SSC CGL English Syllabus 2022, Check detailed syllabus of English here

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SSC CGL English Syllabus 2022, Check detailed syllabus of English here

SSC CGL is a national level exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit candidates for various Group B and C services under the Central Government. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for this exam should know SSC CGL syllabus and exam pattern in detail to  understand the demand of the exam. There are various subjects from which questions asked in SSC CGL Exam. English is one of the most important subjects of SSC CGL Exam. You should have thorough knowledge of SSC CGL english syllabus to know the topics from which questions are asked in the exam. Read this article to know SSC CGL english syllabus and other details. 

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SSC CGL English Syllabus
SSC CGL English Syllabus: Topic-wise Weightage
SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier 1
SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier 2: Paper 1
SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier 2: Paper 2 and 3

SSC CGL English Syllabus

SSC has revised the exam pattern of SSC CGL Exam. As per the revised exam pattern, there will be only two stages in the exam- Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 and Paper 1 of tier 2 are compulsory for all the candidates.

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Questions from english will be asked in both of these subjects. The detailed syllabus oof English for SSC CGL Exam is as given below:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Spellings
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • One word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Active/Passive
  • Narrations
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence Rearrangement
The above topics can be categorised as follows:
Vocabulary
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Spellings
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • One word Substitution
Grammar
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Improvement
Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
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SSC CGL English Syllabus: Topic-wise Weightage

The topic-wise weightage in SSC CGL Exam is as follows:
Topics
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Fill in the Blanks 3 2 2 2
Sentence Improvement 5 2 2 2
Error Detection 3 2 2 2
Sentence Rearrangement 2 2 2
Idioms and Phrases 6 2 2 2
Synonyms 1 2 2 2
Antonyms 1 2 2 2
Active Passive 1 2 1
Direct Indirect 1 1
One Word Substitution 2 2 2
Spelling Correction 1 2 2 2
Passage Reading Comprehension (5) Cloze Test (5) Cloze Test (5) Cloze Test (5)
Total Questions 25 25 25 25


The revised SSC CGL exam pattern is as follows:

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier 1

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50  60 minutes
(1 hour)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier 2: Paper 1

Sections Module Subject No. of Questions Marks Weightage Duration
Section I Module-I Mathematical Abilities 30 90 23% 1 hour
Module-II Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 90 23%
Section II Module-I English Language and Comprehension 45 135 35% 1 hour
Module-II General Awareness 25 75 19%
Section III Module-I Computer Knowledge Test 20 60 Qualifying 15 minutes
Module-II Data Entry Speed Test One Data Entry Task Qualifying 15 minutes

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How many stages are there in SSC CGL revised exam pattern?

There are two stages in SSC CGL exam as per the revised exam pattern- Tier 1 and Tier 2.

How many questions are asked from English in SSC CGL Exam?

A total of 25 questions are asked from English in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam and 45 questions in Paper 1 of Tier 2.

Is there negative marking in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam. 0.5 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

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