(Notification) SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam - 2019


(Notification) SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam - 2019



F. No. 3/4/2019-P&P-I (Vol.-I): Staff Selection Commission will hold the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2019 for filling up of various Group “B” and Group “C” posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. The details of the examination are as follows:

Details of the Posts:

Followings are the likely posts that will be filled up through this Examination:

2.1 Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100):

S No

Name of Post

Ministry/ Department/  Office/ Cadre

Classification of Posts

Nature of Physical Disabilities permissible for the post

Age Limit

1

Assistant  Audit

Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Group “B” Gazetted   (Non

Ministerial)

OH (OA, OL, BL) & HH

Not  exceeding

30 years.

2

Assistant Accounts

Officer

Indian Audit  Accounts  Department under C&AG

Group “B” Gazetted   (Non

Ministerial)

OH (OA, OL, BL) & HH

Not  exceeding

30 years.

2.2 Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400):

 

S No

Name of Post

Ministry/Department/ Office/ Cadre

Classificationof Posts

Nature of Physical Disabilities permissible for the post

Age Limit

3

Assistant Section Officer

Central SecretariatService

Group “B”

OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV &HH

20-30 years

4

AssistantSection  Officer

Intelligence vBureau

Group “B”

Post not identified suitable for

PwD candidates.

Not  exceeding

30 years.

5

Assistant  Section Officer

Ministry of Railway

Group “B”

OA, OL, B, BL, LV & HH

20-30 years

6

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of External Affairs

Group “B”

 

 

OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV & HH

20-30 years

7

Assistant Section Officer

AFHQ

Group “B”

20-30 years

8

Assistant

Other Ministries/

Departments/ Organizations

Group “B”

 

 

 

 

OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV & HH

18-30 years

9

Assistant

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Group “B”

20-30 years

10

Assistant Section Officer

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

Group “B”

Not  exceeding

30 years.

11

Inspector of Income Tax

CBDT

Group “C”

OA, OL, BL, OAL, HH

Not  exceeding

30 years

12

Inspector, (Central Excise)

CBIC

Group “B”

OA, OL, OAL, HH

Not  exceeding

30 years

13

Inspector (Preventive

Officer)

14

Inspector (Examiner)

2.3 Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400):

15

Assistant Enforcement

Officer

Directorate of 

Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Group “B”

Post not identified suitable for

PwD candidates.

Up to 30 years

16

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of

Investigation

Group “B”

Post not identified suitable for

PwD candidates.

20-30 years

17

Inspector Posts

Department of  Post

Group “B”

Post not identified suitable for

PwD candidates

18-30 years

18

Inspector

Central Bureau of 

Narcotics

Group “B”

Post not identified suitable for

PwD candidates.

Not  exceeding

30 years

2.4 Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300):

S No

Name of Post

Ministry/ Department/ Office/  Cadre

Classification of Posts

Nature of Physical 

Disabilities permissible for the post

Age Limit

25

Auditor

Offices under C&AG

Group “C”

 

OA, OL, BL & HH

18-27 years

26

Auditor

Other Ministry/ Departments

Group “C”

18-27 years

27

Auditor

Offices under CGDA

Group “C”

OA, OL, BL, HH & VH

18-27 years

28

Accountant

Offices under C&AG

Group “C”

OA, OL, OAL, BL, B, LV, HH

18-27 years

29

Accountant/

Junior

Accountant

Other Ministry/ Departments

Group “C”

OA, OL, OAL, BL, HH

18-27 Years

 

2.5 Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100):

S No

Name of Post

Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre

Classification of Posts

Nature of Physical 

Disabilities permissible for the post

Age Limit

30

Senior

Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks

Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres.

Group “C”

OA, OL, BL, OAL, B,LV, HH

18-27 years

31

Tax Assistant

CBDT

Group “C”

BL, OL, PD, D, PB, B, OA, OAL

18-27 years

32

Tax Assistant

CBIC

Group “C”

OL, OA, BL, OAL, B, LV, HH

18-27 years

33

Sub-Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

Group “C”

Post    not     identified

suitable    for        PwD

candidate

18-27 years

34

Upper Division

Clerks

Dte. Gen Border Road

Organisation (MoD)

 

(Post is only for male Candidates with higher physical and medical standards given at Annexure- XVI)

Group “C”

Post    not     identified

suitable    for        PwD

candidates

18-27 years

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION : ( As on 01.08.2017)

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer:
1 Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
2 Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
3 During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Audit/ Accounts Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Junior Statistical Officer:
1 Bachelor‟s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level; or Bachelor‟s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II:
1 Bachelor‟s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course.

All other Posts:
.1 Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
 
 The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 01-01-2020. 
 
 As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.06.2015 published in the Gazette of India all the degrees/ diplomas/ certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission. 
 
 As per UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 published in official Gazette on 23.06.2017, under Part-I (2) (P), the programmes in engineering, medicine, dental, nursing, pharmacy, architecture and physiotherapy etc are not permitted to be offered under Open and Distance Learning mode. 
 
 All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for appearing in the Data Entry Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets for all the three years of Graduation/ Provisional Certificate/ Degree of Graduation in original as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01-01-2020, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the Commission. The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut-off date and he/ she has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the educational qualification. It is reiterated that the result of required educational qualification must have been declared by the Institute/ University by the specified date. Mere processing of the result by the University/ Institute by the crucial cut-off date does not fulfill the EQ requirement. 
 
 Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications will require to be produced by the candidates at the time of Document Verification or as and when  required by the Commission, indicating the Authority (with number and date)  under which it has been so treated, in respect of equivalent clause in Essential  Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalentqualification as per the requirement of the Notice of examination.

AGE LIMIT:

Requirement of age for various posts is as follows:

S No

Age Limit

Remarks

(i)

For the posts for which age limit is 18-27 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier  than  02-01-1993   and   not later than 01-01-2002.

(ii)

For the posts for which age limit is 20-27 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier  than   02-01-1993   and   not later than 01-01-2000.

(iii)

For the posts for which age limit is 20-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier  than  02-01-1990   and   not later than 01-01-2000.

(iv)

For the posts for which age limit is up to 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier  than  02-01-1990   and   not later than 01-01-2002.

(v)

For the post for which age limit is up

to 32 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier  than  02-01-1988   and   not later than 01-01-2002.

Permissible relaxation in upper age limit and category-codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:

Code

No

Category

Age-relaxation  permissible beyond upper age limit

01

SC/ ST

5 years

02

OBC

3 years

03

PwD (Unreserved)

10 years

04

PwD (OBC)

13 years

05

PwD (SC/ ST)

15 years

06

Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the   actual   age   as   on   the closing date.

07

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

5 years

08

Defence  Personnel  disabled  in  operation  during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

3 years

09

Defence  Personnel  disabled  in  operation  during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof   (SC/ ST)

8 years

Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group „C‟ posts only

10

Central   Govt.   Civilian   Employees   who   have rendered   not   less   than   3   years   regular   and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application.

Up to 40 years of age

11

Central  Govt.  Civilian  Employees  (SC/ST)  who have rendered not less than 3 years   regular and continuous service as on  closing date  for receipt of application.

Up to 45 years of age

12

Widows/   Divorced   Women/   Women   judicially separated and who are not remarried.

Up to 35 years of age

13

Widows/   Divorced   Women/   Women   judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST).

Up to 40 years of age

 

Exam Syllabus And Scheme of The Examination :

The written examination will consist of (Tier-I) objective type paper and (Tier-I) descriptive type as shown below :

Tier-I:

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, judgment, 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. 20 

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/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

(Tier-II):

Paper-I

(Quantitative Abilities): 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 and Comprehension): Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in  21the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelled 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, clozepassage & comprehension passage.

Paper-III (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 arandom 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 nonprobability 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 twoway 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. 

Paper-IV 

(General Studies-Finance and Economics):

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 behaviourMarshallian 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 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 sectorsRole 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 since 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.

Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.

Skill Test:

Date Entry Skill Test (DEST):

For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressionper hour on Computer.

The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature. Computers for the test will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/ venue notified for the purpose. 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. 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. Information about evaluation of Typing Test/ DEST are available on the Commission‟s website https:\\ssc.nic.in (Candidate‟s Corner).

The Skill test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose.

OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted for appearing in Skill Test. OH candidates opting for post of Tax Assistant in CBEC are not exempted from Skill Test. HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the Skill Test.

PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes as para-7.1 and 7.2 of the Notice of Examination will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in DEST. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of Skill Test. 

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):

The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC. The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of  PwD candidates. CPT will be of qualifying nature.

Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be provided by the Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible  candidates declared qualified for appearing in the CPT.

Scheme of Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations:

Tier

Subject

Number of 

Questions

Maximum

Marks

Time allowed

I

A.  General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

 

60 Minutes

(1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)

B.  General Awareness

25

50

C.  Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

D.  English Comprehension

25

50

II

Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities

100

200

120 Minutes

(for each Paper)

(2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)

Paper-II:  English  Language  and

Comprehension

200

200

Paper-III: Statistics

100

200

Paper-IV:       General       Studies

(Finance and Economics)

100

200

Scheme of Tier-III Examination:

Tier

Mode of

Examination

Scheme of Examination

Maximum

Marks

Time Allowed

III

Pen and Paper mode

Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi

 

(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/  Application etc.)

100

60 Minutes

 

(1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)

The Paper in Tier-III will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and part in English will be awarded zero marks.

In Tier-III, candidates must write their correct Roll Number at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. Candidates must also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book. Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression shall be awarded zero marks. 

Candidates are strictly advised not to write any personal identity e.g. name, roll number, mobile number, address, etc inside the Answer Book (TierIII). The candidates who fail to adhere to these instructions will be awarded zero marks even if marks are awarded during the evaluation process.

Tier-IV (Skill Test):

In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted. 

Application Fee:

Fee payable: Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.

How to Apply:

The applications must be submitted through online mode only. For detailed instructions on filling online application, please refer to Annexure-III and Annexure-IV

Important Dates:

  • Date of Advertisement: 22-10-2019 to 25-11-2019
  • Date of Examination Tier-I: 02-03-2020 to 11-03-2020
  • Date of Examination Tier-II And Tier- III: 22-06-2020 to 25-06-2020
  • Closing Date: 29-11-2019

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