Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination
Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024: Download Revised, Tier-1 & Tier 2 Detailed Syllabus

SSC CGL syllabus will be released by the Staff Selection Commission at The syllabus will be released along with the SSC CGL 2024 notification.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2024

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024: The Staff Selection Commission has released the syllabus of SSC CGL 2024 along with the announcement of notification. The SSC CGL syllabus will provide comprehensive information to candidates who will be appearing for the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam. The syllabus of SSC CGL is divided in two parts - Tier 1 Syllabus and Tier 2 Syllabus. While Tier 3 and Tier 4 are document verification and physical test rounds so there is no specified syllabus prescribed for these two rounds. 

The SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 syllabus will consist of Quantitative Aptitude, English, General Awareness and Reasoning in common with variance in question difficulty level. However, the Tier 2 exam will have some additional sections including CPT and DEST.  As per the notification, SSC CGL 2024 exam pattern has been revised, therefore candidates have to thoroughly understand the SSC syllabus to secure qualifying marks in various stages of the examination.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024: 

The Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL syllabus 2024 along with the detailed notification. As per the revised SSC CGL exam pattern, three will separate syllabi for both phases of the examination - Tier 1 and Tier 2. The questions will comprise of topics as mentioned in the SSC CGL 2024 revised syllabus. Candidates appearing for the SSC CGL 2024 should attune themselves with the revised exam pattern and syllabus. Familiarity with the SSC CGL revised syllabus will help the candidates in the examination preparation. The details of SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam are mentioned below in the tabulated format.

Candidates appearing for the exam need to understand subject-wise SSC CGL syllabus for Tier 1 and 2 for successfully cracking the recruitment examination. Through this article, we aim to provide detailed information regarding the SSC CGL 2024 revised examination syllabus.

The SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus will be divided into 4 sections – General Intelligence Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. Meanwhile, the SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus for Tier 2 will contain Mathematical Abilities, Reasoning and General Intelligence, English Language and Comprehension, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge Test, Data Entry Speed Test, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics) 

As per the revised SSC CGL 2024 examination pattern, the descriptive paper conducted in the previous examination will be omitted from the SSC CGL 2024. Apart from this, Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) has been integrated into Paper 1 of tier 2 and is compulsory for all the candidates appearing in the examination.


Exam Type

Exam Mode

Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice Questions 

Computer-Based (online)

Tier – II (Paper I, II, III)

Paper I (Compulsory for all posts), 

Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation 

Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, 

Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I is DEST

Computer-Based (online)

SSC CGL Syllabus 2024 Tier 1

The SSC CGL Tier-I exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for 200 marks.The examination will be Computer Based Test and the duration of the examination will be 60 minutes (one hour). As per the SSC exam schedule, the SSC CGL Teir 1 will be conducted from December 1 and will continue till December 13, 2024. Candidates can use the table below to understand the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam pattern:

SSC CGL Tier-I Sections & Subjects

Number of Questions

Sectional Marks


Part A: General Intelligence Reasoning



60 Minutes

(1 Hour) 

1 hour and 20 minutes

for the candidates

eligible for scribe

Part B: General Awareness



Part C: Quantitative Aptitude



Part D: English Comprehension






SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2024

The SSC CGL Prelims will have questions from 4 subjects. Candidates can check the detailed SSC CGL Prelim syllabus for individual subjects to get a better understanding of the examination.

SSC CGL Quant Syllabus 

SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude section will have both basic and advanced mathematics. The Quantitative Aptitude section of the SSC CGL syllabus will have 25 questions on the following topic:

  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Discount
  • Percentage
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Triangle
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Hemispheres
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  • Decimals
  • Partnership Business
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Sphere
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time & Work
  • Interest
  • Standard Identities
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Frequency polygon
  • Complementary angles
  • Relationships between numbers
  • Time and distance
  • Averages
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Right Prism
  • Histogram
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Fractions
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Square roots
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  • Regular Polygons
  • Heights and Distances
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base

SSC CGL Syllabus Tier 1: General Intelligence and Reasoning

SSC CGL Reasoning syllabus will include verbal and non-verbal reasoning. This section will contain 25 questions carrying 50 marks in total. The detailed SSC General Intelligence and Reasoning syllabus are mentioned below in the tabulated format:

SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus


Similarities and differences

Space visualization

Spatial orientation




Blood Relations

Decision making

Visual memory



Relationship concepts

Arithmetical reasoning

Figural classification

Arithmetic number series

Non-verbal series

Coding and decoding

Statement conclusion

Syllogistic reasoning


SSC CGL Syllabus Tier 1: English Language

The SSC CGL English syllabus will contain 25 questions of 2 marks each. The question will be in English only. The question from the English section will be based on the below-mentioned topic:

SSC CGL English Language Syllabus Topics

Phrases and Idioms

One word Substitution

Sentence Correction

Error Spotting

Fill in the Blanks

Spellings Correction

Reading Comprehension


Active Passive

Sentence Rearrangement

Sentence Improvement

Cloze test

SSC CGL Syllabus: General Awareness

The syllabus of SSC CGL General Awareness syllabus covers the current events, which have occurred in India and across the world in recent years. Candidates applying for the SSC CGL 2024 must regularly go through newspapers and government magazines in order to keep themselves updated with the latest occurrences. The GA section of the SSC CGL Tier 1 will have 25 questions of 2 marks each from the following topics: 

SSC CGL General Awareness Topics

Books and Authors

Current Affairs


Important Days

Important Schemes


India and its neighboring countries

People in News

General Policy





Economic Scene

Scientific Research

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

As per the SSC CGL Exam pattern, the Tier 2 Examination will have 3 papers– Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 1 will be compulsory for all the candidates who have qualified for the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam. It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify for all the sections of Paper-I.

Paper II is for candidates applying for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) posts in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, while Paper III is for candidates applying for Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer positions.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 Exam Pattern 




No. of Questions



Section I


Mathematical Abilities



1 hour


Reasoning and General Intelligence



Section II


English Language and Comprehension



1 hour


General Awareness



Section III


Computer Knowledge Test



15 minutes


Data Entry Speed Test

One Data Entry Task

15 minutes

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus: Section 1 

Section 1 of SSC CGL Tier 2 will consist of 2 modules – Mathematical Abilities and Reasoning and General Intelligence. Each module will have 30 multiple-choice questions which have to be attempted in 1 hour. Moreover, each question in both modules will be of 3 marks. The maximum score for this section is 180 marks. 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus: Mathematical Abilities (Module 1)

Candidates can check below the SSC CGL Syllabus Mathematical Abilities Tier 2 (Module 1). 

  • Number Systems: Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, and 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 centers, 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 
  • Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart,Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities.

SSC CGL Syllabus Tier 2: Reasoning and General Intelligence (Module 2)

Module 2 of the SSC CGL Tier 2, aims at assessing the logical and analytical reasoning capabilities of the candidate with MCQs of both verbal and non-verbal type. This module will be 30 multiple-choice questions from Reasoning and General Intelligence. The SSC CGL syllabus for Reasoning and General Intelligence is listed below: 

  • 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/ pattern-folding & 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.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus: English Language & Comprehension and General Awareness (Section 2 )

Section 2 of SSC CGL Tier 2 comprises English Language & Comprehension and General Awareness. This section will have the maximum weightage in Paper 1 containing a total of 70 questions of 3 marks each. The English Language & Comprehension will have 45 questions while the General Awareness. The section will consist of 25 questions. 

SSC CGL Syllabus Tier 2: English Language and Comprehension Section 2 (Module 1)

The question paper for this section will only be available in the English language. The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 English Language and Comprehension syllabus is listed below:

  • 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

SSC CGL 2024 Syllabus Tier 2: General Awareness Section 2 (Module 2)

In this section, 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. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries, especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

SSC CGL 2024 Tier 2 Syllabus Section 3: Computer Knowledge (Module 1)

This section of Paper 1 aims to check the computer compatibility of the candidates appearing for SSC CGL recruitment. In the part 1 of this section, candidates will have to appear for the Computer Knowledge test and attempt 20 questions in 15 min. The second part of the SSC CGL 2024 Tier 2 (Section 3) is a Data Entry Skill test (DEST) where the candidates showcase their typography speed.

SSC CGL 2024 Tier 2: Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) Syllabus 

The Computer Knowledge Test (CPT) is part of Section 3 of Paper 1. This section primarily focuses on examining the candidates’ knowledge of computers, compatibility with Internet technology and understanding of cyber security. The detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Computer Knowledge Test is mentioned in below:

  • 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 PowerPoint etc..
  • Working with the Internet and emails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, e-Banking.
  • Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojans etc.) and preventive measures.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus: Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)

  • The candidates will be given a passage of nearly 2,000 key depressions for which they will have 15 minutes to demonstrate their skills in data entry.
  • The SSC CGL DEST will be mandatory for all the posts. However, the exam will be qualifying in nature. The detailed instructions regarding the Skill Test will be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission.
  • Candidates participating in the SSC CGL 2024 with OH category will be exempted from attempting DEST. PwBD candidates who are eligible for scribes will be given an additional 5 minutes for the skill test.

SSC CGL Statistics Syllabus (Paper 2)

Candidates opting for the Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) posts in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation will have to appear for Paper 2 in the SSC CGL 2024 Tier 2 exam. The detailed SSC CGL Statistics syllabus is mentioned below:

  • 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 correlations (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 variables (discrete).
  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability 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, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
  • Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way 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 numbers, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus: General Studies-Finance and Economics (Paper 3)

Candidates applying for the Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer post will have to appear for Paper 3 of the SSC CGL 2024 Tier 2 Exams. The examination will consist of 100 questions and the duration of the General Studies-Finance and Economics paper will be 2 hours.

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, Non-profit 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 Commission-Role and functions.
  • Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Microeconomics: 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 markets-Perfect 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 Services-their problems and growth;
  • National Income of India: Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
  • Population: Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth. 
  • Poverty and unemployment: Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, 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. 
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance.
  • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the revised SSC CGL Syllabus 2022?

As per the Updated SSC CGL examination pattern 2022, the Tier 3 Descriptive examination has been omitted from the examination process. Therefore, there will be no Essay and letter writing in SSC CGL 2022 Syllabus.

How many attempts are there in SSC CGL?

 SSC CGL has no maximum number of attempts. Candidates can apply till the maximum prescribed age limit.

What is the SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus?

There are three sections in the SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 2: Papers 1, 2, and 3. Questions on English language and comprehension, quantitative ability, reasoning, general awareness, computer knowledge test, and DEST are included in SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1. Paper 2 and 3, however, consist of 100 questions on statistics and general studies (Finance and Economics). 

What is the SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus?

SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus 2022 consists of English, Reasoning, General Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude.

What are the major topics covered in the SSC CGL English syllabus?

Questions in the SSC CGL English Syllabus typically centre around the following topics: Phrases and idioms, substitution, correction, error detection, synonyms and antonyms, active passive, cloze test, etc. The SSC CGL exam's Tiers (1 and 2) both have an English language part. It evaluates the candidates' understanding of English grammar and comprehension.


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