SSC CGL 2016: Revised Exam Date Released at ssc.nic.in
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released a revised exam datesheet for the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), 2016.
Over 8 lakh candidates have applied for the SSC CGL exams this year that will be conducted online for the first time between August 27 to September 11.
This year, the SSC panel has made some changes in the exam pattern to improve transparency and eliminate malpractices in the exam. The panel also decided to go through online mode to ensure smooth and faster processing of result.
SSC CGL 2016 Changes – Click Here
SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) is undoubtedly the most prestigious among all recruitment exams that Staff Selection Commission conducts every year. In 2015, about 17,86,047 candidates appeared in this exam. As the number of candidates is almost certain to increase, competition will most likely stiffen this year.
Last Update : The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is revamping the existing procedures of conducting the combined graduate level examination 2016 and accordingly, the CGLE, 2016, which was scheduled to be held on 8th May 2016 and 22nd May 2016 has been postponed and would now be held in the month of August 2016.
SSC has made a number of changes in the notification for the candidates who are going to appear for the upcoming SSC CGL 2016 Exam. The changes revolve around the revision of grade pays, age limits etc.
Following are the changes made by the commission:
- Number of questions reduced from 200 to 100 questions
- It will carry a total of 200 marks
- The exam would be held for a duration of 75 minutes
- The mode of examination will be computer based.
Scheme of examination:
The exam will consist of the following four sections:
- General Intelligence & Reasoning (25 questions)
- General Awareness (25 questions)
- Quantitative Aptitude (25 questions)
- English Comprehension (25 questions)
This year, the commission has introduced a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier – III. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium.
The candidates can check the detailed information below:
Mode of examination: Pen and Paper mode
Scheme of examination: Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of essay/precis/letter/application writing etc.)
Time: 60 minutes
The selection of the candidates will be based on overall performance in Tier – I, Tier- II and Tier- III. The candidates are required to qualify all the tiers separately and there will be no sectional cut-off.