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SSC CGL Tier-1


The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is holding the SSC CGL exam 2018 for the recruitment of Assistant Section Officer, Assistant Audit Officer, Divisional Accountant, Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistants Inspector Assistant/Superintendent Inspector (Central Excise), Sub-Inspector, Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner), Assistant Enforcement Officer, Inspector of Posts, Jr. Statistical Officer, Auditor, Accountant/Jr Accountant, Sr. Secretariat Assistant, Tax Assistant. Here is the SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Dates, Admit Card and other details to help you prepare better.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018

The SSC CGL Exam 2018 will be conducted in four tiers as given below :

  1. The SSC CGL Exam 2018 Tier I: Objective Multiple Choice Type (Online)
  2. The SSC CGL Exam 2018 Tier II: Objective Multiple Choice Type (Online)
  3. The SSC CGL Exam 2018 III: Descriptive Paper in Hindi/English ( Pen and paper mode)
  4. The SSC CGL Exam 2018 IV: Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (Whichever Applicable )

Final merit list for the SSC CGL Exam 2018 will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I, II, III and IV exams.

Note: Interviews have been discontinued from year 2016 onwards.

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus

SSC CGL 2018 Tier I Exam Syllabus

Section Examination Total Marks
A General Intelligence and Reasoning (25 Questions) 50 marks
B General Awareness (25 Questions) 50 marks
C Quantitative Aptitude (25 Questions) 50 marks
D English Comprehensive (25 Questions) 50 marks

Note: Total 200 Marks: Duration of the exam: 75 Minutes.

A. General Intelligence and Reasoning B. General Awareness C. Quantitative Aptitude D. English Comprehension
Classification Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings
Puzzle Sports Percentage Phrases and Idioms
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportion One word Substitution
Word Formation Important Schemes Problem on Ages Sentence Correction
Venn Diagram Portfolios Speed, Distance and Time Error Spotting
Direction and Distance People in News Number System
Blood Relations Mensuration
Series Data Interpretation
Verbal reasoning Time and Work
Non-Verbal Reasoning Algebra

SSC CGL 2018 Tier II Exam Syllabus

The Mains Exam will be conducted online and is an objective multiple choice exam. The major sections asked in Mains Exam are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics). Let’s have a look at the SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 Mains Examination.

Quantitative Aptitude English Language Statistics General Awareness
Simplification Reading Comprehension Collection and Representation of Data A. Finance and Accounting (80 marks)
Interest Spelling Measure of Dispersion Fundamental Principles
Averages Fill in the Blanks Measure of Central Tendency Financial Accounting
Percentage Phrases and Idioms Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Basic Concepts of Accounting
Ratio and Proportion One Word Substitution Correlation and Regression Self-Balancing Ledger
Speed, Distance and Time Sentence Correction Random Variables Error Spotting and Correction
Number System Error Spotting Random Variables
Mensuration Cloze Test Sampling Theory B. Economics and Governance (120 marks)
Data Interpretation Para Jumbles Analysis and Variance Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Time and Work Synonyms-Antonyms Time Series Analysis Finance Commission
Algebra Active-Passive Voice Index Number Theory of Demand and Supply
Data Sufficiency

(Two sections: Total Time: Two hours for each section)

Note: Paper III and Paper IV optional for few posts( Statistical and Assistant Audit Officer).

SSC CGL 2018 Tier III Examination: Pen and paper mode

The Commission has also decided to introduce a Descriptive Paper (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc) of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. This will be in Pen & paper Mode.

The maximum marks for this section (Tier III) is 100 and the duration is 60 minutes.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier IV Examination

  1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): FOR THE ALL POST (Other than compiler): The "Data Entry Speed" Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature.
  2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): The Commission will hold CPT, comprising three modules - Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will be of a qualifying nature.

SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018

To score well in SSC CHSL 2018 exam, all candidates must be aware about the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern. It is very important to understand the structure of the exam and the syllabus that needs to be prepared.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2018

There are three different levels in SSC CHSL exam that have to be cleared by candidates to get selected for various posts in the Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier I is Objective Multiple Choice Question, Tier II exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier III is the Computer Proficiency Test.

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 100

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-II is a descriptive test that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The paper would demand writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.

  • The exam is of 60 minutes’ duration and carries 100 marks.
  • The questions are based on 10th level.
  • The exam is qualifying in nature.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

The Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam 2018 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2018

SSC CHSL is conducted in three different phases, the syllabus of all the three sections is likely to be different. All candidates must stay updated about the latest changes in SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare thoroughly for SSC CHSL 2018.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension History
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Para jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Economic Scene
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks General Policy
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion Awards and Honors
Tabulation Data Interpretation One Word Substitution Books and Authors
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Active/Passive Voice
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus:

As mentioned above, this paper requires candidates to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests the writing skills of the candidates. The essay topics will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, Schemes & Governance, Technology, Sports, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns etc. While, the type of letter/ application asked will be Complaint, Suggestion, Application, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback etc.

SSC CHSL Tier III Syllabus

Tier-III of SSC CHSL 2018 will be a Skill/ Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of total score obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Skill test for Data Entry Operator:

In this test, a candidate must have data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour.

Duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to type.