**SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM**

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Prelims Exam once a year for selection of candidates for the main Examination. This examination is conducted for recruitment to various subordinate services like

(A) Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

(B) Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

(C) Inspectors of Income Tax.

(D) Preventive Officers in Customs.

(E) Examiner in Customs.

(F) Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

(G) Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.

(H) Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

(I) Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA ,CGA & others.

(J) Accountant/ Junior Accountant.

(K) Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC.

(L) Compiler in Registrar General of India.

**Age Limit:**(a) 20 to 27 years for Assistant Grade & SIs in CBI, (b) 18 to 27 years for inspectors of CE/IT & Div. Acctts/Auditors/UDCs, etc. (c) 20 to 25 years for SIs in CPOs on the first day of August of the year of Examination. The upper age limit may be relaxed in case of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and few such other reserved categories.

**Educational Qualification**

**Desirable Qualification For-**

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

**iii) All other Posts:**Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

For further clarification/explanations, please refer to Noticification when published in Emplyment News / Rozgar Samachar, etc.

**Exam Module:**

The Examination will be 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**— Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification

**Exam Pattern Syllabus – Prelims (4 sections of 50 marks each, total time -2 hrs)**

Tier I Examination Total mark

1.General Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks

2.Gen.Awareness-50marks

3.Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks

4.English Comprehension – 50 marks

Total Marks – 200

Duration: 02 hours

**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. The questions in Posts A,B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10+2 level.

**Syllabus For Tier-Ii Of The Examination : (2 sections , total time-2hours for each section)**

Tier II Examination

I.Quantitative Abilities : 200 marks (100 Questions)

Duration: 2 hours

II.English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks.

Total Marks : 400

Duration : 2 hours

Interview: 100

Proficiency /Skill Test for CSS only.

Total marks:700

**Syllabus for Tier-II of the Examination:**

**Paper-I : Quantitative Ability (100 marks)**

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 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 mis-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.

**Skill Test:**

For the post of Tax Assistants ( Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.

**NOTE-I :**

Questions in: Paper-I will be of 10th standard level,Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level.

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 will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

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