SSC CGL Syllabus 2019 (Tier I,II,III,IV): SSC CGL Exam Pattern

By | October 30, 2019

SSC CGL Syllabus & Exam Pattern Tier 1, 2, 3, 4

SSC CGL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019: To start preparing for SSC CGL 2019, one should have a deep understanding of SSC CGL exam pattern and syllabus. The SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam is conducted in four stages – Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. Therefore, it is mandatory to understand its syllabus independently. Here, in this article, we are providing you the exact SSC CGL 2019-20 syllabus for papers in all levels. Read further to know the complete syllabus.

Important Update: The Preliminary Exam of SSC CGL 2019-20 has been scheduled from 2 to 11 March 2020. Aspirants who are waiting for the tier 1 exam are suggested to read SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus (Pre Paper) & Exam Pattern.

SSC CGL 2019-20: Tier 1 Examination

Name of Examination SSC CGL Tier I Examination 2019
Exam Dates 2 to 21 March 2020
Negative marking 0.50 for each wrong answer
Exam Mode Computer Based Exam (Online)
Admit Card Release Date Yet to be announced

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2019

SUBJECT NO. OF QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS TIME ALLOWED
1. General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2. General Awareness 25 50
3. Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4. English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200 60 minutes (1 hour)

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2019

The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and  questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.

1. SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning:

It would include both Verbal and Non-Verbal type questions. The difference is, verbal reasoning works with words and non-verbal reasoning works with pictures and diagrams.

Verbal Reasoning
Analogies Alphabet Test Relationship Concepts Mathematical Reasoning
Problem Solving Decision Making Discrimination Coding & Decoding
Syllogistic Reasoning Statement Conclusion Venn Diagrams Address Matching
Critical Thinking Operations Date & City Matching Numbers Coding
Series Problem Matrix Missing Number Judgment

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning (Pictures & Diagrams)
Mirror Image Analysis Similarities & Differences Pattern- Folding
Space Visualization Non-Verbal Series Classification Spatial Orientation
Embedded Figures Drawing Inferences Visual Memory Cube & Dice

2. SSC CGL Syllabus for 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 every day 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

General Awareness Topics
History & Culture Geography Indian Polity Abbreviations
Current GK General Policy & Scientific Research Biology Physics
Chemistry Current Affairs Economic Scene Books & Authors
Computer Section Persons & Place in News Sports Important Dates

3. SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate.

Quantitative Aptitude Topics
Percentage Partnership Business Mixture & Alligation Common Tangents to Two or More Circles
Ratio & Proportion Discount Time & Distance Triangle
Square Roots Profit & Loss Basic Algebraic Identities Quadrilaterals
Averages Interest Graphs of Linear Equations Regular Polygons
Triangle & Its Various Kinds of Centres Congruence & Similarity of Triangles Tangents Angles Subtended by Chords of A Circle
Time & Work Circle Right Prism Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder Sphere Hemispheres Rectangular Parallelepiped
Trigonometric Ratio Relationships Between Numbers Bar Diagram & Pie Chart Histogram
Complementary Angles Circle & Its Chords Frequency Polygon Heights & Distances

4. SSC CGL English Syllabus for Tier 1 Exam

Candidates ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

English Topics
Improving Sentences Synonyms & Antonyms Error Spotting Fill in the Blanks
Active/Passive Voice Verbs One-Word Substitution Idioms & Phrases
Comprehension Passage Cloze Passage Spelling Errors Parajumble

SSC CGL 2019-20: Tier 2 Examination

Name of Examination SSC CGL Tier II Examination 2019
Exam Dates 22 to 25 June 2020
Negative marking 0.25 for Paper-II (English Language & Comprehension)

0.50 for Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV

Exam Mode Computer Based Exam (Online)
Admit Card Release Date Yet to be announced

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2019

SUBJECT NO. OF QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS TIME ALLOWED
1. Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 minutes
2. English Language and Comprehension 200 200 120 minutes
3. Statistics 100 200 120 minutes
4. General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 120 minutes
Total 500 800 480 minutes (8 hours)

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2019

Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.

1. SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Abilities (Paper I):

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate.

Quantitative Abilities Topics
Percentage Partnership Business Mixture & Alligation Common Tangents to Two or More Circles
Ratio & Proportion Discount Time & Distance Triangle
Square Roots Profit & Loss Basic Algebraic Identities Quadrilaterals
Averages Interest Graphs of Linear Equations Regular Polygons
Triangle & Its Various Kinds of Centres Congruence & Similarity of Triangles Tangents Angles Subtended by Chords of A Circle
Time & Work Circle Right Prism Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder Sphere Hemispheres Rectangular Parallelepiped
Trigonometric Ratio Relationships Between Numbers Bar Diagram & Pie Chart Histogram
Complementary Angles Circle & Its Chords Frequency Polygon Heights & Distances

2. SSC CGL Tier 2 English Paper Syllabus (Paper II):

Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language.

English Topics
Improving Sentences Synonyms & Antonyms Error Spotting Fill in the Blanks
Active/Passive Voice Verbs One-Word Substitution Idioms & Phrases
Comprehension Passage Cloze Passage Spelling Errors Parajumble
Spelling/ Detecting Misspelled Words Direct/ Indirect Shuffling of Sentence Parts Shuffling of Sentences in a Passage

3. SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Statistics (Paper III):

Statistics Topics
Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data Measures of Central Tendency Measures of Dispersion Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
Correlation and Regression Probability Theory Random Variable and Probability Distributions Sampling Theory
Statistical Inference Analysis of Variance Time Series Analysis Index Numbers

4. SSC CGL Syllabus for General Studies- Finance and Economics (Paper IV):

Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 marks):

Financial Accounting Topics
Nature and scope Limitations of Financial Accounting Basic concepts and Conventions Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Basic Concepts of Accounting Topics
Single & 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 & Revenue Expenditure Depreciation Accounting
Valuation of Inventories Non-profit organisations Accounts Receipts & Payments & Income &
Expenditure Accounts
Bills of Exchange
 Self Balancing
Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance (120 marks):

Topics
Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role & responsibility Finance Commission-Role & functions Basic Concept of Economics & introduction to Micro
Economics
Theory of Demand & Supply
Theory of Production and cost Forms of Market & price determination in different
markets
Indian Economy Economic Reforms in India
Money and Banking Role of Information Technology in Governance

SSC CGL 2019-20: Tier 3 Examination

SSC CGL 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.

Name of Examination SSC CGL Tier III Examination 2019
Exam Dates 22 to 25 June 2020
Exam Mode Descriptive Paper (Pen and Paper mode)

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2019

SUBJECT MAXIMUM MARKS TIME ALLOWED
Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi

(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)

100 60 minutes

SSC CGL 2019-20: Tier 4 Examination

In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted.

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST):

  • For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): 8,000 Key Depression per hour.
  • The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):

The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules:

  1. Word Processing
  2. Spread Sheet
  3. Generation of Slides

for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC.

The above-given SSC CGL syllabus covered all the important topics in order to score well in the SSC CGL Exam 2019. If you have any doubt or query, comment below to get help. All the very best for your exam.

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