The SSC CGL Recruitment is conducted every year by the Staff Election Commission for recruiting candidates into various departments, Ministries and offices under the Government of India.The SSC Exams are conducted every year to give aspirants a chance to work for the Government of India.The SSC Exams are conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organizations of the Government of India. The SSC CGL is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam, conducted to recruit candidates for Group B and Group C posts in various department of Government of India.
As per the SSC CGL exam pattern, the CGL Tier 1 exam is an online, multiple-choice based exam. The exam consists of 4 sections having 100 questions in total. The total marks assigned for Tier I exam is 200. The duration for the Tier I exam is 60 minutes (80 minutes for differently-abled candidates).
The SSC CGL Syllabus – Tier I comprises four sections:
- SSC CGL English Syllabus covers English Comprehension skills
- Quantitative Aptitude &
- General Awareness
- General Intelligence & Reasoning
Aspirants of CGL exam can go through the detailed SSC CGL Notification PDF 2020-21 below-(Website of the Commission: https://ssc.nic.in)
Notice Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2020
Dates for submission of online applications: 29-12-2020 to 31-01-2021
Last date and time for receipt of online applications: 31-01-2021 (23:30)
Last date and time for making online fee payment: 02-02-2021 (23:30)
Last date and time for generation of offline Challan: 04-02-2021 (23:30)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): 06-02-2021
Schedule of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 29-05-2021 to 07-06-2021
Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper): To be notified later
|WISDOM STAFF SLECTION COMMISSION EXAMINATIONN||WISDOM SSC( CGL) TIER-1
Staff Selection Commission-Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL)
|WISDOM SSC( CHSL) TIER-1
Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL)
|SSC CGL EXAM PATTERN
| Tier 1 Online Multiple choice questions
Tier I paper comprising 100 questions that count to a total of 200 marks (2 marks each question).
For each wrong attempt,
candidates are penalized with 1/2 marks i.e. 0.50 marks which were 0.25 marks in the previous year recruitments.
|SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Tier I
The SSC CHSL Tier I is a computer-based exam conducted online.
Candidates are given a total of 60 minutes to solve SSC CHSL Tier I paper comprising 100 questions that count to a total of 200 marks (2 marks each question).
For each wrong attempt, candidates are penalized with 1/2 marks i.e. 0.50 marks which were 0.25 marks in the previous year recruitments.
|SSC CGL ELIGIBLITY|| The Eligibility Criteria for the SSC CGL Exam is as follows:
1. Citizenship– Must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan
2. SSC CGL Age Limit- Must be between the age group of 18 years and 32 years
3. Qualification- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
4. Physical Fitness– Only for candidates for certain posts like Inspector, Sub- Inspector, etc.
|The Eligibility Criteria for the SSC CHSL Exam is as follows:
The minimum educational criteria to write the SSC CHSL exam is to have passed the 12ths std or an equivalent examination from a recognized university board.
|SSC CGL COURSE DURATION||JAN – MAY 25 ( 200 Hrs)
|JAN – APRIL 14 ( 112 Hrs)|
|CLASS HRS||WEEKEND 4HRS X 2 DAYS :8 Hrs /Week
|WEEKEND 4HRS X 2 DAYS :8 Hrs /Week|
|SSC( CGL) TIER-1 REGULAR COURSE FEE||25,000||25,000|
|SSC( CGL ) TIER-1 ONLINE TEST SERIES ALONG WITH STUDY MATERIAL||11,500||11,500|
How to apply:
SSC CGL Notification – The commission has released the SSC CGL Notification 2020-21 on December 29th 2020 to fill up 6506 CGL Vacancies.
The Last date to fill the application form for Combined Graduate Level Exam Notification 2020 is January 31st 2021.
Applications must be submitted only in online mode at the official website of SSC Headquarter i.e. https://ssc.nic.in.
For detailed instructions, please refer to Annexure-III and Annexure-IV.
Sample proforma of One-time Registration and online Application Form are attached as Annexure-IIIA and Annexure-IVA respectively.
In the online Application Form, candidates are required to upload the scanned colour passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB).
The photograph should not be more than three months old from the date of publication of the Notice of Examination, and, the date on which the photograph has been taken should be clearly printed on the photograph.
Applications without such date printed on the photograph will be rejected.
Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). The photograph should be without cap, spectacles and both ears should be visible.
Last date and time for submission of online applications is 31-01-2021 (23:30).
Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.
The Commission will not be responsible for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the Commission.
9.6 Before submission of the online application, candidates must check that they have filled correct details in each field of the form. After submission of the online application form, no change/ correction/ modification will be allowed under any circumstances. Requests received in this regard in any form like Post, Fax, Email, by hand, etc. shall not be entertained.
Application Fee: Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only).
Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
Online fee can be paid by candidates up to 02-02-2021 (23:30 hours). However, candidates who wish to make cash payment through the challan of SBI, may make payment in cash at the Branches of SBI within the working hours of bank up to 06-02-2021
Provided the challan has been generated by them before 04-02-2021 (23:30 hours).
Candidates who are not exempted from fee payment must ensure that their fee has been deposited with SSC. If the fee is not received by SSC, status of the Application Form is shown as ‘Incomplete’ and this information is printed on the top of the printout of online Application Form. Further, status of fee payment can be verified at the ‘Payment Status” link provided in the candidate’s login screen. Such applications which remain incomplete due to non-receipt of fee will be SUMMARILY REJECTED and no request for consideration of such applications and fee payment after the period specified in the Notice of Examination shall be entertained.
Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor will it be adjusted against any other examination or selection.
The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable).
Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2020 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
Tentative Answer Keys of the Computer Based Examinations will be placed on the website of the Commission after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit online representations, if any, within the stipulated time limit on payment of Rs 100/- per question. Representations received through any other mode e.g. letter, application, email, etc. will not be entertained. Representation regarding the Answer Keys will be scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final.
The dates of examinations indicated in the Notice are tentative. Any change in the schedule of examinations will be informed to candidates only through the website of the Commission.
In the question papers, wherever necessary, the Metric systems of weights and measures will be used.
There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking of the scores. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
Scheme of Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations:
|Tier||Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allowed|
|I||A. General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||1 hour|
|B. General Awareness||25||50|
|C. Quantitative Aptitude||25||50|
|D. English Comprehension||25||50|
|II||Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities||100||200||2 hours (for each Paper)|
|Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension||200||200|
|Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)||100||200|
- Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions.
The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I and Paper-II in Tier-II.
- In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
- In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
- In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.
- Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for the Posts.
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
Scheme of Tier-III Examination:
|Tier||Mode of Examination||Scheme of Examination||Maximum Marks||Time Allowed|
|III||Pen and Paper mode||Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)||100||1 hour|
- The Paper in Tier-III will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and part in English will be awarded zero marks.
- In Tier-III, candidates must write their correct Roll Number at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. Candidates must also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book. Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression shall be awarded zero marks.
- Candidates must not write any personal identity e.g. name, roll number, mobile number, address, etc inside the Answer Book (Tier-III). Failure to adhere to these instructions will be treated as unfair means (UFM) and such candidates will be awarded zero marks and their candidature will be rejected.
- Tier-IV (Skill Test):
- In the Tier-IV,
- Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and
- Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) will be conducted.
Indicative Syllabus (Tier-I):
- Tier-I: 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.
- 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
- Quantitative 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 computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
- English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
- The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.
Indicative Syllabus (Tier-II):
- Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities): 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, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
- Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension): Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill inthe blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelled words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/ passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/ indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.
- 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. 188.8.131.52 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 nonprobability 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. 184.108.40.206 Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and twoway classified data.
Time Series Analysis - Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods. 220.127.116.11 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.
Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):
- Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
- Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
- Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks):
- Comptroller & Auditor General of India - Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
Finance Commission - Role and functions.
- Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.
- Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
- Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
- Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets.
- Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
- National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
- Population- Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
- Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
- Infrastructure- Energy, Transportation, Communication.
- Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and 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.
- Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.
Date Entry Speed Test (DEST):
- For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.
- The “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. This test will be of qualifying nature. Computers for the test will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/ venue notified for the purpose. The Skill Test will be held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the commission. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test. Information about evaluation of Typing Test/
DEST are available on the Commission’s website https://ssc.nic.in
- The Skill test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose.
- OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted from appearing in Skill Test, provided such candidates submit a Certificate in the prescribed format (Annexure-XIV) to the Commission from the competent Medical Authority, i.e., the Civil Surgeon of a Government Health Care Institution declaring him/ her to be permanently unfit for the Typing Test because of a physical
disability. 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.
- PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes as per para-7.1 and 7.2 of the Notice of Examination 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.
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):
- The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC.
- Duration of each module will be 15 minutes. These modules will be conducted one after the other.
- Module-I will comprise of DEST which will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions.
- Module-II will comprise preparation of spreadsheet as per the exercise given in the test.
- Module-III will comprise preparation of Power Point Presentation as per the exercise given in the test.
- The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. CPT is qualifying in nature and qualifying in all the three Modules will be mandatory.
- No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates. PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes as per para7.1 and 7.2 of the Notice of Examination will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in CPT. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of CPT.
- Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in the CPT.