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Syllabus

Understanding the SSC CGL syllabus will help you in understand the important topics of each subject, the types of questions asked in each topic, the level of questions, the weightage of marks & important links that help you prepare the subject.

SSC CGL has 4 sections namely

  • English
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • General Knowledge

SSC CGL Syllabus – English Language

1. Reading Comprehension
Types : Passages based on any topic. Questions are mostly fact based & can be directly picked out of the passage. Sometimes vocabulary questions are asked on commonly used words.
Weightage : 5 Qs (1 passage)
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Time Consuming

2. Fill in the Blanks
Types : A mix of grammar and vocabulary based questions. Important topics: Phrasal verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses, usage in context, confusable words
Weightage :0-5 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve

3. Spellings
Types : Choose the correctly spelt word or the misspelled word from different words. The same word can be
spelt in different ways and you are asked to select the correct spelling.
Weightage : 0-2 Qs

4. Phrase or Idiom Meaning
Types : The meaning of the phrase or idiom can be asked in a sentence. The meaning can also be asked directly.
Weightage :0-2 Qs
Level : Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible

5. One Word Substitution
Types : Substitute one word for the phrase given.Go through a list of the one word substitutions from past papers and solve questions on one word substitution.
Weightage : 3-5 Qs
Level : Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible

6. Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction
Types : A mix of grammar and vocabulary Based questions.Important Topics: Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech, Easily confusable words, Usage in Context, Avoid guessing too much in these questions. Be aware of no-improvement questions
Weightage : 5 Qs
Level : Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible

7. Error Spotting
Types : Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech.
Weightage : 3-5 Qs
Level : Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible

SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness

1. Conventional GK
Types : Culture, Indian History, Geography (Indian + World), Environment, Economy, Polity
Weightage : 14 Qs

2. Science
Types : Biology, Chemistry, Physics + Space Science, Computer & Mobile Technology, Diseases, Pollution & Nutrition
Weightage : 9 Qs

3. Others
Types : Current Affairs, Sports, People in News, Books & Authors, Important Dates, Schemes, Portfolios.
Weightage : 2 Qs

SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

1. Simplification
Types :Questions on BODMAS Rule, Fractions, , Surds and Indices etc.
Weightage : 1-2 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

2. Interest
Types : Problems on Simple, Compound Interests and Installments
Weightage : 1-2 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

3. Percentage
Types : Calculation oriented basic Percentage Problems
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

4. Ratio and Proportion
Types : Problems on Simple, Compound Ratios and Direct/Indirect Proportions
Weightage : 1-2 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

5. Average
Types : Problems on Average, Weight/Height/Marks etc.
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

6. Problems on Ages
Types : Basic Problems on Ages
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

7. Speed Time And Distance
Types : Problems on Average/Relative speeds, Boats, Trains etc.
Weightage : 1-2 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

8. Profit and Loss
Types : Problems on Profit/Loss, Dishonest/Successive dealings, Partnerships etc.
Weightage : 1-2 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

9. Number Series
Types : Moderate to difficult problems on Completing the series, Finding Missing/Wrong Term
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

10. Number System
Types : Moderate problems on LCM & HCF, Irrational or Rational Numbers, Proper steps should be followed to solve irrational to rational numbers
Weightage : 1-2 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

11. Mensuration
Types : Problems on Plane Figures such as Square, Rectangle, Circles, Cone, Cylinder etc.
Weightage : 2-3 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

12. Data Interpretation
Types :Problems on Bar/Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables etc.
Weightage : 0-3 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

13. Time and Work
Types :Problems on Work efficiency, Wages and Pipes etc.
Weightage : 1-2 Qs
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

14. Mixture problems
Types : To Make A Mixture From Two Or More Entities/Mixtures
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

15. Algebra
Types : Basic Linear Equations in one or two variables, Quadratic & Algebraic Identities are important. Remember all the identities
Weightage : 2-3 Qs
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

16. Geometry
Types : Problems related to Triangles congruency, Similarity theorems, Circle chords & tangent theorems, Co-ordinate geometry etc. Remember all the theorems.
Weightage : 3-4 Qs
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

17. Trigonometry
Types :Problems based on Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distance etc.
Weightage : 2-3 Qs
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

SSC CGL Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning

1. Classification
Types :Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs.
Weightage : 2-3 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

2. Analogy
Types :Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs.
Weightage : 2-3 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

3. Coding Decoding
Types : Questions on Coding by Analogy, Coding and decoding by letter shifting & Coding Letters of a Word. Could also include, Coding and decoding in fictitious language.
Weightage : 2-3 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult
Important Links : Coding Decoding Quiz

4. Puzzle
Types : Number based puzzles like 7 × 5 × 6 × 5 = 6575, then 8 × 7 × 4 × 6 = ?or Find the correct equation type questions or Quant based questions like on age, speed and distance or Seating arrangement questions.
Weightage : 2-3 Qs
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult
Important Links : Puzzles Quiz

5. Matrix
Types : 1 or 2 Matrix of letters with numbers are given from which correct set of numbers for given word is to find out.
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

6. Word formation
Types : From the given word find whether the given option words can be formed or not.
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

7. Arranging words in Logical order or Dictionary order
Types : It can be meaningful order of doing a certain task, or following a certain rule.In dictionary order words are to be arranged according to dictionary sequence in ascending or descending order.
Weightage : 1-2 Qs
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

8. Venn diagram
Types : Problems based on Venn Diagram Types of Question: Represent the relation between Student, Teacher and Boys
Weightage : 1-3 Qs
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming

9. Directions & Distances
Types : Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on paper.
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming

10. Blood Relations
Types : Family Tree or General Blood Relation Problems.
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

11. Missing Number
Types : Find the missing number from the given matrix or diagram.
Weightage : 1-2 Qs
Level : May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

12. Series
Types : Mainly questions on Number & Alphabet series. Question Type: Complete the given series a_bc_ _cbad_bcd_cda
Weightage : 2-3 Qs
Level : May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

13. Non Verbal Reasoning
Types : Ques like Complete the pattern, Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Counting Figures. Figure based Analogy/Classification/Series or cube based ques may be asked.
Weightage : 3-4 Qs
Level : Scoring, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Visual imagination is required

14. Verbal Reasoning
Types : Questions on Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason. Questions on Course of Action & Statements and Arguments can also be asked.
Weightage : 0-1 Qs
Level : May be tricky, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Time Consuming


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