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SSC CGL SYLLABUS 2020-21

In the latest official notification released by SSC on 29th December 2020, it has clearly mentioned the date of SSC CGL tier-1 which is scheduled to be conducted from May 29 to June 7 , 2021. It has also clearly mentioned the detailed syllabus for each tier. Serious aspirants must be thorough with the syllabus and exam pattern in order to pass the examination and land on their favourite post in a single go.

Mentioned below is the syllabus of each tier according to the latest pattern

SSC CGL 2020  TIER-1 EXAM SYLLABUS

There are 4 sections in the examination comprising 25 questions each of Mathematics, English, Reasoning and General Awareness. Each section carries 50 marks. Mentioned below is the detailed syllabus and exam pattern of SSC CGL 2020.

MARKS DISTRIBUTION OF SSC CGL Tier-1

 S.No. Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Time 1 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50 Total time of 60minutes 2 English Language & Comprehension 25 50 3 General Awareness 25 50 4 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50

SSC CGL 2020 EXAM SYLLABUS TIER-1

Tier-I: General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type

• 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

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 & decoding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern- folding & unfolding, 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 etc.

General Awareness: Questions in this  section will be aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.

Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events. The test  also includes questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

The questions will also be asked from Books and Authors, Current Affairs, Sports, Important Days Etc..

Quantitative Aptitude: A candidate must have knowledge of

NUMBER SYSTEM : whole numbers, Decimals,  fractions and relationships between numbers

Percentage

Ratio & Proportion

Square roots

Averages

Simple and Compound Interest

Profit and Loss, Discount

Mixture and Alligation

Time and distance

Time & Work

Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds

Graphs of Linear Equations

GEOMETRY:  Triangle : Congruence and similarity of triangles, its properties

Circle :  its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles,

2-D MENSURATION : Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle,

3-D MENSURATION : Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid

TRIGONOMETRY : Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances

DATA INTERPRETATION :  Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

English Comprehension: In this section,Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. are 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 class 10th standard level.

SSC CGL 2020  TIER-2 EXAM SYLLABUS

Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities):

• NUMBER SYSTEM : whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers,
• Percentage
•  Ratio & Proportion
•  Square roots
•  Averages
• Simple & Compound Interest
•  Profit and Loss, Discount
•  Mixture and Alligation
•  Time and distance
•  Time & Work
•  Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
•  Graphs of Linear Equations
• GEOMETRY:  Triangle : Congruence and similarity of triangles, its properties

Circle :  its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles,

• 2-D MENSURATION : Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle,
• 3-D MENSURATION : Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid
• TRIGONOMETRY : Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances
• DATA INTERPRETATION :  Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension):

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

• spot the error
•  fill in  the blanks
•  Synonyms
•  Antonyms
•  spelling/ detecting misspelled 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

Paper-III (Statistics)

1. 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.

1. Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

3.Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

1. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

5.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).

1. Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.

7.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).

1. 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.

1. 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.

1. Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and two way classified data.

11.Time Series Analysis - Components of time series, Determinations of trend components by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

1. 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.

Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics):

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

Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:

1. Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

1. 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):

1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India - Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.

2.Finance Commission - Role and functions.

3.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.

1. 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 behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

1. Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

1. 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.

1. Indian Economy
• Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole 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.

1. Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.

9.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.

10.Role of Information Technology in Governance.

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.

SSC CGL 2020  TIER-3 EXAM SYLLABUS

The third tier of SSC CGL is a descriptive test which is conducted both in English and Hindi language. A candidate can choose their preferred language. The total duration of the examination is 60 minutes

 Subject Max. Marks Time Descriptive paper in English/Hindi ( Essay writing/ Letter writing/ precis writing) 100 60 minutes

SSC CGL 2020  TIER-4 EXAM SYLLABUS

The fourth level tests the Typing and practical knowledge relating to computers. There is no interview or face to face assessment involved at any level.

 DEST ( Data Entry & Speed Test) It is conducted for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax) A candidate has to do 8000 key depressions per hour on computer which is approximate 2000 key depressions in 15 minutes It is qualifying in nature as its scores are not added in the final merit list. Relaxation : VH candidates are allowed 20 minutes. CPT ( Computer Proficiency Test) It comprises of 3 modules  Word Processing Spreadsheet Generation of slides It is conducted for the post 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.     It is also qualifying in nature as its scores are not added in the final merit list. Here, No exemption is made for any category

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