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SSC CGL Syllabus 2020
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination in four Tiers namely Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. While SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 are conducted in Online Mode on the other hand Tier 3 is conducted in Pen and Paper mode and Tier 4 is Computer Skill Test. Candidates can go through this article for all information about the SSC CGL Syllabus 2020. Candidates must look into the changes made by SSC in the Syllabus and prepare accordingly for SSC CGL 2020. This article also explains each Tiers of SSC CGL.
Let us go through a brief of SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020: Tiers of Exam
SSC CGL 2020 Comprises of four Tiers. SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern is explained below:
|Tier||Type of Examination||Mode of examination|
|Tier 1||Objective Multiple Choice||CBT (Online)|
|Tier 2||Objective Multiple Choice||CBT (Online)|
|Tier 3||Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English||Pen and Paper Mode|
|Tier 4||Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test||Wherever Applicable|
SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2020
SSC CGL Tier 1 comprises 100 questions in total with maximum marks of 200. SSC CGL Tier 1 is of 60 minutes. SSC CGL Tier I is divided into four sections with 25 questions each and maximum marks of 50.
The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier I Exam are:
- General Knowledge
- Quantitative Aptitude
- General Reasoning
- English Comprehension
The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 1 is given in Table below:
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||General Awareness||Quantitative Aptitude||English Comprehension|
|Classification||Static General Knowledge||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Paper Folding Method||Sports||Percentage||Phrases and Idioms|
|Matrix||Books and Authors||Ratio and Proportion||One word Substitution|
|Word Formation||Important Schemes||Problem on Ages||Sentence Correction|
|Venn Diagram||Portfolios||Speed, Distance and Time||Error Spotting|
|Direction and Distance||People in the News||Number System||Fill in the Blanks|
|Verbal reasoning||Economic||Time and Work|
|Non-Verbal Reasoning||Awards and Honors||Algebra|
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2020
SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be conducted online comprising of four exams with about 100 or 200 (English) questions in each section and with maximum marks of 200. Candidates have to complete each Exam in 2 hours.
The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam are:
- Quantitative Ability.
- General Studies (Finance & Economics).
- English Language & Comprehension.
The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 2 is given in the table below:
|Quantitative Aptitude||English Language||Statistics||General Awareness|
|Simplification||Reading Comprehension||Collection and Representation of Data||Finance and Accounting|
|Interest||Spelling||Measure of Dispersion||Fundamental Principles|
|Averages||Fill in the Blanks||Measure of Central Tendency||Financial Accounting|
|Percentage||Phrases and Idioms||Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis||Basic Concepts of Accounting|
|Ratio and Proportion||One Word Substitution||Correlation and Regression||Self-Balancing Ledger|
|Speed, Distance and Time||Sentence Correction||Random Variables||Error Spotting and Correction|
|Number System||Error Spotting||Random Variables|
|Mensuration||Cloze Test||Sampling Theory||Economics and Governance|
|Data Interpretation||Para Jumbles||Analysis and Variance||Comptroller and Auditor General of India|
|Time and Work||Synonyms-Antonyms||Time Series Analysis||Finance Commission|
|Algebra||Active-Passive Voice||Index Number||Theory of Demand and Supply|
SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus 2020
SSC has decided to conduct a Descriptive Paper instead of an Interview in SSC CGL for all the candidates who qualify SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination. SSC CGL Tier 3 Descriptive Paper (Pen and Paper Mode) is introduced to test the writing skills of the candidates. The exam is conducted in offline mode (Pen and Paper Mode). The paper is in English/Hindi language and will constitute of 100 marks. Candidates have to complete the entire paper in 60 minutes.
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay,
Precis, Letter, Application etc.)
|100 marks||1 hour or 60 minutes
(80 minutes for
Note:- Candidates have to score 33 marks (33 per cent) to qualify the Descriptive Paper.
SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus 2020:
SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. SSC CGL Tier 4 is conducted in two steps:
- Skill Test in Data Entry (DEST) Test and
- Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) Test.
DEST: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through the SSC CGL 2020 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate.
CPT: This test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides are the three areas that are tested by the SSC for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).
Note:- SSC CGL Tier 4 is qualifying in nature, no marks will be rewarded in SSC CGL Tier 4.
Candidates have to score well in all the Tiers i.e., Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 and also qualify in Tier 4 of SSC CGL to get the desired post and location.
SSC CGL Syllabus: FAQ’s
Q 1. How many tiers are there for SSC CGL Exam 2020?
Ans. There are four tiers in SSC CGL Exam 2020.
Q 2. Do all candidates have to appear for all the tiers of SSC CGL Exam?
Ans. No. Paper-I, II and III are compulsory for all posts. Paper-IV will be for only those candidates, for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
Q 3. What topics or subjects are asked in SSC CGL Exam?
Ans. Questions from Reasoning Ability, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness are asked in SSC CGL Exam.
Q 4. Is there negative marking in SSC CGL Exam?
Ans. Yes. There is a negative marking of 0.50 in Paper I and 0.25 in Paper II of SSC CGL.
Q 5. What is the SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 3?
Ans. Paper 3 of SSC CGL will be pen and paper mode descriptive in nature. The candidates will have to write essays, précis, applications, letters. Tier III evaluates the candidates’ language proficiency, grammar knowledge, vocabulary usage, and writing skills in English/Hindi.
Q 6. What is the qualifying marks for SSC CGL Paper III?
Ans. Candidates have to score 33 marks (33 percent) to qualify the Descriptive paper.