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Staff Selection Commission commonly known by its acronyms (SSC) is a central Government agency to conducts exams for B, C, and D grade employees in India. SSC CGL ( Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam) is conducted for B and C category employees. We have discussed SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, SSC CPO, and Steno exams taken by SSC in separate articles. 

Due to Covid-19 SSc calendar has disturbed like examination bodies. But SSC has taken quick decisions in the past after Covid1-19 and now taking quick decisions also. The SSC CGL 2022 Application process is expected to start in December 2021 tentatively.  

Also read: SSC CPO 2022

SSC has recently announced SSC CGL Tier 1 2020 result and SSC CGL Tier 2 and Tier3 dates are fixed. So SSC can release any time notification for SSC CGL 2022 exam. Those students preparing for SSC CGL should visit SSC's official website and the Pinnacle coaching website frequently. Check vacancies, detailed syllabus, eligibility for SSC CGL exams. 
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To get a job through the SSC CGL exam, applicants have to go through various stages of the SSC CGL exam. There are 4 tiers: Tier 1, Tier 2, tier 3, Tier 4, and the document verification process.  The exam format for Tier 1 and Tier 2 is Multiple Choice Questions ( M.C.Q.) while Tier 3 is descriptive paper and Tier 4 is Typing and Computer Proficiency Test
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What is SSC CGL?  

SSC CGL is the most prestigious exam conducted by SSC for central government for Group B and Group C posts. SSC CGL posts are considered 2nd level after UPSC. Those who are facing problems in UPSC, many of them keep SSC CGL as their plan B or alternative career path. 

SSC CGL Posts are in Delhi as well as outside Delhi. It depends on the department and ministry you are selected. But employees get good salaries and perks besides they enjoy prestige in the society. 

SSC CGL 2022 Highlights:  

The following information in tabular form will help you to understand the SSC CGL 2022 exam. Applicants need to understand thoroughly the exam before they start preparation. 

SSC CGL Particulars SSC CGL details
SSC CGL Exam conducted by Central Government agency Staff Selection Commission
SSC CGL Full Form Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam 
Exam mode Tier 1 and Tier 2 are conducted in MCQ format through CBT ( Computer-based test), Tier 3 is descriptive paper, Tier 4 is Computer Proficiency Test ( CPT), and Typing test
Exam hours Tier 1 exam (1 hour), Tier 2 exam (2+2= 4 hours means 2 hours each paper), Tier 3 (1hour), Tier 4 Three modules (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel ) 15 minutes each module
No. of Questions Tier 1 100 MCQ, Tier 2 Maths: 100 Questions in MCQ Format, English 200 MCQ, Tier 3 descriptive paper 2 Questions one essay and the other is letter/precis/notice writing/comprehension, etc
Eligibility Any graduate from a recognized University or equivalent 
Total Tiers 4 Tiers and then document verification 
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SSC CGL Notification 2022

SSC CGL notification will be released in Dec 2022. SSC is gearing up to complete the existing scheduled exams. In the due course, applicants can expect a new calendar from SSC. Meantime applicants should be ready with their preparation as after notification time may not be more than 4 months for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam. 

The application start date, last date for filing the forms, tier 1 exam dates, the exam fee will be given in the detailed notification. Students are advised to be ready with their reservation certificates if they are eligible and fall in the reserved category

SSC CGL 2022 Exam Dates 

The important dates for SSC CGL are mentioned in the given table. Applicants should check regularly about the dates as due to Covid-19 and Government instructions SSC keeps changing the schedule.  

SSC CGL important Events SSC CGL important dates
Notification Date SSC CGL 2022 Dec 2022
Application start date SSC CGL 2022 Dec 2022
Last date to apply for SSC CGL 2022 Jan 2022
Admit card for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam April 2022
SSC CGL Tier 1 2022 Exam  April- May 2022
Answer key SSC CGL Tier 1 exam June 2022
SSC CGL tier 1 2022 Result July 2022
Admit Card for SSC CGL Tier 2 2022 Sept 2022
SSC CGL Tier 2 2022 exam dates Sept 2022
SSC CGL Tier 2 2022 answer key  Oct 2022
SSC CGL Tier 2 2022 Result Nov 2022
SSC CGL Tier 3 2022 admit card Nov 2022
SSC CGL Tier 2 and Tier 3 2022 result announcement Dec 2022
SSC CGL Tier 4 admit card  Feb 2023
SSC CGL Tier 4 exam dates Feb 2023
SSC CGL 2022 Document verification Feb 2023
SSC CGL 2022 final result announcement May 2023
SSC CGL 2022 Joining  July - Oct 2023

SSC CGL 2022 Vacancies 

Every year SSC releases 9,000 to 11,000 vacancies for various posts through the SSC CGL exam. Tentative vacancies for SSC CGL 2022 are 8,000. However, it is likely to be around 10,000 to 11,000 till the document verification stage where final vacancies are announced. 

SSC collects for vacancies count from all departments and ministries of central Government. Few departments give data at a later stage. Departments calculate their headcount and send vacancies for approval. So vacancies count and submission is a long process. 

SSC CGL Eligibility 2022

It is important that an application must know eligibility criteria before starting preparation for an exam and before applying. So that he does not get any shock during applying or any later stage. Time is very important, if any application is not eligible he must look for alternative options. 

Basically, an application must look for 3 criteria to check eligibility. 1st criteria are age-related. 2nd Criteria is education qualifications related. 3rd criteria are health and physical fitness related. 

SSC CGL 2022 Eligibility: Age limit

An applicant must be between min 18 years and max 32 years old. There is only one post i.e. JSO ( Junior Statistical Officer) for which the age limit is 32 years. For others, most of the post's age limit is 30 years. While there are few posts where a maximum age limit is 27 years.

For reserved categories, age relaxation is provided as per the rule of the Government like 3 years for OBC and 5 years for the SC category. However, there is no age limit relaxation for the EWS ( Economic weaker section) category. 

SSC CGL 2022 Education Qualifications Eligibility

Applicant must be a graduate or equivalent from a recognized University or college. While applying a candidate should have a passing certificate means marks sheet. In other words, the final year result should have been declared till an application applied. 

For the JSO post candidate must have at least one of the subjects from Statistics/Mathematics/ economics during graduation. 

SSC CGL 2022 Eligibility: Health and Physical Fitness 


SSC CGL 2022 Books you must study

We are providing a list of books which you must follow. You can purchase these books from Amazon, Flipkart, the Pinnacle website, or your nearest bookseller. 

SN Subject Book Name Publication Name
1 Maths SSC Maths 6800 TCS MCQ Chapter-wise with detailed explanation English medium Pinnacle Publications
2 SSC Maths 6800 TCS MCQ Chapter-wise with detailed explanation Hindi medium Pinnacle Publications
3 English  SSC English 7600 TCS MCQ Chapter-wise with detailed explanation Pinnacle Publications
4 SSC Antonyms and Synonyms Vocacb book Pinnacle Publications
5 SSC Phrasal Verb Cocab book Pinnacle Publications
6 General Awareness SSC GS 4000 TCS MCQ with Detailed Explanation Pinnacle Publications
7 Reasoning SSC Reasoning 4500 TCS MCQ with Detailed Explanation Pinnacle Publications
8 Practice papers SSC CGL Tier 1: 100 Mock tests Full length on TCS pattern bilingual  Pinnacle Publications
9 Current Affairs SSC Current Affairs book last 6 months Pinnacle Publications
10 SSC CGL Tier 3 SSC Descriptive Paper book English Medium Pinnacle Publications
11 SSC CGL tier 3 SSC Descriptive Paper book Hindi Medium Pinnacle Publications

SSC CGL 2022 Application Form: How to Apply online

Applicants can apply for SSC CGL 2022 from the commission's official website. Applicants need to register with the commission and follow the instructions given. Applicants need to visit the ssc official website and should obtain details and updates. Applicants will also get updates from the Pinnacle website and mobile app. 

How to apply online for SSC CGL Posts for SSC CGL 2022? 

Applicants need to go to the registration page. There are 2 stages of filling the form. The first stage is to register on the Staff Selection Commission website. 2nd Stage is to apply for the SSC CGL 2022. Step by Step process to apply is given below

  1. Read the SSC CGL 2022 notification carefully. 
  2. Ready with your passport size photo, scanned signature as per prescribed size.
  3. You should have a mobile phone number which should not be changed in the next 2-3 years or till your joining stage
  4. You must have an active email ID, try to keep Gmail and that should be used by you frequently. 
  5. Always keep your application number/scanned copy of the application, fees payment, etc in your email so that you don't forget. 
  6. Click on the link "Apply online" once the link is active for SSC CGL 2022 notification. 
  7. Register yourself. Fill in all the details with accuracy to avoid further problems
  8. After registration, apply for SSC CGL 2022
  9. Take a printout of the application and keep it for future references. 

SSC CGL 2022 Cut-off

SSC declares cut off of each tier separately. Applicants have to qualify for each tier separately. Those who qualify tier 1 will appear in tier 2 and those who qualify for tier 2 will be able to appear in tier 3. Those who will qualify tier 3 and also cumulative cut-off qualify will appear in tier 4. 

Factors responsible for cut-off are: 

  1. the number of candidates appearing in the exam. More the applicants tougher will be the competition.
  2. The difficulty level of question paper
  3. Shift wise difficulty level
  4. Normalization impact
  5. Number of vacancies 

The recent SSC CGL tier 1 2021 result, the cut-off is

SSC CGL Tier 1 2020 ( exam conducted in Sept 2021) is

Cut-off marks                  

SSC CGL 2022 Selection Process

SSC CGL 2022  exam will be conducted in 4 stages. These are called SSC CGL Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams are based on Computer-Based tests not on OMR. Tier 3 is descriptive and Tier 4 is a skills test on CPT/DEST. 

Applicants need to qualify for tier 1. Marks of tier 1 are counted in the further recruitment process. Tier 2 marks are also counted. Once candidates qualify for Tier 2 and Tier 3. After Tier 2 there will be a tier 3 test that is descriptive in nature.

Total marks of tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 are counted and then it is decided whether an applicant is qualified for Tier 4 and further process or not. Tier 4 is qualifying in nature and marks are not added to the final score. Tier 4 is mandatory for 60% of the posts while it is not required for a few posts like an auditor. 

The final merit and rank are decided based on Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 cumulative scores. So every tier becomes important. No applicant afford to take it lightly. 

SSC CGL 2022 Salary and other Benefits

SSC CGL posts salary varies as per post, department, city type, etc. Below is the salary an SSC CGL aspirant will get once he gets the job. Salary as per level is given below 

SSC CGL Posts SSC CGL Salary (Rs)
Level-IV Rs 25500-81000
Level- V Rs 29200 -92300
Level - VI Rs 35400 -112400
Level- VII Rs 44900 - 142400
Level- VIII Rs 47600 -151100

Why SSC CGL jobs are the best?

There are many benefits to those who are appointed to the SSC CGL Posts. 

  1. These posts are central Govt. jobs
  2. These jobs are considered the most stable job and so stable career
  3. There is no fear of job loss during like Covid-19 or any uncertain time. 
  4. Great work environment and work culture
  5. Good salary, perks, bonuses, medical and other facilities
  6. Status is attached to these powerful posts like Income Tax inspector, GST inspector
  7. A lot of Government facilities access. 

After joining the SSC CGL post, you will stable career and peace of mind. Lakhs of aspirants are looking for stability, security, and peace of mind in the job nowadays. 

SSC CGL 2022 FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. If a candidate is in the final year, can he apply for SSC CGL 2022 exam?

Ans. Those candidates who are passed while applying for the exams will be eligible. Undergraduate or final students are not eligible. 

Q2. Are there any number of attempts in SSC CGL like UPSC?

Ans. There is nothing like no. of attempts in SSC exams. You can appear in the exam till your age limit. 

Q3. If an applicant is working in a Government job, can he apply for the SSC CGL exam?

Answer. Yes, anybody who is a graduate and within the age limit can apply whether he is working in the private sector or a Government job or unemployed. 

Q4. Is there any relaxation for female candidates or reservations for females in SSC CGL posts?

Ans. There is no separate reservation for females. Those females who fall in the unreserved category automatically are part of the reservation system. There is no application fee for girls while applying for the SSC CGL form.