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The Staff Selection Commission conducts a Graduate level examination (SSC CGL) for recruitment to different central civil posts—Assistant/Inspector/SI/Divisional Accountant/Statistical Officer/Auditor/Accountant/Junior Accountant/UDC/Tax Assistant/Complier—for which graduation from a recognised university is the maximum educational qualification required.
The recruitment for these posts is done in the departments of Central Secretariat Service, Central Vigilance Commission, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence, CBI and a few other Ministries/Departments/Organizations of the Central Government.
SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Let’s have a look at the SSC CGL Sylabus and Exam Pattern in detail given below:
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
According to the most recent SSC CGL notification, the SSC CGL selection procedure is divided into two stages: Tier I and Tier II. All candidates must pass all stages and will be chosen based on their performance across all tiers. The SSC CGL examination will be conducted in two tiers as given below:
 Tier 1: Objective Type – Computer Based Examination(CBT)
 Tier 2: Objective Type – Computer Based Examination(CBT)
SSC CGL Tier1 Exam Pattern
Here are some important key points about the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam pattern:
 The examination will be of the MCQ type and will be conducted in an online mode.
 The questions will be set in both English and Hindi, except for English Comprehension.
 The question paper will be divided into 4 sections: General Intelligence & Reasoning; General Awareness/GK; Quantitative Aptitude; and English Comprehension.
 There will be a total of 100 questions (each section with 25 questions) for a total of 200 marks. The duration of the examination will be 60 minutes.
 There will be a 0.50 mark penalty for each incorrect answer.
Candidates may check the table below to know about the scheme of the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern:
Tier  Papers  No. of Questions  Maximum Marks  Time allowed 
1  General Intelligence and Reasoning  25  50  60 minutes 
General Awareness  25  50 
Quantitative Aptitude  25  50 
English Comprehension  25  50 
Total  100  200 
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
Here are some important key points about the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam pattern:
 The SSC CGL Tier2 will consist of objective type,multiple choice questions except for the DEST test.
 The SSC CGL Tier2 exam will be conducted in 3 phases: Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3.
 PaperI is compulsory for all the posts.
 PaperII will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme
Implementation.  PaperIII will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer.
 The questions will be set in both English and Hindi, except for English Comprehension.
 There will be a 1 mark penalty for each incorrect answer in PaperI, and a 0.50 mark penalty for each incorrect answer in PaperII and PaperIII.
Candidates may check the table below to know about the scheme of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern:
SL. No.  Papers  Duration 
1  PaperI: (Compulsory for all posts)  2 hours 30 minutes 
2  PaperII: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)  2 hours 
3  PaperIII: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer  2 hours 
Detailed Scheme of SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern:
Tier  Paper  Session  Subject  No. of Questions  Marks  Duration 
2  I  SessionI
(2 hours
and 15
minutes)  SectionI:
ModuleI: Mathematical
Abilities
ModuleII: Reasoning
and General Intelligence.  30
30
Total = 60  60*3
= 180  1 hour
(for each section) 
SectionII:
ModuleI: English
Language and
Comprehension
ModuleII: General
Awareness  45
25
Total = 70  70*3
= 210 
SectionIII:
ModuleI: Computer
Knowledge Module  20  20*3
= 60  15 Minutes
(for each module) 
SessionII
(15
minutes)  SectionIII:
ModuleII: Data Entry
Speed Test Module  One Data
Entry Task  _ 
PaperII  Statistics  100  100*2
= 200  2 hours
(for each Paper) 
PaperIII  General Studies (Finance
and Economics  100  100*2
= 200 
SSC CGL Syllabus
Let’s have a look at the SSC CGL Syllabus in detail given below:
SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus
SSC CGL Syllabus for tier 1 in detail given below:
SSC CGL tier 1 Syllabus 
 General Intelligence & Reasoning
  Analogies,
 problem solving,
 analysis,
 similarities and differences,
 space visualization, spatial orientation,
 judgment,
 observation,
 relationship concepts,
 arithmetical
 decision making,
 visual memory,
 discrimination,
 coding and decoding,
 statement conclusion,
 syllogistic reasoning
 reasoning and figural classification,
 arithmetic number series,
 nonverbal series,
 Semantic Analogy,
 Symbolic/Number Analogy,
 Figural Analogy,
 Semantic Classification,
 Symbolic/Number
 Problem Solving,
 Word Building,
 Coding & decoding,
 Numerical Operations,
 Classification,
 Figural Classification,
 Semantic Series,
 Number Series,
 Figural Series,
 Drawing inferences,
 Punched hole/pattern folding& unfolding,
 Figural Patternfolding and completion,Indexing,
 Address matching,
 symbolic Operations,
 Trends,
 Space Orientation,
 Space Visualization,
 Venn Diagrams,
 Date & city matching,
 Embedded Figures,
 Critical thinking,
 Classification of centre codes/roll numbers,
 Small & Capital letters/numbers coding,decoding and classification,
 Emotional Intelligence,
 Social Intelligence etc.

  History,
 Geography,
 Culture
 Polity
 Economy
General Science(Physics,Chemisty,Biology)  General Policy
 Famous Days & Dates
 Science – Inventions & Discoveries
 Science & Technology
 Sports
 Books and Authors
 Awards and Honors
 Budget and Five Year Plans
 States & Capitals of India
 International & National Organizations
 General Science
 Famous Places in India
 Abbreviations
 Countries & Capitals
 Heritage
 Environmental Issues
 Indian Parliament
 Rivers Lakes and Seas
 Current Affairs – National & International
 Indian Politics
 Artists
 Civics, etc.

  computation of whole numbers,
 decimals,
 fractions and relationships between numbers,
 Discount,
 Partnership Business,
 Mixture and Alligation,
 Percentage.
 Ratio &
Proportion,  Square roots,
 Averages,
 Interest,
 Profit and Loss,
 Triangle and its various kinds of centres,
 Congruence and similarity of triangles,
 Circle and its chords, tangents,
 Time and distance,
 Time &Work,
 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds,
 Graphs of Linear Equations,
 angles subtended by chords of a circle,
 common tangents to two or more circles,
 Hemispheres,
 Rectangular Parallelepiped,
 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base,
 Triangle,
 Quadrilaterals,
 Regular Polygons,
 Circle,
 Right Prism,
 Right Circular Cone,
 Right Circular Cylinder,
 Sphere,
 Trigonometric ratio,
 Degree and Radian Measures,
 Frequency polygon,
 Bar diagram & Pie chart
 Standard Identities,
 Complementary angles,
 Heights and Distances,
 Histogram etc.

  Spellings Correction
 Reading Comprehension
 SynonymsAntonyms
 Sentence Correction
 Error Spotting
 Fill in the Blanks
 Cloze test
 Idioms & Phrases
 Active Passive
 Sentence Rearrangement
 Sentence Improvement
 One Word Substitution, etc.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus
SSC CGL Syllabus for tier 2 in detail given below:
SSC CGL tier 2 PaperI Syllabus

 ModuleI of SessionI of PaperI (Mathematical Abilities):
  Number Systems: Decimal and
Fractions,Computation of Whole Number, Relationship between numbers.  Fundamental arithmetical operations:Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound),Percentages, Ratio and
Proportion,Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work  Algebra: surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary
 Geometry: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of
triangles,Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle,Circle and its chords, common tangents to two or more circles.  Mensuration: Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere,Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle,
Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.  Trigonometry:Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles,Trigonometry, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard
Identities like sin2� + cos2�=1 etc.  Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs:Bardiagram,Histogram,
Frequency polygon,Piechart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of
simple probabilities etc.

 ModuleII of SectionI of PaperI (Reasoning and General
Intelligence):
 Questions of both verbal and nonverbal type:  Trends,
 Figural Analogy,
 Semantic Analogy,
 Symbolic operations,
 Symbolic/Number Analogy,
 Drawing inferences,
 Figural Classification,
 Punchedhole/ patternfolding & unfolding,
 Semantic Series,
 Space Orientation,
 Semantic Classification,
 Venn Diagrams,
 Symbolic/ Number
 Classification,
 Critical Thinking,
 Problem Solving,
 Figural Patternfolding and completion,
 Number Series,
 Embedded figures,
 FiguralSeries,
 Emotional Intelligence,
 Coding and decoding,
 Numerical operations
 Word Building,
 Social Intelligence etc.

 ModuleI of SectionII of PaperI (English Language And
Comprehension):
  Vocabulary,
 grammar,
 sentence structure,
 Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words,
 Idioms& Phrases,
 synonyms, antonyms and their correct usage;
 Spot the Error,
 Fill in the Blanks,
 Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms,
 One word substitution,
 Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,
 Improvement of Sentences,
 Active/Passive Voice of Verbs,
 Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration,
 Shuffling of Sentence parts,
 ClozePassage,
 Comprehension Passage etc.

 ModuleII of SectionII of PaperI (General Awareness):
  History,
 Geography,
 Famous Days & Dates
 Books and Authors
 Awards and Honors
 Polity
 Economy
General Science(Physics,Chemisty,Biology)  General Policy
 Culture
 Abbreviations
 Countries & Capitals
 Heritage
 Budget and Five Year Plans
 States & Capitals of India
 International & National Organizations
 Science – Inventions & Discoveries
 Science & Technology
 Sports
 Famous Places in India
 Indian Politics
 Environmental Issues
 Indian Parliament
 Rivers Lakes and Seas
 General Science
 Artists
 Civics,
 Current Affairs – National & International etc.

 ModuleI of SectionIII of PaperI (Computer Proficiency):
  Computer Basics:Central Processing Unit (CPU), Organization of a computer,input/ output devices,back up devices,computer memory, memory organization,PORTs,Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
 Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS Excel, MS Word and Power Point etc..
 Working with Internet and emails: Managing an Email Account, eBanking.Web Downloading & Uploading,Browsing & Searching
 Basics of networking and cyber security:Network and information security threats (Networking devices and
protocols,like hacking,virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures etc.

SSC CGL tier 2 PaperII Syllabus 
  Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data –
Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions;Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection;Diagrammatic
presentation of frequency distributions.  Measures of Central Tendency Common measures of central tendency –Partition values quartiles,deciles, percentiles.mean median and mode;
 Measures of Dispersion Common measures dispersion –mean deviation and standard deviation;range,quartile deviations,Measures of relative dispersion.
 Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – meaning of skewness and kurtosis;Different types of moments and their relationship;different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
 Correlation and Regression –simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation;Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient;Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only),Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression.
 Probability Theory – Conditional probability; Compound probability;Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability;Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
 Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random
variable;Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial,Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable;Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).  Sampling Theory –Sampling and nonsampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified
sampling, multistage sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement
only); Sample size decisions,Concept of population and sample; Parameter
and statistic,  Statistical Inference –Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method),Point estimation and interval estimation,Properties of a good estimator,Tests based on Z, t, Chisquare and F statistic,Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests,Confidence intervals.
 Analysis of Variance – Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway classified data.
 Time Series Analysis –Measurement of seasonal
variation by different methods,Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods  Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers,Cost of living Index Numbers,Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers ,Uses of Index Numbers etc.

SSC CGL tier 2 PaperIII Syllabus 
 PaperIII (General StudiesFinance and Economics):
 Part A: Finance and Accounts Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
 Financial Accounting: Basic concepts and Conventions,Nature and scope, Limitations of
Financial Accounting,Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.  Basic concepts of accounting:Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal,Single and double entry,Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation
Accounts,ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors,Manufacturing,Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting,Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts,Valuation of Inventories, Nonprofit organisations Accounts,Bills of Exchange, Self BalancingLedgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance  Comptroller & Auditor General of India –Role and responsibility,Constitutional
provisions,  Finance CommissionRole and functions.
 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro
Economics: Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve,Definition, scope and nature of Economics,  Theory of Demand and Supply: Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price,income and cross elasticity;Meaning and determinants of
demand,Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply,Theory of consumer’s behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approach,  Theory of Production and cost:Laws of production Law of variable proportions
and Laws of returns to scale,Meaning and Factors of production;  Forms of Market and price determination in different
markets: Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets,Various forms of marketsPerfect Competition,  Indian Economy:National Income of IndiaConcepts of national income,Different methods of measuring national income,Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry and Servicestheir problems
and growth;PopulationIts size, rate of growth and its implication oneconomic growth. Poverty and unemployment Absolute and relativepoverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment. InfrastructureEnergy, Transportation, Communication.InfrastructureEnergy, Transportation, Communication.  Economic Reforms in India:
Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment,Economic reforms since 1991,  Money and Banking:functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.Monetary/ Fiscal policy Role and functions of ReserveBank of India;Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
 Role of Information Technology in Governance etc.

FAQs
Q1. Where can I find the SSC CGL syllabus and Exam Pattern?
Ans. The SSC CGL syllabus and exam pattern is available in PDF format above.
Q2. Is the SSC CGL exam bilingual?
Ans: The tests, except for the Test of English and Hindi Language, will be available bilingually, i.e., in English and Hindi.
Q3. Will the SSC CGL written tests be conducted in offline or online mode?
Ans: The SSC CGL written test will be conducted in online mode.
Q4. Is there an interview for all SSC CGL positions?
Ans. Yes. After qualifying for the written examination, the candidate will be called for the interview round.
Q5. In 2023, will there be an offline or online SSC CGL exam?
Ans. The SSC CGL Examination will be conducted online in three phases.
Q6. Does SSC CGL have negative marking?
Ans. In the SSC CGL Exam 2023, there is negative marking in every question.
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