SSC CGL Exam Syllabus


Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus  2024

SSC CGL Examination Tier I Syllabus

Mentioned below is the detailed SSC CGL SYLLABUS FOR TIER I for the quick reference. The syllabus is segregated into subjects these are: General Intelligence & Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, GA & English.  Identify the topics and understand them well before you sit for the studies.

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness English Language
Classification Simplification Static GK Reading Comprehension
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/ Sentence correction
Arranging words in Logical order or Dictionary order Time, Distance and Speed   Error Spotting
Venn Diagram Profit and Loss    
Directions and Distance Number Series    
Blood Relations Number System    
Missing Number Mensuration    
Series Data Interpretation    
Non-Verbal Reasoning Time and Work    
Verbal Reasoning Mixture Problems    
Negative Marking:- SSC will observe negative marking of 1/4 marks for every incorrect answer in the Tier I exam.

SSC CGL Examination 2024 Tier II Syllabus

Tier II exam comprises of the following sections - Quantitative Ability, English language, Statistics, and General Studies. Each section carries 200 marks and maximum time assigned for each section is 2 hours. Although the syllabus of Tier I and Tier II are almost similar yet the Tier II exam is much intricate to crack.

Statistics Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness English Language
Collection and Representation of Data Simplification Finance and Accounting Reading Comprehension
Measure of Dispersion Interest Fundamental Principles Fill in the blanks
Measure of Central Tendency Percentage Basic Concepts of Accounting Spellings
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Ratio and Proportion Self-Balancing Ledger Phrase or idiom meaning
Correlation and Regression Average Finance and Economy One word substitution
Random Variables Problems on Age Polity Phrase replacement/ Sentence correction
Sampling Theory TIme, Distance and Speed Economic and Governance Error Spotting
Analysis and Variance Profit and Loss Comptroller and Auditor General of India  
Time Series Analysis Number Series Finance Commission  
Index Number Number System Theory of Demand and Supply  
  Data Interpretation    
  Time and Work    
  Mixture Problems    


  • 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt.
  • For handicapped candidates, 2 hours 40 minutes would be allotted for each section.


SSC CGL Examination 
 After Tier-II examination it consists of set of skill sets essential for certain Government Posts all over the country.

DEST (Date Entry Speed Test):

This is a skill test for the candidates who have opted for the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2019 exam. It is carried out to ensure the typing speed of the applicant. The applicants are given an article in English which needs to typed on Computer. A candidate has to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): 

This is a skill test carried out for the candidates who have applied for the post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC. The test involves tasks based on. Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides. The skills on these modules are expected by the commission.

Document Verification: The last footstep to the concluding selection would be Document Verification.

Final Selection

The final selection will be on the basis of the performance of the applicant in SSC CGL EXAM Tier 1, Tier 2  Recruitment will be on the basis of the marks obtained by the applicant., rank achieved and the post preferred by the respective candidates