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SSC CGL (Tier-I)
SSC CPO SI (Tier-I)
SSC CGL is an open competitive examination, conducted for the recruitment of personnel for Grade B and C categories posts in various Ministries, Departments, and Organizations.The Staff Selection Commission is an organization working under the Government of India, authorized to conduct these examinations for various posts. Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the exams.
SSC CGL Exam has four stages ; Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV. The details of each Tier is as following:
Tier I : Online (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier II : Online, having four papers. Each paper is of two hours and,two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the candidates.
Tier III : Written Examination (Descriptive Type Paper)
Tier IV : Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test (wherever applicable).
The Tier I exam of SSC CGL will be treated as qualifying in nature. The cumulative marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I and Tier II will determine the eligibility of the candidates for the Tier III and Tier IV exams.
From August 2016, the SSC CGL (Tier I and Tier II) has been made online.
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50|
Each year the Staff Selection Commission conducts its most respected examination commonly known as SSC graduation level examination or SSC CGL in the student community. This exam opens doors for various departments of Central Government such as Income Tax (CBDT), Excise and Customs (CBEC), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Central Statistical Organization (CSO), Comptroller and Auditor General (Assistant Level Position). Is. CAG), under the Central Secretariat and Ministry of Government. This examination in India etc. provides a great opportunity for any graduate who is eager to make a career in the public sector.
Essential Educational Qualifications (as on 01-01-2021):
→ Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer:
Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics. During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Audit/ Accounts Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
→ Junior Statistical Officer: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level; or Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
→ Statistical Investigator Grade-II: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course.
→ All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent. The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 01-01-2021.
Age limit (As on 01-01-2021):
The requirement of age for various posts is as follows:
|S No||Age Limit||Remarks|
|(i)||For the posts for which age limit is 18-27 years||The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003.|
|(ii)||For the posts for which age limit is 20-27 years||The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2001.|
|(iii)||For the posts for which age limit is 20-30 years||The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2001.|
|(iv)||For the posts for which age limit is up to 30 years||The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2003.|
|(v)||For the post for which age limit is up to 32 years||The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1989 and not later than 01-01-2003.|
Permissible relaxation in upper age limit and category-codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:
|Code No||Category||Age-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit|
|01||SC/ ST||5 years|
|03||PwD (Unreserved)||10 years|
|04||PwD (OBC)||13 years|
|05||PwD (SC/ ST)||15 years|
|06||Ex-Servicemen (ESM)||3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.|
|08||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof||3 years|
|09||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)||8 years|
|Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group „C‟ posts only|
|10||Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application.||Up to 40 years of age|
|11||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||Up to 45 years of age|
|12||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.||Up to 35 years of age|
|13||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST).||Up to 40 years of age|
Physical standards for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:
→ Male Candidates:
• Height 157.5 cm.
• Chest 81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cm.)
• Height relaxable by 5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes.
• Walking: 1600 meters in 15 minutes.
• Cycling: 8 Kms. in 30 minutes.
→ Female Candidates:
Physical standards (Minimum):
• Height: 152 cms.
• Weight: 48 Kgs.
• Height relaxable by 2.5 cms. Weight relaxable by 2 Kg. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese and members of Scheduled Tribes
• Walking: 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
• Cycling: 3 Kms. in 25 minutes
Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation:
(A) Height :
• For men - 165 cm.
• For women - 150 cm.
• Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cms.
(B) Chest: 76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates
(C) Vision :
• Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
• Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
• Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eyes.
Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency:
(A) Height :
• For men - 170 cms.
• For women - 150 cms.
• Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cms.
(B) Chest: 76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)
• Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
• Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
• Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eyes.
→ 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, 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. 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 center codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.
→ 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 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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
→ 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 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, 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 Comprehension: Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.
→ Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities):
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 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, 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):
Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of the English Language and will be based on the spot the error, fill in 21 of 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):
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; the 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 correlations (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 variables (discrete).
Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and no 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 an index numbers, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
→ Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics):
Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):
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 organizations Accounts, Receipts and Payments, and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks):
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 behavior Marshallian 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: 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.
Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation, and Disinvestment.
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.
Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level, and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.
→ Skill Test:
Data Entry Skill Test (DEST): 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. “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature. Computers for the test will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/ venue notified for the purpose. The Skill Test will be held at the Commission‟s Regional/ Sub-Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the commission. Detailed instructions regarding the Skill Test will be sent by the Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test. Information about evaluation of Typing Test/ DEST are available on the Commission‟s website https:\\ssc.nic.in (Candidate‟s Corner). The Skill Test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose;
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC. The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates. CPT will be of qualifying nature. Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be provided by the Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in the CPT.
Mode of Selection:
Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are as follows:
• UR : 30%
• OBC/ EWS : 25%
• Others : 20%
Resolution of Tie Cases:
In the event of a tie in scores of candidates in Tier-I + Tier-II + Tier-III examinations, merit will be decided by applying the following criteria, one after another, till the tie is resolved:
• Total marks of relevant Papers in Tier-II Examination.
• Total marks in Tier-III Examination.
• Date of birth, with older candidates, placed higher.
• Alphabetical order in which the names of the candidates appear
Fee payable: Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).
Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD), and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of the fee.
Mode of Payment:
Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
Online fee can be paid by the candidates up to 02-02-2021 (23:30). However, candidates who wish to make the payment through challan of SBI may make the payment at designated branches of SBI within the working hours of bank up to 06-02-2021 provided the challan has been generated by them before 04-02-2021 (23:30).
How to Apply
The applications must be submitted through online mode only. For detailed instructions on filling an online application form.
The process of filling online application for the examination consists of two parts:
I. One Time Registration
II. Filling of online Application for the Examination
Part-I (One-Time Registration)
1. Please read the instructions given in the Notice of Examination carefully before filling up the online 'Registration Form' and Application Form.
2. Before proceeding with One-Time Registration, keep the following information/ documents ready: a. Mobile Number (to be verified through OTP)
b. Email ID (to be verified through OTP).
c. Aadhaar Number. If the Aadhaar Number is not available, please give one of the following ID Numbers. (You will be required to show the original document at a later stage):
i. Voter ID Card
iv. Driving License
v. School/ College ID
vi. Employer ID (Govt./ PSU/ Private)
d. Information about the Board, Roll Number, and Year of Passing the Matriculation (10th) Examination.
e. Scanned color passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). Applications with a blurred photographs will be rejected.
f. Scanned signature in JPEG format (10 to 20 KB). Image dimension of the signature should be about 4.0 cm (width) x 3.0 cm (height). Applications with blurred signatures will be rejected.
g. Disability Certificate Number, if you are a person with benchmark disability.
Part-II (Online Application Form)
1. Login to the online system through your Registration Number and password.
2. Click the Apply link in the ‘SSC CGL - Combined Graduate Level Examination 2021’ section under the Latest Notifications tab.