SSC CGL TIER 2 Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CGL TIER 2 Pattern and Syllabus
Paper Subject Max. Marks Number of Questions Duration & Timings for General candidates Duration & Timings for VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates
I Quantitative Abilities 200 100 2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours. and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
II English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2 Hours. and 40 Min. 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM
III Statistics 200 100 2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM
IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) 200 To be notified later. 2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours. and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
  1. Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.
  2. Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator  & Compiler.
  3. Candidates opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II must ensure that they possess the requisite qualification as mentioned.
  4.  Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer
  5. Candidates opting for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer must ensure that they possess the requisite qualification.

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus and Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier II 2016 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

  • computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers
  • Percentages, Ratio & Proportion ,Averages,  Mixture and Alligation.
  • Profit and Loss, Interest, Discount, Partnership Business
  • 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 and 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.

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

  • 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.

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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.

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  • JR

    what is the essential requirement for assistant audit officer post?
    I m a mba graduate,am i eligible?

    • Akshay Jain

      yes you are eligible

  • Akshay Jain

    yeah, you are eligible

  • raaj

    Sir i have done my . . .can i eligible for the post of AAO and Statical investigator

  • vikas sharma

    Is it compulsory to go for paper 3 and 4. . Or we can opt out of giving exam after choosing that posts.. ?


      You can opt out.
      It is your wish


    For AAO, yes you are
    For Statistical investigator, depends on your subjects


    sir i have done B.A economic honours and one of the subject is elementary quantitative technique .this subject is cover 80% statistics .sir i am eligible for ststitical investigator grade 2 please reply.


      Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level.
      Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.


        subject elementary quantitative technique is include 2nd criteria or not ?


          Your question is a bit unclear.
          can you ask again?

  • Prathap Nimmala

    i have arihant Tier-2 & paramount books for Maths
    i have paramount & bakshi for English

    what about previous papers & practice papers & mock test papers ?????


      you can take them too

  • Prathap Nimmala

    my scr was 76 in cgl 2016…..Some ques r doubt……OBC
    any chances



      • Changez Khan

        i opted 76 question out of 100 with almost 90 % accuracy. Do i have chances for selection ? At what time the result will be declared or Tier I, and can after how many months they will take tier two exam ?


          yes. Result is expected by Last week of september

  • Russel Peters

    sir i have chosen assistant audit officer as my first preference but i dont possess requisite qualification.what should i do?


      if you don’t have desired qualification, still its ok.

  • harish evol

    sectional cutoff he kya tier 2 me

  • harish evol

    reply on 8440897759

  • harish evol

    tier 2 me cutoff kya hoga