Post: Inspector Posts

Department: Department of Post

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Ministry of Railway

Post: Inspector  

Department: Central Bureau of Narcotics

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Ministry of External Affairs

Post: Assistant

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: AFHQ

Post: Assistant Superintendent

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Assistant

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Divisional Accountant

Department: Offices under C&AG

Post: Assistant

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Sub Inspector  

Department: National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Post: Junior Statistical Officer

Department: M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation

Post: Inspector (Central Excise)

Department: CBIC

Post: Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Department: Registrar General of India

Post: Inspector (Preventive Officer)

Department: CBIC

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SSC CGL Group-C Posts

Post: Inspector of Income Tax

Department: CBDT

Post: Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks 

Department: Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres

Post: Auditor

Department: Offices under C&AG

Post: Tax Assistant

Department: CBDT

Post: Auditor

Department: Other Ministry/ Departments

Post: Tax Assistant

Department: CBIC

Post: Auditor

Department: Offices under CGDA

Post: Sub Inspector

Department: Central Bureau of Narcotics

Post: Accountant

Department: Offices under CGDA

Post: Upper Divisions Clerk

Department: Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)

(Post is only for male candidates with higher physical and medical standards given at Annexure-XVI)

Post: Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Department: Other Ministry/ Departments

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SSC CGL 2022 FAQs

Q: Is the SSC CGL Tier-II answer key released?

A: Yes, SSC CGL Tier-II answer key (2020) has been released by the commission on May 5, 2022. The candidates can check here the offiical Tier-II answer key and calculate their marks.

Q: Is the SSC CGL Tier-I answer key released?

A: Yes, SSC CGL Tier-I answer key has been released.The candidates can check their responses and official answer key. 

Q: Is the SSC CGL Result 2019 released?

A: Yes, SSC CGL result 2019 final has been released. Check here details.

Q: When will SSC CGL 2022 exam be conducted?

A: SSC CGL 2022 tier-I exam will be conducted from April 11 to 21 as CBT in multiple shifts at the designated exam centres across the nation.

Q: Will SSC CGL be conducted in 2022?

A: Yes, SSC CGL 2022 exam (Tier-I) will be conducted from April 11 to 21, 2022. 

Q: Who can apply for SSC CGL 2022?

A: The eligibility conditions for SSC CGL 2022 exam were mentioned in the official notification. The candidates who are graduates in any stream and fulfil the age limit could apply for the CGL exam. See SSC CGL eligibility conditions in detail

Q: Can I apply now for SSC CGL 2022 exam?

A: No, the SSC CGL application 2022 was closed on January 23, 2022.

Q: Is SSC CGL exam held in online mode?

A: The first two tiers of CGL exam are held in online mode and the other two tiers of the exam are conducted in offline mode.

Q: Is it mandatory to appear for all the tiers of SSC CGL exam?

A: Yes, candidates need to appear for all the tiers of SSC CGL in order to qualify the exam.

Q: How many stages does SSC CGL exam contain?

A: SSC CGL exam contains four stages - Tier-I (online exam), Tier-II (online exam), Tier-III (offline exam) and Tier-IV (computer proficiency test/skill test/document verification).

Q: Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL exam?

A: Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks in the tier-I exam.

Q: What is the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for SSC CGL exam?

A: Candidates who have completed graduation from a recognised university are eligible for the SSC CGL exam.

Q: How many SSC CGL vacancies are released every year?

A: SSC CGL 2022 vacancies were not released in the official notification. It will be released later. The SSC CGL exam is conducted for a good number of vacancies every year.

Q: For which posts is SSC CGL exam conducted?

A: SSC CGL exam is conducted for various Group-B (Gazetted), Group-B (Non-Gazetted) and Group -C posts available in different ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India.

Q: How many times is SSC CGL conducted in a year?

A: Each stage (tier-I, II, III and IV) of SSC CGL exam is conducted once a year.

Q: Was there an age limit to appear for SSC CGL exam?

A: SSC CGL age limit differs as per the post applied. However, candidates should be minimum 18 years in age to apply for any SSC CGL post.

SSC CGL 2022 Contact Information

Helpline Numbers of SSC: Regional Offices and Headquarters

Region

Helpline No 1

Fax No

Email Id

Helpline Timings

Website

North

011-69999845/ 011-

69999846

011-24360944

rdsscnr@gmail.com

10 AM to 6 PM on all working

days (excluding  1:30 PM to 2:00 PM)

www.sscnr.net.in

Central

0532-2460511/ 9452424060

0532-2460514

rdcrssc@gmail.com

10 AM to 6 PM on all working

days (excluding  1:30 PM to 2:30 PM)

www.ssc-cr.org

East

9477461228/ 9477461229

033-22904424

contact@sscer.org

10 AM to 5 PM on working days

www.sscer.org

West

7738422705/ 9869730700

022 22018527

sscwr@yahoo.com, examsscwr@gmail.com

10 AM to 5 PM on working days

www.sscwr.net

South

044-28251139/ 9445195946

044-28270561

sscsr.tn@nic.in

10 AM to 5 PM on working days

www.sscsr.gov.in

North - West

0172-2744366

0172-2742144

sscnwrgoi@gmail.com

10 AM to 6 PM (Excluding 1 PM to 2 PM) on  working days

www.sscnwr.org

Karnataka Kerala

080-25502520/ 9483862020

080-25520653

rdssckkr@nic.in

10 AM to 5 PM on working days

www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in

North -East

9085015252/ 9085073593

0361-2224779

rdner.ssc@gmail.com

10 AM to 5 PM on working days

www.sscner.org.in

MPR

0771-2423678/ 0771-2422507

0771-2423678

sscraipur@gmail.com

10 AM to 5:30 PM on working days

www.sscmpr.org

HQ

011-24368090

 

ssconlineapplicationdivision@gmail.com

10 AM to 5:30 PM on working days

www.ssc.nic.in

 

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Dear aspirant,It's great connecting with you. A stenographer is mostly attached to a senior officer. He has to write the officer's speech in steno and then have to type the same. Jobs of Stenographer Grade C are in the Department of central government or Ministry. The job location is mainly in De...Dear aspirant,
It's great connecting with you. A stenographer is mostly attached to a senior officer. He has to write the officer's speech in steno and then have to type the same. Jobs of Stenographer Grade C are in the Department of central government or Ministry. The job location is mainly in Delhi. Jobs of Stenographer Grade D are under two groups :
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