SSC CGL – Combined Graduate Level Examination

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SSC CGL Recruitment Exam :

Complete Details

SSC CGL Exam is Combined Graduate Level Exam. One of the famous exam for Pursuing Graduate class or  Degree passed student it Conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) .SSC conducts CGL exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” categories posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices.SSC CGL registration process start in March & April of Every year.

Name of Exam : SSC CGL

Conducting Body : Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Exam Level : All India Level

Eligibility Criteria :

S.No Name of the Post Required Educational Qualification
1 Assistant Audit Officer Chartered Accountant or
Management Accountant or
Company Secretary or
Masters in Commerce or
Masters in Business Studies or
Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or
Masters in Business Economics.
2 Statistical Investigator Grade – II Post Bachelor Degree in Statistics from a recognized University. or
Bachelor Degree in Mathematics with statistics  or
Bachelor Degree in Economics with statistics or
Bachelor Degree in Commerce with Statistics
3 Compiler Post Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject.
4 All Other Posts Any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Age Limit:

S.No Post Name Required Age
1 Assistant Section Officer 20-30 years
Sub-Inspector (Group “B”)
2 Intelligence Bureau Assistant Post 21-27 years
3 Inspector of Income Tax 20-30 years
Inspector of Central Excise
Inspector (Preventive officer)
Upper Division Clerk
Inspector (CBN) Compiler
Assistant Enforcement Officer
Inspector (Examiner)
Junior Accountant
Sub-Inspector (CBN) Inspector of Posts
Divisional Accountants
Auditors
Tax Assistants
Auditor
4 Assistant Audit Officer Not exceeding by 30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer
5 Statistical Investigator Gr. II Up to 32 years
6 Sub-Inspector (Group “C”) 18-25 years

Nationality: 

Candidate must be either:

-> citizen of India, or

-> subject of Nepal, or

-> subject of Bhutan, or

-> Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settle down in India, or

-> A person of Indian origin who has migrated from, Burma, Sri Lanka ,Pakistan, East African Countries such as Kenya, Zaire ,Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settle down in India.

Age Relaxation :

S.No. Category Age Relaxation
1 OBC 3 years
2 ST/SC 5 years
3 PH + Gen 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years

Application Form :

Here Interested and eligible candidates can apply for SSC CHSL  Exam. Application form will be available online only only on Official website.

SSC CGL Selection Procedure

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 (if it applicable)

 Exam Pattern :

Candidates must know about the SSC CHSL exam pattern, details of Exam Pattern Given Below :

-> Question paper will be divided into 4 sections:

(1) General Intelligence & Reasoning,

(2) General Awareness/ General knowledge,

(3) Quantitative Aptitude and

(4) English Comprehension.

-> There are 100 questions for 200 marks and exam duration will be 75 minutes.

-> There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Section Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Exam Duration Exam Duration (Visual Handicap)
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 75 Min. 100 Min.
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Tier 2 Exam Pattern

-> Exam is objective type and will be conducted online.
-> There are 4 papers,
(Paper- 1) Quantitative Ability,
(Paper-2) English Language and Comprehension,
(Paper-3) Statistics and
(Paper-4) General Studies (Finance and Economics).
-> Paper-1 & 2 is compulsory for all posts and Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical             Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler” and Paper- 4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit              Officer”.
-> Each paper carries 200 marks and exam duration is 2 hours for each paper.
-> There will be negative marking for each wrong answer, negative marking of 0.50 marks in       Paper-1, Paper-3 & Paper-4 and negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-2.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Paper Subject No. of Questions Max. 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 2 Hours 2 Hours 40 Min
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours 2 Hours 40 Min
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 Hours 2 Hours 40 Min

Tier 3 Exam Pattern

-> Exam is descriptive type and will be conducted offline.
-> Candidates need to write Essay / Précis / Letter / Application Writing etc.
-> Exam carries 100 marks and exam duration is 60 minutes and exam duration will be 80         minutes for “VH” and “Cerebral Palsy” candidates.

Exam Syllabus 

Tier 1 Syllabus

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 & unfolding, 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.

Part B: General Awareness

Questions in this component will test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

Part C: Quantitative Aptitude

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 centres, 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

Tier 2 Syllabus :

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 Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, 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 20 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 chat.

Paper II: English Language & Comprehension

Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and questions 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.

Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

->Writing Essay /Letter / Application etc.

Admit Card : 

CGL admits card will be hosted on regional websites of SSC. Candidates can download their CGL exam admit card form respective regional SSC’s website or candidates can also download admit card from this website(https://toppertree.com) . Candidates will not be allowed to enter in the examination hall without the admit card.

Answer Key : 

Answer key is the collection of all the answers asked in the exam. CGL answer key will be published after the exam on the official website of SSC for all the sets of the question paper and candidates can use them accordingly. Answer Key of CGL exam will be published after each shift (Morning and Evening).you can see Ans Key on this website also.

Cut Off Marks :

Cut off is minimum marks that are compulsory to score to get selected for further recruitment process. it is Different for Different Category.

Result :

SCC Release the CGL Result on their official website. it will upload CGL exam result on its official website, result will be in the “PDF” format in that PDF file candidates need to search their name and roll number. After tier-3 (skill test / typing test) final results will be published. After final results, candidates will be appointed for the posts.

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