SSC CGL Syllabus 2018: The Staff selection commission announced topic wise SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 & Tier 4 examinations. Prior to taking the SSC CGL 2018, candidates should have full knowledge about the latest SSC CGL syllabus 2018 for Tier 1, 2, 3 & 4 in order to prepare well based on new pattern to qualify the exam.
Exactly 0.50 marks will be deducted from the final score as a penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidates. Negative marks for wrong answers will apply to both tier 1 and tier 2 exams. Aspirants can check the detailed SSC CGL syllabus and exam pattern given below for an online written examination.
The SSC CGL Tier 1 (preliminary examination) to be held from 25-07-2018 to 20-08-2018 . The SSC CGL tier 2 (main examination) will be held from 27-11-2018 to 30-11-2018. This article will guide you through the exam pattern and syllabus for SSC CGL 2018 in detail. Take few online tests, apply time management skills and refer the best SSC CGL books to prepare in good manner.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 for Tier 1 Exam
SSC CGL syllabus 2018 for tier 1 online exam consist of 4 well known modules for 200 marks and It will be held for the duration of 1 hour. About 100 multiple choice based questions to be asked from the major sections such as General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
Detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2018
|25||50||60 minutes (Total)|
For VH & Candidates
SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 for Tier 2 Exam
SSC CGL 2018 syllabus for tier 2 online test consist of 4 sections/papers. Candidates, who clear the SSC CGL tier 1 exam will eligible to appear for the Tier 2 Exam. The staff selection commission will select the candidates based on the performance in terms of cut off marks. The SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam include four papers and the same can be referred below.
- Paper-1 (10th standard level) and Paper-2 (10+2 level) are mandatory for all posts.
- Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
- Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”
- 0.25 marks to be deducted for each wrong answer in paper-2.
- 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in paper-1,2 & 4.
- Each section (paper) will have 2 hours time duration.
- Each question equally carries 2 marks in Paper 1,3 & 4.
- However, paper 2 (English Language and Comprehension) will consist of 200 questions for 200 marks, which means each question will carry 1 mark.
Detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2018
|Paper 1||Quantitative Aptitude||100||200||2 Hours|
|Paper 2||English Language and |
|Paper 3||Statistics||100||200||2 Hours|
|Paper 4||Finance & Accounting+|
Economics & Governance
SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 for Tier 3 Exam
SSC CGL Tier-3 is an offline exam, which tests the candidate’s written skills in English/Hindi. It is descriptive type and carries 100 marks. The candidates should write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis on given topics/questions In order to qualify in the exam. It will be held for the duration of 1 hour and 10+2 level questions will be asked in this exam. Candidates can choose to write in either Hindi or English and marks of this exam will be included in the preparation of final merit list.
Detailed SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus 2018
SSC CGL Tier 3 syllabus consist of Essay/Letter/Application/Precis writings. The Essay may carry 50-60 marks. If there is both Letter/Application writing as well Précis Writing, they may each carry 20-30 marks each. If just one of these two are asked, expect the Letter/Application to be worth 40 marks.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 for Tier 4 Exam
I. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test):
Any Candidate who takes CPT does not require to appear for DEST as the part 1 of CPT (Typing) will be considered for DEST evaluation.
Requirement: 8000 key depression per hour, that is 2000 key depression per 15 minutes.
Note: DEST will be conducted for the candidates, who applied for the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax)
II. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):
The Computer proficiency test consist of word processing, spread sheets and power point modules. It is a qualifying test only.
- Word Processing Test: 2000 Key Depressions
- Test in spread Sheets on Microsoft Excel: 15 Minutes
- Test in PowerPoint (Microsoft Power Point): 15 Minutes
Computer proficiency test will be applicable to the following posts only.
- CSS (Assistant),
- MEA (Assistant),
- Inspector (Central Excise) [CBEC]
- Inspector (Preventive officer)[CBEC]
- Inspector (Examiner)[CBEC]
SSC CGL Preparation Tips and Strategy
The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combine Graduate Level every year to filter out the most eligible candidates for the various posts in government offices and ministries. There being lakhs of applicants, the recruitment process is difficult. This year, from 64,09,965, the final number falls down to 4,117. Hence, to clear every examination, extremely good preparation is needed. Here is some helpful advise on how to prepare efficiently for the specific sections of SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II examinations.
General intelligence and reasoning
This section tests the reasoning and decision making abilities of the candidate. To make sure that they pass this paper, candidates must focus on the following:
- Semantic/Symbolic/Number/Figural analogy
- Semantic/Symbolic/Number/Figural classification
- Semantic/Number/Figural series
- Problem solving
- Word building
- Coding and decoding
- Numerical and symbolic operations
- Space visualization questions
- Venn diagrams
- Critical thinking
- Social and emotional intelligence
- Embedded figures
- Ability to detect patterns
In this section, the candidates will be tested on their social and environmental awareness, and its application in daily and basic scientific aspect. In this section candidates must focus on the basic observations that can be made in day to day life, pertaining to basic scientific knowledge expected from an educated individual. Candidates must also make sure to possess the basic knowledge about the history, geography, culture, economy, general policies, and scientific research of India, and its neighboring countries.
This section challenges the quantitative problem solving skills of candidates. Candidates must have a basic understanding of profit-loss statements, ratio & proportion, partnership business, standard identities, heights and distances, time and distance, histograms, pie charts, and a good understanding of various shapes like triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, hemispheres, parallelepipeds, and their basic properties. Candidates require basic knowledge of mensuration.
This section needs good practice and preparation. To pass the English test, one needs to have good command over he grammar and vocabulary of the language. On the other hand, if well prepared, this section is one of the most scoring sections of the examination. To score well, candidates must focus on the following topics:
- Idioms and phrases
- Synonyms and antonyms
- English comprehension
- Fill in the blanks
- Error spotting
- Improvement of sentences
- Active/passive voice of verbs
- Conversion into direct/indirect narration
- Shuffling of sentences
In order to qualify this test, candidates are required to have knowledge of statistical data, its presentation, and various calculative skills and methods. To be specific, candidates must focus on the following
- Data collection, data presentation (tabulation, graphs, charts), data distribution
- Methods of central tendency and dispersion. They include mean, median, mode, partition values, deciles and percentiles, and standard and mean deviations
- Moments, skewness and kurtosis, along with methods of their measurement
- Probability and sampling theory, and probability distribution
- Correlation and regression
- Analysis of variance
- Index numbers
- Statistical interference
Finance, accounting and governance
This section involves basic fundamentals and principles of accounting and finance. Single and double entry, bank reconciliation, journals, ledgers, trial balance, trading, receipts and payment, income and expenditure accounts are some basic fundamentals that need to be known well in order to qualify this test
Apart from the above, candidates must have basic knowledge of economics, the demand and supply curve, indian economy, indian economic reforms, money and baking, role of information technology in governance, and micro economics. Candidates must also improve their general knowledge, not just about India, but of the global affairs as well.