**Staff Selection Commission (SSC)** is an organization under Govt of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Govt of India and in Subordinate Offices. A career through exams conducted by SSC makes you part of the decision-making team and also helps you implement various government decisions. Being part of the government gives you a satisfaction that may not be available elsewhere.

**Office**

The Staff Selection Commission has its headquarters at New Delhi. At present, there are seven Regional Offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore and two Sub-Regional Offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional Office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.

**Regional websites:**

**Staff ****Selection Commission Combined Graduate ****Level ****Examination ****Syllabus**

**Syllabus for Tier****‐****I o****f t****he ****Examination**

**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, figural classification, arithmetic number series, non‐verbal series, coding and decoding, statement and 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, and Other sub‐topics, if any.

**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 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 neighboring countries, especially those pertaining to 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 centre, Congruence and Similarity of Triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemisphere, Rectangular Parallelopiped, 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 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 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 centre, Congruence and Similarity of Triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemisphere, Rectangular Parallelopiped, 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.

**PaperII: English Language & 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 the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting misspelt 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.

**PaperIII:Statistics for Investigator GradeII, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler in RGI**

Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary andSecondary 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 of 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).

ProbabilityTheory – 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).

SamplingTheory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistics, Sampling and nonsampling 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, Chisquare and F statistics, Confidence intervals.

Analysis of Variance — Analysis of oneway 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 differentmethods.

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: (i) **The Commission will have full discretion to fix separate minimum qualifying marks in each of the papers in Tier-II and in the aggregate of all the papers separately for each category of candidates (viz. SC/ST/OBC/including minority subquota /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 Interview and/or Skill Test.

**(ii) **There will be a different set of Questions for Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates in PaperI — Quantitative Ability, which shall not have any component of Map/Graphs/Statistical Data/Diagrams/Figures/Geometrical problems/Piechart etc. However, components of other papers will be the same as those for general candidates.

**Personality ****Test/Interview**

For posts for which Interview-cum-Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test/Interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

**NOTEI: **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.

**NOTEII: **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.

**NOTEIII: **Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.