Feb 15, 2016

SSC CGL Examination Syllabus Question Pattern 2016

SSC CGL Syllabus

Scheme of the Examination for Combined Graduate Level Examination:

The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:
Tier -I -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III -- Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
The Commission reserves the right to make changes in the scheme of examination such as conduct of Tier-I and Tier-II examination in computer based mode, treating Tier-I examination as only qualifying etc.
Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.

Scheme of Examination

Post Tier I Examination Tier II Examination Proficiency/Skill Test Total marks
Posts under Pay Band –II Rs.9300- 34800 other than Statistical Investigator

A. General Intelligence Reasoning - 50 marks

B.Gen. Awareness - 50marks

C. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks

D. English Comprehension - 50 marks

Total Marks - 200

Duration: 02 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes
I. Quantitative Abilities :

200 marks (100 Questions)

Duration: 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2hours 40 minutes where eligible.

II. English Language & Comprehension : 200 marks (200 questions).

Duration : 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:2 hours 40  minutes wherever eligible.

Total Marks : 400
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS only 600
Posts under

Pay Band –I Rs.5200- 20200

other than

-do- -do- Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant 600


-do- Paper-I & II as  above 400 marks Paper-III Statistics 200 marks(100 Questions) -- 800
Compiler -do- -do- -- 800
Assistant Audit Officer Group “B” Gazetted -do- Paper-I & II as above

400 marks

Paper-IV General

Studies(Finance and


200 Marks.(Duration: 2


Total Marks: 600
-- 800
NOTE: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer

Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination:

Tier –I of the Combined Graduate level Examination will be common for all categories
of posts.
Date of Exam Part Subject Max. Marks/ Questions Total Duration/ Timing for General candidates Total Duration/ Timing for visually Handicapped and Cerebral Palsy candidates
08.05.2016 &

A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 Hours

10.00 A.M. to 12.00



2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
2 Hours 40 minute

10.00 A.M. to 12.40



2.00 P.M. to 4.40

B General Awareness 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50
D English Comprehension 50
Note: Entry to the examination venue will not be allowed after 9.30 AM in the morning shift and after 1.30 PM in the afternoon shift
The Commission also reserves the right to hold the examination in  additional batches depending upon the number of candidates in each state/UT.
Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set in both Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

SSC CGL Tier-I of the Examination Syllabus

(A): 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 & unfolding, 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.

(B): 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.

(C): 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

(D): English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his 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.

NOTE-1: Part C (Quantitative Aptitude) of Test booklet for Tier-I and Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities) of Tier-II will contain separate set of Questions for VH candidates only, (who have opted for assistance of scribe) which will not have components of Maps, Graphs, Statistical data, Diagram, Figures, Geometrical problems. However, components of other papers will be the same for other candidates.
NOTE-2: 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. Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission, would be required to appear in the Tier –II Examination.
NOTE-3: Tier-I examination is used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination for various papers which will be specifically required for different groups of posts. Marks of such 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.

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination Syllabus:

Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination -2016 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of two days. Probable dates for CGL (Tier -II) Exam are 13.08.2016 (Saturday) & 14.08.2016 (Sunday).
Paper Subject Max. Marks Number

of Questions
Duration & Timings

for General

Duration &

Timings for VH

and Cerebral

Palsy candidates
I Quantitative

200 100 2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon 2 Hours. and 40 Min. 10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
II English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM 2 Hours. and 40 Min. 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM
III Statistics 200 100 2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM 2 Hours and 40 Min. 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM
IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) 200 To be notified later 2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon 2 Hours. and 40 Min. 10.00 AM to 12.40 PM

Scheme of Written Examination (Tier-II):

Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of  Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
Candidates opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer must ensure that they possess the requisite qualification as mentioned above. Commission reserves the right to take appropriate action against applicants who do not possess the requisite eligibility while opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer.

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