SSC CGL 2018 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
SSC (Staff Selection Commission) recruitment board conducts exam every year for various SSC CGL posts. This year also the notification of the application process has been announced by the board. Candidates who are seeking jobs in government sector can apply for SSC CGL 2017 from August 1, 2017.
SSC CGL Tier 1 will have 4 sections that will include:
The questions asked in Tier 1 will be multiple choice questions (MCQs). The exam will be of total 200 marks which will contain 100 questions that the candidates need to complete in 60 minutes.
Candidates willing to apply for the exam can check the detailed exam pattern and the syllabus below in this article.
|Time Duration||60 minutes|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Number of sections|
General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness
|Question paper type||MCQs|
|Negative Marking||For each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.|
Exam pattern which is of concern like what type of questions will be asked from which topic most of the question will be asked is of utmost importance.
The candidates who are wishing to appear in the exam should check the SSC CGL Exam Pattern to manage their preparation accordingly.SSC CGL will be a computer based test i.e. in online mode this time.
|Section||Subject||Maximum Marks||No. of Questions|
|A||General Intelligence & Reasoning||50||25|
Time Duration: Candidates will be allotted 75 minutes to complete their exam and for VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy 100 minutes will be given to them to complete their exam.
Marking pattern of the exam must be kept in mind by the Candidate while preparing for the exam to have a focus on which subject to give maximum time and how much question to attempt in what time to score more and attempt maximum questions.
|Scheme of Examination||Marks||Time|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||50 Marks||75 Minutes (Total) For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes|
|General Awareness||50 Marks|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50 Marks|
|English Comprehension||50 Marks|
Candidates must go through the syllabus thoroughly and prepare according to the syllabus. This can help them prepare well and all the topics that are asked in the SSC CGL exam.
General Intelligence section is based on Questions from:
|Observation||Series (number, figurative)|
|Direction sense test||Similarities and differences|
|Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification||Space visualization|
|Arithmetic number series||Spatial orientation|
|Non-verbal series||Problem solving|
|Coding and Decoding||Analysis and Judgement|
|Statement conclusion||Decision making|
|Questions on Dies||Semantic Analogy|
|Clock and Calendar||Symbolic/Number Analogy|
|Space Orientation Space Visualization||Figural Analogy|
|Venn Diagrams||Ranking test|
|Drawing inferences||Semantic Classification|
|Folding & un-folding of Punched hole/pattern||Symbolic/Number Classification|
|Figural Pattern – folding and completion||Figural Classification|
|Indexing and Address matching||Input-Output questions|
|Date & city matching||Problem Solving|
|Classification of centre codes/roll numbers||Word Building|
|Small &Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification||Seating arrangement|
|Embedded Figures||Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations|
|Critical thinking||Emotional Intelligence|
Questions in this sectionare aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness and to test knowledge of current events. The topics include:
|Space, Defence in India||International Topics|
|Static GK||National Topics|
|Honours & Awards||Economy & Finance|
|National & International Organizations||Features of Indian Economy|
|Art & Culture||Geography of India|
|Books & Authors||World Geography|
|Indian Polity & Constitution||Physical Geography|
|Science & Technology||History|
|Biology||History of India|
|Computer||Discoveries & Inventions|
This section includes questions on topics:
|Geometry||Ratio & Proportion|
|Trigonometry||Square and cube roots|
|Heights and Distances||Surds and indices|
|Divisions and Remainders||L CM and HCF|
|Fractions and relationships between numbers||Age problems|
|Graphs of Linear Equations||Simple Interest and Compound Interest|
|Triangles (centres, congruence, similarity)||Profit and Loss|
|In circles and circum-circle||Discount|
|Quadrilaterals||Mixture and Allegation|
|Boat and Streams||Time and Distance|
|Pipes and Cisterns||Time & Work|
|Trigonometric ratio||Regular Polygons|
|Degree and Radian Measures||Circle|
|Circle and its chords||Right Prism|
|Tangents||Right Circular Cone|
|Angles subtended by chords of a circle||Right Circular Cylinder|
|Common tangents to two or more circles||Sphere|
|Heights and Distances||Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base|
|Bar diagram & Pie chart|
|Spellings/Detecting||Questions on Fill in the Blanks|
|Mis-spelt words||Idioms & Phrases|
|Common errors||Jumbled sentences (ordering)|
|Sentence improvement||One word substitution|
Reasoning Topic wise weightage:
|Topic||Number of Questions|
|Visual Reasoning (Unfolding, Mirror, Counting)||4-5|
|Topic||Number of Questions|
|Reading Comprehension 1 passage||5|
|Fill in the blanks||0-5|
|Synonyms / Antonyms||2-4|
|Idioms / One word substitution||2-3|
|Topic||Number of Questions|
|Topic||No. of Questions|
|Sports, Books & Author, Important people||0-2|
|Dates, Portfolios, Schemes||1-2|
|Computer and Mobile Technology||0-2|
|Diseases, environmental pollution||1-2|
Selecting the right books is very important for sure success in any exam. Best books simplify the learning process and enhance the chances of doing best in the Exam.
Books that the candidates need to refer for the exam are very important as it helps to make your speed as well as concepts clear.
Here are the list books that the candidate must refer for best results:
|Quantitative Aptitude||Quantitative Aptitude||R.S.Aggarwal|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Quantitative Aptitude Test||N.K.Singh|
|Quantitative Aptitude||The Complete Success Package – Bank PO||Arihant Publications|
|General Awareness||Guide to Banking General Awareness||R.Gupta|
|General Awareness||Manohar Pandey Book||Arihant Publications|
|English||Essential English Grammar||Murphy|
|English||General English||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Reasoning||Verbal- Non Verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
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