SSC CGL Syllabus 2022, Detailed Syllabus For Tier 1, 2, 3 & 4

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022: SSC CGL syllabus 2022 is released by SSC along with the official notification. Candidates preparing for the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam must go through the syllabus to know about SSC CGL topics and marking schemes. Every year, the Staff Selection Commission organizes the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam to give a chance to lakhs of aspirants to apply for government jobs. Candidates can check all in and out of the SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 as released by the commission. SSC CGL exams are considered as one of the most prestigious exams in India. All the Candidates can go through this article below to know all the important points regarding SSC CGL Syllabus 2022.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC CGL 2022 Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination in four different Tiers namely Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. While SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 are conducted in Online Mode while on the other hand Tier 3 is conducted in Pen and Paper mode whereas Tier 4 is a Computer Skill Test. SSC CGL syllabus for Math’s, English, General Awareness, and Reasoning helps aspirants know what the exam is about and to start their preparations by going in the right direction. Candidates must look at and understand the important changes made by SSC CGL in the Syllabus and prepare accordingly for the SSC CGL syllabus 2022. This article also explains each tier of the SSC CGL Syllabus.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 – Tiers of Exam

SSC CGL 2022 Comprises four Tiers. SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 is explained below:

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 For Tier 1

SSC CGL Tier 1 comprises 100 questions in total with a maximum mark of 200. The duration of SSC CGL Tier 1 is of 60 minutes. SSC CGL Tier I is divided into four sections with 25 questions each and maximum marks of 50.
The sections asked in the SSC CGL syllabus Tier I Exam are:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension

The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 1 is given in Table below:

Quantitative Aptitude

  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 Allegation
  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
  38. Complementary angles

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General Intelligence and Reasoning

  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

English Language

  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

General Awareness

  1. India and its neighboring 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

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be conducted online comprising of four exams with about 100 or 200 (English) questions in each section and with maximum marks of 200. Candidates have to complete each Exam in 2 hours.
The sections asked in SSC CGL  syllabus Tier 2 Exam are:

  • Quantitative Ability.
  • Statistics.
  • General Studies (Finance & Economics).
  • English Language & Comprehension.

The Topic-wise SSC CGL Syllabus of Tier 2 is given in the table below:

Quantitative Aptitude

  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

English Language and Comprehension

  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


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 two-way 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 an index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

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

1.2 Basic concepts of accounting

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

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

  1. Definition
  2. Scope and nature of Economics
  3. Methods of economic study
  4. Central problems of an economy
  5. Production possibilities curve

2.4 Theory of Demand and Supply

  1. Meaning and determinants of demand
  2. Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
  3. Price
  4. Income and cross elasticity
  5. Theory of consumer‟s behaviour
  6. Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  7. Meaning and determinants of supply
  8. Law of supply
  9. The elasticity of Supply

2.5 Theory of Production and cost

  1. Meaning and Factors of production
  2. Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

  1. Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
  2. Monopoly
  3. Monopolistic Competition
  4. Oligopoly
  5. Price determination in these markets.

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

  1. Economic reforms since 1991
  2. Liberalisation
  3. Privatisation
  4. Globalisation
  5. Disinvestment

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.

Note: Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 For Tier 3

SSC has decided to conduct a Descriptive Paper instead of an Interview in SSC CGL for all the candidates who qualify SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination. SSC CGL Tier 3 Descriptive Paper (Pen and Paper Mode) is introduced to test the writing skills of the candidates. SSC CGL Tier 3 is conducted in offline mode (Pen and Paper Mode). The paper is in English/ Hindi language and will constitute 100 marks. Candidates have to complete the entire paper 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
(80 minutes for
PWD category)

Note:- Candidates have to score a minimum of 33 marks (33 per cent) to qualify for the Descriptive Paper.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 For Tier 4

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. SSC CGL Tier 4 is conducted in two steps:

  1. Skill Test in Data Entry (DEST) Test and
  2. Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) Test.


Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through the SSC CGL 2022 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate.


This test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides are the three areas that are tested by the SSC for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).
Note:- SSC CGL Tier 4 is qualifying in nature, no marks will be rewarded in SSC CGL Tier 4.
Candidates have to score well in all the Tiers i.e., Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3, and also qualify in Tier 4 of SSC CGL to get the desired post and location.

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 FAQs

Q 1. How many tiers are there for SSC CGL Exam 2022?
Ans. There are four tiers in SSC CGL Exam 2022.

Q 2. Do all candidates have to appear for all the tiers of the SSC CGL Exam?
Ans. No. Paper-I, II, and III are compulsory for all posts. Paper-IV will be for only those candidates, for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Q 3. What topics or subjects are asked in SSC CGL Exam?
Ans. Questions from Reasoning Ability, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness are asked in SSC CGL Exam.

Q 4. Is there negative marking in SSC CGL Exam?
Ans. Yes. There is a negative marking of 0.50 in Paper I and 0.25 in Paper II of SSC CGL.

Q 5. What is the SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 3?
Ans. Paper 3 of SSC CGL will be pen and paper mode descriptive in nature. The candidates will have to write essays, précis, applications, letters. Tier III evaluates the candidates’ language proficiency, grammar knowledge, vocabulary usage, and writing skills in English/Hindi.

Q 6. What is the qualifying marks for SSC CGL Paper III?
Ans. Candidates have to score 33 marks (33 percent) to qualify for the Descriptive paper.

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