SSC CGL has released the tentative vacancies for the year 2016 there are a total of 8683 tentative posts to be filled for this recruitment year. For complete details applicants can check the official website. SSC CGL has again followed history by postponing the CGL 2017 Notification. The aspiring applicants are eagerly waiting for the Staff Selection Commission to release the notification for the recruitment of Combined Graduate Level Posts. In the year 2016, CHSL notification was delayed by nearly 3 months. In 2017 CAPF SI notification is already delayed by more than two months. There is a strong possibility of the same happening with the current SSC CGL notification also.
The SSC CGL 2017 notification for Tier I Exam was expected to be announced on 11 March 2017 but even after 10 days of delay there is no update as to when will the notification be released. There are website who are quoting predictive dates for the release of the notification but in all honesty nothing official has been disclosed by the Staff Selection Commission or any of its officials. The aspiring applicants are here by advised to be careful and rely only on the official website of Staff Selection Commission for any updates regarding the notification date and time. The website http://ssc.nic.in/ should be considered as the only credible source of information.
Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination is often known as SSC CGL among aspirants. It is an examination conducted to recruit staff in various posts in departments, ministries and organizations of the Government of India. The selections made through SSC CGL are 100% government jobs by nature. The Staff recruited are assigned Group B and Group C posts. These are Non- Gazetted posts but they provide ample scope of promotion and growth. Till retirement candidates can easily become Group A selection grade Officers in various ministries which is a highly respected position. These jobs offer security, pension, medical benefits and are only second to Group B Gazetted , Group A and All India Services (the IAS, IPS and IFS) posts in terms of benefits offered.
The Staff Selection Commission was set up in 1975. A simple prerequisite for applying for various posts is that an applicant needs to have a Bachelor degree from a recognized University at the time of applying. The minimum age has recently been updated from 18-27 to 18-30 years. It is believed that due to precisely this the notification of SSC CGL 2017 has been delayed.
The application fee for last year was Rs 100 and candidates belonging to reserved categories were exempted from paying any fee, due to this a very large number of applicants apply for these posts but only a handful are selected through a well laid examination pattern.
The SSC CGL examination consists of a Preliminary Exam followed by a Main Examination. Earlier it also had interviews but following a recent government order interviews for all non gazetted posts have been abolished. For few posts which require elementary computer knowledge a computer proficiency test is held.
In 2016 more than 14 lakh candidates appeared for the SSC CGL 2016 Tier I Examination as per an RTI. The expected vacancies for 2017 are around 15 to 20 thousand taking a conservative estimate giving an exact number though is difficult. It is believed that vacancies might be created due to the demonetization drive of the Government of India in the Income Tax Department, Central Excise and Customs Department and others. This exam therefore provides an excellent opportunity for all aspiring government servants to fight and secure a reputed government job for themselves. We at Jagran Josh will keep you updated with any other relevant news and updates regarding the recruitment process of SSC CGL 2017.
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