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SSC CGL is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination, conducted annually at the national level in four stages called Tiers. The syllabus and exam scheme is different for different stages.
The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
The candidates who qualify for the Tier-I of the exam can appear for the Tier-II and Tier-III phase exams of the SSC CGL Examination.
|Section||No. of MCQs/Questions||Total Marks Allotted|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50|
Note: negative marking of 0.50 for every wrong answer
SSC CGL 2021 Syllabus
The topic-wise Indicative Syllabus (Tier-I):
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||General Awareness||Quantitative Aptitude||English Comprehension|
|Classification||Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture, etc.)||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Analogy||Science||Interest||Fill in the Blanks|
|–||Sports||Percentage||Phrases and Idioms|
|Matrix||Books and Authors||Ratio and Proportion||One word Substitution|
|Word Formation||Important Schemes||Problem on Ages||Sentence Correction|
|Venn Diagram||Portfolios||Speed, Distance and Time||Error Spotting|
|Direction and Distance||People in the News||Number System|
|Verbal reasoning||Time and Work|
SSC CGL Tier-II - Computer-Based Examination - Objective paper - Medium Hindi/English
The maximum time allowed is 120 Minutes (for each Paper).
For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 160 Minutes
Note: negative marking:
|Section / Paper||No. of MCQs/Questions||Total Marks Allotted|
|Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities||100||200|
|Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension||200||200|
|Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)||100||200|
In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.
Paper-III of Tier-II will be compulsory for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-III and who have applied for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation.
Paper-IV of Tier-II will be compulsory for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV and who have applied for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except in English Comprehension in Tier-I and Paper-II in Tier-II.
The topic-wise Indicative Syllabus (Tier-II):
|SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus|
|Quantitative Aptitude||English Language & Comprehension||Statistics||General Studies- Finance & Economics|
|Number System/HCF/LCM||Spotting the error||Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Statistical Data|
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 organizations Accounts, Receipts and Payments, and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
|Percentage||Fill In The Blanks||Measures of Central Tendency|
|Average||Synonyms||Measures of Dispersion|
|Time & Work, Pipe & Cistern||Antonyms||Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis|
|Profit & Loss, Discount||Spelling/detecting misspelled words||Correlation and Regression|
|Mixture & Alligation||Idioms & Phrases||Probability Theory|
|Time Speed Distance, Boat & Stream Trains||One word substitution||Random Variable and Probability Distributions|
|Interest (CI & SI)||Improvement of sentences||Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample|
Economics and Governance:
Comptroller & Auditor General of India
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
Economic Reforms in India
Money and Banking
|Geometry||Active/Passive Voice of verbs||Statistical Inference|
|Mensuration||Conversion into Direct/Indirect Speech||Analysis of Variance|
|Trigonometry, Height & Distance||Jumbled Paragraph / Sentence Rearrangement||Time Series Analysis|
|Data Interpretation (Bar Graph & Pie Chart)||Cloze passage||Index Numbers|
SSC CGL Tier III – Pen and Paper Mode -Descriptive Paper - Medium Hindi/English
SSC CGL Tier-III exam consists of a descriptive test where you are judged on your writing skills. Please note that the SSC CGL Tier III exam is bilingual in nature which means you have to write letters, essays, passage writing, and applications in either Hindi or English language only.
|S.No||Name of Test||Max Marks||Duration|
|1||Descriptive Paper in English / Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application, etc.)||100||1 hour (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are eligible for scribe)|
8.4 SSC CGL Syllabus Tier IV
SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus comprises various skill tests. This test is conducted for certain government posts only. The SSC CGL syllabus of Tier IV is given below:
The tests in Tier IV are qualifying tests:
|Data Entry Speed Test (DEST):||Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): CPT will have 3 modules.|
|D: Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.|
(i) Word Processing: will comprise of DEST which will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions.
(ii) Spread Sheet: will comprise preparation of spreadsheet as per the exercise given in the test.
(iii) Generation of Slides:will comprise preparation of Power Point Presentation as per the exercise given in the test.