SSC CGL Syllabus 2024
To begin with the preparation for any exam, the candidates must be aware of the complete & accurate exam pattern along with a detailed SSC CGL syllabus to plan a fullproof strategy to score good marks in the particular exam. The exam pattern & syllabus for each SSC CGL Phase has been discussed in this article. Staff Selection Commission will select candidates for Combined Graduate Level posts through a TwoTier recruitment process.
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The mode of all stages of the SSC CGL Exam is as follows
Tier  Type  Mode 
Tier – I  Objective Multiple Choice  ComputerBased (online) 
Tier – II (Paper I, II, III)  Paper I (Compulsory for all posts),  ComputerBased (online) 
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will be qualifying in nature. As per SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 1 Exam, there will be 4 sections with 25 questions each. The time duration for completing the Tier1 Exam is 60 minutes & there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer. Have a look at the SSC CGL Tier1 Exam Pattern from here
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024  
SNo.  Sections  No. of Questions  Total Marks  Time Allotted 
1  General Intelligence and Reasoning  25  50  A cumulative time of 60 minutes 
2  General Awareness  25  50  
3  Quantitative Aptitude  25  50  
4  English Comprehension  25  50  
Total  100  200 
SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Quantitative Aptitude
In SSC CGL Tier1 Exam, the Quantitative Aptitude Questions focus on analysing the candidate's ability to appropriately use of numbers and number sense. This section is common in Tier1 & Tier2 and some of the topics are repetitive, so do prepare well to save time during your next stage of preparation for the same chapters. The topics for SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude as set by the commission are as follows
SSC CGL TierI Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude
1. Computation of whole numbers
2. Decimals
3. Fractions
4. Relationships between numbers
5. Profit and Loss
6. Discount
7. Partnership Business
8. Mixture and Alligation
9. Time and distance
10. Time & Work
11. Percentage
12. Ratio & Proportion
13. Square roots
14. Averages
15. Interest
16. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
17. Graphs of Linear Equations
18. Triangle and its various kinds of centres
19. Congruence and similarity of triangles
20. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
21. Triangle
22. Quadrilaterals
23. Regular Polygons
24. Right Prism
25. Right Circular Cone
26. Right Circular Cylinder
27. Sphere
28. Heights and Distances
29. Histogram
30. Frequency polygon
31. Bar diagram & Pie chart
32. Hemispheres
33. Rectangular Parallel piped
34. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
35. Trigonometric ratio
36. Degree and Radian Measures
37. Standard Identities
38. Complementary angles
SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for General Intelligence and Reasoning
The SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for General Intelligence and Reasoning consists of both verbal and nonverbal types of topics. This section will be key to examining the candidate's activeness and sharpness in any situation. The topics to be covered under SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning are enlisted below
SSC CGL TierI Syllabus General Intelligence and Reasoning 

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for the English Language
Of all the sections in SSC CGL Tier1, the English section will be only in the English language. The candidates have to solve the questions asked in the exam which would analyse their understandability of the subject and their basic comprehension and writing ability would also be tested. Good command over the following topics would help the candidates to excel good score in this section.
SSC CGL TierI Syllabus English Language
1. Idioms and Phrases
2. One word Substitution
3. Sentence Correction
4. Error Spotting
5. Fill in the Blanks
6. Spellings Correction
7. Reading Comprehension
8. SynonymsAntonyms
9. Active Passive
10. Sentence Rearrangement
11. Sentence Improvement
12. Cloze test
SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for General Awareness
This section would help test the candidate's awareness about General Knowledge and General Science and their application to society. Though the syllabus of this section is vast in terms of the following topics.
SSC CGL TierI General Awareness Syllabus
1. India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
2. Science
3. Current Affairs
4. Books and Authors
5. Sports
6. Important Schemes
7. Important Days
8. Portfolio
9. People in News
10. Static GK
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2024
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1  
Sections  Module  Subject  No. of Questions  Marks  Weightage 
Section I  ModuleI  Mathematical Abilities  30  60*3 = 180  23% 
ModuleII  Reasoning and General Intelligence  30  23%  
Section II  ModuleI  English Language and Comprehension  45  70*3 = 210  35% 
ModuleII  General Awareness  25  19%  
Section III  ModuleI  Computer Knowledge Test  20  20*3 = 60  Qualifying 
ModuleII  Data Entry Speed Test  One Data Entry Task  Qualifying  
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3  
Paper  Section  No. of question  Maximum Marks  Duration  
Paper II  Statistics  100  200  2 hours  
Paper III  General Studies (Finance and Economics)  100  200  2 hours 
ModuleI of SessionI of PaperI (Mathematical Abilities):
The main focus of this section is to check the candidate's knowledge in terms f the appropriate use of numbers and the number sense of the candidate. Though the section is also asked in the Tier1 Exam, however, the level and type of questions will be designed differently and slightly more moderate than in the 1st stage. So candidates must buckle up their reparation with the topics listed below
Topics  Subtopics 
Number Systems 

Fundamental arithmetical operations 

Algebra 

Geometry 

Trigonometry 

Statistics and probability 

ModuleII of SectionI of PaperI (Reasoning and General Intelligence):
Questions of both verbal and nonverbal types. These will include questions on
ModuleII of SectionI of PaperI (Reasoning and General Intelligence) 

ModuleI of SectionII of PaperI (English Language And Comprehension):
Fluency in the English Language will be tested based on this section of the SSC CGL Tier2 Syllabus. Basic knowledge of the English language in terms of the following topics is necessary to get good marks in this section of the Tier2 Exam. The syllabus for reading comprehension is not specific and is added in the syllabus to check candidates' quick responses to the situations.
ModuleI of SectionII of PaperI (English Language And Comprehension)
1. Vocabulary
2. English Grammar
3. Sentence structure
4. Spot the Error
5. Fill in the Blanks,
6. Synonyms/Homonyms
7. Antonyms
8. Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
9. Idioms & Phrases
10. One word substitution
11. Improvement of Sentences,
12. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
13. Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
14. Shuffling of Sentence parts
15. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,
16. Cloze Passage
17. Comprehension Passage
ModuleII of SectionII of PaperI (General Awareness):
Questions are designed to test the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating
ModuleII of SectionII of PaperI (General Awareness)
1. India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
2. Science
3. Current Affairs
4. Books and Authors
5. Sports
6. Important Schemes
7. Important Days & Dates
8. Portfolio
9. People in News
ModuleI of SectionIII of PaperI (Computer Proficiency):
Topics  SubTopics 
Computer Basics 

Software  Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc 
Working with the Internet and emails  Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, eBanking 
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)
For some candidates, this section might be tough & difficult to understand. The basic tip is to get the concept clear and repetitive revision of the concepts would be beneficial to grab good marks in this section too. The SSC CGL Tier2 Syllabus for Statistics is described as follows
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 2 (Statistics)  
Subject  Topics 
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. 
2. Measures of Central Tendency  Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values quartiles, deciles, percentiles. 
3. Measures of Dispersion Common measures of Dispersion  range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion. 
4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis  Different types of moments and their relationship; the 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). 
6. 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 variable (discrete). 
8. 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. 
9. 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. 
10. Analysis of Variance  Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway classified data. 
11. Time Series Analysis  Components of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods. 
12. 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 StudiesFinance and Economics)
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 3(General StudiesFinance and Economics) This section of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus is divided into 2 parts Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance for which the subtopics are detailed below
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 3(General StudiesFinance and Economics)  
Part  Subject  Topics 
Part A: Finance and Accounts(80 marks)  Financial Accounting 

Basic concepts of accounting 
 
Part B: Economics and Governance(120 marks)  Comptroller & Auditor General of India Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility  
Finance CommissionRole and functions  
Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics 
 
Theory of Demand and Supply 
 
Theory of Production and cost 
 
Forms of Market and price determination in different markets 
 
Indian Economy 
 
Economic Reforms in India 
 
Money and Banking 
 
Role of Information Technology in Governance 