SSC CGL Syllabus 2021 - For Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 Subject and Topic wis
SSC CGL syllabus 2021 is prescribed and prepared by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The official SSC CGL 2021 syllabus was mentioned in the SSC CGL application form 2021 and CGL notification 2021 on December 29, 2021. SSC releases syllabus for all SSC CGL examination stages. The syllabus for SSC CGL 2021 exam helps applicants to prepare efficiently for the SSC CGL examination. With help of SSC CGL syllabus 2021, applicants plan and focus their attention on important topics and concepts on the SSC CGL exam. The syllabus for all SSC CGL posts is the same. Along with the SSC CGL syllabus, applicants can refer to previous year SSC CGL question papers and CGL exam pattern to get an idea of the difficulty level of the Combined Graduate Level examination. The SSC CGL exam is a four-tier exam and the syllabus for every tier is different. So applicants must follow the SSC CGL syllabus tier wise to clear the SSC Combined Graduate Level examination 2021. To know more about the SSC CGL syllabus 2021 read the complete article.
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SSC CGL syllabus 2021
SSC Combined Graduate Level examination is a four-tier exam - Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4. The syllabus for every tier is prescribed separately by the SSC in the CGL notification. The CGL syllabus is divided into four parts as follows:
SSC CGL syllabus for tier 1
SSC CGL syllabus for tier 2
SSC CGL syllabus for tier 3
SSC CGL syllabus for tier 4
SSC CGL syllabus 2021 - Tier 1
SSC CGL tier 1 exam has one paper which is of 60 minutes. CGL Tier 1 paper covers a variety of topics from four subjects like general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, quantitative aptitude and English. Check the table below for important topics.
SSC CGL tier 1 syllabus
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Verbal & Non-verbal Analogies
Similarities & Differences
Problem Solving Analysis
Arithmetic number series
Coding & Decoding
Symbolic/ Number Analogy
Symbolic/ Number Classification
Coding & decoding
Pattern- folding & unfolding
Date & City matching
Critical Thinking, etc.
Science and technology
Current affairs, etc.
Fractions & relationships between numbers
Ratio & Proportion
Profit & Loss
Mixture and Alligation
Time & Distance
Time & Work
Graphs of Linear equations
Right circular cone
Right circular cylinder
Degree & radian Measures
Heights & distances
Pie chart, etc.
Basic comprehension, etc.
SSC CGL syllabus 2021 - Tier 2
The Combined Graduate Level Tier 2 exam has four papers, each of 120 minutes. SSC CGL tier 2 paper 1 and 2 is common and mandatory for all SSC CGL posts whereas paper 3 is only for applicants who have applied for Junior Statistical Officer (JCO) and paper 4 is only for candidates who applied for Assistant Audit/ Accounts Officer. Check the SSC CGL tier 2 syllabus in the table below:
SSC CGL tier 2 syllabus
Paper 1 -Quantitative Abilities
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Degree and Radian Measures
Heights and Distances
Bar diagram & Pie chart, etc.
Paper 2 - English Language and Comprehension
Spot the error
Fill in the blanks
Idioms & phrases
One word substitution
Improvement of sentences
Active & passive voice
Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
Shuffling of sentence parts
Comprehension passage, etc.
Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
Methods of data collection
Tabulation of data
Graphs and charts
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Measures of relative dispersion
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
Correlation and Regression
Spearman’s rank correlation
Measures of association of attributes
Multiple and partial correlation
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)
Sampling and non-sampling errors
Sampling distribution (statement only)
Sample size decisions
Methods of estimation
Testing of hypothesis
The basic concept of testing
Small sample and large sample tests
Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistics, Confidence intervals
Analysis of Variance
Time Series Analysis
Index Numbers, etc.
Paper 4 - Finance and Economics
Finance and Accounts - Nature and scope
Fundamental principles & basic concept of Accounting
Limitations of Financial Accounting
Basic concepts and Conventions
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Basic concepts of accounting
Books of Original Entry
Rectification of Errors
Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
Valuation of Inventories
Non-profit organisations Accounts
Receipts and Payments
Income & Expenditure Accounts
Bills of Exchange
Self Balancing Ledgers
Economics and Governance
Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Microeconomics
Theory of Demand and Supply
Theory of consumer’s behaviour Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply
Theory of Production and cost
Laws of production
Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
Various forms of markets
National Income of India
Poverty and unemployment
Economic Reforms in India
Functions of commercial Banks/ RBI/ Payment Banks
Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003
Role of Information Technology in Governance
SSC CGL syllabus 2021 - Tier 3
Applicants qualifying for the SSC CGL 2021 tier 1 and 2 exams will be eligible to appear for the SSC CGL tier 3 exam. The CGL Tier 3 exam is descriptive in nature and the syllabus for SSC CGL tier 3 exam has topics like an essay, precis, letter, application writing, etc. The entire descriptive paper of tier 3 exam is to be given in one language English or Hindi.
SSC CGL tier 3 syllabus
Descriptive Test in English / Hindi
SSC CGL syllabus 2021 - Tier 4
The SSC CGL tier 4 exam is qualifying in nature. Applicants are only required to pass the skill test to get recruited to different SSC CGL services. The SSC CGL skill test is of two types:
Data entry speed test
Computer proficiency test
Details of both the SSC CGL tier 4 skill tests are given in the table below:
SSC CGL tier 4 syllabus
Data entry speed test - 8,000 key depression per hour on the computer
Computer proficiency test - (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spreadsheet and (iii) Generation of Slides
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021
SSC CGL exam is conducted in four tiers across the country. As per the SSC CGL notification Tier 1 of the CGL exam has 100 questions of 200 marks. SSC CGL tier 2 has four different papers of 200 marks each. There is negative marking in both SSC CGL tier 1 and 2 stages. CGL tier 3 is descriptive in nature and has to be attempted in English or Hindi. And the final tier is a skill test exam which is qualifying in nature. Check the tables below for the SSC CGL 2021 exam pattern in detail.
SSC CGL tier 1 exam pattern
General Intelligence & Reasoning
SSC CGL tier 2 exam pattern
2 hours (each)
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
SSC CGL tier 3 exam pattern
Descriptive paper in Hindi/English (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CGL Syllabus 2021 - For Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 Subject and Topic wis
Question: Is there negative marking in SSC CGL exam?
Yes, there is negative marking in the SSC CGL exam for SSC CGL tier 1 and 2 stage.
Question: What is the application fee for the SSC CGL examination?
SSC Combined Graduate Level exam application fee is Rs 100.
Question: What are the different stages of SSC CGL examination?
Combined Graduate Level exam has four stages. They are as follows:
Tier 1 - CBT
Tier 2 - CBT
Tier 3 - Descriptive
Tier 4 - Skill test
Question: When is the SSC CGL 2021 notification going to be released?
SSC Combined Graduate Level 2021 is scheduled to be released on December 29, 2020.
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Questions related to SSC CGL
How much time is taken for promotion of PSI of Delhi police to inspector ?
Delhi Police Sub Inspector is primarily responsible for maintaining law and order in the capital city by using all the powers, officially vested by the Govt. of India. The Sub Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police comes under Group-C post and pay band of 9300–34800 +4200 Grade pay. The first promotion from an SI to the rank of an Inspector takes about 15 years, provided an impeccable service record. The next promotion to the rank of an ACP takes about 12 years.
Dearness Allowance : 119% (currently)
House Rent Allowance
Transport Allowance : 1600 + DA
Conveyance Allowance ,CGHS semi-private (medical benefit)
deputy superintendent of police Vs CBI sub inspector ? which will be best...
Selected candidates will be recruited on a deputation basis and paid in the pay band III of Rs 15,600-39,100 with Grade Pay of Rs 5,400. Eligible candidates can download the application form as given in the recruitment advertisement of CBI.
the cbi officer ki salary pay scale is rs 9300-34800 while grade pay of rs 4200 and other allowances are available. as per the current pay scale, you will initially get a salary of around 40,000 /
Ive completed my 12 th and BE Cse. Im about to apply for SSC CGL . I saw a column called roll no. Im from Tamilnadu and studied in State board. I dont have roll no so what should I write in that column either 12th or college no. which number should be I write
CGL is a graduate level examination and I think they have been asking about the Graduation roll number may be or it can be for boards 10th or 12th.
I would request you to read the information bulletin or the instructions carefully as per SSC CGL & then fill it up. I wish a careful read will solve your problem.
I hope my answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!
Which will be best Income tax officer through SSC CGL or deputy superintendent of police through MPSC ? please pick one of them...
In my view, both are the best. State PSC conducts exam for recruitment of Group A & B and being a Deputy Superintendent of Police is a group A post. Everybody knows the power of these posts.
The order of promotion as income tax Inspector-->income tax officer (gazetted grp B)--> Asstt Commissioner (equivalent to IRS)-->Dy. Commissioner--> Joint Commissioner-->Additional Commissioner-->Commissioner of income tax.
As compared to PSC, SSC CGL recruits only Group B and Group C posts. So you will not get any chance here for Group A post. By promotion you can become Group A. Income tax Inspector from SSC CGL is a group B post.
which will be best Income tax officer or CBI officer ? please pick one of them...
It's very unfair to just teo different and highly prestigious jobs on the basis of certain factors.
Let me tell you about these career opportunities, so that you can decide which suits you the best-
An income tax officer is responsible to collect the revenues and maintain the official record of all the taxes collected within his allotted area or region on a persistent basis.
A CBI officer on the other hand is responsible to tackle both financial deficits, also solve criminal cases as the highest investing agency in the country.
Hope it helps!!