SSC CGL Syllabus, Pattern with Sample Papers for Tier 1, 2, 3

Download Syllabus/ Pattern/Sample Papers/ Exam Content for SSC CGL Tier 1, Tier 2 , Tier 3 Exams/ CHSL Exam

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam is one of the biggest exams of the country. Around 10 lac or more candidates apply for this exam. So the competition is very high and consequently the SSC Cut Off is very high. So in order to compete with such a big no, besides hard work strategy is also required.

The first part of the strategy is to have access to Syllabus and Exam Pattern. CGL Sample Papers and Last Years’ Question Papers also help a lot in getting the fairly better idea of the kind of exam approaching.

We are trying our best to give you the complete syllabus and Exam Pattern. You can also check your exam practice and enhance your skills and confidence through the Sample Papers from the links below –

Complete Practice set for SSC Exams

SSC CGL Tier 1 Sample Paper

Tier 1 English Paper ( This paper has been prepared as per the SSC CGL New Syllabus / Pattern 2017). The paper contains 25 Questions of English Language with Complete Solution.) 

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus/ Exam Pattern –

The SSC Exam consisted of Four tiers – Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. Now the Tier 1 Exam shall consist of 100 Questions of 200 Marks. The set timing is 75 Minutes. So timing is must. The Paper consisted the following four Subjects –

Note 1 – For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy, the duration of exam shall be 100 minutes.

Note 2 – Use the links to have complete knowledge of the said subject.

General English – 25 Questions with 50 Marks –

Contents are –

Comprehension Test – around 05 Questions in CGL Exam

Our Advice – Read English Newspapers such as The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Hindu. Focus on National News, Editorials etc.

Vocabulary – 07-08 Questions are expected from this portion.

This portion consists Synonyms, Antonyms , One Word Substitution , Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, Proverbs, Spelling Correction.

Our Advice – Do the same thing as above to enhance your vocab. Besides read some specific books for building your vocab.

Common Errors – 07-08 Questions.

This is wide area covering the whole grammar. You will have to prepare Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Active and Passive Voice, Narration, Sentence Connectors, Articles, Question Tags.

English Practice Sets –

2. Quantitative Aptitude – 25 Questions and 50 Marks

This portion will check the General Mathematical Ability of the candidates. The examinees are suggested to cover all the given topics –

Arithmetic – Around 07-08 Questions shall be asked from here.

Trigonometry may have 03-04 Questions. Number System may carry 01 to 02 Questions. There may be 06 to 09 Questions from Geometry whereas Algebra will carry 03-04 Questions. 02 to 03 Questions may be asked from Data Interpretation.

Read the following Chapters of Mathematics for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam –

Ration and Proportion, Triangles, Simple and Compound Interest, Work and Time, LCM and HCF, Profit and Loss, Speed, Time and Distance, Pipes and Cisterns, Discount, Partnership, BODMAS, Triangles, Circle, Spheres, Hemispheres, Heights and Distances, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Bar Diagram and Pie-chart, Circle and its Chords, Numbers, Common Tangents to two or more circles.

Maths Sample Papers –

Read – How to Prepare for Maths – Tips

General Intelligence and Reasoning – 25 Q with 50 M

The Topics are – Series – 03-04 Q, Analogy and Odd Man out 03 Questions each, Directions – 01 Q, Statements – 01, Word Formation and Venn Diagram with 01-02 Questions each, Visual Reasoning – 04 Q, Math Related Q – 03-04, Coding and Decoding – 01-02, Matrix – 01, Statement Inference – 01

General Knowledge and Current Affairs- Awareness Syllabus / Pattern- 25 Q and 50 M

Science and Technology will carry 10-11 Questions. The Second slot will go to Economics with 02-03 Questions. History – 02-03 Q, Polity 02-03, Geography – 02, Current Affairs 01-02, Miscellaneous – 03

This topic will cover the large area of General Knowledge. It will include the happenings in the country and the world with more focus on Science, History, Geography, Civics, Events, Awards, Sports etc.

Read : How to prepare for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam ?

SSC CGL Tier 2 Oct 2015 Maths Paper

If you have any suggestions and if you want us to prepare any topic for SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2/Tier 3 Exam, you can give your comment below in the comment box.

Read Main Changes in SSC CGL Exam Pattern –

  1. First and Second Tier exams shall be online.
  2. Tier 1 Exam shall now have the duration of One Hour and 15 Minutes.
  3. Now instead of 200 Questions, Tier One shall have 100 Questions.
  4. There is the provision of Negative Marking. You can loose 1/2 mark for each wrong attempt. So be careful.
  5. There is no change in the Marks System of Tier 2 exam.
  6. There shall also be the Tier 3 Exam in which the examinees’ subjective knowledge of English and Hindi will be on test.  This shall be the offline exam,
  7. For some posts such as CSS, Auditor etc., the candidates will have to clear Computer Proficiency Test Known as Tier 4 exam.
  8. There shall be no interview. The merit list shall be prepared on the basis of the performance in all the three or four Tiers Exams.

Last Word to get through Tier 1 Exam

Having gone through the complete Syllabus and Pattern along with Practice Sets, give incessant practice to all the topics equally. You can give more time on your Achilles’ heal means weak subject. Timing is more important.

Therefore undergo the mock tests on regular basis. Better your timing. Try to finish it off 10 to 15 minutes earlier as there may be time- waste during the exam due to various formalities. More than everything, trust in yourself.

Prepare Topics for SSC CGL Tier 3 Exams from here.

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