SSC CGL Exam Syllabus

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2020

To ace any examination it is very important to know every detail of the examination. The next step after applying for the SSC CGL exam is to look at the examination syllabus, it gives you an insight into what will be asked in the exam. In the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam syllabus is more or less the same, the difference basically lies in the difficulty level of the exam. Let’s discuss the SSC CGL syllabus in detail below:

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

The Preliminary exam (Tier 1) of SSC CGL 2020 exam is of 60 minutes duration, with four major subjects - Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Studies, and English Language. The SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam has a total of 100 questions from these four sections. Please note that there is 'no sectional cut-off' and the overall score will be considered for selection. Detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus can be inferred from below:

SectionTopics
General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Space Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving, Analysis, Judgment, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Discrimination, Observation, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Arithmetic Number Series, Non-verbal Series, Coding And Decoding, Statement Conclusion, Syllogistic Reasoning, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & De-coding, Numerical Operations, Symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing Inferences, Punched Hole/ Pattern- Folding & Un-folding, Figural Pattern-folding And Completion, Indexing, Address Matching, Date & City Matching, Classification Of Centre Codes/ Roll Numbers, Small &Amp; Capital Letters/ Numbers Coding, Decoding and Classification, Embedded Figures, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence
General Awareness Current Events, India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
Quantitative Aptitude Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Relationships Between Numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time & Work, 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, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid With Triangular or Square Base, Trigonometric Ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram,Frequency Polygon, Bar Diagram & Pie Chart
English Language Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

If you qualify SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 exam, you will be called for the Tier 2 exam. SSC CGL Tier 2 exam syllabus contains two sections namely Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The difficulty level of the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be a bit higher than the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam, so it advised to prepare accordingly. To prepare in the best way, you should note down the SSC CGL Tier 2 syllabus.  For the post like Assitant Audit officer, Assitant Statistical officer. Subjects like Statistics, Finance, and Accounts will be asked.  Refer to the table below to note down the SSC CGL syllabus:

SectionTopics
Quantitative Aptitude Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Relationships Between Numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time & Work, 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, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid With Triangular or Square Base, Trigonometric Ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram,Frequency Polygon, Bar Diagram & Pie Chart
English Language & Comprehension Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling/ Detecting Misspelled Words, Idioms & 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
Statistics
  • 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.
General Studies (Finance and Economics)
  • Fundamental Principles and Basic Concept of Accounting:
    • 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.
  • Economics and Governance
    • Comptroller & Auditor General of India - Constitutional provisions, Role and Responsibility. Finance Commission - Role and Functions.
    • Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics: 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 Behaviour 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 and 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. Role of Information Technology in Governance.
    • Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 3 exam consists of a Descriptive test where you are judged on your writing skills. Please note that SSC CGL Tier 3 exam is bilingual in nature which means you have to write letters, essays, and applications in either Hindi or English language only. Refer to the table below for more details:

Written Descriptive English Test
Precis Writing, Essay, Formal Letter, Informal Letter, Application, Passage Writing

SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 4 is a Skill Test that will be applicable to only certain posts. Note the details of the test from the table given below:

Date Entry Speed Test (DEST)Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
  • For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.
  • The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature
Word Processing, Spread Sheet, Generation of Slides

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  

What is SSC CGL?

A:  

SSC CGL is a Combined Graduate Level Examination that recruits candidates for different posts in ministries/government offices.

Q2:  

Can Any Candidate apply for more than one post in SSC CGL?

A:  

Yes, you can set your preference and will get selection according to the marks.

Q3:  

What is the number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2018-19?

A:  

Vacancies for CGL 2018-19 are not yet published along with SSC CGL 2018 notification.

Q4:  

Can those students who are appearing in final year of graduation apply for any post in SSC CGL?

A:  

Yes, all those who are appearing or have just appeared in the final year of graduation can apply for any post in SSC CGL 2018-19. 

Q5:  

Can I upload the passport size photo and signature in any format?

A:  

No, you must upload the photo and signature only in JPG/JPEG format. The passport size photo should be between 30 to 50 kb and signature should be between 1 to 12 kb.

Q6:  

Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in SSC CGL Exam?

A:  

Yes. Negative marking for wrong answers in SSC CGL Exam is 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question.

Q7:  

Do I need Aadhaar Card to register for SSC CGL?

A:  

No, Aadhar Card is not mandatory to register for SSC CGL.

Q8:  

SSC CGL 2018 -19 Exam is in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?

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SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam will be in online mode.

Q9:  

Is there SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in SSC CGL Exam?

A:  

No, there is no sectional cut-off in SSC CGL Exam.

Q10:  

What is the educational qualification for SSC CGL?

A:  

Candidate should hold a 'graduation' degree in any discipline from a recognized University.



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