SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 Pdf New Exam Pattern Tier 1, 2, 3

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 Pdf New Exam Pattern Tier 1, 2, 3, SSC CGL Syllabus and Sample Papers: Get complete syllabus of SSC CGL from this page and know what all topics are going to be covered in the examination. The level of SSC CGL is changing year by year, so now it has become very important for us all to keep updated with the syllabus, as relying on the old syllabus and paper pattern is not going to help any more now.

The panel is setting paper of quality, which is very different from the previous ones and tough to qualify if you move to the examination hall without any preparation and for doing quality preparation it is very important to know syllabus.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018

Knowing Syllabus is very important for the preparation to get a clear cut idea about the topics that are going to be covered in the examination, so let us begin:

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Syllabus for Tier-I of SSC CGL:

General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Space Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving, Analysis, Judgement, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Discrimination, Observation, Relationship Concept, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Arithmetic Number Series, Non-verbal Series, Coding and Decoding, Statement Conclusion, Syllogistic Reasoning, 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 and Decoding, Numerical Operations, Symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagram, Drawing Inference, Punched Hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/ roll no., small & capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence.
General Awareness Questions based on environmental awareness, current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person, questions based on India and its neighboring countries covering topics like History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy and Scientific Research.
Quantitative Aptitude 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 Alligation, 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
English Comprehension It will be of four parts namely, A, B, C, D. In parts A, B, D, candidates’ ability to understand correct English, their basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested ( questions will be of graduation level) and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level.

Syllabus For Tier II of SSC CGL:

Paper I (Quantitative Abilities) Same as above for Quantitative Aptitude of Tier I
Paper II (English Language And Comprehension) Error Detection, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelled 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
Paper III (Statistics) 1. Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
2. Measures of Central Tendency
3. Measures of Dispersion
4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
5. Correlation and Regression
6. Probability Theory
7. Random Variable and Probability Distributions
8. Sampling Theory
9. Statistical Inference
10. Analysis of Variance
11. Time Series Analysis
12. Index Numbers
Paper IV (General Studies: Finance and Economics) Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 Marks)
Fundamental Principles and Basic Concepts of AccountingPart B: Economics and Governance (120 Marks)
1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
2. Finance Commission- Role and Function
3. Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics
4. Theory of Demand and Supply
5. Theory of Production and cost
6. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
7. Indian Economy
8. Economic Reforms in India
9. Money and Banking
10. Role of Information Technology in Governance

Syllabus For Tier III of SSC CGL:

Tier III examination is going to be of descriptive type and will be offline. You will be given tasks of writing essay, precis, applications, official letters both in hindi and english and you will have to qualify it with good grades. The exam will be of 100 marks and time allotted will be 60 minutes and for PWD candidates it will be of 80 minutes.

Syllabus For Tier IV of SSC CGL:

Date Entry Skill Test (DEST):

If you are applying for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax), then it is mandatory for you to have a  typing speed of 8000 words per hour.

The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature. Computers for the test will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/ venue notified for the purpose. The Skill Test will be held at the Commission’s Regional/ Sub-Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the commission. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):

The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules, and you must have good knowldege about all these modules. So, let us discuss what all these three modules are

(i) Word Processing

(ii) Spread Sheet

(iii) Generation of Slides

for the posts of Assistant Section Officer of 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. The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. No exemption from Computer Proficiency Test is allowed for any category of PWD candidates, means that there will be no reserved list for any category in this tier, and it will be of qualifying nature.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern:

Let us discuss about the exam patterns of all the Tiers. So, let us begin:

Exam Pattern of Tier I:

 Topics No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning  25  50 60 Minutes (Total Time)

For Handicapped Candidates: 80 Minutes

General Awareness  25 50
Quantitative Aptitude  25 50
English Comprehension  25 50

Exam Pattern of Tier II:

Topics  No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Paper I: Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 minutes for each paper

For Handicapped Candidates: 160 Minutes (each paper)

Paper II: English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Paper III: Statistics 100 200
Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200


Exam Pattern of Tier III:

 Mode of Examination Topics Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Pen and Paper Mode Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)  100 60 Minutes

For Handicapped Candidates: 80 Minutes

Exam Pattern of Tier IV:

Tier IV is going to be of qualifying nature, here no leniency will be given to any category, if you qualify it according to the standards set then you will be selected. In this part your Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) will be taken, where your typing speed will be tested and the required criteria is 8000 key depressions per hour. Next your Computer Proficiency Test will be conducted, which is divided into three modules, that is, Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer of 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. You should have good knowledge of all these.

Last part is going to be document verification. All the candidates who will qualify all these tiers will be called for Document Verification. Those who fail to do so will not be considered for any post at the time of final selection. Candidates will have to submit copies of various documents required like Matriculation Certificate (10th marksheet), educational qualification, caste certificate, relevant document, if any relaxation is taken, etc. Candidates will be required to produce all documents in original for verification at the time of document verification. Information about the required documents will be provided while calling candidates for the purpose.

Key Points to know about SSC CGL Tier II Papers:

  • Questions in Paper I will be of Class 10th level, that of Paper II will be of 10+2 level and Paper III and IV will consist of Graduation Level.
  • Any representation to answer keys of the examination will be scrutinized with the help of experts, wherever necessary, and evaluation in that case will be done with modified answer key. The decision of the Commission in this regard will be final and no further representation will be entertained.

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