[Updated ] SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus, Notification, Exam Date, Vacancy, Eligibility, Exam Pattern etc.

SSC CGL Notification for the 2022 exam is realised by the Staff Selection Commission for 20000 vacancies on their official website. This year SSC made significant changes in the syllabus and exam pattern and also in the selection process. Complete Details and Important links are given below.

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What is SSC CGL Exam?

SSC CGL Stands for Combined Graduate Level Examination. It is conducted by SSC every year to recruit staff for various Government departments for different Group B and Group C posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India and various Constitutional Bodies/ Statutory Bodies/ Tribunals, etc.

SSC CGL Exam 2022 Overview

Exam NameSSC CGL 2022
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
CategoryGovt Jobs
Exam LevelNational Level
SSC CGL 2022 Notification17 September 2022
Mode of ApplicationOnline
SSC CGL Exam DateFor Tier 1- In December
For Tire 2- Not Declared
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer-Based Test)
EligibilityIndian citizenship & Graduate (bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline)
 Exam DurationTier 1 – 60 minutes
Tier 2:-
Paper 1- 2 hour 30 minutes
Paper 2 – 120 minutes
Paper 3 – 120 minutes 
Selection ProcessTier I – for Tire 2
Tier II – for final marit
Job LocationAll over India
Official Websitessc.nic.in
SSC CGL Exam Overview

Post for which SSC conduct the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam are:

  • Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.
  • Examiner in Customs.
  • Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.
  • Inspectors of Income Tax.
  • Preventive Officers in Customs.
  • Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
  • Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  • Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
  • Compiler in Registrar General of India.
  • Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.

SSC CGL 2022 Notification

The Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2022 Notification on 17 September 2022 for 20000 posts. All the important details like vacancy, Syllabus, important dates, Exam pattern, Selection process, etc are given in the notification. As per the notification, the online application for the exam is start on 17 September 2022 and the last date is 8 October 2022. Interesting students can fill out the application form before the last date. We advised you to read the notification before applying.

SSC CGL 2022 Notification Download Here

SSC CGL Exam 2022 Important Dates

The schedule of the exam for SSC CGL 2021-2022 is given in the CGL notification. Some important SSC CGL 2022 exam dates are given below:

SSC CGL Notification Release Date17 September 2022
SSC CGL Online Application Dates17 September 2022 to 8 October 2022
SSC CGL Online Fee Payment Last Date9 October 2022
Last Date for payment through Challan10 October 2022
The window for application form correction12-13 October 2022
SSC CGL Admit Card 2022 (Tier-1)Not released
SSC CGL Exam Date 2022 (Tier-I) December 2022
SSC CGL Tier-1 Application StatusTo be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam DateTo be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam DateSSC CGL Tier 2 Admit Card 2022To be notified later
SSC CGL Exam Dates

SSC CGL Vacancy 2022

SSC CGL Vacancy 2022 Out:  The Staff Selection Commission has published an official notice releasing the Vacancies(tentative) for SSC CGL 2022 on 17 September 2022 on the official website. A total of 20000 Vacancies have been released by the commission to recruit candidates for various Group B and C posts through the SSC CGL Recruitment 2022.

SSC CGL 2020-21
SSC CGL 2019-20
SSC CGL 2018-19
{as on 27/12/2019}
SSC CGL 2017
{Final Vacancy
as on 15/11/2019}
SSC CGL 2016
{Final Vacancy as on
SSC CGL 2015
{Final Vacancy}
SSC CGL 2014
{Final Vacancy}
SSC CGL Vacancy Detail

SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern

Earlier SSC CGL exam is conducted by the commission in three stages Tier 1, Tier 2, & Tier 3, the exam pattern for each stage is different. But a major change in the exam pattern and selection process for SSC CGL 2022 is introduced by the commission. This year The Computer Based Examination will be conducted in two tiers- Tier-I and Tier-II

TierType of QuestionsMode
Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – IIObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
SSC CGL exam pattern

SSC CGL 2022 Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier I 2022 is mandatory for all posts. Tier 1 is the first stage in the selection process and it is an objective computer-based examination. SSC CGL 2022 Tier 1 consists of 100 questions, containing 25 questions each from 4 different subjects viz Quantitative aptitude, reasoning, English, and general awareness SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern is given below. The total Duration of the Tier 1 exam is 1 hour (80 minutes for disabled/Physically handicapped Candidates).

SubjectQuestionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General English2550
General Awareness2550
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

The important point to note:

  • There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in all sections.
  • The duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
  • Based on the marks scored in Tier-I i.e. Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II Examination.
  • Marks obtained in Tier are not included in the final merit list.

SSC CGL 2022 Tier 2 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2022 Tier 2 exam is most important because marks obtained in the tier 2 exam decided the final selection of the candidate. There are 3 papers in the SSC CGL tier 2 exam.

S. No.PapersTime Allotted
1Paper-I: (Compulsory for all posts)2 hours 30 minutes
2Paper-II: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)2 hours
3Paper-III: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer2 hours

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  • Paper-1 is compulsory for all posts.
  • Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”.
  • Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”.
  • Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 1 mark on Paper-1,2 and 3.

SSC CGL 2022 Admit Card

Admit card for SSC CGL 2022 is currently not available. Every candidate who registered for SSC CGL 2022 Examination has to download their admit card when available. SSC CGL Exam Admit Cards/ Admission Certificates (ACs) will be uploaded on the website of the concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office of the Commission. Download SSC CGL admit card 2022 from the below link.

SSC CGL Admit Card 2022

Steps to download SSC CGL, Admit Card:

  1. Visit the SSC CGL official website
  2. Click on the link ‘SSC CGL Admit Card
  3. Enter the registration number and password to log in.
  4. Admit cards will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download it and take the printout for further use.

SSC CGL Answer Key

The SSC CGL Tier-1 tentative answer key has been released on the official website of the Staff Selection Commission. The candidates who appear for the exam can check the answer key. Candidates can also submit their objections if any. Their objections must be submitted online with proper representations. They will also have to pay INR 100 per question.

How to Check SSC CGL Answer Key?

To check the SSC CGL answer key candidates have to follow these steps.

  • Go to the official website of SSC at ssc.nic.in.
  • Select the ‘Answer Key’ tab located at the top of the homepage.
  • A list of links will open, click on the relevant link for the answer key.
  • In the login page that opens, enter your credentials- user ID and password.
  • The PDF of the answer key will open on the screen.
  • Download and print the answer key to evaluate your answer.

How to Challenge SSC CGL Answer Key?

If you have any objections to the answer key provided by the commission you can submit the objections against the SSC CGL answer key by the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of SSC and click on the ‘Answer Key’ tab.
  • Step 2: Select the link for the relevant answer key.
  • Step 3: Click on the ‘Raise Objections to Tentative SSC CGL Answer Key’ link.
  • Step 4: Enter your unique login credentials.
  • Step 5: Choose the question number you want to challenge.
  • Step 6: Mention your answer amongst the options given.
  • Step 7: Pay the objection fee and submit your objection.

SSC CGL Result 2022

SSC conducts the SSC Cgl exam in the different stages as tier-1, and tier- 2, separately. After the conduction of the exams SSC releases and key and after that result is declared.

SSC CGL Results 2022 will be declared on the official website of the Staff Service Commission. The results for Tier 1, and 2, exams will be separately declared in PDF format. Candidates who had appeared for the exam can check their SSC CGL results.

How to Check SSC CGL 2022 Result?

These are the steps to download the SSC CGL results from the SSC official website.

  • 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 reference.

SSC CGL Cutoff 2022

The SSC CGL cutoff will be declared separately for every tier. The cutoff for the different posts is also different. Candidates have to clear the cutoff to appear in the next exam. Those candidates who clear the final cutoff are mentioned in the final result list and called for joining. Those Candidates who have doubts about how the cutoff is created we provide some factors that affect the cutoff for the SSC CGL exam. Candidates can check the SSC CGL 2022 Cut Off from the link provided below.

Factors Affecting SSC CGL Cutoff

These are some reasons that affect the cutoff of every tier.

  • The total average of applicants appearing for the examination.
  • The total number of vacancies under SSC CGL.
  • The performance level of the applicants in the examination.
  • The requirement of applicants in different posts.
  • Level of exams.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

This year SSC change some portions of the syllabus. The syllabus play important role in every exam that’s why we provide SSC Syllabus for the 2021 exam. Candidates are advised to read the syllabus for SSC CGl at least one time. The detailed SSC CGL syllabus can help the aspirants to better understand and plan their strategy for exam preparation. This syllabus is announced by the Staff Selection Commission.

Complete SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus With pdf

In Tier 1 the questions are asked from four sections (General Awareness, Reasoning, English and Quantitative Aptitude) and in Tier 2 the syllabus and exam pattern are complete change. You can read the complete syllabus of both Tier 1 and Tier 2 from the above link.

Some important points regarding SSC CGL Syllabus are:

  • The SSC CGL 2022 syllabus of both Tier 1 and Tier 2 are different from each other.
  • There are two sections in paper 1
  • In Tier 2 Questions are asked from only two sections – English and Quantitative Aptitude sections are common for all posts.
  • Tier 1 exam is for 60 minutes containing 25 questions each from General Awareness, Reasoning, English, and Quantitative Aptitude. Each correct answer will fetch you +2 marks and each wrong answer will deduct 0.50 marks from your total scores.
  • In SSC CGL Tier 2, four papers are conducted from which Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory for all the aspirants who cleared Tier 1 exam. Paper 3 and Paper 4 are only for those candidates who filled up for the specific posts.
  • For special post syllabus questions in tier two are asked in papers 3 and paper 4 from- English, Statistics, General Studies, and Quantitative Ability.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

The topic-wise detail of each section in the SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I is as follows:

General ReasoningGeneral KnowledgeQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Comprehension
Verbal ReasoningCurrent AffairsPercentageReading Comprehension
SyllogismAwards and HonoursNumber SeriesGrammar
Circular Seating ArrangementBooks and AuthorsData InterpretationVocabulary
Linear Seating ArrangementSportsMensuration and GeometryVerbal Ability
Double LineupEntertainmentQuadratic EquationSynonyms-Antonyms
SchedulingObituariesInterestActive and Passive Voice
Input-OutputImportant DatesProblems of AgesPara Jumbles
Blood RelationsScientific ResearchProfit and LossFill in the Blanks
Directions and DistancesStatic General Knowledge
(History, Geography, etc.)
Ratio and Proportions &
Mixture and Alligation
Error Correction
Ordering and RankingPortfoliosSpeed, Distance, and TimeCloze Test
Data SufficiencyPersons in NewsTime and Work
Coding and DecodingImportant SchemesNumber System
Code InequalitiesData Sufficiency
SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

In the syllabus of SSC CGL Tier 2 exam, there are 4 sections. Quantitative Aptitude and English are compulsory for every student.

Quantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageStatisticsGeneral Awareness
PercentageReading ComprehensionRepresentation of DataFinance and Accounting
Data InterpretationSpellingMeasure of DispersionFundamental Principles
AveragesFill in the BlanksA measure of TendencyFinancial Accounting
SimplificationIdioms and PhrasesMoments, and KurtosisBasic Accounting
Proportion and RatioOne Word SubstitutionCorrelation and RegressionSelf-Balancing
Distance, Speed and TimeSentence CorrectionRandom VariablesError Spotting
Number SystemError SpottingRandom VariablesLimitations of Financial Accounting
InterestPara JumblesAnalysis and VarianceComptroller and Auditor General
GeometryActive-Passive VoiceIndex NumberDemand and Supply Theory
AlgebraFinance Commission Role & Functions
TrigonometryRole of Information Technology in Governance
Mixtures and Allegations
Profit and Loss
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

SSC CGL 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2022 are the four parameters given below. The candidate must fulfil this in order to be eligible for the SSC exam.

1. Educational Qualifications– The educational qualifications vary according to the post for SSC CGL 2022 and are given below:

SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit OfficerEssential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University. 

Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & 
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ 
Masters in Business Studies
Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University 
with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th 
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as 
one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler PostsBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University 
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as 
compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other PostsBachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a 
recognized University or equivalent
Educational Qualification for SSC CGL

2. Age Limit: The age limit for the different posts is different. Complete detail of the age limit for SSC CGL 2022 is given below. The Commission has refined the SSC CGL age limit 2022 for some posts. In general, the minimum age to apply is 18 years and the maximum age is 32 years. However, this range varies from post to post, and there are certain age relaxations available for different categories which can be checked from the table below.

SSC CGL Age limitPost
18-30 yearsAssistant, Inspector
18- 30 yearsAssistant Section Officer, Assistant, Auditor, Sub-Inspector, Junior Accountant, Tax Assistant, Assistant Account Officer, Upper Division Clerk
Up to 30 yearsSub Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical Investigator
Not exceeding 30 yearsAssistant Audit Officer, Assistant Account Officer, Inspector of Central Excise, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax
Age limit for SS CGL

SSC CGL Age Relaxation:

The commission has introduced certain SSC CGL age relaxation norms that they adhere to. Check out the age relaxation norms below:

S.NoCategorySSC CGL 2022 Age Relaxation
1OBC3 years
2ST/SC5 years 
3PH + Gen10 years 
4PH + OBC13 years
5PH + SC/ST15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years
SSC CGL age relaxation

3. Citizenship: The candidate must be a citizen of India.

4. Physical Fitness(Optional): Apart from the above, there are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

SSC CGL Salary

SSC CGL provides a wonderful opportunity for the candidates who are looking forward to Group B & Group C posts in the government sector. SSC offers attractive salaries and perks to the candidates to apply for SSC CGL posts. SSC CGL Salary depends on the level of the post. The following pay structure is based on the 7th pay commission of the Government of India which it updates every 10 Years for its employees.

Pay LevelPay Scale
Pay Level-8Rs 47600 to 151100
Pay Level-7Rs 44900 to 142400
Pay Level 6Rs 35400 to 112400
Pay Level-5Rs 29200 to 92300
Pay Level-4Rs 25500 to 81100
SSC CGL Salary

SSC CGL Job Profile

As we already discuss SSC recruits for multiple govt departments through the SSC CGL exam. The job profile of some of the posts is given below.

Name of PostJob Description
Inspector (Preventive Officer) (CBEC)The work of a preventive officer is to gather information and take subsequent action based on it in order to prevent malpractice.
Assistant Accounts OfficerThe work of the Assistant Accounts Officer is to work in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the controller and Auditor General (CAG). The roles offered to them will be diverse such as assisting the senior officials and reporting to them about the department’s finances.
Assistant in AFHQThe job profile of Assistant in AFHQ is to assist the section office and help him in imparting his duties of management and coordination of work to staff and distribution.
Assistant in Intelligence BureauThe work of an assistant in the Intelligence bureau is data-oriented mostly.
Divisional Accountant (CAG)It is a desk job. The role is to carry out auditing expenses of works/ projects carried out by the state government.
Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Officer (SFIO)These assistants perform crucial office work in SFI offices. Their major responsibility is to maintain detailed records about each aspect of investigations that the office is conducting.
Statistical InvestigatorThis is a job which is a mix of both office and field jobs. The major responsibility is to collect data and process it to gather the information that is useful for the government to implement schemes.
Assistant (Other Ministries)These assistants are appointed in various public sector departments like the Department of Personnel and Training, Election Commission, Parliamentary Affairs, etc.
Auditor (CGDA)The job profile of an Auditor (CGDA) is to prepare the audit expense reports of the state’s department.
Tax Assistant (CBDT)The job profile of a Tax Assistant (CBDT) is to assist the higher-level officers and work for the goods and services with periodic admin work.
Compiler (Registrar General of India)The compilers are posted in the department of the Statistical division. They are responsible and are in charge of compiling different pieces of information collected from various sources.
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG)The job is a desk job involving responsibilities like cross-checking the stated facts, figuring out the mistakes or wrong statements of the facts, etc.
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)The job profile of a sub-inspector in the Central Bureau of Narcotics is to keep a track of the opium poppy cultivation in India. They also have the role of monitoring imports/ exports for smuggling activities.
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (CGA & others)The work of the Accountant/ Junior Accountant (CGA & others) is mainly clerical which includes passing of various bills, salary allowances, office expenses, pension, GPF matters, receipts and payments, and accounting of civil ministries.
SSC CGL Job Profile

SSC CGL Selection Process

SSC CGL Question Papers

Previous year’s questions paper gives us an idea of the exam pattern and difficulty level. We provide the last four years’ previous year’s question papers of SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 you can download the pdf also.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Question Papers

SSC CGL Tier 2 Question Papers

SSC CGL Books 2021

Many students are asked for a booklist for the SSC CGL 2021 exam. We provide a complete list of books for all subjects. these books are preferred by toppers.

SSC CGL 2022 Exam Books

Some important books for SSC CGL 2022 exam.

SSC CGL English BooksAuthor Name
Objective General EnglishS.P.Bakshi
English Grammar & compositionWren and Martin
A mirror of Common ErrorsA.K Singh
Plinth to ParamountNeetu Singh
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Idiom & PhrasesEnglish-Vinglish BYJU’S Exam Prep Series
Previous Year PapersMB Publication
SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude BooksAuthor Name
Magical Books On Quicker MathsM-Tyra (BSC publication)
Quantum CATSarvesh Verma
SSC CGL Reasoning BooksAuthor Name
Lucent ReasoningArihant Publication
SSC CGL General Awareness BooksAuthor Name
Lucent G.K.Dr Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul

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