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Latest SSC CGL Exam Syllabus PDF Download

SSC CGL Syllabus PDF Download : As all of you know that staff selection commission conducts combined graduate level examinations each and every year all over India. If you want to crack SSC CGL exam in your 1st attempt then you should know the SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2019, 2020 completely.

Aspirants who are preparing for SSC CGL exam/CPO SI (CAPF) have to go through with the latest SSC CGL Syllabus PDF 2020-21 to increase their selection chances in this exam.

Based on Latest pattern of this exam, you must be aware of SSC CGL Syllabus PDF 2020-21 and also exam pattern for Tier-I, Tier-II & III Exam. After knowing the Syllabus you can prepare effectively for this exam. Let’s discuss the Latest SSC CGL Tier I, II and III Syllabus.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Syllabus 2020-21 PDF

The Staff Selection Commission divided the Prelims/Tier 1 Syllabus in to 4 sections General Knowledge/Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude (Mathematics) and English Language (Grammar and Comprehension). The detailed syllabus and exam pattern for SSC CGL Preliminary exam are mentioned below, you can go through it.

S No.SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1General Intelligence and Reasoning2550A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2General Knowledge or Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude or Mathematics2550
4English Grammar and Comprehension2550
Total1002001 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 1 Reasoning and Intelligence Syllabus

Tier-I – SSC CGL Exam: General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. This section may include questions from the topics given below (it is suggested to refer the official notification by staff selection commission.)

Analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation.
Relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
Arithmetic number series, non-verbal series
Coding and decoding
Statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning
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 & un-folding
Figural Pattern- folding and completion
Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching
Classification of center 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 Tier 1 Reasoning Syllabus PDF

General Knowledge or GK Awareness Syllabus (SSC CGL Tier 1)

General Awareness: Questions in this section will be aimed at testing the candidates general knowledge about India and neighbouring countries. Current Affairs and events is also important for SSC CGL Exam. (it is suggested to refer the ssc cgl official notification by staff selection commission.)

General awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.
Questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries
India and World General Knowledge GK
Indian Polity/Constitution
General Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
General Policy & Scientific Research
Economic Scene
SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus PDF

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL Mains – Tier 2 Exam is conducted online and questions will be asked in objective multiple choice format. 4 Papers will be there in SSC CGL Mains Tier 2 Exam. Details – Paper 1 – Quantitative Aptitude, Paper – 2 English Language and Comprehension, Paper – 3 Statistics, and Paper – 4 General Studies (Finance and Economics).

S No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1Quantitative Ability1002002 hours
2English Language and Comprehension2002002 hours
3Statistics1002002 hours
4General Studies (Finance and Economics)1002002 hours
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Maths – Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SSC CGL

Quantitative Aptitude/ Maths Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exam : The questions will be prepared to test the candidate ability of use of numbers and numerical sense. The scope of the test will be computation of topics given below; (it is suggested to refer the ssc cgl official notification by staff selection commission.)

Arithmetic – whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work.
Algebra – Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations.
Geometry and Mensuration – 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, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base.
Trigonometry – Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances.
Data Interpretation (DI) – Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
Quantitative Aptitude or Maths Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 PDF

English Grammar and Comprehension Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exam

Candidates ability to understand correct English and his/ her basic knowledge to understand or summarize or correct comprehension and writing ability would be tested.

  1. Questions will be based on the following topics spotting the errors in sentences,
  2. Fill in the blanks,
  3. Synonyms and antonyms,
  4. Spelling/ detecting misspelled words,
  5. Idioms and phrases,
  6. One word substitution,
  7. Improvement of sentences,
  8. Active/ passive voice of verbs,
  9. Conversion into direct/ indirect narration,
  10. Shuffling of sentence parts,
  11. Shuffling of sentences in a passage,
  12. Cloze passage & comprehension passage.

SSC CGL Mains Paper-III (Statistics) Syllabus

Paper-III of Mains Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) Post in the MOSPI (Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation) and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Prelims Tier-I for these 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
Statistical Inference
Analysis of Variance
Time Series Analysis
Index Numbers
SSC CGL Mains Paper-III (Statistics) Syllabus PDF

SSC CGL Mains Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics)

In SSC CGL Mains Tier-II Exam, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Prelims Tier-I for Paper-IV. This paper is applicable for those aspirants who want to apply for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer Posts.

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks) – Financial Accounting, Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks):
Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
Finance Commission-Role and functions
Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics:
Theory of Demand and Supply
Theory of Production and cost
Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
Indian Economy
Economic Reforms in India
Money and Banking
Role of Information Technology in Governance
SSC CGL Mains Paper-IV Syllabus PDF

SSC CGL Tier-III Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Tier-III of SSC CGL exam is conducted to test the written skills of the candidates in English and Hindi Language (a descriptive exam mode). This paper will be conducted offline (Pen and Paper mode) and aspirants are required to write essays, precis, application, letter etc in Tier 3 of SSC CGL exam. The weightage of this paper is 100 marks and allotted time is 60 minutes and Allotted time for candidates, who belongs to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes.

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)100 marks1 hour or 60 minutes
SSC CGL Tier-III Syllabus and Exam Pattern PDF

SSC CGL Tier-IV Syllabus – Skill Test

SSC CGL Tier-IV examination comprises of couple of skill tests required for certain Posts. DEST through SSC CGL exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English language, which they have to type on provided Computer.

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.
The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature.
OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted for appearing in Skill Test. OH candidates opting for post of Tax Assistant in CBEC are not exempted from Skill Test. HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the Skill Test.
PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes as para-7.1 and 7.2 of the Notice of Examination will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in DEST. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of Skill Test.
CPT (Computer Proficiency Test)The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC.
The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates. CPT will be of qualifying nature
SSC CGL Skill Test Tier 4

The SSC Aspirants are advised to visit/check the website of the Commission at regularly for more updates.

Notice of Examination for Combined Graduate Level Examination- 2020 – Download SSC CGL 2019 Official Notification PDF
2019 – SSC CGL Notification PDF – Download
2018 – SSC CGL Notification PDF – Download
2017 – SSC CGL Notification PDF – Download

Download SSC Calendar 2020 PDF File – SSC Notice regarding Schedule of Examinations 2020

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