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SSC CGL Examination Syllabus

Indicative Syllabus for Tier-II Examination as per the notification released by SSC is as found below:

Paper Syllabus
Paper I:
Quantitative Abilities[Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level]
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:
1] Number System:

  • Computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions
  • Relationships between numbers
  • Square Roots
  • Elementary Surds

2] Percentage and Ratios

  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time & Work

3] Speed, Time and Distance

4] Algebra

  • Basic Algebraic identities of School Algebra
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Standard Identities

5] Geometry

  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • 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

6] Trignometry Basic

  • Trigonometric Ratio

7] Data Interpretation

  • Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
Paper-II
English Language and Comprehension[Questions in Paper-II will be of 10+2 Level]
Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language.

Question Types:

  • Spot the error
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling/ detecting misspelled 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 JSO Post Only][Questions in Paper-III will be of Graduation Level]
1] 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.

2] Measures of Central Tendency

  • Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

3] Measures of Dispersion

  • Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

4] Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis

  • Different types of moments and their relationship
  • Meaning of skewness and kurtosis
  • Different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

5] 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)

6] Probability Theory

  • Meaning of probability
  • Different definitions of probability
  • Conditional probability
  • Compound probability
  • Independent events
  • Bayes’ theorem.

7] 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).

8] 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.

9] 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.

10] Analysis of Variance

  • Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

11] Time Series Analysis

  • Components of time series
  • Determinations of trend component by different methods
  • Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

12] 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.
Paper-IV
General Studies-Finance and Economics[For Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer Post Only][Questions in Paper-IV will be of Graduation Level]

Part A: Finance and Accounts – (80 marks)

1] 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, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance – (120 marks)

1] Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility

2] Finance Commission-Role and functions

3] Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics

  • Definition, Scope and Nature of Economics
  • Methods of economic study
  • Central problems of an economy
  • Production possibilities curve

4] 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

5] Theory of Production and Cost

  • Meaning and Factors of production
  • Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

6] Forms of Market and Price determination in Different Markets

  • Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
  • Price determination in these markets

7] Indian Economy

  • Nature 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

8] Economic Reforms in India

  • Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment

9] 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
  • Balance of payments
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

10] Role of Information Technology in Governance

SSC CGL – Mode of Selection

Qualification to Appear in Tier-II Examination

  • Based on the marks scored in Tier-I Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II Examination.
  • The Commission shall have the discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in each component of the Tier-I Examination.
  • The Commission may fix separate cut-offs for Paper-III (i.e. for the post of JSO), PaperIV (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I+Paper-II (all other posts).

Qualification to Appear in Tier-III Examination

  • Based on the aggregate performance in Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted to appear in Tier-III (Descriptive Paper).
  • The Commission may fix minimum qualifying marks in each Paper of Tier-II. 1

Qualification to Appear in Tier-IV Process

  • The candidates who score minimum qualifying marks, as fixed by the Commission, in Tier-III Examination will be eligible to appear in Skill Tests and Document Verification.
  • Based on the aggregate performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted to appear in Document Verification and Skill Tests i.e. Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Skill Test (DEST).
  • Skill Tests are qualifying in nature.
  • If a candidate does not appear in Skill Test or fails to qualify the Skill Test, he/ she will not be eligible for the posts where CPT/ DEST are required.

Final Selection

  • Merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations.
  • Final selection of candidates, in each category, will be made on the basis of aggregate marks scored by them in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III examinations and preference of posts exercised by them.