SSC CGL Exam Syllabus

The SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level) exam syllabus is extensive and covers a wide range of topics to test candidates’ abilities comprehensively. Here is the detailed syllabus for each tier of the SSC CGL exam:

Tier I: Computer Based Examination (CBE)

1. General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Space Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Figural Classification
  • Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Syllogistic Reasoning

2. General Awareness:

  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Indian History
  • Geography (India and World)
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy & Scientific Research
  • Culture
  • General Science
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolios
  • People in News

3. Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions
  • Relationship Between Numbers
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Time
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistical Charts

4. English Comprehension:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Spelling/Detecting Mis-spelt Words
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect Narration

Tier II: Computer Based Examination (CBE)

Paper I: Quantitative Abilities

  • Same as Tier I but with higher difficulty level and additional topics like:
    • Advanced Algebra
    • Geometry and Mensuration
    • Trigonometric Ratios
    • Statistical Estimation
    • Data Interpretation (Charts, Tables, Graphs)

Paper II: English Language and Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Recognition
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Completion
  • Phrases and Idiomatic Use of Words
  • Cloze Passage
  • One Word Substitution

Paper III: Statistics (for specific posts)

  • 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
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Numbers

Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) (for specific posts)

  • Finance and Accounting:
    • Fundamental Principles
    • Basic Concepts of Accounting
    • Financial Accounting
    • Auditing
  • Economics and Governance:
    • Comptroller & Auditor General of India
    • Finance Commission
    • Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Microeconomics
    • Theory of Demand and Supply
    • Theory of Production and Cost
    • Forms of Market and Price Determination
    • Indian Economy
    • Economic Reforms in India
    • Money and Banking
    • Role of Information Technology in Governance

Tier III: Descriptive Paper

  • Essay Writing: Topics on current affairs, social issues, national and international events.
  • Letter/Application Writing: Formal and informal letters, application writing on various subjects.
  • PrĂ©cis Writing: Summarizing a given passage.

Tier IV: Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (where applicable)

Data Entry Speed Test (DEST):

  • Typing test to assess speed and accuracy.
  • Typically involves typing a passage in English for a set period.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):

  • Proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Slide Generation.
  • Assesses practical knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office tools.

The SSC CGL syllabus ensures a thorough evaluation of candidates’ knowledge and skills required for various government positions. It’s essential for candidates to prepare systematically and cover all topics comprehensively to succeed in the examination.

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