SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3 | Read Here

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the notification for the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) recruitment for 2020-21. SSC conducts the exam for various positions that are vacant under the Ministry. Candidates have to go through the 4 tiers of papers to get through to the desired position. Although after clearing level 1 and 2 you can be considered for some levels of recruitment. You can find a complete detailed description of the notification and exam pattern here. Before appearing for any exam, it is very important to understand the exam and its basic pattern therefore In this blog, SSC CGL Syllabus 2020-21, we will have a look into the syllabus in-depth and understand the way to approach your journey to SSC CGL 2020.

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SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Exam Pattern for Tier 1

The exam pattern for SSC CGL 2020-21 is as discussed below, post the exam pattern, we will look into the detailed syllabus breakup for every section that befalls in the tier 1 exam.

S.No Name of Test No.of Questions Max Marks Duration
1 General Intelligence Reasoning 25 50 60 mins
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
5 Total 100 200 60 mins

A total of 60 mins is allotted to the candidate to write the paper. In this paper, there is a negative marking of 0.50 for every wrong answer. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I and Paper-II in Tier-II.

SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Tier 1 

  1. SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – General Intelligence Reasoning

Subject Topics
General Intelligence Reasoning Semantic Analogy Symbolic/Number Analogy Figural Analogy Semantic Classifications
Symbolic/Number Classification Figural Classification Semantic Series Number Series
Figural Series Problem Solving Word Building Coding/Decoding
Numerical/Symbolic Operations Space Orientations Venn Diagrams/ Drawing Inferences Figural Pattern/ Indexing
Embedded Figures Critical Thinking Emotional/Social Intelligence

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2. SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – General Awareness

Subject Topics
General Awareness The test will include questions related to India and its neighboring countries on the below factors
History Culture Geography Economic Scene
General Policy Scientific Research

 

3. SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Quantitative Ability

Subject Topics
Quantitative Aptitude Percentage Ratio and Proportions Average Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss Mixture and Allegations Time Distance and Work Basic Algebra
Linear Equations Geometry Mensurations Trigonometry
Heights and Distance Bar/Pie Chart Histogram/ Frequency Polygon

 

4. SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – English Comprehension

Subject Topics
English Language Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

 

The distribution of syllabus that will be covered in the blog is as per the notification released by the SSC.

SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Exam Pattern for Tier 2

Paper Name of Test No.of Questions Max Marks Duration
I Quantitative Ability 100 200 120 mins
II English Language Comprehension 100 200
III Statistics 100 200
IV General Studies (Paper I & II) (Finance & Economics & Governance) 100 200
Total 400 800 120 mins

 

SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Tier 2

There are a few highlights that are needed to be kept in mind when we go for the preparation of Tier 2. Read below to know more:

  • In Tier-II, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
  • In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts
  • Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India (M/o Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
  • In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Paper 1

SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

Subject Topics
Quantitative Aptitude Percentage Ratio and Proportions Average Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss Mixture and Allegations Time Distance and Work Basic Algebra
Linear Equations Geometry Mensuration Trigonometry
Heights and Distance Bar/Pie Chart Histogram/ Frequency Polygon Degree and Median Measures

 

Paper 2

SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – English Language

Subject Topics
English Language and Comprehension Spot the Error Fill in the Blanks Synonyms/Antonyms Error in Words – Misspelt
Idioms and Phrases Word Substitutions Improvement of Sentences Active/Passive Voice
Para jumbles Cloze Test Reading Comprehension

 

Paper 3

SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Statistics

Subject Topics
Statistics Statistical Data Measures of Central tendency Measure of Dispersion Moments, skewness, and Kurtosis
Correlation and Regression Probability Theory Random variable Sampling Theory
Statistical Inference Analysis of Variance Time Series Analysis Index Numbers

Paper 4 is distributed into various sections like Finance and accounting and Governance. The course distribution for these 2 papers are different and the condition to study these subjects is mentioned above. This paper is post dedicated, only the candidates opting particular course have to appear for this paper.

Paper 4 – Part (I)

SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus  – Finance and Economics

Financial Accounting Nature and Scope
Limitations of Financial Accounting
basic Concepts and Conventions
Generally Asked accounting principles
Basic Concepts of accounting Single and Double-entry
Bank Reconciliation
Journal/ Balance
Manufacturing/Trading
Profit and Loss Appropriations accounts
Revenue Expenditure
Depreciation Accounting
Valuation of Inventories
Non-Profits Organisations Account
Bills of exchange
Self Balancing Ledgers

Paper 4 – Part (II)

SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Economics and Governance

Economic and Governance
Finance Commission – Roles and Functions
Basic concepts of economics and introductions to microeconomics
Theory of Demand and supply
Theory of Production and Supply
Theory of Productions and cost
Forms of market and price determination
Indian Economy
Economic reforms of India
Money and Banking

 

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SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Exam Pattern for Tier 3

S.No Name of Test Max Marks Duration
1 Descriptive Paper in English / Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application, etc.) 100 60 mins

 

SSC CGL 2020-21 Syllabus – Exam Pattern for Tier 4

The SSC CGL exam is conducted for various types of profiles, hence, in this stage post specific test/verification is done. It could be either of the following:-

– Computer Proficiency Test

– Skill Test (wherever applicable)

– Document Verification

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The course distribution mentioned here is a complete prologue of the official notification issued by the SSC.

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