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Staff Selection Commission has been set up to make recruitment to the various department and Ministries of Government of India. It is expected that approximately more than 2 lakhs vacancies would be filled by the commission in various department/ministries in the upcoming years.

Syllabus for Combined Graduate Level Examination:

It consists of three components:

(1) Combined Graduate Level (Preliminary) Examination

(2) Combined Graduate Level (Main) Examination

(3) Personality Test/Interview

Syllabus: Combined Graduate Level (Preliminary)

Syllabus for CGL (Preliminary)

Part A:

  a) General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non verbal type. This component will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetic reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

 

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 everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, economic scene, General polity and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline

Part B:

Arithmetic: This part will include questions on problems relating to number system, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentage, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and time etc.

NOTE: The Commission have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in the papers of the Preliminary Examination taking into consideration among others, category-wise vacancies. The combined preliminary examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary examination by the candidate who are declared qualified for admission to the Main/written examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. Only such candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the preliminary examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the Main examination(s) of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main examination(s).

Combined Graduate Level (Main) Examination :

The combined main examination will be of conventional type as per Schemes A & Schemes B given below for recruitment to the posts as Assistant Grade/ Inspectors of Central Excise/Income Tax./CBI etc.

Scheme A:

The main examination will consist of two parts:
Part-I : Written Examination, and Part-II : Personality Test wherever applicable.

Syllabus for CGL Main :

Part-I

Paper I: General Studies

Questions in this paper will include General Awareness as well as General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability.

 

General Intelligence and Reasoning Ability:

It would include questions of both - verbal and non-verbal type. This component will include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical 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 observation and experience in their scientific aspects 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, and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

 

Paper II: English Language (Conventional type)

In addition to the testing of candidates understanding of the English language and its correct usage, his writing ability would also be tested. Questions on paragraph writing/ report writing etc. may be included.

 

Paper III: Arithmetic

This paper will include questions on problems relating to number system, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentage, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and time etc.

 

Paper IV: Language Comprehension (English)

The candidate’s ability to understand correct English, his comprehension and writing ability etc. would be tested. Questions on short essay, précis, letter writing etc. would also be included.

 

Paper V: Communication Skill/Writing Ability

The candidate’s ability to understand correct English/Hindi, his comprehension and writing ability etc. would be tested. Questions on short essay, precis, letter writing etc. would also be included.


Paper VI: Hindi

In addition to Candidate’s understanding and knowledge of Hindi Language, its correct usage and his writing ability would also be tested. Questions on short essay, précis, paragraph/report writing, grammar (sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, phrases and idiomatic use of words, etc.) would also be included.

Part II - Personality Test/Interview (wherever applicable) 100 Marks:

The interview/personality test is structured in such a manner that the candidates’ interests, knowledge, various traits, aptitude, suitability etc. are probed among other things, through academic qualifications, experience, extra-curricular activities, general awareness/knowledge, depth of knowledge of the subjects studied (10+2 onwards), communicative skill and over-all personality etc. Candidates called for interview/personality test have the option to converse either in Hindi or English language during the interview process.

 Scheme B - The main Examination will consist of the following papers :

Paper-I & Paper-II: Syllabus

Paper I:

Part (A) General English:

In addition to the testing of candidates understanding of the English language and its correct usage, his writing ability and comprehension would also be tested. Questions on paragraph writing/report writing etc. may be included.

Part (B) General Studies:

Questions in this paper will include General Awareness as well as General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability.

General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability:

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification arithmetical 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 observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an 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, and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that do not require a special study of any discipline.

Paper II - Arithmetic:

This paper will include questions on problems relating to number systems, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentage, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and time etc

Syllabus: SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level 2014 DEO

Part I

The written examination will include four sections, with each section worth 50 marks. The questions will be in the form of objective-type multiple-choice questions, with negative marking of 0.25 marks applicable. Written exam sections are:

 

1. General Intelligence (50 questions)

This section will include both verbal and non-verbal type questions, including questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation,Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern - folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding.

 

2. English Knowledge - Basic Knowledge (50 questions)

This section will include Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/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 and Comprehension Passages. 

 

3. Quantitative Aptitude - Basic Arithmetic Skill (50 questions)

ARITHMETIC - Number Systems, Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation Time and distance, Time and work.

ALGEBRA: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

GEOMETRY: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts, 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.

MENSURATION: 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 

TRIGONOMETRY: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities

STATISTICAL CHARTS: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart 

 

4. General Awareness (50 questions)

The questions will be designed to test the candidates' general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy and Scientific Research. 

Part II

Data Entry Operator: The skill test for Data Entry Operator is of qualifying nature only where candidates are required to have a Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on computer. Candidates will be given printed matter in English which they would need to enter in the computer within 15 minutes giving a minimum speed of 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions.

 

After qualifying the skill test, candidates will be appointed based on their position in the merit list. The candidates who clear the written test (based on the cut off set by the commission) will be called to attempt the skill test.

Please Note: The Schedule, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility and Interview Process etc. of exam may change from time to time. Please visit the websites that authenticate the information to check for any such changes taking place. The candidates must read the notification carefully and confirm before making an application or before appearing for the exam. The SSC Exam’s information available herein might be subject to change