BSSC CGL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022 for Prelims, Mains

BSSC CGL Syllabus 2022

BSSC CGL Syllabus 2022: Bihar Staff Selection Commission has released BSSC CGL 2022 Notification for 2187 vacancies of various posts and the applicants interested in the recruitment have started their preparation for the exam. To get shortlisted for the vacancies, the candidates have to qualify in Prelims & Mains Exam. The first and foremost step for beginning with the preparation is to understand the BSSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern. In this article, we have discussed detailed BSSC CGL Exam Pattern and BSSC CGL Syllabus for Prelims & Mains as notified by the commission.

BSSC CGL Syllabus 2022- Overview

BSSC will conduct Prelims & Mains through the online mode for shortlisting the candidates for various vacancies released. Have a look at the BSSC CGL Syllabus 2022 details as summed up in the below table.

BSSC CGL Syllabus-Overview
Exam Conducting Body Bihar Staff Selection Commission
Exam Name BSSC CGL 2022
Mode of Exam Online
Type of Questions Objective Type
Category Syllabus
Marking Scheme 4 marks
Negative Marking 1 mark
No. of Questions 150
Selection Process Prelims & Mains
Official website

BSSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022

Before proceeding to BSSC CGL Syllabus, the candidates must be familiar with the BSSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022 for each stage. Check BSSC CGL Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains stage from the below section.

BSSC CGL Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

  1. BSSC CGL Prelims is an objective type exam and is qualifying in nature.
  2. The duration of the BSSC CGL Prelims Exam is 2 hours 15 minutes.
  3. The candidates clearing the BSSC CGL prelims exam will be eligible for the BSSC CGL mains exam.
  4. The prelims exam will have 3 sections with 50 questions in each section.
  5. There will be total of 150 questions for 600 marks.
  6. There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.
  7. The exam pattern for the prelims is given in the table below.
Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
General Science 50 200 2 Hours 15 minutes
General Science and Mathematics 50 200
Comprehension/ Logical Reasoning/ Mental Ability 50 200
Total 150 600

BSSC CGL Mains Exam Pattern 2022

  1. The BSSC CGL Mains Exam is divided into 2 papers: Paper-1 and Paper-2.
  2. Paper 1 is a language paper (Hindi language) having 100 questions for a total of 400 marks.
  3. Candidates must score a minimum of 30% marks to be eligible for paper-2.
  4. There will be 3 sections in BSSC CGL Mains Paper-2 of the main exam. The pattern and syllabus for paper-2 are similar to that of the preliminary exam.
  5. The duration of each paper will be 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
Paper-1 Hindi Language 100 400 2 hours and 15 minutes
Paper 2 2 hours and 15 minutes
Section A-General Studies 50 200
Section B- General Science and Math 50 200
Section C-Reasoning Ability 50 200

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BSSC CGL Syllabus for Prelims & Mains

The syllabus for BSSC CGL Prelims & BSSC CGL Mains Paper-2 is similar, which has been section-wise discussed below.

BSSC CGL Syllabus for General Studies

  1. Questions related to the knowledge of the surrounding society of the candidates to test their awareness of surrounding activities.
  2. Questions related to past events and day-to-day events with a scientific perspective towards them.
  3. Questions related to Bihar, India, and its adjacent countries.
  4. Current Affairs
  5. Scientific Progress
  6. National/International Awards
  7. Indian Languages
  8. Books & Authors
  9. Capital
  10. Currency
  11. Sports
  12. Important Events
  13. India and Neighbouring countries
  14. History of India and its adjacent Countries
  15. Culture
  16. Geography
  17. Economical Scenario
  18. Indian Constitution and State Administration
  19. Political Series of Country
  20. Five-year plans
  21. Panchayati Raj
  22. Contribution of Bihar in National Movement
  23. Indian Independence Movement

BSSC CGL Syllabus for General Science and Mathematics

Subjects Topics
General Science
  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biology
  4. Geography
  1. Average
  2. Percentage
  3. Time & Work
  4. Area
  5. Profit & Loss
  6. Simple & Compound Interest
  7. Time & Distance
  8. HCF & LCM
  9. Problem On Ages Etc.
  10. Bar, Graph
  11. Pictorial Graph
  12. Pie Chart Etc

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BSSC CGL Syllabus for Comprehension/ Logical Reasoning/ Mental Ability

  1. Series
  2. Arithmetical Reasoning
  3. Friend Diagrams
  4. Number Series
  5. InEquality
  6. Coding And Decoding
  7. Problem Solving Techniques
  8. Statement & Conclusion Type Questions
  9. Visual Memory
  10. Arithmetical Number Series
  11. Arithmetic Reasoning
  12. Non-Verbal Series
  13. Syllogistic Reasoning
  14. Seating Arrangements

BSSC CGL Syllabus for Prelims & Mains (Hindi)

Check BSSC CGL Syllabus for each section in Hindi from below table-

Section Topics
General Studies
  • History of India and neighboring countries
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • freedom movement
  • Economic scenario
  • Major feature of Indian agriculture and natural resources
  • Indian Constitution
  • country’s political system
  • Community development
  • five year plans
  • Contribution of Bihar in the national movement
  • scientific inventions and discoveries
  • National and International Awards
  • Indian languages
  • capitals
  • currency
  • sports
  • Current Affairs – National and International
General Science
  • The physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography
Mathematics (गणित)
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • decimal and fraction
  • correlation between numbers
  • fundamental arithmetic operations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percent
  • simple interest
  • profit loss
  • Discount
  • Average
  • Working time
  • Partnerships
  • Time and Distance
Reasoning & Mental Ability
  • logical reasoning
  • blood related
  • coding-decoding
  • number and word series
  • word arrangement
  • puzzle tabulation
  • relationship concepts
  • classification
  • seating arrangement
  • similarities and differences
  • Ranking, Direction, Alphabet Test

BSSC CGL Qualifying Marks 2022

The candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in the written test which has been tabulated category-wise below.

Category Qualifying Marks
General 40%
Backward Class 36.5%
OBC 34%
SC/ST 32%
Women 32%
PWBD 32%

BSSC CGL Syllabus 2022: FAQs

Q. Is there any negative marking for BSSC CGL Exam 2022?

Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.

Q. What is the duration of the BSSC CGL Prelims Exam?

Ans. The duration of the BSSC CGL Prelims Exam is 2 hours 15 minutes.

Q. What is the selection process for BSSC CGL posts?

Ans. The candidates will be shortlisted through prelims & mains.

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