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SSC Syllabus

Note: This is a predicted pattern based on previous years’ weightages as well as the new pattern announced.

General Intelligence & Reasoning
Nature of Questions Chapters Weightage (# of Questions) Approach
1. Scoring
2. Easy to Solve
3. Less Time Consuming
4. Sometimes a bit Difficult
Classification
Analogy
Coding Decoding
Puzzle
2-3
2-3
2-3
2-3
Number, Letter, General Knowledge and Meaningful Words based questions.
Letter, Number, General Knowledge and Meaning based questions.
Questions on Coding by Analogy, Coding and decoding by letter shifting, and Coding Letters of a Word.
Could also include, Coding and decoding in fictitious language.
Number based puzzles like 7 × 5 × 6 × 5 = 6575, then 8 × 7 × 4 × 6 = ?
or
Find the correct equation type questions.
or
Quant based questions like on age, speed and distance.
or
Seating arrangement questions.
1. Easy to Solve
2. High Accuracy possible
3. May be time consuming
Matrix
Word formation
Arranging words in Meaningful order or Dictionary order
0-1
1-2
1-2
1 or 2 Matrix of letters with numbers are given from which correct set of numbers for given word is to find out.
From the given word find whether the given option words can be formed or not.
It can be meaningful order of doing a certain task, or following a certain rule.
In dictionary order words are to be arranged according to dictionary sequence in ascending or descending order.
1. Easy to Solve
2. High Accuracy possible
3. Less Time Consuming
Venn diagram
Directions & Distances
0-2
0-1
Problems based on Venn Diagram
Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on paper.
1. May be Time Consuming
2. May be tricky
Blood Relations
Missing Number
Series
0-1
1-2
2-3
Family Tree problems or General Blood Relation Problems.
May be asked.
Find the missing number from the given matrix or diagram.
Mainly questions on Number & Alphabet series.
1. Scoring
2. Sometimes a bit Difficult
3. Visual imagination is required
Non Verbal Reasoning 3-4 Questions like Complete the pattern, Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Counting Figures.
Figure based Analogy/Classification/Series or cube based questions may be asked.
1. May be tricky
2. Sometimes a bit Difficult
3. Time Consuming
Verbal Reasoning 0-2 Questions on Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason.
Questions on Course of Action & Statements and Arguments can also be asked.
General Awareness
Chapter Topic Weightage (#Question) Total Weightage of Chapter
Static
Culture
Indian History
Geography (Indian + World)
Environment
Economy
Polity
1-2
2-3
2-3
1-2
2-3
2-3
14
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics + Space Science
Computer and Mobile Technology
Diseases, pollution
Nutrition
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
9
Others
Current Affairs
Misc. GK- Sports, People In News, Books
Dates, Portfolios, Schemes
0-1
0-1
0-1
2
Quantitative Aptitude
Priority Order Nature of questions Topic Weightage(# Question) Approach
I.
Simplification
Interest
Percentage
Ratio and Proportion
Average
Problems on Ages
1-2
1-2
0-1
1-2
0-1
0-1
Questions on BODMAS Rule, Fractions, Surds and Indices etc.
Problems on Simple, Compound Interests and Installments
Calculation oriented basic Percentage Problems
Problems on Simple, Compound Ratios and Direct/Indirect Proportions
Problems on Average Weight/Height/Marks etc.
Basic Problems on Ages
II.
Speed Time And Distance
Profit and Loss
Number Series
Number System
Mensuration
Data Interpretation
1-2
1-2
0-1
1-2
2-3
0-3
Problems on Average/Relative speeds, Boats, Trains etc.
Problems on Profit/Loss, Dishonest/Successive dealings, Partnerships etc.
Moderate to difficult problems on Completing the series, Finding Missing/Wrong Term
Moderate problems on LCM and HCF, Irrational or Rational Numbers, Proper steps should be followed to solve irrational to rational numbers
Problems on Plane Figures such as Square, Rectangle, Circles, Cone, Cylinder etc.
Problems on Bar/Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables etc.
III.
Time and Work
Mixture problems
Algebra
Geometry
Trigonometry
1-2
0-1
2-3
3-4
2-3
Problems on Work efficiency, Wages and Pipes etc.
To Make A Mixture From Two Or More Entities/Mixtures
Basic Linear Equations in one or two variables, Quadratic and Algebraic Identities are important. Remember all the identities
Problems related to Triangles congruency, Similarity theorems, Circle chords and tangent theorems, Co-ordinate geometry etc.
Remember all the theorems.
Problems based on Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distance etc…
Remember all the Trigonometric Identities.

 

SSC CGL Pattern

Tier Mode Scheme of Examination Marks Time
I Online A. General Intelligence
& Reasoning
25 Questions
B. General Awareness
25 Questions
C.Quantitative Aptitude
25 Questions
D.English
Comprehension
25 Questions
50 Marks
50 Marks
50 Marks
50 Marks
Total -200
Marks *
60 Minutes
(Total)
For VH and
candidates
suffering from
Cerebral
Palsy: 100
Minutes
II Online Same as published in
the
Notice of Examination
Same as published in
the
Notice of Examination
Same as published in
the
Notice of Examination
III Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in
English/Hindi
(writing of
Essay/Precis/Letter
/Application Writing
etc.
Total marks
100
60 minutes
For VH and
candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 Minutes
IV Data Entry
Skill Test
(DEST) /
Computer
Proficiency
Test (CPT)
(wherever
applicable)
Same as published in
the
Notice of Examination
Qualifying 60 minutes
For VH and
candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 Minutes

 

Education Qualification:

As by the Exam name (CGL- Combined Graduate Level) you know that it is a exam for the candidates who are possessing Graduate degree in of the stream from a recognized institute. Additional qualification for the same will be provided as soon as the official notification will arrive. Till then you must check this page regularly for Staff Selection Commission latest updates.

Posts wise CGl  Qualification detail

Posts Name Education Qualification
Assistant Audit officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer Bachelor Degree
*Desirable Qualification:- Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters I Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics
Statistical Investigator Grade- 2 Bachelor degree with having 60 % marks in mathematics in 12th classOR

Bachelor degree with statistics at degree level

Compiler Bachelor degree with statistics or mathematics or economics subject at degree level
Other Posts Any bachelor degree

Group wise CGL Exam Posts Detail

Group B Group C
  • Assistant Section Officer
  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Divisional Accountant
  • Assistant Accounts Officer
  • Assistants
  • Inspector
  • Assistant/ Superintendent
  • Inspector (Central Excise)
  • Sub-Inspector
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  • Inspector (Examiner)
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer
  • Sub-Inspector
  • Inspector of Posts
  • Jr. Statistical Officer,
  • Auditor
  • Accountant / Jr Accountant
  • Sr. Secretariat Assistant
  • Tax Assistant
  • Sub-Inspector

CGL 2018 Age Limit as on 1, Aug 2018:

SSC had made changes in the minimum and maximum age limit from the past years. SSC has notified that upper age limit will be 30 years and minimum age limit is 20 years.

  • Old age limit 18-27 years
  • New age limit 20-30 years

Note:- For Group C Posts Age limit is 18 years to 27 years

SSC Relaxation in Upper Age limit

                                           Category Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit
SC/ ST  5 years
OBC  3 years
PH  10 years
PH + OBC   13 years
PH + SC/ST  15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)  03 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)  06 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)  08 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.  Up to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.  Up to 43 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date. Up to 45 years of age
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( Unreserved/General )    5 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( OBC )  8 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)  10 years
Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General )  Up to 35 years of age
Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( OBC )  Up to 38 years of age
 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST )  Up to 40 years of age
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General )  3 years
 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC )  6 (3+3) years
 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed  area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)  8 (3+5) years
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( Unreserved/General )  Up to 45 years of age
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( OBC )  Up to 48 years of age
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( SC/ST )  Up to 50 years of age
Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (Unreserved/General ) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )  3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with
census, before retrenchment , and Weightage of past service.
Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( OBC )
( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )
 Do + 3 years
Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( SC/ST ) ( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of
vacancies )
 Do + 5 years

Nationality:

Candidates who are interested to appear in SSC exam must have their nationality as Indian. This is the most basic requirement for all the government jobs in India.

SSC CGL Group B/ Group C Salary detail

Group B Posts- Pay Scale Group C Posts- Pay Scale
  • Grade Pay of Rs 4200 : Salary is Rs 45000
  • Grade Pay of Rs 4600: Salary is Rs 53000/-
  • Grade Pay of Rs 4800:  Salary is Rs 58000/-
  • Grade Pay of  2800 : Salary is Rs 34000/0
  • Grade Pay of Rs 2400: Salary is Rs 24000/-

SSC CGL Exam:

As I told you above candidate must go through four phases that is Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 and Tier-4 Exam. Now I am discussing it briefly.

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Detail

  • The overall time for CGL Tier-1 online exam is 75 minutes only
  • No. of Questions in exam will be 100 only.
  • There will be 25 Questions per Section.
  • Negative marking in Tier-1 Exam is 0.50 marks

Pattern :

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning (25 Questions of 50 Marks)
  • General Awareness (25 Questions of 50 Marks)
  • English (25 Questions of 50 Marks)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (25 Questions of 50 Marks)

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Detail

This is good news for all candidates that there is No change in the Exam Pattern. Only change is the mode of exam from Offline to Computer based Exam.

  • Paper-1 : Quantitative Abilities (100 Questions of 200 marks)
  • Paper-2 English Language and Comprehension (200 Questions of 200 marks).
  • Paper-3 : Statistics (100 Questions of 200 marks).
  • Paper-4 Finance and Accounts (100 Questions of 200 marks).

NOTE : for each section there would be two hours given to you.

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Detail

This is descriptive (Hindi/English) exam with paper pen mode. (Carry total 100 Marks with 1 Hour duration)

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Detail

This exam is proficiency (skill test *Wherever Applicable) & Document Verification, candidates have to show their real knowledge apart from bookish knowledge.

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