# Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2013 - Syllabus

## Staff Selection Commission

## Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2013

## Syllabus

## Tier-I of The Examination :

## 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 & citymatching, 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. 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

## D. English Comprehension:

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

## Syllabus For Tier -II of The Examination :

## 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 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 & Comprehsion :

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 & Compilerin 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; Compoundprobability; 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, multistagesampling, 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 ofestimation (Moments method,
Maximum likelihoodmethod, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic

concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests basedon 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.