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SSC CGL 2018 Exam Syllabus 

Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus (Tier I) Based on Expected Exam Pattern 2018

According to SSC Exam Calendar, SSC will release the Combined Graduate Level 2018 Notification on 21st April 2018. This will be followed by the SSC CGL Tier I Exam from 25th July to 20th August 2018. Hence, it is essential to know the detailed SSC CGL syllabus for Tier I exam. This expected 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.

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 LinksFree Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 LinksFree Test Series, Sample Questions

#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

  • Important Links : Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 : Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 LinksFree Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 :  Free Test Series, Sample Questions

SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness

#1. Static GK

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

  • Weightage : 14 Qs

  • Important Links :  Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#2. Science

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

  • Weightage : 9 Qs

  • Important LinksFree Test Series, Sample Questions

#3. Others

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

  • Weightage : 2 Qs

  • Important LinksFree Test Series, Sample Questions

 

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 LinksFree Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 LinksFree Test Series, Sample Questions

#3. Percentage

  • Types : Calculation oriented basic Percentage Problems

  • Weightage : 0-1 Qs

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

  • Important Links :  Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 :  Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 :Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#6. Problems on Ages

  • Types : Basic Problems on Ages

  • Weightage : 0-1 Qs

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

  • Important Links :  Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 : Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 : Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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

#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 :  Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 : Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 :  Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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 : Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#14. Mixture problems

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

  • Weightage : 0-1 Qs

  • Important Links : Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#15. Algebra

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

  • Weightage : 2-3 Qs

  • Important Links :  Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#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

  • Important Links :  Free Test Series, Sample Questions

#17. Trigonometry

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

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