CGL SYLLABUS | CGL 2019 SYLLABUS | SSC CGL SYLLABUS 2019
COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION, 2019
SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION FOR COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION
The Scheme of the Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:
1st Tier — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
2nd Tier — Main Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
3rd Tier — Personality Test /Interview or Skill Test,
where applicable Candidates opting for post of Sub-Inspector in CPOs will be required to undergo Physical Endurance Test (PET)/Medical Examination at any convenient time after declaration of result of Tier I.
(A). Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination: Tier –I of the Combined Graduate level
Examination would be common for all categories of posts and will be held in one session
TIER-I OF THE CGL 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, spatial visualization,
spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory,
discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figurative classification,
arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic
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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, History,
Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.
These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
C. Numerical 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 the computation of whole numbers,
decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test sense of order among numbers,
ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of
the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems
and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be
based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical
computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).
D. English Comprehension : Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension
and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
(The questions in the components A,B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential
Qualification prescribed for the post viz; graduation).
(B). Scheme of Examination for Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II)
Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination -2019 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over two days during a weekend. It will consist of three different papers/subjects and depending upon the category of posts applied for, the candidate will be required to appear in one, two or three papers, as
the case may be.
FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANTS, INSPECTOR OF INCOME-TAX/INSPECTOR
(CENTRAL EXCISE,INSPECTOR(PO), INSPECTOR(EXAMINER) SUB INSPECTOR IN
CBI, INSPECTOR OF POSTS, ASSISTANT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, DIVISIONAL
ACCOUNTANTS,ACCOUNTANTS, AUDITORS, TAX ASSISTANTS, UDCs, THE
EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF TWO PAPERS .
FOR THE POST OF STATISTICAL INVESTIGATORS GR.II & COMPILERS, THE
EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THREE PAPERS .
For the post of Sub-Inspector in Central Police Organisations, the Examination will consist
of o one paper .
1. The Commission will have the full discretion to fix separate minimum qualifying
marks in each of the papers 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 the Personality Test/
Interview and/or Skill Test.
2. There will be different set of Questions for the papers on Arithmetic &
General Studies for Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates 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.
TIER-II OF THE CGL EXAMINATION :
Paper-I : Arithmetic Ability : This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems,
Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers,
Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Interest, Profit and
Loss, Discount, Use of Table and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time etc.
Paper-II : English Language & Comprehension :Questions in this components will be designed to test the
candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error
recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar,
Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of
Words, etc. There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. (The standard
of the questions will be of 10+2 level).
Paper-III : Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics &
Program Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. (?)
Probability, Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential.
Compilation, classification, tabulation of Statistical Data, Graphical presentation of data.
Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of association and contingency, scatter
diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis ( for two or more
variables ) excluding partial correlation coefficients.
Concept of Population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling distribution of x properties of
estimators and estimation of confidence intervals.
Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling etc., Sampling and
non-sampling errors, type-I and type-II errors.
Concepts of Hypothesis – Null and alternate, Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small
samples including Chi-square tests ( Z, t, F,
Index Numbers, Time series analysis – components of variation and their estimation.
1. Demand and Supply Analysis, including Laws and Interaction of Demand and Supply.
2. Production Function and Laws of Returns.
3. Commodity Pricing – Characteristics of various Market Forms and Price Determination under such
4. Theory of Factor Pricing – Rent, Wage, Interest and Profit.
5. Theory of Employment – Classical and Neo-classical Approach.
6. Keynesian Theory of Employment – Principles of Effective Demand. Meaning and Importance of
Investment, Relation between Saving and Investment, Multiplier Effect and the process of Income
Generation, Post Keynesian Development.
7. Nature and Functions of Money, Value of Money, Fluctuations in the value of Money – Inflation and
Deflation, Monetary Policy, Index Number.
8. International Trade-Free Trade and Protection, Theories of International Trade.
9. Foreign Exchange – Determination of the rate of Exchange – Purchasing Power Parity theory and
Balance of Payment Theory.
10. Public Finance – Nature. Scope and importance of Public Finance.
11. Taxation – Meaning, Classification and Principles of Taxation, Incidence of Taxation.
12. Deficit Financing.
13. Fiscal Policy.
INDIAN ECONOMICS AND GENERAL STATISTICS
1. Statistical Investigation – Meaning and Planning of Investigation.
2. Collection of data and editing of data.
3. Types of sampling.
4. Schedule and questionnaire.
5. Presentation of data – classification, tabulation, etc.
6. Measures of Central Tendency.
7. National Income and Accounting – Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income,
Structural changes in the Indian Economy as seen in National Income Data.
8. Agricultural sector – Agricultural Development during Plan Period, Rural Credit, Agricultural Price
Policy, Rural Development Co-operation and Panchayati Raj.
9. Industrial Policy and Industrial Development.
10. Problems of Economic Development – Indian Planning – Objectives, Techniques and its evolution, Five
Year Plans and Role of National Development Council.
11. Profile of Human Resources – Population and Economic Development, Demographic Profile of India,
Nature of Population Problem – Poverty, Inequality, Unemployment Problem, Labour Problem,
Population Control and Government Policy.
12. New Economic Policy and Welfare Schemes.
13. Indian Public Finance – Indian Revenue, Foreign Aid.
14. Indian Banking and Currency system.
Algebra: Algebra of sets, relations and functions, Inverse of a function, equivalence relation.The system
of complex numbers, De Moivere’s Theorem and its simple applications. Relation between roots and coefficients of a polynomial equation – Evaluation of symmetric function of roots of cubic and biquadratic equation.
Algebra of Matrices: Determinants, Simple properties of determinants, Multiplication of determinants of orders
two and three, Singular and non-singular matrices. Inverse of a matrix, Rank of a matrix and application of
matrices to the solution of linear equations ( in three unknowns ).
Convergence of sequences, and series, tests of convergence of series with positive terms,
Ratio, Root and Gauss tests.
Analytic Geometry: Straight lines, Circles, System of circles, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form
and their elementary properties, Classification of curves second degree.
Differential Equation: First order differential equation. Solution of Second and higher order linear differential
equations with constant coefficients and simple applications.
Differential and Integral Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability of functions, successive differentiation,
derivatives of standard functions, Rolle’s and Mean-value Theorems, Maclaurins and Taylor’s series ( without
proof) and their applications, Maxima and Minima of functions of one and two variables. Tangents and Normals,
Curvature, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous function, Tracing of curves.
Standard methods of integration, Riemann’s definition of definite integral, fundamental theorem of
integral calculus, quadrature, rectification, volumes and surface area of solids of revolution.
Statistics: Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Skewness and
Kurtosis, Random variables and distribution function, Discrete distributions, Binomial and Poisson distribution,
continuous distributions, Rectangular, Normal and Exponential distributions, Principles of least squares,
correlation and regression, Random Sampling, random numbers, Sampling of attributes, Large Sample tests for
mean and proportion, Tests of significance based on t, F and Chi-square distributions.
This paper will cover all the subjects of commerce ordinarily taught at the B.Com. or similar degree courses of
Indian Universities. Specifically, it will include the following subjects:
Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms,
Hire-purchase accounting, Corporate accounting ( Issue, forfeiture and re-issue of shares ).
Business Organisation: Business objectives, Business environment, Business entrepreneurship ( including
location, choice of form of business and growth strategies ),
Business operations including finance, production, marketing and human resource development.
Management: Concept of management, Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling.
Micro-economics: Price-mechanism, Theory of consumer behaviour, Elasticity of demand, Production
function, Theory of costs, Market structures, Price-determination under perfect competition and monopoly.
Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian
economy including agriculture, industry and foreign trade.
Business Statistics: Analysis of Univariate data involving measurement of Central tendency and
dispersion, correlation and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of time-series, Theory of probability.
Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act, 1932 and Negotiable
Instruments Act, 1881.
Company Law: Kinds of companies, matters involving incorporation of company, shares and share capital and
matters relating to issue and transfers of shares, members of a company, management of a company, meetings
and resolutions, winding up of a company.
Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost accounting, marginal costing, cost-volume profit analysis,
Budgetary control, Standard costing.
Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, Types of audit, Audit process.
Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax liability, heads of income. .
NOTE – 1: In Numerical Aptitude paper for Visually Handicapped candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBE there will not be any component of Map/ Graphs/Statistical Data/Diagrams/Figures/Geometrical problems.
NOTE – 2: The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each subject 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 will be used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II 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 and also final selection.
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