Table Of Contents
 SSC CGL Exam Overview
 SSC CGL Syllabus
 SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I
 SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier II
 SSC CGL Exam Pattern
SSC CGL Exam Overview
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to conduct Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination to recruit candidates to Grade "B" and "C" posts in various Departments, Ministries, and Offices. The overview of the exam is as follows:
Name Of Exam 
SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 
Conducted by 
Staff Selection Commission 
Conducted For 
Recruitment of MultiTasking (NonTechnical) Staff in central government 
Exam level 
All India 
Vacancies 
 
Selection stages 
TierI: Online TierII: online

Exam frequency 
Once a year 
Mode of exam 
Online 
Conducted For 
Selection of candidates for Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organizations of the Government of India 
Languages 
English, Hindi and other regional languages 
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SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier I
Tier I of the exam has 4 Sections form which the questions are asked. The exam is held in online mode. The sections in SSC CGL Tier I exam are as follows: General Intelligence and Reasoning
 General Awareness
 Quantitative Aptitude
 English Comprehension
SSC CGL Syllabus: General Intelligence and Reasoning
This section is more applicationbased, but the concepts that play an important role must be learned. This section too has a weightage of 25% but the questions asked are easy to moderate level. Candidates can easily score very good marks in this section. The SSC syllabus for the reasoning section is as follows: Analogies
 Similarities and differences
 Space visualization
 Spatial orientation
 Problemsolving
 Analysis
 Judgment
 Blood Relations
 Decision making
 Visual memory
 Discrimination
 Observation
 Relationship concepts
 Arithmetical reasoning
 Figural classification
 Arithmetic number series
 Nonverbal series
 Coding and decoding
 Statement conclusion
 Syllogistic reasoning
SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness
This section has questions from Static GK and current affairs.
If the candidates prepare this section well they can get a good rank in the examination.
 Static General Knowledge
 Science
 Current Affairs
 Sports
 Books and Authors
 Important Schemes
 Portfolios
 People in the News
 History
 Geography
 Economic
 Awards and Honors
 Economic
SSC CGL Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude
In the prelims of the SSC CGL Exam, a total of 25 questions are asked from Quantitative Aptitude which a candidate has to solve within the total 1 hour allotted for the entire exam, and in the mains exam, a total of 100 questions are asked which must be solved within the total 2 hours allotted for the entire exam. This section is common in Tier1 & Tier2 and some of the topics are repetitive. The topics from which questions are asked in Quantitative Aptitude are as follows:
 Computation of whole numbers
 Decimals
 Fractions
 Relationships between numbers
 Profit and Loss
 Discount
 Partnership Business
 Mixture and Alligation
 Time and distance
 Time & Work
 Percentage
 Ratio & Proportion
 Square roots
 Averages
 Interest
 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
 Graphs of Linear Equations
 Triangle and its various kinds of centres
 Congruence and similarity of triangles
 Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
 Triangle
 Quadrilaterals
 Regular Polygons
 Right Prism
 Right Circular Cone
 Right Circular Cylinder
 Sphere
 Heights and Distances
 Histogram
 Frequency polygon
 Bar diagram & Pie chart
 Hemispheres
 Rectangular Parallelepiped
 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
 Trigonometric ratio
 Degree and Radian Measures
 Standard Identities
 Complementary angles
SSC CGL Syllabus For English
The English section is generally the most scored section in SSC CGL Examination. This section generally focuses on the fundamentals of the English language. The questions are framed in such a manner that they test the basic understanding of candidates. The list of important topics is as follows:
 Reading Comprehension
 Cloze Test
 Spellings
 Phrases and Idioms
 One word Substitution
 Sentence Correction
 Error Spotting
 Fill in the Blanks
 Active/Passive
 Narrations
The syllabus of Tier I is the same for all the posts. The syllabus varies in TierII for some specific posts which are covered below:
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SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier II
SSC CGL Syllabus Tier II: Paper I
Mathematical Abilities
Topics  Subtopics 
Number Systems 

Fundamental arithmetical operations 

Algebra 

Geometry 

Mensuration 

Trigonometry 

Statistics and probability 

Reasoning and General Intelligence
 Semantic Analogy
 Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends
 Figural Analogy
 Space Orientation
 Semantic Classification
 Venn Diagrams
 Symbolic/ Number
 Classification
 Drawing inferences
 Figural Classification
 Punched hole/ patternfolding & unfolding
 Semantic Series
 Figural Patternfolding and completion
 Number Series
 Embedded figures
 Figural Series
 Critical Thinking
 Problem Solving
 Emotional Intelligence
 Word Building
 Social Intelligence
 Coding and decoding
 Numerical operations
 Other subtopics, if any.
English Language and Comprehension
 Vocabulary
 Grammar
 Sentence structure
 Spot the Error
 Fill in the Blanks,
 Synonyms/Homonyms
 Antonyms
 Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
 Idioms and Phrases
 One word substitution
 Improvement of Sentences,
 Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
 Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
 Shuffling of Sentence parts
 Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,
 Cloze Passage
 Comprehension Passage
 India and Neighbouring Countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
 Science
 Current Affairs
 Books and Authors
 Sports
 Important Schemes
 Important Days and Dates
 Portfolio
 People in News
 Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard Shorcuts.
 Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
 Working with Internet and emails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, eBanking.
 Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.
SSC CGL Syllabus Tier II: Paper 2 (Statistics)
Topic  Syllabus 
Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data  Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions. 
Measures of Central Tendency  Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values quartiles, deciles, percentiles. 
Measures of Dispersion Common measures dispersion  range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion. 
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis  Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis. 
Correlation and Regression  Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only). 
Probability Theory  Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem. 
Random Variable and Probability Distributions  Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete). 
Sampling Theory  Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and nonsampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions. 
Statistical Inference  Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals. 
Analysis of Variance  Analysis of oneway classified data and two way classified data. 
Time Series Analysis  Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods. 
Index Numbers  Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers. 
SSC CGL Syllabus Paper III: General Studies Finance and Economics
Subject  Syllabus 
Finance 
1.1 Financial Accounting
1.2 Basic concepts of accounting

Economics and Governance 
2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility. 2.2 Finance CommissionRole and functions. 2.3 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
2.4 Theory of Demand and Supply
2.5 Theory of Production and cost
2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
2.7 Indian Economy: 2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Servicestheir problems and growth. 2.7.2 National Income of IndiaConcepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income. 2.7.3 PopulationIts size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth. 2.7.4 Poverty and unemployment Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment. 2.7.5 InfrastructureEnergy, Transportation, Communication. 2.8 Economic Reforms in India
2.9 Money and Banking: 2.9.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks. 2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments. 2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003. 2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance. 
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier I
The detailed exam pattern for SSC CGl Ter I are as follows: The tierI exam contains a total of 100 multiplechoice questions (MCQs).
 The total possible marks in the examination are 200 marks.
 Candidates need to complete the exam in online mode in 60 minutes (one hour)
SSC CGL TierI Sections and Subjects 
Number of Questions 
Marks 
A. General Intelligence Reasoning 
25 
50 
B. General Awareness 
25 
50 
C. Quantitative Aptitude 
25 
50 
D. English Comprehension 
25 
50 
TOTAL 
100 
200 
SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier II
SSC CGL Tier II exam will consist of three 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.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier II: Paper ISections  Module  Subject  No. of Questions  Marks  Duration 
Section I  ModuleI  Mathematical Abilities  30  90  1 hour 
ModuleII  Reasoning and General Intelligence  30  90  
Section II  ModuleI  English Language and Comprehension  45  135  1 hour 
ModuleII  General Awareness  25  75  
Section III  ModuleI  Computer Knowledge Test  20  60  15 minutes 
ModuleII  Data Entry Speed Test  One Data Entry Task  15 minutes 
SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier II: Paper 2 and 3
Paper  Section  No. of Questions  Marks  Duration 
Paper II  Statistics  100  200  2 hours 
Paper III  General Studies (Finance and Economics)  100  200  2 hours 
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