ssc cgl syllabus 2024 – Subject wise Syllabus PDF

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ssc cgl syllabus 2024 - Subject wise Syllabus PDF
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SSC will announce any changes to the exam pattern and syllabus (if any) along with the official notification for the SSC CGL 2024 exam. The Tier-1 Exam for SSC CGL 2024 is scheduled for September-October 2024. Candidates preparing for the SSC CGL exam must review the latest SSC CGL syllabus and exam pattern to enhance their chances of success. A thorough understanding of the SSC CGL syllabus and exam pattern for both Tier-I and Tier-II exams is essential for effective preparation. Let’s explore the 2024 syllabus for Tier I & II exams based on the latest pattern.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024

To start preparing for any exam, candidates need to understand the complete and accurate exam pattern along with a detailed SSC CGL syllabus. This knowledge is essential for planning a foolproof strategy to score well. In this article, we discuss the exam pattern and syllabus for each phase in detail. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will select candidates for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) posts through a two-tier recruitment process. The mode of all stages of the SSC CGL 2024 Exam is as follows:

Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – II (Paper I, II, III)Paper I (Compulsory for all posts), 
Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and 
Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I
Computer-Based (online)

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 1 Exam

Students starting their preparation for the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam should be familiar with the subject-wise syllabus, which includes four sections: Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language, and General Awareness.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Students starting their preparation for the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam should be familiar with the subject-wise syllabus, which includes four sections: Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language, and General Awareness. The detailed SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for the Tier-1 exam is discussed below.

Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024
SNo.SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1General Intelligence and Reasoning2550A cumulative time of 60 minutes
(1 hour)
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Quantitative Aptitude

“In the SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam, Quantitative Aptitude questions assess candidates’ proficiency in using numbers and their sense of numerical applications. This section is consistent across Tier-1 and Tier-2 exams, with some topics recurring. Adequate preparation on these recurring topics can help save time during subsequent stages of exam preparation. The SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude topics set by the commission include:”

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude
Computation of whole numbers
Relationships between numbers
Profit and Loss
Partnership Business
Mixture and Alligation
Time and distance
Time & Work
Ratio & Proportion
Square roots
Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
Graphs of Linear Equations
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
Regular Polygons
Right Prism
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Heights and Distances
Frequency polygon
Bar diagram & Pie chart
Rectangular Parallelepiped
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
Trigonometric ratio
Degree and Radian Measures
Standard Identities
Complementary angles

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for General Intelligence and Reasoning

“The SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning includes verbal and non-verbal topics. This section evaluates the candidate’s agility and problem-solving abilities. The syllabus covers the following topics:”

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus – General Intelligence and Reasoning
Similarities and differences
Space visualization
Spatial orientation
Blood Relations
Decision making
Visual memory
Relationship concepts
Arithmetical reasoning
Figural classification
Arithmetic number series
Non-verbal series
Coding and decoding
Statement conclusion
Syllogistic reasoning

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for the English Language

In the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam, the English section is exclusively conducted in English. Candidates are required to answer questions that assess their comprehension skills and basic writing ability. Proficiency in specific topics will greatly enhance their chances of achieving a high score in this section.”

Idioms and Phrases
One word Substitution
Sentence Correction
Error Spotting
Fill in the Blanks
Spellings Correction
Reading Comprehension
Active Passive
Sentence Rearrangement
Sentence Improvement
Cloze test

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024: General Awareness

The General Awareness section in SSC CGL 2024 covers a wide range of topics aimed at assessing candidates’ knowledge of current events and everyday observations. This section includes questions on History, Geography, Polity, Economy, General Science, and Current Affairs. Candidates are expected to be familiar with recent developments in science and technology, sports, awards and honors, books and authors, and important national and international events. Additionally, questions may also test basic knowledge of environmental issues and the social, economic, and cultural aspects of India.

Section Topics
India and its neighbouring countries History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
Science Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science
Current Affairs National & International News, Government Policies & Schemes, Economic Development
Books and Authors Notable Books, Authors, Literary Awards
Sports Recent Tournaments, Awards, Sports Personalities
Important Schemes Government Initiatives, Social Welfare Schemes, Health Schemes
Important Days National & International Days of Significance
Portfolio Ministers and Ministries, Government Departments
People in News Personalities in News, Awards & Recognitions
Static GK Important Facts about Countries, Capitals, Currencies, Rivers, Mountains, etc.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 2

The SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 for Tier 2 includes advanced topics focusing on quantitative abilities, English language comprehension and writing skills, statistics, and general studies (finance and economics). It also covers paper 1 (quantitative ability), paper 2 (English language and comprehension), paper 3 (statistics), and paper 4 (general studies – finance and economics).”

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Paper-I will consist of two sessions, Session I and Session II, conducted on the same day and is mandatory for all candidates who pass Paper 1. Session I will cover Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III. Session II will cover Module II of Section III. Qualifying all sections of Paper-I is compulsory for candidates.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 Exam Pattern
SectionsModuleSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksWeightage
Section IModule-IMathematical Abilities3060*3 = 18023%
Module-IIReasoning and General Intelligence3023%
Section IIModule-IEnglish Language and Comprehension4570*3 = 21035%
Module-IIGeneral Awareness2519%
Section IIIModule-IComputer Knowledge Test2020*3 = 60Qualifying
Module-IIData Entry Speed Test One Data Entry TaskQualifying
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3 Exam Pattern
PaperSectionNo. of questionMaximum MarksDuration
Paper IIStatistics1002002 hours
Paper IIIGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)1002002 hours

Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities):

“The primary objective of this section is to assess candidates’ proficiency in using numbers appropriately and their numerical comprehension. While this section is included in the Tier-1 Exam, the questions are designed to be somewhat more moderate compared to those in the initial stage. Therefore, candidates should prepare thoroughly on the following topics:”

Topics Sub-topics
Number Systems Computation of Whole Number<br>Decimal and Fractions<br>Relationship between numbers<br>Fundamental arithmetical operations
  Percentages<br>Ratio and Proportion<br>Square roots<br>Averages<br>Interest (Simple and Compound)
  Profit and Loss<br>Discount<br>Partnership Business<br>Mixture and Alligation<br>Time and distance
  Time and work
Algebra Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)<br>Graphs of Linear Equations
Geometry Similarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  Congruence and similarity of triangles<br>Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
Mensuration Triangle<br>Quadrilaterals<br>Regular Polygons<br>Circle<br>Right Prism
  Right Circular Cone<br>Right Circular Cylinder<br>Sphere<br>Hemispheres
  Rectangular Parallelepiped<br>Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base
Trigonometry Trigonometric ratios<br>Complementary angles<br>Height and distances (simple problems only)<br>Standard Identities
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

Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence):

Sub-Topic Description
Semantic Analogy Understanding relationships based on meaning
Symbolic operations Operations based on symbols
Symbolic/ Number Analogy Analogies involving symbols or numbers
Trends Identification of patterns or trends
Figural Analogy Analogies based on figures
Space Orientation Understanding spatial relationships
Semantic Classification Classification based on meaning
Venn Diagrams Diagrammatic representation of relationships
Symbolic/ Number Classification Classification based on symbols or numbers
Drawing inferences Deriving conclusions
Figural Classification Classification based on figures
Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding Paper folding and unfolding
Semantic Series Series based on meaning
Figural Pattern-folding and completion Completing patterns in figures
Number Series Series based on numbers
Embedded figures Identifying hidden figures
Figural Series Series based on figures
Critical Thinking Logical and analytical thinking
Problem-Solving Resolving problems
Emotional Intelligence Understanding and managing emotions
Word Building Constructing words
Social Intelligence Understanding social relationships
Coding and de-coding Coding and decoding symbols or messages
Numerical operations Operations involving numbers
Other sub-topics, if any Additional topics not specified above

Module-I of Section-II in Paper-I (English Language and Comprehension):

Fluency in English Language proficiency will be assessed in this section of the SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus. A fundamental understanding of English, focusing on the following topics, is essential for scoring well in this exam segment. The reading comprehension syllabus is intentionally broad, designed to evaluate candidates’ ability to respond swiftly to various situations.

Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language And Comprehension)
English Grammar
Sentence structure
Spot the Error
Fill in the Blanks,
Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
Idioms & Phrases
One word substitution
Improvement of Sentences,
Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
Shuffling of Sentence parts
Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,
Cloze Passage
Comprehension Passage- To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.

Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (General Awareness):

The questions aim to evaluate candidates’ awareness of their surroundings and its societal relevance. They also assess knowledge of current events and scientific aspects relevant to everyday observations and experiences expected of an educated individual. Additionally, the test will cover topics related to

Module-II: General Awareness
India and its neighbouring countries, focusing on:
– History
– Culture
– Geography
– Economic Scene
– General Policy
– Scientific Research
Current Affairs
Books and Authors
Important Schemes
Important Days & Dates
People in News

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency):

Computer BasicsOrganization of a computerCentral Processing Unit (CPU)Input/ output devicesComputer memoryMemory organizationBack-up devicesPORTsWindows ExplorerKeyboard shortcuts
SoftwareWindows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc
Working with the Internet and e-mailsWeb Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking
Basics of networking and cyber securityNetworking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 2 (Statistics)

“Some candidates may find this section challenging and difficult to grasp. A fundamental tip is to ensure a clear understanding of the concepts and engage in regular revision. This approach can greatly enhance performance and yield good marks in the Statistics section of SSC CGL Tier-2. The syllabus for Statistics is outlined as follows:”

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 2 (Statistics)
1. Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical DataPrimary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
2. Measures of Central Tendency Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
3. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures of Dispersionrange, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
4. Moments, Skewness and KurtosisDifferent types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
5. Correlation and RegressionScatter 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).
6. Probability TheoryMeaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
7. Random Variable and Probability DistributionsRandom 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 TheoryConcept 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.
9. Statistical InferencePoint 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.
10. Analysis of VarianceAnalysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
11. Time Series AnalysisComponents of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
12. Index NumbersMeaning 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 Studies-Finance and Economics)

This section of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus is split into two parts: Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance. Detailed sub-topics for each part are provided below

Part Subject Topics
A Finance and Accounts (80 marks) – Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, limitations, basic concepts, conventions, GAAP – 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 organizations accounts, receipts and payments and income & expenditure accounts, bills of exchange, self-balancing ledgers
B 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 Micro Economics: Definition, scope and nature, methods of economic study, central problems of an economy, 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 behavior (Marshallian approach and indifference curve approach), meaning and determinants of supply, law of supply, 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, oligopoly), price determination in these markets – Indian Economy: Nature of the Indian economy, role of different sectors (agriculture, industry, services), their problems and growth – National Income of India: Concepts of national income, different methods of measuring national income – Population: Size, rate of growth, implications on economic growth – Poverty and Unemployment: Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes, incidence of unemployment – Infrastructure: Energy, transportation, communication – Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991 (liberalization, privatization, globalization, disinvestment) – Money and Banking: Monetary and fiscal policy, role and functions of Reserve Bank of India, functions of commercial banks/RRB/payment banks, budget and fiscal deficits, balance of payments, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003 – Role of Information Technology in Governance

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024- Important Points

Exam Tier Details
Tier-I – Compulsory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL 2024 Notification – Candidates prepare for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams simultaneously – Penalty for wrong answers: 0.5 marks deduction per wrong answer
Tier-II – Paper I: Compulsory for all posts – Paper II: For candidates applying for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation – Paper III: For candidates applying for Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer – Negative marking: 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer in Paper I, Paper II, and Paper III

What is SSC CGL?

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level) is a prestigious examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit candidates for various Group B and Group C posts in ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India.

What are the four tiers of SSC CGL?

SSC CGL consists of four tiers:

Tier-I: Computer Based Examination (Objective Type)
Tier-II: Computer Based Examination (Objective Type)
Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive Paper)
Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (where applicable)

What subjects are included in SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus?

SSC CGL Tier-I syllabus includes:

General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension

What is the syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning in SSC CGL?

General Intelligence and Reasoning syllabus covers topics such as analogies, classification, coding-decoding, puzzle solving, statement conclusion, etc.

What does the SSC CGL Tier-II syllabus include?

SSC CGL Tier-II syllabus includes two papers:

Paper I: Quantitative Abilities
Paper II: English Language and Comprehension

What are the subjects in SSC CGL Tier-III syllabus?

SSC CGL Tier-III is a descriptive paper which includes:

Essay Writing
Precis Writing
Letter/Application Writing

Is there a specific syllabus for SSC CGL Tier-IV?

Tier-IV of SSC CGL consists of Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for Assistant Section Officer in CSS and MEA, and Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) for Tax Assistants.

Where can I find the detailed syllabus PDF for SSC CGL 2024?

The detailed syllabus PDF for SSC CGL 2024 can be downloaded from the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (

How can I prepare for SSC CGL effectively using the syllabus?

Effective preparation for SSC CGL involves understanding the syllabus thoroughly, creating a study plan, practicing previous year papers, and focusing on weak areas.

Are there any changes in the SSC CGL 2024 syllabus compared to previous years?

Any changes in the SSC CGL 2024 syllabus will be notified by the Staff Selection Commission through its official notifications. It’s important to stay updated with the official announcements regarding syllabus changes.


The SSC CGL 2024 syllabus encompasses four tiers, each designed to assess different aspects of a candidate’s abilities. Tier-I focuses on General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. Tier-II delves deeper into Quantitative Abilities and English Language & Comprehension. Tier-III evaluates descriptive writing skills through Essay, Precis, and Letter/Application Writing. Tier-IV involves practical tests like Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test for specific posts.

For detailed subject-wise syllabus and PDF downloads, candidates should refer to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (, where updated syllabus notifications and PDF downloads are available. Effective preparation involves understanding each tier’s syllabus thoroughly, practicing with previous year papers, and staying updated with any changes through official notifications. This structured approach will help candidates prepare effectively and confidently for the SSC CGL 2024 examination.

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