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SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 & Exam Pattern for Tier-1 & Tier-2 [PDF Download]

SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern: Staff Selection Commission is one of biggest organization for the government job. There are many governments posts which are filled through SSC examinations. Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) is one best part of it which get filled through SSC CGL examination. This year Staff Selection Commission has invited application for Combined Graduate Level Examination, and many students who passed the graduation are filling this form.

All those people who have filled this application form are looking for SSC CGL Syllabus 2017, and here I am providing detailed article on SSC CGL Syllabus and exam pattern. Candidates if you are aware with SSC Exams or appear in any of SSC Exam or SSC CGL Exam then you aware of its craze. In the year of 2016 more than 35 Lakh of candidates were applied for this exam and It is expected that in the year of 2017 more than 40 Lakh of candidates may fill SSC CGL 2017 Application Form. Every Year is increasing of appearing of candidates making this exam most competitive in India. Other Exams like Railway Exam and IBPS Exam is the different craziest exam in India.

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Dear students, today we bring to you a detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I exam. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) announced a Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam for the year 2016. Through it, the SSC will recruit for various posts such as Income Tax Inspector, Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant, Sub Inspector, Statistical Investigator, Auditor, etc.

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

  • Tier -I — Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier -II — Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier -III — Descriptive Test (Pen and Paper Mode)
  • Tier -IV — Data Entry Skill Test(DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test(CPT) (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
SubjectQuestionsMarks
General Intelligence & Reasoning2550
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550
  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, judgment. 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, a 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 questions, Problem Solving, Word Building, Seating arrangement, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations. Questions on Dies, Clock, Calendar. Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams. Drawing inferences, folding & unfolding of Punched hole/pattern. Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching. Date & city matching, Classification of center codes/roll numbers. Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding, and classification. Embedded Figures, Critical thinking. Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, etc.

  1. English Language:

Through this section, a candidate’s ability to understand and correct English, etc. would be tested.

Questions on 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.

  1. Quantitative Aptitude (Q.A.): 

This section is based on questions on 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 , centre fractions and relationships between numbers. Graphs of Linear Equations, Trial centers, congruence, similarity), In circles and circumcircle. Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons. Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone. Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelopiped.

Regular Right Pyramid with the 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.

  1. General Awareness (G.A. Syllabus):

Tier 1 Syllabus of SSC CGL 2017 General Awareness will have questions on current events, India, and its neighboring countries. Also questions 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.

Tier-2 Exam Pattern:

  • Exam is objective type and will be conducted online.
  • There are 4 papers, (Paper- 1) Quantitative Ability, (Paper-2) English Language and Comprehension, (Paper-3) Statistics and (Paper-4) General Studies (Finance and Economics).
  • Paper-1 & 2 is compulsory for all posts and Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler” and Paper- 4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”.
  • Each paper carries 200 marks and exam duration is 2 hours for each paper.
  • There will be negative marking for each wrong answer, negative marking of 0.50 marks in Paper-1, Paper-3 & Paper-4 and negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-2.

All the candidates are suggested follow latest Syllabus and New exam pattern for CGL 2017. Here we have paper analysis of CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam :

The question paper had four parts: Quantitative Aptitude (Maths), Reasoning (general intelligence), English Language and General Knowledge (GK). Most of the students felt that exam was easy but the server for the online exam was slow leading to lots of time getting wasted in the questions being loaded to their computer.

“The English and the Maths sections are pretty doable. Candidates should attempt 18 to 20 questions. Most candidates attempt at least 20 questions. The same goes for the Reasoning section,”
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Important Dates for SSC CGL 2017 

  • Online Application Start Date: 11.03.2017
  • Last Date to Apply: 15.04.2017
  • SSC CGL Tier –I Exam Dates 2016: 19 -6-17 to 02 -07-2017
  • SSC CGL Tier –II Exam Dates 2016: 5-8 September,2017
  • Exam Type : Online
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