## Combined Graduate Level Exam – SSC CGL 2012 TIER 2 Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission is scheduled to conduct SSC CGL 2012 Tier 2 (Combined Graduate Level Exam) examination on 15th & 16th September 2012.

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**SSC CGL 2012 TIER-II Exam Syllabus**

**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 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 & 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.

**Paper-III:** 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 correl ati on c oeffi cie nt; simple regress ion 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 probabili ty ; Independent ev ents ; Bay es ’ 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:** 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 sub-quota /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.

**PERSONALITY TEST/INTERVIEW: **For posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

**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.

**Computer Proficiency Test: **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. However, the Commission at its’ discretion may dispense with the modules of Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides.

**Note:** CPT will be of qualifying nature.

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