SSC CGL 2017 rumor roundup: notification, exam pattern change, tier 1 qualifying, dates


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was to release SSC-CGL 2017 notification way back on March 11 according to the advertisement that published in employment papers in January 2017. However, it’s April 9th today, nearly a month has passed, and SSC has neither put the notification on it’s website nor it has clarified the issue. Lacking official notice, lots of rumours are doing rounds online, so, let’s dig into those.

Important reminder: Rumours about SSC CGL 2017 exam, for now, are just rumours. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate news or fact by SSC, these rumours regarding CGL 2017 exam are just circulating around in several online sites and being discussed in forums at large.  

  • Apparently, SSC is about to publish CGL-2017 notification on it’s website within next few days with updated dates and exam calendar. The online application process is expected to start around 23rd April if everything goes alright.
  • NCS website will host the application filling process as registrations for all examinations with eligibility being graduation will be done by NCS. SSC is to conduct the exam and complete other formalities then.
  • Sify, which was given contract to hold online CGL exam in 2016, may not be holding the exam in 2017 given the irregularities that were reported in last year’s exam. Chances are another company will be given contract to hold the online exam process for CGL 2017.
  • Tier-1 exam may now be of qualifying nature (screening test) as SSC reportedly don’t want to go in the complex process of normalisation. This rumour has been is doing rounds for many years now but has gained fraction in past 2 years.
  • Dates between August 23, 2017 to September 15, 2017 are tentative for tier 1 exam.
  • Another big speculation is that CGL and CPO exams may be merged from this year and the exam will now be called as “Graduate Level Exam” instead of “Combined Graduate Level Examination”. Watch out for a combined notification for both the exams.
  • And the last, the exam pattern is also expected to be changed but not the syllabus. Claims like exclusion of general awareness in tier 1 and exclusion of English language in mains exam seems baseless with so much already going on.

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With inputs from SSC Tube &

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