SSC CGL Syllabus

ssc cgl syllabusBefore starting preparation for the exam, candidates must have knowledge about the detailed Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam Syllabus. To perform well in the exam we recommend you to go through all the topics and prepare accordingly. To make yourself ready for the exam, we are providing complete and updated SSC CGL Exam Syllabus. It is important to have a complete understanding of the topics of various Subjects. The subjects with their updated syllabus are given below:-

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SSC CGL (Tier-I) Syllabus
General Intelligence & Reasoning:
Semantic AnalogySymbolic/ Number Analogy
Figural AnalogySemantic Classification
Symbolic/ Number ClassificationSemantic Series
Number SeriesFigural Series
Problem SolvingWord Building
Coding & DecodingNumerical Operations
Symbolic OperationsTrends
Space OrientationSpace Visualization
Venn DiagramsDrawing inferences
Punched hole/ pattern- folding & unfoldingFigural Pattern- folding and completion
IndexingAddress Matching
Date & City matchingClassification of center codes/ roll numbers
Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classificationEmbedded Figures
Critical thinkingEmotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence
General Awareness
Current EventsHistory
Economic SceneGeneral Policy
Scientific Research
Quantitative Aptitude
Whole NumbersDecimals
Fractions and relationships between numbersPercentage
Ratio & ProportionSquare Roots
Profit and LossDiscount
Partnership BusinessMixture and Allegation
Time and DistanceTime & Work
Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surdsGraphs of Linear Equations
Triangle and its various kinds of centersCongruence and similarity of triangles
Circle and its chordsTangents
Angles subtended by chords of a circleCommon tangents to two or more circles
Regular PolygonsRight Prism
Right Circular ConeRight Circular Cylinder
Rectangular ParallelepipedRegular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
Trigonometric ratioDegree and Radian Measures
Standard IdentitiesComplementary angles
Heights and DistancesHistogram
Frequency polygonBar diagram & Pie chart
English Comprehension
Candidate’s ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.


The syllabus for Tier-II includes topics from Quantitative Abilities, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics). The questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation level, Paper-II of Senior Secondary Level and in Paper-III and IV of Graduation level. The syllabus for Paper-I Quantitative Abilities will be same as Quantitative Aptitude of Tier-I.

SSC CGL (Tier-II) Syllabus
Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension)
Spot the errorFill in the blanks
SynonymsSpelling/ detecting misspelled words
AntonymsIdioms & Phrases
One word substitutionImprovement of sentences
Active/ passive voice of verbsConversion into direct/ indirect narration
Shuffling of sentence partsShuffling of sentences in a passage
Cloze passageComprehension passage
Paper-III (Statistics)
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.
Measures of Central TendencyCommon measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
Measures of DispersionCommon measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
Moments, Skewness and KurtosisDifferent types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
Correlation and RegressionScatter 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 TheoryMeaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes? theorem.
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 variable (discrete).
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.
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.
Analysis of VarianceAnalysis of one-way classified data and twoway classified data.
Time Series AnalysisComponents of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
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.
Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics)
Part A: Finance and Accounts
Financial AccountingNature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Basic concepts of accountingSingle 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, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers
Part B: Economics and Governance
Comptroller & Auditor General of India – Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
Finance Commission – Role and functions
Role of Information Technology in Governance
Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro EconomicsDefinition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve
Theory of Demand and SupplyMeaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer?s behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
Theory of Production and costMeaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
Forms of Market and price determination in different marketsVarious forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
Indian Economy
  • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors – Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
  • National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
  • Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
  • Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
  • Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication
Economic Reforms in IndiaEconomic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
Money and Banking
  • Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
  • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

Before appearing for the exam the candidates should go through the whole syllabus and prepared as per the Syllabus and SSC CGL Exam Pattern. The Syllabus is a permanent record for what is going to ask in the examination.