To end the malpractice in the exam, SSC is holding the CGL 2016 exam in online mode for the first time. Reportedly, over 8 lakh candidates have applied for the exams that will be conducted between 27 August to 11 September, SSC will release the final schedule soon
With a series of multiple changes, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has now declared to conduct SSC CGL 2016 examination in online mode. With this surprising change in the pattern of the exam, SSC panel thinks that this will improve transparency and eliminate malpractices in the exam.
Newly appointed SSC chairman, Ashim Khurana, said, “It has been decided to conduct the CGLE through online mode rather than Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) based. It is a historic decision that will bring in more transparency in the examination process”.
In the history of CGLE examination, there have been many cases of leakage of paper which eventually lead to the cancellation of the exam. To get rid of this problem, the panel decided to go through online mode. Also, the online process will ensure greater confidentiality and faster processing of result.
Being one of the largest recruiting agencies, SSC conducts eight exams every year. Amongst them, CGLE is the most popular one among aspirants, as it is of graduate level and offers jobs in different government agencies like Ministery of External affairs, CAG, Income tax department, etc.
With this new pattern of examination, the exam will be conducted in three tiers instead of two with an additional tier of the descriptive part. Also, the number of question and time has been reduced in tier I from 200 to 100 and from 120 minutes to 75 minutes. The pattern of tier 2 will remain unchanged.
Also in the new notification, SSC declared the final date of the examination of tier I which is on 27th August. The dates of tier II and tier III will likely to be announced after the result of tier I.