SSC CGL Syllabus For Tier 1 and 2 Exams 2023

SSC CGL Syllabus


Tiers 1 and 2 of the SSC CGL 2022 Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination are conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams are given online. The SSC CGL Syllabus for Maths, English, General Awareness and Reasoning enables candidates to understand the exam’s objectives better and begin their preparations on the right foot.

SSC CGL Exam 2023 – Tiers of Exam

There are two phases to the SSC CGL exam syllabus, which are referred to as Tier I and Tier II. Online testing is used for SSC CGL Tiers 1 and 2. The SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam serves as the basis for final selection, whereas the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is only for qualifying purposes. For the candidates’ convenience, an SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 PDF download in English is included in the article. The table below provides explanations of the SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022:

Tier 1stObjective Multiple ChoiceOnline
Tier 2nd (Paper 1,2,3)Paper I (Compulsory for all posts),
Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and
Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I

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SSC CGL Tier – 1 Exam Pattern

There will be 4 parts totaling a total of 25 questions in the SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier-1 Exam. The Tier 1 Exam has a 60-minute completion time limit and a 0.50-point deduction for each incorrect answer. View the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern by clicking here.

S.N.SectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1General Intelligence and Reasoning2550
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550
Total10020060 Mint

SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Computation of whole numbers
  2. Decimals
  3. Fractions
  4. Relationships between numbers
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Discount
  7. Partnership Business
  8. Mixture and Alligation
  9. Time and distance
  10. Time & Work
  11. Percentage
  12. Ratio & Proportion
  13. Square roots
  14. Averages
  15. Interest
  16. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  17. Graphs of Linear Equations
  18. Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  19. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  20. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
  21. Triangle
  22. Quadrilaterals
  23. Regular Polygons
  24. Right Prism
  25. Right Circular Cone
  26. Right Circular Cylinder
  27. Sphere
  28. Heights and Distances
  29. Histogram
  30. Frequency polygon
  31. Bar diagram & Pie chart
  32. Hemispheres
  33. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  34. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  35. Trigonometric ratio
  36. Degree and Radian Measures
  37. Standard Identities
  38. Complementary angles

SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and differences
  3. Space visualization
  4. Spatial orientation
  5. Problem-solving
  6. Analysis
  7. Judgment
  8. Blood Relations
  9. Decision making
  10. Visual memory
  11. Discrimination
  12. Observation
  13. Relationship concepts
  14. Arithmetical reasoning
  15. Figural classification
  16. Arithmetic number series
  17. Non-verbal series
  18. Coding and decoding
  19. Statement conclusion
  20. Syllogistic reasoning

SSC CGL Syllabus for English Language

  1. Idioms and Phrases
  2. One word Substitution
  3. Sentence Correction
  4. Error Spotting
  5. Fill in the Blanks
  6. Spellings Correction
  7. Reading Comprehension
  8. Synonyms-Antonyms
  9. Active Passive
  10. Sentence Rearrangement
  11. Sentence Improvement
  12. Cloze test

SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness

  1. India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
  2. Science
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Books and Authors
  5. Sports
  6. Important Schemes
  7. Important Days
  8. Portfolio
  9. People in News
  10. Static GK

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2022 for Tier 2

After the preliminary exam has been conducted, it will be necessary to gear up for the Tier-2 SSC CGL 2022 Exam. The Mains Exam will be conducted online and is an objective multiple-choice exam, except for Module II (Data Entry Speed Test) of Section III of Paper-I.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Paper-I will be administered in two sessions on the same day—Session I and Session II—and is required of all candidates who pass Paper 1. Conducting Sections I, II, and Module I of Section I will be part of Session I. Conducting Module II of Section III will take place in Session II. The candidates must meet the requirements for each section of Paper-I.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3

PaperSectionNo. of QuestionsMax MarksTime
1stStatistics100200120 Mint
2ndGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)
100200120 Mint

Module-1, Paper-1 of Section-1 (Mathematics Abilities)

This section’s major goal is to evaluate the candidate’s understanding of proper numerical behavior and number sense. Even though the part is also covered in the Tier-1 Exam, the questions’ difficulty level and nature will be different and slightly more moderate than in the first stage. Candidates must therefore prepare essays on the subjects specified below.

Number SystemsComputation of Whole NumberDecimal and FractionsRelationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operationsPercentages
Ratio and Proportion
Square roots
Interest (Simple and Compound)
Profit and Loss
Partnership Business
Mixture and AlligationTime and distance
Time and work
AlgebraBasic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)Graphs of Linear Equations
GeometrySimilarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centresCongruence and similarity of trianglesCircle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
Regular Polygons
Right Prism
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Rectangular Parallelepiped
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
TrigonometryTrigonometryTrigonometric ratiosComplementary anglesHeight and distances (simple problems only)Standard Identities
Statistics and probabilityUse of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation calculation of simple probabilities

Module-2, Paper-2 of Section-1 (Reasoning and General Intelligence)

Questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. These will include questions on

  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends
  3. Figural Analogy
  4. Space Orientation
  5. Semantic Classification
  6. Venn Diagrams
  7. Symbolic/ Number
  8. Classification
  9. Drawing inferences
  10. Figural Classification
  11. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  12. Semantic Series
  13. Figural Patternfolding and completion
  14. Number Series
  15. Embedded figures
  16. Figural Series
  17. Critical Thinking
  18. Problem Solving
  19. Emotional Intelligence
  20. Word Building
  21. Social Intelligence
  22. Coding and de-coding
  23. Numerical operations
  24. Other sub-topics, if any.

Module-1, Paper-1 of Section-2 (English Language And Comprehension)

This component of the SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus will serve as the basis for the test of English language proficiency. For this section of the Tier-2 Exam, it is required to have a basic understanding of the English language in terms of the following topics in order to score well. The reading comprehension curriculum is not specific and is included in the syllabus to evaluate candidates’ ability to respond quickly to situations.

  1. Vocabulary
  2. English Grammar
  3. Sentence structure
  4. Spot the Error
  5. Fill in the Blanks,
  6. Synonyms/Homonyms
  7. Antonyms
  8. Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
  9. Idioms & Phrases
  10. One word substitution
  11. Improvement of Sentences,
  12. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  13. Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
  14. Shuffling of Sentence parts
  15. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,
  16. Cloze Passage
  17. Comprehension Passage- To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given, and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story, and the other two should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.

Module-2, Paper-1 of Section-2 (General Awareness)

The purpose of the questions is to evaluate the candidates’ general knowledge of their environment and how it relates to society. As may be expected of an educated person, questions are also designed to evaluate knowledge of current affairs and of such ordinary observation and experience in their scientific aspect.

  1. India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  2. Science
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Books and Authors
  5. Sports
  6. Important Schemes
  7. Important Days & Dates
  8. Portfolio
  9. People in News

Module-1, Paper-1 of Section-3 (Computer Proficiency)

Computer BasicsOrganization of a computer
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Input/ output devices
computer memory
Memory organization
Back-up devices
Windows Explorer
Keyboard shortcuts
SoftwareWindows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and PowerPoint, etc
Working with the Internet and e-mailsWeb Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.
Basics of networking and cyber securityNetworking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojans, etc.), and preventive measures

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus – Paper 2 (Statistics)

This section may be difficult and challenging for some candidates to understand. The basic advice is to understand the concept clearly, and frequent study of the concepts will help you do well in this part as well. The following is an explanation of the SSC CGL Tier-2 Statistics Syllabus:

1. Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Statistical DataPrimary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
2. Measures of Central Tendency Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
3. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures of Dispersionrange, quartile deviations, mean deviation, and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
4. Moments, Skewness, and KurtosisDifferent types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
5. Correlation and RegressionScatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlations (For three variables only).
6. Probability TheoryMeaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
7. Random Variable and Probability DistributionsRandom 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 variables (discrete).
8. Sampling TheoryConcept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling, and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.
9. Statistical InferencePoint 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.
10. Analysis of VarianceAnalysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
11. Time Series AnalysisComponents of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
12. Index NumbersMeaning 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.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2022: Important Points

For all positions listed in the SSC CGL 2022 Notification, the Tier-I test is required. Candidates will need to study for the Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams simultaneously.

For SSC CGL Tier 2,

Paper I (required for all positions), Paper-II for candidates seeking Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) positions with the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, and Paper III for applicants seeking Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer positions.

penalty for wrong answers

In the Tier I exam, providing an incorrect response will result in a deduction of 0.5 marks.

Each incorrect response in Papers I, II, and III will result in a negative marking of 1 in Tier II.

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