SSC Selection Posts Syllabus- Overview, Syllabus

The topics asked in the SSC Selection Post Exam are provided below. The syllabus differs according to the level of education post matriculation, 10+2 higher secondary and graduation and above. Each of the four sections will contain 25 questions with a total of 50 marks per section. A candidate will get an hour to complete the paper. Therefore, this article focuses on one of the main aspects of the exam, i.e., the SSC Selection Posts Syllabus.

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SSC Selection Posts 2021: An Overview

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Exam NameSSC Selection Posts Exam 2021
VacanciesYet to announce
No of PostsYet to announce
Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based
Application ModeOnline
Official and
Type of JobGovernment Job
No of StagesTwo to Three Based on the Post
Date by which applications must be submitted25th October 2021
Post Exam date for SSC SelectionJanuary/February 2022
Advertisement date24th September 2021
Challan payment from SBI bank1st November 2021

SSC Selection Posts Syllabus 2021

1) General Knowledge

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Double Lineup
  • Code Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Scheduling
  • Blood Relations
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Directions and Distances
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency

2) Quantitative Aptitude

  • Books and Authors
  • Entertainment
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Awards and Honours
  • Important Dates
  • Obituaries
  • Static General Knowledge
  • Scientific Research
  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolios
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Persons in News

3) General Reasoning

  • Number Series
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration and Geometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Interest
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Profit and Loss
  • Problems of Ages
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Number System
  • Speed, Distance, and Time

4) English Comprehension

  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability
  • Vocabulary
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Correction

SSC Selection Posts Syllabus in Details

Graduation and Above level

General AwarenessThe analysis will also involve problems relating to India and its bordering countries especially concerning Sports, History, General Polity, including Indian Constitution, Culture, Geography, Economic scene and Scientific Research etc. These problems will be so that they do not want a specific study of any discipline.
English LanguageApplicants who understand correct English, their basic comprehension and writing ability, etc., would be tested. The problems in Parts A, B, & D will be commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part C will be of the 10th standard level.
Quantitative AptitudeThe range of the examination will be the calculation of: Whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Time and distance, Time & Work, Percentage, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Ratio & Proportion, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, Profit and Loss, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Trigonometric ratio, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism Standard Identities, Degree and Radian Measures, Right Circular Cone,  tangents,  Right Circular Cylinder, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances.
General IntelligenceThis part may include problems on Analogies, space visualization, spatial orientation, similarities and differences problem-solving, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, visual memory, arithmetical reasoning, analysis, judgment, decision making and figural classification, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series etc. It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types.


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10 + 2 (Higher Secondary) level

General AwarenessProblems are meant to examine the common knowledge of the environment and its importance to society. The examination will also include questions relating to India and its adjacent countries, mainly concerning Sports, Past, General Polity including Indian Constitution, Economic scene, Culture, Geography and Scientific Research etc. These problems will be such that they do not need special knowledge of any discipline.
English LanguageFind the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Idioms & Phrases, One-word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.
Quantitative AptitudeArithmetic, Number Systems, Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.Algebra: Fundamental algebraic identities, Graphs for Linear Equations and Elementary surds (simple questions).Geometry: Awareness with elementary geometric figures and facts, Triangle and its various centers, Circle and its chords, tangents, Congruence and similarity of triangles angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.Mensuration: Triangle Sphere, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Circle, Quadrilaterals, Right Circular Cylinder, Hemispheres, Regular Polygons, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square.Base Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, etc., Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs, Bar-diagram, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Pie-chart
General IntelligenceIt would include problems of both verbal and non-verbal types. The examination will cover questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number, Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and decoding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

SSC Selection Post Matriculation Level Syllabus 2021

General AwarenessProblems are meant to examine the common knowledge of the situation and its importance to society. The examination will also cover questions relating to India and its adjacent countries, particularly concerning Sports, History, General Polity, including Indian Constitution, Economic scene, Culture, Geography and Scientific Research etc. Problems will also be intended to examine knowledge of current events and matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific perspectives as an educated person may require. These problems will be such that they do not need a specific study of any discipline.
General IntelligenceThe examination will include problem-solving, analysis, judgment, similarities and differences, space visualization, decision making, visual memory, figure classification, arithmetical number series, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, non-verbal series etc. The analysis will also include problems created to test the applicant’s intelligence to deal with abstract ideas, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions and symbols and their relationship. It would incorporate questions of non-verbal type.
English LanguageAspirants’ writing ability would be tested to understand the English language basics, synonyms, antonyms and their correct usage, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, etc.
Quantitative AptitudeThis paper will include topics on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Decimals and Fractions and the relationship between Numbers,  Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time Discount, Use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Work, etc.
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Candidates should go through the exam pattern and syllabus provided above to understand what to study. Refer to the SSC Selection Posts Syllabus and solve many previous years’ question papers to get a clear-cut idea of the examination.


Is any prior experience required for SSC Selection Post Exam?

No prior experience is required for this job, and the minimum age requirement is 18 years for this exam.

What is the process of the SSC Selection Post Exam?

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Exam selection method will go through several stages such as Written Examination, Skill Test & Document verification.

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