SSC CGL Exam 2016

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So many people these days are dreaming about getting into a government job and this can be easily achieved by appearing for the SSC CGL exam aka Staff Selection Commission (Combined Graduate Level) exam. Candidates who are graduates can appear for this exam.

If you are graduate in any of a particular stream and you want to know about more details before filling up the form then the below mentioned information will help you in moving to a right direction

Basic criteria that needs to be fulfilled for appearing in CGL exam

  • Age Limit

The minimum age limit is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 28 years. Let’s see what the different age limits for different posts are

Post Age Limit
Assistant Section Officer 20 to 30 years
Assistant(Intelligence Bureau) 21 to 27 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Upto 30 years
Sub-Inspector (CBI) 20 to 30 years
Statistical Investigator GR-II upto 32 years
Sub-Inspector (NIA) upto 30 years
Assistant Audit Officer Not exceeding 30 years
Sub-Inspector (Narcotics) 18 to 25 years
  • Educational Qualification

The minimum qualification required for this exam is Graduation. Although for certain other posts some additional qualification is also required.

You can refer to Official SSC CGL Notification 2016



This exam takes place in 2 Tiers, Tier 1 and Tier 2


Tier 1 exam comprises of:

Module Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50
General Awareness 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
English Comprehension 50


  1. The above exam is a total 2 hour exam
  2. 25 marks deduction will be done for every incorrect answer

Now, the Tier 2 exam comprises of:


Module No. of Questions Marks
Statistics 20 100
Quantitative Abilities 200 100
English Language and Comprehension 200 200

After the Tier 2 exam is cleared, there is a final interview round that is conducted for the candidates.


The SSC CGL 2016 exam date is yet to be decided. The exam will take place in the month of August


The SSC CGL 2016 exam fee is just Rs. 100

So, go ahead and start filling up the SSC 2016 online application form.



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