The SSC online test is one of the leading competitive examinations conducted in the country by the Staff Selection Commission. This examination is conducted for the graduate students in India as they can be recruited in different posts of the Government of India. All candidates desire to apply for the SSC CGL examination as cracking this successfully can lead them to get a stable job with a decent salary. Any candidate cracking the SSC CGL examination can easily get a job anywhere in the country according to the vacancy. However, women candidates can get a post in their area.

SSC online test

The SSC CGL examination is conducted in four tiers. The tier I and II are online examinations that the candidates take on computers. Here you can get a detailed insight into both the above examinations. As a candidate, one must remember that both the above examinations play a determining role when it comes to denoting if a candidate is eligible to get a job or not.

The third and the fourth tier of the examination is taken practically but a student must crack the first two tiers of the examination to appear for further tiers.

SSC CGL exam pattern

The SSC CGL exam pattern is given below in detail. You can get it in the tabular form, thus, it will be easier for you to grasp it.

Tier of the Examination

Subjects Covered

Tier I

General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language and Comprehension, Quantitive Aptitude

Tier II

Four Papers

Paper 1: Quantitive Aptitude

Paper 2: English Language and Comprehension

Paper 3: Statistics

Paper 4: General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Tier III

Descriptive paper with subjective questions in Hindi or English

Tier IV

DEST- Data Entry Speed Test

CPT- Computer Proficiency Test

Verification of documents

So, these are the things you need to study while you want to crack the SSC CGL examination. For the tier I and II examination the marks distribution is mentioned below in the tabular form. You must keep in mind that the marks distribution has been the same over the years:

For Tier-I Examination:

The total examination for the tier I in the SSC online test is one hour. So, the candidates need to answer the questions quite fast to complete the paper.




General Awareness



General Intelligence and Reasoning



English Language and Comprehension



Quantitive Aptitude



For Tier-II Examination:




 Quantitive Aptitude


2 Hours

 English Language and Comprehension


2 Hours



2 Hours

General Studies (Finance and Economics)


2 Hours

Syllabus for the tier I  examination

The tier I examination of the SSC online test is the primary test that you need to take. The syllabus is mentioned in brief below:

General Awareness

Under the General Awareness paper, you have to cover the following subjects. Always try to cover the basics of the subjects mentioned below:

  • Geography

  • History

  • Polity

  • Science

  • Miscellaneous studies

  • Computer studies

Reasoning and Aptitude

The reasoning and aptitude part is comprised of different things. Market-leading books on the following topics can help you the best:

  • Analogies

  • Number series

  • Time and work

  • Mensuration

  • Geometry

  • 3D shaping

  • Blood relation

  • Decoding and coding

  • Number System

English Language

In the SSC online test has an English Language paper in the tier I examination. You can get good marks on having covered the following topics:

  • Word substitution

  • Meanings of words

  • Opposite of words

  • Spelling test

  • Idioms and phrases

  • Spotting correction

Reasoning Aptitude

The topics mentioned above in the subpart of General Awareness and Reasoning and Aptitude can be important to cover the reasoning and aptitude. Some more topics coming under  this part are:

  • Puzzles

  • Venn diagrams

  • Syllogism

  • 3D picture

  • Concurrency

Syllabus for the tier II examination

The syllabus for the tier II examination for the SSC online test is mentioned in brief here. You need to cover the syllabus of Quantitive Abilities and the English Language as both the papers are mandatory for each student. The topics for both subjects are mentioned below.

Topics to study under Quantitative Analysis:

  • Ratio, proportion

  • Number system

  • Average

  • Fractions

  • Mensuration

  • Geometry

  • Graphs

  • Linear equations

So, it is more or less clear that a candidate needs to entirely cover the problems present in the mathematics books of classes eight and nine and ten. By covering the basics,  you can understand the things properly and solve the problems in the examination with ease.

Topics to study for English Language

  • Construction and transformation o sentences

  • Spotting errors on English sentences

  • Word meanings

  • Opposite sentences

  • Comprehension

So, these are the topics that you have to cover while taking the SSC online exam. You can expect to score well in the examination on having proper preparations.  You can always try to get referrals from the seniors who have experience taking the SSC online test. However, make sure that they have already cracked the examination.

The SSC CGL examination process is still not completed for the session of 2019-20. The online examination of SSC CGL is taken in outstanding examination centers where the candidates can sit comfortably and give the examination. You must never forget to take the hall ticket when it comes to visiting the examination hall. Furthermore, you must always try to maintain the decorums of the examination hall while visiting to take the exam.