SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 for Tier 1, 2 & 3 Exam [Updated]

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018

 

 

Hello, Aspirants!!

 

 

SSC Exams are conducted for the recruitment of Indian Citizens in Group B Governmental posts, Group C Technical posts and much more. If an individual wants to set his/her career in one of the Ministries of India or the Government of India departments, then he/she should choose the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exams.

 

SSC CGL 2018 is one of those exams which are conducted by SSC. If you are preparing for SSC CGL Exam, then you should be aware of the SSC CGL syllabus, so that you can start your preparation accordingly.

 

Also, check out the SSC CGL 2017 Question Paper to analyze the changes in Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme.

 

Here, in this article, we are providing you the accurate SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 papers. Read further to know the complete syllabus.

 

 

 

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SSC CGL 2018 syllabus – Know the Important Topics to Prepare

 

 

SSC Exam is conducted in four phases – Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 & Tier 4.

 

If you are aiming for SSC CGL exam 2018, then you should begin your preparations by having the clearly defined updated SSC CGL Syllabus for all the stages i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 & Tier 4.

 

 

Tier 1 Exam Prelims Exam
Tier 2 Exam Mains Exam
Tier 3 Exam Descriptive Paper
Tier 4 Exam Personality Test /Interview/Computer Proficiency Test or Skill Test’.

 

 

Now let’s start knowing the complete detail of SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2018 Syllabus.

 

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

 

 

At Eduncle, grab the well-defined copy of SSC CGL Syllabus along with the Important Topics.

 

Tier 1 Exam consists four sections:

 

 

Part Subject
A General Intelligence & Reasoning
B General Awareness
C Quantitative Aptitude
D English Comprehension

 

 

Each paper consists of 25 objective type questions of 2 mark each.

 

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The detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus for all the above-defined subjects is as follows: –

 

 

 

I. SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning:

 

 

Verbal Reasoning

S.No. Topics
1. Analogies
Problem Solving
3. Judgment
4. Decision Making
5. Discrimination
6. Relationship Concepts
7. Mathematical Reasoning
8. Coding & Decoding
9. Statement Conclusion
10. Syllogistic Reasoning
11. Operations
12. Venn Diagrams
13. Address Matching
14. Date & City Matching
15. Numbers Coding
16. Critical Thinking
17. Series Problem

Non-Verbal Reasoning

S.No. Topics
1. Analogies
2. Similarities & Differences
3. Space Visualization
4. Spatial Orientation
5. Analysis
6. Non-Verbal Series
7. Pattern- Folding
8. Classification
9. Embedded Figures
10. Visual Memory
11. Drawing Inferences

 

 

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II. SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus for English Language:

 

 

S.No. Topics
1. Improving Sentences
2. Spotting Errors
3. Synonyms & Antonyms
4. Fill in the Blanks
5. Active/ Passive Voice
6. Verbs
7. One-Word Substitution
8. Idioms & Phrases
9. Cloze Passage
10. Comprehension Passage

 

 

 

III. SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

 

 

S.No. Topics
1. Percentage
2. Ratio & Proportion
3. Square Roots
4. Averages
5. Interest
6. Profit & Loss
7. Discount
8. Partnership Business
9. Mixture & Alligation
10. Time & Distance
11. Time & Work
12. Basic Algebraic Identities
13. Graphs of Linear Equations
14. Triangle & Its Various Kinds of Centres
15. Congruence & Similarity of Triangles
16. Tangents
17. Angles Subtended by Chords of A Circle
18. Common Tangents to Two or More Circles
19. Triangle
20. Quadrilaterals
21. Regular Polygons
22. Circle
23. Right Prism
24. Right Circular Cone
25. Right Circular Cylinder
26. Sphere
27. Hemispheres
28. Rectangular Parallelepiped
29. Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular/ Square Base
30. Trigonometric Ratio
31. Degree & Radian Measures
32. Standard Identities
33. Complementary Angles
34. Heights & Distances
35. Histogram
36. Frequency Polygon
37. Bar Diagram & Pie Chart
38. Circle & Its Chords
39. Relationships Between Numbers

 

 

 

IV. SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus for General Awareness:

 

 

S.No. Topics
1. History & Culture
2. Geography
3. Economic Scene
4. Indian Polity
5. General Policy & Scientific Research
6. Biology
7. Physics
8. Chemistry
9. Computer Section
10. Current Affairs
11. Current GK
12. Books & Authors
13. Persons & Place in News
14. Abbreviations

 

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam: List of Important Topics to Help You Score More!

 

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

 

 

Candidates, who clear the Tier 1 Exam, can appear for the Tier 2 Exam. The SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam include four papers:

 

 

Paper Subject
1 Quantitative Ability
2 English Language & Comprehension
3 Statistics
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics)

 

 

  Paper 1, 3 & 4 consists 100 objective type questions of 2 marks each & Paper 2 consists of 200 objective type questions of 1 mark each.

 

Below you can acknowledge the clearly defined SSC Tier 2 Syllabus and mark your preparations accordingly.

 

 

 

I. SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

 

 

S.No. Topics
1. Percentage
2. Ratio & Proportion
3. Square Roots
4. Averages
5. Interest
6. Profit & Loss
7. Discount
8. Partnership Business
9. Mixture & Alligation
10. Time & Distance
11. Time & Work
12. Basic Algebraic Identities
13. Graphs of Linear Equations
14. Triangle & Its Various Kinds of Centres
15. Congruence & Similarity of Triangles
16. Tangents
17. Angles Subtended by Chords of A Circle
18. Common Tangents to Two or More Circles
19. Triangle
20. Quadrilaterals
21. Regular Polygons
22. Circle
23. Right Prism
24. Right Circular Cone
25. Right Circular Cylinder
26. Sphere
27. Hemispheres
28. Rectangular Parallelepiped
29. Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular/ Square Base
30. Trigonometric Ratio
31. Degree & Radian Measures
32. Standard Identities
33. Complementary Angles
34. Heights & Distances
35. Histogram
36. Frequency Polygon
37. Bar Diagram & Pie Chart
38. Circle & Its Chords
39. Relationships Between Numbers

 

 

 

II. SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for English Language:

 

 

S.No. Topics
1. Improving Sentences
2. Spotting Errors
3. Synonyms & Antonyms
4. Fill in the Blanks
5. Active/Passive Voice
6. Verbs
7. One-Word Substitution
8. Idioms & Phrases
9. Cloze Passage
10. Comprehension Passage
11. Spelling/ Detecting Misspelled Words
12. Direct/ Indirect
13. Shuffling of Sentence Parts
14. Shuffling of Sentences in a Passage

 

 

 

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III. SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Statistics:

 

 

S.No. Topics
1. Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
2. Measures of Central Tendency
3. Measures of Dispersion
4. Moments, Skewness & Kurtosis
5. Correlation & Regression
6. Probability Theory
7. Random Variable & Probability Distributions
8. Sampling Theory
9. Statistical Inference
10. Analysis of Variance
11. Time Series Analysis
12. Index Numbers

 

 

 

IV. SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for General Studies:

 

 

Financial Accounting

S.No. Topics
1. Nature and scope
2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
3. Basic concepts and Conventions
4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Basic Concepts of Accounting

S.No. Topics
1. Single and double entry
2. Books of Original Entry
3. Bank Reconciliation
4. Journal
5. ledgers
6. Trial Balance
7. Rectification of Errors
8. Manufacturing
9. Trading
10. Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts
11. Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
12. Depreciation Accounting
13. Valuation of Inventories
14. Non-profit organizations Accounts
15. Receipts and Payments & Income & Expenditure Accounts
16. Bills of Exchange
17. Self-Balancing Ledgers

 

 

Economics

S.No. Topics
1. Economics
2. Production possibilities curve
3. Theory of Demand and Supply
4. Theory of Production and cost
5. Various forms of markets
6. Perfect Competition
7. Monopoly
8. Monopolistic Competition
9. Oligopoly ad Price determination
10. Agriculture
11. Industry & Services
12. national income
13. Population
14. Poverty & unemployment
15. Infrastructure
16. Economic reforms
17. Liberalization
18. Privatization
19. Globalization
20. Disinvestment
21. Monetary/ Fiscal policy

 

 

 

SSC CGL Syllabus (Tier 3 – Descriptive Paper)

 

 

Tier 3 will be a descriptive type Pen and Paper mode examination. It will be in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc. It will be of Total 100 marks and 60 minutes time is given for it (For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes).

 

This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which are necessary for Government jobs. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words.

 

 

 

SSC CGL Syllabus (Tier 4 Skill Test – CPT/DEST/Typing Test)

 

 

Candidates who clear the Tier 3 Exams are called for the Tier 4 phase. This section is qualifying one. This section aims to judge a candidate’s personality traits, communication skills, and leadership skills, in addition to his/her academic knowledge.

 

 

Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) –

 

Tax Assistants Post (Central Excise & Income Tax) – It requires 8,000 Key Depression per hour.

 

The Data Entry Speed Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes.

 

 

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) –

 

for the posts of Assistant Section Officer of CSS, Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, CPT Test comprises in three modules:

 

Word Processing

 

Spread Sheet

 

Generation of Slides

 

 

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The above-given syllabus includes all the important topics that have to be prepared by you in order to score well in the SSC CGL Exam 2018.

 

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48 thoughts on “SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 for Tier 1, 2 & 3 Exam [Updated]

  1. Jyoti

    Is this current update?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Jyoti,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, the syllabus mentioned here is updated as per the latest version.
       
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      Eduncle Team

  2. Ankit Kumar

    Very useful and detailed information, helpful in quick information gathering.

    • Eduncle Team

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  3. Lakshmanarao

    In tier 4 skill test means personal interview or anything

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Lakshmanarao,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      The Skill Test has two categories – Data Entry Speeds Test (DEST) and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT).
       
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      Eduncle Team

      • priya caurasiya

        this site is to good for preparing ssc exams

        • Eduncle Team

          Hello Priya,
          Greetings from Eduncle!
          Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback.
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  4. atul

    Hlw Sir..

    i want to knw that…if i’m not appearing for #statical investigator nd #assistant audit officer…. then will i be qualified for the next xam or not

    Thanks…!!

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Atul,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you will be qualified for other posts under SSC CGL.
       
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      Eduncle Team

  5. rajannigamrj@gmail.com

    Thank u for this valuable info.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rajan Nigam,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback.
       
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  6. Bharat Singh Rathore

    How is it different from CAT exam’s syllabus?
    Can someone clear cgle if prepared for CAT??

  7. prem

    will there be section cutoff?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Prem,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      There will be no sectional cut offs.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. Jagdish

    Hii sar I’m doing CA. Leave this and enter in ssc cgl then what type of benifit me

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Jagdish,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      you can get complete details here – SSC CGL Posts & Job Profile
       
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      Eduncle Team

  9. SAI KIRAN REDDY

    Sir! What is the expected cut -off for SSC CGL 2017 Tire I for Gen. category, and when it is expected

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sai Kiran Reddy,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      The expected cut off for General Category is 120-145 marks.
       
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      Eduncle Team

  10. roger

    I had applied for #JSO, but now i don’t have enough time to prepare for paper -3.
    Is is mandatory for me to appear for paper-3 or else will I be considered for rest of the posts if I won’t appear for paper-3.
    And will there be any sectional cut off to qualify.
    Please help me out.
    Thanks,
    Roger.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Roger,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      There will be no sectional cut offs.If you don’t appear for Paper 3 and clears the Tier 2 with Paper 1 & Paper 2, you will be considered posts other that JSO.
       
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      Eduncle Team

  11. kishor

    In descriptive type test, does handwriting matters ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Kishor,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      There are no predefined criteria for Handwriting in CGL Descriptive test. But your handwriting must be readable so that it could be readable to the examiner.
       
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      Eduncle Team

  12. ANIL

    When will tier 3 exam held in 2017??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Anil,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      SSC CGL Tier 3 paper will be conducted on 21st January 2018.
       
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      Eduncle Team

  13. nitish kumar

    thanks a lot!

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Nitish Kumar,
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  14. Virat thakur

    If a student is fail in cls 12th in maths…
    And completed graduation from arts as math is not req in that feild than he is eligible for cgl exm?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Virat Thakur,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      If you have completed your graduation, then you can easily apply for SSC CGL Exam.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  15. Ambika

    Hi Sir,

    I would like to attempt Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2017 (Tier-I). Please help me with the process and confirm if i can fill the form at present date.

    Thanks,
    Ambika

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ambika,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      SSC CGL Tier 1 exam has been concluded successfully. If you want to take part in CGL Recruitment process, you can fill the form for 2018 exam.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Amiya

        Is tier one computer based

        • Eduncle Team

          Hello Amiya,
           
          Greetings from Eduncle!
           
          Thanks for asking your query with us!
           
          Yes, SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is complete a computer based examination.
           
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          Eduncle Team

  16. shreekant

    What are the post will we get by clearing only Tier-1 &Tier-2 in SSC cgl exam ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shreekant,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      To get any of the SSC CGL Post, you have to appear all the Tiers.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  17. Soumya

    Hi sir thank you for the valuable information… I have a doubt here.. In tier 2 examination is there statistics and general awareness compulsary for all types of posts..? Before in tier 2 there was only aptitude and English right

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Soumya,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      No, Statistics paper is for those who apply for Statistical Investigator Post and General Studies is for those who apply for AAO post.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  18. Shruti

    Hello Mam
    M currently pursuing degree in forensic science. I just wanted to know is it beneficial to give ssc cgl exams?
    Is it helpful as i wanted to b restricted to forensics only?
    sorry for inconvenience

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shruti,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      Yes, you can avail a career in Department of Forensic Science under Ministry of Home Affairs. But, the vacancies are limited.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  19. Krishnaveni

    Hello iam trying for assistant intelligence bureau post I should write tier 3 or not

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      You need to appear in Tier 1 + 2 exam along with Physical endurance test and document verification.
       
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  20. keshav

    sir i want to join assistant in ministry of railways so what is the selection process and is it reqired to give the tier3 and tier 4 and also in tier 2 paper 3,4

  21. Nandini

    Hello sir I would like to know the selection process for inspector(Excises)

  22. Manish

    After seeing the difficulty level of cgl mains 2017 what can be the expected cut off for NIP and IP for sc category?

  23. zaheer katoch

    Hello sir . Thanks for sharing this information.
    I’m b.sc graduate from ignou.Am I eligible For CGL 2018-2019 and which post.

  24. AMAR

    I don’t want to give paper 3&4 in tier 2
    Is it possible

  25. Aakash

    Sir, i want to know the syllabus of cet. I have searched for it on many websites but i was unable to found it. Sir plzz provide me the syllabus.

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