List of Important Topics for SSC CGL Tier III (Descriptive Paper)

By Neha Goyal|Updated : March 10th, 2017

 Hello Friends!

We are here to discuss the most important things that you need to know in order to clear SSC CGL TIER III exam which is going to be conducted on 19th March 2017. SSC has recently released the SSC CGL notification. Many candidates will give the exam since the SSC CGL job profile and SSC CGL salary structure are very attractive. We will provide you a list of important topics which are expected to be asked in SSC CGL Tier III and discuss most of them in detail. SSC CGL Tier III is a descriptive exam so it is important to know what things are that you need to cover in your essay/letter writing and how marking is expected to be done. Do not take Tier III lightly because it is going to affect your rank in final result and with a little practice you can get good marks in SSC CGL exam.

List of expected topics of essay writing for SSC CGL TIER III

  • Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana
  • Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
  • Startup India/stand up India for students
  • Cashless economy
  • Union Indian Budget
  • Women Empowerment
  • Role of technology in gross development
  • GST bill and its benefits
  • Eradication of black money from country, steps taken by government
  • Technology Advancement in India (ISRO)
  • Make in India
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  • UDAN Scheme
  • Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDSA) – Making Rural India Digitally Literate
  • Vrishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 – The Old Age Pension Scheme
  • 6000 Pregnancy Aid Scheme for Pregnant Women in India
  • New Scheme for Monthly Allowance of Rs. 1500 to Unemployed & Poor
  • Mid-Day Meal Scheme for Madarsas to be Launched Soon
  • 2 Lakh Insurance Cover Scheme for Jan Dhan Account Holders
  • Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY) – Skills in Line with International Standards
  • Surgical Strike
  • Digital India

If you have any other topics which are important for the exam, please share with us. Your ideas are always welcome. You can also try our SSC CGL test series for more practice. 

Now we are going to discuss some of the topics in detail to guide you for your exam. Please check the points which we are going to cover in the essay because you have to write in the given manner in your SSC CGL Tier III exam.

Guidelines for evaluation: Distribution of marks

  1. Clarity of Expression - 5 Marks
  2. Command over language - 5 Marks
  3. Continuity, Context/Understanding - 5 Marks
  4. Content-
  5. When launched, by whom and with what objectives/goals, nodal ministries of SBM - 5 Marks
  6. Mission objectives
  • Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM): GRAMIN - 5 Marks
  • SBM: URBAN - 5 Marks

   7.SBM Components

  (i)  SBM: GRAMIN - 5 Marks

 (ii)  SBM: URBAN - 5 Marks

  8.Comments on strength and weaknesses - 4 Marks

  9.Suggestions - 6 Marks

Note: Word limit is 250 words in SSC CGL TIER III exam and if your word limit exceeds 275 words, there are chances that your paper will not be evaluated so this the most important thing to be kept in mind.

We are going to discuss the above marking scheme with the help of an essay on Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is a financial inclusion to ensure every citizen of India should have bank accounts (Saving and deposit) and access to Remittance, Credit, Insurance, Pension in an affordable manner. This Yojana was launched by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on 28th August 2014 so that every citizen of the country can have its bank account and avail all the benefits.

Some documents were required to open a bank account under PMJDY. People having Adhaar card were able to open their accounts without any other document but those who did not have Aadhar card were required to submit any of these documents like ID card/Driving Licence/PAN Card/NREGA card/passport and if a person doesn’t have any of these documents as well, was required to submit photo identity card signed by a gazetted officer. Some special benefits were given to citizens under PMJDY like Interest on deposit, Accidental Insurance Cover of RS. 1 lakh etc. Beneficiaries of government schemes to get direct benefit transfer in Accounts under PMJDY, Access to pension and insurance products, Easy transfer of money across India, Overdraft facility up to RS. 50,000 was available to only one account per household, preferably lady of the house. No minimum balance was required to open bank accounts under PMJDY. This yojana led to the opening of large number of bank accounts in rural as well as urban areas, about 10 crore accounts were opened.  This also led to the secure deposits of money and avail all the benefits of the banking system of which many citizens were unaware.  We can also have yojanas for education as well because a major section of our society is still unable to get primary education.      


In this essay, you can check the above points which are mentioned above.

Clarity of expression- give the definition of the topic which is asked in your exam.

Command over language-Your essay should be free from grammatical errors and use commas and full stops on appropriate positions.

Continuity, Context/Understanding- All the sentences should be interlinked and relevant to the topic asked.

Content: We have mentioned that PMJDY was launched by P.M Narendra Modi with an objective to open bank accounts. We have also mentioned that both Rural and Urban section are part of this yojana. This makes our content strong and we could get full marks in this section.

Suggestions: You can suggest about better implementation of this yojana or about any other yojanas which can help in the development of our country. It completely depends on your thoughts and how you put them.

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  • Your essay should give all relevant information to a reader who doesn’t have any idea of the topic on which you have written, that essay can be considered good because invigilator will get impressed and will give you very good marks.
  • Start evaluating yourself on a daily basis, About 9-10 days are left for your exam and if you practice 2 topics daily, you would have practiced 18 topics till your exam day which are more than enough.
  • You can discuss with your friends so that you will get to know if you have written a good piece of writing or not.
  • You can discuss with us as well, it will help you and other students to learn more.
  • Do not write any absurd thing in the exam, you have to cover important points and they should be correct. Do not write wrong facts about anything.

Since the exam is very near, we hope you have checked the SSC CGL eligibility criteria and SSC CGL selection process for more information of the exam.

All the best

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