SSC: Section Officer (Commercial)
Scheme of Examination:
Paper I :
(a) General Awareness
(b) Arithmetical Ability
Marks: (a) 75, (b) 50, (c) 75
Total : 200
Duration: 2 hours
Timing : 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
NOTE: Paper I
Duration: 2 hours
Timing : 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
will be Objective Type Multiple Choice
and Paper II
will be of conventional type.
B - Part II: Personality Test/Interview (100 Marks)
Candidates have the option to answer Paper II either
in Hindi or in English language.
Both the Papers I & II (except English Language) will
be in bilingual form (English & Hindi).
Commission will have full discretion to fix minimum
qualifying marks in any of these papers or both the papers separately.
Paper II (Conventional Type) will be evaluated in
respect of only those candidates who qualify in Paper I at the standard
which may be decided by the Commission at its discretion.
Only those candidates who secure in the written
examination the minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the
Commission at its discretion, would be eligible to be called for
The interview/personality test is structured in such
a manner that the candidates’ interests, knowledge, various traits,
aptitude, suitability etc. are probed among other things, through
academic qualifications, experience, extra-curricular activities,
general awareness/ knowledge, depth of knowledge of the subjects studied
(10+2 onwards), communicative skills and over-all personality etc.
Candidates called for interview/personality test have
the option to converse either in Hindi or English language during the
Syllabus Paper I (Objective Type Multiple Choice):
Paper II ( Conventional)
- General Awareness: Questions in this component will be
aimed at testing the candidate’s 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 everyday observation and
experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated
person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its
neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture,
Geography, Economic scene, General polity, Indian Constitution, and
scientific research etc. These questions will be such that do not require a
special study of any discipline.
- Arithmetical Ability: This part will include questions
on problems relating to number system, computation of whole numbers,
decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental
arithmetical operations, percentage, ratio and proportion, averages ,
interest, profit and loss, discount, use of table and graphs, mensuration,
time and distance, ratio and time etc.
- English: Questions in this component will be designed
to test the Candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and
will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs,
preposition, articles etc.), vocabulary, spellings, grammar, sentence
structure, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, phrases and idiomatic
use of words, etc. There will be questions on close passage and
comprehension of passages also. The standard of questions will be only of
the 10+2 level.
This paper will cover all the subjects of Commerce
commonly taught in the Degree Courses of Indian Universities, namely:
- Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income
measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms,
Hire-purchase accounting, Corporate accounting (Issue, forfeiture and
re-issue of shares), stock exchanges' functioning.
- Business Organisation: Business objectives,
Business environment, Business entrepreneurship (including location,
choice of form of business and growth strategies), Business operations
including finance, production, marketing and human resource development.
- Management: Concept of management, Planning,
Organising, Leading and Controlling, Operational Research, marketing
- Micro-economics: Price-mechanism, Theory of
consumer behaviour, Elasticity of demand, Production function, Theory of
costs, Market structures, Price determination under perfect competition
- Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for
economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian economy including
agriculture, industry and foreign trade.
- Business Statistics: Analysis of univariate data
involving measurement of central tendency and dispersion, correlation
and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of time-series, Theory
of probability, Mathematical ability.
- Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of
Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act 1932 and Negotiable Instruments Act,
1881, laws relating to Banking & Insurance.
- Company Law: Kinds of Companies, matters involving
incorporation of a company, shares and share capital and matters
relating to issue and transfer of shares, members of a Company,
management of company, meetings and resolutions, winding up of a
- Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost
accounting, marginal costing, cost volume, profit analysis, Budgetary
control, Standard costing.
- Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, types of
audit, Audit process.
- Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax
liability, heads of Income.
- Labour Laws: Labour welfare laws including Payment
of Minimum Wages Act, Trade Union Act, Industrial Dispute Act etc.