The Estimate Committee of Parliament, in its 47th Report (1967-68), recommended the setting up of a Staff Selection Commission for conducting examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts. Subsequently an Examination Wing was initially added to the Secretariat Training School, renamed as the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management ( ISTM). The Government of India decided to constitute a Subordinate Services Commission under an Executive Resolution in pursuance of the recommendations made by the Administration Reforms Commission (ARC). The Commission manages requirements of non-technical posts by different Departments and selection of personnel either by joint recruitment or through a recruitment board. The Subordinate Services Commission was established under Government of India in the year 1975. It was later renamed as Staff Selection Commission. Later new constitution and functions of the Staff Selection Commission came into effect in the year 1999. The Staff Selection Commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training and comprises of Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations who are appointed on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Central Government. The Staff Selection Commission makes recruitment to non-technical group ‘C’ and group ‘B’ non gazetted posts in Ministries/ Departments, the attached and subordinate offices of the Government of India and the C.A.G and the offices of the Accountant General.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Prelims Exam once a year for selection of candidates for the main Examination. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) covers most of the group 'B' services, group 'C' services and other posts in various ministries. SSC offers close to 30,000 Central Government jobs each year. SSC CGL aspirants should start their preparations for CGL examination as early as possible in order to ensure a high profile jobs in government sector. The best way for preparations is going through your old Mathematics test books from 8th standard to 12th standard, which will give you good score especially from the portions of Geometry and Trigonometry . Aspirants should also make it a habit to read at least one good newspaper daily give you good knowledge in current affairs. Also School level grammar books will be useful for preparation.

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Programme Highlights
  • Expert and Experienced faculty team working for uplifting students with individual care and attention
  • Comprehensive and detailed study materials accordingly prepared as per  the latest updates of SSC 2015  which include General Intelligence & Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude,Reasoning,English
  • Separate Specialized teachers for every section.
  • Short cuts and quicker method approaches in Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning.
  • Online Information System that provides updated course schedules, exam notifications, daily news updates, and much more.
  • Weekly full length tests.
  • Doubt Clearing Sessions.
  • Student-friendly faculty members, always available to guide you.
  • Individual Mock test series and chapter wise test in a way to improve students knowledge
  • Regular Exam Alerts and Application Assistance.
  • A special Personality Development Session to prepare students for the Personal Interview (PI) round
  • Well established library with banking reference books, other competitive books and study hall which is opened from 9am to 6pm(for girls timings till 5.00pm)
  • Special SSC GK CLASSES
  • Adequate competitive environment among students

SSC's Combined Graduate Level Examination becomes one of the main gateway to government jobs. All the commission especially Seventh and Sixth Pay Commission is all set to make this an even more attractive. The benefits and incentives that offer SSC CGL Examination is spectaculars. Last year (2013) around 12 lakh student have been applied for SSC- CGL exam before it was 9 lakhs (2012) ,which clearly indicates importance of government jobs in society.

The 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 Delhi Police & CBI.
(G) Sub-Inspectors in BSF, CRPF, ITBP and CISF.
(H) Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

The exam consists of two levels, namely Tier-I and Tier-II. Tier I (Prelims) comprises a single paper with objective type questions. Question paper CGL exam will be hind and English. The paper comprises 200 questions and the maximum score possible is 200 marks . Tier I exam questions consist of questions from Quantitative aptitude, ,General Intelligence and Reasoning ,English language and General awareness which carrys 50 marks each. .Tier II (Mains) comprises 2 papers with objective type questions. Both the papers are of 200 marks each. Paper 1 comprises questions from Maths and has 100 questions of 2 marks each. Paper 2 consists of questions from English and has 200 questions of 1 mark each. CGL aspirants has to pass both the tests with the required score and have to attend an interview thereafter which carry a maximum of 100 marks. The final merit list includes the marks scored in Tier I + Tier II + Interview. Tier-I will be School level and Tier II will be graduation level. Additionally, for the position of Statistical Investigator or Compiler have to appear for Paper III as well. Paper III comprises questions from statistics.

TIER I

  • Tier –I exam consist of only one paper that would be common for all categories of posts and will be held in one session.
Part Subject Maximum Marks / Questions Total Duration (GE) Total Duration for  visually handicapped candidates
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 hours 2 hours 40 min
B. General Awareness 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50
D English Comprehension 50
Total Marks 200
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • The questions will be set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

TIER II

  • Tier-II consists of three different papers/subjects and depending upon the category of posts applied for.
Paper
No.
Subject / Paper Max. Marks/Questions Duration & Timings for
General candidates
Duration & Timings
for VH candidates
I Arithmetical Ability 200 (100 Questions) 2Hours 2 Hours and 40 Min.
II English Language &
Comprehension
200 (100 Questions) 2Hours 2 Hours and 40 Min.
III Commerce/
Mathematics
Statistics/Economics
200 (100 Questions) 2Hours 2 Hours and 40 Min.
  • Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
  • Paper-III is compulsory only for those candidates who apply for the posts of Statistical Investigators Group II & Compiler.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer

TIER III

INTERVIEW

  • Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.
  • Candidates applying for Auditor, Accountant, UDCs, Tax Assistant, and Compiler are not required to appear for an interview.

SKILL TEST

  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post  other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II. This test is of qualifying nature and has components of Word Processing, Spread Sheets and generation of slides.
  • Data Entry Skill Test is for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise and 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
Posts Tier I Examination Tier II Examination Interview Skill Test Total Marks
Posts other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II. Written Examination (200 Marks) Paper I & Paper II Examination (400 Marks) 100 Marks Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) 700 Marks
Posts other than Compiler. Written Examination (200 Marks) Paper I & Paper II Examination (400 Marks) No Data Entry Skill Test 600 Marks
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Written Examination (200 Marks) Paper I, Paper II & Paper III Examination (600 Marks) 100 Marks No 900 Marks
Compiler Written Examination (200 Marks) Paper I, Paper II & Paper III Examination (600 Marks) No No 800 Marks

SYLLABUS FOR TIER-I  (4 sections of 50 marks each, Total time -2 hrs)

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  (2 sections , Total time-2hours for each section)

Paper-I : Quantitative Ability (200 marks) : 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 & Comprehsion (200 marks): 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, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler for 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.

TIER III :PERSONALITY TEST/INTERVIEW /DOCUMENT VERIFICATION/ SKILL TEST/ COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

For posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

Note: For further clarification/explanations, please refer to Notification when published in Employment News

Age:
The age of a Candidate must lie between
(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:
Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
Desirable Qualification for SIs in CPOs: Possession of NCC 'B' or 'C' certificate or outstanding sports or athletic certificates.

Physical Standards:
For the posts of Inspector of Central Excise and Preventive Officer, candidates have to satisfy the minimum physical standards as specified in the examination notifications. They would also be required to undergo a physical test.