SSC CGL Exam 2017 – Official Pattern & Prescribed Syllabus

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SSC CGL 2017

SSC CGL 2017 has been announced. The aspirants had been eagerly waiting for the SSC CGL 2017 notification since March. It is time you start preparing really well. The Tier 1 Exam for SSC CGL will be held in the month of August. This means that Staff Selection Commission is giving you time to work hard. Every detail about the pattern and syllabus of SSC CGL 2017 will be elaborated in the current post. Go through it and get acquainted with the nature of the exam so as to be confident and mentally prepared before commencement of SSC CGL 2017.

SSC CGL 2017

Staff Selection Commission conducts the Common Graduate Level (CGL) examination in four tiers each of which has a set pattern and syllabus.

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SSC CGL 2017 : Scheme of Examination

STAGE MODE
Tier – I Computer Based Examination
Tier – II Computer Based Examination
Tier – III Written Examination
Tier – IV Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

There will be no interview under SSC CGL 2017 Examination.


SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern for Tier I (1 Hour)

SECTION QUESTIONS/MARKS
General Intelligence Reasoning 25/50
General Awareness 25/50
Quantitative Aptitude 25/50
English Comprehension 25/50

Under SSC CGL 2017 for VH & Cerebral Palsy affected aspirants, duration of Tier I will be 80 Minutes

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern for Tier II (2 Hours)

SECTION QUESTIONS/MARKS
Quantitative Abilities 100/200
English Language & Comprehension 200/200
Statistics 100/200
General Studies
(Finance and
Economics)
100/200

Under SSC CGL 2017, for VH & Cerebral Palsy affected aspirants, duration of Tier II will be 160 Minutes

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern for Tier III (1 Hour)

Type Marks
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essays/Préci/Letter/Applications etc 100

Under SSC CGL 2017, for VH & Cerebral Palsy affected aspirants, duration of Tier III will be 80 Minutes

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern for Tier IV

Tier IV of SSC CGL 2017 exam is qualifying in nature.

SSC CGL 2017 : Compilation of Final Merit 

The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III.
The candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off.

SSC CGL 2017: Negative Marking

STAGE NEGATIVE MARKS
Tier – I
  • 0.50
Tier – II
  • 0.50(Paper I)
  • 0.25 (Paper II)
  • 0.50 (Paper III)
Tier – III
  • N/A
Tier – IV
  • N/A

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SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus for Tier I

GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND 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.

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

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

ENGLISH COMPREHENSION

Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus for Tier II

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 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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND 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.

STATISTICS

Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.

Measures of Central Tendency– Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

Measures of Dispersion– Common measures 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 kurtosis; 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 Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation 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 and F statistic, 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 number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

GENERAL STUDIES (FINANCE & ECONOMICS)

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 & 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)

2. Comptroller & 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 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.

6. Theory of Production and cost

Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

7. 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

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 sice 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment

10. 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

11. Role of Information Technology in Governance

 FAQ’s on SSC CGL 2017

Q1. Approximately how many candidates will appear for SSC GL 2017 ? A1. This year more than 20 lakh aspirants are expected to appear for SSC CGL 2017.
Q2.  Are the dates for SSC CG 2017 Exam final ? A2. As of now, yes. The dates for SSC CGL 2017 are final.
Q3. When will admit cards be issued for SSC CGL 2017 ? A3. Admit cards will be issued 14 days before SSC CGL 2017.
Q4. When can the candidates indicate their post preference for SSC CGL 2017 ? A4. For SSC CGL 2017, the candidate can indicate their post preference at the time of document verification.
Q5. Are the candidates expected to serve anywhere in India under SSC CGL 2017 recruitment ? A5. Yes, under SSC CGL 2017 recruitment, the candidates can be posted PAN India.

 

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  • Parul

    Can you plz tell me what books to refer for Tier I. A list would be good.

  • Parul

    Will you conduct an all india rankers test for CGl as well ?

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  • AZNABI

    @@akritiMB:disqus Mam ,,i am going to give ssc cgl first time but i am preparing for bank po should i give this exam ,,,is there any section cut offs ,,,and one more thing can i qualify,,,without history politics econo etc etc ?? kindy give your favour ??

    • Hi.

      Yes you should definitely give SSC CGL 2017.
      There are no sectional cutoffs.

      I didn’t get the last part of your question

      • AZNABI

        i mean to say,,,,,if i dont study history ,polity and eco,;,etc etc;,;if i will just go through mth rsning and english :+ current affair ,,,,,regarding this i wanted your favour caz as you know ,,,banks dont have these subject extensively,,,and i also hate them ,,,,so what u would like to say ,,,,nd yes thanks for reply ,,,,,,bahot bahot sukriya ,,,,,))

        • Oh in the context of preparation, I won’t recommend that you skip out. GA is an important part of the exam. You have ample time so start preparing 🙂

          • AZNABI

            thanx MAM again !! I will go for ssc first time lets see !!

  • Shashank K

    what are the post preference in SSC CGL I can not able to give the post preference in application form.Kindly reply me asap about the post preference mam

  • Mukesh Kumar

    Hello sir
    I am taking my final year graduation exam, I know that final year candidates with prospects of result by 1 august can fill the form, but I am confused as to what qualification I am supposed to select. The drop down box on the website provides ba, ba(hons), etc. It does not provide appearing option, however there is this option called other, could you please suggest me what I am supposed to select.
    Thanks

    • Hi Mukesh.

      You should fill your option as ‘BA’ because the time the entire process will get over, you will be a graduate. Correct ?