SSC CGL Syllabus 2023: The Staff Selection Commission every year conducts a Combined Graduate Level Examination to recruit candidates under Group B and Group C Cadre. The below-mentioned article gives you a complete description of the Tier-I, Tier-II Examination Pattern and Selection Procedure.
The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
- Tier -I – Computer-Based Examination (CBT)
- Tier -II -Computer-Based Examination (CBT)
- Tier -III – Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
- Tier-IV – Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification (DV).
|Tier||Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allowed|
|I||A. General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||
60 Minutes (Total)
For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para-
5.11 of Notice): 80 Minutes
|B. General Awareness||25||50|
|C. Quantitative Aptitude||25||50|
|D. English Comprehension||25||50|
|II||Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities||100||200||120 Minutes
(for each Paper)
|For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para-
5.11 of Notice): 160 Minutes
|Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension||200||200|
|Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)||100||200|
Note-I: In Tier-I, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
Note-II: In Tier-II, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III, and Paper-IV.
Note-III: In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.
Note-IV: In Tier-II, Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post/ Paper.
Note-V: In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts/ Paper.
Scheme of Tier-III Examination:
|Tier||Mode of Examination||Scheme of Examination||Maximum Marks||Time Allowed|
|III||Pen and Paper mode||Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para-5.11 of Notice):
Tier-I Examination Syllabus
- General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial 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.
- General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s 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 everyday 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 to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any
- Numerical Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and the number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test the sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real-life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationships between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).
- English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, their basic comprehension and writing ability, would be tested.
(The questions in components A, B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz; graduation).
Tier-II Examination Syllabus
Paper-I: Arithmetic Ability: This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and the relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Use of Table and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time etc.
Paper-II: English Language & Comprehension: Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of the English Language and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc. There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).
Paper-III: Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. (?)
Probability, Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential. The compilation, classification, tabulation of Statistical Data, and Graphical presentation of data.
Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, me asures of association and contingency, scatter diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis ( for two or more variables ) excluding partial correlation coefficients.
Concept of Population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling distribution of x properties of estimators and estimation of confidence intervals.
Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling etc., Sampling and non-sampling errors, type-I and type-II errors.
Concepts of Hypothesis – Null and alternate, Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small samples including Chi-square tests ( Z, t, F, χ2 tests ).
Index Numbers, Time series analysis – components of variation and their estimation.
- Demand and Supply Analysis, including Laws and Interaction of Demand and
- Production Function and Laws of
- Commodity Pricing – Characteristics of various Market Forms and Price Determination under such Market
- Theory of Factor Pricing – Rent, Wage, Interest and
- Theory of Employment – Classical and Neo-classical
- Keynesian Theory of Employment – Principles of Effective Demand. Meaning and Importance of Investment, Relation between Saving and Investment, Multiplier Effect and the process of Income Generation, Post Keynesian
- Nature and Functions of Money, Value of Money, Fluctuations in the value of Money – Inflation and Deflation, Monetary Policy, Index
- International Trade-Free Trade and Protection, Theories of International
- Foreign Exchange – Determination of the rate of Exchange – Purchasing Power Parity theory and Balance of Payment
- Public Finance – Scope and importance of Public Finance.
- Taxation – Meaning, Classification and Principles of Taxation, Incidence of
Indian Economics and General Statistics:
- Statistical Investigation – Meaning and Planning of
- Collection of data and editing of
- Types of
- Schedule and
- Presentation of data – classification, tabulation,
- Measures of Central
- National Income and Accounting – Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income, Structural changes in the Indian Economy as seen in National Income
- Agricultural sector – Agricultural Development during Plan Period, Rural Credit, Agricultural Price Policy, Rural Development Co-operation and Panchayati
- Industrial Policy and Industrial
- Problems of Economic Development – Indian Planning – Objectives, Techniques and its evolution, Five Year Plans and Role of National Development
- Profile of Human Resources – Population and Economic Development, Demographic Profile of India, Nature of Population Problem – Poverty, Inequality, Unemployment Problem, Labour Problem, Population Control and Government
- New Economic Policy and Welfare
- Indian Public Finance – Indian Revenue, Foreign
- Indian Banking and Currency
Algebra: Algebra of sets, relations and functions, Inverse of a function, equivalence relation.The system of complex numbers, De Moivere’s Theorem and its simple applications. Relation between roots and co-efficient of a polynomial equation – Evaluation of the symmetric function of roots of cubic and biquadratic equation.
Algebra of Matrices: Determinants, Simple properties of determinants, Multiplication of determinants of orders two and three, Singular and non-singular matrices. The inverse of a matrix, Rank of a matrix and application of matrices to the solution of linear equations ( in three unknowns ).Convergence of sequences, and series, tests of convergence of series with positive terms, Ratio, Root and Gauss tests.
Analytic Geometry: Straight lines, Circles, System of circles, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form and their elementary properties, Classification of curves second degree.
Differential Equation: First order differential equation. Solution of Second and higher-order linear differential equations with constant coefficients and simple applications.
Differential and Integral Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability of functions, successive differentiation, derivatives of standard functions, Rolle’s and Mean-value Theorems, Maclaurin’s and Taylor’s series ( without proof) and their applications, Maxima and Minima of functions of one and two variables. Tangents and Normals, Curvature, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous function, Tracing of curves. Standard methods of integration, Riemann’s definition of the definite integral, fundamental theorem of integral calculus, quadrature, rectification, volumes and surface area of solids of revolution.
Statistics: Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis, Random variables and distribution function, Discrete distributions, Binomial and Poisson distribution, continuous distributions, Rectangular, Normal and Exponential distributions, Principles of least squares, correlation and regression, Random Sampling, random numbers, Sampling of attributes, Large Sample tests for mean and proportion, Tests of significance based on t, F and Chi-square distributions.
Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms, Hire-purchase accounting, Corporate accounting (Issue, forfeiture and re-issue of shares ).
Business Organisation: Business objectives, Business environment, Business entrepreneurship ( including location, choice of form of business and growth strategies ),
Business operations include finance, production, marketing and human resource development.
Management: Concept of management, Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling.
Micro-economics: Price-mechanism, Theory of consumer behaviour, Elasticity of demand, Production function, Theory of costs, Market structures, Price-determination under perfect competition and monopoly.
Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian economy including agriculture, industry and foreign trade.
Business Statistics: Analysis of Univariate data involving measurement of Central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of time series, and Theory of probability.
Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act, 1932 and Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
Company Law: Kinds of companies, matters involving incorporation of company, shares and share capital and matters relating to issue and transfers of shares, members of a company, management of a company, meetings and resolutions, winding up of a company.
Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost accounting, marginal costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, Budgetary control, and Standard costing.
Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, Types of audit, Audit process.
Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax liability, heads of income.
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