SSC CGL Syllabus | Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 | Chapter-wise Weightage

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020

We all wait for the notification for SSC CGL exam and it is hence, important to know the crucial key of the exam and that is SSC CGL syllabus. We need to know the syllabus by heart because it is the foundational key to success.

Remember: Don’t rush and start studying instead make sure that you go through the SSC CGL syllabus thoroughly and try to recollect as much as you can so you have a clarity in mind that what to study and what not to study. Don’t forget that “Clarity gives power”!

Now, it is the right time for all of you to know the SSC CGL Exam syllabus to achieve your goal. SSC CGL exam is conducted in four tier: Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV.

We are going to understand the syllabus in a detailed manner based on the latest pattern and exam trends. The syllabus will give chapter-wise weightage of each topic, overview of the topics to be covered, pattern in which question are asked, how to prioritize your topics as well as the expected questions in the exam.

We will discuss the SSC CGL exam syllabus for tier 1,2,3,4. It will give you right direction to decide which topics to be studied first and the topics to focus more on and cover first (We will also see SSC CGL Syllabus in Hindi)

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 is different (as per SSC CGL Notification) But if you want to be a All India Topper and get post of your choice its must to study in a synchronized manner. You need a comprehensive study which means preparation for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 must go on parallely.

First analyse SSC CGL Exam Pattern and syllabus for all stages (1, 2, 3 and 4) and then make a strategy which will be inclusive of the whole syllabus.

Firstly, you must be aware that the Tier I exam is distributed among 4 subjects that are: General Intelligence and reasoning, quantitative aptitude, English and general awareness. You must know the topics they are going to ask you in exam.

We will discuss the topics that are going to be asked in the SSC CGL examination:
General Intelligence &reasoning Quan.

Aptitute

General Awareness English
Classification Simplification Static GK Reading comprehension, Error Spotting
Analogy Interest Science Fill in the blanks
Coding and decoding Percentage Current affairs Spellings
Puzzle Ratio and proportion Geography Phrase or idiom meaning

 

Matrix Average Finance and economy One word substitution
Word formation Problems on age Polity Phrase replacement and sentence correction
Arranging words in logical or dictionary order Time,distance and speed
Venn diagram Profit and loss
Blood relation Mensuration
Direction and distance Number system
Series Data interpretation
Non-verbal reasoning Number series
Verbal reasoning Time and work
Missing number Mixture

problems

Algebra

Trigonometry

Geometry

Note: You know that the Tier 1 exam is preliminary so there will be a tough competition as the number of applicants will be high (27 Lakh Plus). Hence, there will be negative marking 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Tip: Don’t panic for negative marking focus on studies and accuracy the more correct answer you tick the high probability of you clearing the preliminary round.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1

1. SSC CGL General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus for Tier 1

Chapter-Wise Weightage

  • Series
  • Classification
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Matrix
  • Water Image / Mirror Image
  • Odd one out
  • Analogy
  • Picture Diagram
  • Miscellaneous
Topic Ques. Level Type
Classification 2-3 Easy,less time consuming Number, letter, GK and meaningful words
Analogy 2-3 Easy,less time consuming Number, letter,GK and meaningful words

 

Coding and decoding 2-3 Easy and less time consuming Coding and decoding by shifting letter and coding of a letter word and also coding and decoding in fictious language
puzzle 2-3 Scoring.easy to solve Correct equation type and number based puzzle and also on age,distance and speed questions
Matrix 1-2 Time consuming 1-2 matrix letters with numbers are given and you have to find the correct set of number for given number
Word formation 0-1 Time consuming  To find option word from given word
Arranging words in dictionary order or logical order 1-2 Easy to solve Arrange words to dictionary sequence either in ascending or descending order
Venn diagram 2-3 Simple and easy to solve Solve based on venn diagram
Directions and distances 0-1 Easy to solve Put information on paper and solve based on direction and distances
Blood relations 0-1 Tricky

(Be careful while solving)

Family tree or blood related questions
Missing number 0-1 Tricky Find the missing number
Series 2-3 Time consuming Alphabet and letter series
Non-verbal reasoning  0-1 Scoring Figure based analogy, hidden  image, mirror image and assemble image
Verbal reasoning 0-1 difficult Sentence correction ,argument, statement and assumption questions

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 (Official)

SSC CGL tier 1 general intelligence

2. SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for Tier 1

Chapter-Wise Weightage

  • Number Series
  • SI & CI, Percentage and Profit-Loss
  • Algebra
  • Speed and Distance
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Average
  • Bar Graph and Pie Chart
  • Time and Work
Topic Que. Level Type
Simplification 1-2 Scoring Surds, indices,

fractions and

BODMAS rule

Interest 1-2 Easy to solve Simple and

compound interest

and also questions

on instalments

Percentage 1-2 Easy to solve Percentage problems

based on calculations

Ratio and proportion 1-2 Easy to solve Simple and compound

ratios and direct or

indirect proportions

Average 0-1 Scoring Weight/height/

average/marks

Problems on ages 0-1 Scoring Simple problem

on ages

Speed time and distance 1-2 scoring Relative speed

on boat, trains

or simple average

questions

Profit and loss 1-2 Easy only if you follow steps carefully Profit and loss,

partnerships

problems

Number series 1-2 Simple to difficult Simple to difficult

problem on

number series

Number system 1-2 Simple LCM,HCF and

rational and

irrational numbers

Mensuration 1-2 easy Circles, square,

rectangle and

cylinder problems

Data interpretation 1-2 easy Bar, line, graphs,

pie, chart

Time and work 1-2 tricky Work efficiency,

pipes and wages

Mixture problems 0-1 tricky To make entity

from one or

two mixtures

Algebra 2-3 tricky Basic linear

equations in

one or two variables

Geometry 3-4 Tricky Based on triangle

congruence,

theorems

Trigonometry 2-3 Tricky Trigonometric ratio

and identities and

height and distances

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 (Quantitative Aptitude)

SSC CGL Tier 1 Quantitative Aptitude syllabus

3. SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus for Tier 1

Chapter-Wise Weightage

  • Geography
  • History
  • Current Affairs
  • General Science
  • Economics
  • Polity
Topic Que. Type
Static GK 14 Culture, Indian history,

economy, polity, environment,

geography (India and world)

Science 9 Chemistry,physics,

biology,nutrition,space,

technology,computer,

disease and pollution

Others 2 Current affairs, sports,

important dates,

important personality,

books, authors

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 (General Awareness)

SSC CGL tier 1 General awareness

4. SSC CGL English Syllabus for Tier 1

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks (Fillers)
  • Spelling correction
  • Idiom and Phrase
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • One Word Substitution
Topic Que. Level Type
Reading comprehension 5 Scoring Passage given and you have to solve them
Fill in the blanks 0-5 Scoring Mixture of vocabulary and grammar based questions
Spelling 0-3 Scoring Choose the misspelled word or correct spelling
Phrase or idiom meaning 0-2 moderate Choose the meaning of a phrase or a idiom
One word substitution 0-2 scoring Substitute one word
Phrase replacement or sentence correction 0-2 scoring Correct the sentence
Error spotting 0-3 scoring Correct the error, find the error in prepositions, tenses, grammar

Special Tips for SSC CGL English Section:

  1. Follow ‘The Hindu’ newspaper religiously (2 editorials only)
  2. Find meaning of the word you find difficult
  3. Keep a separate book to write vocabulary and try to make sentence from that word
  4. Keep revising the words till exam
  5. Practice as much as you can from Kiran Publication Book

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 (English)

SSC CGL Tier 1 english Syllabus

SSC CGL Exam Pattern (Tier 1) at a glance :

Subject Que. Marks Time
General intelligence and Reasoning 25 50  

60 minutes

For VH and cerebral palsy candidate:80 minutes

General awareness 25 50
Quantitative aptitude 25 50
English paper 25 50

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 2

Now, you know that after giving the preliminary examination you have to prepare for the SSC CGL Tier II examination. We will suggest you that don’t wait for the results of the preliminary to be out and then you will start preparing instead make sure that you take a break for a week, get refreshed and start preparing for the next round because you know that the ultimate goal is to clear the examination.

Tier II exam consists of the sections: Quantitative ability, English language, Statistics, and General studies (Finance and Economics). (Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory for all posts)

Each section will carry 200 marks and time will be allotted for each section that is two hours. The tier I and II will appear same to you but now the level of difficulty will increase in the examination. Check SSC CGL Tier 2 strategy for utmost clarity.

Remember:

  • Negative marking can ruine your attempt. So, maintain acuracy.
  • 2 hours and 40 minutes will be allotted to handicapped candidate for each section

We will discuss the topic that you need to prepare for the tier II examination. As  you will be preparing the topics already for the tier I you just have to revise the previous one and add on the extra topics to prepare with rigorous practice.

1. SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for Tier 2

Chapter-Wise Weightage

  • Number System, LCM, HCF
  • Percentage and Average
  • Time & Work and Pipe & Cistern
  • Profit & Loss,Discount
  • Partnership, Ratio, Mixture & Aligation
  • Speed time and Distance , Boat & Stream, Train related questions
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry, Height & Distance related questions
  • Data Interpretation
  • Algebra

For Quantitative Aptitude of SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam, you have to cover the same syllabus as you did for the tier I. We will discuss the topics that you need to cover one more time with increasing the level of difficulty.

The topics you need to cover for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam:

  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Percentage
  • Speed time and distance
  • Average
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Problems on age
  • Profit and loss
  • Number system
  • Number series
  • Mensuration
  • Data interpretation
  • Time and work
  • Mixture problems
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry

Tips to cover the Quantitative Aptitude:

  • The only key to success is practice
  • Do regular practice daily
  • Improve on topics that you find weak or doing mistakes

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 Tier 2 (Quantitative Aptitude)

SSC CGL Tier 2 Quantitative Aptitude

2. SSC CGL English Syllabus for Tier 2

Chapter-Wise Weightage

  • Spotting the error
  • Fill In The Blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Spelling/detecting misspelled words
  • Improvement of sentences
  • Active and Passive voice
  • Conversion into Direct and indirect
  • Cloze Passage
  • Jumbled Paragraph and Sentence Rearrangement
  • Comprehension (Passage)

For the English paper, we will discuss now the topics that you have to cover for the tier II examination. Now, for the tier II examination almost the topics will be similar as that for the tier I examination.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 Tier 2 (English)

SSC CGL Tier 2 English Syllabus

Let’s discuss the topics to cover for the tier II English paper:

Keep major focus on these topics to score high in English section:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Error spotting
  • Spelling
  • One word substitution
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Phrase or idiom meaning
  • Phrase replacement/sentence correction

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 3

The mode of the SSC CGL tier 3 examination will be offline mode (Descriptive paper). You have to attempt the descriptive paper in the SSC tier III examination. The language of the paper will be either in English or Hindi. The time allotted for the examination will be 60 minutes and it will carry 100 marks exam.

Syllabus of SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam :

  • Essay writing
  • Formal letter writing
  • Informal letter writing

Note:

  • The time allotted is 60 minutes and to the handicapped candidate will be 80 minutes
  • The SSC CGL Tier 3 examination is important as its marks will also be considered in calculating merit list.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 4

SSC CGL Tier IV exam consists of two tests and you don’t have to worry for the tier IV examination as it is easy but you just practice before giving the test.

1.      Data entry speed test

  • The test will check your typing speed
  • You have to type the given paragraph
  • The allotted time for the test is 15 minutes

2.      Computer proficiency test

  • The computer proficiency test will test your skills such as the MS word, excel and power point
  • The time allotted for the test is 45 minutes
  • Make sure that you have the necessary skillset require to qualify the test

 Points to Remember:

  • The SSC CGL tier 4 examination is just qualifying in nature.
  • This stage is not mandatory for all posts.
  • Tier 1, 2, 3 is compulsory for all while Tier 4 is only for the selective posts.

SSC CGL Topper Tips and Tricks to Crack the Examination

  • Be focused
  • Avoid distractions
  • Don’t pay attention to people who are negative and study regularly
  • Be patient
  • Follow a Fixed Routine
  • Make everyday timetable and follow it religiously
  • Commitment and dedication are the key to success
  • Always remember that your goal is to crack the examination: ‘Make it or break it
  • Have a quiet environment to study
  • Consistency matters a lot so make sure that you follow a routine with discipline
  • Practice as much as possible and make sure that you make a right strategy to crack the exam.

Just knowing SSC CGL exam dates or syllabus will take you nowhere. You have to follow detailed strategies for Tier 1, 2 and 3 if you want to clear merit list with flying colors.

Only 10 out of 1000 aspirants reading this post will follow this detailed strategies. So, be among them for sureshot success !

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