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SSC CGL 2017

Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam for the year 2017. Through it, the SSC will recruit for various posts such as Income Tax Inspector, Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant, Sub Inspector, Statistical Investigator, Auditor etc.

The written exam will be conducted in four parts – Tier I will be a preliminary examination which you need to qualify to be eligible for Tier 2 examination.

The marks of both papers count towards the final total. Both these exams will be MCQs and will be conducted ONLINE.

Tier III is a Descriptive English/Hindi Language paper that will be conducted on pen and paper.

The Tier IV will be a Data Entry Skill Test or a Computer Proficiency Test for certain posts.

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

Subject Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 75 minutes (Total)

For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
100 minutes

General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in the Tier I exam.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier – I:

General Intelligence & Reasoning.  verbal and non-verbal type.
  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and differences,
  3. Space visualization
  4. Spatial orientation
  5. Problem solving
  6. Analysis
  7. Judgment
  8. Decision making
  9. visual memory
  10. Discrimination
  11. Observation
  12. relationship concepts
  13. Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification,
  14. arithmetic number series,
  15. Non-verbal series,
  16. coding and decoding
  17. Statement conclusion
  18. Symbolic Operations
  19. Trends
  1. Syllogistic reasoning
  2. Semantic Analogy,
  3. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  4. Figural Analogy
  5. Semantic Classification
  6. Symbolic/Number Classification
  7. Figural Classification
  8. Semantic Series
  9. Number Series
  10. Figural Series
  11. Problem Solving
  12. Word Building
  13. Coding & de-coding
  14. Numerical Operations
  15. Space Visualization
  16. Venn Diagrams
  17. Drawing inferences Punched hole pattern –folding & unfolding etc.
  18. Space Orientation
General Awareness
  1.  History & Culture
  2. Geography
  3. Polity
  4. Economic Scene
  1. General Policy
  2. General Science
  3. Scientific Research
  4. Current Affairs
English Language
  1. Noun
  2. Pronoun
  3. Adjective
  4. Verb
  5. Tense
  6. Modals
  7. Active/Passive Voice
  8. Preposition
  9. Narration
  1. Article
  2. Fill in the Blanks
  3. Synonyms/Homonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5. Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  6. Idioms & Phrase
  7. One word substitution
Quantitative Aptitude
  1. Number System
  2. Square & Cube Roots
  3. HCF & LCM
  4. Time and distance
  5. Averages
  6. Simple and Compound Interest
  7. Profit and Loss
  8. Discount
  9. Partnership Business
  10. Mixture
  1. Trigonometry
  2. Mensuration
  3. Time and work
  4. Geometry

Detailed Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2017 Tier-2 Exam:

Tier-2 paper of SSC CGL will follow the following pattern:

Tier-2 exam will also be an Online exam.
Tier-II of the examination consists of 4 papers in total.
Duration of each paper is 2 hours.
Out of these four papers, only two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all candidates.
Detailed Exam Pattern for SSC CGL Tier-2 – Paper-1:

Paper-I would test your Quantitative Ability. It will have a total of 100 Questions and will be of 200 marks. Therefore, each question would carry two marks. Also, for each wrong answer, the candidate will lose 0.50 marks. As per the SSC Notification, this paper would be of 10th Standard level.

Detailed Exam Pattern for SSC CGL Tier-2 – Paper-2:

Paper-II aims to test your English Language and Comprehension skills. The paper worth 200 marks will consist of 200 Questions. Therefore, each question would carry one mark. And 0.25 marks would be deducted for each wrong answer. The questions asked in this paper would be of 10+2 level.

Detailed Exam Pattern for SSC CGL Tier-2 – Paper-3:

The Paper-III of SSC CGL Tier-2 exam will be on Statistics. Consequently, only those applicants who have applied for the post of Statistical Investigator (now known as Junior Statistical Officer) have to appear for Paper-III. The exam will carry 200 marks and comprise 100 questions. Each question would carry two marks and 0.50 marks would be deducted for each wrong answer. This paper would be based on graduation level questions.

Detailed Exam Pattern for SSC CGL Tier-2 – Paper-4:

The Paper-4 SSC CGL Tier-2 exam will be for those candidates who have applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&AG. The paper would comprise two parts i.e. Finance and Accounts and Economics and Governance.
Therefore, the test will have 100 questions carrying 200 Marks in total. Consequently, each question will be of 2 marks. And, 0.50 marks would be deducted for each wrong answer. This paper will be of graduate level.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier – II:

Paper – I Paper – II
Quantitative Ability: English Language & Comprehension:
  1. Number Systems
  2. Computation of Whole Numbers
  3. Decimals and Fractions
  4. Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  5. Percentage, Ratio and Proportion
  6. Average and Interest
  7. Profit and Loss
  8. Discount
  9. Use of Table and Graphs
  10. Mensuration
  11. Time and Distance
  12. Ratio and Time etc
  1. Error recognition
  2. Filling blanks with appropriate verbs
  3. Preposition
  4. Articles
  5. Vocabulary
  6. Spellings
  7. Grammar
  8. Sentence Structure and Sentence Completion

Paper III:

Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler in RGI.

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 21 method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance –
Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
Time Series Analysis –
Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
Index Numbers –
Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers

Paper IV:

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

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier – III:

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

  • Data Entry Skill Test:

The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature.

  • Computer Proficiency Test:

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

  • Document Verification:

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


Course Features

  • Lectures 1
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level All level
  • Language English/Hindi
  • Students 51
  • Assessments Self

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