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SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM – EXAM PATTERN – SYLLABUS – ELIGIBILITY

**SSC**

COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM

COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM

The Staff

Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Prelims Exam once a

year for selection of candidates for the main Examination. This examination is

conducted for recruitment to various subordinate services like

Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Prelims Exam once a

year for selection of candidates for the main Examination. This examination is

conducted for recruitment to various subordinate services like

(A)

Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the

Govt. of India.

Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the

Govt. of India.

(B)

Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

(C)

Inspectors of Income Tax.

Inspectors of Income Tax.

(D)

Preventive Officers in Customs.

Preventive Officers in Customs.

(E) Examiner

in Customs.

in Customs.

(F)

Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

(G)

Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of

Revenue.

Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of

Revenue.

(H)

Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of

Govt. of India.

Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of

Govt. of India.

(I) Auditor

Offices under C&AG, CGDA ,CGA & others.

Offices under C&AG, CGDA ,CGA & others.

(J)

Accountant/ Junior Accountant.

Accountant/ Junior Accountant.

(K) Tax

Assistant in CBDT and CBEC.

Assistant in CBDT and CBEC.

(L) Compiler

in Registrar General of India.

in Registrar General of India.

**Age**

Limit:(a) 20 to 27 years for Assistant Grade & SIs in CBI, (b) 18

Limit:

to 27 years for inspectors of CE/IT & Div. Acctts/Auditors/UDCs, etc. (c)

20 to 25 years for SIs in CPOs on the first day of August of the year of

Examination. The upper age limit may be relaxed in case of Scheduled Castes,

Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and few such other reserved categories.

**Educational**

Qualification

Qualification

**Desirable**

Qualification For-

Qualification For-

**i) Compiler :**Bachelor’s

Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or

Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.**ii) Statistical Investigator Grade**Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized

– II:

University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard

level.

OR

OR

**Bachelor’s**

Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

**iii)**

All other Posts:Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or

All other Posts:

equivalent.

For further

clarification/explanations, please refer to Noticification when published in

Emplyment News / Rozgar Samachar, etc.

clarification/explanations, please refer to Noticification when published in

Emplyment News / Rozgar Samachar, etc.

**Exam**

Module:

Module:

The

Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

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)

**Tier -III**—

Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever

applicable)/Document Verification

**Exam**

Pattern Syllabus – Prelims (4 sections of 50 marks each, total time -2

hrs)

Pattern Syllabus – Prelims (4 sections of 50 marks each, total time -2

hrs)

Tier I

Examination Total mark

Examination Total mark

1.General

Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks

Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks

2.Gen.Awareness-50marks

3.Quantitative

Aptitude – 50 marks

Aptitude – 50 marks

4.English

Comprehension – 50 marks

Comprehension – 50 marks

Total Marks

– 200

– 200

Duration: 02

hours

hours

**A.**

General Intelligence & Reasoning

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

& un-folding, 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 sub-topics, if any.

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

& un-folding, 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 sub-topics, if any.

**B.**

General Awareness :

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.

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 :

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

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

English Comprehension

Candidates’

ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing

ability, etc. would be tested. The questions in Posts A,B & D will be of a

level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz

graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10+2 level.

ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing

ability, etc. would be tested. The questions in Posts A,B & D will be of a

level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz

graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10+2 level.

**Syllabus**

For Tier-Ii Of The Examination : (2 sections , total time-2hours for each

section)

For Tier-Ii Of The Examination : (2 sections , total time-2hours for each

section)

Tier

II Examination

II Examination

I.Quantitative

Abilities : 200 marks (100 Questions)

Abilities : 200 marks (100 Questions)

Duration: 2

hours

hours

II.English

Language & Comprehension: 200 marks.

Language & Comprehension: 200 marks.

Total

Marks : 400

Marks : 400

Duration : 2

hours

hours

Interview:

100

100

Proficiency

/Skill Test for CSS only.

/Skill Test for CSS only.

Total

marks:700

marks:700

**Syllabus**

for Tier-II of the Examination:

for Tier-II of the Examination:

**Paper-I :**

Quantitative Ability (100 marks)

Quantitative Ability (100 marks)

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 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

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 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 & 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 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.

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 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

for Investigator Grade-II, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

& Compiler in RGI.

for Investigator Grade-II, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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).

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);

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

**Skill**

Test:

Test:

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.

of Tax Assistants ( Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test

(DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.

**NOTE-I :**

Questions

in: Paper-I will be of 10th standard level,Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III

of graduation level.

in: Paper-I will be of 10th standard level,Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III

of graduation level.

The “Data

Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration

of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature.Computer will be provided

by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates

shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration

of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature.Computer will be provided

by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates

shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM – EXAM PATTERN – SYLLABUS – ELIGIBILITY

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October 30, 2017

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