SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination - 2014

Staff Selection Commission has announced notification to conduct Group B, C posts in various departments of Central Governament. The exmination will be conducted in three phases i.e., Tier-I (Written Examination), Tier-II (Written Examination), Tier-III (Personality Test cum Interview / Computer Proficiency Test / Skill Test / Document Verification). There is less time to prepare as the Tier-I examiantion dates fall on 27th April and 4th May, 2014. Hence, the preparation should pickup speed in a planned manner. Here is the preparation plan for the candidates who are going to attend the examination in 2014.

Scheme of Examination: In Tier-I exam, there is only one paper, common to all the candidates, which is divided in to four parts. Each part consists of 50 questions where each question carries 1 mark. The total marks are 200. The candidate should complete the exam within 2 hours 40 minutes. The four parts are:
Section Marks
English Comprehension 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50
General Awareness 50
Total Marks 200

English Comprehension:
This part section tests the candidates’ ability to understand correct English, basic comprehension and writing ability. This section consists of 50 questions which mostly come from Synonyms, Antonyms, Correction of sentences, Parts of speach, Idioms and phrases, Improvement of sentences, One word substitution, Correction of spelling, Passages etc.
Genereally, questions shall be set at the level of SSC standard.

Previous Questions from 2012 Tier-I Exam (Held on 08-07-2012)
  1. He said /that he will meet me / at the resturant / No error
  2. Choose the correct alternative.
    a) They have lost ------ of their contacts.
    i) Little
    ii) Much
    iii) Many
    iv) Small
  3. Choose the alternative which express the best meaning of idiom /phrase
    a) I am looking forward to her arrival
    i) Afraid of
    ii) Expecting with pleasure
    iii) Expecting
    iv) Confident of
  4. Find the correctly spelt word.
    i) Literate
    ii) Litterate
    iii) Litarate
    iv) Litarete
Previous Questions from 2013 Tier-I Exam: (Held on 21-04-2013)
Choose the best alternative.
  1. Tribulation
    i) Palpitation
    ii) Suffering
    iii) Weakness
    iv) Stimulation
  2. A group of three powerful people.
    i) Trio
    ii) Tritium
    iii) Trivet
    iv) Triumvirate
    Choose the word opposite in meaning.
  3. Lunacy
    i) Palpitation
    ii) Suffering
    iv) Stimulation
Quantitative Aptitude: The questions in this section will include problems from
  1. Number system
  2. Fractions
  3. H.C.F & L.C.M
  4. Simplifications
  5. Percentage, square roots, cube roots
  6. Ratio & proportion
  7. Time and work
  8. Time and distance
  9. Pipes and cisterns
  10. S.I & C.I
  11. Problems on ages
  12. Problems on Numbers
  13. Mensuration
  14. Clocks
  15. Calendars
  16. Data interpretation
  17. Fundamentals of Trigonometry, surds, indices, geometry, statistics etc.
Candidates from non-maths background require more practice with shortcut methods.

Previous Questions from 2012 Tier-I Exam.
  1. then the value of x is ?
    A) 1
    B) 0
    D) 2
  2. The value of is ?
    A) 0.005
    B) 0.05
    C) 0.5
    D) 0.0005
  3. I read of a book on one day and of the remainder on another day if there were 30 pages unread now, how many pages did the book contains?
    A) 200
    B) 60
    C) 240
    D) 65
  4. When an item sold for Rs.1690 earned 30% on the cost price, then the cost price is
    A) 500/-
    B) 630/-
    C) 1300/-
    D) 130/-
  5. The x- intercept of the graph of 5x + 6y = 30 is
    A) 4 Units
    B) 5 Uints
    C) 6 Units
    D) 15 Units
  6. If the perimeter of a square and a rectangle are the same, then the areas P and Q enclosed by them would satisty the condition.
    A) P < Q
    B) P £ Q
    C) P > Q
    D) P = Q
  7. A solid sphere of 6 cm diameter is melted and recast into 8 solid spheres of equal volume. Then the radius of each small sphere is ((in cm).
    A) 1.5
    B) 3
    C) 2
    D) 2.5
  8. The heights of two cones are in the ratio of 1:3 and the diameters of their bases are in the ratio of 3:5 then the ratio of their volumes is
    A) 3 : 25
    B) 4 : 25
    C) 6 : 25
    D) 7 : 25
  9. "I" is the incentre of D ABC, If
    A) 90°
    B) 100°
    C) 110°
    D) 102°
Previous Questions from 2013 Tier-I Exam.
  1. The Number 323 has
    A) Three prime factors
    B) Five prime factors
    C) Two prime factors
    D) No prime factor
  2. The Difference of a number consisting of two digits from the number formed by interchanging the digits is always divisible by
    A) 10
    B) 9
    C) 11
    D) 6
  3. A man invested 1/3 of his capital at 7%, 1/4 at 8% and the remainder at the 10%. If his annual income is Rs.561. The capital is
    A) Rs.5,400
    B) Rs.6,000
    C) Rs.6,600
    D) Rs.7,200
  4. The length of the common chord of two circles of radii 30 cm and 40cm whose centers are 50 cm apart is (in cm)
    A) 12
    B) 24
    C) 36
    D) 48
General Intelligence & Reasoning: This section consists questions from both verbal and non verbal cocepts. In verbal reasoning, candidates should prepare the following topics. They are..
  1. Series
  2. Analogy
  3. Classification
  4. Direction test
  5. Missing characters
  6. Coding and decoding
  7. Alphabet test
  8. Dice
  9. Statement - conclusion
  10. Mathematical test
  11. Statement -Assumptions
  12. Statement arguements
Non-verbal Reasoning questions are mainly in pictorial form, which come from the topics -
  1. Analogy
  2. Classification
  3. Series
  4. Mirror & water images
  5. Embedded figures
  6. Cubes & Dice
Previous Questions from 2012 Tier-I Exam.
  1. Find the odd member/pair /word
    1. a) Spicejet
      b) Kingfisher
      c) Air India
      d) Indigo
    2. a) 500
      b) 413
      c) 112
      d) 433
    3. a) Elephant
      b) Tiger
      c) Lion
      d) Bear
    4. a) 73-61
      b) 57-69
      c) 42-29
      d) 47-59
    5. a) College
      b) Kindergarden
      c) School
      d) Education
  2. Find the missing number:

    Education News

  3. Chose the correct alternative.
    1. SFJ, RGK, QHL ––––
      a) EMD
      b) VIJ
      c) PIM
      d) PKL
    2. 6, 24, 12 --- 18, 8, 24, 0
      a) 14
      c) 16
      d) 20
    3. Which word will appear third in dictionary
      a) Paralysis
      b) Paralytic
      c) Paralyse
      d) Parallelism
    4. From the given atternatives select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
      a) Lion
      b) Loan
      c) Nation
      d) Lotion
  4. In a certain code 'p' is #, A is %, C is f and E is @ How is 'PACE' written in that code.
    a) # f # %
    b) f % @ % f
    c) # % f @
    d) none
  5. Tarun is father of Rohit, Rohit is the brother of Kala, Kala is the wife of Dilip How is Dilip related to Rohit.
    a) Brother -in -law
    b) Father-in-law
    c) Sun
    d) Uncle
Previous Questions from 2013 Tier-I Exam
  1. If BLUE is written as EUBL, then BULB is written as
    a) BLUB
    b) BBUL
    c) BBLU
    d) BLBU
  2. A watch reads 7.30. If the minute hand points West, then in which direction will the hour hand point?
    a) North
    b) North East
    c) North West
    d) South West
    From the given atternatives select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
    a) PEANUT
    b) MINUTE
    d) LIME-TEA
    Find the Missing Number
  4. 0, 6, 24, 60, ?, 210
    a) 117
    b) 119
    c) 120
    d) 153
  5. Glucometer: Blood Sugar :: Sphygmomanometer
    a) Earthquake
    b) Blood Pressure
    c) Atmospheric Pressure
    d) Specific Gravity
  6. Statements:
    I.Some birds are clouds
    II. No Horse is a bird
    I. Some clouds are birds
    II. Horse is not a cloud
    a) Conclusion I follows
    b) Conclusion II Follows
    c) Either conclusion I or II follows
    d) Neither conclusion I or II follows
General awareness: This section consists questions from Indian History, Polity, Geography, Economy, General science, Current Affairs etc.

Indian history: It is a vast subject but we can score more if we prepare properly. The subject is diveded in to 4 sub-parts.
i) Ancient Indian History
ii) Medieval Indian History
iii) Modern Indian History
iv) National Movement.

Polity: It include topics like Constitutional Developments, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Union Executive, State executive, Judiciary.

Geography: It is divided into world Geography and Indian geography. In world geography, mainly concentrate on solar system, Continents, Rivers, Population, Rainfall, Vegetation, Industry, Minerals. In Indian geography, concentrate on physiography , River system, Rainfall Natural vegetation, Industry, Rerourcy, Minerals and Population etc.

Indian Economy: Candidate should concentrate on Nature of Indian Economy, National Income, Poverty, Unemployment, Budget Terminology, Fundamentals of Economic Survey etc.

General Science: It includes Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Anatomy, Sciene and Technology. Candidates need to prepare basics in every subject with more examples.

Current Affairs: Concentrate on one year current affairs and major issues like National, International issues, Persons, Places in news, Sports, Awards, Economy etc.

Previous Questions from 2012 Tier-I Exam
  1. Who gave the slogan "InQuilab Zindabad"?
    a) Chandra Sekhar Azad
    b) Subhash Chandra Bose
    c) Bhagat Singh
    d) Iqbal
  2. 2018 FIFA World Cup would be held in
    a) Russia
    b) Qatar
    c) France
    d) Netherland
  3. Fahien visited India during the reign of
    a) Chandragupta
    b) Samudragupta
    c) Ramagupta
    d) Kumaragupta
  4. What is the commonly used unit for measuring the speed of data transmission?
    a) Mega Hertz
    b) Characters per second
    c) Bits per second
    d) Nano second.
  5. Which of the following are warm blooded animals?
    a) Whales
    b) Whale sharks
    c) Alytes
    d) Draco
  6. Which of the following folk dances is associated with "Rajasthan"?
    a) Raof
    b) Jhora
    c) Veedhi
    d) Suisini
Previous Questions from 2013 Tier-I Exam.
  1. Sarus crane is the state bird of
    a) Rajasthan
    b) Uttar Pradesh
    c) Madhya Pradesh
    d) West Bengal
  2. "Martyr's" day is marked on
    a) January 1
    b) January 15
    c) January 30
    d) January 9
  3. The animal who can consume more salt among the following is
    a) Sheep
    b) Camel
    c) Donkey
    d) Dog
  4. Which one of the following is not a sect of Buddhism
    a) Mahayana
    b) Hinayana
    c) Digambar
    d) Theravad
  5. Lungs are located in the
    a) Abdominal cavity
    b) Pericardial cavity
    c) Peritonealcavity
    d) Pleural cavity
  6. Bhopal gas tragedy 1984 is related to
    a) Aluminium Phosphide
    b) Methyl Bromide
    c) Methyl Isocyanate
    d) Carbon dioxide
  7. The first Indian Satellite Aryabhatta was launched in
    a) 1972
    b) 1975
    c) 1977
    d) 1979
Reference Books:
English Language & Comprehension:
English for Competitive Exams - Hari Mohan Prasad, Pratiyogitha Darpan, regular newspaper reading, previous papers analysis.
Arithmetic Ability: Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal, Quantitative Aptitude by Tyra.
Reasoning Ability: RS Agarwal, Pandy Books.
General Awareness: NECERT Books up to 12th class and Spectrum Books for General Studies
Current Affairs: Manorama Year Book, One newspaper in English and one regional launguage and Sakshi Education.

Notification Details:
Assistant (Central Secretariat Service)
Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission)
Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)
Assistant (Ministry of Railway)
Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs)
Assistant (Cypher) (Ministry of External Affairs)
Assistant (AFHQ)
Assistant (Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations including AFHQ)
Assistant (Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations)
Inspector of Income (Tax CBDT)
Inspector, (Central Excise) (CBEC)
Inspector (Preventive Officer) (CBEC)
Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC)
Assistant Enforcement Officer (Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue)
Sub Inspectors (Central Bureau of Investigation):
Inspector of Posts (Department of Post)
Divisional Accountant (Offices under CAG)
Statistical Investigator Gr. II (M/Statistics & Prog. Implementation)
Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
Auditor (Offices under C&AG)
Auditor (Offices under CGDA)
Auditor (Offices under CGA & others)
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG)
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under CGA & others)
Upper Division Clerk (Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres)
Tax Assistant (CBDT)
Tax Assistant (CBEC)
Compiler (Registrar General of India)
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

Application Fee: Rs.100/- only. All Women candidates and candidates belonging to SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying application fee.

How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only.

Important Dates:
Last date for Part- I Online Registration:
22/02/2014 up to 05:00 PM
Last date for Part -II Online Registration: 24/02/2014 up to 05:00 PM
Last date for Receipt of Application: 24/02/2014.
Last date for Receipt of Application for Far flung areas: 03/03/2014
Written examination (Tier I): Exam has been Postponed.
Written examination (Tier II): Exam has been Postponed.

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Published on 1/25/2014 2:14:00 PM

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