SSC CGL Exam 2020 – Syllabus for Triel 1

Scheme of The Examination for CGL Exam

The Scheme of the Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

1st Tier — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

2nd Tier — Main Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

3rd Tier — Personality Test /Interview or Skill Test, where applicable Candidates opting for post of Sub Inspector in CPOs will be required to undergo Physical Endurance Test (PET)/Medical Examination at any convenient time after declaration of result of Tier I.

Syllabus for Trial 1 Examination:

A. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on

  1. analogies
  2. similarities and differences
  3. spatial visualization
  4. spatial orientation
  5. problem-solving
  6. analysis
  7. judgment
  8. decision making
  9. visual memory
  10. discrimination
  11. observation
  12. relationship concepts
  13. arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  14. arithmetic number series
  15. non-verbal series
  16. coding and decoding
  17. statement conclusion
  18. syllogistic reasoning, etc.

B. General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to

  • sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • scientific Research, etc.

These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

C. Numerical Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test the sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real-life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationships between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

  1. Computation of whole numbers
  2. Decimals
  3. Fractions and relationships between numbers
  4. Percentage, ratio & proportion
  5. Square roots
  6. Averages
  7. Interest
  8. Profit and loss
  9. Discount
  10. Partnership business
  11. Mixture and allegation
  12. Time and distance
  13. Time & work
  14. Basic algebraic identities of school algebra & Elementary surds
  15. Graphs of linear equations
  16. Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  17. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  18. Circle and its chords
  19. Tangents
  20. Angles subtended by chords of a circle
  21. Common tangents to two or more circles
  22. Triangle
  23. Quadrilaterals
  24. Regular polygons
  25. Circle
  26. Right prism
  27. Right circular cone
  28. Right circular cylinder
  29. Sphere
  30. Hemispheres
  31. Rectangular parallelepiped
  32. Regular right pyramid with triangular or square base
  33. Trigonometric ratio
  34. Degree and radian measures
  35. Standard identities
  36. Complementary angles
  37. Heights and distances
  38. Histogram
  39. Frequency polygon
  40. Bar diagram & pie chart.

D. English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. (The questions in the components A, B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz; graduation).