SSC CGL 2019 Syllabus & Exam Pattern in English & Hindi (Tier 1/2/3)

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    SSC CGL Syllabus is available on the official website of Staff Selection Commission for all the tiers separately. While Tier I and Tier 2 are online examinations consisting of different subjects, Tier III is a descriptive paper that can be answered in Hindi and English language.

    Check SSC CGL exam pattern 

    • Questions in Tier I – General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension
    • Questions in Tier II – Quantitative Ability, English Language & Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies
    • Questions in Tier III –  Tests candidate’s aptitude via essay/ letter/ application/ precise writing.

    SSC CGL 2019 Tier 2 Syllabus

    SSC CGL Tier 2 is conducted in online mode. The questions are objective in nature. Tier 1 qualified candidates can participate in SSC CGL Tier 2. Candidates can take a look at some of the best books for SSC CGL Tier II Preparation.

    • There are four papers in the exam viz
      • Paper 1 – Quantitative Ability
      • Paper 2 – English Language and Comprehension
      • Paper 3 – Statistics for Jr. Statistical Officer (JSO) and Compiler post
      • Paper 4 –  General Studies for  Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) post. Check SSC CGL AAO post details.

    Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Ability 

    The syllabus of SSC CGL for Quant section is similar to Tier 1 but the difficulty level for Tier 2 is much higher. Candidates must solve these quiz papers for Tier II Quantitative Ability for a better idea of the exam pattern.

    Major topics under this section are as follows:

    Trigonometry – 

    The questions are based on Sine, Cosine, and Tangent problems. Trigonometric Ratios and Identities, Trigonometric functions are also asked.

    No. of Questions: 8 – 10 Questions  

    Level: Easy to moderate, Time Consuming

    Example 1: The simplified value of  (secθ−cosθ)2  +(cosecθ−sinθ) 2 −(cotθ−tanθ) 2  (secθ−cosθ)2+(cosecθ−sinθ)2−(cotθ−tanθ)2 is,
    a) ½b) 0
    c) 2d) 1
    Answer: Option d

    Example 2: If (1+sinA)(1+sinB)(1+sinC)=(1−sinA)(1−sinB)(1−sinC) (1+sinA)(1+sinB)(1+sinC)=(1−sinA)(1−sinB)(1−sinC) , then the expression on each side of the equation equals,

    a) 1b) tanA.tan.B.tanC
    c) cosA.cosB.cosCd) sinA.sinB.sinC
    Answer: Option c

    Geometry – 

    Questions are to study the properties and relations of lines, surfaces, solids or points.

    No. of Questions: 12- 18 Questions

    Level: Easy to difficult, Time consuming

    Check out these Preparation Tips for Geometry in SSC CGL 

    Example 1: The sum of three altitudes of a triangle is,
    a) equal to the sum of three sidesb) twice the sum of sides
    c) greater than the sum of sidesd) less than the sum of sides
    Answer: Option d
    Example 2: If the median drawn on the base of a triangle is half its base, the triangle will be,
    a) acute-angledb) obtuse-angled
    c) right-angledd) equilateral

    Answer: Option c

    Average – 

    No. of Questions: 6 – 7 Questions

    Level: Easy to solve, Less time consuming

    Example 1: A grocer has a sale of Rs. 6435, Rs. 6927, Rs. 6855, Rs. 7230 and Rs. 6562 for 5 consecutive months. How much sale must he have in the sixth month so that he gets an average sale of Rs. 6500?
    a) Rs. 4991b) Rs. 5991
    c) Rs. 6001d) Rs. 6991
    Answer: Option a

    Total sale for 5 months = Rs. (6435 + 6927 + 6855 + 7230 + 6562) = Rs. 34009.

    Required sale = Rs. [ (6500 x 6) - 34009 ]

       = Rs. (39000 - 34009)

       = Rs. 4991

    Example 2: The average weight of 8 person's increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person?
    a) 76 kgb) 76.5 kg
    c) 85 kgd) Data inadequate
    Answer: Option c

    Other important topics are as follows:

    SimplificationNumber Series
    Number SystemPercentages
    Ratio & ProportionInterest
    Profit & LossTime & Work
    Time, Speed & DistanceMensuration
    Data InterpretationMixtures & Allegations

    Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – English Language & Comprehension

    The section tests a candidate’s aptitude in English. It is tested via essays, error spotting, sentence formation, change of speech, etc.

    Verbal Ability – 

    Types: Ordering of words/ sentences, One-word substitutes, change of voice/ speech, Idioms and Phrases.

    No. of Questions: 30 Questions

    Level: Easy, Moderately time-consuming

    Grammar – 

    Types: Spotting of Error, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the blanks

    No.of Questions: 40 – 50 Questions

    Level: Easy to moderate in difficulty, Moderately time-consuming

    Active Passive Voice and Direct Indirect Speech – 

    In this candidates are required to change the voice and speech of a sentence.

    No. of Questions: 30 Questions

    Level: Easy, Tricky questions

    Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – Statistics

    Statistics for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation. Prepare better for SSC CGL Statistics – Click Here

    Important Topics
    Measures of central tendencyMeasures of dispersion
    Moments, Skewness and KurtosisCorrelation and probability theory
    Random variable and probability distributionsSampling theory
    StatisticalAnalysis of variance

    Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – General Studies (Economics and Finance)

    This is Paper 4 in SSC CGL Tier 2 examination. It is conducted exclusively for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO). A total of 200 questions are asked in the paper, out of which 120 questions are from Economics and 80 questions are from Finance.

    Economics & Governance TopicsFinance & Accounts Topics
    Auditor Role and ResponsibilityFundamentals of Accounting
    Finance Commission Role & FunctionsPrinciples of Accounting 
    About Economics/ Micro EconomicsBasics of Accounting
    Theory of Demand and SupplyNature and Scope of Financial Accounting
    About Indian EconomyLimitations of Financial Accounting
    Role of Information Technology in GovernanceGenerally Accepted Accounting Principles

    SSC CGL 2019 Tier 3 Syllabus

     Tier 3 is the descriptive examination conducted offline and involves:

    • Letter Writing
    • Essay Writing
    • Application Writing
    • Precis Writing

    Tier 3 is a 100 marks paper of 60 minutes duration. Candidates are allotted time of 60 minutes to complete the descriptive written test. For visually handicapped candidates and candidates suffering from cerebral palsy the time of examination is 80 minutes. CheckPreparation Tips for SSC CGL Tier III

    Introduced in the year 2016, Tier 3 examination focuses on the writing capability of the candidate. A candidate has a choice of selecting the language he/she wishes to write. Only Hindi and English languages are allowed. Candidate may not choose any other regional language. It should be noted that minimum qualifying marks for this Tier 3 paper is 33%.

    SSC CGL 2019 Tier 4 Syllabus

    Merit list is prepared based on Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam and the shortlisted candidates are then asked to appear for Tier 4 of SSC CGL. Tier 4 is basically Skill Test comprising of two tests.

    • Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)
    • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

    DEST is conducted for candidates who have applied for Tax Assistant Posts in Central Excise & Income Tax. Data entry speed skill will be tested at 8000 depressions per hour.

    CPT is conducted for candidates who have applied for Assistant Section Officer Post in CSS only. Candidates will have to appear for the Computer Proficiency Test to validate the selection and showcase their comfort and ease of computer usage.

    SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 Syllabus

    SSC CGL Tier 1 is a qualifying level exam conducted in the online mode. Given below are a few quick facts about the exam.

    • Questions are objective in nature.
    • Questions in General Intelligence, General Awareness and English section are of graduation level.
    • Questions in Quantitative Aptitude are from 10th standard.

    Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – General Intelligence and Reasoning Section

    The section aims to test the logical thinking capacity of a candidate. Both, verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions are asked in this section. These are focused heavily on decision making, analogies, series, and intelligence. 

    Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness Section

    General Awareness includes questions from current affairs, basic science, and general knowledge. Questions are generally centered on India and neighboring countries of the sub-continent. 

    Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude Section

    Quantitative Aptitude is the calculative section of Tier 1 of the CGL exam containing arithmetic questions. The mathematics part is asked from CBSE class 10 maths syllabus.  

    Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus – English Section

    English section tests candidates’ understanding of the language through an assortment of questions comprising of both grammar and comprehension. 

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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