SSC CGL 2017: changes in exam and selection procedure

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SSC CGL 2017 Change in Exam Pattern/Selection Procedure/ posts

SSC CGL changes in exam

On May 15, 2017 Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) recruitment notification. Online applications have started from May 16, 2017 and last date to apply is June 16, 2017 (up to 5 pm). The exam will be conducted in four stages — Tier -1, Tier- 2, Tier -3 and Tier – 4.

CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN / POSTS

The changes that will be coming across in the Exam pattern and selection procedure are as below

  • Exam timing for Tier 1 reduced from 75 minutes to 60 minutes: Earlier SSC conducted CGL exam online in 2016 for the first time which was for 75 minutes and it resulted in high cut-off marks, the change could decrease the cut off.  
  • New posts introduced:  Post of Assistant Accounts Officer (Post code – $ and Grade Pay – 4800) Department of Indian Audits & Accounts, this year.
  • Commission has clarified the maximum age limit: Aspirants were confused regarding upper age limit for SSC CGL 2017, whether it is 27 or 30 years. The Gazette of India on December 26, 2016 that said the upper age limit for excise inspector, preventive officer and examiner will be 30 years. Latest notice released on May 17, the Commission has clarified the maximum age limit is 30 years.
  • No mention of the post of compiler: Earlier, the post of Compiler (Grade Pay – 2400) was mentioned in SSC CGL 2016 recruitment, but it has not been declared this year.
  • Pay grades for certain post have been increased ::

Posts(Code)

Department

Now Grade Pay

(2017)

Previous Grade Pay

(2016)

Sub Inspector (O)

CBI

4600

4200

Inspector of Posts (P)

Dept of Posts

4600

4200

Inspector (S)

Narcotics

4600

4200

SSC CGL 2017 EXAM STRUCTURE

SSC CGL exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission for filling vacancies in various govt departments / ministries. The selection of eligible candidates is done through four tiers. A large number of graduates appear for this test but only a few are able to qualify all its tiers. SSC CGL will be a computer based test (online examination). Tier 1 and 2 will be held online. There will be four tiers in this examination. Tier 3 will be descriptive type test.

Now SSC will conduct both Tier I and Tier II exam in online mode.

Reduce the time limit for examination of Tier -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.

SSC CGL Tier II will remain same.

Introducing a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.

No Sectional Cut off.

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

Tier -I -- Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -II -- Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -III --Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing)

Tier -IV -- Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 for Tier 1, 2, & 3 

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier I is mandatory for all the posts and its marks are added for further process as well. If you do not clear cut-off of Tier I Exam then you will not be eligible for Tier II. Below table shows the section wise breakup of questions and marks asked in SSC CGL Tier I exam.

Subject

Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Duration

Intelligence and reasoning

25

50

60 minutes

Quantitative aptitude

25

50

General English

25

50

General Awareness

25

50 

 

SSC CGL 2017 Tier II Exam Pattern
In Tier II two papers are conducted on the same day. One is Quantitative Aptitude and the second one is English.

Subject

Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

100

200

2 Hours

General English 

200

200

2 Hours

 

SSC CGL 2017 Tier III Exam Pattern

SSC Tier III

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Descriptive Paper in English /Hindi

100

1 Hour

 

SSC CGL 2017 Tier IV Exam Pattern

SSC Tier IV

Time Duration

Syllabus

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS & MEA only

45 Minutes

Word/Excel/ Power Point

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus

SSC CGL New Syllabus 2017 - Tier I

1. SSC CGL Reasoning Syllabus & General Intelligence

General Mental Ability

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Alphabet Test

Paper cutting & folding

Analogy

Embedded figures.

Arithmetic Reasoning

Figure formation & Analysis

Blood Relation

Series

Classification

Cube & Dice

Coding decoding

Mirror Image

Distance direction test

Water Image

Matrix

Pattern Completion

Logical venn diagram

 Counting of figures.

Missing Number

 -

 

2. SSC CGL General Awareness Syllabus (Tier I)

SSC CGL GK syllabus can be further categorized into two sections

General Awareness Topics

Sub Topics

Current Affairs

International Affairs

National Affairs

Economy & Finance

Economics

Features of Indian Economy

Geography

Geography of India

World Geography

Physical Geography

History

History of India

World History

Indian Polity & Constitution

Indian Polity & Constitution

Science & Technology

Biology

Chemistry

Computer

Discoveries & Inventions

Other Information

Physics

Space, Defence in India

Static GK

Honours & Awards

Important Dates

Miscellaneous

National & International Organizations

Other Information

Sports

Art & Culture

Books & Authors

 

The last but not the least preparation is foremost important.  The candidate must be thorough on the syllabus grounds; as the changes from time to time can be met with the knowledge and if the groundwork on the subject matter is proper.

The Changes that will be coming across in the Exam pattern and Selection procedure of recruitments by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) which  have released ; the  Combined Graduate Level (CGL) recruitment notification is an assessment and employment platform for all aspirants.  

 

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