SSC CGL

About SSC CGL Exam

  • Exam Pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Eligibility
  • Salary Info
  • Application Fee

 

SSC CGL 2019 Selection Procedure

SSC CGL is conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

  1. SSC CGL Tier 1: Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  2. SSC CGL Tier 2: Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  3. SSC CGL Tier 3: Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Letter/Application Writing)
  4. SSC CGL Tier 4: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification

 

Candidates who clear SSC CGL Tier 1 cutoff are eligible to appear for Tier 2 & Tier 3 exams. However, the evaluation of Tier 3 Descriptive exam will be done only if a candidate clears the combined cut off for Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams.

Tier 4 exam (Computer Proficiency Test or Skill Test) is applicable for candidates applying for TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector posts.

The SSC CGL Final result is declared after all the Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 exams are conducted. The final merit list is prepared by considering the consolidated marks obtained in the Tiers 1, 2, 3 exams.

If a candidate does not clear Tier 4 (Skill/Typing test) then he/she will be eligible for the posts which do not require the typing skills.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
Total 100 200

There is a negative marking of 0.5 Marks for each wrong answer.

There is no sectional cut off.

No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Paper 1 – Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 Paper 2 – English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Paper 3 – Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 Paper 4 – General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

There is a negative marking of 0.5 Marks for each wrong answer in Paper 1 & Paper 3

Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper 2

No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

There is no sectional cut off.

Paper 1 & Paper 2 – Compulsory for all posts

Paper 3 – Only for Statistical Investigator & Compiler posts

Paper 4 – Only for Assistant Audit Officer Group B post

 

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 3 exam is a descriptive test. It is an OFFLINE Test. The paper will be in English/Hindi and will constitute of 100 marks. The entire paper needs to be completed in 60 minutes.

Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.) 100 marks 1 hour or 60 minutes

 

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) followed by Document Verification.

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

 

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude 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, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, 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, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles.

General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning includes 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, judgment, 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 center codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

English Syllabus

This section measures Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. This section may include questions on Phrases and Idioms, One-word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings Correction, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active Passive, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test, etc.

General Awareness Syllabus

Questions in this section will be aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness (GK+GS) of the environment around him and its application to society. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research. The questions will also be asked from Science, Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days, Portfolios, People in News, etc.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities) Syllabus:

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 and Comprehension) Syllabus:

Questions in this section 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 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) Syllabus:

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 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.

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 twoway 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):

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):

Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:

1.1 Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

1.2 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):

2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.

2.2 Finance Commission-Role and functions.

2.3 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.

2.4 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 behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

2.5 Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production, Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

2.6 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.

2.7 Indian Economy:

2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.

2.7.2 National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.

2.7.3 Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.

2.7.4 Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.

2.7.5 Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

2.8 Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.

2.9 Money and Banking:

2.9.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.

2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance.

Note: Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.

 

 

SSC CGL Eligibility 2019

SSC CGL Educational Qualifications 2019

Candidates should have a graduate degree on or before 01.01.2020. Candidates, who are in the final year of graduation can also apply for SSC CGL with their provisional degrees.

A). Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

  1. Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute
  2. Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters I Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

B). Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects at degree level

C). Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognised university.

D). All other posts

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university.

 

SSC CGL Age Limit 2019

SSC has increased the age limit for SSC CGL recruitment 2019, though the age varies from post to post. The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 27 years and the maximum age limit criteria are 32 years.

SSC CGL Post Wise Age Limit

Department Age Limit Posts
CSS 20-30 years Assistant Section Officer
Intelligence Bureau Not exceeding 30 Years Assistant Section Officer
Directorate of Enforcement,

Department of Revenue

Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer
M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer
NIA Up to 30 years Sub Inspector
CBI 20-30 years Sub Inspector
Narcotics 18-25 years Sub Inspector
CBEC 20-27 years Tax Assistant
Other departments 18-27 years All other posts

SSC CGL Age Relaxation

Category Years
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

Check Your Age Eligibility

Age Limit Date of Birth
18-27 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1991 and not later than 01.August.2000
20-27 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1991 and not later than 01.August.1998
20-30 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1988 and not later than 01.August.1998
30 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1988 and not later than 01.August.2000
32 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1986 and not later than 01.August.2000

Physical Standards

Below are some important physical standards required to be considered before applying for the post of Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:

Male Female
Height 157.5 cm 152 cm
Height Relaxable 5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes. 2.5 cm
Walking 1600 mts in 5 minutes 1km in 20 minutes
Cycling 8Km in 30 minutes 3km in 25 minutes

Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation and Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency:

Male Female
Height
  • 165 cm (SI in CBI)
  • 170 cm (SI in NIA)
150 cm
Height Relaxable 5 cm in the case of Hillsmen and Tribals. 2.5 cm
Chest 76 cm with expansion NA
Vision
  • Distant Vision: 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in another eye.
  • Near Vision: 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in another eye

 

 

SSC CGL Salary 2019

SSC has categorized Posts on the basis of grade pay and cities. In total, there are 5 grade-pays in CGL Jobs viz., 4800, 4600, 4200, 2800, and 2400.

Job Posts & Department Grade-Pay Net in hand salary (After 7th pay commission)
Assistant Audit Officer- Under C & AG 4800 65318 (X)

59434 (Y)

55626 (Z)

Assistant Accounts Officer 4800 65318 (X)

59434 (Y)

55626 (Z)

Assistant Section Officer- Central Secretariat 4600 61888 (X)

58296 (Y)

54704(Z)

Assistant Section Officer- Intelligence Bureau 4600
Assistant Section Officer – Railway 4600
Assistant Section Officer – Ext. Affairs 4600
Assistant Section Officer – AFHQ 4600
Assistant – Other Ministries 4600
Inspector of Income Tax – CBDT 4600
Inspector (Central Excise) – CBIC 4600
Inspector (Preventive Officer) – CBIC 4600
Inspector (Examiner) – CBIC 4600
Assistant Enforcement Officer – Dept. Of Revenue 4600
Sub-Inspector – CBI 4600
Inspector of post – Dept. of Post 4600
Inspector – Narcotics 4600
Assistant – Other Ministries 4200 49543 (X)

44636 (Y)

41804 (Z)

Divisional Accountant – Under C & AG 4200
Junior Statistical Officer – Statistics 4200
Statistical Investigator Grade II – Registrar General of India 4200
Sub-Inspector – NIA 4200
Auditor – Under CGDA 2800 41526 (X)

37115 (Y)

34779 (Z)

Auditor – Under C & AG 2800
Auditor – Under CGA & Others 2800
Accountant/Jr. Accountant – Under C & AG 2800
Accountant/Jr. Accountant – Under CGA & Others 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC – Central govt. offices 2400 36742 (X)

32627 (Y)

30587 (Z)

Tax Assistant – CBDT 2400
Tax Assistant – CBIC 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 2400
Upper Division Clerks – Border road org.

2400

SSC CGL Application Fee 2019

 

Category Fee
Male (General/OBC) Rs. 100/-
Female (All Categories) No Fee
ST/SC/PwD/Ex-Servicemen

About SSC CGL Exam

 

SSC CGL 2019 Selection Procedure

SSC CGL is conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

  1. SSC CGL Tier 1: Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  2. SSC CGL Tier 2: Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  3. SSC CGL Tier 3: Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Letter/Application Writing)
  4. SSC CGL Tier 4: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification

 

Candidates who clear SSC CGL Tier 1 cutoff are eligible to appear for Tier 2 & Tier 3 exams. However, the evaluation of Tier 3 Descriptive exam will be done only if a candidate clears the combined cut off for Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams.

Tier 4 exam (Computer Proficiency Test or Skill Test) is applicable for candidates applying for TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector posts.

The SSC CGL Final result is declared after all the Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 exams are conducted. The final merit list is prepared by considering the consolidated marks obtained in the Tiers 1, 2, 3 exams.

If a candidate does not clear Tier 4 (Skill/Typing test) then he/she will be eligible for the posts which do not require the typing skills.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
Total 100 200

There is a negative marking of 0.5 Marks for each wrong answer.

There is no sectional cut off.

No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Paper 1 – Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 Paper 2 – English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Paper 3 – Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 Paper 4 – General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

There is a negative marking of 0.5 Marks for each wrong answer in Paper 1 & Paper 3

Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper 2

No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

There is no sectional cut off.

Paper 1 & Paper 2 – Compulsory for all posts

Paper 3 – Only for Statistical Investigator & Compiler posts

Paper 4 – Only for Assistant Audit Officer Group B post

 

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 3 exam is a descriptive test. It is an OFFLINE Test. The paper will be in English/Hindi and will constitute of 100 marks. The entire paper needs to be completed in 60 minutes.

Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.) 100 marks 1 hour or 60 minutes

 

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) followed by Document Verification.

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).

 

 

 

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude 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, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, 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, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles.

General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning includes 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, judgment, 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 center codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

English Syllabus

This section measures Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. This section may include questions on Phrases and Idioms, One-word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings Correction, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active Passive, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test, etc.

General Awareness Syllabus

Questions in this section will be aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness (GK+GS) of the environment around him and its application to society. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research. The questions will also be asked from Science, Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days, Portfolios, People in News, etc.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities) Syllabus:

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 and Comprehension) Syllabus:

Questions in this section 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 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) Syllabus:

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 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.

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 twoway 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):

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):

Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:

1.1 Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

1.2 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):

2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.

2.2 Finance Commission-Role and functions.

2.3 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.

2.4 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 behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

2.5 Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production, Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

2.6 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.

2.7 Indian Economy:

2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.

2.7.2 National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.

2.7.3 Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.

2.7.4 Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.

2.7.5 Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

2.8 Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.

2.9 Money and Banking:

2.9.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.

2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance.

Note: Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.

 

 

SSC CGL Eligibility 2019

SSC CGL Educational Qualifications 2019

Candidates should have a graduate degree on or before 01.01.2020. Candidates, who are in the final year of graduation can also apply for SSC CGL with their provisional degrees.

A). Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

  1. Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute
  2. Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters I Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

B). Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects at degree level

C). Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognised university.

D). All other posts

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university.

 

SSC CGL Age Limit 2019

SSC has increased the age limit for SSC CGL recruitment 2019, though the age varies from post to post. The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 27 years and the maximum age limit criteria are 32 years.

SSC CGL Post Wise Age Limit

Department Age Limit Posts
CSS 20-30 years Assistant Section Officer
Intelligence Bureau Not exceeding 30 Years Assistant Section Officer
Directorate of Enforcement,

Department of Revenue

Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer
M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer
NIA Up to 30 years Sub Inspector
CBI 20-30 years Sub Inspector
Narcotics 18-25 years Sub Inspector
CBEC 20-27 years Tax Assistant
Other departments 18-27 years All other posts

SSC CGL Age Relaxation

Category Years
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

Check Your Age Eligibility

Age Limit Date of Birth
18-27 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1991 and not later than 01.August.2000
20-27 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1991 and not later than 01.August.1998
20-30 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1988 and not later than 01.August.1998
30 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1988 and not later than 01.August.2000
32 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1986 and not later than 01.August.2000

Physical Standards

Below are some important physical standards required to be considered before applying for the post of Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:

Male Female
Height 157.5 cm 152 cm
Height Relaxable 5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes. 2.5 cm
Walking 1600 mts in 5 minutes 1km in 20 minutes
Cycling 8Km in 30 minutes 3km in 25 minutes

Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation and Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency:

Male Female
Height
  • 165 cm (SI in CBI)
  • 170 cm (SI in NIA)
150 cm
Height Relaxable 5 cm in the case of Hillsmen and Tribals. 2.5 cm
Chest 76 cm with expansion NA
Vision
  • Distant Vision: 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in another eye.
  • Near Vision: 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in another eye

 

 

SSC CGL Salary 2019

SSC has categorized Posts on the basis of grade pay and cities. In total, there are 5 grade-pays in CGL Jobs viz., 4800, 4600, 4200, 2800, and 2400.

Job Posts & Department Grade-Pay Net in hand salary (After 7th pay commission)
Assistant Audit Officer- Under C & AG 4800 65318 (X)

59434 (Y)

55626 (Z)

Assistant Accounts Officer 4800 65318 (X)

59434 (Y)

55626 (Z)

Assistant Section Officer- Central Secretariat 4600 61888 (X)

58296 (Y)

54704(Z)

Assistant Section Officer- Intelligence Bureau 4600
Assistant Section Officer – Railway 4600
Assistant Section Officer – Ext. Affairs 4600
Assistant Section Officer – AFHQ 4600
Assistant – Other Ministries 4600
Inspector of Income Tax – CBDT 4600
Inspector (Central Excise) – CBIC 4600
Inspector (Preventive Officer) – CBIC 4600
Inspector (Examiner) – CBIC 4600
Assistant Enforcement Officer – Dept. Of Revenue 4600
Sub-Inspector – CBI 4600
Inspector of post – Dept. of Post 4600
Inspector – Narcotics 4600
Assistant – Other Ministries 4200 49543 (X)

44636 (Y)

41804 (Z)

Divisional Accountant – Under C & AG 4200
Junior Statistical Officer – Statistics 4200
Statistical Investigator Grade II – Registrar General of India 4200
Sub-Inspector – NIA 4200
Auditor – Under CGDA 2800 41526 (X)

37115 (Y)

34779 (Z)

Auditor – Under C & AG 2800
Auditor – Under CGA & Others 2800
Accountant/Jr. Accountant – Under C & AG 2800
Accountant/Jr. Accountant – Under CGA & Others 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC – Central govt. offices 2400 36742 (X)

32627 (Y)

30587 (Z)

Tax Assistant – CBDT 2400
Tax Assistant – CBIC 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 2400
Upper Division Clerks – Border road org.

2400

SSC CGL Application Fee 2019

 

Category Fee
Male (General/OBC) Rs. 100/-
Female (All Categories) No Fee
ST/SC/PwD/Ex-Servicemen

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