SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018 | CGL Tier 1 Exam

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established in 1975. The SSC conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination for the recruitment of the candidates to the various posts in the Ministries, Departments and Organisation in the Government of India. The candidates are selected for the Group B and Group C through SSC CGL Examination.In this article we are providing all information about SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

The SSC CGL consist of the two examiantions Tier-I and Tier-II. The candidates who qualify Tier-I examination are only eligible to appear for SSC CGL Tier-II examination. As per the Government of India rule, the interview has been removed for all the Non-Gazzeted posts. The candidates who qualify SSC CGL Tier-II examination will have to appear for Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test.

Important Dates of SSC CGL 2018

Particular Tentative Dates
Online Application Start Date 2nd week of May 2018
Last date for the submission of the Application Form 2nd week of June 2018
Date of Tier-I examination 1st week to 3rd week of August 2018
Date of Tier-II examination 2nd week of November 2018
Date of Tier-III examination 2nd week of January 2019
Date of Tier-IV examination February 2019

SSC CGL Tier-I 2018 Syllabus

The SSC CGL Tier-I Examination 2018 will comprise of Reasoning & General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English Language. The detailed SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus is given below.

Reasoning & General Intelligence: In this section, the candidates will find the questions from Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Number & Alphabetical Series, Missing Numbers, Blood Relations, Directions, Venn Diagram, Word Formation, Word Arrangement, Coding Decoding, Puzzle, Analogy, Classification, Matrix.

Name of the Topics Expected number of Questions
Verbal Reasoning 0-1
Non-Verbal Reasoning 3-4
Number & Alphabetical Series 2-3
Missing Numbers 1-2
Blood Relations 0-1
 Directions 0-1
Venn Diagram 1-3
Word Formation 0-1
Word Arrangement 1-2
Coding Decoding 2-3
Puzzle 2-3
Analogy 2-3
Classification 2-3
Matrix 1-2

Quantitative Aptitude: This section will comprise the questions from Profit & Loss, Percentage, Average, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Mixture & Allegation, Simplification, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Ages, Number System, Number Series, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, Time & Work, Speed Time & Distance, Mensuration.

Name of the Topics Expected number of Questions
Profit & Loss 1-2
Percentage 0-1
Average 0-1
Partnership 0-1
Ratio & Proportion 1-2
Mixture & Allegation 0-1
Simplification 1-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest 2-3
Ages 0-1
Number System 1-2
Number Series 0-1
Mensuration 2-3
Trigonometry 2-3
Geometry 3-4
Algebra 2-3
Time & Work 1-2
Speed Time & Distance 1-2
Mensuration 2-3

General Awareness: The candidates will find the questions from Science & Technology, Social Studies and Others such as Current Affairs, Sports, Book Author, Important Dates and Schemes etc.

Name of the Topics Expected number of Questions
Science & Technology 8-9
Social Studies 13-14
Others 2-3

English Language: This section will contain the questions such as Error Spotting, One-word substitution, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Idiom & Phrases, Sentence Correction.

Name of the Topics Expected number of Questions
Error Spotting 4-5
One-word substitution 4-5
Reading Comprehension 4-5
Fill in the Blanks 0-5
Spellings 0-2
Idiom & Phrases 0-2
Sentence Correction 4-5

SSC CGL Tier-I 2018 Exam Pattern

The candidates who are desiring to apply for the SSC CGL 2018 examination should have an idea of the type of the questions asked in the examination. It is very important for the candidates to know about the exam pattern as it helps to determine the preparation level for each subject.

The candidates should have to prepare for SSC CGL 2018 according to the exam pattern because it makes the preparation more effective. The preparation according to the exam pattern creates more chances to score good marks in the examination.

Subject Name Total Questions Total Marks Duration
Reasoning & Genereral Intelligence 25 50 (60 Minutes)

For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:

80 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
English Language 25 50


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