SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 & Pattern For Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 @ ssc.nic.in

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 & Pattern: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Notification on 22nd October. This year the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination is going to be held from 2nd March to 11th March 2020. SSC is going to conduct the Tier-II & Tier-III Examinations as per the scheduled dates from 22nd June to 25th June 2020. Applicants have to qualify every round to get shortlisted for the next round. Candidates who qualify the Tier I examination will be sent to the Tier II examination and aspirants who clears the Tier II will be allowed to attend the Tier III examination. Finally, candidates clearing all the 3 rounds with good merit will be shortlisted for the announced posts. All the applicants can get ready for the SSC CGL Tier I written test round, which is going to be held in March. Candidates whoever going to compete for the SSC CGL 2020 posts can check the clear information of SSC CGL syllabus, exam pattern for tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 examinations from this article.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 & Pattern For Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 @ ssc.nic.in

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the central government’s organization that looks after the recruitment of Group C non-technical and Group B non-gazette posts vacancies in the nation. Every year the SSC will be conducting lots of competitive exams as well as recruits the eligible candidates for the posts of CGL, Sub Inspector, CHSL, Auditor and Income Tax Assistant in different departments such as Indian Railways, Indian Posts, CBI, CBDT, Central Vigilance, and CAG, etc. SSC CGL examinations will be conducted at 3 levels and they are Tier I, Tier II as well as Tier III.

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2019 – Important Details

Name of the organization  Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Official Website  ssc.nic.in
Notification For Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL)
Designation Group C non-technical and Group B non-gazette posts
Number of Posts Updated Soon
Name of the examination  SSC CGL Tier 1
Starting date of online registration  October 22, 2019
Last date of online registration  November 25, 2019
Date of Tier I (Computer Based Examination)  02 March to 11 March 2020
Date of Tier II and Tier III Exams 22nd June to 25th June 2020
Category SSC CGL Syllabus, Exam Pattern 2020

SSC CGL 2020 – Important Dates

Event Date
The date for submission of online applications  22-10-2019 to 25-11-2019
Last date for receipt of application  25-11-2019 (17 Hr.)
Last date for making online fee payment  27-11-2019 (17Hr)
Last date for generation of offline Challan  27-11-2019 (17Hr)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank)  29-11-2019
Dates of Tier-I Examination (CBE)  02-03-2020 to 11-03-2020
Dates of Tier-II (CBE) and Tier-III (Des.) Examinations  22-06-2020 to 25-06-2020

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus & Pattern 2020

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2020

S No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus 2020

Tier-I: General Intelligence & Reasoning:

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates‟ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

English Comprehension:

Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2020

S No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2020

Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities):

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension):

Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelled words, idioms & phrases, one 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.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020

  • Tier-III of the SSC CGL 2019 exam is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi.
  • The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, précis, applications, letters, etc. in this exam.
  • The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes.
  • The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes.
  • Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only in the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade-II” & “Compiler”.

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern 2020

Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application, etc.) 100 marks 1 hour or 60 minutes

SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus 2020

Tier-IV examination is the skill test, which is going to be conducted for a few posts. Candidates need to qualify the skill test along with the prescribed written tests (Tier I and Tier II).

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax)

DEST Exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. Contenders have to type the English article (provided by the authority) in the computer with a speed of 2000 words in 15 minutes.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): For the post of MEA, CSS, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

Spread Sheets, Word Processing, and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam.

SSC CGL Tier I, II, III, IV Examinations 2020: Which Exam for which Post?

  • Tier-I and Tier-II exam are compulsory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL 2020 Notification.
  • While Tier-III is specifically for candidates applying for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II and Compiler.
  • SSC CGL Tier-IV exam is taken by candidates applying specifically for TA, CSS, MEA, and Inspector.

SSC CGL 2020 – Negative Marking/Penalty for wrong answers

  • For Tier – I, III and IV: 0.5 marks for a wrong answer will be deducted
  • For Tier II: 0.25 marks for a wrong answer will be deducted.

Download SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus

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