Important Topics For the SSC CGL Exam


Staff Selection Commission conducts various exams every year to recruit staff into different departments, ministries and offices under the government of India. One of the most sought after exam is the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam. 

SSC CGL exam offers a humongous growth and career with respect to security, designation, promotion, salary and other allowances.

Aspirants should ensure that this exam is cracked in the first attempt. But, preparing for this exam is a bit tedious task as the SSC CGL syllabus is very vast with a lot of relevant topics in it.

This article is a roadmap for aspirants to cover various important topics relevant from the exam point of view.

SSC CGL Syllabus

The SSC CGL Tier I  syllabus has the following topics:

  1. General Intelligence & reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Comprehension skills

In this section, general intelligence and awareness need regular studies as aspirants should be aware of the vents and incidents on an everyday basis.

Quantitative section and English comprehension needs regular practice to improve solving skills and enhance vocabulary skills.

The  SSC CGL Tier-II syllabus has the following topics:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. English Language & Comprehension
  3. Statistics
  4. General Studies- Finance & Economics

Aspirants should focus a lot on the topics in statistics and  general studies. Selection of a few important concepts based on individual strengths and weaknesses will help achieve a good score in the exam.

SSC CGL Tier III Syllabus

Tier 3 Exam is a subjective paper and is conducted offline via pen and paper mode. The main aim of this exam is to evaluate the candidates’ language proficiency, grammar knowledge, vocabulary usage and writing skills in English/Hindi. 

Aspirants should practice comprehension in either language to upgrade their vocabulary skills.

SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus 

The SSC CGL Tier IV syllabus has data Entry Speed Test and Computer Proficiency Test. Aspirants should also work on their typing and basic computer skills to clear this exam.

To cover the SSC CGL syllabus, aspirants should strategize a study routine backed up with relevant study material, notes and important books.