Important Exams

**SSC CGL Syllabus 2020:** SSC has released exam dates for all ssc exams to be conducted in 2020. The Preliminary Exam of SSC CGL 2020 was conducted from **3rd to 9th March 2020**. The Combined Graduate Level Tier-II Examination is scheduled from **2nd November to 5th November 2020** and & Tier-III will be hold on November 22, 2020. Candidates who are preparing for this exam have to go through with the latest SSC CGL Syllabus to scale their chances in this exam. A fair knowledge of SSC CGL Syllabus & exam pattern for Tier-I, Tier-II & III Exam is necessary to prepare effectively for this exam. Let’s understand the **SSC CGL 2020 Tier I, II, III & IV Syllabus** based on latest pattern.

The major sections asked in **SSC CGL 2020** Preliminary Exam are **General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language**. The detailed syllabus & exam pattern for SSC CGL 2020 exam are mentioned below:

S No. | Sections | No. of Questions | Total Marks | Time Allotted |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | General Intelligence and Reasoning | 25 | 50 | A cumulative time of 60 minutes |

2 | General Awareness | 25 | 50 | |

3 | Quantitative Aptitude | 25 | 50 | |

4 | English Comprehension | 25 | 50 | |

Total |
100 | 200 |

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Quantitative Aptitude 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, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work,Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, 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, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles.

General Intelligence and Reasoning includes questions of
both **verbal and non-verbal 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, non-verbal
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 & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding 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, Other sub-topics, if any.

This section measures Candidates' ability to understand correct
English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be
tested. This section may include questions
on **Phrases and Idioms, One word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings Correction, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active Passive, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test** etc.

Questions in this section will be aimed at testing
the candidates' general awareness (GK+GS) of the environment around him and its
application to society. The test will also include **questions relating to India and its
neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography,
Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research**. The questions will also be asked from **Science, Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days, Portfolios,People in News** etc.

After the preliminary exam has been conducted, it will be necessary to gear up for Mains Exam of SSC CGL 2020 Exam.

The Mains Exam will be conducted online and is an objective multiple choice exam. This year, the Tier-II & Tier-III exam will be conducted on same day. 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 2020 Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

S No. | Sections | No. of Questions | Total Marks | Time Allotted |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | Quantitative Ability | 100 | 200 | 2 hours |

2 | English Language and Comprehension | 200 | 200 | 2 hours |

3 | Statistics | 100 | 200 | 2 hours |

4 | General Studies (Finance and Economics) | 100 | 200 | 2 hours |

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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 the 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.

Questions in this section will be designed to test the candidate's understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in 21 the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelled 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.

**1. 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.

**2. Measures of Central Tendency -** Common measures of central
tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles,
deciles, percentiles.

**3. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion –** range,
quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures
of relative dispersion.

**4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis –** Different types of moments
and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different
measures of skewness and kurtosis.

**5. 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).

**6. Probability Theory –** Meaning of probability; Different definitions
of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability;
Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.

**7. 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).

**8. 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.

**9. 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.

**10. Analysis of Variance -** Analysis of one-way classified data and twoway classified data.

**11. Time Series Analysis -** Components of time series, Determinations
of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal
variation by different methods.

**12. 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.

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):

Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:

**1.1 Financial Accounting:** Nature and scope, Limitations of
Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions,
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

**1.2 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):

2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.

2.2 Finance Commission-Role and functions.

**2.3 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.

**2.4 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 behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approach,
Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

**2.5 Theory of Production and cost:** Meaning and Factors of production, Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

**2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets:** Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition,
Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price
determination in these markets.

**2.7 Indian Economy:**

2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.

2.7.2 National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.

2.7.3 Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.

2.7.4 Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.

2.7.5 Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

**2.8 Economic Reforms in India:** Economic reforms since 1991;
Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.

**2.9 Money and Banking:**

2.9.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.

2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

**2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance.**

Note: Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.

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Tier-III of SSC CGL 2020 exam is a **descriptive exam** to test the written skills of the candidates in **English/Hindi**. The mode of examination is **offline (Pen and Paper mode)** and students are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc. in this exam. The exam **carries 100 marks** and the **time allotted** for the same is **60 minutes**. The time allotted for candidates belonging to **PWD category** is increased to **80 minutes**. Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” & “Compiler”.

Subject | Marks | Time |
---|---|---|

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.) | 100 marks | 1 hour or 60 minutes |

Tier-IV examination comprises of couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

**DEST (Data Entry Speed Test):** For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax),DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2020 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

**CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):** Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

**Tier-I ** exam is compulsory **for all posts** mentioned in the SSC CGL 2020 Notification. Candidates will have to **prepare for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam simultaneously**. However, the evaluation of Tier 3 Descriptive exam will be done only if a candidate clears the combined cut off for Tier 1 and Tier 2. So, **candidates may appear for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 **exams but your Tier 3 answer sheets will be evaluated only if you clear the cut-off. **Tier-IV exam** is taken by candidates applying specifically **for TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector**.

Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I and Paper-II in Tier-II.

In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.

**Penalty for wrong answers**

Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to deduction of 0.5 marks in Tier – I exam.

In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.

Q. How many questions will be asked in CGL Tier-1 exam?

In the Tier-1 exam, 100 questions will be asked for 200 marks. The total time allotted for this section is 1 hour.

Q. What are the subjects covered in SSC CGL Tier-1 exam?

For the SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam, an aspirant has to prepare the following subjects: Reasoning Ability, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.

Q. How many Current Affairs questions will be asked in General Awareness section?

As per the previous year's trend, 4-5 questions will be asked from Current Affairs.

Q. What is the mode of SSC CGL Tier-1 exam (Descriptive Paper)?

The mode of SSC CGL Tier-1 exam examination is offline (Pen and Paper mode).

Q. Is there any negative marking for wrong answers?

Yes, In Tier-I, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer and In Tier-II, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.