SSC CGL Syllabus 2016

If you are preparing for SSC CGL 2016 Exam, the you must know the Syllabusfor both the Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exams.

Tier-1 Syllabus: In the CGL Tier-1, there will be 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) to be asked from 4 Sections viz. English , Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Each section has 50 Questions and Each Question carry 1 mark.

The Total Duration of Tier-1 Exam is 2 Hours.

Penalty: There will be deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Tier-2 Syllabus: Those who Pass the Tier-1 exam, can appear for Tier-2 Exam. The Tier-2 Exam will have Sections viz English and Quantitative Aptitude.

1) Quantitative Aptitude: In the Tier-2 Exam, there will be 100 Questionsfrom the Quant section and each Question carry 2 marks. The Duration of this exam will be 2 hours.

2) English: This section is tier-2 Exam, will have 200 Questions , with each Question carrying 1 Mark. The Duration of this Exam is 2 Hours

Note: In tier-2 Exam, there will penalty of 0.50 marks for Quantitative AptitudeSections, while there will be penalty for 0.25 marks for English Language and Comprehension.

Descriptive Paper : SSC had introduced a small pattern change in the CGL Examination, be introducing a Descriptive paper. This paper is only for those, who Qualify the SSC Tier-2 Exam

The Duration of this Paper is 1 hour only and Questions in this paper will be asked from the following sections:

1) English
2) Quantitative Aptitude
3) General Awareness

Section-wise Analysis for CGL Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exams.

As of now, we have discussed the Syllabus for Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exam. Now, in this section, lets discuss about the weighatge given to each of the sections in both the exams.

Here is the Detailed Section wise analysis

What, we can form the above figure, is that Quant and English section carries the equal and maximum weightage. and Reasoning along with GA carries the minimum weightage

But remember, one thing that All the four Sections are Equally Important and carry similar wightage for Tier-1 Exam.

So Due Preparation should be given to all sections, but more focus should be on English and Quant Section from the Tier-2 Perspective.

SSC CGLTier-1 General Awareness Syllabus 

This is high scoring and Time Saving section in the CGL Tier-1 Exam.

This section has 50 Questions and maximum time limit for this section is 20 mins

This Sections has Questions mainly from the Static GK, Sciences and Crap.

1) Static GK Comprises of Questions from Polity, Indian History& Culture, Geography and Economy.

2) In Science Section, the Questions are asked from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Section.

3) The Crap Questions, comprises of Questions from Current Affairs, Current GK, Books and Authors, Persons and Place in News, Abbreviations etc.

Here is the topic wise and year wise break up of Questions from the General Awareness Question

2010: SSC CGL GA Questions

Here is the Break-up of Questions from different Topics

  1. Static GK: 29 Questions
  2. Science: 18 Questions
  3. Crap: 3 Questions


2011: SSC CGL GA Questions

In 2011, here is the topic wise break up of Questions
  1. Static GK: 29 Questions
  2. Science: 16 Questions
  3. Crap: 5 Questions

2012: SSC CGL GA Questions

Here is the Break up of Questions from various sections
  1. Static GK: 23 Questions
  2. Science: 17 Questions
  3. Crap: 10 Questions

SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus

This Section has 50 Questions in the Tier-1 Exam. The Questions in this sectionsare asked from the Topics given below
Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Conclusions, Statement and Assumptions, Analogy, Ranking, Series Problems and Non-Verbal Reasoning etc.

SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

This is section with most weightage. In this section, 50 Questions will be asked in Tier-1 Exam and 100 Questions from Tier-2 Exam. This Section carries 250 Marks.
Here is the Topic-wise Syllabus for this Section:
Questions in section are asked from
1) Number Theory (LCM, HCF, Prime No.s etc)
2) Basic Maths
3) Algebra and Geometry
4) Speed, Distance and Time
5) Ratio & Proportion
6) Percentages
7) Probability
Note: Maximum Questions are asked from these section, however, you have to prepare for all the topics.

SSC CGL English Syllabus

We can say that this is easiest among all the sections and carries the weighathe of 250 Marks ( 50 Marks in Tier-1 and 200 marks in Tier-II Exam.)
In this sections, questions are asked on these topics
1) Passage
2) Improving Sentences
3) Spotting Errors
4) Synonyms and Antonyms
5) Cloze test
This is the General Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exam. However if in 2016 SSC make any changes in the Exam Pattern or Syllabus, we wil update the same on this page.

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