SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus | SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern | SSC CGL Tier-I Preparation Syllabus

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SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CGL Tier-I exam is an objective exam which will be conducted online. The exam comprises of four sections having 100 questions (25 questions in each section) which will account for a total of 200 marks (maximum 50 marks in each section). The time duration of Tier-1 exam will be 60 minutes.

 

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Section

Questions

Marks

Time

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

60 minutes (Total)

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Language and Comprehension

25

50

TOTAL

100

200

 

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus Subjectwise: The above-mentioned syllabus was just a brief of SSC CGL Tier-I Exam. Students must go through the detailed syllabus of all the sections and frame a study plan which will be helpful to identify and focus on their weakest topics.

 

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus & Exam Pattern

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English  Language & Comprehension

Classification

Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture, etc.)

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Analogy

Science

Interest

Fill in the Blanks

Coding-Decoding

Current Affairs

Averages

Spellings

Puzzle

Sports

Percentage

Phrases and Idioms

Matrix

Books and Authors

Ratio and Proportion

One word Substitution

Word Formation

Important Schemes

Problem on Ages

Sentence Correction

Venn Diagram

Portfolios

Speed, Distance and Time

Error Spotting

Direction and Distance

People in News

Number System

Synonyms

Blood Relations

Computers

Mensuration

Antonyms

Series

Awards and their importance

Data Interpretation

Idioms & Phrases

Verbal reasoning

Geography

Time and Work

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Economy

Algebra

Critical Thinking

Polity

Trigonometry

Emotional & Social Intelligence

Population Census

Geometry

 

General Intelligence & Reasoning: This section tests the candidates’ ability to think and problem-solving skills. The questions asked in this question are mainly the brain teasers and sometimes can be quite tricky to answer.

General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics

S. No.

Topics

S. No.

Topics

1

Analogies

21

Figural Classification

2

Similarities and Differences

22

Semantic Series

3

Space visualization

23

Number Series

4

Spatial orientation

24

Figural Series

5

Problem solving & Analysis

25

Problem Solving

6

Judgment & Decision making

26

Word Building

7

Visual memory

27

Numerical Operations

8

Discrimination & observation

28

Symbolic Operations

9

Relationship concepts

29

Embedded Figures

10

Arithmetical Reasoning and figural classification

30

Space Orientation & Visualization

11

Arithmetic Number Series

31

Venn Diagrams

12

Non-verbal series

32

Drawing inferences

13

Coding and Decoding

33

Punched hole/ pattern–folding & Un-folding

14

Statement conclusion

34

Figural pattern–folding and completion

15

Syllogistic reasoning

35

Critical thinking

16

Semantic Analogy

36

Address matching

17

Symbolic/ Number Analogy

37

Date & city matching

18

Figural Analogy

38

Classification of center codes/ roll numbers

19

Semantic Classification

39

Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding

20

Symbolic/Number Classification

40

Decoding and classification

General Awareness: This section is considered to be one of the high scoring sections of SSC CGL Exam. It aims at testing the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Questions from current affairs taking place around the world and in India will also be a part of this section. Below are the major topics covered in SSC CGL Tier-I exam under the General Awareness Section:

  • History: Facts about Harappa Civilization; Vedic culture; Name of the Kings who built important ancient Temples and Institutions like Nalanda; Chronology of Medieval India and their important systems; India’s freedom Movement and their leaders.
  • Geography: India and its neighboring countries; Famous Sea port and Airport and their location; important institution of world and India and their locations like BRICS, World Bank, IMF and RBI etc.
  • Economy: Terminology of Budget (like National Income, GDP, Fiscal Deficit and many more); Five Year Plan and its importance; Famous persons in economy; Institutions and their importance like RBI, SEBI etc.
  • Biology: Important Inventions and their inventor; Important and Interesting facts about human body parts; Nutrition in Animals and Plants; Diseases and their causes like Bacteria; Viruses and Protozoa; Last four chapter of NCERT of Class 12th for environment.
  • Polity: Supreme Court; Meaning of Write; Election of President and his functions; Important constitution bodies like CAG; Facts about parliament; Fundamental Duties; Governor and his functions; State legislature; Major Constitutional amendments and their importance; Official Language; Emergency Provisions; National political parties and their symbols.
  • Chemistry: Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses; SI units; Chemical Name of Important substances like Plaster of Paris etc.; Chemical Change and Physical Change; Properties of Gases; Surface Chemistry; Chemistry in Everyday life.
  • Physics: Important inventions and their inventor; S.I. units; Motion; Sound; light; Wave; Energy; Electricity.
  • Computer: Development of computers; Input and output devices; Memory.
  • Miscellaneous: Population Census; Important books and their writers; First sports achievement for India and world like first Olympic, first Asian Game etc.; State Animals and Symbols; Awards and their importance; Name of the Scientist who got Noble prize for important discoveries.

 

Quantitative Aptitude: This section will test the candidates’ mathematical skills and how good he/she is with numbers. For developing proficiency in this section, candidates are required to develop great command over the general mathematical concepts, methods and their applicability. The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. Below are the major topics covered in SSC CGL Tier-I exam under the Quantitative Aptitude Section:

Quantitative Aptitude Topics

S. No.

Topics

S. No.

Topics

1

Number System

20

Congruence and similarity of triangles

2

Fractions and Decimals

21

Circle and its chords, tangents

3

Percentage

22

Angles subtended by chords of a circle

4

Ratio & Proportion

23

Common tangents to two or more circles

5

Square roots

24

Triangle

6

Averages

25

Quadrilaterals

7

Interest

26

Regular Polygons

8

Profit and Loss

27

Right Prism

9

Discount

28

Right Circular Cone

10

Partnership Business

29

Right Circular Cylinder

11

Mixture and Alligation

30

Sphere & Hemispheres

12

Time and distance

31

Rectangular Parallelepiped

13

Time & Work

32

Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base

14

Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds

33

Degree and Radian Measures

15

Graphs of Linear Equations

34

Standard Identities

16

Trigonometry

35

Complementary Angles

17

Bar diagram & Pie chart

36

Heights and Distances

18

Geometry and Mensuration

37

Histogram

19

Triangle and its various kinds of centers

38

Frequency polygon

 

English Language and Comprehension: This section tests the candidates’ ability to understand correct grammar usage, vocabulary usage and basic comprehension skills. Here is the list of topics covered in English Language and Comprehension Section of SSC CGL Tier-I Exam:

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Completion
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence improvement
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Spelling Test
  • Reading comprehension

This section is important in both, Tier-I and Tier-II, levels of SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam.

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