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Exact SSC CGL Syllabus For Tier-I Exam

SSC CGL Tier I Examination bears 100 multiple choice questions from the subjects of
  • General Awareness,
  • Reasoning,
  • Quantitative Aptitude and
  • English
In order to promote to attend Tier II & further process, you need to qualify the Tier I exam. There will be no sectional cut-off in Tier I exam. Candidates need to secure overall cut off marks in SSC CGL Tier I exam.

SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier I - General Intelligence & Reasoning

This Section contains brain triggering questions and puzzles, for which you have to practice more. The topics to be concentrated under this subject are,
  • Semantic Analogy,
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy,
  • Figural Analogy,
  • Semantic Classification,
  • Symbolic/Number Classification,
  • Figural Classification,
  • Semantic Series,
  • Number Series,
  • Figural Series,
  • Problem Solving,
  • Word Building,
  • Coding & de-coding,
  • Numerical Operations,
  • symbolic Operations,
  • Trends, Space Orientation,
  • Space Visualization,
  • Venn Diagrams,
  • Drawing inferences,
  • Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding,
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion,
  • Indexing,
  • Address matching, Date & city matching,
  • Classification of centre codes/roll numbers,
  • Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification,
  • Embedded Figures,
  • Critical thinking,
  • Emotional Intelligence,
  • Social Intelligence,
  • Other sub-topics, if any.

SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier I - General Awareness

This Section aims to reveal your awareness about the things and happenings around the world. The topics to be prepared under this subject are,
  • Static GK
  • Current News
  • India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History,
  • Culture,
  • Geography,
  • Economic Scene,
  • General Policy & Scientific Research.

SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier I - Quantitative Aptitude

This is the most important section and more mark scoring section in the Tier I exam. The topics to be covered under this subject are
  • Number System Problems
  • Percentage.
  • Ratio & Proportion,
  • Square roots,
  • Averages,
  • Interest,
  • Profit and Loss,
  • Discount,
  • Partnership Business,
  • Mixture and Alligation,
  • Time and distance,
  • Time & Work,
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds,
  • Graphs of Linear Equations,
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres,
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles,
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles,
  • Triangle,
  • Quadrilaterals,
  • Regular Polygons ,
  • Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder,
  • Sphere, Hemispheres,
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base,
  • Trigonometric ratio,
  • Degree and Radian Measures,
  • Standard Identities,
  • Complementary angles,
  • Heights and Distances,
  • Histogram,
  • Frequency polygon,
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart

SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier I - English Comprehension

This section aims mainly to judge your English Language Skill. The topics to be practiced under this subject are
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spelling Correction
  • Idiom or Phrase Meaning
  • One Word Substitution
  • Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction
  • Spotting Error

 
 

Appropriate SSC CGL Syllabus For Tier-II Exam

SSC CGL Tier-II examination consists of 4 papers in total viz
  • Paper-I - Quantitative Ability,
  • Paper-II - English Language & Comprehension,
  • Paper-III- Statistics,
  • Paper-IV- General Studies - Finance and Economics.
Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)
Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)/Assistant Accounts Officer(AAO).

SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier II - Paper-I: Quantitative Ability

This Paper is necessary for all posts under SSC CGL recruitment. Questions in this Paper-I will be of 10th standard level. There is no difference with the topics of Tier I and Tier II Quantitative Ability Section Exam. But the level of difficulty of Quantitative Ability questions is higher in Tier II exam when compared with Tier I. The topics to be covered under this subject are
  • Number System Problems
  • Percentage.
  • Ratio & Proportion,
  • Square roots,
  • Averages,
  • Interest,
  • Profit and Loss,
  • Discount,
  • Partnership Business,
  • Mixture and Alligation,
  • Time and distance,
  • Time & Work,
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds,
  • Graphs of Linear Equations,
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres,
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles,
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles,
  • Triangle,
  • Quadrilaterals,
  • Regular Polygons ,
  • Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder,
  • Sphere, Hemispheres,
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base,
  • Trigonometric ratio,
  • Degree and Radian Measures,
  • Standard Identities,
  • Complementary angles,
  • Heights and Distances,
  • Histogram,
  • Frequency polygon,
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart

SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier II - Paper-II: English Language & Comprehension

This Paper is necessary for all posts under SSC CGL recruitment. Questions asked in this Paper II are of  10 and +2 level. Questions in this section will be designed to test your  understanding and knowledge of English Language. This section covers the following topics:-
  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms / Antonyms
  • Spelling/ detecting mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Improvement of sentences
  • Active/ passive voice of verbs
  • Conversion into direct/ indirect narration
  • Shuffling of sentence parts
  • Shuffling of sentences in a passage
  • Cloze passage &
  • Comprehension passage.


SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier II - Paper-III: Statistics

This Paper is necessary only for the candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation. Questions under this Paper-III are of graduation level. The entire topics to be prepared for this Statistics paper are
  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
  • Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
  • Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
  • Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial , Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.
  • Statistical Inference - Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
  • Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
  • Time Series Analysis - Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
  • Index Numbers - Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.


SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier II - Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)

This Paper is conducted only for the candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG. This paper comprises of two parts namely
  1. Part (A) “Finance and Accounts” with total of 80 marks and
  2. Part (B) “Economics and Governance” with total of 120 marks.
The entire topics to be covered for this Paper IV are:-
Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)
1) Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:-
  • Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

2) Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility 

3) Finance Commission-Role and functions 

4) Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics 
Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve

5. Theory of Demand and Supply 
Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour- Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

6. Theory of Production and cost
Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

7. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets

8. Indian Economy
  • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
  • National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income
  • Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
  • Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment
  • Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication
9. Economic Reforms in India 
Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment

10. Money and Banking
  • Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks
  • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003
11. Role of Information Technology in Governance
Only those candidates who qualify in all the papers would be called for Tier-III (Descriptive Examination), Data Entry Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Document Verification.
 
Candidates need to secure minimum qualifying marks in all the papers as well as in the aggregate, in order to get shortlisted and appear in Tier-III (Descriptive Examination), Data Entry Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Document Verification.
 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier-III

SSC CGL Tier III examination will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode (i.e., Offline Mode). In this Tier III Exam, You have to write Essays, Letter, etc, in either English or Hindi Language. Total Marks allotted for this Tier III Exam is 100. This Tier III exam is conducted to check your Language Skill proficiency.
 
The Syllabus of SSC CGL Tier III comprises of:
  • Writing of an Essay / Passage of 250 words and
  • Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words
 The Essay may carry 50-60 marks. If there is both Letter/Application writing as well Précis Writing, they may each carry 20-30 marks each. If just one of these two are asked, expect the Letter/Application to be worth 40 marks.
 

Essay Writing - Important Topics:

1. Demonetization
2. Digital payments, E- Wallets
3. Unified Payment Interface
4. The Seventh Pay Commission
5. Corruption
6. Intolerance
7. Women Empowerment
8. The Technological Revolution
9. Sexual Harassment
10. Reservation in educational institutions
11. Right to Information
12. Right to Equality
13. Gender sensitivity/ Gender specific roles
14. The GST bill
15. Reservation of women in Parliament
16. Violence and peace
17. Terrorism
18. The Kashmir Issue
19. The India Pakistan Relations
20. Globalization

Important “Letter Writing” questions:

Letters to the Editor/Governing Body/In-Charge:
1. Complaint letter regarding increasing noise pollution in your locality.
2. Complaint letter regarding trouble faced by common people due to demonetization.
3. Complaint letter regarding recent articles in a popular newspaper being based only on bollywood stars rather than relevant and important news.
4. Complain letter mentioning chaotic state of traffic near your locality.
5. Letter to present views on Women empowerment.
6. Letter to present views on demonetization.
7. Letter to present views on Corruption.
8. Letter to present views on Education beyond classroom teaching.
9. Letter to present views on ‘Nature and its protection’
10. Letter to present views on effect of digitalization on today’s youth.

Important “Application Letter” format questions:

1. Application for the post of a manager/clerk/assistant etc. in a company.
2. Letter to reschedule an interview date due to unavoidable circumstances.
3. Letter to accept a job opportunity.
4. Letter to reject a job opportunity.
5. Letter to postpone date of joining.
 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier IV:

Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination (Tier I, II, III) can  appear in the SKILL TEST. The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature.
 
 

SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility standards for the recruitment examination is given below:

1. Educational Qualifications

Candidates should have a graduate degree on or before 01.08.2019. Candidates, those are in the final year of graduation can also apply for SSC CGL with their provisional degrees.

A) Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

  1. Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute
  2. Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters I Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

B) Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level 
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects at degree level

2. Age Limit

SSC has increased the Age limit for SSC CGL Recruitment, though the age varies from post to post. The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 27 years and the maximum age limit criteria is 32 years.

Department

Age Limit

Posts

CSS

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Intelligence Bureau

Not exceeding 30 Years

Assistant Section Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Up to 30 years

Assistant Enforcement Officer

M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation

Up to 32 years

Junior Statistical Officer

NIA

Up to 30 years

Sub Inspector

CBI

20-30 years

Sub Inspector

Narcotics

18-25 years

Sub Inspector

CBEC

20-27 years

Tax Assistant

Other departments

18-27 years

All other posts

Check Your Age Eligibility

Age Limit

Date of Birth

18-27 years

 Born not earlier than 02.August.1991 and not later than 01.August.2000

20-27 years

Born not earlier than 02.August.1991 and not later than 01.August.1998

20-30 years

Born not earlier than 02.August.1988 and not later than 01.August.1998

30 years

Born not earlier than 02.August.1988 and not later than 01.August.2000

32 years

Born not earlier than 02.August.1986 and not later than 01.August.2000