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SSC CGL TIER 1 Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2017 – All the details here on ssc cgl tier 1 syllabus is updates as per ssc cgl notification pdf. Please comment if any changes or question in your mind.

You can read here SSC CGL tier 1 syllabus and download SSC CGL tier 1 exam pattern 2017. SSC CGL Paper pattern and exam syllabus plays an important role in SSC CGL preparation. The level of competition in SSC CGL is highest to get into ssc jobs therefore lakhs of aspirants are preparing for ssc cgl exam. In this article get below syllabus,

  • SSC CGL TIER 1 English Syllabus pdf (SSC CGL English Syllabus TIER 1 and TIER 2)
  • Download SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus pdf
  • General Intelligence & reasoning syllabus in ssc cgl exam
  • General Awareness syllabus pdf

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2017

Download SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2017 pdf: Staff Selection Commission will conducts common graduates level in near Feb-Mar 2017. All the candidates who are preparing for SSC CGL 2017 must start their preparation according to the syllabus and exam pattern.

The candidates should be ready according to SSC CGL TIER 1 Syllabus and Exam Pattern given here for better preparation. You can read here ssc cgl syllabus and exam pattern. we have also discussed TIER 2 syllabus and exam pattern followed by TIER 3 and TIER 4. So, without further ado, let’s talk about SSC CGL TIER 1 Syllabus 2017 & SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017.

SSC CGL TIER 1 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

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SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Scheme of the Examination for Combined Graduate Level Examination TIER 1,

Totol number of questions: 100

Total Marks: 200 Marks

Total Time: 60 Minutes (Updated this time)

Mode of Paper 1:  Computer based Examination mode

Subject  Total Questions Total Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
Total 100 200

Note:- Total time provided for the Tier 1 Exam is 60 minutes. Please note that for PH/VH category persons will be given 80 minutes  for TIER 1 Exam.

Negative Marking: There will be a deduction of 0.5 marks in the Tier 1 exam for each wrong answer.

Now lets move on to the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Syllabus detailed description.

read here -> SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Education Qualification

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2017

In above section we have discussed exam pattern part of SSC CGL TIER 1 Syllabus and Exam Pattern and now moving for SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus.

In Common Graduate level TIER 1 exam, there are total 4 subjects consisting of General Intelligence & reasoning, English Language & comprehension, General Awareness and quantitative aptitude. Lets discuss the TIER 1 syllabus.

English Language & Comprehension syllabus for CGL Tier 1 

Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

English Language & Comprehension Syllabus

S.No Topic Number of Questions
I. Reading Comprehension 5 (1 passage)
II. Fill in the Blanks 0-5
Spellings 0-2
III. Phrase or Idiom Meaning 0-2
Synonyms and Antonyms 0-2
One Word Substitution 3-5
IV. Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction 5
Error Spotting 3-5

General Awareness syllabus for Tier 1 

To test the candidates general awareness of the environment and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.

The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

General Awareness Syllabus

Topic Sub Topic Number of Question
Static Culture 1-2
Indian History 2-3
Geography (Indian + World) 2-3
Environment 1-2
Economy 2-3
Polity 2-3
Science Biology 1-2
Chemistry 1-2
Computer and Mobile Technology 1-2
Physics + Space Science 1-2
Nutrition 1-2
Diseases, pollution 1-2
Others Current Affairs 0-1
Misc. GK- Sports, People In News, Books 0-1
Dates, Portfolios, Schemes 0-1

Quantitative Aptitude syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 

To test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be as below chart.

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Chapter (Number of Question) Topics
Simplification(1-2) BODMAS Rule, Fractions, Surds and Indices square & cube
Interest(1-2) Simple, Compound Interests and Installments
Percentage(0-1) Calculation oriented basic Percentage
Ratio and Proportion(1-2) Simple, Compound Ratios and Direct/Indirect Proportion
Average(0-1) Average Weight/Height/Marks etc.
Problems of train Train questions
Problems on Ages(0-1) Problems on Ages
Speed Time And Distance(1-2) Average/Relative speeds, Boats, Trains
Profit and Loss(1-2) Profit/Loss, Dishonest/Successive dealings, Partnership
Number Series(0-1) Completing the series, Finding Missing/Wrong Term
Number System(1-2) LCM and HCF, Irrational or Rational Numbers etc
Mensuration() Square, Rectangle, Circles, Cone, Cylinder
Data Interpretation(0-3) Bar/Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables
Time and Work(1-2) Work efficiency, Wages and Pipes
Mixture problems(0-1) To Make A Mixture From Two Or More Entities/Mixture
Algebra(2-3) Linear Equations, Quadratic and Algebraic eqn
Geometry(3-4) Triangles,Circle, tangent theorems, Co-ordinate geometry
Trigonometry(2-3) Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and Distance

General Intelligence & Reasoning syllabus for CGL Tier 1

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Chapter (Number of Questions) Details and type of questions
Classification(2-3) Number, Letter and Meaningful Words
Analogy(2-3) Number, Letter and Meaningful Words
Coding Decoding(2-3) Coding by Analogy, Coding and decoding by letter shifting
Puzzle(2-3) Number based, word based puzzles
Matrix(0-1) 1 or 2 Matrix of letters
Word formation(1-2) given option words can be formed or not etc
words arrangement(1-2) doing a certain task, or following a certain rule.
Venn diagram(0-2) Problems based on Venn Diagram
Directions & Distances(0-1) problems on Directions and distances
Blood Relations(0-1) Family Tree or General Blood Relation Problems.
Missing Number(1-2) Find the missing number type
Series(2-3) questions on Number & Alphabet series.
Non Verbal Reasoning(3-4) pattern, Assemble, Mirror image etc
Verbal Reasoning(0-2) Statements, Conclusions, Assumptions etc

NOTE:- Apart from keeping into consideration what’s mentioned above, you should take at least a couple of full-length mock tests every week.

This will help you pinned your weaknesses and understand how to maximize your overall score. We hope with this article you must got a clarity related to SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

Please comment if any questions.


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