SSC CGL Syllabus 2022: The SSC Syllabus 2022 is released in the official notification by the Staff Selection Commission on the official website, ssc.nic.in along with other details regarding the examination. We have also provided a direct link for downloading SSC CGL syllabus 2022 in this article. Tier 1 syllabus is of the 10th standard level, while the Tier 2 syllabus is of matriculation level. The Tier-I exam consists of subjects like Reasoning, Mathematics, English, and General Awareness while Tier-II has subjects such as Maths, English, Statistics, and Economics. Start the preparation for each tier with the syllabus of SSC CGL 2022 and understand what questions are asked in the exam. Read this article to learn more details regarding the SSC CGL Syllabus 2022.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2022
Candidates need to know every topic which falls under the official syllabus of the SSC CGL exam thoroughly. We have provided the SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 below in the table.
- Tier-I: Questions for Quantitative Aptitude are of 10th standard level, while all the other papers are of graduation level.
- Reasoning: Drawing inferences, Venn Diagrams, Semantic Analogy, Address matching, Space Orientation, Figural Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Embedded Figures, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Numerical Operations, Semantic Classification, Symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Visualization, Date & city matching, Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding, Figural Indexing, Classification of center codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Pattern-folding and completion, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Social Intelligence.
- General Awareness: Questions related to the geographical, social, cultural, historical, and political background of India and its neighboring countries are asked, especially related to the
- English: The candidate’s ability to understand basic English Comprehension, writing ability, etc. is tested through various questions.
- Quantitative aptitude
- Time, Distance and Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Whole numbers, fractions, Percentage, Mixture and Alligation, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, decimals, Graphs of Linear Equations, Ratio, and Proportion.
- Hemispheres, Triangle, Sphere, Quadrilaterals, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Degree and Standard Identities, Regular Polygons, Complementary angles, Trigonometric ratio, Heights and Distances, Radian Measures, Rectangular Parallelepiped.
- Bar diagram, Frequency polygon, Pie chart, and Histogram.
- Tier-II- Questions for Quantitative Aptitude are of Matriculation level. Questions for English are of Higher Secondary level and the Statistics and Finance and Accounts paper is of Graduation level.
- Measures of Dispersion
- Index Numbers
- Correlation and Regression
- Time Series Analysis
- Analysis of Variance
- Statistical Inference
- Sampling Theory
- Random Variable, and Probability Distributions
- Probability Theory
- Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
- Measures of Central Tendency
- Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Statistical Data
- Finance and Accounts
- Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting: Financial accounting and basic concepts of accounting
- Role of Information Technology in Governance
- Comptroller & Auditor General of India
- Money, and Banking
- Finance Commission
- Theory of Production and cost
- Economic Reforms in India
- Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
- Indian Economy
- Theory of Demand and Supply
- Forms of Market and price determination in different markets.
- Quantitative aptitude
- Ratio, and Proportion, Time, Distance and Work, Square roots, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Percentage, Whole numbers, fractions, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Graphs of Linear Equations, decimals, Heights and Distances, Mixture, and Alligation.
- Regular Polygons, Hemispheres, Triangle, Sphere, Quadrilaterals, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Trigonometric ratio, Right Circular Cylinder, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Degree and Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Radian Measures, Rectangular Parallelepiped.
- Pie chart, Bar diagram, Frequency polygon, and Histogram.
- English: Direct & indirect voice, spot the error, idioms & phrases, synonyms, spelling, one-word substitution, antonyms, shuffling of sentences and their parts, cloze passage, active & passive voice, comprehension passage.
- Tier-IV- Tier-IV consists of two tests, namely Data Entry Speed Test and Computer Proficiency Test.
- DEST- Candidates have to input at 8,000 Key Depressions per hour on the computer. The test lasts for 15 minutes. Only those opting for Tax Assistants post have to appear for this exam.
- Computer Proficiency Test- The Computer Proficiency Test consists of three modules and lasts for fifteen minutes each module:
- Word Processing: It consists of a passage with 2000 key depressions.
- Spread Sheet: Candidates have to prepare a spreadsheet according to the exercise given in the test.
- Generation of Slides: Candidates have to prepare a Powerpoint presentation according to the exercise given in the test.
Click here for the SSC CGL 2022 detailed syllabus of Tier 1, 2, 3, and 4.
SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern
Once candidates know the syllabus of the SSC CGL exam, they need to familiarize themselves with the exam pattern as well. The SSC CGL exam pattern is explained below according to each tier.
- Tier-I: It is an objective-type paper with a negative marking of 0.50 marks. Time duration is 1 hour (1 hour and 20 minutes for disabled candidates)
|Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
- Tier-II: It is an objective-type paper with a negative marking of 0.50 marks for Paper 1, Paper 3, and Paper 4. Paper 2 has a negative marking of 0.25 marks. The time duration is 2 hours (2 hours and 40 mins for disabled candidates) for each paper
|Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Paper 1: Quantitative Abilities||100||200|
|Paper 2: English||200||200|
|Paper 3: Statistics||100||200|
|Paper 4: Economics||100||200|
- Tier-III: It is a descriptive exam with no negative marking.
|Descriptive paper in Hindi or English (Letters, Applications, etc)||100||1 hour (1 hour and 20 mins for disabled candidates)|
for each paper
SSC CGL 2022 Books
Candidates need to refer to books that not only help students in studying for the topics under the syllabus but also test themselves using mock and practice tests. We have provided a list of SSC CGL 2022 books in this article.
|Book Name and Author||Links|
|SSC Reasoning Solved Papers: Kiran Publications||Check Price|
|Paramount English: Paramount Team||Check Price|
|Objective General English: SP Bakshi||Check Price|
|A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning: RS Aggarwal||Check Price|
|Quicker Maths: M. Tyra||Check Price|
|SSC Mathematics: Kiran Publications||Check Price|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams: RS Aggrawal||Check Price|
|General Knowledge: Lucent’s Publications||Check Price|
|SSC General Awareness Solved Papers: Kiran Publications||Check Price|
|SSC CGL Question Bank: Kiran Publications||Check Price|
|SSC CGL Guide: Arihant Experts||Check Price|
|Descriptive English: S.P. Bakshi||Check Price|
SSC CGL 2022 Preparation
Once candidates have learned everything regarding the syllabus, exam pattern, and books, they need to form a proper preparation strategy for the exam. We have provided some tips for the candidates below.
- Memorize formulas
Candidates should know every formula which falls under the syllabus. Memorize Pythagorean triplets, squares, cubes, and tables from 1 to 20.
- Prepare notes
Note down all the important information regarding current affairs, new vocabulary, tips for solving Reasoning questions whenever possible. Keep reading these notes from time to time.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest news
Read newspapers, especially the editorial section, daily. You can also subscribe to one magazine and read it regularly. Underline the words you don’t know. You can also watch StudyIQ’s current affairs videos to know about the latest news.
- Revise again and again
First, revise all the topics under the syllabus till you have a firm grasp on all the topics. Then, use your notes to revise the extra information. Even if you are confident about all the topics under the syllabus, revising daily is a must.
- Improve speed and accuracy
To improve speed and accuracy, aspirants must attempt mock tests and practice tests regularly. Attempt questions that you can immediately answer first, and then move on to difficult questions.
- Analyze your mistakes
Once you have solved the practice test, check which answers you have got wrong. Revise the topic under which those questions fall and attempt the test again. Revise the areas you are weak in.
- Work on basics
For quantitative aptitude and reasoning papers, strengthening the basics is the key to success. Practice basic calculations for 15 minutes every day and solve jumbled sentences to get better at more complex questions.
About SSC CGL
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) once a year for Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in various departments and ministries of the Indian government. The exam consists of four tiers, namely, Tier-I and Tier-II, which are objective-type papers; Tier-III, which is a descriptive paper, and Tier-IV, which is a skill test. Candidates need to pass all the tiers of the exam to get selected for a post. About 30 lakh students from all over India attempt the SSC CGL exam every year.
Ans: Mathematics, English, General Awareness, and Reasoning are included under Tier-I of the SSC CGL exam.
Ans: For Tier-I and Tier-II, objective-type questions are asked. The Tier-III exam is descriptive in nature.
Ans: Yes. There is a negative marking in SSC CGL examination. 0.5 marks are deducted for incorrect answers.
Ans: Experts recommend using Lucent’s General Knowledge to study for the General knowledge section of the exam.
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