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Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus (Tier I) Based on New Pattern 2017

The SSC CGL Tier I Exam 2017, is scheduled to take place from 1st August to 20th August 2017. This is the time for you to roll up your sleeves and start preparing for the SSC CGL Tier I 2017. Here is the detailed SSC CGL syllabus for Tier I exam. There a total of 4733 vacancies that will be filled in 2017. This Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus tells you the weightage (mark-distribution) of various topics, priority order, importance, number of questions you can expect from each topic and types of questions.

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The following detailed SSC CGL syllabus for Tier I exam will also give you a section-wise preparation strategy along with an overall look for all topics in the syllabus. It will tell you the mark distribution so that you can decide which topics to prepare first and how much time to devote to them.

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First let us look at the exam pattern for SSC CGL Tier I.

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

Subject Question Marks  
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50  
General Awareness 25 50  
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50  
English Language 25 50  
Total 100 200  

 

     

 

 

 

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in the Tier I exam.

Now let us look at the section-wise SSC CGL syllabus.

Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I Exam 

The SSC CGL detail syllabus will help you in understand the important topics of each subject, the types of questions asked in each topic, the level of questions, the weightage of marks & important links that help you prepare the subject. You can also check out the SSC CGL 1 month Study Plan from the link below:

SSC CGL Study Plan

SSC CGL Syllabus – English Language

#1. Reading Comprehension

Types : Passages based on any topic. Questions are mostly fact based & can be directly picked out of the passage. Sometimes vocabulary questions are asked on commonly used words.

Weightage :  5 Qs (1 passage)

Level :  Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Time Consuming

Important Links : English Quiz for SSC CGL, How to Prepare for SSC CGL English

#2. Fill in the Blanks

Types : A mix of grammar and vocabulary based questions. Important topics: Phrasal verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses, usage in context, confusable words

Weightage :0-5 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve

Important Links : Phrasal Verbs Made Easy, Tenses Quiz

#3. Spellings

Types : Choose the correctly spelt word or the misspelled word from different words. The same word can be
spelt in different ways and you are asked to select the correct spelling.

Weightage : 0-2 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve

#4. Phrase or Idiom Meaning

Types : The meaning of the phrase or idiom can be asked in a sentence. The meaning can also be asked directly.

Weightage :0-2 Qs

Level : Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible

Important Links :  Idioms & Phrases

#5. One Word Substitution

Types : Substitute one word for the phrase given.Go through a list of the one word substitutions from past papers and solve questions on one word substitution.

Weightage : 3-5 Qs

Level : Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible

Important Links : One Word Substitution Quiz

#6. Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction

Types : A mix of grammar and vocabulary Based questions.Important Topics: Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech, Easily confusable words, Usage in Context, Avoid guessing too much in these questions. Be aware of no-improvement questions

Weightage : 5 Qs

Level : Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible

Important Links : Phrase Replacement Quiz 

#7. Error Spotting

Types : Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech.

Weightage : 3-5 Qs

Level : Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible

Important Links : Error Spotting Quiz, Determiners – Error Spotting Quiz

SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness

#1. Static GK

Types : Culture, Indian History, Geography (Indian + World), Environment, Economy, Polity

Weightage : 14 Qs

Important Links : Buddhism & Jainism, Major Facts about Indian States, Important Acts during EIC

#2. Science

Types : Biology, Chemistry, Physics + Space Science, Computer & Mobile Technology, Diseases, Pollution & Nutrition

Weightage : 9 Qs

Important Links : Functions & Anatomy of Human Body, Disease & Deficiency

#3. Others

Types : Current Affairs, Sports, People in News, Books & Authors, Important Dates, Schemes, Portfolios.

Weightage : 2 Qs

Important Links : Current Affairs App

To know the list of previous years SSC CGL G.K questions asked in the exam visit the link below:

Previous Years SSC CGL G.K QsSSC CGL Exam Analysis Tier I 2016

SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

#1. Simplification

Types :Questions on BODMAS Rule, Fractions, , Surds and Indices etc.

Weightage : 1-2 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

Important Links : BODMAS

#2. Interest

Types : Problems on Simple, Compound Interests and Installments

Weightage : 1-2 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

Important Links : Interest Quiz

#3. Percentage

Types : Calculation oriented basic Percentage Problems

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

Important Links :  Average & Percentage Quiz

#4. Ratio and Proportion

Types : Problems on Simple, Compound Ratios and Direct/Indirect Proportions

Weightage : 1-2 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

Important Links :  Ratio & Proportion Quiz 2

#5. Average

Types : Problems on Average, Weight/Height/Marks etc.

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

Important Links : Average and Percentage Quiz

#6. Problems on Ages

Types : Basic Problems on Ages

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

#7. Speed Time And Distance

Types : Problems on Average/Relative speeds, Boats, Trains etc.

Weightage : 1-2 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

Important Links : Speed Time & Distance Quiz

#8. Profit and Loss

Types : Problems on Profit/Loss, Dishonest/Successive dealings, Partnerships etc.

Weightage : 1-2 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

Important Links : Profit & Loss Quiz

#9. Number Series

Types : Moderate to difficult problems on Completing the series, Finding Missing/Wrong Term

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

Important Links : Number Series Quiz 1

#10. Number System

Types : Moderate problems on LCM & HCF, Irrational or Rational Numbers, Proper steps should be followed to solve irrational to rational numbers

Weightage : 1-2 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

Important Links : Number System Quiz

#11. Mensuration

Types : Problems on Plane Figures such as Square, Rectangle, Circles, Cone, Cylinder etc.

Weightage : 2-3 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

Important Links :  Mensuration Quiz 3

#12. Data Interpretation

Types :Problems on Bar/Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables etc.

Weightage : 0-3 Qs

Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

Important Links : Data Interpretation Quiz 3

#13. Time and Work

Types :Problems on Work efficiency, Wages and Pipes etc.

Weightage : 1-2 Qs

Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

Important Links : Time & Work Quiz

#14. Mixture problems

Types : To Make A Mixture From Two Or More Entities/Mixtures

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

#15. Algebra

Types : Basic Linear Equations in one or two variables, Quadratic & Algebraic Identities are important. Remember all the identities

Weightage : 2-3 Qs

Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

#16. Geometry

Types : Problems related to Triangles congruency, Similarity theorems, Circle chords & tangent theorems, Co-ordinate geometry etc. Remember all the theorems.

Weightage : 3-4 Qs

Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

#17. Trigonometry

Types :Problems based on Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distance etc.

Weightage : 2-3 Qs

Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

SSC CGL Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning

#1. Classification

Types :Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs.

Weightage : 2-3 Qs

Level :  Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

#2. Analogy

Types :Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs.

Weightage : 2-3 Qs

Level :  Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

#3. Coding Decoding

Types : Questions on Coding by Analogy, Coding and decoding by letter shifting & Coding Letters of a Word. Could also include, Coding and decoding in fictitious language.

Weightage : 2-3 Qs

Level :  Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

Important Links : Coding Decoding Quiz

#4. Puzzle

Types : Number based puzzles like 7 × 5 × 6 × 5 = 6575, then 8 × 7 × 4 × 6 = ?or Find the correct equation type questions or Quant based questions like on age, speed and distance or Seating arrangement questions.

Weightage : 2-3 Qs

Level :  Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

Important Links : Puzzles Quiz

#5. Matrix

Types : 1 or 2 Matrix of letters with numbers are given from which correct set of numbers for given word is to find out.

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level :  Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

#6. Word formation

Types : From the given word find whether the given option words can be formed or not.

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level :  Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

#7. Arranging words in Logical order or Dictionary order

Types : It can be meaningful order of doing a certain task, or following a certain rule.In dictionary order words are to be arranged according to dictionary sequence in ascending or descending order.

Weightage : 1-2 Qs

Level :  Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

#8. Venn diagram

Types : Problems based on Venn Diagram Types of Question: Represent the relation between Student, Teacher and Boys

Weightage : 1-3 Qs

Level :  Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming

Important Links : Venn Diagram Quiz 3, Venn Diagram Quiz 2

#9. Directions & Distances

Types : Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on paper.

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level :  Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming

Important Links : Tips to Analyze Direction & Distance

#10. Blood Relations

Types : Family Tree or General Blood Relation Problems.

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level :  May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

Important Links : Understanding Complex Blood Relations

#11. Missing Number

Types : Find the missing number from the given matrix or diagram.

Weightage : 1-2 Qs

Level :  May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

#12. Series

Types : Mainly questions on Number & Alphabet series. Question Type: Complete the given series a_bc_ _cbad_bcd_cda

Weightage : 2-3 Qs

Level :  May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

Important Links : Series Quiz 

#13. Non Verbal Reasoning

Types : Ques like Complete the pattern, Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Counting Figures. Figure based Analogy/Classification/Series or cube based ques may be asked.

Weightage : 3-4 Qs

Level :  Scoring, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Visual imagination is required

Important Links : Non Verbal Reasoning Quiz 

#14. Verbal Reasoning

Types : Questions on Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason. Questions on Course of Action & Statements and Arguments can also be asked.

Weightage : 0-1 Qs

Level :  May be tricky, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Time Consuming

Important Links : Verbal Reasoning Quiz

Looking for SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier II ? Click below:

SSC CGL Tier II – Detailed Syllabus

How to Use this SSC CGL Syllabus as a Guide

While prepping for the exam, keep the weightages and breadth of topic in mind.

Work from top to bottom of the list in each section of SSC CGL Syllabus while preparing.

In Round 1 of your preparation, distribute time according to the weightage while studying for each topic.

In Round 2 of your preparation, distribute time according to order in which the topics are listed.

Follow a proper study guide for every subject.

Now that you know the detailed syllabus, do check out the SSC CGL Model Questions Paper (Live Leak) which is based on new pattern & you would like to come across some of the questions in SSC CGL 2017 Exam.