ssc cgl tier 1 (2022) Section Wise syllabus and exam pattern analysis

SSC CGL 2020 (Tier-I)

Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier-1), 2020

Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Subject-Wise Practice Set:

Applicants who are willing to appear in this exam need to know and understand the latest SSC CGL Syllabus completely (all Tier's). This will enhance their chance of qualifying for the SSC CGL 2020 examination. This article will provide you with all expected questions according to subjects/sections and topic wise given as per the SSC CGL syllabus 2020.

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The detailed syllabus & exam pattern for SSC CGL 2020 exam is mentioned below:

SSC CGL Tier-I (2020) Exam Pattern/ Scheme

S No.

Sections/ Subjects

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time allowed


General Intelligence and Reasoning



A cumulative time of 60 minutes i.e., 1 hour

(1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for persons with benchmark disabilities)


General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude




English Comprehension






Let's start discussing the syllabus of SSC CGL Tier-1.

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier-1 (2020):
  2. General Intelligence & Reasoning include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.

    The Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning component may include questions on topics from,

    1. Analogies, Similarities and differences,
    2. Space visualization, spatial orientation,
    3. Problem solving, analysis,
    4. Judgment, decision making,
    5. Visual memory, discrimination, observation,
    6. Relationship concepts,
    7. Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series,
    8. Non-verbal series,
    9. Coding and decoding,
    10. Statement conclusion,
    11. Syllogistic reasoning etc.
    12. Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy,
    13. Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification,
    14. Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series,
    15. Problem Solving,
    16. Word Building,
    17. Coding & de-coding,
    18. Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations,
    19. Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization,
    20. Venn Diagrams,
    21. Drawing inferences,
    22. Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding,
    23. Figural Pattern-folding and completion,
    24. Indexing,
    25. Address matching, Date & city matching,
    26. Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification,
    27. Embedded Figures,
    28. Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence.
  3. General Awareness Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier-1 (2020):
  4. Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining

    1. History,
    2. Culture,
    3. Geography,
    4. Economic Scene,
    5. General Policy,
    6. Scientific Research,
    7. Science, Current Affairs,
    8. Books and Authors,
    9. Sports,
    10. Important Schemes,
    11. Important Days,
    12. Portfolios, &
    13. People in News.
  5. Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier-1 (2020):
  6. The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be,

    Aptitude Topic's

    1. Computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers,
    2. Percentage,
    3. Ratio & Proportion,
    4. Square roots,
    5. Averages,
    6. Interest,
    7. Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business,
    8. Mixture and Allegation,
    9. Time and distance, Time & Work,

    Advanced Math Topic's

    1. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds,
    2. Graphs of Linear Equations,
    3. Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles,
    4. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles,
    5. Mensuration problems: 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,
    6. Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities,
    7. Complementary angles,
    8. Heights and Distances,
    9. Histogram,
    10. Frequency polygon,
    11. Bar diagram & Pie chart.
  7. English Comprehension Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier-1 (2020):
  8. Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

    1. Active Passive
    2. Cloze test
    3. Error Spotting
    4. Fill in the Blanks
    5. One-word Substitution
    6. Phrases and Idioms
    7. Reading Comprehension
    8. Sentence Correction
    9. Sentence Improvement
    10. Sentence Rearrangement
    11. Spellings Correction
    12. Synonyms-Antonyms

Refer: Get Subject materials & Practice tests as per all sections provided in the SSC CGL 2020 syllabus.

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