SSC CGL 2019-20 Syllabus, Notes, Exam Dates, Pattern, Eligibility Criteria

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SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is an organisation under Government of India which conducts CGL (Combined Graduate Level) examination for the recruitment of Grade B and C categories posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices. Every year, around 30-40 lakh applications, are received for CGL Exam. Every year, a huge number of applicants appear in this exam to become part of this immense recruitment procedure.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must be a graduate from a recognised university. The application fee is INR 100 for GEN/OBC and SC/ST/PWD/Female are exempted from application fee.

Age Limit

Candidates minimum age should be 18 years. The upper limit age is 30 years now for all the posts. Age relaxation will be applied only for the reserved category candidates as per the Government rule – such as OBC-3 years , SC/ST- 5 years, and PH – 10 years.

Application Process

Following are the steps for filling the SSC CGL 2019 application form:

  • Registration on the SSC Website
  • Filling up the required details.
  • Uploading the necessary documents.
  • Payment of Exam Fees
  • Printing the completed form after the successful application

SSC CGL Selection Process 2019

SSC CGL Selection Process consists of 3 Tiers. Each Tier acts as a qualifying stage for the next Tier. The final shortlisted candidates are gauged on the basis of cumulative performance of all the 3 Tiers.

A tier IV is also available which is a Data Skill Test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). The Commission conducts it whenever applicable only for specific posts.

The SSC CGL Selection Process also has a document verification stage where the eligibility of the candidates will be counter checked along with the documents they produce.

SSC CGL Calendar 2019

Event Date
Online registration process will commence from 31 October 2019
Last date to apply 28 November 2019
SSC CGL tier-1 Exam Date TBA
SSC CGL tier-1 admit card Download Date
SSC CGL tier-1 Result Announcing Date
SSC CGL tier-2 Exam Date TBA
SSC CGL tier-2 admit card Download Date
SSC CGL tier-2 result announcement Date
SSC CGL tier-3 Examination Date
Date of skill test/interview/computer skill test

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Details

  • The overall time for CGL Tier-1 online exam is 75 minutes only
  • No. of Questions in exam will be 100 only.
  • There will be 25 Questions per Section.
  • Negative marking in Tier-1 Exam is 0.50 marks

SSC CGL Tier 1 Pattern

Subject No. of Question Maximum Marks
General Intelligence Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 Detailed Syllabus

1. General Intelligence Reasoning

  • Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification.
  • Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy.
  • Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building.
  • Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences.
  • Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends.
  • Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers.
  • Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion.
  • Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures.
  • Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence.

2. General Awareness

  • History
  • Geography
  • Democratic Politics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Sports, Books & Author, Important people, Computer and Mobile Technology
  • Animal / Plant Science, Space Science
  • Dates, Portfolios, Schemes
  • Diseases, environmental pollution

3. Quantitative Aptitude

  • Average
  • Boat & Stream
  • CI & SI
  • LCM & HCF
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Partnership
  • Percentages
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Problems on Ages
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Time, Work & Wages
Advance Maths
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Degree and Radian Measures, Histogram
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
  • Data Interpretation

4. English Comprehension

  • Comprehension Passage
  • Fill in the blanks
  • The phrase or Idiom meaning
  • Sentence Improvement / Sentence Correction / Phrase replacement
  • Spelling error
  • Common Error / Error Spotting
  • Substitution
  • Synonyms / Antonyms
Important Resources for English Comprehension
  • Plinth To Paramount
  • Previous year Questions by Kiran Publications
  • Mirror of Common Errors

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Details

  • Mode of Exam: – Tier – II is Computer based examination.
  • The medium of Exam: – Exam will be conducted in two languages (English & Hindi).
  • Duration of Exam: – Duration of Exam will be 2 hours.
  • Of Questions: – 100 MCQs(Multiple Choice Questions) for Quantitative Abilities, Statistics and General Studies (Finance & Economics) and 200 MCQs(Multiple Choice Questions) for English Language & Comprehension will be mentioned in the exam.
  • Marking Scheme: – For every correct answer, candidates will carry 2 marks.
  • Negative Marking: – For a wrong answer 0.50 mark will be deducted for Quantitative Abilities, Statistics and General Studies (Finance & Economics) and for English Language & Comprehension 0.25 mark will be deducted.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Pattern

Subject No. of Question Maximum Marks
English Language & Comprehension 200 200
General Awareness 100 200
Quantitative Aptitude 100 200
English Comprehension 100 200
Total 500 800

SSC CGL 2019 Tier 2 Detailed Syllabus

1. Quantitative Abilities

  • Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots.
  • Averages, Interest, Profit, Loss & discount.
  • Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances.
  • Degree & Radian Measures, Trigonometric ratio.
  • Regular Right Pyramid with a triangular or square base.
  • Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped.
  • Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone.
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle.
  • Common tangents to two or more circles.
  • Graphs of Linear Equations.
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords.
  • Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres.
  • Time & Work.
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds.
  • Speed, Time & Distance.
  • Mixture and Alligation.
  • Partnership Business.

2. English Language

  • Comprehension Passage.
  • The phrase or Idiom meaning.
  • Sentence Improvement / Sentence Correction / Phrase replacement.
  • Fill in the blanks.
  • Spelling error.
  • Common Error / Error Spotting.
  • Substitution.
  • Synonyms / Antonyms.
  • Active or Passive Voice.
  • Conversion into Direct or Indirect narration.
  • Shuffling of Sentence part.
  • Cloze Passage.

3. Statistics

  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data.
  • Measures of Central Tendency.
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis.
  • Measures of Dispersion.
  • Probability Theory.
  • Correlation and Regression.
  • Sampling Theory.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions.
  • Analysis of Variance.
  • Statistical Inference.
  • Time Series Analysis.
  • Index Numbers.

4. General Studies (Finance & Economics)

Part A
  • Includes Fundamental principles and the basic concept of Accounting
Part B: Economics & Governance
  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and Responsibility.
  • Finance Commission-Role and functions.
  • Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics.
  • Theory of Demand and Supply.
  • Theory of Production and cost.
  • Forms of Market and price determination in different markets.
  • Indian Economy.
  • Economic Reforms in India.
  • Money and Banking.
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance.

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Details

This is descriptive (Hindi/English) exam with paper pen mode. (Carry total 100 Marks with 1 Hour duration)

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Details

This exam is proficiency (skill test *Wherever Applicable) & Document Verification, candidates have to show their real knowledge apart from bookish knowledge.

***Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency test only for Income tax department

Preparation Tips for SSC CGL 2019

  • NCERT is a must !! Complete relevant books of NCERT of class 6 to class 12.
  • Use the latest study material.
  • Check the various previous year papers.
  • Follow an appropriate schedule for the preparation of the exams.
  • Make the short notes of the difficult subjects for the preparation

Topic Wise Notes

Best Books for SSC CGL 2019-20

Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the Book Author Publication Buy Link
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R S Aggarwal S Chand Publication Click Here
Magical Book On Quicker Maths Manoj Tyra M Tyra Publication Click Here
Elementary and Advanced Mathematics by Kiran Publication Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran, KICX Kiran Prakashan Click Here
SSC Mathematics Chapterwise Questions Rakesh Yadav Rakesh Yadav Rakesh Yadav Readers Publication Click Here

English Language

Name of the Book Author Publication Buy Link
English for General Competitions – Vol.1 Neetu Singh KD Publication Click Here
High School English Grammar & Composition Combo Pack (Regular Edition) D,V,Prasada,Rao N, N.D.V. Prasada Rao Wren & Martin Click Here
Objective General English S P Bakshi Arihant Publication Click Here
A Mirror Of Common Errors Hindi Dr Ashok Kumar Singh Students’ Friends Click Here

General Intelligence Reasoning

Name of the Book Author Publication Buy Link
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning 2018 RS Aggarwal S Chand Publication Click Here
A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal 2014 B S Sijwalii, Indu Sijwali Arihant Click Here

General Awareness

Name of the Book Author Publication Buy Link
Panorama Year Book 2018 Editorial Board Pratiyogita Darpan Pratiyogita Darpan Click Here
General Knowledge (Lucent Publications) Various Lucent Click Here
India 2018: A Reference Annual by Publication Division Publication Division Click Here

Previous year Solved Question Paper Compilation

Name of the Book Author Publication Click Here
Kiran’s SSC CGL Combined Graduate Level Exams Question Bank 1999-2016 Kiran’s Publication Click Here

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