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SSC (Combined graduate level) exam

He staff selection commission conducts The combined graduate level examination, every year. posts included in the Scheme of the Examination are divided into two Groups- A & B based on grade pay. names of Posts, classification, pay band and grade pay, etc. included in the groups for this examination are:

Group A Assistant(CSS) Group B
General Studies - will be counted for qualifying to the mains exam Aptitude test - Of qualifying nature, must score at least 33%. marks not counted for going to mains
Assistant in other central govt. ministries/departments/CVC etc CAG offices
Inspector of Posts Auditors
Inspector, Central excise/preventive officer/examiner Junior accountant/ accountant
Sub inspectors UDC
Inspector of income tax Tax assistant
Assistant enforcement officer Compilers
Divisional accountant -
Statistical investigator gr.II -

The examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below :-

  • Tier -I - Online examination (Objective multiple choice type)
  • Tier -II - Online examination (Objective multiple choice type)
  • Tier -III - Pen & paper based.
  • Tier -IV - Pen & paper based.
  • Tier I (Computer Based)
Subject Questions Marks Time
General intelligence & reasoning 25 50 Composite time of 75 minutes
General awareness 25 50
Quantitative aptitude 25 50
English language 25 50
Total 100 200
  • Tier II (Computer Based)
Subjects Question Marks Time
Paper I - Quantitative ability (for ALL POSTS) 100 200 2hours
Paper II - English language (for ALL POSTS) 100 200 2hours
Total 200 400 4hours
Paper III - Statistics (for Statistical investigator gr II & compiler POSTS ONLY) 100 200 2hours
Paper IV - General Studies (Finance & Economics) (for Asst audit officer gazetted group "b" POST ONLY) 100 200 2hours
subject Marks Time
Descriptive paper in english/hindi (writing of essay, precise, letter, application etc.) 100 60 minutes

Computer proficiency test for asst. section officer in CSS POST ONLY OR data entry skill test at Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour (for Tax assistant POST ONLY) This paper is only qualifying in nature!

There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in tier I and of 0.25 marks in tier II examination. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions. Combined graduate level (Tier-I) examination would be common for all categories of posts.

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