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Staff Selection Commission has changed his exam pattern and from 2016 onward, exam will be Online Mode and instead of interview, there will be Descriptive paper of 100 marks.

SSC has taken this step to curb the malpractices reporting in its examination. SSC has successfully taken CGL 2016 Tier-1 examination in the month of August-September. This success of SSC is going to replicate in its all examination. It being online examination, SSC can conduct all its exam on time and with less malpractices in the examination. These steps are considered beneficial for both candidates and SSC.

Exam Pattern of CGL:

The exam pattern of  CGL from now as follows:


General Awareness60 minutes (75 minutes for VH candidates)5025
English language5025
Quantitative Aptitude5025
General Intelligence Reasoning5025


Quantitative Aptitude2 hours200100
English language2 hours200200
For Statistical Investigator
Statistics2 hours200100
For Assist. Auditor
General Studies (Finance and Economics)2 hours200100

This was interview in previous exams. But, now it will be Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.) of 100 marks for 60 minutes of times duration

This will be Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for those want ASO in CSS or Typing test of 8000 keys for Tax Assistant in CBDT or CBEC. This test is compulsory for these two posts only.
This test is not compulsory, if you opt other posts of CGL.

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