Find The Detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2017 and SSC CGL Exam Pattern

Find the detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus and the New Exam Pattern for the SSC CGL 2017 Examination here.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

SSC CGL 2017 Results for the Tier 1 was announced this week. If you have cleared the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam, you have no time to waste! Gear up for SSC CGL Tier 2 which will be held in December from 21st – 24th. There are about 50 days left for the SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2 exam, therefore, make sure that you leave no stone unturned.

Before starting your preparation for SSC CGL Tier 2, go through the detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern to kickstart your preparation.


SSC CGL Tier II – Exam Pattern 2017

Here is the exam pattern for the SSC CGL Tier 2, with the difficulty level and negative markings of each paper.


SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 2 – Important Details 


  • Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
  • Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
  • Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2017

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2017 for Paper 1
SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 1 tests the ability of a candidate’s number-sense. It checks the basic knowledge of a candidate to perform varied calculations and operations. The SSC CGL tier 2 paper 1 consists of the following topics.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus


SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2017 for Paper 2
SSC CGL tier 2 paper 2 tests the Knowledge of a candidate in the English Language. General questions are asked to check the fluency of a candidate in the English Language. A candidate should prepare well for this section because the English Language helps to boost the score of and save time in the SSC CGL tier 2 examination.
The SSC CGL tier 2 paper 2 consists of the following topics:
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus


SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2017 for Paper 3

Paper 3 – Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, Ministry of Statistics & Programme

Implementation & Compiler in RGI

  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
  • Measures of Central Tendency – Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values – quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
  • Measures of Dispersion – Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlations (For three variables only).
  • Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variables (discrete).
  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.
  • Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
  • Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
  • Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
  • Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2017 for Paper 4

Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) for the post of Assistant Audit
Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2017 for Paper 4 – Part A

Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)

1. Fundamental principles and the basic concept of Accounting.
Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic
concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry,
Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors,
Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet
Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting,
Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments
and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2017 for Paper 4 – Part B

Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

2. Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and

3. Finance Commission-Role and functions

4. Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
Definition, scope, and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central
problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve

5. Theory of Demand and Supply
Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand,
Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour-Marshallian
approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply,
Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

6. Theory of Production and cost
Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions
22 and Laws of returns to scale.

7. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition
and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets.

8. Indian Economy
Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry
and Services-their problems and growth;
National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of
measuring national income;
Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and
the incidence of unemployment, Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication

9. Economic Reforms in India
Economic reforms sice 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and

10. Money and Banking
Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of
commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks
Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

11. Role of Information Technology in Governance 

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