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SSC CGL Syllabus 2016 Exam New Syllabus

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If you are targeting SSC CGL Examination then you must have SSC CGL Syllabus and its new exam pattern. As per new changes commission will conduct exam in Tier I, II and III and Interview component has been dispensed with so there will be no interview. So, aspirants who are searching for SSC CGL Syllabus 2016 can get through this page.  For better preparation and proper guidance you must have complete syllabus and full details of SSC CGL exam pattern so keep continue this page of  This will help you to face easily to Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam…

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam Pattern:

SSC CGL is conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

Tier I  Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier II  Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier III  Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

Point to keep in mind 

  • The Commission has the authority to make changes in the scheme of examination such as conduct of Tier-I and Tier-II examination in computer based mode, treating Tier-I examination as only qualifying etc.
  • Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier – 1:

  • Tier – I Examination will be common for all categories of post.
  • Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set in both Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.
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
2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M
2 Hours 40 minute
10.00 A.M. to 12.40 Noon
2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M
B. General Awareness 50
C. Quantitative Aptitude 50
D. English Comprehension 50

SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier – II:

Part Subject Max. Marks/ Questions Number of Questions Duration & Timings for General candidates Duration & Timings for VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates
IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) 200 To be notified later 2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours and 40 Min
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
III Statistics 200 100 2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2 Hours and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM
I Quantitative Abilities 200 100 2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours and 40 Min
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
II English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2 Hours and 40 Min
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM

Important notes:

  • 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
  • Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier – I:

General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type)
§  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

§  Symbolic Operations

§  Trends

§   Syllogistic reasoning etc

§  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

§  Space Visualization

§  Venn Diagrams

§  Drawing inferences Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding etc.

§  Space Orientation

General Awareness
§  History

§  Geography

§  Economic

§  Current Affairs

§   Indian polity and constitution

§  Scientific research

§  Sceince

English Comprehension
§  Fill in the Blanks

§  Synonyms/Homonyms

§  Antonyms

§  Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words

§  Active/Passive Voice

§  Verbs, Idioms & Phrases

§  One word substitution etc

Quantitative Aptitude
§  Time and distance

§  Averages

§  Simple and Compound Interest

§  Profit and Loss

§  Discount

§  Partnership Business

§  Mixture

§   Trigonometry

§  Mensuration

§  Time and work Geometry etc

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier – II:

Paper – I Paper – II
Quantitative Ability: English Language & Comprehension:
§  Number Systems

§  Computation of Whole Numbers

§  Decimals and Fractions

§  Fundamental Arithmetical Operations

§  Percentage, Ratio and Proportion

§  Average and Interest

§  Profit and Loss

§  Discount

§  Use of Table and Graphs

§  Mensuration

§  Time and Distance

§  Ratio and Time etc

§  Error recognition

§  Filling blanks with appropriate verbs

§  Preposition

§  Articles

§  Vocabulary

§  Spellings

§  Grammar

Sentence Structure and Sentence Completion etc

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 21 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

Paper IV:

General Studies (Finance and Economics) for the post of Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier – III:

Only those competitors who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for Tier – III as Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/Document Verification (as per the requirement of position applied for).

  • Data Entry Skill Test:

The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature.

  • Computer Proficiency Test:

In this step Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) will be organized, comprising of three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants (According to the Post).

  • Document Verification:

In this step all candidates are required to come for document verification and who will be failed to provide same will not be considered for final selection.

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