SSC CGL SYLLABUS
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined
Graduate Level Examination will be conducted in phases. Tier I & Tier II
Exam syllabus details are given below…..
Syllabus for Combine
Graduate Level TierI Examination:
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning : It would include questions of both verbal
and nonverbal 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, nonverbal 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 & decoding, 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, Other subtopics, if
any.
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 neighbouring countries
especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General
Policy & Scientific Research.
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 Alligation, 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
D. English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct
English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
Note: The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level
commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in
Part C will be of 10th standard level.
Syllabus for Combine
Graduate Level (TierII ) Examination:
PaperI : 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 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
PaperII : 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 misspelt 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.
PaperIII : Statistics for Investigator GradeII, Ministry of Statistics
& Programme Implementation & Compiler in RGI. 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 nonsampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage 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, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance – Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway 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.
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 nonsampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage 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, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance – Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway 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.
SSC CGL Selection Process: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined
Graduate Level Exam will be conducted in different stages. Selection process
details are given below….
Selection Process Details: Combined Graduate Level Exam selection
process will consists of different stages like Written examination and the
Interview / Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Document verification.
1. Written Examination: Written examination will be conducted in
Two Tier Process. TierI & TierII written examination will consists of
Objective Multiple Choice Type questions. Time duration for each examination
will be two hours. TierI examination will be held for 200 marks and TierII
exam will be held for 400 marks. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks
for each wrong answer in TierI. In TierII, there will be negative marking of
0.25 marks in PaperII and 0.50 marks in PaperI and PaperIII for each wrong
answer. Only those candidates, who have scored the cut off marks in Tier I
Examination fixed by the Commission would be required to appear in the Tier –II
Examination.
Note I: TierI examination is used to screen the candidates for
appearing in TierII examination for various papers which will be specifically
required for different groups of posts. However, marks of such screened
candidates in TierI will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates
for selecting them for the interview/skill test and also final selection.
Note II: Only those candidates who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for Interview and/or Skill Test.
Note II: Only those candidates who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for Interview and/or Skill Test.
2. Personality Test/ Interview: The Personality Test/ interview will carry
a maximum of 100 marks. The Commission, at its discretion may fix different
minimum qualifying marks in interview for General and Reserved category
candidates.
(i). Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible to appear in the Skill Test.
(i). Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible to appear in the Skill Test.
3. Skill Test: Skill test will be conducted only for the post of Tax
Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at
8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer. The Skill Test
will be of qualifying nature.
The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency
Test (CPT), comprising of three modules Word Processing , Spread Sheet and
Generation of Slides, for applicant for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will
be of qualifying nature.
4. Physical Standards for Different Posts: The physical standard test will be
conducted for the posts of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive
Officer/ Inspector & SubInspector in CBN) and SubInspector in CBI. The
physical measurements (including vision test) for candidates will be conducted
by the concerned Indenting Departments and only those candidates who fulfill
the specified physical measurements will be eligible for the respective posts
as follows.
Physical standards for the post of Inspector
(Central Excise/Examiner/ Preventive Officer/ Inspector & SubInspector in
CBN):
Male Candidates:
(i) Physical Standards:
Height 157.5 cms.,
Chest 81 cms. (fully expanded with a minimum expanses of 5 cms.) 
Height relaxable by 5
cms. In the case
of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes. 
ii) Physical Test:
Walking: 1600 metres in 15 minutes.
Cycling: 8 Kms. In 30 minutes.
Walking: 1600 metres in 15 minutes.
Cycling: 8 Kms. In 30 minutes.
Female Candidates:
(i) Physical Standards (Minimum):
(i) Physical Standards (Minimum):
Height 152 cms.
Weight 48 Kgs. 
Height relaxable by
2.5 cms.
Weight by 2 Kgs. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese and Members of Scheduled Tribes. 
ii) Physical Test:
Walking: 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
Cycling: 3 Kms. in 25 minutes.
Walking: 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
Cycling: 3 Kms. in 25 minutes.
The Commission will recommend the candidates in
the Merit List on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates
in the written examination and interview (wherever applicable) and preference
exercised by the candidates in the Application Form for different
Posts and thereafter, wherever applicable at the time of Tier II/ Interview/
Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test depending on the number of vacancies
available.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) details and Scheme of Examination are given below….
Examination Pattern: The Examination will be conducted in three
tiers as indicated below:
Tier I: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier II: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
TierIII: Personality Test cum Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.
Tier I: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier II: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
TierIII: Personality Test cum Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.
Scheme of Examination for different posts will
be as follows:
Post

Tier I
Examination

Tier II
Examination

Interview

Proficiency
/Skill Test 
Total
mark 
Posts for which
Interview is prescribed other than Statistical Investigator GradeII. 
A. General
Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks
B. Gen.Awareness50marks C. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks D. English Comprehension – 50 marksTotal Marks – 200 Duration: 02 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes 
I.Quantitative
Abilities :
200 marks (100 Questions) Duration: 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2hours 40 minutes where eligible. II.English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks. Total Marks : 400 Duration : 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:2 hours 40 minutes wherever eligible. 
100 Marks

Computer
Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only 
700

Posts for which
no Interview is prescribed, other than Compiler. 
do

do

No

Data Entry
Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant 
600

Statistical
Investigator GradeII 
do

PaperI & II
as above 400 marks
PaperIII Statistics 200 marks (100 Questions) 
100 mark



900

Compiler

do

do

NO



800

NoteI: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong
answer in TierI.
In TierII, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in PaperII and 0.50 marks in PaperI and PaperIII for each wrong answer.
In TierII, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in PaperII and 0.50 marks in PaperI and PaperIII for each wrong answer.
1. Combined Graduate Level (TierI)
Examination: Tier –I of the Combined
Graduate level Examination will be common for all categories of posts.
Part

Subject

Max.
Marks/ Questions 
Total Duration/
Timing for General candidates 
Total Duration/
Timing for visually Handicapped and Cerebral Palsy candidates 
A

General Intelligence
& Reasoning 
50

2 Hours 10.00
A.M. to 12.00
Noon OR 2.00 P.M. to 4.00P.M 
2 Hours 40 mins 10.00
A.M. to 12.40 PM OR 2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M.

B

General Awareness

50


C

Quantitative
Aptitude 
50


D

English
Comprehension 
50

Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple
Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.
2. Combined Graduate Level (TierII)
Examination: TierII of the Combined
Graduate Level Examination 2014 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice
and will be conducted over a period of two days.
Scheme of TierII Written Examination
(TierII):
Paper
No. 
Subject / Paper

Max.
Marks 
Number
of Questions 
Duration & Timings
for
General candidates 
Duration &
Timings
for VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates 
III

Statistics

200

100

2 Hours

2 Hours and 40 Min

I

Quantitative
Abilities 
200

100

2 Hours

2 Hours and 40 Min

II

English
Language & Comprehension 
200

200

2 Hours

2 Hours and 40 Min

Note I: PaperI & II are compulsory for all the categories of
posts. PaperIII is only for those candidates who apply for the post of
Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
NoteII: Questions in PaperI will be of 10th standard level,
PaperII of 10+2 level and PaperIII of graduation level.
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