The Combined Graduate Level Exam is conducted every year by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments, and Offices. The SSC CGL exam is held in 4 stages in online and offline modes. You can register for the exam online through the official website of SSC. Candidates must qualify for each stage of the SSC CGL exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected. The first stage of the SSC CGL Exam is to be held from 11th April to 21st April 2022 as announced by SSC on 09th March 2022.
|Exam Conducting Authority||Staff Selection Commission|
|Name of the Exam||SSC CGL|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Selection Process||Computer-Based (online)Computer-Based (online)Offline Descriptive PaperOffline Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test|
|Exam Date||11th April to 21st April 2022|
SSC CGL Exam Vacancy 2022
The SSC CGL Vacancies 2022 are yet to be released by the authorities. However, you can check the vacancy of the previous years to get an idea of how it will turn out to be this year. You can check the category-wise distribution of vacancies for the previous year, 2021 below.
|Post-Code & Name of Department||Name of Post||SSC CGL Vacancies|
|1 Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG||Assistant Audit Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)||500|
|2 Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG||Assistant Accounts Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)||–|
|3 Central Secretariat Service (DOPT)||Assistant Section Officer||127|
|4 Intelligence Bureau||Assistant Section Officer||6|
|5 Ministry of Railways||Assistant Section Officer||42|
|6 Ministry of External Affairs||Assistant Section Officer||77|
|7 AFHQ (Ministry of Defence)||Assistant Section Officer||81|
|8 (1) Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(2) Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs||Assistant||9|
|9 Other Ministry/Departments||Assistant||–|
|10 (1) Central Administrative Tribunal |
(2) Central Vigilance Commission
(3) Election Commission
|Assistant Section Officer||13|
|11 Central Board of Direct Taxes (Department of Revenue)||Inspector Of Income Tax||208|
|12 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)||Inspector, (Central Excise)||2,159|
|13 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)||Inspector (Preventive Officer)||201|
|14 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)||Inspector (Examiner)||123|
|15 Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue)||Asstt. Enforcement Officer||70|
|16 Central Bureau of Investigation||Sub Inspectors||57|
|17 Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts- SPN)||Inspector Post||47|
|18 Central Bureau of Narcotics||Inspector||31|
|19 (1) Bureau of Police Research & Development|
(2) Coast Guard Headquarters
(3) Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue)
(4) Ministry of External Affairs (Central Passport Offices)
(5) Ministry of Textiles
(6) Narcotics Control Bureau
|20 Ministry of Mines||Assistant/Superintendent||16|
|21 Comptroller & Auditor General of India||Divisional Accountant||400|
|22 National Investigation Agency||Sub-Inspector||–|
|23 M/O Statistics & Programme Implementation||Junior Statistical Officer||265|
|24 Registrar General of India||Statistical Investigator Gr. II||840|
|25 Offices under Comptroller & Auditor General of India||Auditor||–|
|26 Other Ministry/Departments||Auditor||–|
|27 Offices under Controller General of Defence Accounts||Auditor||509|
|28 Offices under Controller & Auditor General of India||Accountant||–|
|29 (1) Controller General of Accounts|
(2) Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-Admn.)
|30 (1) Ministry of Textiles|
(2) Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence)
(3) Central Bureau of Narcotics
|Senior SecretariatAssistant/Upper DivisionClerk||99|
|31 Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)||Tax Assistant||1,456|
|32 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)||Tax Assistant||429|
|33 Central Bureau of Narcotics||Sub-Inspector(Narcotics) -2400||32|
|34 DTE General Border Roads Organisation (MOD) – (Only for Male Candidates)||Upper Division Clerk||–|
|Total (Group B & Group C Posts)||8,582|
|8 Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology||Assistant||6|
|8 Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs||Assistant||3|
|10 Central Administrative Tribunal||Assistant Section Officer||5|
|10 Central Vigilance Commission||Assistant Section Officer||1|
|10 Election Commission||Assistant Section Officer||7|
|19 Bureau of Police Research & Development||Assistant||1|
|19 Coast Guard Headquarters||Assistant||2|
|19 Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue)||Assistant||4|
|19 Ministry of External Affairs (Central Passport Offices )||Assistant||5|
|19 M/O Textiles||Assistant||2|
|19 Narcotics Control Bureau||Assistant||2|
|29 Controller General of Accounts||Accountant/Junior Accountant||678|
|29 Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-ADMN.)||Accountant/Junior Accountant||91|
|30 Ministry of Textiles||Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk||9|
|30 Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence)||Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk||45|
|30 Central Bureau of Narcotics||Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk||45|
The aspirants can also have a look at the previous 4 years’ trend for the number of vacancies released by the SSC
|SSC CGL Vacancy 2020-21||2891||1046||510||1858||7035|
|SSC CGL Vacancy 2019-20||3674||1242||667||2198||8582|
|SSC CGL Vacancy 2018-19||5770||1723||845||2933||11271|
|SSC CGL Vacancy 2017||4238||1318||653||1916||9276|
SSC CGL 2022 Online Form
The eligible candidates can proceed to SSC CGL apply online for the SSC CGL exam from the direct link given below. You can follow the step-by-step instructions to ensure a smooth online application process given below.
Step 1: Go to the official website and proceed to the new registration.
Step 2: Fill out the application form with valid details i.e personal and academic details.
Step 3: Keep with you one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Voter Card/Passport/Driving License/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government.
Step 4: Fill in the details as mentioned in the Photo ID proof in the online application form.
Step 5: Carefully upload the scanned copy of the required documents i.e. your photograph and signature.
Step 6: After uploading the required photograph proceed to pay the SSC CGL Application fee through your Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.
Step 7: Make sure that you are using a valid email ID that you use till the declaration of results.
Step 8: Finally, submit the Application Form.
Step 9: And, don’t forget to take a Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.
In this manner, you will successfully submit your SSC CGL Application Form.
SSC CGL Application Fee 2022
SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022
The Recruitment of SSC CGL officer eligibility criteria are based on Age and Educational Qualification. To apply against the SSC CGL Vacancies, you need to qualify for these eligibility standards as prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission of India.
1. SSC CGL Age Limit
You need to be under the below-mentioned upper & lower age limit to apply for SSC CGL Officer.
|SSC CGL Department||Age Limit||Name of the Post|
|CSS||20-30 years||Assistant Section Officer|
|Intelligence Bureau||Not exceeding 30 Years||Assistant Section Officer|
|Directorate of Enforcement,Department of Revenue||Up to 30 years||Assistant Enforcement Officer|
|M/o of Statistics & Prog.Implementation||Up to 32 years||Junior Statistical Officer|
|NIA||Up to 30 years||Sub Inspector|
|CBI||20-30 years||Sub Inspector|
|Narcotics||18-25 years||Sub Inspector|
|CBEC||20-27 years||Tax Assistant|
|Department of Post||18-30 years||Inspector|
|Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations||18-30 years||Assistant|
|Other departments||18-27 years||All other posts|
SSC CGL Age Relaxation
The Age Relaxation for SSC CGL Exam is prescribed as per the Govt. norms. The information below will take you through the Age Relaxation criteria for different categories –
|PH + OBC||13 years|
|PH + SC/ST||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Gen)||3 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||6 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||8 years|
2. SSC CGL Educational Qualification
SSC CGL Educational qualifications are different/vary from post to post. The information below will take you through the educational qualification required for each post.
|Post Name||Educational Qualification|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University|
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/Masters in Business Studies
|Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post||Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th|
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
|Compiler Posts||Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject|
|All Other Posts||Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent|
3. SSC CGL Nationality
- Candidate of SSC CGL must be a Citizen of India.
- If a candidate is a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan shall have a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Government of India in favor of him or her.
SSC CGL Selection Process 2022
The SSC CGL selection process is based on four stages. You need to clear all these phases of the selection process in order to get selected in the SSC CGL.
- Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
- Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
- Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
- Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern is explained in the tables below. SSC CGL 2022 comprises four Tiers.
SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern
|Serial No.||Sections||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Time Allotted|
|1||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||A cumulative time of 60 minutes|
SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern
|S. No.||Papers||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Time Allotted|
|1||Paper-I: Quantitative Ability||100||200||2 hours|
|2||Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension||200||200||2 hours|
|3||Paper-III: Statistics||100||200||2 hours|
|4||Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)||100||200||2 hours|
SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern
|Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)||100 marks||1 hour or 60 minutes|
SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Pattern
- DEST: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s writing skills.
- CPT: This test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Generation of Slides.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2022
Candidates must know the comprehensive and latest SSC CGL syllabus for the Prelims and Mains exam. Go through the topics carefully for the Prelims exam and make a study plan as per the topics or subjects mentioned for the SSC CGL Recruitment exam 2022.
- Banking & Financial
- Economic News
- Static Awareness
- Current Affairs
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test
- Phrase Replacement/Error Spotting
- Para Completion
- Fill in the blanks
- Para Jumbles
- Mensuration 2D
- Profit and Loss
- Speed, Time and Distance
- Quadratic equation
- Blood relation
- Cause and effect
- Coding decoding
- Data sufficiency
- Circular arrangement reasoning
- Missing number reasoning
- Critical reasoning
SSC CGL Admit Card 2022
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be soon releasing the SSC CGL Admit Card. Candidates can check the download steps of the SSC CGL admit card from the official website of SSC. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry their Admit Card to the examination hall.
SSC CGL 2022 Cut Off
The SSC CGL Cut Off marks 2022 official details will be shared soon by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The commission will release the SSC CGL Cut Off 2022 Official download link on its official website. The cut-off will be published along with the official result once the exams are concluded. Candidates who successfully manage to score above the CGL cut-off will be eligible for further selection processes.
SSC CGL Cut Off 2018 (Tier I)
|Category||Cut Off||Cut Off (JSO)||Cut Off (AAO)|
SSC CGL FAQs
There are 4 sections namely: General Awareness, English language, quantitative aptitude, and reasoning.
The duration of the Paper 1 SSC CGL exam is 60 minutes.
The candidates can download the SSC CGL Admit Card 2022 from the official website.
What are the sections in the Tier 1 exam of the SSC CGL exam? There are 4 sections namely: General Awareness, English language, quantitative aptitude, and reasoning.
There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer in the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam.