SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus, Notification, Exam Date, Result, Vacancy, & Eligibility and more.

SSC CGL Tier 1 result has been released for the exam held from April 11-21, 2022 on the website – The result PDF for the different posts and category-wise cutoff were released. Check SSC CGL Result.  Also, a total of 7686 SSC CGL vacancies (tentative) have been announced for SSC CGL 2022 recruitment on July 04, 2022.

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 India.

SSC CGL 2022 notification was released by SSC on 23 December 2021. Here we Provide Complete Information about SSC CGL Exam check out the latest syllabus, exam pattern, cutoff, previous year’s question papers and more.

SSC CGL Exam Overview

SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) is considered to be one of the biggest examinations for graduate students in India. It is conducted by SSC every year to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India.

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- Overview
Exam NameSSC CGL 2022
SSC CGL Full FormStaff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
CategoryGovt Jobs
Exam TypeNational Level
Mode of ApplicationOnline
SSC CGL Exam Date11th to 21st April 2022
Mode of ExamOnline
EligibilityIndian citizenship & Graduate (bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline)
 Exam DurationTier 1 – 60 minutes, Tier 2 – 120 minutes, Tier 3 – 60 minutes, Tier 4 – 45 minutes 
SectionTier 1 – 4 Sections, Tier 2 – 2 Papers
SSC CGL Exam Overview

SSC CGL 2022 Notification

The Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2021-2022 exam calendar. The SSC CGL important dates 2021- 2022 are given in the SSC calendar. SSC CGL Notification was released on 23-12-2021 the online application for the exam is start on 23 December 2021 on their official website. Interesting candidates can apply for the SSC CGL 2021 exam till 23 January 2022.

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2022

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 Date23-Dec-2021
SSC CGL Online Application Last Date23-Dec-2022
SSC CGL Online Fee Payment Last Date25-Jan-2022
Last Date for the generation of offline Challan26-Jan-2022
Last Date for payment through Challan27-Jan-2022
The window for application form correction28-Jan-2022 to 01-Feb-2022
SSC CGL Tier-I Application Status22-Mar-2022
SSC CGL Admit Card 2022 (Tier-1)30-Mar-2022
SSC CGL Exam Date 2022 (Tier-I) 11-Apr to 21-Apr-2022
SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key2-May-2022
SSC CGL Tier 1 Result 20224-July-2022
SSC CGL Tier I Cut Off 20224-July-2022
SSC CGL Tier 1 Marks 202212-July to 1-Aug-2022
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam DateTo be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam DateTo be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam DateTo be notified later
SSC CGL Admit CardTo be notified later
SSC CGL Exam Dates

SSC CGL 2022 Admit Card

Every candidate who registered for SSC CGL 2022 Examination has to download their admit card. 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 card will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download it and take the printout for further use.

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 04th July 2022 on the official website. A total of 7686 posts 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 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
  • Select the ‘Answer Key’ tab located on 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, 2, 3 and 4 separately. After 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, 2, 3, & 4 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 SSC CGL result 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 cutoffthe is created we provide some factors that affect the cutoff for 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

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 there are only two sections (English, and Quantitative Abilities) from which questions are asked. The syllabus of both Tier 1 and Tier 2 are different from each other you can read the full syllabus 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 Four sections – General Awareness, Reasoning, English, and Quantitative Aptitude asked in Tier 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 paper 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 these four parameters given below. The candidate must fulfil 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 Exam Pattern 2021

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. The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

TierType of QuestionsMode
Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – IIObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – IIIDescriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
Tier – IVSkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable
SSC CGL exam pattern

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier I 2021 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.

SubjectQuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning255060 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General English2550
General Awareness2550
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

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.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2022 Tier 2 consists of 4 different examinations for different posts. Paper 1 and Paper 2 of quantitative aptitude and English language respectively are compulsory for all the posts, while Paper 3 and Paper 4 are for the aspirants who applied for Auditor and Junior Statistical Officer respectively.

Paper IQuantitative Aptitude1002002 Hours
Paper-IIGeneral English2002002 Hours
Paper IIIStatistics1002002 Hours
Paper IVGeneral Studies
(Finance & Economics)
1002002 Hours
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
  • Paper-1 and Paper-2 are 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 0.5 marks on Paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks on Paper-2.
  • Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-2 of 10+2 level, and Paper-3 & 4 of graduation level.
  • The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their Keyboard.
  • The exam duration is 2 hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern

Check below the SSC CGL Tier 3 Paper Pattern:

Exam Scheme
Time DurationExam Mode
Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)10060 Minutes For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand) – 80 MinutesPen & Paper Mode
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern
  • Tier 3 is a descriptive exam and is conducted offline.
  • Candidates need to write an Essay/Letter/Application/Precis. This is to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi.
  • Tier 3 exam accounts for a total of 100 marks.
  • The time duration is 60 minutes.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern

Tier 4 is a skill test of SSC CGL 2022 which contains the Data Entry Speed Test and Computer Proficiency Test. The details regarding the skill test which every aspirant must clear to be selected are proved below.

SSC CGL Tier IV Skill TestMaximum MarksTimefor the Posts of
Data Entry Speed TestQualifying in nature15 MinutesTax Assistant (CBDT & CBEC)
Computer Proficiency Test (Word Processing/ Excel Sheet/ PowerPoint)Qualifying in nature45 MinutesAssistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA, SFIO, GSI,
SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern

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 questions paper give us an idea of the exam pattern and difficulty level. We provide last four years previous year 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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