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SSC CGL 2016 exam to be held on August 27, check detail

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recently released the examination notification for aspirants willing to pursue SSC CGL 2016 exam. The Combined Graduate Level exam 2016 details can be found at ssc.nic.in, the official website of SSC. According to the notification, the SSC CGL 2016 exam I to be held on August 27 and the aspirants can check further details on our site.

Changed pattern

The SSC CGL 2016 exam shall be conducted in two parts now. The total number of questions has also been reduced. For the SSC CGL 2016 exam Tier 1 there shall now be 100 questions instead of 200.

Pattern of examination scheduled to be held from 27th August, 2016

The Commission has decided to reduce the Number of Questions from 200 to 100 in Tier-I.

The examination would continue to carry 200 marks.

The duration of the Tier-I examination would be for a period of 75 minutes.

The Tier-I and Tier-II will now be in computer based examination mode in place of OMR based examination mode.

Revised Scheme of SSC CGL 2016 exam: Check Details Here


Mode of Examination

Scheme of Examination




Computer Based

A. General Intelligence & Reasoning= 25 Questions


75 Minutes (Total) For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes

B. General Awareness= 25 Questions


C. Quantitative Aptitude= 25 Questions


D. English Comprehension =25 Questions


Total=100 Questions

200 Marks


Computer Based

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

The Staff Selection Commission has introduced a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of Tier II, the negative marking system will remain unchanged.

How to check the official notification from the SSC Website?

  • Step 1: Go to the official SSC Website- www.ssc.nic.in
  • Step 2: Click on the tab that reads “Revised Scheme of Examination for CGLE-2016.”
  • Step 3: You can check the SSC CGL 2016 exam schedule in the PDF Format on clicking the link.


You may directly visit- http://www.ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST//notice/notice_pdf/Important_Notice_01_07_2016.pdf


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