SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern and Syllabus,

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct Combined Graduate Level 2016. The registrations will commence from February 13, 2016 and will end on March 14, 2016. SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination to be held on May 8 and May 22, 2016 and SSC CGL 2016 Tier 2 exam to be held on August 13 and 14, 2016. Check the Syllabus given below.

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC Exam Pattern (Tier 1 and 2 in Details):-

Tier-1: Combined Graduate Level CGL (Preliminary) Examination

  • This section consists of two parts, with 100 marks for each part.
  • The first part consists of 100 objective-type questions on General Intelligence & General Awareness; and the second part includes 100 questions on Arithmetic.
  • Time allocated for each part is two hours, and the question paper is set in both English and Hindi language.
Paper Total no. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
Paper –1; General Intelligence & General Awareness 100 100 2 hrs
Paper –2; Arithmetic 100 100 2 hrs
Total 200 200 4 hrs

Tier-2: Combined Graduate Level CGL (Main) Examination

  • Candidates selected through Tier-1 exam are allowed to appear for Tier-2 Main exam. This is a written exam, consisting of conventional, subjective-type questions.\
  • The exam is conducted in two sessions per day.
  • The first session spans from 9.30 AM to12.30 PM, and the second session from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM. The exam includes a total of six papers.
paper Name of Subject Total Marks Time Allotted Test Timings
I General Studies (can be answered in Hindi or English) 200 3 hrs 9.30 AM to 12.30PM
II English 100 2 hrs 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
III Arithmetic (Candidates can answer in Hindi or English) 200 3 hrs 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM
IV English Language Comprehension 100 2 hrs 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
V Communication Skill & writing ability (can be answered in either Hindi or in English) 200 2 hrs 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM
VI Hindi (only for Delhi Police) 100 2 hrs 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

Personality Test/Interview

Depending on the posts being applied for, some candidates are called for a face-to-face interview after they clear the Tier-2 Written Examination. This section consists of the following papers.

paper Name of Subject Max Marks Time Allotted Test Timings
Paper I PART A General English 50 2hrs 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM
Paper I PART B General Studies (can be answered either in Hindi or English) 50
Paper II Arithmetic (can be answered either in Hindi or English) 100 2 hrs 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM


Syllabus of SSC CGL (Tier I and Tier II):-

I General Intelligence & Reasoning:

  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analogies
  • Space Visualization
  • Decision making
  • Problem Solving
  • Spatial orientation
  • Analysis
  • Visual Memory
  • Judgment
  • Relationship concepts
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
  • Non-Verbal series
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Syllogistic Reasoning
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Figural Analog
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Semantic Series
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Coding & de-coding
  • Word Building
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Numerical Operation
  • Space Orientation
  • Trends
  • Space Visualization
  • Drawing inferences
  • Punched hole/Pattern –folding & un-folding
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Indexing
  • Address matching
  • Classification of Centre codes/roll numbers
  •  Date & City matching
  • Small & Capital letters/numbers coding
  • decoding and classification
  • Embedded Figures
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Critical thinking
  • Social Intelligence Etc.

II General Awareness:

  • Current Events
  • India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining History
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • Economic Scene
  • Scientific Research
  • General Policy Etc.

III Quantitative Aptitude:

  • 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 Etc.

IV English Comprehension:

  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spot the Error
  • Synonyms
  • Antonym
  • Spelling/Detecting mis-spelt words
  • One word substitution
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Improvement of sentences
  • Active/Passive voice of verbs
  • Comprehension Passage
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect Narration
  • Shuffling of sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze passage &.

V Statistics:  

  • For Investigator Grade-II, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler in RGI.
  • Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
  • Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode, Measures of relative dispersion.
  • Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; Moments, meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis, simple regression lines; Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; Spearman’s rank correlation; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only)
  • Measures of Association of Attributes; Multiple Regression; Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Conditional probability; Different definitions of 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; Parameter and statistic
  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete)
  • Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, multistage sampling, stratified sampling, convenience sampling,  multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, purposive sampling, systematic sampling,  and quota sampling); Sampling distribution (statement only); Sample size decisions
  • Statistical Inference – Point estimation and Interval Estimation
  • Properties of a good estimator
  • Time Series Analysis – Components of time series
  • Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods
  • Determinations of trend component by different methods
  • Problems in the construction of index numbers
  • Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers
  • Types of index number
  • Different formulae
  • Base shifting and splicing of index numbers
  • Uses of Index Numbers
  • Cost of living Index Numbers
  • 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.
  • Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

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