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Last Updated - December 27, 2016

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate level) is conducted for the recruitment of the candidates in various departments of Government of India. The registration process of SSC CGL is online and it will be closed by March 14, 2016.The exam is divided into two parts: SSC CGL Tier 1 and SSC CGL Tier 2.

The eligibility criteria for candidates to apply for SSC CGL would vary depending upon the post for which the candidate is applying. All the candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria for nationality which is mandatory.

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Dates

SSC CGL 2016 exam dates for tier 1 and tier 2 are illustrated in the following table:

SSC CGL ProcessSSC CGL Tier 1SSC CGL Tier 2
SSC CGL NotificationFebruary 13, 2016November 9, 2016
SSC CGL Registration ProcessFebruary 13, 2016 - March 14, 2016 (5:00 PM)
SSC CGL Admit CardAugust 16, 2016 OnwardsNovember 20, 2016 Onwards
SSC CGL ExamAugust 27 - September 11, 2016November 30 – December 02, 2016
SSC CGL ResultNovember 8, 2016December, 2017

SSC CGL 2016 Vacancies

SSC CGL has announced an updated list of tentative vacancies for SSC CGL 2016 with somewhat reduced vacancies. The new list shows a reduced number of tentative vacancies. The final list will likely contain more vacancies than this:

Department NamePost NameURSCSTOBCEXSOHHHVHGrade Pay
DOPT (CSS)Assistant Section Officer000000004600
Central Vigilance CommissionAssistant000000004600
Intelligence BureauAssistant Section Officer2056400004600
Ministry of RailwayAssistant Section Officer1061500014600
Ministry of External AffairsAssistant Section Officer000000004600
CAGAssistant Audit Officer505150752700151504600
AFHQAssistant Section Officer281012501214600
1. Central Administrative Tribunal
2. Department of Electronics and Information Technology
3. Election Commission
1. Ministry of Textile
2. Department of Forensic Science Services (M/o Home)
CBDTInspector of Income Tax2064717541512004600
CBECInspector (Central Excise)000000004600
CBECInspector (Preventative Officer)000000004600
CBECInspector (Examiner)000000004600
Directorate of Enforcement (Deptt. Revenue)Asst. Enforcement Officer411531900004600
Central Bureau of InvestigationSub Inspectors67751200004200
Department of PostInspector Post511292000004600
CAGDivisional Accountant7622124002304200
M/O Statistical & Prog. ImplementationStatistical Investigator Gr.-II9630155502224200
Central Bureau of NarcoticsInspector850100004600
Offices under CGDAAuditor000000002800
Offices under CGA & OthersAuditor000000002800
CAGAccountant/ Junior Accountant2527538135507802800
1. Controller General of Account
2. D/O Industrial Policy & Promotion
3. M/O Communication & IT (Deptt. Of Post)
Accountant/ Junior Accountant18926156551002800
1. Central Bureau of Narcotics
2. M/O Water Resources
4. Office of Development Commissioner (MSNE)
Upper Division Clerk411461971112400
CBDTTax Assistant39393381355011432400
CBECTax Assistant000000002400
Registrar General of IndiaCompiler000000002400
Central Bureau of NarcoticsSub-Inspector (Narcotics) – 2400540510002400
National Investigation AgencySub-Inspector000000004200
 - -209555326790214855388 -
Central Administrative TribunalAssistant200100004600
Department of Electronics and Information TechnologyAssistant100100004600
Election CommissionAssistant110000004600
41020000 -
Ministry of TextileAssistant100000004200
Directorate of Forensic Science Services (M/O Home Affairs)Assistant110000004200
 - -21000000 -
Controller General of AccountAccountant/ Junior Accountant1301574800002800
D/O Industrial Policy & PromotionAccountant/ Junior Accountant100100002800
Ministry of Communication & IT (Department of Post)Accountant/ Junior Accountant581181651002800
Central Bureau of NarcoticsUpper Division Clerk391151971112400
M/O Water ResourcesUpper Division Clerk021000002400
Office of Development Commissioner (MSNE)Upper Division Clerk210000002400
--41146197111 -

SSC CGL 2016 Job Profile

Selecting the right job through SSC CGL 2016 is the matter of concern. This article provides you the Job Profile of various posts under SSC CGL 2016.

Job Profile of Various Posts

  • Assistant Railways: The personnel as Assistant in Railways are one of the most preferred job profiles available through SSC CGL 2016. It is more of clerical profile but in terms of grade it is above upper division clerk grade. Railway Assistants enjoy excellent perks in terms of free travel and others, which makes it a great opportunity for many officers who are appointed at Railway Headquarters in Delhi.
  • Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs): Assistants appointed in Ministry of External Affairs are required to work in foreign countries under Indian embassies and mission. As far as job profile is concerned, their work involves clerical operations like the compilation of reports, answering, and maintenance of records. If posted in India the appointee is likely to be posted in Delhi.
  • Assistant (Cypher / MEA):  This post involves a specialist profile which looks after coding and decoding of messages that come from foreign countries. The work and findings of MEA Cypher Assistant have proven to be very useful for intelligence authorities in the past years. These people are placed in different foreign embassies and consultancies according to the need.
  • Assistant (Central Secretariat Service): Assistant CSS are appointed in different ministries of India as clerical officers. The appointed officers have to prepare notes and reports that can be used by seniors and ministers either for records or for the formulation of policies. The appointment is generally done in different central government ministries in Delhi, India.
  • Assistant (CVC): These officers are appointed by the Central Vigilance Commission – the peak agency that monitors all activities conducted by central government ministries and organizations. It is a clerical profile that includes updating of case files, maintenance of records and files, liaison with respective authorities for data and information and other associated duties. The appointment is usually done at CVC office in Delhi, India.
  • Assistant (Intelligence Bureau): Profile of Assistant Intelligence Bureau is restricted towards computer work and data analysis. Postings of selected candidates are done at State headquarters or IB cells or national headquarters in Delhi, depending upon the requirements and need.
  • Assistant (Air Force Headquarters- AFHQ): Air Force Headquarters Assistants performs an indoor administrative job, where the officer has to provide assistance to section officer in performing general operations for keeping up to the date the AFHQ. AFHQ falls under defense ministry of India and the appointed officer will be entitled to different perks offered to defense personnel. The appointments are made at AFHQ in Delhi.
  • Assistant (Other Ministries): This Profile is filled for vacancies of assistants in different governmental departments and organizations on the daily need basis. These include DOPT (Department of Personnel & Training), Parliamentary Affairs, Election Commission and many others departments. The work done by this post is clerical and reporting operations as well. The assistant also helps in daily operations of the organization. Postings are generally made in Delhi, but some all-India level organizations like Election Commissions also deputy assistants at the state level when required.
  • Auditors (C&AG/Comptroller & Auditor General of India): The officers appointed as the auditor is responsible for checking public expenditure and demand of various state departments (in the case of C&AG), defense forces (in the case of CDA) and general financial accounts departments of the country (in case of CGA). This job is primarily an auditing job profile which is clerical in nature.
  • Accountant / Jn. Accountant (C&AG): These job profiles are accountant profiles under the C&AG as well as CGA offices. Accountants are in charge of keeping a check upon incoming and outgoing revenue for different departments of central governments.
  • Statistical Investigator Gr II: Statistical Investigator is given and is indulged with the responsibility to collect and compile different type of data's. The data is then used by the government ministries to formulate effective policies for use. The work profile involves a mixture of desk and field operations, depending upon the position allotted to the officer. Candidates with the degree in Statistics are chosen for this profile.
  • Tax Assistant (CBDT / Central Board of Direct Taxes): The candidates for the job of Tax Assistants are appointed to perform compilation and assessment of data related to taxation of individual/business unit or of goods of service case. These selected appointees are also expected to help in general administration and daily operations of the concerned board of administration.
  • The compiler (Registrar General of India): The candidates for Compiler officers are appointed by the Registrar General of India who is responsible for the census as well as the compilation of different statistical data and methods of collection done by the statistics division.
  • Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT):  Inspector of Income Tax is most popular and reputed profile for SSC CGL. It is a position under the Central Board of Direct Taxes. The person is appointed at Grade C position and the job profile includes verifying personal income tax records of either individuals or business units. They are generally a member of the Income Tax Raid Parties that conduct IT raid on defaulters.
  • Upper Division Clerks (UDC): The job profile for UDC is considered as a clerical profile under which the appointed officers have to check the facts being offered as part of a documentation or report. In the case of any misappropriation, misconception or incorrect facts, the same has to be pointed out to the authority. The majority of postings of UDCs are done in Delhi.
  • Inspector (Central Excise / CBEC): The Central Excise Inspector is appointed to the Central Board of Excise and Customs of India. They are the in-charge of inspecting the tax returns filed by different companies and departments. They process submitted claims and data as well as check maintenance of records.
  • Divisional Accountant (C&AG): This job profile is under the Controller & Auditor General of India. The Divisional Accountant takes care of auditing of public expenditure for works and projects that are carried out by respective state governments. The Appointments are generally done at state level.
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer / CBEC): These inspectors are preventive officers that work under the Central Board of Excise and Customs. The office is trusted with gathering information of economic offenses in terms of tax evasion by business houses. The postings are generally done in major cities.

SSC CGL 2016 Selection Procedure

The candidates who have filled up the application form for SSC CGL 2016 and wish to appear in the examination should know the full selection procedure of the examination. The steps are as follows:

  • After the Written Examination and the Interview /Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/Document verification, the Commission will draw up the All India Merit List for each category of the post. The Commission shall recommend the selected candidates for appointment of each category of post up to the number of vacancies available, taking into consideration option for the posts.
  • The Commission will recommend the candidates in the Merit List on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by him or her in the written examination and interview. Once the candidate has been given his/her first available preference, he/she will not be considered for any other options. Candidates are advised to write their preferences in Application Form carefully. The preference once exercised by the Candidate will be treated as final and is irreversible. Request for change of allocation/service by candidates will not be entertained under any circumstances.
  • The candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC and PH who are selected on their own merit without relaxation of standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such students will be accommodated against the general vacancies in the post as per their position in the overall Merit List whichever is advantageous to them. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs and PH candidates who have a lower than the last general category candidate on the merit list of unreserved category.
  • A person with any physical disability (OH/HH/VH) who qualifies the Commission's examination under General rules will be appointed against an unreserved vacancy provided the post is identified suitable for the person with the disability of relevant category.
  • An Ex-Serviceman or Physically Handicapped (OH/HH/VH) candidate who qualifies the test on the basis of relaxed standards is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies subject to fitness of such candidate for selection.

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2016 consists of four Tiers' in total. The paper pattern for different tiers is as follows:

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 Exam Pattern

The total marks for the SSC CGL 2016 tier 1 exam are out of 200 marks. It is a computer model test and the total numbers of questions are 100. The time duration for tier 1 exam is 75 minutes for all the students. SSC CGL exam pattern for tier 1 is described in the following table:

Section NameTotal Number of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning25 Questions50 Marks
General Awareness25 Questions50 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 25 Questions50 Marks
English Comprehension25 Questions50 Marks
Total100 Questions200 Marks

Every question has a weight age of 2 marks in total. The SSC CGL negative marking scheme is 0.50 marks for every wrong answer. Tier 1 is conducted in 2 shifts accordingly.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 2 Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL tier 2 is conducted for the candidates who clear the SSC CGL tier 1. Tier 2 is scheduled to be conducted from November 30, 2016, to December 2, 2016. The SSC CGL exam pattern is different for the tier 2 exam and the candidate have to write four different papers for the tier 2 exam. The paper 1 and paper 2 are compulsory for the test. The candidates have got an option to choose from paper 3 and paper 4 depending upon the post applied by the candidate

The SSC CGL exam pattern details for tier 2 are as follows:

PaperTotal MarksTotal QuestionsTime DurationTime Duration for VH & Cerebral Palsy Candidates
Paper 1 (Quantitative Abilities)200 Marks100 Questions2 Hours2 Hours 40 Minutes
Paper 2 (English Language & Comprehension)200 Marks100 Questions2 Hours2 Hours 40 Minutes
Paper 3 (Statistics)200 Marks100 Questions2 Hours2 Hours 40 Minutes
Paper 4 (Finance and Economics)Finance and Accounts (80)+ Economics and Governance (120)(40+60) Questions2 Hours2 Hours 40 Minutes

Every question has a weight age of 2 marks in total. The SSC CGL negative marking scheme is 0.50 marks for every wrong answer.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 3 Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL tier 3 is a pen-paper based exam introduced in 2016. The candidates who have cleared the SSC CGL tier 2 will be eligible for tier 3 exam. The candidates must know that the SSC CGL exam pattern for tier 3 is not clearly understandable. The candidate will be asked to write an essay/precise etc and it is conducted just to check the writing skills of the candidate.

The SSC CGL tier 3 can be written in Hindi or English language and the marking scheme is not defined. The candidate has to write the essay/passage of 250 words and letter/ application of approximately 150 words.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 4 Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL tier 4 exam is the final stage of CGL exam and is conducted to test the typing skills of the candidate for various posts. The stage 4 is also known as Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT).



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