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SSC CGL : Combined Graduate Level Examination

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Examination is conducted every year to fill various vacancies in the government department for different posts in various ministries.

Staff Selection Commission, commonly referred to as SSC, organizes Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam for the recruitment of eligible candidates to fill up about 30+ posts under different departments every year. The eligibility criterion is graduation *(Final year students are also eligible).

The job profiles offered under SSC CGL exam that come under Group A are that of an Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer. Below is given a table that describes both the job profiles.

IMPORTANT

Exam Dates

Events

Tentative Dates

Notification Release Date

29th December 2020

Online Application Process Duration

29th December 2020 -31st January, 2021

Tier-I Application

May-21

Tier-I Exam

May 29 to June 7, 2021

Tier-II Exam

update soon

Tier-III Exam

update soon

Tier-IV Exam

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SSC CGL

Exam Pattern

Stage

Question Type

Mode

Duration

Number of Questions

Marks

Tier-I

MCQ

Computer Based (Online)

1 hour

100

200

Tier-II (excluding statics and General studies)

MCQ

Computer Based (Online)

4 hours

300

400

Tier-III

Descriptive

Pen and Paper

100

Tier-IV

Skill Test

45 minutes

Exam

Question Type

Tier-I

MCQ

Tier-II

MCQ

Tier-III

Descriptive

Tier-IV

Skill Test

Exam

Mode of Exam

Tier-I

Computer Based (Online)

Tier-II

Computer Based (Online)

Tier-III

Pen and Paper

Exam

Duration of Exam

Tier-I

1 hour

Tier-II

4 hours

Tier-IV

45 minutes

Exam

Number of Questions

Tier-I

100

Tier-II

300

Exam

Marks

Tier-I

200

Tier-II

400

Tier-III

100

Tier I Exam

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Comprehension

25

50

Total

100

200

Tier II Exam

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Quantitative Ability

100

200

English Language and Comprehension

200

200

Statistics

100

200

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

SSC CGL

Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, 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

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.

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 etc. 

English Syllabus

Spellings Correction, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active Passive, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test Phrases and Idioms, One word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks 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 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.

Paper-I (Quantitative Aptitude)

 

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:

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.

 

  1. Measures of Central Tendency – Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

 

  1. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

 

Paper-IV General Studies-Finance and Economics

Part A: Finance and Accounts

 

Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:

 

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

 

  • 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.

 

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

 

  • Finance Commission-Role and functions.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

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

 Indian Economy:

  • Money and Banking:
  • Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
  • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance.

 

Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” & “Compiler”.

As per the SSC CGL Exam Pattern, the Tier 3 Exam is a subjective paper that will be taken offline via pen and paper mode.

As per the SSC CGL Tier III syllabus, the exam is to evaluate the candidates’ language proficiency, grammar knowledge, vocabulary usage, and writing skills in English/Hindi. Candidates are expected to write essays, précis, applications, letters, etc. The duration of the Tier III exam is 60 minutes.

Tier-IV examination comprises of couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax),DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2020 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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be Citizen of Indian
  • The SSC CGL age limit for different posts is a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 32 years. 
  • Age limit for Assistant, Inspector is 18 to 30 years 
  • Age limit for Junior Statistical Officer is 18 to 32 years 
  • For the posts Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Account Officer, Inspector of Central Excise, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax should not exceed 30 years 
  • The age relaxation is between 3 Years to 10 Years.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidate should be a graduate (Degree) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

SSC CGL

Cut-Off 2018

Tier I+ Tier II + Tier III

Category

Total Marks

Assistant Section Officer(DoPT) (CSS)

UR

588.06

Assistant Section Officer – Intelligence Bureau

UR

596.69

Assistant Section Officer – Ministry of Railway

UR

605.07

Assistant Section Officer – Ministry of External Affairs

UR

632.18

Assistant Section Officer – Ministry of Defence

UR

587.14

Assistant – Election Commission of India

UR

608.66

Assistant National Informatics Centre

UR

Assistant Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

UR

594.65

Assistant Central Administrative Tribunal

UR

596.24

Assistant Central Vigilance Commission

UR

605.09

Assistant Bureau of Police Research & Development

UR

589.60

Assistant Central Passport Offices

UR

584.30

Assistant Enforcement Directorate

UR

585.88

Assistant Department of Commerce

UR

588.01

Assistant Ministry of Textiles

UR

Assistant Ministry of Tourism

UR

591.85

Assistant Narcotics Control Bureau

UR

584.42

Assistant/Superintendent Ministry of Mines

UR

580.22

Inspector of Income Tax Central Board of Direct Taxes (Department of Revenue)

UR

606.34

Inspector (Central Excise) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Department of Revenue)

UR

579.77

Inspector (Preventive Officer) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Department of Revenue)

UR

583.40

Inspector (Examiner) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Department of Revenue)

UR

592.32

Assistant Enforcement Officer Enforcement Directorate (Department of Revenue)

UR

612.08

Sub- Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation

UR

608.80

Inspector of Post Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts)

UR

579.17

Divisional Accountant Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

UR

583.21

Sub-Inspector National Investigation Agency

UR

579.03

Auditor Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

UR

577.43

Auditor Controller General of Defence Accounts

UR

551.43

Auditor National Technical Research Organisation

UR

576.85

Accountant Controller General of Accounts

UR

564.31

Junior Accountant Ministry of Communication (Department of Telecommunications)

UR

550.19

Junior Accountant Ministry of Communication (Department of Posts)

UR

548.14

Upper Division Clerk Central Information Commission

UR

561.57

Upper Division Clerk Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

UR

562.26

Upper Division Clerk Department of Fisheries (Ministry of Agriculture and Framers Welfare)

UR

550.72

Upper Division Clerk Directorate General Defence Estates ( Ministry of Defence)

UR

554.18

Upper Division Clerk Office of the Directorate General of Meteorology

UR

547.34

Senior Secretariat Assistant Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

UR

564.31

Upper Division Clerk Ministry of Science & Technology

UR

547.49

Upper Division Clerk Ministry of Textiles

UR

547.69

Upper Division Clerk Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

UR

560.77

Upper Division Clerk Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (Ministry of Jal Shakti)

UR

547.36

Upper Division Clerk Narcotics Control Bureau

UR

558.96

Tax Assistant Central Board of Direct Taxes (Department of Revenue)

UR

Tax Assistant Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Department of Revenue)

UR

547.83

Upper Division Clerk Directorate General Border Roads Organisation (MOD)- Only for male candidates

UR

546.54

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F.A.Q

The Annual Calendar of the Examinations of the Commission for the next year is generally uploaded in the month of September/ October of the current year on the SSC website (https://ssc.nic.in)

Tentative dates of issue of Notices of different Examinations are given in the Annual Calendar of Examinations. It is therefore advised to regularly visit the website of the Commission for latest updates.

Yes, One-Time Registration with the Commission is a mandatory prerequisite. On completion of One-Time Registration, candidates can apply online for any examination of the Commission.

No, If the candidate has registered once after 20-07-2018, she/ he has to use the same ‘Registration Number’ and ‘SSC Registration Password’ for applying to various examinations conducted by the Commission.

Check size and format of photograph and signature files. Scanned colour passport size photograph should be in JPEG format and file size of the photograph should be in the range of 20 Staff Selection Commission Frequently Asked Questions Page 2 KB to 50 KB. Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). Similarly, scanned signature file should be in JPEG format having file size ranging from 10 KB to 20 KB. Image dimension of the signature should be about 4.0 cm (width) x 3.0 cm (height). The image of the signature should occupy at least 75% of the frame.

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