SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2022

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

 Exam 2022

To ace any examination it is very important to know every detail of the examination. The next step after applying for the SSC CGL exam is to look at the SSC CGL syllabus, it gives you an insight into what will be asked in the exam. As per the new SSC CGL 2022 notification, some new changes have been introduced to the SSC CGL exam pattern as well. Therefore, it is very important to go over the SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 syllabus properly in detail. Let’s discuss the  syllabus of SSC CGL 2022 in detail below:

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

The Preliminary exam (Tier 1) of the SSC CGL 2022 exam is of 60 minutes duration, with four major subjects - Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Comprehension. The SSC CGL 2022 Tier 1 Exam has a total of 100 questions from these four sections. In General Awareness, the Current Affairs section has a significant weightage, therefore, it should not be ignored. To cover the current affairs, you can refer to the BeePedia capsules that are available absolutely free of cost on our website.

The level of questions in General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Comprehension will be of Graduation Level, whereas, for Quantitative Aptitude, the level of questions will be of Matriculation level. Please note that there is 'no sectional cut-off' and the overall score will be considered for selection. Detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus can be inferred from below:

General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Space Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving, Analysis, Judgment, 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, 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 &Amp; Capital Letters/ Numbers Coding, Decoding and Classification, Embedded Figures, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence
General Awareness Current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect, Questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
Quantitative Aptitude Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Relationships Between Numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time & Work, 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, 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/ her 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 Tier 2 Syllabus

If you qualify SSC CGL 2022 Tier-1 exam, you will be called for the Tier 2 exam. The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will assess the following subjects: 

  • Mathematical Ability
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • English Language and Comprehension
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Statistics
  • General Studies (Finance and Economics) 

Please note, that for the posts like Assitant Audit Officer and, Assitant Statistical Officer, subjects like Statistics, Finance, and Accounts will be asked. Please note that in this exam, questions in the Quantitative Abilities section will be of Matriculation Level, English Language and Comprehension will be of 10+2 Level, and Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics) will be of Graduation Level. Refer to the table below to note down the complete SSC CGL Tier 2 syllabus:

Paper SectionTopics
Paper 1

Module-I of Session-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 etc.
  • Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central 21 tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities

Module-II of Section-I

(Reasoning and General Intelligence)

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 Patternfolding 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 

(English Language And Comprehension):

Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling/ Detecting Misspelled 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

Module-II of Section-II

(General Awareness):

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

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.
Paper 2 Statistics
  • Collection, Classification 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 - Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition Values- Quartiles, Deciles, Percentiles.
  • Measures of Dispersion- Common Measures Dispersion – Range, Quartile Deviations, Mean Deviation and Standard Deviation; Measures of Relative Dispersion
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their Relationship; Meaning of Skewness and Kurtosis; different measures of Skewness and Kurtosis.
  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter 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 Theory – Meaning of Probability; Different Definitions of Probability; Conditional Probability; Compound Probability; Independent Events; Bayes’ Theorem.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random 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 Theory – Concept 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 Inference - Point 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 Variance - Analysis of one-way Classified Data and two way classified data.
  • Time Series Analysis - Components of Time Series, Determinations of Trend Component by Different Methods, Measurement of Seasonal Variation by Different Methods.
  • Index Numbers - Meaning 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.
Paper 3

Part A: General Studies

(Finance and Economics)

  • Fundamental Principles and Basic Concept of Accounting:
    • Financial Accounting: Nature and Scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
    • 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 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.

Part B: General Studies

(Economics and Governance)

  • Economics and Governance
    • Comptroller & Auditor General of India - Constitutional provisions, Role and Responsibility. Finance Commission - Role and Functions.
    • 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.
    • 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 Behaviour Marshallian Approach and Indifference Curve Approach, Meaning and Determinants of Supply, Law of Supply and Elasticity of Supply.
    • Theory of Production and Cost: Meaning and Factors of Production; Laws of Production- Law of Variable Proportions and Laws of Returns to Scale.
    • Forms of Market and Price Determination in different Markets: Various Forms of Markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price Determination in these Markets.
  • Indian Economy
    • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of Different Sectors Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their Problems and Growth
    • National Income of India-Concepts of National Income, Different Methods of Measuring National Income.
    • Population- Its Size, Rate of Growth and its Implication on Economic Growth.
    • Poverty and Unemployment- Absolute and Relative Poverty, Types, Causes and Incidence of Unemployment.
    • Infrastructure- Energy, Transportation, Communication.
    • Economic Reforms in India: Economic Reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
  • Money and Banking
    • Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks.
    • Budget and Fiscal Deficits and Balance of Payments.
    • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003. 
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance.
Questions in Module-I of Section- I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities) will be of Matriculation Level, in Module-I of Section- II of Paper-I (English Language and Comprehension) of 10+2 Level and in Paper-II and Paper-III of Graduation Level.

SSC CGL Important Books 

Good preparation primarily depends on the quality of study material and therefore you should make sure that you study from useful and relevant SSC CGL preparation books. There are various useful SSC CGL books 2022 available in the market.  You can refer to the BeePedia capsules to cover the current affairs section. Below is the table of  SSC CGL preparation books you will need while preparing for the SSC CGL 2022 exam. 

SSC CGL SubjectsUseful Books for SSC CGLSSC CGL Exam Book’s Author
Mathematical Abilities Objective Mathematics  R.S. Aggarwal
SSC Mathematics Rakesh Yadav
Quantitative Aptitude SSC Mathematics Chapterwise Kiran Prakashan
SSC Mathematics Previous Year Practice Set Kiran Prakashan
Objective Arithmetic R.S. Aggarwal (for biginners)
General Awareness Lucent General Science Lucent Publication
General Knowledge Arihant Publication
General Science Kiran Publications
Reasoning SSC Reasoning Chapterwise And Typewise Kiran Prakashan
General Reasoning Ability for Competitive Exams Disha Experts
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
Static GK/Current Affairs Lucent G.K. Lucent
Pratiyogita Darpan SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain
English Comprehension English Comprehension Wren & Martin
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Computer Awareness Objective Computer Awareness Arihant

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The subjects assessed in the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam are General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Comprehension and Quantitative Aptitude.
Yes, the complete SSC CGL 2022 syllabus has been provided on our page. Kindly scroll to the top to read the same.
The standard of assessment of the Statistics and General Studies (Economics and Governance) tests will be of Graduation level.
Yes. You can enrol yourself in the SSC CGL Tier 1 Online Course available on ixamBee. The course has been prepared by our expert faculty and caters to all your requirements.

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