SSC CGL Exam 2016-Special Instructions

Commission has decided to conduct the SSC CGL Exam 2016 (Tier-I and Tier-II) in computer based examination mode in place of OMR based examination mode. Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi will be conducted as Tier-III in pen and paper mode. Special instructions to candidates and basic features of SSC CGL Exam 2016 is as under:

  • Computer Based Examinations are being conducted online through computer based software system.
  • For examination, Personal Computers (Desktop or laptop computers) will be provided to candidates by testing centers.
  • Candidate are required to be comfortable with keyboard and mouse for computer based examination before attempting the final Examination i.e. Tier-I & Tier-II Exam.
  • Mock/Practice tests will also be made available on SSC website for candidates to acquire familiarity with the Computer Based Examinations process.

Special instructions for Tier -I, Objective type paper:

(i) Tier-I question paper will be of 75 minutes duration for 100 questions and 200 marks.

(ii)  There will be four parts in the question paper as Part-A (General Intelligence & Reasoning), Part-B (General Awareness), Part-C (Quantitative Aptitude) and Part-D (English Comprehension).

(iii) Questions will be of Objective type Multiple Choice, set in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

(iv)  The questions in Parts A, B & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level.

(v) Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering Objective Type Paper. Mathematical and drawing instruments, Log Tables stencils of maps and slide rules are not permitted to bring in to Examination hall.

(vi) If you think there is more than one correct response, then choose what you consider the best response.

(vii) There will be penalty (Negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Papers. There will be negative marking of 1/4th (0.50 marks) for each wrong answer in Tier-I.

Special instructions for Tier -II, Objective type paper:

(i) Tier-II papers will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of Two days.

(ii) Paper-I (Quantitative Aptitude) & Paper II (English Language & Comprehension) are compulsory for all the categories of Posts. Paper-III (Statistics) is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr-II & Compiler. Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance and Economics)) is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

(iii) Questions in Paper-I (Quantitative Aptitude) will be of 10th standard level, Paper-II (English Language & Comprehension) of 10+2 level and Paper-III (Statistics) of graduation level.

(iv) In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II (English Language & Comprehension) and 0.50 marks in Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities) and Paper-III(Statistics) for each wrong answer.

Special instructions for Tier -III, Descriptive Paper:

(i) Descriptive paper  will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode for total 100 marks. 

(ii)  The Question Paper will be bilingual i.e. English/Hindi.

(iii) Descriptive paper will consists writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc.

(iv) The candidates must indicate/write the answer either in Hindi or in English. If answers are indicated/written partly in Hindi and partly in English and vice versa, the Answer script will not be evaluated.

(v) Candidates must write the papers/indicate the answers in their own hand.

(vi) Candidates must write their name, Roll No., Ticket no., Name of the Examination and Subject at the prescribed place on the cover of the the answer book. Do not write your roll number on answer books, graph/precis sheet, drawing papers or additional answer book.

(vii) Answers in excess of prescribed number will be ignored. Only the questions attempted first up to the prescribed number shall be valued.

(viii) Candidates are advised to read very carefully, the instructions, placed on the Commission’s website (Candidate’s Corner), and instructions on OMR sheets/Question Papers in their own interest.

Minimum qualifying marks:

The commission have discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination.

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