SSC CGL 2016

SSC CGL 2015 Syllabus-Paper Pattern For Tier 1 Tier2 Exam

SSC has successfully invited application forms from the eligible aspirants for SSC CGL examination; aspirants who are preparing for this examination and applied for it now must know the complete syllabus of it. That’s why we are providing complete SSC CGL Syllabus on this page.

Latest SSC CGL Syllabus 2015

Aspirants are advised to make a note of the syllabus and prepare according to the syllabus. This examination will have graduation based syllabus on it. aspirants have to answer carefully and within the given time limit.

SSC CGL Syllabus & Pattern 2015:


SSC CGL Exam pattern 2015 Tier 1
Part Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Time allowed
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 3 hours
B General Knowledge & Awareness 50 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
D English 50 50
Total 200 200
  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning:

This section is based on Questions from Series (number, figurative), similarities and differences, analogy, space visualization. Spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment. Decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation. Direction sense test, Blood relations, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification. Arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding. Statement conclusion, syllogism in reasoning etc. The topics are Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy. Figural Analogy, Ranking test, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification. Figural Classification, Input-Output questions, Problem Solving, Word Building, Seating arrangement, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations. Questions on Dies, Clock, Calender. Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams. Drawing inferences, folding & un-folding of Punched hole/pattern. Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching. Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers. Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification. Embedded Figures, Critical thinking. Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence etc.

  1. English Language:

Through this section, a candidate’s ability to understand and correct English etc. would be tested.

Questions on Fill in the Blanks, Idioms & Phrases, Jumbled sentences (ordering), One word substitution. Synonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words, Common errors, sentence improvement, Passage, Cloze test are asked.

  1. Quantitative Aptitude (Q.A.):

This section is based on questions on Percentages. Ratio & Proportion. Square and cube roots. Surds and indices. Lcm and hcf, Averages, Age problems. Simple interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership. Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Boat and Streams, Pipes and Cisterns. Numbers, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Heights and Distances.

Divisions and Remainders, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers. Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangles (centres, congruence, similarity), In circles and circum-circle. Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons. Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone. Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelopiped.

Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio. Degree and Radian Measures, Circle and its chords. tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle. common tangents to two or more circles, Standard Identities. Complementary angles, Heights and Distances. Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

  1. General Awareness (G.A. Syllabus):

There will be questions on current events, India and its neighboring countries. Also questions from History. Geography, Economic Scene, Culture, General Policy & Scientific Research are asked. Scientific research includes physics, chemistry and Biology. Current affairs of Last 6 months are asked.


Paper I Quantitative Ability 200 marks 100 questions 2 hours
Paper II English language & Comprehension 200 marks 200 questions 2 hours
Paper III Statistics 200 marks 100 questions 2 hours

1 : Quantitative Ability :

The paper will have questions based on Number Systems. Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, Ratio and Proportion. Allegation and Mixture, Average, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount. relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations. Percentage, , Use of Table and Graphs, charts, Time and Distance. Time and work, Trigonometry, Geometry, roots, lcm and hcf, surds and indices (most of the topics same as tier 1 but higher difficulty level).

Paper-2 : English Language & Comprehension :

Spot the error, questions on filling blanks, synonyms and antonyms, spelling error detection,  shuffling of sentence parts.  Comprehension passages, idioms & phrases, 1 word substitution. Sentence improvement, active & passive voices, Narration.

Paper-3 :

Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics &

Programme Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.

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