SSC CGL Tier-2 (2016): Expected Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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The SSC CGL Tier-2 (2016) Exam notification is due any day! The Staff Selection Commission is slated to announce the SSC CGL Tier-1 (2016) results on November 8th.

However, it is essential that you make use of this time to strategize your SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam preparation well in advance. To help you with the same, we are providing you with details of the expected SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus and Exam pattern in the following article:

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam pattern:
Paper Subject Marks Number of questions Duration (Gen) Duration (VH & Cerebral Palsy)
I Quantitative Abilities* 200 100 120 minutes 160 minutes
II English Language & Comprehension* 200 200 120 minutes 160 minutes
III Statistics** 200 100 120 minutes 160 minutes
IV General Studies (Finance & Economics)*** 200 Yet to be announced 120 minutes 160 minutes

*Compulsory for all the categories of posts
**for those who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler
***for those who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

Following is the expected syllabus of the SSC CGL Tier-2 (2016) Exam:

SSC CGL Tier-2 Quantitative Abilities Syllabus:
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Profit & Loss
  • Data Interpretation
  • Algebra
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Number System
  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Ration & Proportion
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Partnership
  • Boats and Streams
  • Surds
  • Coordinate Geometry


SSC CGL Tier-2 English Language and Comprehension Syllabus:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • One-word Substitution
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Misspelt words
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spot the error
  • Direct Indirect Speech
  • Active Passive Voice
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Shuffling Sentences
SSC CGL Tier-2 Statistics Syllabus (Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler)
  • Probability Theory
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Collection and Representation of Data
  • Sampling Theory
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Numbers
  • Statistical Inference
  • Analysis of Variance
SSC CGL Tier-2 General Studies Syllabus (Assistant Audit Officer Post)

Part A: Finance and Accounts

  • Account: Concept and Fundamental Principles
  • Financial Accounting
  • Balance Sheet
  • Journals and Ledgers
  • Trial Balance
  • Profit and Loss Appropriation Accounts
  • Payments and Receipts
  • Self-Balancing Ledgers
  • Revenue Expenditure
  • Manufacturing
  • Bills of Exchange
  • Depreciation Accounting
  • Single and Double Entry
  • Rectification of Errors
  • Valuation of Inventories
  • Trading
  • Capital
  • Books of Original Entry

Part B: Economics and Governance

  • Finance Commission – Role and Functions
  • Economics
  • Demand and Supply Theories
  • Theory of Production
  • Forms of Market and Price determination in different markets
  • Indian Economy
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Money and Banking
  • Theory of Consumer Behavior
  • Law of Supply
  • Elasticity of Supply
  • Role of IT in Governance
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