SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 – Complete Syllabus for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 based on Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission has released the notification for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2018. The Application Forms are available online from 5th May 2018 to 25th May 2018. Candidates can start preparing for the Exam from now onwards. The SSC has released the Syllabus for CGL 2018 exam. Knowing the Syllabus will help the candidates to prepare well for the Exam. This article is all about the SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018

SSC CGL Syllabus is mentioned below. The syllabus of SSC CGL exam is different for all the stages of the Examination and is mandatory for the students to know the entire syllabus in order to prepare for SSC CGL 2018.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier I Exam Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus:

The Syllabus of the SSC CGL General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus is as follows:

  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Puzzle
  • Matrix
  • Word Formation
  • Venn Diagram
  • Direction and Distance
  • Blood Relations
  • Series
  • Verbal Reasoning and
  • Non- Verbal Reasoning

General Awareness Syllabus:

The Syllabus of the SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus is as follows:

  • Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolios
  • People in News

Quantitative Aptitude:

The Syllabus of the SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude is as follows:

  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Problems on Ages
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry

English Comprehension Syllabus:

The Syllabus of the SSC CGL English Comprehension Syllabus is as follows:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spelling
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting

Exam Pattern of SSC CGL Tier I 2018:

  • Comprises of four sections: General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English Comprehension.
  • Total Number of Questions- 100 Questions
  • Total Marks Allotted for all the sections is 200 Marks.
  • Total Time Duration- 60 Minutes and 80 Minutes allotted to PWD Candidates.
  • 5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus 2018

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Averages
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Data Sufficiency

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Phrases Idioms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Active-Passive Voice

Statistics:

  • Collection and Representation of Data
  • Measure of Dispersion
  • Measure of Central Dependency
  • Moments, Skewness, and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Random Variables
  • Sampling Theory
  • Analysis and Variance
  • Time-Series Analysis
  • Index Number

General Awareness:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Fundamental Principles
  • Financial Accounting
  • Basic Concepts of Accounting
  • Self-Balance Ledger
  • Error Spotting and Correction
  • Economics and Governance
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Finance Commission
  • Theory of Demand and Supply

Exam Pattern of SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus

  • Total Marks- 200 Marks
  • Each section carries 100 Questions except English which carries 200 questions
  • Time Duration- 2 Hours and 2 Hours and 30 Minutes is for Physically Handicapped Candidates.
  • 25 marks is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • 2 Hours of time duration is allotted for every section.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier III Syllabus

  • The Tier III is a descriptive examination to test the written skills of the candidates in English/ Hindi.
  • The Mode of the Examination is Offline.
  • The students have to write essays, Precise, application letter etc. in the Exam.
  • The Exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted with a total time 60 Minutes and for Physically Handicapped Students, 80 Minutes is allotted.
  • The Tier-III Paper is only for the “Statistical Investigator Grade II” and “Compiler”.

SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus 2018

The Tier IV Examination comprises of Skills Test, required for Certain Government Posts all over the country.

  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test):  This Test is for the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax). This Exam is used to test the Typing Skills/ Speed of the candidate. Candidates will be given an article in English which they have to type on the Computer. The Candidate has to type 2000 Words in 15 Minutes.
  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): The three most important modules of this Examination are: Word Processing, Spread Sheets, and Generation of Slides. The Exam is conducted for the CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Exercise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner)

SSC Cgl Tier-I and II Exam are compulsory for all the posts whereas, CGL Tier III is for the “Statistical Investigator Grade II” and “Compiler” and Tier IV is for  CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Exercise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner). Candidates also check syllabus and more information related to the exam on the official website – ssc.nic.in

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