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SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018: The New SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 along with SSC CGL Exam Pattern is available here to download.  To get good score in SSC CGL Exam 2018, applicants need to prepare well with the help of below given SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus.

Staff Selection Commission will conduct Tier SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam in month of June 2018, so applicants can start their preparation now without wasting the time. We are providing the SSC CGL Syllabus PDF on below section of this page.

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SSC CGL Syllabus

In Syllabus For SSC CGL 2018, Combined Graduate Level Examination will be conducted in four tiers which are as follows:
  • Tier –I: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier –II: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier –III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
  • Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning:
  • SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus:
  • This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making
  • Visual Memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.
  • The topics are, 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 & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, and Venn Diagrams.
  • Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching
  • Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification
  • Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics.

SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus for General Awareness:
  • Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
  • Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.
  • The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:
  • The scope of the test will be 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
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SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus for English Comprehension:
  • SSC CGL English Syllabus: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
  • The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz.
  • Graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level.

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

Serial No
General Intelligence
& Reasoning
60 minutes (Total)
For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus

Paper I:  SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for 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: SSC CGL Syllabus for English language & Comprehension
  • Idioms & Phrases, Active &Passive Voice, Fill In The Blanks, Synonyms And Antonyms, Spelling, Correct Make Of Sentences, Comprehension Passage Etc.

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus for English Language & Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt 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.
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Paper III: SSC CGL Syllabus for Statistics

Paper-III: Statistics is for Junior Statistical Office (JSO), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions

Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles

Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus for Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis

Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus for Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.

Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial , Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete)

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus for Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling etc

Syllabus Of SSC CGL 2018 Statistical Inference - Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

Time Series Analysis - Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

Index Numbers - Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers

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SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus for General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.

Fundamental principles 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, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors
  • Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure etc.
Economics and Governance:
  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility, Finance Commission-Role and functions, Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
  • Theory of Demand and Supply, Theory of Production and cost, Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
  • Indian Economy, Economic Reforms in India, Money and Banking,  Role of Information Technology in Governance
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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

120 minutes (Total)
For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
160 minutes
English Language & Comprehension
General Studies (Finance and Economics)

SSC CGL Tier III Syllabus
  • In SSC CGL Tier 3 syllabus, paper is Descriptive of 100 marks and is conducted through offline mode.
  • Skill Test will be held for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax).
  • Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) will be held at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.
  • The Data Entry Speed/ Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature.
  • Staff Selection Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), consisting of three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides
  • The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature.
  • Applicants shall not be permitted to bring their own Key-board. 
SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern

Mode of Examination
Scheme of Examination
Total Marks
Pen and Paper mode
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing Of Essays/Precie/Letter/Applications etc.
60 minutes For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes
SSC CGL Recruitment 2018 Notification Details

Staff Selection Commission is an organization under government of India to select eligible candidates for various posts in the various ministries and departments of the government of India and subordinate offices. Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC CGL Notification 2018 on official website in month of March, 2018.

So, applicants who are interested they can fill the SSC CGL Online Application Form till the last date that is May 2018.  No application will be received after the due date. SSC CGL Exam for Tier 1 will be conducted in month of June 2018.

All the candidates who have successfully registered for SSC CGL Exam 2018 are need to know about SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 and SSC CGL Exam Syllabus / SSC CGL syllabus 2018 PDF download which are given below in detail.

SSC CGL Study Material
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal: BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali (Arihant)
  • Kiran’s SSC CGL Combined Graduate Level Exams Question bank: Kiran Publication
  • Master Guide SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-I Examination  Arihnat Experts
  • SSC CGL Staff Selection Commission Combined TIER-II Exam Practice Work Book Including Solved Papers: Kiran Publication
  • English for General Competitions: from Plinth to Paramount (Volume – 1): Neetu Singh (KD Publications)
  • English for General Competitions: (Volume – 2): Neetu Singh (KD Publications)
  • Advance maths for General Competitions: Rakesh Yadav (KD Publications)
  • Arithmetic for General Competitions: Neetu Singh(KD Publications)
  • General Knowledge: Dr. Binary Karn (Lucent)
  • India Year Book: Contributed by Various Authors
Also read: SSC CGL Interview Tips
SSC CGL Exam Dates:

Tentative Dates
SSC CGL Notification 2018 Releasing Dates
March, 2018
Registration Begins
April 2018
Last Date for SSC CGL Online Application Form
Mid of May 2018
Availability of SSC CGL Admit Card for Tier-I
Last week of May 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Date
2nd week of June 2018
Tier-I Result Declaration
July 2018
Availability of Admit Card for Tier-II
August 2018
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date
2nd week of September 2018
SSC CGL Tier-II Result Declaration
October 2018
Availability of Admit Card for Tier-III
October 2018
3rd week of November 2018
SSC CGL Tier-III Result Declaration
December 2018
Tier-IV Exam
December 2018

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