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SSC CGL SYLLABUS 2021 Updated:- Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Syllabus 2021 is important to the applicants who applied for the SSC CGL 2021. The latest Syllabus is discussed here in this article. The SSC CGL Syllabus is released by the examination authority. The exam syllabus can help the applicants to make the strategy to prepare for the exam with important topics and concepts. In this article, the candidates will also be informed of the other details about the examination.

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Date

This exam Combined Graduate Level (CGL) is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (ssc). This year this exam will be conducted in four tiers such as Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. And this exam is also divided into two modes i.e. online mode and offline mode. The first two papers will be held in online mode and the 3rd will be pen and paper mode and the 4th will be the Computer test. So, here are all the details of the Syllabus with each tier and subject-wise.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2021

All Tiers of SSC CGL Exam 2021 is shown below

Tier  Type of Examination  Mode of Examination
Tier-1  Objective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
Tier-2  Objective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
Tier-3  Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English  Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-4Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test  Wherever Applicable

There are four types of tier for SSC CGL EXAM 2021. Every tier is described separately by the exam authority which is shown below:

  1. SSC CGL syllabus for tier 1
  2. SSC CGL syllabus for tier 2
  3. SSC CGL syllabus for tier 3
  4. SSC CGL syllabus for tier 4


In this Tier, there will be 60 minutes provided by the SSC CGL for the exam. In this paper there will four different types of subjects will include which are general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, English, and Quantitative aptitude. The important topics of each four subjects are shown below:

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning:-
  • Verbal & Non-verbal Analogies
  • Similarities & Differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Syllogistic Reasoning
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Semantic Series
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Word Building
  • Coding & decoding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Pattern- folding & unfolding
  • Indexing
  • Address Matching
  • Date & City matching
  • Embedded figures
  • Critical Thinking
  • General Awareness:-
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic
  • Polity
  • Science and technology
  • Current affairs
  • Quantitative Aptitude:-
  • Whole numbers
  • Decimals
  • Fraction & relationships between numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square Roots
  • Averages
  • Interests
  • Profit & Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Basic algebraic
  • Graphs of Linear equations
  • Circles
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular polygons
  • Right prism
  • Right circular cone
  • Right circular cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular parallelepiped
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree & radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights & distances
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar graph
  • Pie chart
  • English Comprehension:-
  • Basic comprehension


The second tier is contained 4 papers. The first two papers are for shortlisting the candidates and two other papers are for those candidates who have applied for specific job posts.

Paper-1 is a compulsory paper of tier 2 examination. This paper has contained the quantitative abilities test & aptitude section. There are 100 questions in 1st paper which have a maximum of 200 marks. And there will negative marking of 0.5 marks for every wrong answer and 2 marks for every right answer.

Paper-2  is for the English & Comprehension test and this paper is based on the grammer questions & answers. And the syllabus will be same as the first-tier English syllabus. And the marking will be same as the paper-1.

Paper-3 is contained Statistical Investigator Gr.  2nd& Compiler, it contains 100 questions. And the topics of statistics are shown below:-

  • Analysis of variance
  • Measures of dispersion
  • Correlation and probability theory
  • Measures of central tendency
  • Statistical
  • Moments, skewness, and kurtosis
  • Sampling theory
  • Time series

Paper -4 is contained 40 questions, each question has carried 2 marks. This exam is attempted by the Assistant Audit Officer. This paper contains questions about Finance and Accounts. And the important topics are:

  • Finance Commission – Role and functions
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics
  • Indian Economy
  • Theory of Production and cost
  • Money and Banking
  • Forms of Market and Price determination in different markets
  • Economic Reforms in India

Tier- 3

This exam is conducted in offline mode and it involves :

  1. Application Writing
  2. Letter Writing
  3. Essay Writing
  4. Precise Writing

Tier – 4

In this test candidates, will need a computer which will be provided by the exam center which is allotted to the candidate. And in this exam there are three important things:

  • Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
  • DEST exam is for only those applicants who have applied for Tax Assistant Posts in Central Excise & Income Tax.

1. How SSC CGL 2021 Exam will be held?

Ans. The exam will be conducted in four tiers as Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. It is also divided into two modes i.e. online mode and offline mode. The first two papers will be held in online mode and the 3rd will be pen and paper mode and the 4th will be the Computer test

2. Where i can get SSC CGL 2021 Exam Syllabus?

Ans. The syllabus will be announced by the officials on their official website.

3. How many Tiers will be there in SSC CGL 2021 Exam?

Ans. There will be total 4 Tiers Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4.

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