New SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern

By | November 29, 2015

SSC had revised the Exam Pattern for the Upcoming CGL 2016 Exam. To know the Pattern, read this post till end..

If you have appeared in the previous CGL Exams, then this CGL 2016 Exam, will be different for you and If you are a fresher and this is the first time that you are going to apply for CGL 2016 exam, then this post will enlighten you on the New Exam pattern for SSC CGL Exams.

Prior to 2015, SSC CGL Selection Process, comprises of Written Exams (Tier and Tier-2) and Interview, but from 2016 this will be changed and new examination pattern will come into force.

No Interviews for Govt Jobs from 1st Jan, 2016

A Few weeks ago PM Narender Modi, in his MANN ka Baat Program, informed, that Govt had planned to scrap the Interview for Group D, B and C posts (Non-Gazetted). from 1st January, 2016.

As SSC CGL Exam is conducted for Central Government Jobs, and that too for Non Gazetted posts, this means that the Jobs advertised through CGL 2016 will be exempted form Interview.

As the CGL 2016 Exam Dates have already been announced, now the next big thing is the CGL 2016 Notification, that will be released in the month of Feb. Although the exemption of Interview for CGL 2016 is yet to be announced officially, but if current trends are to be suggested that there will be no interview in SSC CGL 2016.

In this post, we will discuss the Exam Pattern for SSC CGL Exam 2016 and Why the Interviews has been scrapped from Govt Jobs, What makes the Govt to eliminate the Interview process and how it will benefit you.

Revised SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern

From 2016 CGL Exam Pattern comprises of Only Written test  and No Interview.

However the exact Exam Pattern will be known, only when the CGL 2016 Official Notification, will be announced.

The recent example of abolishing the Interview system for Govt Jobs is SSC’s Jr Engineer Examination 2015. The Notification for JE Exam was advertised in the month of July 2015 and on 18th Nov, the SSC had issued the Notification that the, it is scrapping the Interview, and here is the text of the Official Notification…

The examination will consist of written test only (Paper-I and Paper-II). There will be no interview and final selection will be made on the basis of merit in written examination only

This means that SSC is abolishing the Interview for the exam, where the Notification is already announced. So one thing becomes clear, that there will be No Interview in SSC CGL 2016 

And the Examination will consist of only Written Exam (Tier-1 and Tier-2) . Now this will be interesting to see whether the Tier-1 will remain a Screening test only OR Will it have some role to play in the final Selection

Earlier in the CGL Exams, The Final Merit is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Tier-2 Exam and Interview. Now, the exact Exam Pattern will be know only when the CGL 2016 Notification will be announced.

There are two possibilities : Either the Final Merit will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Tier-2 Exam OR Merit will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in Both Tier-1 OR Tier-2 Only.

Govt’s Policy for Scrapping the Interviews

The decision to end the Interview for Govt Jobs is to end the corruption during the Interview stage. It has come to fore that to get through the Interview stage , either there is need of Money OR Sifarish

The Elimination of Interviews, will quicken the Recruitment process as the Result of Written test will complete the selection process alone.

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