Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level (CGL) – SSC CGL Exam Syllabus, Pattern & Eligibility Criteria 2018

Scheme of the Examination for Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Examination
The Examination will be conducted in four tiers
Tier – IComputer Based Examination
Tier – IIComputer Based Examination
Tier – IIIPen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier – IVComputer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

 

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
General
Intelligence
Reasoning
25 Questions50 Marks60 Minutes (Total)For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy :80 Minutes
General
Awareness
25 Questions50 Marks
Quantitative
Aptitude
25 Questions50 Marks
English
Comprehension
25 Questions50 Marks
Total100 Question200 Marks
There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I

 

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern
PaperSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Paper IQuantitative
Abilities
100 Questions200 Marks120 Minutes(Total)
For VH and
candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy
160 Minutes
Paper IIEnglish Language
& Comprehension
200 Questions200 Marks
Paper IIIStatistics100 Questions200 Marks
Paper IVGeneral Studies
(Finance and
Economics)
100 Questions200 Marks
Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts
Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical
Officer (JSO) and  Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit
Officer (AAO)/Assistant Accounts Officer(AAO)
Tier-II, the negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II (English Language &
Comprehension) of Tier-II and 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV.

 

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern
Mode of ExamSubjectsMarksTime
Pen and Paper modeDescriptive Paper in
English/Hindi
(writing of
Essays/Precie/Letter/Appli
cations etc.
100 Marks60 minutes
For VH and
candidates
suffering
from
Cerebral
Palsy: 80
Minutes
The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III

 

Syllabus For Combined Graduate Level (CGL) (Tier-I) Examination
General Intelligence & Reasoning (Part -A)
It would include questions of both verbal and
non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and
differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis,
judgement, 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 centre codes/roll numbers,
Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures,
Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.
General Awareness (Part -B)
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.
Quantitative Aptitude (Part -C)
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 ,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 centres, 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.
English Comprehension (Part -D)
Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
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.

 

Syllabus For Combined Graduate Level (CGL) (Tier-II) Examination
Quantitative Ability (Paper I)
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 centres,
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
English Language & Comprehension (Paper II)
Questions in this components will be
designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language
and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms,
spelling/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.
Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level
Eligibility Criteria
Graduate form Recognized University.

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