SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam - Syllabus

SSC Section Officers (Audit) Exam 2008 - Syllabus

Paper I (Objective Type)

Part A: English Language: Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc. There will be a question on close passages and comprehension of passages also. The standard of the questions will be only of 10+2 level.

Part 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 observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Scientific Research, etc.


These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Paper-II (Conventional):

Arithmetic: This part will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, use of Table and Graph, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, etc.

Staff Selection Commission - Section Officer (Audit) Examination 2008

(A). Mode of Selection: Candidates fulfilling the minimum prescribed qualifications will be required to undergo a Written Examination. The Commission holds full discretion to fix minimum qualifying standards for the Examination. Candidates declared qualified on the basis of the Written Examination would be required to appear for the interview.

Final Select List would be prepared on All-India basis in order of merit as disclosed by the aggregate marks (marks of Written Examination and Interview) finally awarded to each candidate as given under this scheme of recruitment and in that rder so many candidates as are found by the Commission to be qualified at the Examination shall be recommended for appointment.

The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying marks component-wise in Paper-I and II for different categories. Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless government are satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the service/post.

If there are candidates having the same aggregate marks in the written examination plus interview then the tie is resolved by the Commission by referring to the total marks in the written examination, i.e., a candidate having more marks in the written examination gets preference over the candidates having the same aggregate marks. If the tie still persists then the marks in the paper where the first cut-off is given is referred to, i.e., a candidate having more marks in this paper is given preference.

This procedure is followed by Date of Birth, i.e., the candidate older in age gets preference.

Lastly, if the tie still persists, the tie is finally resolved by referring to the alphabetical order of names, i.e., a candidate whose name begins with the alphabet which comes first in the alphabetical order gets preference.

Candidates finally selected will be required to undergo prescribed training and will have to pass relevant examination (Audit) conducted by the Office of the C & A.G. within the probation period Commission will nominate recommended candidates in due course to the Office of the C. & A.G. and posting of the selected candidates will be made by that Office.

Subsequent to their appointment, a Section Officer (Audit) is liable for transfer to any office within the Region or on administrative exigencies even outside the Region.

They will also be liable for transfer to the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India or any other office within IA&AD and on such terms and conditions as may be decided by the CAG of India.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

If, on verification, at any time before or after the written examination and interview test, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

The candidate may be permanently or for specified period debarred for the examinations conducted by the Commission in case a candidate fraudulently claims SC/ST/OBC/PH/ExS status.

(B). Job Requirements of S.O.( Audit ): First level supervisory charge of a section or heading a local Inspection Audit Party.