SSC CGL Syllabus – Download Syllabus PDF for CGL Tier- I, II, III, IV Here

SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus – Get Complete Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier I, Tier II and Tier III exam , Download Syllabus in PDF for Free

SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus : SSC CGL 2017 was conducted from 5th August to 23rd August 2017. Those who prepared for the exam according to the syllabus were able to clear the exam. The exam was conducted in 43 batches by SSC in examination centers across the country. About 30 lakh candidates had registered for the exam. Those who followed the syllabus were able to clear the SSC CGL Tier I exam. Now, it is time for Tier II and Tier III exams. The SSC CGL 2017 Tier II exam is scheduled from 17th February to 22nd February 2018.

SSC CGL Selection Process:

Writing Tier I exam is mandatory for all posts under SSC CGL. Candidates who qualify in Tier I exam will have to write Tier II or mains exam. Candidates who qualify in Tier 2 exam will be able to appear for Tier III exam.The Tier 2 exam has a negative marking scheme of 0.5 marks or half mark in Paper I, III, and IV. The negative marking scheme is 0.25 marks in Paper II. Those who qualify in Tier III will be selected for Tier IV exam.

Questions in Paper I will contain 10th Standard level, while Paper 2 will have questions of Standard 12th level, while Paper 3 and 4 will have graduation level questions. There is both sectional cutoff and overall cutoff for SSC CGL Tier I exam and candidates need to clear both sectional cutoff and overall cutoff to get selected in SSC CGL 2017.

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Stage 3: SSC CGL Tier 3

The Tier 3 type of paper is a descriptive type of paper for 100 marks. It is conducted in pen and paper mode and has a time duration of 60 minutes.

Stage 4: SSC CGL Tier 4

Tier 4 of the SSC CGL examination is a Data Entry skill Test and a Computer Proficiency test and the test is of qualifying nature. The Test is only for selected posts like Tax Assistant.

Tier Type Mode
Tier I Multiple choice questions On line
Tier II Multiple Choice Questions On line
Tier III Descriptive paper in English and Hindi Pen and Paper
Tier IV Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Wherever applicable

SSC CGL Tier I Examination Paper Pattern: SSC CGL Syllabus

Subject Q Marks Time
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 Composite of 60 Minutes for all candidates (80 minutes for candidates suffering from disabilities like Visual Handicap and Cerebral Palsy)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
Total 100 200

Take Reading Comprehension Quiz

Take Cloze Test Quiz

Take Odd One Out Quiz

Take Para-Jumbles Quiz

Take Sentence Improvement Quiz

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I :

SSC CGL Tier I comprises of General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Subject Syllabus
General Intelligence and Reasoning Classification, Analogy, Codding-Decoding, Puzzle, Matrix, Word formation, Venn Diagram, Direction and Distance, Blood Relation, Series, Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning
General Awareness Static General Knowledge, Science, Current Affairs, Sports, Books and Authors, Important Schemes, Portfolios, People in News
Quantitative aptitude Simplification, Interest, Averages, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Problem on Ages, Speed Distance and Time, Number System, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Time and Work, algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry
English Comprehension Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrases and Idioms, One word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting.

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Once, the preliminary exams are conducted, it is time to get set for the Mains or Tier II exams that will be held in January 2018.

SSC CGL Syllabus – Tier II Examination Paper Pattern: 

Mode of Examination Subject/Section Questions Marks Time Duration
Computer based Examination mode Paper I – Quantitative


100 Questions 200 Marks 120 Minutes (Total)

For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:

160 Minutes

Paper II – English Language & Comprehension 200 Questions 200 Marks
Paper III – Statistics 100 Questions 200 Marks
Paper IV – General Studies

(Finance and


100 Questions 200 Marks

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SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier II :

Mains exam will be conducted online and is an objective multiple choice exam. The major sections in the Mains exam are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics).

Subject SSC CGL Syllabus
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification, Interest, Averages,Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Speed, Distance and Time, Number System, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Time and Work,Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Data Sufficiency
English Language Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Fill in the Blanks, Phrases and Idioms,One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Cloze Test

Para Jumbles, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active-Passive Voice

Statistics Collection and Representation of Data, Measure of Dispersion, Measure of Central Tendency, Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis, Correlation and Regression, Random Variables, Random Variables, Sampling Theory, Analysis and Variance, Time Series Analysis, Index Number
General Awareness Finance and Accounting, Fundamental Principles, Financial Accounting, Basic Concepts of Accounting, Self-Balancing Ledger, Error Spotting and Correction, Economics and Governance, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Finance Commission, Theory of Demand and Supply

SSC CGL Tier 2 Preparation Strategy

Take Current Affairs Practice Quiz

SSC CGL Syllabus Tier III Paper:

SSC CGL Tier III is a descriptive paper and will test the communication skills of the candidate. Candidate will be given to write Essay and Letters on social issues. Therefore candidates must be well updated on Social issues and current affairs. There is no syllabus for SSC CGL Tier III paper, however some topics are more important and can be given weightage.

The SSC CGL syllabus for Tier III Exam consists of the following topics. You must prepare for the following topics while preparing for SSC CGL Tier III.

  • Social Issues like Poverty, Education, Equality, Social Evils
  • Politics, Schemes & Governance Elections, coups, revolutions and agitations, political deaths, Appointments, Office holders and more
  • Finance & Economy: Important Events in the Indian and global economy, Demonetization, RBI Rates, GDP Rates etc.
  • Environmental Concerns like Pollution, Overpopulation, Ecology
  • Sports: Recent victories, tournaments, matches, Wins, retirements
  • Geopolitics: Chinese aggression in the Indian Ocean, Syrian Refugee Crisis, Rohingya refugees,
  • Technology :UPI, Payment Wallets, Vaccines, Social Networks etc.

Read up on current affairs and be accurate on facts, figures and other details.

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Some of the expected Topics in SSC CGL Tier III exam: 

  • Demonetization
  • Digital payments, E-Wallets and UPI
  • Corruption
  • Intolerance
  • Women Empowerment
  • Right to Information
  • The GST
  • Terrorism/Kashmir Issue
  • Indo-Pak Relations

Statistics: Important Topics for Statistics are as follows:

Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data, Measures of Central Tendency, Measures of Dispersion, Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis, Correlation and Regression, Probability Theory, Statistical Inference, Analysis of Variance, Time Series Analysis, Index Numbers.

SSC CGL Syllabus for General Studies (Finance and Economics):

Finance and Accounts, Economics and Governance, Facts on CAG or Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Microeconomics, Basics of Economics, Demand, and Supply. Theory of Production and Cost, Market Price Determination, Indian Economy, Economic Reforms in India, Money and Banking, Information technology in governance, inflation, Basics on RBI,

Take Data Interpretation Quiz

Take Simple and Compound Interest Quiz

Take Data Sufficiency Quiz

Take Number Series Quiz

Take Time, Speed and Distance Quiz

Take Approximation & Simplification Quiz

SSC CGL Tier IV Exam Syllabus for selected Posts :

The SSC CGL Tier III exam consists of a skill-based test. Candidate needs to complete the following tasks and it is qualifying in nature.

1. Word Processing Test on MS Word: 2000 Key Depressions

2. Test in Microsoft Excel or Spreadsheets: 15 minutes

3. Test in Microsoft PowerPoint: 15 minutes

Initially, the candidate must do a word processing test with 2000 key depressions. A part of the skill test will test the good typing speed. Candidates who obtain qualifying marks in the examination will be called for a Skill Test. The skill test will be of qualifying in nature and consists of Typing test. The candidates will have to appear for the stenography test and will be given a dictation for 15 minutes at a speed of 50-60 wpm. The matter will have to be transcribed on the computer.

The candidate has to write one paragraph of about 50-60 words from the Data Entry Passage given to him on a separate sheet.

Candidate must possess knowledge of Microsoft Excel and prepare spreadsheet as per the given exercise. After completing the spreadsheet exercise, the candidate must take a printout of the spreadsheet and submit the files. Below is the link to download the SSC CGL Syllabus PDF file for free. The SSC CGL Syllabus in Hindi is also available.



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  • Abhinav Srivastava

    is this time tier two english ques are 100 or 200

  • Abhinav Srivastava

    my admit card shows time only 1030 to 1230