SSC CGL Exams

Important Dates for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination 2014:

Date of notification 18.01.2014
Last date for receipt of applications 14.02.2014
Date of Preliminary Exam 27.04.2014 & 04.05.2014(as per notification), but exam has been postponed due to Lok Sabha Elections and the new dates of the Exam will be out shortly.

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination 2014:

SSC CGL Exam is conducted every year by Staff Selection Commission of India for various posts. List of Posts is given below:

  • Assistant Central Secretariat Service
  • Assistant Central Vigilance Commission
  • Assistant Intelligence Bureau Group
  • Assistant Ministry of Railway Group
  • Assistant Ministry of External Affairs Group
  • Assistant AFHQ Group
  • Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organisations
  • Inspector of Income Tax CBDT
  • Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  • Inspector (Examiner)
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer: Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
  • Sub Inspectors Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Inspector of Posts Department of Post
  • Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG
  • Statistical Investigator Gr.II M/Statistics & Prog Implementation
  • Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B”
  • Auditor Offices under C&AG
  • Auditor Offices under CGDA
  • Auditor Offices under CGA & others
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under C&AG
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under CGA & others
  • Upper Division Clerk Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres
  • Tax Assistant CBDT
  • Tax Assistant CBEC
  • Compiler Registrar General of India
  • Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics

Note: Preference for Posts is to be indicated in the application. Candidates are requested to note that Preference for Posts once exercised will be final. Request for change of preference will not be considered under any circumstance. For the Post of Assistant in CSS, candidate shall have not more than three attempts unless covered by any of the exceptions notified by Government of India.

Pattern of Examination:

Exam is conducted in the following Three Tiers:

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:

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.

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.
  1. General Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks
  2. Gen.Awareness-50marks
  3. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks
  4. English Comprehension – 50 marks
  5. Total Marks – 200
    Duration: 02 hours
    For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes

  1. Quantitative Abilities: 200 marks (100 Questions) Duration: 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2hours 40 minutes wherever eligible.
  2. 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.

Syllabus for Combine Graduate Level Tier-I Examination:

A. 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, 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.

Syllabus for Combine Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination:

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 miss-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.

Eligibility Criteria:

Nationality/Citizenship: A candidate must be either :

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the Ist January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit: As on 01.01.2014

  • For Inspector of Income Tax/ Inspector (Central Excise)/ Inspector (Preventive Officer)/ Inspector (Examiner)/ Inspector of Posts/ Assistant Enforcement Officer/Inspector (CBN) Compiler/ Divisional Accountant/ Auditors/ UDCs /Tax Assistants/ Junior Accountant & Accountant /Sub-Inspector (CBN): 18-27 years
  • For Statistical Investigator Gr.II: Not exceeding 26 years
  • For Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI: 20-27 years

For details refer the below link.

Educational Qualifications

Compiler: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.

Statistical Investigator Grade – II: Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics as one of the main subjects

Or

Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics (with Statistics as a papers studied in one year/two years/all three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

Or

Bachelor’s Degree with Economics (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

Or

Bachelor’s Degree with Commerce (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent

Permissible relaxation of Upper age limit as per Government orders are as indicated below:

Sr.No Category Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 PH 10 years
04 PH + OBC 13 years
05 PH + SC/ST 15 years
06 For Group B& C Posts: Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General) 03 years
07 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 years
08 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 08 years
09 For Group B Posts: Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date. 5 years
10 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date. 8 (5 +3) years
11 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date. 10(5+5) years
12 For Group C Posts: Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( Unreserved/General ) 5 years
13 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( OBC ) 8 years
14 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST) 10 years
15 For Group C Posts only: Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General ) Up to 35 years of age
16 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( OBC ) Up to 38 years of age
17 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST ) Up to 40 years of age
18 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General ) 5 years
19 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC ) 8 (5+3) years
20 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST) 10 (5+5) years

For the Post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer/ Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:

Physical Standards:

i. Male Candidates:

Height 157.5 cms. Chest 81 cms. (fully expanded with a minimum expanses of 5 cms.) Height relaxable by 5 cms. In the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes.

ii. Female Candidates

Height 152 cms.Weight 48 Kgs. Height relaxable by 2.5 cms. Weight by 2 Kgs. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese and Members of Scheduled Tribes

For the post of Sub-Inspector in CBI:

a) Height:
For men – 165 cms.
For women – 150 cms.
Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals : 5 cms.

b) Chest:
76 cms. 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 eye.