SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 - Check Tier I, II, III & IV Syllabus
SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the SSC CGL 2020 syllabus along with the notification tentatively on September 15, 2020. Candidates preparing for the exam can go through the subject wise important concepts and topics through the syllabus of SSC CGL 2020. With the help of SSC CGL syllabus 2020, students can plan their studies and focus on topics that will require more time and concepts which can be mastered easily.
Along with SSC CGL 2020 syllabus, students can also check out the exam pattern and previous year question papers to get an idea about the difficulty level of exam, nature of questions asked and a lot more. Aspirants should follow the SSC CGL syllabus 2020 and CGL exam pattern of each tier to form a solid approach and pass SSC CGL exam with a respectable rank.
Latest: SSC had to once again re-schedule the SSC CGL exam date. As per the new dates, the SSC CGL Tier 2 (2019) will now be held from November 02 to 05, 2020. SSC CGL tier 1 2019 answer key has been released on July 7 at the official website. Staff Selection Commission has released SSC CGL 2019 Result and SSC CGL Cut off in online mode on July 1.
SSC CGL Admit Card 2020 to be released on February 20. Check for exam city.
SSC CGL is a 4-tier examination. According to the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, the tier- I question paper will comprise of General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude and English Comprehension. The Tier II exam of SSC CGL 2020 will consist of three different papers/subjects and the candidate will be required to appear in one, two or three papers depending upon the category of posts applied for, as the case may be. Candidates qualifying the Tier I and Tier II examination of SSC CGL 2020 can proceed to Tier III which is a descriptive test and simultaneously to Tier IV.
SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus
The detailed syllabus of SSC CGL 2020 papers are listed in the following tables.
SSC CGL 2020 Tier - I Syllabus
The SSC CGL 2020 syllabus of Tier I covers 4 subjects of 200 marks and has 100 questions. SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is conducted for a composite time of 60 minutes duration.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2020: Topics with the papers of Tier I
Papers of Tier I
A: General Intelligence & Reasoning
Verbal and Non-verbal Analogies
B: General Awareness
C: Quantitative Aptitude
D: English Comprehension
Basic comprehension and writing ability
What are the SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus Tier I Important Points?
Questions in Tier I will be objective type multiple choice.
Question paper, according to the prescribed SSC CGL Syllabus 2020, will be set both in English and Hindi language except for the English Comprehension part.
0.50 marks will be cut for every wrong answer marked in SSC CGL 2020.
As per the syllabus of SSC CGL 2020 syllabus, Questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of graduation level and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.
Questions in Tier I of SSC CGL 2020 will be objective type multiple choice.
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The question paper will be set both in English and Hindi language except for the English Comprehension part in the 2020 SSC CGL.
0.50 marks will be cut for every wrong answer marked.
Questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of graduation level and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.
What are the Books Recommended to crack SSC CGL 2020 Tier I?
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning: M. K. Pandey
Verbal and non-verbal reasoning: R. S. Aggarwal
General Knowledge: Dr Binary Karn /Lucent
General Knowledge: Arihant Publications
Advance maths for General Competitions: Rakesh Yadav/KD Publications
Elementary and Advanced Mathematics: Kiran Prakashan
English for General Competitions: from Plinth to Paramount (Volume – 1): Neetu Singh /KD Publications
A mirror of Common Errors: Dr Ashok Kumar /Academic and test publication
Word Power Made Easy: Norman Lewis
Competitive General English: Kiran Prakashan
Objective General English: S. P. Bakshi
What is the SSC CGL 2020 Tier - II Syllabus?
Tier II of SSC CGL syllabus 2020 covers 4 papers of 200 marks each. Each paper is for a duration of 120 minutes. Paper 1 and 2 is mandatory for all the posts. Paper 3 is only for those candidates who apply for Junior Statistical Officer (JCO) and who qualify Paper 1. Paper 4 (Finance and Economics) will only be for the candidates who apply for Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer in SSC CGL 2020.
SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus: Tier II Papers and Topics
Papers of Tier II
Paper I: Quantitative Abilities
Paper II: English Language and Comprehension
Paper III: Statistics
Paper IV: Finance and Economics
Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 marks)
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)
What are the SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus Tier II Important Points?
Questions in Tier II will be objective type multiple choice in the 2020 SSC CGL.
As per the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, the question paper will be set both in English and Hindi language except for Paper II- English Language and Comprehension.
Paper I and Paper II of SSC CGL 2020 are compulsory for all the posts.
Paper-III of SSC CGL 2020 is for the candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India (M/o Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.
Paper-IV is for those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
0.50 marks will be cut for every wrong answer marked in Paper I, III and IV while 0.25 marks will be cut in Paper II.
According to the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.
What are the Books Suggested to cover the SSC CGL 2020 Tier II Syllabus 2020?
KD Publications/ Rakesh Yadav: Advance maths for General Competitions
Kiran Prakashan: Elementary and Advanced Mathematics
English Language and Comprehension
Neetu Singh /KD Publications: English for General Competitions: from Plinth to Paramount (Volume – 1)
Dr. Ashok Kumar /Academic and test publication: A mirror of Common Errors
Norman Lewis: Word Power Made Easy
Kiran Prakashan: Competitive General English
S. P. Bakshi: Objective General English
- Kiran Prakashan: SSC CGL Tier-II Statistics
Graduate level books on Statistics followed in Universities across India
Finance and Economics
Higher Secondary and Graduate level books on Economics followed in Indian Universities
Ramesh Singh: Indian Economy
SSC CGL Tier - III Syllabus 2020
Candidates who have qualified the Tier I and Tier II of SSC CGL 2020 exam are eligible to appear the Tier III exam. SSC prescribes the Tier III of SSC CGL syllabus 2020. This is a descriptive paper conducted offline. The test, as per the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, consists of writing essay, precis, letter, application etc. The composite time limit is 60 minutes.
Topics in SSC CGL 2020 Tier III
Tier III: Descriptive Test
Descriptive Paper in English / Hindi
SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus Tier III Important Point
The entire paper in Tier III must be written in a single language, i.e. either in english or hindi.
SSC CGL 2020 Tier IV Skill Test
Tier IV: Skill Test
SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus Tier IV Important Points
Tier IV exam is qualifying in nature. Candidates are required to pass this computer test. No marks are alloted to the candidates on qualifying SSC CGL 2020 Tier IV exam. This computer test is a two staged process, DEST and CPT.
Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)
8,000 key depression per hour on computer for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax)
OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted for appearing in Skill Test
OH candidates opting for post of Tax Assistant in CBEC are not exempted from Skill Test
HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the Skill Test.
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
- CPT is for posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in SFIO under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC
No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates in SSC CGL 2020.
Along with the syllabus of SSC CGL, it is equally important to have a clear idea of the exam pattern so that the aspirant can crack SSC CGL exam 2020.
SSC CGL is a 4-tier examination. According to the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, the tier- I question paper will comprise of General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantative Aptitude and English Comprehension. The Tier II exam of SSC CGL 2020 will consist of three different papers/subjects and the candidate will be required to appear in one, two or three papers depending upon the category of posts applied for, as the case may be. Candidates qualifying the Tier I and Tier II examination of SSC CGL 2020 can proceed to Tier III which is a descriptive test and simultaneously to Tier IV.
The table lists the tiers of SSC CGL, the mode and type of exam.
Mode of Examination
Type of Examination
Multiple Choice Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Pen and Paper Mode
Descriptive paper in English/ Hindi
Tier - IV
Computer Proficiency Test
Skill Test (Wherever applicable)
Over 15 to 20 lakh candidates appear in SSC CGL exam every year. Therefore, it is a highly competitive exam and candidates should prepare smartly to crack it. Candidates must check SSC CGL syllabus 2020 to give proper attention and time to each section and know the section-wise tips and tricks, important topics for the exam, the best books to prepare, section-wise weightage of topics and the importance of mock tests etc.
Based on the marks scored by the candidates in Tier-I CBE, he/she will be shortlisted to appear in the Tier-II Exam or for next stage of SSC CGL selection process 2020. Candidates must go through SSC CGL Syllabus 2020, for getting qualified in each stage of CGL exam. Based on the aggregate performance in Tier-I and Tier-II, candidates will be shortlisted to appear in Tier-III (Descriptive Paper).
The candidates who score minimum qualifying marks, as fixed by the Commission, in Tier-III will be eligible to appear in Skill Tests i.e. Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Skill Test (DEST), and Document Verification.
As the skill tests are qualifying in nature, if a candidate fails to appear in skill test or fails to qualify in the Skill Test, he/ she will not be eligible for the posts where CPT/ DEST are required for SSC CGL 2020 selection process.
SSC has the right to fix minimum qualifying marks in each component of the Tier-I Exam or fix minimum qualifying marks in each Paper of Tier-II. SSC also reserves the right to fix separate cut-offs for Paper-III (i.e. for the post of JSO), PaperIV (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I+Paper-II (all other posts) for selection process of SSC CGL 2020.
SSC CGL Cutoff 2020
SSC releases the cut off of SSC CGL 2020 along with results. The SSC CGL 2020 cut off is released on the official website in PDF format. The SSC CGL cut off 2020 will be declared separately for each category and post. To appear in the selection process of SSC CGL 2020, candidates should secure the required cut off marks for each stage, by following a timely preparation and checking the syllabus of SSC CGL 2020. The cutoff marks for SSC CGL 2020 Tier I will be determined from maximum 200 marks, while for Tier-II stage the cutoff marks will be decided from 400 marks.
SSC CGL 2020 Application Form
SSC will release the SSC CGL application form 2020 tentatively in September with the notification. Candidates need to apply for the SSC CGL 2020 examination in two parts. In part-I, the basic details like name, address, academic details etc of an aspirant is registered. While in part-II, scanned photograph and signature of the candidate is inserted in the pre-defined format and online payment is made accordingly. The print out of the application form and the payment receipt is to be kept for further reference. Candidates need to check the SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 and other relevant details like eligibility, educational qualification and exam centres as given in the detailed notification before their application.
SSC CGL Admit Card 2020
The admit card of SSC CGL 2020 is released by Staff Selection Commission in online mode at their website - ssc.nic.in. To download the SSC CGL admit card 2020, candidates must use their registration number. The SSC CGL 2020 hall ticket contains the details related to the candidate and the examination. It is to be noted that only those candidates who have successfully filled the online application for SSC CGL 2020 within the stipulated date will be issued an admit card. Along with the SSC CGL admit card 2020, a candidate must take a valid photo ID proof on the date of examination.
To enhance the problem-solving skill, candidates are encouraged to solve the previous year question papers to crack SSC CGL 2020. The syllabus of SSC CGL 2020 also gives insights to the nature of the questions asked. Solving these definitely increases one’s ability to know the pattern of questions, sources from where the questions are asked and thereby increase the possibility of selection in SSC CGL.
SSC CGL Answer Key 2020
Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC CGL answer key of the exam held so that candidates can get an idea of their score and prepare accordingly for later stages of recruitment in SSC CGL.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 - Check Tier I, II, III & IV Syllabus
Question: Which books are best to study for SSC CGL that covers SSC CGL 2020 syllabus?
Dear aspiring candidate there are many books which are available in the market but I am sharing few books below.
Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh, published by KD Campus.
High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin.
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension – By Arun Sharma
Lucent's General Knowledge by Dr. Binary Karn
General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
Apart from the books, you should also read the Indian Express, The Times of India and The Hindu newspapers to cover the syllabus of SSC CGL 2020.
Question: How much time will it take to prepare for SSC CGL?
Dear SSC CGL aspirant, if you are ready to dedicate 6-7 hours of your daily time for the next 3 months, you are good to go and can cover the entire SSC CGL 2020 syllabus.
Question: What is the negative marking of SSC CGL Tier I?
In Tier I, 0.50 marks will be deducted as negative marking.
Question: What are the subjects in SSC CGL 2020?
The major subjects asked in SSC CGL 2020 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
Question: What are the posts that require DEST in TIER IV of SSC CGL 2020?
Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) required for only the post i.e Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). It's qualfying test, where aspirants needs to qualify in data entry to get selected in SSC CGL 2020.
Question: Is there sectional cut off in SSC CGL 2020 exam?
No, only overall cut off marks will be considered to select candidates in each stage of SSC CGL 2020 exam.
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I am very weak student of age 21, feels so down & lost living life as being so weak i think my life is over & have no future,no work as i feels its not possible for me to crack Ssc cgl as being weak i am late at age 21. i feel so depressed but glad that my parents&one friend motivates me always
Hello dear student,
First fall what I would like to tell you is nobody is born intelligent. You have to focus on your studies and if you feel you are not able to absorb certain things then practice them again and again that can help you in a very good way . You will get the positive outcome. I tell this to all the students is you are half way through if you are positive . So don't worry just focus , sit back check the syllabus. Make time table according to you .
Just start preparing for what you are aiming for . And SSC cgl is not the only thing left in the world . I am not sure about your studies as in what you are pursuing currently. So don't worry be positive and aim for the goal . You will definitely achieve
We always have ways to things but if we are stuck somewhere, we think we are done and that's the end of the world , while it's not like that . So cheer up
You are so young to think like that .
junior engineer can apply ssc cgl exam and other non-engineer exam?
The eligibility criteria is different for each post in SSC CGL. The eligibility criteria is as follows
- Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer: Candidate muts have bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university Preferably in Company Secretary or Chartered Accountant or Masters in Commerce or Cost & Management Accountant or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) Post: Candidate must have passed bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 60% Marks in mathematics in class or bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects.
Statistical Investigator Grade-II: Candidate must have passed bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects (in all the years of the graduation course).
Other Posts: Candidate must have passed bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
Age must be in between 18-32 years and age criteria is different for each post. For reserved categories, ex-servicemen, ECOs/SSCOs, Central government employees, Widows, divorced women, separated women there is an age relaxation which is different for each category. So you need to check the eligibility criteria before applying for any post in SSC CGL. Each exam has its own eligibility criteria which you need to check before applying.
Myself a student of physics honors 4th semester.... But i dont want to make my career in that strm. I want to join ota chennai but at the same time i also think to do preprsn for SSC cgl but still I am not able to clear my goals plzz suggest me for the same and help me so dat I can clr my problem.
If you want to prepare for both you can go ahead, the syllabus of OTA consists of General Knowledge and English, each consists of 120 questions for 100 marks, so total marks is 200, the language paper is bilingual and exam is conducted for two hours.
The best part about OTA and SSC CGL is both the section aforementioned comes in SSC CGL as well, in addition to this there are quant and reasoning section. If you want to prepare for both exams , you have to balance it out. For English section, the best book is Wren and Martin for Grammar, Word power made easy for vocabulary, and you can use Plinth to Paramount/General English by SP Bakshi for practice and understanding concepts. For General Knowledge, static portion can be covered by books like Lucent' GK, and for dynamic portion it's best to read newspaper on a daily basis,you can read The Hindu or The Indian Express regarding this. You can follow this procedure in case of SSC CGL as well.
When it comes to Quant Section of SSC CGL, you can use any of RK Agarwal's Quantitative Aptitude, M Tyra's Magical book on Quicker Maths, Arihant's Fast Track Objective Arithmetic. In case of reasoning, you can use MK Pandey's Analytical Reasoning, RK Agarwal's Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning.
First get conceptual understanding and then practice it accordingly, you may find free mock papers at various sites of competitive exams, also go through previous year paper.
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Sir i got in PCB=58+45+53=158
I'm eligible for neet Or cet
can I prepare for ssc cgl with my b.el.ed course?? and from which year should I start preperation?
You can start your preparation for SSC CGL. This exam can be taken by everyone from any stream.
I would suggest to start from the first year a little. And from the last year of college prepare in detail in depth.