SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 PDF Download – Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018-2019 Syllabus PDF
SSC CGL Syllabus 2018-2019 Syllabus PDF

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) released the CGL (Combined Graduate Level) notification in 2018 (on 5th May) for Various Non-gazetted Group-D & Non-technical Group-D Vacancies. SSC CGL examination is for filling up different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations. Subject to administrative/public exigencies, final selection through the Combined Graduate Level Examination to specific categories of posts would be according to the confirmed number of vacancies from the concerned Indenting Ministries/Department/Office/Cadres before declaration of results.

SSC CGL 2018-2019 Tier-1 exam is expected to be conducted in the first half year of the 2019 (April/May).

The SSC CGL 2019 exam will be conducted once after the SSC CGL 2018 Tier-1 gets finished.

Download SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 PDF

The syllabus will be same for SSC CGL 2019 also (Unless it will be mentioned in the upcoming 2019 notification).

SSC CGL Stands for SSC Combined Graduate Level

There are 4 levels in this exam

  • SSC CGL Tier-1 exam (Objective Type)
  • SSC CGL Tier-2 exam (Objective Type)
  • SSC CGL Tier-3 exam (Descriptive)
  • SSC CGL Tier-4 exam( Typing/Skill Test)

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Dates – Notification:

The SSC CGL complete Notification was released. Also check SSC calendar 2018-19 PDF

Event  Date
Advertisement date 5/5/2018
Application closing date 4/6/2018 (Upto 5 P.M)
SSC CGL Tier-1 exam date 04/06/2019 – 19/06/2019
SSC CGL Tier-2 exam date 11/09/2019 – 13/09/2019
SSC CGL Tier-3 exam date 29/12/2019
SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam 2018 (Skill Test) Not notified yet

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SSC aspirants can download the SSC CGL notification.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 pdf:

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SSC CGL Tier-1 Admit Card Download:

You can download the Tier-1 Admit card from Official website after the release

SSC CGL Tier-1 Result Date:

The results will be declared after one month of Examination

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern:

  • Objective Based Online exam – 60* minutes
  • Negative marks – 0.5 marks
  • No Sectional Cutoff

*-80 Minutes for VH/OH

Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks
English Comprehension 25 50
General Intelligence 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
 Total 100 200


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SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern Details:

As Prescribed in SSC CGL notification following is the pattern of the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. In that exam, there will be four papers like Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Statistics(Only for those selected for the Post of Statistical Assistant), Economic Governance( Only for those selected for the post of Assistant Audit Officer ).

Name of Paper No of questions Marks Negative Marking
Paper-1 Quantitative Aptitude 100 200 0.50 Marks
Paper-2 English Language 200 200 025 Marks
Paper-3 Statistics

(Only for the post of Statistical Assistant)

100 200 0.50 Marks
Paper-4 General Studies (Finance & Economics)

(Only for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer)

100 200 0.50 Marks

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern Details:

  • Graduate level (Difficulty)
  • Descriptive Paper – 100 marks (Pen and Paper)
  • You can write whole paper either in English or Hindi but not both
  • Exam Duration one hour*
  • Essay Writing (200-250 Words)
  • Letter Writing (150-200 Words)
  • Qualifying marks in Tier-II exam (33% of total marks)

(*-Extension for some exempted candidates)

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Pattern – Details:

Skill Test/Typing Test

Skill Test for some Posts Which requires the knowledge of Typing:

  • English Typing and exam duration will be 15 minutes
  • Qualifying exam

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 – Topic wise:

SSC CGL 2018 English Syllabus Tier-1:

  • English Language:
  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Spotting errors/spellings
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms/Antonyms
  • Idioms & Phrases,
  • Active/ Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech,
  • Para jumbles and Para completion
  • One word Substitution
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Miscellaneous

SSC CGL Tier-1 General Intelligence/Reasoning Syllabus

Includes both Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning (figures)
  • Analogy
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Arithmetic
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Number Series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Logical reasoning
  • Input-Output
  • Blood relations
  • Syllogisms
  • Tables
  • Directions/Ranking Test
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Statements & Conclusion
  • Emotional & Social Intelligence

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus Tier-1 Quantitative Ability Syllabus

  • Number System
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit, loss and Discount
  • Partnership
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time, Distance and Work
  • Algebra (Equations, Surds, Indices, Graphs)
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Sequence and Series
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Simplification

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SSC CGL GK Syllabus 2018 Tier-1 General Awareness /General Knowledge:

  • Current Affairs
  • History and Culture
  • Geography,
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • General Policy
  • Scientific Research

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  1. […] Candidates clearing the minimum cutoff for tier 1 appear for tier 2 exam. Then, SSC shortlists candidates based on the cumulative score of tier 1 and tier 2 examination. For generalist posts, tier 2 exam is for 400 marks.It consists of 2 papers- English language and quantitative aptitude. Read more about SSC exam pattern and syllabus. […]


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