SSC CGL NOTES

By | March 19, 2020

The syllabus helps to limit the study to a definite boundary and helps the candidate to gather data which is required for the examination.It is well known that SSC CGL will consist of four stages Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV and all the stages have different difficulty levels. Let us understand the syllabus and exam pattern  of all the stages in detail so that a better understanding can hence be drawn.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

  • General Intelligence And Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language And Comprehension

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 

  • Paper 1: Arithmetic Ability
  • Paper 2:English Language & Comprehension
  • Paper 3:Statistics
  • Paper 4:General Studies-Finance and Economics

Part A: Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting

Part B: Economics and Governance

Part C: Economic Reforms in India

SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus

The first stage of SSC CGL Recruitment Exam is the Tier 1 Level. It will have an Online mode of examination and questions will be of objective type. The Sections under the SSC CGL Tier I are mentioned in the Table below. There are 4 sections in SSC CGL –

  1. General Intelligence And Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Language And Comprehension

General Intelligence And Reasoning

It is one of the scoring sections in SSC CGL exam.This section includes both verbal and non verbal reasoning. Let us understand in detailed syllabus of General Intelligence and Reasoning .

The non verbal reasoning consists of topics such as:

  • cubes and dices
  • mirror/water images
  • paper folding
  • coding decoding
  • syllogism
  • classification
  • Blood relation
  • Direction and Distance
  • emotional and social intelligence

 

General Awareness

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates 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 everyday 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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to:

  • Sports
  • History (Ancient, Medieval and Modern)
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

Though the official doesn’t prescribe the topics to learn under the above mentioned subjects but based on previous year trends the frequently asked topics are compiled.

History Geography Economy Biology
Ancient History :

  • Harappan Civilization
  • Vedic Culture
  • Medieval History
  • Modern History
  • British Rule and Gandhian Era
India and Neighbouring Countries,Solar System,Famous Sea Port, Rivers,Important Institution. Budget Related Terms,Laws Of Demand Supply,Inflation,Sectors Of Economy,International Organisation Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom. Human Body and Diseases, Environmental Studies
Polity Physics Computers Chemistry
Indian Constitutions, Duties and Facts Related To President , Chief Minister, Prime Minister, CAG, Panchayati Raj System,Indian Parliament. SI Unit, Light and Reflection,Electricity,Wave Optics,Motion Basic Facts About Computers, Recent Developments in Technology Properties Of Substances,Chemical Reactions,Properties Of Gases, Chemistry In Day To Day Life.

Quantitative Aptitude

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

The generally asked under various sections of Quantitative Aptitude are as follows-

                                                  Quantitative Aptitude
Arithmetic Algebra Geometry
  1. Percentage
  1. Surds And Indices
  1. Similarity Of Triangles
  1. Profit And Loss
      2. Basic Elementary Level Algebra     2. Circles
  1. Ratio And Proportion
3. Graphs and Linear Equation     3.Properties Related To Various Geometrical Figures ( Polygon, Cylinder, Sphere)
  1. Average
  • Time And Distance
  • Time And Work
  • Mixture And Alligation
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combinations
Mensuration Data Interpretation (DI) Trigonometry
2D and 3D Mensuration Histograms, Pie Chart, Basic Trigonometric Properties , Heights And Distances

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

Paper 1 – Arithmetic Ability

The Arithmetic Ability consists of topics similar to the quantitative aptitude of Tier 1 level. Though the level of questions asked in SSC CGL tier 2 will be higher than tier 1. . The topics to be asked in this section includes

                                                   Arithmetic Ability
Whole Numbers Decimals and Fractions
Fundamental Arithmetic Operations Percentage
Ratio And Proportion Average
Profit And Loss Discount
Tables and Graphs Mensuration
Time And Distance Ratio And Time

Paper 2 -English Language & Comprehension

Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc. There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

                               English Language & Comprehension Topics
Vocabulary Grammar
Antonyms Sentence Completion
Sentence Structure Synonyms
Phrases and Idioms Spellings

 

Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.

 Paper 3 – Statistics ( Junior Statistical Officer)

The syllabus for Statistics Paper is given below-

Probability Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential.

Compilation classification, tabulation of Statistical Data, Graphical presentation of data.

Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of association and contingency, scatter diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis ( for two or more variables ) excluding partial correlation coefficients.

Concept of Population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling distribution of x properties of estimators and estimation of confidence intervals.

Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling etc., Sampling and non-sampling errors, type-I and type-II errors

Concepts of Hypothesis – Null and alternate, Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small samples including Chi-square tests ( Z, t, F,  2 tests ).

Index Numbers, Time series analysis – components of variation and their estimation.

Paper-4: General Studies-Finance and Economics (Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer)

Part A: Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting – (80 Marks)

  • 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, 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 – (120 marks)

  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India – Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
  • Finance Commission – Role and functions
  • Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Microeconomics – Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve
  • Theory of Demand and Supply – Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour – Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
  • Theory of Production and cost – Meaning 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 markets – Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
  • Theory of Demand and Supply – Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of
  • consumer’s behaviour – Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
  • Theory of Production and cost – Meaning 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 markets – Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets.

Part C: Economic Reforms in India – Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment

  • Indian Economy –
  1. Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors – Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
  2. National Income of India – Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income
  3. Population – Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
  4. Poverty and unemployment – Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment
  5. Infrastructure – Energy, Transportation, Communication
  • Money and Banking –
  1. Monetary/ Fiscal policy – Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks
  2. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
  3. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance

SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus

The SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus consists of Descriptive Paper which includes Letter Writing and Application Writing. Letter writing includes both formal letter (letter to editor, letter to municipality etc) and informal letter ( letter to friend etc)

SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus

There is no syllabus for Tier 4 Exam. SSC CGL Tier 4 consists of Document Verification and Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

SSC CGL Syllabus FAQS

  • Is Syllabus Same for SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2?

The syllabus for Numerical Aptitude and English remains the same , though the difficulty level varies.

   2.How can I prepare for the general awareness section for SSC CGL since the section is so vast?

Analyse the previous year paper to get the understanding of topics necessary for preparation. The important topics under the general awareness section are mentioned under this article .

  1. Is syllabus for SSC CGL and UPSC Civil Services Same?

No the syllabus for both the papers are not the same.

  1. Is it necessary for appearing in all tiers of SSC CGL?

Yes it is mandatory to clear and appear for all levels of CGL Exam.

  1. I am getting Low marks even though I am Done With Syllabus. What Should I do?

Getting low marks in mocks is not a big issue, just analyse the mistakes and try not to repeat it.

  1. Is it mandatory to cover the whole syllabus  before appearing for the exam?

With changing exam patterns and Increasing competition it becomes necessary for the candidate to complete the whole syllabus.

  1. How can I Increase my speed in numerical aptitude?

Continuous practice and continuous analyses can make u master in this section.

     8.Is syllabus for SSC CGL Exam vast?

Yes the syllabus may be vast but with the right strategy and execution covering syllabus becomes cake walk.

  1. Does Tier 3 Of SSC CGL have any predefined syllabus?

Tier 3 will basically consist of letter writing and Application. The letter writing may include both formal and informal letters.

  1. Is it mandatory to attempt Paper III and Paper IV of SSC CGL?

No, paper III and paper IV are post specific, ie people who wish to apply for the post of JSO can appear for paper III and people appearing for the post of AAO can appear for paper IV.