The SSC CGL admit card for the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2016 Examination would be released today for all regions. SSC had already availed the details of candidates’ exam date, shift and test city on www.ssc.nic.in three days ago.
SSC CGL 2016 tier 1 exam would be held in two phases from August 27 to September 11, 2016 and the admit cards for all eligible applicants would be uploaded in the respective websites of SSC Regional Offices on August 16. It is to note here that the admit card / admission certificate for candidates will also be released in two phases, as per the schedule of the exam. The candidates whose exam is scheduled to be held from August 27 to September 4, they would be able to download their admission certificates from August 16, while the remaining candidates will have to wait as their respective admit cards would be released on August 27.
An official notice was released by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on August 9, 2016, to notify the CGL 2016 applicants about the exam process and admission certificates availability schedule. It was made clear through the notice that the Regional offices would allow the applicants to know their status for the exam. Following the procedure, the candidates whose exam is scheduled between August 27 and September 4 are now able to check their admit card status by using their respective roll number/registered ID number and date of birth. The admit card status allows the candidates to check their name, father’s name, address, registration number, roll number and date & shift of their exam. The admit card status also contains the name of the city where a candidate would be appearing for the exam, however, the exact details of the venue is not included in the admit card status and the candidates would be able to know their specific venue only once the admit cards are made available for download.
While most of the SSC Regional Offices have uploaded the admit card status on their web portals, SSC Southern Region, North Region and North-Western Region Chandigarh have failed to do so. The official websites of these regions displayed a message stating that the admit card status could not be uploaded as per the schedule due to technical issues and would be done by today. The candidates belonging to SSC North-Western Region Chandigarh would have to wait for one more day, as the office would upload the same at 8 PM on August 14. While there has been a delay now, these Regional Offices have made it clear that the admit cards would be uploaded on August 16 along with other offices.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Complete Schedule :
- Exam from August 27 to 29, 2016 : CGL Tier 1 exam would be conducted in two batches; 10 am to 11.15 am and 4.15 pm to 5.30 pm.
- Exam from August 30 to September 11, 2016 : Exam would be conducted in three batches; 10 am to 11.15 am; 1.15 pm to 2.30 pm and 4.15 pm to 5.30 pm.
- There would be no exam on September 5, 2016.
CGL Tier-1 exam 2016 would be conducted in Online mode for the first time and over 8 lakh candidates have applied for around 3,815 Group B & C vacancies. The Commission has also changed the exam pattern and there would be 100 questions, each question carrying 2 marks. The exam would consist of four sections with equal share of questions and marks. These four sections are : General Intelligence Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Negative marking would also be applicable in the exam and 0.50 marks would be deducted for each wrong response. The candidates can find more details here.
Practice Test : To make the candidates comfortable with the online test process, the Commission has provided Practice test option in its Regional Offices’ websites.