SSC CGL 2021-22: Syllabus and More


On December 23, 2021, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released a notification for filling up various vacancies in Group B and Group C. The SSC CGL exam is one of the most sought after government exam among aspirants in India. It is also popular because it offers government jobs to Class 10 & Class 12 pass candidates and gives them an opportunity to work with the government

If you are interested in taking the SSC CGL 2021-22 exam, we encourage you to go through this article carefully as we are going to go over the details regarding the syllabus and books.

SSC CGL 2021-22: Syllabus & More

SSC CGL Recruitment 2021-22: Exam Pattern Details

Before going through the syllabus, let’s understand the exam pattern of SSC CGL exam.

The SSC CGL exam is conducted in four phases-

  • Computer Based Exam- Tier 1
  • Computer Based Exam- Tier 2
  • Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive Paper)- Tier 3
  • Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test/Document Verification- Tier 4

Take a look at the detailed SSC CGL 2021-22 exam pattern here.

SSC CGL 2021-22: Syllabus

It’s important to go through the syllabus carefully before you start your exam preparation. This will help you in identifying the important topics and develop a preparation strategy which will best suit your needs.

Given below is the subject-wise syllabus of Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the SSC CGL exam-

Tier 1 Syllabus

Quantitative AptitudePercentage
Profit & Loss and Discount
Ratio & Proportion 
Mixture & Alligation
Relationship between numbers
Square roots
Number System
Time & Work
Time, Speed & Distance
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Partnership Business
Triangle and its various kinds of centres
Congruence and similarity of triangles
Data Interpretation
General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogy
Odd One Out
Syllogistic Reasoning
Series (Non-Verbal and Arithmetic Number Series)
Problem Solving
Decision Making
Statement & Conclusions
Mathematical Operations
Similarities and Differences
Blood Relations
Mirror Image
Relationship Concepts
Venn Diagram
Space Visualisation
Spatial Orientation
Arithmetical Reasoning
Figure Classification
Visual Memory
English LanguagePhrases & Idioms
One Word Substitution
Sentence Correction
Error Spotting
Fill in the Blanks
Spelling Correction
Reading Comprehension
Synonyms & Antonyms
Active & Passive Voice 
Direct & Indirect Speech
Sentence Rearrangement 
Sentence Improvement
Cloze Test
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs
India and its neighbouring countries with special focus on- History, Culture, Geography, Economy, Policy & Research
Important Schemes
Important Days
People & Places in News
Books & Authors
Science & Technology

Tier 2 Syllabus

In Tier 2, the candidates will be tested on four subjects- 

  • Quantitative Aptitude 
  • English Language
  • Statistics 
  • General Studies (Finance & Economics)

The syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude and English Language is the same as provided for Tier 1. However, in Tier 2 the level of difficulty of the questions will be moderate.

Subject Syllabus
StatisticsCollection, Classification & Presentation of Statistical Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Moments, Skewness & Kurtosis
Correlation & Regression
Probability Theory
Random Variable & Probability Distributions 
Sampling Theory
Statistical Interface
Analysis of Variance
Time Series Analysis
Index Numbers
General Studies (Finance & Economics)Finance and Accounts

Financial accounting 

Nature and scope
Limitations of Financial Accounting
Basic concepts and Conventions
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Basic Concepts of Accounting

Rectification of Errors
Manufacturing Trading, Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
Balance Sheet
Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
Depreciation Accounting
Valuation of Inventories
Non-profit Organisations Accounts
Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
Bills of Exchange
Self-Balancing Ledgers

Economics & Governance

Comptroller and Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role & Responsibility
Basic Concepts of Economics and Introduction to Microeconomics
Theory of Demand & Supply
Theory of Production & Cost
Forms of Market & Price Determination in Different Markets
Indian Economy
Economic Reforms in India
Money & Banking
Role of Technology in Governance

Tier 3 Syllabus

Tier 3 exam will test candidates’ written skill in the form of a descriptive exam. The mode of this exam will be offline.

Subject Syllabus

Tier 4 Syllabus

Tier 4 will test the skill set of the candidates. It is called the Data Entry Skill Test which will assess the typing speed of the candidates who clear Tier 1, 2 and 3.

Subject Syllabus 
Data Entry Skill Test Candidates will be given an English article which they have to type on a computer. Candidates have to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.
Computer Proficiency TestWord Processing
Generation of Slides

SSC CGL Syllabus: Preparation Books

Given below is a list of books to help you with your preparation-

Quantitative Aptitude

  • SSC Elementary & Advanced Maths by Kiran
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Dr. R.S Agarwal
  • NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to 11 by NCERT

Reasoning Ability

  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning by A.K. Gupta
  • Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. R.S. Agarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey

English Language

  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi (Arihant)
  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma

General Awareness

  • General Knowledge by Lucent Publication
  • Manorama Year Book by Manorama


  • Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics by S. C Gupta 

Finance & Accounts

  • SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Guide: Finance & Economics by R Gupta’

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