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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

SSC CGL 2017 : Exam Dates, Notification, Online Application

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A Complete Know How of SSC CGL-2017

SSC CGL 2017 : An Aspirants Manual for preparation of SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam-2017

If you are a graduate and unemployed and looking for Government Jobs in India, then there is one exam, that offers, entry level paying Jobs in Central Government Departments and Ministries, and that is SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2017

This exam is abbreviated as CGL Exam and it is an All India Entrance Exam, for which Graduates can apply and appear.

To appear in this exam, you just need to be a Graduate. Since this is a Graduate Level Exam, therefore, it is an open opportunity for all the graduates of India.

In this post, we will share the complete Details of SSC CGL Exam 2017. We will discuss each and every thing right from Notification to the declaration of results. Not only the factual information, we will also share the actual Information.

Even, we will share the Books, Study Material and Question Papers for CGL Exam-2017.

Why you must appear in SSC CGL Exam 2017 ?

1) SSC CGL 2017 Exam, is the one for those, who are looking for Group B Jobs under the Central Govt Departments and Ministries. Who is this India, dont want a Job, that offers reputation along with High Perks and Salary. 

2)  Jobs through SSC CGL 2017  are High Paying and Reputed Jobs and even freshers can apply for these. As the 7th Pay Commission is now implemented, the salaries, are likely to be increased by 23%.

3) You, must appear for the exam in 2017, because with every increasing year, the competition will increase, there be making it difficult to get the Government Job. The average, no. of students, who appear in the SSC CGL Exam, every year, from the Last 5 years ranges between, 12 lakh to 16 lakh.

However, in 2017 a record no. of 35 lakh applications are received for CGL Exam and in 2017, this No. may cross 40 lakh. What a Whooping Competition. ! 

4) The Jobs through SSC CGL 2017, comes with All India Service, means, you have to serve anywhere in India, there by giving you the opportunity to discover "Incredible India"

5) Chances of Promotion are much higher in these posts, and it is expected, that you will get promotion as Gazetted Officer in just a span of few years.

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Dates

SSC is highly unpredictable, as far its exam schedule is concerned.

The recent example is SSC CHSL 2015 results, that were announced on 29th July, 2016 after a gap of 8 months. Earlier, SSC had notified, that it will announce the results in the month of May, but ultimately results were announced, after 2 months.

The Exam dates for CGL-2017 Exam, will be know, only after the Notification, will be announced, however, SSC will announce the tentative exam schedule through the SSC Exam calendar 2017

In 2015, the SSC Exam calendar was released on 13th Nov, 2016. We expect that SSC will release the calendar, near by Nov, 2016. It is only after that, we get to know the Schedule and Dates for CGL-2017 Exam

1) Date of Notification : March-2017 (Tentative)

2) Date of Tier-1 Exam : July / August 2017 (Tentative) 

Note: We will update this SSC CGL Schedule, with the exact schedule once the Official Notification, will be announced.

Here is Our Detailed post on SSC CGL 2017 Exam Dates. where, you will get to know, the most accurate schedule for conduct of CGL-2017 Exam.

SSC CGL 2017 Notification

The Exact Notification Date for CGL  2017, will be known, only when the SSC will release its Examination Calendar for 2017. However, it is expected that, the Notification will be out in the month of Feb/March 2017.

For 2016 CGL Exam, the Notification, was announced on 13th Feb and exams were held from 27th August to 11th Sept, 2016.

The Notification for SSC CGL 2017 will be published in the Employment Newspaper and the Official Advertisement id PDF format, will be uploaded on the SSC Main Website and on the SSC Regional Websites.

The Exam date for CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam, will be known only after the Notification, will be announced. However, the tentative schedule, will be known after the announcement of SSC Calendar. 

To give, you more insights of the Notification, we have written a Detailed post of SSC CGL 2017 Notification, in which you get to know the exact Dates of CGL Notification

We will immediately update this page, once the SSC Calendar for 2017 Exams will be announced. 

Who can apply for SSC CGL Exam 2017 ?

Applicants who are willing to apply and appear in the SSC CGL 2017, must full fill the below mentioned eligibility conditions

1) Age-Limit: The minimum required age is 18 years and maximum required age is 27 to 32 years (Depending upon the post)

.Age Relaxations are there as per the Government of India Rules.

2) Educational Qualification: The minimum required Qualification is Graduation only. However for some specific posts there is need of additional Qualification. More, will be discussed, when the Official CGL 2017 Notification will be out.

In fact, in our upcoming posts, we will share a detailed article, giving you post wise Eligibility criteria for posts advertised through CGL 2017 exam

What are the Jobs offered through SSC CGL 2017 ?

There are more than 25 post categories, for which you can apply and appear in the SSC CGL Exam. SSC CGL Offers primarily two types of Jobs.

1) Desk  Job
2) Field Job.

1) Desk Job: This is one of the most sought after job for people, who love Home to Office and Office to Home routine. We can say, there is no adventure in the Desk Jobs, but at the same time, it offers, comfort for family and social life.

The various posts included as Desk Jobs are Assistants, Clerks, Accountant, Auditor etc.

2) Field Job: As, the name speaks, Filed job refers to all those jobs, where you have to work outside your Office Or visit the office only for short duration and spend most of the time on the field. These are adventurous, Uniform Jobs and involves city to city transfers.

Field jobs provide you an edge over the Desk Jobs, as these involve carrying out Raids, Inspections and surveillance. Filed Job, can be of immense help, in impressing your Girlfriend's Father

The various jobs, that comes under the Field Job Category are : Inspectors in CBI, Sub-Inspectors, Examiners, Preventive Officers etc

Selection Process and Pattern for SSC CGL 2017

Knowing the Selection Process is must, if you are going to appear in SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam-2017. The Selection Process comprises of following:

1) Tier-1 Exam (Online Exam)
2) Tier-II Exam (Online Exam)
3) Tier-3 (Descriptive Paper
4) Tier-4 (Skill test /CPT)

Tier-1 Exam : This is the first stage of the exam and all those who have applied can appear for this Exam. The Structure of Tier-1 Exam is given as under

It is worth mentioning here that in 2016 , SSC had made some big changes in the pattern of Tier-1 Exam. 

Some of the changes, that were made in Tier-1 stage are:

1) Tier-1 will be held through Online mode (computer based)

2) No. of questions reduced to 100 with each section has 25 questions

3) Time Duration is cut short to 75 minutes instead of 2 hours.

4) Negative marking for every wrong answer is 0.50 marks

Tier-II Exam: This is the 2nd Stage of the Exam. Only those, who pass the Tier-1 Exam and score marks with in the range of cut off marks, will be called for the Tier-II Stage.

Here is the Complete Structure Exam Pattern and  Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2017.

Only change made in the Tier-2 stage, is that, the exam, will be conducted through online mode (Computer based)

Note: Paper-III for Statistics, will be only for those, who apply for Statistical Assistant Post, 

You can also read our upcoming post, in which we have Discussed the Detailed Syllabus for SSC CGL 2017 Exam 

3) Tier-3 and Tier-4:  An additional Tier-3 and Tier-4 stages have been introduced, in the CGL Exam Pattern.

 While Tier-3 tests your Writing Skills (Descriptive) and Tier-4 is meant to test your Data Entry Skills and Computer Efficiency

Here is the Detailed Overview of Tier-3 and Tier-4 stage of CGL Exam

Final Merit: The Final Merit is prepared by candidates over all performance in the all the three tiers, viz Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3 separately.

How to Apply for SSC CGL 2017 Exam ?

If you really are impressed with the charm of Government Job, then SSC CGL is for you.

You cannot apply, until the Official Notification will be out. As we mentioned at the very start that SSC CGL 2017 Notification will be out in Feb/March 2017 and picture will become more clear, once, SSC will release its Annual Examination Calendar.

Online Application: To apply for SSC CGL 2017, only online mode is applicable. SSC had discontinued receiving the Paper application forms, a major setback for students with no background of Computers.

However, those candidates can go to the nearest cbyer cafes, and get their form filled 

Online applications, can be submitted at the below mentioned SSC Websites

1) www.ssconline2.gov.in
2) www.sscregistration.nic.in

Application Fee: SSC, in the one such organization that has impressed me, with its application fee. SSC charges only Rs 100 as application fees.

 Moreover, Female Candidates and candidates belonging to other categories
(SC/ST) are exempted from payment of application fees.

SSC CGL 2017 Admit card

Your admission to Examination Hall, will be made possible only if you have Admit card OR Call Letter with you. The Call Letter contains a Roll No., that gives you a Unique Identity.

It is this Roll No. that let your check your Result

The Call Letters, will be sent to your address, at least 2 weeks before the Exam Date.In case, the candidate, didn't receive his/her Roll No, at least One week before the Exam Date, then the candidate, must contact the Regional SSC Sub Office

There is also a provision to Download the Duplicate SSC Call Letter online from the SSC Regional websites

If you face problems, in downloading the Call Letter, then you can read this post for Downloading the SSC Admit card 2017

Result of SSC CGL 2017 Exam

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam is attended by over 40 lakh people and this is always a tiring job. But with SSC goes online, results will be declared much earlier than expected.

On an average, SSC will take, 4-5 months time, for declaration of result. But now with Online exam, ssc will announce the results in 2-3 months time and those who pass the CGL Tier-I Exam, will appear for Tier-II Exam.

The Declaration of Results and Final Selection and then appointment takes approximately an year's Time. So, its a long journey. So, start preparing today, and see your name in the Selection List.

Result Update: We will update this page, whenever we get to know the Tentative and Exact dates for SSC CGL Result 2017.

Next Updates ?

We have made this Website, to key you updated on the SSC CGL Exam -2017, whenever, there is an alert or updates on CGL 2017, you will find the same on this Website. In the upcoming posts, we will share the information on following topics

1) Section-wise Books for SSC CGL 2017

2) Detailed Syllabus for CGL 2017

3) Last 10 Years Question Papers with answers

And Last, but not the least, we will share the Most Important and Expected Questions for CGL-207.

However, it is strongly suggested to keep checking the Official SSC Website Or SSC Regional Websites and Do buy a regular edition of Employment Newspaper from the Local Stationery shops.


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