Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I Exam

Note: This is a predicted pattern based on previous years’ weightages as well as the new pattern announced.

English Language
Priority Set Nature of Questions Topic Weightage (# of Questions) Approach
I 1. Scoring
2. Easy to Solve
3. High Accuracy Possible
4. Time Consuming
Reading Comprehension 5 (1 passage) The passage could be on any topic.
Questions are mostly fact based and can be directly picked out of the passage.
Sometimes vocabulary questions are asked on commonly used words.
II 1. Scoring
2. Easy to Solve
3. High Accuracy Possible
4. Quick Solve
Fill in the Blanks
Spellings
0-5
0-2
A mix of grammar and vocabulary based questions.
Important topics:
Phrasal verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses, usage in context, confusable words
Choose the correctly spelt word or the misspelt word from different words.
The same word can be spelt in different ways and you are asked to select the correct spelling.
III 1. Moderate to High Score Possible
2. Moderately Time Consuming
3. Moderate to High Accuracy Possible
Phrase or Idiom Meaning
Synonyms and Antonyms
One Word Substitution
0-2
0-2
3-5
Easy to moderate difficulty level
The meaning of the phrase or idiom can be asked in a sentence.
The meaning can also be asked directly.
One word given with four options to choose from, (either synonyms or antonyms).
Rarely the words can be given in sentences.
Prepare a list of commonly asked words to answer this part and score full marks.
Substitute one word for the phrase given.
Go through a list of the one word substitutions from past papers and solve questions on one word substitution.
IV 1. Moderately Scoring
2. Time Consuming
3. Moderate Accuracy Possible
Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction
Error Spotting
5
3-5
A mix of grammar and vocabulary Based questions.
Important Topics:
Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech, Easily confusable words, Usage in Context, Avoid guessing too much in these questions. Be aware of no improvement questions
Grammar based
Important Topics:
Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech.
Avoid guessing too much in these questions as some questions are tricky.
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Nature of Questions Chapters Weightage (# of Questions) Approach
1. Scoring
2. Easy to Solve
3. Less Time Consuming
4. Sometimes a bit Difficult
Classification
Analogy
Coding Decoding
Puzzle
2-3
2-3
2-3
2-3
Number, Letter, General Knowledge and Meaningful Words based questions.
Letter, Number, General Knowledge and Meaning based questions.
Questions on Coding by Analogy, Coding and decoding by letter shifting, and Coding Letters of a Word.
Could also include, Coding and decoding in fictitious language.
Number based puzzles like 7 × 5 × 6 × 5 = 6575, then 8 × 7 × 4 × 6 = ?
or
Find the correct equation type questions.
or
Quant based questions like on age, speed and distance.
or
Seating arrangement questions.
1. Easy to Solve
2. High Accuracy possible
3. May be time consuming
Matrix
Word formation
Arranging words in Meaningful order or Dictionary order
0-1
1-2
1-2
1 or 2 Matrix of letters with numbers are given from which correct set of numbers for given word is to find out.
From the given word find whether the given option words can be formed or not.
It can be meaningful order of doing a certain task, or following a certain rule.
In dictionary order words are to be arranged according to dictionary sequence in ascending or descending order.
1. Easy to Solve
2. High Accuracy possible
3. Less Time Consuming
Venn diagram
Directions & Distances
0-2
0-1
Problems based on Venn Diagram
Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on paper.
1. May be Time Consuming
2. May be tricky
Blood Relations
Missing Number
Series
0-1
1-2
2-3
Family Tree problems or General Blood Relation Problems.
May be asked.
Find the missing number from the given matrix or diagram.
Mainly questions on Number & Alphabet series.
1. Scoring
2. Sometimes a bit Difficult
3. Visual imagination is required
Non Verbal Reasoning 3-4 Questions like Complete the pattern, Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Counting Figures.
Figure based Analogy/Classification/Series or cube based questions may be asked.
1. May be tricky
2. Sometimes a bit Difficult
3. Time Consuming
Verbal Reasoning 0-2 Questions on Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason.
Questions on Course of Action & Statements and Arguments can also be asked.
General Awareness
Chapter Topic Weightage (#Question) Total Weightage of Chapter
Static
Culture
Indian History
Geography (Indian + World)
Environment
Economy
Polity
1-2
2-3
2-3
1-2
2-3
2-3
14
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics + Space Science
Computer and Mobile Technology
Diseases, pollution
Nutrition
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
9
Others
Current Affairs
Misc. GK- Sports, People In News, Books
Dates, Portfolios, Schemes
0-1
0-1
0-1
2
Quantitative Aptitude
Priority Order Nature of questions Topic Weightage(# Question) Approach
I.
Simplification
Interest
Percentage
Ratio and Proportion
Average
Problems on Ages
1-2
1-2
0-1
1-2
0-1
0-1
Questions on BODMAS Rule, Fractions, Surds and Indices etc.
Problems on Simple, Compound Interests and Installments
Calculation oriented basic Percentage Problems
Problems on Simple, Compound Ratios and Direct/Indirect Proportions
Problems on Average Weight/Height/Marks etc.
Basic Problems on Ages
II.
Speed Time And Distance
Profit and Loss
Number Series
Number System
Mensuration
Data Interpretation
1-2
1-2
0-1
1-2
2-3
0-3
Problems on Average/Relative speeds, Boats, Trains etc.
Problems on Profit/Loss, Dishonest/Successive dealings, Partnerships etc.
Moderate to difficult problems on Completing the series, Finding Missing/Wrong Term
Moderate problems on LCM and HCF, Irrational or Rational Numbers, Proper steps should be followed to solve irrational to rational numbers
Problems on Plane Figures such as Square, Rectangle, Circles, Cone, Cylinder etc.
Problems on Bar/Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables etc.
III.
Time and Work
Mixture problems
Algebra
Geometry
Trigonometry
1-2
0-1
2-3
3-4
2-3
Problems on Work efficiency, Wages and Pipes etc.
To Make A Mixture From Two Or More Entities/Mixtures
Basic Linear Equations in one or two variables, Quadratic and Algebraic Identities are important. Remember all the identities
Problems related to Triangles congruency, Similarity theorems, Circle chords and tangent theorems, Co-ordinate geometry etc.
Remember all the theorems.
Problems based on Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distance etc…
Remember all the Trigonometric Identities.

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