Graduate Level Combined Examination- Preliminary Examination

Basic Information regarding Exam
Staff Selection Commission holds a combined Preliminary Examination in the month of February for selecting candidates for the Main Examinations for the following recruitments:
A. Assistants Grade, (Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted) for the groups of services/offices like AFHQ, CSS, Railway Board, IFS(B) and Posts in offices like Research Designs and Standards Organisation, Central Vigilance Commission, etc.

B. Inspectors of Central Excise, Income Tax, Preventive Officer in Custom Houses, Assistant Enforcement Officers, Examiner ( Ordinary Grade) in Custom Houses.

C. Sub-Inspectors in CBI.

D. Sub-Inspectors of Police in Central Police Organisations (BSF, CRPF, CISF and ITBP).

E. Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police.

F. Divisional Accountants/ Auditors/Juniot Accountants/UDCs, in various Central Govt. Departments.

As defined by the Constitution of India.

Minimum Educational Qualification
Essential for all posts: Degree of a recognised University or equivalent, Candidates who haw yet to appear at the Degree Examinations or whose result has been withheld or not declare~d as on August I of the year of examination are not eligible.

Other Releated Information Regarding Eligibility Conditions
NOTE: Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary exam. Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of the examination foffi1 will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Possession ofNCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate or outstanding’
sports or athletic certificate (For BSF NGC ‘B’ certifict eonly is acceptable),

VACANCIES: Reservation as per instructions of DOPT will be made for SC/ST/OBC
Ex-servicemen, PH candidates.

NOTE I: Candidates selected for ~pointment are liable to serve anywhere in India.
NOTE II: Only male candidates are eligible for BSF, ITBP and CISF.

Rs 40/- {Rupees Forty Only). No fee for SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/PH. Service Clerks in the last year of their colo’:lr service are not exempted from payment of fee. The Ex-servicemen who have already joined the Govt job are not entitled for fee concession.
The candidates should pay the fee by means of “Central Recruitment Fee Stamps”. Fee can also be paid through Indian Postal Order Payable to “ST AFF SELECTION COMMISSION” at the Post Office as indicated. The Postal Orders should be Crossed ” A/C PAYEE ONLY” and should be valid for at least six months. IPOs should not have been purchased prior to the date of publication of the advertisement for this Examination. Candidates should write their name and address on the Indian Postal Orders at the specified space.

Centre of Examination
A candidate must select only one Centre out of the Centres mentioned. A candidate must submit his application only to the address of the Centre selected by him. As no change of Centre of Examination will be allowed, candidates should select the centre for the examination carefully and indicate the same correctly in their applications.

Plan of Examination

General Note about Examination Scheme
Staff Selection Commission will hold a Combined Preliminary Examination for selecting candidates for the Main Examination for the posts mentioned earlier.

NOTE: Candidates who will be declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Written (Main) Examinations on the basis of this Combined Preliminary Exam will have to apply again in the detailed Application Form, the format of which will be published in the Employment News later.
The scheme ofPreliminary Examination will be as under:

1 Part A
Subjects – General Intelligence & General Awareness (No. of Questions=100)
Marks – 100

2 Part B
Subjects – Arithmetic (No. of Questions=100)
Marks – 100

Optional Subjects and Syllabus
(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 visualisation, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory , discrimination observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning, etc.

(b) GENERAL AWARENESS: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s 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 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 to History , Culture, Geography, Economi.c Scene, General Polity, Scientific Research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

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

The Combined Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a Screening Test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates 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).

Other Information Regarding Plan of Examination:
PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY TEST: All those candidates who qualify in the Main Examination are to be calle2i for physical efficiency test. PETs will be qualifying elimination tests.

TEST WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING: (i) 100 metres race in 16 seconds, (ii) 1.6 kms in 6.5 minutes. (iii) Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 3 chances. (iv) High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances (v) Shotput: 4.5 meters in 3 chances.

Height: 170 cms. Chest: 81-85 cms. Relaxable in both cases by 5 cms for Gorkhas and Garhwalis of Dists Paurigarhwal, Tehri, Chamoli and Uttarkashi.
Candidates should possess sound health free from defectldefomity/disease. Vision: in both eyes should be 6/12 (without glasses) and no colour blindness. (b) PET comprises of (i) 1500 meters race in 6.5 minutes; (ii) Broad jump/Long jump of3.5 meters and (iii) High jump of 1.05 meters.

NOTE: (i) Both Parts A and B will be of objective type (multiple choice type). (ii) Question Papers (Test Booklets) for both the Parts in Preliminary Exam. will be set both in English and Hindi.

NOTE: Candidate may note tJtat application(s) for Main (Written) Examination(s) would be required to be sent to the office of the same Regional Director/Dy Regional Director/Dy Director where he applies for the Preliminary Examination.

Details Regarding Selection Procedure

Physical Standards
Male Candidates: (a) Physical Standards {Minimum): Height: 157.5 cms.,
Chest: 81 cms. (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cms ). Relaxable by
5 cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, Kumaon Region, Nagas and
Tribals and Members ofST. {b) Physical Test: Walking: 1600 metres in 15 minutes.
Cycling: 8 kms in 30 minutes.

Lady Candidates : (a) Physical Standards (Minimum): Height: 152 crns. Weight: 48 kgs. Height relaxable by 2.5 cms, Weight by 2 kgs for Gorkhas, Garhwalis, I Assamese, Kumaon Region and Nagaland Tribals and Members of ST .(b) Physical Test: Walking: I km in 20 minutes. Cycling: 3 kms in 25 minutes.

NOTE: Candidates to note that colour blind and one-eyed persons are not eligible
for recruitment to the posts of.(i) Inspector ofCentral Excise, (ii) Preventive Officer and {iii) Examiner (Ordinary Grade).

II. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSTS OF SUB-INSPECTORS IN CBI: (a) Height: for men 165 cms, for women 150 cms. Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals by 5 crns, (b) Chest: 76 crns with expansion (There shall bono such requirement in cases offemale candidates), (c) Vision: Eye-sight (with or without glasses). Distant vision: 6/6 in one eye and 6.9 in the other eye. Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.

III. PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS AND EFFICIENCY TESTS FOR SUB-INSPECTORS IN CPOS: Physical Standards: {i) Height: {a) General 170 cms, (b) Candidates belonging, to Hill areas ofGarhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Sikkimies, Leh and Ladakh, Kashmir Valley and North Eastern States 165 cms (c) Tribals/Adivasis including Mizos and Nagas 162.5 cms: (ii) Chest: Genera: 80 to 85 cms, Tribals/Adivasi 77 to 82 cms. (iii) Weight: Corresponding to height.

PHYSICAL STANDARD FOR FEMALE SIS CANDIDATES IN CRPF: (a) Height: 157 crns for General candidates (Relaxable to 155 cms for Gorkhas, Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras and Marathas). 154 cms for Adivasis. (b) Chest: No measurement prescribed. (c) Weight: For minimum height of 157 cms, the weight should be 43 kgs.
Finally selected candidates would as part of training curriculum, have to pass seven obstacle events as mentioned below failing which they may not be retained in the Force: (i) Jumping over the Vertical Board; (ii) Holding the rope on jumping from the Board; (iii) Tarzan Swing; (iv) Jumping on the horizontal Board; (v) Parallel Rope; (vi) Monkey Crawl; (vii) Vertical Rope.

How to Apply
The notification for Preliminary Examination is published in the Employment News/Rozgar Sangrah in the month of October. The candidates may utilise in original the Form published in ‘Employment News’ or use printed Application Form, if available from private agencies, as long as the format of Application Form is exactly the same as published in the advertisement.

Other Information
MEDICAL STANDARDS: (a) Eye Sight: Distance Vision: Better eye (Corrected Vision) 616, 6/9 or Worse eye 6/12,6/9, Near Vision: (Corrected Vision) J.I.; J.II.

NOTE: (i) Candidates are required to pass the colour vision test. (ii) In BSF high grade colour vision test is prescribed. ( iii) The candidates for BSF should be without glasses, i.e., without corrected vision.
The candidates must not have knock knees, flat foot, vericose vein or squint in eye and they sould possess high colour vision. They must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficienl performance of the duties.

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  1. Md Raza Hasnain
    February 7th, 2010 at 06:07 | #1

    I wanted to know the detailed list of exams date for 2010 conducted by ssc.

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