SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern of Tier I, II, III and IV

Combined Graduate Level Examination is conducted annually by the SSC (Staff Selection Commission). There are a total of Four Tiers of examination that one is required to clear each phase as per the need of different posts. Here in this article, I am going to share with you the complete details about the examination of the SSC-CGL and will share with you the details of SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam pattern of Tier I, II, III and IV, etc. To understand better and to get complete details about this, check the complete article below. I have shared all the details that are required.

SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern of Tier I, II, III and IV

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SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern of Tier I, II, III and IV:

The Exam of SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CGL (Combined Graduate level) will be conducted in fours phases. The Exam Pattern and Syllabus of each phase are completely different. Here I will discuss that and will give you complete information regarding this. First, we will see the exam Pattern of each Tier and then we will see the complete syllabus of it.

Exam Pattern of SSC CGL:

Tier I:

S.No.SectionsNumber  of QuestionsTotal Marks
1General Intelligence and Reasoning2550
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550
Total100200
  • All the questions will be asked in objective type with multiple choice answer.
  • Total Number of questions: 100
  • Total Time Duration: 1 hour (60 Minutes)
  • Each question will be carrying two marks.
  • Negative Marking: 0.50 marks for each wrong response.

Tier-II Exam Pattern:

S.No.SectionsNumber  of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1Quantitative Ability1002002 hours
2English Language and Comprehension2002002 hours
3Statistics1002002 hours
4General Studies (Finance and Economics)1002002 hours

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  • All the question will be asked in Objective type with Multiple choice Answer.
  • Each Question will be carrying two marks.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrongs response.

Tier III Exam Pattern:

The Tier III Exam will be conducted in Descriptive in English or Hindi Language. Here are the details of this.

  • Essay for 100 marks in Hindi or English
  • Total Time Duration: 1 hour (60 Minutes)
  • There is no negative marking in this section

Tier IV Exam Pattern:

The Tier Four will be conducted for the Computer Skill Test and it will be conducted in Two Phases as DEST test and CPT Test etc.

DEST test: In this, A candidate is required to type 2000 words in the computer by using a computer keyboard with in15 minutes. This test is basically to test the candidate’s proficiency in typing.

CPT Test: In this, A candidate proficiency will be checked in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides etc.

This is the complete exam Patter of the SSC CGL Tiers exam. Now let’s see the syllabus of each tier that one has to prepare:

Syllabus of SSC CGL Examination:

The Syllabus of each tier is a bit different. Here we will discuss this one by one and will give you complete details of each.

Tier I Syllabus:

In this, A candidate will need to prepare the four different subjects. here are the details and topics of these subjects:

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  • Analogies, Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion and
  • Syllogistic reasoning etc.

General Awareness:

  • Latest Current Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian History
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Politics
  • Religions
  • Books & Authors
  • Sports, Awards, etc

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Quantitative Reasoning:

  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • 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
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities and
  • Complementary angles.

English:

  • Sentence Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Para-Jumble
  • Sentence-Jumble
  • Spot the Error
  • Cloze Test

This is the syllabus of Tier I os SSC CGL Examination that one has to prepare. Now let’s see the complete syllabus for the Tier II paper:

Tier-II Syllabus:

In this too, One will have to prepare the complete syllabus of Tier II Examination. Here is the subjects and details about this etc.

Quantitative Ability:

  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • 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
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities and
  • Complementary angles.

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English Language:

  • Sentence Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Para-Jumble
  • Sentence-Jumble
  • Spot the Error
  • Cloze Test

Statistics:

  • Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Probability Theory
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Statistical Inference
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Numbers

General Studies of Finance and Economics:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Role and responsibility
  • Basic concepts of accounting
  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India
  • Constitutional provisions
  • Indian Economy
  • Finance Commission-Role and functions
  • 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
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Money and Banking etc.

Tier III Syllabus:

There is nothing in this, A candidate will have to write an essay in the given topic and that can be anything.

Tier IV Syllabus:

In this section too. You will need to appear for the Computer Skill Test and this test you will have two paper called: DEST and CPT etc which is Data Entry Speed Test and Computer Proficiency Test.  In the CPT, One will have to prepare the three modules of this which are Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides etc.

This is the complete syllabus and Exam Pattern of the SSC CGL Examination. which is required to be prepared as per the different posts.

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