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SSC CGL 2016 FAQs

With the SSC CGL examination 2016 round the corner, the aspiring candidates might have some doubts and questions regarding it. This article will provide you with the frequently asked questions on this exam to help resolve your queries.

Question: What is SSC CGL Exam?

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Graduate Level examination every year for recruitment in various central government Gazetted and non-Gazetted posts like Assistant, Auditor, Compiler, Inspector, etc.

Question: What is the pattern of examinations conducted by the SSC?

Recruitment through the Combined Level Graduate Examination will be a three tier process. The movement to each consecutive level is dependent on the previous level’s performance. The three tiers of this examination are as follows:

  • Tier 1 exam: Preliminary Examination (objective MCQ pattern)
  • Tier 2 exam: Main Examination (objective MCQ pattern)
  • Tier 3 exam: Interview/ Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/ Document Verification

The candidates who clear the minimum cut-off of tier 1 and tier 2 examinations are eligible for tier 3 examination. The final allotment of posts takes place on the basis of the All India merit list which is formulated taking into account the performance of each level.

Question: What are the important dates for this examination?

  • Starting Date of registration procedure: 13th February 2016
  • Last Date of registration Part I: 14th March 2016 extended to 21st March 2016
  • Last date of application Part II: extended to 24th March 2016
  • Examination Date (SSC CGL 2016 Tier-I): 8th and 22nd May 2016

This is the tentative schedule. The tier 1 examination which was earlier supposed to be conducted on 8th May and 22nd May 2016 will now be held in the month of August, 2016. The exact dates for the same will be notified on the Commission’s website shortly.

Question: What are the age limits for the SSC CGL examination?

The age limit is 18 to 27 years on the crucial date generally. It is different for different posts and can be confirmed in the notice of exam on the official website (http://ssc.nic.in).

Question: Is there any Age Relaxation for SSC CGL Examination?

The age relaxation in the upper age limit for SCs/STs is five years, three years for OBCs and ten years for physically handicapped candidates. For widows, divorced women and judicially separated women, the age limit is 35 years for UR category; 40 years for SC/ST women and 38 years for OBC women.

Question: How long does it take to nominate candidates after declaration of the final results of an examination?

It generally takes about 30-40 days for the completion of the process. The candidates are then nominated to the respective ministries to which they have been allocated. The offer of appointment is issued to the candidates by the concerned ministry within a few months. 

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UPSC recruitment 2016: Apply for 257 jobs in EPFO

The last date to apply is June 23. The candidates can print the submitted copy of their completed forms latest by June 24. 

UPSC exam 2016: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) seeks applications in the Enforcement Officers/Accounts Officers in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour and Employment. Interested candidates may register online at the official website, upsc.gov.in.

The registration closes at 11:59 pm on June 23. The candidates can print the submitted copy of their completed forms latest by 11:59 pm on June 24.

The posts will carry a two year probation time and the successful candidates can be posted anywhere in the country except for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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SSC SI ASI Exam Preparation Tips

The Staff Selection Commission of India conducts examinations every year for the recruitment of Sub Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in the Central Industry Security force (CISF) and Delhi Police. The recruits to these forces are prestigious position-holders and the candidates therefore have to face stiff competition from the thousands of applicants. Hence, it is necessary that the candidates be prepared beforehand for the examination.

This article shall provide SSC SI ASI Exam Preparation Tips for the candidates appearing this year.

Examination Pattern

The SSC SI ASI Exam consists of two written examination tests.

Paper 1 (duration-two hours)

It consists of four sections as follows:

Sections

No. of questions

Maximum marks

General Intelligence and reasoning

General Awareness

  50

  50

Quantitative Aptitude

 50

  50

English comprehension

 50

  50

 200

  200

Paper 2 (duration-two hours)

It consists of English comprehension mainly.

Section

No. of questions

Maximum marks

English language and Comprehension

   200

  200 

The candidates will have to clear the individual cut-offs set up by the commission in both the papers. Those who are successful in the written examinations will have to appear for an interview and medical examination/ physical endurance test.

Preparation Tips

Practice is the key to succeed in any competitive examination. With efficient time management skills and adequate preparation, one not only strengthens his/her position the competitive race but also reduces the chances of last minute stresses. The following are the tips that will help you in preparing for the examination:

  • General Awareness: It consists of the Static general knowledge and the current affairs. Thus, it is important to read newspapers daily. Also NCERT textbooks of History, Geography, Economics and Science (from class 7th to 10th) are suggested to be read.
  • General Intelligence and reasoning: This section tests the logical skills of the candidates. Some important topics that need to be practiced are- Number series, Coding-Decoding, Arrangement-Direction, Non-verbal, Classification, Syllogism etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: This is the most scoring section if one has conceptual clarity and has practiced enough. Some important topics in this section are Ratio and Partnership, Number Theory, Algebra, Percentage, Data Interpretation, Trigonometry and geometry.
  • English Language: This section is a test of Vocabulary and basics of English including Grammar, Idioms, Sentence completion and Reading Comprehension.

With adequate practice and determination, you are sure to crack this examination.

All the best!

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SSC CGL 2016 Selection Procedure

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Graduate Level examination every year for the recruitment of employees for various posts in the Ministries and Departments of the government of India. Every year lakhs of aspirants, predominantly first-timers who are unaware of the procedural workings give this examination. This article will provide the candidates appearing this year the necessary information regarding SSC CGL 2016 Selection Procedure.

Scheme of Examination

Recruitment through this examination will be a three tier process. The movement to each level is subject to the previous level’s performance. The candidates eligible for the subsequent levels of examination will have to clear the eligibility criteria of the previous level. The three tiers are as follows:

  • Tier 1: Preliminary Examination (objective MCQ pattern)
  • Tier 2: Main Examination (objective MCQ pattern)
  • Tier 3: Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test/ Document Verification

Tier 1

The tier 1 is a preliminary examination which is compulsory for all the candidates. Only those candidates who clear this examination will qualify for the tier 2 examinations. It is an objective type written examination and tests the basic knowledge and skills of the candidates. Its salient features are:

No. of questions

Maximum marks

General Intelligence and reasoning

     25

    50

General awareness

    25

    50

Quantitative Aptitude

    25

    50

English comprehension

    25

    50

The exam is bilingual and the time limit is 2 hours (120 minutes).

Tier 2

The tier 2 examination is known as the mains examination. It is also an objective type written examination. The candidates who clear the minimum cut-off qualify for the next level of examination. The important features are:

Subject

No. of question

Maximum marks

Qualitative Aptitude

100

200

English Language Comprehension

200

200

Statistics

100

200

  • Paper I and paper II are compulsory for all.
  • Paper III is compulsory for the posts of Statistical Investigators Group II and compiler.

Tier 3

It is the final level of selection. The candidates who qualify the tier 1 and tier 2 will be eligible for tier 3 which will include Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill test/ Document verification.

After the conduction of all three tiers, the All India merit list will be announced and the candidates will be allotted the posts accordingly.

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Maharashtra SSC result 2016 out on 6th June

The results for the most awaited Maharashtra SSC exams held in the month of March this year is informed to be finally out today on  June 6th ‘2016 at 1:00 pm. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education results have been announced during the mid day stating the pass percentage for this year as 89.56 per cent. According to the information gained on the number of students appeared, around 17,27,496 registered students appeared for the exam this year;  9,55,186 among these are boys and 7,72,310 are girls.  Out of the total numbers of appeared students around 3.2 lakh students appeared from the Mumbai division itself. Smiles could be seen on the faces of the successful students with the declaration of the results with the pass percentage showing a great success rate.

There are several ways to check the Maharashtra SSC result 2016:-

  1. Students may visit the official Maharashtra SSC website
    Then click on the link <‘SSC result 2016’>
    Just by entering the details of- <student’s roll number> and <mother’s name> the results will be displayed on the screen.
    Check, download and take the print out of the concerned result.

  1. Along with the official Maharashtra SSC board website, the students can also check their results on the following websites as well:-
    http://www.mahresult.nic.in
    http://www.result.mkcl.org
    http://www.maharashtraeducation.com
    http://www.rediff.com/exams

  1. For checking the result through mobile phone, the students need to send an SMS to access their subject-wise marks according to the board by following these steps, but only for the BSNL users. One can receive their results by typing- mhssc < Seat No > and send it to 57766.

Further as per information coming from the State board secretary Mr.Krishnakumar Patil; it has been stated that the concerned mark sheets will be made available in the respective schools on June 15 at 3 pm. Students can collect their mark sheets from their respective schools by then. Prior to the declaration of the results the State Board had made an appeal to the students for not believing in any unconfirmed information regarding the declaration of the SSC results.

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