SSC Selection Post Syllabus 2019

SSC Selection Post Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission is looking to recruit candidates for Selection Post. Prepare for the examination with the SSC Selection Post Syllabus for different educational qualifications.  The SSC Selection Post Recruitment will be conducted in 3 separate Computer Based Examinations consisting of Objective Type Multiple Choice questions, for the posts with minimum Educational Qualification of Matriculation, Higher Secondary, and Graduation & above levels.

  • Interested candidates may apply for the exam with SSC Selection Post Application Form before 31st August 2019.
  • Candidates will be appointed after successfully clearing all 3 stages of recruitment: Written Exam (CBT), Document Verification, Skill Test.

SSC Selection Post Syllabus

The SSC Selection Post Syllabus consists of 4 Major Sections: General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude & English Language.

  • The difficulty level of the exam increases for all 3 CBT’s – Matriculation (10th Pass)  CBT < Higher Secondary (10+2) CBT < Graduation Level. 
  • Download the Selection Post Syllabus PDF from the link mentioned below.

Exam Pattern for SSC Selection Post Exam

Staff Selection Commission has set the following Exam Pattern for SSC Selection Post Computer Based Test.

Subject No. of




Total Duration
General Intelligence 25 50 60 Minutes (80 minutes for candidates eligible for scribes as per paras 11 E (i) and 11 E (ii).
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
English Language

(Basic Knowledge)

25 50

SSC Selection Post Syllabus for Matriculation (10th pass)

Staff Selection Commission will be conducting the Online test in 3 different CBT’s depending on the educational qualification of the candidate. Details of all 4 subjects in the Matriculation level has been mentioned below.

General Intelligence – Matriculation Level

General Intelligence section for Matric i.e 10th pass level will consist of Non-verbal reasoning topics only. The below-mentioned table displays all possible topics in the exam.

General Intelligence Syllabus for Matriculation Level 
Similarities and differences Visual memory
Space visualization Discriminating observation
Problem-solving Relationship concepts
Analysis Figure classification
Judgment Arithmetical number series
Decision making Non-verbal series, etc

English Language – Matriculation Level

The candidate’s understanding of the Basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would be tested in this exam.

Quantitative Aptitude for Matriculation Level

The following table displays the topics covered in the Mathematics/Quant section of the exam.

 Quantitative Aptitude Topics

Number systems Interest
Computation of whole numbers Profit and loss, Discount
Decimals and fractions and the relationship between numbers Use of tables and graphs
Fundamental arithmetical operations Mensuration
Percentages Time and distance
Ratio and proportion Ratio and time
Averages Time and work, etc

Matriculation Level – General Awareness

The SSC Selection Post Syllabus for GA section includes the following mentioned topics.

  • Questions in GA section are designed to test the general awareness of the environment and its application to society.
  • Current Events in the country & world.
  • General Science topics of 10th standard level.
  • The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries focusing on Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research.
  • The General Awareness section is basic at the matriculation level, however, the candidates should prepare thoroughly due to the high level of competition in SSC Exams.

SSC Selection Post Syllabus for Higher Secondary Level

The Syllabus for Higher Secondary Level will be of higher-level difficulty than Matriculation.  Higher Secondary level exam also tests candidates on 4 topics: General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude & English Language.

General Intelligence Syllabus for Higher Secondary Level

The following table covers all important topics for the general intelligence section.

General Intelligence Topics for Higher Secondary Level

Semantic Analogy Semantic Series
Symbolic operations Figural Pattern – folding and completion
Symbolic/Number Analogy Number Series
Trends Embedded figures
Figural Analogy Figural Series
Space Orientation Critical Thinking
Semantic Classification Problem Solving
Venn Diagrams Emotional Intelligence
Symbolic/Number Classification Word Building
Drawing inferences Social Intelligence
Figural Classification Coding – decoding
Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations

Higher Secondary Level Syllabus for English Language

More Topics are covered in the Higher Secondary Level than the Matriculation level exam. The English Language Syllabus for Higher Secondary level SSC Selection Post exam has been mentioned in the table below

SSC Selection Post Syllabus for the English Language 

Spot the Error Improvement of Sentences
Fill in the Blanks Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
Synonyms/Homonyms Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
Antonyms Shuffling of Sentence parts
Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
Idioms & Phrases Cloze Passage
One word substitution Comprehension Passage

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SSC Selection Post Exam

The Quantitative aptitude syllabus for Higher Secondary level exam comprised of the following topics mentioned in the table below

 Quantitative Aptitude Topics for Higher Secondary Level
Number Systems Computation of Whole Number
Decimal and Fractions
Relationship Between Numbers Fundamental Arithmetical Operations Percentages
Ratio and Proportion
Square roots
Interest (Simple and Compound)
Profit and Loss
Partnership Business
Mixture and Allegation
Time and distance
Time and work
Algebra Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
Graphs of Linear Equations
Geometry Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts
Triangle and its various kinds of centers
Congruence and similarity of triangles
Circle and its chords
Angles subtended by chords of a circle
Common tangents to two or more circles
Mensuration Triangle
Regular Polygons
Right Prism
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
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 sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.
Statistical Charts Use of Tables and Graphs – Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, Pie-chart

General Awareness Syllabus for Higher Secondary Level Exam

The topics covered in the general awareness section are as follows:

  • Current Affairs (National + Neighboring countries)
  • Static GK
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • General Economics
  • Polity
  • General Scientific

SSC Selection Post Syllabus for Graduation and Above Levels:

Staff Selection Commission has segregated the Computer Based Test into 3 sections based on the candidate’s educational experience in order to make the exam fair & according to the student’s capability. This also ensures that more aspirants through all educational range can apply for the exam and work with SSC.

General Intelligence Syllabus for Graduation & above level

The following table displays the syllabus for General Intelligence section

Graduation Level – General Intelligence Topics
Analogies Number series
Similarities and differences Figural series
Space visualization Problem-solving
Spatial orientation Word building
Problem-solving Coding & de-coding
Analysis Numerical operations
Judgment Symbolic operations
Decision making Trends
Visual memory Space orientation
Discrimination Space visualization
Observation Venn diagrams
Relationship concepts Drawing inferences
Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification Punched hole/pattern–folding & un-folding
Arithmetic number series Figural pattern – folding and completion
Non-verbal series Indexing
Coding and decoding Address matching
Statement conclusion Date & city matching
Syllogistic reasoning Classification of center codes/roll numbers
Semantic analogy Small & capital letters/numbers coding
Symbolic/number analogy Decoding and classification
Figural analogy Embedded figures
Semantic classification Critical thinking
Symbolic/number classification Emotional intelligence
Figural classification Social intelligence
Semantic series Other sub-topics, if any

English Language Syllabus

SSC Selection Post Syllabus for Graduation Level English Section tests the candidate’s ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. There will be 4 parts: A, B, C & D in the English Section of the Graduation & above level.

The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level.

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The Following Table displays the Quantitative Aptitude/ Mathematics syllabus for graduation level.

Quantitative Aptitude Topics for Graduation Level
Computation of whole numbers Common tangents to two or more circles
Decimals Triangle
Fractions and relationships between numbers Quadrilaterals
Percentage Regular Polygons
Ratio & proportion Circle
Square roots Right Prism,
Averages Circular Cone,
Interest Circular Cylinder,
Profit and loss, Discount Sphere, Hemispheres
Partnership Business Rectangular Parallelepiped
Mixture and Alligation Regular right pyramid with triangular or square base,
Time and Distance Trigonometric Ratio
Time & Work Degree and radian
Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds Measures
Graphs of Linear Equations Standard Identities
Triangle and its various kinds of centers Complementary Angles
Congruence and similarity of triangles Heights and Distances
Circle and its chords Histogram
Tangents Frequency Polygon
Angles subtended by chords of a circle Bar diagram & pie chart

General Awareness Syllabus – Graduation & Above Level

The topics covered in the general awareness section are as follows:

  • Current Affairs (National + Neighboring countries)
  • Static GK
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • General Economics
  • Polity
  • General Scientific

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