 TierI
 TierII
Subject 
Number of Questions 
Maximum Marks 
Time allowed 
General Intelligence and Reasoning 
25 
50 
1 hour 
General Awareness 
25 
50 

Quantitative Aptitude 
25 
50 

English Comprehension 
25 
50 
 TierI will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension.
 There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
Paper 
Subject 
Number of Questions 
Maximum Marks 
Time allowed 
Paper1 
SectionI: ModuleI: Mathematical Abilities ModuleII: Reasoning and General Intelligence. 
SectionI: Total = 60 
180 
1 hour (for each section) 
SectionII: ModuleI: English Language and Comprehension ModuleII: General Awareness 
SectionII: Total = 70 
210 

SectionIII: ModuleI: Computer
Knowledge Module ModuleII: Data Entry Speed Test Module 
SectionIII: 20 
60 
15 Minutes (for each module) 

Paper2 
Statistics 
100 
200 
2 hours 
Paper3 
General Studies (Finance and Economics) 
100 
200 
2 hours 
 TierII will include conducting of PaperI, PaperII and PaperIII in separate shift(s)/ day(s).
 PaperI is compulsory for all the posts.
 PaperII will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and who are shortlisted in TierI for these Posts.
 PaperIII will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in TierI for PaperIII i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
 PaperI will be conducted in two sessions  Session –I & SessionII, on same day. SessionI will include conducting of SectionI, SectionII and ModuleI of SectionIII. SessionII will include conducting of ModuleII of SectionIII. Therefore, duration of SessionI will be 2 hours and 15 minutes and duration of SessionII will be 15 minutes only.
 It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify all the sections of PaperI.
 TierII (PaperI, PaperII & PaperIII) will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for ModuleII of SectionIII of PaperI. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Language And Comprehension module in SectionII of PaperI.
 There will be negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in SectionI, SectionII and ModuleI of SectionIII of PaperI and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in PaperII and PaperIII.
 ModuleI of SectionIII of PaperI i.e. Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature. However, while shortlisting the candidates for the posts where Computer Proficiency is prescribed i.e. Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department (Ministry of Earth Sciences), Inspector (CGST &Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant in Department of Post, higher qualifying standardswill be set in comparison to other posts.
 ModuleII of SectionIII of PaperI i.e.Data Entry Speed Test (DEST):
 ModuleII of SectionIII of PaperI will include conducting of a Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) for a duration of 15 minutes in SessionII on the same day.
 The “Data Entry Speed Test” (DEST) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission. Information about evaluation of Typing Test/ DEST are available on the Commission’s website https://ssc.nic.in (Candidate’s Corner).
 Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.
 Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.
 Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
 Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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.
 Mensuration: 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.
 Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2� + cos2�=1 etc.
 Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bardiagram, Piechart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of simple probabilities.
 Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
 Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc..
 Working with Internet and emails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an Email Account, eBanking.
 Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.
 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 nonsampling errors; Probability and nonprobability 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, Chisquare and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
 Analysis of Variance  Analysis of oneway classified data and twoway classified data.13.10.6.11 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.
 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, Nonprofit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
 Comptroller & Auditor General of India Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
 Finance CommissionRole 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 behaviourMarshallian 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 marketsPerfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets.
 Indian Economy: Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry and Servicestheir problems and growth;
 National Income of IndiaConcepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
 PopulationIts size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
 Poverty and unemployment Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
 InfrastructureEnergy, Transportation, Communication.
 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.
 Questions in ModuleI of Section I of PaperI (Mathematical Abilities) will be of Matriculation Level, in ModuleI of Section II of PaperI (English Language and Comprehension) of 10+2 Level and in PaperII and PaperIII of Graduation Level.