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COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL (CGL) EXAM INTRODUCTION

SSC conducts this exam every year now; for aspirants who are graduate. The full form of CGLE is COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION. The process of the exam completes in two stages; namely tier-I and tier-II.

Apart form this there is a PHYSICAL TEST for the following posts of the CGL:

Examiner, Preventive Officer, GST/Excise Inspector, Inspector CBN, SI CBN, SI CBI, SI NIA, SI/Jr Intelligence Officer (NCB); not for any other posts.

NOTE: If one is failed in a physical endurance test or physical standard test, one is not considered for any other posts.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:

Candidates are advised to make sure before opting for any category of post that they fulfill the requirements for that category. The physical measurements (including vision test) for candidates will be conducted by the concerned indenting departments and only those candidates who fulfill the specified physical measurements will be eligible for the respective posts. No request from candidates for allotting to any other service/category of post will be entertained by the Commission if the nominated candidates fail to meet the physical requirements.

THUS, THE ONUS OF FULFILLING THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA WILL EXCLUSIVELY BE ON THE CANDIDATES OPTING FOR SUCH POSTS.

1. Posts Under CGL, Suitability/Unsuitability of COLOUR-BLINDNESS & permissible PHYSICAL DISABILITIES  in CGL posts, Current Salaries for CGL posts

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2. JOB PROFILES OF CGL POSTS 

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3. CGL AGE LIMITS

i) UNRESERVED (UR)/GENERAL

  • 18-27 Years
    • Auditor (CAG)
    • Auditor (CGDA)
    • Auditor (Other Ministries/Departments)
    • Accountant (CAG)
    • Accountant (CGA)
    • Accountant/Jr Accountant (Other Ministries/Departments)
    • Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant
    • Senior Secretariat Assistant (UDC)
    • Sr Administrative Assistant
    • Tax Assistants (CBDT)
    • Tax Assistant (CBIC)
    • SI in CBN
    • UDC (Border Road Organization)
  • 20-30 Years
    • Assistant Section Officer (CSS)
    • Assistant Section Officer (Railway)
    • Assistant Section Officer (MEA)
    • Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)
    • Sub Inspector (CBI)
  • Up to 30 Years
    • Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)
    • Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)
    • Assistant Section Officer in Intelligence Bureau (IB)
    • Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology)
    • Assistant Section Officer (Other Ministries — Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
    • Income Tax Inspector (ITI)
    • Central Excise Inspector
    • Preventive Officer (PO)
    • Examiner
    • Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)
    • Inspector Posts (IP)
    • Inspector in CBN
    • Assistant (Other Ministries)
    • Divisional Accountant
    • SI in National Investigation Agency (NIA)
    • SI/Jr Intelligence Officer (CBN)
  • Up to 32 Years
    • Jr Statistical Officer

ii) GROUP-C POSTS UNDER CGL

1. Income Tax Inspector (ITI)

2. All posts with Grade Pay of Rs 2400 and 2800 (According to 7th CPC all posts falling under level 4 and 5 respectively)

NOTE: Other than above all are group-B posts

iii) RESERVED CATEGORIES; and also category codes for claiming age relaxation

4. Eligibility, Age Relaxation & % of Reservation for Ex-servicemen in SSC exams

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5. CGL EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

A) Assistant Audit Officer & Assistant Accounts Officer

i) Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree
ii) Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

NOTE: During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the ‘Subordinate Audit Service Examination’ in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer.

B) Jr Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level

C) All other posts

Bachelor’s Degree

NOTE-I: For the following posts Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) has also been prescribed as an essential qualification; and for Tax Assistants, DEST is a must to qualify. Both of these tests are just qualifying.

i) Assistant Section Officer in CSS
ii) Assistant Section Officer in MEA
iii) Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ
iv) Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)
v) Assistant in the Ministry of Mines
vi) Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department
vii) Inspector (CGST & Central Excise)
viii) Preventive Officer
ix) Examiner
x) Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

NOTE-II: No educational/professional certificate is required for the DEST.

NOTE-III: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10-06-2015 published in the Gazette of India all the degrees/ diplomas/ certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission.

Accordingly, unless such degrees are recognized for the relevant period when the candidates acquired the qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

NOTE-IV: As per UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 published in official Gazette on 23-06-2017, under Part-III (8) (v), the programmes in engineering, medicine, dental, nursing, pharmacy, architecture and physiotherapy etc. are not permitted to be offered under Open and Distance Learning mode.

However, pursuant to the Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 11-03-2019 in MA No. 3092/2018 in W.P. (C) No. 382/2018 titled Mukul Kumar Sharma & others Vs AICTE and others, B. Tech. degree/ diploma in Engineering awarded by IGNOU to the students who were enrolled up to academic year 2009-10 shall be treated as valid, wherever applicable.

NOTE-V: The candidates who are able to prove by documentary evidence that the result of the educational qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut off date and he/she has been declared passed will also be considered to have met the required educational qualification.

NOTE-VI: In case of the candidates possessing equivalent educational qualification, such candidates shall also produce relevant Equivalence Certificate from the concerned authorities at the time of Document Verification. However, final decision regarding selection of such candidates will be taken by the concerned User Departments/ Appointing Authorities concerned.

6. CGL SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

The Computer Based Examination will be conducted in two tiers as indicated below:

a) Tier-I
b) Tier-II

A) Scheme of Tier-I exam

NOTE-I: Tier-I will be of qualifying nature, means marks scored in it won’t be added while preparing the final merit.
NOTE-I: Tier-I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions.
NOTE-II: There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer

B) Scheme of Tier-II exam

Paper Session Section Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper-I Session-I
(2 hours
and 15
minutes)
Section-I A) Maths 30 30 x 3 = 90
B) Reasoning 30 30 x 3 = 90
Section-II A) English 45 45 x 3 = 135
B) GK 25 25 x 3 = 75
TOTAL 130 130 x 3 = 390
Section-III A) Computer Knowledge 20 20 x 3 = 60
Session-II
(15
minutes)
Section-III B) DEST One Data Entry Task
Paper-II Statistics 100 100 x 2 = 200
Paper-III General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 100 x 2 = 200

NOTE-I: Tier-II will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III in separate shift(s)/ day(s).

NOTE-II: Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.

NOTE-III: Paper-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)

NOTE-IV: Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

NOTE-V: Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions – Session-I & Session-II, on same day.

NOTE-VI: It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify all the sections of Paper-I. 

NOTE-VII: Merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-II Examination only.

NOTE-VIII: There will be negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II and Section-III of Paper-I; and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II and Paper-III.

NOTE-IX: Based on the aggregate performance in Section-I and Section-II of Paper-I of Tier-II Examination, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Section-III (Computer Knowledge) of Paper-I of Tier-II Examination. The candidates who are not qualified in Section-I + Section-II will not be eligible for evaluation of Section-III and they will not be considered for further selection process.

NOTE-X: Section-III of Paper-I of Tier-II is qualifying in nature, in other words both
modules i.e. Computer Knowledge Test and DEST are qualifying in nature. However, in Module-I (Computer Knowledge), a separate higher cut-off, as decided by the Commission, will be fixed for the posts where Computer Proficiency is prescribed in comparison to other posts. Similarly, in Module-II i.e. DEST, a separate higher standard/ cut-off, as decided by the Commission, will be fixed for the posts where either Computer Proficiency or DEST is prescribed in comparison to other posts.

NOTE-XI: Section-III of Paper-I i.e. Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature. However, while shortlisting the candidates for the following posts where Computer Proficiency is prescribed higher qualifying standards will be set in comparison to other posts:

i) Assistant Section Officer in CSS
ii) Assistant Section Officer in MEA
iii) Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ
iv) Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)
v) Assistant in the Ministry of Mines
vi) Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department
vii) Inspector (CGST & Central Excise)
viii) Preventive Officer
ix) Examiner
x) Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

NOTE-XII: Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are as follows:

1. UR 30%
2. OBC/EWS 25%
3. All other categories 20%

NOTE-XIII: Maximum percentage of errors allowed (i.e. minimum qualifying standards) for Section-III of Paper-I of Tier-II Examination i.e. DEST) are as
follows::

1. UR 20%
2. OBC/EWS 25%
3. All other categories 30%

DEST DETAILS

The DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. It will be mandatory for all posts; however it will be qualifying in nature. Computer will be provided by the Commission at the centre/venue notified for the purpose.  Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

NOTE-I: OH candidates are eligible for exemption from attempting DEST, provided such candidates submit a Certificate in the following format to the Commission from the competent Medical Authority, i.e., the Civil Surgeon of a Government Health Care Institution declaring him to be permanently unfit for the Typing Test because of a physical disability.

However, such exemption is not available for the posts where either Computer Proficiency is prescribed or where DEST is prescribed except for the post of the Tax Assistant in CBDT, for which exemption from attempting DEST is available. All other PwD candidates are not eligible for exemption from DEST.

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NOTE-II: PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in DEST. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of Skill Test.

7. CGL SYLLABUS

A) REASONING (Both Tier-I & Tier-II)

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, 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.

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.

Topics

i) Semantic Analogy
ii) Symbolic/Number Analogy
iii) Figural Analogy
iv) Semantic Classification
v) Symbolic/Number Classification
vi) Figural Classification
vii) Semantic Series
viii) Number Series
ix) Figural Series
x) Problem Solving
xi) Word Building
xii) Coding and de-coding
xiii) Numerical operations
xiv) Symbolic operations
xv) Trends
xvi) Space Orientation
xvii) Venn Diagrams
xviii) Drawing inferences
xix) Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
xx) Figural Pattern – folding and completion
xxi) Indexing
xxii) Address matching
xxiii) Date & city matching
xxiv) Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
xxv) Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification
xxvi) Embedded figures
xxvii) Critical Thinking
xxviii) Emotional Intelligence
xxix) Social Intelligence
xxx) Other sub-topics, if any

[The questions will of graduation level.]

B) GK (Both Tier-I & Tier-II)

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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution & Scientific Research, etc.

[The questions will of graduation level.]

C) ENGLISH (TIER-I)

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

[The questions will of graduation level.]

D) ENGLISH (TIER-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:

i) Spot the Error
ii) Fill in the Blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles, etc.)
iii) Synonyms
iv) Antonyms
v) Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
vi) Idioms & Phrases
vii) One word substitution
viii) Improvement of Sentences
ix) Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
x) Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
xi) Shuffling of Sentence parts
xii) Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
xiii) Cloze Passage
xiv) 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)

[The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level.]

E) MATHS (Tier-I)

Numerical Aptitude
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of:

i) Numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers
ii) Percentage
iii) Ratio & Proportion
iv) Square roots
v) Averages
vi) Interest
vii) Profit and Loss
viii) Discount
ix) Partnership Business
x) Mixture and Allegation
xi) Time and distance
xii) Time & Work.

Algebra

i) Basic algebraic identities of school algebra & elementary surds
ii) Graphs of linear equations.

Geometry

i) Triangle and its various kinds of centres
ii) Congruence and similarity of triangles
iii) Circle and its chords
iv) Tangents
v) Angles subtended by chords of a circle
vi) Common tangents to two or more circles.

Mensuration

i) Triangle
ii) Quadrilaterals
iii) Regular Polygons
iv) Circle
v) Right Prism
vi) Right Circular Cone
vii) Right Circular Cylinder
viii) Sphere
ix) Hemispheres
x) Rectangular Parallelepiped
xi) Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base.

Trigonometry

i) Trigonometric ratio
ii) Degree and Radian Measures
iii) Standard Identities
iv) Complementary angles
v) Heights and Distances

Data Interpretation

i) Histogram
ii) Frequency polygon
iii) Bar diagram
iv) Pie chart

[The standard of the questions will be of 10th standard level.]

F) MATHS (Tier-II)

Numerical Aptitude
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of:

i) Numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers
ii) Percentage
iii) Ratio & Proportion
iv) Square roots
v) Averages
vi) Interest
vii) Profit and Loss
viii) Discount
ix) Partnership Business
x) Mixture and Allegation
xi) Time and distance
xii) Time & Work.

Algebra

i) Basic algebraic identities of school algebra & elementary surds
ii) Graphs of linear equations.

Geometry

i) Triangle and its various kinds of centres
ii) Congruence and similarity of triangles
iii) Circle and its chords
iv) Tangents
v) Angles subtended by chords of a circle
vi) Common tangents to two or more circles.

Mensuration

i) Triangle
ii) Quadrilaterals
iii) Regular Polygons
iv) Circle
v) Right Prism
vi) Right Circular Cone
vii) Right Circular Cylinder
viii) Sphere
ix) Hemispheres
x) Rectangular Parallelepiped
xi) Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base.

Trigonometry

i) Trigonometric ratio
ii) Degree and Radian Measures
iii) Standard Identities
iv) Complementary angles
v) Heights and Distances

Statistics and Probability

i) Histogram
ii) Frequency polygon
iii) Bar diagram
iv) Pie chart
v) Mean
vi) Mode
viii) Standard Deviation
viii) Calculation of simple probabilities

[The standard of the questions will be of 10th standard level.]

G) COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

Computer Basics

i) Organization of a computer
ii) Central Processing Unit (CPU)
iii) Input/ output devices
iv) Computer memory
v) Memory organization
vi) Back- up devices
vii) PORTs
viii) Windows Explorer
ix) Keyboard shortcuts

Software

Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.

Working with Internet and e-mails

i) Web Browsing & Searching
ii) Downloading & Uploading
iii) Managing an E-mail Account
iv) e-Banking

Basics of networking and cyber security

i) Networking devices and protocols
ii) Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.)
iii) preventive measures

H) STATISTICS

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.

[The questions will be of graduate level.]

I) General Studies (Finance and Economics) 

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)

Financial Accounting

i) Nature and scope
ii) Limitations of Financial Accounting
iii) Basic concepts and Conventions
iv) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Basic concepts of accounting:

i) Single and double entry
ii) Books of original entry
iii) Bank Reconciliation Statement
iv) Journal
v) Ledgers
vi) Trial Balance
vii) Rectification of Errors
viii) Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts
ix) Balance Sheet
x) Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
xi) Depreciation Accounting
xii) Valuation of Inventories
xiii) Non-profit organizations Accounts
xiv) Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
xv) Bills of Exchange
xvi) Self Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

Comptroller & Auditor General of India

i) Constitutional provisions
ii) Role and responsibility

Finance Commission

        • Role and functions

Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics

i) Definition
ii) scope and nature of Economics
iii) Methods of economic study
iv) Central problems of an economy
v) Production possibilities curve

Theory of Demand and Supply

i) Meaning and determinants of demand
ii) Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
iii) Price, income and cross elasticity
iv) Theory of consumer’s behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
v) Meaning and determinants of supply
vi) Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

Theory of Production and cost

i) Meaning and Factors of production
ii) Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale

Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

i) Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly
ii) Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets

Indian Economy

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

Economic Reforms in India

i) Economic reforms since 1991
ii) Liberalisation
iii) Privatisation
iv) Globalisation
v) Disinvestment

Money and Banking

i) Monetary/Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; Functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks
ii) Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
iii) Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

Role of Information Technology in Governance

[The questions will be of graduate level.]

8. PHYSICAL STANDARDS/PET for Different Posts of SSC CGL

A) For Inspector (Central Excise)/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer & Inspector/SI in CBN

Male Candidates
i) Physical standards (Minimum)
Height 157.5 cms.
Chest 81 cms. (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cms.)

Height relaxable by 5 cms. In the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes.

ii) Physical Test
Walking : 1600 metres in 15 minutes.
Cycling : 8 Kms in 30 minutes.

Female Candidates
i) Physical standards (Minimum)
Height 152 cms.
Weight 48 Kgs.

Height relaxable by 2.5 cms and weight by 2 Kgs. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese and members of Scheduled Tribes

ii) Physical Test
Walking : 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
Cycling : 3 Kms in 25 minutes.

NOTE: For the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), persons with disabilities will have to meet the physical standards i.e. height, chest and weight as prescribed for the relevant post. However, for orthopedically disabled candidates, the following relaxation in Physical Test is allowed:

a) The test of ‘Walking’ shall not be insisted in case of OL and OAL categories.
b) The test of ‘Cycling’ shall not be insisted in case of OA, OL and OAL categories.

B) For SI in CBI

i) Height

      • For men – 165 cms.
      • For women – 150 cms.
      • Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribal : 5 cms.

ii) Chest

      • 76 cms with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

iii) Vision

      • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
      • Distant vision : 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
      • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.

C) For  SI in National Investigation Agency (NIA)

i) Height

      • For men – 170 cms.
      • For women – 150 cms.
      • Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribal : 5 cms.

ii) Chest

      • 76 cms with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

iii) Vision

      • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
      • Distant vision : 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
      • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.

D) Sub-Inspector/Junior Intelligence Officer in Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

i) Height

      • For men – 165 cm.
      • For women – 152 cm.

Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribal those in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Lahual and Spiti district and Pangi Sub-division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Union territory of Ladakh, Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Union territories of Lakshadweep: 5 cms.

ii) Chest

76 cm (unexpanded) with 5 cms expansion for all candidates (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

iii) Vision

      • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
      • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
      • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.

E) Physical Efficiency Test, Physical and Medical Standard for the Posts of Upper Division
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