SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 and New Exam Pattern for Tier 2, 3, 1

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 and New Exam Pattern for Tier 2, 3, 1

SSC CGL 2018 Tier II & Tier III exam dates are out which are17th – 22nd February 2018. Time is still there if you want to crack SSC CGL Tier II exam. This article contains exam pattern & syllabus of SSC CGL Tier 2, Tier 3, & detailed study material to help you out in your SSC CGL Tier 2 preparation. Go through subject wise SSC CGL Tier II & III syllabus & pattern details, and Let us know in the comment section if you’ve any query regarding the syllabus & pattern.

Now you can find all study material in Hindi for SSC exam 2018. We’re providing (एसएससी सीजीएल सिलेबस व परीक्षा पैटर्न) SSC CGL syllabus in Hindi for candidates who find English bit tough.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 for Tier 1, 2, & 3

You will find the detailed exam pattern which includes subjects, questions, marks and duration of SSC CGL Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV.

Tier -II — Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)Tier -I — Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -III —Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing)

Tier -IV — Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier I is mandatory for all the posts and its marks are added for further process as well. If you do not clear cut-off of Tier I Exam then you will not be eligible for Tier II. Below table shows the section wise breakup of questions and marks asked in SSC CGL Tier I exam.

Subject Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning  25 50 60 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General English 25 50
General Awareness 25 50

SSC CGL Exam Pattern – Tier II

In Tier II two papers are conducted on the same day. One is Quantitative Aptitude and the second one is English. In addition, for the posts of JSO and AAO, Paper 3 and Paper 4 are conducted respectively.

Subject Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 100 200 2 Hours
General English  200 200 2 Hours

Know the detailed syllabus of SSC CGL Tier 2 Statistics Paper 3 and AAO Paper 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 – Tier III

SSC Tier III Maximum Marks Time Duration
Descriptive Paper in English /Hindi 100 1 Hour

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern – Tier IV

SSC Tier IV Time Duration Syllabus
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS & MEA only 45 Minutes Word/Excel/ PowerPoint

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus

SSC CGL New Syllabus 2018 – Tier I

1. SSC CGL Syllabus for Reasoning & General Intelligence

Syllabus of SSC CGL Reasoning subject can be understood better by designing in a tabular structure.

General Mental Ability Non-Verbal Reasoning
Alphabet Test Paper cutting & folding
Analogy Embedded figures.
Arithmetic Reasoning Figure formation & Analysis
Blood Relation Series
Classification Cube & Dice
Coding decoding Mirror Image
Distance direction test Water Image
Matrix Pattern Completion
Logical Venn diagram  Counting of figures.
Missing Number  –

gradeup provides study material as well as quizzes to help you master reasoning. Go through the links given below.

2. SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness (Tier I)

SSC CGL syllabus for GK can be further categorized into two sections as we’ve discussed below-

General Awareness Topics Sub Topics
Current Affairs International Affairs
National Affairs
Economy & Finance Economics
Features of Indian Economy
Geography Geography of India
World Geography
Physical Geography
History History of India
World History
Indian Polity & Constitution Indian Polity & Constitution
Science & Technology Biology
Discoveries & Inventions
Other Information
Space, Defence in India
Static GK Honours & Awards
Important Dates
National & International Organizations
Other Information
Art & Culture
Books & Authors

Important Tip for CGL Exam

General awareness is not something you can expect to master in a day but from an exam point of view, if you spend time consistently, you can perform well in relatively less time as compared to Quantitative Aptitude. This section is very important because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly i.e. in 12-15 minutes and at the same time, decent marks can be scored in this section if prepared well. General Awareness section helps a student in getting a good rank. Below are the links to General Awareness Study material and Quizzes.Go through them.

3. SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus – Tier I

We’ve structured SSC CGL Maths syllabus in multiple sections below. Now you can see how quants syllabus can be divided separately.

Arithmetic Advance Maths
Average Geometry
Boat & Stream Mensuration
CI & SI Data Interpretation
LCM & HCF Trigonometry
Mixture & Alligation   Degree and Radian Measures, Histogram
Partnership   Standard Identities
Percentages  Complementary angles
Pipes & Cistern   Heights and Distances
Problem on Ages  Histogram
Profit loss & Discount  Frequency polygon
Ration Proportion  Bar diagram & Pie chart
Speed, time, and work
Time work & wages

 Important Tip for CGL Exam

The questions in this section are designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers. The scope of quantitative ability is clearly defined and is limited to class 10th level mathematics. If you have good command over this section, you can score good marks. All you need to do is attempt the questions with good accuracy because there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.You can refer gradeup for study material and quizzes of Quantitative Aptitude.

4. SSC CGL English Syllabus for Tier I

Grammar Vocabulary Reading Comprehension
Fill in the blanks One-word substitution Passage
Error Spotting Idioms & Phrases Cloze test
 Voices and Narrations Spelling Errors
 Parajumbled Antonym/Synonym

Important Tip: English Section is one section that gets mixed responses from candidates depending upon their educational background and preparation level. For some, this is an easy task but for others, this section becomes a nightmare and biggest hurdle in getting a good score on the exam.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2018

Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination -2018 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of two days.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper-I Syllabus: Quantitative Ability:

We have listed all the important topics of quantitative aptitude section in SSC CGL Tier II Exam below. The syllabus of SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II is same but the difficulty level of SSC CGL Tier II is much higher. You will rarely find any question which is formula based.

Arithmetic Advance Maths
Ration Proportion Geometry (Circles, Triangle, Quadrilateral etc.)
LCM & HCF Mensuration (Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, Pyramid etc.)
Percentages Data Interpretation
Boat & Stream Trigonometry
Speed, time, and distance Height & Distance
Partnership Algebra
CI & SI Co-ordinate Geometry
Pipes & Cistern
Problem on Ages
Time & Work
Mixture & Allegation  –
Profit loss & Discount  –

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper-II Syllabus: English Language & Comprehension

In SSC CGL Tier II, Paper 2 ( English) is of 200 marks and 200 questions are asked. Direct & Indirect, Active & Passive topics have a good weight-age in English paper of SSC CGL Tier II.

Grammar Vocabulary Reading Comprehension
Fill in the blanks One-word substitution Passage
Active & Passive Idioms & Phrases Cloze test
Direct & Indirect Spelling Errors
Error Spotting Antonym/Synonym
Sentence Improvement

Paper-III: Jr. Statistical Investigator Syllabus

Find JSO Syllabus & Exam Pattern here.

Paper IV: Assistant Audit Officer Syllabus

Find SSC CGL AAO Syllabus & Exam Pattern here.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus 2018

The exam syllabus of SSC CGL Tier III isn’t much different from previous above. It will be written examination (offline mode) in which Precis Writing/Essay/Formal Letter/Informal Letter are asked. The time duration for tier III exam is 60 minutes.

Important Note:

(i): Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.

(ii): Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.

(iii): Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

(iv): Candidates opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer must ensure that they possess the requisite qualification as mentioned above. Commission reserves the right to take appropriate action against applicants who do not possess the requisite eligibility while opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer.