Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination Pattern and Syllabus

SSC Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination Scheme and Syllabus



Date of Exam
Paper No. Subject / Paper

Max. Marks Number of Questions Duration & Timings
for General candidates
Duration & Timings
for VH candidates

I Arithmetical Ability 200 100 2Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
31.07.2010 II English Language
& Comprehension
200 200 2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2 Hours. and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM
01.08.2010 III Commerce/
Mathematics Statistics/
200 200 2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours. and 40 Min.
10.00AM to 12.40 PM

NOTE I: Paper-I is compulsory for all the categories of posts except for the post of Sub Inspector in the participating Central Police Organisations(CPOs)

Paper-I I is compulsory for all the categories of posts including for the post of Sub Inspector in the participating Central Police Organisations(CPOs),

Paper-III is compulsory only for those candidates who apply to be considered for the posts of Statistical Investigators Gr.II and Compiler respectively.

NOTE: II-OMR Type of Answer Sheets will be supplied by the Commission to candidates for recording their answers of Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions. Candidates are advised to read very carefully, the following instructions, in their own interest.
i) Part A of OMR Answer Sheet to be filled in Ball Point Pen only.
ii) Part B of OMR Answer Sheet should be filled in HB pencil only, as per instructions given in OMR Answer Sheet.
iii) Candidate should write his/her name, Roll Number, Ticket Number, Name of the Examination as mentioned in Admission Certificate, Date of birth, Test Form Number correctly in the relevant places in OMR Answer Sheet. Answer Sheet not bearing candidates Name, Roll Number, Ticket Number and signature will not be evaluated and ‘Zero’ marks will be awarded to them.
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 & Comprehsion :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 omprehension 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 & Programme 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, c2 tests ).

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 Market Forms.
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.

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 co-efficients 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.

x 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 have 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 examination will be 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 and also final selection.

(i)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.
(ii)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.

If you have questions, please ask below


  1. jagdish says:

    i m commerce graduate.i want know which post are available for me in ssc exam. i want suggetions from you how to prepare for ssc & i want solved paper for ssc exam in pdf file format.

  2. thirumeni.s says:

    sir/madem i want to be a education qualification code and subject code , iam a BA-ECONOMICS degree holder so plese send me quickly.

  3. thirumeni.s says:

    sir/madem iwant to know the edu cation qualification code ana subject code of ssc combined graduage level exam-2010,iam a BA-ECONOMICS degree holder please send me quickly

  4. ASIT KUMAR says:

    Will you tell me that what is the base for the place of posting? Can I get my favourate place posting if my my rank will be high on in the examination?

  5. bhanu partap says:

    i m arts graduate. i know which book is best for ssc combined graduate level exam in june 2010.

  6. shilpi bhatli says:

    i have not received the roll no. to whom should i contact please tell

  7. ahutosh ray says:

    i,ve qukified the tier 1 . what is the process of form fill up of tier 2.

  8. Pravin R. Dodia says:

    I have been qualified for CGL Tier-II Exam. 2010. I would like to know whether I have to fill the Application Form again or not? Also I would like to know the vacancies for the said exam.

  9. Senthil Kumar.T says:

    I have qualified for tierII exam. I heard a news only two paper will be in tierII but three paper are there. I want to know whether i have to write all paper or only paper I &II. I need sample question paper and solved answers for tierII exam. Could you please send me.


    I have qualified ssc pre exam and keen to know the availibilty of PRACTICE SET (MATHS AND ENGLISH) OF TIRE II EXAM ,CGLE 2010.

  11. raju says:

    dear sir/madam
    i hv qualified for tier-2 exam.kindly tell me tht for d exam,application form will b filled agn? n from whr i ill get those form? plz reply me at my email id ie.

  12. A BOSE says:

    i hv qualified 4 d tier-2 many papers r there in tier-2.can i get solved some papers 4 this exam. thank you

  13. babulal shaik says:

    i need model paper for ssc tier-2 exam.please mail model paper to my id

  14. sushil says:

    sir,i want to know which book i should prefer for preparation of tier 2 exam for si in cpo

  15. RAHUL says:

    i have recieved admit card for ssc tier 2 exam but only paper ii ie english is been mentioned i want 2 knoe for which post im being called

  16. Jyoti says:

    I have been selected for SI in CPO. I have recieved my admit card for PET and medical but not recieved my admit card for English of tier 2. Kindly let me know how will I get the admit card for this.

  17. shairaj says:

    plz send me last 5 years ssc combined graduate level exam(tier2)papers.thanks sir.

  18. MOUMITA says:


  19. Mohan Kumar says:

    I want to know the date of SSC TIER-2 result.

  20. Sk says:

    I am 15% handicap (ortho). Can i apply under handicap quota for ssc CGL..

    Plz reply at
    thanku ji

  21. Gautam Dey says:

    I have qualified in SSC combined gaduate level Tier II Examination. I want a sample question paper of Mathematics in Paper III. Pl Pl attached the same to my mail.

  22. nitish says:

    sir please tell me what could be the cut off for the ssc graduate level examination 2010 tier 2.

  23. arnab kr sutradhar says:

    I am [pass (geo,,film st.)]degree holder.I don’t understand the education code & subject code in combined higher secondary level application plz send me the details.

  24. sandeep kumar yadav says:

    siri have qualified ssc graduate level 2008.please tell me that in excise inspector post any physical and medical also required.

  25. sandeep kumar yadav says:

    sir i qualified ssc graduate level 2008.please tell me that in excise inspector post any physical and medical also required?.

  26. sanjeev gupta says:

    when will the result of tier II exams declare?is it published separetaly for each post?

  27. muthulakshmi says:

    I want to be a educational code and subject code i am a B.Sc-computer science degree holder, so please send me quickly for ssc examination last date 31-12.2010.

  28. rajesh says:

    I have score 420 in obc catagery, can i get a 4200 grad job

  29. jeevan says:

    can i write all papers (1,2,3) for becoming CBI Officer in Tier-II exam

  30. sanki says:

    Download SSC Tier – II Papers for English and Maths by visiting the link below-

  31. RAHULLOHIYA says:

    please tell me that after qualifying the ssc cgl teir1 exam. we will have to again fill the application form for teir 2 exam or not?

    plz tell me as early as possible

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