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SSC CGL English Syllabus TIER 1 TIER 2 2017 | Syllabus PDF download

All the candidates who has filled SSC CGL Application form 2017 should know SSC CGL English Syllabus for tier 1 & tier 2 both. Commission only ask English Question in Tier 1 and TIER 2. It is part of below two tier syllabus,

Reading separate English Syllabus is fun but still if you want to check out the full syllabus you may click on below links to refer full syllabus tier wise.

English in not an optional subject in SSC CGL Examination. All the candidates who are willing to apply or has applied need to pass the English paper. Hence reading its comprehensive syllabus could prove helpful.

SSC CGL English Syllabus 2017

Comprehensive English Syllabus in detail pdf- Dear Candidates, as you know Staff Selection Commission conducts CGL Recruitment Exam 2017. Lets discuss SSC CGL English syllabus for TIER 1 and TIER 2 respectively.

At, We have covered each tier syllabus in detailed in separate article for each and every topic. Therefore, we have covered CGL syllabus and exam pattern in detail Tier wise.

SSC CGL English Syllabus TIER 1 TIER 2

In this article we are putting all the topics for English syllabus as per CGL syllabus. If you are looking for preparation material for particular topic please click on the link and read the preparation material article for that topic. You can also download the preparation material in PDF by visit the topic page.

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Descriptive paper syllabus and Pattern in SSC CGL TIER 3


First of all, lets start with the TIER 1 and TIER 2 English syllabus and then later you can visit the topic wise.

CGL English TIER 1 Exam Pattern:

Subject  Total Questions Total Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50

Total No of question in English Section: 25 Que

Total Marks: 50 marks

Negative Marking: Yes, penalty of 0.5 marks on every incorrect answer

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SSC CGL TIER 1 English Syllabus

English syllabus in Tier 1 will be checking Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability etc.

English Tier 1 Syllabus
Topic Number of Question
Comprehension,Passage based 5
Fill in the Blanks (Phrasal verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses) 0-5
Synonyms and Antonyms 0-2
Spellings based 0-2
Phrase or Idiom Meaning 0-2
One Word Substitution 3-5
Sentence Correction 5
Error Spotting 3-5

Note: Click on the topic name for detailed article and to download preparation material pdf.

English TIER 2 Exam Pattern

No of question : 200 Multiple choice questions

Total Marks:  200 Marks, each question carrying 1 marks

Total Time: 2 hours (120 min)

Negative Marking: Yes, penalty of 0.25 marks for English section on every incorrect answer

SSC CGL TIER 2 English Syllabus:

English TIER 2 Syllabus: TIER 2 syllabus will include all the topic from tier 1 and few addition topic.

English TIER 2 Syllabus in detail CHART
Topic Name Number of Question
Error Recognition 20
Active-passive 20
Vocabulary 6
Spellings mistake 3
Active-Passive 20
Sentence Improvement 22
Para Jumbles 20
Sentence Correction 5
Idioms & Phrases 10
Comprehension Passage 30
One word substitution 12
Close Test 25
Narration 27

Note: Click on the topic name for detailed article and to download preparation material pdf.

Important English books for SSC CGL

Click here to download all books for SSC CGL English Syllabus and also download preparation material for Tier 1 & Tier 2 English.

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That’s all folks, we have covered the English Syllabus for TIER 1 and TIER 2. Bookmarks this page for the future reference of SSC CGL English Syllabus for tier 2 and tier 1. 

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