SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013: A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATES
SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2013 for recruitment to different posts, will be conducted on 14 April 2013 and 21 April 2013. For complete details please visit
LAST DATE for applying for SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013 :
15 Feb 2013 FOR OFFLINE APPLICATION
THE FACILITY OF ON-LINE APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE UPTO 13.02.2013 (5:00 PM) FOR PART-I REGISTRATION AND FOR PART-II REGISTRATION UPTO 15.02.2013 (5.00 P.M.).
Date of SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013 :
14 April 2013 and 21 April 2013 and if necessary, on subsequent Saturdays/Sundays, in different batches, for selecting candidates for Tier-II examination. Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination, 2013 will be held on 20th July,2013 (Paper-III) and 21st July,2013 (Paper-I & II) .
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS as on 1st January,2013 for SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013.
i) Compiler : Bachelor‟s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.
ii) Statistical Investigator Grade – II Bachelor‟s Degree with Statistics as one of the main subjects
OR Bachelor‟s Degree with Mathematics( with Statistics as a papers studied in one year/two years/all three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects OR Bachelor‟s Degree with Economics ( with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects OR Bachelor‟s Degree with Commerce (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects Note-: “Statistics” means any branch of Statistics, applied or otherwise.
iii) All other Posts: Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent. .
Note : For posts of Assistants(CSS), Computer Proficiency has also been prescribed as an Essential Qualification.
EXAM PATTERN OF SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013:
Two Tiers of Written Objective Type examination. It will be followed by Computer Proficiency Test/ Interview/Skill test, wherever applicable as per the Scheme of Examination and a descriptive/on-line test of qualifying nature for candidates shortlisted for interview/skill test/document verification.
Posts and Preference SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013: Posts have been placed in two groups, based on their Grade Pay and papers in Tier II examination/Interview. Preference for Posts, is to be indicated in the application. Candidates are requested to note that preference for Posts once exercised will be final.
Number of Attempts for SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013: Not more than three attempts unless covered by any of the exceptions notified by Government of India for the post of Assistant in CSS
APPLICATION FEE & MODE OF PAYMENT for SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013: Rs100 (One hundred only)
(All Women candidates and candidates belonging to SC,ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying application fee, as per extant government orders).
(i) For Paper or Off-Line Applications, candidates should pay the fee by means of “Central Recruitment Fee Stamps(CRFS)”only.Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pasted on the application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled at the Counter of Post Office
(ii) The candidates submitting their applications On-Line should pay the requisite fee only through State Bank of India Challan or on-line account with SBI. Challan form will be generated on-line (please also see Annexure-II B for instructions for filling on-line application.
Only one application, either a paper application or online application is to be submitted by the candidates for SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013 to the concerned Regional/Sub-Regional office of the Commission keeping in view the Centre of examination chosen by him/her.
THEY SHOULD RETAIN REGISTRATION NUMBER ASSIGNED TO THEM ON LINE FOR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE COMMISSION. THEY SHOULD NOT SUBMIT PRINT OUTS OF THEIR APPLICATION TO THE COMMISSION
VERY IMPORTANT for SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013 :
Candidates must carry at least one photo bearing IDENTITY PROOF in original such as Driving Licence, Voter Card, Aadhaar Card, Identity Card issued by University/College, Income Tax Pan Card to the examination center, failing which THEY SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED TO APPEAR FOR THE EXAMINATION.
THERE WILL BE A SINGLE APPLICATION FORM FOR THE COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION. CANDIDATES, DECLARED QUALIFIED BY THE COMMISSION FOR ADMISSION TO THE WRITTEN (TIER-II) EXAMINATION ON THE BASIS OF THE TIER-I EXAMINATION, WILL NOT HAVE TO APPLY AGAIN. NO SEPARATE NOTICE / ADVERTISEMENT WILL BE PUBLISHED FOR THE TIER-II EXAMINATION. THE RESULT OF TIER-I EXAMINATION, INFORMING THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ALONG WITH THE DATES OF TIER-II EXAMINATION WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE EMPLOYMENT NEWS/ROZGAR SAMACHAR AND COMMISSION‟S WEBSITE.
AGE LIMIT as on 1st January,2013 (01.01.2013) for SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013
Inspector of Income Tax/ Inspector (Central Excise)/ Inspector (Preventive Officer)/ Inspector (Examiner)/ Inspector of Posts/ Assistant Enforcement Officer/Inspector (CBN) Compiler/ Divisional Accountant/ Auditors/ UDCs /Tax Assistants/ Junior Accountant & Accountant /Sub-Inspector (CBN) – 18-27 years( He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1986 and not later than 01.01.1995)
Statistical Investigator Gr.II
Not exceeding 26 years (He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1987)
Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI
20-27 years( He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1986 and not later than 01.01.1993)
SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION FOR COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION
The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:
Tier -I — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III — Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification & Descriptive/on-line test of qualifying nature. Scheme of Examination for different posts will be as follows:
SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013 (Tier-I) Examination:
Tier –I of the Combined Graduate level Examination will be common for all categories of posts .
2 Hours -10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon OR 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
General Intelligence & Reasoning- 50 MARKS
General Awareness-50 MARKS
Quantitative Aptitude-50 MARKS
English Comprehension-50 MARKS
SYLLABUS SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013 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 & 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.
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. The questions in Posts A,B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification viz graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level.
NOTE -1 : Part C (Quantitative Aptitude) of Test booklet for Tier-I and Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities) of Tier-II will contain separate set of Questions for VH candidates only,( who have opted for assistance of scribe) which will not have components of Maps, Graphs, Statistical data, Diagram, Figures, Geometrical problems. However, components of other papers will be the same for other candidates.
NOTE – 2 : The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each component of the Tier-I Examination taking into consideration among others, category-wise vacancies and category-wise number of candidates. Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission would be required to appear in the Tier –II Examination.
NOTE -3 :Tier-I examination is used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination for various papers which will be specifically required for different groups
of posts. However, marks of such screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview/skill test and also final selection.
SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013 (Tier-II) Examination:
Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination -2013 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of two days on 21st July,2013 (Paper-I + II) & 20th July,2013 (Paper-III).
SCHEME OF TIER-II WRITTEN EXAMINATION (TIER-II)
III Statistics – 200 MARKS- 100 QUESTIONS – 2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
I Quantitative Abilities – 200 MARKS – 100 QUESTIONS – 2 Hours 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
II English Language & Comprehension – 200 MARKS – 200 QUESTIONS – 2 Hours 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
NOTE I: Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts .Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
SYLLABUS FOR TIER-II OF SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013 :
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
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.
Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler in 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; 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 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, 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 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.
NOTE-I : Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level. NOTE- II: (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 /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 different set of Questions for Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates in Paper-I-Quantitative Ability, which shall not have any component of Map/Graphs/Statistical Data/ Diagrams/Figures/Geometrical problems/Pie-chart etc. However, components of other papers will be the same as that for general candidates. NOTE-III: Any representation to key of the examination will be scrutinized with the help of experts, wherever necessary, and evaluation in that case will be done with modified answer key. The decision of the Commission in this regard will be final and no further representation will be entertained.
PERSONALITY TEST/INTERVIEW for SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM 2013
For posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.
NOTE-I : 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.
NOTE-II : 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.
NOTE-III : Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate. 9 (D) Skill Test : FOR THE POST OF TAX ASSISTANTS( Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer. The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature. Computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board. NOTE-I: The Skill test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. NOTE-II: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible to appear in the SKILL TEST. 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.
NOTE-III: EXEMPTION FROM SKILL TEST FOR OH CANDIDATES IS SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT POLICY IN FORCE. THE OH CANDIDATES OPTING FOR
POST OF TAX ASSISTANT IN CBDT ARE EXEMPTED FOR APPEARING IN SKILL TEST. HOWEVER, 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. NOTE-IV: 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. NOTE-V: VH CANDIDATES MAY BE ALLOWED EXTRA TIME OF 20 MINUTES IN DEST AT PAR WITH TYPING TEST. ONLY THOSE VH CANDIDATES WHO OPT FOR SCRIBES IN THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION WILL BE PROVIDED PASSAGE READER AT THE TIME OF SKILL TEST.
NOTE-VI: The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature. 9(E) : The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules- Word Processing , Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicant for the post Assistants of CSS. NOTE-I: The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose . NOTE-II: Scheme of DOPT for the post of CSS Assistant does not envisage exemption from CPT for any category of PH candidates. NOTE-III: Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be sent by the Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in the CPT. NOTE-IV: CPT will be of qualifying nature.
Detailed instructions on DEST( Data Entry Skill Test) and CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) are/will be available on the Commission‟s website.
Candidates qualifying in Tier-II of the Examination, for Computer Proficiency Test and Interview for posts of Assistant in CSS, Interview for other Interview posts, Data Entry Skill Test for posts of Tax Assistant and document verification for other non-interview posts, will be subjected to a short descriptive paper/online test of not more than one hour‟s duration, with questions drawn from “English Language and Comprehension”, “Quantitative Abilities” and “General Awareness”. The examination will be qualifying in nature and will not be taken into account for determining the position of the candidates in merit order.
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