SSC CGL Syllabus & Exam Pattern - Crack SSC Exam

SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern :

SSC CGL Exam (Combined Graduate Level Examination) is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organisations of the Government of India. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and C positions.

SSC CGL Exam is Conducted every year by Staff Selection Commission. The Commission publishes Notification with details i.e. Important dates of SSC CGL Exam, SSC CGL Syllabus, Process to apply for SSC CGL Online Application and other details.

If you an aspirant for SSC CGL Exam, you should start Your SSC CGL Exam Preparation with the right direction as per SSC CGL Syllabus  prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission.

The SSC CGL recruitment exam is conducted in four Stages or tiers –

Tier 1 : Computer-based objective test
Tier 2 : Computer-based objective test
Tier 3 : pen-paper based descriptive test of Language and Writing Skill
Tier 4 : Typing test/ skill test.

 

Tier Type Mode Marks
Tier 1 Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (Online) 200
Tier 2 Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (Online) 800
Tier 3 Descriptive Paper in English/ Hindi Pen and Paper mode 100
Tier 4 Skill Test/ Typing Test Depends on the post Qualifying Nature

The Staff Selection Commission prescribes the detailed syllabus for SSC CGL with the SSC CGL EXAM official Notification.

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SSC CGL Tier-1 syllabus consists of four sections.

SSC CGL Syllabus – Tier-1 : (Total Questions : 100 | Total Marks : 200 | Negative Marks – 0.50)

Section 1 : General Intelligence

Section 2 : General Awareness

Section 3 : Quantitative Aptitude

Section 4 : English Language

Learn the detailed Section-wise Syllabus of SSC CGL Tier-I Exam :

 

  • SSC CGL Syllabus – Reasoning  | General Intelligence

Non-Verbal Reasoning Syllabus (Chapter-wise) Details

Completion of Series

Analogy

Classification

Counting of Figures

completion of Figures

Embedded Figures

Cubes

Dice

Paper Folding

Paper Cutting

Formation of Figures

Mirror Image

Water Image

Dot Situation

Grouping Figures

FIgure Matrix

Square Completion


Verbal Reasoning Syllabus (Chapters-wise) Details

Analogy

Classification

Logical ALphabet and Number Sequence Test

Coding- Decoding

Series

Logical Arrangement of Words

Inserting the Missing Character

Ranking and Time Sequence Test

Mathematical Operation

Venn Diagram

Blood Relations

Clocks

Calender

Direction and Distance

Sitting Arrangement

Situation Reaction Test

Decision Making

Input-Output

Puzzles

Data Sufficiency


Analytical Reasoning Chapter-wise Details

Statement and Argument

Statement and Assumptions

Statement and Conclusions

Course of Action

Passage and Conclusion

Assertion and Reason

Couse and Effects

Syllogism

  • SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness | General Studies & Current Affairs

General Knowledge | Awareness Syllabus

Section - I : HISTORY

  • ANCIENT HISTORY

  • MEDIEVAL HISTORY

  • MODERN INDIAN HISTORY

  • WORLD HISTORY

Section - II : GEOGRAPHY

Section - III : INDIAN POLITY

Section - IV : ECONOMICS

Section - V : GENERAL SCIENCE

  • PHYSICS

  • CHEMISTRY

  • BIOLOGY

Section - VI : MISCELLANEOUS

  • Alternative / New Technologies as Energy Source

  • DEFENCE

  • CULTURE OF INDIA

Section - VII : GENERAL INFORMATION

"Who is who ? First and Present

  • SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude | Numerical Ability

Quantitative Aptitude - Detailed Syllabus

Numerical Ability | Arithmetics

Number System

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Square Roots and Cube Roots

VBODMAS and Approximation

Quadratic Equation

Ratio and Proportion

Percentage

Average

Ages

Profit & Loss

Partnership

Simple Interest and Compound Interest (SI & CI)

Mixture and Alligation

Time and Work

Pipes and Cistern

Time, Speed and Distance

Trains

Boats & Stream

Mensuration

Permutation and Combination

Probability

  • SSC CGL Syllabus – General English

General English | English Language Syllabus

Section - I : GRAMMAR

  • TENSES

  • VOICE

  • SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT

  • PREPOSITIONS

  • CONJUNCTION

  • ARTICLES

  • NOUN

  • PRONOUN

  • ADJECTIVE

  • VERB

  • ADVERB

  • NARRATION

Section - II : VERBAL ABILITY

  • READING COMPREHENSION

  • CLOZE TEST

  • FILLERS

  • SENTENCE JUMBLES

  • PARA JUMBLES

  • ODD ONE OUT

  • SENTENCE IMPROVEMENT

  • PARAGRAPH COMPLETION

  • SUMMARY OF PARAGRAPH

  • SENTENCE CONNECTORS

  • MIS-SPELT OR INAPPROPRIATE WORDS

  • SENTENCE MATCHING

  • WORD REPLACEMENT

Section - III : VOCABULARY

  • WORDS OFTEN CONFUSED & MISUSED

  • PHRASAL VERBS

  • SYNONYMS

  • ANTONYMS

  • ONE WORD SUBSTITUTION

  • IDOMS & PHRASES

SSC CGL Tier-2 syllabus consists of four Papers.

SSC CGL Syllabus – Tier-2 : (Total Questions : 500 | Total Marks: 800)

Paper 1 : Quantitative Aptitude | SSC CGL Syllabus : Tier-2

Paper 2 : English Language & Comprehension  | SSC CGL Syllabus : Tier-2

Paper 3 : Statistics (for Junior Statistics Officer) | SSC CGL Syllabus : Tier-2

Paper 4 : Finance & Economics (for AAO) | SSC CGL Syllabus : Tier-2

There are 2 parts in Paper 4 of Tier 2 SSC CGL Syllabus –

Part – 1 : Basics of Accounting

Part – 2 : Economics & Governance

Noted : Negative marking for wrong Answer in Paper – 1,3 & 4 is 0.50 & in Paper – 2 is 0.25 marks

SSC CGL Syllabus Tier-3 : Paper 3 – Statistics (Junior Statistical Officer)

Subject Topics
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
  • Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Partition values- quartiles,
    deciles, percentiles.
Measures of Dispersion
  • Range
  • Quartile deviations
  • Mean deviation and standard deviation
  • Measures of relative dispersion
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosi
  • 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 correlations
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 variables (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

SS CGL Syllabus – Tier-II :  Paper 4 – General Studies: Finance & Accounts (Assistant Account Officer / Assistant Audit Officer)

Part A: Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting – (Marks – 80)

  • Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, Ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & Loss, Appropriation, Accounts, Balance Sheet, Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance – (120 marks)

  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India – Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
  • Finance Commission – Role and functions
  • Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Microeconomics – Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve
  • Theory of Demand and Supply – Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behavior
  • Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
  • Theory of Production and cost – Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
  • Forms of Market and price determination in different markets – Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
  • Indian Economy – 
    • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
    • National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
    • Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
    • Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
    • Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
  • Economic Reforms in India – Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
  • Money and Banking – 
    • Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
    • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
    • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

SSC CGL Syllabus – Tier-3 : Writing Skill (Question : 1 | Marks : 100 | Time : 1 hr)

The SSC CGL Syllabus Tier III consists of a descriptive Paper that includes Letter Writing and Application Writing. Letter writing includes both formal letters (letter to the editor, letter to the municipality, etc) and informal letters (letter to a relative, friend, etc)

Topics Marks Allotted Time Allotted
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi ( Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.) 100 marks 1 hour or 60 minutes

SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus :

SSC CGL Tier 4 consists of Document Verification and Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

SSC CGL Tier 4 Test Details Nature Post Exemptions
Data Entry Skill Test 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.
Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes
Qualifying Tax Assistant (CBIC/CBDT) OH candidates
PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes
Computer Proficiency Test
  • Word Processing Capabilities
  • Spread Sheet Tasks
  • Generation of Slides in Powerpoint
Qualifying
  • Assistant Section Officer (Central Secretariat Service, Ministry of External Affairs,AFHQ,)
  • Assistant (Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines)
  • Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC.
PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes

FAQs:


What is the full form of CGL?

Combined Graduate Level

What is the Exam Pattern for SSC CGL

SSC CGL recruitment exam is conducted in four Stages or tiers –

Tier 1 : Computer-based objective test
Tier 2 : Computer-based objective test
Tier 3 : Descriptive (Writing Skill)
Tier 4 : Typing test/ skill test & Document Verification.

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