Preparation starts with awareness of the complete syllabus for the exam. That’s why we jot down topics & chapters to revise for the upcoming SSC CGL EXAM 2021. Hopefully, you have applied for the exam & not rushing for the last date i.e. 31st January 2021.
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Let us peep into the SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021 before reading the detailed syllabus.
SSC CGL Recruitment 2021 – Exam Pattern
The Aspiring candidates undergo with four-stage selection process i.e.
Tier I – Computer Based Test
Tier II – Computer Based Test
Tier III – Descriptive Test
Tier IV – Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test
Tier I – Computer Based Test (Objective Type Paper)
|CBT Exam Date||29th May 2021 to 07th June 2021|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|CBT Syllabus||English Comprehension (50 marks)||Quantitative Aptitude (50 marks)||General Intelligence & Reasoning (50 marks)||General Awareness (50 marks)|
|No. Of Question||100 Questions (25 each subject)|
|Duration||60 minutes (For normal candidates)||80 minutes (For Candidates eligible for Scribe)|
|Marking||1 marks for each correct answer.||0.50 marks deduction for each wrong answer.|
Subject Wise Syllabus
Following is the subject wise syllabus of Computer Based Test (CBT) Tier I, candidates read thoroughly;
|Quantitative Aptitude||General Intelligence & Reasoning||General Awareness||English Comprehension|
|Simplification||Classification||Static General Knowledge||Reading Comprehension|
|Interest||Analogy||Current Affairs||Cloze Test|
|Percentage||Paper Folding Method||Award & Honors||Idioms & Phrases|
|Ratio & Proportion||Matrix||Important Schemes||One Word Substitution|
|Speed, Distance & Time||Word Formation||Portfolios||Sentence Correction|
|Number System||Venn Diagram||People in the news||Error Spotting|
|Mensuration||Direction & Distance||Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History||Fill in the blank|
|Data Interpretation||Blood Relations||Geography: India and Neighbouring Countries, Solar System, Famous Sea Port, Rivers, Important Institution.||Active / Passive|
|Time & Work||Series||Economics||Narrations|
|Algebra||Verbal Reasoning||Books & Authors|
|Trigonometry||Non-Verbal Reasoning||Basic Facts About Computers, Recent Developments in Technology|
|Geometry||Critical Thinking||Physics: SI Unit, Light & Reflection, Electricity, Wave Optics, Motion|
|Data Sufficiency||Decision Making||Chemistry: Properties of substances, Chemical Reaction, Properties of Gases, Chemistry in Day to Day Life.|
|Height & Distance||Emotional & Social Intelligence||Biology: The Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Human Body and Diseases, Environmental Studies|
|Profit & Loss||Order & Ranking||Polity: Indian Constitutions, Duties and Facts Related To President, Chief Minister, Prime Minister, CAG, Panchayati Raj System & Indian Parliament.|
|Graphs of Linear Equations||Syllogism Reasoning|
|Discounts||Statement & Arugment|
|Partnership Business||Cubes & Dices|
|Circle & its chord||Embedded Figures|
|Right Circular Cone||Counting Figures|
|Triangle & its properties||Figural Pattern- folding and completion|
|Bar Diagram & Pie Chart||Date & city matching|
|Frequency Polygon||Space Visualization|
Tier II – Computer Based Test (Objective Type Paper)
There are four subjects in Tier-II i.e.
Paper I – Quantitative Aptitude (COMPULSORY FOR ALL)
Paper II – English Language & Comprehension (COMPULSORY FOR ALL)
Paper III – Statistics (ONLY FOR JUNIOR STATISTICS OFFICER)
Paper IV – General Studies (Economics & Finance) (ONLY FOR ASSISTANT AUDIT / ACCOUNT OFFICER)
|Subject||Maximum Marks||No. Of Questions|
|English Language & Comprehension||200||200|
|General Studies (Economics & Finance)||200||100|
2 hours for each paper (For normal candidates).
2 hours & 40 minutes for each paper (For Candidates eligible for Scribe).
0.25 marks deduction for each wrong answer in English Language & Comprehension exam.
0.50 marks deduction for each wrong answer for Paper I, Paper III & Paper IV.
Detailed Syllabus with Topics and Sub-Topics
SSC CGL Syllabus 2021 for Tier II Computer Based Test (CBT)
For mathematics, candidates assumed to know the maths till 10th standard to test calculative skills. The topics & chapters that need to be covered mentioned below:
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|Number System||Computation of Whole Number |
Decimal & Fractions
Relationship between Numbers
|Fundamental Arithmetical Operations||Percentages |
Ratio & Proportion
SI & CI
Profit & Loss
Mixture & Allegation
Time & Distance
Time & Work
|Algebra||Basic Algebraic Identities of Algebra & Elementary Surds |
Graphs of Linear Equations
|Geometry||Triangles & its kinds of Centres |
Congruence & Similarity of Triangles
Circle & its Chords
Angle subtended by Chords of a Circle
Common Tangents to two or more circles
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
Height & Distance
|Statistical Charts||Use of Table & Graphs |
Following is the list of topics to be covered under this exam.
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|Vocabulary||Synonyms & Antonyms |
Fill in the Blanks
Phrase & Idioms
One Word Substitution
Improvement of Sentences
Spellings or Mis-Spelt Words
|Grammar||Active / Passive voices of verbs |
Conversion into Direct or Indirect Narration
|Rearrangement of Sentences||Para Jumbles |
Shuffling of sentences parts
Shuffling of sentences in a paragraph
Cover up the following list of topic for the exam:
|Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Statistical Data||Primary and Secondary data, |
Methods of data collection,
Tabulation of data,
Graphs and charts,
Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions
|Measures of Central Tendency||Mean |
Partition values- quartiles,
|Measures of Dispersion||Range, quartile deviations, mean deviation, and standard deviation |
Measures of relative dispersion
|Moments, Skewness, and Kurtosis||Different types of moments and their relationship |
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 and partial correlations
|Probability Theory||Meaning of probability; |
Different definitions of probability;
|Random Variable and Probability Distributions||Random variable; |
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 nonprobability 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,
|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 an index number,
Base shifting and splicing of index numbers,
Cost of living Index Numbers,
Uses of Index Numbers
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
This subject is further divided into two-part:
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Part A Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting – (80 Marks)
|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,
Rectification of Errors,
Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts,
Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure,
Valuation of Inventories,
Non-profit organizations Accounts,
Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance – (120 marks)
|Comptroller & Auditor General of India||Constitutional provisions |
Role and responsibility
|Finance Commission||Role and functions|
|Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics||Definition, scope, and nature of Economics|
Methods of economic study
Central problems of an economy
Production possibilities curve
|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 behavior
Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
Meaning and determinants of supply
Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
|Theory of Production and cost||Meaning and Factors of production; |
Laws of production
Law of variable proportions
Laws of returns to scale
|Forms of Market and price determination in different markets||Various forms of markets: |
Price determination in these markets
|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.
|Economic Reforms in India||Economic reforms since 1991; |
Globalisation and Disinvestment.
|Money and Banking||Monetary/ Fiscal policy – Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks. |
Budget, Fiscal deficits, and Balance of payments.
Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003
Tier III – Descriptive Test
|Mode of Examination||Scheme of Examination||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Pen & Paper mode||Descriptive Paper in Hindi & English i.e. Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application, etc.||marks||1 hour (For normal candidates) |
1 hour & 20 minutes (For Candidates eligible for Scribe)
Tier IV – Skill Test
SSC CGL Data Entry Skill Test
- 8000 key Depression per hour on the computer ( for Tax Assistants post)
- “ Data Entry Speed Test ” Skill test means 2000 key depressions in 15 minutes.
SSC CGL Computer Proficiency Test
- Word Processing
- Spread Sheet
- Generation of Slides
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