SSC CGL Syllabus 2022-23, Download Revised Tier 1 and Tier 2 Syllabus PDF

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 PDF: SSC CGL syllabus has been changed by the Staff Selection Commission along with the exam pattern. Now there will be two stages in SSC CGL Exam- Tier I and Tier II. Tier I will only be qualifying in nature and will be compulsory for all the candidates while Tier II will have three papers wherein Paper I will be compulsory and  Paper II is for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper III is for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. Along with the exam pattern, SSC has changed the syllabus for Tier II Exam. Read this article to know SSC CGL syllabus and other details. You can now prepare for the SSC exam with us- SSC Champion Batch 2022: Enroll in Live class by Safalta Now!
 

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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 Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff in central government

Exam level

All India

Vacancies

--

Selection stages

Tier-I: Online

Tier-II: 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

SSC CGL Posts 
  • Assistant Audit Officer     
  • Assistant Accounts Officer    
  • Assistant Section Officer    
  • Assistant 
  • Inspector of Income Tax
  • Inspector (Central Excise)
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer 
  • Sub Inspector    
  • Inspector 
  • Junior Statistical Officer    
  • Statistical Investigator Grade-II    
  • Auditor
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant     
  • Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks     
  • Tax Assistant
  • Upper Division Clerks
For the upcoming exam following posts have been added in the SSC CGL Exam:
  1.  Assistant in National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) 
  2. Research Assistant in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) 
  3. Asst./ Supdt. in Indian Coast Guard
  4. For the newly added SSC CGL Salary and post the updates are provided in the SSC CGL Notification.
  5. SSC CGL Syllabus for these posts remains the same.

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SSC CGL Syllabus

Before preparing for any examination candidates must ensure they are well versed with the syllabus and exam pattern.  There will be two stages in SSC CGL Exam called Tiers. Earlier there were four stages in the exam but as per the revised exam pattern there will only be two stages in the exam.

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Here we have provided the complete syllabus for SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II Exam.

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:
  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Comprehension
The detailed Syllabus for Tier I is given below.

SSC CGL Syllabus: General Intelligence and Reasoning

This section is more application-based, 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
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Blood Relations
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal 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 Tier-1 & Tier-2 and some of the topics are repetitive. The topics from which questions are asked in Quantitative Aptitude are as follows:
  1. Computation of whole numbers
  2. Decimals
  3. Fractions
  4. Relationships between numbers
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Discount
  7. Partnership Business
  8. Mixture and Alligation
  9. Time and distance
  10. Time & Work
  11. Percentage
  12. Ratio & Proportion
  13. Square roots
  14. Averages
  15. Interest
  16. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  17. Graphs of Linear Equations
  18. Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  19. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  20. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  21. Triangle
  22. Quadrilaterals
  23. Regular Polygons
  24. Right Prism
  25. Right Circular Cone
  26. Right Circular Cylinder
  27. Sphere
  28. Heights and Distances
  29. Histogram
  30. Frequency polygon
  31. Bar diagram & Pie chart
  32. Hemispheres
  33. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  34. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  35. Trigonometric ratio
  36. Degree and Radian Measures
  37. Standard Identities
  38. 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 Tier-II 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 Sub-topics
Number Systems
  1. Computation of Whole Number
  2. Decimal and Fractions
  3. Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations
  1. Percentages
  2. Ratio and Proportion
  3. Square roots
  4. Averages
  5. Interest (Simple and Compound)
  6. Profit and Loss
  7. Discount
  8. Partnership Business
  9. Mixture and Alligation
  10. Time and distance
  11. Time and work
Algebra
  1. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) 
  2. Graphs of Linear Equations
Geometry
  1. Similarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  2. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  3. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
Mensuration
  1. Triangle
  2. Quadrilaterals
  3. Regular Polygons
  4. Circle
  5. Right Prism
  6. Right Circular Cone
  7. Right Circular Cylinder
  8. Sphere
  9. Hemispheres
  10. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  11. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
Trigonometry
  1. Trigonometry
  2. Trigonometric ratios
  3. Complementary angles
  4. Height and distances (simple problems only) 
  5. Standard Identities
Statistics and probability
  1. Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
  2. Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation 
  3. Calculation of simple probabilities


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

English Language and Comprehension
  1. Vocabulary
  2. Grammar
  3. Sentence structure
  4. Spot the Error
  5. Fill in the Blanks, 
  6. Synonyms/Homonyms
  7. Antonyms
  8. Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
  9. Idioms and Phrases
  10. One word substitution
  11. Improvement of Sentences, 
  12. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  13. Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
  14. Shuffling of Sentence parts
  15. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, 
  16. Cloze Passage 
  17. Comprehension Passage
General Awareness
  1. India and Neighbouring 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 and Dates
  8. Portfolio
  9. People in News
Computer Proficiency
  1. 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.
  2. Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
  3. Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.
  4. 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 non-sampling 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, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance Analysis of one-way 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. Nature and scope
  2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
  3. Basic concepts and Conventions
  4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

1.2 Basic concepts of accounting

  1. Single and double entry
  2. Books of Original Entry
  3. Bank Reconciliation
  4. Journal, ledgers
  5. Trial Balance
  6. Rectification of Errors
  7. Manufacturing
  8. Trading
  9. Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
  10. Balance Sheet
  11. Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  12. Depreciation Accounting
  13. Valuation of Inventories
  14. Non-profit organisations Accounts
  15. Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  16. Bills of Exchange
  17. Self Balancing Ledgers
Economics and Governance

2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.

2.2 Finance Commission-Role and functions.

2.3 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics

  1. Definition
  2. Scope and nature of Economics
  3. Methods of economic study
  4. Central problems of an economy
  5. Production possibilities curve

2.4 Theory of Demand and Supply

  1. Meaning and determinants of demand
  2. Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
  3. Price
  4. Income and cross elasticity
  5. Theory of consumer‟s behaviour
  6. Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  7. Meaning and determinants of supply
  8. Law of supply
  9. The elasticity of Supply

2.5 Theory of Production and cost

  1. Meaning and Factors of production
  2. Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

  1. Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
  2. Monopoly
  3. Monopolistic Competition
  4. Oligopoly
  5. Price determination in these markets.

2.7 Indian Economy:

2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.

2.7.2 National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.

2.7.3 Population-Its 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 Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

2.8 Economic Reforms in India

  1. Economic reforms since 1991
  2. Liberalisation
  3. Privatisation
  4. Globalisation
  5. Disinvestment

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

Not only the SSC CGL Syllabus candidates should ensure that they are aware of the SSC Exam pattern and prepare accordingly. The exam pattern for SSC CGL is as follows:
 

SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier I

The detailed exam pattern for SSC CGl Ter I are as follows:
  1. The tier-I exam contains a total of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
  2. The total possible marks in the examination are  200 marks.
  3. Candidates need to complete the exam in online mode in 60 minutes (one hour) 

SSC CGL Tier-I 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

NOTE: There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
 


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 I
Sections Module Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
Section I Module-I Mathematical Abilities 30 90 1 hour
Module-II Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 90
Section II Module-I English Language and Comprehension 45 135 1 hour
Module-II General Awareness 25 75
Section III Module-I Computer Knowledge Test 20 60 15 minutes
Module-II 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
 

 

What are the subjects from which questions are asked in SSC CGL Exam?

The subjects from which questions are asked in SSC CGL Exam are General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.

What is the duration of the SSC CGL Tier-I Exam?

The duration of the SSC CGL Tier- I Exam is 60 minutes.

How many questions are asked in SSC CGL Tier I Exam?

 A total of 100 questions are asked in SSC CGL Tier I Exam.

Has the SSC CGL exam pattern and syllabus been changed?

Yes, SSC CGL exam pattern and syllabus have been changed.

Is there negative marking in SSC CGL Tier I Exam?

 Yes, there is a negative marking in SSC CGL Tier I Exam. 0.5 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

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