SSC CGL SYLLABUS 202021
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SSC CGL SYLLABUS 202021
In the latest official notification released by SSC on 29th December 2020, it has clearly mentioned the date of SSC CGL tier1 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 TIER1 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 Tier1
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 TIER1
TierI: General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal 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
 nonverbal 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 Patternfolding 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
Partnership Business
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,
2D MENSURATION : Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle,
3D 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 PartC will be of class 10th standard level.
SSC CGL 2020 TIER2 EXAM SYLLABUS
PaperI (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
 Partnership Business
 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,
 2D MENSURATION : Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle,
 3D 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.
PaperII (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
PaperIII (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.
3.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.
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).
 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).
 Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and nonsampling 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, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
 Analysis of Variance  Analysis of oneway 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.
 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.
PaperIV (General StudiesFinance 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, Nonprofit 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.
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.
 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.
 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 marketsPerfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets.
 Indian Economy:
 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry and Servicestheir problems and growth;
 National Income of IndiaConcepts 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 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 PaperI will be of Matriculation Level, PaperII of 10+2 Level and in PaperIII and PaperIV of Graduation Level.
SSC CGL 2020 TIER3 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 TIER4 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) 

CPT ( Computer Proficiency Test) 

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