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SSC CGL

SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 and New Exam Pattern for Tier 1, 2, 3

Changes in SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 Tier 1 & 2
Now SSC will conduct both Tier I and Tier II exam in online mode.
Reduce the time limit for examination of Tier -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
SSC CGL Tier II will remain same.

ntroduce a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
No Sectional Cut off.

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

Tier -I -- Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II -- Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III --Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing)
Tier -IV -- Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 for Tier 1, 2, & 3

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier I is mandatory for all the posts and its marks are added for further process as well. If you do not clear cut-off of Tier I Exam then you will not be eligible for Tier II. Below table shows the section wise breakup of questions and marks asked in SSC CGL Tier I exam.
Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
3 General English 25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200
SSC CGL Exam Pattern - Tier II

In Tier II two papers are conducted on the same day. One is Quantitative Aptitude and the second one is English.

Sr No. Subject Questions Marks Duration
1 Quantitative Aptitude 100 200 2 Hours
2 General English 200 200 2 Hours

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 - Tier III

SSC Tier III Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 Descriptive Paper in English 100 1 Hours

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 - Tier IV

SSC Tier IV Time Duration Syllabus
1 Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS & MEA only 45 Minutes Word/Excel/ Power Point

SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL New Syllabus 2017 - Tier I

1. SSC CGL Syllabus for Reasoning & General Intelligence
Syllabus of SSC CGL Reasoning subject can be understood better by designed in tabular structure.

Candidates qualified in the test will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy. Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. 5% relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/PWD/XS category will be available thereon. Weightage for knowledge of local language will be given in accordance with the Govt. guidelines. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate's performance in the test and interview taken together.

SSC Tier III Maximum Marks
Descriptive Paper in English 100

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 - Tier IV

SSC Tier IV Time Duration Syllabus
1 Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS & MEA only 45 Minutes Word/Excel/ Power Point

SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL New Syllabus 2017 - Tier I

1. SSC CGL Syllabus for Reasoning & General Intelligence
Syllabus of SSC CGL Reasoning subject can be understood better by designed in tabular structure.
General Mental Ability Non-Verbal Reasoning
Alphabet Test Paper cutting & folding
Analogy Embedded figures
Arithmetic Reasoning Figure formation & Analysis
Blood Relation Series
Classification Cube & Dice
Coding decoding Mirror Image
Distance direction test Water Image
Matrix Pattern Completion
Logical venn diagram Counting of figures
Missing Number ----

2. SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness (Tier I)

SSC CGL GK syllabus can be further categorized into two sections as we've discussed below-
General Awareness Topics Sub Topics
Current Affairs International Affairs
National Affairs
Economy & Finance Economics
Features of Indian Economy
Geography Geography of India
World Geography
Physical Geography
History History of India
World History
Indian Polity & Constitution Indian Polity & Constitution
Science & Technology Biology Chemistry
Computer
Discoveries & Inventions
Other Information
Physics
Space, Defence in India
Honours & Awards
Important Dates
Miscellaneous
Static GK National & International Organizations
Other Information
Sports
Art & Culture
Books & Authors
Important Tip for CGL Exam

General awareness is not something you can expect to master in a day but from an exam point of view, if you spend time consistently, you can perform well in relatively less time as compared to Quantitative Aptitude. This section is very important because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly i.e. in 12-15 minutes and at the same time, decent marks can be scored in this section if prepared well. General Awareness section helps a student in getting good rank.Below are the links of General Awareness Study material and Quizzes.Go through them.

General Awareness & Study Material

3. SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus - Tier I

We've structured SSC CGL Maths syllabus in multiple section below. Now you can see how quants syllabus can be divided separately.
Arithmetic Advance Maths
Average Geometry
Boat & Stream Mensuration
CI & SI Data Interpretation
LCM & HCF Trigonometry
Mixture & Alligation Degree and Radian Measures, Histogram
Partnership Standard Identities
Percentages Complementary angles
Pipes & Cistern Heights and Distances
Problem on Ages Histogram
Profit loss & Discount Frequency polygon
Ration Proportion Bar diagram & Pie chart
Time work & wages
Speed time and work

4. SSC CGL English Syllabus for Tier I

Grammar Vocabulary Reading Comprehension
1 Fill in the blanks One word substitution Passage
2 Error Spotting Idioms & Phrases
Spelling Errors
Antonym/Synonym

Important Tip: English Section is one section that gets mixed responses from candidates depending upon their educational background and preparation level. For some, this is an easy task but for others, this section becomes a nightmare and biggest hurdle in getting a good score in the exam.

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2017 Tier II

Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination -2017 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of two days.

Paper-I : Quantitative Ability

You can refer the above table of Tier I Quantitative Aptitude because syllabus of Tier I and Tier II is same for Quantitative Aptitude.

Paper-II : English Language & Comprehension

Two topics are added in English section in tier II which are Active Passive and cloze test.You can refer the table of SSC CGL 2017 Tier I English syllabus because all those topics are also asked in tier II.

Paper-III : For Statistics for Investigator Grade-II Post Only

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.

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).

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).

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, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.

Statistical Inference - Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood 21 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.

Paper IV:

General Studies (Finance and Economics) for the post of Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.
Subject Maximum Marks
1 Finance and Accounts 80
2 Economics and Governance 120

SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 - Tier III

The exam syllabus of SSC CGL Tier III isn't much different from previous above. It will be written examination (offline mode) in which Precis Writing/Essay/Formal Letter/Informal Letter are asked. Time duration for tier III exam is 60 minutes.

Important Note:

(i): Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.

(ii): Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.

(iii): Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

(iv): Candidates opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer must ensure that they possess the requisite qualification as mentioned above. Commission reserves the right to take appropriate action against applicants who do not possess the requisite eligibility while opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer.