# SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus, Study Materials and Preparation Plan

Friends, hope you all are preparing well for the upcoming SSC CGL exam for the year 2017. We, the team of Gr8AmbitionZ has decided to help you to boost your preparation. So we are providing you with some study materials and expected questions for the exam.Before going into the details of syllabus and materials, lets have an overview of SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam. They conduct this exam in 3 stages (or Tiers). Those are Tier I, Tier II and Tier III.

Tier I : This is the first exam. The paper is of 200 marks comprising the following sections (1. General Intelligence + Reasoning, 2. General Awareness, 3. Quantitative Aptitude, 4. English Comprehension). You should complete the paper in 2 hours.

Tier II : After qualifying Tier I exam you should appear for the Tier II. This too is of Multiple Choice Questions and consists of Maths and English. Maths is of 200 Marks (2hrs duration with 0.5 -ve marking) and English is of 200 Marks (2hrs duration with 0.25 -ve marking).
Note : If you’re applying for Statistical Investigator Grade-II, then you also have to appear for statistics paper (Paper III ) too. Thats also of 200 marks.

Tier III : If you clear Tier II also, then they will call you for Tier II. This is nothing but Interview. You may have Computer Proficiency test as well as skill test along with the interview.

This is the over view friends. Now lets concentrate on Tier I.

As we have already discussed Tier I consists of 4 sections. Lets have a detailed look along with the study materials.

Things to Remember : Important Points you should know about SSC CGL 2016

Preparation Plan : How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2017 Exam ?

SSC CGL Model Preference List with Detailed Analysis
Previous Papers :

### Quantitative Aptitude :

For Aptitude, the syllabus is almost same as Bank Exams. So our Apti Shortcut materials surely will come in handy to you. Apart from these topics additionally you should prepare Trigonometry, Linear Equations and Geometry (no need to be worried. We will update shortcut notes on each and every topic). Now lets see study materials of Apti section.

### Reasoning :

Reasoning section will be of SBI Clerical level.  They will ask questions on topics like Analogies, Odd Man Out, Word / Sentence arrangements, Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Directions etc.
English :

English is also will be of same difficulty level as SBI Clerical Exam. They ask questions on Antonyms, Synonym/Substitution, Idioms, Spelling, Comprehension, Sentence Correction and Rearrangement, Voice, Direct Indirect speeches etc

### General Awareness :

This is one of the crucial areas which decides your selection. The reason is, they not only ask questions from Current Affairs but also will ask from various areas like Geography, History, Indian Polity, Economy and General Science. So you have to get good knowledge in all these areas.
Current Affairs :

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2. For general awareness can you plz suggest any books for history economy and politics and also plz provide material with latest updates about them .thank u in advance..

9. hi this s greeshma...
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11. Maths section did'nt go off well but otherwise had a Good CGL Exam Waiting for result,, Fingers crossed.!

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18. Sir or mam, the Red Book qstn was a direct one from this website in cgl 19th may 2nd shift. I had noted down all he qstns in a notebook. Thanks to Gr8ambition a lot. Mam but I am not strong in maths. Please suggest ways how to improve my maths part and also kindly give some synonyms and antonyms for the cgl tier 2. With heartfelt regards.

1. 1st start with Maths tables Mahadev... Learn by heart maths tables upto 20. Later practice calculating addition, subtraction, multiplication, division mentally (our mental maths shortcuts may come in handy to you). And follow any standard apti book for practice (like R. S. Aggrawal, Sakunthala Devi). We will update Synonyms and Antonyms list soon.

All the best :)

19. what would be the expected cut off of SSC CGL 2013 Tier -1?

20. 84-85 : for general
78-80 : for non-general .
For Interview post : Tier 1 + Tier 2 marks >= 350
For non-interview post : 300 is enough .

21. ssc tier 2 postpned

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nd its very useful cz we get whole material for preparation at one place

25. Thank u Mam for doing great job

26. Mam please give me some short tricks on trigonometry

27. very very nice job admin ............u r helping many students to prepare 4 exms.... n also saving their time.........god bless u admin ............but i want a help from u .........can u plz telll me which r the best books prepare section wise .....4 dis exam....thx a lot .....

28. thanks a lott ma'am for ur great help.... i jst want to ask u dat wheather we shud read newspaper or ur daily updates r enough for xam perspective

29. thanks a lott for ur great help ma'am ... i jst want to ask u dat wheather ur daily updates for current affairs r enough or we shud get tym for newspaper reading also..

30. Sir, your site is very good and helpful. I m very weak in math.Pls help me. I want to gt a good job in ssc cgl.

32. in ssc cgl section clear is needed or not pls sir tell me

33. sir in ssc cgl , like bank exam section must clear each is same thing is in ssc????

1. Hi Nikunj...no. In ssc cg will have to score marks upto cutoff marks..whether its frm two sections or three...only marks matter...

34. Dear friends I want to apply SSC CGL 2014, I have doubt to fill posting preference in the online form. please help

35. Sir, plz upload some more material on gk for ssc cgl....

36. I am facing the problem while filling online ssc cgl part I application.

showing dialogue box use IE or OPERA even though I was using the same.

help me plz....

37. PLEASE PROVIDE ALGEBRA PDF ALSO.....THANK U

38. great effort... thank u....
sir please tell me that, is there any separate cut off for each session like bank exams??

39. sir please tell me that there is any rule that qualify in each session like bank exams?

40. sir please tell me that there is any rule that qualify in each session like bank exams?

1. There is no sectional cutoff

41. which is the best book for preparing gk for cgl?

1. hello sir, plz help to preparing ssc cgl .i m dng job plz suggest me how to mange time..
many thnkx

42. thanks for the material which u provided , i had read many articles all are written in a very lucid manner and hope u will continue provide us ur techniques nd short tricks nd find one of the best websites for students who doing their preparation withoyt any coaching classes

43. thanks for the material which u provided , i had read many articles all are written in a very lucid manner and hope u will continue provide us ur techniques nd short tricks nd find one of the best websites for students who doing their preparation withoyt any coaching classes

44. mam,
pls suggest me which book i prefer for ssc previous year exam paper...

45. hi mam..
I hv a query about no. of attempts(for assistant CSS) for CGL 2014.i hv appeared in last 3 CGL exams but not cleared.But i am not sure about opted CSS in 2011.But i want to apply for CSS Assistant.So if i ll apply for assistant in CSS again,then would my Candidature be cancelled or not??
plzzz reply sir...IT WOULD BE A GREAT HELP

46. is there any sectional cut off exists in cgl tier 1??

47. this is the best site of india for prepartion and providing free material of competetive exmas

vishwash rana

48. tgis is the beest site for preparatio of exams

49. Hi Shiv RK,
Could you Please provide the priority of posts while filling the online application??

50. is there any sectional cut off in tier 1 ssc cgl?

51. in ssc cgl tier 1 sectional cut off exists?

52. Good site for competitive exams

53. HI , It would be great if you can upload all this in a single downloadable file.

54. have sectional cutoff in ssc cgl 2014!

55. have sectional cutoff marks in ssc cgl 2014!

56. i m dng job & also want to prepare ssc cgl 2014 . plz suggest me how to prepare and which book is best ? many many thnkx to u n ur team....

57. Thanks a lot

58. may god bless u guys with all ur needs.

59. Sir I am a non maths student if tier 2 exam is fullbof maths, how to prepare for that please tell me

60. i have completed engg. and in my state degree certy they countes last year 7th and 8th sem percentage
so i have to enter last year percentage or all semester aggregate percentage in ssc cgl application form plz reply me.

61. my chest size is not as per physical requirement so which post i can apply or i can build at time physical test then it will be okay or not.
wht should i do???

62. in ssc cgl, is based on secttional cut off (or) total marks

63. in ssc cgl, is based on secttional cut off (or) total marks

64. in ssc cgl, is based on secttional cut off (or) total marks

65. Sir, I am working in State Bank of India as Clerk and will be appearing for SSCCGL this year. The contents are really extremely good. As i am posted in a refinery branch so here is no scope of coaching. Please do provide the General Studies section more lucidly so that neither myself nor any other candidate has to look out for any other websites for the same. Current affairs are quite sufficient but topics which comes from ncert's etc are not included. Please do upload it. Thanks again.
Saikat Chakraborty

66. Plzz provide study plan for SSC cgl like u have made how to prepare for bank exams

67. plz anyone tel i completed MBA in finance, for statistical investigator post there is mention as who r studies statistics as one of d subject in degree of mathematics/ economics/commerce field so i studied commerce in degree i studied statistics in my 5th sem in bbm and aslo studied in 1st sem mba so shall i qualified for apply of statistical post also or not eligible plz reply
sowmya

68. Trouble in filling up the SSC form. It shows "netscape not supported. use IE/ Opera" ,even when i am trying to fill up the form in IE/ Opera. how to fix this problem? please help...........

69. getting trouble in filling up the SSC form. It shows " netscape not supported. use IE/Opera", even when i am trying to fill the the form in IE/Opera. how to fix this problem? please help......

70. Respected sir , i m attempting to download exam papers of different tiers of different years but not getting success pls do help me .

71. sir please update the entire study material.... it is previous year's study material...work on it please...

72. sir please update the entire study material... it is previous year study marterial.. please work on it fast....

73. sir maine ssc cgl 2013 ka examinatiion center patna daala tha lekin mera exam muzzafarpur mein hua tha kya mera bhi reexam hoga?????????? plz tell me it's urgent

74. hi..friends..i'm from pharmacy back ground,please help in choosing the order of preferences of list for ssc-cgl exam

75. sir..
my SSC CGL 2014 PART 1 APPLICATION FORM SHOWING "Error in qry2" AT last...
what is this problm??
is there nyone here facing the same problem?

76. how to prepare for ssc cgl....plz suggest me ??

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78. Hi..
I have some doubt regarding ssc cgl 2014..
1. Is there any sectional cut off like ibps or you have to secure minimum total cut off mark??
2.after exam one have to submit question paper along with answer sheet or not??

79. oh god time is over i failed to apply for ssc cgl

80. I have a problem in completion of ssc cgl 2014. I have submitted wrong transaction id (journal number) during part 2 registration. After some time I realized and tried to resubmit the application again. But It didn't allow me to correction and displayed that, "Your part 2 registration is completed". Last date for Part 2 registration is also over. What should I do? Please help me.

1. Dear Praveen,
I also felt same problem , did u contact with head office,,, is there possibility of offer letter or not ?my number is 09795519009 (sarvesh)

2. dear praveen ,
I also felt same problem ,, did u get any solution,, contact head office . is there possibility of call letter ,
09795519009 (sarvesh)

81. I have a problem with completion of ssc application. I have submitted wrong transaction id during part 2 registration. After I realized and tried to resubmit application, and it said that, "Your Part 2 registration is completed". Time is over for Part 1 Registration. Please help me. Should I get Hall ticket.

82. hello anyone pls tell me is it neccesary to fill all the preference lists in ssc application.i filled only 18 preferences

83. Hello Sir,
Please do provide General Studies Materials (NCERTs history geography...) for preparation of SSCCGL. Looking forward for your study materials.

84. Is there any sectional cutoff in SSC ???

85. you people are doing a fabulous job.Keep the good work up..

86. You people are doing a fabulous job.Keep the good work up,dear team..

87. Sir how to prepare for ssc cgl exam 2014.. how many days wanted 2 prepare for it.

88. than k u..this site is very helpful

89. than k u.....this site is helpful

90. sir which is the best book for ssc cgl

91. can someone please help me in converting my CGPA to percentage. I am fro anna university 2013 batch

92. can someone kindly guide me in converting the CGPA to percentage. I am from anna university 2013 batch

93. plz upload ssc mts 16 feb 2014 paper

94. Is lucent's gk enough for general awareness in cgl?

95. this is off topic still..can you kindly tell how long it'll take SSC mts non technical part 1 result to be announcd?last year it took 6 months this year also it'll be the same?

96. this is off topic but still.. can you kindly tell how long it'll take SSC mts non technical part 1 result to be announcd?last year it took 6 months this year also it'll be the same?

97. hello sir/mam,
i want to bring ur kind attention towards the age
criteria of SSC CGL for all posts(except some special one), which is
18-27.
in a country like india no one will be completing their graduation by
18 years and starting 2-3 years such as 18-19-20 years of goes
waste(it mean officially it is 10 attempt for general category but
unofficially it is barely 5-6 attempt if he awake on time)
if UPSC can change the attempt criteria as a reform then why can't SSC
can change the age criteria from 21-30.
As lot of decision have been taken after the campaigning of STUDENTS
(age reduction & then taken back in IBPS,UPSC attempt increased)
If the CAMPAIGN FOR SSC CGL age criteria are taken in a right manner
then it could be also good relief for the students who are preparing
for competitive exams and falling under general category.
candidates preparing for competition exam) & make aware to candidates and
prepare the road map how they can start this campaign in peaceful
manner(letters, emails to ssc head office).
I know this is not possible to this year but it could be implemented
in next coming year, as RAHUL BABA is doing everything to get the
support for youth, it may be possible UPA government take it in a
priority topic.
Kindly consider the matter and let me know if there is any problem in
doing so, if any.

98. Is there sectional cut off in this exam like that in IBPS PO and CLERK.. If so what will be the cutoff for General Awarness section.. Pls reply soon.. Thanks in advance..

99. Madam is there any sectional cut-off in this exam like in IBPS PO.. If so what will be the sectional cut-off for General Awarness section.. Pls reply soon.. Thanks in advance..

100. sir i completed part1 and part2 registration of cgl. and i got mail too. but while printing the complete applicatin form they always tells that i do not complete the part2 registration and they shows only the details of part1 regsisration.. i again upload photos.. but the same reply.. what to do ?? please reply asap...

1. May be u have not uploaded photo n signature as per requirement. Pls check n try again.

101. is there any sectional cut off in ssc cgl.....plz reply.........

102. i want to know whether quantitative aptitude section in ssc cgl will be of class 10th or 12th level??kindly clear my doubt regarding this...

103. maam,
plz tel me the cut off marks for general for tier-I and also Is there any sectional cut off marks in tier-I

1. score 80+ marks in tier 1 exam

104. plz plz plz reply maam

105. i have appplied for ssc cgl r and \$ statistics posts also with knowing that their will special exam for that i come from an engineering background.. now if i dont attend that exam will i be considered for other posts.. pls reply to me any one..

106. i have appplied for ssc cgl r and \$ statistics posts also with knowing that their will special exam for that i come from an engineering background.. now if i dont attend that exam will i be considered for other posts.. pls reply to me any one..

107. hi this is anand am preparing for ssc junior engineer electrical canu you help me i want informations about that exam

108. Thank you so much for the help I needed,I got all the material from your site .Once again thank you so much

109. Thank you so much for the help I needed, I got all the material from your site,you have done a great job.Once again thank you so much,,,,,

110. thank you so much for this material :)

111. Hello,

In Tire 1 exam should we score minimum marks ( cut off marks) in each section like IBPS exams ?

112. its so nice but can u plz provide pdf files for ssc cgl

113. Is there sectional cut off in tier-1 ????

1. no but you must score 80+ marks out of 200

114. Friends Please suggest me which is d best institute for ssc cgl in hyderabad.

115. How can i get good marks in SSC CGL GS topic. PLZ provide on which area i have to concentrate. And also could u please provide expected questions for SSC CGL 2014.