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SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 - Check Tier Wise and Subject Wise Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 - Check Tier Wise and Subject Wise Syllabus

Edited By Meghana Mohana Krishnan | Updated on Jun 24, 2024 05:07 PM IST | #SSC CGL
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Staff selection commission shared the SSC CGL syllabus 2024 in the official notification at The syllabus of SSC CGL 2024 is a comprehensive list of the topics and sub-topics covered in the question paper. Candidates attempting the SSC CGL exam can go through the material below for more details regarding the syllabus.

SSC conducts the CGL exam 2024 to recruit eligible candidates for a variety of posts such as Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax, Assistant Enforcement Officer and Sub Inspector. Candidates are encouraged to use the SSC CGL syllabus 2024 and exam pattern to prepare a robust exam study plan.

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  • SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam (Objective) Online mode

  • SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam (Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III) will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for the English Language And Comprehension module in Section II of Paper-I.

SSC CGL syllabus 2024 - Tier 1

Tier 1 is the first stage of the SSC CGL. As per the SSC CGL 2024 syllabus, tier 1 will be conducted in computer-based online mode and the questions will be based on the topics mentioned in the table below -

SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus topic wise



SSC CGL 2024 General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

Verbal & Non-verbal Analogies

Similarities & Differences

Space visualisation

Spatial orientation

Problem-Solving Analysis

Decision Making

Visual Memory


Relationship Concepts

Arithmetical Reasoning

Arithmetic number series

Non-verbal series

Coding & Decoding

Statement Conclusion

Syllogistic Reasoning

Semantic Analogy

Symbolic/ Number Analogy

Figural Analogy

Semantic Classification

Symbolic/ Number Classification

Figural Classification

Semantic Series

Number Series

Figural Series

Word Building

Coding & decoding

Numerical Operations

Symbolic Operations


Venn Diagrams

Drawing Inferences

Pattern- folding & unfolding


Address Matching

Date & City matching

Embedded Figures

Critical Thinking,

Emotional Intelligence

Social Intelligence, etc.

General Awareness






Science and technology

Current affairs, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Whole numbers


Fractions & relationships between numbers


Ratio & Proportion

Square Roots



Profit & Loss


Partnership Business

Mixture and Alligation

Time & Distance

Time & Work

Basic algebraic

Graphs of Linear equations




Regular polygons

Right prism

Right circular cone

Right circular cylinder



Rectangular parallelepiped

Trigonometric ratio

Degree & radian Measures

Standard Identities

Complementary angles

Heights & distances

Frequency polygon

Bar graph

Pie chart, etc.

English Comprehension

Basic comprehension, etc.

SSC CGL 2024 syllabus - Tier 2

Tier 2 is the second stage of the SSC CGL 2024 selection process. Aspirants who successfully qualify in Tier 1 will be eligible to appear in the Tier 2 exam. The SSC CGL tier 2 exam will also be conducted in computer-based online mode and the questions will be based on the subjects and topics mentioned below. From the following table, aspirants can check the syllabus of SSC CGL 2024 for the tier 2 stage.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2024





Paper 1

Session 1


Module-I: Mathematical Abilities

Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence

Mathematical Abilities: Number system, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Statistics and probability

Reasoning and General Intelligence:

Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/

Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern Folding 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


Module I: English Language and Comprehension

Module II: General Awareness

English Language and Comprehension:

Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and their correct usage; Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words, Idioms & Phrases, 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: Questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.


Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organisation, back- up 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 Internet and emails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, e-Banking.

Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojans etc.) and preventive measures.

Paper 2


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 correlations (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 variables (discrete).

Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling 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, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way 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 numbers, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

Paper 3

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Part A - Finance and Accounts:

Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting: Financial Accounting, Basic concepts of accounting.

Part B - Economics and Governance: Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Finance Commission, Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Microeconomics, Theory of Demand and Supply, Theory of Production and cost, Forms of Market and price determination in different markets, Indian Economy, Economic Reforms in India, Money and Banking, Role of Information Technology in Governance.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2024

The commission provides the SSC CGL 2024 exam pattern in the official notification. According to the exam pattern, the exam is conducted in four tiers, two tiers in computer-based tests followed by the third which is a descriptive test and the fourth which is a skill test. The exam pattern comprises of topics , marking scheme, duration of the exam etc. Along with the SSC CGL syllabus 2024, candidates must also check the exam pattern for their preparations. The duration of the exam is 1 hour.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern


Total Questions

Total Marks

General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



General English



General Intelligence & Reasoning



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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Paper and Session

Subject and number of questions

Maximum marks

Paper- 1
Session 1


Module-I: Mathematical Abilities

Module-II: Reasoning

and General Intelligence

Questions: 30+30= 60



Module-I: English

Language and


Module-II: General


Questions: 45+25=70



Module-I: Computer

Knowledge Module

Questions: 20


Paper- 1

Session 2


Module-II: Data Entry

Speed Test Module

Paper 2


Questions: 100


Paper 3

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Questions: 100


Note: The duration of the exam is 1 hour for paper 1, session 1 and 15 minutes for paper 1 session 2. Papers 2 and 3 have a duration of 2 hours.

SSC CGL question papers 2024

Along with the exam pattern and syllabus of SSC CGL 2024, aspirants must also know about the question papers. SSC releases the CGL question papers along with the answer key a few days after the exam is conducted. Candidates preparing for the SSC CGL exam can download the question paper in PDF format to know the paper pattern, difficulty level of the exam as well as the types of questions asked in the exam.

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SSC CGL preparation tips 2024

Candidates preparing for the SSC CGL 2024 exam must have a strategy on the basis of which they must start their preparations. From the following pointers, aspirants can find the SSC

CGL preparation tips 2024

  • Refer to the SSC CGL syllabus 2024 and exam pattern.

  • Download the previous year's questions of SSC CGL and solve them on a regular basis.

  • Give SSC CGL mock tests for better preparation.

  • Create an effective SSC CGL study plan

  • Make a timetable and follow it strictly.

  • While preparing, make short notes and keep them handy for quick revision.

  • Refer to the best SSC CGL study material and books.

  • Do not take stress, follow a healthy routine, meditate and eat healthy food.

  • Keep a positive attitude before taking the exam.

SSC CGL books 2024

Apart from the syllabus of SSC CGL 2024, aspirants must also refer to the best books as it is one of the best sources for preparation. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGL) is one of the most competitive exams in India. To qualify in it, aspirants require a lot of patience, determination, thorough practice, continuous hours of deep studying etc. Candidates planning to appear for the exam must have a high level of preparation strategy to score more to get selected, for this the books of 2024 SSC CGL will always help as it has formulas, solutions, concepts, solved and unsolved questions etc.

Free Exam Preparation Guide with Trend Analysis, Cut off, Preparation Tips & Strategy

SSC CGL books 2024

Objective General English

SP Bakshi (Arihant)

Competitive General English

Kiran Prakashan

Perfect Competitive English

V.K. Sinha

Quantitative Aptitude

Dr R.S Agarwal

NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11


Logical and Analytical Reasoning

A.K. Gupta

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning

Arun Sharma

General Knowledge

Lucent Publication

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How many papers are there in the SSC CGL tier 1 exam?

As per the SSC CGL syllabus 2024, there are four papers for the tier 1 exam.

2. Is the SSC CGL tier 1 exam conducted in offline or online mode?

The SSC CGL tier 1 exam is conducted in online mode.

3. What is the exam duration for SSC CGL tier 1 exam?

The SSC CGL tier 1 exam is conducted for a duration of 60 minutes.

4. When will the SSC CGL exam 2024 be conducted?

The SSC CGL tier 1 2024-25 exam will be conducted between September and October.

5. In which mode the skill test will be conducted?

As per the SSC CGL exam pattern, the skill test is conducted in offline mode.

6. Can 12 pass apply for SSC CGL?

No, to apply for the SSC CGL exam, you must have a bachelor's degree. 


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Questions related to SSC CGL

Have a question related to SSC CGL ?

Hello aspirant,

The SSC CGL syllabus 2024 was released by the Staff Selection Commission through an official announcement on The subjects and subtopics included in the question paper are listed in detail in the SSC CGL 2024 curriculum.

To know the complete syllabus you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

Yes,  failing one subject in 12th grade but passing overall and completing graduation in first division will likely make you eligible for the SSC CGL exam and document verification. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) requires a candidate to have passed the 12th class examination from a recognized board. As long as you have a passing certificate for 12th standard, even with a fail in one subject, you meet the basic eligibility criteria.

The SSC CGL emphasizes your graduation degree for most posts. Since you have a first-class graduation, it strengthens your application.

While the general eligibility mentions passing 12th, some specific posts within the SSC CGL might have stricter requirements. Double-check the notification for the specific post you're interested in to ensure there are no additional requirements regarding class 12th subjects or marks.

During document verification, the SSC might ask about the failed subject in 12th. Be prepared to explain the situation honestly. Having a first-class graduation demonstrates your academic ability overall.

I hope it helps!

Hello there,

The application forms for SSC CGLS 2024 Exam are out online. The last date to fill the application form is July 2024. The Staff Selection Commission has also released the date for the correction window for the online application which is August 1 and 2.  The exam for Tier 1 will be held in September- October. However, the confirmed date is yet to be announced.


The minimum educational qualification required for applying for SSC CGL is a bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognised university. And the age limit to apply is 18 to 32 years. If you have only passed your 12th standard then you are not eligible to apply for this exam. You need to complete your bachelor's degree to be able to apply for it.

Hope this information will help. Best wishes ahead!

No, a BSc in Microbiology wouldn't directly qualify you to become a GST inspector through the SSC CGL exam (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination). The SSC CGL recruits for various posts, and the eligibility criteria differ based on the specific post.

For the post of GST Inspector (typically under the Central Excise Inspector or Inspector (Excise) cadre), a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Business Administration or Law is usually required. Microbiology doesn't fall under the typical qualifica

I hope it helps!

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