SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2016 Download pdf

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the year 2016 very soon. Eligible candidates will apply for it and for the candidates we have given here complete CGL 2016 syllabus and exam pattern on this page. Candidates can note it and prepare according to it. The staff selection commission conducts is department which was founded to conduct various recruitment exams for the selection of skilled candidates at various departmental posts. The CGL exam held for the various vacant posts. Candidates who have graduation degree can apply for this exam

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2016

Department name: Staff Selection Commission

Name of the exam: Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam

SSC CGL Tier 1 2015 Exam Pattern:

Part Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Time allowed
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 hours (120 mins)
B General Knowledge & Awareness 50 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
D English 50 50
Total 200 200


SSC CGL Tier 1 2015 Exam Scheme & Syllabus

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Knowledge & Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English


  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning:

Series (number, figurative), similarities and differences, analogy, space visualization. Spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement. 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.

  1. English Language:

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.): 

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 Alligation, 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, RightCircular 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.

  1. General Awareness (G.A.):

current events, India and its neighbouring 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.

Note: for more details you can visit the official website of the department.


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