SSC CGL notification 2022 is expected to be out in the month of January. It is very important for candidates preparing for this examination to be aware of the syllabus of the examination and subjects to focus on. SSC CGL Subjects for TierI, TierII, TierIII and TierIV are discussed in this article.
SSC CGL Exam 2022 Subjects TierI
SSC CGL Tier1 is conducted online and consists of four important subjects or sections with about 100 questions in total and with maximum marks of 200. The pattern of TierI is given below.
Sections  No. of Questions  Total Marks  Time Allotted 
General Intelligence and Reasoning  25  50  A cumulative time of 60 minutes 
General Awareness  25  50  
Quantitative Aptitude  25  50  
English Comprehension  25  50  
Total  100  100 
TierI – General Intelligence And Reasoning
General Intelligence And Reasoning is the most scoring subject/section among all the 4 subjects. It includes both verbal and nonverbal reasoning. Topics mentioned under General Intelligence And Reasoning in the syllabus are given in the below table
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  Nonverbal series 
Coding and decoding  Statement conclusion  Syllogistic reasoning etc. 
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 & decoding 
Numerical Operations  symbolic Operations  Trends 
Space Orientation  Space Visualization  Venn Diagrams 
Drawing inferences  Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding  Figural Patternfolding and completion 
Indexing  Address matching  Date & city matching 
Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers  Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding  Decoding and classification 
Embedded Figures  Critical thinking  Emotional Intelligence 
Social Intelligence. 
SSC CGL General Intelligence And Reasoning Exam Pattern
No. of questions  25 
Total marks  50 
Marks per correct answer  2 
Negative marking for an incorrect answer  0.5 
Question type  MCQs 
TierI – General Awareness
This section is aimed at testing the candidates’ knowledge about General awareness and its applications to society. The subjects to be covered while preparing for General awareness are given below:
Current Events  History  Culture 
Geography  Economic Scene  General Policy 
Scientific Research 
Scoring in General Awareness gives an extra edge over others in the examination. The following books are recommended for this exam
 NCERTs from 6th to 12th standards
 Any current affairs material that suits the SSC CGL exam standard
 Manorama Yearbook
 India Yearbook
 MCQs on General Awareness subjects
 MCQs on Current Affairs
TierI – Quantitative Aptitude
This subject/section is designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The topics mentioned under Quantitative Aptitude In the SSC CGL syllabus are given below:
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 
The candidates are advised to study the following books to study the abovementioned subjects for SSC CGL
Name of the book  Author 
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations  R.S. Aggarwal 
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic  Rajesh Verma 
Quantitative Abilities Arithmetic Ability  Kiran Prakashan 
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT  Arun Sharma 
Quicker Maths  M Tyra 
Arithmetic for General Competition Vol 1& 2  Neetu Singh 
To know more about the books to study for the preparation of SSC CGL, read the linked article SSC CGL books
English Comprehension
This subject/section tests the candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. Questions in this section are usually asked from topics like Phrases and Idioms, One word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings Correction, Reading Comprehension, SynonymsAntonyms, Active Passive, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test etc.
Some important books like Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal, High School English Grammar and Composition(Wren & Martin) and Objective General English by SP Bakshi are recommended while preparing for the exam.
SSC CGL Exam 2022 Subjects – TierII
SSC CGL Tier2 comprises 4 papers of 500 MCQs, and each paper is to be completed in 120 minutes. Details of Tier2 are given below:
Papers  No. of Questions  Total Marks  Time Allotted 
PaperI: Quantitative Ability  100  200  2 hours 
PaperII: English Language and Comprehension  200  200  2 hours 
PaperIII: Statistics  100  200  2 hours 
PaperIV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)  100  200  2 hours 
TierII – PaperI
PaperI of SSC CGL TierII comprises only one subject, i.e., Quantitative Abilities. The topics to be covered under this subject are the same as the Quantitative Aptitude section under TierI. But the difficulty of questions asked will be of a higher level than tierI.
TierII – PaperII
PaperII deals with English Language and Comprehension. Topics to be covered under this section are spot the error, fill in 21 the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelt 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.
TierII – PaperIII
PaperIII deals with Statistics. The topics and subtopics mentioned in the syllabus of SSC CGL notification are given below:
Topics  Subtopics 
Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data 

Measures of Central Tendency 

Measures of Dispersion 

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis 

Correlation and Regression 

Probability Theory 

Random Variable and Probability Distributions 

Sampling Theory 

Statistical Inference 

Analysis of Variance  Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway classified data. 
Time Series Analysis 

Index Numbers 

TierII – PaperIV
PaperIV deals with the subject of General StudiesFinance and Economics. This subject is divided into 2 parts.
Parts  Subjects 
Part A: Finance and Accounts(80 marks) 

Part B: Economics and Governance(120 marks) 

SSC CGL 2022 Subjects – TierIII
 TierIII paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only in the post of “Statistical Investigator GradeII” & “Compiler”.
 This exam is conducted in offline mode.
 The candidates are required to write essays, précis, application letters etc. in this exam.
SSC CGL 2022 Subjects – Tier IV
The SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam comprises skill tests that are required for certain government posts. Candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the examination (Tier I, II, III) can appear in the Skill Test.
The subjects and pattern for the SSC CGL TierIV exam are as follows:
Subject  Posts  Pattern 
Data Entry Speed Test  Tax Assistants (Central & Excise) 

Computer Proficiency Test 


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