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SSC CGL Syllabus


 SSC CGL syllabus SSC has been one of the most desirable Organizations for Government Examination In India. It Conducts Combined Graduate Level. SSC CGL Exam Every Year For Recruitment to Non-Technical Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ non-Gazetted Post In Various Ministries Department/Organizations Of The Government Of India.

Every Year Thousands of Vacancies are filled by Staff Selection Commission In Government Departments. Government Jobs are The Most Sought After Career Choice In India.SSC Is the leading Government Organization That Provide Employment To Thousand of the student in India.

SSC CGL 2019 Examination Summary

Exam Name Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL 2019)
Conducted By Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Examination Type National Level Examination
Official Web
Mode of Examination Online, Offline
Mode of Application Online
Examination Date Notified Later
Eligibility Bachelor’s Degree
Section Tier 1 – 4 Section
1. Reasoning
2. General Awareness
3. Mathematics
4. English
Tier – 2 – 4 Papers

Post Offered Through the SSC CGL Examination

Posts Under the SSC CGL examination are Generally Classified by their Grades I.E. Grade- ‘B’ & ‘C’ These grades carry Different pay Scale and other benefits. Under Grade ‘B’ Post a candidate is paid under the pay band -2 in the pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 with Grade pay of Rs. 5400.Rs.4800 Rs.4600 and Rs.4200.


Name Of Post Departments Grade Pay
Assistant Account Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under
Comptroller and Auditor General Of India
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau 4600
Income Tax Officer Central Board Of Direct Taxes 4600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Account Department Under CAG 4800
Inspector (Central Excise) Central Boards Of Excise and Customs 4600
Inspector (Preventive Officer) Central Boards Of Excise and Customs 4600
Inspector ( Examiner) Central Boards Of Excise and Customs 4600
Junior Statistical Officer Ministry of statistics 4200
Sub-Inspector National Investigation Agency 4200
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 4600
Assistant Enforcement Officer

Department of Revenue,

Enforcement Directorate

Inspector Post Department of Posts 4600
Inspector Central Bureau Of Narcotics 4600
Assistant Ministries/Departments 4600
Divisional Accountant Offices Under Comptroller and Auditor 4200

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam Syllabus

SSC CGL SYLLABUS SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination 2018 is held on the month from 25th July to 20th August 2018. This exam is conducted by SSC. Now the student has few- time for preparation, as the exam per syllabus.

So, the student has decided a perfect strategy to crack the examination. First of all, every student would visit these where to fulfills the needed of examination, choose the best site to update the examination syllabus per day. If you want to without a waste of time to get perfect and update syllabus to visit my sites JustQuarry.

Now if you want to crack all phase of SSC CGL 2019 Exam student must start the preparation with the best study plan. The important concept for creating a good study plan is: you have seen the latest exam pattern and syllabus detailed of the respective phase of the examination.

This Exam is passing through three-phase Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III and Tier IV with the latest exam pattern which will help you in preparing for the examination in systematic order.

SSC CGL TIER – I, Tier – II, Tier – III and Tier – IV Exam Pattern 2019

This examination conducted annually by staff selection Commission(SSC) consists of different four phase, where all phase needs to clear for final selections depending upon the requirement of different posts. Which type of examination conducted and mode of Exam through SSC as shown below in the table.


Type of Exam Mode of Exam


Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based(online)


Objective Multiple Choice

Computer-based (online)

Tier-III Descriptive paper in English or Hindi

Pen & paper mode(offline)


Skill test: Data Entry Speed Test(DEST)/computer proficiency Test(CPT)

Applicable (Not necessary for all the post)


Document Verification

Applicable for all


In the past few years, SSC has some change in Exam pattern .student must update this change of exam pattern and syllabus before beginning the SSC CGL exam pattern shown below the table.

  • Tier – I objective exam will be 60 minutes through Online mode
  • – II objective exam will contain 4 paper, each paper will be of 60 minutes through online mode.
  • – III descriptive exam will be 60 minutes through pen and paper mode.

SSC CGL  Syllabus

Subject – wise Detailed Syllabus of SSC CGL Tier – I 2019 Exam

In above mentioned that just a brief of Tier – I Exam. Student must go through the detailed syllabus of all section and make a study plan which will be helpful to identify and focus on their weak topic.


General Intelligence and reasoning General
Classification General
knowledge (Indian history, culture,etc.)
Analogy Science Average
and decoding
Current affair Interest
Puzzle Sports Ratio
and proportion
Matrix Book and authors Speed,
Distance and time
word formation Important schemes Number system
venn diagram Computer Mensuration
and distance
Portfolios Problem on age
Blood relation People in news Time and work
Economy Geometry
Critical thinking Polity Data
& Social Intelligence
Population Census Percentage

English language and Comprehension:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Fill in the blanks
  3.  Phrases and idioms
  4.  Spellings
  5. Sentence correction
  6. One word substitution
  7. Synonyms
  8. Antonyms
  9. Idioms and phrase

Negative marking: There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in tier I exam.

SSC CGL Syllabus – English

1. Reading Comprehension

Types: passage will be based on any topic, the question is mostly passage based and pick out them out of the passage. Sometimes vocabulary based question asked the passage.

Number of question : 5 Question in one passage


2. Fill in the blanks

Types: Mixing of grammar, vocabulary based question. phrasal verbs, conjunction, preposition, tense, usage in context, confusable words

Number of question: 0-5 Question


3. Spellings

Types: choose the correctly spelled word or misspelled word from different words.

Number of question: 0-2 Question


4. Phrase or idiom Meaning

Types: phrase or idioms meaning can be asked in a sentence it can also be asked directly.

Number of question: 0-2 Question


5. One word substitution

Types: One-word substitution question asked in a given phrase.

Number of question: 3-5 Question


6. Phrase replacement / sentence correction

Types: it can be asked in form of tense, subject-verb agreement, article-noun agreement, part of speech, preposition, phrasal verbs, and sentence degree of comparison.

Number of question: 5 Question


7. Error spelling

Types: tense, subject-verb Agreement, noun, correct part of speech, correct use of preposition, phrasal verb, sentences, a degree of comparison.

Number of question: 3-5 Question

SSC  CGL Syllabus – Static GK

1. Static GK

Types: Culture, Indian History, Geography, (Indian world), Environment, Economy, Polity.

Number of question: 14 Question


2. Science

Types: Biology, Chemistry, Physics+Space Science, Computer & Mobile Technology, Diseases, Pollution & Nutrition.

Number of question: 9 Question


3. Others

Types: Current affairs, sport, people in News, Book & author, Important dates, schemes, portfolios.

Number of question : 2 Question

SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

1. Simplification

Types : Question-based on BODMAS rule, fraction, Surds and indices etc.

Number of question : 1-2 Question


2. Interest

Types : Problems on simple, compound interest and installments.

Number of question : 1-2 Question


3. Percentage

Types : Calculation based on basic percentage problems.

Number of question : 0-1 Question


4. Ratio and Proportion

Types : problems on simple, compound Ratios and direct, indirect proportions.

Number of question : 1-2 Question


5. Average

Types : Problem-based on average,Weight,height,marks etc.

Number of question : 0-1 Question


6. Problems on age

Types: Problem-based on age.

Number of question : 0-1 Question


7. Speed Time and Distance

Types: Problem-based on Average/relative speeds, Boat, Train etc.

Number of question : 1-2 Question


8. Profit and Loss

Types: Problem-based on Profit/Loss, Dishonest/successive dealings, partnerships etc.

Number of question: 1-2 Question


9. Number series

Types: Problem-based on completing the series, Finding Missing/Wrong Term.

Number of question: 0-1 Question


10. Number system

Types: Problem-based on HCF & LCM, irrational or rational numbers.

Number of question: 1-2 Question

SSC CGL  Syllabus

11. Mensuration

Types: Problem-based on plane figures such as Square, Rectangle, Circle, Cone Cylinder.

Number of question: 1-2 Question


12. Data Interpretation

Types: Problems based on BAR/Line Graph,  Pie Charts, Tables etc.

Number of question: 0-3 Question


13. Time and Work

Types: Problems on work efficiency, wages, and pipes etc.

Number of question: 1-2 Question


14. Mixture problem

Types: Problem-related to the mixture from two or more entities.

Number of question: 0-1 Question


15. Algebra

Types: Problem-related to a Basic linear equation in one and two variables, Quadratic & Algebraic identities.

Number of question: 2-3 Question


16. Geometry

Types: Problem-based on triangles congruency, similarity theorems, circle, chord tangent theorem, coordinate geometry etc.

Number of question: 3-4 Question


17. Trigonometry

Types: Problem-based on height and distance, trigonometric ratios and identities.

Number of question: 2-3 Question

SSC CGL Syllabus-General Intelligence & Reasoning

1. Classification

Types: Problem-based on Number, Letter, GK and meaningful word based question.

Number of question: 2-3 Question


2. Analogy

Types: Number, Letter, GK and meaningful words based question.

Number of question: 2-3 Question


3. Coding Decoding

Types: Problem-based on coding and decoding by letter shifting & coding letter of a word.

Number of question: 2-3 Question


4. Puzzle

Types: Problem-based on number puzzle, age group, speed and distance, seating arrangement.

Number of question: 2-3 Question


5. Matrix

Types: Problem-based on matrix.

Number of question: 0-1 Question


6. Word formation

Types: Problem-based on the given word to find whether the given option words can be formed or not.

Number of question: 0-1 Question


7. Arranging word in logical order or dictionary order

Types: Problem-based on words are to be arranged according to dictionary sequence in ascending or descending order.

Number of question: 1-2 Question


8. Venn diagram

Types: Problem-based on Venn diagram Types of the question.

Number of question: 1-3 Question


9. Directions & Distance

Types: simple problems that can be based on direction & distance.

Number of question: 0-1 Question


10. Blood relation

Types: Family tree or general blood relation.

Number of question: 0-1 Question


11. Missing g no.

Types: Based on matrix or diagram.

Number of question: 1-2 Question


12. Series

Types : Question-based on Number and Alphabet Series.

Number of question: 2-3 Question


13. Non-verbal reasoning

Types: Question-based on complete the pattern, mirror image, hidden image, counting figures.

Number of question: 3-4 Question


14. Verbal reasoning

Types: Question-based on statement and conclusion, statement and inferences, assertion and reason.

Number of question: 0-1 Question

SSC CGL Tier II  Syllabus 2019

Those aspirants who cleared the Tier I  exam and would appear for Tier II exam. Tier II exam consists of the following g section-Quantitative Ability, English language, statistics, and General Studies. Each section contains 200 marks and time allotted for each section in 2 hours.

Tier I and Tier II are almost same but the Tier II exam is much difficult to crack. It contains 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt. For handicapped candidates,2 hours 40 minutes would be allotted for each section.

SSC CGL Tier III Syllabus 2019

A Tier III exam is conducted in offline mode. Its a descriptive paper in English or Hindi. Its section generally includes essay writing, formal letter writing, informal letter writing etc.

It carries a total out of 100 marks and time allotted is 60 minutes. Tier I and Tier II exam attend compulsory for all SSC CGL Aspirants. Tier III exam is optional. It is attempted only by the aspirants who apply for the junior statistical officer.

SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus 2019

SSC CGL tier IV exam includes two tests:

1. Data Entry Speed Test

A candidate requires to type a paragraph or no of words on the computer.
Time allotted is 15 minutes.

2. Computer Proficiency Test

In this test is the skill test in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Time duration of 45 minutes.

This exam is optional. It is to be attempted only by the aspirants who have applied for the post of TA, CSS, MEA, and Inspector.

Recommended Books for SSC CGL 2019 preparation

SSC CGL Books – Tier- Ι 2019 Exam

SSC CGL Books For reasoning.

1. Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal

2. Lucent’s Reasoning Book

3. Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey

4. New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non- Verbal & Analytical by B.S Sijwali, Indu Sijwal

SSC CGL Books for Quantitative Aptitude:

1. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

2. SSC Mathematics by Kiran Publication

3. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive exams by R.S Agarwal

4. Magical Book on Quicker Maths

5.R.D Sharma- Mathematics Class 11th and 12th

SSC CGL Books for General Awareness:

1. NCERT 6th to 10th

2. Lucent’s GK

3. Manorama yearbook (the current year 2018-2019)

4. Competition Success Review

SSC CGL Books for English

1. Word Power Made Easy

2.Corrective English by AK Singh

3. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

4.Objective General English by S.P Bakshi (Arihant)

5.Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal and Vikas Aggarwal

6. Wren & Martin- High School English Grammar and Composition

6. Objective English for Competitive Examination by H M Prasad

SSC CGL Books – Tier – ΙΙ Exams

SSC CGL Books for English:

1. Common Error in English by Kiran Prakashan

2. Objective General English Edition by SP Bakshi

3. SSC English Language Chapter-wise Solved Papers 1998 Till Date

4. SSC CGL English Language and Comprehension Tier-ΙΙ

SSC CGL Tier- ΙΙ Books For Quantitative Aptitude

1. Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination 17th Edition by RS Aggarwal

2. SSC CGL Exam: Abilities Arithmetical Ability Including Previous Years Solved Papers & Model Practice Sets (Tier-ΙΙ)

3.Lucent- Higher Mathematics Part-2 for advance

4. Kiran Publication Chapter wise

SSC CGL Books for Statistics:

1. SSC CGL Tier -ΙΙ Exam Statistics paper by R Gupta

2. SSC CGL Tier -ΙΙ Statistics Practice workbook by Kiran Publication

SSC CGL Books For Finance and Economics:

1. 11th, 12th Economics NCERT Books

2. Economy section of newspapers

3. Law point’s Competitive Solution General Studies

4. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

5. Bankers’ by Macmillan Education

SSC CGL Books- Tier ΙΙΙ 2019 Exam

SSC CGL Books for Essay, Precis and Letter Writing:

1. Newspapers – The Hindu, Indian Express, The Mint etc

2. 151 Essay by S.C Gupta

3. Handbook for letter writing by S.C Gupta

4. Descriptive English by S.P Bakshi

SSC CGL Books- Tier IV 2019 Exam

SSC CGL Books for Computer knowledge

1. Computer Knowledge for IBPS/PO/RBI/SBI/SSC/ Insurance Exams by Shikha Agarwal

2. Objective Question Bank of Computer Awareness for General Competitions by Arihant Experts.

3. Objective Computer Awareness by R Pillai (ARIHANT)

4.Computer by Rani Ahilya (Lucent)

5. Objective Computer Awareness by Somya Ranjan Behra (B.K Publication)

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Comments ( 2 )

  1. December 15, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    very usefull information about ssc cgl syllabus thanks for write article on ssc cgl syllabus

  2. January 31, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Very well explained. You have cleared all my doubts of SSC CGL. I am eagerly waiting for SSC 2019.

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