SSC CGL Tier-2 Preparation Strategy
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The Staff Selection Commission has revised the CGL Tier-2 exam pattern for 2022. The preliminary answer key for SSC CGL 2022 Tier-1 has also been released. The Tier-2 examination is expected to be held in January or February by the SSC. Candidates can use the prelims answer key to calculate their marks and begin their Tier-2 preparation accordingly.

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SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

PaperSessionSectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
(Common for all posts)
(2 hrs and 15 mins)
I (1 hr )Module I –
Mathematical abilities

Module II –Reasoning and General Intelligence



Total = 60
60 x 3= 180
II (1 hr )Module I – English Language Comprehension

Module II – General Awareness


Total = 70
70 x 3 =
III (15 mins)Module – I – Computer Knowledge module2020 x 3 = 60
II (15 mins)IIIModule – II : Data Entry Speed TestOne data entry task of 2000 key
II (Only for JSO)2 hrsStatistics (Paper I as above)100100 x 2

= 200
III – AAO (Assistant Audit Officer) & Assistant Accounts officer2 hrsGeneral Studies (Finance & Economics)
(Paper I as above)
100100 x 2

= 200

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 For Tier 2

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be conducted online comprising 3 papers-

Paper I (Compulsory for all posts),
Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and
Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I

 Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities):

  1. Computation of whole numbers
  2. Decimals
  3. Fractions
  4. Relationships between numbers
  5. Percentage
  6. Ratio & Proportion
  7. Mixture and Alligation
  8. Time and distance
  9. Time & Work
  10. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  11. Graphs of Linear Equations
  12. Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  13. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  14. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  15. Triangle
  16. Quadrilaterals
  17. Regular Polygons
  18. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  19. Trigonometric ratio
  20. Degree and Radian Measures
  21. Standard Identities
  22. Complementary angles
  23. Right Prism
  24. Right Circular Cone
  25. Right Circular Cylinder
  26. Sphere
  27. Hemispheres
  28. Square roots
  29. Averages
  30. Interest
  31. Profit and Loss
  32. Discount
  33. Partnership Business
  34. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  35. Mensuration
  36. Heights and Distances
  37. Histogram
  38. Frequency polygon
  39. Bar diagram
  40. Pie chart

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Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General

  1. Questions of both verbal and non-verbal types.
  2. Semantic Analogy
  3. Symbolic operations
  4. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  5. Trends
  6. Figural Analogy
  7. Space Orientation
    Semantic Classification
  8. Venn Diagrams
  9. Symbolic/ Number Classification
  10. Drawing inferences
  11. Figural Classification
  12. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  13. Semantic Series
  14. Figural Pattern folding and completion
  15. Number Series
  16. Embedded figures
  17. Figural Series
  18. Critical Thinking
  19. Problem Solving
  20. Emotional Intelligence
  21. Word Building
  22. Social Intelligence
  23. Coding and de-coding
  24. Numerical operations

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Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language And

  1. Spot the error
  2. Fill in the blanks
  3. Synonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5. Spelling/ detecting misspelt words
  6. Idioms & phrases
  7. One word substitution
  8. Improvement of sentences
  9. Active/ passive voice of verbs
  10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  11. Shuffling of sentence parts
  12. Shuffling of sentences in a passage
  13. Cloze passage
  14. Comprehension passage

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To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.

Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (General Awareness)

  1. India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  2. Science
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Books and Authors
  5. Sports
  6. Important Schemes
  7. Important Days
  8. Portfolio
  9. People in News

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency)

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Input/ Output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking

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Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.

Preparation Strategy for SSC CGL Tier-2

  • Learn about the SSC CGL Exam Pattern – Candidates should review the SSC CGL exam pattern before beginning their preparation. The exam pattern includes sections, the number of questions, the scoring scheme, the exam duration, and other information. Aspirants will gain a better understanding of the structure of the question paper if they understand the exam pattern.
  • Go Through the SSC CGL Syllabus– At least once, aspirants should go over the SSC CGL syllabus. The syllabus will assist them in learning all of the important exam topics. Furthermore, knowing the same will help them avoid wasting their preparation time on unrelated topics.
  • Make a schedule and a study plan– Candidates should create a timetable after reviewing the syllabus and exam pattern. They should also create an SSC CGL Tier 2 study plan for themselves. They can stick to the schedule and prepare for all of the topics on the SSC CGL syllabus. A timetable will assist candidates in covering all topics in a disciplined manner.
  • Solve previous year SSC CGL papers– As part of their preparation, candidates should solve previous years’ question papers. One of the most important SSC CGL last-minute tips is to solve previous years’ papers. The SSC CGL previous year papers will help them understand the level of difficulty and nature of the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can also practise questions from sample papers to assess their preparation.
  • Take the SSC CGL Mock Exam– Candidates should also take mock tests for exam preparation. Candidates can practise the exam by taking mock tests. Furthermore, the SSC CGL mock test will assist them in assessing their performance. PracticeMock provides free mock tests that aspirants can take using the PracticeMock app.

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