SSC: Combined Graduate Level
Syllabus: Tier-I of The Examination:
The candidates may please refer to the Para No. 9, 9.1 and
9.2 (related to Scheme of Examination) of the Notice of Combined Graduate Level
Examination, 2016 published on 13.02.2016 on Commission’s website as well as
Employment News/Rozgar Samachar.
In accordance with Para No. 9.1 of the Notice, the Commission
had reserved the right to make changes in the scheme of examination such as
conduct of Tier-I and Tier-II examination in computer based examination
mode, treating Tier-I examination as only qualifying etc.
Under the provisions of the Notice as referred above, the
Commission has decided to reduce the Number of Questions from 200 to 100 in
Tier-I of the above Examination which would continue to carry 200 marks. The
duration of the Tier-I examination would be for a period of 75 minutes. It has
also been decided to conduct the Tier-I and Tier-II in computer based
examination mode in place of OMR based examination mode. Tier-I is
scheduled to be held from 27th August, 2016.
Accordingly, the revised scheme of examination is detailed below:-
||Mode of examination
||Scheme of Examination
||A. General Intelligence & Reasoning
B. General Awareness
C. Quantitative Aptitude
D. English Comprehension
Total -200 Marks *
|75 Minutes (Total)
For VH and candidates suffering from
Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes
- Quantitative Abilities (Paper 1)
- English Language & Comprehension (Paper 2)
Statistics (Paper 3)
General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper 4)
- 2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
- 2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
In addition to above, the Commission has also decided to
introduce a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The Question Paper
will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium.
The details may be read as under:-
||Mode of Examination
||Scheme of Examination
||Pen and Paper mode
||Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter
/Application Writing etc
||Total marks 100
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes
||Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
||Same as published in the Notice of Examination
||Same as published in the Notice of Examination
The final merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II
and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e.
Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off.
Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the
notice of examination
would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may
include questions on
similarities and differences,
arithmetical reasoning and figural classification,
coding and decoding,
syllogistic reasoning etc.
The topics are,
Coding & de-coding,
Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding,
Figural Pattern – folding and completion,
Classification of centre codes/roll numbers,
Small & Capital
letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification,
Other sub-topics, if any.
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
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,
fractions and relationships between numbers,
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,
Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights
and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
ability to understand correct English, his basic
comprehension and writing
ability, etc. would be tested.
(The questions in all the components A,B & D will be of a level
commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz.,
graduation and questions in component C will be of 10+2 level).
Syllabus: Tier-II of The Examination:
Paper-I : Arithmetic 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.
Paper-II : English Language & Comprehsion : 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,
antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt words,
idioms & phrases,
improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs,
conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts,
shuffling of sentences in a passage, close passage &
Paper-III : Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of
Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler for 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
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
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their
relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness
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;
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, 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, Chi-square
and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way
Time Series Analysis - Components of time series, Determinations of trend
component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different
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.
NOTE-I: There will not have any component
of Map / Graphs / Statistical Data / Diagrams / Figures / Geometrical problems
in Numerical Aptitude in Tier I Examination for Visually Handicapped candidates
of 40% and above visual disability, opting for SCRIBE.
NOTE-II : The Commission shall have the
discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each component of
the Tier-I Examination taking into consideration among others, category-wise
vacancies and category-wise number of candidates. Only those candidates, who
have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission would be required to
appear in the Tier –II Examination.
NOTE-III : Tier-I examination will be
used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination for various
papers which will be specifically required for different groups of posts.
However, marks of such screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account
for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview/skill test
and also final selection.
NOTE-IV: (i) The Commission will have the
full discretion to fix separate minimum qualifying marks in each of the papers
in Tier I or in Tier II and in the aggregate of all the papers separately for
each category of candidates (viz. SC/ST/OBC/PH/ExS/General (UR) ). 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 the Personality Test / Interview
and / or Skill Test.
(ii) There will be different set of Questions for the papers on Arithmetic in
Tier II for Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates, which shall not have any
component of Map/Graphs / Statistical Data / Diagrams / Figures/Geometrical
problems / Pie-chart etc. However, components of other papers will be the same
as that for general candidates.
NOTE-V : Discrepancies in Question paper
should be brought to the notice of the Commission in writing within fifteen days
of holding of the examination. Representation submitted thereafter will not be