The SSC CGL exam is one of the most reputed exams that is conducted by SSC. It is a national-level exam that is held each year to recruit candidates in various job profiles such as assistant officers, auditors, inspectors, and so on under the departments and ministries of India. Hence, lakhs of candidates from all over the country apply for this exam each year with the aim of clearing the SSC CGL exam on the first attempt and securing a job in the Indian ministries and departments. The SSC CGL exam date 2021 was earlier released by the officials which has now been postponed due to the surge in the covid-19 cases.
Candidates should take a look at the detailed exam notification as that will help them in preparing for their SSC CGL exam beforehand. To avoid any confusion in the upcoming SSC CGL exam date, paper pattern, and exam syllabus we are mentioning the complete details below. Candidates can refer to these details for a better understanding of their examination.
SSC CGL 2021 Notification
Take a look at the SSC CGL 2021 Notification below
Exam Events Official Dates SSC CGL 2021 Notification Out 29 December 2021Online Application form filling process29 December- 31 January 2021SSC CGL 2021 Admit Card To be notified SSC CGL Exam date 2021 29 May to 7 June 2021
Exams postponed due to surging covid-19 cases
SSC CGL 2021 Result To be notified later SSC CGL Tier II Exam date To be notified later SSC CGL Tier III Exam date To be notified later SSC CGL Tier IV Exam date To be notified later
SSC CGL 2021 Exam pattern
The exam pattern for SSC CGL is as follows:
There are four tiers for the SSC CGL exam i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4.
Tiers Type Mode of ExamTier IObjective TypeOnline Computer BasedTier IIObjective Type Online Computer BasedTier IIIDescriptive paper offline- Pen & Paper basedTier IVSkill TestApplicable for certain posts only
Let’s take a look at the detailed exam pattern for each tier below.
Sections No of QuestionsTotal Marks Duration of the exam general Intelligence & Reasoning 2550
60 minutes General Awareness2550Quantitative Aptitude2550English Comprehension2550
SectionsNo of Questions Total MarksDuration of the examQuantitative Aptitude1002002 hoursEnglish language & comprehension2002002 hoursStatistics1002002 hoursGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)1002002 hours
PaperTotal MarksDuration of the exam descriptive paper (English/Hindi)100 marks60 minutes
In this tier, skill tests such as data entry tests and computer proficiency tests will be conducted for certain posts.
Now, coming to the SSC CGL syllabus, candidates must take a look at the syllabus to know the exact topics that are required to be studied for the SSC CGL exam.
Candidates need to prepare for their SSC CGL Tier I exam and clear it on the first go to appear for the next tiers. So, take a look at the complete syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 below.
SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus
The SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus includes sections such as General Intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, quantitative aptitude, and English comprehension. The detailed syllabus for each section is given below.
Here, candidates need to be aware of the current happenings and events that take place in and around the world. Some of the common topics that are asked each year in general awareness are as follows.
Static General knowledge
Books and Author
Famous & Important personalities
Awards and Honors
Ratio & proportion
Problem on ages
Speed, Distance & Time
Time and work
General Intelligence & Reasoning:
Paper folding method
Distance and Direction
Phrases and Idioms
Fill in the blanks
This was the complete SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus that candidates need to know to prepare for their upcoming SSC CGL Exams.
Candidates should constantly keep an eye on the official website of SSC and check the exam dates and other important SSC CGL 2021 Notification that is posted on the website. It is important to know the exam pattern and syllabus as that will boost your preparation and help you to get an edge over your competitors. We have noted down the complete exam notification along with the exam pattern and syllabus above that you can refer to for your SSC CGL 2021 Exam. Good luck!