SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus with Weightage

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus and Weightage

Mark your calendar for the most awaited exam of the year, SSC CGL. Let’s get into the details, Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam will be conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the appointment of candidates in Grade “B” and “C” posts across various Government Ministries, Departments, and Offices in India. The exam process will be held in 4 stages called Tiers. The first two tiers will be online mode and the next two will be followed by offline mode. Tier I exam is scheduled from 25.07.2018 to 20.08.2018 and will take place in different slots. Listing out the exam Pattern and Syllabus along with the Weightage below, where you can have an overlook on all the topics included in the syllabus. Based on the marks distribution, you can focus on the important topics and prepare accordingly.

Scheme of Tier-I Examinations

S No Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allowed
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes (Total) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. Seepara5.10 of Notice): 80 Minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50

Scheme of Tier-II Examinations

S No Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allowed
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 Minutes (for each Paper) For VH/ OH (afflicted
with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para5.10 of Notice): 160 Minutes
2 English Language and Comprehension 100 200
3 Statistics 100 200
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200

Syllabus for Tier I Examination

Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions Level of question asked
1 Analogies 3-5 questions Moderate
2 Similarities and differences 0-2 Questions Moderate
3 Space visualization 0-2 Questions Moderate
4 Spatial orientation 0-2 Questions Moderate
5 Problem solving 0-1 Questions Easy
6 Analysis 0-3 Questions Moderate
7 Judgment 0-2 Questions Moderate
8 Decision making 0-2 Questions Easy
9 Visual memory 0-1 Questions Difficult
10 Discrimination 0-1 Questions Moderate
11 Observation 0-1 Questions Moderate
12 Relationship concepts 0-2 Questions Easy
13 Arithmetic number series 0-2 Questions Moderate
14 Non-verbal series 0-2 Questions Easy
15 Coding and decoding 3-5 Questions Moderate
16 Statement conclusion 0-2 Questions Moderate
17 Syllogistic reasoning 1-3 Questions Moderate
18 Semantic Analogy 2-4 Questions Moderate
19 Symbolic/ Number Analogy
20 Figural Analogy
21 Semantic Classification 2-4 Questions Moderate
22 Symbolic/ Number Classification
23 Figural Classification 0-2 Questions Easy
24 Semantic Series 4-8 Questions Moderate
25 Number Series
26 Figural Series
27 Problem Solving 0-3 Questions Moderate
28 Word Building 0-2 Questions Moderate
29 Numerical Operations 0-2 Questions Easy
30 Symbolic Operations 0-2 Questions Easy
31 Venn Diagrams 0-3 Questions Easy
32 Emotional Intelligence 0-1 Questions Moderate
33 Social Intelligence 0-1 Questions Moderate
34 Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding 3-5 Questions Moderate
35 Decoding and classification
36 Embedded Figures 0-2 Questions Easy
37 Social IntelligenceFigural Pattern- folding and completion 0-1 Questions Easy
38 Indexing 0-1 Questions Moderate
39 Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding 0-4 Questions Moderate

Syllabus for General Awareness

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions Level of question asked
1 India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History 4-6 questions Moderate
2 Culture
3 Geography 5-7 Questions Moderate
4 Economic Scene 6-10 Questions Moderate
5 General Policy & Scientific Research 13-18 Questions Moderate
6 General awareness of the environment and its application to society 8-10 Questions Moderate

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions Level of question asked
1 Whole numbers 0-2 questions Easy
2 Decimals 1-2 Questions Easy
3 Fractions and relationships between numbers
4 Square roots (The order is changed for convenience)
5 Percentage 0-2 Questions Easy
6 Ratio & Proportion 0-2 Questions Moderate
7 Averages 2-3 Questions Moderate
8 Interest 0-2 Questions Moderate
9 Profit and Loss 0-2 Questions Easy
10 Discount
11 Partnership Business 3-5 Questions Easy
12 Mixture and Alligation 0-3 Questions Easy
13 Time and distance 2-5 Questions Difficult
14 Time & Work 0-2 Questions Easy
15 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds 2-3 Questions Difficult
16 Graphs of Linear Equations
17 Triangle and its various kinds of centres 2-4 Questions Moderate
18 Congruence and similarity of triangles
19 Circle and its chords
20 Tangents
21 Angles subtended by chords of a circle
22 Common tangents to two or more circles
23 Triangle 0-3 Questions Moderate
24 Quadrilaterals
25 Regular Polygons
26 Circle
27 Right Prism
28 Right Circular Cone
29 Right Circular Cylinder
30 Sphere
31 Hemispheres
32 Rectangular Parallelepiped
33 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
34 Trigonometric ratio 2-5 Questions Difficult
35 Degree and Radian Measures
36 Standard Identities
37 Complementary angles
38 Heights and Distances
39 Histogram 5-10 Questions Moderate
40 Frequency polygon
41 Bar diagram & Pie chart

Syllabus for English Comprehension

1. Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

2. The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.

S No Sub – Topics Expected No. of questions Level of question asked
1 Reading Comprehension 0-5 Questions Easy
2 Fill in the Blanks 0-5 Questions Easy
3 Sentence Improvement 2-5 Questions Easy
4 Error Spotting 3-4 Questions Moderate
5 Idioms/Phrases 3-5 Questions Difficult
6 Vocabulary 2-4 Questions Difficult
7 One word substitutes 0-5 Questions Difficult
8 Wrongly spelt words 0-3 Questions Easy
9 Para-jumbled sentences 0-3 Questions Moderate
10 Cloze test 5-10 Questions Moderate

Syllabus for Tier II Examination

Syllabus for Quantitative Abilities

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions Level of question asked
1 Computation of whole numbers 3-5 questions Moderate
2 Decimals 2-4 Questions Difficult
3 Fractions and relationships between numbers
4 Square roots (The order is changed for convenience)
5 Percentage 7-10 Questions Moderate
6 Ratio & Proportion 3-5 Questions Moderate
7 Averages 4-5 Questions Moderate
8 Interest 3-5 Questions Moderate
9 Profit and Loss 5-10 Questions Moderate
10 Discount
11 Partnership Business 1-3 Questions Difficult
12 Mixture and Alligation 3-4 Questions Moderate
13 Time and distance 4-5 Questions Moderate- difficult
14 Time & Work 3-5 Questions Easy
15 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds 6-10 Questions Difficult
16 Graphs of Linear Equations 8-10 Questions Difficult
17 Triangle and its various kinds of centres
18 Congruence and similarity of triangles
19 Circle and its chords
20 Tangents
21 Angles subtended by chords of a circle
22 Common tangents to two or more circles
23 Triangle 7-10 Questions very difficult
24 Quadrilaterals
25 Regular Polygons
26 Circle
27 Right Prism
28 Right Circular Cone
29 Right Circular Cylinder
30 Sphere
31 Hemispheres
32 Rectangular Parallelepiped
33 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
34 Trigonometric ratio 5-7 Questions Difficult
35 Degree and Radian Measures
36 Standard Identities
37 Complementary angles
38 Heights and Distances 2-4 Questions Difficult
39 Histogram 5-10 Questions Moderate
40 Frequency polygon
41 Bar diagram & Pie chart

Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions Level of question asked
1 Spot the error 15-20 Questions Moderate
2 Fill in the Blanks 5-10 Questions Moderate
3 Synonyms 3-5 Questions Moderate
4 Antonyms 3-5 Questions Moderate
5 Spelling/ detecting misspelled words 3-5 Questions Easy
6 Idioms & phrases 10-15 Questions Moderate
7 One word substitutes 8-10 Questions Easy
8 Improvement of sentences 17-20 Questions Moderate
9 Active/ Passive voice of verbs 15-20 Questions Moderate
10 Conversion into direct/ indirect narration 15-20 Questions Moderate
11 Shuffling of sentence parts 15-25 Questions Moderate
12 Shuffling of sentences in a passage
13 Cloze passage & comprehension passage 25-50 Questions Moderate

Syllabus for Statistics

S No Chapters
1 Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
2 Measures of Central Tendency
3 Measures of Dispersion
4 Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
5 Correlation and Regression
6 Probability Theory
7 Random Variable and Probability Distributions
8 Sampling Theory
9 Statistical Inference
10 Analysis of Variance
11 Time Series Analysis
12 Index Number

Syllabus for General Studies (Finance and Economics)

S No Chapters
1 Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting
2 Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
3 Finance Commission-Role and functions
4 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
5 Theory of Demand and Supply
6 Theory of Production and cost
7 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
8 Indian Economy
9 Economic Reforms in India
10 Money and Banking
11 Role of Information Technology in Governance
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