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SSC offline Exam vs. online Exam: A quick analysis

Aug 7, 2018 09:44 IST
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ssc online vs offline
ssc online vs offline

SSC had announced in 2016 that the entry through CGL will be totally based upon online exam. Apart from this, whole exam pattern was also changed by introducing 4 tiers in it as there is no provision for interviewing candidates. Before appearing in the exam, there are few important things that you should consider.

What is online Examination?

In online examination, all questions will appear on a computer screen allotted to each candidate at the examination venue and candidates have to mark their answers on it. There are several characteristics that you can face at the exam center.

  1. Unlike Offline exam, only one question will appear at a time. So, you can answer one question at one time. You can skip question in you want and also mark it for review.
  2. There is a time limit in which you have to answer all questions.
  3. All questions would be the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  4. After completing exam, you have to Submit the Test. In case, if you are not able to submit it. It will be automatically submitted after the allotted time duration.

How SSC promotes their officers recruited through CGL entry?

What is offline Exam?

It also referred to the paper based examination. It has following characteristics.

  1. It can be based upon Subjective or Objective questions.
  2. Candidates have access to more questions i.e. candidates can solve any question as per his convenience.
  3. After solving questions, Candidates are required to fill the answers in answer sheet with round black dot.
  4. All locked/ marked answers cannot be altered.

10 things, which result in failure in SSC CGL exam

Now, there is a lucid question that arises about the difference between Online & offline Exam. The difference between these two is stated as below: -

Online Exam

Offline Exam

1. It requires fewer resources in organizing exam and producing results.

Whereas Offline requires a lot of paper for exam and further in generating and displaying results from papers to online medium.

2. It is less expensive because of less engagement of resources.

It is much expensive than the online exam.

3. It does not involve time taking OMR sheets filling and wrong answers can be altered at any time.

Whereas, it involves OMR sheet in which all answers are to be recorded & there is no scope for alteration of wrong answer to right one.

4. There is a possibilities of having technical glitches like turning off the power, Internet connectivity issues and hardware problems et.

Whereas, offline examination has no such Irregularities.

5. Candidates feel themselves uncomfortable as lack of familiarity with online examination.

In Offline exam is more comfortable to appear and qualify.

6. Questions can be marked for reviewing, so that, Candidate can look upon questions whenever he supposes to do.

It is not possible in Offline after marking question as you can review it but can’t alter it.

How Internet can be useful in SSC preparation?

We, at jagranjosh.com hope that the above information can prove worthy for understanding the merits & demerits of online examination.

All the Best!!!

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