SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is one of the prestigious organisations of the Government of India. SSC conducts CGL (Combined Graduate Level) exam yearly for recruitment to various Ministries and departments. Under the SSC-CGL 2019-20, 9488 vacancies were announced in Group “B” and Group “D” in various Ministries and departments of the Govt. The exam is conducted in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. SSC-CGL Tier I was conducted from 3rd March 2020 to 9th March 2020. Tier II is scheduled from 22nd June to 25th June 2020.
Government has provided good facilities to its employees and is every year keeping up with providing better quality life. Hence, SSC-CGL is a desirable choice for people across India looking for a government job.
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SSC CGL 2020 ELIGIBILITY CRITERION
To be eligible for appearing SSC-CGL exam, a candidate must fulfill the following criterion:
- Citizenship : A candidate must be a citizen of India
- Age Limit : SSC-CGL designates separate age limit for different positions.
|Age Group||Post Name for SSC-CGL||Ministry/Department||Group||Grade Pay|
|Auditor||Officer under C&AG||C||2800|
|Auditor||Officer under CGDA||C||2800|
|Accountant||Officer under C&AG||C||2800|
|Sr. Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerks||Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres||C||2400|
|Sub-Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||C||2400|
|Upper Division Clerk (UDC)||Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MOD)
-Only for male candidates
|18-30 yrs.||Inspector Posts||Dept. of Post.||B||4600|
|20-27 yrs.||Tax Assistant||CBEC||C||2400|
|Assistant Section Officer||Central Secretariat Service||B||4600|
|Assistant Section Officer||Ministry of Railway||B||4600|
|Assistant Section Officer||Ministry of External Affairs||B||4600|
|Assistant Section Officer||AFHQ||B||4600|
|Sub Inspector||Central Bureau of Investigation||B||4600|
Not exceeding 30 yrs.
|Inspector, Central excise||CBEC||B||4600|
|Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||B||4600|
|Inspector (Preventive Officer)||CBEC||B||4600|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Dept. under CAG||B||4800|
|Assistant Section Officer||Other Ministry/Dept./Org.||B||4600|
|Assistant / Superintendent||Other Ministry/Dept./Org.||B||4600|
|Inspector of Income Tax||CBTD||C||4600|
|Divisional Accountant||Officer under CAG||B||4200|
|Assistant Section Officer||Intelligence Bureau||B||4600|
Up to 30 yrs.
|Assistant Enforcement Officer||Directorate Enforcement, Department of Revenue||B||4600|
|Sub-Inspector||National Investigation Agency (NIA)||B||4200|
|Up to 32 yrs.||Junior Statistical Officer||M/O Statistics & Prog. Implementation||B||4200|
|AGE RELAXATION PERMISSIBLE BEYONG AGE LIMIT FOR DIFF. CATEGORIES in SSC-CGL|
|CATEGORY||AGE RELAXATION BEYOND AGE LIMIT|
|PH + Gen||10 years|
|PH + OBC||13 years|
|PH + SC/ST||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Gen)||3 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||6 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||8 years|
|AGE REQUIREMENT FOR SSC-CGL POSTS|
|18-27 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1993 and no later than 01.01.2002.|
|20-27 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1993 and no later than 01.01.2000.|
|20-30 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1990 and no later than 01.01.2000.|
|Up to 30 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1990 and no later than 01.01.2002.|
|Up to 32 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1988 and no later than 01.01.2002.|
|EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIRED in SSC-CGL|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized university OR CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ Master in Commerce/ Master in Business Studies.|
|Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post||Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with 60% minimum in Mathematics in 12th grade OR Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in Graduation.|
|Compiler Post||Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with Economics or Mathematics or Statistics as an Elective or Main subject.|
|All Other Posts||Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in any discipline or equivalent.|
Note: As per SSC-CGL guidelines, if and when necessary, the examination will be conducted in 2 shifts for different batches of candidates.
Tier I and Tier II will have multiple choice questions.
SYLLABUS of SSC-CGL
Tier I will have questions set in Hindi and English for Part A, B and C. D part would be English Comprehension.
General Intelligence & Reasoning : Verbal & Non-Verbal questions will be included in Part A. It will have questions on reasoning, syllogistic, statement conclusion, coding & decoding, non-verbal series, arithmetic series, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, relationship concepts, discrimination observation, visual memory, judgment, decision making, problem solving analysis, spatial orientation, spatial visualization, similarities and differences.
General Awareness : Questions from this section will test your general awareness on India and its neighboring countries relating to Geography, History, Sports, Culture, Economy, Culture, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research. Questions pertaining to environment and its application to society. It will also test knowledge of current affairs from varied fields that will involve keeping an eye on your surroundings and it is expected to be aware of day to day news.
Numerical Aptitude : Questions in this section will test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and numbers sense of candidate. It will test sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense of order among magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real problems and alternative computation procedures to find answers. Questions will also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationship between numbers (standard questions will be 10+2 level).
English Comprehension : Basic English comprehension, correct English understanding, and writing ability would be tested in this section.
TIER-II OF THE EXAMINATION :
Paper-I : Arithmetic Ability : This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Use of Table and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time etc.
Paper-II : 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 error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc. There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).
Paper-III : Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.
Probability, Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential. Compilation, classification, tabulation of Statistical Data, Graphical presentation of data. Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of association and contingency, scatter diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis (for two or more variables) excluding partial correlation coefficients. Concept of Population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling distribution of x properties of estimators and estimation of confidence intervals. Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling etc., Sampling and non-sampling errors, type-I and type-II errors. Concepts of Hypothesis – Null and alternate, Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small samples including Chi-square tests. Index Numbers, Time series analysis – components of variation and their estimation.
- Demand and Supply Analysis, including Laws and Interaction of Demand and Supply.
- Production Function and Laws of Returns.
- Commodity Pricing – Characteristics of various Market Forms and Price Determination under such Market Forms.
- Theory of Factor Pricing – Rent, Wage, Interest and Profit.
- Theory of Employment – Classical and Neo-classical Approach.
- Keynesian Theory of Employment – Principles of Effective Demand. Meaning and Importance of Investment, Relation between Saving and Investment, Multiplier Effect and the process of Income Generation, Post Keynesian Development.
- Nature and Functions of Money, Value of Money, Fluctuations in the value of Money – Inflation and Deflation, Monetary Policy, Index Number.
- International Trade-Free Trade and Protection, Theories of International Trade.
- Foreign Exchange – Determination of the rate of Exchange – Purchasing Power Parity theory and Balance of Payment Theory.
- Public Finance – Nature. Scope and importance of Public Finance.
- Taxation – Meaning, Classification and Principles of Taxation, Incidence of Taxation.
- Deficit Financing.
- Fiscal Policy.
INDIAN ECONOMICS AND GENERAL STATISTICS
- Statistical Investigation – Meaning and Planning of Investigation.
- Collection of data and editing of data.
- Types of sampling.
- Schedule and questionnaire.
- Presentation of data – classification, tabulation, etc.
- Measures of Central Tendency.
- National Income and Accounting – Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income, Structural changes in the Indian Economy as seen in National Income Data.
- Agricultural sector – Agricultural Development during Plan Period, Rural Credit, Agricultural Price Policy, Rural Development Co-operation and Panchayati Raj.
- Industrial Policy and Industrial Development.
- Problems of Economic Development – Indian Planning – Objectives, Techniques and its evolution, Five Year Plans and Role of National Development Council.
- Profile of Human Resources – Population and Economic Development, Demographic Profile of India, Nature of Population Problem – Poverty, Inequality, Unemployment Problem, Labour Problem, Population Control and Government Policy.
- New Economic Policy and Welfare Schemes.
- Indian Public Finance – Indian Revenue, Foreign Aid.
- Indian Banking and Currency system.
Algebra: Algebra of sets, relations and functions, Inverse of a function, equivalence relation. The system of complex numbers, De Moivere’s Theorem and its simple applications. Relation between roots and coefficients of a polynomial equation – Evaluation of symmetric function of roots of cubic and bi-quadratic equation.
Algebra of Matrices: Determinants, Simple properties of determinants, Multiplication of determinants of orders two and three, Singular and non-singular matrices. Inverse of a matrix, Rank of a matrix and application of matrices to the solution of linear equations (in three unknowns). Convergence of sequences, and series, tests of convergence of series with positive terms, Ratio, Root and Gauss tests.
Analytic Geometry: Straight lines, Circles, System of circles, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form and their elementary properties, Classification of curves second degree.
Differential Equation: First order differential equation. Solution of Second and higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients and simple applications.
Differential and Integral Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiation of functions, successive differentiation, derivatives of standard functions, Rolle’s and Mean-value Theorems, Maclaurins and Taylor’s series (without proof) and their applications, Maxima and Minima of functions of one and two variables. Tangents and Normals, Curvature, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous function, Tracing of curves. Standard methods of integration, Riemann’s definition of definite integral, fundamental theorem of integral calculus, quadrature, rectification, volumes and surface area of solids of revolution.
Statistics: Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis, Random variables and distribution function, Discrete distributions, Binomial and Poisson distribution, continuous distributions, Rectangular, Normal and Exponential distributions, Principles of least squares, correlation and regression, Random Sampling, random numbers, Sampling of attributes, Large Sample tests for mean and proportion, Tests of significance based on t, F and Chi-square distributions.
This paper will cover all the subjects of commerce ordinarily taught at the B.Com. or similar degree courses of Indian Universities. Specifically, it will include the following subjects:
Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms, Hire-purchase accounting, Corporate accounting (Issue, forfeiture and re-issue of shares).
Business Organisation: Business objectives, Business environment, Business entrepreneurship (including location, choice of form of business and growth strategies), Business operations including finance, production, marketing and human resource development.
Management: Concept of management, Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling.
Micro-economics: Price-mechanism, Theory of consumer behavior, Elasticity of demand, Production function, Theory of costs, Market structures, Price-determination under perfect competition and monopoly.
Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian economy including agriculture, industry and foreign trade.
Business Statistics: Analysis of Uni-variate data involving measurement of Central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of time-series, Theory of probability.
Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act, 1932 and Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
Company Law: Kinds of companies, matters involving incorporation of company, shares and share capital and matters relating to issue and transfers of shares, members of a company, management of a company, meetings and resolutions, winding up of a company.
Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost accounting, marginal costing, cost-volume profit analysis, Budgetary control, Standard costing.
Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, Types of audit, Audit process.
Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax liability, heads of income.