SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern | |||||
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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 | |||||||||
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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 | |||||||||
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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 | |||||||||
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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 | |||||||||
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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 | |||||||||
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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 | |||||||||
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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 | |||||||||
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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 | |||||||||
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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 | |||||
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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 | |||||
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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 | |||||
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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 | |||||
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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 |
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General Intelligence and Reasoning |
Semantic Analogy Symbolic operations Symbolic/Number Analogy Trends 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 Problem-Solving Emotional Intelligence Word Building Social Intelligence Coding and de-coding Numerical operations |
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Section II | English Language And Comprehension |
Spot the error Fill in the blanks Synonyms Antonyms 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 |
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General Awareness |
India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research Science Current Affairs Books and Authors Sports Important Schemes Important Days Portfolio People in News |
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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. |
Topics |
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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 |
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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. |