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SSC CGL is conducted every year for the graduate aspirants. The exam is conducted in four stages- TIER-1, TIER-2, TIER-3, and TIER-4.

TIER-1 and TIER-2 is a computer-based online exam.

Tier-3 is descriptive in nature, so its a pen and paper-based exam.

Tier-4 is a computer skill test.

Now let’s talk about SSC CGL Exam Pattern and Syllabus in detail.

SSC CGL TIER- 1 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-1 exam is conducted mostly in the month of June. This is a computer-based 60 minutes test comprises of four sections. Each section consists of 25 questions. The students will be awarded 2 marks for the correct answer and there is a negative marking of 0.5 for an incorrect answer.

The sections asked in this stage of the exam are-

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning- 25 Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude- 25 Questions
  • General Awareness- 25 Questions
  • English Comprehension- 25 Questions

All these four sections have to be answered in the time span of 60 minutes. You can start your exam with any of the sections. There is no sectional cut-off also.

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Note- 20 extra minutes i.e., 80 minutes will be given for visually handicapped and those suffering from Cerebral Palsy.

SSC CGL TIER- 2 Exam Pattern

The students qualified in the SSC CGL TIER-1 are called for the TIER-2 exam. The TIER-2 exam consists of four papers.

  • Paper- 1 (Quantitative Aptitude for All Posts)
  • Paper- 2 (English Comprehension for All Posts)
  • Paper- 3 (Statistics for those who applied for Statistical Investigator Gr-II & Compiler Posts)
  • Paper- 4 (General Studies- Finance & Economics for Asst. Audit Officer Gazetted Group “B” Posts)

Note- The cut-off in Tier-1 will be different for Paper-1 and Paper-1, and Paper-3, Paper-4

SSC CGL TIER- 3 Exam Pattern

This is a pen and paper based descriptive type offline exam of 100 marks. You can give the exam in English or Hindi. The exam is qualifying in nature and you must at least score 33% marks.

  • Time- 60 minutes (80 minutes VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy)
  • Subject- Letter, Essay, Application, etc.

This exam will basically check your writing skill and the use of vocabulary. 

SSC CGL TIER- 4 Exam Pattern

The TIER- 4 consists of Computer Proficiency Test and document verification. This Computer Proficiency Test is completely qualifying in nature and is applicable for a few posts only.

  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)- Asst. Section Officer in CSS & MEA Post only
  • Data Entry Skill Test (at Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour) – Tax Assistant Post only
  • Time- 45 minutes
  • Knowledge- MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint

SSC CGL Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude (Mathematics)

  • Number System
  • Time and Work
  • Work and Wages
  • Pipes and Cistern
  • Trains
  • Boats and Streams
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and Distance
  • Age
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Height and Distance
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration (2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional)

English

  • Articles
  • Tense
  • Passive Voice
  • Narration
  • Question Tag
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Conditional Sentence
  • Noun
  • Pronoun
  • Adjective
  • Verb – Basics and Advanced
  • Adverb
  • Conjunction
  • Preposition
  • VocabulariesSynonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitutions
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Essay
  • Letter

Reasoning

  • Odd One Out
  • Syllogism
  • Pair Formation
  • Calendar
  • Dice
  • Cube and Cuboid
  • Clock
  • Coded- Relationship
  • Coded Equation
  • Number Series
  • Venn Diagram
  • Direction Test
  • Missing Number
  • Blood Relation
  • Puzzles (Type-1,2,3 & Latest Pattern-Based)
  • Problems on English Alphabets
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Ranking
  • Analogy (Type -I, II, III)
  • Matrix type
  • Mirror Image
  • Water Image
  • Paper Folding & Cutting
  • Incomplete Figures
  • Grouping Figures
  • Spotting out the Embedded Figures

Biology

  • Classification of Living Organisms
  • Cell
  • Tissues
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Nutrition and Respiration
  • Excretion
  • Nervous System and Sense Organs
  • Reproductive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Human Diseases
  • Minerals and Vitamins
  • Population
  • Plant Anatomy
  • Absorption by Roots
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration in Plants
  • Transpiration

Chemistry

  • Matter
  • Pure Substance
  • Atoms and Molecules
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Metals
  • Non-Metals
  • Carbon Compounds
  • Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Melting Points (Important Elements)
  • Boiling Points (Important Elements)
  • Boiling Points (Important Organic Compounds)

Physics

  • Kinematics
  • Linear Motion
  • Circular Motion
  • Parabolic
  • Harmonic Motion
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electricity
  • Magnets & its behavior
  • Applications
  • Optics (Ray and Wave)
  • Work and Energy
  • Gravitation
  • Miscellaneous

History

  • Ancient History
  • Medieval History
  • Modern History
  • Prehistoric Period
  • Harappan Civilisation
  • Vedic Civilisation (Rig Vedic & Later Vedic)
  • 16 Mahajanpads
  • Buddhism
  • Jainism
  • Magadh Mahajanpada
  • Haryanaka Dynasty
  • Shishunaga Dynasty
  • Nanda Dynasty
  • Maurya Dynasty
  • Sunga Dynasty
  • Kanva Dynasty
  • Satvahana Dynasty
  • Foreign Invasions (Indo-Greek, Shakas, Kushan)
  • Gupta Dynasty
  • Pushyabhuti Dynasty
  • Medieval India
  • Rajputs
  • Muslim Invasions
  • Delhi Sultanate
  • Mughals
  • Sikhs
  • Marathas
  • Mysore
  • Bengal
  • Later Mughal Period
  • Advent of Europeans
  • Indian National Movements

Geography

  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • World Mapping
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Mapping
  • Cosmos/Universe

Political Science

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  • Historical Background
  • Making of Constitution
  • Salient Features of the Constitution
  • Preamble
  • Union Territories
  • Citizenship
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Union Executive
  • The Parliament
  • Judiciary in India
  • The State Executives and the State Legislatures
  • Commissions
  • Important Articles of the Constitution
  • Important Amendments
  • Prime Minister
  • President

Economy

  • Meaning, types, and Sector of Economy
  • Salient Features of Indian Economy
  • New Economic Policy – LPG Model
  • Planning in India
  • National Income of India
  • Indian Financial System
  • Indian Fiscal System
  • Banking in India
  • International Organizations
  • Inflation
  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Agriculture
  • Miscellaneous

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