Syllabus for Combined Graduate Level Examination of SSC

Find all the information about the syllabus for Combined Graduate Level Examination 2011 to be conducted by the Staff Selection Commission

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Find all the information about the syllabus for Combined Graduate Level Examination 2011 to be conducted by the Staff Selection Commission

Staff Selection Commission will conduct examination for various posts in the Ministries and Departments of the Government of India starting June 19. The syllabus to be covered for the exam is mentioned below:

The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

Tier - I – Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier- II – Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier- III – Personality Test/ Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test or Skill Test (wherever applicable).

 

Posts Tier I Examination Tier II Examination Interview Proficiency/Skill Test Total Marks
Assistant Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Income Tax), Inspector (Preventive
Officer), Inspector (Examiner), Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub-Inspector (CBI),
Divisional Accountant Inspector of Posts
A. General Intelligence + Reasoning  - 50  marks
B. Gen. Awareness-50 marks
C. Numerical Aptitude - 50 marks
D. English Comprehension - 50 marks

Total Marks : 200

Duration: 02 hours
I. Arithmetical
Abilities : 200 marks (100
Questions)

Duration: 2 hours
For VH: 2 hours 40 minutes where eligible.

II. English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks

Total Marks : 400
100 Marks Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only 700
  For VH: 2 hours 20 minutes Duration : 2 hours For VH: 2 hours 20 minutes wherever eligible.      
Auditor, Accountant, UDCs and Tax Assistant -do- -do- No Data Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression
per hour for Tax Assistant
600
Statistical Investigator Grade-II -do- Paper-I & II as above 400 marks

Paper-II Statistics
200 marks
100 marks -- 900
Compiler -do- -do- No -- 800

NOTE: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier I and Tier II Examination. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination: Tier - I of the Combined Graduate level Examination would be common for all categories of posts.

Scheme of Tier-I Examination for all candidates including Visually Handicapped candidates with visual disability of forty percent and above and opting for availing the assistance of scribe.

TIER-I OF THE EXAMINATION:

 

Date of Exam Part Subject Max. Marks/Questions Total Duration/ Timing for General  candidates Exam Total Duration/Timing for visually Handicapped candidates
19.06.2011 &26.06.2011 A. General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon

OR
 
2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
2 Hours 40 Minutes 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM

OR

2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M.
  B. General Awareness 50
  C. Numerical  Aptitude 50
  D. English Comprehension 50

A. 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, 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.

B. 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. 

C. Numerical 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 Allegation, 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.

D. English Comprehension: Candidates‘ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension, and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

(The questions in all the components A, B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz., graduation and questions in component C will be of 10+2 level)

Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination

Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination-2011 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of two days during a weekend tentatively on 3 September 2011 & 4 September 2011. It will consist of three different papers/subjects and depending upon the category of posts applied for, the candidates will be required to appear either in two or in three papers, as the case may be.

Scheme Of Tier-II Written Examination

 

Date of Exam
(Tentative)
Paper No. Subject / Paper Max. Marks Number of Questions Duration & Timings for General candidates Duration & Timings for VH candidates
04.09.2011 I Arithmetical Ability 200 100 2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon 2 Hours and 40 Min. 10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
04.09.2011 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
03.09.2011 III Statistics 200 200 2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon 2 Hours. and 40 Min. 10.00 AM to 12.40 PM

NOTE-I: Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts. Paper- III is compulsory only for those candidates who apply to be considered for the posts of Statistical Investigators Gr II & Compiler.

NOTE- II: OMR Type of Answer Sheets will be supplied by the Commission to candidates for recording their answers to Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions. Candidates are advised to read the following instructions very carefully, in their own interest.

i) Part A of OMR Answer Sheet to be filled in Ball Point Pen only.
ii) Part B of OMR Answer Sheet should be filled in HB pencil only, as per instructions given in OMR Answer Sheet.
iii) Candidate should write and code his/ her name, Roll Number, Ticket Number, Name of the Examination as mentioned in Admission Certificate, Date of birth and Test Form Number fully and correctly in the relevant places in OMR Answer sheet.  Answer sheet not  bearing  candidates  Name, Roll Number, Ticket Number and signature will not be evaluated and  Zero marks will be awarded to them. The Commission prime-facie considers absence of such details/coding as attempt to commit malpractice in the examination or to impersonate. Candidates are advised to follow these instructions meticulously and also duly and fully coded in the appropriate places.

NOTE- III: Tier- I examination will be used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination for various papers which will be specifically required for different groups of posts. However, marks of such screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview/skill test and also final selection.

Syllabus for tier- II of the examination

Paper- I

Arithmetic 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.

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, close passage & comprehension passage.

Paper-III

Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler for 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.

NOTE-I: There will not be any component of Map/ Graphs/ Statistical Data/ Diagrams/ Figures/ Geometrical problems in Numerical Aptitude in Tier I Examination for Visually Handicapped candidates of 40% and above visual disability, opting for SCRIBE.

NOTE- II: The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each component of the Tier- I Examination taking into consideration among others, category- wise vacancies and category- wise number of candidates. Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission, would be required to appear in the Tier- II Examination.

NOTE-III: Tier-I examination will be used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination or various papers which will be specifically required for different groups of posts. However, marks of such screened candidates in Tier- will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview/skill test and also final selection.

NOTE-IV:

(i) The Commission will have the full discretion to fix separate minimum qualifying marks in each of the papers in Tier I or in Tier II and in the aggregate of all the papers separately for each category of candidates (viz. SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH/ ExS/ General (UR)). Only those candidates who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for the Personality Test/ Interview and/ or Skill Test.

(ii) There will be different set of Questions for the papers on Arithmetic in Tier II for Visually handicapped (VH) candidates, which shall not have any component of Map/ Graphs/ Statistical Data/ Diagrams/ Figures/ Geometrical problems/ Pie-chart etc. However, components of other papers will be the same as that for general candidates.

NOTE- V: Discrepancies in Question paper should be brought to the notice of the Commission in writing within fifteen days of holding of the examination. Representation submitted thereafter will not be considered.

Personality Test/ Interview

For posts in Group-A, the Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

NOTE- I: The interview will be held at the Commission‘s Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission or at any other place as decided by the Commission.

NOTE- II: SC/ ST candidates called for interview will be paid TA as per Govt. Orders. However, no TA is payable to any candidate for appearing in the written examination.

NOTE- III: Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.

Skill Test: For The Post Of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax):

Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer

The ‘Data Entry Speed’ Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature. Computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose.

NOTE- I: The Skill test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose.

NOTE- II: 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.

NOTE-III: Exemption from Skill Test for PH candidates is subject to Government policy in force. The PH candidates opting for post in CBDT are exempted for appearing in Skill Test. However, PH candidates opting for post in CBEC are not exempted from Skill Test.

NOTE- IV: Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the Regional /Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test.

The Commission will hold a Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for the post of Assistants (CSS) which will be of qualifying nature and have components of Word Processing, Spread Sheets and generation of slides.

NOTE- I: The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose.

NOTE- II: Exemption from CPT for the PH candidates is subject to Government policy in this regard.

NOTE- III: Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be sent by the Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in the CPT. Detailed instructions on DEST and CPT are available on the Commission’s website.

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