SSC CGL Exam Syllabus

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2020

Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus  2020

SSC CGL Examination Tier I Syllabus

Go through the detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I exam given below. The syllabus is distributed among 4 subjects - General Intelligence & Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, GA & English. Know the topics that will be asked in each of this subject.

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:- There will be negative marking of 1/4 marks for each wrong answer in the Tier I exam.

SSC CGL Examination 2020 Tier II Syllabus
Tier II exam consists of the following sections - Quantitative Ability, English language, Statistics, and General Studies. Each section consists of 200 marks and time allotted for each section is 2 hours. As you can see, the syllabus of Tier I and Tier II are almost same but the Tier II exam is much difficult 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 2020 Tier III Syllabus
Tier III exam is conducted in an offline mode. This is a descriptive paper in English or Hindi. This section generally includes essay writing, formal letter writing, informal letter writing, etc. It carries a total of 100 marks and total time allotted is 60 minutes.

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  • For handicapped candidates, the time allotted is 80 minutes.
  • Tier-I, Tier-II & Tier-III exam is compulsory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL 2019 Notification.

SSC CGL Examination 2020 Tier IV Syllabus
Tier-IV examination comprises of couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

DEST ( Date Entry Speed Test ) : For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2019 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

CPT ( Computer Proficiency Test ): Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it 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.

Document Verification: The last step to the final selection would be Document Verification.
Final Selection
The final selection will be based on the candidate’s performance in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. Recruitment will be based on the candidates marks, rank achieved and their post preferences.