Staff Selection Commission has released the updated SSC CGL Syllabus on its website. This year, a few changes have been introduced in the SSC CGL exam pattern. The syllabus for SSC CGL is separate for all the tiers.
While Tier I and Tier 2 are online examinations consisting of different subjects, Tier III is a descriptive paper that can be answered in Hindi and English language. Check SSC CGL exam pattern
- Questions in Tier I – General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension
- Questions in Tier II – Quantitative Ability, English Language & Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies
- Questions in Tier III – Tests candidate’s aptitude via essay/ letter/ application/ precie writing.
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Syllabus
SSC CGL Tier 2 is conducted in online mode. The questions are objective in nature. Tier 1 qualified candidates can participate in SSC CGL Tier 2. Candidates can take a look at some of the best books for SSC CGL Tier II Preparation.
- There are four papers in the exam viz
- Paper 1 – Quantitative Ability
- Paper 2 – English Language and Comprehension
- Paper 3 – Statistics for Jr. Statistical Officer (JSO) and Compiler post
- Paper 4 – General Studies for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) post.
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Ability
The syllabus of SSC CGL for Quant section is similar to Tier 1 but the difficulty level for Tier 2 is much higher. Candidates must solve these quiz papers for Tier II Quantitative Ability for a better idea of the exam pattern.
Major topics under this section are as follows:
The questions are based on Sine, Cosine, and Tangent problems. Trigonometric Rations and Identities, Trigonometric functions are also asked.
No. of Questions: 8 – 10 Questions
Level: Easy to moderate, Time Consuming
|Example 1: The simplified value of (secθ−cosθ)2 +(cosecθ−sinθ) 2 −(cotθ−tanθ) 2 (secθ−cosθ)2+(cosecθ−sinθ)2−(cotθ−tanθ)2 is,|
|a) ½||b) 0|
|c) 2||d) 1|
|Answer: Option d|
|Example 2: If (1+sinA)(1+sinB)(1+sinC)=(1−sinA)(1−sinB)(1−sinC) (1+sinA)(1+sinB)(1+sinC)=(1−sinA)(1−sinB)(1−sinC) , then the expression on each side of the equation equals,|
|a) 1||b) tanA.tan.B.tanC|
|c) cosA.cosB.cosC||d) sinA.sinB.sinC|
|Answer: Option c|
Questions are to study the properties and relations of lines, surfaces, solids or points.
No. of Questions: 12- 18 Questions
Level: Easy to difficult, Time consuming
|Example 1: The sum of three altitudes of a triangle is,|
|a) equal to the sum of three sides||b) twice the sum of sides|
|c) greater than the sum of sides||d) less than the sum of sides|
|Answer: Option d|
|Example 2: If the median drawn on the base of a triangle is half its base, the triangle will be,|
|a) acute-angled||b) obtuse-angled|
|c) right-angled||d) equilateral|
|Answer: Option c|
No. of Questions: 6 – 7 Questions
Level: Easy to solve, Less time consuming
|Example 1: A grocer has a sale of Rs. 6435, Rs. 6927, Rs. 6855, Rs. 7230 and Rs. 6562 for 5 consecutive months. How much sale must he have in the sixth month so that he gets an average sale of Rs. 6500?|
|a) Rs. 4991||b) Rs. 5991|
|c) Rs. 6001||d) Rs. 6991|
|Answer: Option aTotal sale for 5 months = Rs. (6435 + 6927 + 6855 + 7230 + 6562) = Rs. 34009. Required sale = Rs. [ (6500 x 6) – 34009 ] = Rs. (39000 – 34009) = Rs. 4991|
|Example 2: The average weight of 8 person’s increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person?|
|a) 76 kg||b) 76.5 kg|
|c) 85 kg||d) Data inadequate|
|Answer: Option c|
Other important topics are as follows:
|Ratio & Proportion||Interest|
|Profit & Loss||Time & Work|
|Time, Speed & Distance||Mensuration|
|Data Interpretation||Mixtures & Allegations|
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – English Language & Comprehension
The section tests a candidate’s aptitude in English. It is tested via essays, error spotting, sentence formation, change of speech etc.
Verbal Ability –
Types: Ordering of words/ sentences, One-word substitutes, change of voice/ speech, Idioms and Phrases.
No. of Questions: 30 Questions
Level: Easy, Moderately time-consuming
Types: Spotting of Error, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the blanks
No.of Questions: 40 – 50 Questions
Level: Easy to moderate in difficulty, Moderately time-consuming
Active Passive Voice and Direct Indirect Speech –
In this candidates are required to change the voice and speech of a sentence.
No. of Questions: 30 Questions
Level: Easy, Tricky questions
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – Statistics
Statistics for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation. Prepare better for SSC CGL Statistics
|Measures of central tendency||Measures of dispersion|
|Moments, skewness and kurtosis||Correlation and probability theory|
|Random variable and probability distributions||Sampling theory|
|Statistical||Analysis of variance|
SSC CGL Syllabus PDF Free Download – Statistics
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – General Studies (Economics and Finance)
This is Paper 4 in SSC CGL Tier 2 examination. It is conducted exclusively for the post of Assistant Audit Officier (AAO). A total of 200 questions are asked in the paper, out of which 120 questions are from Economics and 80 questions are from Finance.
|Economics & Governance Topics||Finance & Accounts Topics|
|Auditor Role and Responsibility||Fundamentals of Accounting|
|Finance Commission Role & Functions||Principles of Accounting|
|About Economics/ Micro Economics||Basics of Accounting|
|Theory of Demand and Supply||Nature and Scope of Finacial Accounting|
|About Indian Economy||Limitations of Financial Accounting|
|Role of Information Technology in Governance||Generally Accepted Accounting Principles|
SSC CGL Syllabus PDF Free Download – General Studies
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3 Syllabus
Tier 3 is the descriptive examination conducted offline and involves:
- Letter Writing
- Essay Writing
- Application Writing
- Precis Writing
Tier 3 is a 100 marks paper of 60 minutes duration. Candidates are allotted time of 60 minutes to complete the descriptive written test. For visually handicapped candidates and candidates suffering from cerebral palsy the time of examination is 80 minutes. CheckPreparation Tips for SSC CGL Tier III
Introduced in the year 2016, Tier 3 examination focuses on the writing capability of the candidate. A candidate has a choice of selecting the language he/she wishes to write. Only Hindi and English languages are allowed. Candidate may not choose any other regional language. It should be noted that minimum qualifying marks for this Tier 3 paper is 33%.
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 4 Syllabus
Merit list is prepared based on Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam and the shortlisted candidates are then asked to appear for Tier 4 of SSC CGL. Tier 4 is basically Skill Test comprising of two tests.
- Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)
- Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
DEST is conducted for candidates who have applied for Tax Assistant Posts in Central Excise & Income Tax. Data entry speed skill will be tested at 8000 depressions per hour.
CPT is conducted for candidates who have applied for Assistant Section Officer Post in CSS only. Candidates will have to appear for Computer Proficiency Test to validate the selection and showcase their comfort and ease of computer usage.
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 Syllabus
SSC CGL Tier 1 is a qualifying level exam conducted in the online mode. Given below are a few quick facts about the exam.
- Questions are objective in nature.
- Questions in General Intelligence, General Awareness and English section are of graduation level.
- Questions in Quantitative Aptitude are from 10th standard.
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – General Intelligence and Reasoning Section
The section aims to test the logical thinking capacity of a candidate. Both, verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions are asked in this section. These are focused heavily on decision making, analogies, series and intelligence.
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness Section
General Awareness includes questions from current affairs, basic science, and general knowledge. Questions are generally centered on India and neighboring countries of the sub-continent.
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude Section
Quantitative Aptitude is the calculative section of Tier 1 of CGL exam containing arithmetic questions. The mathematics part is asked from CBSE class 10 maths syllabus.
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – English Section
English section tests candidates’ understanding of the language through an assortment of questions comprising of both grammar and comprehension.