SSC Syallabus and Scheme of Examination
Scheme of 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 — Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/
Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination: Tier –I of the Combined Graduate
level Examination will be common for all categories of posts.
|PART||Subject||Max Marks / Questions|
|A||General Intelligence & Reasoning||50|
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, judgment, 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 & unfolding, 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 Parts 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.