# SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM - EXAM PATTERN - SYLLABUS - ELIGIBILITY

**SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM**

The Staff
Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Prelims Exam once a
year for selection of candidates for the main Examination. This examination is
conducted for recruitment to various subordinate services like

(A)
Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the
Govt. of India.

(B)
Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

(C)
Inspectors of Income Tax.

(D)
Preventive Officers in Customs.

(E) Examiner
in Customs.

(F)
Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

(G)
Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of
Revenue.

(H)
Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of
Govt. of India.

(I) Auditor
Offices under C&AG, CGDA ,CGA & others.

(J)
Accountant/ Junior Accountant.

(K) Tax
Assistant in CBDT and CBEC.

(L) Compiler
in Registrar General of India.

**Age Limit:**(a) 20 to 27 years for Assistant Grade & SIs in CBI, (b) 18 to 27 years for inspectors of CE/IT & Div. Acctts/Auditors/UDCs, etc. (c) 20 to 25 years for SIs in CPOs on the first day of August of the year of Examination. The upper age limit may be relaxed in case of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and few such other reserved categories.

**Educational Qualification**

**Desirable Qualification For-**

**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 in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level.

**OR**

**Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.**

**iii) All other Posts:**Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

For further
clarification/explanations, please refer to Noticification when published in
Emplyment News / Rozgar Samachar, etc.

**Exam Module:**

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

**Exam Pattern Syllabus – Prelims (4 sections of 50 marks each, total time -2 hrs)**

Tier I
Examination Total mark

1.General
Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks

2.Gen.Awareness-50marks

3.Quantitative
Aptitude – 50 marks

4.English
Comprehension – 50 marks

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-2hours 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

**Syllabus for Tier-II of the Examination:**

**Paper-I : Quantitative Ability (100 marks)**

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 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 & Comprehension: 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.

**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.

**NOTE-I :**

Questions
in: Paper-I will be of 10th standard level,Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III
of graduation level.

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.

SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM - EXAM PATTERN - SYLLABUS - ELIGIBILITY
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