SSC CGL Syllabus – Tier I

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam consists of Two Tiers of written test. Tier I is preliminary and Tier II is the final written test. The syllabus for Tier I is given below:

You may also want to read Pattern for Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Exam that we posted earlier. Also check the latest openings for SSC.

SSC CGL TIER I Syllabus:

A. General Intelligence & Reasoning (Questions: 50, Marks: 50):

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Spatial visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning etc.

The level of the test will be graduation.

B. General Awareness (Questions: 50, Marks: 50):

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 such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.

  • India and its Neighboring countries
  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research etc.

The level of the test will be graduation.

C. Numerical Aptitude (Questions: 50, Marks: 50):

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:

  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Decimals and fractions
  • Relationships between numbers
  • Ordering numbers
  • Change one form 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
  • Knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers

The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level.

D. English Comprehension (Questions: 50, Marks: 50):

Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. The level of the test will be graduation.

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