SSC CGL Syllabus 2021:SSC has released SSC CGL Syllabus along with official notification of SSC CGL 202021. The Tier1 Exam of SSC CGL 2021 is scheduled to be conducted from May 29 to June 7, 2021. Candidates who are preparing for this exam have to go through with the latest SSC CGL Syllabus to scale their chances in this exam. A fair knowledge of the SSC CGL Syllabus & exam pattern for TierI, TierII & III exams is necessary to prepare effectively for this exam. Let’s understand the SSC CGL 2021 Tier I, II, III & IV Syllabus based on the latest pattern.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2021: Tier I
The major sections asked
in SSC CGL 2021 Tier1 Exam are General
Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The
detailed syllabus & exam pattern for SSC CGL 2021 exam are mentioned below:
SSC CGL TierI Exam Pattern
S No. 
Sections 
No. of Questions 
Total Marks 
Time Allotted 
1 
General Intelligence and
Reasoning 
25 
50 
A cumulative time of 60
minutes 
2 
General Awareness 
25 
50 

3 
Quantitative Aptitude 
25 
50 

4 
English Comprehension 
25 
50 

Total 
100 
200 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1
Quantitative Aptitude
Syllabus
Quantitative
Aptitude questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of
numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be
computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and relationships between
numbers, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and
Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Percentage. Ratio &
Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Basic algebraic identities of
School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and
its various kinds of centers, Congruence, and similarity of triangles, Circle
and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common
tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons,
Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere,
Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie
chart, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with
triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures,
Standard Identities, Complementary angles.
General Intelligence
and Reasoning Syllabus
General
Intelligence and Reasoning includes questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. This
component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences,
space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment,
decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship
concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number
series, nonverbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion,
syllogistic reasoning etc.
The topics
are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic
Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification,
Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building,
Coding & decoding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends,
Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences,
Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding, 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, Other subtopics, if
any.
English Syllabus
This section
measures Candidates' ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic
comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. This section may
include questions on Phrases and
Idioms, One word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the
Blanks, Spellings Correction, Reading Comprehension, SynonymsAntonyms, Active
Passive, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test etc.
General Awareness
Syllabus
Questions in
this section will be aimed at testing the candidates' general awareness (GK+GS)
of the environment around him and its application to society. The test will
also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially
pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy &
Scientific Research. The questions will also be asked from Science, Current Affairs, Books and
Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days,
Portfolios,People in News etc.
After the
preliminary exam has been conducted, it will be necessary to gear up for Mains
Exam of SSC CGL 2021 Exam.
SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 1
Quantitative Aptitude
Syllabus
Quantitative
Aptitude questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of
numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be
computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between
numbers, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and
Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work,Percentage. Ratio &
Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Basic algebraic identities of
School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and
its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle
and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common
tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons,
Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere,
Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie
chart, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with
triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures,
Standard Identities, Complementary angles.
General Intelligence
and Reasoning Syllabus
General
Intelligence and Reasoning includes questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. This
component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences,
space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment,
decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship
concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number
series, nonverbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion,
syllogistic reasoning etc.
The topics
are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic
Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification,
Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building,
Coding & decoding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends,
Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences,
Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding, 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, Other subtopics, if any.
English Syllabus
This section
measures Candidates' ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic
comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. This section may include
questions on Phrases and Idioms,
One word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks,
Spellings Correction, Reading Comprehension, SynonymsAntonyms, Active Passive,
Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test etc.
General Awareness
Syllabus
Questions in
this section will be aimed at testing the candidates' general awareness (GK+GS)
of the environment around him and its application to society. The test will
also include questions relating to India
and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture,
Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
The questions will also be asked from Science, Current
Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days,
Portfolios,People in News etc.
After the
preliminary exam has been conducted, it will be necessary to gear up for Mains
Exam of SSC CGL 2021 Exam.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2021:
Tier II
The Mains Exam
will be conducted online and is an objective multiple choice exam. This year,
the TierII & TierIII exam will be conducted on same day. The major
sections asked in Mains Exam are Quantitative
Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies
(Finance and Economics). Let’s have a look at the SSC CGL
Syllabus 2021 Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus.
SSC CGL TierII Exam Pattern
S No. 
Sections 
No. of Questions 
Total Marks 
Time Allotted 
1 
Quantitative
Ability 
100 
200 
2 hours 
2 
English Language
and Comprehension 
200 
200 
2 hours 
3 
Statistics 
100 
200 
2 hours 
4 
General Studies
(Finance and Economics) 
100 
200 
2 hours 
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus
PaperI (Quantitative
Abilities) Syllabus:
The questions
will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number
sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole
numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage,
Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss,
Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time
& Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary
surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres,
Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles
subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles,
Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular
Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped,
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio,
Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights
and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
PaperII (English
Language and Comprehension) Syllabus:
Questions in
this section will be designed to test the candidate's understanding and
knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in 21
the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelled words, idioms
& phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/ passive
voice of verbs, conversion into direct/ indirect narration, shuffling of sentence
parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension
passage.
PaperIII
(Statistics) Syllabus:
1. Collection, Classification and
Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data
collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions;
Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
2. Measures of Central Tendency  Common measures of central
tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values quartiles, deciles,
percentiles.
3. Measures of Dispersion Common
measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation;
Measures of relative dispersion.
4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and
their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of
skewness and kurtosis.
5. Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple
correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation;
Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and
partial correlation (For three variables only).
6. Probability Theory – Meaning of probability;
Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound
probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
7. Random Variable and Probability
Distributions – Random
variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable;
Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential
distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
8. Sampling Theory – Concept of population and
sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and nonsampling 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.
9. 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, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
10. Analysis of Variance  Analysis of oneway classified
data and twoway classified data.
11. Time Series Analysis  Components of time series,
Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal
variation by different methods.
12. Index Numbers  Meaning of Index Numbers,
Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different
formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index
Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
PaperIV (General
StudiesFinance and Economics):
Part A: Finance and Accounts(80 marks):
Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
1.1 Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of
Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles.
1.2 Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books
of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance,
Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss
Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue
Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Nonprofit
organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure
Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance(120 marks):
2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India
Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
2.2 Finance CommissionRole and functions.
2.3 Basic Concept of Economics and
introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods
of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production
possibilities curve.
2.4 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 behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference
curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and
Elasticity of Supply.
2.5 Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of
production, Laws of production Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns
to scale.
2.6 Forms of Market and price
determination in different markets: Various forms of marketsPerfect Competition,
Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in
these markets.
2.7 Indian Economy:
2.7.1 Nature
of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry
and Servicestheir problems and growth.
2.7.2 National
Income of IndiaConcepts of national income, Different methods of measuring
national income.
2.7.3
PopulationIts size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
2.7.4 Poverty
and unemployment Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of
unemployment.
2.7.5
InfrastructureEnergy, Transportation, Communication.
2.8 Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991;
Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
2.9 Money and Banking:
2.9.1
Monetary/ Fiscal policy Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions
of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
2.9.2 Budget
and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
2.9.3 Fiscal
Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
2.10 Role of Information Technology in
Governance.
Note: Questions in PaperI will be of Matriculation
Level, PaperII of 10+2 Level and in PaperIII and PaperIV of Graduation
Level.
Check SSC CGL Salary Structure
SSC CGL TierIII Syllabus
TierIII of SSC CGL 2021 exam
is a descriptive exam to
test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi.
The mode of examination is offline
(Pen and Paper mode) and students are required to write essays,
précis, application, letter etc. in this exam. The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for
candidates belonging to PWD
category is increased to 80
minutes. TierIII paper is given by specific candidates who are
interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” &
“Compiler”.
SSC CGL TierIII Exam Pattern
Subject 
Marks 
Time 
Descriptive Paper
in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.) 
100 marks 
1 hour or 60
minutes 
SSC CGL TierIV Syllabus
(Skill Test)
TierIV
examination comprises of couple of skill sets required for certain Government
Posts all over the country.
DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant
(Central Excise and Income Tax),DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2021 exam is
conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given
an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required
to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.
CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets
and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam
and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of
CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector
(Examiner).
SSC CGL Syllabus:
Important Points
TierI exam is compulsory for all posts mentioned in the SSC
CGL 2021 Notification. Candidates will have to prepare
for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam simultaneously. However, the
evaluation of Tier 3 Descriptive exam will be done only if a candidate clears
the combined cut off for Tier 1 and Tier 2. So, candidates
may appear for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 exams but your Tier 3 answer
sheets will be evaluated only if you clear the cutoff. TierIV exam is taken by
candidates applying specifically for
TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector.
TierI and
TierII will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The
questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English
Comprehension in TierI and PaperII in TierII.
In TierII,
PaperI and PaperII are compulsory for all the posts.
Penalty for wrong answers
Giving a wrong
answer to a question will lead to deduction of 0.5 marks in Tier – I exam.
In TierII,
there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in PaperII
(English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in
PaperI, PaperIII and PaperIV.