SSC CGL Syllabus 202021Tier 1 & Tier 2 for All Papers Complete Details
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SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern
Subject  Questions  Marks  Time 
General Intelligence & Reasoning 
25  50  75 minutes (Total)
For VH & Candidates 
General Awareness  25  50  
Quantitative Aptitude  25  50  
English Language  25  50  
TOTAL  100  200 
Negative Marking: There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in the Tier I exam.
Now let us look at the sectionwise SSC CGL syllabus.
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I Exam
Note: This is a predicted pattern based on previous years’ weights as well as the new pattern announced.
SSC CGL Syllabus – English Language:
Priority Set  Nature of Questions  Topic  The weightage (# of Qs)  Approach 
I.  1. Scoring
2. Easy to Solve 3. High Accuracy Possible 4. Time Consuming 
Reading Comprehension  5 (1 passage)  The passage could be on any topic.
Questions are mostly 
II.  1. Scoring
2. Easy to Solve 3. High Accuracy Possible 4. Quick Solve 
Fill in the Blanks  05  A mix of grammar and vocabulary based questions.Important topics:Phrasal verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses, usage in context, confusable words 
Spellings  02  Choose the correctly spelt word or the misspelt word from different words. The same word can be spelt in different ways and you are asked to selec t the correct spelling. 

III.  1. Moderate to High Score Possible
2. Moderately Time Consuming 3. Moderate to High Accuracy Possible 
Phrase or Idiom Meaning  02  Easy to moderate difficulty level
The meaning of the The meaning can 
Synonyms and Antonyms  02  One word given with four options to choose from, (either synonyms or antonyms).Rarely the words can be given in sentences.Prepare a list of commonly asked words to answer this part and score full marks. 

One Word Substitution  35  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. 

IV.  1. Moderately Scoring
2. Time Consuming 3. Moderate Accuracy Possible 
Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction 
5  A mix of grammar and vocabulary Based questions.Important Topics: Tenses, SubjectVerb Agreement, ArticleNoun 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 noimprovement questions 
Error Spotting  35  Grammar based
Important Topics: Avoid guessing too 
SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness:
General Awareness  
Chapter  Topic  Weightage (# Qs) 
Total Weightage of Chapter 
Static  Culture  12  14 
Indian History  23  
Geography (Indian + World) 
23  
Environment  12  
Economy  23  
Polity  23  
Science  Biology  12  9 
Chemistry  12  
Physics +Space Science  12  
Computer & Mobile Technology 
12  
Diseases, pollution  12  
Nutrition  12  
Others  Current Affairs  01  2 
Misc. GK Sports, People In News, Books 
01  
Dates, Portfolios, Schemes  01 
SSC CGL Syllabus –Quantitative Aptitude:
Quantitative Aptitude  
Priority Order  Nature of questions  Topic  Weightage (# Qs)  Approach 
I.  1. Scoring
2. Easy to Solve 3. Less time consuming 4. More accuracy 
Simplification  12  Questions on BODMAS Rule, Fractions, , Surds and Indices etc. 
Interest  12  Problems on Simple, Compound Interests and Installments  
Percentage  01  Calculation oriented basic Percentage Problems 

Ratio and Proportion  12  Problems on Simple, Compound Ratios and Direct/Indirect Proportions 

Average  01  Problems on Average Weight/Height/Marks etc. 

Problems on Ages  01  Basic Problems on Ages  
II.  1. Scoring
2. Easy if proper steps are followed carefully 3. More time consuming 
Speed Time And Distance  12  Problems on Average/Relative speeds, Boats, Trains etc. 
Profit and Loss  12  Problems on Profit/Loss, Dishonest/Successive dealings, Partnerships etc.  
Number Series  01  Moderate to difficult problems on Completing the series, Finding Missing/Wrong Term  
Number System  12  Moderate problems on LCM & HCF, Irrational or Rational Numbers, Proper steps should be followed to solve irrational to rational numbers 

Mensuration  23  Problems on Plane Figures such as Square, Rectangle, Circles, Cone, Cylinder etc.  
Data Interpretation  03  Problems on Bar/Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables etc. 

III.  1. Tricky
2. Might take more time than usual 3. Lesser chances of solving correctly 
Time and Work  12  Problems on Work efficiency, Wages and Pipes etc. 
Mixture problems  01  To Make A Mixture From Two Or More Entities/Mixtures  
Algebra  23  Basic Linear Equations in one or two variables, Quadratic & Algebraic Identities are important. Remember all the identities 

Geometry  34  Problems related to Triangles congruency, Similarity theorems, Circle chords & tangent theorems, Coordinate geometry etc.
Remember all the theorems. 

Trigonometry  23  Problems based on Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distance etc…
Remember all the 
SSC CGL Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Intelligence & Reasoning  
Nature of Qs 
Chapters  Weightage (# of Qs)  Approach 
1. Scoring
2. Easy to Solve 3. Less Time Consuming 4. Sometimes a bit Difficult 
Classification  23  Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs. 
Analogy  23  Letter, Number, GK & Meaning based qs. 

Coding Decoding  23  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. 

Puzzle  23  Number based puzzles like 7 × 5 × 6 × 5 = 6575, then 8 × 7 × 4 × 6 = ?orFind the correct equation type questions.orQuant based questions like on age, speed and distance.orSeating arrangement questions. 

1. Easy to Solve
2. High Accuracy possible 3. May be time consuming 
Matrix  01  1 or 2 Matrix of letters with numbers are given from which correct set of numbers for given word is to find out. 
Word formation  12  From the given word find whether the given option words can be formed or not. 

Arranging words in Meaningful order or Dictionary order  12  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. 

1. Easy to Solve
2. High Accuracy possible 3. Less Time Consuming 
Venn diagram  02  Problems based on Venn DiagramTypes of Question: Represent the relation between Student, Teacher and Boys 
Directions & Distances  01  Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on paper. 

1. May be Time Consuming
2. May be tricky 
Blood Relations  01  Family Tree or General Blood Relation Problems. 
Missing Number  12  Find the missing number from the given matrix or diagram. 

Series  23  Mainly questions on Number & Alphabet series. Question Type: Complete the given series a_bc_ _cbad_bcd_cda 

1. Scoring
2. Sometimes a bit Difficult 3. Visual imagination is required 
Non Verbal Reasoning  34  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. 
1. May be tricky
2. Sometimes a bit Difficult 3. Time Consuming 
Verbal Reasoning  01  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. 
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