**Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I & Tier-II) Exam Pattern**

**Staff Selection Commission**invites applications from the

**Graduate candidates**through

**Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGL)**. The Combined Graduate Level Exam is conducted every year by SSC for the

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**ecruitment**of

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**taff**for various

**Group ‘B’**and

**Group ‘C’ Posts**Under various Ministries and Departments of Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. The Exam usually takes Place in

**Tier-I**and

**Tier-II**. Please find the latest information about Combined Graduate Level Exam along with Syllabus, Books and Sample Papers mentioned below:

**SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Exam Pattern**: कर्मचारी चयन आयोग (एसएससी) संयुक्त स्नातक स्तरीय परीक्षा details and Scheme of Examination are given below….

**Examination Pattern:** कर्मचारी चयन आयोग (एसएससी) संयुक्त स्नातक स्तरीय परीक्षा अधोलिखित तीन चरणों में आयोजित किया जाएगा

**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.

**Scheme of Examination for different posts will be as
follows:**

Post |
Tier I Examination |
Tier II Examination |
Interview |
Proficiency/Skill Tes |
Total mark |

Posts for which Interview is prescribed other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II. |
A. General Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks B. Gen.Awareness-50marks C. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks D. English Comprehension – 50 marksTotal Marks – 200 Duration: 02 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes |
I.Quantitative Abilities : 200 marks (100 Questions) Duration: 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2hours 40 minutes where eligible. II.English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks. Total Marks : 400 Duration : 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:2 hours 40 minutes wherever eligible. |
100 Marks | Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only |
700 |

Posts for which no Interview is prescribed, other than Compiler. |
do | do | No | Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant |
600 |

Statistical Investigator Grade-II |
do | Paper-I & II as above 400 marks Paper-III Statistics 200 marks (100 Questions) |
100 mark | - | 900 |

Compiler | do | do | NO | - | 800 |

**Note-I**: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I.

In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong
answer.

**1. Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination: **Tier –I
of the Combined Graduate level Examination will be common for all categories of posts.

Part |
Subject |
Max. Marks/ Questions |
Total Duration/ Timing for General candidates |
Total Duration/ Timing for visually Handicapped and Cerebral Palsy candidates |

A | General Intelligence & Reasoning |
50 | 2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon OR 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M |
2 Hours 40 mins 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM OR 2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M. |

B | General Awareness | 50 | ||

C | Quantitative Aptitude |
50 | ||

D | English Comprehension |
50 |

Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

**2. Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination:
**Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination -2014 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of two days.

**Scheme of Tier-II Written Examination (Tier-II):**

Paper No. |
Subject / Paper |
Max. Marks |
Number of Questions |
Duration & Timings for General candidates |
Duration & Timings for VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates |

III | Statistics | 200 | 100 | 2 Hours | 2 Hours and 40 Min |

I | Quantitative Abilities |
200 | 100 | 2 Hours | 2 Hours and 40 Min |

II | English Language & Comprehension |
200 | 200 | 2 Hours | 2 Hours and 40 Min |

**Note I:** 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.

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

graduation level.

**Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I & Tier-II) Syllabus**

**एसएससी Combined Graduate Level Examination परीक्षा पाठ्यक्रम:**

कर्मचारी चयन आयोग (एसएससी) संयुक्त स्नातक स्तरीय परीक्षा दो चरणों में आयोजित किया जाएगा. टीयर I और टीयर II

परीक्षा पाठ्यक्रम विवरण निम्नानुसार हैं-

**कम्बाइन ग्रेजुएट लेवल ( टीयर -I ) परीक्षा के लिए पाठ्यक्रम :**

**A.जनरल इंटेलिजेंस एंड रीजनिंग:**

यह दोनों मौखिक और गैर मौखिक प्रकार के प्रश्नों को शामिल किया जाएगा | 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.

**कम्बाइन ग्रेजुएट लेवल ( टीयर -II ) परीक्षा के लिए पाठ्यक्रम :**

**Paper-I :**Quantitative Ability : 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.