SSC CGL Exam 2016 – Complete Overview

Staff Selection Commission conducts the combined graduate level exam recruitment to various posts in Ministries / departments of Govt. of India and their subordinate offices.

This year SSC CGL has come across with various changes so we are here to give the complete overview of SSC CGL exam.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam has already completed. It is expected that SSC CGL tier 2 exam will be conducted in November.

SSC CGL Application form 2016– SSC CGL Application form process was started on 13 February 2016 & it was closed on 30 March 2016. Lakhs of candidate filled the form.

What is the eligibility of SSC CGL 2016?

Candidate must have complete their graduation from authorized university in any discipline.

Age Limit – 18 to 27 years

Earlier it was decided that SSC CGL exam will be conducted on & than it is postponed to 27th August to 11 Sep.

SSC CGL hall ticket was released on 16th September.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2016

SSC CGL exam is going to conduct in four tiers1 this time

  1. Tier 1 (Preliminary Exam)
  2. Tier 2 (Mains)
  3. Tier 3 (Descriptive)
  4. Tier 4 (DEST/CPT)

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

PartSubjectMax MarksQuestionsTime Alotted
BQuantitative Aptitude5025Total – 75Minutes
BGeneral Awareness5025

Important Highlights

1. This is compulsory for all.

2. SSC CGL tier 1 is conducted online.

3. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

4. This is not only qualifying in nature; Tier 1 marks will be considered till the last.

5. After qualifying tier 1 you will be moved to SSC CGL tier 2.

Bookmark this SSC CGL official website for updates –

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam

PartSubjectMax MarksQuestionsTime Allotted
IQuantitative Aptitude 2001002hours
IV General2002002hours

Important Highlights

1. SSC CGL tier 2 will be conducted online.

2. -Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.

3. -Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler.

4. Paper IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

5. After qualifying Tier 2, you will be moved to tier 3.

6. The marks obtained by tier1 & tier 2 together will decide your eligibility in Tier 3 & Tier 4.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam

Mode of ExamScheme of ExamMarksTime
Pen & Paper mode
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay /Precis /Letter Application Writing etc.
10060 Minutes

Important Highlights

1. It is compulsory for all the posts.

2. The qualifying marks in Tier-III would be 33 per cent.

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam

Mode of ExamScheme of ExamMarksTime
Data entry skill test/Computer Proficiency TestQualifying

Important Highlights

1. Data Entry skills test is only for post of Tax assistant.

2. Computer proficiency test for the pot of Assistant in CSS.

3. This test is qualifying in nature.

List of SSC CGL Interview & Non interview post

SSC CGL has interview & Non interview post.

SSC CGL Interview post

  • Assistant in CSS
  • Assistant in CVC
  • Assistant in IB
  • Assistant in Ministry of Railway
  • Assistant in MEA
  • Assistant in MEA (Cypher)
  • Assistant in AFHQ
  • Assistant in Other Ministries/Department
  • Assistant in Other Ministries/Department Rs. 4200 (GP)
  • Income Tax inspector in CBDT
  • Central Excise Inspector
  • Inspector in Preventive
  • Examiner Inspector
  • AEO in DEDR
  • Sub-Inspector in CBI
  • Inspector of Department of Post
  • DA in CAG
  • Statistical Investigator in MPI
  • Central Bureau of Narcotics

SSC CGL Non Interview Post

  • CAG Auditor
  • CGDA Auditor CGA Auditor
  • Accountant in CAG
  • Accountant in CGA
  • UDC in CSCS
  • Tax Assistant in CBD
  • TTA in CBEC
  • Compiler in RGI
  • SI in CBN

After the SSC CGL interview it takes months to declare the result. After the declaration of marks, SSC nominates you to the respective department in which you are allotted a service through CGL.

The respective department contact you through email. After a gap of around two weeks, you will be given a state or zone according to your preference & all your details will be transferred to that zone.

They will call you for physical test if required.

This whole process may take approximately a year to complete.

We hope that we have cleared the each & every important thing about SSC CGL Exam. If candidates still have any doubt, they can ask in comment section.


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