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The SSC Syllabus and exam pattern for the following Exams are discussed below:


SSC CGL Syllabus

The SSC CGL Exam tiers given below:

Tier I- Computer Based Examination
Tier II- Computer Based Examination
Tier III- Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier IV- Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.
The table below gives an idea about the SSC CGL Exam Pattern:

Tier I:

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Total Question: 25

Total Marks: 50

Time: 60 Min

General Awareness

Total Question: 25

Total Marks: 50

Time: 60 Min

Quantitative Aptitude

Total Question: 25

Total Marks: 50

Time: 60 Min

English Comprehension

Total Question: 25

Total Marks: 50

Time: 60 Min

Note: For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 80 Minutes.

Tier II:

Paper 1- Quantitative abilities

Total Question: 100

Total Marks: 200

Time: 120 Min

Paper 2- English language & Comprehension

Total Question: 200

Total Marks: 200

Time: 120 Min


Paper 3- Statistics

Total Question: 100

Total Marks: 200

Time: 120 Min


Paper 4- General Studies(Finance & Economics)

Total Question: 100

Total Marks: 200

Time: 120 Min

Note: For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 160 Minutes

Tier III:

Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper mode

Scheme of Exam: Descriptive Paper in Hindi/English

(Writing of Essays, Precis, Applications,etc.)

Maximum marks: 100

Time: 60 Minutes

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I

Tier I comprises of four sections-

General Intelligence & reasoning
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension skills

General Intelligence & reasoning:

Symbolic/Number Analogy, Semantic Classification,

Symbolic/Number Classification,

Space Visualization,

Venn Diagrams,

Drawing inferences

General Awareness:

History- Harappa Civilization, Vedic culture, Medieval India and their important systems; India’s freedom Movement and their leaders,

Geography- about countries and their geographical details, Famous Seaport and Airport and their location.

General Knowledge, current affairs

Quantitative Aptitude:

Number System Problems


Ratio & Proportion,

Square roots,



Complementary angles,

Heights and Distances,


Data analysis

English Comprehension skills:

Synonyms &

Antonyms, One Word Substitution, grammar skills, spelling error, comprehension passages

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier II

The SSC CGL syllabus for Tier II will have 4 papers-

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. English Language & Comprehension
  3. Statistics
  4. General Studies- Finance & Economics-

Quantitative Aptitude:

Number System Problems


Time and distance,

Time & Work,

Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra

English Language & Comprehension:

The active/ passive voice of verbs,

Conversion into direct/ indirect narration

Shuffling of sentence parts in passages,

Comprehension passage.


Data distribution, calculation, diagrammatic representation of data, Moments and relationships- skewness, kurtosis

General Studies- Finance & Economics:

Economics-Macro & Micro Economics, Growth & Development

Market analysis- production, demand, supply,

Indian Economy,

Economic reforms,

Money and banking,

Role of Technology in reforming the Economic domain

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier III

The main aim of this Tier III exam is to evaluate the candidates’ language proficiency, grammar knowledge, vocabulary usage, and writing skills in English/Hindi.

The topics for this exam can be related to current affairs and sensitive matters like- Demonetization, women empowerment, Terrorism, Right to equality, freedom of women in a country like India, etc.

Candidates need to write precis, application, letters, essays, passages as a part of the qualification for this exam.

Staff Selection Commission Syllabus for CGL Tier-IV

The syllabus for the SSC CGL Tier-IV exam is as follows:


Data Entry Speed test:

  • 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on the Computer
  • A passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.
  • Post: Tax Assistants( Central & Excise)

Computer Proficiency Test: 

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet
  • Generation of slides

Assistant Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines.

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