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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022-23

    Tier 1 and Tier 2 Syllabus.

    SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 PDF: SSC CGL syllabus has been changed by the Staff Selection Commission along with the exam pattern. Now there will be two stages in SSC CGL Exam- Tier I and Tier II. Tier I will only be qualifying in nature and will be compulsory for all the candidates while Tier II will have three papers wherein Paper I will be compulsory and  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. Along with the exam pattern, SSC has changed the syllabus for Tier II Exam. Read this article to know SSC CGL syllabus and other details.

    SSC CGL Exam Overview

    Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to conduct Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination to recruit candidates to Grade “B” and “C”  posts in various Departments, Ministries, and Offices.  The overview of the exam is as follows:

    Name Of ExamSSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 
    Conducted byStaff Selection Commission
    Conducted ForRecruitment of Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff in central government
    Exam levelAll India
    Selection stagesTier-I: OnlineTier-II: online 
    Exam frequencyOnce a year
    Mode of examOnline
    Conducted ForSelection of candidates for Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organizations of the Government of India
    LanguagesEnglish, Hindi and other regional languages
    SSC CGL Posts Assistant Audit Officer     Assistant Accounts Officer    Assistant Section Officer    Assistant Inspector of Income TaxInspector (Central Excise)Assistant Enforcement Officer Sub Inspector    Inspector Junior Statistical Officer    Statistical Investigator Grade-II    AuditorAccountant/ Junior Accountant     Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks     Tax AssistantUpper Division ClerksFor the upcoming exam following posts have been added in the SSC CGL Exam: Assistant in National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) Research Assistant in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Asst./ Supdt. in Indian Coast GuardFor the newly added SSC CGL Salary and post the updates are provided in the SSC CGL Notification.SSC CGL Syllabus for these posts remains the same.
    SSC CGL Syllabus
    Before preparing for any examination candidates must ensure they are well versed with the syllabus and exam pattern.  There will be two stages in SSC CGL Exam called Tiers. Earlier there were four stages in the exam but as per the revised exam pattern there will only be two stages in the exam.

    Here we have provided the complete syllabus for SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II Exam.

    SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier I

    Tier I of the exam has 4 Sections form which the questions are asked. The exam is held in online mode. The sections in SSC CGL Tier I exam are as follows:

    1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
    2. General Awareness
    3. Quantitative Aptitude
    4. English Comprehension

    The detailed Syllabus for Tier I is given below.

    SSC CGL Syllabus: General Intelligence and Reasoning

    This section is more application-based, but the concepts that play an important role must be learned.

    This section too has a weightage of 25% but the questions asked are easy to moderate level. Candidates can easily score very good marks in this section. The SSC syllabus for the reasoning section is as follows:

    • Analogies
    • Similarities and differences
    • Space visualization
    • Spatial orientation
    • Problem-solving
    • Analysis
    • Judgment
    • Blood Relations
    • Decision making
    • Visual memory
    • Discrimination
    • Observation
    • Relationship concepts
    • Arithmetical reasoning
    • Figural classification
    • Arithmetic number series
    • Non-verbal series
    • Coding and decoding
    • Statement conclusion
    • Syllogistic reasoning

    SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness

    This section has questions from Static GK and current affairs. If the candidates prepare this section well they can get a good rank in the examination.

    • Static General Knowledge
    • Science
    • Current Affairs
    • Sports
    • Books and Authors
    • Important Schemes
    • Portfolios
    • People in the News
    • History
    • Geography
    • Economic
    • Awards and Honors
    • Economic

    SSC CGL Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

    In the prelims of the SSC CGL Exam, a total of 25 questions are asked from Quantitative Aptitude which a candidate has to solve within the total 1 hour allotted for the entire exam, and in the mains exam, a total of 100 questions are asked which must be solved within the total 2 hours allotted for the entire exam. This section is common in Tier-1 & Tier-2 and some of the topics are repetitive. The topics from which questions are asked in Quantitative Aptitude are as follows:

    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 Alligation
    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

    SSC CGL Syllabus For English

    The English section is generally the most scored section in SSC CGL Examination. This section generally focuses on the fundamentals of the English language. The questions are framed in such a manner that they test the basic understanding of candidates. The list of important topics is as follows:   

    • Reading Comprehension
    • Cloze Test
    • Spellings
    • Phrases and Idioms
    • One word Substitution
    • Sentence Correction
    • Error Spotting
    • Fill in the Blanks
    • Active/Passive
    • Narrations

    SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier II

    SSC CGL Syllabus Tier II: Paper I
    Mathematical Abilities

    Number SystemsComputation of Whole NumberDecimal and FractionsRelationship between numbers
    Fundamental arithmetical operationsPercentagesRatio and ProportionSquare rootsAveragesInterest (Simple and Compound)Profit and LossDiscountPartnership BusinessMixture and AlligationTime and distanceTime and work
    AlgebraBasic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) Graphs of Linear Equations
    GeometrySimilarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centresCongruence and similarity of trianglesCircle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
    MensurationTriangleQuadrilateralsRegular PolygonsCircleRight PrismRight Circular ConeRight Circular CylinderSphereHemispheresRectangular ParallelepipedRegular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
    TrigonometryTrigonometryTrigonometric ratiosComplementary anglesHeight and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities
    Statistics and probabilityUse of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chartMeasures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation Calculation of simple probabilities

    Reasoning and General Intelligence

    1. Semantic Analogy
    2. Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends
    3. Figural Analogy
    4. Space Orientation
    5. Semantic Classification
    6. Venn Diagrams
    7. Symbolic/ Number
    8. Classification
    9. Drawing inferences
    10. Figural Classification
    11. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
    12. Semantic Series
    13. Figural Patternfolding and completion
    14. Number Series
    15. Embedded figures
    16. Figural Series
    17. Critical Thinking
    18. Problem Solving
    19. Emotional Intelligence
    20. Word Building
    21. Social Intelligence
    22. Coding and de-coding
    23. Numerical operations
    24. Other sub-topics, if any.

    English Language and Comprehension

    1. Vocabulary
    2. Grammar
    3. Sentence structure
    4. Spot the Error
    5. Fill in the Blanks, 
    6. Synonyms/Homonyms
    7. Antonyms
    8. Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
    9. Idioms and Phrases
    10. One word substitution
    11. Improvement of Sentences, 
    12. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
    13. Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
    14. Shuffling of Sentence parts
    15. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, 
    16. Cloze Passage 
    17. Comprehension Passage

    General Awareness

    1. India and Neighbouring 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 and Dates
    8. Portfolio
    9. People in News

    Computer Proficiency

    1. Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard Shorcuts.
    2. Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
    3. Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.
    4. Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures. 

    SSC CGL Syllabus Tier II: Paper 2 (Statistics)

    Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical DataPrimary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
    Measures of Central TendencyCommon measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
    Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersionrange, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
    Moments, Skewness and KurtosisDifferent types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
    Correlation and RegressionScatter 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).
    Probability TheoryMeaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
    Random Variable and Probability DistributionsRandom 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).
    Sampling TheoryConcept 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.
    Statistical InferencePoint 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.
    Analysis of VarianceAnalysis of one-way classified data and two way classified data.
    Time Series AnalysisComponents of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
    Index NumbersMeaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

    SSC CGL Syllabus Paper III: General Studies Finance and Economics

    Finance1.1 Financial AccountingNature and scopeLimitations of Financial AccountingBasic concepts and ConventionsGenerally Accepted Accounting Principles1.2 Basic concepts of accountingSingle and double entryBooks of Original EntryBank ReconciliationJournal, ledgersTrial BalanceRectification of ErrorsManufacturingTradingProfit & Loss Appropriation AccountsBalance SheetDistinction between Capital and Revenue ExpenditureDepreciation AccountingValuation of InventoriesNon-profit organisations AccountsReceipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure AccountsBills of ExchangeSelf Balancing Ledgers
    Economics and Governance2.1 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 EconomicsDefinitionScope and nature of EconomicsMethods of economic studyCentral problems of an economyProduction possibilities curve2.4 Theory of Demand and SupplyMeaning and determinants of demandLaw of demand and Elasticity of demandPriceIncome and cross elasticityTheory of consumer‟s behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approachMeaning and determinants of supplyLaw of supplyThe elasticity of Supply2.5 Theory of Production and costMeaning and Factors of productionLaws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different marketsVarious forms of markets-Perfect CompetitionMonopolyMonopolistic CompetitionOligopolyPrice 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 IndiaEconomic reforms since 1991LiberalisationPrivatisationGlobalisationDisinvestment2.9 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.

    SSC CGL Exam Pattern

    Not only the SSC CGL Syllabus candidates should ensure that they are aware of the SSC Exam pattern and prepare accordingly. The exam pattern for SSC CGL is as follows:

    SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier I

    The detailed exam pattern for SSC CGl Ter I are as follows:

    1. The tier-I exam contains a total of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
    2. The total possible marks in the examination are  200 marks.
    3. Candidates need to complete the exam in online mode in 60 minutes (one hour) 
    SSC CGL Tier-I Sections and Subjects      Number of Questions             Marks                          
    A. General Intelligence Reasoning2550
    B. General Awareness2550
    C. Quantitative Aptitude2550
    D. English Comprehension2550

    NOTE: There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

    SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier II

    SSC CGL Tier II exam will consist of three papers.  Paper I (Compulsory for all posts), Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier II: Paper I

    SectionsModuleSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
    Section IModule-IMathematical Abilities30901 hour
    Module-IIReasoning and General Intelligence3090
    Section IIModule-IEnglish Language and Comprehension451351 hour
    Module-IIGeneral Awareness2575
    Section IIIModule-IComputer Knowledge Test206015 minutes
    Module-IIData Entry Speed Test One Data Entry Task15 minutes

    SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier II: Paper 2 and 3

    PaperSectionNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
    Paper IIStatistics1002002 hours
    Paper IIIGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)1002002 hours