About The Courses SSC Combined Grdaute Level Examination

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination every year for various vacancies in departments and ministries of the central government.

The procedure consists of two levels viz. Tier-I and Tier-II. The Objective Type written tests are followed by a personal interview and a medical test of the shortlisted candidates.


All Indian nationals are eligible besides the subjects of Nepal and Bhutan.


  • Compiler: A Bachelor’s Degree with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject from a recognized University.
  • Statistical Investigator Grade – II: A Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics as a main subject.


Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all three years as the case may be) as a main subject.


Bachelor’s Degree with Economics (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as a main subject.


Bachelor’s Degree with Commerce (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as a main subject.All other Posts: A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University/equivalent.


The candidates should be between 18-27 years of age on the closing date of the examination. (Relaxation in age applicable as per Government rules)

Detailes Syllabus – CGL Examination

General Intelligence & Reasoning

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem 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.

General Awareness

The questions in this part aim to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. The questions will also be designed to test the knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions on India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Numerical Aptitude

The questions will be designed to test the ability to use numbers. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test the sense of order among numbers, the ability to translate from one name to another, the sense of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

English Comprehension

The candidates’ ability to understand correct English, basic comprehension and writing ability etc. would be tested. (The questions in the components A, B & D will be of a level in line with the Essential Qualification prescribed i.e. graduation).