SSC CGL Tier 2 

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SSC CGL Tier 2

Tier 1 of SSC CGL Exam has recently ended on 13th of December 2022 and the results are expected to be released by January 2023. The candidates who are expecting to be selected for Tier 2 are rigorously preparing for their chance beforehand. SSC CGL is an annually conducted exam organised by the Staff Selection Commission. This year, with the tentative vacancy of 20,000 as per the SSC CGL, the 2022 recruitment notification for the positions of Grade B and Grade C category posts in various government sectors was let out.   

After the successful completion of the Tier 1 exam, details for Tier 2 are rolling out like: SSC CGL Tier 2 exam dates, syllabus and cut off etc. 

CGL Exam full form Combined Graduate Level Examination
Conducting body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Category Government Jobs
Number of Vacancies 20,000
Level of Exam  National Level
Mode of Application Online
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Dates December 1, 2022 – December 13, 2022
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Dates To be Announced
SSC CGL Application fee INR 100
Selection Process 3 Tier Examination 
Duration  2 hours Each
Official Website

SSC CGL Tier 2 Updates

  • Candidates’ response sheet with tentative answer keys is now officially available. One can avail the answer key by clicking the following link: 
  • Representations in tentative answer keys can be submitted between 05 PM on 17 December 2022 to 05 PM on 18 December 2022. 
  • The SSC CGL Tier 1 2022 results will be available on the official website in January 2023.
  • SSC CGL Tier 2 exam and admit card release date will be notified soon after results for SSC CGL Tier 1 are out. 

Also See: TJSB Exam 2022

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off 2021

SSC CGL Tier 1 cut off for 2022 will be released in January 2023. The SSC CGL cut off 2021 for the eligibility of Tier 2 examination is mentioned below for reference. 

The candidates must secure the following marks in Tier 1 (Finance and Accounts) to be eligible for tier 2 exam.

Category Cut off
Unreserved (UR) 167.5
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 164.0
Hearing Handicapped (HH) 109.0
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 109.0
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) 135.8
Persons with Disability (PWD) 95.1
Scheduled Caste (SC) 145.3
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 141.0

The candidates must secure the following marks in Tier 1 (Statistics) to be eligible for tier 2 exam.

Category Cut off
Unreserved (UR) 153.1
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 146.0
Hearing Handicapped (HH) 108.7
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 147.6
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) 120.2
Scheduled Caste (ST) 124.6
Scheduled Tribe (SC) 122.4

The candidates must secure the following marks in Tier 1 (for all other posts) to be eligible for tier 2 exam.

Category Cut off
Unreserved (UR) 132.4
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 109.2
Hearing Handicapped (HH) 40.0
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 119.2
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) 86.0
Other Persons with Disability (PWD) 40.0
Scheduled Caste (ST) 100.9
Scheduled Tribe (SC) 93.8
Ex Servicemen (ESM) 74.9
VH 95.8

The SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam is an objective type examination conducted over a weekend consuming 2 consecutive days. The exam consists of 1 – 3 parts based on the posts applied for by the candidate. Based on the paper applied, the candidate will have to appear in 1, 2 or 3 papers. The time durations of the exam given for the Unreserved (UR) and the Visually Handicapped (VH) categories of candidates are different.

  1. For the position of Income Tax Officer, Inspectors, Assistants, Sub Inspector in CBI, Enforcement officer, Auditors, Accountants, Tax Assistants, UDCs etc.
Subject  Number of Questions Marks Duration
Paper 1: Arithmetical Ability 200 200 UR 2 hrs
VH 2 hrs 40 mins
Paper 2: English Language & Comprehension 200 200 UR 2 hrs
VH 2 hrs 40 mins
  1. Statistical Investigators GR.II & Compilers
Subject  Number of Questions Marks Duration
Paper 1: Arithmetical Ability 200 200 UR 2 hrs
VH 2 hrs 40 mins
Paper 2: English Language & Comprehension 200 200 UR 2 hrs
VH 2 hrs 40 mins
Paper 3: Commerce/Mathematics Statistics/ Economics 200 200 UR 2 hrs
VH 2 hrs 40 mins
  1. Sub Inspector in Central Police Organisation 
Subject  Number of Questions Marks Duration
Paper 1: English Language & Comprehension 200 200 UR 2 hrs
VH 2 hrs 40 mins

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Details

There is a common syllabus and a subject-wise specific syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 2 based on the posts and the subjects specific to the posts. 

Paper 1: Arithmetical Ability 

Number Systems, Profit and Loss, Decimals and Fractions and Relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Percentage, Ratio and Time, Computation of Whole Numbers, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Interest, Discount, Use of Table and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, etc.

Paper 2: English Language and Comprehension

Understanding and Knowledge of English Language, Comprehension of Passages, Error Recognition, Fill in the Blanks, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms & Antonyms, Vocabulary & Spellings, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic Use of Words, etc.

Paper 3: Subject Specific

Mentioned below is the detailed syllabus for Statistics, Commerce, Economics and Mathematics of Paper 3.


  • Probability, Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential, Compilation, Classification, Tabulation and Graphical Presentation of Statistical Data. 
  • Measure of Dispersion, Association, Tendency, Correlation Coefficient, Scatter Diagram, Rank Correlation Coefficient and Linear Regression Analysis. 
  • Concepts of Random Sample, Population, Sampling Distribution of 𝑥 Properties Of Estimators And Estimation Of Confidence Interval, Parameters, And Statistics. 
  • Principles of Sampling: Stratified Sampling, Systematic Sampling, Simple Random Sampling, Sampling and Non-Sampling Errors, Type-I and Type-Ii Errors. Hypothesis Testing For Small And Large Samples, Null And Alternate.


  • General Economics:
  1. Demand and Supply Analysis including Laws and Interaction of Demand and Supply,
  2. Production Function and Laws of Returns. 
  3. Commodity Pricing – Characteristics of various Market Forms and Price Determination under such Market Forms. 
  4. Theory of Factor Pricing – Rent, Wage, Interest and Profit. 
  5. Theory of Employment – Classical and Neo-classical Approach. 
  6. Keynesian Theory of Employment – Principles of Effective Demand. Meaning and Importance of Investment, Relation between Saving and Investment, Multiplier Effect and the process of Income Generation, Post Keynesian Development. 
  7. Nature and Functions of Money, Value of Money, Fluctuations in the value of Money – Inflation and Deflation, Monetary Policy, Index Number. 
  8. International Trade-free Trade and Protection, Theories of International Trade. 
  9. Foreign Exchange – Determination of the Rate of Exchange – Purchasing Power Parity Theory and Balance of Payment Theory. 
  10. Public Finance – Nature. Scope and Importance of Public Finance. 
  11. Taxation – Meaning, Classification and Principles of Taxation, Incidence of Taxation. 
  12. Deficit Financing. 
  13. Fiscal Policy.
  • Indian Economics and General Statistics
  1. Statistical Investigation – Meaning and Planning of Investigation. 
  2. Collection of Data and Editing of Data. 
  3. Types of Sampling. 
  4. Schedule and Questionnaire.
  5. Presentation of Data – Classification, Tabulation, etc. 
  6. Measures of Central Tendency.
  7. National Income and Accounting – Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income, Structural Changes in the Indian Economy as seen in National Income Data.
  8. Agricultural Sector – Agricultural Development During Plan Period, Rural Credit, Agricultural Price Policy, Rural Development Co-Operation and Panchayati Raj.
  9. Industrial Policy and Industrial Development. 
  10. Problems of Economic Development – Indian Planning – Objectives, Techniques and its Evolution, Five Year Plans and Role of National Development Council.
  11. Profile of Human Resources – Population and Economic Development, Demographic Profile of India, Nature of Population Problem – Poverty, Inequality, Unemployment Problem, Labour Problem, Population Control and Government Policy. 
  12. New Economic Policy and Welfare Schemes. 
  13. Indian Public Finance – Indian Revenue, Foreign Aid. 
  14. Indian Banking and Currency System.


  • Algebra
  • Algebra of Matrices
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Differential Equation
  • Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Statistics


  • Accountancy
  • Business Organisation
  • Management 
  • Micro Economics
  • Indian Economics
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Law
  • Company Law
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Income Tax


When is the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam scheduled?

The SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam dates will be released soon after the declaration of result for SSC CGL Tier 1 exams in January 2023. 

How many sections does the SSC CGL Exam have?

The sections in SSC CGL exam are referred to as Tiers. The SSC CGL Exam has 3 Tiers; Tier 1 is the preliminary screening, Tier 2 is the main written exam and Tier 3 is the final round of Interview.

What is the age limit to apply for the SSC CGL Exam?

The age limit to apply for the SSC CGL Exam is minimum 18 years and maximum up to 32 years of age as on the date of application.

How many attempts can be given for SSC CGL?

The number of  attempts for SSC CGL is restricted to 09.

How many vacancies were released this year for SSC CGL Group B and Group C posts?

SSC CGL released around 20,000 vacancies for the Grade B and Grade C Posts in various government sectors.

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