SSCCOMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION, 2020
SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION FOR COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION
EXAMINATION PATTERN:
Check the below table for detailed SSC CGL exam pattern which includes subjects, questions, marks and duration of SSC CGL Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV.
Sr. No.

Exam

Exam mode

1

SSC CGL Tier I Online

(Objective)

2

SSC CGL Tier II Online

(Objective)

3

SSC CGL Tier III (Descriptive Paper)

Offline (Pen & Paper)

4

SSC CGL Tier IV (Skill Test)

Document Verification/ Computer Proficiency Test

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern
SSC CGL Tier I is mandatory for all the posts and its marks are added for further process as well. If you do not clear cutoff of Tier I Exam then you will not be eligible for Tier II. Below table shows the section wise breakup of questions and marks asked in SSC CGL Tier I exam.
Subject

Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Duration

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

60 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

General English

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern
In CGL Tier II two papers will be conducted on the same day. Paper I is Quantitative Aptitude and Paper II is English. In addition, for the posts of JSO and AAO, Paper 3 and Paper 4 are conducted respectively.
Paper

Subject

Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Paper I

Quantitative Aptitude

100

200

2 Hours

Paper II

General English

200

200

2 Hours

Paper III

Statistics

100

200

2 Hours

Paper IV

General Studies
(Finance & Economics)

100

200

2 Hours

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern
SSC CGL Tier III Exam Scheme

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Exam Mode

Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)

100

60 Minutes For VH/OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/deformity in writing hand) – 80 Minutes

Pen & Paper Mode

SSC CGL Tier IV Exam Pattern
SSC CGL Tier IV Skill Test

Maximum Marks

Time

For the Posts of

Data Entry Speed Test

Qualifying in nature

15 Minutes

Tax Assistant (CBDT & CBEC)

Computer Proficiency Test (Word Processing/ Excel Sheet/ PowerPoint)

Qualifying in nature

45 Minutes

Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA, SFIO, GSI,

:SYLLABUS OF EXAMINATION:
TIERI:
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning : It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. This component may include questions:
General Mental Ability

NonVerbal Reasoning

Alphabet Test

Paper cutting & folding

Analogy

Embedded figures.

Arithmetic Reasoning

Figure formation & Analysis

Blood Relation

Series

Classification

Cube & Dice

Coding decoding

Mirror Image

Distance direction test

Water Image

Matrix

Pattern Completion

Logical Venn diagram

Counting of figures.

Missing Number

–

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 everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to:
General Awareness Topics

Sub Topics

Current Affairs

International Affairs

National Affairs

Economy & Finance

Economics

Features of Indian Economy

Geography

of India

World Geography

Physical Geography

History

History of India

World History

Indian Polity & Constitution Indian Polity & Constitution

Science & Technology

Biology

Chemistry

Computer

Discoveries & Inventions

Other Information

Physics

Space, Defence in India

Static GK

Honours & Awards

Important Dates

Miscellaneous

National & International Organizations

Other Information

Sports

Art & Culture

Books & Authors

C. Numerical 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 the computation:
Arithmetic

Advance Maths

Average

Geometry

Boat & Stream

Mensuration

Compound & Simple Interest

Data Interpretation

LCM & HCF

Trigonometry

Mixture & Alligation

Degree and Radian Measures, Histogram

Partnership

Standard Identities

Percentages

Complementary angles

Pipes & Cistern

Heights and Distances

Problem on Ages

Histogram

Profit loss & Discount

Frequency polygon

Ration Proportion

Bar diagram & Pie chart

Speed, time, and work

Algebra

Time work & wages

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

–

D. English Comprehension : Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
Grammar

Vocabulary

Reading Comprehension

Fill in the blanks

Oneword substitution

Passage

Error Spotting/ Sentence Correction

Idioms & Phrases

Cloze test

Voices and Narrations

Spelling Errors

–

Parajumble

Antonym/Synonym

–

Miscellaneous

–

–

(The questions in the components A,B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz; graduation).
It will consist of three different papers/subjects and depending upon the category of posts applied for, the candidate will be required to appear in one, two or three papers, as the case may be.
FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANTS, INSPECTOR OF INCOMETAX/INSPECTOR (CENTRAL EXCISE,INSPECTOR(PO), INSPECTOR(EXAMINER) SUB INSPECTOR IN CBI, INSPECTOR OF POSTS, ASSISTANT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, DIVISIONAL ACCOUNTANTS,ACCOUNTANTS, AUDITORS, TAX ASSISTANTS, UDCs, THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF TWO PAPERS AS UNDER:
Paper No. 
Subject / Paper 
Max. Marks/ Questions 
Duration & Timings for General candidates 
Duration & Timings for VH candidates 
I. 
Arithmetical Ability 
200 (100 Questions) 
2Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 PM

2 Hours and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM

II. 
English Language & Comprehension 
200(200 Questions) 
2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

2 Hours. and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM

FOR THE POST OF STATISTICAL INVESTIGATORS GR.II & COMPILERS, THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THREE PAPERS AS UNDER:
Paper No. 
Subject / Paper Max. 
Marks/Questions 
Duration & Timings for General candidates 
Duration & Timings for VH candidates 
I. 
Arithmetical Ability 
200(100Questions) 
2Hours10.00 AM to 12.00 PM 
2 Hours and 40 Min.10.00 AM to 12.40 PM 
II. 
English Language & Comprehension 
200 (200 Questions ) 
2 Hours2.00 PM to 4.00 PM 
2 Hours. and 40 Min. 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM 
III. 
Commerce/ Mathematics Statistics/Economics 
200 (200 Questions ) 
2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM 
2 Hours. and 40 Min. 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM 
For the post of SubInspector in Central Police Organisations, the Examination will consist of one paper as under:
Paper No. 
Subject / Paper 
Max. Mark’s/Questions 
Duration 
I. 
English Language & Comprehension 
200 (200 Questions) 
2Hours

NOTE : 1. The Commission will have full discretion to fix separate minimum qualifying marks in each of the papers and in the aggregate of all the papers separately for each category of candidates (viz. SC/ST/OBC/PH/ExS/General (UR) ). Only those candidates who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for the Personality Test/ Interview and/or Skill Test.
2. There will be different set of Questions for the papers on Arithmetic & General Studies for Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates which shall not have any component of Map/Graphs/Statistical Data/ Diagrams/Figures/Geometrical problems/Piechart etc. However, components of other papers will be the same as that for general candidates.
TierII :
PaperI :
Arithmetic Ability : This paper will include questions on problems relating to:
Arithmetic

Advance Maths

Ration Proportion

Geometry (Circles, Triangle, Quadrilateral etc.)

LCM & HCF

Mensuration (Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, Pyramid etc.)

Percentages

Data Interpretation

Boat & Stream

Trigonometry

Speed, time, and distance

Height & Distance

Partnership

Algebra

CI & SI

Coordinate Geometry

Pipes & Cistern

Miscellaneous

Problem on Ages

–

Time & Work

–

Average

–

Mixture & Allegation

–

Profit loss & Discount

–

Miscellaneous

–

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:
Grammar

Grammar Vocabulary

Reading Comprehension

Fill in the blanks

Oneword substitution

Passage

Active & Passive

Idioms & Phrases

Cloze test

Direct & Indirect

Spelling Errors

–

Error Spotting

Antonym/Synonym

–

Sentence Improvement

–

–

Parajumbles

–

–

Miscellaneous

–

–

PaperIII :
Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator GradeII, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. (?)
A. STATISTICS
Probability, Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential.
Compilation, classification, tabulation of Statistical Data, Graphical presentation of data.
Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of association and contingency, scatter diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis ( for two or more variables ) excluding partial correlation coefficients.
Concept of Population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling distribution of x properties of estimators and estimation of confidence intervals.
Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling etc., Sampling and nonsampling errors, typeI and typeII errors.
Concepts of Hypothesis – Null and alternate, Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small samples including Chisquare tests ( Z, t, F, χ2 tests ).
Index Numbers, Time series analysis – components of variation and their estimation.
B. ECONOMICS
GENERAL ECONOMICS
1. Demand and Supply Analysis, including Laws and Interaction of Demand and Supply.
2. Production Function and Laws of Returns.
3. Commodity Pricing – Characteristics of various Market Forms and Price Determination under such Market Forms.
4. Theory of Factor Pricing – Rent, Wage, Interest and Profit.
5. Theory of Employment – Classical and Neoclassical Approach.
6. Keynesian Theory of Employment – Principles of Effective Demand. Meaning and Importance of Investment, Relation between Saving and Investment, Multiplier Effect and the process of Income Generation, Post Keynesian Development.
7. Nature and Functions of Money, Value of Money, Fluctuations in the value of Money – Inflation and Deflation, Monetary Policy, Index Number.
8. International TradeFree Trade and Protection, Theories of International Trade.
9. Foreign Exchange – Determination of the rate of Exchange – Purchasing Power Parity theory and Balance of Payment Theory.
10. Public Finance – Nature. Scope and importance of Public Finance.
11. Taxation – Meaning, Classification and Principles of Taxation, Incidence of Taxation.
12. Deficit Financing.
13. Fiscal Policy.
INDIAN ECONOMICS AND GENERAL STATISTICS
1. Statistical Investigation – Meaning and Planning of Investigation.
2. Collection of data and editing of data.
3. Types of sampling.
4. Schedule and questionnaire.
5. Presentation of data – classification, tabulation, etc.
6. Measures of Central Tendency.
7. National Income and Accounting – Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income, Structural changes in the Indian Economy as seen in National Income Data.
8. Agricultural sector – Agricultural Development during the Plan Period, Rural Credit, Agricultural Price Policy, Rural Development Cooperation and Panchayati Raj.
9. Industrial Policy and Industrial Development.
10. Problems of Economic Development – Indian Planning – Objectives, Techniques and its evolution, Five Year Plans and Role of National Development Council.
11. Profile of Human Resources – Population and Economic Development, Demographic Profile of India, Nature of Population Problem – Poverty, Inequality, Unemployment Problem, Labour Problem, Population Control and Government Policy.
12. New Economic Policy and Welfare Schemes.
13. Indian Public Finance – Indian Revenue, Foreign Aid.
14. Indian Banking and Currency system.
C. MATHEMATICS
Algebra: Algebra of sets, relations and functions, Inverse of a function, equivalence relation.The system of complex numbers, De Moivre’s Theorem and its simple applications. Relation between roots and co efficients of a polynomial equation – Evaluation of symmetric function of roots of cubic and biquadratic equation.
Algebra of Matrices: Determinants, Simple properties of determinants, Multiplication of determinants of orders two and three, Singular and nonsingular matrices. Inverse of a matrix, the Rank of a matrix and application of matrices to the solution of linear equations ( in three unknowns ).
Convergence of sequences, and series, tests of convergence of series with positive terms, Ratio, Root and Gauss tests.
Analytic Geometry: Straight lines, Circles, System of circles, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form and their elementary properties, Classification of curves second degree.
Differential Equation: First order differential equation. Solution of Second and higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients and simple applications.
Differential and Integral Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability of functions, successive differentiation, derivatives of standard functions, Rolle’s and Meanvalue Theorems, Maclaurins and Taylor’s series ( without proof) and their applications, Maxima and Minima of functions of one and two variables. Tangents and Normals, Curvature, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous function, Tracing of curves.
Standard methods of integration, Riemann’s definition of definite integral, fundamental theorem of integral calculus, quadrature, rectification, volumes and surface area of solids of revolution.
Statistics: Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis, Random variables and distribution function, Discrete distributions, Binomial and Poisson distribution, continuous distributions, Rectangular, Normal and Exponential distributions, Principles of least squares, correlation and regression, Random Sampling, random numbers, Sampling of attributes, Large Sample tests for mean and proportion, Tests of significance based on t, F and Chisquare distributions.
D. COMMERCE
This paper will cover all the subjects of commerce ordinarily taught at the B.Com. or similar degree courses of Indian Universities. Specifically, it will include the following subjects:
Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms, Hirepurchase accounting, Corporate accounting ( Issue, forfeiture and reissue of shares ).
Business Organisation: Business objectives, Business environment, Business entrepreneurship ( including location, choice of form of business and growth strategies ), Business operations including finance, production, marketing and human resource development.
Management: Concept of management, Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling.
Microeconomics: Pricemechanism, Theory of consumer behaviour, Elasticity of demand, Production function, Theory of costs, Market structures, Pricedetermination under perfect competition and monopoly.
Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian economy including agriculture, industry and foreign trade.
Business Statistics: Analysis of Univariate data involving measurement of Central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of timeseries, Theory of probability.
Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act, 1932 and Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
Company Law: Kinds of companies, matters involving incorporation of company, shares and share capital and matters relating to issue and transfers of shares, members of a company, the management of a company, meetings and resolutions, winding up of a company.
Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost accounting, marginal costing, costvolume profit analysis, Budgetary control, Standard costing.
Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, Types of audit, Audit process. Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax liability, heads of income. .
NOTE – 1: In Numerical Aptitude paper for Visually Handicapped candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBE there will not be any component of Map/ Graphs/Statistical Data/ Diagrams/Figures/Geometrical problems.
NOTE – 2: The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each subject of the TierI Examination taking into consideration among others, categorywise vacancies and categorywise number of candidates. Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission would be required to appear in the Tier –II Examination.
NOTE:3 TierI will be used to screen the candidates for appearing in TierII for various papers which will be specifically required for different groups of posts. However, marks of such screened candidates in TierI will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview and final selection.