SSC CGL Exam Schedule – Important Dates

SSC has published notice for revised scheme of Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016 and tentative SSC CGL Exam Schedule for 2016 as under:

  • Tier-I Exam Date : 27.08.2016 to 11.09.2016
  • Timing for two batches  per day for first three days: First Batch : 10.00 AM to 11.15 AM &  Second Batch : 04.15 PM to 5.30 PM.
  • Timing for three batches  per day for rest days: First Batch : 10.00 AM to 11.15 AM, Second Batch : 01.15 PM to 2.30 PM & third Batch : 04.15 PM to 5.30 PM.
  • Practice test/most test : 01.08.2016 ( at commission website)
  • Admission Certificates : from 10.08.2016 (can be downloaded from Regional Offices’ websites)
  • Tier-II Exam Date: November, 2016 (tentative)
  • Tier-III Exam Date: January, 2017 (tentative)
  • DEST/PET Date   : January, 2017 (tentative)
  • Final result of CGLE, 2016 : Last week of April, 2017.

For the benefit of candidates,  Commission also proposes to upload an animated ‘walk thorough’ on 10.08.2016 on website to appropriate familiarise the candidates with the silent processes and procedures associated with the Computer Based Examination for Tier-I & Tier-II exam.

SSC CGL 2016 – Revised Exam Scheme:


Code Name of the Post Exam Scheme Total Marks
A Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II) + Tier III (Descriptive Paper)+ Tier IV (Computer Proficiency test (CPT)) + document verification 700
Z & @ Tax Assistant in CBDT & CBEC Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II) + Tier III (Descriptive Paper)+ Tier IV (Data Entry Skill test (DEST)) + document verification 700
R & $ Statistical Investigator in M/o of Statistics &PI & Compiler in Registrar General of India Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II+III)  + Tier III (Descriptive Paper) + document verification 900
F* Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in Indian Audit & accounts deptt under CAG Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II+IV)  + Tier III (Descriptive Paper)+ document verification 900
All Posts other than above Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II)  + Tier III (Descriptive Paper)+ document verification 700

The examination will be conducted in three tiers as under

Tier-I     –  Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier-II   – Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier-III  – Written Examination (Descriptive Paper)

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

SSC CGL Exam scheme Tier-I:

PartSubjectQuestionsMax MarksDuration of Exam
AGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning255075 Minutes & for VH & CP candidates – 100 Minutes
BGeneral Awareness2550
CQuantitative Aptitude2550
DEnglish Comprehension2550
Total100200

SSC CGL Exam scheme Tier-II:

PostsPaperSubjectMax. MarksNo. of QuestionsDuration of Exam
For all posts compulsoryIQuantitative Aptitude2001002 Hours
For all posts compulsoryIIEnglish Language & Comprehension2002002 Hours
For only Statistical Investigator & CompilerIIIStatistics2001002 Hours
For only Assistant Audit OfficerIVGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)2001002 Hours

SSC CGL Exam scheme Tier-III: (Descriptive Paper)

Mode of ExaminationScheme of ExaminationMax MarksDuration of Exam
Pen and Paper modeDescriptive Paper in English/Hindi
(writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc.
Total marks 10060 Minutes & for VH & CP candidates – 80 Minutes

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