The Staff Selection Commission has recently notified the revised pattern for exam for the SSC CGL 2016 edition. The exam will include a newly introduced Tier III consisting of descriptive test. The descriptive test is the biggest surprise for the candidates since they have never thought about this to be included in the scheme of examination. The test is said to be of 100 marks with the total time allotted being 60 minutes. It will include essay, précis, letter or application writing though the total number of questions in this paper has not been clearly mentioned in the notification. Many candidates are wondering the motive of SSC behind introducing this new exam pattern. We shall try to decode the same in this very article so that candidates can prepare accordingly and play the game on an equal footing with the SSC
Why Descriptive test in SSC CGL?
After a long time, SSC has re-introduced the descriptive test in its popular combined graduate level examination from the year 2016 and along with that, the number of questions in Tier I has also been reduced from 200 to 100 and the time from 120 minutes to 75 minutes. Another important thing is that the Tier I and Tier II will be computer based online tests while the Tier III will be a pen and paper examination. So, why this new descriptive test is being conducted by SSC?
The descriptive test introduced by the Staff Selection Commission is definitely a surprise element for the candidates but it has its own logic and motive to do so since the interview process is now not there. However, the basic point to succeed remains the same even with the new pattern. Understand the pattern, cover the syllabus and practice as much as you can. Success will never forget you
All the best!!
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