SSC CGL notification (2016) has been released today. The complete PDF file can be downloaded from the SSC website. It will also be published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 13 February 2016.
Three important changes have been announced
- There will be NO interview for any post
- A new post has been announced — Assistant Audit Officer
- MEA cipher post has been discontinued from this year onwards.
Nothing much has changed otherwise compared to previous year’s process in terms of syllabus, paper pattern etc.
Here is the main overview of the details published.
As of now, following dates are known. Please note them carefully and plan accordingly. Both for your studies and the filling the form properly.
|Starting Date of registration procedure (Part 1 and Part 2)||13 February 2016|
|SSC CGL 2016 Part 1 Registration Last Date||10 March 2016 (5 PM)|
|SSC CGL 2016 Part 2 Registration Last Date||14 March 2016 (5 PM)|
|SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 Admit Card Date||To be announced|
|SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 Exam Date||08 and 22 May 2016|
|SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 Results Date||To be announced|
|SSC CGL 2016 Tier 2 Admit Card Date||To be announced|
|SSC CGL 2016 Tier 2 Exam Date||13 and 14 August 2016|
|SSC CGL 2016 Tier 2 Results Date||To be announced|
|SSC CGL 2016 Tier 3 Date (Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test )||To be announced|
|SSC CGL 2016 Document Verification Date||To be announced|
|SSC CGL 2016 Final Merit List||To be announced|
The cut-off date for educational qualifications is 01 August 2016. This means that you should have appeared for your qualifying exam AND the results should have been announced ON or BEFORE 01 August 2016.
Do note that you will have to provide certificates (original or provisional) during document verification to prove that you did clear your exam before 01 August 2016.
I am stressing this point because many people have doubt on this simple issue. Now let’s go through the actual qualification required.
Educational Qualifications For Assistant Audit Officer
A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or equivalent.
However, it is also desired that the applicants possess one of the following over and above the mandatory requirement — Chartered Accountant, Cost & Management Accountant, Company Secretary, Masters in Commerce, Masters in Business Studies, Masters in Business Administration (Finance), Masters in Business Economics.
Educational Qualifications For Statistical Investigator Grade – II
A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or equivalent, along with either of the two below:
- At least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level, OR,
- Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
Educational Qualifications For Compiler
A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or equivalent, along with any of the following as a subject in your degree course (compulsory or elective subject — both are fine).Economics
Educational Qualifications For All Other Posts
Only A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or equivalent.
Three things you need to note:
- Different posts have different age limits, see the table in the official notification.
- The cut-off date for calculating age is 1st August 2016 (same as that for educational qualification). So find your age on this date and check accordingly.
- Reserved categories (caste based, health-based, ex-servicemen, central government employees and special women categories) have relaxed age limits. Check the official notification for complete details.
Another clarification here, if for example, the age limit for a post (for your category) is 27 years. And on the cut-off date you are 27 years 1 month and 1 days old, then you are disqualified for the post. You HAVE to be 27 years old or less. I hope you understand this.
Posts & Salary
For posts and salary details read our detailed post.
The vacancies are not available at this moment. SSC collects data on vacant positions from the various Ministries/ Department/Office/Cadres only about a month before the declaration of final results.
The application fees for general category students is Rs 100. Women, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen who are eligible for reservation are exempted from paying the application fee.
How To Apply
There are two parts to the application – Part 1 and Part 2. You will have to finish both before their respective end dates. In Part 1 you have to fill your details, and Part 2 contains payment details.
Instructions to fill application form are available here.
Before You Rush To Fill The Form…
I recommend that you read the SSC CGL official notification (link above) properly — most of your questions and doubts will get resolved. In case after reading it you get ‘new’ questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below.
While reading the notification, try to,
- Understand all the processes.
- Check and confirm that you meet all the eligibility requirements
- Draw up a list of posts you would want to apply for and try to make a preference priority list.