SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2017- Detailed Syllabus Check here

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2017- Detailed Syllabus Check here

Candidates who are seeking SSC CGL exam syllabus, the complete detail is provided in this article. Basically the syllabus is divided into 3 parts-TIER-I, TIER-II &TIER-III. There are certain changes in the pattern of the examination by the SSC. TIER-III which is concluded as the descriptive test is being re-in forced from the last yr 2016. Scroll down to check the Syllabus of SSC CGL 2017 of Tier-I, II &III.

Why do we know Syllabus and Any Examination?


  1. The syllabus will give the candidates the idea which they need to cover for the examination.
  2. It also helps to gain information and may give choice to prepare well in the section which the candidates finds suitable and the weaker section will be taken less into consideration.
  3. Accordingly, candidates can plan their study as to how many portions they need to cover in how much time because the duration of the examination is less and applicants need to manage that accordingly.

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2017

The syllabus of TIER-I & TIER-II is more or less the same but they have a different set of questions. TIER-I comprises of 4 sections of 200 marks whereas TIER-II comprises of 400 questions of 600 marks.

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

  1. Total no. of question =200
  2. It will be computer based
  3. Question paper is divided into 4 sections each are of 50 marks
  4. General intelligence (reasoning)-includes 25 questions(50 marks)
  5. General awareness-includes 25 questions(50 marks)
  6. Aptitude- includes 25 questions(50 marks)
  7. English comprehension- includes 25 questions(50 marks)
  8. Duration-75 minutes
  9. For VH and applicants who are suffering from Cerebral Palsy for them the duration would be 100 minutes.
SectionSubjectNo of QuestionsMax. Marks
1General Intelligence & Reasoning2550
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550
Total100200

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Syllabus

1. General Intelligence & Reasoning 

  • analysis, judgment
  • decision making,
  • visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts,
  • arithmetical reasoning and figural classification,
  • arithmetic number series, non-verbal series
  • Analogies
  • similarities and differences
  • space visualization,
  • spatial orientation
  • problem-solving,
  • Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Coding & de-coding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization
  • Small & Capital letters/numbers coding
  • decoding and classification,
  • Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence
  • Coding & de-coding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding,
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching
  • Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
  • Other sub-topics, if any.

2. General Awareness 

It includes the knowledge about the environment, surrounding ,events which had taken place in the recent past. Questions will be based upon India, neighboring countries, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research, Culture, History & Geography.

3. Quantitative Aptitude 

Aptitude means it includes the questions which will judge the candidate the ability appropriate use of numbers such as-

  • Computation of whole numbers
  • decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business etc

4. English Comprehension 

This will judge the candidate writing, ability to use and understand correct language which includes- grammar, idioms &phrases, common error, sentence correction, fill in the blanks etc.

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SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern & Syllabus

PaperSubjectNo. Of QuestionsMax. MarksExam DurationExam Duration (VH)
1Quantitative Abilities1002002 Hours2:40 Hours
2English Language and Comprehension2002002 Hours2:40 Hours
3Statistics1002002 Hours2:40 Hours
4General Studies1002002 Hours2:40 Hours

Paper I:  Quantitative Aptitude

  • Computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage.
  • Ratio & Proportio, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business.
  • Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic Algebra & Elementary surds
  • Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right 20 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
  • Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder
  • 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

Paper II: English language & Comprehension

Idioms & phrases, active &passive voice, fill in the blanks, synonyms and antonyms, spelling, correct make of sentences, comprehension passage etc.

Paper III: Statistics

 Programmes, Implementation, Ministry of Statistics, & Complier in RGI.

  1. Collection, Classification & Presentation of Statistical Data:- Methods of collection, primary & secondary data, tabulation of data, frequency distribution etc
  2. Measures of Central Tendency:- Mean, medium, mode, quartiles, percentiles &deciles
  3. Measures of Dispersion:-mean deviation, quartile deviation, range, Skewness and Kurtosis, different types of moments & their relationship, meaning & different measures of Skewness and Kurtosis etc
  4. Correlation & Regression:- simple correlation coefficient, simple regression lines, Spearman’s rank correlation, scatter diagram etc
  5. Probability Theory:- different definition and meaning of probability, Bayes’ theorem , Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events.
  6. Random Variable and Probability Distributions:-Probability functions, Binomial, random variable, Expectation and Variance of a random variable; higher moments of a random variable, joint distribution of two random variables etc.
  7. Analysis of Variance: – Analysis of one and two way classified data.
  8. Index no.:- Meaning of Index Numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, uses of Index no’s ,cost of living index no’s.
  9. Time Series Analysis:- Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

Paper IV: General Studies (Finance Economics)

Part A: Finance & Accounting:-Basic concepts & Fundamental principles: Meaning, nature, scope & limitation of financial accounting, basic concepts & accounting principles, journal, ledger, trial balance, single &double entry ,rectification of errors ,depreciation, distinction between capital &revenue expenditure, trading &profit and loss accounts, bill of exchange, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts etc

Part B: Economics & Governance:

  • Theory of demand & supply, meaning and determinants of demand, elasticity of demand, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply,Theory of consumer’s behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  • Basic concepts and intro of micro economics-nature ,scope, definition, methods, possibility curve & central problems of economy.
  • Finance Commission-Role and functions
  • Theory of Production and cost -Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions 22 and Laws of returns to scale.
  • Indian Economy – Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems, and growth
  • National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income
  • Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication
  • Poverty and unemployment
  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role, and responsibility
  • Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth visions, Role, and responsibility

Money & Banking:

  1. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
  2. Role ,functions of RBI, functions of commercial banks, RRB, payment banks
  3. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act,2003

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Syllabus

TIER-III is being included from the yr 2016 which is a descriptive paper of 100 marks and is conducted through offline mode. Duration would be 1hr and this tier-III is basically conducted just to access the writing skills of the applicants which are useful in Government jobs. Paper comprises of-

  1. Writing an essay /passage of around 250 words
  2. Application writing approximately of 15o words