### SSC CGL

**SSC CGL Exam Pattern**

The Staff
Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level Prelims
Exam once a year for selection of candidates for the main Examination.

Exam Pattern - The
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.

**SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exam Syllabus 2015**

Tier I Examination Total marks

A. General Intelligence + Reasoning - 50 marks

B. Gen.Awareness-50 marks

C. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks

D. English Comprehension - 50 marks

**Note:**- Total Marks - 200, Duration: 02 hours

**A. 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.

**B. 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.

**C. 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.

**D. 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.

**SYLLABUS FOR TIER-II OF THE EXAMINATION :**

(2 SECTIONS , TOTAL TIME- 2 HOURS FOR EACH SECTION)

**Tier II Examination :**

I.Quantitative Abilities : 200 marks (100 Questions) Duration: 2 hours

II.English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks.Total Marks : 400 Duration : 2 hours

Interview: 100

Proficiency /Skill Test for CSS only.

Total marks:700

**CGL Tier-II Syllabus:**

**Paper-I :**

Quantitative
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, cloze passage
& comprehension passage.

**Paper-III :**

Statistics 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.

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 :**

Questions in: Paper-I will be of 10th standard level,

:Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level.

**Skill 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.

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.

**(C ) PERSONALITY TEST/INTERVIEW**

For posts
for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality
Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

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