SSC CGL Syllabus 2016 Tier 1 & Tier 2 (Main/Prelims Maths, Aptitude)


SSC CGL Syllabus

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SSC CGL Syllabus
The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated as: Tier -I — Written Examination, Tier -II — Written Examination and Tier -III — Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification. Contenders can also get detailed information about syllabus, how to download from below section of this page which is framed by our team members of

SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier – I:

General Intelligence & Reasoning:
  • Analogies, Similarities and differences,
  • Space visualization, spatial orientation
  • Problem solving, Analysis
  • Judgment, Decision making
  • Visual memory, Discrimination
  • Observation, relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification,
  • Arithmetic number series, Non-verbal series,
  • Coding and decoding, Statement conclusion
  • Symbolic Operations, Trends
  • Syllogistic reasoning etc
  • 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
  • Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences Punched hole/pattern –folding & unfolding etc.
  • Space Orientation

General Awareness:
  • History, Culture Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General policy, Scientific research etc

English Comprehension:
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Active/Passive Voice
  • Verbs, Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution etc

Quantitative Aptitude:
  • Time and distance, Averages
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss, Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture, Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Time and work Geometry etc
CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

No. Of Questions
Maximum Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier – II:
Paper – I

Quantitative Ability:
  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Percentage, Ratio and Proportion
  • Average and Interest
  • Profit and Loss, Discount
  • Use of Table and Graphs
  • Mensuration, Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Time etc

Paper – II

English Language & Comprehension:
  • Error recognition
  • Filling blanks with appropriate verbs
  • Preposition, Articles
  • Vocabulary, Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure and Sentence Completion etc

Paper III

Statistics for Investigator Grade-II

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 andmode; 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 randomsampling, 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.

Paper IV:

General Studies (Finance and Economics) for the post of Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

Part A:  Finance and Accounts

Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting: 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 organizations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance
  • 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 and Central problems of an economy and 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 and Elasticity of Supply.
  • Theory of Production and cost Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions 22 and Laws of returns to scale.
  • Forms of Market and price determination in different markets Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad 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 sice 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalization and 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.
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance
CGL Tier II Exam Pattern

No. Of Questions
Maximum Marks
General Studies
(Finance and
Notified Later on
Quantitative Abilities
English Language & Comprehension

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier – III:

Only those competitors who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for Tier – III as Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/Document Verification (as per the requirement of position applied for).

Data Entry Skill Test:

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 Proficiency Test:

In this step Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) will be organized, comprising of three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants (According to the Post).

Document Verification:

In this step all candidates are required to come for document verification and who will be failed to provide same will not be considered for final selection.

Important Notes:
  • Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
  • Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler
  • Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
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1 comment:

  1. Sir Please reply,
    I had selected statistical posts during filling up an application but Im not eligible for that acc. my qualification

    So please tell me whether I ve to give the statistical paper and
    If i dont give it will i get disquallified in tier 2??

    Please reply sir,


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