Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) 2016 examination for Tier 1 has begun from August 27 in online mode. The exam is being conducted in two phases, where the first phase is scheduled to be held till August 29 and the second phase between August 30 and September 11, 2016. Candidates are allowed to appear in the SSC CGL 2016 examination on August 22 and August 29, 2016 in two batches, between 10:00 am - 11:15 am and 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm.
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As per exam pattern of SSC CGL 2016, the Tier 1 online examination is a 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) test comprising a total of 100 objective-type questions. Maximum marks allotted to the examination are 200 with a negative marking scheme of 0.50 marks for each incorrect response. The question paper of SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam has four sections including General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Each of these four sections consists of a total of 25 questions of 50 marks.
The candidates who will be appearing in the second phase of the competitive examination will be called in three batches between 10:00 am - 11:15 am, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm and 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm and their SSC CGL Tier 1 2016 admit cards can be downloaded from August 27.
The results of Tier 1 exam will be announced in last week of September. The test takers who shall qualify the Tier 1 examination of SSC CGL 2016 will be called in for the second tier which is scheduled to be held in November 2016. Check here for important dates of SSC CGL 2016 exam.
As per the revised selection pattern of SSC CGL 2016, there shall be no personality-cum-interview test from now onwards.
The SSC CGL 2016 examination is being held for as many as 3815 vacancies in various different categories of Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations.