Update: CGL 2016 Goes online, Big changes announced in the SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern
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 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.
On 2nd July, 2016, SSC had announced a Notification, making some Big changes in the CGL 2016 Exam Pattern. Don’t worry the Syllabus remains the same, only changes are in the Pattern, Weightage and Duration of Exam. However, CGL Tier-2 remains the same.
Tier-1 Syllabus: In the CGL Tier-1, there will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) to be asked from 4 Sections viz. English , Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
Each section has 25 Questions and Each Question carry 2 marks.
The Total Duration of Tier-1 Exam is 75 minutes.
Moreover the Exam will be computer based (Online Exam)
Here is the Revised and New Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2016 Exam
Penalty: There will be deduction of 0.50 marks for every wrong answer.
Detailed Section wise Syllabus for English Section (Tier-1)
Recently, SSC had replied to an RTI Application, regarding the English syllabus for Tier-1 Examination. The best part in that reply is that, SSC had even given the Topic wise distribution of marks for English syllabus.
During the Recent SSC CGL Pattern change, the English section is reduced to 25 Marks only.
Here is the Reply of the RTI, as given below.
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 descriptive paper in the CGL 2016 Examination. 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) Essay Writing
2) Letter Writing
3) Precis Writing etc
Applicants have choice to appear for Tier-1 Exam is Hindi Or English Language.
Tier-3 stage carries a weighatge of 100 marks.
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.
Here is the topic wise and year wise break up of Questions from the General Awareness Question
2010: SSC CGL GA Questions
Here is the Break-up of Questions from different Topics
- Static GK: 29 Questions
- Science: 18 Questions
- Crap: 3 Questions
2011: SSC CGL GA Questions
- Static GK: 29 Questions
- Science: 16 Questions
- Crap: 5 Questions
2012: SSC CGL GA Questions
- Static GK: 23 Questions
- Science: 17 Questions
- Crap: 10 Questions
SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus
SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
SSC CGL English Syllabus
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