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The SSC CGL Syllabus will help the candidates prepare well for the upcoming SSC CGL Exam, scheduled for SeptemberOctober 2024. A thorough understanding of the syllabus is an extremely crucial milestone on the road to clearing the CGL exam. Candidates can check the detailed SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 1 and Tier 2 in the article below.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2024
It is well known that SSC CGL will consist of two stages, Tier I and Tier II, with different difficulty levels. Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the SSC CGL are conducted online. The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is qualifying in nature, whereas the final selection is based on the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam.
Below we have described the Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam syllabus in detail. We have shared the syllabus PDF link in this article for your convenience. You can download and save it on your mobile phone for further use. To understand the SSC CGL exam pattern visit here.
SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1 Exam
The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam comprises 100 questions, with a maximum mark of 200. It lasts 60 minutes. SSC CGL Tier I is divided into four sections, with 25 questions each and a maximum mark of 50.
The sections asked in the SSC CGL syllabus Tier I Exam are:
 General Knowledge
 Quantitative Aptitude
 General Reasoning
 English Comprehension
The Topicwise Syllabus of Tier 1 is given in the Table below:
SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
The quantitative aptitude section of the SSC CGL syllabus covers many topics from basic to advanced mathematics.
Topics  Brief Explanation 

Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions  Basic arithmetic operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. 
Relationships between Numbers  Understanding patterns and properties of numbers. 
Profit and Loss  Concepts related to profit and loss in business transactions. 
Discount  Calculations involving discounts on various products. 
Partnership Business  Sharing of profits and losses among business partners. 
Mixture and Allegation  Problemsolving involves mixtures of different elements. 
Time and Distance  Relationships between time, speed, and distance. 
Time & Work  Concepts of time, work, efficiency, and productivity. 
Percentage  Calculations and applications of percentages. 
Ratio & Proportion  Relationships between quantities and proportions. 
Square Roots  Understanding square roots and their applications. 
Averages  Calculation and interpretation of averages in data sets. 
Interest  Simple and compound interest calculations. 
Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds  Fundamental algebraic identities and concepts related to surds. 
Graphs of Linear Equations  Plotting and interpreting graphs of linear equations. 
Triangle and its Various Kinds of Centers  Different centres in a triangle and related properties. 
Congruence and Similarity of Triangles  Concepts of congruence and similarity in triangles. 
Circle and its Chords, Tangents, Angles Subtended by Chords of a Circle, Common Tangents to Two or More Circles  Properties and relationships involving circles. 
Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons  Properties of quadrilaterals and regular polygons. 
3D Geometry (Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere)  Properties and volumes of threedimensional shapes. 
Heights and Distances  Problemsolving involving heights and distances. 
Statistical Charts (Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar Diagram & Pie Chart)  Interpretation and analysis of statistical charts. 
Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular or Square Base  Properties of these geometric figures. 
Trigonometric Ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary Angles  Basics of trigonometry, including ratios, angles, and identities. 
SSC CGL General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus
SSC CGL Reasoning syllabus includes both verbal and nonverbal reasoning. In this section, there are a total of 25 questions carrying 50 marks in total.
Topics  Brief Explanation 

Analogies  Identifying relationships and similarities between concepts. 
Similarities and Differences  Recognizing commonalities and distinctions among items. 
Space Visualization  Visualizing and manipulating objects in threedimensional space. 
Spatial Orientation  Understanding the orientation of objects in space. 
ProblemSolving  Applying logic and reasoning to find solutions to problems. 
Analysis  Breaking down information to understand its components. 
Judgment  Forming opinions or decisions based on available information. 
Blood Relations  Understanding familial relationships and connections. 
Decision Making  Making choices based on logical reasoning and evaluation. 
Visual Memory  Recalling and recognizing visual information. 
Discrimination  Recognizing and distinguishing between different elements. 
Observation  Noticing and interpreting details in a given situation. 
Relationship Concepts  Understanding relationships and connections between elements. 
Arithmetical Reasoning  Solving problems using mathematical and logical operations. 
Figural Classification  Grouping and classifying figures based on certain criteria. 
Arithmetic Number Series  Identifying numerical patterns and sequences. 
NonVerbal Series  Recognizing patterns in nonverbal elements. 
Coding and Decoding  Transforming information using a specific code or rule. 
Statement Conclusion  Drawing conclusions based on given statements. 
Syllogistic Reasoning  Assessing logical relationships between statements. 
SSC CGL English Syllabus
The SSC CGL syllabus of Tier 1 English will contain 25 questions carrying 50 marks in total. Here are the topicwise syllabus of the English Language
Topic  Brief Explanation 

Phrases and Idioms  Understanding and using common phrases and idiomatic expressions. 
Oneword Substitution  Replacing a phrase or group of words with a single word. 
Sentence Correction  Identifying and rectifying grammatical errors in sentences. 
Error Spotting  Locating and correcting errors in sentences. 
Fill in the Blanks  Completing sentences by filling in missing words or phrases. 
Spellings Correction  Correcting the spelling of words in a given context. 
Reading Comprehension  Understanding and interpreting passages of text. 
SynonymsAntonyms  Identifying words with similar or opposite meanings. 
Active Passive  Transforming sentences from active voice to passive voice. 
Sentence Rearrangement  Rearranging words or sentences to form coherent paragraphs. 
Sentence Improvement  Enhancing the structure, clarity, or correctness of sentences. 
Cloze Test  Fill in the blanks within a passage to create a coherent text. 
SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus
The syllabus of SSC CGL General Awareness is not something that can be mastered in a day. Still, from an exam point of view, if consistently spent time, a candidate can perform well in relatively less time than with Quantitative aptitude.
Topic  Brief Explanation 

India and its Neighbouring Countries  Knowledge about India’s and its neighbours’ history, culture, geography, economy, general policy, and scientific research. 
Science  Understanding of basic scientific principles and developments. 
Current Affairs  Awareness of recent events and developments locally and globally. 
Books and Authors  Familiarity with notable literary works and their creators. 
Sports  Knowledge of current and historical sports events and achievements. 
Important Schemes  Understanding key government initiatives and programs. 
Important Days  Awareness of significant national and international observances. 
Portfolio  Understanding roles and responsibilities of key government officials. 
People in News  Knowledge about prominent personalities in the news. 
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SSC CGL Syllabus For Tier 2
SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be conducted online comprising 3 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 applying for the Assistant Audit Officer/Accounts Officer posts.
Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for ModuleII of SectionIII of PaperI
Module1 of Session1 of Paper1 (SSC CGL Mathematical Abilities Syllabus):
 Computation of whole numbers
 Decimals
 Fractions
 Relationships between numbers
 Percentage
 Ratio & Proportion
 Square roots
 Averages
 Interest
 Profit and Loss
 Discount
 Partnership Business
 Mixture and Alligation
 Time and distance
 Time & Work
 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
 Graphs of Linear Equations
 Triangle and its various kinds of centers
 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
 Hemispheres
 Rectangular Parallelepiped
 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
 Trigonometric ratio
 Degree and Radian Measures
 Standard Identities
 Complementary angles
 Mensuration
 Heights and Distances
 Histogram
 Frequency polygon
 Bar diagram
 Pie chart
Module 2 of Section1 of Paper1 (SSC CGL Reasoning and General Intelligence Syllabus)
 Questions of both verbal and nonverbal types.
 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
 ProblemSolving
 Emotional Intelligence
 Word Building
 Social Intelligence
 Coding and decoding
 Numerical operations
Module1 of Section2 of Paper1 (SSC CGL English Language And Comprehension Syllabus):
 Spot the error
 Fill in the blanks
 Synonyms
 Antonyms
 Spelling/ detecting misspelled words
 Idioms & phrases
 Oneword 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
Three or more paragraphs will be given to test comprehension, and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.
Module II of Section II of PaperI (SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus)
 India and its neighboring countries especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
 Science
 Current Affairs
 Books and Authors
 Sports
 Important Schemes
 Important Days
 Portfolio
 People in News
ModuleI of Section III of PaperI (SSC CGL Computer Proficiency Syllabus)
Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Input/ Output devices, computer memory, memory organization, backup devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint, etc.
Working with the Internet and emails: Web Browsing and searching, Downloading and uploading, Managing an Email Account, ebanking
The basics of networking and cyber security include networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, viruses, worms, Trojans, etc.), and preventive measures.
Paper II (Statistics)
1. Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Statistical Data –Primary and Secondary data, collection methods; data tabulation; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; and diagram presentation of frequency distributions.
2. Measures of Central Tendency – Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
3. Measures of Dispersion – Common measures of dispersion are range, quartile deviations, mean deviation, and standard deviation, as well as measures of relative dispersion.
4. Moments, Skewness, and Kurtosis – This section covers the different types of moments and their relationship, the meaning of skewness and kurtosis, and the different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
5. 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 correlations (For three variables only).
6. Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
7. Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variables; 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 variables (discrete).
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Analysis of Variance – Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway classified data.
11. Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
12. Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the Construction of Index Numbers, Types of Index Numbers, Different Formulae, Base Shifting and Splicing of Index Numbers, Cost of Living Index Numbers, and Uses of Index Numbers.
PaperIII (SSC CGL General StudiesFinance and Economics Syllabus)
This section of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus is divided into 2 parts Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance for which the subtopics are detailed below
Part A: Finance and Accounts(80 marks):
1.1 Financial Accounting
 Nature and scope
 Limitations of Financial Accounting
 Basic Concepts and Conventions
 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
1.2 Basic Concepts of Accounting
 Single and doubleentry
 Books of Original Entry
 Bank Reconciliation
 Journal, ledgers
 Trial Balance
 Rectification of Errors
 Manufacturing
 Trading
 Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
 Balance Sheet
 The distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
 Depreciation Accounting
 Valuation of Inventories
 Nonprofit organization’s Accounts
 Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
 Bills of Exchange
 Self Balancing Ledgers
Part B: SSC CGL Economics and Governance Syllabus(120 marks):
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
 Definition
 Scope and Nature of Economics
 Methods of economic study
 Central problems of an economy
 Production possibilities curve
2.4 Theory of Demand and Supply
 Meaning and determinants of demand
 Law of Demand and Elasticity of Demand
 Price
 Income and crosselasticity
 Theory of consumer behaviour
 Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
 Meaning and determinants of supply
 Law of supply
 The elasticity of Supply
2.5 Theory of Production and Cost
 Meaning and Factors of Production
 Laws of production Law of variable proportions and of returns to scale.
2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
 Various forms of marketsPerfect Competition
 Monopoly
 Monopolistic Competition
 Oligopoly
 Price determination in these markets.
2.7 Indian Economy:
2.7.1 The nature of the Indian Economy: the Role of different sectors, the Role of Agriculture, Industry, and Services, problems, and growth.
2.7.2 National Income of IndiaConcepts of national income, Different Methods of measuring national income.
2.7.3 Population 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
 Economic reforms since 1991
 Liberalization
 Privatization
 Globalization
 Disinvestment
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.
Note: Questions in ModuleI of Section I of PaperI (Mathematical Abilities) will be of Matriculation Level, in ModuleI of Section II of PaperI (English Language and Comprehension) of 10+2 Level and in PaperII and
PaperIII of Graduation Level.
Module II of Section III of PaperI (SSC CGL Computer Proficiency Syllabus)
DEST – Module II of Section III of PaperI will include conducting a 15minute Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) in Session II on the same day.
The “Data Entry Speed Test” (DEST) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for 15 (fifteen) minutes. Detailed instructions regarding the Skill Test will
be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission.
Candidates are required to type 2000 words in English in 15 minutes on a computer. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English that they must type on the Computer. For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), the DEST Exam through the SSC CGL 2022 exam is conducted to check the candidate’s typing speed.
DEST will be mandatory for all posts. However, it will be qualifying in nature.
SSC CGL Syllabus PDF Download
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Books to Prepare for the SSC CGL Exam
Preparing for SSC CGL requires a strategic approach encompassing subjects such as Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, and General Studies. A combination of comprehensive textbooks, practice sets, and current affairs resources can contribute to a wellrounded preparation strategy. Here are some highly recommended books for your SSC CGL journey.
Subject  Books 

Quantitative Aptitude 

English Language 

Reasoning Ability 

General Awareness 

General Studies 

Practice Sets and Previous Year Papers 

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