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SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus 2024 with Topic-Wise Weightage

Staff Selection Commission is all set to release the SSC CGL Recruitment 2024 on 11th June 2024 on the official website i.e. www.ssc.gov.in. As the notification will be out soon, candidates interested must be looking for SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus 2024 with Topic-Wise Weightage to plan their study accordingly. As per the annual SSC Calendar 2024, the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is expected in September-October 2024. This is one of the biggest Government Competitive Exam, with higher vacancies and higher competition across the country, candidates must gear up themselves and start preparing.

SSC CGL Reasoning Exam Pattern 2024

Reasoning is one of the highest-scoring sections of the CGL Tier 1 exam with 25 questions for 50 marks. The questions in this section are a combination of language and mathematics. The below exam pattern table helps you to understand more.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
Section Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Exam Duration
    1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100  200

SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus 2024

The topics asked in the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam in the Reasoning Section are as mentioned below. Candidates must start their preparation journey by following these and also start practicing the weaker sections to score more in Reasoning and increase their overall score.

SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus 2024
  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Space Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem-Solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision-Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Figural Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Syllogistic Reasoning
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Semantic Series
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Word Building
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation
  • Space Visualization
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Punched Hole/Pattern Folding & Un-folding
  • Figural Pattern Folding and Completion
  • Indexing
  • Address Matching
  • Date & City Matching
  • Classification of Center Codes/Roll Numbers
  • Small & Capital Letters/Numbers Coding, Decoding, and Classification
  • Embedded Figures

SSC CGL Reasoning Topic-Wise Weightage

From the reference taken from the previous year’s exam, we have tabulated the topic-wise weightage for particular topics. This will help you to analyze the number of questions that will be asked from the particular topic and how much practice you need to strengthen that. As the table suggests candidates need to focus on Series, Analogy, and Syllogisms to score more in Reasoning.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Topic Distribution
General Intelligence & Reasoning No.
Embedded figure 1
Dictionary 1
Syllogism 1
Analogy 4
Blood Relation 1
Mirror Image 1
Series 6
Odd One Out 2
Dice & Cube 2
Relationship 1
Venn Diagram 1
Coding 2
Mathematical Operation 2

Preparation Tips for SSC CGL Reasoning 2024

  • Candidates are highly recommended to prepare for every topic as mentioned in the SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus.
  • Candidates should focus on understanding the concepts appropriately by following only one source and practicing various questions from each topic with the help of mock tests, test series, and previous years’ question papers.
  • Candidates should prioritize the topics according to the weightage mentioned in the above table and focus on or identify their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Analyze your mistakes daily and understand the reason then again start focusing on them. Infinite practice will become a bridge between you and selection.
  • Speed and Time management are very important to crack the exam. Increase your speed and accuracy. Pripotrize the questions based on the difficulty and time-consuming method.




How many questions will be asked in SSC CGL Reasoning Section?

The total number of question asked in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is 100, out of which questions are from reasoning section.

How many marks are alloted for SSC CGL Reasoning Section?

The total number of marks alloted for SSC CGL Reasoning Section is 50 for 25 questions. Each question carrying 2 marks.

Which are the most scoring and asked topics of SSC CGL Reasoning Section?

Candidates need to focus on Series, Analogy, and Syllogisms to score more in Reasoning. Along with this also focus on odd one out, dice and cube, etc.

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