SSC CGL Syllabus 2023: Topic-wise Tier 1 and Tier 2 Revised Syllabus PDF

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is responsible for conducting the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination, which aims to fill various Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ positions in different Ministries/Departments/Organizations of the Government of India, as well as Constitutional Bodies/Statutory Bodies/Tribunals, etc.

The examination is divided into two tiers: Tier-I and Tier-II, and is conducted in a computer-based format. The Tier-I exam is scheduled to be held from July 14, 2023 to July 27, 2023. Candidates who are preparing for this exam should thoroughly review the latest syllabus in order to understand the subject-wise topics and increase their chances of obtaining high scores.

In this article, we have provided a detailed overview of the SSC CGL Syllabus for both Tier-I and Tier-II exams in 2023.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2023

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
DepartmentGroup ‘B’ and Group ‘C’
Post NameAssistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer, Junior Statistical Officer, Statistical Investigator Grade-II, Research Assistant in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), and other posts
Vacancy7500 (Tentative)
Application ModeOnline
Application DatesApril 3 to May 3, 2023
Exam DateJuly 14 to July 27, 2023
SSC CGL Selection ProcessTier I, Tier II, Document Verification

SSC CGL Syllabus 2023 PDF

Candidates preparing for the upcoming Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2023 download the Syllabus PDF below. We have also compiled all the subject-wise topics for Tier-I and Tier-II.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus 2023

The Tier 1 syllabus comprises four subjects i.e.,

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Candidates can check the detailed Tier 1 topics below: 

SSC CGL 2023 Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Space Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-verbal Series
  • Coding and 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
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation
  • 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
  • Small & Capital Letters/Numbers 
  • Embedded Figures
  • Critical Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence

SSC CGL 2023 Syllabus for General Awareness

  • India and its neighbouring countries especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Important Days
  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolio
  • People in News

SSC CGL 2023 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals, Fractions and Relationships between Numbers
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square Roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • 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
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords
  • Tangents
  • Angles subtended by chords 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 & Pie chart

SSC CGL 2023 English Syllabus

  • Phrases and Idioms
  • One-word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Active Passive
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Spellings Correction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze test

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 2 2023

The Tier-II syllabus comprises three papers i.e  Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III.  Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts and the other two papers are post-specific. Candidates can check the detailed topics  for the Tier I exam in the table shared below:

Module 1 of Session 1 of Paper 1 (Mathematical Abilities)

Number SystemsComputation of Whole NumberDecimal and FractionsRelationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operationsPercentagesRatio and ProportionSquare RootsAveragesInterest (Simple and Compound)Profit and LossDiscountPartnership BusinessMixture and AlligationTime and DistanceTime and Work
AlgebraBasic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra and Elementary Surds (simple problems)Graphs of Linear Equations
GeometrySimilarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centresCongruence and similarity of trianglesCircle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
MensurationTriangleQuadrilateralsRegular PolygonsCircleRight PrismRight Circular ConeRight Circular CylinderSphereHemispheresRectangular ParallelepipedRegular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
TrigonometryTrigonometryTrigonometric RatiosComplementary AnglesHeight and Distances (simple problems only)Standard Identities
Statistics and probabilityUse of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chartMeasures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, Mode, Standard DeviationCalculation of Simple Probabilities

Module 2 of Section 1 of Paper 1 (Reasoning and General Intelligence)

  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic Operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends
  • Figural Analogy
  • Space Orientation
  • Semantic Classification
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Symbolic/ Number
  • Classification
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Figural Classification
  • Punched Hole/ Pattern-folding & unfolding
  • Semantic Series
  • Figural Pattern-folding and completion
  • Number Series
  • Embedded Figures
  • Figural Series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Word Building
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Other sub-topics, if any.

Module 1 of Section 2 of Paper 1 (English Language and Comprehension)

  1. Vocabulary
  2. English Grammar
  3. Sentence structure
  4. Spot the Error
  5. Fill in the Blanks
  6. Synonyms/Homonyms
  7. Antonyms
  8. Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
  9. Idioms & Phrases
  10. One word substitution
  11. Improvement of Sentences
  12. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  13. Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
  14. Shuffling of Sentence parts
  15. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  16. Cloze Passage
  17. Comprehension Passage: There shall be three or more paragraphs from which questions shall be asked to test comprehension skills. At least one paragraph shall be based on a book or a story whereas the other two paragraphs shall be based on current affairs (based on a report or an editorial).  

Module 1 of Section 2 of Paper 1 (General Awareness)

  1. India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
  2. Important Schemes
  3. People in News
  4. Current Affairs
  5. Important Days and Dates
  6. Books and Authors
  7. Sports
  8. Science

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency)

Computer BasicsOrganization of a computerCentral Processing Unit (CPU)Input/Output devicesComputer memoryMemory organizationBack-up devicesPORTsWindows ExplorerKeyboard shortcuts
SoftwareWindows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc
Working with the Internet and e-mailse-Banking, Managing an E-mail Account, Downloading & Uploading, Web Browsing & Searching
Basics of networking and cyber securityNetworking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 Syllabus (Statistics)

Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical DataPrimary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
2. Measures of Central Tendency Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
3. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures of Dispersionrange, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
4. Moments, Skewness and KurtosisDifferent types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
5. Correlation and RegressionScatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
6. Probability TheoryMeaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
7. Random Variable and Probability DistributionsRandom variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
8. Sampling TheoryConcept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.
9. Statistical InferencePoint estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
10. Analysis of VarianceAnalysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
11. Time Series AnalysisComponents of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
12. Index NumbersMeaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus for Paper 3 (General Studies-Finance and Economics)

Part A: Finance and Accounts

1. Financial AccountingNature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
2. Basic concepts of AccountingSingle and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self-Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance

1. Comptroller & Auditor General of IndiaConstitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
2. Finance CommissionRole and functions
3. Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro EconomicsDefinition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.
4. Theory of Demand and SupplyMeaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour – Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
5. Theory of Production and costMeaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
6. Forms of Market and price determination in different marketsVarious forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets.
7. Indian Economy·         Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors – Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services – their problems and growth·         National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income·         Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.·         Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment·         Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication
8. Economic Reforms in IndiaEconomic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
9. Money and Banking·         Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.·         Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.·         Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
10. Role of Information Technology in Governance

NOTE: Questions in module-I of section- I of paper-I (Mathematical Abilities) will be of matriculation level. Questions in module-I of section- II of paper-I (English Language and Comprehension) will be of 10+2 level. Questions in paper-II and paper-III will be of graduation level.

How to Prepare the SSC CGL Syllabus 2023?

Are you gearing up for the SSC CGL 2023 exam? Aspirants who are preparing for the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) exam need to be well-equipped with the syllabus to ace the test. In this article, we will guide you on how to effectively prepare the SSC CGL syllabus for 2023 to enhance your chances of success.

Step 1: Understanding the Exam Pattern

The first step in preparing for any exam is understanding its pattern. The SSC CGL exam comprises four stages: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. Each stage has a specific syllabus, and it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with it. The syllabus covers various subjects such as English language, mathematics, reasoning, and general awareness. Make sure you thoroughly understand the exam pattern and syllabus before moving ahead.

Step 2: Collecting Study Material

Once you are aware of the syllabus, the next step is to gather study material. Look for trusted sources that cover the entire syllabus comprehensively. You can refer to books, online resources, and previous years’ question papers. Make sure to collect updated and relevant study material to stay updated with the latest changes in the syllabus.

Step 3: Creating a Study Plan

A well-structured study plan is essential for effective exam preparation. Create a study plan that suits your routine and helps you cover the entire syllabus in a systematic manner. Allocate time for each subject, giving more focus to areas that require more attention. Be realistic while setting study goals and follow the plan diligently.

Step 4: Covering the Syllabus

Once you have a study plan in place, start covering the syllabus systematically. Begin with the topics you find challenging and gradually move towards easier ones. Make notes, highlight important points, and revise regularly to retain the information. Practice solving questions from each topic to improve your understanding and speed.

Step 5: Practicing with Mock Tests

Mock tests are an integral part of exam preparation. They help you assess your progress, identify strengths and weaknesses, and get familiar with the exam format. Practice solving mock tests regularly to improve your speed and accuracy. Analyze your performance in mock tests and work on areas that need improvement.

Step 6: Revision Strategies

Revision is a crucial part of exam preparation. Allocate time for regular revision in your study plan. Revise the entire syllabus, focusing on important topics and areas where you face difficulties. Make use of your notes, flashcards, and other study materials for effective revision. Regular revision helps you retain information and boosts your confidence for the exam.

Step 7: Tips for Time Management

Time management is critical in competitive exams like SSC CGL. Develop

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