The SSC CGL 2023 exam syllabus and pattern have been released by SSC, with the official notification to follow soon. The Tier-1 Exam is scheduled for June-July 2023. Aspirants must familiarize themselves with the latest syllabus and exam pattern to improve their chances. Understanding the SSC CGL Syllabus & exam pattern for Tier-I and Tier-II Exam is crucial for effective preparation. Let’s explore the SSC CGL Syllabus 2023 for Tier I & II exams based on the latest pattern.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2023
Tier | Tier – I | Tier – II (Paper I, II, III) |
Type | Objective Multiple Choice | 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 |
Mode | Computer-Based (online) | Computer-Based (online) |
Get the detailed syllabus for the SSC CGL Exam 2023:
SSC CGL Exam Syllabus: Tier I – Indicative Syllabus
General Intelligence and Reasoning
This section will cater to both non-verbal and verbal types of questions. The topics covered are:
- Analogies
- Similarities and differences
- Problem-solving
- Spatial orientation
- Decision making
- Analysis
- Discrimination
- Visual memory
- Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
- Relationship concepts
- Observation
- Arithmetic number series
- Non-verbal series
- Statement conclusion
- Coding and decoding
- Syllogistic reasoning
- Social intelligence
- Emotional intelligence
- Critical thinking
- Embedded figures
- Decoding and classification
- Small and capital letters/numbers coding
- Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
- Date and city matching
- Address matching
- Indexing
- Figural pattern folding and completion
- Punched hole/pattern unfolding and folding
- Drawing inferences
- Venn diagrams
- Space visualisation
- Space orientation
- Trends
- Symbolic operations
- Numerical operations
- Coding and decoding
- Word building
- Problem-solving
- Figural series
- Number series
- Semantic series
- Figural classification
- Symbolic/number classification
- Semantic classification
- Figural analogy
- Symbolic/number analogy
- Semantic analogy
General Awareness
- The main aim of the General Awareness is to test the applicant’s awareness related to the environment and its application in our society
- The questions will be created to test the knowledge of current events and matters of everyday observations and experience from scientific aspects as expected from the educated person
- The examination may include topics such as India and its neighbouring countries, especially History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy and Scientific Research
Quantitative Aptitude
- The questions will be created to test the ability related to the appropriate use of numbers and the number sense of applicants
- The examination will contain questions on the computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between the numbers, percentage
- Other topics covered are:
- Pie chart
- Bar diagram
- Frequency polygon
- Histogram
- Heights and distances
- Complementary angles
- Standard identities
- Degree and radian measures
- Trigonometric ratio
- Regular right pyramid with a triangular or square base
- Rectangular parallelepiped
- Hemispheres
- Sphere
- Right circular cylinder
- Right circular cone
- Right prism
- Circle
- Regular polygons
- Quadrilaterals
- Triangle
- Common tangents to two or more circles
- Angles subtended by chords of a circle
- Tangents
- Circle and its chord
- Congruence and similarity of circle
- Triangle and its various kinds of centres
- Graphs of linear equations
- Basic algebraic identities of school algebra and elementary surds
- Time and work
- Time and distance
- Mixture and allegation
- Partnership business
- Discount
- Profit and loss
- Interest
- Averages
- Square roots
- Ratio and proportion
English Comprehension
- The examination is conducted to check the ability of candidates to understand correct English and to check their basic comprehension, writing ability and so on
- The questions in Part A, B and D will be of Graduation level, whereas, Part C will have questions of Class 10 level
SSC CGL Exam Syllabus: Tier II
Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities)
The questions are created to test the ability of candidates to use numbers and number sense appropriately. The examination will contain questions on:
- Bar diagram and pie chart
- Frequency polygon
- Histogram
- Heights and distances
- Complementary angles
- Standard identities
- Degree and radian measures
- Trigonometric ratios
- Regular right pyramid with a triangular or square base
- Rectangular parallel
- Hemispheres
- Spheres
- Right circular cylinder
- Right circular cone
- Right prism
- Circle
- Congruence and similarity of triangles
- Triangles and its various kinds of centres
- Graphs of linear equations
- Basic algebraic identities of school algebra and elementary surds
- Time and work
- Time and distance
- Mixture and allegation
- Partnership business
- Discount
- Profit and loss
- Interest
- Averages
- Square roots
- Ratio and proportion
- Percentage
- Fractions and relationships between numbers
- Decimals
- Whole numbers
Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension)
The paper will be created to test the knowledge of the English language in candidates. Questions will be based on:
- Spot the error
- Comprehension passage
- Cloze passage
- Shuffling of sentences
- Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
- Verbs
- Active/passive voice of the verb
- Improvement of sentences
- One word substitution
- Idioms and phrases
- Spelling/detecting misspelt words
- Antonyms
- Synonyms
- Fill in the blanks
Paper-III (Statistics)
Colocation, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
- Primary and secondary data
- Methods of data collection
- Tabulation of data
- Graphs and charts
- Frequency distributions
- Diagrammatic presentations of frequency distributions
Measures of Central Tendency
- Percentiles
- Deciles
- Partition values quartiles
- Common measures such as mean, median and mode
Measures of Dispersion
- Measures of relative dispersion
- Mean and standard deviation
- Quartile déviations
- Range
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
- Different measures of skewness and kurtosis
- Meaning of skewness and kurtosis
- Different types of moments and their relationship
Correlation and Regression
- Multiple and partial correlations [for three variables only]
- Multiple regression
- Measures of association of attributes
- Spearman’s rank correlation
- Simple regression lines
- Simple correlation coefficient
- Scatter diagram
Probability Theory
- Bayes’ theorem
- Independent events
- Compound probability
- Conditional probability
- Different definitions of probability
- Meaning of probability
Random Variable and Probability Distribution
- Joint distribution of two random variables [discrete]
- Normal and exponential distributions
- Position
- Binomial
- Higher moments of a random variable
- Expectation and variance of a random variable
- Probability functions
Sampling Theory
- Sample size decisions
- Sampling distribution [statement only]
- Convenience sampling and quota sampling
- Purposive sampling
- Systematic sampling
- Cluster sampling
- Multiphase sampling
- Multistage sampling
- Stratified sampling
- Probability and non-probability sampling
Statistical Inference
- Confidence intervals
- Chi-square and F statistic
- Tests based on Z, T
- Small and large sample tests
- Basic concepts of testing
- Testing of hypothesis
- Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least square method)
- Properties of a good estimator
- Point estimation and interval estimation
Analysis of Variance
- Analysis of one-way and two-way classified data
Time Series Analysis
- Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods
- Determinants of trend component by different methods
- Components of time series
Index Numbers
- Uses of index numbers
- Cost of living index numbers
- Base shifting and splicing of index numbers
- Different formulae
- Types of index numbers
- Problems in the construction of index numbers
- Meaning of index numbers
Paper IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics)
Part A: Finance and accounts will have 80 marks
Fundamental Principles and Basis of Accounting
Financial Accounting
- Generally accepted accounting principles
- Basic concepts and conventions
- Limitations of financial accounting
- Nature and scope
Basic Concepts of Accounting
- Profit and loss appropriation
- Trading
- Manufacturing
- Rectification of errors
- Trial balance
- Ledgers
- Journal
- Bank reconciliation
- Books of original entry
- Single and double entry
- Self-balancing ledgers
- Bills of exchange
- Receipts and payments and income and expenditure accounts
- Non-profit organisations accounts
- Valuation of inventories
- Depreciation accounting
- Balance sheet distinction between capital and revenue expenditure
- Accounts
Part B: Economics and Governance will have 120 marks
Controller and Auditor General of India
- Role and responsibility
- Constitutional provisions
Finance Commission
- Role and functions
The Basic concept of Economics
- An introduction to microeconomics
- Theory of demand and supply
- Methods of economic study and central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve
- Scope and nature of Economics
Theory of Production and Cost
- Law of variable proportion and law of returns to scale
- Laws of production
Theory of Demand and Supply
- Law of supply and elasticity of supply
- Meaning and determinants of supply
- Marshallian approach and indifference curve approach
- Theory of consumers behaviour
- Law of demand and elasticity of demand, price and cross elasticity
- Meaning and determinants of demand
Forms of market and price determination in different markets
- Monopolistic competition and oligopoly and price determination in these markets
- Monopoly
- Various forms of market perfect competition
Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991
- Monopolistic competition and oligopoly and price determination in markets
- Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment
- 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
Indian Economy
- Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors covers-
- Role of agriculture
- Industry and services their problems and growth
The national income of India
- Concepts of national income
- Different methods of measuring national income
Population and its size
- Its implication for economic growth
- Rate of growth
Poverty and unemployment
- Causes and incidence of unemployment
- Types
- Absolute and relative poverty
Infrastructure
- Communication
- Transportation
- Energy
Role of Information Technology in Governance
- Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level
Skill test
Data Entry Speed Test [DEST]
Computer proficiency test