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About Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Exam (SSC CGLE) :
Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC – CGL) for recruitment to different Central Civil posts – Assistant / Inspector /SI / Divisional Accountant /Statistical Officer/ Auditor/Accountant/Junior Accountant /UDC / Tax Assistant / Compiler, for which Graduation from a recognized University is the minimum Educational Qualification required.
The recruitment for these posts is done in departments of Central Secretariat Service / Central Vigilance Commission / Intelligence Bureau / Ministry of Railways / Ministry of External Affairs / Ministry of Defence / CBI and a few other Ministries / Departments / Organisations of the Central Govt.
Eligibilty for Combined Graduate Level Exam (SSC CGLE) :
(i) Age:
 Statistical Investigator Gr II : Max 32 years
 Assistant Section Officer/SI in CBI : 20 – 30 years
 Assistant in IB: 21 – 27 years
 Assistant Enforcement Officer/SI in NIA/Asst Audit Officer : Max : 30 years
 SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics: 18 – 25 years
 Tax Assistant CBEC : 20 – 27 Years
 All Other posts : 18 – 27 years
(ii) Educational Qualification:
 For post of Compiler : Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.
 For post of Statistical Investigator Grade – II : Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized university or institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level OR Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
 All other Posts: Degree from a recognized University or equivalent
Exam Pattern
The Examination comprises of four stages as explained below.
Tier – I  Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) (Computer Based) 
Tier II  Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) (Computer Based) 
Tier III  Descriptive Paper in English / Hindi ( Pen and paper mode) 
Tier IV  Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (Wherever Applicable ) 
Pattern of Tier I Examination (Computer Based):
Part  Subject  No of Qs  Marks  Duration 

A  General Intelligence & Reasoning  25  50  
B  General Awareness  25  50  
C  Quantitative Aptitude  25  50  60 Minutes 
D  English Language  25  50  
Total  100  200 
Tier –I of the CGLE will be common for all categories of posts
There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in TierI.
Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.
The questions in Reasoning, GA and English will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification viz graduation and questions in Quantitative Aptitude will be of 10th standard level.
Pattern of Tier II Examination (Computer Based):
This is the second stage of the exam and only those candidates who qualify the first stage (Tier I), will be allowed to sit in this exam. It is also a objective type test and Paper I and Paper II are compulsory for all the posts.
Paper No.  Subject/paper  Max . Marks  No. of questions  Duration 

I  Quantitative Ability  200  100  2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates) 
II  English Language and Comprehension  200  200  2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates) 
III  Statistics  200  100  2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates) 
IV  General Studies ( Finance & Economics)  200  100  2 hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for VH candidates) 
Note : PaperI & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts .
PaperIII is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
PaperIV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in PaperII and 0.50 marks in PaperI and PaperIII for each wrong answer
Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Paper I and III.
Questions in PaperI will be of 10th standard level, PaperII of 10+2 level and PaperIII of graduation level.
Pattern of Tier – III Examination:
The Commission has also decided to introduce a Descriptive Paper (writing of Essay/Letter /Application Writing etc) of English/Hindi as TierIII. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. This will be in Pen & paper Mode.
The maximum marks for this section (Tier III) are 100 and the duration is 60 minutes.
Pattern of Tier IV Examination:

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test):
FOR THE POST OF TAX ASSISTANTS (Central Excise & Income Tax): The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):
The Commission will hold CPT, comprising three modules – Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will be of a qualifying nature.
SSC CGL Cutoff
2014  2013  2012  2011  

SC  77  77  64  63.5 
ST  69.5  69  62  63.25 
OBC  82  85  70  70.25 
Ex.S  62  25  29  60 
OH  68.75  67  60  50 
HH  25  25  25  50 
VH  40  61  25  50 
UR  96.5  102  82  86.75 
Cut off marks for Tier I – List II (Additional candidates qualified for the post of tax Assistant at a lower cut off than common cut off as in List I above)
2014  2013  2012  

SC  77  72  62.5 
ST  69.5  64  60.5 
OBC  82  81  68.5 
Ex.S  62  20  23.5 
OH  68.75  62  58.5 
HH  25  20  23.5 
VH  40  55  23.5 
UR  96.5  98  80.25 
Candidates qualified in Tier I – List I for all posts
2014  2013  2012  2011  

SC  24910  19570  18960  12726 
ST  11109  8973  8816  6323 
OBC  59581  47432  43257  30101 
Ex.S  4466  3906  7934  2564 
OH  2310  2135  1944  2286 
HH  1328  575  682  169 
VH  1390  470  861  30840 
UR  37548  31860  30148  17083 
Total  142642  114921  112602  71560 
Cutoff marks(TierI + TierII)
Cutoff marks (Tier I + Tier II) for interview posts (Other than Statistical Investigator / Compiler and all non interview posts)
2014  2013  2012  2011  

SC  365.5  359.25  284  281.25 
ST  349.75  345.75  282  295.75 
OBC  398.75  395.75  319  323.75 
Ex.S  361  345  308  293 
OH  340  345  274  246 
HH  231  228  191  200 
VH  359  315.25  261  246 
UR  426  424.5  349  354.75 
Cut Off marks (Tier I + Tier II for all non interview posts only)
2014  2013  2012  2011  

SC  331.5  334  251  247.25 
ST  308.5  314  242  251.75 
OBC  365  368.5  281.5  283.75 
Ex.S  288  226  211  180 
OH  307  305.75  227  208 
HH  182  201.5  123  150 
VH  307  300.25  225  150 
UR  397.25  401  313  315.25 
SSC CGL Syllabus
(A) General Intelligence & Reasoning :
It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal 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, nonverbal 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 & decoding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding, 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 subtopics, 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.
Indicative Syllabus of TierII of the Examination:
PaperI : 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 Allegation, 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
PaperII :
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 misspelt 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.
PaperIII: Statistics for Investigator GradeII :
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 nonsampling errors; Probability and nonprobability 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, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance – Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway 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:
Part A: Finance and Accounts(80 marks)
1. 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, Nonprofit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance(120 marks)
2. Comptroller & Auditor General of India Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
3. Finance CommissionRole and functions
4. 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
5. 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 behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
6. Theory of Production and cost Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production Law of variable proportions 22 and Laws of returns to scale.
7. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets, various forms of marketsPerfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
8. Indian Economy Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry and Servicestheir problems and growth; National Income of IndiaConcepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income PopulationIts size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth Poverty and unemployment Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment InfrastructureEnergy, Transportation, Communication
9. Economic Reforms in India, Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment
10. 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
11. Role of Information Technology in Governance