Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level

Register for SSC CGL - July, 2022 batch

Educational qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University [or]
  • Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/Masters in Commerce/Masters in Business Studies
  • Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th [or]
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
  • Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

Age relaxations - As per category

Category

Age Relaxation

OBC

3 years

Ex-Servicemen (Gen)

3 years

ST/SC

5 years

Ex-Servicemen (OBC)

6 years

Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)

8 years

PH + Gen

10 years

PH + OBC

13 Years

PH + SC/ST

15 years

Posts - As per Grade pay

Age group

Name of post

Department / Ministries

Class Fiction

18-27 years

Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks

Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres

Group “C”

18-27 years

Tax Assistant

CBDT

Group “C”

18-27 years

Sub-Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

Group “C”

18-27 years

Upper Division Clerk (UDC)

Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD) Only For Male Candidates

Group “C”

20-27 years

Tax Assistant

CBEC

Group “C”

Age group

Name of post

Department / Ministries

Class Fiction

18-27 years

Auditor

Officer Under CGDA

Group “C”

18-27 years

Auditor

Other Ministries/Dept.

Group “C”

18-27 years

Accountant

Officer under C & AG

Group “C”

18-27 years

Accountant / Junior Accountant

Other Ministry/ Dept.

Group “C”

Age group

Name of post

Department / Ministries

Class Fiction

Not Exceeding 30 years

Assistant

Other ministries / Dept. / Org.

Group “B”

Not Exceeding 30 years

Assistant / Superintendent

Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations

Group “B”

Not Exceeding 30 years

Divisional Accountant

Officer under CAG

Group “B”

Up to 30 years

Sub Inspector

National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Group “B”

Up to 32 years

Junior Statistical Officer

M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation

Group “B”

Age group

Name of post

Department / Ministries

Class Fiction

18-30 years

Inspector Posts

Department of Post.

Group “B”

18-30 years

Assistant

Other ministries / Dept. / Org.

Group “B”

20-30 years

Assistant Section officer

Central Secretariat Service

Group “B”

20-30 years

Assistant Section officer

Ministry of Railway

Group “B”

20-30 years

Assistant Section officer

Ministry of External Affairs

Group “B”

20-30 years

Assistant Section officer

AFHQ

Group “B”

20-30 years

Assistant

Other Ministries / Dept. / Org.

Group “B”

20-30 years

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of Investigation

Group “B”

Not Exceeding 30 years

Inspector, (Central Excise)

CBEC

Group “B”

Not Exceeding 30 years

Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

Group “B”

Not Exceeding 30 years

Inspector (Preventive officer)

CBEC

Group “B”

Not Exceeding 30 years

Inspector (Examiner)

CBEC

Group “B”

Not Exceeding 30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Intelligence Bureau

Group “B”

Not Exceeding 30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.

Group “B”

Not Exceeding 30 years

Inspector of Income Tax

CBDT

Group “C”

Up to 30 years

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Group “B”

Age group

Name of post

Department / Ministries

Class Fiction

Not Exceeding 30 years

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG

Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)

Not Exceeding 30 years

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)

Exams

Subjects                                                              No. of Questions                         Maximum Marks                            Duration                         Remarks
General Intelligence and Reasoning                         25                                                   50                                        60 minutes                    -0.50 marks 
Numerical Aptitude                                                     25                                                   50                                        60 minutes                    -0.50 marks
English Language                                                         25                                                   50                                        60 minutes                    -0.50 marks
General Studies                                                            25                                                   50                                        60 minutes                    -0.50 marks
Subjects                                                   No. of Questions          Maximum Marks                 Total                               Duration                      Remarks
Paper I – Quantitative Abilities                  100                                200                        400 (I + III)                  120 minutes               0.50 marks
Paper II – English Language                            200                                   200                          400 (I + III)                    120 minutes                 0.25 marks
                 and Comprehension
Paper III – Statistics                                          100                                   200                        600 (I + II + III)                 120 minutes                  0.50 marks
Paper IV – General Studies                     As per notification                 200                         600 (I + II + IV)               120 minutes                  0.05 marks
                  (Finance & Economics)
 
Note:
  • Paper – I and Paper – II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
  • Paper – III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of “Statistical Investigator Group II and Compiler.
  • Paper – IV is only for the candidates who apply for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”    
    Paper in English or Hindi.
  • Writing of Essay / Précis / Letters, Application
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Time Duration: 60 minutes
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS only.
  • Data Entry Skill Test at speed of 8000 key depression
  • Time Duration: 1 hour
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Total Questions – 25 | Maximum Marks – 50 | Duration – 60 Minutes | Negative marks0.50 marks
Numerical Aptitude
Total Questions – 25 | Maximum Marks – 50 | Duration – 60 Minutes | Negative marks0.50 marks
English Language
Total Questions – 25 | Maximum Marks – 50 | Duration – 60 Minutes | Negative marks0.50 marks
General Studies
Total Questions – 25 | Maximum Marks – 50 | Duration – 60 Minutes | Negative marks0.50 marks

Paper I – Quantitative Abilities                  
Total Questions – 100 | Maximum Marks – 200 | Total – 400 (I + III) | Duration – 120 minutes | Remarks – 0.50 Negative marks
 
Paper II – English Language and Comprehension
Total Questions – 200 | Maximum Marks – 200 | Total – 400 (I + III) | Duration – 120 minutes | Remarks – 0.50 Negative marks
 
Paper III – Statistics
Total Questions – 100 | Maximum Marks – 200 | Total – 600 (I + II + III) | Duration – 120 minutes | Remarks – 0.50 Negative marks
 
Paper IV – General Studies (Finance & Economics)
Total Questions – As per notification | Maximum Marks – 200 | Total – 600 (I + II + IV) | Duration – 120 minutes | Remarks – 0.50 Negative marks
 
 
Note:
  • Paper – I and Paper – II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
  • Paper – III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of “Statistical Investigator Group II and Compiler.
  • Paper – IV is only for the candidates who apply for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”    
    Paper in English or Hindi.
  • Writing of Essay / Précis / Letters, Application
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Time Duration: 60 minutes
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS only.
  • Data Entry Skill Test at speed of 8000 key depression
  • Time Duration: 1 hour

Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

Classification | Analogy | Coding-Decoding | Matrix | Word Formation | Venn Diagram | Direction and Distance | Blood Relations | Series | Verbal reasoning | Non-Verbal Reasoning

General Awareness:

Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) | Science | Current Affairs | Sports | Books and Authors | Important Schemes | Portfolios | People in News

Quantitative Aptitude:

Simplification | Interest | Averages | Percentage | Ratio and Proportion | Problem on Ages | Speed, Distance and Time | Number System | Mensuration | Data Interpretation | Time and Work | Algebra | Trigonometry | Geometry

English Comprehension:

Reading Comprehension | Fill in the Blanks | Spellings | Phrases and Idioms | One word Substitution | Sentence Correction | Error Spotting

Quantitative Aptitude:

Simplification | Interest | Averages | Percentage | Ratio and Proportion | Speed, Distance and Time | Number System | Mensuration | Data Interpretation | Time and Work | Algebra | Trigonometry | Geometry | Data Sufficiency

English Language:

Reading Comprehension | Spelling | Fill in the Blanks | Phrases and Idioms | One Word Substitution | Sentence Correction | Error Spotting | Cloze Test | Para Jumbles | Synonyms-Antonyms | Active-Passive Voice

Statistics:

Collection and Representation of Data | Measure of Dispersion | Measure of Central Tendency | Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis | Correlation and Regression | Random Variables | Random Variables | Sampling Theory | Analysis and Variance | Time Series Analysis | Index Number

General Awareness:

Finance and Accounting | Fundamental Principles | Financial Accounting | Basic Concepts of Accounting | Self-Balancing Ledger | Error Spotting and Correction | Economics and Governance | Comptroller and Auditor General of India | Finance Commission | Theory of Demand and Supply

Tier-III of SSC CGL 2020-21 exam is a descriptive exam to analyze the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc. in this exam. The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes. Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” & “Compiler”.

Tier-IV examination constitutes of couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).
  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax),DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2020-21 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

Note:  Tier-I and Tier-II exam is mandatory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL Notification of while Tier-III is specifically for candidates applying for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II and Compiler. Similarly, Tier-IV exam is taken by candidates applying specifically for TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector.