SSC CGL 2019:2020 Important dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

 

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) to recruit for various posts under the Central Government of India. Every year thousands of candidates enrol for the SSC CGl examination to get selected in different ministries and organizations. 

 

The latest notification for SSC CGL examination is out. The examination for SSC CGL Tier 1 will be conducted from 2 March 2020 to 11 March 2020. SSC CGL is one of the most sought-after exams in the country, hence it becomes difficult for the candidates to t=crack this exam due to close cut-offs.

 

Once the SSCL CGL examination is done, the SSC CGL Tier 2and SSC CGL Tier 3 exam for 2019-20 will be conducted from 22nd June 2020 to 25th June 2020 in online mode. Depending on the performance of the candidates, they will be further recruited to various ministries and departments. The admit card for the examination will be released a few days before the examination on the official website of SSC www.ssc.nic.in 

 

Here is the pattern followed for all the 4 phases of SSC CGL examination.

 

Exam Stage

Type of Exam

Mode of Exam

Tier-I

Objective MCQ Test

Computer-based test

Tier-II

Objective MCQ Test

Computer-based test

Tier-III

Descriptive test (Hindi & English)

Pen & Paper mode

Tier-IV

Skill Test: Data Entry Speed Test/ Computer Proficiency Test

Mandatory for selective posts

 

All the Tier I, II, III exams will have a time duration of 60 minutes. It is important to understand the entire syllabus and exam pattern for SSC CGL Tier I to score well in the first phase.

There will be negative marking for incorrect answers where 0.5 marks will be deducted. The candidates who are visually handicapped and suffering from Cerebral Palsy will be allotted 80 minutes for the test. 

 

 

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

 

Section

Questions

Marks

Time

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

60 minutes

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Comprehension & language

25

50

Total

100

200

 

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Syllabus

Here is the topic-wise syllabus for SSC Tier I for all the candidates.

 

General Intelligence and Reasoning: In this section, the intelligence of the candidate is tested with questions like brain teasers which can mostly be tricky ones. Here are the listed chapters for this section.

 

Classification

Analogy

Coding-Decoding

Puzzle

Matrix

Word Formation

Series

Blood Relations

Venn Diagram

Direction & Distance

Verbal Reasoning

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Critical Thinking

Emotional Intelligence

Social Intelligence

 

General Awareness: This section includes a lot of reading and being updated with the current affairs happening in the country and across the globe. This is considered as a scoring section as the candidates who are updated with the current affairs can do really well here. Let’s take a look at the syllabus for General Awareness.

 

Science

Current Affairs

Sports

Portfolios

Important Schemes

Books & Authors

Computers

Awards and  importance

Geography

Economy

Polity

Population Census

 

Quantitative Aptitude: Mathematical skills of the candidate are tested with the Quantitative Aptitude section. The candidate is expected to be clear with the general mathematical concepts and their application. Listed are the important topics covered in this section.

 

Simplification

Interest

Averages

Ratio & Proportion

Percentage

Problems on Ages

Number System

Mensuration

Speed, Distance & Time

Geometry

Trigonometry

Algebra

Time & Work

Data Interpretation

 

 

 

English Language and Comprehension: This section is included to test the English and grammatical skills of the candidate. The aspirants are expected to have a firm command over the language, vocabulary and basic comprehension. Here is a list of all the important topics covered in this section.

 

 

Reading Comprehension

Fill in the Blanks

Spellings

One word substitution

Sentence Correction

Idioms & Phrases

Antonyms

Synonyms

Error Spotting


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