SSC CGL Syllabus 2019 – The syllabus of SSC CGL will be prescribed by the exam conducting authority, Staff Selection Commission. SSC CGL syllabus 2019 for Tier 1 and 2 include subject-wise topics such as General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension, Statistics etc. The exam will have questions from the topics given in the SSC CGL 2019 syllabus. SSC CGL syllabus has been compiled based on the topics taught in Class 10, 12 and graduation. With the help of SSC CGL syllabus, candidates can plan their preparation accordingly. The syllabus will also help candidates to identify which topics are essential and which are not. The exam dates of SSC CGL will be announced soon. Read here for more details on SSC CGL syllabus 2019.
Note: For the preparation of SSC CGL 2018 exams also, candidates can follow this syllabus of SSC CGL 2019.
The syllabus of SSC CGL Tier I consists of topics from English, General Intelligence/Reasoning Syllabus, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness/General Knowledge. The General Intelligence and Reasoning as per SSC CGL syllabus 2019 include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. Questions in General Awareness aim to test candidate’s knowledge regarding the environment, current events etc. Quantitative Aptitude questions are designed to test candidate’s ability to use appropriate numbers and numbers sense. The question paper of Tier I carries total 100 questions. Each question will be of 2 marks. For wrong answer, 0.50 marks will be deducted. Total marks allotted to this tier are 200.
General Awareness/General Knowledge
Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)
Fill in the blanks
Phrases and Idioms
One word substitution
Ratio and Proportion
Books and Authors
Problem on Ages
Speed, Distance and Time
Active/ Passive voice
People in News
Direction and Distance
Time and Work
Learn the shortcuts and tricks for simplifying lengthy calculations.
Revise the formula related to arithmetic
Practice previous years’ question papers
Best books for SSC CGL 2019 Tier I
M K Pandey
Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning
R S Aggarwal
SSC CGL syllabus of Tier II contains topics from quantitative aptitude, English language, statistics and general studies (finance and economics). Tier II has a total of 100 questions. The paper carries 200 marks. The SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier II is mentioned below.
Detailed SSC CGL Tier II syllabus
Language and Comprehension
Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance
Collection and Representation of Data
Finance and Accounting
Measure of Dispersion
Fill in the Blanks
Measure of Central Tendency
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
Basic Concepts of Accounting
One Word Substitution
Correlation and Regression
Error Spotting and Correction
Economics and Governance
Analysis and Variance
Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Time Series Analysis
Theory of Demand and Supply
Solve previous years’ question papers
Attempt mock tests
Be thorough with the syllabus
Common Errors in English
Class Notes of Maths
SSC CGL Tier II examination is descriptive test conducted to assess candidate’s writing skills. Candidates need to practice write essays, précis, application, letter etc. For the exam. The test carries 100 marks.
Topics for SSC CGL Tier III Essay Writing
Digital India: How to make it a success in the Indian context?
Disinvestment of Public Sector Enterprises: right step or not?
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Use of Social Media
Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
Demonetization and its effect on the Indian Economy
Brexit and its effect on India
FDI limits in various sectors of the economy: Should there be limits at all?
Brain drain in the medical profession: Your opinion
Make in India
Namami Gange: What are the Challenges and how to overcome them
Topics for SSC CGL Tier III Letter Writing
Complain letter on degrading conditions of roads in your locality.
Letter to present your views on Women Empowerment.
Letter to present your views on the Education System.
Complain letter on irregularities in Public Distribution System (PDS).
Letter to editor regarding the government’s mission against Black money
Letter to editor regarding sound pollution in your area
Letter to the head of your department regarding corruption practiced by some of the staff, as a whistle-blower
Letter regarding sexual harassment prevention measures for children in the school premises.
Read newspapers and magazines
Learn new words
Practice to write letters
The exam conducting body, Staff Selection Commission has announced exam pattern of SSC CGL. The SSC CGL exam is conducted in four tiers i.e, Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV. According to SSC CGL exam pattern 2019, the tier 1 exam will be conducted in computer based mode comprising four sections - general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, quantitative aptitude and English language. There will be total 100 questions carrying 200 marks. The test will be held for 60 minutes duration. SSC CGL Tier 2 is also computer based examination comprising 4 papers - quantitative abilities, English language, statistics and general studies (finance & economics). The Tier 3 is a descriptive paper conducted for 100 marks. Candidates who clear the Tier 3 exam are called for Tier 4 which is a skill based exam.
Best Books to Prepare for SSC CGL 2019
Candidates can refer to the books given below to prepare for SSC CGL exam.
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
English Grammar by Wren and Martin
Elementary and Advanced Mathematics by Kiran Prakashan
Advance maths for General Competitions by Rakesh Yadav/KD Publications
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Verbal and non-verbal reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
General Knowledge by Dr. Binary Karn /Lucent
Manorama Year Book
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