Exam Pattern, Syllabus of SSC CGL 2018 | Way2college.com



  • The examination will be MCQ type and will be conducted through online mode.
  • The question paper will be divided into four sections- General intelligence & reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English Comprehension, General Awareness/GK.
  • There will be total 100 questions & the duration of the exam will be 75 minutes.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I Exam Pattern:

S.No Subject Name No. Of Question Marks Time Duration
1 General Intelligence Reasoning 25 50 75 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern:-

Paper Subjects No. of Questions No. of Marks Time Duration
I Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 hours
II English Language & Comprehension 100 200 2 Hours
III Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
IV General Studies (Finance and Economics ) To be notified later 200 2 Hours

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern

Tier   Exam Mode  Exam Scheme  Marks  Time
III Pen & Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc. 100 60 minutes


For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes

 IV Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) (wherever applicable) Qualifying Check official notice


SSC CGL Tier I Exam Syllabus:

General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • analysis, judgment
  • decision making,
  • visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts,
  • arithmetical reasoning and figural classification,
  • arithmetic number series, non-verbal series
  • Analogies
  • similarities and differences
  • space visualization,
  • spatial orientation
  • problem-solving,
  • Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Coding & de-coding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization
  • Small & Capital letters/numbers coding
  • decoding and classification,
  • Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence
  • Coding & de-coding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding,
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching
  • Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
  • Other sub-topics, if any.
General Awareness

It includes the knowledge about the environment, surrounding, events which had taken place in the recent past. Questions will be based on India, neighbouring countries, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research, Culture, History & Geography


Quantitative Aptitude
  • Computation of whole numbers
  • decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business etc
English Comprehension

This will decide the candidate writing, ability to use and understand correct language which includes- grammar, idioms &phrases, the common error, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, etc.t







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