SSC-CGL 2017 Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Tier 1, 2 and 3

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus and New Exam Pattern for Tier 1, 2(coming soon), 3(coming soon)


This article will help you to understand SSC CGL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2017 for Tier I, II, III to help you in preparation and set a strategy for your target exam. Because SSC CGL 2017 notification is now released, & as per Commission calendar 2017-18, CGL exam is scheduled from 1st Aug to 20th Aug 2017. We have covered section wise SSC CGL 2017 new syllabus and pattern for SSC CGL Tier I preparation. Just go through the article properly

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus

Exam pattern for SSC CGL Tier I Exam.

Now SSC will conduct both Tier I exam in online mode. Reduce the time limit for examination of Tier -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.


SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

Subject Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence
& Reasoning
25 50 60 minutes (Total)

For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes

General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 for all 3 tier

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in the Tier I exam.

Section-wise syllabus of SSC CGL Exam.

Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I Exam 

Note: You will know in detail about the important topics of each subject, the types of questions asked in each topic, the level of questions, the weightage of marks & important links that help you prepare the subject.

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 :  5-10 Qs (1-2 passage)
  • Level :  Scoring, Easy, High Accuracy Possible, Time Consuming

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, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve

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, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve

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

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

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 : 5-7 Qs
  • Level : Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible

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

SSC CGL Syllabus – General Awareness

1. Static GK

  • Types : Culture, Indian History, Geography (Indian + World), Environment, Economy, Polity
  • Weightage : 12-16 Qs

2. Science

  • Types : Biology, Physics + Space Science, Chemistry, Computer & Mobile Technology, Diseases, Pollution & Nutrition
  • Weightage : 8-10 Qs

3. Others

  • Types : Current Affairs, Sports, People in News, Books & Authors, Important Dates, Schemes, Portfolios.
  • Weightage : 3-4 Qs

Questions Asked in SSC CGL Tier I 2017

SSC CGL Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

1. Simplification

  • Types :Questions on BODMAS Rule, Fractions, , Surds and Indices etc.
  • Weightage : 1-2 Qs
  • Level : Scoring, Easy, Less time consuming, More accuracy

2. Interest

  • Types : Problems on Simple, Compound Interests and Installments
  • Weightage : 1-2 Qs
  • Level : Scoring, Easy, Less time consuming, More accuracy

4. Ratio and Proportion

  • Types : Problems on Simple, Compound Ratios and Direct/Indirect Proportions
  • Weightage : 1-2 Qs
  • Level : Scoring, Easy, Less time consuming, More accuracy

4. Percentage

  • Types : Calculation oriented basic Percentage Problems
  • Weightage : 0-1 Qs
  • Level : Scoring, Easy, Less time consuming, More accuracy

5. Average

  • Types : Problems on Average, Weight/Height/Marks etc.
  • Weightage : 0-1 Qs
  • Level : Scoring, Easy, Less time consuming, More accuracy

6. Problems on Ages

  • Types : Basic Problems on Ages
  • Weightage : 0-1 Qs
  • Level : Scoring, Easy, Less time consuming, More accuracy

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

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

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

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

12. Data Interpretation

  • Types :Problems on Bar/Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables etc.
  • Weightage : 3-6 Qs
  • Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time consuming

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

14. Mixture problems

  • Types : To Make A Mixture From Two Or More Entities/Mixtures
  • Weightage : 0-1 Qs
  • Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

15. Algebra

  • Types : Basic Linear Equations in one or two variables, Quadratic & Algebraic Identities are important. Remember all the identities
  • Weightage : 2-3 Qs
  • Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

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
  • Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

17. Trigonometry

  • Types :Problems based on Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distance etc.
  • Weightage : 2-3 Qs
  • Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving correctly

SSC CGL Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning

1. Classification

  • Types :Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs.
  • Weightage : 2-3 Qs
  • Level :  Scoring, Easy, 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, 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, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

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, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

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, 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, 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, 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, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming

9. Directions & Distances

  • Types : Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on paper.
  • Weightage : 0-1 Qs
  • Level :  Easy, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming

10. Blood Relations

  • Types : Family Tree or General Blood Relation Problems.
  • Weightage : 0-1 Qs
  • Level :  May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

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

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

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

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