SSC CGL 2019 Tier-2: General Studies-Finance & Economics Important Topics (Paper 4-200 Marks)

SSC will conduct CGL Tier-2 2019 Exam from 11th September 2019 to 13th September 2019 across different examination center in India. SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier-2 Exam is an objective exam which will be conducted online. The exam comprises of four Papers:

Paper Subject No. of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
I Quantitative Abilities

(Compulsory for all posts)

100 200 2 Hours
II English Language and Comprehension

(Compulsory for all posts)

200 200 2 Hours
III Statistics

(Only for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) Post)

100 200 2 Hours
IV General Studies (Finance & Economics)

(Only for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer)

100 200 2 Hours

In this article we are going to share the detailed Syllabus and important topics for Paper-4, i.e., General Studies (Finance & Economics) of SSC CGL Tier-2 2019 Exam:

SSC CGL Tier-2 2019 Paper-4: General Studies-Finance & Economics Important Topics

Paper-4/General Studies-Finance and Economics of SSC CGL Tier-2 2018-19 Exam will be for only those candidates who had applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post/Paper. The exam will be conducted in online mode consisting of 200 Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of total 100 Marks. The Exam duration for SSC CGL Tier-2 2019 General Studies-Finance and Economics Paper-4 is 2 Hours and there will be negative marking 0.50 marks for wrong answers.

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
Part – A Finance and Accounts 100 80 2 Hours
Part – B Economics and Governance 120

The questions asked in the Paper-4 of SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam will be of Graduation Level. The exam duration is 2 hours and 40 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

Here is the detailed list of topics covered in Paper-IV – General Studies (Finance and Economics):

Part A: Finance and Accounts – (80 marks):

  1. Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
  • Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance – (120 marks)

  1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India – Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
  2. Finance Commission – Role and functions
  3. Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics – Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve
  4. Theory of Demand and Supply – Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour – Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
  5. Theory of Production and cost – Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
  6. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets – Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets
  7. Indian Economy –
  • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors – Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
  • National Income of India – Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income
  • Population – Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth
  • Poverty and unemployment – Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment
  • Infrastructure – Energy, Transportation, Communication
    1. Economic Reforms in India – Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment
    2. Money and Banking –
  • Monetary/ Fiscal policy – Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks
  • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003
    1. Role of Information Technology in Governance

After going through the above mentioned important General Studies (Finance & Economics/ Paper-4) topics of SSC CGL Tier-2 2019 Exam, the next step is to create a study plan and start working on it. For instance, start your practice by solving some previous year question papers and analyse your strong & weak points. Regular practice will help in achieving accuracy and high score in the exam.


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