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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has officially published the SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams along with the notification PDF on its website. It is essential for aspirants preparing for the exam to review the SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern thoroughly before starting their studies. To assist aspirants, we have provided the details of the SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus in the article below.SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 | How to Prepare for SSC CGL

SSC CGL 2024 Overview

Exam Name 

SSC CGL 2024

SSC CGL Full Form

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level

Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission


17727 (Tentative)

Exam Type

National Level

Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Dates

24th June to 24th July 2024

Exam Dates

Sep-Oct 2024

Mode of ExamOnline
Basic Eligibility

Indian citizenship & Graduate (bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline)

Official Website

SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 Exam Pattern 

The SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern has been discussed in the table below for the written test. The candidates must go through the exam pattern to understand the structure of the examination which includes the types of questions, sections of the examination, weightage and duration of the examination. Take a look at the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 | How to Prepare for SSC CGL

SSC CGL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning Section

The SSC CGL General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus includes both verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning and consists of 25 questions, totaling 50 marks. The Tier 1 SSC CGL syllabus for reasoning is provided below in the table, with 1-3 questions expected from each topic. 

  • It is important to note that each of the following topics will be tested in the exam. Each topic in the SSC CGL Reasoning syllabus is equally important and must be approached with care. 
  • Since there is a penalty of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer, it is crucial to attempt each question cautiously. 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Reasoning


Similarities and differences

Space visualization

Spatial orientation




Decision making

Visual memory



Blood Relations

Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification

arithmetic number series

Non-verbal series

Coding and de-coding

Statement conclusion

Syllogistic reasoning

Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy

Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification

Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series

Word Building

Numerical Operations

Symbolic Operations


Space Orientation

Space Visualization

Venn Diagrams

Drawing inferences

Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding

Figural Pattern-folding and completion


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

SSC CGL Syllabus for General Awareness Section

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 everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. Syllabus for General Awareness is listed below:

For a comprehensive understanding of the General Awareness syllabus and effective preparation strategies to enhance your exam score and achieve success, referring to the EduRev article titled How to prepare General Awareness for SSC CGL? is recommended.

Also check SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus for a detailed breakdown in topics and subtopics.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Section

The SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude section covers various topics in basic and advanced mathematics. Its purpose is to assess the candidate's ability to work with numbers and demonstrate number sense. Below is the syllabus for the SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude:

Ratio & Proportion

Time, Speed and distance

Right Circular Cone & Cylinder

Square roots

Time & Work

Sphere and Hemispheres


Basic algebra

Rectangular Parallelepiped



Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base

Profit and Loss

Graphs of Linear Equations

Trigonometric ratio


Triangles, Circles

Degree and Radian Measures

Partnership Business

Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons

Standard Identities

Mixture and Alligation

Circle & Right Prism

Complementary angles

Heights and Distances


Frequency polygon

Bar diagram & Pie chart

For a comprehensive understanding of Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus and effective preparation strategies, refer to the EduRev article  How to prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL? 

SSC CGL Syllabus for English Language Section

The English Comprehension section of SSC CGL Tier-1 exam will only be in the English language. It consists of 25 questions worth a total of 50 marks, and assesses a candidate's understanding of the subject, as well as their basic comprehension and writing abilities. 

To score well in this section, candidates need to have a good command over the topics included in the syllabus.




Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, One-word substitution, Idioms & Phrases, Spelling Errors, Antonym/Synonym, Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Para jumbles

For insights into English exam pattern, recommended books, and topic-wise preparation tips to maximize your score and succeed in the exam, refer to the EduRev article "How to Prepare English for SSC CGL?"

SSC CGL 2024 Tier 2 Exam Pattern

The online SSC CGL Tier 2 examination will consist of three papers, check the complete SSC CGL Mains Syllabus 2024 from the table given below.

  • Paper I: This paper is mandatory for all posts.
  • Paper II: Candidates applying for the Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) positions in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation will take this paper.
  • Paper III: Those applying for the positions of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer will be required to take this paper.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 | How to Prepare for SSC CGL

Mathematical Abilities (Section I / Module I / Paper 1)

The primary objective of this section is to assess the candidate's understanding of numbers and their ability to use them appropriately. While this section is included in the Tier-1 Exam as well, the questions in this stage will be designed in a slightly different and more moderate manner compared to the initial stage. Therefore, candidates need to prepare themselves thoroughly by focusing on the following topics.
1. Number System

  • Computation of Whole Number
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers

2. Fundamental arithmetical operations

3. Algebra

  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
  • Graphs of Linear Equations

4. Geometry

  • Similarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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.

5. Mensuration

  • 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.

5. Trigonometry

  • Trigonometry
  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Complementary angles
  • Height and distances (simple problems only)
  • Standard Identities

6. Statistics and probability

  • Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
  • Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation
  • Calculation of simple probabilities

Reasoning and General Intelligence (Section I / Module II / Paper 1)

The following section will consist of questions that assess the candidate's critical thinking abilities. These questions will require the candidate to predict the outcomes of various given situations. You should remain composed, comprehend the question, and proceed to solve it. The syllabus for the Reasoning and General Intelligence section of the latest SSC CGL exam is outlined in the table below.

English Language & Comprehension ( Section II / Module I /Paper 1)

The questions in this section aim to evaluate the candidate's comprehension and knowledge of the English language. They will focus on error recognition, filling in the blanks with appropriate verbs, prepositions, articles, etc. Additionally, the questions will cover vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and include passages for reading comprehension. The difficulty level of the questions will correspond to the 10+2 educational standard.

General Awareness (Section II / Module II / Paper 1)

The purpose of the questions in this section is to assess the candidate's general awareness and its practical application in society. They will evaluate the candidate's knowledge of current events and everyday observations, as expected from an educated individual. The test will also cover questions related to India and its neighboring countries, including topics such as history, culture, geography, economic scene, general policies, and scientific research.

Computer Proficiency (Section III / Module I / Paper 1)

Those who have successfully passed the Tier 1 exam are eligible to take the Tier 2 exam. In Module I, Section III, there is a computer proficiency test that evaluates the candidate's understanding and usage of computer applications. The syllabus for this section includes topics such as MS Office, Windows, the Internet, and email. It aims to assess the candidate's proficiency in these areas. The specific SSC CGL syllabus for computer proficiency is provided in detail below.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Computer Proficiency

Computer Basics

  • Organization of a computer
  • Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer
  • Memory, memory organization
  • Backup devices
  • PORTs
  • Windows Explorer
  • Keyboard shortcuts


  • Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word
  • MS Excel
  • PowerPoint

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.)
  • Preventive measures

Paper II - Statistics (Junior Statistical Officer)

The Statistics paper in the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam comprises a selection of questions from different topics of Statistics specifically for the position of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO). This paper is conducted exclusively for candidates who have applied and desire to be selected for the JSO post. Only those who qualify for the merit criteria specified for this position are eligible to appear for the exam. The examination is conducted online. The Statistical paper covers a range of topics that are relevant to the field of Statistics.



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

  • Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Partition values- quartiles,
    deciles, percentiles.

Measures of Dispersion

  • Range
  • Quartile deviations
  • Mean deviation and standard deviation
  • Measures of relative dispersion

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis

  • Different types of moments
    and their relationship
  • 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

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 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 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
  • The basic concept of testing
  • Small-sample and large-sample tests
  • Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistics,
    Confidence intervals

Analysis of Variance

  • Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data

Time Series Analysis

  • Components of time series
  • Determinations of trend components 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

Paper III - General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Paper 3 of the Tier 2 exam is not administered to all candidates who have applied for the CGL exam. It is specifically conducted for those who have applied for the Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer position. This paper consists of 100 questions, carrying a total of 200 marks. The purpose of this paper is to assess the candidate's knowledge and comprehension of the fundamental concepts, principles, and theories related to finance and economics. The SSC CGL syllabus for Finance and Economics is outlined in detail below.



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
  • Non-profit organisations Accounts
  • Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  • Bills of Exchange
  • Self Balancing Ledgers

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 Microeconomics
  • 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 behaviourMarshallian 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 and Price determination in these markets

Indian Economy

  • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their 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

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1. What is the exam pattern for SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1?
Ans. The SSC CGL 2024 Tier 1 exam pattern consists of four sections - General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. Each section carries 25 questions for a total of 100 questions, with a total duration of 60 minutes.
2. What is the exam pattern for SSC CGL 2024 Tier 2?
Ans. The SSC CGL 2024 Tier 2 exam pattern includes two compulsory papers - Quantitative Abilities and English Language & Comprehension. Each paper consists of 200 questions and the duration for each paper is 2 hours.
3. What is the syllabus for SSC CGL 2024 exam?
Ans. The SSC CGL 2024 syllabus includes topics such as General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension, Statistics, and Finance & Accounts. Candidates are advised to refer to the official SSC website for the detailed syllabus.
4. How many tiers are there in the SSC CGL exam?
Ans. The SSC CGL exam consists of four tiers - Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 (Descriptive Paper), and Tier 4 (Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test).
5. What are some important tips for preparing for the SSC CGL exam?
Ans. Some important tips for preparing for the SSC CGL exam include creating a study schedule, practicing previous year question papers, focusing on weak areas, staying updated with current affairs, and taking regular mock tests to assess your preparation level.
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