SSC CGL & SI in CPOs
About SSC CGL & SI in CPO Exams: The staff selection commission conducts the combined graduate level examination once a year for selection for candidates for various posts. Get the complete details on (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination) SSC CGL Posts, latest exam notification, eligibility criteria, exam pattern & syllabus.
The examination is conducted in four tiers as indicated below :
|1st tier (Prelims exam)
||Written examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
|2nd tier (Mains exam)
||Main Written examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
||Descriptive Test (Pen and Paper Mode)
||Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification, candidates opting for post of Sub-Inspector in CPOs will be required to undergo Physical Endurance Test (PET)/Medical Examination at any convenient time after declaration of result of Tier I.
|Posts for which Interview is prescribed other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II
||(A.) Reasoning: 50 marks
(B.) GK: 50marks
(C.) Quanta: 50 marks
(D.) English: 50 marks Total Marks: 200
Duration: 60 minutes
|(I.) Quanta: 200 marks
Duration: 2 hours
(II.) English: 200 marks
Duration: 2 hours
Total Marks : 400
|Descriptive Test (Pen and Paper Mode)
||Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only
|Posts for which no interview is prescribed, other than compiler
||Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant
|Statistical Investigator Grade-II
||Paper-I & II as above
(III.) Statistics: 2 hours
|ASI/SI in CPOs
||Physical Endurance Test (PET) of qualifying nature
- Educational Qualification– Graduation from a recognized University or equivalent
- Age Limit –
Candidates can claim age relaxation if he/she falls under and considered category. The age limits mentioned here are applicable to general category candidates.
- Assistant, Inspector in Central Excise, Preventive Officer, Examiner in CBEC & Department of
Post, Central Bureau of Narcotics: 18-27 years
- Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Inspector of Income Tax in CBDT, Divisional Accountant under CAG: Not exceeding 30 years
- Assistant Section Officer in CSS, IB, Railway, External Affairs, AFHQ : 20-30 years
- Statistical Investigator Gr.II : Upto 32 years
- Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI : 20-30 years
- ASI/SI in CPOs: 20-25 years
- Note: As per the SSC, from this year the age criteria has been modified from 20 to 27 years to 20 to 30 years for some of posts & positions in different departments. For age of the individual ssc posts Click Here
- a citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a subject of Bhutan, or
- a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
- Physical Standard –
The physical requirements vary from post to post and are also different for male and female candidates. Candidates are advised to go through the notification thoroughly before opting the post category as the onus of fulfilling the physical standard criterion will be exclusively be on the candidate opting for such posts.
- Group-B Posts
- Pay Band II Rs.9300-34800
- Group-C Posts
- Pay Band I Rs. 5200-20200
How to apply
Only one application, either a paper application or online application is to be submitted by the candidates to the concerned Regional/Sub-Regional office of the Commission keeping in view the Centre of examination chosen by him/her.
- Online Mode Only– Candidates must submit online applications at website ssconline.nic.in and ssc.nic.in They should retain registration number assigned to them online for future correspondence. Fee should be paid through state bank of India Challan or online account.
Mode of Selection
The Commission will draw up an All India Merit List and, in that order, as many candidates as are found by the Commission to have qualified in the Examination shall be recommended for appointment upto the number of unreserved vacancies available taking into consideration their options for the posts included in the examination. The Commission will recommend the candidates in the Merit List on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the written examinations and Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable).
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
||Max Marks /Questions
Questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) format. Each question will have four options;candidate has to choose one correct option among the given options. The paper will be in both Hindi and English version. The section ‘C’ will be in English language only. Deduction of ½ marks will be made for each incorrect answer.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus
- 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 &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.
- General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s 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 neighboring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy &Scientific Research.
- 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 Alligations, 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.
- English Comprehension: Candidates’ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. The questions will be of 10+2 level. The questions will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
||Subject / Paper
||Max Marks / Questions
||English Language &Comprehension
||Statistics (for Statistical Investigator Grade-II only)
||General Studies(Finance and Economics) (for Assistant Audit Officer Group "B" Gazetted only)
Questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) format. Each question will have four options;candidate has to choose one correct option among the given options. The paper will be in both Hindi and English version. The paper II will be in English language only. Deduction of 0.25 marks will be made for each incorrect answer for Paper II. For Paper I and Paper III, deduction of 0.50 marks will be made for each incorrect answer. There will be no penalty for unanswered questions.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus
- Paper-I: Quantitative Ability: 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 the 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 Alligations, 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.
- 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 spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt words, idioms &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 &comprehension passage.
- Paper-III: Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler in RGI: Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data, Measures of Central Tendency, Measures of Dispersion, Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis, Correlation and Regression, Probability Theory, Random Variable and Probability Distributions, Sampling Theory, Statistical Inference, Analysis of Variance, Time Series Analysis, Index Numbers.
- Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics): for the post of Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.
Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks)
- 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 & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)
- Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
- Finance Commission-Role and functions
- 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
- Theory of Demand and Supply Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
- Theory of Production and cost Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions 22 and Laws of returns to scale.
- Forms of Market and price determination in different markets Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
- 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
- Economic Reforms in India Economic reforms sice 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment
- Money and Banking Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003
- Role of Information Technology in Governance
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Scheme
SSC CGL Tier III would be a Descriptive type paper of 100 marks in Pen and Paper mode of 60 min comprise writing of an Essay/ Passage of 250 words and Letter /Application Writing of approximately 150 words.
SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Scheme
For posts for which Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable) is conducted. Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible to appear in the SKILL TEST. The SKILL TEST will be held at the Commission's Regional/Sub Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the Commission.
Key points for upcoming SSC CGL 2018
SSC CGL Exam 2018 Notification
SSC CGL 2018 Tier I Exam Latest Update: As per SSC, The CGLE Tier I exam will be conducted from 25th July 2018 to 20th August 2018. SSC CGL Tier II, Tier III & TIER IV Exam dates will be announced later by SSC.
||5 May 2018
|Starting date for Online Application
||5 May 2018
|Last date for Online Application
||4 June 2018
|TIER 1 Exam Date
||25 July - 20 Aug 2018
|TIER 2, 3 & 4 Exam Date
||To be notified later
||SSC CGL 2018 Notification
|Online Application URL
||Click Here to apply online
|SSC Official Website
SSC SI & ASI in CPO Recruitment 2018
SSC CPO 2018 Exam Latest Update: Paper – I of the said examination, which was to be conducted by the commission from 04.06.2018 to 10.06.2018, has been postponed due to administrative reasons. The fresh dates of the examination will be notified on the website of the commission in due course.
|Name of Organization
||Staff Selection Commission
|Name of the Posts
||SSC SI & ASI Recruitment 2018
|Date of Notification & Application Start Date
|Last date to apply
||from 04.06.2018 – Paper I
On 01.12.2018 – Paper II
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