SSC CGL Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

SSC CGLSSC CGL: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is conducted exams for recruitment in Group “B” and Group “C” in various Government posts. The candidates get the complete details about SSC CGL from the official site. The Application form will be released in December. Interested candidates can apply online for the Exam. Graduate candidates can apply for the Exam. In this article, candidates get information about SSC CGL Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, etc.

SSC CGL Exam Date:

Events Exam Dates
 SSC CGL Official Notification Public 23rd December 2021
Application Form Availability 23rd December 2021
Closing date of CGL Registration 23rd January 2022
Online Application Fee Last date submit 23rd January 2022
Tier II Admit Card To be announced
SSC CGL (Tier-II) Exam Date 11th to 21st April 2022
Tier-II Result To be announced

SSC CGL Application Form:

Registrations for SSC CGL will probably start from December, so you can register yourself after the release of notice through the official site ( to apply for it.

Application Fee: General and OBC candidates have to pay 100/- as a registration fee. SC, ST, PWD, and women do not need to pay any fee.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria:

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  • Nationality: Candidates should be Indian, or should be subject to Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee.
  • Educational Qualification: The candidate must have done graduation in any stream from a recognized university.
  • Age Limit: The candidate’s age should be between 18 to 27 years old as of 1st January.
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SSC CGL Exam Pattern:

Tiers Time Duration Mode of Exam Total Marks Total number of questions
Tier 1 60 minutes Online 200 100
Tier 2 2 hours Online 800 4 papers
Tier 3 1 hour Offline 100 1 Paper
Tier 4 15 minutes (each module) Online Qualifying in nature Data entry skill test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)


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Unit-I Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding, and Reflective), Characteristics, and basic requirements.
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.
  • Factors affecting teaching related to Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment, and Institution.
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher-centered vs. Learner-centered methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.).
  • Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern, and ICT-based.
  • Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer-based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.

Unit-II Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism, and Postpositivistic approach to research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative, and Quantitative Methods, Steps of Research.
  • Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing,  Application of ICT in research, Research ethics.

Unit-III Comprehension

  • A passage of text is given. Questions are asked from the passage to be answered.
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Unit-IV Communication

  • Communication: Meaning, types, and characteristics of communication.
  • Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication, Barriers to effective communication, Mass-Media, and Society.

Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

  • Types of reasoning: Number series, Letter series, Codes, and Relationships.
  • Mathematical Aptitude: Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages, etc.

Unit-VI Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, the structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations, and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition, Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning, Analogies.
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments.
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge, Pramanas- Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).  Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).

Unit-VII Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition, and classification of Data.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart, and Line-chart)
  • Mapping of Data, Data Interpretation. Data and Governance.

Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology, Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing, Digital initiatives in higher education. ICT and Governance.

Unit-IX People, Development and Environment

  • Development and Environment: Millennium Development and Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment.
  • Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change, and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions. Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear, and Forests.
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies, Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.

Unit-X Higher Education System

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
  • Oriental, Conventional, and Non-conventional learning programs in India.
  • Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based education.
  • Value education and environmental education.
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration.
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Reasons for Appearing in SSC CGL Exam:

  • SSC CGL Tier (II) Exam, is for those, who are looking for Group B Jobs under the Central Govt Departments and Ministries.
  • Chances of Promotion are higher in these posts, and this is expected, that you will get a promotion as Gazetted Officer in just a few years.
  • These Jobs through SSC CGL come with All India Service, which means, you have to serve anywhere in India.
  • Jobs through SSC CGL  are High Paying and Reputed Jobs and even freshers can apply for these.

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