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SSC CGL Syllabus-2017

Tier I

 (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, judgement, 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.

(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.

Tier II

1)Paper I: Quantitative Ability-The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of number and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of all numbers, decimals, fractions, and relationships between numbers, percentage, ration and proportion, square roots ,averages ,Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear equations, Triangles and its various kinds of centers ,Congruence and similarity of Triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents ,angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circle, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, regular polygons, circle right prism ,Right Circular cone, Right circular sphere, 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 and pie chart.


2) Paper II :English Language and Comprehension: Spot the error, Fill in the blanks,   synonyms, antonyms, spelling, detecting misspelt words ,idioms and 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 and comprehension passage.

3) Paper III :Statistics for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation

Collection ,Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data-Primary and Secondary data, methods of data collection; Tabulation data; Graphs and Charts; Frequency Distributions, Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.

 Measures of Central Tendency-Common measures of central tendency – a mean ,median mode, partian values-quartiles, percentiles, deciles.

 Measures of Dispersion-Common measures of 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 curtosis; 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 Distribution-Random variable; Probability Functions ,Expectance 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 ,f statistics ,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 numbers, different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living index numbers, Uses of index numbers.

4) Paper IV : General Studies (Finance and Economics)for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer in Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG.


Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 marks)

1)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 and loss appropriation accounts, Balance sheet distinction between Capital and revenue expenditure, depreciation accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non profit organizations accounts,Recipts and payments and income and Expenditure accounts, Bills of exchange, self balancing ledgers.


 Part B:Economics and Governance(120 marks)

 2)Comptroller and Auditor general of India-Constitutional provisions, role and responsibility

 3) Finance commission –Role and Functions

 4) 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.

 5) Theory of demand and supply

 Meaning and Determinants of demands, law of demand and elasticity of demand, price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behavior –Marshallian approach and indifference curve approach, meaning and determinants of supply, law of supply and elasticity of supply.

 6) Theory of Production and cost

 Meaning and factors of production; Laws of production-Law of variable proportions and laws o returns to scale

 7) Forms of market and price determination in different markets

 Various forms of market-Perfect competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic competition and oligopoly ad price determination in these markets.

 8) Indian Economy

 Nature of the Indian economy role of different sectors-Role 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

 9) Economic Reforms in India

 Economic reforms since 1991-Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalization and disinvestment

 10) Money and Banking

 Monetary/Fiscal policy-Role and functions of RBI; Functions of commercial banks/RRB/payment banks

 Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments

 Fiscal responsibility and Budget management act, 2003

 11) Role of Information technology in governance

Tier III

Candidates who qualify for the Tier I and Tier II will be considered for Tier III examination.It is a pen/paper mode exam where the paper is of 100 marks.

Tier IV

Computer Proficiency test/skill test will be held wherever applicable.Thereafter candidates will guided for document verification.