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SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus - Get Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus: SSC CGL is the Combined Graduate Level conducted for filling up officer & assistant level posts in various ministries and departments of the Central Government. SSC CGL syllabus 2022 is released by SSC in the official SSC CGL 2022 notification released. SSC has extended the last date to apply for SSC CGL till 13th October 2022. Crucial dates for ascertaining eligibility will now be 13th October 2022. The vacancies are likely to be increased further. 

SSC has introduced major changes in the SSC CGL Exam Pattern from 2022 onwards :

  • SSC CGL Tier - I is now only qualifying in nature.
  • Additional sections of Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer Module and Data Entry added in Tier – II
  • Only Tier- II is considered for final merit
  • Tier - III and IV have been scrapped
  • Negative marking changed
  • Post preference to be selected after Tier-II Result
  • Final DV will be done at the concerned departments only. SSC will not conduct DV.

This section will help you with the details of the SSC CGL syllabus. Knowing the syllabus gives you an idea of what topics you need to cover to clear the cut off.

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SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL is conducted in 2 tiers and each tier of the exam is having a different syllabus. Let's take a look at the detailed syllabus.

Syllabus of SSC CGL 2022 is as follows :

General Intelligence & Reasoning

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.

  • This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.
  • The topics are: 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 & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence.

General Awareness

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates' general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.

  • Test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every-day observations.
  • The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

Quantitative Aptitude

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate.

  • Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebra, Surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangles, Circles, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances.
  • Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

English Comprehension

Candidates' ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level.

SSC CGL 2022 Notification : Syllabus (Tier – II) 

Indicative Syllabus (Tier-II)

Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities)

  • Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.
  • Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
  • Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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.
  • Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities
  • Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities.

Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence)

Questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. These will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Numerical operations, Other sub-topics, if any.

Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language And Comprehension)

Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and their correct usage; Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage. To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.

Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (General Awareness)

Questions are designed to test the candidates' general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (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 e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.
  • Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.

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SSC CGL 2022 Notification : Exam Pattern

The Examination will be conducted in 2 tiers only. SSC CGL 2022 will be conducted in (Tier – 1 and Tier – 2) only.

Tier I – Computer Based Examination

The total time duration of SSC CGL 2022 is 60 minutes. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-II Examination only. This means Tier-1 is qualifying in nature now. All sections of paper 1 must be qualified separately.

*Negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer

Tier II  – Computer Based Examination

Merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-II Examination only. Total time duration is 2 hours 15 minutes for Paper – 1 and 2 hours for Paper – 2 and 3 each.

PaperSessionSectionSubjectQuestionsMarks
II
(2 hours and 15 minutes)
I (1 hour )Module I – Mathematical abilities

Module II – Reasoning and General Intelligence
 
30


30

Total – 60
60 x 30 = 180
  II (1 hour )Module I – English Language Comprehension
Module II – General Awareness

45


25
 

Total = 70

70 x 3 

=
210

  III (15 minutes)Module – I – Computer Knowledge module2020 x 3 = 60
 II (15 minutes)IIIModule – II : Data Entry Speed TestOne data entry task 
II2 hours Statistics (Paper I & II as above)100100 x 2
= 200
III2 hours General Studies (Paper I & II as above) (Finance & Economics)100100 x 2
= 200
   Total500850
  • Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III) will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I.
  • The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Language And Comprehension module in Section-II of Paper-I.
  • Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions – Session –I & Session-II, on same day. Session-I will include conducting of Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III. Session-II will include conducting of Module-II of Section-III.
  • Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I i.e. Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature. However, while shortlisting the candidates for the posts where Computer Proficiency is prescribed higher qualifying standards will be set in comparison to other posts.
  • The "Data Entry Speed Test" (DEST) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.
  • Therefore, duration of Session-I will be 2 hours and 15 minutes and duration of Session-II will be 15 minutes only.

Negative marking

In Tier – I, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks for every wrong answer.

In Tier – 2, there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II and Paper-III.

 

FAQs

What qualification in the education background is required to appear for the SSC CGL exam?

The minimum educational qualification required to appear for the SSC CGL exam is graduation.

What kind of government jobs will a candidate qualify for by clearing the SSC CGL exam? +

Clearing the SSC CGL exam qualifies a candidate to Group–B and Group–C posts in the various departments of the Government of India.

In what languages is the SSC CGL exam conducted? +

The SSC CGL exam is conducted in both English and Hindi mediums.

How many exam tiers are there in the SSC CGL? +

The SSC CGL exam comprises of 2 tiers, both of which are online.

When is the SSC CGL 2022 notification is released? +

SSC CGL 2022 notification was released on 17th September 2022 on the official website of SSC.

What is the start date for SSC CGL 2022 application? +

The SSC CGL 2022 online application starts from 17th September 2022.

What is the last date for SSC CGL 2022 application? +

The last date for SSC CGL 2022 online application is 8th October 2022.

What is the SSC CGL 2022 Tier-1 Exam Date? +

SSC CGL 2022 Tier-1 exam will be conducted in December 2022.

When is the SSC CGL Tier - 2 Answer Key available? +

SSC CGL Tier - 2 Answer Key will be made available once the exam is conducted in December 2022.

What is the SSC CGL New Exam Pattern 2022? +

1. SSC CGL will now have only 2 tiers- Tier I and II. Tier - III and Tier - IV have been removed.
2. Tier - 2 Exam Pattern changed. Additional subjects of Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Proficiency added.
3. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-II Examination only.
4. Sectional Cut off introduced in Tier- 2. This means Tier-1 is qualifying in nature now.
5. Changes in Negative Marking in Tier-2.

What is the last date to apply for SSC CGL 2022? +

Last date to apply for SSC CGL 2022 extended to 13th October 2022

What is the crucial date for SSC CGL 2022? +

Crucial date for SSC CGL 2022 is 13 October 2022.

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