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Syllabus of SSC CGL Exam 2019 with Mark Distribution

Before attempting any competitive exam, candidates must be aware of its syllabus and question pattern. It would be best to be calculative-based whenever you’re taking a challenge like SSC CGL Exam 2019 because the syllabus is very tough and more competitive than other popular exams. This article will discuss its marks distribution, question pattern, and actual syllabus, which will help you with the proper concept of the Combined Graduate Level Exam(SSC CGL).

A few years back, it was an offline exam and tier I consisted of 200 marks. Now, it has changed and started taking the test online, and the number of questions is deducted. The test will be taken on a low amount of questions, and it is a vital point. A single wrong answer may be thrown a candidate from the list and vice versa. However, we are going to providing depth information, including the official sources. Before getting the syllabus, you can check the Eligibility criteria and apply to SSC CGL  Recruitment.

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SSC CGL Exam Syllabus

SSC CGL Exam Tier-I Exam

In Tier- I Exam of SSC CGL, computer-based Objective Multiple Choice questions are asked. The paper is set on 100 questions which consist of 200 marks in total.  Each question carries two marks. Questions are asked from four subjects. Look at the below table for Tier-I SSC CGL Exams syllabus question and marks distribution.

Subject Max Question Max Marks
GI & Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Applitutude 25 50
General Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 Question 200 Marks

** The duration of this test is 60 minutes(1 Hour). In the Tier-I exam, there are no sectional cut off marks. But to get the chance for appearing Tier-II test, the candidates have to score a minimum score as per the category provided below.

Category Min. Qualifying Marks
Unreserved 30%
Others 20%

You can also read another popular competitive test syllabus below.
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Result of SSC CGL

Topic and Subject of Tier-I

Earlier, we have mentioned that the questions will be set from four subjects. Below you can see all issues and topics. Please note that 25 questions will be asked from a subject.

Sub-1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
In the SSC CGL Tier-I exam, you can see 25 questions from the subject General Intelligence and Reasoning Subject. Topics are given below.
♦Analogy ♦Odd one out ♦ Series ♦ Statement & Condition ♦ Direction ♦ Sequence(according to the dictionary) ♦ Word Formation ♦ Coding De-coding ♦ Mathematical Operation ♦ Matrics ♦ Blood Relation ♦ Mirror Image ♦ Venn Diagram ♦ Paper Folding Image ♦ Missing Term ♦ Hidden Figure ♦ Cube ♦ Counting Figure ♦ Colete Figure ♦ Mice.
Please note, none or more than one question may be asked from a topic.
Sub-2. Quantitative Aptitude
There is the same wattage of quantitative Apptitude as General Intelligence and reasoning. The topics of this subject are also written below.
♦Ration ♦ Average ♦ Number System ♦ Simplification ♦ Time and Works ♦ Time Speed and Distance ♦ Simple and Compound Interest ♦ Profit and Loss ♦ Co-ordinate Geometry ♦ Geometry ♦ Mensuration ♦ Trigonometry ♦ Percentage ♦ Algebra ♦  Pie-chart, Tabular Sheet. In this subject, there are 25 questions will be asked, and two marks carried for each.
Sub-3. General Awareness
In General Awareness, the subject question is to select fro the following topic.
♦ Polity ♦ History ♦ Geography ♦ Economics ♦ Statics ♦ Statics Awareness ♦ Chemistry ♦ Biology ♦ Physics ♦ Computer ♦ Current Affairs.
Sub-4. English Comprehension
From the subject, the English 25 question is also asked in SSC CGL Exam Tier-I from the following topics.
♦Fill In the blanks ♦ Error Detection ♦ sentence Rearrange ♦ Idim and phrases ♦ synonyms ♦ Antynyoms ♦ Voice Change ♦ One-word substitutions ♦ Word correction in verdict ♦ Cloze Test ♦ Spelling Correction.

Above, we have provided the SSC CGL Tier-I Exam syllabus, question pattern, Marks distribution, Topics according to subject and exam duration.

Tier-II Exam Pattern & Syllabus

In the same way, we are going to discuss the Tier-II exam syllabus briefly. After qualifying Tier-1, you can appear on Tier II. It is also a computer-based test. In this stage, there are four paper exams taken. Please note Paper-II and Paper-II are compulsory for all posts. Paper-III(Statistics) tested to that candidate who has applied for the Junior Statical Officer for the ministry of Statistical and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II Posts.  And Paper-IV(General Studies(Finance and Economics) will be tested to apply for Assistant Audit Officer ab Assistant Accounts Officer Posts.


Paper No. of Question Full Marks Duration
Quantitative Ability 100 100 2 Hours
English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
General Studies(Finance and Economics 100 200 2 hours
Total 500 Question 800 Marks

Subject and Topics are also provided below the table.


Paper-I. Quantitative Aptitude(Compulsory)
The topic list of Paper-I of SSC CGL Tier-II. exam
♦ Number System/HCF/LCM  ♦  Percentage  ♦ Average  ♦ Time & Work ♦ Pipe & Cistern ♦ Profit & Loss, Discount  ♦  Mixture & Alligation ♦ Time Speed Distance ♦ Boat & Stream Trains ♦  Simple and Compound Interest ♦  Geometry  ♦  Mensuration ♦  Trigonometry, Height & Distance ♦  Data Interpretation (Bar Graph & Pie Chart) ♦ Algebra ♦ Partnership ♦  Simplification
Paper-II. English Comprehension(Compulsory)
Spotting the error ♦ Fill In The Blanks ♦Synonyms ♦Antonyms ♦ Spelling/detecting misspelt words ♦ Idioms & Phrases ♦ One-word substitution ♦ Improvement of sentences ♦ Active/Passive Voice of verbs ♦ Conversion into Direct/Indirect Speech ♦ Jumbled Paragraph / Sentence Rearrangement ♦ Cloze passage♦  Comprehension Passage.
Please note, the English and Comprehension paper will be prepared with 200 marks, and each carries one spot.

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