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Pattern of Paper

SSC 10+2 examination consist two parts: (1. Written exam 2.Skill test)

Part I:

fist part written exam paper will divide in four sections and each section 50 objective type question of 50 marks with 0.25 Negative Marking.


A. General Intelligence (50 questions/50 marks)

This section's questions will be both verbal and non-verbal type, Symbolic Operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, including those on Semantic Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Figural Classification, Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding, Figural Pattern - folding and completion, Number Series, Semantic Series, Embedded figures, Critical Thinking, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Coding and De-coding.


B. English Knowledge (50 questions/50 marks)

This section's questions will be include Spot the Error, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting Miss-spelt words, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Improvement of Sentences, One Word Substitution, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Close Passage and Comprehension Passages, Conversion into Direct/Indirect Narration, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage.


C. Quantitative Aptitude question - Basic Arithmetic Skill (50 questions/50 Marks)

This section's questions will be include:

1. ARITHMETIC - Computation of Whole Number, Number Systems, Decimal and Fractions, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Relationship in numbers, Percentages, Square roots, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Profit and Loss, Interest (Simple and Compound), Discount, Mixture and Allegation Time and distance,Time and work, Partnership Business..

2. ALGEBRA: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surd and Graphs of Linear Equations.

3. GEOMETRY: Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Familiarity with elementary, Congruence and similarity of triangles, geometric figures and facts, angles subtended by chords of a circle, tangents, common tangents to two or more circles and Circle and its chords, .

4. MENSURATION: Quadrilaterals, Triangle, Regular Polygons, Right Circular Cone, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, square Base or Regular Right Pyramid with triangular.

5. TRIGONOMETRY: Trigonometric ratios, Trigonometry, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities

6. STATISTICAL CHARTS: Histogram, Use of Tables and Graphs, Frequency polygon, , Pie-chart, Bar-diagram.


D. General Awareness (50 questions/marks)

The questions will be come to test the candidates' general knowledge of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Questions are also come to test candidates' knowledge of current events and are of everyday observation and experience. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Geography, scientific research, Culture, Economic Scene and General Policy.


Part II

For Lower Division Clerk: The Candidates will be required to complete the typing test in Hindi or in English as specified at the time of application. candidate needs to have a typing speed of 35 words per minute in English or 30 words per minute in Hindi.

After passed in the skill test, candidates will be appointed according to the merit list. The only candidates who clear the written test (based on the cut off set by the Commission) will be called to attempt the skill test.


SSC CGL Tier 1, 2 and 3 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CGL Exam Structure

Tier 1 – It is a objective type Written Test.

Tier 2 – Written Test with Objective Multiple Choice Questions.

Tier 3 – Personality Test/interview, Skill Test, Computer Knowledge Test, and Document Verification Test.


SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

General Intelligence & Reasoning: 50 Marks (50 Questions)

General Awareness: 50 Marks (50 Questions)

Quantitative Aptitude: 50 Marks ( 50 Questions)

English Comprehension: 50 Marks (50 Questions)


SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

1st Paper (Quantitative Abilities): 100 Questions of 200 Marks

2nd Paper (English Language & Comprehension): 200 Questions of 200 Marks

3rd (Statistics): 100 Questions of 200 Marks

Note: Negative marking with 1/4th ratio.

SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 and Tier 2 Syllabus


General Intelligence & Reasoning:

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


General Awareness:

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


Quantitative Aptitude:

Decimals, Whole Numbers, Fractions and Relationships between numbers, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Square roots, Interest, Averages, Profit and Loss, Partnership Business, Discount, Mixture and Allegation, Time & Work, Time and distance, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Graphs of Linear Equations, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, common tangents to two or more circles, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Circle, Right Prism, Regular Polygons, Right Circular Cylinder, Right Circular Cone, Hemispheres, Sphere, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Trigonometric ratio, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Degree and Radian Measures, Complementary angles, Standard Identities, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Bar diagram ,Pie chart and Frequency polygon, etc.


English Comprehension:

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


Statistics: For Investigator Grade-II of Ministry Statistics, Programme Implementation & Compiler in RGI.

Tabulation of data; Methods of data collection; Graphs and charts; Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions, Frequency distributions, Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles. Quartile deviations, Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range,mean deviation and standard deviation, Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode, Moments, meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis, simple regression lines; Measures of relative dispersion. Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; Spearman’s rank correlation; Multiple Regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only), Measures of Association of Attributes; Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Conditional probability; Different definitions of probability; Compound probability;Bayes’ theorem, Independent events, Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random Variable; Probability Functions; Higher moments of a Random Variable; Poisson, Binomial, Expectation and Variance of a Random Variable; Normal and Exponential distributions; Parameter and statistic, Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Probability and non-probability, Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete), Sampling and non-sampling errors; sampling techniques (multistage sampling, simple random sampling, convenience sampling, multiphase sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling, cluster sampling, purposive sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution (statement only); Properties of a good estimator, Sample size decisions, Statistical Inference – Point estimation and Interval Estimation, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Different formula, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Base shifting, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods, Types of index number and splicing of index numbers, Uses of Index Numbers, Methods of estimation, Cost of living Index Numbers. Testing of hypothesis, Small sample and large sample tests, Basic concept of testing, Tests based on Z, Chi-square, Confidence intervals. And F statistic, Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

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