SSC CGL Examination to be Conducted Online, Exam Pattern Changed too
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2016: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the new SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier I, II & III examination.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has decided to conduct its flagship Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) online to check malpractices and make the test more transparent.
SCC CGLE is one of the most coveted examinations for graduates to secure a job in various Central Civil posts. In 2013 about 12 lakh candidates took the CGLE. This number rose to 14 lakh in 2014 and stands at a whopping 17 lakh in 2015.
This year the SSC CGLE exam was scheduled to be held on May 8 and 22. But it has been postponed and will be conducted in August.
While many have anticipated a change in the pattern and mode of conduct of the examination, however, the exam still remains a paper-based test.
The following changes are worth noting:
- Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.
- A new post’ Assistant Audit Officer’ in the scheme of CGLE 2016 has been included with the in-principle approval of the Government, subject to final approval.
- A new paper Paper IV (General Studies – Finance & Economics) has been included in Tier II. This Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
- The previous age limit of 18 to 27 years will stay for 2016 examination.
- For 2017 examination, the age limit will be 20 to 30 years.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
|Mode of Examination
|General Intelligence & Reasoning (25 Questions)
|75 Minutes (Total)
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes
|General Awareness(25 Questions)
|Quantitative Aptitude(25 Questions)
|English Comprehension(25 Questions)
|Mode of Examination
|Number of Questions
|English Language & Comprehension
|Mathematics/ Statistics/ Economics/ Commerce
|Mode of Examination
|Scheme of Examination
|Pen and Paper mode
|Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc.
|Total marks 100
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes
In SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination Tier 4 will be applied for some other positions. In CGL examination tier 4 (Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test) will be a qualifying exam.
Strategy for English Section for SSC CGL(New Pattern)
Here are some tips:
- If you are getting below 25 marks in practice set of previous pattern then you your preparation is below average and you have to do more efforts for this.
- If you are getting between 30 to 35 it’s a good score, you just have to shape your mind for this new pattern with a little bit efforts.
- If your score is above 35 to 40 or above it then you can score a good marks and your English is strong.
- First improve your reading habit by reading newspaper as there will be a reading comprehension or cloze test in Tier 1 , so reading habit will make you score good marks in comprehension; even you score full marks in this section.
- There will be some question of fill in the blanks types which are totally based on reading habit.
- By reading newspaper you can easily notice the uses of article and preposition.
- It is possible that SSC may ask one or two question of direct indirect or active voice and passive voice.
- Second improve your grammar as SSC will not eliminate error finding section in Tier I; you can easily score 70% in this section with a little bit effort in reading grammar rule.
- Third improve your vocab, if you are a new students then first learn the vocab from previous year paper and if you are preparing form 1 or two year read the word power made easy book.
- Grammar is going to play a major role in this both Tier and will be helpful for the descriptive exam.
- Try to attempt English section first because in this way you are able to reduce the pressure of attempting four section .
- In grammar section focus mainly on advanced verb chapter, conditional sentences, noun and pronoun and focus on the difference between adjective and adverb.
- I think you must read 1 grammar chapter on daily basis,just read it don,t try to cram it.
- Try to solve English section within 14 to 18 minutes.
- Don;t try to cram the rule of English section just read them and try to implement them while solving paper or reading newspaper.
- By improving vocab you can score well in one word substitution, antonyms and synonyms.
- Try to learn 5 to 10 new idiom phrases on daily basis, as they are useful for Tier I and Tier II both.
- Always try to increase your vocab and make it a rule that you will add something new on daily basis to your vocab section, idiom phrases section, because progress is not a one day result, it’s a continuous process.
- Try to solve as many papers as possible.
- Solve three papers in a week as it will help you increase your speed and accuracy.
- English and maths both are practice based and get improved only with practice.
- As both the subjects have rule and formula so you cannot learn them until and unless you implement them.
Here Are Some Video Tutorials –