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The SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) selection process for 2024 consists of two stages: Tier 1 and Tier 2.


SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus:


Tier-I exam will consist of following sections:


  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning 




General Awareness:


Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s 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. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.


Quantitative Aptitude:


The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and  Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, 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, Circle, 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.


General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus:


It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, 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 etc. The topics are, 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 centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.


English Comprehension:


 Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.


The SSC CGL Tier 1 questions in General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness & English Comprehension will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Quantitative Aptitude will be of 10th standard level. 


SSC Graduate Level SSC CGL Tier-II (Computer-based) Examination


SSC CGL Tier – II Syllabus


Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities):


Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.

Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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.

Mensuration: 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: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 + cos2=1 etc.

Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities.


Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence):


Questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. These will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Numerical operations, Other sub- topics, if any.


Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language and Comprehension):


Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and their correct usage; Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt 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. To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.


Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (General Awareness):


Questions are designed to test the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.


Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency):


Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.

Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.

Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.

Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.


Paper-II (Statistics):


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; 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  correlation  (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 variable (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 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  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.

Questions in Module-I of Section- I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities) will be of Matriculation Level, in Module-I of Section- II of Paper-I (English Language and Comprehension) of 10+2 Level and in Paper-II of Graduation Level.


FAQs related to SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2024


1. What is the SSC CGL Exam?

The Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) exam is a national-level exam conducted to recruit staff for various posts in ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India.


2. What are the tiers in the SSC CGL Exam?

The SSC CGL Exam consists of four tiers: Tier I: Preliminary Exam (Computer Based) and Tier II: Main Exam (Computer Based).


3. What subjects are covered in Tier I?

Tier I includes questions on General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.


4. What subjects are covered in Tier II?

Tier II consists of multiple papers:

  • Paper I: Quantitative Abilities
  • Paper II: English Language and Comprehension
  • Paper III: Statistics (for specific posts)
  • Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics, for specific posts)


5. How is the General Awareness section structured?

The General Awareness section tests knowledge on current events, important dates, and various static GK topics like History, Geography, Polity, Economics, and Scientific Research.


6. What kind of questions are asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section?

The Quantitative Aptitude section includes questions on arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and data interpretation.


7. What topics are covered under the English Comprehension section?

The English Comprehension section tests grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and sentence structure.


8. Is there negative marking in the SSC CGL Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in both Tier I and Tier II. For each incorrect answer, a certain percentage of marks will be deducted.


9. What is the eligibility criteria for the SSC CGL Exam?

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university or institution. Specific posts may have additional requirements like a degree in a particular field or proficiency in computer skills.


10. How can I prepare for the SSC CGL Exam?

Preparation can include studying the detailed syllabus, practicing previous years' question papers, taking mock tests, and focusing on time management and accuracy.

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