SSC CGL 2017 Revised Syllabus & Exam Scheme- Preliminary|Mains Details

SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is being conducted every year in which many applicants participate. The competition level for the exam is high and so preparations are to be done in the best way. It is foremost thing to be aware of Exam syllabus & pattern for the SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam preparation. SSC CGL Tier 1, 2, 3 syllabus & exam scheme is mentioned below. Study the topics well and practice for the exam well.

SSC CGL 2017 Selection Procedure-

  1. Tier 1 (Written Exam)
  2. Tier 2 (Written Exam)
  3. Tier 3 (Descriptive Exam)
  4. Tier 4 (Data Entry Skill Test)

NOTE: It is important to score above cut off in Tier 1 & Tier 2 (both submissive) to be eligible for Tier 3 exam. To be eligible for Tier 4 exam, you need to score 33% marks in Tier 3. But, the final merit will be considered from Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern: SSC CGL exam is conducted in 3 tiers. The exam pattern & scheme for each is detailed below-

SSC CGLTier 1 Exam Pattern 2017:

Exam Type Written Exam (Objective Type)
Total Questions 100
Total Marks 200
Total Time 2 Hour
Subjects Included (50 marks & 25 questions each) General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Aptitude, English
Negative Marking 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong answer

NOTE: There is no sectional cut off in Tier 1

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2017:

Exam Type Written Exam (Objective Type)
Total Time 2 Hours
Total Marks 800
Total Questions 400
Papers Included (Questions/ marks) General Studies
(Finance and
Economics) (40+60/ 80+120), Aptitude (100/ 200), Statistics (100/ 200), English (200/ 200)
Negative Marking 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong answer
Compulsory Papers Paper 1 & 2 i.e. Quantitative aptitude & English
Dedicated Papers Paper 3 (Statistics) is for Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler and Paper 4 (General Studies) is for Assistant Audit Officer

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2017:

Exam Type Descriptive
Total Marks 100
Total Time 60 minutes
Cut Off 33%
Topics Included Essay writing of 250 words, Letter Writing of 150 words

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern:

Exam Type Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Syllabus 2017: The respective sections of exam will contain the questions from sections as mentioned

General Intelligence & Awareness: In this section, the questions will be asked from reasoning section including both verbal & non- verbal type- Similarities & differences, arithmetic reasoning, figure classification, relationship, figure classification, statements & conclusions, coding & decoding, missing patterns, odd man series, analogies, problem solving, relationships, semantic classification, word building, venn diagrams, folding & unfolding patterns etc.

Arithmetic: The questions will be asked from- Number system (HCF & LCM), time & work, Time & distance, ratios & proportions, averages, profit & loss, mensuration, simple & compound interest, tables & graphs, mixtures, boats & streams, problems on trains, square & cube roots, partnership, discount, binomial theorem, probability, permutation & combination, geometry, trigonometric identities, heights & distances, bars & charts

English Language: The questions will be asked so as to test the understanding of language. Paragraph writing, report writing related questions are asked. The questions will be asked such as- Short essay, précis writing, letter writing etc. Communication Skills/ Writing Ability:  Here, purely language comprehension and writing abilities are tested. Both Hindi/ English language are tested. New English section weightage is-

Topic Marks
Sentence Improvement 3
Fill in the blanks 3
Error correction 3
Idioms/ Phrase 3
One word substitution 3
Vocabulary 5
English comprehension 5

General Knowledge: The questions will be asked from current events of national & international importance, history, geography, political science issues, new inventions, scientific researches related to India.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Syllabus 2017: The questions for English & Aptitude will be somewhere same as Tier 1 syllabus but the difference lies in difficulty level of the exam questions.

Statistics: The following topics have to be prepared for the exam-

Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data– Frequency distributions, Methods of data collection, Tabulation of data, Graphs and charts, Primary & Secondary data, frequency distributions


Time Series Analysis– Components, methods

Index Numbers– Meaning, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types, Different formulae, Base shifting & splicing, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses.

Correlation and Regression– Scatter diagram, simple regression lines, Measures of association of attributes, Spearman’s rank correlation, Multiple regression, Multiple and partial correlation, simple correlation coefficient

Probability Theory– Meaning, Conditional & Compound probability, Bayes’ theorem, Independent events

Measures of Central Tendency–mode, Mean, median, Partition values

Measures of Dispersion– Range, quartile deviations, mean deviation, standard deviation;

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis –Types of moments and their relationship, meaning, different measures

Random Variable and Probability Distributions– Probability functions, Higher moments of a random variable, Binomial, Poisson, Joint distribution of two random variable, Random variable, Expectation and Variance

Analysis of Variance– Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data

Sampling Theory– Concept, Parameter and statistic, Sampling & non-sampling errors, Probability & non-probability sampling techniques

Statistical Inference– Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation, Testing of hypothesis, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

General Studies (Finance and Economics): This section includes 2 parts: Finance & Accounts of 80 marks and Economics and Governance of 120 marks

Part A: Fundamental & concepts of Accounting, Financial Accounting (nature, Limitations, Basic concepts, conventions, Principles),Single & double entry, Journal, Bills of Exchange, Self- Balancing Ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Valuation of Inventories, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Non-profit organizations Accounts

Part B: Economics and Governance: Comptroller, Role & Functions of Finance Commission, Basic Concept of Economics, introduction to Micro Economics, scope of Economics, Theory of Demand & Supply Meaning, Law of demand & Elasticity of demand, cross elasticity, Theory of consumer’s behavior, Law of supply, Theory of Production, Laws of production, Forms of Market, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, Indian Economy Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Population, unemployment Infrastructure, Energy, Transportation, Communication, Economic Reforms in India Economic reforms since 1991, Money & Banking Monetary, Fiscal policy, Role of Information Technology in Governance

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