SSC CGL Exam 2016: Tier 1 Exam

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Staff Selection Commission has issued notice in this regard on 18th April, 2016 confirming the date of postponement, while the new date for August month will shortly be announced. Well, students seem to be quite relieved due to the same, as they have got more time to prepare for one of the most awaited exams. However, still there is a mix reaction as others wanted it to take place on its pre-decided date.

What is Staff Selection Commission and Combined Graduate Level Examination?

SSC CGL is a written exam which recruits candidates for various esteemed, renowned and respectable posts under various ministries and departments for Grade – B and C categories. The ‘said’ exam is indeed an “ideal” exam for hundreds, thousands and even lakhs of students across the country who starts to aim for passing with flying colors right during their initial years of schooling. Considering the amount of respectability and honor for such desired vacancies, there is no wonder that students from all the nook and corner of the country eagerly wait to take the exams in large numbers. The excitement is worth seen on their faces and the sheer hard work, dedication and motivation has given many people great honor and prestige who are actually working on the mentioned posts. Like every year, this year also, the vacancies will see some of the bright, motivated and jubilant people serving the country with honesty and transparency.

Important things to remember

Age of the candidates to be calculated from 01st August, 2016 instead of 01st January, 2016

There has been a change in the selection process where only the written exams will be held for gauging the capabilities of the candidates with no interviews right from this year onwards.

What is the Eligibility criteria?

  • Candidates looking to apply for the post need to be graduate from a recognized university.
  • Those applying must be Indian citizens
  • The date mentioned in the mark sheets of Matriculation / Secondary Examination will be taken into consideration

Pay Scale

SSC CGL Salary and Pay Band differs according to different posts

Age limit

  • 18 – 30

Maximum Age limit is relaxed for the candidates belonging to the reserved category

Application Fee:-

Candidates are required to deposit Rs. 100/- as an application fee through Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS). Since, they are supposed to pay online, so they can use Net Banking or pay through Debit card / Credit Card.

There is indeed great news for the women candidates along with non general candidates such as ST, SC as well as physically handicapped, as they are exempted from paying the fees.

What is the pattern of the written examination?

The written exam of SSC CGL will be conducted in two phases i.e. Tier 1 and Tier 2

Although, the exams have been postponed, yet you don’t need to be complacent as the month of August is not very far. Try harder and I am sure success will touch your feet as well. Here’s wishing best of Luck for all the candidates going to take their exams.