SSC CGL

SSC CGL

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  • Overview

    The SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) exam is a national-level competitive examination conducted in India. It is held to recruit candidates for various Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in government ministries, departments, and organisations. The exam consists of four tiers, including a preliminary exam, mains exam, descriptive paper, and skill test.

    SSC conducts CGL examination every year to select eligible candidates for posts mentioned below:

    • Assistant Audit Officer
    • Assistant Account Officer
    • Assistant Section Officer
    • Junior Statistical Investigator
    • Tax Assistant
    • Assistant Enforcement Officer etc.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Post / Exam NameAge LimitEducational Qualification
    SSC CGL18-32Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
    • The age limit and relaxation criteria of various posts will be according to the vacancy notification.
    • The Educational qualification and Desirable qualifications for particular posts will be as per the recruitment notification.

    Age Relaxation for Different Categories

    CategoryAge Relaxation
    OBC3 years
    SC/ST5 years
    PwD (Unreserved)10 years
    PwD (OBC)13 years
    PwD (SC/ST)15 years
    Ex-Servicemen (ESM)03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date of receipt of online application.
    Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof3 years
    Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)8 years
    Additional permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group ‘C’ posts
    Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for
    receipt of application.
    Upto 40 years of age
    Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application.Upto 45 years of age
    Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.Upto 35 years of age
    Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST).Upto 40 years of age.

    Exam Pattern

    The Computer Based Examination will be conducted in two tiers.

    • Tier-I
    • Tier-II

    SSC CGL Tier-I

    SSC CGL Tier-I will be a computer-based test consisting of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions.

    SubjectNumber of QuestionsNumber of MarksNegative MarkingTime Duration
    General Intelligence and Reasoning25500.5060 minutes
    General Awareness25500.50
    Quantitative Aptitude25500.50
    English Comprehension25500.50
    Total10020060 minutes

    SSC CGL Tier-II

    SSC CGL Tier-II will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts. Paper-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Statistical Investigator Grade-II who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these posts. Paper-III will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper III for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

    SSC CGL Tier-II Paper-I

    PaperSessionSubjectNumber of QuestionsNumber of MarksNegative MarkingTime Duration
    Paper-ISession-I
    (135
    minutes)
    Section-I:
    Module-I: Mathematical Abilities
    Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence



    30



    30
    180160 minutes
    Section-II:
    Module-I: English Language and Comprehension
    Module-II: General Awareness




    45



    25
    210160 minutes
    Section-III
    Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module
    2060115 minutes
    Session-IISection-III
    Module-II: Data Entry Speed Test Module
    One Data Entry Task-15 minutes
    Total150450

    SSC CGL Tier-II Paper-II

    PaperSubjectNumber of QuestionsNumber of MarksNegative MarkingTime Duration
    Paper-IIStatistics1002000.50120 Minutes
    Total100200120 Minutes

    SSC CGL Tier-II Paper-III

    PaperSubjectNumber of QuestionsNumber of MarksNegative MarkingTime Duration
    Paper-IIIGeneral Studies
    Part A: Finance
    1002000.50120 Minutes
    General Studies
    Part B: Economics
    Total100200120 Minutes

    Syllabus

    The exam syllabus is as follows:

    SSC CGL Tier-I

    SubjectTopic
    General Intelligence & ReasoningSemantic 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 Visualisation
    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.
    General AwarenessIndia and its neighbouring countries
    History
    Culture
    Geography
    Economic Scene
    General Policy & Scientific Research.
    Quantitative AptitudeWhole 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 ComprehensionCandidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

    SSC CGL Tier-II

    SSC CGL Tier-II Paper-I

    SubjectTopicSub-topic
    Mathematical AbilitiesNumber SystemComputation of Whole number
    Decimal and Fractions
    Relationship between numbers
    Fundamental arithmetical operationsPercentages
    Ratio and Proportion
    Square roots
    Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound)
    Profit and Loss
    Discount
    Partnership Business
    Mixture and Alligation
    Time and distance
    Time and work
    AlgebraBasic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations
    GeometryFamiliarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:
    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
    MensurationTriangle
    Quadrilaterals
    Regular Polygons
    Circle
    Right Prism
    Right Circular Cone
    Right Circular Cylinder
    Sphere
    Hemispheres
    Rectangular Parallelepiped
    Regular Right Pyramid with
    triangular or square Base
    TrigonometryTrigonometry
    Trigonometric ratios
    Complementary
    angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2θ + cos2θ=1 etc.
    Statistics and ProbabilityUse of Tables and Graphs Histogram
    Frequency polygon
    Bar-diagram
    Pie-chart
    Measures of central tendency
    Mean
    Median
    Mode
    Standard deviation
    Calculation of simple probabilities
    English Language and ComprehensionVocabulary
    Grammar
    Sentence structure
    Synonyms,Antonyms and their correct usage
    Spot the Error
    Fill in the Blanks
    Synonyms/ Homonyms Antonyms Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
    Idioms & Phrases
    One-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
    To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.
    General AwarenessCurrent Affairs
    General Science
    History
    Culture
    Geography
    Economic Scene
    General Policy and Scientific research
    Computer ProficiencyComputer BasicsOrganization of a computer
    Central Processing Unit (CPU)
    Input/output devices
    Computer memory
    Memory organisation
    Backup devices
    PORTs
    Windows Explorer
    Keyboard shortcuts
    SoftwareWindows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and PowerPoint etc.
    Working with Internet and emailsWeb Browsing & Searching
    Downloading & Uploading
    Managing and E-main Account
    E-Banking
    Basics of networking and cyber securityNetworking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.

    SSC CGL Tier-II Paper-II

    SubjectTopicSub-topic
    StatisticsCollection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical DataPrimary and Secondary data Methods of data collection
    Tabulation of data
    Graphs and charts
    Frequency distributions
    Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
    Measures of Central TendencyCommon measures of central
    tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles,
    deciles, percentiles.
    Measures of DispersionCommon measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
    Moments, Skewness and KurtosisDifferent types of moments
    and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different
    measures of skewness and kurtosis.
    Correlation and RegressionScatter diagram
    Simple correlation coefficient
    Simple regression lines
    Spearman’s rank correlation
    Measures of association of attributes
    Multiple regression
    Multiple and partial correlations (For three variables only).
    Random Variable and Probability DistributionsRandom 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 variables (discrete).
    Sampling TheoryConcept 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 InferencePoint 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 VarianceAnalysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
    Time Series AnalysisComponents of time series
    Determinations of trend component by different methods
    Measurement of seasonal
    variation by different methods
    Index NumbersMeaning of Index Numbers
    Problems in the construction of index numbers
    Types of index numbers
    Different formulae
    Base shifting and splicing of index numbers
    Cost of living Index Numbers
    Uses of Index Numbers.

    SSC CGL Tier-II Paper-III

    PartSubjectTopicSub-topic
    Part AFinance and AccountsFundamental Principles and basic concept of AccountingFinancial Accounting
    Basic concept of accounting
    Part BEconomics and GovernanceComptroller & Auditor General of IndiaConstitutional provisions
    Role and responsibility.
    Finance CommissionRole and Functions
    Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to MicroeconomicsDefinition, scope and nature of Economics
    Methods of economic Study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.
    Theory of Demand and SupplyMeaning 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 costMeaning and Factors of Production
    Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
    Forms of Market and price determination in different marketsVarious forms of markets-Perfect Competition Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price
    determination in these markets.
    Indian EconomyNature 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 IndiaEconomic reforms since 1991
    Liberalisation
    Privatisation
    Globalisation
    Disinvestment
    Money and BankingMonetary/ 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, 2003
    Role of Information Technology in Governance

    Registration Process

    • Visit the website click here and click 'New Registration'.
    • Read the instructions carefully and fill the form. For documents, candidates need to have their Aadhar Number and Matriculation details ready for identification proof.
    • After registration, an online application is to be filled and submitted.

    Next, candidates need to pay the Application Fee which is different for each category

    CategoryFee
    General100 INR
    OBC100 INR
    SC/ST EXEMPTED
    PwD EXEMPTED
    Ex-Servicemen EXEMPTED
    Female Candidates EXEMPTED

    Final submission of the form is to be done and the application process is completed.

    Previous Year Cut Offs

    Cut-offs for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Account Officer

    Post NameCategory
    EWSSCSTOHHHOBCPWD_OHUR
    Assistant Audit Officer433.74732401.35067390.75965367.76529332.81329429.79515298.63044 1445.38883
    Assistant Accounts Officer440.26185409.28136389.79653365.98734332.82596433.06527326.75584453.59838

    Cut-offs for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)

    Post NameCategory
    EWSSCSTOBC
    Junior Statistical Investigator357.61330 328.09439 323.85772 363.79694