SSC CGL 2019-20 Syllabus

Dear Aspirants,

SSC CGL 2019-20 Syllabus: SSC has announced notification for Combined Graduate Level Examination for recruiting candidates in Group B and Group C Post. SSC CGL 2019 applications will be received soon. Last year, the SSC CGL applications were received till 25th November 2019.  Many aspirants are vigorously preparing for SSC CGL Tier I& II Exams for the 2019-20 session. All the aspirants can check the SSC CGL Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2019-20. Further, all the applicants can boost the preparation with the SSC CGL Syllabus  2019. If you’ve not yet started preparing, we are here to provide detailed information about SSC CGL syllabus and Study Materials for Tier I and Tier II Examinations.

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern 2019

SSC CGL Tier I exam is the Preliminary screening process of the candidates. SSC CGL Tier I is a computer-based test having 100 objective type questions separated by 4 sections like General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. Each Section has 25 Questions and the maximum marks assigned for each section are 50. The Maximum marks for SSC CGL Tier I examination is 200 and 60 minutes duration will be given for finish the Examination. In SSC CGL Tier I Exam each wrong will reduce 0.50 marks as a penalty. Here are the SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern for the Tier I Examination.

Phase I Subject No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Negative Marks
Tier I General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes 0.50 Marks for Each Wrong Answer
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude
Semantic Analogy Current Affairs Percentage
Symbolic/ Number Analogy Experience in Scientific aspects Ratio & Proportion
Figural Analogy Environment Awareness Square roots
Semantic Classification History Averages
Symbolic/ Number Classification Culture Interest
Figural Classification Geography Profit and Loss
Semantic Series Economic Scene Discount
Number Series General Polity Partnership Business
Figural Series Scientific Research Mixture and Allegation
Problem Solving Time and distance
Word Building Time & Work
Coding & de-coding English Language  Basic algebraic identities
Numerical Operations Reading Comprehension Graphs of Linear Equations
symbolic Operations Cloze Test Triangle and its various kinds of centres
Trends Para jumbles Congruence and similarity of triangles
Space Orientation Miscellaneous Circle and its chords
Space Visualization Fill in the blanks tangents
Venn Diagrams Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting angles subtended by chords of a circle
Drawing inferences Paragraph Completion common tangents to two or more circles
Punched hole/ pattern Triangle
folding & unfolding Quadrilaterals
Figural Pattern Regular Polygons
folding and completion Circle
Indexing Right Prism
Address matching Right Circular Cone
Date & city matching Right Circular Cylinder
Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers Sphere
Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding Hemispheres
decoding and classification Rectangular Parallelepiped
Embedded Figures Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
Critical thinking Trigonometric ratio
Emotional Intelligence Degree and Radian Measures
Social Intelligence Standard Identities
Complementary angles
Heights and Distances
Frequency polygon
Bar diagram & Pie chart

English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Phase I Subject No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Negative Marks for Every Wrong Answer
Tier II Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 Minutes 0.5
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension 100 200 0.25
Paper-III: Statistics (Only for Statistical Officer Post) 100 200 0.5
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Only for Asst Audit Officer &Asst Accounts Officer Posts) 100 200 0.5

SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude English Language Statistics General Awareness
Simplification Reading Comprehension Collection and Representation of Data Finance and Accounting
Interest Spelling Measure of Dispersion Fundamental Principles
Averages Fill in the Blanks Measure of Central Tendency Financial Accounting
Percentage Phrases and Idioms Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Basic Concepts of Accounting
Ratio and Proportion One Word Substitution Correlation and Regression Self-Balancing Ledger
Speed, Distance and Time Sentence Correction Random Variables Biology
Number System Error Spotting Random Variables Physics
Mensuration Cloze Test Sampling Theory Economics and Governance
Data Interpretation Para Jumbles Analysis and Variance Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Time and Work Synonyms-Antonyms Time Series Analysis Finance Commission
Algebra Active-Passive Voice Index Number Theory of Demand and Supply
Trigonometry Chemistry
Data Sufficiency

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern

Tier-3 of the SSC CGL exam will consist of a descriptive test. The paper will be in English/Hindi and will constitute 100 marks in total that needs to be completed in 60 minutes.

Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application, etc.) 100 marks  60 minutes

SSC CGL Tier IV Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. It will be conducted in two steps: DEST Test & CPT Test.

  • DEST (Data Entry Skill Test): Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s writing skills. DEST is conducted for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise and Income Tax).
  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): This test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Generation of Slides. CPT is conducted for the post of Assistant Section Officer of CSS (Central Secretariat Service).

SSC CGL Selection Procedure

  • Also, Candidates, who have qualified in Tier I would only be eligible to appear in SSC CGL Tier-II Exam.
  • Here, the marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I and Tier II would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier III and Tier IV exams.
  • Likewise, the Final merit list of successful candidates will be determined on the basis of the total score obtained by them in Tier I, Tier II, Tier III.
  • Some posts have to undergo Tier IV round before the final selection takes place


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