Important Topics to Cover in SSC CGL different Tiers

on November 11, 2020

Every year, SSC conducts the combined examination to select candidates for government jobs. However, it is important for students to prepare for the exam. As a process, students need to get ready with the SSC CGL admit card that will help them to appear for the exam.

Once the candidate goes for the SSC CGL apply online method, there will be a complete process mentioned along with how to appear for the exam. To appear for the exam, you need to know about the exam pattern of different tiers. This article presents you with the topics included in different tiers.

Tier 1 Exam-

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Under this, there are different questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. Some of the crucial questions involved are analogies, similarities and differences, decision-making, visual memory, description, arithmetic number, and others. For the reasoning, questions will be from- Statement and Conclusions, Seating Arrangements, Data Sufficiency and Order & Ranking.

Quantitative Aptitude

This section is to test the calculation skills of the candidates. Important topics covered in this section are decimals, fractions, percentage, ratio, etc. Students also need to prepare well for topics like profit and loss, mixture and allegation, time and distance, etc.

English Comprehension

This section is to test the candidate's writing and comprehension abilities. There will be grammar, passages, questions & answers, and others. To prepare for this, the best is to read novels, English papers and communicate in the same. There will be topics like-

·       List of Synonyms and Antonyms

·       List of One-Word Substitutions          

·       Idioms and Phrases

Tier 2- Exam

Paper 1- Quantitative Abilities

Questions under this will be the same as above. This test is to evaluate the candidate's calculation and numerical skills. Topics covered under this section are- profit and loss, discount, distance, complementary angles, etc. Candidate needs to be very strong in mathematical skills.

Paper 2- English Language and Comprehension

This paper is to evaluate the candidate's grammar and language skills. Topics would include spotting the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, spelling and others. You need to good with active voice, one-word substitution, conversion and others.

Paper 3- Statistics

This paper will cover topics including Collection and Representation of Data, Measures of Central Tendency, and others.

Paper 4- General studies - Finance and Economics

This paper will have two parts-

Part A- Finance and Accounts

This will be of 80 marks where topics would include Trading, Manufacturing, Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Revenue Expenditure, Accounting, etc.

Part B- Economics and Governance

This part will be of 120 marks and includes topics like Money & Banking, Economic Reforms, Banking, etc.

Tier 3 Exam

This part of the exam carries subjective paper, and the candidate is free to attempt in Hindi/English. In this section, the candidate will need to prepare for applications, letters, etc.

Tier 4 Exam

This exam is done to evaluate the speed skill of the candidate in typing and computer-related skills. This is the Data Entry Speed Test, where the passage of 2000 words is given and need to be completed within 15 minutes. Similarly, the Computer Proficiency Test carries Word Processing, Spreadsheet, test topics in the form of Generation of Slides.

Candidates who are appearing for the SSC CGL need first to understand sections and other aspects of above-mentioned tiers. Preparing for each tier can be quite hectic and stressing too. The best is to seek the help of SSC CGL books available online. There are different books for a different subject like-

For English-

·       Objective General by SP Bakshi

·       Objective English for Competitive Examination by H M Prasad

·       Wren & Martin -High School English Grammar and Composition

For Maths

·       Advance Maths by Rakesh Yadav

·       NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11

·       Quantitative Aptitude by Dr R.S Agarwal

For Reasoning Books

·       Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning written by Dr RS Agarwal

·       Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey

·       Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A.K Gupta