Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC – CGL)
Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted for GroupB and C post to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organisations of the Government of India. SSC CGL is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts. The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975.
Eligibility
Age: The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 32 years.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
Check SSCCGL eligibility here
Scheme of the SSCCGL examination: Online Classes
 The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
 Tier 1 Objective, Online, Computer Based Examination
 TierII – Objective, Online, Computer Based Examination
 TierIII – Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
 TierIV Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
Tier  Subject  No. of Qs.  Max. Marks  Duration 
I  A. General Intelligence and Reasoning  25  50  60 Minutes (Total) 
B. General Awareness  25  50  
C. Quantitative Aptitude  25  50  
D. English Comprehension  25  50  
II  PaperI: Quantitative Abilities  100  200  120 Minutes 
Paperll: English Language and Comprehension  200  200  120 Minutes  
PaperIll: Statistics  100  200  120 Minutes  
PaperIV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)  100  200  120 Minutes 
SSCCGL Tier II:
 SSCCGL PaperI and PaperII are mandatory for all posts.
 SSCCGL PaperIII: Compulsory for post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) after being shortlisted in TierI.
 SSCCGL PaperIV: for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer after being shortlisted in TierI.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 (1/4) mark for every wrong answer in PaperII (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 (1/2) mark for every wrong answer in PaperI, PaperIII and PaperIV.
SSCCGL Scheme of TierIII Examination: English/Hindi
Testing will be on
 Language proficiency
 Grammar, Vocabulary
 and writing skills.
Tier  Mode  Scheme of Examination  Max. Marks  Duration 
III  Pen and Paper mode  Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.) 
100  60 Minutes 
0.5 marks will be deducted from every question that is attempted wrong by a candidate in all the sections.
SSC CGL Tier – IV Exam
The SSC CGL Tier – IV Exam tests skills required for certain government posts:
SSC CGL Data Entry Speed Test (DEST): for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax) – candidates enter data at the rate of 2000 key presses in 15 minutes.
SSC CGL Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), involves covering the topics of word processing, spreadsheets, and making slides.
This test is for the posts of:
Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)
Assistant Section Officer (MEA)and
Assistant Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS)
Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines etc.
SSC CGL Tier I / II syllabus
Reasoning  Quantitative Aptitude  English Language  General Awareness 
Alphabetical Series
Numeric Series Figure Series Analogy Blood Relation Causes and Effects CodingDecoding Decision Making Direction Sense Odd man out Ranking Sitting Arrangements Statement and Arguments Statement and Assumption Statement and Conclusion Syllogism Clocks & Calendars Situation Reaction Test 
Age & Averages
Time& DistanceBoat & Stream Simple & Compound Interest Data Interpretation – Bar graph, Line, tabular, pie chart HCF and LCM Number System Percentage Permutation and Combination Pipe & Cistern Probability Profit and Loss Inequality Quadratic Equation Ratio, Proportion, Partnership Mixtures& Allegations Simplification Time and Work Mensuration (2D&3D) Roots, Surds & Indices Logarithms Decimal and Fraction Heights & Distances 
Antonym & Synonym HomonymsCloze TestFill in the BlanksGrammar basedIdioms and PhrasesJumbled WordsOneword Substitution Para Jumbles Paragraph completion Phrase Substitution Qs on Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Sentence Completion Spotting Errors Idioms & Phrases Passage Correction Sentence Rearrangement 
History Geography Polity Economy Science, Technology, Environment,Sports, Culture & Banking Sector.Budget and Five Year Plans.Current events from Sports.Awards and Honours, Science – Inventions and DiscoveriesImportant PeopleCountries, Capitals, and Currencies History of India. Indian Economics, Indian Constitution and Indian Politics 
SSC CGL PaperIII (Statistics) Syllabus:
 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.
SSC CGL PaperIV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)
Part A: Finance and Accounts – (80 marks):
 Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
 Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
 Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Nonprofit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance – (120 marks)
 Comptroller & Auditor General of India – Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
 Finance Commission – Role and functions
 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics – Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve
 Theory of Demand and Supply – Meaning 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 cost – Meaning 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 markets – Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
 Indian Economy –

 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors – Role of Agriculture, Industry and Servicestheir 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 India – Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment
 Money and Banking –

 Monetary/ 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
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