SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 & Exam Pattern
|Tier-I||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer Based (online)|
|Tier-II||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer Based (online)|
|Tier-III||Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi||Pen and Paper mode|
|Tier-IV||Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test||Wherever Applicable|
- SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be conducted in online mode.
- No Sectional Cut off
- No Interviews: Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.
- Skill Test: The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature.
- Final Merit List: The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III.However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately.
SSC CGL SYLLABUS 2018
SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus
|S. No.||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|1||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||60 minutes|
- There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in all sections.
- The duration of exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
General Intelligence and Reasoning
- Approx. 2-3 Current affairs questions are asked in GA section of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam. A newspaper is a complete package for all the competitive exams in India. There is no other better thing for exams than a standard English newspaper daily. Never miss reading newspaper and always note down all the important news, this way you can easily improve your English, reading habits, and current affairs. Read about GST, Important PM visits etc.
- Divide all these remaining days according to the subjects: for example- Important topics of Polity in 2-3 days, Geography-2 days, History(modern) – 2-3 days. Miscellaneous (static)- 4 days, life sciences-3days.
- Science is the biggest contributor in GA Section of SSC CGL. There are total 25 questions in the GA section and 7-8 questions are asked from science section. Study science laws, formulae, and application of it in physics and chemistry. Questions are also asked from life sciences(especially from global warming). Whether you are a science student or not, you can surely learn these topics.
- In history, from the advent of the Europeans to India to the independence of India, read modern history (Viceroy tenures, Important sessions of Congress, important dates, the question from Gandhian phase etc.).
- In Polity- Study preamble, Important articles, and schedules, the tenure of the Presidents, Governors, Judges of the supreme court and high courts and their duties etc.
- In Geography- Soil, Monsoon, Indian River System, Physical Division of India (Plain, plateaus, mountains), etc.
- Miscellaneous: Questions related to static GK, The first, the highest, the longest In India, Important monuments of India, important peak, and rivers of the world.
6. S.I. & C.I
From this topic, basic questions are asked mainly directly based on the formulas. Only 1-2 question asked from this topic.
7. Number System, Surds & Indices, Simplification
Questions from unit digits, number of zeroes & LCM/HCF besides this simplification of surds & indices. Mostly 2-3 questions are asked from this topic.
It may be tabular, in tha form of pie chart or bar graph. Mostly it based on the percentage & ratio. 2-3 questions in exam are come from this topic.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus
|Paper||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|1||Quantitative Abilities||100||200||2 Hours|
|2||English Language and Comprehension||200||200||2 Hours|
|4||General Studies (Finance & Economics)||100||200||2 Hours|
- Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts
- Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
- Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”
- Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.
- Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 of graduation level.
- The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Keyboard.
- The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
This paper will be of 10th standard level. 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
English Language and Comprehension
This paper will be of 12th standard level. 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.
Statistics for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation.
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).
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.
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.
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.
General Studies (Finance & Economics)
General Studies (Finance and Economics) for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.
Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)
1. 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.
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)
2. Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
3. Finance Commission-Role and functions
4. 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
5. 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 behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
6. Theory of Production and cost
Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
7. 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
8. Indian Economy
Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth; National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication
9. Economic Reforms in India
Economic reforms sice 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment
10. 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
11. Role of Information Technology in Governance
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus
- The time duration is 60 minutes and carries 100 marks.
- The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Syllabus
- Inspector (Central Excise) [CBEC]
- Inspector (Preventive officer)[CBEC]
- Inspector (Examiner)[CBEC]
- (I) Word Processing Test: 2000 Key Depressions
- (II) Test in spread Sheets on Microsoft Excel: 15 Minutes
- (III) Test in PowerPoint (Microsoft Power Point): 15 Minutes
Dear Students, SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam is near now. SSC CGL Tier-1 2017 will start from 5th August to 24th August 2017. Hardly some days are left for the SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam. You all have been preparing for SSC CGL 2017 Exam with complete dedication. General Awareness section plays a crucial role in your overall performance in SSC CGL Tier-1.