SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Paper 1

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Mathematical Abilities (Module I of Section I of Paper 1)

Topics Sub-topics
Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Number
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • 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
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Similarity 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.
  • 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
  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Complementary angles
  • Height and distances (simple problems only)
  • Standard Identities
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 Tier 2 General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus
Semantic Analogy Number Series
Symbolic/ Number Analogy Figural Series
Figural Analogy Problem Solving
Semantic Classification Word Building
Numerical Operations Space Orientation
Coding and Decoding Space Visualization
Symbolic Operations Venn Diagrams
Trends Drawing Inferences
Figural Classification Punched hole/ pattern- folding & unfolding
Semantic Series Figural Pattern- folding and completion
Symbolic/ Number Classification Indexing
Figural Classification Address matching
Date & city matching Embedded Figures
Classification of center codes/ roll numbers Critical Thinking
Small & Capital letters/numbers Coding, Decoding and Classification Emotional Intelligence
Social Intelligence


SSC CGL Tier 2 English Language and Comprehension
Vocabulary Fill in the Blanks
Grammar Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words
Sentence Structure Idioms and Phrases
Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms and their correct usage One word Substitution
Spot the Error 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
Module II of Section II of Paper 1 – General Awareness Syllabus
  • India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Important Schemes
  • Important Days
  • Portfolio
  • People in News
  • Static GK

SSC CGL Syllabus for Computer Proficiency (Module I Section III of Paper 1)

Topics Sub-Topics
Computer Basics
  1. Organization of a computer
  2. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  3. Input/ output devices
  4. Computer memory
  5. Memory organization
  6. Back- up devices
  7. PORTs
  8. Windows Explorer
  9. Keyboard shortcuts
Software Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and PowerPoint etc
Working with 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, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Paper 2: Statistics (Junior Statistical Officer)

Subject Topics
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 of Dispersion range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Different types of moments and their relationship; the 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 correlation (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, Determination of trend components 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 number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

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

Part A: Finance and Accounts- (80 marks)

Subject Topics
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 organizations Accounts
  • Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  • Bills of Exchange
  • Self Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance - (120 marks)

Subject Topics
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
  • Central problems of an economy
  • 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 behavior
  • Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  • Meaning and determinants of supply
  • Law of supply
  • The 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
  • Oligopoly
  • 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
  • Liberalization
  • Privatisation
  • Globalization
  • Disinvestment
Money and Banking
  • Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RBI/Payment Banks.
  • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
Role of Information Technology in Governance