Staff Selection Commission has introduced important changes in SSC CGL 2017. The recruitment exam is conducted to select candidates for various vacancies available in several government departments. Nearly 30 lakh candidates register for CGL making it one of the most popular government exam. Check SSC CGL Vacancies
SSC CGL is conducted in 4 tiers viz.
The following article informs candidates about all the changes made in the examination. Let us take a look at the changes which have been done in SSC CGL 2017 exam –
After the changes, the examination pattern of SSC CGL Tier I looks like this –
|Section||No. of Questions||Max. Marks||Min. Marks||Time Limit|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||-12.5||60 Minutes|
|Total||100 questions||200 marks||-50 marks||60 Minutes|
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Take a look at the following table which indicates these changes –
|Post Name||Code||Grade Pay (2017)||Grade Pay (2016)|
|Inspector of Posts||P||4600||4200|
Earlier there was a confusion regarding the maximum age limit for some posts under SSC CGL. These posts were Examiner, Excise Inspector and Preventive Officer. Candidates were confused that the maximum age for these posts is either 27 or 30 years, as no such clarification was there in the notification.
However, now it has been made clear that the maximum age limit for all these three posts is 30 years. This is another big relief for candidates as more candidates can now appear for these prestigious posts under SSC CGL examination. Check SSC CGL Eligibility
SSC has introduced a new post under SSC CGL. This post is Assistant Accounts Officer and it comes under Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). This post falls under A-Grade category under SSC CGL’s grouping and increases the desirability of this exam and this is a highly respectable job. The code of this job is ‘$’ and grade pay for this post is INR 4800. One more post, named, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office has also been introduced.
|Note: This year, Staff Selection Commission has removed the post of Compiler.|
SSC CGL 2017 is an online examination, therefore, it is conducted at places having complete connectivity and computer facility. But as computer penetration is still not enough in our country, SSC holds the exam at limited number of cities. Due to this reason the exam witnesses very low attendance. Last year, it was reported (unofficially) that 55% of the candidates that applied for the exam, did not appear in the actual examination. Check SSC CGL Exam Centers
Therefore, to make it easy for candidates belonging to smaller cities, SSC has added some more cities to its list of examination centers. Tabulated below are the new exam centers for CGL exam:
As mentioned earlier, SSC CGL has around 30 jobs under its ambit. All these posts have their own unique codes. Candidates, while filling the application forms, had to select fill their preferred jobs using the codes. This was a cumbersome process as to select from 30 jobs and arrange them in order of preference was not that simple.
However, SSC CGL has done a great job this year to group all the jobs into 4 categories, namely A, B, C and D. Candidates now just need to enter these four codes in order of their preference. And this makes it very simple to fill the preferences, as the easiest order is ABCD itself. Check How to fill SSC CGL Online Application Form
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.