SSC CGL General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus 2019-20


General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, 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 centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam (Objective) Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes (Total)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language and Comprehension 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

This section tests the candidates’ ability to think and problem-solving skills. The questions asked in this question are mainly the brain teasers and sometimes can be quite tricky to answer. The questions will be of both verbal and non-verbal type out of the following chapters:

General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics

S. No. Topics
1 Discrimination & observation
2 Relationship concepts
3 Arithmetical Reasoning and figural classification
4 Arithmetic Number Series
5 Non-verbal series
6 Coding and Decoding
7 Statement conclusion
8 Number Series
9 Figural Series
10 Problem Solving
11 Word Building
12 Numerical Operations
13 Symbolic Operations
14 Embedded Figures
15 Space Orientation & Visualization
16 Venn Diagrams
17 Drawing inferences
18 Punched hole/ pattern–folding & Un-folding
19 Figural pattern–folding and completion
20 Critical thinking
21 Analogies
22 Similarities and Differences
23 Space visualization
24 Spatial orientation
25 Problem solving & Analysis
26 Judgment & Decision making
27 Visual memory
28 Syllogistic reasoning
29 Semantic Analogy
30 Symbolic/ Number Analogy
31 Figural Analogy
32 Semantic Classification
33 Symbolic/Number Classification
34 Figural Classification
35 Semantic Series
36 Address matching
37 Date & city matching
38 Classification of center codes/ roll numbers
39 Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding
40 Decoding and classification