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Sunday, January 10, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Complete Syllabus for Tier-1 and Tier-2

If you have applied for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2016, then this post in worth reading, as in this post, we will share with you the Detailed Syllabus for SSC CGL 2016.However, if you haven't yet applied for CGL 2016 Exam, then you must first Read the Detailed SSC CGL 2016 Notification

As, all of you know, that CGL is one of the highly competitive exams in India, next only to IBPS and SBI Exams. The reason for CGL to be highly competitive is that every year, 2 lakh more students are appearing for this exam. You must read our previous post, in which we have discussed the Cut off for SSC CGL 2016 Exam and you will find how the increasing no. of candidates is making an impact on the Cut off.

Another reason for high Competition, is that this Exam can help you is getting Central Govt Jobs that Offers High Perks and Salaries

Ever Since the SSC had released the Notification for CGL-2016 exam, aspirants have started to look out for SSC CGL 2016 Syllabus. It is worth mentioning here that SSC CGL goes online and now, you have to appear for the Exam at an online examination center.

In this Post, we will discuss not only the Syllabus, but will also share the Detailed section wise syllabus and No. of Questions, asked from each section., there by giving you the closer idea on the Preparation plan for SSC CGL 2016 Exam.

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2016 

If you are preparing for SSC CGL 2016 Exam, the you must know the Syllabus for both the Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exams.

Tier-1 Syllabus: In the CGL Tier-1, there will be 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's) to be asked from 4 Sections viz. English , Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Each section has 50 Questions and Each Question carry 1 mark.

The Total Duration of Tier-1 Exam is 2 Hours.

Penalty: There will be deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Tier-2 Syllabus: Those who Pass the Tier-1 exam, can appear for Tier-2 Exam. The Tier-2 Exam will have Sections viz English and Quantitative Aptitude.

1) Quantitative Aptitude: In the Tier-2 Exam, there will be 100 Questions from the Quant section and each Question carry 2 marks. The Duration of this exam will be 2 hours.

2) English: This section is tier-2 Exam, will have 200 Questions , with each Question carrying 1 Mark. The Duration of this Exam is 2 Hours

Note: In tier-2 Exam, there will penalty of 0.50 marks for Quantitative Aptitude Sections, while there will be penalty for 0.25 marks for English Language and Comprehension.

Descriptive Paper : SSC had introduced a small pattern change in the CGL Examination, be introducing a Descriptive paper. This paper is only for those, who Qualify the SSC Tier-2 Exam

The Duration of this Paper is 1 hour only and Questions in this paper will be asked from the following sections:

1) English
2) Quantitative Aptitude
3) General Awareness

Section-wise Analysis for CGL Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exams.

As of now, we have discussed the Syllabus for Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exam. Now, in this section, lets discuss about the weighatge given to each of the sections in both the exams.

Here is the Detailed Section wise analysis

What, we can form the above figure, is that Quant and English section carries the equal and maximum weightage. and Reasoning along with GA carries the minimum weightage

But remember, one thing that All the four Sections are Equally Important and carry similar wightage for Tier-1 Exam.

So Due Preparation should be given to all sections, but more focus should be on English and Quant Section from the Tier-2 Perspective.

SSC CGLTier-1 General Awareness Syllabus

This is high scoring and Time Saving section in the CGL Tier-1 Exam.

This section has 50 Questions and maximum time limit for this section is 20 mins

This Sections has Questions mainly from the Static GK, Sciences and Crap.

1) Static GK Comprises of Questions from Polity, Indian History& Culture, Geography and Economy.

2) In Science Section, the Questions are asked from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Section.

3) The Crap Questions, comprises of Questions from Current Affairs, Current GK, Books and Authors, Persons and Place in News, Abbreviations etc.


  1. this descriptive paper is introduced by this year or it is already the part of the exam.
    can you upload any sample pare of descriptive exam..