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New exam scheme for SSC CGL 2016, Tier I exam to commence from 27 August

Jul 21, 2016 17:20 IST

SSC has decided to implement certain changes in the Combined Graduate Level Exam 2016 (SSC CGL 2016). The examination will be held on 27 August 2016. The Tier I examination will be held from 27 August till 11 September 2016.

In SSC CGL 2016, The Tier-I and Tier-II of the Examination are to be conducted in the Computer Based mode. The examination on the first three days viz., 27 August 2016 to 29 August 2016 would be conducted in two batches and thereafter from 30 August 2016 to 11 September 2016, the examination would be conducted in three batches per day.

Here's an elaborated description of the revised exam scheme

On July 1, 2016, Exam Scheme is revised for SSC CGL 2016 examinatoin and an additional stage Tier-3 is introduced.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam is scheduled to is scheduled to be held from 27 August, 2016. The Tier 1 exam rescheduled to held from 27 August from its earlier notified date.

As per the revised notification issued by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016, popularly known as SSC CGL 2016, there would be reduced number of Questions from 200 to 100 in Tier 1 of the CGL Examination 2016. The Tier 1 of the CGL Exam would continue to carry 200 marks. The duration of SSC CGL Tier-I exam would be for a period of 75 minutes.

SSC has also decided to conduct the Tier-I and Tier-II in computer based examination mode in place of OMR based examination mode. Earlier as per notifications Tier 1 and Tier 2 was scheduled to be held based on OMR sheet.

Study Material and Practice Sets for SSC CGL Exam 2016 - Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3

Important Highlights of SSC CGL 2016 Revised Exam Scheme

•    Reduced number of Questions from 200 to 100 in Tier 1
•    Tier 1 would continue to carry 200 marks.
•    Duration of Tier-I exam would be for a period of 75 minutes.
•    Tier 1 and Tier 2 would be conducted in computer based examination mode rather than OMR based.
•    Negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier 1.
•    Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III introduced. The Question Paper will be bilingual.

SSC CGL 2016 Revised Exam Scheme for Tier 1

Tier

Mode of

Scheme of

Marks

Time

 

 

Examination

Examination

 

 

 

1

Computer based

A. General Intelligence

50 Marks

 

 

 

 

& Reasoning

 

 

 

 

 

25 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

B. General Awareness

 

75 Minutes

 

 

 

50 Marks

(Total)

 

 

 

25 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.Quantitative Aptitude

50 Marks

For VH and

 

 

 

25 Questions

 

candidates

 

 

 

 

 

suffering from

 

 

 

 

 

Cerebral

 

 

 

D.English

50 Marks

Palsy: 100

 

 

 

Comprehension

 

Minutes

 

 

 

25 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total -200

 

 

 

 

 

Marks *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSC CGL 2016 Revised Exam Scheme for Tier 2

Tier

Mode of

Scheme of

Marks

Time

 

 

Examination

Examination

 

 

 

2

Computer based

Same as published in

Same as

Same as

 

 

 

The

published in the

published in

 

 

 

Notice of Examination

notice of the

the notice of

 

 

 

 

Examination

The

 

 

 

 

 

Examination

 

Free Study Material for SSC CGL Exam 2016

Negative Marking in SSC CGL Exam 2016

There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier 1. In respect of Tier-2, the negative marking system will remain unchanged.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 3 Introduced

SSC has introduced a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium.

Tier

Mode of

Scheme of

Marks

Time

 

 

Examination

Examination

 

 

 

3

Pen and Paper

Descriptive Paper in

Total marks

60 minutes

 

 

Mode

English/Hindi

100

 

 

 

 

(writing of

 

For VH and

 

 

 

Essay/Precis/Letter

 

Candidates

 

 

 

/Application Writing

 

suffering from

 

 

 

 

Cerebral Palsy:

 

 

 

etc.

 

 

 

 

 

80 Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Data Entry

Same as published in

Qualifying

Same as

 

 

Skill Test

The

 

published in the

 

 

(DEST) /

Notice of Examination

 

Notice of

 

 

 

 

Examination

 

 

Computer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proficiency

 

 

 

 

 

Test (CPT)

 

 

 

 

 

(wherever

 

 

 

 

 

applicable)

 

 

 

 

Basis of Final Merit of SSC CGL 2016

The final merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e. Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3 separately. There will be no sectional cut-off.

Click here to see SSC CGL 2016 Revised Exam Scheme- Official Notification

SSC had issued notification for SSC CGL 2016 exam on 13 February 2016 through its website and Employment News /Rozgar Samachar.

Click here to see the SSC CGL 2016 Official Notification

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