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The Staff Selection Committee (SSC) has released a notification informing a change in the pattern for Combined Level Graduate Exam (CGL). According to the current pattern, there will only be two tiers (Tier I and Tier II) instead of the usual four. Tier I will be qualifying in nature and will be compulsory for all while Tier II will be merit based and also based on the post one has applied for. All sections of Paper I must be qualified separately.
SSC conducts exams for recruitment to various not technical Group B and Group C posts in various ministries and department under the Government of India.
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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022
The exam pattern for CGL has been changed. Now on, the Computer Based Exam will be conducted in two tiers – Tier 1 and Tier 2. The exam pattern for both Tier I and Tier II has been mentioned in detail in this article. Read on for all the information regarding SSC CGL exam pattern.
SSC CGL TierI Exam Pattern
The TierI exam is mandatory for the applicants for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL 2022 Notification. It is qualifying in nature. The Tier 1 exam will consist of four sections of 25 marks each. Each question will carry two marks and there will a negative marking of .5 marks for every wrong answer. TierI will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension.
Serial No.  Sections  No. of Questions  Total Marks  Time Allotted 
1  General Intelligence and Reasoning  25  50  1 hour 
2  General Awareness  25  50  
3  Quantitative Aptitude  25  50  
4  English Comprehension  25  50  
Total  100  200 
SSC CGL TierII Exam Pattern
The Tier II exam will consist of 3 papers – Paper I, Paper II and Paper III. Paper I is compulsory for all posts whereas Paper II is for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper III is for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. SSCGL Tier II exam is scoring in nature. The time duration foe each paper is as follows:
Papers  Time Allotted 

PaperI: (Compulsory for all posts)  2 hours 30 minutes 
PaperII: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)  2 hours 
PaperIII: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer  2 hours 
The exam pattern for each paper is mentioned in the tables below:
Paper I
Sections  Module  Subject  Number of Questions  Marks  Duration 
Section I  Module I  Mathematical Abilities  30  90  1 hour 
Module II  Reasoning and General Intelligence  30  90  
Section II  Module I  English Language and Comprehension  45  135  1 hour 
Module II  General Awareness  25  75  
Section III  Module I  Computer Knowledge Test  20  60  15 minutes 
Module II  Data Entry Speed Test  —  15 minutes 
Paper II and Paper III
Paper  Section  No. of question  Maximum Marks  Duration 
Paper II  Statistics  100  200  2 hours 
Paper III  General Studies (Finance and Economics)  100  200  2 hours 
PaperI, PaperII & PaperIII will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for ModuleII of SectionIII of PaperI. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Language And Comprehension module in SectionII of PaperI. There will be a negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer in SectionI, SectionII and ModuleI of SectionIII of PaperI and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in PaperII and PaperIII.
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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022
SSC combined graduate level exam (SSC CGL) 2022 syllabus : The candidates who are eagerly waiting for the syllabus structure of SSC CGL 2022 can refer to the tabular columns given below. The syllabus structure is updated. The candidates can also view the PDF file of the SSC CGL syllabus 2022 given below.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier 1
General Intelligence and Reasoning
 Analogies
 Similarities and differences
 Space visualization
 Spatial orientation
 Problemsolving
 Analysis
 Judgment
 Blood Relations
 Decision making
 Visual memory
 Discrimination
 Observation
 Relationship concepts
 Arithmetical reasoning
 Figural classification
 Arithmetic number series
 Nonverbal series
 Coding and decoding
 Statement conclusion
 Syllogistic reasoning
General Awareness
 India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
 Science
 Current Affairs
 Books and Authors
 Sports
 Important Schemes
 Important Days
 Portfolio
 People in News
 Static GK
Quantitative Aptitude
 Computation of whole numbers
 Decimals
 Fractions
 Relationships between numbers
 Profit and Loss
 Discount
 Partnership Business
 Mixture and Alligation
 Time and distance
 Time & Work
 Percentage
 Ratio & Proportion
 Square roots
 Averages
 Interest
 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
 Right Prism
 Right Circular Cone
 Right Circular Cylinder
 Sphere
 Heights and Distances
 Histogram
 Frequency polygon
 Bar diagram & Pie chart
 Hemispheres
 Rectangular Parallelepiped
 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
 Trigonometric ratio
 Degree and Radian Measures
 Standard Identities
 Complementary angles
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SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier II 2022
Module I of Section I of Paper I
Mathematical Abilities
Topics  Subtopics 
Number Systems 

Fundamental arithmetical operations 

Algebra 

Geometry 

Mensuration 

Trigonometry 

Statistics and probability 

Module II of Section I of Paper I
General Intelligence and SSC CGL reasoning syllabus
This section includes questions of both verbal and nonverbal types.
 Analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization
 Problemsolving, Spatial orientation, judgment, analysis, decision making
 Visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts
 Arithmetical reasoning along with figural classification, arithmetic number series
 Nonverbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion
 Syllogistic reasoning
 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 & decoding
 Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations
 Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization
 Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences
 Punched hole/patternfolding & unfolding, Figural Patternfolding & completion
 Indexing
 Address matching, Date & city matching
 Classification of centre code/roll numbers, Capital & small letters, numbers coding, decoding and classification
 Critical thinking, Embedded Figures, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other subtopics
Module I of Section II of Paper I
English Language and Comprehension
 Phrases and Idioms
 One word Substitution
 Sentence Correction
 Error Spotting
 Fill in the Blanks
 Spellings Correction
 Reading Comprehension
 SynonymsAntonyms
 Active Passive
 Sentence Rearrangement
 Sentence Improvement
 Cloze test
 Basic Comprehension
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Module II of Section II of Paper I
General Awareness Syllabus
Questions generally asked in this section are mainly focused on testing the candidates’ general awareness, knowledge of current affairs around them and its application to society. The test will also include questions concerned with India and its neighboring countries.
 History
 Culture
 Geography
 Economic Scene
 General Policy
 Scientific Research
 Science
 Current Affairs
 Books and Authors
 Sports
 Important Schemes
 Important Days
 Portfolios
 People in News
ModuleI of SectionIII of PaperI
Computer Proficiency
 Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer, Keyboard shortcuts.
 Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
 Working with Internet and emails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, eBanking.
 Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.
PaperII Statistics Syllabus:
 Classification, collection 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.
 Measures of Central Tendency – Some Common Measures of central tendency – mean median, mode; Partition values quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
 Correlation &Regression – Scatter diagram; Spearman’s rank correlation; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlations (For three variables only).
 Measures of Dispersion range, quartile deviations, mean and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
 Probability Theory – probability meaning; Various definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
 Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different estimates of skewness and kurtosis.
 Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Probability functions; Random variable; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variables (discrete).
 Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Properties of a good estimator, Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small and large sample tests, Tests related to Z, t, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
 Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and nonsampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, systematic sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, convenience sampling multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, purposive sampling, and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.
 Analysis of Variance – Analysis of oneway classified data & twoway classified data.
 Time Series Analysis – Determinations of trend component by different methods, Components of time series, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
 Index Numbers – Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index numbers, Meaning of Index Numbers, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
PaperIII General StudiesFinance and Economics Syllabus
Part A: Finance and Accounts(80 marks):
1a. Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
1b. Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
1c. Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, Ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Revenue and Capital Expenditures, Depreciation
2a. Comptroller & Auditor General of India– Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
2b. Finance CommissionRole and functions.
2c. Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.
2d. Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behavior, Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning of determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
2e. Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production, Laws of production Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
2f. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of marketsPerfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets.
2g. Indian Economy:
2.g.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services with their problems and growth.
2.g.2 National Income of IndiaConcepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
2.g.3 PopulationIts size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
2.g.4 Poverty and unemployment Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
2.g.5 InfrastructureEnergy, Transportation, Communication.
2h. Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization and Disinvestment.
2i. Money and Banking:
2.i.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
2.i.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
2.i.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
2j. Role of Information Technology in Governance.
Kindly note that the questions in PaperI will be of Matriculation Level, PaperII of 10 or +2 Level and in PaperIII and PaperIV of Graduation Level.
DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), they are required to have very fast typing skills. The DEST Exam is conducted through SSC CGL 2022 to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates will be provided with an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is expected to type a minimum of 2000 words in 15 minutes.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 PDF
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