SSC CGL Syllabus 2020

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SSC CGL Syllabus 2020

The SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus is prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Before starting the exam preparation, candidates must go through the detailed SSC CGL 2020 syllabus to know exactly what all needs to be prepared and what will be the time required for preparation. 

The SSC CGL syllabus comprises of the topic and sub-topics that one must cover to score well in the examination. A fair knowledge of the syllabus is important to prepare for the exam in an organized manner. SSC CGL (Tier I) is scheduled to be held from March 2 to March 11, 2019.

The detailed SSC CGL 2020 syllabus of Tier I, Tier-II and Tier-III is given below:

SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus 2020

English Comprehension

Idioms and phrases

Common error, sentence correction

Fill in the blanks

One-word substitution, synonym and antonym

Ordering of jumbled sentences using codes


Quantitative Aptitude

Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

Heights and Distances

Complementary angles

Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons

Graphs of Linear Equations

Congruence and similarity of triangles

Standard Identities

Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures

Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base

common tangents to two or more circles

Triangle and its various kinds of centres

Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds

Square roots

Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder

Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped

Time & Work

Mixture and Alligation

Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business

Time and distance


Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle

Computation of whole numbers

decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers

Ratio & Proportion

General Awareness


Economic Scene



General Policy

Scientific Research

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Venn Diagrams

Figural Pattern – folding and completion

Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding

Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence

Numerical Operations

Drawing inferences

Small & Capital letters/numbers coding

Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching

Decoding and classification

Classification of centre codes/roll numbers

Analysis, judgment

Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification

Symbolic Operations

Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization

Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic

Word Building

Coding & de-coding


Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series

Arithmetic number series, non-verbal series

Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification

Statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning

Similarities and differences

Problem Solving

Decision making

Visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts,

Space visualization

Spatial orientation



SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus 2020

Paper-I: Quantitative Ability

Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles

Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles

Frequency polygon


Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right 20 Pyramid with triangular or square base

Heights and Distances

Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder

Bar diagram and Pie chart

Time and distance

Graphs of Linear Equations

Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds.

Ratio and Proportion

Congruence and similarity of triangles

Triangle and its various kinds of centres


Square roots


Time and Work

Mixture and Alligation

Partnership Business

Profit and Loss





Computation of whole numbers

Relationships between numbers


Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension

Spot the error

One-word substitution



Fill in the blanks

Spelling/detecting misspelled words

improvement of sentences

Active/passive voice of verbs

Idioms and phrases

Shuffling of sentence parts

Cloze passage

Conversion into direct/indirect narration

Shuffling of sentences in a passage

Comprehension passage

Paper-III: Statistics

Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data

Correlation and Regression

Sampling Theory

Random Variable and Probability Distributions

Statistical Inference

Measures of Central Tendency

Measures of Dispersion

Analysis of Variance

Correlation and Regression

Index Numbers

Time Series Analysis


SSC CGL Tier III Syllabus 2020

  • Essay Writing

  • Letter Writing

  • Application Letter

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