SSC CGL Tier I & Tier II Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2023
Scheme of the Examination: The Computer Based Examination will be conducted in two tiers as indicated below:
SSC CGL Notification 2023
TierI
TierII
SSC CGL Tier I & II Previous Cut Off Marks
SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern 2023
Subject 
No. of Questions 
Max Marks 
Time allowed 
General Intelligence and Reasoning 
25 
50 
1 hour 
25 
50 

25 
50 

25 
50 

Total 
100 
200 
TierI will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension.
There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer
Preparation Strategy for SSC CGL Exam
SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern 2023
Paper 
Session 
Subject 
No. of Questions 
Max Marks 
Time allowed 
Paper I 
SessionI (2 hours and 15 minutes) 
SectionI: ModuleI: Mathematical Abilities ModuleII: Reasoning and General Intelligence. 
30

60*3 = 180 
1 hour (for each section) 
30


SectionII: ModuleI: English Language and Comprehension ModuleII: General Awareness 
45 
70*3 = 210 

25 

SectionIII: ModuleI: Computer Knowledge Module 
20 
20*3 = 60 
15 Minutes (for each module) (20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para7.1 and 7.2) 

SessionII (15 minutes) 
SectionIII: ModuleII: Data Entry Speed Test Module 
One Data Entry Task 
 

Paper II 
Statistics 
100 
100*2 = 200 
2 hours (for each Paper) 

Paper III 
General Studies (Finance and Economics) 
100 
100*2 = 200 
TierII will include conducting of PaperI, PaperII and PaperIII in separate shift(s)/ day(s).
PaperI is compulsory for all the posts.
PaperII will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and who are shortlisted in TierI for these Posts.
PaperIII will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in TierI for PaperIII i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
PaperI will include following three sections having two modules each:
PaperI will be conducted in two sessions  Session –I & SessionII, on same day. SessionI will include conducting of SectionI, SectionII and ModuleI of SectionIII. SessionII will include conducting of ModuleII of SectionIII. Therefore, duration of SessionI will be 2 hours and 15 minutes and duration of SessionII will be 15 minutes only.
SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus 2023
General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include 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 Patternfolding 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
General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
Quantitative Aptitude: 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 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.
English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
Note: The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in PartC will be of 10th standard level.
SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus 2023
Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.
Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.
Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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.
Mensuration: 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.
Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2� + cos2�=1 etc
Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bardiagram, Piechart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities.
ModuleII of SectionI of PaperI (Reasoning and General Intelligence):
Questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. These will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ patternfolding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and decoding, Numerical operations, Other subtopics, if any.
ModuleI of SectionII of PaperI (English Language and Comprehension):
Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and their correct usage; Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt 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. To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.
ModuleII of SectionII of PaperI (General Awareness):
Questions are designed to test the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neigh boring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
ModuleI of SectionIII of PaperI (Computer Proficiency):
Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts
Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
Working with Internet and emails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, eBanking
Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures
PaperII (Statistics)
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.
Measures of Central Tendency Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
Measures of Dispersion Common measures 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 regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
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).
Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and nonsampling errors; Probability and non probability 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, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance  Analysis of oneway 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 index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
PaperIII (General StudiesFinance and Economics):
Part A: Finance and Accounts(80 marks):
Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
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, 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)
Comptroller & Auditor General of India  Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
Finance CommissionRole and functions.
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.
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 behaviour 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 and Laws of returns to scale.
Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of marketsPerfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets.
Indian Economy:
Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors Role of Agriculture, Industry and Servicestheir problems and growth;
National Income of IndiaConcepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income
PopulationIts size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
Poverty and unemployment Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment
InfrastructureEnergy, Transportation, Communication
Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, 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 and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
Role of Information Technology in Governance
Note: Questions in ModuleI of Section I of PaperI (Mathematical Abilities) will be of Matriculation Level, in ModuleI of Section II of PaperI (English Language and Comprehension) of 10+2 Level and in PaperII and PaperIII of Graduation Level.
SSC CGL Notification 2023  Important Dates:
 Last date and time for receipt of online applications: May 03, 2023
 Last date and time for making online fee payment: May 04, 2023
 Last date and time for generation of offline Challan: May 04, 2023
 Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): May 05, 2023
 Dates of ‘Window for Application Form Correction’ including online payment: May 07, 2023 to May 08, 2023
 Tentative Schedule of TierI (Computer Based Examination): July, 2023
 Tentative Schedule of TierII (Computer Based Examination): To be notified later
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