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SSC CGL Syllabus 2017, Exam pattern & Selection Process

SSC CGL is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after exams in India. Every year, more than 15 lakhs of candidates appear this prestigious exam. Also, this exam opens the door to the lucrative government jobs that are available under the umbrella of Staff Selection Commission. In addition, these jobs offer you a stable career, decent salary, other benefits like house rent, allowances and pension. So, now is the time to fasten your seatbelt for the roller coaster ride. Hence, here in this article, we have tried to give brief information about SSC CGL Syllabus 2017-2018 and some insights on exam pattern & Selection Procedure.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2017, Exam pattern & Selection Process


SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

Let’s dive into the SSC CGL syllabus 2017. In this section, we will not only give you the syllabus but also you will find ways to tackle these syllabuses. So, before proceeding any further, we would advise you to please read the official notification of SSC CGL 2017 to get the correct information on SSC CGL Syllabus 2017. Here goes the SSC CGL syllabus 2017

Tier-1 SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis, judgment
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Semantic Series
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Coding & decoding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation
  • Space Visualization
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Indexing
  • Address matching
  • Date & city matching
  • Classification of center codes/roll numbers
  • Small & Capital letters/numbers coding
  • Decoding and classification
  • Embedded Figures
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence
General Awareness
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy
  • Scientific Research

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Whole numbers
  • Decimals
  • Fractions and relationships between numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords
  • Tangents
  • Angles subtended by chords of a circle
  • Common tangents to two or more circles
  • Triangle, Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Circle
  • Right – Prism, Circular Cone, Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart

English Comprehension:

  • So, candidates ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension, and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
  • Also, the questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. while graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level.

Tier-2 SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

Quantitative Aptitude

Most of all same as the Quantitative Aptitude syllabus of Tier-1 SSC CGL 2017

English Language & Comprehension

  • Spot the error
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling/detecting misspelled 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
  • Close passage & comprehension passage

Only for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation.

  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
  • Measures of Central Tendency– Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
  • Measures of Dispersion– Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlations (For three variables only).
  • Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random 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 variables (discrete).
  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability 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.
  • Statistical Inference – Point 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.
  • Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
  • Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
  • Index Numbers – Meaning 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.
General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)

  1. Fundamental principles and the basic concept of Accounting. Financial Accounting, Nature, and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. 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 organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

  1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role, and responsibility

  2. Finance Commission-Role and functions

  3. Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
    Definition, scope, and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve

  4. 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 behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

  5. Theory of Production and cost
    Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

  6. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
    Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets

  7. Indian Economy
    Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth; National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication

  8. Economic Reforms in India
    Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation, and Disinvestment

10. 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 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

  1. Role of Information Technology in Governance
  1. General Studies (Finance and Economics) paper is only applicable for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG
  2. Questions in Paper-I (Quantitative Aptitude) will be of a 10th standard level, Paper-II(English Language & Comprehension) of 10+2 level and Paper-III(Statistics) of graduation level.

Skill Test:

For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer. The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature. Also, the computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

  • The Skill test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose.
  • Therefore, only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion will be eligible to appear in the SKILL TEST. The SKILL TEST will be held at the Commission’s Regional/Sub Regional Offices or at other Centers as may be decided by the Commission.
  • OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted from appearing in skill test.
  • OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBEC are not exempted from skill test.
  • HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the skill test. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the Regional /Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test.
  • VH candidates may be allowed appropriate compensatory time in DEST at par with a typing test.
  • Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of skill test.
  • The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

The Commission will hold a Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules-

  1. Word Processing
  2. Spread Sheet
  3. Generation of Slides
    For applicants for the post of Assistant Section Officer of CSS Assistant Section Officer (MEA) and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate affairs, Assistant (GSI) in M/O Mines.
  • The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. CPT will be of qualifying nature.

The above-mentioned topics are not an exhaustive list of SSC CGL Syllabus 2017. Yet almost all the questions fall under these categories of topics. Please note that the above-mentioned topics are taken from the official SSC CGL Notification.

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Also read: SSC CGL 2017 Notification | Revised SSC Exam Date 2017