SSC CGL Syllabus 2019
Anangsha Patra, 07 Jan 2019, #SSC CGL

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. 

SSC CGL Syllabus 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.


Detailed SSC CGL 2019 Syllabus for Tier I



General Intelligence/Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

General Awareness/General Knowledge

Reading Comprehension

Non-verbal reasoning


Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)





Fill in the blanks



Current Affairs

Phrases and Idioms




One word substitution


Ratio and Proportion

Books and Authors

Sentence correction


Problem on Ages

Important Schemes

Error Spotting


Speed, Distance and Time


Active/ Passive voice

Word Formation

Number System

People in News

Cloze test

Venn Diagram




Direction and Distance

Data Interpretation



Blood Relations

Time and Work







Verbal reasoning




Critical thinking




Preparation Tips for SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1

  • 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



Analytical Reasoning

M K Pandey

Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning

R S Aggarwal

SSC CGL Syllabus 2019 Tier II 

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

Quantitative Aptitude

Language and Comprehension


Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance


Reading Comprehension

Collection and Representation of Data

Finance and Accounting



Measure of Dispersion

Fundamental Principles


Fill in the Blanks

Measure of Central Tendency

Financial Accounting


Phrases and Idioms

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis

Basic Concepts of Accounting

Ratio and Proportion

One Word Substitution

Correlation and Regression

Self-Balancing Ledger

Speed, Distance and Time

Sentence Correction

Random Variables

Error Spotting and Correction

Number System

Error Spotting

Random Variables



Cloze Test

Sampling Theory

Economics and Governance

Data Interpretation

Para Jumbles

Analysis and Variance

Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Time and Work


Time Series Analysis

Finance Commission


Active-Passive Voice

Index Number

Theory of Demand and Supply









Data Sufficiency




Preparation Tips for SSC CGL 2019 Tier II

  • Solve previous years’ question papers

  • Attempt mock tests

  • Be thorough with the syllabus


Best books for SSC CGL 2019 Tier II



Common Errors in English

Kiran Prakashan

Class Notes of Maths

Rakesh Yadav

SSC CGL Syllabus 2019 Tier III

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

  • Women Empowerment

  • 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.

Preparation Tips for SSC CGL 2019 Tier III

Read newspapers and magazines

Learn new words

Practice to write letters

SSC CGL exam pattern 2019

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.



English Language

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

  • English Grammar by Wren and Martin

Quantitative Aptitude

  • 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 Awareness

  • General Knowledge by Dr. Binary Karn /Lucent

  • Manorama Year Book

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