SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus | SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern | SSC CGL Tier-II Preparation Syllabus

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SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CGL Tier-II exam is an objective exam which will be conducted online. The exam comprises of four Papers – Quantitative Abilities, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance & Economics). The time duration for each Paper is 2 Hours.

 

SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Paper

Subject

No. of Questions

Max Marks

Exam Duration

I

Quantitative Abilities

100

200

2 Hours

II

English Language and Comprehension

200

200

2 Hours

III

Statistics

100

200

2 Hours

IV

General Studies (Finance & Economics)

100

200

2 Hours

Notes:

  • Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all posts.
  • Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post/Paper.
  • Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV, i.e., for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
  • 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.
  • The exam duration is 2 hours and 40 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

 

SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus Subjectwise: The above-mentioned syllabus was just a brief of SSC CGL Tier-II Exam. Students must go through the detailed syllabus of all the papers and build a proper strategy to score well in the respective subjects.

SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language & Comprehension

Statistics

General Studies: Finance and Economics

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Collection and Representation of Data

Finance and Accounting

Interest

Spelling

Measure of Dispersion

Fundamental Principles

Averages

Fill in the Blanks

Measure of Central Tendency

Financial Accounting

Percentage

Phrases and Idioms

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis

Basic Concepts of Accounting

Ratio and Proportion

One Word Substitution

Correlation and Regression

Self-Balancing Ledger

Speed, Distance and Time

Sentence Correction

Random Variables

Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

Number System

Error Spotting

Random Variables

Theory of Production and cost

Mensuration

Cloze Test

Sampling Theory

Economics and Governance

Data Interpretation

Para Jumbles

Analysis and Variance

Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Time and Work

Synonyms-Antonyms

Time Series Analysis

Finance Commission

Algebra

Active-Passive Voice

Index Number

Theory of Demand and Supply

Trigonometry

Direct-Indirect Speech

Geometry

Data Sufficiency

 

Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities – This paper has exactly the same syllabus which was earlier stated for the Quantitative Aptitude Section of SSC CGL Tier -1 Exam. Below are the major topics covered in SSC CGL Tier-II exam under Paper I – Quantitative Abilities:

Paper-1: Quantitative Abilities Topics

S. No.

Topics

S. No.

Topics

1

Number System

20

Congruence and similarity of triangles

2

Fractions and Decimals

21

Circle and its chords, tangents

3

Percentage

22

Angles subtended by chords of a circle

4

Ratio & Proportion

23

Common tangents to two or more circles

5

Square roots

24

Triangle

6

Averages

25

Quadrilaterals

7

Interest

26

Regular Polygons

8

Profit and Loss

27

Right Prism

9

Discount

28

Right Circular Cone

10

Partnership Business

29

Right Circular Cylinder

11

Mixture and Alligation

30

Sphere & Hemispheres

12

Time and distance

31

Rectangular Parallelepiped

13

Time & Work

32

Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base

14

Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds

33

Degree and Radian Measures

15

Graphs of Linear Equations

34

Standard Identities

16

Trigonometry

35

Complementary Angles

17

Bar diagram & Pie chart

36

Heights and Distances

18

Geometry and Mensuration

37

Histogram

19

Triangle and its various kinds of centers

38

Frequency polygon

 

Paper-II: English Language & Comprehension – Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‘s understanding and knowledge of English Language. Here is the list of topics covered in Paper II – English Language and Comprehension Section of SSC CGL Tier-II Exam:

  • Spotting the error
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling/detecting miss-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 Junior Statistical Officer): Paper-III only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post/Paper.

S. No.

Paper III Statistics Topics

1

Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data

2

Measures of Central Tendency

3

Measures of Dispersion

4

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis

5

Correlation and Regression

6

Probability Theory

7

Random Variable and Probability Distributions

8

Sampling Theory

9

Statistical Inference

10

Analysis of Variance

11

Time Series Analysis

12

Index Numbers

Here is the detailed list of topics covered in Statistics Paper-III of SSC CGL Tier-II Exam:

  • 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; the 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 correlations (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 variables (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); and 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.

 

Paper-IV: General Studies-Finance and Economics (Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer): Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV, i.e., for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Paper

Subject

No of Questions

Max Marks

Exam Duration

Part – A

Finance and Accounts

100

80

2 Hours

Part – B

Economics and Governance

120

 

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 behaviour – Marshallian 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 –
  1. Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors – Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
  2. National Income of India – Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income
  3. Population – Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
  4. Poverty and unemployment – Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment
  5. Infrastructure – Energy, Transportation, Communication
  • Economic Reforms in India – Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment
  • Money and Banking –
  1. Monetary/ Fiscal policy – Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks
  2. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
  3. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance

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