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SSC CGL 2014 Tier-1 Important Syllabus for All Four Sections

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination 2014 Tier-1 (SSC CGL 2014) will have four sections(as usual) in the exam namely, General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Please find below important syllabus topics for each of the four section. These topics are mentioned by SSC Officially.

1. Syllabus Topics for General Intelligence:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to following topics:

  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy
  • Scientific Research


2. Syllabus Topics for Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions are designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of:

  • Whole numbers
  • Decimals
  • Fractions and relationships between numbers
  • Percentage. Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Geometry & Menstruation: Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart


3. Syllabus Topics for English Comprehension:

Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

  • Common Errors
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Idiom/Phrases
  • Improvement of Sentences etc.


4. Syllabus Topics for General Intelligence & Reasoning:

This component may include questions on:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgement
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Syllogistic reasoning etc.
  • Further topics can be classified as:
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Semantic Series
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Coding & de-coding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching
  • Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence


As the list is so vast, we recommend you to go through only the most important topics . Check out our master post to get all the necessary information regarding important topics asked in previous SSC CGL Exams : Click Here

1 Comment on SSC CGL 2014 Tier-1 Important Syllabus for All Four Sections

  1. Mukesh Kumar Sahu // August 7, 2014 at 5:23 am // Reply


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