Staff Selection Commission (SSC) an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries, Departments and Subordinate Offices. SSC’s much awaited CGL notification will be released soon. SSC conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” categories posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices. Every year, lots of candidates apply for the CGL exam.
Eligibility criteria are the conditions which candidates need to fulfil to apply SSC CGL exam, eligibility criteria mention below:
Educational Qualification – Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
Age Limit – age of candidate should be 20 to 30 years. Age relaxation is provided to reserved category as per the Government rule.
Selection process includes 4 tiers as indicated below:
Tier-1: Written Examination (Objective Type) (200 Marks)
Tier-2: Written Examination (Objective Type) (each paper carry 200 marks)
Tier-3: Written Examination (Descriptive Type) (100 Marks)
Tier-4: Computer Test / Skill Test (wherever applicable)
|SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern|
|Section||Subject||No. of Qus||Marks||Exam Duration||Exam Duration (Visual Handicap)|
|1||General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50||75 Min.||100 Min.|
Tier-2 of the Combined Graduate Level Examination
|SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern|
|Paper||Subject||No. of Qus||Marks||Exam Duration||Exam Duration (Visual Handicap)|
|1||Quantitative Abilities||100||200||2 Hours||2 Hours 40 Min|
|2||English Language and Comprehension||200||200|
|4||General Studies (Finance & Economics)||100||200|
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus
Writing Essay / Précis /Letter / Application etc.
Part A: 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, judgement, 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 center codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.
Part B: General Awareness
Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.
The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
Part C: Quantitative Aptitude
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage.
Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
Part D: English Comprehension
This section will test candidate’s ability to understand English language.
PAPER-I : Quantitative Ability
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centre’s, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
PAPER-II : English Language & Comprehension
Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.
PAPER-III : Statistics
Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data: Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
Measures of Central Tendency:Common measures of central tendency, mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
Measures of Dispersion: Common measures dispersion, range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis: Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
Correlation and Regression: Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
Probability Theory: Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
Random Variable and Probability Distributions: Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial , Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
Sampling Theory: Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multi-stage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution (statement only); Sample size decisions.
Statistical Inference: Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance: Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data. Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
Index Numbers: Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)
Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 marks)
Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting: Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance (120 marks)
Comptroller & Auditor General of India: Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
Finance Commission: Role and functions.
Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.
Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
Theory of production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportion and Laws of returns to scale.
Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets.
Indian Economy: Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth; National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
Money and Banking: Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act.
Role of Information Technology in Governance.
|1||Assistant in Central Vigilance Commission||B|
|2||Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs||E|
|3||Assistant in Ministry of Railway||D|
|4||Income Tax Inspector||J|
|6||Assistant Enforcement Officer||N|
|7||Assistant [Intelligence Bureau]||C|
|8||Assistant in Other Ministries||H|
|9||Inspector in Central bureau of Narcotics||S|
|10||Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation||O|
|11||Assistant (Central Secretariat Service)||A|
|13||Assistant in Other Ministries||I|
|14||Inspector, (Central Excise) in CBEC||K|
|15||Divisional Accountant in Offices under CAG||Q|
|16||Inspector of Posts in Department of Post||P|
|17||Assistant (Cypher) [Ministry of External Affairs]||F|
|18||Assistant in Ministry of Defence||G|
|19||Auditor in Offices under CGA & others||V|
|20||Auditor in Offices under C & AG||T|
|21||Accountant/ Junior Accountant in Offices under C & AG||W|
|22||Accountant/ Junior Accountant in Offices under CGA||X|
|23||Upper Division Clerk in Central Govt. Offices||Y|
|24||Tax Assistant [CBEC]||Z|
|25||Tax Assistant in CBEC||@|
|26||SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics||#|