SSC CGL Syllabus 2022– Download Section-wise Syllabus for Tier 1 & 2

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


Registrations: 10 Sep '22 - 1 Oct '22

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Updated on Apr 8, 2022 12:27 IST

SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus was notified in the official notification. The syllabus is the ready-reckoner for the exam. The candidates should prepare the topics given in the syllabus and in addition to that, they should also prepare the sub-topics and associated topics that are not mentioned in the official syllabus. No weightage of topics is defined in the official notification hence the candidates need to prepare all the topics and divide their time accordingly. SSC CGL syllabus along with the question paper is helpful for the candidates. The candidates should note down the weightage of topics and the difficulty level of the questions asked from the topic to plan their preparation in a better way. The candidates should do this exercise with previous year's papers to get the average weightage of the topics.

SSC CGL Syllabus is the most important component of exam preparation. The syllabus is officially defined in the notification every year but it does not change frequently so the candidates can prepare for the exam by taking into account the topics given in the previous year's syllabus. The syllabus serves as the guiding force for the preparation.  The SSC CGL syllabus outlines the topics which are common to the preparation for various exams. Hence, the preparation is slightly common. One thing that makes the preparation different is the structure of the paper and the type and difficulty level of question papers.

SSC CGL exam is conducted in four tiers. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) prescribes a detailed SSC CGL syllabus for tier-I and -II of the exam. However, there is no prescribed syllabus for SSC CGL Tier-III and -IV exams. Given below is the complete tier-wise SSC CGL syllabus 2022. However, before proceeding with the subjects and topics to be prepared for the exam, let us have a look at SSC CGL exam pattern.

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SSC CGL Exam Pattern

Check out some of the major points regarding SSC CGL exam pattern below:


SSC CGL Exam Highlights

Number of tiers


Exam mode

Tier-I: Online 

Tier-II: Online

Tier-III: Offline

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

Number of papers/sections

Tier-I: 4 sections (English Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension)

Tier-II: 4 papers (Quantitative Abilities, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies)

Tier-III: 1 paper (descriptive paper in English or Hindi)

Exam duration

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper

Tier-III: 60 minutes

Number of questions

Tier-I: 100

Tier-II: 500

Tier-III: 1

Type of questions

Tier-I: MCQs

Tier-II: MCQs

Tier-III: Descriptive

Total marks

Tier-I: 200

Tier-II: 800

Tier-III: 100

Language of paper

Tier-I: English and Hindi

Tier-II: English and Hindi

Tier-III: English and Hindi 

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier-I

Different sections from which questions are asked in SSC CGL tier-I are:

Paper Sections

Section Descriptions

General Intelligence & Reasoning

analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern- folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any

General Awareness

Questions are aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

Quantitative Aptitude

Whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, 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, 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, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

English Comprehension

Candidates' ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier-II

SSC CGL Tier-II exam consists of four papers:

  • Quantitative Abilities
  • English Language and Comprehension
  • Statistics
  • General Studies - Finance and Economics

Given below is the syllabus for each SSC CGL tier-II paper:

SSC CGL Tier-II Papers

SSC CGL Tier-II Paper Parts

SSC CGL Tier-II Paper Descriptions

Quantitative Abilities


The questions are designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate.

English Language and Comprehension


Questions in this component are designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English language.



The paper includes subjects such as:

  • Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Probability Theory
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Statistical Inference
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Numbers

General Studies - Finance and Economics

A (Finance & Accounts)

This part of paper-IV includes questions on fundamental principles and basic concept of accounting.

B (Economics & Governance)

The paper include questions on subjects such as:

  • 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 of Production and Cost
  • Forms of Market and Price Determination in Different Markets
  • Indian Economy
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Money and Banking
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance

Check complete SSC CGL syllabus

SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus FAQs

Q: What constitutes SSC CGL syllabus?

A: SSC CGL syllabus constitutes important subjects and topics from which questions are asked in the exam.

Q: Who prescribes SSC CGL syllabus?

A: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) prescribes SSC CGL syllabus.

Q: Is SSC CGL syllabus released every year?

A: Yes, SSC CGL syllabus is released every year by the commission on its official website.

Q: Are there any changes in SSC CGL syllabus released every year?

A: No, the commission does not make any changes in SSC CGL syllabus. The syllabus for the exam has remain unchanged for many years.

Q: What is the importance of SSC CGL syllabus?

A: Going through SSC CGL syllabus is one of the key points for effective exam preparation. Candidates are recommended to go through each topic of CGL syllabus thoroughly to crack the exam smoothly.

Q: Does SSC releases syllabus for all the tiers of the exam?

A: No, SSC releases syllabus for tier-I and -II of the exam.   

Q: What is the marking scheme of SSC CGL tier-I and tier-II exams?

A: In SSC CGL tier-I, one mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.50 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. SSC CGL tier-II consists of four papers. In paper-I, -III and -IV, two marks are awarded for very correct answer and 0.50 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. In tier-II paper-II, one mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.  

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

A: Yes, it is mandatory to appear for all the four tiers of the exam.

Q: What is the weightage of all the tiers of SSC CGL exam?

A: SSC CGL tier-I exam holds a weightage of 200 marks. The tier-II and -III exams hold weightage of 800 and 100 marks, respectively. SSC CGL tier-IV is only qualifying in nature.

Q: Does SSC CGL exam consist of only objective questions?

A: SSC CGL tier-I and tier-II exams are held in online mode. SSC CGL tier-III is held in offline mode. SSC CGL tier-IV is an offline but computer-based test.

Q: Are all tiers of SSC CGL exam held in online mode?

A: SSC CGL tier-I and tier-II consist of objective-type questions in the exam. SSC CGL tier-III contains subjective/descriptive questions. SSC CGL tier-IV is a skill test.

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