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 (afflictedwith 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 |