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Staff Selection Commission Exam

What is Staff Selection Commission?

The staff for various posts in the different Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices are recruited by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). It is a Government organization consisting of Chairman, two members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. The Estimate committee in the Parliament recommended to set up a Service Selection Commission to conduct examinations to recruit lower categories of posts. Later, in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Government of India appointed a commission called Subordinate Service Commission. Then on 26 September 1977, Subordinate Services Commission was renamed as Staff Selection Commission. Every year Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination for hiring non-gazetted officers for various government jobs.

SSC CGL Syllabus

1.SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus:
The main sections asked in SSC CGL Preliminary Exam are -
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning - Classification, Analogy, Coding-Decoding, Puzzle, Matrix, Word Formation, Venn Diagram, Direction and Distance, Blood Relations, Series, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  • General Awareness - Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.), Science, Current Affairs, Sports, Books and Authors, Important Schemes, Portfolios, People in News.
  • Quantitative Aptitude - Simplification, Interest, Averages, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Problem on Ages, Speed, Distance and Time, Number System, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Time and Work, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry.
  • English Comprehension - Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrases and Idioms, One-word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting.

2. SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus
The major sections asked in Mains Exam are -
  • Quantitative Aptitude - Simplification, Interest, Averages, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Speed, Distance and Time, Number System, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Time and Work, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Data Sufficiency.
  • English Language and Comprehension - Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Fill in the Blanks, Phrases and Idioms, One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Cloze Test, Para Jumbles, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active-Passive Voice.
  • Statistics - Collection and Representation of Data, Measure of Dispersion, Measure of Central Tendency, Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis, Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis, Random Variables, Random Variables, Sampling Theory, Analysis and Variance, Time Series Analysis, Index Number.
  • General Studies (Finance and Economics) - Finance and Accounting, Fundamental Principles, Financial Accounting, Basic Concepts of Accounting, Self-Balancing Ledger, Error Spotting and Correction, Economics and Governance, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Finance Commission, Theory of Demand and Supply.

3. SSC CGL 2018 Tier-III Syllabus
  • Descriptive exam - Check the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi.

4. SSC CGL 2018 Tier-IV Syllabus
  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) - To check the typing speed of the candidate.
  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) - Word Processing, Spread-Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules.

SSC CGL books

1) For English - From Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh, Objective General English by SP Bakshi and A Mirror of Common Errors by Dr Ashok Kumar Singh.
2) For Quant - SSC Mathematics by Rakesh Yadav and Play with Advanced Maths by Abhinay Sharma.
3) For Reasoning - Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal, New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical by BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwal and SSC Reasoning Chapterwise and Solved Papers by Pratiyogita Kiran
4) For General Awareness - Pratiyogita Darpan and General Knowledge by Dr Binay Karna.

SSC CGL job list

  • Assistant Audit Officer [Indian Audit and Accounts Dept. under CAG]
  • Inspector (Examiner) [CBEC]
  • Inspector of Income Tax [CBDT]
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer) [CBEC]
  • Inspector (Central Excise) [CBEC]
  • Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs)
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer [Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue]
  • Assistant [Central Vigilance Commission]
  • Assistant [Ministry of Railways]
  • Assistant [AFHQ]
  • Assistant [Intelligence Bureau]

Recent Updates

What is Best book for SSC CGL Mathematics?

Kiran, Arkin, KD Campus, Paramount are best books for SSC CGL Exam preparation for Maths (QA) Prelims and Mains, Use ISC Board 9/10/11 Books for Advance Maths ...Practice at least 100MCQs prelims &...
Which is the best book for SSC CGL general awareness paper?
At least complete NCERT books to 10th Std. and practice with previous 10-15years official Papers. Read at least 30Mins daily News Paper (English) The Indian Express. Take the initiative on Practice daily at least 100MCQ. Online mode.

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