SSC CGL Tier – I – Detailed Syllabus and Expected Number of Questions with Tips

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SSC CGL Tier – I –

Detailed Syllabus and Expected

Number of Questions with Tips

The SSC has released the notification of the Combined Graduate Level Exam 2018. The registrations for the same has been started from May 5th, 2018 and will be done by June 4th, 2018.

Sure shot questions expected in SSC CGL Tier - I

After the official notification, the question that the candidates are struggling with is regarding the syllabus and about the expected number of questions for the SSC CGL Tier – I examination. We have already provided the syllabus for the same in with the notification alert.

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But, here we are again going to cover them in – depth syllabus for the SSC CGL Tier – I examination and will also guide you regarding the expected number of questions for each section. The expected number of questions will also help you focus on more important topics for the examination.

These expected questions are not just expected because we feel so, but these are the expected questions because we have analyzed the previous year question papers for you and have founded this pattern for the SSC CGL Tier – I examination.

The SSC CGL Tier – I examination will take place from July 25th, 2018 to August 20th, 2018.

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Let’s first go through with the SSC CGL Tier – I exam pattern, then with the in-depth syllabus and then will continue with the expected number of questions of each section.

SSC CGL Tier – I Exam Pattern

S. No. Subject Name No. of Questions Marks
1 General Intelligence Reasoning 25 Questions 50 Marks
2 General Awareness 25 Questions 50 Marks
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 Questions 50 Marks
4 English Comprehension 25 Questions 50 Marks
Total 100 Questions 200 Marks

Key Points –

  • The tier – 1 exam will have negative marking as half of the marks allotted to the question.
  • The total time of the exam will be 60 minutes or 1 hour.
  • There is no sectional time division.
  • The VH candidates will get 80 minutes or 1 hour and 20 minutes to solve the tier – 1 examination.
  • There will be no sectional cut off in the tier – 1 examination.

SSC CGL Tier – I Syllabus

The syllabus of various subjects of tier – 1 is given down below –

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General Intelligence and Reasoning

Semantic Analogy, Symbolic Analogy, Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic Classification, Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding and Decoding, Numerical Operations, Symbolic Operations, Trends, Space orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing Inferences, Punched Hole and Punched Pattern Folding and Un folding, Figural Pattern Folding and Completion, Indexing, Address Matching, Date and City Matching, Classification of Centre Codes, Classification of Roll Numbers, Small and Capital Letters and Numbers Coding, Decoding and Classification, Embedded Figures, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and other sub – topics

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General Awareness

India and its neighboring countries, General Policy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Scientific Research, Environment, Current Affairs, Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, World History, Art and Culture, World Geography, Basics of Geography, Indian Geography, Ecology, Computers, Indian Economy, Indian Polity and General Knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Relationship between Numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportions, Square Roots, Averages, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership, Mixture and Allegation, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra and Elementary Surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, Tangents, Angels Subtended by chord 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, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar Diagram and Pie Chart

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English Comprehension

Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Para jumbles, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Spelling Correction, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fillers, Error Spotting, Double Fillers

SSC CGL Tier – I Expected Number of Questions

Let’s proceed section – wise and discuss the expected number of question pattern.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

S. No. Topic Number of Expected Questions
1 Classification 2- 3 questions
2 Analogy 2 – 3 questions
3 Coding Decoding 2 – 3 questions
4 Puzzle 2 – 3 questions
5 Matrix 0 – 1 question
6 Word Formation 0 – 1 question
7 Arranging Words in Logical/ Dictionary Order 1 – 2 questions
8 Venn Diagram 1 – 3 questions
9 Direction and Distances 0 1 question
10 Blood Relations 0 – 1 question
11 Missing Numbers 1 – 2 questions
12 Series 2 – 3 questions
13 Non – Verbal Reasoning 3 – 4 questions
14 Verbal Reasoning 1 – 2 questions

General Awareness

S. No. Topic Number of Expected Questions
1 Static (History, G.K, Geography, Polity) 14 questions
2 Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) 9 questions
3 Others (Current Affairs) 2 questions

Quantitative Aptitude

S. No. Topic Number of Expected Questions
1 Simplification 1 – 2 questions
2 Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1 – 2 questions
3 Percentage 0 – 1 question
4 Ratio and Proportion 1 – 2 questions
5 Averages 0 – 1 question
6 Problems with Ages 0 – 1 question
7 Speed, Time and Distance 1 – 2 questions
8 Profit and Loss 1 – 2 questions
9 Number Series and Number System 1 – 3 questions
10 Mensuration 2 – 3 questions
11 Data Interpretation 0 – 3 questions
12 Time and Work 1 – 2 questions
13 Mixture and Allegation 0 – 1 question
14 Algebra 2 – 3 questions
15 Geometry 3 – 4 questions
16 Trigonometry 2 – 3 questions

English Language

S. No. Topic Number of Expected Questions
1 Reading Comprehension (One Passage) 5 questions
2 Fill in the Blanks 0 – 5 questions
3 Spelling Checking 0 – 2 questions
4 Idiom and Phrase Meanings 0 – 2 questions
5 One Word Substitution 3 – 5 questions
6 Phrase Replacement or Sentence Correction 5 questions
7 Error Detection 3 – 5 questions

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Some Important Tips

Here are really important tips for all the candidates who are preparing for the SSC CGL Tier – I exam or are planning to start their preparation soon.

  1. Just follow the exam syllabus. You are not required to study even a single topic extra or anything out of the provided syllabus. This is so because the Staff Selection Commission is very much limited to its syllabus since a very long time.
  2. If you prefer preparing from books, then you can check our article regarding Best Books for SSC CGL by clicking here
  3. Always buy test series. These tests can help in speeding up the calculation and will also give the feel of an actual examination.
  4. Solve previous year question papers. You can get them online or offline.
  5. Analyze the previous year question papers to know what topics are important and what has been there for like forever.
  6. Also, don’t forget to analyze the previous year’s cut-offs.

All The Best!!!

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