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Date of Exam

  • TIER-I: 02.03.2020 to 11.03.2020
  • TIER-II (online exam) & TIER-III (descriptive exam): 22.06.2020 to 25.06.2020
  • TIER-IV (CPT & DEST): To be notified later

NOTE: The candidates must carry two passport size recent colour photographs and one original Photo ID Proof such as Aadhaar Card/ printout of E-Aadhaar, Driving License, Voter Card, PAN Card, Identity Card issued by University/ College/ Government, Employer ID Card or any photo bearing ID card issued by Central/ State Government to the Examination Venue, failing which they will not be allowed to appear for the same.

If Photo Identity Card does not have the Date of Birth printed in it, then the candidate must carry an additional original certificate in proof of their Date of Birth.

In case of mismatch in the date of birth mentioned in the Admission Certificate and Photo ID/ Certificate brought in support of date of birth, the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination.

PwD candidates using the facility of scribes shall also be required to carry required Medical Certificate/ Undertaking/ Photocopy of the Scribe’s Photo ID Proof, as specified therein.

Closing Date (Only online applications will be accepted)

  • 25.11.2019 (5.00 PM)

NOTE: Only one online application is allowed to be submitted by a candidate for the Examination. Therefore, the candidates are advised to exercise due diligence at the time of filling their online Application Forms. In case, more than one applications of a candidate are detected, all the applications will be rejected by the Commission and his/ her candidature for the examination will be cancelled.

If a candidate submits multiple applications and appears in the examination (at any stage) more than once, his/ her candidature will be cancelled and he/ she will be debarred from the examinations of the Commission as per rules.



Firm number of vacancies will be notified in due course.


AGE LIMIT (As on 01-01-2020)

  • 18-27 Years
    1. Assistant in CVC
    2. Auditor
    3. Senior Secretariat Assistant (UDC)
    4. UDC in Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)
    5. Accountant/Jr Accountant
    6. Compiler
    7. SI in CBN
    8. Tax Assistants (CBDT)
    9. Tax Assistant (CBEC)
  • 20-30 Years
    1. Assistant Section Officer in CSS
    2. Assistant Section Officer in MEA
    3. Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ
    4. Assistant Section Officer in Railway
    5. Asistant in Other Ministries (GP 4600)
    6. Sub Inspector in CBI
  • Upto 30 Years
    1. Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)
    2. Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)
    3. Income Tax Inspector (ITI)
    4. Excise Inspector
    5. Preventive Officer (PO)
    6. Examiner
    7. Inspector in CBN
    8. Inspector Posts (IP)
    9. Assistant Section Officer in Intelligence Bureau (IB)
    10. Assistant Section Officer in Other Ministries (GP 4600)
    11. Assistant in Other Ministries (GP 4600)
    12. Assistant in Other Ministries (GP 4200)
    13. Assistant Superintendent in Other Ministries (GP 4200)
    14. Assistant Enforcement Officer
    15. SI in National Investigation Agency (NIA)
    16. Divisional Accountant
    17. Statistical Investigator Grade-II
  • Upto 32 Years
    • Jr Statistical Officer



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




    a) Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree
    b) 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.
    Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level
    Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
    Bachelor‟s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course.
    Bachelor’s Degree

NOTE-I: The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 01-01-2020.

NOTE-II: For the following posts Computer Proficiency Test 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.

  1. Assistants Section Officer (CSS)
  2. Assistant Section Officer (MEA)
  3. Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)
  4. Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate affairs
  5. Assistant (GSI) in M/o Mines
  6. Excise Inspector
  7. Preventive Officer
  8. Examiner


NOTE-IV: Degrees/diplomas/certificates including technical education degrees/diplomas 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 University Grants Commission.

NOTE-V: As per UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 published in official Gazette on 23.06.2017, under Part-I (2) (P), the programmes in engineering, medicine, dental, nursing, pharmacy, architecture and physiotherapy etc are not permitted to be offered under Open and Distance Learning mode.

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: Candidate selected for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be allocated to various offices in the Department spread across India based on number of vacancies required to be filled up through this recruitment, merit order of the candidate and his/ her preference for a particular State/ UT. Further, the selected candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or with desirable qualification will preferably be allocated to Commercial stream based on administrative requirement and subject to availability of vacancy.

NOTE-VII: There will be a single application form for the Combined Graduate Level Examination. Candidates, declared qualified by the Commission for admission to the Tier-II examination on the basis of the Tier-I examination, will not have to apply again. No separate notice/advertisement will be published for the Tier-II examination.

NOTE-IX: Vacancies for ExS are reserved only for Group-C posts and not for Group-B posts.

NOTE-X: No admission certificates for aforesaid examination will be issued by post. Candidates are required to download admission certificate for the examination from the website of concerned Regional/Sub-Regional Offices.

NOTE-XI: Central Government Civilian Employees claiming age relaxation should produce a certificate in the prescribed format from their office at the time of document verification in respect of the length of continuous service which should be for not less than three years during the period immediately preceding the closing date for receipt of application. They should remain Central Government civilian employees till the time of appointment in the event of their selection.


Provision of Compensatory Time and assistance of scribe

1. In case of persons with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arms affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe is provided, if desired by the candidate. Since the posts are not identified suitable for persons with BA, therefore facility of scribe will not be admissible to such candidates.

2. In case of remaining categories of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of scribe will be provided on production of a certificate at the time of examination to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his/ her behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/ Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution as per proforma at Annexure-I of the exam notification which is given below.

3. The candidate will have the discretion of opting for his/ her own scribe or the facility of scribe provided by the Commission. Appropriate choice in this regard will have to be given by the candidate in the online application form.

4. In case the candidate opts for his/ her own scribe, the qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination. The candidates with benchmark disabilities opting for own scribe shall be required to submit details of the own scribe at the time of examination as per proforma at Annexure-II of the exam notification which is given below.

In addition, the scribe has to produce a valid ID proof [as per list given at para-12.7 of the exam notification] in original at the time of examination. A photocopy of the ID proof of the scribe signed by the candidate as well as the scribe will be submitted along with proforma at Annexure-II of the exam notification. In case, subsequently it is found that the qualification of the scribe is not as declared by the candidate, then the candidate shall forfeit his/ her right to the post and claims relating thereto.

5. Own scribe should not be a candidate of this examination. If a candidate is detected as assisting another PwD candidate as scribe in this examination, then the candidatures of both the candidates will be cancelled.

6. A compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of examination will be provided to the persons who are allowed use of scribe as described at Para 1 and 2 above.

7. The candidates referred at Para 1 and 2 above who are allowed use of scribe but not availing the facility of scribe will also be given compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of examination.

8. One eyed candidates and partially blind candidates who are able to read the normal Question Paper set with or without magnifying glass and who wish to write/ indicate the answer with the help of magnifying glass will be allowed to use the same in the Examination Hall and will not be entitled to a Scribe. Such candidates will have to bring their own Magnifying Glass to the Examination Hall.

9. The PwD candidates who have availed the facility of Scribes/ Passage Reader and/ or compensatory time must produce relevant documents for the eligibility of scribe/ compensatory time at the time of Document Verification. Failure to produce such supporting documents will lead to cancellation of their candidature for the examination.



Detailed options for posts will be taken either online before Document Verification or at the time of Document Verification.

While giving preference of the posts/ Departments, the candidates may note that the following posts have specific requirements of Physical Standards, Physical Tests and Medical Standards:

1. Inspector (Central Excise)-CBIC

2. Inspector (Examiner)-CBIC

3. Inspector (Preventive Officer)-CBIC

4. Inspector-CBN

5. Sub-Inspector-CBN

6. Sub-Inspector-CBI

7. Sub-Inspector-NIA

8. Upper Divisional Clerk-BRO

Candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the requirements of Physical Standards, Physical Tests and Medical Standards before giving their preferences/ options. Measurement of Physical Standards, Physical Tests and Medical Tests will be conducted by the concerned User Department after final selection and nomination of candidates by the Staff Selection Commission. If a candidate fails in such tests, his/ her candidature will not be subsequently considered for any other post/ department. Candidates are therefore advised to thoroughly go through these requirements and give their considered preference of posts/ Departments.



A person seeking appointment on the basis of reservation to OBCs must ensure that he/ she possesses the caste/ community certificate and does not fall in creamy layer on the crucial date. The crucial date for this purpose will be the closing date for receipt of online application i.e. 25-11-2019.



1. Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)

2. Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)

3. Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)

4. Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)

5. Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)

NOTE-I: (*) Disabilities allowed for the post of JSO in MoSPI

NOTE-II: (#) Disabilities allowed for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II (RGI)


Nature of Physical Disabilities: OA – One Arm affected,  OL – One Leg affected, OAL – One Arm and one Leg affected, BL – Both Legs affected,  B – Blind, LV – Low Vision, PD – Partially Deaf, D – Deaf, PB – Partially Blind, HH – Hearing Handicapped.

Physical Requirements: S – Sitting, ST – Standing, W – Walking, MF – Manipulation by Fingers, RW – Reading and Writing, SE – Seeing, C – Communication, H – Hearing, SP – Speaking






FEE (Rs 100)


Fee is exempted for the following categories:

1. Women candidates
2. Scheduled Caste
3. Scheduled Tribe
4. Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation
5. Persons with Disabilities


Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.

Online fee can be paid by the candidates up to 27-11-2019 (17:00). However, candidates who wish to make the payment through challan of SBI, may make the payment at designated branches of SBI within the working hours of bank up to 29-11-2019 provided the challan has been generated by them before 27-11-2019 (17:00).

Candidates should retain the Registration ID assigned to them online and details of payment of fee for further correspondence with the Commission. They should not submit print out of their application to the Commission.



The CGLE is conducted in 4 Tiers

  • Tier-I 200 marks for all posts — online mode
  • Tier-II 400 marks & additional 200 marks for the posts of Jr Statistical Officer, and Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) — online mode
  • Tier-III 100 marks (descriptive paper)
  • Tier-IV Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)/DEST (wherever applicable)/Document Verification

NOTE: Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examinations in Tier-I and Tier-II examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be treated as final and will be used for qualifying the candidates to next stage of examination and to determine final merit.

Tier-I (200 Marks)

  • 100 questions (each question is of 2 marks); 60 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)
  • Questions comprise of English, GK, Reasoning and Maths with 25 questions each. GK, Reasoning, English would be of graduation level, and Maths would be of 10th standard level.
  • Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong response.
  • The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each component of the Tier-I Examination taking into consideration among others, category-wise vacancies and category-wise number of candidates.
  • Marks of screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the Computer Proficiency Tests/Data Entry Skill Test and also for final selection.

Tier-II (400 Marks)

1. In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.

2. Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Statistical Investigator Grade-II and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.

3. In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

NOTE-I: In Tier-II there are 2 papers on the same day at a gap of 2 hours

NOTE-II: Marks scored will be added in the final merit.

Mathematics (Paper-I)

  • Questions: 100
  • Each question: 2 marks
  • Time Duration: 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)
  • Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Paper would be of 10th standard level.

English (Paper-II)

  • Questions: 200
  • Each question: 1 mark
  • Time Duration: 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)
  • Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Paper would be of 10+2 level.

Statistics (Paper-III) — Only for the posts of Jr Statistical Officer

  • Questions: 100
  • Each question: 2 mark
  • Time Duration: 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)
  • Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Paper would be of graduation level.

General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper-IV) — Only for the post of Assistant Audit Officer & Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)

  • The said paper would comprise following two parts
    a) FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS for which there would be 40 questions carrying 80 marks
    b) ECONOMICS AND GOVERNANCE which would have 60 questions carrying 120 marks.
  • Questions: 100
  • Each question: 2 mark
  • Time Duration: 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)
  • Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Paper would be of graduation level.

Tier-III (Descriptive Paper) 100 Marks

  • 60 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe)
  • Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.
  • Writing of Essay, Precies, Letter/Application, etc.
  • Marks scored will be added in the final merit.
  • The questions in this paper would be of 10+2 standard.
  • The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & Tier II,
    together, would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier III.
  • The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately.

Tier-IV (Skill Test)
In addition to the above the following skill test will also be held which would be of a qualifying nature. The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & Tier II, together, would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier IV.


  • Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer. The Data Entry Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying 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 opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted for appearing in Skill Test. OH candidates opting for post of Tax Assistant in CBEC are not exempted from Skill Test. HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the skill test for both CBDT and CBEC.

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.

NOTE-III: If one is failed in the DEST or skips it, is considered for all other preferred posts.


CPT is just qualifying and have the following three components:

  1. Word Processing (DEST)—-This is same as is the SKILL TEST for the post of TA (plz read above)
  2. Spread Sheets (Excel)
  3. Generation of Slides (Power Point)

These are the posts for which Computer Proficiency Test has been prescribed as an essential qualification.

  • Assistants Section Officer (CSS)
  • Assistant Section Officer (MEA)
  • Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)
  • Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate affairs
  • Assistant (GSI) in M/o Mines
  • Excise Inspector
  • Preventive Officer
  • Examiner

NOTE-I: Scheme of DOPT does not envisage exemption from CPT for any category of PH candidates.

NOTE-II: All these tests are of 15 minutes each

NOTE-III: If anybody fails the CPT or chooses not to appear in it, he’ll be considered for all other posts if opted.

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

  • UR : 30%
  • OBC/ EWS : 25%
  • Others : 20%

NOTE-V: Based on the aggregate performance in Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Tier-III Examination. The candidates who are not qualified in Tier-II will not be eligible for evaluation of Tier-III and they will not be considered for further selection process.


1. GK

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.]


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, Other sub-topics, if any.


  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  3. Figural Analogy
  4. Semantic Classification
  5. Symbolic/Number Classification
  6. Figural Classification
  7. Semantic Series
  8. Number Series
  9. Figural Series
  10. Problem Solving
  11. Word Building
  12. Coding and de-coding
  13. Numerical operations
  14. Symbolic operations
  15. Trends
  16. Space Orientation
  17. Venn Diagrams
  18. Drawing inferences
  19. Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
  20. Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  21. Indexing
  22. Address matching
  23. Date & city matching
  24. Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
  25. Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification
  26. Embedded figures
  27. Critical Thinking
  28. Emotional Intelligence
  29. Social Intelligence
  30. Other sub-topics, if any
    [ The questions will of graduation level.]


English Comprehension : Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
[ The questions will of graduation level.]


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:

  1. Spot the Error
  2. Fill in the Blanks (using verbs, prepositions, articles, etc.)
  3. Synonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5. Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  6. Idioms & Phrases
  7. One word substitution
  8. Improvement of Sentences
  9. Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  11. Shuffling of Sentence parts
  12. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  13. Cloze Passage
  14. Comprehension Passage

5. MATHS (Both Tier-I & Tier-II)

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

  1. Numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals,fractions and relationships between numbers
  2. Percentage
  3. Ratio & Proportion
  4. Square roots
  5. Averages
  6. Interest
  7. Profit and Loss
  8. Discount
  9. Partnership Business
  10. Mixture and Allegation
  11. Time and distance
  12. Time & Work.


  1. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  2. Graphs of Linear Equations.


  1. Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  2. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  3. Circle and its chords
  4. Tangents
  5. Angles subtended by chords of a circle
  6. Common tangents to two or more circles.


  1. Triangle
  2. Quadrilaterals
  3. Regular Polygons
  4. Circle
  5. Right Prism
  6. Right Circular Cone
  7. Right Circular Cylinder
  8. Sphere
  9. Hemispheres
  10. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  11. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base.


  1. Trigonometric ratio
  2. Degree and Radian Measures
  3. Standard Identities
  4. Complementary angles
  5. Heights and Distances


  1. Histogram
  2. Frequency polygon
  3. Bar diagram
  4. Pie chart


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.]

7. General Studies (Finance and Economics) 

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)

Financial Accounting:

  1. Nature and scope
  2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
  3. Basic concepts and Conventions
  4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Basic concepts of accounting:

  1. Single and double entry
  2. Books of original Entry
  3. Bank Reconciliation
  4. Journal
  5. Ledgers
  6. Trial Balance
  7. Rectification of Errors
  8. Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts
  9. Balance Sheet
  10. Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
  11. Depreciation Accounting
  12. Valuation of Inventories
  13. Non-profit organisations Accounts
  14. Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
  15. Bills of Exchange
  16. Self Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

Comptroller & Auditor General of India

  1. Constitutional provisions
  2. Role and responsibility

Finance Commission

  • Role and functions

Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics 

  1. Definition
  2. scope and nature of Economics
  3. Methods of economic study
  4. Central problems of an economy
  5. Production possibilities curve

Theory of Demand and Supply

  1. Meaning and determinants of demand,
  2. Law of demand and Elasticity of demand,
  3. Price, income and cross elasticity;
  4. Theory of consumer’s behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach,
  5. Meaning and determinants of supply,
  6. Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

Theory of Production and cost

  1. Meaning and Factors of production;
  2. Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

  1. Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly
  2. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets

Indian Economy

  1. Nature of the Indian Economy
  2. Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth
  3. National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income
  4. Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
  5. Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment
  6. Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication

Economic Reforms in India

  1. Economic reforms since 1991
  2. Liberalisation
  3. Privatisation
  4. Globalisation
  5. 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

[The questions will be of graduate level.]


Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium.

  • Writing of Essay/Passage of 250 words
  • Letter/Application of 150 words

NOTE-I: The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

NOTE-II: The questions in this paper would be of 10+2 standard.



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.

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.


a) Height

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

b) Chest

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

c) 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.


a) Height

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

b) Chest

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

c) 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) Physical Efficiency Test, Physical and Medical Standard for the Posts in Border Roads Organization (BRO)


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.

Formats of Different Certificates Etc Needed in an SSC exam




CORRIGENDUM (Dated 22.11.19)


CORRIGENDUM-II (Dated 13.01.2020)

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Maha Gupta

Maha Gupta

Founder of and guiding aspirants on SSC exam affairs since 2010 when objective pattern of exams was introduced first in SSC. Also the author of the following books:

1. Maha English Grammar (for Competitive Exams)
2. Maha English Practice Sets (for Competitive Exams)

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