Staff Selection Commission (SSC) which is a nodal agency of government of India for the purpose of recruiting staff for various posts in different central ministries and departments has reduced the time limit of SSC CGL Exam 2017. According to SSC, now the Tier-1 SSC CGL Exam 2017 will be of 60 minutes only instead of 75 minutes.
According to reports, this is likely to impact the cut-off for the tier-1 exam which has seen rise in the cut-off in recent past but may see some moderation due to less time to candidate. The time duration of Tier-2 and Tier-3 exam will remains same and there is no change in SSC CGL Exam 2017 syllabus.
Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination 2017 or SSC CGL Exam 2017 is conducted by Staff Selection Commission every year for the recruitment of Grade- B and C categories posts in various ministries, departments and government organisations. The written test of this exam includes four tiers; Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4.
The selection procedure of SSC Graduate Level Exam 2017 is based on four stages known as tiers. Earlier the process included only two tiers (tier 1 & tier 2) along with final interviews. But in the year 2016, substantial changes were made to the SSC CGL Exam 2017 recruitment process. Government introduced tier 3 as descriptive paper and tier 4 as DEST/CPT in the recruitment procedure and detached the Interview phase.
Primarily, SSC CGL selection procedure will be based on the four phases — Tier 1 (Preliminary) – Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type), Tier 2 (Mains) – Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type), Tier 3 (Descriptive Test) – Essay / Passage / Application / Letter Writing, Tier 4 (DEST/CPT) – Computer Proficiency Test / Data Entry Skill Test / Document Verification
The SSC CGL examination is held nationwide at various centres under the respective regional offices of the Commission and every year large number of candidates register for the exam. SSC has witnessed huge response from government job aspirants. The last day of registrations for the candidates was June 16, 2017.
SSC CGL new post
SSC has been following a trend of removing and introducing new posts in CGL Exam. In 2016, SSC had introduced a Gazetted post of Assistant Audit Office in Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG and this year, it has also introduced some new posts like Assistant Accounts Officer (Gazetted) in Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG with Grade Pay: Rs 4800, Assistant in Other Departments / Organizations, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SIFO) Apart from the addition of these posts, SSC has removed the post of Compiler from this year’s CGL posts.
SSC Exam Centers: New cities added
SSC has added seven new cities, to the list of center list. Here is the List of Cities, that are added as Examination Centers for SSC CGL 2017. Ahmadnagar (Maharashtra), Alibaug (Maharashtra), Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Behrampore (Odisha), Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh), Warangal (Telangana), Nizamabad (Telangana).
Salary Hike for few posts
SSC has increased salary for few posts. There has been increase in Grade Pay and Overall Gross Salary. These are the posts, for which there is an increase in Salary from grade pay of 4200 to 4600.
Sub Inspector – CBI Department, Inspector of Posts-Dept. of posts, Inspector- Narcotics department.
Age limit increased for SSC CGL Exam 2017
SSC has fulfilled the long pending demand of SSC Aspirants candidates to increase the age limit. As per the revised Age Criteria, All the Group B posts having Pay Grade of Rs 4200 and Rs 4600 will have their Age Limit increased by 3 years.
SSC CGL posts are now open to all aspirants under age of 30 years. There are more than 20 posts for which upper limit is not exceeding 30 years and few posts are limited to Age group of 18 to 27 years or 20 to 27 years.
Know about Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization controlled by Government of India for the purpose of recruiting staff for various posts in various Ministries and reputed Departments of the Government of India and in their Subordinate Offices.
The Staff Selection Commission has many responsibilities with them. Make recruitment to Group C (non-technical) & Group B (non-gazetted- both technical & non-technical) posts in departments of Government of India, its attached & subordinate offices except those for which recruitment is made by the Railway Recruitment Boards & Industrial Establishments.
Conducting Departmental Examinations for Promotion from Group D to LDC Grade, Promotion from LDC to UDC Grade and Promotion from Stenographers Grade D to Stenographers Grade C besides holding Periodical Typewriting Tests in English & Hindi.
What is SSC CGL Exam 2017
SSC CGL Exam is expanded as – Staff Selection Commission -Combined Graduate Level Examination. SSC combined graduate level exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission every year for the recruitment of different Central Civil posts under various reputed government organisation.
SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination is an open- competitive written examination conducted for the recruitment of personnel for Grade- B and C categories posts in various Ministries, Departments and Organizations. The written test of this exam includes four tiers; Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4.
Every year many aspirants apply to compete in the SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam for the desired posts as per the advertisement issued by the Staff Selection Commission, the conducting body of the CGL Exam.
SSC CGL Exam 2017 Selection Procedure
The selection procedure of SSC Graduate Level Exam 2017 will be based on four stages known as tiers. Earlier the SSC Graduate Level Selection Process included only two tiers (tier 1 & tier 2) along with final interviews. In the year 2016, substantial changes were made to the CGL Exam recruitment process. They introduced tier 3 as descriptive paper and tier 4 as DEST/CPT in the recruitment procedure and detached the Interview phase.
Now, Staff Selection Commission CGL selection procedure will be based on the following four phases: –
- Tier 1 (Preliminary) – Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
- Tier 2 (Mains) – Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
- Tier 3 (Descriptive Test) – Essay / Passage / Application / Letter Writing
- Tier 4 (DEST/CPT) – Computer Proficiency Test / Data Entry Skill Test / Document Verification
SSC CGL Interview – No Interview with Effect from 1st Jan 2016
SSC CGL Interview
The most important notification released officially from Staff Selection Commission is related to the CGL Tier 3 Process i.e. Interview Session. According to the notification released by official sources, it was announced that there will be no interview for government jobs from 1st January, 2016, for recruitments in Non-Interview Posts. Gazetted posts including D, C and B posts, where there is no requirement of personality test. This will also be applicable for SSC Graduate Level Non- Interview Posts.
SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2017
If you have decided to get a reputed job in government departments, the best path you can find is, through SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam. Before applying you should know about the SSC CGL 2017 Exam Eligibility Criteria, which mainly includes age limit and qualification.
The major news related to SSC CGL eligibility is that the criteria regarding age limit has changed. According to an official notification by SSC, age limit for concerned posts will be taken as on 1 August, 2017.
SSC CGL 2017 Notifications – Exam Date, Calendar & Posts
The Staff Selection Commission has announced the upcoming exam dates and the complete schedule of the exams in 2017.
SSC Recruitment 2017 Time Table
|S.No.||Name of Exam||Date of Advt.||Closing Date||Exam Date||Type of Exam|
|1.||Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2017 (Tier-I)||16th May 2017||16th June 2017||1st Aug 2017 to 20th Aug 2017||Computer Based Examination (CBE)|
|2.||Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2017 (Tier-II)||–||–||10th Nov 2017 & 11th Nov 2017||Computer Based Examination (CBE)|
|3.||Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2017 (Tier-III)||–||–||21st Jan 2018||Descriptive Test (DES)|
|4.||Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2017 (Tier-IV)||–||–||Feb 2018||Skill Based (SKILL)|