SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 – 18 PDF Download For TIER 1 & 2 Eligibility Criteria

SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

Applicants who are going to appear for Combined Graduate Level Examination which is going to be conduct by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and now looking for SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 and SSC CGL TIER 1 & 2 Eligibility Criteria than you are at correct place, from here candidates can easily check complete details about TIER 1 & 2 Eligibility Criteria.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has recently issued a notice of  the CGL Examination. The Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) which used to be a three tier exam has been revised and decided to be a four tier examination. For more details about the revised schedule, the candidates can follow the official site of the commission

Earlier this year, Staff Selection Commission had released the Notice for the SSC CGL 2017 examination which comprises the selection of the candidates will be based on three different tests which the candidates need to qualify in each of them. According to latest advertisement, it is revised that the SSC CGL 2017 this time, is going to be a our level examination in which a descriptive examination

Details of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Examination

  • Organization Name: Staff Selection Commission
  • Exam Name- Combined Graduate Level Examination
  • Category: Syllabus
  • Announcement Type: SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 and SSC CGL TIER 1 & 2 Eligibility Criteria

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SSC 2017 CGLE Revised Exam Pattern and Exam Date

  • Tier-I Examination: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-II Examination: Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-III Examination: Descriptive examination
  • Tier-IV Examination: Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

SSC 2017 CGL  Exam Pattern

  • Latest descriptive paper at the stage III will be on English/Hindi (writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application Writing) etc.
  • Total of 100 marks
  • Duration of 60 minutes.

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1. General Intelligence and Reasoning:
This section is based on Questions from  Series (number, figurative), similarities and differences, analogy, space visualization. Spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement. Decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation. Direction sense test, Blood relations, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification. Arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding. Statement conclusion, syllogism in reasoning etc. The topics are Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy. Figural Analogy, Ranking test, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification. Figural Classification, Input-Output, Problem Solving, Word Building, Seating arrangement, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations. Dies, Clock, Calender. Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams. Drawing inferences, folding & un-folding of Punched hole/pattern. 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 etc.
Topic Number of Questions asked
Series 2-3
Analogy 2-3
Classification 2-3
Statement-Conclusion 1-2
Directions 1-2
Puzzle 2-3
Word Formation 1-2
Venn Diagrams 1-2
Missing no. 1-2
Visual Reasoning (Unfolding, Mirror, Counting) 4-5
Word Arrangement 1-2
Coding-Decoding 2-3
Matrix Based 1

2. English Language:

Through this section, a candidate’s ability to understand and correct English etc. would be tested.
The syllabus includes Fill in the Blanks, Idioms & Phrases, Jumbled sentences (ordering), One word substitution. Synonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words, Common errors, sentence improvement, Passage, Cloze test are asked.

Topic Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 1 passage 5
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Common Errors 0-5
Spelling errors 2-3
Synonyms / Antonyms 2-4
Sentence Correction 0-5
Idioms / One word substitution 2-3
3. Quantitative Aptitude (Q.A.): 
This section’s syllabus have Percentages. Ratio & Proportion. Square and cube roots. Surds and indices. Lcm and hcf, Averages, Age problems. Simple interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership. Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Boat and Streams, Pipes and Cisterns. Numbers, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Heights and Distances.
Divisions and Remainders, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers. Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangles (centres, congruence, similarity), In circles and circum-circle. Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons. Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone. Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelopiped.
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio. Degree and Radian Measures, Circle and its chords. tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle. common tangents to two or more circles, Standard Identities. Complementary angles, Heights and Distances. Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

Topic Number of Ques.
Arithmetic 15
Trigonometry 7
Number System 2-5
Algebra 7
Geometry  12-18
Data Interpretation  5-7
4. General Awareness (G.A. Syllabus):
General Awareness will have questions on current events, India and its neighbouring countries. Also ques. from History. Geography, Economic Scene,Culture, General Policy & Scientific Research are asked. Scientific research includes physics, chemistry and Biology. Current affairs of Last 6 months are asked.

Topic No. of questions asked
Indian History 2-4
Geography 2-3
Environment 1-2
Biology 1-2
Chemistry 1-3
Physics 1-2
Economy 2-4
Culture 1-2
Polity 2-4
Current Affairs 1-4
Sports, Books & Author, Important people 0-2
Dates, Portfolios, Schemes 1-2
Computer and Mobile Technology 0-2
Diseases, environmental pollution 1-2
Nutrition 1-2


There are four papers in 2nd Tier. These are:

  • 1: Quantitative Ability
  • 2: English Language & Comprehension
  • 3: Statistics (Only for Statistical Investigator posts)
  • 4: Finance & Accounts (Only for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&AG posts)

Check out the following image for Tier 2 exam structure / pattern for various posts:

Paper I Quantitative Ability – for all posts 200 marks 100 questions 2 hours
Paper II English language & Comprehension – for all posts 200 marks 200 2 hours
Paper III Statistics (only for Statistical Investigator & Compiler posts) 200 marks 100 2 hours
Paper IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) – Only for Assistant Audit Officer Group B posts 200 marks

40 Q. from Finance & Accounts

60 Ques. from Economics & Governance

2 hours
Difficulty Level:
Paper-I would be of 10th Standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and III & IV of graduation level.

Note: For the post of Sub-Inspector in Central Police Organisations, the Examination will consist

of only one paper i.e. English language (shown in above table).

Paper-1 : Quantitative Ability :
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The syllabus of this one will have questions based on 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-2 : English Language & Comprehsion :

Complete syllabus of English is below:
Spot the error, questions on filling blanks, synonyms and antonyms, spelling error detection,  mis-spelt words, shuffling of sentence parts in a passage.  Comprehension passages, Cloze passage, idioms & phrases, 1 word substitution. Sentence improvement, active & passive voices, Direct indirect Narration conversion.
The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

Paper-3 :
The Detailed Tier 2 Paper 3 syllabus is given below.
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; 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 (For three variables
Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability;
Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’
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 (discrete).
Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic,
Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling
techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling,
multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling,
convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only);
Sample size decisions.
Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a
good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing,
Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F
statistic, Confidence intervals.
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, Measurement of seasonal variation by different
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, Uses of Index Numbers.


SSC CGL 2017 Tier-I Examination Date and Paper Pattern

  • On the other hand, organization has also released the date of the Tier-I Exam
  • Exam will be  Computer Based Exam.
  • SSC CGL Tier-II 2017 exam is going to be held on November 2016
  • Exam will be an objective type paper.
  • There is a change in the exam in terms of the number of questions.
  • Examination will consist of 100 questions unlike 200 questions as given in the previous notice.
  • Of the 100 questions asked, each question carries two marks making the total marks of the paper to be 200.
  • Contenders will get a total of 60 minutes to attempt the tier-I paper
  • Negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer.
  • At last, to be selected after the whole selection process, the candidates has to qualify in each of the four stages.


For more details you are required to check the given official Link

SSC CGL 2016 Revised Exam Pattern

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