SSC CGL Exam Syllabus Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV

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SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2016The Staff Selection Commission has notified all candidates regarding recent exam pattern & selection procedure. The biggest shock must definitely be the shift from offline to online examination. This Year, SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 and Tier 2 will be conducted online. So, candidates are wondering whether the exam syllabus for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination has been affected in any way possible.

We recommend all SSC Candidates to go through the new exam pattern thoroughly and then discuss whether to prioritise particular chapters for Tier 1 or not.

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Recommended: SSC CGL New Exam Pattern & Revised Scheme 2016

Now, let us re-calibrate our focus towards SSC CGL Syllabus. Having a good understanding of the important topics is necessary if you wish to succeed.

 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1 Examination (Updated)

SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination for Tier 1 will be an objective MCQ based paper. Tier 1 Exam will be divided equally in 4 sections.

 Name of the Section  Questions  Marks
 Reasoning and General Intelligence  25  50
 General Awareness  25  50
 Numerical Aptitude  25  50
 English Comprehension  25  50
 Total 100  200

Tier 1 Examination will be attempted by candidates of each and every post. As per the new exam pattern, SSC CGL Tier 1 will now have 100 questions of 2 marks each and the candidates will be 75 minutes in total.

1. General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus for SSC CGL 2016

General Intelligence & Reasoning Section will consist of both verbal and non-verbal questions. The number of topics can be vast in this section.

  • 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 & Decoding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation
  • Space Visualization
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Punched Hole/ Pattern – Folding & Unfolding
  • 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

A lot of questions can be tricky if an incorrect method is followed. Hence, a lot of practice is required for solving reasoning questions in SSC Exams.

 

2. General Awareness Syllabus for SSC CGL 2016

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 everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.

  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy & Scientific Research
  • Current Affairs

Do not skip current affairs. They are a crucial part of exam syllabus and their importance cannot be ignored!

 

3. Numerical Aptitude Syllabus for SSC CGL 2016

For SSC CGL Exam Syllabus of Numerical Aptitude, it will test sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra
  • Elementary Surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Circles
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Pyramid
  • Trigonometric Ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency Polygon
  • Bar Diagram
  • Pie chart

Speed and Accuracy will be the two common necessities to solve questions in this section of SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2016.

 

4. English Comprehension Syllabus for SSC CGL 2016

The exam syllabus for English Comprehension is limited to assessment of your comprehension and writing skills. A candidate with a good understanding of English Grammar and word building skills can score well in this section.

  • English Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Writing

Focus more on reading from various sources like newspapers, magazines and online blogs to improve your reading speed and perception ability.

 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 2 Examination

After qualifying in SSC CGL Prelims, the candidates are called for the next round, which is, SSC CGL Tier II. The competition level increases at this level. 

 Paper  Name of the Paper Questions   Marks
 I  Arithmetical Ability  100  200
 II  English Language & Comprehension  200  200
 III  Commerce/ Mathematics Statistics/ Economics  100  200
 IV  General Studies Not Available Yet  200

Depending on the post you apply for, there will be either 2 or 3 papers to attempt in Tier II of SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016.

  • Paper I & II is mandatory for all the posts.
  • Paper III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
  • Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit
    Officer.

Read the exam syllabus for SSC CGL Tier II carefully as it can be confusing for a few candidates.

Paper I: SSC CGL Syllabus for Arithmetical Ability

Paper 1 is mandatory for all the posts. Similar in pattern with Tier I, the scope of this paper will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers. Even though topics will be same, the level of questions will be different in Tier II.

  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra
  • Elementary Surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Circles
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Pyramid
  • Trigonometric Ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency Polygon
  • Bar Diagram
  • Pie chart

Note down the SSC CGL Exam Syllabus for Paper I and compare which topics are your strengths. You also need to note down the weaker sections and work upon those.

 

Paper II: SSC CGL Syllabus for English Language  & Comprehension

Paper 2 is mandatory for all the posts. Questions in Paper II are designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language. The SSC CGL Exam Syllabus for English Language Tier II Exam are the following topics.

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling/ Detecting Misspelt 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

Comparatively, this exam will be more challenging than Tier I.

 

Paper III: SSC CGL Syllabus for Commerce/ Mathematics Statistics/ Economics

This Paper will be attempted by the candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade II and Compiler. The SSC CGL Exam Syllabus will cover both basic and in-depth concepts of Statistics. This written examination will be a challenging one. The important topics dictated in the exam syllabus are as follows.

  • Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler in RGI.
  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary  and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
  • Measures of Central Tendency – Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
  • Measures of Dispersion – Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
  • Moments, Skewness  and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation
  • Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable
  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques.
  • Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation method, Least squares method.
  • Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
  • Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods and Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
  • Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction  of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers and  Uses of Index Numbers.

Practice well for this Paper III. Begin with previous years papers.

 

Paper IV: SSC CGL Syllabus for General Studies

This paper is meant for candidates applying for the post of Assistant Audit Officer. The actual number of questions are still yet to notified by SSC but, the exam syllabus is out. There will be 2 major sections in this paper – Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance. Both parts hold importance so try not to skip any topics.

Part A: Finance and Accounts

Fundamental principles and the basic concept of Accounting

  • Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance

  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India: Constitutional provisions, Role and Responsibility.
  • Finance Commission: Role and functions.
  • Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production Possibilities Curve.
  • Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour – Marshallian Approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
  • Theory of Production and Cost: Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
  • Forms of Market and Price Determination in Different Markets: Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets.
  • Indian Economy: Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
  • Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
  • Money and Banking: Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance.

Don’t get discouraged by the vastness of exam syllabus. It is basically a detailed format.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Sir,

    Candidates who applied for “Inspector of CBN ” and “SI of CBI” have to appear on only 2 papers in tier-2 or need to attend all the 4 papers ?

    Thanks and Regards,
    Sundaramoorthy K

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