Going to appear for CGL Tier-1 Exam in May-2016 ? Surprisingly, SSC had postponed the Tier-1 Exam and a few Exam Pattern changes are expected. Know the Changes and Fresh CGL Tier-1 Exam dates
At the time, when everyone is preparing hard for the most awaited CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exam, and waiting for release of Admit Cards, SSC had surprised everyone by announcing the postponement Notification, of the CGL Tier-1 Exam. The Tier-1 Exam which was earlier schedule on 8th and 22nd May, 2016 Now stands postponed.
SSC had not come clear on the reason for the postponement of exam date, but according to the sources, SSC is going to introduce some changes in the SSC CGL 2016 Exam pattern. A few Days back, Amar Ujala Newspaper had reported, that SSC my postpone its Tier-1 Exam, and Today SSC had announced the Official Notification is this Exam.
As per the Notification, CGL Tier-1 Exam will now be held in the month of August. The Exams Dates are yet to be Finalized and will be made available shortly on the Official Website. This Exam postponement is surely a good news for those who are facing short of time in their preparation. Now applicants, have got at least 3 months for the preparation. It is highly advisable that don’t get lazy that Exams has been postpone, infact use this opportunity and come strong with redoubled effort
SSC had also mentioned in the Notifications, that this decision to postpone the Exam is taken in the larger interest of candidates. But it didn’t clarify, how postponing a exam, will be in the interest of candidates.
Why SSC CGL 2016 Tier-1 is postponed ?
Now, everyone here would like to know, as to why the CGL-2016 is postponed. A recent News article in Amar Ujala Paper, has some very important information, as why SSC had postponed this exam
1) SSC is going to change the Exam pattern for 2016 CGL Exam. The change is pattern can be attributed to the Govt’s decision to abolish the Interviews for Non-Gazetted posts
2) It is expected that Tier-1 will be made of Qualifying nature only i.e CGL Tier-1 will only be a screening test and marks obtained in the Tier-1 Exam, will have no role in the Final Merit. The purpose Tier-1 is only to shortlist the candidates for the Tier-2 Exam.
3) Another major change on the cards, is that Tier-2 will be an Online Exam.
4) SSC may introduce a separate paper “Finance and Economics in Tier-2 stage for newly craeted Assistant Auditor post
It is expected that this year a record No. of 35 Lakh aspirants will appear in the CGL Exam, out of which close to 8 lakh candidates will be from Madhya Pradesh Regions.
Another reason for making the SSC Exams online is the leakage of Paper. Recently, SSC CPO Paper was leaked and for that the Commission had faced a lot of embarrassment. Meanwhile, the Student community is also of the view that all the future SSC Exam should be online, so that the exam will be fair and results should be announced faster.
However, this is to be seen, which changes SSC will introduce for the upcoming Exam and whether there will be change in the CGL Syllabus or not.
Meanwhile, you can also read our previous post, on the Best Books for SSC CGL Exam
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Here is the Official Notification regarding the postponement of exam