SSC CGL 2023 Syllabus: Candidates appearing for SSC CGL 2023-24 must understand the syllabus and exam pattern before beginning their preparations. A good understanding of the syllabus will help them make a proper study schedule and utilise their time while preparing.
The Staff Selection Commission released SSC CGL 2023–24 exam calendar on December 30, 2023. It will release the official notification of the SSC CGL 2023-24 Recruitment Examination on April 1, 2023, on its official website, www.ssc.nic.in.
The examination is conducted for the recruitment of eligible candidates for the posts of Group B and Group C in the departments/ministries under the Government of India.
If you are willing to apply for SSG CGL 2023, it is important to be well-informed about the important details like the notification release date, selection process, eligibility criteria etc. Though the notification is yet to be released, the following table gives you a basic idea of such details.
|Name of the Organisation||Staff Selection Commission|
|Posts||Group B and Group C under the Government of India|
|SSC CGL 2023 Notification Date||April 1, 2023|
|No. of Vacancies||20,000 (approx.)|
|SSC CGL 2023 Registration Date||1st April 2023 to 1st May 2023|
|Selection Process||Tier 1|
|Job Location||All Over India|
|SSC CGL 2023 Official Website||www.ssc.nic.in|
SSC CGL 2023 Syllabus- Tier I
The SSC CGL 2023 syllabus covers the major subjects on which examination questions are based. These are: Quantitive Aptitude, Reasoning, English and General Knowledge.
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||General Awareness||Quantitive Aptitude||English Comprehension|
|Coding-Decoding||Static General Knowledge (India, History, Culture etc.)||Average||Fill in the Blanks|
|Word Formation||Books and Authors||Ratio and Proportion||Phrases & Idioms|
|Venn Diagram||Important Schemes||Problem on Ages||One Word Substitution|
|Directing & Distance||Portfolios||Time Speed & Distance||Sentence Correction|
|Blood Relations||People in the News||Number System||Error Spotting|
|Verbal Reasoning||Data Interpretation|
|Non-Verbal Reasoning||Time & Work|
SSC CGL 2023 Syllabus- Tier II
The SSC CGL 2023 Tier II includes three papers: Paper I, Paper II, & Paper III. The candidates must go through the detailed syllabus of SSC CGL 2023 given below:
(a) Papar I: Compulsory for all posts
(b) Paper II: For candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
(c) Paper III: For candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer. (Objective-type, multiple-choice questions, except for Module II of Section III of Paper I.)
SSC CGL 2023 Tier II: Paper I Syllabus
SSC CGL 2023 Tier II Paper I Section I (Module I: Mathematics Abilities) Syllabus: Decimals and Fractions, Computation of Whole Numbers, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership, Mixture & Allegations, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle & its Chords, Rights Prism, Cone, Cylinder, Sphere, Hemisphere, Basic Algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Trigonometry, Use of Tables & Graphs, Mensuration, Statistics & Probability.
SSC CGL 2023 Tier II Paper I Section I (Module II: Reasoning & General Intelligence) Syllabus: Symbolic Operations, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figure Analogy, Trends, Space Orientation & Semantic Qualification, Veena Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Qualification, Drawing Inferences, Figural Qualification, Punched hole/pattern folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Embeded Figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and Decoding, Numerical Operation
SSC CGL 2023 Tier II Paper I Section II (Module I: English Language & Comprehension) Syllabus: Spot the Errors, Synonyms & Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Spelling/detecting misspelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive Voice, Directed/Indirect Narration, Shuffling of Sentence Parts, Close Test.
The Comprehension part includes three or more paragraphs, and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story, and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on reports or an editorial.
SSC CGL 2023 Tier II Paper I Section II (Module II: General Awareness) Syllabus: Current Affairs, Books & Authors, Sports, Important Central & State Government Schemes, Important Days, Portfolio, People in the News, Science, India & its neighbouring countries, especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Affairs, General Policy & Scientific Research.
SSC CGL 2023 Tier II Paper I Section III (Module I: Computer Proficiency) Syllabus: Computer Organization, Input/Output Devices, Computer Memory, Memory Organization, Backup Devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer, Keyboard Shortcuts, MS Office, Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking, Networking Devices & Protocols, Basics of Networking & Cyber Security.
SSC CGL 2023 Tier II: Paper II- Statistics Syllabus
(1). Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Statistical Data: Primary & Secondary Data, Graphs & Charts, Methods of Data Collection, Tabulation of Data, Frequency Distribution, Diagrammatic Presentation of Frequency Distribution
(2). Measures of Central Tendency: Common measures of centric tendency- mean median, and mode, Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
(3). Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion: Range, quartiles deviations, mean deviation, and standard deviation, Measures of relative dispersion.
(4). Moments, Skewness, and Kurtosis: Different types of movements and their relationships, meaning of skewness and kurtosis, different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
(5). Correlation and Regression: Scatter diagram, simple correlation coefficient, simple regression lines, Spearman’s rank correlation, Measures of association of attribution, Multiple regression, Multiple and partial correlations (for three variables only).
(6). Probability Theory: Meaning of Probability; Different Definitions of Probability; Conditional Probability; Compound Probability; Independent Events; Bayes’ Theoram.
(7). Random Variable and Probability Distribution: Random Variables, Probability Functions, Expectations and Variance of a Random Variable, Higher Moments of a Random Variable, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, and Exponential Distributions, Joint Distribution of Two Random Variables (Discrete),
(8). Sampling Theory: Concept of population and sample, Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors, Probability and non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling, and quota sampling), Sampling distribution (statement only), Sample size decisions.
(9). Statistical Inference: Point Estimation and Interval Estimation, Properties of a Good Estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least Squares method), Testing of Hypothesis, Basic Concept of Testing, Small sample and large sample test, test based on Z, Chit-Square and F Statistic, Confidence Intervals.
(10). Analysis of Variance: Analysis of one-way classified date and two-day classified data.
(11). Time Series Analysis: Components of time series, Determination of trend components by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
(12). Index Numbers: Meaning of Index Numbers, Types of Index Numbers, Problems in the Construction of Index Numbers, Different Formulae, Base Shifting and Splicing of Index Numbers, Cost of Living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
SSC CGL 2023 Tier II: Paper III- General Studies (Finance and Economics) Syllabus
Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 Marks)
1.1. Financial and Accounting: Nature and Scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic Concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
1.2. Basic Concepts of Accounting: Single and double entry, Books of Original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, Ledgers, Trial Balance, Manufacturing, Trading, Rectification of Errors, Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet, Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit Organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchanges, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance (120 Marks)
2.1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India: Constitutional Provisions, Roles, and Responsibilities
2.2. Finance Commission: Role and Functions
2.3. Basic Concepts of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, Scope and nature of Economics, Method of economic study, Central problems of an economy, Production possibilities curve.
2.4. Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of Demand, Law of Demand and Elasticity of Demand, Price, Income and cross elasticity, Theory of Consumer’s behaviour, Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of Supply, Law of Study, The Elasticity of Supply.
2.5. Theory of Production and Cost: Meaning and Factors of Production, Law of Production- Law of variable proportions and Law of returns to scale.
2.6. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of Market- Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly, Price determination in these markets.
2.7. Indian Economy:
2.7.1. Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Service-their problems and growth.
2.7.2. National Income of India Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
2.7.3. Population, its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
2.7.4. Poverty and unemployment: Absolutely and relative poverty, types, causes, and incidence of unemployment.
2.7.5. Infrastructure: Energy, Transportation, Communication.
2.8. Economic Reforms in India: Economic Reforms since 1991, Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation, Disinvestment.
2.9. Money and Banking:
2.9.1. Money/Fiscal Policy: Roles and Functions of the Reserve Bank of India, functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
2.9.2. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balancing of payments.
2.9.3. Fiscal Responsibilities and Budget Management Act, 2003.
2.10. Roles of Information Technology in Governance.
SSC CGL 2023 FAQs
A. There are two tiers i.e., Tier I and Tier II in SSC CGL 2023 examination.
A. The official website of the Staff Selection Commission is www.ssc.nic.in.
A. There are four sections in SSC CGL 2023 and these are General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitive Aptitude and English Comprehension.
A. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in Tier I while in Tier II, there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Paper 1, and 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in Paper 2 and Paper 3.
A. The SSC CGL 2023-24 examination is expected to be conducted in June/July 2023.