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The Estimate Committee of Parliament, in its 47th Report (1967-68), recommended the setting up of a Staff Selection Commission for conducting examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts. Subsequently an Examination Wing was initially added to the Secretariat Training School, renamed as the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM).

In pursuance of the recommendations made by the Administration Reforms Commission (ARC), the Government of India decided to constitute a Subordinate Services Commission under an Executive Resolution. The Subordinate Services Commission was established under Government of India in the year 1975. It was renamed as Staff Selection Commission.

SSC-CGL Syllabus

It consists of three components –

  • Combined Graduate Level (Preliminary) Examination.

  • Combined Graduate Level (Main) Examination

  • Personality Test/Interview

Combined Graduate Level (Preliminary) Examination


No of Questions



Part A
General Intelligence & General Awareness 100 100 2 Hrs
Part A
Arithmetic 100 100 2 Hrs

Note :

  • Both parts A & B will be of objective type ( multiple choice type)

  • Question paper (Test Booklets) for both the parts in Preliminary Exam will be set in both in English and Hindi


Part A :

a) General Intelligence:

It would include questions of both verbal and non verbal type. This component will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetic reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

a) 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 everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, economic scene, General polity and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline

Part B :


This part will include questions on problems relating to number system, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentage, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and time etc.


The Commission have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in the papers of the Preliminary Examination taking into consideration among others, category-wise vacancies. The combined preliminary examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary examination by the candidate who are declared qualified for admission to the Main/written examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. Only such candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the preliminary examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the Main examination(s) of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main examination(s).

Combined Graduate Level (Main) Examination :

The combined main examination will be of conventional type as per schemes A & B given below for recruitment to the posts as Assistant Grade/ Inspectors of Central Excise/Income Tax./CBI etc.


The classes :

  • 200 - 220 hours of class room teaching

  • Basics / concepts of each topic covered in detail, before working out the exercise.

  • Chapter-wise tests , after the basics and exercise have been completed.

  • Regular Doubt-clearing sessions with personal attention

  • Revision classes - during the course as well as after the completion of portion

  • Experienced and dedicated team of faculty members, who have been acknowledged as the best by students.

The Course Material :

  • Comprehensive Study Material , both for class room coaching and take home packages (for practice at home)

  • Study Material Booklets covering all the test areas – Quant, General Intelligence & Reasoning, English Comprehension, General Awareness

  • Individual Practice Exercises and Test papers for ample practice

  • Updated material according to latest pattern of SSC CGLE

Comprehensive Tests / Mock Papers :

  • Large number of Mock papers on the pattern SSC CGLE including All India Mock Tests

  • All India comparative performance for All India Mocks - Toppers list, Question-wise analysis, Section-wise analysis, Number of right & wrong....etc