SSC CGL TierII Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CGL TierII exam is an objective exam which will be conducted online. The exam comprises of four Papers – Quantitative Abilities, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance & Economics). The time duration for each Paper is 2 Hours.
SSC CGL TierII Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Paper 
Subject 
No. of Questions 
Max Marks 
Exam Duration 
I 
Quantitative Abilities 
100 
200 
2 Hours 
II 
English Language and Comprehension 
200 
200 
2 Hours 
III 
Statistics 
100 
200 
2 Hours 
IV 
General Studies (Finance & Economics) 
100 
200 
2 Hours 
Notes:
 PaperI and PaperII are compulsory for all posts.
 PaperIII will be for only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in TierI for this Post/Paper.
 PaperIV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in TierI for PaperIV, i.e., for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
 There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in PaperII (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in PaperI, PaperIII and PaperIV.
 Questions in PaperI will be of Matriculation Level, PaperII of 10+2 Level and in PaperIII and PaperIV of Graduation Level.
 The exam duration is 2 hours and 40 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
SSC CGL TierII Syllabus Subjectwise: The abovementioned syllabus was just a brief of SSC CGL TierII Exam. Students must go through the detailed syllabus of all the papers and build a proper strategy to score well in the respective subjects.
SSC CGL TierII Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Quantitative Aptitude 
English Language & Comprehension 
Statistics 
General Studies: Finance and Economics 
Simplification 
Reading Comprehension 
Collection and Representation of Data 
Finance and Accounting 
Interest 
Spelling 
Measure of Dispersion 
Fundamental Principles 
Averages 
Fill in the Blanks 
Measure of Central Tendency 
Financial Accounting 
Percentage 
Phrases and Idioms 
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis 
Basic Concepts of Accounting 
Ratio and Proportion 
One Word Substitution 
Correlation and Regression 
SelfBalancing Ledger 
Speed, Distance and Time 
Sentence Correction 
Random Variables 
Forms of Market and price determination in different markets 
Number System 
Error Spotting 
Random Variables 
Theory of Production and cost 
Mensuration 
Cloze Test 
Sampling Theory 
Economics and Governance 
Data Interpretation 
Para Jumbles 
Analysis and Variance 
Comptroller and Auditor General of India 
Time and Work 
SynonymsAntonyms 
Time Series Analysis 
Finance Commission 
Algebra 
ActivePassive Voice 
Index Number 
Theory of Demand and Supply

Trigonometry 
DirectIndirect Speech 

Geometry 

Data Sufficiency 
PaperI: Quantitative Abilities – This paper has exactly the same syllabus which was earlier stated for the Quantitative Aptitude Section of SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam. Below are the major topics covered in SSC CGL TierII exam under Paper I – Quantitative Abilities:
Paper1: Quantitative Abilities 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 
PaperII: English Language & Comprehension – Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‘s understanding and knowledge of English Language. Here is the list of topics covered in Paper II – English Language and Comprehension Section of SSC CGL TierII Exam:
 Spotting the error
 Fill in the blanks
 Synonyms
 Antonyms
 Spelling/detecting missspelt 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
 Close passage
 Comprehension passage
PaperIII: Statistics (For Junior Statistical Officer): PaperIII only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in TierI for this Post/Paper.
S. No. 
Paper III Statistics Topics 
1 
Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data 
2 
Measures of Central Tendency 
3 
Measures of Dispersion 
4 
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis 
5 
Correlation and Regression 
6 
Probability Theory 
7 
Random Variable and Probability Distributions 
8 
Sampling Theory 
9 
Statistical Inference 
10 
Analysis of Variance 
11 
Time Series Analysis 
12 
Index Numbers 
Here is the detailed list of topics covered in Statistics PaperIII of SSC CGL TierII Exam:
 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; the 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 nonsampling 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); and 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, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
 Analysis of Variance: Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway 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 number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
PaperIV: General StudiesFinance and Economics (Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer): PaperIV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in TierI for PaperIV, i.e., for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
Paper 
Subject 
No of Questions 
Max Marks 
Exam Duration 
Part – A 
Finance and Accounts 
100 
80 
2 Hours 
Part – B 
Economics and Governance 
120 
Part A: Finance and Accounts – (80 Marks):
Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
 Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
 Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Nonprofit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance – (120 Marks)
 Comptroller & Auditor General of India – Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
 Finance Commission – Role and functions
 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics – Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve
 Theory of Demand and Supply – Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour – Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
 Theory of Production and cost – Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets – Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
 Indian Economy –
 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors – Role of Agriculture, Industry and Servicestheir problems and growth;
 National Income of India – Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income
 Population – Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
 Poverty and unemployment – Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment
 Infrastructure – Energy, Transportation, Communication
 Economic Reforms in India – Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment
 Money and Banking –
 Monetary/ Fiscal policy – Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks
 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003
 Role of Information Technology in Governance