SSC CGL is one of the most famous government exams in India. Today in this article we’ll discuss the complete syllabus for the whole exam. We’ll also see the examination pattern and mode of the SSC CGL. SSC CGL is conducted on an annual basis to fill the Group B and C vacancies in the central government. Lakhs for students sit in this exam every year to get the job that they desire. 3 years back SSC changed the exam pattern and in this article we will discuss that new pattern only. So let’s have a look at SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam pattern 2024.
Overview:
Tier  Type  Mode 
Tier â€“ I  Objective Multiple Choice  ComputerBased (online) 
Tier â€“ II (Paper I, II, III)  Paper I (Compulsory for all posts),Â
Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation andÂ Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for ModuleII of SectionIII of PaperI 
ComputerBased (online) 
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SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 1 Exam
The Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL often known as preliminary exam is the first exam that a candidate needs to clear in order to be eligible to sit in the next exam. Below we have discussed the complete pattern and syllabus of the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
Below we have discussed the complete examination pattern of the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam . The exam consists of force action between 25 questions each and the total time given for the tier 1Â exam is 60 minutes. This also involves a negative marking of 0.5 marks for every wrong question.
Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024  
SNo.  Sections  No. of Questions  Total Marks  Time Allotted 
1  General Intelligence and Reasoning  25  50  A cumulative time of 60 minutes Advertisements
(1 hour) 
2  General Awareness  25  50  
3  Quantitative Aptitude  25  50  
4  English Comprehension  25  50  
Total  100  200 
SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Quantitative Aptitude
The quantitative aptitude is another favourite section of the SSC CGL aspirant. Below is the detailed syllabus of the Quantitative aptitude for SSC CGL tier 1 exam.Â
SSC CGL TierI Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude 

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for General Intelligence and ReasoningÂ
Below is the complete syllabus for the Reasoning section of the SSC CGL exam. It might be scoring depending upon the paper Pattern of that year.
SSC CGL TierI Syllabus General Intelligence and ReasoningÂ 

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for the English Language
English is a high scoring subject for both tier 1 and 2 of SSC CGL exam. Below is the detailed syllabus for the SSC CGL English section in Tier 1.Â
SSC CGL TierI Syllabus English Language 

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for General Awareness
This is one of the hardest sections of the SSC CGL tier 1 exams. General Awareness is the part where often candidates fail. Eve. Though this section contains general questions about the country and society, the vastness of the syllabus is what makes it difficult. Below is the complete list of subtopics for the SSC CGL Tier 1 General AwarenessÂ
General Awareness Syllabus 

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 2
Once you are able to clear the preliminary exam the SSC CGL tier 1 exam will be eligible to sitÂ in the tierÂ 2Â exam of SSC CGL. Same as tier 1 the tier 2 exam will also be conducted in online mode and will be of MCQ format with negative marking. Below we have discussed the complete pattern and the syllabus for tier 2 of SSC CGL exam.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
Below you’ll find the complete pattern for the SSC CGL tier 2 exam. All the papers are not compulsory however it is advised to read the official notification in order to get the complete picture.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 Exam Pattern  
Sections  Module  Subject  No. of Questions  Marks  Weightage 
Section I  ModuleI  Mathematical Abilities  30  60*3 = 180  23% 
ModuleII  Reasoning and General Intelligence  30  23%  
Section II  ModuleI  English Language and Comprehension  45  70*3 = 210  35% 
ModuleII  General Awareness  25  19%  
Section III  ModuleI  Computer Knowledge Test  20  20*3 = 60  Qualifying 
ModuleII  Data Entry Speed TestÂ  One Data Entry Task  Qualifying  
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern  
Paper  Section  No. of question  Maximum Marks  Duration  
Paper II  Statistics  100  200  2 hours  
Paper III  General Studies (Finance and Economics)  100  200  2 hours 
ModuleI of SessionI of PaperI (Mathematical Abilities):
Quantitative aptitude is sometimes the most important subject and sometimes the hardest subject in the SSC CGL exam. The concepts asked in the mathematical ability section of the SSC CGL are up to the class 10th or 12th. In the table below you’ll find the detailed maths syllabus for SSC CGL.
Topics  Subtopics 
Number Systems 

Fundamental arithmetical operations 

Algebra 

Geometry 

Mensuration 

Trigonometry 


ModuleII of SectionI of PaperI (Reasoning and General Intelligence):
Reasoning the most important part and also the tricky section of the paper one of the SSC CGL. We have given the complete details of the syllabus of reasoning in the SSC CGL exams.
ModuleII of SectionI of PaperI (Reasoning and General Intelligence) 

ModuleI of SectionII of PaperI (English Language And Comprehension):
English part of both tierÂ 1 and tierÂ 2 of SSC CGL exam. It is one of the most scoring subjects in both of the exams. The exam tries to testÂ the fluency and basic knowledge of English of the candidates based on the general vocabulary and grammar. Blue is the complete details of the syllabus of English in SSC CGL tier 2 exam.
ModuleI of SectionII of PaperI (English Language And Comprehension) 

ModuleII of SectionII of PaperI (General Awareness):
General awareness in current affairs is one of the most important subjects of the SSC CGL exam. This section of the people is designed to test the knowledge of candidates related to the society and hisÂ surroundings . Below we have provided the complete syllabus for general awareness part of the SSC CGL.
ModuleII of SectionII of PaperI (General Awareness) 

ModuleI of SectionIII of PaperI (Computer Proficiency):
Topics  SubTopics 
Computer Basics 

Software  Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc 
Working with the Internet and emails  Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, eBanking 
Basics of networking and cyber security  Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures 
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SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 2 (Statistics)
The Paper 2 of Tier 2 of SSC CGL is statistics. This paper is not compulsory for all the posts but for some specific posts only mentioned in the official notification. The statistics part of the SSC CGL might be difficult however with good basic understanding and regular practice this paper can easily be cleared. Below is the detailed syllabus of SSC CGL Tier2 Statistics paper.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 2 (Statistics)  
Subject  Topics 
1. 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. 
2. Measures of Central TendencyÂ  Common measures of central tendency â€“ mean median and mode; Partition values quartiles, deciles, percentiles. 
3. Measures of Dispersion Common measures of Dispersion  range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion. 
4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis  Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis. 
5. Correlation and Regression  Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearmanâ€Ÿs rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only). 
6. Probability Theory  Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayesâ€Ÿ theorem. 
7. 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). 
8. 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); Sample size decisions. 
9. 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. 
10. Analysis of Variance  Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway classified data. 
11. Time Series Analysis  Components of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods. 
12. 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. 
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 3(General StudiesFinance and Economics)
For tier 2 paper 3 of SSC CGL General Studies Finance and Economics. The syllabus is divided into two distinct path finance and accounts and economics and governance. The table below we have listed all this sub topics related to these two parts of the paper.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 3(General StudiesFinance and Economics)  
Part  Subject  Topics 
Part A: Finance and Accounts(80 marks)  Financial Accounting 

Basic concepts of accounting 


Part B: Economics and Governance(120 marks)  Comptroller & Auditor General of India Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility  
Finance CommissionRole and functions  
Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics 


Theory of Demand and Supply 


Theory of Production and cost 


Forms of Market and price determination in different markets 


Indian Economy 


Economic Reforms in India 


Money and Banking 


Role of Information Technology in Governance 
Penalty for wrong answers
There is also the provision of negative marking for all the wrong answers that you will put in the tierÂ 1 and tier 2 exams. For the wrong answers in the tier 1 exams there is a deduction of 0.5 marks. Wrong answer in the paper 1, 2 and 3 the negativeÂ marking will be of 1 mark.
So this was all about the examination pattern and syllabus for SSC CGL. If you want to prepare for it then you should thoroughly go through this syllabus and pattern and start preparing for SSC CGL 2024 exam.