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 full-proof 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 Two-Tier recruitment process.

Table of Contents

The mode of all stages of the SSC CGL Exam is as follows-




Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer-Based (online)

Tier – II (Paper I, II, III)

Paper I (Compulsory for all posts), 
Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and 
Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I

Computer-Based (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 Tier-1 Exam is 60 minutes & there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer. Have a look at the SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern from here

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024



No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted


General Intelligence and Reasoning



A cumulative time of 60 minutes
(1 hour)


General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude




English Comprehension






SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Quantitative Aptitude

In SSC CGL Tier-1 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 Tier-1 & Tier-2 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 Tier-I 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 non-verbal 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 Tier-I Syllabus- General Intelligence and Reasoning 

  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and differences
  3. Space visualization
  4. Spatial orientation
  5. Problem-solving
  6. Analysis
  7. Judgment
  8. Blood Relations
  9. Decision making
  10. Visual memory
  11. Discrimination
  12. Observation
  13. Relationship concepts
  14. Arithmetical reasoning
  15. Figural classification
  16. Arithmetic number series
  17. Non-verbal series
  18. Coding and decoding
  19. Statement conclusion
  20. Syllogistic reasoning

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for the English Language

Of all the sections in SSC CGL Tier-1, 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 Tier-I 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. Synonyms-Antonyms
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 Tier-I 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




No. of Questions



Section I


Mathematical Abilities


60*3 = 180



Reasoning and General Intelligence



Section II


English Language and Comprehension


70*3 = 210



General Awareness



Section III


Computer Knowledge Test


20*3 = 60



Data Entry Speed Test 

One Data Entry Task


SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3



No. of question

Maximum Marks


Paper II




2 hours

Paper III

General Studies (Finance and Economics)



2 hours

Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (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 Tier-1 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-



Number Systems

  1. Computation of Whole Number
  2. Decimal and Fractions
  3. Relationship between numbers

Fundamental arithmetical operations

  1. Percentages
  2. Ratio and Proportion
  3. Square roots
  4. Averages
  5. Interest (Simple and Compound)
  6. Profit and Loss
  7. Discount
  8. Partnership Business
  9. Mixture and Alligation
  10. Time and distance
  11. Time and work


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


  1. Similarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  2. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  3. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.


  1. Triangle
  2. Quadrilaterals
  3. Regular Polygons
  4. Circle
  5. Right Prism
  6. Right Circular Cone
  7. Right Circular Cylinder
  8. Sphere
  9. Hemispheres
  10. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  11. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.


  1. Trigonometry
  2. Trigonometric ratios
  3. Complementary angles
  4. Height and distances (simple problems only)
  5. Standard Identities

Statistics and probability

  1. Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
  2. Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation
  3. Calculation of simple probabilities

Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence):

Questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. These will include questions on

Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence)

  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends
  3. Figural Analogy
  4. Space Orientation
  5. Semantic Classification
  6. Venn Diagrams
  7. Symbolic/ Number
  8. Classification
  9. Drawing inferences
  10. Figural Classification
  11. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  12. Semantic Series
  13. Figural Patternfolding and completion
  14. Number Series
  15. Embedded figures
  16. Figural Series
  17. Critical Thinking
  18. Problem-Solving
  19. Emotional Intelligence
  20. Word Building
  21. Social Intelligence
  22. Coding and de-coding
  23. Numerical operations
  24. Other sub-topics, if any.
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Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language And Comprehension):

Fluency in the English Language will be tested based on this section of the SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus. Basic knowledge of the English language in terms of the following topics is necessary to get good marks in this section of the Tier-2 Exam. The syllabus for reading comprehension is not specific and is added in the syllabus to check candidates' quick responses to the situations.

Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (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

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Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (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

Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (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


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Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency):



Computer Basics

  1. Organization of a computer
  2. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  3. Input / Output Device
  4. Computer memory
  5. Memory organization
  6. Back-up devices
  7. PORTs
  8. Windows Explorer
  9. Keyboard Shortcut


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)

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 Tier-2 Syllabus for Statistics is described as follows-

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 2 (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.

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 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.

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, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

10. Analysis of Variance

Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way 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 Studies-Finance and Economics)

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 3(General Studies-Finance and Economics) This section of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus is divided into 2 parts Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance for which the sub-topics are detailed below-

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 3(General Studies-Finance and Economics)




Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)

Financial Accounting

  1. Nature and scope
  2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
  3. Basic concepts and Conventions
  4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Basic concepts of accounting

  1. Single and double entry
  2. Books of Original Entry
  3. Bank Reconciliation
  4. Journal, ledgers
  5. Trial Balance
  6. Rectification of Errors
  7. Manufacturing
  8. Trading
  9. Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
  10. Balance Sheet
  11. Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  12. Depreciation Accounting
  13. Valuation of Inventories
  14. Non-profit organisations Accounts
  15. Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  16. Bills of Exchange
  17. 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

  1. Definition
  2. Scope and nature of Economics
  3. Methods of economic study
  4. Central problems of an economy
  5. Production possibilities curve

Theory of Demand and Supply

  1. Meaning and determinants of demand
  2. Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
  3. Price
  4. Income and cross elasticity
  5. Theory of consumer‟s behaviour
  6. Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  7. Meaning and determinants of supply
  8. Law of supply
  9. The elasticity of Supply

Theory of Production and cost

  1. Meaning and Factors of production
  2. Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

  1. Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
  2. Monopoly
  3. Monopolistic Competition
  4. Oligopoly
  5. Price determination in these markets.

Indian Economy

  1. Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.
  2. National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
  3. Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
  4. Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
  5. Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

Economic Reforms in India

  1. Economic reforms since 1991
  2. Liberalisation
  3. Privatisation
  4. Globalisation
  5. Disinvestment

Money and Banking

  1. Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
  2. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
  3. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

Role of Information Technology in Governance

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