SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
Section Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100  200
Syllabus For General Intelligence and Reasoning
Analogies Similarities and Differences Space Visualization Spatial Orientation Problem-Solving Analysis Judgment Decision-Making Visual Memory Discrimination
Observation Relationship Concepts Arithmetical Reasoning Figural Classification Arithmetic Number Series Non-Verbal Series Coding and Decoding Statement Conclusion Syllogistic Reasoning Semantic Analogy
Symbolic/Number Analogy Figural Analogy Semantic Classification Symbolic/Number Classification Figural Classification Semantic Series Number Series Figural Series Word Building Coding & Decoding
Numerical Operations Symbolic Operations Trends Space Orientation Space Visualization Venn Diagrams Drawing Inferences Punched Hole/Pattern Folding & Un-folding 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
SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Embedded figure 1
Dictionary 1
Syllogism 1
Analogy 4
Blood Relation 1
Mirror Image 1
Series 6
Odd One Out 2
Dice & Cube 2
Relationship 1
Venn Diagram 1
Coding 2
Mathematical Operation 2
SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
Computation of whole numbers Fractions and relationships between numbers Profit and Loss Time and distance Time & Work
Percentage Ratio & Proportion Discount Partnership Business Mixture and Alligation
Square roots Averages Graphs of Linear Equations Triangle and its various kinds of centers Congruence and similarity of triangles
Interest Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds Circle and its chords Regular Polygons Circle
Right Prism Right, Circular Cone Right, Circular Cylinder Sphere Heights and Distances
Hemispheres Rectangular Parallelepiped Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base Histogram
SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
Quantitative Aptitude
Percentage 1
Profit & Loss 2
Time & Work 3
Time & Distance 3
Number System 2
DI 2
Geometry 3
Trigonometry 3
Algebra 3
SI & CI 1
Ratio & Proportion 1
Mensuration 1
SSC CGL Syllabus for English Language and Comprehension
Phrases and Idioms One-word Substitution Sentence Correction Error Spotting Fill in the Blanks
Spelling Correction Reading Comprehension Synonyms-Antonyms Active Passive Sentence Rearrangement
Sentence Improvement Cloze Test
SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
English Language
Error Detection 2
Antonym 2
Spelling Error 2
Voice 2
One Word Subs. 1
Idiom 2
Synonym 2
Word Substitution 2
Para-jumbles 3
filler 2
Cloze test 5
SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness
History Culture
Geography Economic Scene
General Policy & Scientific Research Science
Current Affairs Books and Authors
Sports Important Schemes
Important Days Portfolios
People in News India and its Neighboring Countries
Questions about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research Questions about Science, Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days, Portfolios, People in the News
SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
General Awareness
History 3
Polity 3
Geography 3
Economics 2
Science 3
Current Affairs 5
Miscellaneous 6

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2024 (Revised)

Candidates should check the revised exam pattern for the CGL Tier 2 exam which is mentioned here for the written test. You can check the pattern for Papers 1, 2 and 3 here for all posts along with the time duration.

Staff Selection Commission will be conducting the SSC CGL Tier-2 exam in 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3.
Paper I  is Compulsory for all posts.
Paper II will be only for candidates who apply for the Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) posts in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
Paper III will be only for those candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer on Paper-I, I and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer on Paper II and Paper III.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
S No. Papers Exam Duration
1 Paper-I: (Compulsory for all posts) 2 hours 30 minutes
2 Paper-II: Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) 2 hours
3 Paper-III: Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer 2 hours

The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam pattern with the total no. of questions, maximum marks, and exam duration is explained in the table given below

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 Exam Pattern
Sections Module Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
Section I Module-I Mathematical Abilities 30 90 1 hour
Module-II Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 90
Section II Module-I English Language and Comprehension 45 135 1 hour
Module-II General Awareness 25 75
Section III Module-I Computer Knowledge Test 20 60 15 minutes
Module-II Data Entry Speed Test One Data Entry Task 15 minutes

The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam pattern with the total number of questions, maximum marks, and exam duration is explained in the table given below.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern
Paper Section No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
Paper II Statistics 100 200 2 hours
Paper III General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern
Section Module  Topics
Section I Mathematical Abilities Number Systems: Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, and Relationship between Numbers.

Fundamental arithmetical operations:Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and Work.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height, and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2θ + cos2θ=1, etc

Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Semantic Analogy

Symbolic operations

Symbolic/Number Analogy


Figural Analogy

Space Orientation and Semantic Classification

Venn Diagrams

Symbolic/ Number Classification

Drawing inferences

Figural Classification

Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding

Semantic Series

Figural Pattern folding and completion

Number Series

Embedded figures

Figural Series

Critical Thinking


Emotional Intelligence

Word Building

Social Intelligence

Coding and de-coding

Numerical operations

Section II English Language And Comprehension

Spot the error

Fill in the blanks



Spelling/ detecting misspelled words

Idioms & phrases

One word substitution

Improvement of sentences

Active/ passive voice of verbs

Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration

Shuffling of sentence parts

Shuffling of sentences in a passage

Cloze passage

Comprehension passage

General Awareness

India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research


Current Affairs

Books and Authors


Important Schemes

Important Days


People in News

Section II Computer Proficiency

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, backup devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.

Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS Word, MS Excel PowerPoint, etc.

Working with the Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing and searching, Downloading and uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-banking

Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, viruses, worms, Trojans, etc.), and preventive measures.

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 of dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation, and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
Moments, Skewness, and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; the 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 correlations (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 variables (discrete).
Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability 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, Chit-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, Determination 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 numbers, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, and Uses of Index Numbers.
Subject Part Topics
General Studies, Finance, and Economics Part A ( Finance and Accounts)

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 and loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organizations Accounts, Receipts and Payments, and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B ( Economics and Governance)

Comptroller & Auditor General of India– Constitutional provisions, Role, and responsibility.

Finance Commission-Role and functions.

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.

Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumers behavior Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

Theory of Production and Cost: Meaning and Factors of Production, Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets.

Indian Economy:

Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors Role of Agriculture, Industry, and Services problems and growth.

National Income of India- Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.

Population 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.

Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization, and Disinvestment.

Money and Banking: Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

Role of Information Technology in Governance.