SSC CGL EXAM Syllabus: Tier-1, Tier-2


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SSC: Combined Graduate Level Examination
(Exam Syllabus)

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:-

Tier Mode of examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
I Computer based A. General Intelligence & Reasoning
25 Questions

B. General Awareness
25 Questions

C. Quantitative Aptitude
25 Questions

D. English Comprehension
25 Questions

50 Marks

50 Marks

50 Marks

50 Marks

Total -200 Marks *

75 Minutes (Total)

For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes

II Computer based
  1. Quantitative Abilities (Paper 1)
  2. English Language & Comprehension (Paper 2)

Statistics (Paper 3)

General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper 4)

  1. 200
  2. 200

200

200

  1. 2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
  2. 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:-

Tier Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
III Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc Total marks 100 60 minutes

For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes

IV Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) (wherever applicable) Same as published in the Notice of Examination Qualifying 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

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,

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

Numerical 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.

English Comprehension :

Candidates‘ 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, 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, close passage & comprehension 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 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, 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 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.

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 considered.

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