SSC CGL 2016 Notification

By | July 29, 2015


CGL 2016 Notification Announced 


Alert: :  SSC CGL Tier-1 2016 has been postponed. Now the Exam will be held in august. Fresh Dates will be announced soon.


SSC CGL Notification : Your Gateway to apply for Thousand’s of vacancies in Central Govt. Departments and Ministries.


CGL 2016 Exam will be on 8th and 22nd May, 2016 (August). Notification has been announced on 13th Feb, 2016.

Staff Selection Commission’s much awaited Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam 2016 Notification, will be announced on 13th Feb, 2016. The Date, is now, Known as the SSC Calendar for 2016, is out.

SSC will release its Annual Examination Calendar for 2016 in the month of September / October on the Official Website of SSC. The SSC Calendar 2016 contains the Complete List of Competitive Examinations and Departmental Examinations

In the upcoming posts, we will share the SSC Examination Calendar with you and In this post, we will share each and every thing, you need to know about the SSC CGL 2016 Notification

As, most of you know, that SSC CGL, is one of the most competitive exams in India and the best way to get Government Jobs in Central Govt Departments and Ministries, therefore, you must apply for SSC CGL 2016. You can also read our Detailed SSC CGL 2016 Manual and know about each and every aspect of exam

Update (As on 9th Feb, 2016)

Today, SSC had surprised everyone by announcing the Notification, before scheduled Date. As per the SSC Exam Calendar 2016, the Notification, was scheduled to be announced on 13th Feb, 2016, but instead Notification was announced on 9th Feb, 2016.

Read this post till end and Download Or Read Online the Official CGL Notification, given at the end of this post. The detailed Notification, will be published in the Employment Newspaper dated 13th Feb, 2016

SSC CGL 2017 Notification : Know the Exam Dates

Highlights of SSC CGL 2016 Exam


1) Biggest Change : No Interview for CGL 2016

2) No change in CGL syllabus and Exam Pattern

3) There is No mention that CGL-2016 will be an online Exam.

4) The Post MEA (cipher) has been discontinued

5) For some posts, the upper age limit is set to 30 years
Important Dates: The Online Registration, will start from 13th Feb and the closing date is 10th March 21st March, 2016 (For Part-1) and 14th March 24th March, 2016 (For Part-II) 

Update (As on 22nd March, 2016)

Following the huge rush of candidates to apply for CGL 2016 Exam, the Official website of SSC was non responsive from the last 2-3 Days, that cause inconvenience to candidates willing to apply for the Exam.

Good News for those, who failed to fill the CGL 2016 Online application form is that SSC had extended the Last Dates by one week. It is worth mentioning here that SSC had already revised these Last Date by 10 Days and now there is another extension of 7 Days.

But SSC makes it clear, that this is the Final Extension in Last Date and after that No representations in this regard will be entertained. Here are the Revised Dates for Submitting the online form

SSC CGL Notification 2016

SSC will release the CGL Notification for 2016 in the first half of 2016, possibly in the month of Feb, 2016. SSC didn’t follow a fixed timetable for the release of Notification. Sometimes, Notification is released in January, sometimes in March and at times in May. 

Here are the SSC CGL Notification Dates of the Last 5 years

1) SSC CGL 2011 Notification Date: 19th March, 2011

2) SSC CGL 2012 Notification Date: 24th March, 2012

3) SSC CGL 2013 Notification Date: 19th Jan, 2013

4) SSC CGL 2014 Date of Notification: 18th Jan, 2014

5) SSC CGL 2015 Notification: 2nd May, 2015

6) SSC CGL 2016 Notification : 13th Feb, 2015 (Tentative)

So, as you can see the above List, that SSC never follows a fixed timetable for the release of Notification. So, we cannot comment on the Notification for SSC CGL Exam 2016, unless or until there is an official word on it by SSC.

Tentative Dates: But going by the trend followed by SSC, over the last few years, the most expected time for release of SSC CGL Notification is either Jan 2016 OR  March 2016 and the exam date is expected to be around June/July 2016.

What is the Eligibility Criteria ?

If you are willing to appear in the CGL 2016 Exam, then you must full fill the below mentioned eligibility conditions

(I) Age Limit: Applicants, must have attained the age of 18 years and their maximum age should not exceed 27 years. However for some posts the Lower and upper age Limit is different and given as under

1) Assistant Section Officer: 20-30 years
2) Assistant (Intelligence Bureau): 21-27 years
3) Assistant Enforcement Officer: Upto 30 years
4) Sub-Inspector (CBI): 20-30 years
5) Statistical Investigator GR-II: upto 32 years
6) Sub-Inspector (NIA): upto 30 years
7) Assistant Audit Officer: Not exceeding 30 years
8) Sub-Inspector (Narcotics): 18 to 25 years

SSC CGL 2016 Eligibility Criteria

(II) Educational Qualification: As CGL Exam is a common exam for bulk of posts, and such the Qualification differ, but for most of the posts, the Qualification is Graduation

Here is post wise Qualification criteria as per CGL Notification

Selection Process: The Selection Process for CGL Exam comprises of Tier-1 Exam, Tier-2 and Tier-3 (Skill test ) for Few posts only. But SSC had done, the biggest change by abolishing the Interviews , as we have in Tier-3. Here is the Detailed SSC CGL 2016 Syllabus  and these are Best Books for CGL 2016 Exam

Admit cards : Applicants, who successfully submit their applications before the last date, will be assigned Roll Nos. Applicants can download the SSC CGL Admit card 2016 from the official website, at least 2 weeks before the exam date .

On 9th august, SSC had announced the complete schedule for Downloading the SSC Admit Card. As per the information, the viewing facility will be available from 12th August, 2016, while the Downloading facility will start form 16th August, 2016.

[Update As on 13th Nov, 2015] : SSC CGL 2016 Dates Announced

On 13th Nov, 2015, SSC had announced its examination calendar for the year 2016-17. As per the Calendar, CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exam is tentatively scheduled on 8th May and 22nd May, 2016

The Notification or Advertisement will be released on 13th Feb, 2016. Although there is still suspense whether the CGL 2016 will be an online Exam Or offline exam and things will get clear only when the SSC CGL 2016 Notification will be announced.

If you apply for SSC Exams other than CGL, then you should also check the Official SSC Exam Calendar 2016 to know the dates of other SSC Exam in 2016.

Now, you know the Exam is scheduled in May, 2016, therefore its high time, that you start your preparation by going through the SSC CGL Syllabus and most importantly read these Books for SSC CGL Exam 2016 to crack the exam in first attempt

Applicants are also advised not to wait for the Last days for submitting the online application, and apply early, as during the last days the website may be heavy or non-responsive due to heavy traffic and as such apply well before the SSC CGL 2016 Last Date ie 24th March, 2016


Update (As on 18th April, 2016)

SSC had postponed its CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exam scheduled to be held on 8th and 22nd May, 2016 and now the exam will be conducted in the month of August, 2016. However the Exact date is yet to be announced and will soon be available on the Official Website of SSC. 
Meanwhile, SSC is also going to make some changes in the CGL 2016 Exam Pattern. To know, the expected changes in the CGL Exam, applicants are advised to read our post on SSC CGL 2016 postponed and the reasons for postponement of this exam 

Update (As on 2nd July, 2016)

Today, SSC had announced the CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exam dates. Earlier, the exam was postponed to the month of August. 

Now the Tier-1 Exam is scheduled on 27th August, 2016

A Few changes are introduced in the pattern of the CGL 2016 exam

1) Tier-1 is reduced to 100 Questions, with 25 questions in each section. Total time is reduced to 75 minutes

2) Tier-2 remains unchanged.

3) A Descriptive Paper in introduced in Hindi and English 

Final Merit: The final merit is based on the marks obtained in all the 3 tiers.

Last But not the Least, SSC CGL 2016 will be an Online exam

To know the Detailed information on recent changes in CGL 2016 Exam, applicants are advised to read our previous post on Revised SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern 

How to get the SSC CGL Notification ?

You can obtain the SSC CGL 2016 Notification, in two ways: either Online from the Official SSC Website of SSC OR Offline from the Employment News Paper.

1) From SSC’s Website: If you have a smartphone, Laptop Or PC, then this is the most convenient way to get the SSC CGL Notification. SSC had made a special page named “Notices”  on its Website, and you can download the PDF from this page and save it for future references

2) From Employment Newspaper: Employment Newspaper is one of few the Newspapers in India, with high readership. Its a weekly newspaper and it contains collection of Govt Jobs. 

Apart from the Official Website, SSC will publish the Detailed Advertisement in the Employment Newspaper. 

All the SSC Notices and Exam Notifications are published in this Newspaper. It is available at an affordable price of only Rs 8/- (Now Rs 12/-)

3) SSC CGL 2016 Website:  We have made this website, to provide you Details on each and every aspect of SSC CGL Exam 2016. Once the Official Notification is Out., we will made the same available on this page.

What After the CGL 2016 Notification ?

As SSC CGL Notification 2016 is out, the next big thing, is to apply online for the exam and fill your CGL 2016 form before the last date ie 21st March, 2016. 

Carefully fill the form, otherwise you may face, difficulties in the later stages of the examination. To help applicants, correctly filling the Application form, we have written a Detailed post on submitting SSC CGL 2016 Application form online , so that you didn’t face any difficulty at the time of online registration 

Once the form gets filled up, gear up you Exam Preparation and start to prepare early for this exam, as it will help you in the long run, and to boost your preparation, you should study these Books for CGL Tier-1 Exam  and.Did you know, which is the most difficult subject in CGL Exam its General Awareness, here is an impressive post to Prepare General Awareness for SSC CGL 2016 Exam

What’s Next ?

The Next time, we will update this page, you will see the Official SSC CGL Notification 2016. So Keep checking this page, regularly OR Bookmark (Control+D) this be the First to Know, when SSC will notify the CGL Notification.

If you have any Queries regarding the SSC CGL 2016 Notification, ask us through the Comments section below.

Note: If you don’t see the CGL Notification, on the Official Website, as after uploading, SSC had removed the Notification, as the Date for publishing the Notification is 13th Feb, 2016. So, Website will upload the Notification only after 13th Feb.

You can also buy the Employment Newspaper of 13th Feb to have the Official Notification in paper format

Not Interested in CGL Exam ?

If you are not willing to apply for CGL Exam and looking for Jobs in other opportunities in Government Section, then there is another exam, which is immensely popular in India ie. SSC CHSL 2016 Exam. The popularity of this exam is to the extent that every year 80 lakh applicants appear for this exam.

The Exam is held once in a years and the candidates selected in this exam are awarded with Group D Central Govt Jobs (Lower Division Clerk and Data Entry Operators). The basic Eligibility criteria for CHSL 2016 exam is 10+2 and age of 18 to 27 years

Even, if you are appearing for CGL Exam, then you should also go for CHSL Exam, as Syllabus for CGL Exam is similar for SSC CHSL Syllabus, in terms of Sections. Only difference is difficulty level. While in CGL Exam, the Questions are asked up-to Graduation level, while in CHSL Exam, the Questions have difficulty level of 10+2  

The Notification for SSC 10+2 Level Exam, is tentatively scheduled to be advertised in the Employment Newspaper of 2nd July, 2016. You can also get complete information regarding the SSC Exam from the links given below.

SSC CHSL 2016 Notification : 20000 Govt Jobs 

 SSC CHSL 2016 Online Application form : Last Date : 1st Aug, 2016

Here is the Official SSC CGL 2016 Notification

SSC CGL 2016 Official Advertisement

4 thoughts on “SSC CGL 2016 Notification

  1. indrajeet kumar

    Hey anybody plz tell me if i made a mistake during filling up my form for ssc cgl as in date of birth i accidently wrote 2 sep 1993,and ign graduation marks 63% but my actual d o b is 2 sep 1996 and btained marks in graduation 60% rest all credential is true so after quallifieng the exam am i eligible to claim for the posts


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