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SSC CGL Syllabus 2024: SSC has recently updated the SSC CGL syllabus 2024. With the announcement of SSC CGL Notification, SSC has also made some changes to SSC CGL Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2024. SSC CGL exam is a 3 stage examination process which is conducted every year by staff selection commission. Check this post to know more about SSC CGL latest syllabus(subject wise).

SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus 2023

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024

SSC CGL Exam is one of the most competitive exams in India. It requires a lot of practice and efficiency. So it is important for candidates to go through the whole SSC CGL Syllabus in order to get a clear idea about the SSC CGL Exam Pattern. Through SSC CGL Exam, SSC selects candidates for Combined Graduate Level posts through a 2-Tier recruitment process.

  • 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
  • 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

Tier

Type

Mode

Tier – 1

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer-Based (online)

Tier – 2 (Paper I, II, III)

  • 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
  • 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

Computer-Based (online)

SSC CGL Exam 2024 – Overview

To start the preparation of SSC CGL Exam 2024, you should first go through the latest SSC CGL Syllabus to score good marks in both tier 1 and tier 2 exam. In this article, the exam pattern & syllabus for each SSC CGL Exam is discussed. Staff Selection Commission will recruit candidates for Combined Graduate Level posts through a Two-Tier recruitment process. The mode of SSC CGL Exam 2023 is described below.

SSC CGL Exam 2024

Selection Process

Four-Tier Examination

  • Tier-1: Online
  • Tier-2: Online
  • Tier-3: Written Descriptive Exam
  • Tier-4: Computer Proficiency Exam
Eligibility
  • Indian citizenship
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Application FeeINR 100 (with exemptions for Women, SC, ST, PwD, and ESM)
Age Limit
  • General: 18 – 32 years
  • Age limit varies based on the applied position
Age RelaxationApplicable for reserved categories, physically handicapped candidates, ex-Serviceman, Central Government Civilian Employees (with at least 3 years of regular service), Defense Personnel, and Jammu & Kashmir Candidates
SSC Official Websitewww.ssc.nic.in

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2024

SSC CGL Tier 1 exam syllabus consist of 4 sections: Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language and General Awareness. Here is the detailed SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier-1 Exam mentioned in table below.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is just qualifying in nature. It means marks scored in Tier 1 exam is not considered for final cut off. The pattern for Tier-1 consists of questions from the following 4 sections:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Tier-1 implements a negative marking system of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer and 2 marks for each correct answer. The total number of questions is 100 and the time limit for the same is 60 minutes. The standard of questions here will be of (10+2) level.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Sr. No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1

General Intelligence and

Reasoning

2550A cumulative time of 60 minutes (1 hour)
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550
Total100200

SSC CGL Previous year question Paper

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SSC CGL General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2024 for Quantitative Aptitude

SSC CGL English Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2024 for English Language

 SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus

SSC CGL General Awareness Topics 2024

General Policy & Scientific Research.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

The pattern for Tier 2 consists of 3 phases – Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 1 is compulsory for all the Posts/Ranks while Paper 2 is compulsory only for Junior Statistical Officers and Paper 3 is compulsory only for the Post of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Account Officers. And the timing for these Papers is given below – 

  • Paper 1 – Compulsory for all the Posts – Time allotted 2 hours 30 mins
  • Paper 2 – Junior Statistical Officers – Time allotted 2 hours
  • Paper 3 – Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Account Officers – Time allotted 2 hours

Tier 2 also implements a negative marking system, though, slightly different from the Tier-1 Exam. Here, a negative marking of 1 mark will be implemented for each wrong answer in all the sections of the Paper 1 exam. The other Paper 2 and Paper 3 will have 0.50 negative markings for each wrong answer. The total number of questions is 150 in Paper 1 and the time limit for the same is 2 hours 30 min for the four sections.                   

   SSC CGL Tier 2 – Paper 1 Exam Pattern  (Compulsory for all Posts) 

SectionsSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksTime AllottedWeightage
Section 1Module I: Reasoning and General Intelligence 30901 hour23%
Module I: Mathematical Abilities309023%
Section 2Module I: English Language and Comprehension451351 hour35%
Module II: General Awareness257519%
Section 3Module I: Computer Knowledge Test206015 min.Qualifying
 Module II: Data Entry Test        Data Entry task15 min.Qualifying

                             SSC CGL Tier 2 – Paper 2 Exam Pattern ( For Junior Statistical Officers)                         

PaperSectionNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Allotted
Paper 2Statistics1002002 hours

SSC CGL Tier 2 – Paper 3 Exam Pattern ( For Assistant Audit Officers and Assistant Account Officers )

PaperSectionNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Allotted
Paper 3General Studies (Finance & Economics)1002002 hours

Module 2 of Section 1 of Paper-1 (SSC CGL Reasoning and General Intelligence Syllabus)

SSC CGL Syllabus for Reasoning & General Intelligence (Tier 2):

Module-1 of Session-1 of Paper-1 (SSC CGL Mathematical Abilities Syllabus)

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude (Tier 2)

  1. Computation of whole numbers
  2. Decimals
  3. Fractions
  4. Relationships between numbers
  5. Percentage
  6. Ratio & Proportion
  7. Square roots
  8. Averages
  9. Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Discount
  12. Partnership Business
  13. Mixture and Alligation
  14. Time and distance
  15. Time & Work
  16. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  17. Graphs of Linear Equations
  18. Similarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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. Mensuration
  22. Triangle
  23. Quadrilaterals
  24. Regular Polygons
  25. Right Prism
  26. Right Circular Cone
  27. Right Circular Cylinder
  28. Sphere
  29. Hemispheres
  30. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  31. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  32. Trigonometry
  33. Trigonometric ratio
  34. Standard Identities
  35. Complementary angles
  36. Heights and Distances
  37. Statistics and probability
  38. Histogram
  39. Frequency polygon
  40. Bar diagram
  41. Pie chart

Module-1 of Section-2 of Paper-1 (SSC CGL English Language Syllabus And Comprehension Syllabus)

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension  (Tier 2)
  1. Vocabulary
  2. English Grammar
  3. Sentence structure
  4. Spot the error
  5. Fill in the blanks
  6. Synonyms
  7. Antonyms
  8. Spelling/ detecting misspelled 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

Module 2 of Section 2 of Paper-I (SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus)

SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness (Tier 2)

General Policy, and Scientific Research

Module-I of Section III of Paper-I (SSC CGL Computer Proficiency Syllabus)

SSC CGL Syllabus for Computer Proficiency:

Paper II (Statistics)

SSC CGL Syllabus for Statistics (Tier 2):

Paper-III (SSC CGL General Studies-Finance and Economics Syllabus)

This section is further divided into two parts:

  1. Part A: Finance and Accounts – (80 Marks)
  2. Part B: Economics and Governance – (120 Marks)

SSC CGL Finance and Accounts Syllabus 2023:

Part A: SSC CGL Finance and Accounts Syllabus (Tier 2)

SSC CGL Syllabus 2023 for Economics and Governance:

Part B: SSC CGL Economics and Governance Syllabus (Tier 2)

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus 2024

SSC CGL Tier 3 exam is a descriptive exam consisting of having to write essays, applications, letters, etc. The tier-3 exam is only attended by candidates interested in the positions of ‘Statistical Investigator Grade-II’ & ‘Compiler’. There is no specific syllabus, but candidates must brush up their writing skills in order to be able to present thoughts in an organized manner within 60 minutes.

SubjectMarksTime
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Précis, Letter, Application, etc.)100 marks1 hour or 60 minutes

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Syllabus 2024

SSC CGL Tier-4 stage tests the candidates’ typing and digital information presentation skills. It can be split into DEST and CPT.

  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): The candidate will have to type 2000 words from a given article within 15 minutes to further advance for the position of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax).
  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): If interested in the positions of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), or Inspector (Examiner) the candidate will have to have expertise in spreadsheet management, word processing, and digital slides creation.

SSC CGL Practice Papers

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SSC CGL Exam Mode 2024

Here is the latest syllabus of SSC CGL 2024 exam as per Tier.

Tier

Type

Mode

Tier-1Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based Examination (online)
Tier-2Objective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based Examination (online)
Tier-3Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi

Pen and Paper Mode (Letter/Application Writing, Essay

Writing)

Tier-4Skill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable (Speed Typing Test)

Tier-1 and Tier-2 are Computer Based Online Exam with an MCQ-type question paper. Tier-3 is a Pen and Paper mode descriptive exam, while Tier-4 is a skill-based exam that measures the candidates’ typing speed. There is a 0.50 Negative Marking in SSC CGL Exam, specifically, in the first two tiers which are Tier-1 and Tier-2. More information on this follows below.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 – Important Points

Tier-I exam is compulsory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL Notification 2024. Candidates will have to prepare for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams simultaneously as the syllabus of SSC CGL Exam is almost same

For SSC CGL Tier 2

  • 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 Program Implementation.
  • Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

SSC CGL Exam 2024 – Negative Marking

  • Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a deduction of 0.5 marks in the Tier – I exam.
  • In Tier II, there will be a negative marking of 1 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper II and Paper-III.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 – FAQs

1. What are the topics covered in the SSC CGL Syllabus 2024?

The SSC CGL Syllabus 2023 covers the following topics:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: This section tests the candidate’s ability to solve problems that involve reasoning, logic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: This section tests the candidate’s ability to solve mathematical problems.
  • English Language: This section tests the candidate’s ability to read and understand English passages.
  • General Awareness: This section tests the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs, history, geography, and other general topics.

2. What is the format of the SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams?

The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is a computer-based test (CBT) with a total of 100 questions. The Tier 2 exam is also a CBT with a total of 200 questions.

3. What are the negative marking rules for the SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams?

There is a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam. There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam.

4. What are the minimum qualifying marks for the SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams?

The minimum qualifying marks for the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam are 33% for General Category and 25% for Reserved Categories. The minimum qualifying marks for the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam are 35% for General Category and 30% for Reserved Categories.

5. What are some tips to prepare for SSC CGL exam?

Here are some tips:

  • Start your preparation early.
  • Make a study plan and stick to it.
  • Practice solving mock tests and previous year question papers.
  • Revise the syllabus regularly.
  • Take care of your health and stay stress-free.

6. What is the mode of SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam?

The mode of the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam examination is Computer Based and the questions will be of Objective Type and Multiple choice questions.



Last Updated : 11 Jan, 2024
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