SSC CGL Books and Syllabus - Tier I and II

Published on Monday, January 20, 2014
SSC CGL 2014 notification is out. As many readers asked about syllabus and study material of this exam, I am posting detailed syllabus of both Tier I and II. In case of any query, post comments. 

SSC CGL 2014 tier-I Exam Pattern

Section  Subject Total Questions Marks Time Allotted
A General Intelligence & Reasoning

50 50
120 Minutes
B General Awareness 50 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
D English Comprehension 50 50

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus

General Intelligence And Reasoning

  • Syllogism
  • Mirror images
  • Series
  • Odd man out
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Puzzles

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Time and work
  • Number system
  • Time and distance
  • Number system
  • Probability
  • Geometry
  • Permutation & Combinations
  • Trigonometry
  • Ratio and proportions
  • Alligations
  • Boats and streams
  • Pipes and cisterns
  • Linear equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Data sufficiency
  • Data interpretation

English Comprehension

  • Sentence completion
  • Reading comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Active passive voice
  • Para jumbles
  • Spot errors
  • Find Grammar mistakes

General Awareness

  • Current affairs
  • Indian Politics
  • Environmental sciences
  • Economics (Both macro and micro)

SSC CGL Tier I Books

Quantitative Aptitude by RS AggarwalQuantitative AptitudeGet links of books here
Verbal and non-verbal reasoning By RS Aggarwal General Intelligence and Reasoning

India Book 2013 By Govt. of IndiaGeneral Awareness

Objective English by Hari Mohan PrasadEnglish Comprehension

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Questions Marks Time Allotted
1 Arithmetic Ability 100 200 120 Minutes
2 English Language   200 200 120 Minutes
3 Statistics (Optional) 100 200 160 Minutes

SSC CGLTier II Syllabus

Syllabus for English comprehension and Quantitative Aptitude is same for both Tier I and II.
  • Statistics Syllabus
  • Statistics basics
  • Collecting, classification, tabulation, presentation and analysis of data
  • Measure of central tendency
  • Measure of diversion
  • Correlation
  • Regression
  • Sampling theory
  • Index numbers
  • Variance analysis
  • Time series analysis

SSC CGL Tier II Books

For Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning and General awareness, syllabus is almost same so the books are also same. For Statistics, I recommend :-

Statistical Methods by David FreedmanStatistics

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