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Those candidates who are preparing for SSC CGL 2017 must start their preparation after notification. If they prepare well before exam, then they can qualify the highly competitive test. And if they work harder, then they might get better marks. Every year, this exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission for filling vacancies in various govt departments / ministries. The selection of eligible candidates is done through four tiers. A large number of graduates appear for this test but only a few are able to qualify all its tiers. The candidates should prepare according to SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2017 given here for better preparation.

SSC CGL SYLLABUS 2017

SSC CGLE have 4 Tiers. Tier 1 and 2 objective tests will be held online. Tier 3 will be descriptive type test. Tier 4 is CPT, DEST, Document verification. Here you can check SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus & Pattern of Each Tier / Paper.
CGL Tiers:

  • Tier I - Online Objective type examination having 1 paper
  • Tier II - Online Objective type examination having 2 papers compulsory and 1 for specific posts
  • Tier III - Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
  • Tier IV - Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

This time the vacancies are 4733 till now and they will increase around 10000 till the last tier. Here you can check the SSC CGL Syllabus with preparation strategy and more details on all topics.
The final merit will be prepared on the basis of overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. Also the candidate need to qualify all the tiers i.e. Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off. Document Verification will also be conducted.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern


SSC CGL Exam pattern 2017 Tier 1
Part Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Time allowed
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes

(For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes)
B General Knowledge & Awareness (Syllabus) 25 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
D English 25 50
Total 100 200

CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I.


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Candidates have to select one answer out of 4 choices given. 1/4 negative marks will be deducted as penalty if wrong answer given. SSC Syllabus of CGL 2017 is provided below for all these tiers.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2017

The syllabus can be seen from the below given image as well as in text with analysis from below.
You will find CGL Exam Analysis i.e. approx. no. of questions asked from various topics in Previous years after the prescribed syllabus of each section.
SSC CGL Syllabus of Tier 1 - SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 Exam Pattern & PDF Tier 1 2 3 4
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.
SSC CGL Syllabus of Tier 1 GI & Reasoning:
Topic-wise distribution of questions:
i. Classification: 3-6 Qs.
Questions on Related/Odd word/letters/numbers.
Example: ECFG : FDGH :: SQTU : ?
Level: Easy, takes less time, Scoring.

ii. Word formation: 0-1 Qs.
making the word that can be formed with the given letters.
Level: Easy, Scoring, bit tricky, may take sometime.

iii. Coding Decoding: 2-3 Qs.
Machine Coding / Decoding, Letter shifting, word coding
Level: Easy to moderate, may take sometime, scoring, practice can make these questions solve quicker.

iv. Puzzle: 2-3 Qs.
Number based, Sitting arrangement based
Moderately difficult, may take a little sometime, scoring, practice make solving quicker.

v. Blood Relations: 0-1 Qs.
Finding Family Blood Relations
Level: Easy to moderate, bit tricky, Scoring, may take sometime.

vi. Word Arrangement: 1-2 Qs.
Arrangement of words as per dictionary, ascending or descending.
Level: Easy, Scoring, bit tricky, may take sometime.

vii. Direction Sense test: 0-1 Qs.
going to a direction and then finding the distance
Level: Easy, Scoring, may take sometime.

viii. Series / Missing Number: 2-3 Qs.
Finding the mission number from series, matrix, Finding wrong term in series, Number & Alphabet series
Level: Takes time to solve, Tricky, Easy to Moderate

ix. Verbal Reasoning: 1-2 Qs.
Question among Statement, Conclusion / Assumption, course of action, Assertion & Reasoning, Arguments.
Level: Tricky, Takes time to solve, moderately difficult, takes lot of practice to solve quicker.

x. Non Verbal Reasoning: 4-5 Qs.
Folding / unfolding, Completing the pattern, mirror image, finding hidden image, counting the figures like triangle, cube etc.
Level: Takes time to solve but scoring, can be solved easily if your visual memory is better, tricky questions,

xi. Venn Diagrams / Syllogism: 1-2 Qs.
Venn diagram showing the relationship of objects
Easy to moderate, Scoring, bit tricky, may take sometime.

xii. Matrix: 0-1 Qs.
Matrix of letters and numbers
Level: Time consuming, Easy if proper method known.

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus of Tier 1 English - SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 Exam Pattern & PDF Tier 1 2 3 4:

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. The details are given below:

i. Comprehension Passage: 5 questions
Passage can be asked from any topic, Questions includes finding the best answer, meaning, false/true etc. 5 Questions can be asked from 1 passage or 5 questions from 5 passages.
Level: Lot of time consuming, tricky, Low accuracy

ii. Fill in the blanks: 3-4 questions
Fill the blanks in a passage or sentence, involves knowledge of Grammar / vocabulary based questions. Important topics for questions: Verbs, Tense, conjunctions, prepositions
Level: Easy, takes less time, scoring, if your grammar / vocab is better, then you can perform better with accuracy.

iii. Phrase or Idiom meaning: 2-3 questions
Meaning of the phrase or idiom in a sentence
Level: Scoring, Easy to moderate, takes less time, accuracy.

iv. Sentence Improvement / Sentence Correction / Phrase replacement: 2-3 questions
Involves use of grammar, vocab, noun, tenses, verb, preposition, finding improvement in underlined words
Level: Easy but tricky, your grammar should be better, avoid guessing in these questions, takes less time, scoring, accuracy.

v. Spelling error: 1-2 qs.
Finding correctly spelt word among mis-spelt words
Level: Takes less time, accuracy possible, easy to solve, scoring.

vi. Common Error / Error Spotting: 3-4 Qs.
Finding error in a part of a sentence
Takes less time, accuracy possible, easy to solve, scoring.

vii. Substitution: 3-4 Qs.
Find substitution for given word / sentence.
Level: Takes less time, accuracy possible, easy to solve, scoring.

viii. Synonyms / Antonyms: 2-3 Qs.
Finding similar or opposite to a word.
Level: Takes less time, involves knowledge of vocab / grammar, scoring, tricky.


SSC CGL Syllabus of Tier 1 QA is below:
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-wise Distribution:
i. Simplification: 1-2 Qs.
Fraction, BODMAS Rule, Surds & Indices, Roots
Level: Quite Easy, Take less time, More accuracy, Scoring.
Square root Trick

ii. Number System: 0-1 Qs.
LCM, HCF, Rational / Irrational Number
Takes a little time, Scoring, If your calculation is fast then you can solve it quickly.
Check LCM of Fractions shortcut Trick

iii. Percentage: 1-2 Qs.
Questions involving increase / decrease etc. percentages
Quite easy, may become more easy if you know some tricks for percentages, More Accuracy, Takes less time to solve.
Learn Percentage shortcut trick

iv. Average: 1-2 Qs.
Finding Average of Numbers, Speed etc.
Level: Quite easy to solve, Scoring topic, bit calculative, takes less time, more accuracy.
Average Problem Easy Method

v. Ratio & Proportion: 1-2 Qs.
Simple & Compound Ratio and Direct / Indirect Proportions
Level: Easy, takes less time, Scoring, more accuracy.
Shortcut formula for Ratio & Proportion Questions

vi. Mixture: 0-1 Qs.
Allegations & Mixture
Easy, Bit calculative, can take less time if shortcut tricks used.
Allegations & Mixture Problems Easy Method

vii. Interest: 1-2 Qs.
Simple & Compound interest, Instalments
Easy to solve, Scoring, bit calculative, takes less time, more accuracy

viii. Age Problems: 1-2 Qs.
Age differences, ratio of ages, Average age
Level: Easy, Scoring, less time taking, more accuracy.
Age problems shortcut

ix. Profit & Loss: 1-2 Qs.
Profit & Loss in Buying selling & its percentages, Partnerships, dishonest / successive dealing, Discount, Gains, Prices.
Level: Easy to moderate, Scoring, takes some time, bit calculative.
Shortcut Formulas for Profit & Loss Problems

x. Time, Speed & Distance: 1-2 Qs.
Average / relative / Uniform speed, Questions on boat & trains.
Level: Easy, Takes some time to solve, Scoring.
Shortcut Tricks for Time & Distance

xi. Time & Work: 1-2 Qs.
Wages, Work Efficiency, questions like Time taken by people in doing work etc.
Level: Easy if basic are remembered, takes less time with shortcut tricks, Scoring.
Quick method for Time & Work Problems

xii. Number Series: 0-1 Qs.
Series Completion, Finding a missing/wrong term.
Easy to moderate, Time taking, bit calculative.

xiii. Arithmetic Progression: 0-1 Qs.
Questions on A.P.
Easy to moderately difficult, takes less time if basics/ formulas are covered.

xiv. Trigonometry: 2-3 Qs.
Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distances etc.
Takes more time, chances of solving correctly are low, questions are tricky to solve, only do these if you can solve them quickly.

xv. Geometry: 2-3 Qs.
Congruency of Triangles, Similarity, Circle tangent, Chords, Co-ordinate geometry etc.
Level: Takes more time, chances of solving correctly are low, questions are tricky to solve, only do these if you can solve them quickly, Remember All Theorems.

xvi. Algebra: 2-4 Qs.
Linear Equations in one or two variables, Quadratic & Algebraic Identities.
Level: Takes more time, chances of solving correctly are low, questions are tricky to solve, only do these if you can solve them quickly.

xvii. Mensuration: 2-3 Qs.
Problems on Sphere, Square, Rectangle, Circles, Cylinder, Cone etc.
Level: Time taking,  questions are tricky to solve, Easy to moderate level.

xviii. Data Interpretation: 3-4 Qs.
Involves questions on Table, Pie chart, Bar / Line Graph etc.
Level: Time consuming, involves calculations, Scoring, Easy to Moderate level.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 Exam Pattern & PDF Tier 1 2 3 4

4. General Awareness (G.A. Syllabus):
General Awareness section is the one that can give you marks in less time. But you have to prepare very hard to have decent marks. 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 2-3
Chemistry 1-2
Physics 2-3
Economy 2-4
Culture 1-2
Polity 2-4
Current Affairs 1-4
Sports, Books & Author, Important people, Computer and Mobile Technology 1-3
Dates, Portfolios, Schemes 1-2
Animal / Plant Science, Space Science 1-3
Diseases, environmental pollution 1-2
Nutrition 1-2

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern

There are four papers in 2nd Tier.

  • Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
  • Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)
  • Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)/Assistant Accounts Officer(AAO).

The papers 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)
SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 Exam Pattern & PDF Tier 1 2 3 4
Check out the following image for Tier 2 exam structure / pattern for various posts:

Paper Section Marks Questions Time
Paper I Quantitative Ability - for all posts 200 marks 100 questions 2 hours (120 minutes) - For VH and
candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
160 Minutes
Paper II English language & Comprehension - for all posts 200 marks 200 questions
Paper III Statistics (only for Statistical Investigator & Compiler posts) Paper-I & II as above 200 marks 100 questions
Paper IV General Studies 200 marks 100 questions
(Finance and
Economics)
Paper-I & II as above

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).


SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 Tier 2

The syllabus can be seen from the below given image as well as in text from below.
Tier 2 Syllabus page 1
Tier 2 Syllabus Page 2

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus page 3
SSC CGL Syllabus of Tier 2 QA is below:

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 following:
Topic-wise Distribution:
i. Simplification: 3-6 Qs.
Fraction, BODMAS, Surds & Indices, Roots, Approximation, Percentages, Fractions, Decimal etc.
Level: Quite Easy, Take less time, More accuracy, Scoring.

ii. Number System: 6-8 Qs.
LCM/HCF, Divisibility / Remainder, Factors & Multiples etc.
Takes a little time, Scoring, proper method required to solve.

iii. Percentage: 2-4 Qs.
Questions involving increase / decrease etc. percentages
Quite easy, Tricks make solving easier, Takes less time to solve.
Learn Percentage shortcut trick

iv. Average: 5-6 Qs.
Finding Average of Numbers / Height / Age / Speed / Marks / Weight etc.
Level: Quite easy to solve, Scoring topic, bit calculative, takes less time, Basics of calculating average should be remembered better, more accuracy.

v. Ratio & Proportion: 1-6 Qs.
Simple & Compound Ratio and Direct / Indirect Proportions, Componendo and Dividendo.
Level: Easy, takes less time, Scoring, more accuracy.

vi. Alligations & Mixture: 1-4 Qs.
Two or Three entities Mixture problems
Easy, Bit calculative, can take less time if shortcut tricks used.
Allegations & Mixture Problems Easy Method

vii. Interest: 3-5 Qs.
Simple & Compound interest, Mixed Interest, Installments
Easy to Moderate, Scoring, bit calculative, takes some time

viii. Data Interpretation: 5-7 Qs.
Involves questions on Table, Pie chart, Bar / Line Graph, Various graphics involving terms, Missing data types, Histogram, Frequency Polygon etc.
Level: Time consuming, involves calculations, Scoring, Moderate level.

ix. Profit & Loss: 8-12 Qs.
Profit & Loss in Buying selling & its percentages, Successive Selling, Partnerships, dishonest dealing, Discount, Gains, Prices, Sales Tax.
Level: Easy to moderate, Scoring, takes some time, bit calculative.

x. Time Speed & Distance: 4-6 Qs.
Average / relative / Uniform speed, Questions on Trains, boat & train.
Level: Easy, Takes some time to solve, Scoring.
Shortcut Tricks for Time & Distance

xi. Time & Work: 5-7 Qs.
Wages, Pipes & Cistern, Work Efficiency, questions like Time taken by X people in doing a work etc.
Level: Easy if basic are remembered, takes less time with shortcut tricks, Scoring.
Quick method for Time & Work Problems

xii. Number Series: 0-1 Qs.
Series Completion, Finding Wrong / Missing term.
Easy to moderate, Time taking, bit calculative.

xiii. Trigonometry: 8-10 Qs.
Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distances etc. Trigonometric function's values Max. & Min., Measurement of Angles.
Takes more time, Tricky, only do these if you have better practice of these.

xiv. Geometry: 12-17 Qs.
Triangles & their Congruency, Centres, Similarity; Quadrilateral, Circle (tangent, Chords, Segment), Co-ordinate geometry, Degree & Radian measures, Complementary Angles etc.
Level: Takes more time, chances of solving correctly are low, questions are tricky to solve, Remembering all theorems is required.

xv. Algebra: 4-9 Qs.
Linear Equations, Functions, Quadratic/Algebraic Identities.
Level: Takes more time to solve, chances of solving correctly are low, Bit tricky and requires proper steps to solve.

xvi. Mensuration: 10-12 Qs.
Problems on Sphere, Hemi-sphere, Rectangular Parallelopiped, Prism, Trapezium, Square, Rectangle, Rhombus, Semi-Circle, Circles, common tangents to two or more circles Circle chords, angles
subtended by chords of a circle, Cylinder, Cone, Right Circular Cone, Cube, Cuboid, Parallalogram, Right Circular cylinder, Triangle, Pyramid with triangular or square base, Regular Polygons, Quadrilaterals etc.
Level: Time taking,  questions are tricky to solve, Easy to moderate level.

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus of Tier 2 English is below:

Paper-2 : English Language & Comprehension:
Complete syllabus of English is below:
i. Comprehension Passage: 30 Qs.
Passage can be asked from any topic like Economy, Business, Moral Stories, Social Issues etc. The paragraphs are usually longer and candidate have to read it to give answer to one questions. This time to solve and requires practice and trick. Questions includes finding the best answer, meaning, false/true etc.
Level: Lot of time consuming, using of trick to solve will help, Low accuracy

ii. Para Jumbles (Ordering of Sentences): 20 Qs.
Arranging of sentence parts in proper order.
Moderately difficult, Takes less time to solve

iii. Direct / Indirect Speech: 25 Qs.
Easy to moderate, Tricky, Takes less time to solve, Scoring

iv. Active Passive Voices: 20 Qs.
Easy to moderate, Takes less time to solve, Scoring

v. Sentence Improvement: 10-15 Qs.
Easy to moderate, Tricky, Takes less time to solve.

vi. Phrase / Idiom / On Word Substitution: 20-25 questions
Choosing one word which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Level: Scoring, Easy to moderate, takes less time, accuracy.

vii. Spelling Error: 2-3 Qs.
Finding one word out of given which is correctly spelt.
Level: Scoring, Easy, takes less time, accuracy if your vocab is better, Read Editorial of The Hindu.

viii. Synonym / Antonym: 6 Qs.
Level: Scoring, Moderately Difficult, takes less time, accuracy, Tricky.

ix. Common Error / Sentence Error: 20 Qs.
Finding error in the part of a sentence
Takes less time, accuracy possible, easy to solve, scoring.

x. Cloze Test / Fill in the blanks from paragraph: 25-30 questions
Fill the blanks in a passage or sentence, involves knowledge of Grammar / vocabulary based questions. Important topics for questions: Verbs, Tense, conjunctions, prepositions
Level: Easy, takes less time, scoring, if your grammar / vocab is better, then you can perform better with accuracy.
The standard of the questions in English will be of 10+2 level).

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SSC CGL Syllabus of Tier 2 Paper 3 (only for Jr Statistical officer) is below:
Paper-3 :
This paper is only for Statistical Investigator or Junior Statistical Officer post. There are 100 questions in this paper carrying 200 marks. 2 marks are assigned to each question while wrong answer gets -0.50 mark. The questions are of graduation level.
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
only).
Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability;
Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’
theorem.
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
methods.
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 Syllabus of Tier 2 Paper 4 (only for Asst Audit Officer) is below:
Paper IVGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics) for the post of Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)
1. Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting.
Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic
concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry,
Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors,
Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet
Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting,
Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments
and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)
2. Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and
responsibility
3. Finance Commission-Role and functions
4. Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central
problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve
5. Theory of Demand and Supply
Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand,
Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour-Marshallian
approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply,
Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
6. Theory of Production and cost
Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
7. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition
and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
8. Indian Economy
Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry
and Services-their problems and growth;
National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of
measuring national income
Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and
incidence of unemployment
Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication
9. Economic Reforms in India
Economic reforms sice 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and
Disinvestment
10. Money and Banking
Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of
commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks
Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003
11. Role of Information Technology in Governance

SSC CGL Exam Sylllabus and pattern




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IMPORTANT NOTE: The questions in Paper 1 of exam will be of 10th class level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level.
Check SSC CGL Exam Analysis Tier 2 to know how much questions had been asked from various topics.
SSC CHSL Syllabus

The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & Tier II, together, would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier III & Tier IV.


SSC CGL SYLLABUS TIER III: Descriptive Type Paper Syllabus / Pattern

Check Out the Tier 3 & 4 exam pattern for CGL from below given image.
SSC CGL Tier 3 4 Exam Pattern

It will be a descriptive type Pen and Paper mode examination. The Descriptive Paper will be in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc. It will be of Total 100 marks and 60 minutes time is given  for it (For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes).
This test has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. It would comprise writing of an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words. The qualifying marks in Tier-III would be 33 per cent. This will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated. The questions would be of 10+2 standard.


SSC CGL SYLLABUS TIER IV: CPT / DEST Syllabus / Pattern

CPT DEST Skill Test details
Skill Test is conducted for tax assistant posts in Central Excise & Income Tax. CPT is conducted for Assistants in CSS.
Data Entry Speed Test (DEST): speed of data entry must be 8,000 Key Depression/hr. on Computer.
Data Entry Speed Skill Test at 2000 key depressions in 15 min will be tested and candidates will have to qualify it as it will be of qualifying nature.
All candidates have to appear for document verification. Candidates have to submit their documents at this time.


Physical standards for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer/Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN):

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Above is the SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus of Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 for all posts.

Tips to Qualify SSC CGL Exam :

1. Do maximum no. of questions but only do those you know well.

2. Always do those question first which you see easy to you.

3. Don't be in a hurry when solving the paper.

4. Use all the shortcuts / concepts you know to solve the paper as quickly as you can. The more questions you solve correctly, the more are the chances of you getting the test quallified.

5. Always do the easy section first and then move on to the tougher one.

6. If a question is found tough, leave it and move on to other question. Dont't stuck on a question.

7. Always wear a watch when in any exam to keep yourself updated with time.

8. Don't do those question in which you seems confused as there is negative marking.

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