SSC CGL Syllabus 2021: SSC has released SSC CGL Syllabus along with official notification of SSC CGL 2021. The Tier-1 Exam of SSC CGL 2021 is scheduled to be conducted from 29 May 2021 to June 7, 2021. SSC CGL Syllabus 2021 & Exam Pattern-Tier I, II, III & IV in Detail can help candidates in making a strategy for exam preparation in an effective way.

Check SSC CGL syllabus 2021 & exam pattern-tier I, II, III & IV as released by the commission. This article will help candidates to start their preparation, with a deeper understanding of the SSC CGL exam pattern and syllabus.

SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC conducts SSC CGL 2021 Examination in four Tiers known as Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV. The mode of SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II are Online on the other hand Tier III is conducted in pen and paper mode and Tier IV is Computer Skill Test. In this part, we will discuss in detail the SSC CGL exam pattern & syllabus 2021 and Tier wise exam along with important topics, questions with marks, and duration. Also you can download the SSC CGL Syllabus 2021 PDF in the bottom of the this article

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern 2021

SSC CGL Tier I is mandatory Online, multiple-choice based exam which comprises 4 sections having 100 questions in total with maximum marks of 200. The detailed syllabus & exam pattern for SSC CGL Tier I exam is mentioned below:

  1. General Knowledge
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. General Reasoning
  4. English Comprehension
SectionsNo. of Question Total MarksDuration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 2550
Quantitative Aptitude 2550
General English 2550
General Awareness 2550
Total 10020060 Minutes

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern 2021

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be conducted online with multiple-choice questions, which comprised of four exams papers. Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies about 100 or 200 (English) questions in each section and with maximum marks of 200. Candidates have to complete each Exam in 2 hours.

The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-II Exam are:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude.
  2. English Language & Comprehension.
  3. Statistics.
  4. General Studies (Finance & Economics)
Paper SectionsNo. of Question Total MarksTime Allotted
Paper 1Quantitative Aptitude 1002002 Hours
Paper 2English Language & Comprehension.
2002002 Hours
Paper 3Statistics1002002 Hours
Paper 4General Studies (Finance & Economics).
1002002 Hours

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern 2021

SSC CGL Tier III is a pen paper-based exam instead of the interview for the students after clearing the Tier II exam. The main purpose of this exam is to test candidates’ language proficiency and writing skills. The exam is conducted in offline mode (Pen and Paper Mode) in both the languages English/Hindi, where candidates can be asked to write essays, application, letter etc. The exam duration is one hour to complete the entire paper.

SubjectMarksTime Allotted
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay,
Precis, Letter, Application)
1001 Hours

SSC CGL Tier IV Exam Pattern 2021

SSC CGL Tier-IV exam comprises a Computer Skill Test required for certain Government Posts. There are two different tests for different post known as the Skill Test in Data Entry (DEST) Test and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) Test.

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): This computer test for candidates who are applying for the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), the DEST exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): This Computer Proficiency Test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides are the three modules that are important for this exam by the SSC for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

The syllabus for the SSC CGL Tier-IV exam is as follows:

SSC CGL Tier IV Skill TestMax MarksTime Allotted
for the Posts of
Data Entry Speed TestQualifying in nature15 MinutesTax Assistant (CBDT & CBEC)
Computer Proficiency TestQualifying in nature45 MinutesAssistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA, SFIO, GSI,

SSC CGL Syllabus 2021 Pdf :


Most frequent questions and answers

The age limit for SSC CGL candidates for different posts in the 2021 exam is a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 32 years.

The educational requirements for SSC CGL are Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level.

The major subjects which asked in the exam are:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language and Comprehension,
  • Statistics,
  • General Studies (Finance and Economics)

The best posts under SSC CGL are

  • Assistant Audit Officer.
  • Income Tax
  • Inspector.
  • Assistant Section Officer.
  • Central Excise Inspector.
  • Public Finance
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer.

Assistant Audit Officer post has the highest salary.


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