Scheme of The Examination for CGL Exam
The Scheme of the Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:
1st Tier — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
2nd Tier — Main Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
3rd Tier — Personality Test /Interview or Skill Test, where applicable Candidates opting for post of Sub Inspector in CPOs will be required to undergo Physical Endurance Test (PET)/Medical Examination at any convenient time after declaration of result of Tier I.
Syllabus for Trial 1 Examination:
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on
- similarities and differences
- spatial visualization
- spatial orientation
- decision making
- visual memory
- relationship concepts
- arithmetical reasoning and figural 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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to
- 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.
C. Numerical Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. 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, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real-life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationships between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).
- Computation of whole numbers
- Fractions and relationships between numbers
- Percentage, ratio & proportion
- Square roots
- Profit and loss
- Partnership business
- Mixture and allegation
- Time and distance
- Time & work
- Basic algebraic identities of school algebra & Elementary surds
- Graphs of linear equations
- Triangle and its various kinds of centers
- Congruence and similarity of triangles
- Circle and its chords
- Angles subtended by chords of a circle
- Common tangents to two or more circles
- Regular polygons
- Right prism
- Right circular cone
- Right circular cylinder
- Rectangular parallelepiped
- Regular right pyramid with triangular or square base
- Trigonometric ratio
- Degree and radian measures
- Standard identities
- Complementary angles
- Heights and distances
- Frequency polygon
- Bar diagram & pie chart.
D. English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. (The questions in the components A, B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz; graduation).