SSC CGL Syllabus 2020: Exam Pattern- Tier I, II, III & IV

Here is the latest SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus for your preparation exam. Almost every corner of the exam syllabus is covered in this article. You can easily understand the syllabus of the SSC exam and syllabus for all the four tiers are explained with details and this syllabus is divided into different sections to visualize it easily.

ssc cgl syllabus

In the SSC CGL

exam, you need to qualify all the four tiers and on the basis of marks, you get selected for the respective department of the government of India.

Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

Tier 1 is the preliminary MCQ type exam, which has a broad syllabus that candidates need to cover in order to qualify for the first exam. After passing the exam, the candidate shall be eligible for the Tier 2 exam.

Paper 1 Quantitative based skill test 

This section contains the questions based on numbers and it is compulsory to pass this section. The questions will be based on the following syllabus.

whole numbers Square roots Graphs of Linear Equations Percentage Interest Ratio & Proportion
decimals, fractions Basic algebraic identities Congruency and properties of triangles Trigonometric ratio
Profit-Loss and Discount Circle,  chords, tangents Hemispheres Bar diagram
Time distance, & Work Standard-Identities Degrees & Radian Measurements Frequency-polygon
Sphere Quadrilaterals Histogram Pie chart
Prism Circular Cone Heights and Distances Polygons

Paper 2 English based skill test

This section checks the candidate’s command over the English language. The candidate should have to improve their English ability for understanding and the comprehension of the passage and phrases.

Phrases and Idioms Spellings One-word Substitution Reading Comprehension
Cloze test Fill in the Blanks Rearrangement of the sentences Sentence correction or Improvement.
Synonyms-Antonyms Sentence Correction Correction Error Spotting
Active Passive sentences

Paper 3 Syllabus for General Awareness

This section basically checks the general knowledge of the candidate.

General Sciences Current affairs Politics of India and world sports
awards discoveries business relations trade laws
international relations of India states of India geography of India and world The economy of India and the world

Paper 4 General Intelligence ability test

This paper is based on the logical thinking of the candidate.

Analogy relationships non-verbal series matrix
directions number problems coding and decoding statement-conclusions
vein diagram visualization decision making analysis
fold-unfold mirrors critical thinking embedded figures

Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam

SSC CGL exam syllabus Tier 2 is also an MCQ type exam, which has a vast syllabus that candidates need to cover in order to qualify for the tier 3.

Paper 1 Quantitative based skill test 

This section contains the questions based on numbers and it is compulsory to pass this section. The questions will be based on the following syllabus and it is mostly the same as tier 1, but its level is harder than the previous one and it contains more new topics.

Simplifications Square roots Graphs of Linear Equations Percentage Interest Ratio & Proportion
decimals, fractions Basic algebraic identities Congruency and properties of triangles Trigonometric ratio
Profit-Loss and Discount Circle,  chords, tangents Hemispheres Bar diagram
Time distance, & Work Standard-Identities Degrees & Radian Measurements Frequency-polygon
Sphere Quadrilaterals Histogram Pie chart
Prism Circular Cone Heights and Distances Polygons
Data sufficiency Geometry Data-interpretation number-systems

Paper 2 English based skill test

This section checks the candidate’s command over the English language. The candidate should have to improve their English ability for understanding and the comprehension of the passage and phrases.

Phrases and Idioms Spellings One-word Substitution Reading Comprehension
Cloze test Fill in the Blanks Rearrangement of the sentences Sentence correction or Improvement.
Synonyms-Antonyms Sentence Correction Correction Error Spotting
Active Passive sentences

Paper 3 Syllabus for Statistics

This section is related to the data interpretation and analysis here are the key topics for the preparation.

Measurement of Central Tendency Analysis and Variance Indexing Number Random Variables
Measurement of Dispersion Correlation and Regression Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Theory on Sampling
Collection and Representation of Data Time Series Analysis

Paper 4 Syllabus for General Awareness

This section basically checks the general knowledge of the candidate. (some new topics are included.)

General Sciences Current affairs Politics of India and world sports
awards discoveries business relations trade laws
international relations of India states of India geography of India and world The economy of India and the world
Finance and Accounting Basic Concepts of Accounting Money and Banking Economics and Governance

Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam

This is the descriptive type tier and will be taken on an offline basis and only Hindi and English is the preferred language to write the exam, the candidate is to require to write the answers on paper using a pen. This exam carries total marks that are 100 only and total time limit is 60 minutes to get completed. (but for PWD the time duration is 80 minutes.) letters and applications, essays, precise writing, etc are the main topics in the syllabus. This exam is specific for the Compiler and Statistical Investigate Grade-2 posts.

Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier IV Exam

This is the final tier for the verification of documents and two skill-based tests are held in this tier.

Data Entry Speed Test i.e. (DEST): This test is going to be conducted for Tax Assistant i.e. (Income Tax & Central Excise) post, in this, they only check the speed of your typing by giving you an English article that contains 2000 words and the time limit is only 15 min.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): This test contains some application proficiency such as word processing, slides generation, spreadsheets, and after qualifying candidates will be offered CSS-post, (Inspector-Central Excise), (Inspector-Preventive Officer), (Inspector-Examiner), MEA.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there any negative marking scheme in the SSC CGL exam?

Yes, On tier 1, 3 and 4 wrong answer 0.5 marks deductive for each wrong answer as a penalty. and 0.25 in tier 2.

Is it compulsory to attempt all the tiers?

It is compulsory to attend all the exam tiers in order to qualify for the exam, However, Tier 4 is for the specific candidates who applied for the CSS-post, (Inspector-Central Excise), (Inspector-Preventive Officer), (Inspector-Examiner), MEA and they required to qualify the DEST, CPT, while others are needed to verify the documents.

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