SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 1 and 2

About Post: The SSC CGL Syllabus is released by the SSC along with the official notification.
Undertanding the SSC CGL syllabus for Tier 1 and Tier 2 is very important for candidates
aspiring to appear for the upcoming SSC CGL Exam.SSC CGL exam consists of two tiers,Tier 1 and Tier 2, with the different levels of difficulties .Tier 1 and Tier 2 both the exams of SSC CGL are conducted online.The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is qualifying in nature, whereas the final selection is based on the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam.Both Tier 1 & Tier 2 comprise subjects such as Mathematics, English, General Awareness and Reasoning.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024

Overview of SSC CGL EXAM 2024:

SSC CGL which stands for Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level.
It is administered by SSC Combined Graduate Level Examevery year to fill Group B and C (Gazetted and non-Gazetted) posts in various Government of India institutions.
This year also The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC CGL Notification for recruitment of 17727 vacancies on its official website i.e. Interested candidates can apply for the Combined Graduate Level Exam 2024 from June 24 to July 24.
Check exam type,selection process, vacancy and other important details below.

Overview of SSC CGL EXAM 2024
Exam NameStaff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL)
Conducted ByStaff Selection Commission
Exam TypeNational
Mode of ExamOnline
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Apply Online DatesJune 24 to July 24
Duration of examTier-I: 60 minutes, Tier-II: 2 hours 15 minutes ( Paper – I)
Selection ProcessTier 1 (Qualifying in nature)
Tier 2
Exam DatesSep-Oct 2024
Exam LanguageMultilingual

The SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern is important for candidates aiming to achieve good marks in the SSC Exam we will provide you with a detailed analysis of the latest SSC CGL syllabus and pattern for both tiers.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern :

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier-1 comprises 100 questions in total with a maximum mark of 200. The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is qualifying in nature whereas the final selection is based on the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam. The total time duration of the SSC CGL 2024 Exam is 60 minutes.

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam pattern is explained in the table given below

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024
SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksTime
General Intelligence and Reasoning2550 60 Minutes
General Awareness 2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550
Important Note:- For every wrong question there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks also.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus :

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus For English Language
• Idioms and Phrases 
• One word Substitution
• Sentence Correction
• Error Spotting
• Fill in the Blanks
• Spellings Correction
• Reading Comprehension
• Synonyms-Antonyms
• Active Passive
• Sentence Rearrangement
• Sentence Improvement
• Cloze test
SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus For General Awareness

• India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
• Science
• Current Affairs
• Books and Authors
• Sports
• Important Schemes
• Important Days
• Portfolio
• People in News
• Static GK

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude

• Computation of whole numbers
• Decimals
• Fractions
• Relationships between numbers
• Profit and Loss
• Discount
• Partnership Business
• Mixture and Alligation
• Time and distance
• Time & Work
• Percentage
• Ratio & Proportion
• Square roots
• Averages
• Interest
• 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
• Right Prism
• Right Circular Cone
• Right Circular Cylinder
• Sphere
• Heights and Distances
• Histogram
• Frequency polygon
• Bar diagram & Pie chart
• Hemispheres
• Rectangular Parallelepiped
• Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
• Trigonometric ratio
• Degree and Radian Measures
• Standard Identities
• Complementary angles
SSC CGL Tier-I For General Intelligence and Reasoning

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

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern :

The Tier 2 Examination is conducted in two sessions, Session 1 and Session 2. Session 1 includes Paper 1 and Session 2 includes Paper 2 & 3. While Paper-I is compulsory for all the SSC CGL posts, Paper II and Paper III are conducted for candidates applying for the post of Junior Statistical Officer and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer respectively.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 Exam Pattern (Compulsory for all)
SectionsModuleSubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
Section I
Module-IMathematical Abilities3060*3 = 180
Module-IIReasoning and General Intelligence30
Section IIModule-IEnglish Language and Comprehension4570*3 = 210
Module-IIGeneral Awareness25
Section IIIModule-IComputer Knowledge Test2020*3 = 60
Module-IIData Entry Speed Test One Data Entry TaskQualifying
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern
PaperSectionNo. of question
Maximum MarksTime
Paper II
Statistics1002002 hours

Paper III
General Studies (Finance and Economics)
1002002 hours

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 For Tier 2 :

Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I Reasoning and General Intelligence
• 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 Session-I of Paper-I Mathematical Abilities

*Number System
• Computation of Whole Number
• Decimal and Fractions
• Relationship between numbers

*Fundamental Arithemactical 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

• Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
• Graphs of Linear Equations

• Similarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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.

• Trigonometry
• Trigonometric ratios
• Complementary angles
• Height and distances (simple problems only)
• Standard Identities

*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-I of Section-II of Paper-I English Language And Comprehension

• Vocabulary
• English Grammar
• Sentence structure
• Spot the Error
• Fill in the Blanks,
• Synonyms/Homonyms
• Antonyms
• Spellings/ Detecting misspelt 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

•India and its neighbouring • countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
 • Science
• Current Affairs
• Books and Authors
• Sports
• Important Schemes
• Important Days & Dates
• Portfolio
• People in News
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
• Back-up devices
• Windows Explorer
• Keyboard shortcuts

• Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point 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, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 2 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 of Dispersion
range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

• Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
Different types of moments and their relationship; the 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 variable (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 based 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, Determination 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 number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 3(General Studies-Finance and Economics)

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)
• 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 organisations Accounts
• Receipts and Payments and 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
• Scope and nature of Economics
• Methods of economic study
• Central problems of an economy
• Production possibilities curve
• Theory of Demand and Supply
• Meaning and determinants of demand
• Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
• Income and cross elasticity
T• heory of consumer‟s behaviour
• Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
• Meaning and determinants of supply
• Law of supply
• The 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
• Oligopoly
• Price determination in these markets.
• Indian Economy
• Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, • Industry and Services-their problems and growth.
• National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
• Population-Its 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
• 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.
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