SSC Syllabus 2017 for CGL, CHSL, Steno, MTS, JHT & CPO Exams

SSC Syllabus 2017: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization working under control of Indian Government. It conducts competitive exams/ recruitments for filling the non-gazetted Officer as well as other posts that are vacant in various government departments of the country i.e. Commission will prepare a merit list and recommend names of most suitable candidates for appointment to concerned departments. Some of the recruitments will be conducted only once in a year by SSC. Individuals who are crazy about government jobs will definitely try to utilize these employment opportunities. We are here to help those enthusiastic aspirants. First for any sort of SSC recruitment, exam will be conducted. Some of the recruitments that will be conducted frequently by Commission and the SSC Syllabus 2017 are given below. Interested aspirants can make use of this information to acquire their dream job.

SSC Exams 2017 Syllabus
CGL Click here
CHSL Click here
Stenographer Click here
MTS Click here
JHT Click here
CPO/CAPF Click here
JE Click here
GD Constable Click here
Scientific Assistant Click here

SSC Syllabus 2017 and Marks

Junior Hindi Translator (JHT), Junior Engineer (JE), Stenographer (C & D), Constable, Scientific Assistant, Multi Tasking Staff (MTS), Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF/ CPO) and Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSE) are some of the SSC recruitments that will be conducted frequently. Now let us see about these recruitments in short.

Scientific Assistant Recruitment:

For filling the Group ‘B’ Scientific Assistant posts in Indian Meteorological Department, this recruitment is being conducted by SSC. An open competitive Computer based examination will be conducted for hiring suitable aspirants amongst appliers. Two parts of objective type questions (200) will be asked for this exam, for 200 (Part-I & II) marks. Only 2 hours is the maximum allotted time. Based on this exam mark, category-wise Merit list will be prepared by Commission and hand it over to Meteorological department, for appointment.

SSC CGL 2017:

SSC conducts this exam to fill the Assistant, Sub Inspector, Junior Statistical Officer, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Assistant Audit Officer, Divisional Accountant, Auditor, Accountant/ Junior Accountant, Senior Secretariat Assistant, Compiler and Tax Assistant posts in various government offices. CGL exam is of four tiers. Tier-I exam is for 200 marks, Tier-II exam is for 400/ 600 marks (varies based on posts), Tier-III for 100 marks (descriptive exam) and Tier-IV is the Data Entry/ Computer Proficiency test for some particular posts. Aspirants have to qualify in each tier of exam with good marks to participate in next round of selection. Physical tests will also be conducted for Inspector and Sub-Inspector posts after document verification.

SSC CHSL 2017 Exam

+2 passed candidates with good typing skill will attempt this SSC examination. Through this exam, the Postal/ Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator, Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk posts are going to be filled in government departments. CHSL is a three tier examination. First tier exam will be conducted for 200 marks, second tier for 100 marks (descriptive paper) and the third one is the Data Entry/ Typing test. Candidates who are clearing all these rounds of selection with good marks will be recommended for appointment by Commission. But only the Tier-I and Tier-II marks will be counted together for this purpose.

SSC MTS Recruitment 2017:

To meet the Multi Tasking Staff necessity in various states/ union territories of India, usually this recruitment will be conducted. Written exam will be conducted for filling these non-technical vacancies. There will be two papers. Paper-I will be of objective type (150 marks) and Paper-II will be of descriptive type (50 marks). Aspirants qualifying in Paper-I will be invited for Paper-II. The Paper-II exam marks will not be taken into account for appointment. But aspirants should qualify in that too.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Exam:

Inorder to hire suitable aspirants for the Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Stenographer posts in various offices of central government, SSC is conducting this examination. 12th pass aspirants who are possessing stenography skill can apply for these jobs. Applying candidates will be subjected to an All India level open competitive written exam for 200 marks. Individuals those who are scoring good marks in this exam would be invited for the Stenography test. On the basis of marks taken by candidates in written exam appointment will be done in respective government cadres, if aspirants qualify the stenography test.

SSC CAPF Recruitment 2017:

To fill the vacant places of Sub-Inspectors (in Delhi Police, BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBPF & SSB) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (in CISF), SSC is conducting this recruitment. Degree qualified male/ female citizens are eligible to participate in this recruitment. First applying candidates will be issued with admit cards to participate in Paper-I Computer based exam for 200 marks. Then those who are taking marks above the minimum cut-offs fixed by Commission would be next invited for the Physical and Medical tests. Finally, again for 200 marks Paper-II Computer based exam will be conducted. Performance of aspirants in Paper-I and Paper-II will be taken into account for appointment.

GD Constable Recruitment 2017:

Through this SSC recruitment, the Constable requirements in Police department will be satisfied. Applications of Senior Secondary pass citizens will be accepted by Commission, for this recruitment. First applied aspirants would be invited for physical and medical tests. Then those who are found fit all aspects shall be next given with admit cards to participate in the Computer based examination, for 100 marks. Commission will prepare a merit list on the basis of exam marks and give it in hands of concerned Police department. Further, Police verification and document verification will be done by concerned departments before appointment.

SSC JHT Exam 2017

This SSC exam is a combined recruitment of candidates for Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak posts that are vacant in Railway Board, Central Hindi Training Institute, etc. JHT exam has two papers. Paper-I is the computer based exam for 200 marks and Paper-II is the descriptive exam for 200 marks. Paper-II exam paper will be evaluated by Commission authorities only if individuals qualify in Paper-I. Finally both the exam marks will be counted together and final merit list will be prepared by Commission.

SSC JE Recruitment 2017

Individuals with academic backgrounds in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying & Contract are deemed eligible to write this SSC JE examination. This exam is being conducted to fill the vacancies in Central Water Commission, Department of Post, Farrakka Barrage, etc. As like JHT, JE exam also has two papers. Paper-I will be conducted for 200 marks in online mode and Paper-II will be organized for 300 marks (descriptive), on separate days. Commission will recommend the names of candidates for appointment, on the basis of marks taken by them in Paper-I & II.

SSC Syllabus 2017 for all the Upcoming SSC Exams

Depending upon recruitments, the SSC Exam Pattern also changes. By referring the notifications released by Commission we have given the details of topics from which questions will be drafted for each SSC recruitment on below section. Candidates who are going to apply or applied for any of the above listed SSC recruitments can make use of this information to crack in exam.

Syllabus for SSC Scientific Assistant, Steno and Constable Exam:

Topics Scientific Assistant Stenographer (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) GD-Constable
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability
English language & Comprehension
General Awareness/ General Knowledge/ Current Affairs
Physics, Computer Science & Information Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

For other SSC recruitments, there will be two or three papers of exam. The topics from which questions will be drafted for each paper of SSC exam are tabulated below.

SSC Syllabus 2017 for CGL, CAPF & CHSL:

Paper-I/ Tier-I Examination
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Knowledge & General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension
General Intelligence
Paper-II/ Tier-II Examination
Topics CAPF (descriptive) CHSL (descriptive) CGL (Objective – pattern vary based on posts)
English Language & Comprehension
English Essay & Letter/ Application Writing
Quantitative Abilities
English Language
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
Paper-III/ Tier-III: CGL Examination (descriptive)
Essays/ Precise/ Letter/ Applications, etc.

SSC Syllabus 2017 for JHT, JE and MTS Exams:

Paper-I Examination
General Hindi
General English
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Awareness
General Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical)
Numerical Aptitude
Paper-II Examination (descriptive)
Translation & Essay
General Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical)
Short Essay/ Letter Writing

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Judgment
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning etc.

General Awareness:

  • History & Geography
  • Culture
  • Economic Scene
  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Freedom movement
  • Basic physics, chemistry & Maths
  • Scientific Research etc.

Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability:

  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Decimals
  • Fractions and relationships between numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Number Systems
  • Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & work
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords
  • Tangents, etc.

English Language & Comprehension/ General Hindi:

  • Vocabulary
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage
  • Active & Passive Voices
  • Direct & Indirect Speech
  • Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words
  • Comprehension
  • Literature, etc.

General Engineering:

(i) Civil:

  • Building materials
  • Estimating
  • Costing & Valuation
  • Surveying
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Transportation & Environmental Engineering, etc.

(ii) Electrical:

  • Basic concepts
  • Circuit law
  • AC Fundamentals
  • Measurement & Measuring instruments
  • Electrical Machines
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Utilization of Electrical Energy
  • Motors and Synchronous machines, etc.

(iii) Mechanical:

  • Theory of Machines
  • Machine Design
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Hydraulic Turbines, etc.

Physics, Computer Science & IT, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering:

  • Mechanics
  • Thermal Physics, Radiation & Sound
  • Wave & Oscillations
  • Optics
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Atomic Structure
  • Electronics
  • Computer
  • Operating Systems
  • Virtual Memory
  • I/O System
  • File System
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Internet Technology
  • GIS
  • Telecommunication


  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Probability Theory
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Statistical Inference, etc.

General Studies (Finance & Economics):

  • Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting
  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
  • Finance Commission-Role and functions
  • Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
  • Theory of Production and cost
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Money and Banking
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance
Reference Links
SSC Syllabus 2017 Official Site- Click here

The SSC Syllabus 2017 for various recruitment are listed here on above section. To know about the details of SSC Exam Pattern, refer the links that we have given in this article.

Updated: 2017-08-05 — 12:45 pm

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