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What is SSC CGL?
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC CGL examinations to shortlist candidates for Group-B and Group-C posts at various ministries in India. SSC CGL application forms are filled out by about 30 lakh candidates every year and about 15 lakh candidates appear in the exam. The test is divided into four stages, sometimes referred to as tiers, by the Staff Selection Commission. On the first and second tiers of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam, questions are answered online. On the third and fourth-tiers of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL), the exams are conducted offline.
SSC CGL 2022 Highlights
Exam Name
SSC CGL - Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level
Conducting Body
Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Level
Undergraduate Exam at National level
Exam Frequency
Once a year
Exam Mode
Computer-Based exam for Tier 1 & Tier 2
Pen and paper mode for Tier 3
Offline Skill Test for Tier 4
Total Registrations
10 Lakh approximately
Exam Duration
Tier 1: 60 minutes (online)
Tier 2: 120 minutes for each paper (online)
Tier 3: 60 minutes (Offline)
Tier 4: 60 minutes (Offline)
The purpose of the exam
Selection of applicants for Group B and C posts in ministries/organizations/departments of the Government of India
Language of the tests
Hindi and English
Exam Helpline Number
Official Website


SSC CGL 2022 Notification
SSC CGL application last date 2022
Until 11:30 pm on January 23, 2022
SSC CGL application fees last paying date 
Until 11:15 pm, January 25, 2022
Generation of offline challan last date
By 11:15 pm on January 26, 2022, at the latest
The deadline for depositing fees via challan
January 27, 2022
SSC CGL application correction facility
28th of January - 1st of February 2022


SSC CGL 2022 Exam Dates
Along with its annual SSC calendar 2022, SSC has announced the date of the Combined Graduate Level Exam for Tier 1 in 2022. In the table below you will find the SSC CGL Exam Date 2022 for Tier 1 exam.


SSC CGL Events
Aspects to Consider
SSC CGL Exam Dates
Application form start date
On December 23, 2021, the application process began
SSC CGL Tier 1 exam 2022
Exams for Tier 1 will be held online in 2022
April 2022 (Tentative)
SSC CGL Tier 1 answer key
Online response sheets and answer keys for CGL 2022 will be released by SSC
April-May 2022 (Tentative)
SSC CGL Tier 1 result
There will be an online release of Tier 1 results
May-June (Tentative)
SSC CGL Tier 2 exam
Online CBT will be used for the Tier 2 SSC CGL exam
July 2022 (Tentative)
SSC CGL Tier 3 exam
In SSC CGL Tier 3, pen and paper exams will be conducted offline
July-August (Tentative)


SSC CGL 2022 Vacancies
The SSC CGL vacancy for 2022 will be determined in due course. Positions are updated on the SSC website. SSC CGL 2020-21 had 7035 vacancies. See the table below for the vacancies last year. Vacancy trends in SSC CGL can be observed from the SSC CGL Vacancy Comparison Year-wise. 
SSC CGL Vacancy Year


SSC CGL 2022 Eligibility 
To apply for the SSC CGL Exam, candidates must verify their eligibility. Detailed eligibility requirements for SSC CGL are given below. To apply for SSC CGL, candidates must possess the required education and meet the age requirements.
  1. Age limit: Applicants must check the detailed eligibility criteria for SSC CGL posts before filling out an application. Different posts within SSC CGL have different age limits. Most of the posts require a minimum age of 18, while the maximum age ranges between 27 and 32. 
  2. Educational Qualification: Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University. Math, Statistics or Economics must either be an elective or a mandatory subject.
SSC CGL 2022 Application Form - How to apply
Please read through these detailed instructions carefully before filling in and submitting the SSC CGL application form.
  • To access the official website, go to www.ssc.nic.in.
  • Find the "Online application for SSC CGL exam" menu item and tap on it.
  • Complete the first part of the CGL 2022 registration.
  • After that, you must complete part 2 of the CGL registration 2022.
  • There is a link on the page that allows you to pay the application fee online.
  • Necessary documents should be uploaded in the format provided.
  • After your clear verification, submit your SSC CGL 2022 application form.
SSC CGL 2022 Application Fees
  • The application fee is 100 rupees.
  • No fee is due from females, SCs, STs, disabled people and ex-servicemen.
  • SBI Net Banking, SBI credit/debit cards or through challans are the only means of payment accepted. Online challans will be created.
  • Upon completion of Part-1 registration, candidates can print off the challan generated online and take it to a retailer and pay by cash. Deposit in any SBI branch before the Part-2 registration process.
  • After completing part-1 registration, candidates who wish to pay online may proceed straight to part-2 registration. Part-2 registration requires candidates to provide their registration number and date of birth.
SSC CGL 2022 Admit Card - Steps to Download
Following are the steps that applicants need to follow to download their admit cards for SSC CGL 2022.
  • Go to www.ssc.nic.in, which is the official SSC website.
  • Select the admit card tab.
  • Navigate to the SSC regional/sub-local site.
  • To access your admit card, click the link.
  • Log in with the required details.
  • Take a printout of your SSC CGL admit card.
SSC CGL 2022 Exam Centres
Exam centres for SSC CGL are allotted based on the preferences filled in by applicants in the application form. More than 100 cities conduct the SSC CGL examination across the nation. A list of test centres by the state for SSC CGL exams is provided below.
Exam Centres
Karnataka, Kerala Region and Lakshadweep
Bengaluru, Dharwar, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand
Almora, Haldwani, Dehradun, Srinagar, Haridwar, Ajmer, Delhi, Alwar, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Kota, Jodhpur, Sriganganagar, Udaipur
Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman, Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra
Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, Surat, Bhavnagar, Amravati, Kutch, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nashik, Nanded, Thane, Alibaug, Bhandara, Pune, Akola, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Panaji
Andaman &  Nicobar Islands, Odisha, Sikkim, Jharkhand and West Bengal
Ranchi, Barasat, Gangtok, Berhampore, Chinsurah, Kolkata, Malda, Midnapur, Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, Bhubaneshwar, Berhampore, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Port Blair, Keonjhargarh
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
Agra, Bareilly, Prayagraj, Muzaffarpur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Varanasi, Meerut, Bhagalpur, Patna
Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Chhindwara, Guna, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Ratlam, Satna, Sagar, Ambikapur, Bilaspur, Jagdalpur, Raipur, Durg
Northern Region
Anantnag, Baramulla, Jammu, Leh, Rajouri, Srinagar, Kargil, Dodda, Hamirpur, Shimla, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Patiala, Amritsar, Chandigarh
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Telangana
Guntur, Rajahmundry, Kurnool, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Chennai, Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Puducherry, Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Warangal, Tirunelveli
North Eastern Region (NER)
Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram


SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern
Tier 1 Exam Pattern
It is an online exam for the qualifying level of the SSC CGL exam. In the below table, you will find all the details concerning SSC CGL Tier 1 exam:
No. of Questions
Quantitative Aptitude
25 questions
50 marks
General Awareness
25 questions
50 marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning
25 questions
50 marks
English Language
25 questions
50 marks
100 questions
200 marks
Tier 2 Exam Pattern
The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam is administered online. To sit for the Tier 2 exam, candidates must qualify for the Tier 1 exam. MCQ questions are asked in the Tier 2 exam and there are four papers.
No. of Questions
General Studies (Finance and Economics)
100 questions
200 marks
English Language & Comprehension
200 questions
200 marks
Quantitative Abilities
100 questions
200 marks
100 questions
200 marks
500 questions
800 marks


Tier 3 Exam Pattern
SSC CGL Tier 3 examinations are conducted offline. Here is the syllabus for the SSC CGL Tier 3 examinations.
Number of Papers
Essay Writing Letter/Application Writing Passage Writing
Question Paper Type
Descriptive (Pen and paper-based)
1 hour (for aspirants eligible for scribe is 1 hour 20 minutes)
Total Marks


Tier 4 Exam Pattern
Following is a description of the pattern for the SSC CGL Tier 4 exam.
Total Marks
Qualifying in Nature
Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test 
Time Duration
15 minutes


SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus
The SSC CGL 2022 is divided into four levels. Exams in Tier 1 are primarily screening and scoring tests. At Tier 2, merit determines the results.


Tier 1
Tier 1 for SSC CGL 2022 is made up of four sections as follows:
  • General Knowledge: The purpose of this section is to evaluate the candidate's General Knowledge and General Science and how they apply to society. The topics are Science, Important Schemes, Books and Authors, Current Affairs and Sports.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section of Tier 1 of the SSC CGL Exam focus on determining how well the candidate can use numbers and develop a sense of numbers. According to the commission, SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude will consist of the following topics: Computation of whole numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Relationships between numbers, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Time & Distance, Mixture & Alligation, Time and Work.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: General Intelligence and Reasoning topics are covered in both verbal and nonverbal formats. This section will indicate the candidate's ability to be alert and active in any situation. The topics covered are: Analogies, Blood Relations, Space visualization, Similarities and differences, Spatial orientation, Analysis, Problem-solving and Judgment.
  • English Comprehension: Only the English section of SSC CGL Tier 1 will be conducted in English. As the candidates take the exam, they will have to solve questions that will analyse their knowledge of the subject and their ability to understand basic concepts and write well. Topics are Phrases and Idioms, One-word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks and Spellings Correction.
Tier 2
There are also four sections in the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. There are, however, some differences in subjects, and below you will find the topics for each.
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness
English Language
Representation of Data
Finance and Accounting
Reading Comprehension
Moments and Kurtosis
Basic Accounting
Idioms and Phrases
A measure of Tendency
Financial Accounting
Fill in the Blanks
Data Interpretation
Measure of Dispersion
Fundamental Principles
Proportion and Ratio
Correlation and Regression
One Word Substitution
Analysis and Variance
Comptroller and Auditor General
Para Jumbles
Distance, Speed and Time
Random Variables
Error Spotting
Sentence Correction
Number System
Random Variables
Limitations of Financial Accounting
Error Spotting
Finance Commission Role & Functions
Index Number
Demand and Supply Theory
Active-Passive Voice
Mixtures and Allegations
Role of Information Technology in Governance
Profit and Loss
SSC CGL 2022 Selection Process
Following are the tiers of the SSC CGL selection process:
  1. Process of application: On the official website of the commission, candidates should complete the application form. The fee for filling out the application form is 100 rupees.
  2. Admit cards for Tier 1: Admit cards are released by regional SSC websites. To download their admit cards, candidates must visit SSC websites.
  3. Tier 1 exam: A Computer-Based Test (CBT) consists of Object-Oriented Multiple-Choice Questions with 200 points.
  4. Results for Tier 1: SSC announces the results on its website 45 days after the examination. The results contain the names of the candidates who qualified for the Tier 2 exam.
  5. Admit card for Tier 2: Admit cards must be downloaded from the official regional websites by candidates eligible for the Tier 2 exam. Admit cards are usually available about one week before the examination.
  6. Tier 2 exam: Tier 2 consists of four papers and is again an online CBT.
  7. Results for Tier 2: In the form of a merit list, the result for Tier 2 is posted on the commission's official website. If candidates pass Tier 2, they will be called to attend Tier 3 exams.
  8. Admit card for Tier 3: The Tier 3 exam follows the Tier 2 exam, with only a week or ten days between the two exams. Admit cards for Tier 3 are thus released after Tier 2 admit cards.
  9. Tier 3 exam: Tier 3 is a descriptive exam that uses pen and paper.
  10. Results for Tier 3: CGL results for Tier 3 can also be viewed online in the same manner as those for Tier 1 and 2. The candidates who pass the Tier 3 exam must then appear for the Tier 4 exam.
  11. Tier 4 admit card: SSC also publishes Tier 4 admit cards on its regional websites, just like other Tiers admit cards.
  12. Tier 4 exam: As part of Tier 4, candidates must pass either a computer proficiency test, a skill test or a document verification, depending on the post they are applying for. CGL Tier 4 is considered a qualifying exam only. This means that Tier 4 marks are not taken into consideration when the results are announced. 
  13. Results for SSC CGL: According to the results of Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 exams, the final result is announced. Thereafter, Group-B and C posts are allocated to all qualified candidates in various ministries, departments and organizations of the Government of India. 


SSC CGL 2022 Salary & Benefits
As shown below, SSC CGL jobs offer the following benefits:
  • Job security
  • Pensions & other benefits
  • Status and respect in society
  • Perks and salary are good
  • An opportunity to work for the government
  • A good working environment
The SSC CGL Salary is determined by the post level. SSC CGL salary bar for each level is shown below.
SSC CGL Salary (Rs.)
Level IV
Rs. 25,500 to 81,100
Level V
Rs. 29,200 to 92,300
Level VI
Rs. 35400 to 1,12,400
Level VII
Rs. 44,900 to 1,42,400
Level VIII
Rs. 47,600 to 1,51,100


SSC CGL 2022 Results
The Staff Service Commission will announce the Staff Service Commission CGL Results on its official website. Separate PDF results will be declared for Tier 1, 2, 3, & 4.


SSC CGL 2022 Cut-off
There will be a separate cut-off for each tier and post in the SSC CGL. To qualify for the next tier of examinations, candidates must score higher than the cut-off marks set by the commission. SSC will likewise announce the final cut-offs for SSC CGL, which will determine the final selection. These factors determine the cut-offs for each tier level. 
  • The average number of applicants.
  • SSC CGL's total number of vacancies.
  • In the examination, the applicants' performance level.
  • Different positions require different qualifications.


SSC CGL 2021 Year Cut-off
For all the posts in the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam 2020-21, the pass marks/cut-offs are given below.
Finance and Accounts cut off
Statistics cut off
Other Posts cut off
PwD- Others


1. Can a candidate apply for more than one post for the SSC CGL exam?
As long as an applicant meets the qualification criteria, they can apply to more than one post.
2. Does the SSC CGL Examination allow for additional age relaxation for female candidates?
Female applicants are not eligible for relaxation; however, age restrictions will be given based on the applicant's category.
3.  Do SSC CGL exams have negative markings?
In the Tier 1 exam, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks.
4. Every year, how many SSC CGL vacancies are there?
The official notification does not indicate how many vacancies are available in SSC CGL 2022. A release will be made later. 
5. How to study for the SSC CGL Exam?
You can easily pass the SSC CGL Exam if you use the right study material and follow the right procedure. It is important for the candidate to thoroughly review the schedule and pattern before the examination. To pass the examination, you should keep the focus on important parts of the syllabus and make an appropriate study schedule to follow.