SSC CGL Syllabus 2023 Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Get the full updated SSC CGL Syllabus 2023 for Tier 1, 2, 3, and 4. Every year Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam to recruit careerwilling and desired job aspirants. For better preparation for the SSC CGL Exam 2023 can check the syllabus with an updated exam pattern. The provided syllabus has also included the details of recently updated topics.
The syllabus and exam Patten are the two most important parts of the examination as with the help of the syllabus you will get the information of all the topics from which questions will be asked in the examination and on the other hand exam pattern will assist you in getting the marking structure of each and every topic. So check the below SSC CGL Syllabus 2023 PDF and prepare for your examination accordingly.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2023 Overview
Organization Name  Staff Selection Commission 
Post Name  Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 
Page Category  Syllabus and exam pattern 
Status  Available 
SSC CGL Revised Exam Pattern and Syllabus
Staff Selection Commission will select candidates for Combined Graduate Level posts through a TwoTier recruitment process.
Tier  Type  Mode 

Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice

ComputerBased (online)

Tier – II (Paper I, II, III)

Paper I (Compulsory for all posts),
Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for ModuleII of SectionIII of PaperI 
ComputerBased (online)

SSC CGL Syllabus 2023
SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier I
Tier I of the exam has 4 Sections form which the questions are asked. The exam is held in online mode. The sections in SSC CGL Tier I exam are as follows:
 General Intelligence and Reasoning
 General Awareness
 Quantitative Aptitude
 English Comprehension
The detailed Syllabus for Tier I is given below.
SSC CGL Syllabus: General Intelligence and Reasoning
This section is more applicationbased, but the concepts that play an important role must be learned. This section too has a weightage of 25% but the questions asked are easy to moderate level. Candidates can easily score very good marks in this section. The SSC syllabus for the reasoning section is as follows:
 Analogies
 Similarities and differences
 Space visualization
 Spatial orientation
 Problemsolving
 Analysis
 Judgment
 Blood Relations
 Decision making
 Visual memory
 Discrimination
 Observation
 Relationship concepts
 Arithmetical reasoning
 Figural classification
 Arithmetic number series
 Nonverbal series
 Coding and decoding
 Statement conclusion
 Syllogistic reasoning
SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness
This section has questions from Static GK and current affairs. If the candidates prepare this section well they can get a good rank in the examination.
 Static General Knowledge
 Science
 Current Affairs
 Sports
 Books and Authors
 Important Schemes
 Portfolios
 People in the News
 History
 Geography
 Economic
 Awards and Honors
 Economic
SSC CGL Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude
In the prelims of the SSC CGL Exam, a total of 25 questions are asked from Quantitative Aptitude which a candidate has to solve within the total 1 hour allotted for the entire exam, and in the mains exam, a total of 100 questions are asked which must be solved within the total 2 hours allotted for the entire exam. This section is common in Tier1 & Tier2 and some of the topics are repetitive. The topics from which questions are asked in Quantitative Aptitude are as follows:
 Computation of whole numbers
 Decimals
 Fractions
 Relationships between numbers
 Profit and Loss
 Discount
 Partnership Business
 Mixture and Alligation
 Time and distance
 Time & Work
 Percentage
 Ratio & Proportion
 Square roots
 Averages
 Interest
 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
 Graphs of Linear Equations
 Triangle and its various kinds of centres
 Congruence and similarity of triangles
 Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
 Triangle
 Quadrilaterals
 Regular Polygons
 Right Prism
 Right Circular Cone
 Right Circular Cylinder
 Sphere
 Heights and Distances
 Histogram
 Frequency polygon
 Bar diagram & Pie chart
 Hemispheres
 Rectangular Parallelepiped
 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
 Trigonometric ratio
 Degree and Radian Measures
 Standard Identities
 Complementary angles
SSC CGL Syllabus For English
The English section is generally the most scored section in SSC CGL Examination. This section generally focuses on the fundamentals of the English language. The questions are framed in such a manner that they test the basic understanding of candidates. The list of important topics is as follows:
 Reading Comprehension
 Cloze Test
 Spellings
 Phrases and Idioms
 One word Substitution
 Sentence Correction
 Error Spotting
 Fill in the Blanks
 Active/Passive
 Narrations
The syllabus of Tier I is the same for all the posts. The syllabus varies in TierII for some specific posts which are covered below:
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SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier II
SSC CGL Syllabus Tier II: Paper I
Mathematical Abilities
Topics

Subtopics

Number Systems


Fundamental arithmetical operations


Algebra


Geometry


Mensuration


Trigonometry


Statistics and probability


Reasoning and General Intelligence
 Semantic Analogy
 Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends
 Figural Analogy
 Space Orientation
 Semantic Classification
 Venn Diagrams
 Symbolic/ Number
 Classification
 Drawing inferences
 Figural Classification
 Punched hole/ patternfolding & unfolding
 Semantic Series
 Figural Patternfolding and completion
 Number Series
 Embedded figures
 Figural Series
 Critical Thinking
 Problem Solving
 Emotional Intelligence
 Word Building
 Social Intelligence
 Coding and decoding
 Numerical operations
 Other subtopics, if any.
English Language and Comprehension
 Vocabulary
 Grammar
 Sentence structure
 Spot the Error
 Fill in the Blanks,
 Synonyms/Homonyms
 Antonyms
 Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
 Idioms and Phrases
 One word substitution
 Improvement of Sentences,
 Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
 Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
 Shuffling of Sentence parts
 Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,
 Cloze Passage
 Comprehension Passage
General Awareness
 India and Neighbouring Countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
 Science
 Current Affairs
 Books and Authors
 Sports
 Important Schemes
 Important Days and Dates
 Portfolio
 People in News
Computer Proficiency
 Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard Shorcuts.
 Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
 Working with Internet and emails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, eBanking.
 Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.
SSC CGL Syllabus Tier II: Paper 2 (Statistics)
Topic

Syllabus

Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data

Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.

Measures of Central Tendency

Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

Measures of Dispersion Common measures dispersion

range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis

Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

Correlation and Regression

Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).

Probability Theory

Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.

Random Variable and Probability Distributions

Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).

Sampling Theory

Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and nonsampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.

Statistical Inference

Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

Analysis of Variance

Analysis of oneway classified data and two way classified data.

Time Series Analysis

Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

Index Numbers

Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

SSC CGL Syllabus Paper III: General Studies Finance and Economics
Subject

Syllabus

Finance

1.1 Financial Accounting
1.2 Basic concepts of accounting

Economics and Governance

2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility. 2.2 Finance CommissionRole and functions. 2.3 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
2.4 Theory of Demand and Supply
2.5 Theory of Production and cost
2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
2.7 Indian Economy: 2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Servicestheir problems and growth. 2.7.2 National Income of IndiaConcepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income. 2.7.3 PopulationIts size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth. 2.7.4 Poverty and unemployment Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment. 2.7.5 InfrastructureEnergy, Transportation, Communication. 2.8 Economic Reforms in India
2.9 Money and Banking: 2.9.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks. 2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments. 2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003. 2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance. 
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
Tier  Type  Mode 

Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice

ComputerBased (online)

Tier – II (Paper I, II, III)

Paper I (Compulsory for all posts),
Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for ModuleII of SectionIII of PaperI 
ComputerBased (online)

SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier I
The detailed exam pattern for SSC CGl Ter I are as follows:
 The tierI exam contains a total of 100 multiplechoice questions (MCQs).
 The total possible marks in the examination are 200 marks.
 Candidates need to complete the exam in online mode in 60 minutes (one hour)
SSC CGL TierI Sections and Subjects 
Number of Questions 
Marks 
A. General Intelligence Reasoning 
25 
50 
B. General Awareness 
25 
50 
C. Quantitative Aptitude 
25 
50 
D. English Comprehension 
25 
50 
TOTAL 
100 
200 
SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier II
SSC CGL Tier II exam will consist of three papers. Paper I (Compulsory for all posts), Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier II: Paper I
Sections

Module

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

Section I

ModuleI

Mathematical Abilities

30

90

1 hour

ModuleII

Reasoning and General Intelligence

30

90


Section II

ModuleI

English Language and Comprehension

45

135

1 hour

ModuleII

General Awareness

25

75


Section III

ModuleI

Computer Knowledge Test

20

60

15 minutes

ModuleII

Data Entry Speed Test

One Data Entry Task

15 minutes

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier II: Paper 2 and 3
Paper

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

Paper II

Statistics

100

200

2 hours

Paper III

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

2 hours
