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SSC CGL 2016-17: Exam Format & Syllabus

Staff Selection Commision (SSC) is an Indian Government Organization responsible for recruitment of various posts under several departments such as Ministries and Subordinate Offices. SSC conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination for Grade-A and Grade-B posts There are three compulsory sections of CGL termed as Tier I, Tier II and Tier III while Tier IV is conducted for selected posts. To apply SSC CGL online visit their online website.

Selection Procedure of SSC CGL Exam:

  1. Tier-1: Written Examination (Objective Type carrying 200 marks)
  2. Tier-2: Written Examination (Objective Type carrying 200 marks)
  3. Tier-3: Written Examination (Descriptive Type carrying 100 marks)
  4. Tier-4: Computer Test/ Skill Test (where necessary)

SSC CGL 2016-17: Tier-1 Syllabus and Format

Tier-1 is objective type and conducted online. There are 100 questions for 200 marks and a deduction of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. It is divided into four sections that are stated in the table below.

Section Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence  & Reasoning 25 50 75 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL Syllabus of Tier-1

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
    Covers Classification and Analogy of Numbers, Letters, General Knowledge and Meaning Based questions. Further, Coding-Decoding, Puzzles, Matrix, Word Formation, Arranging Words, Venn Diagram, Direction & Distances, Blood Relations Missing Numbers, Series, Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning.
  • General Awareness
    Topics such as Indian History, Culture, Geography, Environment, Economy, Polity, Biology, Chemistry, Physics + Space Science, Computer and Mobile Technology, Diseases Pollution, Nutrition, Current Affairs, GK-Sports, News, Books and Dates.
  • Quantitative
    Simplification, Interest, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Average, Problems on Ages, Speed Distance Time, Profit Loss, Number Series, Number System, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Time & Work, Mixture Problems, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.
  • English Comprehension
    Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrases or Idioms, Synonyms and Antonyms, One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction and Error Spotting are a part of exam.

Students appearing in this examination must look for effective ways to prepare and crack it.

SSC CGL 2016-17: Tier-2 Syllabus and Format

There are four separate papers of this tier. Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory for all posts while Paper 3 is for “Statistical Investigator II” and “Compiler” and Paper 4 is for “Assistant Audit Officer”. Each paper carries 200 marks and for the duration of 2 hours. There is negative marking of 0.50 marks for all papers except paper 3, in which 0.25 marks are deducted.

Paper Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 hours

SSC CGL Syllabus of Tier-1

  • Quantitative Ability
    Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals & Fractions, Fundamental Arithmetic Operations, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Data Interpretation, Mensuration, Time & Distance and Ratio and Time, Etc.
  • English Language & Comprehension
    Error Recognition, Fill in the Blanks, Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Correction, Synonyms & Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Idioms & Phrases and Comprehension Passage, etc.
  • Statistics
    Probability & its Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential, Central Tendency, Rank Correlation Coefficient, Population, Principals of Sampling, Concepts of Hypothesis, Testing of Hypothesis, Chi-square, Index-Numbers, Time Series Analysis, Etc.
  • General Studies (Finance & Economics)
    General Economics, Demand and Supply Analysis, Commodity Pricing, Theory of Factor Pricing, Keynesian Theory of Employment, Functions of Money, International Trade, Foreign Exchange, Taxation, Deficit Financing, Fiscal Policy, Indian Economics & General Statistics, Statistical Investigation, Types of sampling, Presentation of data, National Income and Accounting, Agricultural sector, Industrial Policy and Industrial Development, Human Resources, New Economic Policy and Welfare Schemes, Indian Public Finance, Indian Banking and Currency system etc.

SSC CGL 2016-17: Tier-3 Syllabus and Format

Tier-3 is descriptive type test that is conducted offline. This exam carries 100 marks and time allotted to this paper is 60 minutes. The exam will be based on the writing of essay/ precis /letter /application writing etc.

Know everything about SSC CGL and how to apply online for it.

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