If you are preparing for the SSC CGL Exam, this article provides valuable information about the Revised SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 1 and 2. You can find comprehensive details about the SSC CGL Exam Pattern, as well as the SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus PDF and SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus PDF. The higher officials of the Staff Selection Commission intend to hold the exam on a specific date, and you can download the Revised SSC CGL Syllabus directly from the end of the page. It is strongly recommended that you do not overlook any of the details provided on this page, as they are presented succinctly and thoroughly.

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SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 1 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

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,
  • Fractions and relationships between numbers,
  • Percentage.
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance,
  • Time & Work
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds,
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords
  • Tangents
  • Angles subtended by chords of a circle
  • Common tangents to two or more circles
  • Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or
  • Square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram
  • Pie chart.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

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

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis, judgment
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning etc.
  • The topics are Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern- folding& un-folding, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of center codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence.

SSC CGL Tier 1 English Comprehension Syllabus

Candidate’s ability to understand correct English, their basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested

SSC CGL Tier 1 General Awareness Syllabus

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and 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 in History, Culture, Geography,
    Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

SSC CGL Exam Mode for Tier 1, 2

TierTypeMode of the Exam
Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – II (Paper I, II, III)Paper I (Compulsory for all posts),
Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and
Paper-III will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-III i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
Computer-Based (online)

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities):

  • Number Systems – Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, and Relationship between numbers.
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and Work.
  • Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
  • Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circle.
  • Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2𝜃 + cos2𝜃=1, etc.
  • Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities.

Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence)

Questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. These will include questions on

  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic operations
  • Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  • Trends
  • Figural Analogy
  • Space Orientation
  • Semantic Classification
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Drawing inferences
  • Figural Classification
  • Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  • Semantic Series, Figural Patternfolding, and completion
  • Number Series, Embedded figures,
  • Figural Series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Word Building
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Numerical operations
  • Other sub-topics, if any

Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language And Comprehension):

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Synonyms, antonyms, and their correct usage
  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a Passage
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension Passage.
  • To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book
    or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.

Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (General Awareness):

  • Questions are designed to test the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person.
  • The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries, especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency):

  • Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, backup devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts
  • Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS Word, MS Excel PowerPoint, etc.
  • Working with the Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-banking.
  • Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, viruses, worms, Trojans, etc.), and preventive measures.

Paper II (Statistics)

  • 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 variables (discrete).
  • Sampling Theory – Concept 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 Inference – Point 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 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 numbers, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

Paper-III (General Studies-Finance and Economics)

Part A: Finance and Accounts – (80 marks):

  • Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting
    • 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 organizations Accounts, Receipts and Payments, 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 Micro Economics: 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 behavior 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 and Price determination in these markets.
  • Indian Economy:
    • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors role of Agriculture, Industry, and Services problems and growth;
    • National Income of India- Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
    • Population 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 India: Economic 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.
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance

Module-II of Section III of Paper-I i.e. Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)

  • Module II of Section III of Paper-I will include conducting a Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) for 15 minutes in Session II on the same day.
  • The “Data Entry Speed Test” (DEST) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for 15 (fifteen) minutes.
  • DEST will be mandatory for all the posts; however, it will be qualifying in nature.
  • While shortlisting the candidates for the posts where either Computer
    Proficiency is prescribed or where DEST is prescribed i.e.Tax Assistant in CBIC, Tax Assistant in CBDT, and UDC/ SSA in Central Bureau of Narcotics (Ministry of Finance), higher qualifying standards will be set in comparison to other posts.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

PaperSessionSectionNo. of questionMaximum
Paper ISession I (2 hours 15 Minutes)   Section I:Module I: Mathematical AbilitiesModule II: Reasoning and General Intelligence 3030Total= 6060*3= 1801 hour
(for each section) (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)
Section II: Module I: English Language and ComprehensionModule II: General Awareness 4525Total =7070* 3= 210
Section III: Module I: Computer Knowledge Module 2020*3 =6015 Minutes (for each module) (20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)
Session II (15 Minutes)Section III-Module II- Data Entry Speed Test ModuleOne Data
Entry Task
Paper IIStatistics100100*2= 2002 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)
Paper IIIGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)100100*2= 2002 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)

SSC CGL Syllabus Overview

Organization NameStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Post NamesGroup B, C Posts – Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Assistant/ Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax, Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub Inspector, Executive Assistant, Research Assistant, Divisional Accountant, Sub-Inspector/ Junior Intelligence Officer, Junior Statistical Officer, Auditor, Accountant, Accountant/ Junior Accountant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks, Senior Administrative Assistant, Tax Assistant
Name of the ExamCombined Graduate Level Examination
Job LocationAcross India
Official Sitessc.nic.in

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