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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2023
SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier I
Tier-I exam contains a total of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 200 marks. Candidates need to complete the exam in online mode in 60 minutes (one hour).
SSC CGL Tier-I Sections and Subjects
Number of Questions
Source: dnaindia.comGeneral Intelligence Reasoning
B. General Awareness
C. Quantitative Aptitude
D. English Comprehension
SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Tier II
Tier-II: SSC CGL Tier II exam will consist of three papers. Paper I (Compulsory for all posts), Paper II for candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Paper III for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier II: Paper I
|Sections||Module||Subject||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Section I||Module-I||Mathematical Abilities||30||90||1 hour|
|Module-II||Reasoning and General Intelligence||30||90|
|Section II||Module-I||English Language and Comprehension||45||135||1 hour|
|Section III||Module-I||Computer Knowledge Test||20||60||15 minutes|
|Module-II||Data Entry Speed Test||One Data Entry Task||15 minutes|
SSC CGL Exam Pattern Tier II: Paper 2 and 3
|Paper||Section||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Paper II||Statistics||100||200||2 hours|
|Paper III||General Studies (Finance and Economics)||100||200||2 hours|
SSC CGL Syllabus
SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier I
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||General Awareness||Quantitative Aptitude||English Comprehension|
SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier II
SSC CGL Syllabus Tier II: Paper I
|Fundamental arithmetical operations||
|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
- Drawing inferences
- Figural Classification
- Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
- Semantic Series
- Figural Patternfolding and completion
- Number Series
- Embedded figures
- Figural Series
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Emotional Intelligence
- Word Building
- Social Intelligence
- Coding and de-coding
- Numerical operations
- Other sub-topics, if any.
English Language and Comprehension
- Sentence structure
- Spot the Error
- Fill in the Blanks,
- Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
- Idioms and 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
- India and Neighbouring Countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
- Current Affairs
- Books and Authors
- Important Schemes
- Important Days and Dates
- People in News
- Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard Shorcuts.
- Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
- Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.
- Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.
SSC CGL Syllabus Tier II: Paper 2 (Statistics)
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 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; 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 (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.
10. Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and twoway classified data.
11. Time Series Analysis - Components of time series, Determinations 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.
SSC CGL Syllabus Paper III: General Studies Finance and Economics
1.1 Financial Accounting
- Nature and scope
- Limitations of Financial Accounting
- Basic concepts and Conventions
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
1.2 Basic concepts of accounting
- Single and double entry
- Books of Original Entry
- Bank Reconciliation
- Journal, ledgers
- Trial Balance
- Rectification of Errors
- 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
Economics and Governance
2.1 Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
2.2 Finance Commission-Role and functions.
2.3 Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
- Scope and nature of Economics
- Methods of economic study
- Central problems of an economy
- Production possibilities curve
2.4 Theory of Demand and Supply
- Meaning and determinants of demand
- Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
- 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
2.5 Theory of Production and cost
- Meaning and Factors of production
- Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
2.6 Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
- Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
- Monopolistic Competition
- Price determination in these markets.
2.7 Indian Economy:
2.7.1 Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.
2.7.2 National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
2.7.3 Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
2.7.4 Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
2.7.5 Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
2.8 Economic Reforms in India
- Economic reforms since 1991
2.9 Money and Banking:
2.9.1 Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
2.9.2 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
2.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
2.10 Role of Information Technology in Governance.