SSC CGL Tier 1 Exams Postponed

Posted by VarunSundar On 3:23 AM No comments

The SSC CGL 2016 Tier I exam has been postponed as per the latest notification issued by Staff Selection Commission. It was earlier expected that such a change is possible and now it is officially out. The SSC CGL Tier I exam will now be held in the month of August 2016.

The SSC CGL 2016 exam is the entrance to get jobs in central government ministries/ departments in Group B & C cadres. Some of the top SSC CGL posts are Inspector, Auditor in CAG, Tax assistants etc., and Atleast 8000-10,000 vacancies are filled every year through SSC CGL exams. The selection process consists of two stages and only those who qualify in both these tests shall be eligible for appointment.

SSC CGL 2016 New Dates
Initially, the Tier I exam was supposed to be held on May 8 & 22nd but now it has been postponed for 3 months. SSC is planning to change the entire selection process of CGL exams bringing more transparency & accountability. It could be the reason behind this shifting of exam dates.

Why is it being changed?
SSC has been planning to implement online tests for CGL exams from last year. Even in the SSC CGL 2016 notification, they have specified about such a move subject to Government of India`s approval. But In March 2016, the SSC CPO written exams were cancelled after images of a leaked question paper were shared on social networking platforms via Whatsapp & Facebook. Although a re-exam has been scheduled in the month of June, this incident has brought bad reputation for the commission.

Tier I Exam May Go Online
The combined graduate level exam is much bigger compared to others with large number of candidates expected to appear. So SSC wouldn't want any malpractices to happen in CGL 2016. Inorder to get the approval from DoPT, Government of India and to make arrangements for conducting the online exams, SSC will need more time. That is the main reason why they have scheduled the SSC CGL 2016 exams to August providing them with 3 months to revamp the whole procedure.

An important point to be mentioned here is whatever be the case when lakh of candidates are preparing hard to clear the SSC CGL exams, it is necessary for the selection process to be fair & transparent.

To view SSC CGL Exam 2015 result update kindly visit our previous post through this link:


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