SSC CGL

Introduction

The Staff Selection Commission exam, established by the Govt. of India recruits grade officers for the various posts under the ministerial wing. Being a highly competitive exam, its syllabus is structured in 3 different tiers to test the candidate’s exposure and credibility to handle managerial tasks at the government level.

Staff selection is entrusted with the responsibility of recruiting for various posts. The exam that most people seek is however combine graduate level examination.

Offerings

Posts Offered under combine graduate level (CGL) exam

  • Assistant

  • SI in CBI, Delhi Police

  • Inspector (Central Excise, Preventive Officer, Examiner)

  • Inspector of Posts/ Income Tax/

  • AEO in DoE

  • Divisional Accountant

  • Auditor/UDC

  • Junior Accountant

Salary Scale for SSC CGL Posts

  • Pay Scales: 9300 – 34800

  • Basic Pay: 17140

  • Grade Pay:4600

  • D.A.: 107%

  • HRA: Rs 1714 - 5142

  • TA: Rs. 800 – 1600

Eligibility

Complete Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below.

i) Compiler:

Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.

ii) Statistical Investigator Grade – II

Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics as one of the main subjects

OR

Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics ( with Statistics as a papers studied in one year/two years/all three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

OR

Bachelor’s Degree with Economics ( with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

OR

Bachelor’s Degree with Commerce (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

NOTE:

“Statistics” means any branch of Statistics, applied or otherwise.

iii) All other Posts:

Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

NOTE:

For posts of Assistants (CSS), Computer Proficiency has also been prescribed as an essential qualification.

Syllabus

Tier-I of the Examination :

(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/NumberAnalogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, FiguralClassification, 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 & citymatching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding,decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, SocialIntelligence, 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 bedesigned to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations andexperience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test willalso 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 SchoolAlgebra & 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 Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essentialqualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10thstandard level.

Syllabus for Tier II

Scheme of Written Examination (Tier-II):

  • Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts. Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II& Compiler.

  • Candidates opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II must ensure that they possess the requisite qualification as mentioned above. Commission reservesthe right to take appropriate action against applicants who do not possess the requisiteeligibility while opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II.

Indicative Syllabus for Tier-II of the Examination:

Paper-I :Quantitative Ability : The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use ofnumbers 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 SchoolAlgebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds ofcentres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, anglessubtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle,Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right CircularCylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid withtriangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, StandardIdentities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bardiagram & 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 ofverbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling ofsentences 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 Secondarydata, 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 andmode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, meandeviation 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; simpleregression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multipleregression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).

Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditionalprobability; 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 randomvariable (discrete).

Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Samplingand non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques(simple randomsampling, 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, Leastsquares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and largesample 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 bydifferent 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 indexnumbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

Structure of Examinations

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

Tier I Examination

Tier I Examination
General Intelligence + Reasoning - 50 marks 50 questions Duration: 02 hours
Gen.Awareness- 50 marks 50 questions
Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks 50 questions
English Comprehension - 50 marks 50 questions
Total Marks 200 marks 200 Questions

Tier II

Tier II Examination
Quantitative Abilities : 200 marks 100 questions Duration: 02 hours
English Language &Comprehension: 200 marks 100 questions
For Stratistical investigating OfficersAnd compilers : 200 marks 100 questions
Total Marks 600 marks marks (for Stratistical investigating officers)(400 marks for other posts) 200 Questions

Interview 100 marks

Negative marking : 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in Tier I. In Tier II, negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper II and 0.50 marks in Paper I and Paper III for each wrong answer

How to file an application for SSC

Procedure for Online Submission of Application

  1. On-line application facility will be available from 02.05.2015 to 28.05.2015 (5:00PM) for Part –I Registration and up to 01.06.2015 (5:00 PM) for Part - II Registration.

  2. Online submission of the application may be made at website http://ssconline.nic.in. and http://ssconline2.gov.in Instructions are available at the site. Candidate should read the instructions carefully before making any entry or selecting options. Candidate should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. Mandatory fields are marked with * (asterisk) sign.

  3. The filling of online application contains two parts : Part I Registration Part II Registration

  4. In Part I registration, candidate will have to fill basic information. On submission of details, candidate will be prompted to check the details and make any correction in the application.

  5. Candidate may press “I agree” button after declaration once he/she finds that information supplied by him/her is in order and no correction is required. Thereafter no correction/modification etc. will be allowed.

  6. A page with Registration No. will now be generated. Note down the registration number or take out the print out of the page. The application procedure is incomplete without part IIregistration. Part II registration requires filling of payment details, uploading of photograph andscanned signature. Candidates may note that the Registration number given by theCommission and Transaction ID of the Bank should be properly entered in the relevant space,failing which it will not be possible to link the payment with Part I registration. On-lineapplication will be complete only if scanned signature and photo are uploaded as perinstructions. Incomplete online application will be rejected summarily.

  7. The candidates submitting their applications On-Line should pay the requisite fee only through State Bank of India either in the form of challan or online payment through SBI Net Banking/any Credit or Debit Card. Challan form will be generated on-line.

  8. To pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out of challan generated online after completion of part I registration. Deposit the requisite fee in pay branch of State Bank of India and then continue with the Part II registration.

  9. . Those who want to pay online through SBI net banking, can go directly to part II registration after completion of part I. Candidate will have to supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part II registration.

  10. Those who are exempted from payment of fee can skip steps 6 to 8.

  11. Then upload a recently taken scanned photograph in 8 – bit JPG format. The digital size of thefile must be less than 12 kb and greater than 4 kb and of resolution 100 pixel widths by 120pixels height.

  12. Then upload your scanned signature in JPG format. The digital size of the file must be less than 12 kb and greater than 1 kb and of resolution 140 pixel width by 60 pixels height

  13. Emails will be received by the candidates on completion of Part-II Registration. Copy of email may be retained to produce before the Regional Office in the event of any discrepancy.

  14. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions carefully before filling up the application form.

  15. Request for change/correction in any particulars in the Application Form shall not beentertained under any circumstances. The Staff Selection Commission will not be responsiblefor any consequences arising out of non acceptance of any correction/addition/deletion in any particular filled in application form whatever the reasons may be.

  16. Copy of challan through which fee is paid or details of online payment must retained and produced on demand.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING UP THE APPLICATION (Off line forms)

  • Please read the instructions given in the Notice of Examination carefully before filling up the applicationform, in your own interest.

  • Use only blue/black ball pen to write in the boxes. i.e.

  • Instructions have been given for most items in the application itself which should be gone through carefully before filling up the boxes. For items for which instructions are not available, further instructions given below may be gone through carefully. Please go through the instructions given below for filling up each item numbered in the application form:-

Column 1 and 2: Name of the Examination Centre and Code Refer to para-8 of the Notice of the Examination.

Column 12.1: Code for seeking age relaxation. Refer to para 5 (C) of the Notice of the Examination.

Column 13: Preference for Posts Candidates should carefully indicate preference for Posts (refer para-2 of Notice). Option once exercised will be final and no change addition will be allowed under any circumstance.

Column 15:Minority communities notified by Govt. namely, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists or Zoroastrians (Parsees). Write 8 in the box if you belong to any of the Minority community. Otherwise leave it blank.

Column 17: Educational Qualification from Degree or Equivalent onwards: See Annexure –X for Codes. Use OTHERS[ code-35] for any other qualification.

Column 17: Subject Code :See Annexure – X for codes. Use OTHERS (Code No.48) for other subjects. If marks are not available equivalent marks may be filled or marks column may be left blank.

Column 19: Postal AddressAddressWrite your complete communication address including your Name in English in capital letters or in Hindi with blue/black ball pen. Do not forget to write 6 digits PIN Code in the boxes. All the correspondence will be made to this address.

Column 20:Paste your recent photograph of size 4cmx5cm. Do not staple and do not get the photo attested. Please note that your application shall be rejected summarily without photograph or with mutilated / defacedphotograph.Box in the Application form for Roll Number to be left unfilled (blank) by the candidate.

Column 21 & 22: Signature of Candidate is required. Unsigned application shall also be rejected.

IMPORTANT (i)-It is in the interest of the candidates to furnish e-mail ID and mobile number to enable the Commission at its option, to send the call letter / inform about venues for Written Examination through email/SMS.

Structure of Examinations

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

Tier I Examination

Section Name Total Marks Total Questions Duration
A. General Intelligence + Reasoning 50 marks 50 questions 2 hrs
B. Gen.Awareness 50 marks 50 questions
C. Quantitative Aptitude 50 marks 50 questions
D. English Comprehension 50 marks 50 questions
Total 200 200

Tier II Examination

Section Name Total Marks Total Questions Duration
Quantitative Abilities : 200 marks 100 questions 2 hrs
English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks 200 questions
For Stratistical investigating OfficersAnd compilers 200 marks 100 questions
Total 600 marks (for Stratistical investigating officers 400 marks for other posts 200
Interview 100

Negative marking : 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in Tier I. In Tier II, negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper II and 0.50 marks in Paper I and Paper III for each wrong answer

Important Dates

Notification Date : 2nd May 2015
Last date for form submission : 1st June 2015
Date for Examination of Tier I : 9th August 2015 & 16th August 2015

Packages

Pay less, value more.

Excellence

SSC CGL (Tier 1) Excellence

1500

  • 10 Topicwise Test
  • 5 Full Length Tests
  • 50 Sectional

Comprehensive

SSC CGL (Tier 1) Comprehensive

750

  • 5 Full Length Tests
  • 50 Sectional
  • Current Affair Notes

Concise

SSC CGL (Tier 1) Concise

450

  • 3 Full Length Tests
  • 50 Sectional
  • Current Affair Notes