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Tier-I Exam:

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam will be qualifying in nature. As per SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier-1 Exam, there will be 4 sections with 25 questions each. The time duration for completing the Tier-1 Exam is 60 minutes & there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Comprehension

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

Computation of whole numbers, Decimals Fractions, Relationships between numbers, Profit and Loss, Discount Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, 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, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right, Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right, Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Similarities and differences, Space visualization, Spatial orientation, Problem-solving, Analysis, Judgment, Blood, Relations, Decision making, Visual memory, Discrimination, Observation, Relationship concepts, Arithmetical reasoning, Figural classification, Arithmetic number series, Non-verbal series, Coding and decoding, Statement conclusion, Syllogistic reasoning

English Language

Idioms and Phrases,one word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings Correction Reading Comprehension, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active Passive Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test

General Awareness

India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research, Science, Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days, Portfolio, People in News, Static GK

Tier-II Exam:

Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions – Session I & Session II, on the same day and is compulsory for all candidates who qualify in Paper 1. Session-I will include conducting Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III. Session II will include conducting Module II of Section-III. It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify for all the sections of Paper-I.

Section-I

Module-I

Mathematical Abilities

30

90

Module-II

Reasoning and General Intelligence

30

90

Section-II

Module-I

Computer Knowledge Test

45

135

Module-II

General Awareness

25

75

Section-III

Module-I

Computer Knowledge Test

20

60 (Qualifying)

Module-II

Data Entry Speed Test

One Data Entry Task (Qualifying)

Paper-2

Statistics

100

200

2 Hours

Paper-3

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

2 Hours

Mathematical Abilities

Number Systems, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Statistics and probability

Reasoning and General Intelligence

Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number, Classification, drawing inferences, Figural Classification, punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Numerical operations

English Language and Comprehension

Vocabulary, English Grammar, Sentence structure Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks,Synonyms/Homonyms Antonyms, Spellings/ 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- To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.

General Awareness

India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research, Science, Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Important Schemes, Important Days & Dates. Portfolio, People in News

Computer Knowledge Test

Computer Basics, Software, Working with Internet and e-mails, Basics of networking and cyber security

1. 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.

2. Measures of Central Tendency

Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

3. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures of Dispersion

range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis

Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

5. 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).

6. Probability Theory

Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.

7. 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).

8. Sampling Theory

Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling 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.

9. Statistical Inference

Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moment’s 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.

10. Analysis of Variance

Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

11. Time Series Analysis

Components of time series, Determination of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

12. 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.

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)

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, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self-Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility

Finance Commission-Role and functions

Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics

Definition, Scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study, Central problems of an economy, Production possibilities curve

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 behaviour, Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply, The elasticity of Supply

Theory of Production and cost

Meaning and Factors of production Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly, Price determination in these markets.

Indian Economy

Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth. National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income. Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth. Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment. Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.

Economic Reforms in India

Economic reforms since 1991-Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation, Disinvestment

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.