SSC CGL Syllabus | SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for SSC CGL is separate for all the tiers.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier – I Complete Syllabus

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-1 exam is an objective exam which will be conducted online. The exam having 4 sections (General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language) in total and  having total 100 questions (25 questions in each section).The total marks allotted for all the sections is 200 (maximum 50 marks in each section). The time duration of Tier-1 exam will be 60 minutes. For physically handicapped students 80 minutes is allotted. 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt.

Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness
Simplification Reading Comprehension Classification General studies (Indian History,Polity,Geography,Economics, Culture etc.)
Interest Fill in the Blanks Analogy Science and Technology (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Discoveries & inventions )
Averages Similarities & Differences Static GK (Sports, Books and Authors, , , Art & Culture, National & international organization, Miscellaneous )
Percentage Spelling Correction Coding-Decoding Current Affairs
Ratio and Proportion Idiom or Phrase Meaning Paper Folding Method
Problem on Ages statement and conclusion
Speed, Distance and Time One Word Substitution Matrix
Number System Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction Word Formation
Mensuration Spotting Error Venn Diagram
Data Interpretation Close test Distance and Direction
Time and Work Synonyms & Antonyms Blood Relations
Algebra Para Jumbles Series
Trigonometry Narration ranking / Arrangement
Geometry Active/Passive Voice Clock & Calendar
Data Interpretation Syllogism
LCM & HCF Problem solving & decision making
Pipes & Cistern Miscellaneous
Verbal reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning

SSC CGL 2018 Tier – 2 Complete Syllabus

Tier 2 exam is an objective exam which will be conducted online. Tier II exam consists of the Four Papers.

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 Hours
  • Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts
  • Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
  • Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”
  • There will be negative marking in SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 exam.
  • One wrong answer to a question will deduct 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.
  • Level for Paper 1 Questions will be of 10th standard l, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 on graduation level.
Quantitative Abilities English Language and Comprehension Statistics General Studies (Finance & Economics)
Simplification Reading Comprehension Collection and Representation of Data Finance and Accounting
Interest Spelling Measure of Dispersion Fundamental Principles
Averages Fill in the Blanks Measure of Central Tendency Financial Accounting
Percentage Phrases and Idioms Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Basic Concepts of Accounting
Ratio and Proportion One Word Substitution Correlation and Regression Self-Balancing Ledger
Speed, Distance and Time Sentence Correction Random Variables Error Spotting and Correction
Number System Error Spotting Random Variables
Mensuration Cloze Test Sampling Theory Economics and Governance
Data Interpretation Para Jumbles Analysis and Variance Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Time and Work Synonyms-Antonyms Time Series Analysis Finance Commission
Algebra Active-Passive Voice Index Number Theory of Demand and Supply
Trigonometry Narration
Data Sufficiency

SSC CGL 2018 Tier – 3 Complete Syllabus

Tier III exam is conducted in an offline mode. This is a descriptive paper in English or Hindi. In this exam, candidates’ language proficiency, grammar knowledge, vocabulary usage and writing skills will be tested. This section generally includes essays, précis, application, letter etc. It carries a total of 100 marks and total time allotted is 60 minutes. For handicapped candidates, time allotted is 80 minutes.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier – 4 Complete Syllabus

Tier-IV examination comprises of couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.