SSC CGL syllabus is released by SSC in the official notification. This section will help the candidates with the details of the SSC CGL syllabus.
SSC CGL Syllabus
SSC CGL is conducted in 4 tiers and each tier of the exam is having a different syllabus. Let's take a look at the detailed syllabus.
Tier – I Syllabus
|Quantitative Aptitude||General Awareness||General Intelligence & Reasoning||English Comprehension skills|
|Number System Problems,Percentage,Ratio & Proportion,Square roots,Averages,Interest||History- Knowledge regarding Harappa Civilisation, Medieval India, Vedic culture; the importance of those, India’s freedom movement and their leaders||Symbolic/Number Analogy||Grammar skills, Synonyms &Antonyms, spelling error, one-word substitution, and comprehension passages|
|Profit and Loss, Discount, Mixture,||Geography- knowledge about different counties and their features, famous locations including airports and seaports||Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification|| |
|Time and distance, Graphs of Linear EquationsTime & Work, Algebra & Elementary surds, Basic algebraic identities of School ||Polity- Symbols of political parties, Election, Important constitution bodies like CAG Administrative, Legislative and judiciary of our Country, duties & responsibilities of the major persons in the Parliament||Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series|| |
|Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence, and similarity of triangles, Circles||Economy- Economy of the Country, Budget related information and terminologies, People engaged in and monetary institutions||Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & decoding|| |
|Regular Polygons, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Hemispheres ||Physics- Laws, major Inventions, and Discoveries.||Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences|| |
|Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Data Analysis||Chemistry- Characteristics of gases, atoms, molecules chemistry in everyday life.||Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of center codes/roll numbers|| |
| ||Biology- Facts about human body parts, important discoveries relating to biology, diseases and their causes, and nutrition in Animals and Plants.||Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence|| |
| ||General Knowledge, Current Affairs|| || |
|English Language & Comprehension||Quantitative Aptitude||General Studies- Finance & Economics||Statistics|
|Spot the ErrorSynonyms /Antonyms||Number System ProblemsPercentage||Finance-Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting||Data distribution, diagrammatic representation of data calculation|
|Spelling, Idioms & Phrases||Ratio & Proportion,Square roots,Averages||Economics-Macro & Micro Economics||Mean, Mode and Median|
|One Word Substitution||Profit and Loss, Discount||Growth & Development, ||Deviation, Dispersion|
|Improvement of sentences,||Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra||Indian Economy,||Moments and relationships- skewness, kurtosis|
|The Active/ Passive voice of verbs,||Triangles, Polygons, Cylinders, and Circles ||Money and banking,||Correlation, regression|
|Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration||Bar graph, Histogram, Pie chart||Economic reforms||Probability- theories, distribution|
|Shuffling of sentence parts in passages,|| ||Market analysis- production, demand, supply||Sampling theory, index numbers, time series analysis|
|Comprehension passage.|| ||Role of Technology in reforming the Economic domain||Variance|
The syllabus for the Tier-III exam is different as it is a descriptive paper. All those who have qualified for the Tier-II need to appear for the Tier-III exam. The descriptive paper for Tier-III is introduced for testing the writing skills of the candidates. This will be a pen and paper based round and will be conducted offline. The details of the exam are mentioned below.
|Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application, etc.)||100 marks||1 hour or 60 minutes|
(80 minutes for
The Tier-IV syllabus of SSC CGL is based on computer skills. In this phase, the candidates are tested for their typing skills and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and slide creation. The two steps of evaluation are as follows
- Skill Test in Data Entry (DEST) Test
- Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) Test.
In DEST the candidates need to type 2000 words in 15 minutes, this is mandatory for the Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax) posts.
In the second test i.e CPT, the candidate is evaluated on computer skills like word processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides, in other words, candidates are tested for knowledge in the office suite. This test is taken for CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner) posts.
These tests are qualifying in nature, a candidate has to clear the previous tiers as well as this tier in order to be selected for the posts.