SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 Exam Pattern for Tier 1 PDF

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

SSC CGL:- Staff Selection Commission has released a Notification for SSC CGL 2017. Tier 1 Exam will be organized on May, 2017. As Expected SSC has not made any change in Syllabus. But Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview. New Post of Assistant Audit Officer (Gazetted) has been introduced in CGL 2017.

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Name of Exam: Combined Graduate Level 2017

Number of Posts: 8624 Posts

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Exam Pattern:-

Parts Subject Questions Marks
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50
B General Awareness 25 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
D English Comprehension 25 50

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2017 


Time Duration is 75 minutes (1:15 hours) for 100 questions. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer.

1) English
2) Quantitative Aptitude
3) General Awareness.

SSC CGLTier-1 General Awareness Syllabus

1) Static GK Comprises of Questions from Polity, Indian History& Culture, Geography and Economy.

2) In Science Section, the Questions are asked from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Section.

3) The Crap Questions, comprises of Questions from Current Affairs, Current GK, Books and Authors, Persons and Place in News, Abbreviations etc.

SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus

  • This Section has 50 Questions in the Tier-1 Exam.
  • Syllogism,
  • Seating Arrangement,
  • Blood Relation,
  • Directions,
  • Coding-Decoding,
  • Statement and Conclusions,
  • Statement and Assumptions,
  • Analogy, Ranking,
  • Series Problems and Non-Verbal Reasoning etc.

Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Theory (LCM, HCF, Prime No.s etc)
  • Basic Maths
  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Probability

Syllabus of English

  • Passage
  • Improving Sentences
  • Spotting Errors
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Cloze test
  • Articles
  • Tenses
  • Adverb
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Unseen Passage
  • Vocabulary

TIER II PATTERN:- It will also be Objective Type Paper.



No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

I Quantitative Abilities Notified Later on 200
II  English Language & Comprehension 100 200
III General Studies
(Finance and
100 200
IV Statistics 200 200

Paper-III : Statistics for Investigator Grade-II:

Tier II Syllabus For Quantitative Ability – Paper I

  • Operations Research & Linear Programming.
  • Algebra.
  • Differential Geometry.
  • Differential Equations.
  • Dynamics.
  • Statistics.
  • Basic Mathematics.
  • Analytical Geometry.
  • Calculus.
  • Statics.
  • Real Analysis.
  • Numbers.
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations.
  • Number Systems.
  • Computation of Whole Numbers.
  • Percentages.Menstruation.
  • Time and Distance.
  • Ratio and Time.
  • Ratio and Proportion.
  • Averages.
  • Interest.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Discount.
  • use of Tables and Graphs.
  • Time and Work.

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus For English Comprehension – Paper II

  • Vocabulary.
  • Fill in the blanks.
  • Grammar.
  • Spot the error.
  • Antonyms.
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms.
  • Sentence structure.
  • Spellings.
  • Detecting Mis-spelt words.
  • One word substitutions.
  • Idioms and phrases.
  • Improvement.
  •  passage.
  • Verbal Comprehension passage etc.
  • Verbs.
  • Adjectives.
  • Clauses.

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.

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 andmode; 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; 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 correlation (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 variable (discrete).

Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques(simple randomsampling, 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, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, 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 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.

Paper IV : General Studies (Finance and Economics) for the post of Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.
Part A: Finance and Accounts – (80 marks)
1. 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.

Part B: Economics and Governance – (120 marks)
2. Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.

3. Finance Commission-Role and functions.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Theory of Production and cost Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions 22 and Laws of returns to scale.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Economic Reforms in India Economic reforms sice 1991;

  • Liberalisation,
  • Privatisation,
  • Globalisation and Disinvestment.

10. 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.

11. Role of Information Technology in Governance.

SSC CGL Previous Papers 2017

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Top Suggestion to clear CGL Exam :

  • Do maximum no. of questions but only do those you know well.
  • Always do those question first which you see easy to you.
  • Don’t be in a hurry when solving the paper.
  • Always do the easy section first and then move on to the tougher one.
  • If any question is tough, leave it and move on to other question.
  • Always wear a watch when in any exam to keep yourself updated with time.
  • Don’t do those question in which you seems confused as there is negative marking.

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