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SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGLE) SYLLABUS

SSC conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam every year now; for aspirants who are graduate. The process of the exam completes in two stages; namely tier-I and tier-II.

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGLE) 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.]

 

Physical Standards/PET for different posts of the CGLE

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
Clerk in Border Roads Organization (BRO

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