Thursday, 14 April 2016

SSC CGL SYLLABUS pdf/Exam Pattern/Previous Papers 2016


SSC CGL SYLLABUS PDF/Exam Pattern/Previous Papers 2016 : Those candidates who are really preparing for SSC CGL Exam must know about syllabus, exam pattern, previous year question papers before starting your exam preparation after official notification. If they prepare well between notification publication and Preliminary exam, then they can easily Qualify. And if they work harder, then they might get better marks. Every year, this exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission for filling vacancies in various govt departments / ministries. The selection of eligible candidates is done through two or three tier depending on post. A large number of graduates appear for this test but only a few are able to qualify all its tiers. The candidates should prepare according to SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2016 pdf download link given here for better preparation. In this article you can checl all previous year solved and unsolved question papers for ssc cgl exam. Our asked gk ga questions in bank exam is also useful for every ssc aspirants.

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SSC CGL SYLLABUS/Exam Pattern/Previous Papers 2016

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Penalty: There will be deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
SSC CGL Exam pattern 2016 Tier 1
PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime allowed
AGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning50503 hours
BGeneral Knowledge & Awareness (Syllabus)5050
CQuantitative Aptitude5050

Check Out the official exam pattern for CGL 2015 from below given here.

Candidates have to select one answer out of 4 choices given. 1/4 negative marks will be deducted as penalty if wrong answer given. The written exams are two tier for non interview post while three tier for interview posts. SSC Syllabus of CGL 2016 is provided below for all these tiers.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Revised Syllabus 2016

You will find CGL Exam Analysis i.e. approx. no. of questions asked from various topics in Previous years after the prescribed syllabus of each section.

1. General Intelligence and Reasoning:
This section is based on Questions from  Series (number, figurative), similarities and differences, analogy, space visualization. Spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement. Decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation. Direction sense test, Blood relations, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification. Arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding. Statement conclusion, syllogism in reasoning etc. The topics are Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy. Figural Analogy, Ranking test, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification. Figural Classification, Input-Output questions, Problem Solving, Word Building, Seating arrangement, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations. Questions on Dies, Clock, Calender. Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams. Drawing inferences, folding & un-folding of Punched hole/pattern. 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 etc.

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Current SALARY OF ALL SSC POSTS. (update news available here very shortly)

TopicNumber of Questions asked
Odd One Out6
Analytical Reasoning2
Word Formation3
Venn Diagrams3
Visual Reasoning8
Maths Based Questions7
Matrix Based1

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2. English Language:
Through this section, a candidate's ability to understand and correct English etc. would be tested.

Questions on Fill in the Blanks, Idioms & Phrases, Jumbled sentences (ordering), One word substitution. Synonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words, Common errors, sentence improvement, Passage, Cloze test are asked.
TopicNumber of Questions
Reading Comprehension10
Common Errors, Fill in the blanks, Grammar etc.15

3. Quantitative Aptitude (Q.A.): 
This section is based on questions on Percentages. Ratio & Proportion. Square and cube roots. Surds and indices. Lcm and hcf, Averages, Age problems. Simple interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership. Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Boat and Streams, Pipes and Cisterns. Numbers, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Heights and Distances.
Divisions and Remainders, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers. Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangles (centres, congruence, similarity), In circles and circum-circle. Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons. Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone. Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelopiped.
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio. Degree and Radian Measures, Circle and its chords. tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle. common tangents to two or more circles, Standard Identities. Complementary angles, Heights and Distances. Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
TopicNumber of Questions
Number System2-5
Geometry 12-18
Data Interpretation 5-7

4. General Awareness (G.A. Syllabus):
Tier 1 Syllabus of SSC CGL 2016 - General Awareness will have questions on current events, India and its neighbouring countries. Also questions from History. Geography, Economic Scene,Culture, General Policy & Scientific Research are asked. Scientific research includes physics, chemistry and Biology. Current affairs of Last 6 months are asked.
TopicNumber of Questions
Science & Technology22
Current Affairs3
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Check out the following image for Tier 2 exam structure / pattern for various posts:

Paper IQuantitative Ability - for all posts200 marks100 questions2 hours
Paper IIEnglish language & Comprehension - for all posts200 marks200 questions2 hours
Paper IIIStatistics (only for Statistical Investigator & Compiler posts)200 marks100 questions2 hours
Paper IVGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics) - Only for Assistant Audit Officer Group B posts200 marksto be notified later2 hours
Note: For the post of Sub-Inspector in Central Police Organisations, the Examination will consist
of only one paper i.e. English language (shown in above table).

Paper-1 : Quantitative Ability :
The paper will have questions based on Number Systems. Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, Ratio and Proportion. Allegation and Mixture, Average, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount. relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations. Percentage, , Use of Table and Graphs, charts, Time and Distance. Time and work, Trigonometry, Geometry, roots, lcm and hcf, surds and indices (most of the topics same as tier 1 but higher difficulty level).

Complete syllabus of English is below:
Spot the error, questions on filling blanks, synonyms and antonyms, spelling error detection,  shuffling of sentence parts.  Comprehension passages, idioms & phrases, 1 word substitution. Sentence improvement, active & passive voices, Narration.
The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

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Paper-3 :

The Detailed Tier 2 PAPER 3 syllabus is given below.
Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics &
Programme Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.


Probability, Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential.
Compilation, classification, tabulation of Statistical Data, Graphical presentation of data.
Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of association and contingency, scatter
diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis ( for two or more
variables ) excluding partial correlation coefficients.
Concept of Population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling distribution of x properties of
estimators and estimation of confidence intervals.
Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling etc., Sampling and
non-sampling errors, type-I and type-II errors.
Concepts of Hypothesis – Null and alternate, Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small
samples including Chi-square tests ( Z, t, F, 2 tests ).
Index Numbers, Time series analysis – components of variation and their estimation.


1. Demand and Supply Analysis, including Laws and Interaction of Demand and Supply.
2. Production Function and Laws of Returns.
3. Commodity Pricing – Characteristics of various Market Forms and Price Determination under such
Market Forms.
4. Theory of Factor Pricing – Rent, Wage, Interest and Profit.
5. Theory of Employment – Classical and Neo-classical Approach.
6. Keynesian Theory of Employment – Principles of Effective Demand. Meaning and Importance of
Investment, Relation between Saving and Investment, Multiplier Effect and the process of Income
Generation, Post Keynesian Development.
7. Nature and Functions of Money, Value of Money Fluctuations in the value of Money – Inflation and Deflation, Monetary Policy, Index Number.
8. International Trade-Free Trade and Protection, Theories of International Trade.
9. Foreign Exchange – Determination of the rate of Exchange – Purchasing Power Parity theory and
Balance of Payment Theory.
10. Public Finance – Nature. Scope and importance of Public Finance.
11. Taxation – Meaning, Classification and Principles of Taxation, Incidence of Taxation.
12. Deficit Financing.
13. Fiscal Policy.


1. Statistical Investigation – Meaning and Planning of Investigation.
2. Collection of data and editing of data.
3. Types of sampling.
4. Schedule and questionnaire.
5. Presentation of data – classification, tabulation, etc.
6. Measures of Central Tendency.
7. National Income and Accounting – Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income,
Structural changes in the Indian Economy as seen in National Income Data.
8. Agricultural sector – Agricultural Development during Plan Period, Rural Credit, Agricultural Price Policy, Rural Development Co-operation and Panchayati Raj.
9. Industrial Policy and Industrial Development.
10. Problems of Economic Development – Indian Planning – Objectives, Techniques and its evolution, Five
Year Plans and Role of National Development Council.
11. Profile of Human Resources – Population and Economic Development, Demographic Profile of India, Nature of Population Problem – Poverty, Inequality, Unemployment Problem, Labour Problem,
Population Control and Government Policy.
12. New Economic Policy and Welfare Schemes.
13. Indian Public Finance – Indian Revenue, Foreign Aid.
14. Indian Banking and Currency system.

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SSC CGL 2016 Syllabus


Algebra: Algebra of sets, relations and functions, Inverse of a function, equivalence relation.The system of complex numbers, De Moivere’s Theorem and its simple applications. Relation between roots and coefficients of a polynomial equation – Evaluation of symmetric function of roots of cubic and biquadratic equation.
Algebra of Matrices: Determinants, Simple properties of determinants, Multiplication of determinants of orders two and three, Singular and non-singular matrices. Inverse of a matrix, Rank of a matrix and application of matrices to the solution of linear equations ( in three unknowns ).
Convergence of sequences, and series, tests of convergence of series with positive terms,
Ratio, Root and Gauss tests.
Analytic Geometry: Straight lines, Circles, System of circles, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form and their elementary properties, Classification of curves second degree.
Differential Equation: First order differential equation. Solution of Second and higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients and simple applications.
Differential and Integral Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability of functions, successive differentiation, derivatives of standard functions, Rolle’s and Mean-value Theorems, Maclaurins and Taylor’s series ( without proof) and their applications, Maxima and Minima of functions of one and two variables. Tangents and Normals, Curvature, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous function, Tracing of curves.
Standard methods of integration, Riemann’s definition of definite integral, fundamental theorem of
integral calculus, quadrature, rectification, volumes and surface area of solids of revolution.
Statistics: Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis, Random variables and distribution function, Discrete distributions, Binomial and Poisson distribution, continuous distributions, Rectangular, Normal and Exponential distributions, Principles of least squares, correlation and regression, Random Sampling, random numbers, Sampling of attributes, Large Sample tests for mean and proportion, Tests of significance based on t, F and Chi-square distributions.


This paper will cover all the subjects of commerce ordinarily taught at the B.Com. or similar degree courses of Indian Universities. Specifically, it will include the following subjects:
Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms,
Hire-purchase accounting, Corporate accounting ( Issue, forfeiture and re-issue of shares ).
Business Organisation: Business objectives, Business environment, Business entrepreneurship ( including location, choice of form of business and growth strategies ),
Business operations including finance, production, marketing and human resource development.
Management: Concept of management, Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling.
Micro-economics: Price-mechanism, Theory of consumer behaviour, Elasticity of demand, Production function, Theory of costs, Market structures, Price-determination under perfect competition and monopoly.
Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian economy including agriculture, industry and foreign trade.
Business Statistics: Analysis of Univariate data involving measurement of Central tendency and
dispersion, correlation and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of time-series, Theory of probability.
Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act, 1932 and Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
Company Law: Kinds of companies, matters involving incorporation of company, shares and share capital and matters relating to issue and transfers of shares, members of a company, management of a company, meetings and resolutions, winding up of a company.
Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost accounting, marginal costing, cost-volume profit analysis, Budgetary control, Standard costing.
Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, Types of audit, Audit process.
Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax liability, heads of income. .

IMPORTANT News Update: The questions in Paper 1 of exam will be of 10th class level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level.

Check SSC CGL Exam Analysis Tier 2 to know how much questions had been asked from various topics.
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Marks for Interview cum Personality Test (except non-interview posts)- 100 marks.
Skill Test is conducted for tax assistant posts in Central Excise & Income Tax. CPT is conducted for Assistants in CSS.
Data Entry Speed Test (DEST): speed of data entry must be 8,000 Key Depression/hr. on Computer.
Data Entry Speed Skill Test at 2000 key depressions in 15 min will be tested and candidates will have to qualify it as it will be of qualifying nature.
NOTE: Tier-I examination is for screening the candidates for Tier-II examination for various papers. Marks of Tier 1 will be counted in final selection.

Preparation Tips to clear CGL Exam :

1. Do maximum no. of questions but only do those you know well.
2. Always do those question first which you see easy to you.
3. Don't be in a hurry when solving the paper. 
4. Use all the shortcuts / concepts you know to solve the paper as quickly as you can. The more questions you solve correctly, the more are the chances of you getting the test quallified.
5. Always do the easy section first and then move on to the tougher one.
6. If a question is found tough, leave it and move on to other question. Dont't stuck on a question.
7. Always wear a watch when in any exam to keep yourself updated with time.
8. Don't do those question in which you seems confused as there is negative marking.


It consists of 4 sections in a single paper. It is conducted for sorting out candidates.
Subject Name-Maximum Marks-Questions

1. General Intelligence and Reasoning

2. Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
3. General Awareness (GA)
4. English
All sections carry 50 marks and 50 questions. One mark for each right question and 0.25 negative marks to wrong answer(s). Total time given is 2 hours (40 minutes extra for VH candidates).


it consist of 3 papers. Every candidate has to give two paper out of 3.
Paper 1. Arithmetical Ability (For All posts other than SI in CPOs). 100 questions are asked carrying 200 marks. 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
Paper 2. English Language and comprehension test (All Posts). 200 questions are asked in this section carrying 200 marks. 0.25 marks for each wrong answer given by candidate.
Paper 3. Mathematics/ Statistics/ Economics/ Commerce (for Compiler/ Statistical/ Investigators posts). It has 100 questions carrying 200 marks and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
Time allowed for each paper is 2 hours.

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How to check SSC CGL Exam Syllabus pdf

If you have applied for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2016, then this post in worth reading, check as in this post, we will share with you the Detailed Syllabus for SSC CGL 2016 with revised and latest pdf. However, if you haven't yet applied for CGL 2016 Exam, then you must first Read the Detailed SSC CGL 2016 Notification

As, all of you know, that CGL is one of the highly competitive exams in India, next only to IBPS and SBI Exams. The reason for CGL to be highly competitive is that every year, 2 lakh more students are appearing for this exam. You must read our previous post, in which we have discussed the Cut off for SSC CGL 2016 Exam and you will find how the increasing no. of candidates is making an impact on the Cut off.

Another reason for high Competition, is that this Exam can help you is getting Central Govt Jobs that Offers High Perks and Salaries

Ever Since the SSC had released the Notification for CGL-2016 exam, aspirants have started to look out for SSC CGL 2016 Syllabus. It is worth mentioning here that SSC CGL goes online and now, you have to appear for the Exam at an online examination center.

In this Post, we will discuss not only the Syllabus, but will also share the Detailed section wise syllabus and No. of Questions, asked from each section., there by giving you the closer idea on the Preparation plan for SSC CGL 2016 Exam.

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