SSC CGL Exam 2022: Get to Know the Notification, Exam Date, Selection Process



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 AuthorityStaff Selection Commission
Name of the Exam SSC CGL
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Selection ProcessComputer-Based (online)Computer-Based (online)Offline Descriptive PaperOffline Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test
Exam Date11th 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 DepartmentName of PostSSC CGL Vacancies
1 Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGAssistant Audit Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)500
2 Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGAssistant Accounts Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
3 Central Secretariat Service (DOPT)Assistant Section Officer127
4 Intelligence BureauAssistant Section Officer6
5 Ministry of RailwaysAssistant Section Officer42
6 Ministry of External AffairsAssistant Section Officer77
7 AFHQ (Ministry of Defence)Assistant Section Officer81
8  (1) Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(2) Ministry of Parliamentary AffairsAssistant9
9 Other Ministry/DepartmentsAssistant
10 (1) Central Administrative Tribunal     
(2) Central Vigilance Commission     
(3) Election Commission
Assistant Section Officer13
11 Central Board of Direct Taxes (Department of Revenue)Inspector Of Income Tax208
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 Officer70
16 Central Bureau of InvestigationSub Inspectors57
17 Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts- SPN)Inspector Post47
18 Central Bureau of NarcoticsInspector31
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 MinesAssistant/Superintendent16
21 Comptroller & Auditor General of IndiaDivisional Accountant400
22 National Investigation AgencySub-Inspector
23 M/O Statistics & Programme ImplementationJunior Statistical Officer265
24 Registrar General of IndiaStatistical Investigator Gr. II840
25 Offices under Comptroller & Auditor General of IndiaAuditor
26 Other Ministry/DepartmentsAuditor
27 Offices under Controller General of Defence AccountsAuditor509
28 Offices under Controller & Auditor General of IndiaAccountant
29 (1) Controller General of Accounts
(2) Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-Admn.)
Accountant/Junior Accountant769
30 (1) Ministry of Textiles
(2) Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence)
(3) Central Bureau of Narcotics
Senior SecretariatAssistant/Upper DivisionClerk99
31 Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)Tax Assistant1,456
32 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)Tax Assistant429
33 Central Bureau of NarcoticsSub-Inspector(Narcotics) -240032
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 TechnologyAssistant6
8 Ministry of Parliamentary AffairsAssistant3
Total 9
10 Central Administrative TribunalAssistant Section Officer5
10 Central Vigilance CommissionAssistant Section Officer1
10 Election CommissionAssistant Section Officer7
Total 13
19 Bureau of Police Research & DevelopmentAssistant1
19 Coast Guard HeadquartersAssistant2
19 Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue)Assistant4
19 Ministry of External Affairs (Central Passport Offices )Assistant5
19 M/O TextilesAssistant2
19 Narcotics Control BureauAssistant2
Total 16
29 Controller General of AccountsAccountant/Junior Accountant678
29 Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-ADMN.)Accountant/Junior Accountant91
Total 769
30 Ministry of TextilesSenior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk9
30 Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence)Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk45
30 Central Bureau of NarcoticsSenior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk45
Total 99

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 2020-212891104651018587035
SSC CGL Vacancy 2019-203674124266721988582
SSC CGL Vacancy 2018-1957701723845293311271
SSC CGL Vacancy 20174238131865319169276

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

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBCRs 100/-
SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/FemalesFee exempted

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 DepartmentAge LimitName of the Post
CSS20-30 yearsAssistant Section Officer
Intelligence BureauNot exceeding 30 YearsAssistant Section Officer
Directorate of Enforcement,Department of RevenueUp to 30 yearsAssistant Enforcement Officer
M/o of Statistics & Prog.ImplementationUp to 32 yearsJunior Statistical Officer
NIAUp to 30 yearsSub Inspector
CBI20-30 yearsSub Inspector
Narcotics18-25 yearsSub Inspector
CBEC20-27 yearsTax Assistant
Department of Post18-30 yearsInspector
Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations18-30 yearsAssistant
Other departments18-27 yearsAll 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 –

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
ST/SC5 years
PH+Gen10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 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 NameEducational Qualification 
Assistant Audit OfficerBachelor’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 PostBachelor’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 PostsBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other PostsBachelor’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.SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1General Intelligence and Reasoning2550A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

S. No.PapersNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1Paper-I: Quantitative Ability1002002 hours
2Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension2002002 hours
3Paper-III: Statistics1002002 hours
4Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)1002002 hours

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)100 marks1 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.

General Awareness

  • Banking & Financial
  • Awareness
  • Economic News
  • Static Awareness
  • Current Affairs

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Phrase Replacement/Error Spotting
  • Para Completion
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumbles

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Algebra
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Mensuration 2D
  • Partnership
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Quadratic equation
  • Average 


  • Blood relation
  • Calendar
  • Cause and effect
  • Clock
  • Coding decoding
  • Data sufficiency
  • Circular arrangement reasoning
  • Missing number reasoning
  • Classification 
  • 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)

CategoryCut OffCut Off (JSO)Cut Off (AAO)
Other PwD40.0040.0062.19


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.

What is the duration of the Tier 1 exam of the SSC CGL exam?

The duration of the Paper 1 SSC CGL exam is 60 minutes.

How will I receive my SSC CGL Admit Card 2022?

The candidates can download the SSC CGL Admit Card 2022 from the official website.

What is the SSC CGL Exam Date?

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.

Will there be negative marking in the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam?

There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer in the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam.