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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has introduced the syllabus for the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam 2024, which accompanies the official notification set to be released in June 2024 for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 examinations. This extensive syllabus plays a crucial role in assisting candidates in their preparation for the upcoming SSC CGL Exam. Understanding the importance of a thorough grasp of the SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 as a crucial foundation for success in the CGL exam.

For your better understanding, EduRev has compiled this guide where the syllabus of all the Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam subjects is given in easy language. 

Syllabus for SSC CGL 2024 | SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock Test Series 2024

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 The syllabus for the SSC CGL exam is divided into two distinct phases known as Tier I and Tier II. Both Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams for SSC CGL 2024 are conducted online. Importantly, the Tier 1 exam in SSC CGL is considered qualifying, and the final selection depends on the results of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam. To assist candidates, the SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 PDF is available in English in the provided article. Additionally, the SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2024 is explained in the following table for a comprehensive breakdown of information.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 
Exam NameSSC CGL 2024
SSC CGL Full FormStaff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Exam TypeNational Level
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application DatesTo Be Announced
Exam DatesTo Be Announced
Mode of ExamOnline
Basic EligibilityIndian citizenship & Graduate (bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline)
Selection Process


Tier 1 (Qualifying) & Tier 2


Official Websitehttps://ssc.nic.in/Portal/Syllabus


Scheme of the Examination


The Computer Based Examination will be conducted in two tiers as indicated below Tier-I & Tier-II
Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission vide Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.

Scheme of Tier-I Examination:

  • Tier-I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer. 

Scheme of Tier-I ExaminationScheme of Tier-I Examination

Scheme of Tier-II Examination:

  • Tier-II will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III in separate shift(s)/ day(s). 
  • Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts. 
  • Paper-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General of India (M/o Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts. 
  • Paper-III will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-III i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. 

Scheme of Tier-II Examination Scheme of Tier-II Examination 

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus 2024 


The SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 examination consists of a total of 100 questions, with a maximum achievable score of 200. The allotted time for the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is 60 minutes. This Tier I exam is structured into four sections, each containing 25 questions, and has a maximum score potential of 50 marks. 

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus 2024
SubjectsTopics
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Coding and decoding
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Figural classification
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Non-verbal series
  • Judgment
  • Blood Relations
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Analogies

General Awareness 
  • Important Days
  • Science
  • India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
  • People in News
  • Sports
  • Static GK
  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolio
  • Books and Authors
  • Current Affairs

Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Percentage
  • Partnership Business
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Interest
  • Sphere
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Relationships between numbers
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Averages
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  • Complementary angles
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
  • Triangle
  • Frequency polygon
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Hemispheres
  • Histogram
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Heights and Distances
  • Standard Identities
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped

English Language 
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Idioms and Phrases 
  • One word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Active Passive
  • Spellings Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Error Spotting.


SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus 2024 for Paper I


The online SSC CGL Tier 2 examination will consist of three papers: 

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier II 
Section-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities) 
Module 
Subject  
Topics 

Module I  
Number Systems 
  1. Computation of Whole Number
  2. Decimal and Fractions
  3. Relationship between numbers

Fundamental arithmetical operations 
  1. Percentages
  2. Ratio and Proportion
  3. Square roots
  4. Averages
  5. Interest (Simple and Compound)
  6. Profit and Loss
  7. Discount
  8. Partnership Business
  9. Mixture and Alligation
  10. Time and distance
  11. Time and work

Algebra 
  1. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
  2. Graphs of Linear Equations
Geometry 
  1. Similarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  2. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  3. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
Mensuration 
  1. Right Prism
  2. Triangle
  3. Quadrilaterals
  4. Regular Polygons
  5. Circle
  6. Right Circular Cone
  7. Right Circular Cylinder
  8. Sphere
  9. Hemispheres
  10. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  11. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
Trigonometry 
  1. Trigonometry
  2. Trigonometric ratios
  3. Complementary angles
  4. Height and distances (simple problems only)
  5. Standard Identities
Statistics and probability 
  1. Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
  2. Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation
  3. Calculation of simple probabilities
Module IIReasoning and General Intelligence 

Semantic Analogy

Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends

Figural Analogy

Space Orientation

Semantic Classification

Venn Diagrams

Symbolic/ Number

Classification

Drawing inferences

Figural Classification

Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding

Semantic Series

Figural Pattern Folding and completion

Number Series

Embedded figures

Figural Series

Critical Thinking

Problem-Solving

Emotional Intelligence

Word Building

Social Intelligence

Coding and decoding

Numerical operations

Other subtopics, if any.

Section-II of Paper-I  
Module IEnglish Language And Comprehension 

Vocabulary

One word substitution

Sentence structure

Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,

Fill in the Blanks,

Synonyms/Homonyms

Shuffling of Sentence parts

Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words

Idioms & Phrases

Improvement of Sentences,

Antonyms

Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs

Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration

Spot the Error

English Grammar

Cloze Passage

Module IIGeneral Awareness 
  1. Portfolio
  2. India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  3. Science
  4. Current Affairs
  5. Books and Authors
  6. Sports
  7. Important Schemes
  8. Important Days & Dates
  9. People in News
Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency) 
Module 
Subject  
Topics 
Module IComputer Basics 
  1. Organization of a computer
  2. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  3. Input/ output devices
  4. Computer memory
  5. Memory organisation
  6. Back-up devices
  7. PORTs
  8. Windows Explorer
  9. Keyboard shortcuts
Software Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc 
Working with the Internet and e-mails Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking 
Basics of networking and cyber security Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures 


SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus 2024 for Paper II


Candidates are advised to go through the detailed syllabus of SSC CGL 2024 Tier II Syllabus for Paper II from the below table:- 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Statistics (Paper II)
SubjectsTopics
Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical DataPrimary and Secondary data, Tabulation of data; Frequency distributions; Graphs and charts; Methods of data collection; 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 of Dispersionrange, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
Moments, Skewness and KurtosisDifferent types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
Correlation and RegressionScatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
Probability TheoryMeaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
Random Variable and Probability DistributionsRandom 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 variable (discrete).
Sampling TheoryConcept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling 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); Sample size decisions.
Statistical InferencePoint 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, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of VarianceAnalysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
Time Series AnalysisComponents of time series, Determination of trend components by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
Index NumbersMeaning 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.

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus 2024 for Paper III


Candidates are advised to go through the detailed syllabus of SSC CGL 2024 Tier II Syllabus for Paper III from the below table:- 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 3(General Studies-Finance and Economics)
PartSubjectTopics
Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 marks)Financial Accounting
  1. Nature and scope
  2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
  3. Basic concepts and Conventions
  4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Basic concepts of accounting
  1. Single and double entry
  2. Books of Original Entry
  3. Bank Reconciliation
  4. Journal, ledgers
  5. Trial Balance
  6. Rectification of Errors
  7. Manufacturing
  8. Trading
  9. Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
  10. Balance Sheet
  11. Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  12. Depreciation Accounting
  13. Valuation of Inventories
  14. Non-profit organisations Accounts
  15. Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  16. Bills of Exchange
  17. Self Balancing Ledgers
Part B: Economics and Governance (120 marks)Comptroller & Auditor General of IndiaConstitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
Finance CommissionFinance Commission-Role and functions
Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Microeconomics
  1. Definition
  2. Scope and nature of Economics
  3. Methods of economic study
  4. Central problems of an economy
  5. Production possibilities curve
Theory of Demand and Supply
  1. Meaning and determinants of demand
  2. Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
  3. Price
  4. Income and cross elasticity
  5. Theory of consumer’s behavior
  6. Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  7. Meaning and determinants of supply
  8. Law of supply
  9. The elasticity of Supply
Theory of Production and cost
  1. Meaning and Factors of production
  2. Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
  1. Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
  2. Monopoly
  3. Monopolistic Competition
  4. Oligopoly
  5. Price determination in these markets.
Indian Economy
  1. Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.
  2. National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
  3. Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
  4. Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
  5. Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
Economic Reforms in India
  1. Economic reforms since 1991
  2. Liberalisation
  3. Privatisation
  4. Globalisation
  5. Disinvestment
Money and Banking
  1. Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
  2. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
  3. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
Information TechnologyRole of Information Technology in Governance

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 Book List

Certainly, here are the recommended resources for your SSC CGL preparation, with the book names listed first:

  • “Word Power Made Easy” by Norman Lewis and “Objective General English” by S.P. Bakshi are highly recommended for English in SSC CGL.
  • “SSC Mathematics 5800+” by Kiran Prakashan Publication is a valuable choice for Mathematics in SSC CGL.
  • For Reasoning in SSC CGL, R S Aggarwal, BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwal, Nishit K. Sinha  is an excellent resource.
  • “Lucent G.K.” authored by Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul is a comprehensive General Knowledge book for SSC CGL.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the syllabus for SSC CGL Tier I exam? 

Ans. The syllabus for SSC CGL Tier I exam includes General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English.

2. What topics are covered under General Intelligence and Reasoning in SSC CGL Tier I exam? 

Ans. General Intelligence and Reasoning section in SSC CGL Tier I exam covers topics like analogy, classification, coding-decoding, blood relations, direction sense, logical reasoning, series, non-verbal reasoning, etc.

3. What subjects are included in the General Awareness section of SSC CGL Tier I exam? 

Ans. The General Awareness section in SSC CGL Tier I exam includes questions from current affairs, history, geography, economics, science, and static GK.

4. What is the syllabus for the Quantitative Aptitude section in SSC CGL Tier I exam? 

Ans. The syllabus for the Quantitative Aptitude section in SSC CGL Tier I exam includes topics like number system, simplification, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, percentage, ratio and proportion, average, time and distance, profit and loss, etc.

5. What topics are covered in the English section of SSC CGL Tier I exam? 

Ans. The English section in SSC CGL Tier I exam includes topics like reading comprehension, cloze test, spotting errors, sentence improvement, synonyms and antonyms, one-word substitution, etc.

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1. What is the syllabus for SSC CGL 2024 exam?
Ans. The syllabus for SSC CGL 2024 exam includes Tier I, Tier II (Paper I, Paper II, Paper III), and a list of recommended books for preparation.
2. What is the scheme of the SSC CGL 2024 examination?
Ans. The SSC CGL 2024 examination consists of Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV. Tier I is a computer-based examination, Tier II is also a computer-based examination with four papers, Tier III is a descriptive paper, and Tier IV is a skill test.
3. What topics are covered in SSC CGL Tier I syllabus 2024?
Ans. The SSC CGL Tier I syllabus for 2024 includes General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.
4. Can you provide the detailed syllabus for SSC CGL Tier II Paper I for 2024?
Ans. SSC CGL Tier II Paper I syllabus for 2024 includes Quantitative Abilities with topics such as Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, etc.
5. Is there a specific book list recommended for SSC CGL 2024 preparation?
Ans. Yes, there is a recommended book list for SSC CGL 2024 preparation. It is important to refer to these books to cover all the topics effectively.
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