SSC CGL Important Topics 2024-25 For SSC Tier I & II [Updated]

If you are appearing for the Staff Selection Commission—Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL) exam, you must know all the important Topics for Tier I and Tier II. This will help you score maximum marks in the exam.

SSC CGL exam is conducted by the SSC (Staff Selection Commission) every year. The SSC CGL Exam consists of four Tiers. The first two tiers are conducted online and the latter are offline exams. Candidates must qualify for each stage of the SSC CGL exam to proceed to the next one, before getting selected. This exam is controlled and organized by the Government of India every year to recruit Grade ‘B’ and ‘C’ staff in various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices.

SSC CGL Important Topics

The SSC CGL Exam for 2024 has released its syllabus and exam pattern. Candidates should know what to study for Tier 1 and Tier 2. The syllabus includes subjects like Math, English, General Awareness, and Reasoning. A new General Studies section has been added. Tier 1 has 100 questions now, while Tier 2 has 400 marks. Eligibility criteria for some posts have changed, and the exam has just two stages now. Both exams are online.

Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics with Question Weightage

Quantitative Aptitude
Name of the Topic Questions Questions Level
Number Series 2-3 Easy to Moderate
SI & CI and Percentage/ Profit-Loss 2-3 Moderate
Algebra 2-3 Easy to moderate
Speed and Distance 1 Moderate
Mensuration 1-2 Easy to moderate
Geometry 3-4 Easy to moderate
Trigonometry 3 Easy to moderate
Averages 2 Easy
DI (Bar Graph/ Pie Chart) 5 Easy
Time and work 1-2 Easy to moderate
Total 25 Easy to moderate

General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability Important Topics with Question Weightage

Name of the Topic Questions Questions Level
Series 5-8 Easy to moderate
Classification 2-3 Easy
Logical Reasoning 2-5 Easy
Matrix 1 Moderate
Non Verbal reasoning (Water Image / Mirror Image) 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Odd one out 1-2 Easy to moderate
Analogy 2 Easy to moderate
Picture Diagram 2 Moderate
Miscellaneous 4-5 Easy to moderate
Total 25 Easy

English Language Important Topics with Question Weightage

Name of the Topic Questions Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Easy
Fillers 3-5 Easy
Spelling correction 1-3 Moderate
Idiom /Phrase 3 Moderate
Synonyms and Antonyms 3-4 Easy
Error Detection 3-5 Easy
Sentence Improvement/rearrangement 3-5 Easy to moderate
One Word Substitution 3 Moderate
Total 25 Easy to moderate

General Awareness Important Topics with Question Weightage

Name of the Topic Questions Questions Level
Geography 2 Moderate
History 5-6 Moderate
Current Affairs 3-4 Easy to moderate
General Science 4-7 Moderate
Economics 1-3 Moderate
Polity 3 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate


To crack the 2024 examination, knowing the SSC CGL Important Topics is essential. In this post, we have mentioned the important topics section-wise and the weightage for each topic.

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Frequently Asked Question

1. Can I crack the SSC CGL exam in one month?

Answer: If you are good in mathematics, reasoning, English, and general awareness, then one month is enough for revision. However, starting the preparation from scratch and cracking the exam in one month is very hard.

2, Does SSC CGL have an interview?

Answer: SSC CGL exam doesn’t have an interview round now. There are 4 tiers of the exam, preliminary exam, mains exam, descriptive exam, and then a typing test (for some posts).

3. How many attempts are there in SSC CGL?

Answer: There is no mention of the number of attempts to take the SSC CGL exam. However, the upper age limit is 32 years. Candidates can give attempts till this age limit.

4. What is a good score in SSC CGL Tier-I?

Answer: A score in Tier-1 or the preliminary exam above 160 is considered great.

5. Which post is best in SSC CGL?

Answer: Some of the best posts after clearing SSC CGL are:

  • Income Tax Inspector.
  • Assistant Section Officer.
  • Central Excise Inspector.
  • Assistant Audit Officer.

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