What is the procedure of Examination?

The Scheme of the Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below: 1st Tier (Prelims) - Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) 2nd Tier (Mains) - Main Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) 3rd Tier (Interview) - Personality Test /Interview or Skill Test, Where applicable Candidates opting for post of Sub-Inspector in CPOs will be required to undergo Physical Endurance Test (PET)/Medical Examination at any convenient time after declaration of result of Tier I.

What is SSC and the posts covered under Staff Selection Commission ?

Staff Selection commission recruitment to

  • (i) all Group “B” posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices which are in the pay scales the maximum of which is Rs.10,500 or below and
  • (ii) all non-technical Group “C” posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices, except those posts which are specifically exempt from the purview of the Staff Selection Commission.
  • (iii) The Post covered are mentioned below
    • (i) Lower Division Clerks(LDC) in the various Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India including those participating in the Central Secretariat Clerical Service /Indian Foreign Service (group B), Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service and the Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service;
    • (ii) Grade “C” and Grade ‘D” Stenographers of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service and equivalent Grades of Indian Foreign Service (group B) Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/Armed Forces Head quarters Stenographers Service and to the posts of Stenographers in other Departments including Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India not participating in the aforesaid Services;
    • (iii) Assistants in the various Ministries/Departments including Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India including those participating in the Central Secretariat Service/ IFS (B)/ Railway Board Secretariat Service/Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
    • (iv) Inspectors of Central Excise in different Collect orates of Central Excise, Inspectors of Income-Tax in different charges of the Commissioners of Income-Tax, Preventive Officers and Examiners in different Custom Houses, Assistant Enforcement Officers in Directorate of Enforcement
    • (v) Sub-Inspectors in , Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Police Organizations
    • (vi) Divisional Accountants, Auditors and Accountants under the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India and other Accounts Departments and Upper Division Clerks in Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India.
    • (vii) Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) in CPWD, a Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial, General Central Services (Technical) post.
    • (viii) Statistical Investigators, Grade IV of Subordinate Statistical Service (SSC), a Group ‘C’ non-gazetted, non-ministerial post in the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation
    • (ix) Tax Assistant ( a Group C non – Gazetted Ministerial post in various Commission rates of Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT) and Central Board of Excise and Customs )
    • (x) Section Officer ( Commercial Audit), a Group “B” Non-gazetted post in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department
    • (xi) Section Officer (Audit) , a Group B Non-Gazetted post in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

What is SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination?

Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an merit based examination conducted by Staff Selection Commission to recruit staff to various posts listed in Charter and mentioned above

What is SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination TIRE I (Prelims)?

Tier –I (Prelims) of the Combined Graduate level Examination would be common for all categories of posts and will be held in one session

Tire I has 1 paper covering 4 subjects of 50 questions totaling it to 200 Marks paper to be completed in 2 hours. The paper is available in Hindi and English, if the recruitment is for non graduates position then Numerical Aptitude section is not applicable.

General Intelligence & Reasoning : It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial 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, syllogistic reasoning etc.

General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s 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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Numerical 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 and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

What is SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination TIRE II (Mains)?

There are 3 papers of 2 hours duration each in Mains exams
1. Arithmetical Ability - 100 questions of 200 Marks 2. English Language & Comprehension – 200 questions of 200 marks 3. Commerce/Mathematics Statistics/Economics – 200 questions of 200 marks

Candidate has to attempt 1 paper or 2 papers or all three depends upon the post he/she applied for

For the post of assistants, inspector of income-tax/inspector (central excise, inspector (po), inspector(examiner) sub inspector in CBI, inspector of posts, assistant enforcement officer, divisional accountants, accountants, auditors, tax assistants, UDCs, the examination will consist of two papers

1. Arithmetical Ability - 100 questions of 200 Marks
2. English Language & Comprehension – 200 questions of 200 marks

For the post of statistical investigators GR II & compilers, the examination will consist of three papers as under:

1. Arithmetical Ability - 100 questions of 200 Marks
2. English Language & Comprehension – 200 questions of 200 marks
3. Commerce/Mathematics Statistics/Economics – 200 questions of 200 marks

For the post of Sub-Inspector in Central Police Organizations, the Examination will consist of one paper as under:

1. English Language & Comprehension – 200 questions of 200 marks

What is the Syllabus of Combined Graduate Level Examination TIRE II (Mains)?

Paper-I : Arithmetic Ability : This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Use of Table and Graphs, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time etc

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 error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc. There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

Paper-III : Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.


Probability, Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential, Compilation, classification, tabulation of Statistical Data, Graphical presentation of data.

Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of association and contingency, scatter.

Diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis ( for two or more variables ) excluding partial correlation coefficients. Concept of Population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling distribution of x properties of estimators and estimation of confidence intervals, Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling etc., Sampling and non-sampling errors, type-I and type-II errors. Concepts of Hypothesis – Null and alternate, Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small samples including Chi-square tests ( Z, t, F, 2 tests ). Index Numbers, Time series analysis – components of variation and their estimation



Demand and Supply Analysis, including Laws and Interaction of Demand and Supply. Production Function and Laws of Returns, Commodity Pricing – Characteristics of various Market Forms and Price Determination under such Market Forms, Theory of Factor Pricing – Rent, Wage, Interest and Profit. Theory of Employment – Classical and Neo-classical Approach. Keynesian Theory of Employment – Principles of Effective Demand, Meaning and Importance of Investment, Relation between Saving and Investment, Multiplier Effect and the process of Income, Generation, Post Keynesian Development. Nature and Functions of Money, Value of Money, Fluctuations in the value of Money – Inflation and Deflation, Monetary Policy, Index Number, International Trade-Free Trade and Protection, Theories of International Trade. Foreign Exchange – Determination of the rate of Exchange – Purchasing Power Parity theory and Balance of Payment Theory, Public Finance – Nature, Scope and importance of Public Finance, Taxation – Meaning, Classification and Principles of Taxation, Incidence of Taxation. Deficit Financing, Fiscal Policy


Statistical Investigation – Meaning and Planning of Investigation., Collection of data and editing of data, Types of sampling, Schedule and questionnaire, Presentation of data – classification, tabulation, etc, Measures of Central Tendency, National Income and Accounting – Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income, Structural changes in the Indian Economy as seen in National Income Data, Agricultural sector – Agricultural Development during Plan Period, Rural Credit, Agricultural Price Policy, Rural Development Co-operation and Panchayati Raj, Industrial Policy and Industrial Development, Problems of Economic Development – Indian Planning – Objectives, Techniques and its evolution, Five Year Plans and Role of National Development Council, Profile of Human Resources – Population and Economic Development, Demographic Profile of India, Nature of Population Problem – Poverty, Inequality, Unemployment Problem, Labor Problem, Population Control and Government Policy, New Economic Policy and Welfare Schemes, Indian Public Finance – Indian Revenue, Foreign Aid Indian Banking and Currency system.


Algebra: Algebra of sets, relations and functions, Inverse of a function, equivalence relation. The system of complex numbers, De Moivere’s Theorem and its simple applications. Relation between roots and coefficients of a polynomial equation – Evaluation of symmetric function of roots of cubic and biquadrate equation

Algebra of Matrices: Determinants, Simple properties of determinants, Multiplication of determinants of orders two and three, Singular and non-singular matrices. Inverse of a matrix, Rank of a matrix and application of matrices to the solution of linear equations ( in three unknowns ). Convergence of sequences, and series, tests of convergence of series with positive terms, Ratio, Root and Gauss tests.

Analytic Geometry: Straight lines, Circles, System of circles, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form and their elementary properties, Classification of curves second degree.

Differential Equation: First order differential equation. Solution of Second and higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients and simple applications.

Differential and Integral Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability of functions, successive differentiation, derivatives of standard functions, Rolle’s and Mean-value Theorems, Maclaurins and Taylor’s series ( without proof) and their applications, Maxima and Minima of functions of one and two variables. Tangents and Normal, Curvature, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous function, Tracing of curves, Standard methods of integration, Riemann’s definition of definite integral, fundamental theorem of integral calculus, quadrature, rectification, volumes and surface area of solids of revolution.

Statistics: Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis, Random variables and distribution function, Discrete distributions, Binomial and Poisson distribution, continuous distributions, Rectangular, Normal and Exponential distributions, Principles of least squares, correlation and regression, Random Sampling, random numbers, Sampling of attributes, Large Sample tests for mean and proportion, Tests of significance based on t, F and Chi-square distributions.


This paper will cover all the subjects of commerce ordinarily taught at the B.Com. or similar degree courses of Indian Universities. Specifically, it will include the following subjects:

Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms, Hire-purchase accounting, Corporate accounting (Issue, forfeiture and re-issue of shares).

Business Organization: Business objectives, Business environment, Business entrepreneurship (including location, choice of form of business and growth strategies), Business operations including finance, production, marketing and human resource development.

Management: Concept of management, Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling.

Micro-economics: Price-mechanism, Theory of consumer behavior, Elasticity of demand, Production function, Theory of costs, Market structures, Price-determination under perfect competition and monopoly.

Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian economy including agriculture, industry and foreign trade.

Business Statistics: Analysis of Univariate data involving measurement of Central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of time-series, Theory of probability.

Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act, 1932 and Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Company Law: Kinds of companies, matters involving incorporation of company, shares and share capital and matters relating to issue and transfers of shares, members of a company, management of a company, meetings and resolutions, winding up of a company.

Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost accounting, marginal costing, cost-volume profit analysis, budgetary control, Standard costing.

Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, Types of audit, Audit process.

Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax liability, heads of income.

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