Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.
SSC CGL Tier I is mandatory for all the posts and its marks are added for further process as well. If you do not clear cut-off of Tier I Exam then you will not be eligible for Tier II. Below table shows the section wise breakup of questions and marks asked in SSC CGL Tier I exam.
|Subject||Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Duration|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50||
|Subject||Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Quantitative Aptitude||100||200||2 Hours|
|General English||200||200||2 Hours|
|SSC Tier III||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Descriptive Paper in English /Hindi||100||1 Hour|
|SSC Tier IV||Time Duration||Syllabus|
|Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS & MEA only||45 Minutes||Word/Excel/ Power Point|
Syllabus of SSC CGL Reasoning subject can be understood better by designing in a tabular structure.
|General Mental Ability||Non-Verbal Reasoning|
|Alphabet Test||Paper cutting & folding|
|Arithmetic Reasoning||Figure formation & Analysis|
|Classification||Cube & Dice|
|Coding decoding||Mirror Image|
|Distance direction test||Water Image|
|Logical Venn diagram||Counting of figures.|
SSC CGL syllabus for GK can be further categorized into two sections as we've discussed below-
|General Awareness Topics||Sub Topics|
|Current Affairs||International Affairs|
|Economy & Finance||Economics|
|Features of Indian Economy|
|Geography||Geography of India|
|History||History of India|
|Indian Polity & Constitution||Indian Polity & Constitution|
|Science & Technology||Biology|
|Discoveries & Inventions|
|Space, Defence in India|
|Static GK||Honours & Awards|
|National & International Organizations|
|Art & Culture|
|Books & Authors|
Important Tip for CGL Exam
General awareness is not something you can expect to master in a day but from an exam point of view, if you spend time consistently, you can perform well in relatively less time as compared to Quantitative Aptitude. This section is very important because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly i.e. in 12-15 minutes and at the same time, decent marks can be scored in this section if prepared well. General Awareness section helps a student in getting a good rank. Below are the links to General Awareness Study material and Quizzes.Go through them.
We've structured SSC CGL Maths syllabus in multiple sections below. Now you can see how quants syllabus can be divided separately.
|Boat & Stream||Mensuration|
|CI & SI||Data Interpretation|
|LCM & HCF||Trigonometry|
|Mixture & Alligation||Degree and Radian Measures, Histogram|
|Pipes & Cistern||Heights and Distances|
|Problem on Ages||Histogram|
|Profit loss & Discount||Frequency polygon|
|Ration Proportion||Bar diagram & Pie chart|
|Speed, time, and work|
|Time work & wages|
Important Tip for CGL Exam
The questions in this section are designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers. The scope of quantitative ability is clearly defined and is limited to class 10th level mathematics. If you have good command over this section, you can score good marks. All you need to do is attempt the questions with good accuracy because there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.You can refer gradeup for study material and quizzes of Quantitative Aptitude.
|Fill in the blanks||One-word substitution||Passage|
|Error Spotting||Idioms & Phrases||Cloze test|
|Voices and Narrations||Spelling Errors||-|
English Section is one section that gets mixed responses from candidates depending upon their educational background and preparation level. For some, this is an easy task but for others, this section becomes a nightmare and biggest hurdle in getting a good score in the exam.
Paper-I: Quantitative Ability
You can refer the above table of Tier I Quantitative Aptitude because syllabus of Tier I and Tier II is same for Quantitative Aptitude.
Paper-II: English Language & Comprehension
Two topics are added in English section in tier II which are Active Passive and cloze test.You can refer the table of SSC CGL 2017 Tier I English syllabus because all those topics are also asked in tier II.
Paper-III: For Statistics for Investigator Grade-II Post Only
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; the 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 correlations (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 variables (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 21 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.
|Finance and Accounts||80|
|Economics and Governance||120|
(i): Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
(ii): Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
(iii): Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
(iv): Candidates opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer must ensure that they possess the requisite qualification as mentioned above. Commission reserves the right to take appropriate action against applicants who do not possess the requisite eligibility while opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer.