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Introduction :

Before you start preparation for your examination it is important to understand the exam pattern, mode of examination and syllabus. Additionally, you should know the cut-off of previous years. This will help you in planning and strategy. Here, we will discuss the latest exam pattern of SSC CGL.    Staff Selection Commission selects candidates for Combined Graduate Level posts through a Four-Tier recruitment process. Tier I- Computer Based Examination Tier II- Computer Based Examination Tier III- Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper) Tier IV- Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

The Tier 1 exam is an objective type Computer Based Test (CBT) that is conducted in a proctored (invigilated) environment in various centers that are assigned to students when they receive their admit card. Additional points to keep in mind regarding the Tier-I examination are indicated below.
  • All questions are multiple choice (MCQ) with four options where you have to choose one correct answer.
  • The question paper will be bilingual in which the questions will be written in both Hindi and English. Only in the English section, the questions will not be bilingual.
  • The Tier 1 exam has 4 sections namely Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude & English Language.
  • Each section consists of 25 questions and every correct answer will award 2 marks to candidates. Each wrong answer will have 0.5 negative marks. Unanswered questions will have 0 marks.
  • There is no sectional cut off. The marks will be calculated on an aggregate basis for Tier 1.
  • The difficulty level of the exam will be moderate.
S.No Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1.
General Intelligence and Reasoning
25
50
60 minutes (1 hour)
2.
General Awareness
25
50
3.
Quantitative Aptitude
25
50
4.
English Comprehension
25
50
TOTAL
100
200

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus

You need to be well versed with the syllabus of the examination that you are preparing for.  This helps you in developing a road map of your preparation and in avoiding areas that are not relevant for your examination. In this section we have highlighted the syllabus of all the four sections of the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination. Click on the relevant tab to check the syllabus of respective sections.

Quantitative Ability is one of the most important sections of the examination. You need in depth preparation with shortcut techniques to solve questions quickly. It's important for students to keep in mind that the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination is all about time management. Further, quantitative ability section is common in both Tier 1 and 2, so you need to really focus in this section. Here, we have listed the syllabus as per the SSC Commission.

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY SYLLABUS:

Computation of whole numbers

Decimals

Fractions

Relationships between numbers

Profit and Loss

Discount

Partnership Business

Mixture and Alligation

Time and distance

Time & Work

Percentage

Ratio & Proportion

Square roots

Averages

Interest

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

Heights and Distances

Histogram

Frequency polygon

Bar diagram & Pie chart

Hemispheres

Rectangular Parallelepiped

Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base

Trigonometric ratio

Degree and Radian Measures

Standard Identities

Complementary angles

The SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning consists of both verbal and non-verbal types of topics. This section will be a key to examining the candidate's activeness and sharpness in any situation. The topics to be covered under SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning are enlisted below.

General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus:

Analogies

Similarities and differences

Space visualization

Spatial orientation

Problem-solving

Analysis

Judgment

Blood Relations

Decision making

Visual memory

Discrimination

Observation

Relationship concepts

Arithmetical reasoning

Figural classification

Arithmetic number series

Non-verbal series

Coding and decoding

Statement conclusion

Syllogistic reasoning

The English Comprehension section of SSC CGL Tier-1 is not bilingual. In this section all questions will be in English. This section will test your vocabulary (word meaning), Reading skills and Grammar. If you prepare well this section can be a high scoring section for you that will assist you in clearing the overall cut-off of the Tier 1 examination. Here, we have listed the syllabus of the English section.

English Comprehension Syllabus:

Phrases and Idioms

One word Substitution

Sentence Correction

Error Spotting

Fill in the Blanks

Spellings Correction

Reading Comprehension

Synonyms-Antonyms

Active Passive

Sentence Rearrangement

Sentence Improvement

Cloze test

This section tests your awareness about General Knowledge and General Science and their application to society. The syllabus of this section is vast, however, if you focus on the following topics it will help you prepare well for your examination.

General Awareness Syllabus:

India - History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research

General Science (standard 7th to 10th)

Current Affairs

Books and Authors

Sports

Important Schemes

Important Days

Portfolio

People in News

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern and Syllabus (2022)

Candidates who clear the cut-off requirement of Tier 1 are eligible to appear in both Tier 2 and Tier 3 of the SSC CGL. Based on the latest (2022 Notification) Tier 2 and 3 will be conducted on the same day. For ease of understanding, you can consider Tier 1 as prelims round, Tier 2 as the Main Exam and Tier 3 as Descriptive English paper (Essay, Précis, Letter, Application). While all candidates clearing Tier 1 appear in both Tier 2 and Tier 3, Tier 3 is evaluated only for those candidates who clear Tier 2. The Tier 2 exam has four papers out of which Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory  for all candidates. Paper 3 is compulsory only for candidates applying for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Statistical Investigator and Paper 4 is compulsory for those applying for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)/ Assistant Accounts Officer (ACO).
  • The Tier 2 exam is an objective Computer Based Test (CBT), just like Tier 1.
  • All question are multiple choice questions with four options and one correct answer.
  • The question paper will be bilingual in which the questions will be written in both Hindi and English. Only in the English section, the questions will not be bilingual.
  • The Tier 2 exam has 4 Papers namely Quantitative Abilities, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics & General Studies (Finance and Economics).
  • Paper 1, 3 and 4 consists of 100 questions for 200 marks each. Paper 2 consists of 200 questions for 200 marks in total.
  • Paper 1,3 and 4 have 2 marks for correct answer, 0.5 negative for wrong answer and 0 marks for unanswered questions. Paper 2 has 1 mark for correct answer, 0.25 negative for wrong answer and 0 marks for unanswered questions.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

There are 4 papers in SSC CGL Tier-2, namely Quantitative Ability, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, and General Studies (Finance and Economics), for which the pattern has been shown in the table below. Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.
S.No Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1.
Paper 1: Quantitative Ability
100
200
2 hours
2.
Paper 2: English Language and Comprehension
200
200
2 hours
3.
Paper 3: Statistics
100
200
2 hours
4.
Paper 4: General Studies (Finance and Economics)
100
200
2 hours

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus:

The detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier-II Exam is given below. Click on the relevant tab to check the official syllabus of each paper.

Paper 1 , i.e. Quantitative Ability,  has many elements common with Tier 1 examination. So, if you have prepared well for Tier 1 it will assist you in Tier 2. However, you should keep in mind that the difficulty of questions in Tier 2 is higher and majority of the questions in Paper 1 are from Trigonometry, Geometry and Algebra.

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY SYLLABUS:

Computation of whole numbers

Decimals

Fractions

Relationships between numbers

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

Paper 2, i.e.English Language and  Comprehension, focuses mainly on grammar and reading. To score high in this paper you need to have in-depth knowledge of English grammar with special emphasis on Active-Passive Voice and Direct-Indirect speech. Develop a healthy reading habit to solve the Reading Comprehension section of this paper.

English Language and Comprehension Syllabus:

Spot the error

Fill in the blanks

Synonyms

Antonyms

Spelling/ detecting misspelt 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

Paper 3, i.e. Statistics, is compulsory only for candidates applying for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Statistical Investigator. 

The SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus for Statistic is described as follows-

  1. 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.

 

  1. Measures of Central Tendency - Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

 

  1. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

 

  1. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and twoway classified data.

 

  1. Time Series Analysis - Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

 

  1. 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.

Paper 4 is compulsory for those applying for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)/ Assistant Accounts Officer (ACO).

This paper of the SSC CGL Tier 2 is divided into 2 parts Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance for which the sub-topics are detailed below-

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):

1.1 Financial Accounting

  • Nature and scope
  • Limitations of Financial Accounting
  • Basic concepts and Conventions
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

1.2 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):

2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.

2.2 Finance Commission-Role and functions.

2.3 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics

  • Definition
  • Scope and nature of Economics
  • Methods of economic study
  • Central problems of an economy
  • Production possibilities curve

2.4 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
  • The elasticity of Supply

2.5 Theory of Production and cost

  • Meaning and Factors of production
  • Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

  • Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
  • Monopoly
  • Monopolistic Competition
  • Oligopoly
  • Price determination in these markets.

2.7 Indian Economy:

2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.

2.7.2 National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.

2.7.3 Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.

2.7.4 Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.

2.7.5 Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

2.8 Economic Reforms in India

  • Economic reforms since 1991
  • Liberalisation
  • Privatisation
  • Globalisation
  • Disinvestment

2.9 Money and Banking:

2.9.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.

2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance.

SSC CGL Tier-III Pattern and Syllabus (2022)

Tier-III of SSC CGL 2022 exam is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The mode of examination is offline (Pen and Paper mode) and students are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc., in this exam. The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes.
  • The maximum marks for the paper will be 100. The minimum qualifying mark is 33 for the paper.
  • There will be questions based on précis (summary), letter, essay and application writing.
  • This section will test the writing skill and creative ability of the candidate in their chosen language.
  • The word limit for attempting essay questions is 250 words while for letter/application is 150 words.

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern (2022)

S.No Subject Types of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1.
Descriptive English
Essay/Letter/Precis/Application
100
1 hour or 60 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes for candidates eligible for scribe

SSC CGL Tier-IV Syllabus 2022 (Skill Test)

Tier-IV examination comprises of a couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country. SSC CGL Tier-4 is also known as the Data Entry Skill Test that is used for assessing the typing speed of the candidate who qualify in Tier- 1, 2, and 3. 1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2022 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes. 2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

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