ssc cgl exam complete detail

As you all know SSC is going to held CGL 2016 Tier II exam from 30th November to 2nd December 2016 (Re-examination on 12-1-2017 & 13-1-2017). The exam will be held in two session i.e. Morning and Evening. There are total 57 centres all over India. There are total 1,49,319 candidates are going to sit in exam. The result will come in the month of December 2016 itself. Tier III and IV exam will be held on 15th January 2017 and on 17th January 2017. The final selection will be announced in the month of April 2017.

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Updates

UpdatesCheck Here
Update on 3-1-2017: Re-examination of Tier II 2016 exam on 12 January 2017 & 13 January 2017Check Here Notice
Update on 1-12-2016: SSC CGL Tier II 2016 exam cancelled (1-12-2016) on five examination venues because of some technical issues and malpractices. SSC will soon publish exam dates and centres.
Update on 18-11-2016: Uploading of Admission Certificate (CGLE 2016) Tier II Apply Online
Update on 9-11-2016: CGL Tier II Exam Notice for Examination Date and Time Check Here
Update on 9-11-2016: Clarification Regarding Result of CGLE 2016 (Tier-I) Check Here
Update on 8-11-2016: CGL (Tier I) Result Announced Check Here
Update on 3-11-2016: CGLE 2017 NoticeCheck Here
Update on 19-10-2016: Important Message of Chairman Check Here

Further Steps:

  • Qualified candidates will go through Tier II Exam (November 2016).
  • The result will come in the month of January 2017 for Tier II exam.
  • After that there will be Tier III and Tier IV exam in the month of January 2017.
  • The final result will be declared in the month of April 2017.

This exam consists of two levels. The tier I level is to be held on 8th MAY, 2016 and 22nd May, 2016 (Postponed in the month of Aug 2016) and then subsequently the tier II level examination will be held in the month of November 2016. The tier II level examination can only be appeared by candidates who have successfully passed tier I exam. All the candidates who will be successful in the written examination will have to later on appear for an interview or skill test or the computer proficiency test.

The candidates can apply online via online application form provided by the official website

Revised Scheme of SSC CGL 2016 Exam

  • Tier-I and Tier-II changed from OMR to computer based test
  • Reduced the number of questions from 200 to 100 in Tier-I .
  • Introduced Tier III for Descriptive Paper of English & Hindi.
  • Tier-I will conduct on 27th August 2016.
  • Final merit list will whole depend on the performance of Tier-I, II and II exam.
  • But the candidates to qualify tier-I,II & III separately.
  • No interview will be held from this year.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I.

Tier I – Total 200 marks – Time 75 Minutes

  1. General Intelligence – 50 marks – 25 questions
  2. General Awareness – 50 marks – 25 questions
  3. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks – 25 questions
  4. English Comprehension – 50 marks – 25 questions

Download official notice for revised examination scheme

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Number of Vacancies

The number of vacancies for SSC CGL Exam 2016 has not yet been declared by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). But you can expect over 30000 vacancies if we compare 2014 & 2015 notification. However they have decided to declare the number of vacancies for each post before one month of the result declaration.  It has been notified that as per the government guidelines there will be reserved vacancies for the ex- servicemen, the scheduled tribes, the scheduled castes, other backward classes and physically handicapped candidates. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately as per the merit list of the reserved category candidates. The allotment of all the seats are as per the preferences given by the candidates and number of vacancies that will be left in each category.

Pay Band & Grade Pay for the posts which interview is prescribed:

SSC CGL 2014 Names Codes Posts Pay Band II Rs.9300-34800

Pay Band & Grade Pay for the posts which interview is not prescribed:

SSC CGL 2014 Exams name of Posts under pay Band I

Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria will be cleared by the candidates to apply for SSC CGL 2016 Exam. It may change any time after issuing the latest notification. So here is the information based on SSC CGL 2016 notification.

  • Age Limit: The age limit as prescribed in the notification by SSC CGL 2016 is not exceeding 26 years for Statistical Investigators, 20 to 27 years for Assistants/Sub Inspectors in SBI and 18 to 27 years for other all posts.
  • Qualification: The graduation degree is required to apply exam. For complete detail about the qualification refer official notification. The official notification links are given below under the heading of references.

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Structure/Scheme

There are total 3 tiers in SSC CGL Exam 2016. Tier I and Tier II level examinations are written exams. The tier II level test is objective type having multiple choice patterns.  Although the tier I exam test the candidates in four sections – quantitative aptitude, general intelligence and reasoning, English comprehension and general awareness, the tier II examination is mainly based on the quantitative aptitude general English and statistics or economics or mathematics or commerce. A candidate is allowed to appear for the tier II examination only if he or she secures the required cut off marks in the tier I exam. The required cut off marks will be declared by the SSC during the result declaration of tier I examination.

Tier – I Written Examination – Objective Type Questions
Tier – II Written Examination – Objective Type Questions
Tier – III Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test/ Document Verfication

Interview component has been dispensed with.  So there is no interview.

Complete Detail About Tier-I Written Exam Scheme:

SSC CGL Exam 2014 Tier I Exam SchemeExam Scheme for SSC CGL Tier II Exam:

SSC CGL 2014 Tier II Exam Scheme

Note: The statistics paper is compulsory only for the candidates who are going to apply for the posts of Statistical Investigators posts. So, Quantitative Aptitude and English papers are mandatory for all rest of the posts.

Tier – III – Computer Proficiency/Skill Test/Document Verfication: SSC will select some skill test like typing test, CPT physical tests according to the job profile.

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the tier II examination is almost the same as that of the tier I exam for the quantitative part and the English section. The syllabus for

  • Quantitative aptitude – Work, time and distance Basic algebra, the graphs of Linear Equations, Triangles (which includes Congruence and similarity of triangles) Circles, Heights and Distances, percentages, ratios, profit and loss, averages, simple and compound interests, etc.
  • English – voices (active and passive voice), the synonyms and antonyms, Rapid Fillers, sentence corrections, passage based questions etc.

For the statistics or economics or mathematics or commerce section the candidates have to take special preparation as per their academic syllabus of the particular subject.

Important Dates to Apply for SSC CGL 2016 Exam

  • The online registration for Part-I starts from 13th Feb, 2016 and close on 10th March, 2016 (5:00 PM). The registration will close on 14th March, 2016 (5:00 pm) for Part -II.
  • The exam will conduct on 8th May, 2016 & 22nd May, 2016.

SSC CGL Application Procedure, Application Fee & Online Application Form

The application fee for this exam is one hundred rupees. The procedure to deposit fee is online or offline. The candidates who are interested to apply for the exam should visit the official website of SSC i.e.

References: The following links for the candidates who are serious to apply for SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2015. You must download the official recruitment notification before submitting application form.

Please like to download complete official notification (SSC CGL 2016 Notification Published on 13th Feb, 2016)

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