SSC- Railways

SSC CGL (STAFF SELECTION BOARD) RECRUITMENT

(TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE EMPLOYMENT NEWS/ROZGAR SAMACHAR DATED 02.05.2015)

“GOVERNMENT STRIVES TO HAVE A WORKFORCE WHICH REFLECTS GENDER BALANCE AND WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY”

STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION

Details of the Posts:

Posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed: Pay Band–II Rs.9300-34800

 

Code POSTS Ministries/Deptt/Offices/ Cadre Classification GRADE Pay(GP) Age Limit
A Assistant Central Secretariat Service Group “B” 4600 20-27 years
B Assistant Central Vigilance Commission Group “B” 4600 18-27 years
C Assistant Intelligence Bureau Group “B” 4600 21-27 years
D Assistant Ministry of Railway Group “B” 4600 18-27 years
E Assistant Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600 18-27 years
F Assistant(cipher) Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600 18-27 years
G Assistant AFHQ Group “B” 4600 18-27 years
H Assistant Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations Group “B” 4600 18-27 years
I Assistant Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations Group “B” 4200 18-27 years
J Inspector ofIncome Tax CBDT Group “C” 4600 18-27 years
K Inspector,(Central excise) CBEC Group “B” 4600 18-27 years
L Inspector(PreventiveOfficer) CBEC Group “B” 4600 18-27 years
M Inspector(Examiner) CBEC Group “B” 4600 18-27 years
N AssistantEnforcementOfficer Directorate of Enforcement,Department of Revenue Group “B” 4600 Upto 30years
O SubInspector Central Bureau ofInvestigation Group “B” 4200 20-30 yrs
P Inspector ofPosts Department of Post Group “B” 4200 18-27 years
Q DivisionalAccountant Offices under CAG Group “C” 4200 18-27 years
R StatisticalInvestigator Gr.II M/o Statistics &Prog. Implementation Group “B” 4200 Upto 32 years
S Inspector Central Bureau ofNarcotic Group “B” 4200 18-27 years
% SubInspector NationalInvestigation Agency(NIA) Group “B” 4200 Upto 30 years
CODES POSTS        
T Auditor Offices under C&AG Group C” 2800 18-27 years
U Auditor Offices under CGDA   2800 18-27 years
V Auditor Offices under CGA& others Group C” 2800 18-27 years
w Accountant/Junior accountant Offices under C&AG Group C” 2800 18-27 years
X Accountant/Junior accountant Offices under CGA& others Group C” 2800 18-27 years
Y UpperDivision Clerk Central Govt.Offices/Ministriesother than CSCS cadres Group C” 2400 18-27 years
Z TaxAssistant CBDT Group C” 2400 18-27 years
@ TaxAssistant CBEC Group C” 2400 20-27 years
$ Compiler Registrar General ofIndia Group C” 2400 18-27 years
# Sub-Inspector Central BureauOf Narcotics Group C” 2400 18-25 years

 

Nationality/Citizenship: A candidate must be either:(a)a citizen of India, or

(b)a subject of Nepal, or

(c)a subject of Bhutan, or

(d)a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the Ist January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e)a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

.Essential Qualifications as on:

i)Compiler: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.

ii)Statistical Investigator Grade–II Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level:

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

iii)All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

6(A):For posts of Assistants (CSS), Computer Proficiency Test has also been prescribed as an Essential Qualification.

6(B):As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated 01.03.1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08.04.1995, the Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification , they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

6(C):All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for appearing at the Interview/Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets for all the three years of Graduation/ Provisional Certificate/ Certificate of Graduation in original as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before the 1st August, 2015, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the Commission.

The Candidates who are able to prove,by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut –off date and he/she has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the Educational Qualification.

6(D):Wherever Desirable Qualification is prescribed in Recruitment Rules, propriate weight age will be given at the time of Interview.

7(i):For Paper or Off-Line Applications:candidates should pay the fee by means of Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS) only.

Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pastedon the application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled at the Counter of Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in such a manner that the impression or the cancellation stamps partially overflows on the Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that the impression is clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and Post Office of issue at any subsequent stage. After getting the Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the Post Office, the candidate must submit their application to the concerned Regional Office/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission in the usual manner after completing other formalities.

7(ii):Candidates are encouraged to apply online.The candidates submitting their applications On-line may pay the requisite fee through State Bank of India only either in the form of challan or on –line through SBI Net Banking. Payment can also be made through any Credit or Debit Card . Challan form will be generated on -line (Detailed instructions for filling on-line application are given in Annexure-II B).7(iii):Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance.

7(iv):Fee paid by modes other than CRFS for paper/off-line applications will Not be considered and the applications of such candidates will be rejected outright and payment made shall stand forfeited.

8.Centres of Examination: A candidate must indicate the Centre in the Application Form in which he/she desires to take the Tier I examination.

A candidate must submit his/her application only to the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission under whose jurisdiction the Centre selected by him / her falls. Application received in any other Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission will be rejected summarilar

SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION:

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

Tier -I – Computer Based Examination

Tier -II – Computer Based Examination

Tier -III – Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)

Tier-IV – Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

9.1 The Commission reserves the right to make changes in the scheme of examination.

9.2 Marks scored by candidates in Tier-I and Tier-II examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be treated as final and will be used for qualifying the candidates to next stage of examination and to determine final merit.

9.3 Scheme of Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations

TIER SUBJECT NO OF QUES MAXIMUM QUES
1 A. General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
  B. General Awareness 25 50
  C. Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
  D. English Comprehension 25 50

              total timing :-   60 Minutes 

II Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities 100 200  
  Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension 200 200 120 Minutes (for each Paper)
  Paper-III: Statistics 100 200  
  Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200  
         

 

Note-I: In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer. Note-II: In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV. Note-III: In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts. Note-IV: In Tier-II, Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post/ Paper. Note-V: In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

9.4 Scheme of Tier-III Examination:

9.5 Indicative Syllabus: 9.5.1 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, problemE 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 & decoding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding, 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/ her 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.

9.5.2: Indicative Syllabus for Tier-II of the Examination: Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities): 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 and Comprehension): Questions in this component 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 misspelled 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): 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 correlation coefficient; simple regression 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 probability; Independent events; Bayes’ 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.

Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics): Part A: Finance and Accounts – (80 marks): 1. Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting. Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance – (120 marks)

Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility

Finance Commission-Role and functions

Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve

Theory of Demand and Supply Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour – Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

Theory of Production and cost Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

Forms of Market and price determination in different markets Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets

Indian Economy Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors – Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth; National Income of India – Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income Population – Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth Poverty and unemployment – Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment Infrastructure – Energy, Transportation, Communication 9. Economic Reforms in India Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment

Money and Banking Monetary/ Fiscal policy – Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

Role of Information Technology in Governance

9.6: Skill Test: 9.6.1 Date Entry Skill Test (DEST): 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 Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature. Computers for the test will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/ venue notified for the purpose. The Skill Test will be held at the Commission’s Regional/ Sub-Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the commission. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test. Information about evaluation of Typing Test/ DEST are available on the Commission’s website www.ssc.nic.in (Candidate’s Corner)

 

 

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