SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 Tier-I, Tier II,Tier-III & Tier-IV Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus 2017: On third week of May 2017, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) scattered out a Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam notification. Usually, this exam will be conducted only once in a year by SSC for hiring suitable aspirants for Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts that are vacant in government departments. But this year, SSC has made some changes in the exam pattern and released the notification. Candidates who have applied for this exam might be now eagerly searching for the study materials in internet site. For helping those enthusiastic aspirants we are providing the latest SSC CGL Syllabus 2017, through this article. This is the exact CGL Syllabus that is released by SSC.

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Syllabus – Highlights
Exam Name SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGL) 2017 Exam Mode Online and Offline
Authority Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Tier-I Exam 1st to 20th August 2017
Information Exam Syllabus Tier-II Exam 10th & 11th November 2017
Website www.ssc.nic.in Tier-III Exam 21st January 2018

SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

Every year CGL Exam will be conducted by SSC to recruit deserving graduates for the Assistant, Sub Inspector, Junior Statistical Officer, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Assistant Audit Officer, Divisional Accountant, etc. posts that are vacant in Vigilance Commission, Intelligence Bureau, AFHQ, Railway, Audit & Account and other Ministries of Indian Government.

Candidates who are very serious about entering into these government jobs have to strive hard for achieving those positions. Because this year selection will be done based on results of four tier exams i.e. Tier-I CGL exam, Tier-II CGL exam, Tier-III descriptive exam and Skill test/ Computer test/ Physical Test.

  • Qualification: Graduate/ Bachelor’s Degree/ CA or any equivalent
  • Age Restrictions: 18 to 32 years
  • Selection Process: Written Exam (3 tiers) and/ or Skill test

On referring the 2016 statistics, a total of 1425234 candidates appeared for Tier-I Examination. So we can assume that, this year competition for CGL examination will be very high.

Complete SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 is given in the below section. If you are well-versed in these topics, then definitely success will be yours in upcoming exam.

SSC CGL Exam Topics 2017

The Tier-I, Tier-II SSC CGL exams will be conducted in online mode and the Tier-III CGL exam will be conducted in offline mode. Objective type of questions will be drafted for Tier-I & II exams and descriptive questions will be asked for Tier-III exam. Now let us see the major subjects from which questions will come for SSC CGL Exam 2017

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language & Comprehension
  • Statistics
  • General Studies

Syllabus for SSC CGL Exam 2017

For each exam, there will be a minimum qualifying cut-off. Individuals meeting those cut-offs shall only be declared as qualified in exam. Usually SSC will fix cut-offs after completion of each tier exam by seeing the number of competitors, performance of aspirants, difficulty level of exam, etc. Aspirants who are doing proper preparation using SSC CGL Exam Syllabus can definitely meet the minimum cut-offs that are going to be fixed by Commission.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2017

The SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus is tabulated below. Based on syllabus, about 100 questions will be asked for this exam. Maximum time that will be given to aspirants is 1 hour, but for VH/ Cerebral Palsy candidates 80 minutes time will be given. For about 200 marks this exam will be conducted.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Syllabus
General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness
  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space Visualization
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Venn diagram
  • Figural Pattern
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Number Series, etc
  • Current Events
  • Scientific Research
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy
  • Sports, etc
Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
  • Number System
  • Ratio &Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Averages
  • Time and distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Areas
  • Heights and distance
  • Square and Cube Roots
  • Interest
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Algebra
  • Mixture and alligation
  • Graphs of Linear equations
  • Partnership Business, etc
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Error Correction
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Jumbled Sentence
  • Cloze passage
  • Comprehension passage, etc

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2017

SSC CGL Tier-2 is a Computer based examination. Only objective type questions will be asked for this exam, depending upon posts.

Assistant Audit Officer Junior Statistical Officer Other Posts
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • English Language
  • General Studies
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • English Language
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • English Language

Maximum time that will be given for Tier-2 exam is 120 minutes. Within this timespan aspirants have to attend as much questions as possible. Depending upon posts 300/ 400 questions would come for Tier-2 CGL examination. To know about SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus look into the following table.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Syllabus
Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Decimals & Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership business
  • Rectangular parallelepiped
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Complementary angles
  • Frequency polygon
  • Height & distance
  • Basic algebraic identities of School algebra & elementary surds, etc.
  • Spotting errors
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Detecting mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Arranging jumbled sentence
  • Cloze passage
  • Comprehension passage, etc
Statistics General Studies
  • Collection classification
  • Measures of Central tendency & dispersion
  • Correlation and regression
  • Probability Theory
  • Sampling Theory
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Numbers
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Statistical Inference
  • Random variable and probability distributions, etc.
  • Fundamental principles and basic concept of accounting
  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India
  • Basic Concepts of economics & introduction to micro economics
  • Finance Commission roles
  • Theory of demand & supply
  • Theory of production & cost
  • Forms of market & price determination in different markets
  • Indian Economy
  • Money and Banking, etc

Penalties: For both Tier-I and Tier-II exams, there are penalties for marking of incorrect answers. It varies based on exams (i.e. 0.25/ 0.50 per question). So keep this in mind and answer for the questions in SSC CGL Exam.

SSC CGL Tier-III & IV Exam

Tier-III is a descriptive paper exam that will be conducted on offline mode. Questions for SSC CGL Tier-III exam would be asked on following topics.

  • Essay Writing
  • Precise Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Application Writing, etc.

The last tier is the Data Entry Speed Test for Tax Assistant post, Computer Proficiency Test for Assistant Section Officer (CSS & MEA) and Physical test for Inspector level posts.

SSC CGL 2017

The Tier-I, II and III marks of candidates will be combined together for preparation of final merit list. Individuals thus ranking high in merit list would be recommended for appointment by Commission, in respective government departments. Before appointment document verification would also be done. Depending upon available number of vacancies in each department, aspirants will be appointed on respective Group ‘B’, Group ‘C’ posts on merit basis. Here are some of the important details about nearing SSC CGL exam.

  • Name of Designation: Assistant Audit Officer, Junior Statistical Officer, Assistant, etc.
  • of Vacancies: Not Mentioned
  • Date of Notification: 16th May 2017
  • Tier-I Exam: 1st to 20th August 2017
  • Tier-II Exam: 10th & 11th November 2017
  • Tier-III Exam: 21st January 2018
  • Tier-IV Exam: February 2018
Reference links
Download SSC CGL Syllabus Click here

Aspirants might have got lot of information from above section regarding SSC CGL Syllabus 2017. By referring the links given in this article, candidates will be able to know about the exam pattern, etc. details of SSC CGL recruitment.

Updated: 2017-08-08 — 5:03 pm

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