SSC CGL 2016 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Other Details

Check SSC CGL 2016 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Other Details here as The Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) has now declared that  Tier-I exam is scheduled to be held from 27th August, 2016. Added modifications are to reduce the Number of Questions from 200 to 100 in Tier-I of the above Examination which would continue to carry 200 marks. The duration of the Tier-I examination would be for a period of 75 minutes. It has also been decided to conduct the Tier-I and Tier-II in computer based examination mode in place of OMR based examination mode.

The revised scheme Format of SC CGL 2016 examination

SSC CGL 2016 revised exam marks scheme

SSC CGL 2016 revised exam marks scheme

Note- There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of Tier II, the negative marking system will remain unchanged.


In addition to above, the Commission has also decided to introduce a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. The details may be read as under:-

SSC CGL 2016 revised exam paper

SSC CGL 2016 revised exam paper



The final merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e. Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off. Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.


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