SSC CGL Tier I, II, III and IV Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission(SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination for recruitment to Group B and Group C posts in various ministries, government departments and offices across the country.


1. Nationality
  1.  A citizen of India.
  2.  A subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
  3.  A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01/01/1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
2. Age: 20-32 Years

Relaxation of upper age limit 


Age relaxation (year)







3. Educational Qualification

  1. For the post of Compiler: Bachelor's degree from any recognized university with Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject.
  2. For the post of Statistical Investigator Grade - II: Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University with: Atleast 60% in Mathematics at 12th Standard level OR Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
  3. For all other posts: Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification.

Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIIDescriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
Tier – IVSkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable
SubjectQuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning255060 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General English2550
General Awareness2550

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2018 :-

SubjectQuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude1002002 Hours
General English2002002 Hours

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2018 :-

SSC Tier IIIMaximum MarksTime Duration
Descriptive Paper in English /Hindi1001 Hour

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern 2018 :-

SSC Tier IVTime DurationSyllabus
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS & MEA only45 MinutesWord/Excel/ Power Point