SSC CGL 2021 Syllabus Exam Pattern

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SSC CGL 2021: Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Papers

SSC conducts CGL Exam Every Year and the exam pattern is almost the same for every year but sometimes SSC make changes in the exam pattern. Candidates must check official exam pattern in advertisements so that they can prepare accordingly.

The SSC CGL exam will be conducted in a four-tier system, in which tier 1 exam is called pre-exam after that tier 2 exam is mains exam in which English and Mathematics question is asked and total marks for tier 2 papers is 400. After that tier 3 and tier, 4 exams will be conducted. the exact exam pattern and details are given below in the tabular form.

Scheme of the Examination: SSC CGL 2021 Exam

The SSC CGL 2021 Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

Tier – I
Computer-Based Examination (Online Exam)
Tier – IIComputer-Based Examination (Online Exam)
Tier – IIIPen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier – IVComputer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

SubjectNo of QuestionsMarksTotal Time
A. General Intelligence and Reasoning25 Questions50 Marks
B. General Awareness 25 Questions 50 Marks
C. Quantitative Aptitude 25 Questions 50 Marks
D. English Comprehension 25 Questions 50 Marks
Total100 Questions200 Marks60 Minutes
In Tier-I, negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern

PaperSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksTimeMarking
Paper IQuantitative
Abilities
100 Questions200 Marks120 minutes– 1/2 for wrong answer
Paper IIEnglish Language
& Comprehension
200 Questions 200 Marks 120 minutes – 1/4 for wrong answer
Paper IIIStatistics100 Questions200 Marks 120 minutes – 1/2 for wrong answer
Paper IVGeneral Studies (Finance and
Economics)
100 Questions200 Marks 120 minutes – 1/2 for wrong answer
  • Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
  • Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and  Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)/Assistant Accounts Officer(AAO)
  • Tier-II, the negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II (English Language & Comprehension) of Tier-II and 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV.

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern

Mode of ExamSubjectsMarksTime
Pen and Paper modeDescriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/Precis/Letter/Application etc.)
100 marks60 minutes

SSC CGL Tier IV Exam Pattern

Tier-IV (Skill Test): In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) will be conducted. It is just qualifying in nature.

Note: The final merit will be prepared on the basis of overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III.

SSC CGL Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Exam : Syllabus (Latest)

(Part -A) General Intelligence & Reasoning It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Any Other sub-topics.
(Part -B) General Awareness Questions in this component will be aimed at testing
the candidates’ 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 every day 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
neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography,
Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
(Part -C) Quantitative 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 computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons ,Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
(Part -D) English Comprehension Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
Note:The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of Graduation level and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.

SSC CGL Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Exam : Syllabus (latest)


(Paper I) Quantitative Ability (Maths)
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, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
(Paper II) English Language & Comprehension Questions will be asked to test the candidate’s understanding and
knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in
the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelled words,
idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences,
active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration,
shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze
passage & comprehension passage
Note:Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level

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