**SSC CGL Exam Pattern**

** **SSC CGL Tier I exam, which is conducted online, includes 4 sections – General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Each section carries 50 marks, which means that a total of 200 marks is allotted for this exam. Total time allotted for this exam is 60 minutes.

Subject | Questions | Marks | Time |

General Intelligence & Reasoning |
25 | 50 | 60 minutes (Total)
For VH & Candidates |

General Awareness | 25 | 50 | |

Quantitative Aptitude | 25 | 50 | |

English Language | 25 | 50 | |

TOTAL | 100 | 200 |

**Note:**

- 5 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt.
- For handicapped candidates, 80 minutes would be allotted for Tier-I exam.

__Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I Exam 2018__

__Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I Exam 2018__

General Intelligence and Reasoning |
Quantitative Aptitude |
General Awareness |
English Language |

Classification | Simplification | Static GK | Reading Comprehension |

Analogy | Interest | Science | Fill in the blanks |

Coding and Decoding | Percentage | Current Affairs | Spellings |

Puzzle | Ratio and Proportion | Geography | Phrase or idiom meaning |

Matrix | Average | Finance and Economy | One word substitution |

Word formation | Problems on Age | Polity | Phrase replacement/ Sentence correction |

Arranging words in Logical order or Dictionary order | Time, Distance and Speed | Error Spotting | |

Venn Diagram | Profit and Loss | ||

Directions and Distance | Number Series | ||

Blood Relations | Number System | ||

Missing Number | Mensuration | ||

Series | Data Interpretation | ||

Non-Verbal Reasoning | Time and Work | ||

Verbal Reasoning | Mixture Problems | ||

Algebra | |||

Geometry | |||

Trigonometry |

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in the Tier I exam.

Now let us look at the section-wise SSC CGL syllabus.

* **SSC CGL Syllabus – English*

*SSC CGL Syllabus – English*

#1. Reading Comprehension

__Types__: Passages based on any topic. Questions are mostly fact based & can be directly picked out of the passage. Sometimes vocabulary questions are asked on commonly used words.__Weightage__: 5 Qs (1 passage)__Level__: Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Time Consuming

#2. Fill in the Blanks

__Types__: A mix of grammar and vocabulary based questions. Important topics: Phrasal verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses, usage in context, confusable words__Weightage__:0-5 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve

#3. Spellings

__Types__: Choose the correctly spelt word or the misspelled word from different words. The same word can be

spelt in different ways and you are asked to select the correct spelling.__Weightage__: 0-2 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve

#4. Phrase or Idiom Meaning

__Types__: The meaning of the phrase or idiom can be asked in a sentence. The meaning can also be asked directly.__Weightage__:0-2 Qs__Level :__Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible

#5. One Word Substitution

__Types__: Substitute one word for the phrase given.Go through a list of the one word substitutions from past papers and solve questions on one word substitution.__Weightage__: 3-5 Qs__Level :__Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible

#6. Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction

__Types__: A mix of grammar and vocabulary Based questions.Important Topics: Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech, Easily confusable words, Usage in Context, Avoid guessing too much in these questions. Be aware of no-improvement questions__Weightage__: 5 Qs__Level:__Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible

#7. Error Spotting

__Types__: Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech.__Weightage__: 3-5 Qs__Level :__Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible

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*SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness*

*SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness*

#1. Static GK

__Types__: Culture, Indian History, Geography (Indian + World), Environment, Economy, Polity__Weightage__: 14 Qs

#2. Science

__Types__: Biology, Chemistry, Physics + Space Science, Computer & Mobile Technology, Diseases, Pollution & Nutrition__Weightage__: 9 Qs

#3. Others

__Types__: Current Affairs, Sports, People in News, Books & Authors, Important Dates, Schemes, Portfolios.__Weightage__: 2 Qs

**SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude**

**SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude**

#1. Simplification

__Types__:Questions on BODMAS Rule, Fractions, , Surds and Indices etc.__Weightage__: 1-2 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

#2. Interest

__Types__: Problems on Simple, Compound Interests and Installments__Weightage__: 1-2 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

#3. Percentage

__Types__: Calculation oriented basic Percentage Problems__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

#4. Ratio and Proportion

__Types__: Problems on Simple, Compound Ratios and Direct/Indirect Proportions__Weightage__: 1-2 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

#5. Average

__Types__: Problems on Average, Weight/Height/Marks etc.__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

#6. Problems on Ages

__Types__: Basic Problems on Ages__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

#7. Speed Time And Distance

__Types__: Problems on Average/Relative speeds, Boats, Trains etc.__Weightage__: 1-2 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

#8. Profit and Loss

__Types__: Problems on Profit/Loss, Dishonest/Successive dealings, Partnerships etc.__Weightage__: 1-2 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

#9. Number Series

__Types__: Moderate to difficult problems on Completing the series, Finding Missing/Wrong Term__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

#10. Number System

__Types__: Moderate problems on LCM & HCF, Irrational or Rational Numbers, Proper steps should be followed to solve irrational to rational numbers__Weightage__: 1-2 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

#11. Mensuration

__Types__: Problems on Plane Figures such as Square, Rectangle, Circles, Cone, Cylinder etc.__Weightage__: 2-3 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

#12. Data Interpretation

__Types__:Problems on Bar/Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables etc.__Weightage__: 0-3 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

#13. Time and Work

__Types__:Problems on Work efficiency, Wages and Pipes etc.__Weightage__: 1-2 Qs__Level :__Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

#14. Mixture problems

__Types__: To Make A Mixture From Two Or More Entities/Mixtures__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

#15. Algebra

__Types__: Basic Linear Equations in one or two variables, Quadratic & Algebraic Identities are important. Remember all the identities__Weightage__: 2-3 Qs__Level :__Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

#16. Geometry

__Types__: Problems related to Triangles congruency, Similarity theorems, Circle chords & tangent theorems, Co-ordinate geometry etc. Remember all the theorems.__Weightage__: 3-4 Qs__Level :__Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

#17. Trigonometry

__Types__:Problems based on Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distance etc.__Weightage__: 2-3 Qs__Level :__Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

**SSC CGL Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning**

**SSC CGL Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning**

#1. Classification

__Types__:Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs.__Weightage__: 2-3 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

#2. Analogy

__Types__:Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs.__Weightage__: 2-3 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

#3. Coding Decoding

__Types__: Questions on Coding by Analogy, Coding and decoding by letter shifting & Coding Letters of a Word. Could also include, Coding and decoding in fictitious language.__Weightage__: 2-3 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

#4. Puzzle

__Types__: Number based puzzles like 7 × 5 × 6 × 5 = 6575, then 8 × 7 × 4 × 6 = ?or Find the correct equation type questions or Quant based questions like on age, speed and distance or Seating arrangement questions.__Weightage__: 2-3 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

#5. Matrix

__Types__: 1 or 2 Matrix of letters with numbers are given from which correct set of numbers for given word is to find out.__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

#6. Word formation

__Types__: From the given word find whether the given option words can be formed or not.__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

#7. Arranging words in Logical order or Dictionary order

__Types__: It can be meaningful order of doing a certain task, or following a certain rule.In dictionary order words are to be arranged according to dictionary sequence in ascending or descending order.__Weightage__: 1-2 Qs__Level :__Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time-consuming

#8. Venn diagram

__Types__: Problems based on Venn Diagram Types of Question:*Represent the relation between Student, Teacher and Boys, Syllogisms.*__Weightage__: 1-3 Qs__Level :__Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming

#9. Directions & Distances

__Types__: Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on paper.__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming

#10. Blood Relations

__Types__: Family Tree or General Blood Relation Problems.__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

#11. Missing Number

__Types__: Find the missing number from the given matrix or diagram.__Weightage__: 1-2 Qs__Level :__May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

#12. Series

__Types__: Mainly questions on Number & Alphabet series. Question Type:*Complete the given series a_bc_ _cbad_bcd_cda*__Weightage__: 2-3 Qs__Level :__May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

#13. Non Verbal Reasoning

__Types__: Ques like Complete the pattern, Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Counting Figures. Figure based Analogy/Classification/Series or cube based ques may be asked.__Weightage__: 3-4 Qs__Level :__Scoring, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Visual imagination is required

#14. Verbal Reasoning

__Types__: Questions on Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason. Questions on Course of Action & Statements and Arguments can also be asked.__Weightage__: 0-1 Qs__Level :__May be tricky, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Time Consuming

**SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus 2018**

Those aspirants who have cleared the Tier I exam would appear for Tier II exam.

Tier II exam consists of the following sections – Quantitative Ability, English language, Statistics and General Studies. Each section consists of 200 marks and time allotted for each section is 2 hours. As you can see, the syllabus of Tier I and Tier II are almost same but Tier II exam is much difficult to crack.

**Note:**

- 5 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt.
- For handicapped candidates, 2 hours 40 minutes would be allotted for each section.

Statistics | Quantitative Aptitude | General Awareness | English Language |

Collection and Representation of Data | Simplification | Finance and Accounting | Reading Comprehension |

Measure of Dispersion | Interest | Fundamental Principles | Fill in the blanks |

Measure of Central Tendency | Percentage | Basic Concepts of Accounting | Spellings |

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis | Ratio and Proportion | Self-Balancing Ledger | Phrase or idiom meaning |

Correlation and Regression | Average | Finance and Economy | One word substitution |

Random Variables | Problems on Age | Polity | Phrase replacement/ Sentence correction |

Sampling Theory | TIme, Distance and Speed | Economic and Governance | Error Spotting |

Analysis and Variance | Profit and Loss | Comptroller and Auditor General of India | |

Time Series Analysis | Number Series | Finance Commission | |

Index Number | Number System | Theory of Demand and Supply | |

Mensuration | |||

Data Interpretation | |||

Time and Work | |||

Mixture Problems | |||

Algebra | |||

Geometry | |||

Trigonometry |

**SSC CGL Tier III Syllabus 2018**

Tier III exam is conducted in an offline mode. This is a descriptive paper in English or Hindi. This section generally includes essay writing, formal letter writing, informal letter writing, etc. It carries a total of 100 marks and total time allotted is 60 minutes.

**Note:**

- For handicapped candidates, time allotted is 80 minutes.
- Tier I and Tier II are compulsory for all the SSC CGL aspirants. Tier III exam is optional. It is attempted only by the aspirants who apply for Junior Statistical Officer.

**SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus 2018**

**SSC CGL Tier IV exam includes two tests:**

- Data Entry Speed Test

- This test is conducted to test the typing speed of the candidates.
- The candidates are required to type a paragraph on the computers.
- Time allotted is 15 minutes

- Computer Proficiency Test

- This test is conducted to test the skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
- Time duration: 45 minutes

**Note:**

This exam is optional. It is to be attempted only by the aspirants who have applied for the post of TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector.

__How to Use this SSC CGL Syllabus as a Guide__

__How to Use this SSC CGL Syllabus as a Guide__

- While prepping for the exam, keep the weightages and breadth of topic in mind.
- Work from top to bottom of the list in each section of SSC CGL Syllabus while preparing.
- In Round 1 of your preparation, distribute time according to the weightage while studying for each topic.
- In Round 2 of your preparation, distribute time according to order in which the topics are listed.
- Follow a proper study guide for every subject.