10 February, 2018

SSC CGL Latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018

Dear Aspirants,

  Are you searching for Staff selection commission's most CGL Syllabus 2018? Are you thinking  what is the  latest SSC Exam new Pattern and selection Process that is followed in this recruitment process ? Are you searching for detail of  SSC CGL Syllabus for tier 1 or tier 2 or tier 3 ?

 Then this article is for you. In this article we will try to provide you complete SSC CGL Exam Syllabus and Pattern . We will also discuss the selection procedure for combine graduate level job posts.  We will also provide the section wise syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1  & Tier 2  and also for Tier 3. Just have patience and go through the complete article.


 Staff Selection commission is the premier recruitment commission for all central govt. job vacancies and conducts SSC CGL Exam every year to recruit  the various Class B level gazetted and Non-Gazetted officers  to fill up  the  central government department/ministries and organisations officer level posts.

 The posts that are filled  up through combine graduate level recruitment exam includes Assistant Section officers, Assistants, Inspector of Income Tex, Other Inspectors, Assistant Enforcement officer, sub inspectors, Divisional Accountant, Assistant audit officer, Auditors, Tax assistant and many other ministerial posts.

 Every year a huge number of candidates apply for the SSC CGL job and make their career as officer. This is one of the very popular govt. jobs of India. If you are thinking to make your career Central govt. officer then this is one of the best platforms for you.

 Combined graduate level is one of the toughest recruitment test due to huge number of applicants from different corners of India. Every year a lot of candidates are recruited for various officer level (Mostly Non-Gazetted) job posts to serve in different department across India. As always this year also the online application process for CGL SSC Tier 1 exam has Completed as per the annual calendar of Staff selection commission exams.  

 Since it is the Graduate Level Examination, thus to apply for SSC CGL Exam a candidate must be graduated from any recognised College/ institute or University. There is no any discipline restriction to apply for graduate level examination. Any Graduate Candidate in Science, Arts, or Commerce discipline or CA candidate or any engineering graduate fellow can apply. Furthermore there is not any percentage requirement also to apply or cut off bound for giving this exam. Only passing mark in graduation is sufficient for applying to this examination. Which make the nature of this recruitment test is quite open and tough too. 

 A huge number of candidates from all the regions of India apply for it. Thus cracking this exam is becoming a challenge for aspirants day by day. In order to qualify this and to  becoming one of the top central government official, one need have a dedicated preparation plan.  Thorough Preparation and  in depth analysis this exam is the prime requirements to pass in this difficult test on the country. Knowing complete exam Patterns and syllaby is also a part of well preparation strategy.  Read our CGL exam Cracking Tip & Tricks Article Here

Complete Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2018:

 Staff Selection commission will hold an all India level competitive examination for recruitment of graduate level officer every year. The Tier1 exam is generally held on April-june every year. The online test is conducted generally in three tiers i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 along with a four tier i.e. skill test or computer proficiency test. The interview component of the examination is not be there from 2016 onward. . Thus CGL Paper Pattern for 2018 is follows

    SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern:

     SSC CGL Tier 1 examination is single computer based online test of 75 minute duration. Previously the examination was conducted as offline  paper pen based but according to the latest notification, from this year onward the tier 1 & tier 2 will be conducted through computer based online mode. The exams paper has somewhat changed and new Pattern is introduced from last year onward. The tier 1 exam paper contains 100 multiple choice questions form four different Sections. 

     Each question has four different options for answers. Candidates have to choose the one correct option from those four options. 
     Each question carries 2 mark. 
    Section wise mark allotment is given below

  • SECTION 1 -- General Intelligence and Reasoning: 50 marks (25 Question)
  • SECTION 2 -- General Awareness and GK: 50 marks (25 Questions)
  • SECTION 3 -- Quantitative Aptitude: 50 marks (25 questions)
  • SECTION 4 -- English language and Comprehension: 50 marks (25 Questions)
There will be a negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer.

       SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern:

       The candidates who qualified in tier1 examination are promoted for giving tier 2 exams. The candidate who is not able to qualify or clear the cut off marks in tier 1 will not allowed for giving tier2 examination. The Tier 2 exam contains 2 papers for most off the posts and three papers (Paper 3 is added)for Statistical Investigator and for Assistant Audit Officer (Paper 4 is added)i.e. there are four paper in total Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 , Paper 4. Each Question paper is of 200 marks. Details are given below:

    Paper 1 – Quantitative Aptitude: This paper is Common paper for all SSC CGL Job posts. Maximum mark allotted is 200 Marks. This paper contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) each carrying 2 marks. Duration is 2 hour.

   Paper 2 – English Language and Comprehension: This paper is also common paper for all SSC CGL Job posts. Maximum mark allotted is 200 Marks with 100 MCQs each carrying 2 marks. Duration is 2 hour.

     Paper 3 – Statistics: This paper is only for Statistical Investigator Job post and not for other posts. Maximum mark allotted for this paper is 200 Marks. This paper contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) each carrying 2 marks. Time duration allocated for this paper  is 2 hour.

     Paper 4 – General Studies (Finance & Economics):  This paper is only for Assistant Audit Officer Job Posts. Maximum mark allotted for this paper is 200 Marks. This paper contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) each carrying 2 marks. Time duration allocated for this paper is 2 hour

    Note: There is negative marking of 0.50 for Paper 1 and paper 3 and 0.25 for paper 2 in each wrong answer.

   SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern:

      From  last year onward SSC has added a new Descriptive type Paper of 100 marks. This paper will contains questions from Essay wring, Precis writing, Letter & application writing.  The time allocated for this paper is 1 hour or 60 minute.  The Paper will be in bi language  i.e. Hindi and English. Candidates can write in any of his previously chosen examination medium. The over all Cut off mark and selection list will be prepared on the basis of mark obtained by the candidates in all the three tiers.  

     Tier 4 Exam Pattern:

   Tier 4 is simply a Skill test or Computer Proficiency test for the post wherever necessary

.   Computer proficiency test: This test is done for only one type of posts called Assistant Section Officer under CSS. 

     Skill Test: Skill test is mainly Data entry Skill test is  done for  posts like Auditor, account and Assistant post which fall under Pay Band 1( Rs. 5200-20200/-) and Group C posts except Compiler posts. The required speed is 800 per hour for post of tax officer.

The complete syllabus for SSC CGL Written Exam 2018:

 Since staff Selection Commission CGLE  is 3 tier examinations having two tiers with written tests. The Tier 1 exam is single paper contains four different sections including General intelligence and reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Comprehension. Tier 2 Contains Four Papers. The section wise topic covered  for Tier 1 and Tier 2 examination is given below.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 Exam Syllabus:

General Intelligence and Reasoning syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 :

This section of the examination introduced to test the general intelligence level and IQ level of the candidate. The indicative topics for this section includes both verbal and nonverbal type of reasoning. The complete reasoning topics and sections that includes reasoning questions are as follows:
  • Questions on analogies ,similarities and differences
  • Problems from space visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem solving, Analysis and judgments
  • Blood Relationship concepts
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observations 
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetic Reasoning’s and Figural Classification
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Non Verbal Series
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Arithmetic Number series 
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Syllogistic Reasoning’s
More in depth Sub-Topics of Above fields are:

  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/Number analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Semantic series
  • Number series
  • Figure series
  • Problem solving
  • Word building
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trend
  • Space Orientation
  • Space visualization
  • Vann diagrams
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Punched hole/pattern –folding and Unfolding’s
  • Figural pattern –Folding and completion
  • Indexing
  • Address matching
  • Date and City matching
  • Classification of Center code/roll Numbers
  • Small and capital Letter Numbers coding
  • Embedded figure
  • Critical Thinking’s
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence
  • And many other Sub topics

General Awareness Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 2018:

 General awareness Syllabus for CGL Tier1 exam is prepared to check the awareness level and general knowledge of the candidate. The questions are prepared in such a way that the general awareness of candidates in various fields like environment, social surround, day to day events and happenings, research updated and all over general knowledge be tested. Following is the indicative topics for SSC CGL Tier 1 2018 is given below

  • Questions from Indian history
  • Questions from Indian polity and constitution
  • Indian economy 
  • Current events and happenings 
  • Sport updates
  • Geography question
  • Indian cultures
  • Scientific research updates
  • Latest happening in neighbor countries of India
  • Environmental awareness
  • Basic science knowledge 
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SSC CGL tier 1 2018
Quantitative Aptitude questions are designed to test the ability of the candidates in solving general mathematical problems, Number sense and appropriate use of number system in our day today life. The various field and subfield of quantitative aptitude from which the questions are prepares as follows

  • Computation of Whole Number
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and work
  • Basic algebraic Identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds
  • Graphs Of linear Equations
  • Triangle and Various kinds of Centers
  • Congruence and Similarity of Triangles
  • Circle and its chords
  • Tangents
  • Angle subtended by chords of a circle
  • Common tangents to two or more circles
  • Triangle, Quadrilateral and Regular Polygons
  • Circle
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Spares and Hemi spares
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular right Pyramid with triangle or square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary Angles
  • Height and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency Polygon
  • Bar Diagram and Pie Chart

General English and Comprehension syllabus for SSC CGL Tier1 exam 2018:
 This section is somewhat more important since it carries more mark in the exam paper. The questions from this section are designed to test the English language knowledge and vocabulary of the candidate. The fluency of English writing and reading is very much important to qualify this examination. The topics that are included in this section are
  • English language knowledge
  • English Vocabulary
  • Grammar and composition
  • Synonyms and Antonyms and their uses
  • Sentence structure and tense
  • English writing ability

SSC CGL  Tier 2 Exam Syllabus:

SSC CGL Tier 2 is Consist of Four Paper as I have already mentioned above the indicative Syllabus for this tier is given below:

Paper 1 : Quantitative Aptitude:
 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus topics for CGL Tier 2 exam are same as the for Tier1 you can see above which I have already Mention

Paper 2: English Language & Comprehension:
The question from this section is designed to test the candidates understanding of English language, reading and writing fluency, correct use of grammar etc.The indicative topics of English language and Comprehension for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam is mention Below:
  • Spot the error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling/Detecting Mis-spell words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One word Substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active & Passive voice of Verbs
  • Conversion of Direct and indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze passage and Comprehension passage

Paper 3: Statistics Syllabus

As I have already mentioned this paper is only for Statistical Investigator post. The details  of statistics paper is given below

Collection Classification and presentation of Statistical Data: The primary and secondary data, Methods of data collection, Tabulation of data, Graphs and charts, Frequency distribution, Diagrammatic presentation of Frequency distribution.

Measure of Central Tendency: It Includes the Common measure of central Tendency, Mean, median and Mode, Partition values, quartiles, deciles and   Percentiles

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis: Different types of moments, and their relationships, meaning of skewness and kurtosis, different measures of skewness and kurtosis

Correlation and Regression: Scatter, Simple correlation Coefficient, Simple Regression line, Spearsman’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, Bay’s Theorem.

Random Variable and Probability Distribution: This section includes random variable, probability function, Expectation and variance of random variable, higher moment of random variable, binomial, Poisson, normal and exponential distribution, joint distribution of two random variable.  

Sampling Theory: Sampling theory includes concepts of population and sample, parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors, Probability and non- probability Sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified samplings, multistage sampling, Multi phase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, Convenience sampling and quota sampling), Sampling distribution, Sample size decision.

Statistical Interface: Point estimation and interval estimation, properties of good estimator, method of estimation (Moment method, maximum likelihood method, least squares method), testing of hypothesis, basic concepts of testing, small sample and large sample test, tests a based on Z, t, Chi-square and F Statistics, Confidence intervals  

Analysis of variance: Analysis of one way classified data and two way classified data,
Time Series Analysis: Components of time series, determination of trend components by different methods, measurement of seasonal variation by different method.
Index Number: Meaning of index number, problem in construction of construction of index number, type of index number, different formulae, base shifting and splicing of Index number, cost of living index  numbers, Use of index numbers.
Paper 4 -- General Studies (finance and Economics):
 This syllabus is only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer. The Complete topics is divided into two parts. Part A and Part B. 

Part A: Finance and Account (80 marks):

1.Fundamental Principal and Basic Concept of Accounting

Financial Accounting: Nature and Scope, Limitations of Financial accounting, basic concepts and conventions, generally accepted accounting principles.

Basic Concepts of accounting: single and double entry, books of original entry, bank reconciliation, Journal, Leaders, trial balance, Rectification of Errors, manufacturing trading, Profit & Loss Appropriation accounts, balance sheet distribution between capital and revenue expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, valuation and Inventories, Non-profit organization accounts, Receipts and payments & income and expenditure accounts, Bill of exchange, self-balancing ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governances:

2. Fundamental and Auditor General of India: Constitutional Provisions, role and Responsibilities
3. Finance Commission: Role and functions
4.Basic Concepts of Economics and Introduction to Microeconomics: Definition, Scope and nature of economics, method of economic study and central problems of economy and production possibilities curve.

5.Theory of Demand and supply: Meaning and determinant of demands, Law of demand and elasticity of demand, price, Income and cross elasticity, theory of consumers behavior-marshallian approach and indifferent curve approach, meaning and determinants of supply, Law of Supply and elasticity of supply.

6.Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and factors of production, laws of production, law of variable proportion and law of return to scale.

7.Forms of Market and price determinations in different markets: various form of markets, perfect competition , monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and price determination in these markets.

8.Indian Economy: Nature of Indian economy, role of different sectors, role of agricultures, Industry and services- their problems and growths.
National Income of India – Concepts of national Income, different methods of measuring national income
Population—Its size, Nature of growth, its implication in economic growth.
Poverty and Unemployment’s – Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
Infrastructure – energy, Transportation and Communication

9.Ecomnomic reform of India: Economic reforms since 1991, liberalization, privatization, globalization and disinvestment.

10.Money and Banking: Monetary/fiscal policy- role and functions of Reserve bank of India, functions of commercial banks/RRB/payment banks
Budget and fiscal deficit and Balance of Payments
Fiscal responsibilities and budget management acts.

11. Role of Information Technology in Governance:

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