If you have applied for the SSC CGL Examination, then it is necessary to read this post. Know about the latest updated SSC CGL Syllabus by reading this entire post. The new syllabus will help you to stay updated with topics for preparing for the examination. Syllabus plays an important role in preparation for an exam, to design your study schedule, boosts up your confidence level helps in each stage of the exam preparation. There are 4 main subjects in SSC CGL syllabus, like Maths, GK, English, and Reasoning. All the related topics have been described in the later sections of the article.
The Standard of the syllabus is a Bachelor’s degree level. In SSC CGL exam both subjective and objective type questions asked. SSC CGL syllabus is divided into four main stages or tiers. Check the SSC CGL syllabus as given below.
The question paper of all the tiers consists of basically 4 subjects which have been described below-
(A) General Intelligence & Reasoning:
It is also known as general mental ability or general intelligence factor, mental ability, and reasoning. The main purpose of the subject is to check the logical and intellectual ability of the candidate. It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types.
(B) General Awareness:
General awareness is high scorning subject for any exam. It does not have any kind of calculation and you also save time in the exam. In the SSC CGL tier 1 syllabus, Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
(C) Quantitative Aptitude:
In SSC CGL tier 1 syllabus, the questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage.
(D) English Comprehension:
This section of the question paper determines the ability of the candidate to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc.
You can check out the SSC CGL Exam Pattern here in detail for better preparation.
Tier-1 consists of 100 objective type questions. There are four subjects in the SSC CGL tier 1 syllabus. Every subject has 25 questions based upon the following topics-
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Similarities and Differences
Coding & De-Coding
Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
Arithmetic Number Series
Coding and Decoding
Punched Hole/Pattern –Folding & Un-Folding
Figural Pattern – Folding and Completion
Date & City Matching
Classification of Centre Codes/Roll Numbers
Small & Capital Letters/Numbers Coding
Decoding and Classification
Current Affairs -
Art & Culture
All About Indian Constitution
Time & Work
LCM & HCF
Profit and Loss
Boat & Steam
Pipe & Cistern
Ratio & Proportion
Power & Indices
Height & Distance
Time Distance Train
Mixture & Allegation
Pipe & Cistern
Fill in the blanks
Sentence improvement & Phrase Substitutions
Spotting the Errors
Sentence Structure and analysis.
SSC CGL Tier -2 has four Papers. Paper 1 & Paper 2 are compulsory for all the posts.
Ratio & Proportion
Profit and Loss
Mixture and Allegation
Time and Distance
Time & Work
Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds
Graphs of Linear Equations
Triangle and Its Various Kinds of Centers
Congruence and Similarity of Triangles
Circle and Its Chords
Angles Subtended by Chords of a Circle
Common Tangents to Two Or More Circles
Bar Diagram & Pie Chart
Heights and Distances
Degree and Radian Measures
Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular Or Square Base
Right Circular Cylinder
Right Circular Cone
English Language & Comprehension
Fill in the Blanks Synonyms
Spelling/Detecting Mis-Spelt Words
Idioms & Phrases
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
Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
Correlation and Regression
Variable and Probability Distributions
Analysis of Variance
Time Series Analysis
Paper 3 is only for those candidates who apply for the post-Junior Statistical Officer (JSO). The level of the syllabus is of graduation level.
Finance & Economics
Financial Accounting -
Nature of Scope
Basic concepts and Conventions
Limitations of Financial Accounting
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Money and Banking
Role of Information Technology in Governance
Economic Reforms in India
Economics and Governance –
Comptroller & Auditor General of India
Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
Theory of Demand and Supply
Theory of Production and cost
Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
Basic Concepts of Accounting -
Single and double entry
Rectification of Errors
Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
Valuation of Inventories
Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
Books of Original Entry
Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
Non-profit organizations Account
Bills of Exchange
Paper 4 is only those candidates who apply for the post Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)/Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) in SSC CGL tier 2.
Tier 3 paper of the Common Graduate Level test is a descriptive type of paper that includes- essay writing/precis writing/letter/application writing.
SSC CGL tier 4 is conducted only for two posts i.e. Assistant Audit Officer & Assistant Accounts Officer. The syllabus for the same has been described below-
DEST:- Only for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax)
CPT: You should have knowledge of MS- office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel) for the SSC CGL tier 4 exam.
The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants for the post of Assistant Section Officer of CSS Assistant Section Officer (MEA) and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate affairs, Assistant (GSI) in M/O Mines.
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