SSC CGL 2016 Tier III: Know All About Descriptive Paper
Latest Update : – Staff Selection Commission has released the admit cards of the Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016 Tier-III (SSC CGL Tier 3) in its official regional websites. The candidates can download them now. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold the Combined Graduate Level (Tier-III) Examination, 2016 on March 19, 2017.
In a notification issue on Friday, the commission said that the examination will be of one hour duration and will be held in pen and paper mode (Descriptive type questions). The commission further said that the exam will be held from 11am to 12 noon.
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Recently, the commission has declared the results of Tier II and a total of 56169 candidates have been qualified for Tier III examination.
- SSC CGLE Tier III Exam 2016 will be descriptive in nature
- It will be conducted in paper and pen mode
- The maximum marks of the paper will be 100
- The examination includes essay writing, passage writing, letter writing, application writing
- Candidates will be accessed on the basis of their writing skills
- Candidates will be required to score 33 percent to qualify for the next round
Details about TIER IV:
- Further, the candidates will have to appear for Tier IV
- Tier IV will be testing the candidates on their knowledge of data entry skill test/computer proficiency test.
Staff Selection Committee (SSC) in 2016 introduced a new pattern for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam held for recruitment on various Group B and C posts in government departments and ministries. According to the new pattern, instead of two tiers, CGL will now have four tiers. Candidates, who qualify SSC CGL Tier II, will appear for Tier III which is a descriptive paper and Tier IV which is a Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). More than 35,000 candidates have been shortlisted for Tier III and IV.
The competition is high and with Tier III being a new addition, it is natural for candidates to be a little worried. Here we have tried to provide answer to all your questions about the new Tier III of SSC CGL exam.
SSC CGL Tier III
SSC revised the scheme of CGL exam in 2016 and added a descriptive paper as Tier III. The descriptive paper will be bilingual in nature and will be conducted in both English and Hindi. A candidate will have the option to attempt the question paper in any one language. The total marks for descriptive paper is 100 and will be of 60 minutes duration. Visually handicapped candidates or candidates with cerebral palsy will be given extra 20 minutes to complete the paper. Read More: SSC CGL Exam 2017: Important Update
The descriptive paper will comprise of Essay writing, Precis writing, Letter writing, and Application writing. Tier III is equally important as the final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III. Tier IV will only be a qualifying paper.