SSC CGL 2021-22: Notification [Out], Application Form, Exam Date, Results & More

The Staff Service Commission has been released the official notification for SSC CGL Exam. the SSC CGL Official Notification was released on 23rd December 2021. The SSC CGL Registration started on 23 December, 2021. The exam is conducted by SSC(Staff Selection Commission) every year. The exam consists of four tiers and is controlled for recruiting staff for various posts in various Ministries and reputed Departments of the Government of India and in their Subordinate Offices.

Here in this post, we have mentioned everything you need to know about SSC CGL official notification, exam dates, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, and more.

SSC CGL Latest Updates

  • The SSC CGL official notification and application form was released on 23 December, 2021.
  • The last for applying for the exam is 23 January, 2022.
  • The candidates can generate their offline challan on 26 January, 2022 and the last date to pay the fees through challan is 27 January, 2022.
  • The last date to pay fees online is 25 January, 2022
  • The SSC CGL Application form correction window will be open from 28 January, 2022 to 1 February, 2022.
  • The tentative date for SSC CGL Tier I Exam is April 2022.
  • The exam dates for Tier II, III, and IV will be notified later.

What is SSC CGL?

SSC CGL is the Graduate Level entrance exam and is conducted by the Staff Service Commission (SSC) for the various posts in ministry and in the Government Organization of the Government of India(GOI). To apply for the exam aspirants need to have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the disciplines from a recognized university in India.

SSC CGL Exam Highlights

Exam Name SSC CGL
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Official Website
Exam Type National Level Exam
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Date April 2022 to August 2022 (Tentative)
Eligibility Indian citizenship & bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
Duration Tier 1 – 60 minutes (Online)

Tier 2 – 120 minutes (Online)

Tier 3 – 60 minutes (Offline)

Tier 4 – 45 minutes (Offline)

SSC CGL Exam Date

Check the complete SSC CGL Exam Dates below.

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2021-22
Activity SSC CGL Dates*
Notification Release Date 23 December 2021
Online Application Process Duration 23 December, 2021 -23 January, 2022
Generating offline challan 26 January, 2022
Last Date of payment of fees 27 January, 2022
Application form correction window 28 January, 2022 to 1 February, 2022
Exam Date Tier I April 2022
SSC CGL 2021 Tier-II Exam Date Notified Soon
SSC CGL 2021 Tier-III Exam Date Notified Soon
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date Notified Soon

SSC CGL Application Form

SSC CGL Application forms can be filled in online mode only. Students must keep visiting the official website to get the latest updates. Candidates can fill the online application form from 23 December, 2021 to 23 January, 2022. The following steps can help the students to fill the Application Form:

Step 1: Registration

  • Open the official website of SSC.
  • Click on the Apply link and choose CGL in the new window
  • Under the examination link, click on the Part 1 Registration
  • Fill the details such as Personal Details, Name of the center and code, Complete Postal Address, Education Qualification, Details of Work Experience, and Departmental Status
  • Click on the Submit button
  • After clicking on the button, the registration ID will be generated. Students can download and take the printout of the registration ID for their future reference.

Step 2: Upload Documents

  • For uploading the documents, students need to login to the Registration II portal using the Registration ID generated at the time of Part I Registration
  • Upload the scanned image of the photograph and signature
  • The image should be in JPG format and is 8 bit only
  • The size of the photograph must be between 4 kb-12 kb.
  • The size of the image file must be between 1 kb-12 kb.
Photo size 20-50 KB
Signature size 10-20 KB

Step 3: Payment of Application Fees

  • Students can obtain the application form by submitting the application fees of amount INR 100.
  • The fees can be paid either in online or offline mode.
  • Online fees can be paid using (Credit/ Debit card or SBI Net Banking), or offline fee is paid using SBI challan payment.
General/ OBC Rs. 100
Female, SC, ST, PwD, & Ex-Servicemen Nil

Step 4: Form Submission

  • After paying the application fees, click on the final submit button.
  • Students must verify all the details before clicking on the final submission.
  • Once the form is submitted, students can download and keep it safe till the admission process ends.

SSC CGL Application Fee 

  • The Required fee is Rs 100.
  • No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates.
  •  Application fee should be paid only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online.

SSC CGL Vacancies 2021-22

The detailed vacancies for the SSC CGL examination will be available on the official website. Last year, there were a total of 7035 vacancies. However, the vacancies have reduced in the past few years.

SSC CGL Selection Process

As mentioned, the exam will be conducted in four tiers:

  • Tier 1: Computer based examination
  • Tier 2: Computer based examination
  • Tier 3: Pen and Paper test (Offline exam)
  • Tier 4: Computer proficiency test or Data Entry Skill Test/ Document verification
  • All the candidates who have applied for the exam will be given a roll number and a admit card before they appear for the Tier 1 examination.
  • Based on the marks rewarded in the Tier 1 exam, the candidates will be shortlisted for the Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam.
  • Separate Cut-off will be fixed for Paper III of Tier 2 i.e. for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Paper-IV of Tier-II (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer), and for Paper-I + Paper-II of Tier-II (i.e. for all other posts).
  • Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam will be conducted if the student clear the Tier 1 exam.
  • In Tier 2 the candidates need to appear for Paper I and Paper II. However, only a few candidates will be selected for the post of Junior Statistical Officer and Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts officer will appear in Paper III and Paper IV.
  • Here is the qualifying marks for Tier 1, every paper of Tier 2 and 3:
  • UR: 30%
    OBC/ EWS: 25%
    Others: 20%

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 

SSC CGL examination is conducted in both the online and offline modes. SSC CGL Exam pattern is different for every exam. The paper is comprised of four levels, i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. Following is the detailed explanation of the examination pattern:

Tier 1

  • This paper is comprised of 200 objective type questions of a total of 200 marks.
  • The exam is conducted in online mode only and 75 minutes will be given to complete the exam.
  • The paper is divided into four sections, i.e. General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness/ General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.
  • There is a negative marking for incorrect responses.

Tier 2 

  • This paper is consists of a total of four papers. The time given to complete each paper is 2 hours.
  • The paper is comprised of objective type questions which are of 200 marks in each paper.
  • Paper 1 is of Quantitative Ability. Paper 2 is of English Language and Comprehension, Paper 3 is of Statics, and Paper 4 is about General Studies
  • The exam is conducted in online mode only.

Tier 3

  • The paper is comprised of Descriptive type questions which are of 100 marks.
  • The paper is conducted in offline mode only.
  • The total time duration given to complete the paper is 1 hour.
  • The paper is divided into three sections, i.e. Essay Writing, Letter/ Application writing, and Passage writing.

Tier 4

  • The paper is divided into two tests, i.e. Data Entry Skill Test and Computer Proficiency Test.
  • It can be conducted both online and offline, whichever applicable.

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2021-22

Here we discuss the SSC CGL Syllabus:

Tier I Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Classification Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings
Puzzle Sports Percentage Phrases and Idioms
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportion One-word Substitution
Word Formation Important Schemes Problem on Ages Sentence Correction
Venn Diagram Portfolios Speed, Distance and Time Error Spotting
Direction and Distance People in the News Number System
Blood Relations Mensuration
Series Data Interpretation
Verbal reasoning Time and Work
Non-Verbal Reasoning Algebra

Tier-II Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude English Language Statistics General Awareness
Simplification Reading Comprehension Collection and Representation of Data Finance and Accounting
Interest Spelling Measure of Dispersion Fundamental Principles
Averages Fill in the Blanks The measure of Central Tendency Financial Accounting
Percentage Phrases and Idioms Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Basic Concepts of Accounting
Ratio and Proportion One Word Substitution Correlation and Regression Self-Balancing Ledger
Speed, Distance and Time Sentence Correction Random Variables Error Spotting and Correction
Number System Error Spotting Random Variables
Mensuration Cloze Test Sampling Theory Economics and Governance
Data Interpretation Para Jumbles Analysis and Variance Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Time and Work Synonyms-Antonyms Time Series Analysis Finance Commission

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 

There are four important criteria that a candidate must fulfill to be eligible for the exam. The Eligibility Criteria for the exam is given below:

Age Limit

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1        OBC 3 years
2 ST/SC 5 years
3 PH + Gen 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years


The Candidate must be a citizen of India.

 Educational Qualification:

 Post 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 60%of  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

Physical Fitness Requirements

There are sure imperative Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

SSC CGL Exam Centers 2021-22

The exam is conducted in 128 exam centers. SSC CGL Exam centers will be allocated at the time of their registration process. The following table shows the name of various test centers located at different locations:

Agra Guntur Bhagalpur Madurai
Allahabad Hyderabad Muzaffarpur Tiruchirapalli
Bareilly Kurnool Patna Tirunelveli
Gorakhpur Rajahmundry Gangtok Puducherry
Kanpur Tirupati Ranchi Ahmedabad
Lucknow Vishakhapatnam Cuttack Vadodara
Meerut Chennai Keonjhargarh Rajkot
Varanasi Coimbatore Barasat Surat
Berhampore Bhavnagar Sambalpur Nashik
Chinsurah Kutch Port Blair Pune
Jalpaiguri Amravati Bangalore Thane
Kolkata Aurangabad Dharwar Bhandara
Malda Kolhapur Gulbarga Chandrapur
Midnapur Mumbai Mangalore Akola
Siliguri Nagpur Mysore Jalgaon
Bhubaneshwar Nanded Kochi Panaji
Kozhikode (Calicut) Bhopal Delhi Satna
Thiruvananthapuram Chindwara Ajmer Sagar
Thrissur Guna Alwar Ambikapur
Almora Gwalior Bikaner Bilaspur
Dehradun Indore Jaipur Jagdalpur
Haldwani Jabalpur Jodhpur Raipur
Srinagar (Uttarakhand) Khandwa Kota Durg
Haridwar Ratlam Sriganganagar Anantnag
Udaipur Baramula Shillong Shimla
Itanagar Jammu Imphal Bhatinda
Aizwal Leh Churachandpur Jalandhar
Dibrugarh Rajouri Agartala Patiala
Guwahati (Dispur) Srinagar (J&K) Chandigarh Amritsar
Jorhat Kargil
Silchar Dodda
Kohima Hamirpur

SSC CGL Admit Card 

Candidates can download their SSC CGL Admit Card from the official website. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of the CGL Tier-2 exam.

How to download SSC CGL Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Search and click on the SSC CGL Admit Card link
  • Enter the details such as registration number and date of birth as password
  • Students must verify all the details mentioned on the admit card
  • Download and save the hard copy of the Admit card for future reference.

SSC CGL Cutoff

The SSC has been released the SSC CGL Tier I cutoff now, the Tier I exam was held between 3rd March to 9th March 2020 in the online mode. now SSC has been released the SSC CGL Cutoff.

SSC CGL Age Limit

List-1:  Candidates qualified in SSC CGL Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-IV {General Studies (Finance & Accounts)}] and Tier-III

SC 156.73419 1576
ST 151.46077 780
OBC 172.76640 2904
EWS 175.31247 1202
UR 180.12237 2074*
OH 147.08520 149
HH 117.49075 141
Others-PWD 83.70627 125
Total 8951

Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III (Statistics)] and Tier-III

SC 130.76651 3647
ST 119.99291 2020
OBC 154.87053 6032
EWS 152.03803 3315
UR 165.77474 3716*
OH 130.86331 166
HH 86.44781 181
VH 110.67982 204
Others-PWD 40.00000 110
Total 19391


The SSC CGL examination is conducted by SSC and is the most important exam to get into different government jobs. The official notification for SSC CGL 2021-22 examination was released on 23 December, 2022 and the tentative date for Tier 1 exam is April 2022.

Here in this post, we mentioned everything you need to know about SSC CGL exam dates, application form, eligibility criteria, selection process, and more.

All the best for your future! 

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