SSC CGL Exam

SSC CGL 2022: Application Form(Out), Exam Date, Hall Ticket, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Result

Last Modified on : 26 Nov 2022

SSC, Staff Selection Commission, conducts the SSC CGL exam to recruit deserving candidates for Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in various Departments/Ministries/Organizations working under the Government of India (GOI). The SSC CGL full form stands for “Combined Graduation Level” applicable for graduation degree holders or final year students of college/University level education. The exam is conducted in four tiers, where Tier-1 and Tier-2 are computer-based (online) exams, while Tier 3 is a descriptive type exam held in pen and paper mode. The final Tier 4 is a Computer Proficiency Test or Skill Test. Candidates need to clear all Tiers in order to make it to the final merit list. For details about SSC CGL 2022 exam, read the complete article.

SSC CGL Full Form: What Does it Stands for?

The full form of SSC CGL is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam. As the name suggests, the exam is targeted toward graduate-level candidates. Candidates who have completed their graduation or are in the final year of any bachelor’s course can apply for the exam. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is one of the largest recruitment bodies in India, which employs candidates, especially youths of class 12th, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.

SSC CGL 2022 Latest Notification -

  • The notification and application form was released for SSC CGL 2022 on 17th September 2022. 
  • The Last date to submit the form is 8th October 2022.
  • The application correction window will be between 12th to 13th October 2022.
  • Dates are released for  SSC CGL 2021 Tier 2 & 3 Exams. 
  • Result and cut-off declared for SSC CGL 2021 Tier 1 Exam.

SSC CGL 2022 – Quick Overview

Here is a quick overview of the SSC CGL exam -

Name of the Examination

SSC CGL Exam (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)

Conducting Authority

Staff Selection Commission

Official Website

www.ssc.nic.in

Exam Occurrence

Once a year

Mode of Examination

Tier I and II (Computer-Based Test)

Tier III (Pen and Paper Based Test)

Tier IV (Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/Document Verification)

Exam language

English and Hindi

Exam type

National level

Number of papers

Tier I- Preliminary

Tier II- Main

Tier III-Descriptive Paper

Tier IV- Computer Proficiency Test/Data Entry Skill Test /Document Verification

Negative Marking

In Tier-I and Tier-II

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SSC CGL Exam 2022 Important Dates

The official schedule for the SSC CGL 2022 exam is as under:

SSC CGL 2022 Events

Important Dates

Notification Date

17th September 2022

Application Form availability

17th September 2022

Closing Date of Application form

8th October 2022

Last date for making Online Fee Payment

9th October 2022

Last date for paying the application fee through e-challan (offline mode)

10th October 2022

Application Form Correction Window

12th to 13th October 2022

Admit Card for Tier-I Exam

TBA

SSC CGL Tier-I exam

December 2022

Answer Key

TBA

Result Declaration

TBA

Cut-Off Declaration

TBA

Final answer key Tier 1 exam

TBA

SSC CGL Tier-II and Tier-III Exam

Tier-II: TBA

Tier-III: TBA

Result Declaration

TBA

Test of Computer Proficiency/ Skill Test (Tier-IV)

TBA

Final result declaration

TBA

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SSC CGL Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022

The Combined Graduate Level Examination is conducted in four different stages:

  • Tier-I – Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Tier-II – Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Tier-III – Pen, and Paper Mode Test (Descriptive paper)
  • Tier-IV – Computer Proficiency/Skill Test (whatever applicable)/Document Verification

Here is the detailed pattern for all the Tiers of the examination.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

60 minutes

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

English Comprehensive

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

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Negative Marking:

There is a provision for negative marking in Tier-I of the SSC CGL exam. 0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted

Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities

100

200

1120 minutes for each paper

Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension

200

200

Paper-III: Statistics

100

200

Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

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Each paper I and II are compulsory for all posts. Paper III will be only for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) posts and those who are shortlisted for this paper. Paper IV will be for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Negative Marking:

  • 0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in Paper-I, III, and IV.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in Paper II.

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern

Mode of Examination

Pen and Paper Mode

Paper Type

Descriptive Paper – Writing essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application in Hindi or English

Maximum Marks

100

Time Allotted

60 Minutes

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SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Pattern

Tier-IV includes Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test (wherever applicable). Document Verification will also be conducted in this phase. For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise & Income Tax), data entry speed at 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour on the computer is required.

The ‘Data Entry Speed Test’ will be conducted for a passage of 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for 15 minutes.

The ‘Computer Proficiency Test’ will include three modules – Word processing, SpreadSheet, and PowerPoint. The CPT will be conducted for the posts of Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant Section Officer (CSS), and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines.

For ‘Document Verification’, candidates must produce original documents such as Matriculation Certificate, Educational Qualification Certificate, Caste Certificate, and other relevant documents (if any) supporting relaxation taken by the candidate. Copies of these documents are also to be submitted. Candidates who fail to appear for the DV process will not be considered for the final selection.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022

SSC has prescribed the syllabus for SSC CGL 2022 exam in the official notification. A complete syllabus for Tier-I and Tier-II has been provided in the official information bulletin.

SSC CGL Exam 2022 Eligibility

Nationality

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal, or Bhutan.
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement is also eligible.
  • Persons of Indian origin who have migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, and East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

Age Limit

Different posts have different age limits. So here are the details of different posts and their related age limits:

S.No.

Name of Post

Ministry/Department

Age Limit

1

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

Not exceeding 30 years

2

Assistant Accounts Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

Not exceeding 30 years

3

Assistant Section Officer

Central Secretariat Service

20-30 years

4

Assistant Section Officer

Intelligence Bureau

Not exceeding 30 years

5

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of Railway

20-30 years

6

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of External Affairs

20-30 years

7

Assistant Section Officer

AFHQ

20-30 years

8

Assistant

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations

18-30 years

9

Assistant

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations

20-30 years

10

Assistant Section Officer

Other Ministries /Departments/ Organisations

Not exceeding 30 years

11

Assistant

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations

Not exceeding 30 years

12

Assistant/ Superintendent

Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations

Not exceeding 30 years

13

Tax Assistant

CBDT

18-27 years

14

Inspector of Income Tax

CBDT

Not exceeding 30years

15

Inspector (Central Excise)

CBIC

Not exceeding 30 years

Inspector

(Preventive Officer)

Inspector (Examiner)

16

Upper Division Clerks

Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)

18-27 years

17

Inspector

Central of Bureau of Narcotics

Not exceeding 30 years

18

Sub-Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

18-27 years

19

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Up to 30 years

20

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of Investigation

20 to 30 years

21

Junior Statistical Officer

M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation

Up to 32 years

22

Divisional Accountant

Offices under C & AG

Not exceeding 30 years

23

Sub Inspector

National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Up to 30 years

24

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Registrar General of India

Not exceeding30 years

25

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Other Ministry/

Departments

18-27 years

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Educational Qualification

Posts

Educational Qualification

Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

Essential qualification: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University

Desirable qualification: CA/CS/Cost & Management Accountant/M.Com./MBA (Finance)/ Masters in Business Studies/ Masters in Business Economics

Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) with 60% marks in Mathematics in 12th class

OR

Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) with Statistics as one of the subjects.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects (studied in all three years) from a recognized University

All other posts

Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) from a recognized University

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Note: Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation are also eligible for the exam, provided they pass the exam on or before 1st January 2022.

SSC CGL Exam 2022 Application Process

The SSC CGL 2022 exam application form can only be filled in online mode through the official website. The application process will start on 17th September 2022 and will be complete on 8th October 2022.

Steps to fill SSC CGL Application Form 2022

SSC application process (for any exam) can be completed in two parts:

  • One Time Registration
  • Filling the online application form

One-Time Registration

The one-time registration process is common for all the exams and is applicable ONLY for those candidates who are appearing in an SSC exam for the first time. If you have appeared in any of the SSC exams in the past and have completed the one-time registration process earlier, then you can skip the one-time registration process.

Prerequisites for One-Time Registration

  • Aadhaar Number or any other ID such as PAN card, Voter Id, Passport, Driving License, College ID, School ID, Employer ID
  • Email ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Matriculation Certificate
  • Scanned images of candidates’ passport-size photographs and signatures in JPEG format.
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

Here are the steps for the one-time registration:

  • Go to SSC’s official website – ssc.nic.in.
  • Click on the ‘New User? Register Now’ link under the ‘Login’ section.
  • Enter the basic details, and contact details, and upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature.
  • Check all the information carefully before the final submission.
  • On clicking the ‘Final Submit’ button, OTPs will be sent to your mobile number and email ID.
  • Enter any one of the OTP to complete the registration process.
  • Read the declaration and click ‘I Agree' if you agree with the same.

Filling the Online Application Form

  • To fill out the online application, visit the official website.
  • Click on the ‘Apply’ tab at the top of the home page.
  • Now, select the ‘CGL’ tab and click on the ‘Apply’ link in front of the ‘Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2022’.
  • Enter your registration number and password received during the one-time registration and ‘Login’ to fill out the application form.
  • Provide preference for examination centers. Three choices are to be provided in order of preference for the examination centers.
  • Fill in other information and check it carefully before moving ahead.
  • Read the declaration and click on the ‘I Agree’ check box.
  • Check all the information and submit the application.
  • Make fee payments to complete the application process.

SSC CGL Application Fee

  • Candidates should pay the Application Fee of ₹ 100.
  • Female candidates and the reserved category (SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen) candidates are exempted from the application fee payment.
  • The Application fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, SBI Net Banking, or by using Visa Mastercard, Maestro Credit, or Debit card. The fee can also be paid in cash through SBI Challan at SBI branches. Additional bank charges/transaction charges are to be paid by the candidate.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Application forms submitted without an application fee will be rejected, and no representation against such rejections will be entertained.

SSC CGL Exam 2022 Other Details

SSC CGL 2022 Admit Card

  • Admit Card for Tier 1 will be released on the official website.
  • SSC CGL 2022 admit card will be uploaded on the official website two weeks prior to the examination date.
  • If any candidate does not find the admit card on the official website one week prior to the exam, he should contact the concerned regional commission with the printout of the complete application form.
  • Admit cards can be downloaded using the registration ID and password.
  • It is a mandatory document for making entry to the examination hall.

SSC CGL 2022 Answer Key

  • The Commission will publish SSC CGL answer keys on the official website.
  • Candidates can cross-check their answers with the answer keys released to calculate their expected scores.
  • Candidates will also be provided with the option to challenge the answer key.
  • The experts will scrutinize candidates’ representations, and changes (if any) will be informed through the updated answer keys.

SSC CGL Result 2022

  • The SSC CGL result will be declared on the official website.
  • Results are announced after every stage of the examination, listing the qualified candidates for the next stage.
  • The final Sarkari result will be out on the basis of candidates’ performance at all the stages is also declared.

SSC CGL Exam Frequently Asked Questions

The cut-off marks vary every year and are different for different posts.

It is held only once in a year.

Yes, there is a provision for age relaxation for reserved category candidates. OBC candidates are given 3 years of age relaxation, SC/ST 5 years and persons with a disability are given 10 years of age relaxation.

The age limit varies for different posts. You can check out the table provided above in the article.

Yes, there is a scheme of negative marking in the exam. In Tier-I, 0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. In Tier-II, 0.25 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer in Paper-II and 0.50 marks will be deducted for Paper-I, Paper-III, and Paper-IV.

There are four stages of the exam, namely Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3, and Tier-4.

The commission has not announced the result dates yet.

SSC CGL 2022 (Tier-I) exam was conducted tentatively in December 2022.

Candidates can get the Application form online from the official website of the commission. The online application forms for 2022 were available from 17th September 2022 to 8th October 2022.

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