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SSC CGL Tier 1 2018 Exam: Last date to apply extended

Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:18 AM, News Network


New Delhi: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Government of India on Monday extended by a day the last date to apply for the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier I Exam 2018, it said in an official release.

The last date to apply for the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier I Exam 2018 was Monday June 04. However, after complaints were made to the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) about technical glitches candidates faced while applying online, the last date to apply is extended to June 05 till 05:00 pm.

“It has come to the notice of the Commission that some of the applicants have faced technical problems in filling the online application forms for CGLE 2018 since today morning (June 4, 2018),” the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) said in the official release.

“Keeping in view this inconvenience caused to the applicants, the commission has decided to extend the last date for filling of online application forms for CGLE 2018 by one day, i.e. till 5 pm on June 5, 2018,” it added.

"The candidates will be able to pay the application fee through the designated branches of SBI till June 7, 2018, provided the challan is generated before 5 PM on June 5, 2018", the SSC notification said.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct the CGL Tier I exam 2018 from July 25 to August 20. The CGLE Tier 1 2018 will be fully computer based exam.

Steps to apply for CGLE Tier I 2018

  • Click here to go to the official website of SSC -
  • Click link narked with "Click Here to Apply"
  • Once on the online application page, select appropriate option to proceed.

The Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2018 for filling up Group “B” and Group “C” posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India. Final selection through the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2018 to various posts would be according to the confirmed number of vacancies from the concerned Indenting Ministries/ Departments/Offices/Cadres before declaration of result.

The Commission makes final allotment of posts on the basis of merit-cum-preferences of Posts given by the candidates and once a post is allotted, no change of posts will be made by the Commission due to non-fulfillment of any post specific requirements of physical/ medical/ educational standards.

In other words, for example if a candidate has given higher preference for a post and is selected for that post; in that case, if he/ she fails to meet the medical/ physical/ educational standards, his/ her candidature will be rejected and he/ she will not be considered for other preferences.

Candidates passing the SSC CGLE Tier I 2018 exam will only be eligible for the Tier-II exam 2018, dates of which will be announced later on. The Tier-II examination, again computer based, comprises of four papers in total. Each paper would be for duration of two hours. Of these four papers, two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II is compulsory for all the candidates.

An additional stage of Examination, i.e. Tier-III, has been introduced w.e.f. CGLE, 2016 which would be a descriptive type paper of 100 marks in Pen and Paper mode. The duration of the paper would be one hour. This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay /Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words. The qualifying marks in Tier-III would be 33 per cent.

The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated. The questions in this paper would be of 10+2 standard. Tier-IV of the Examination would continue to be the Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) which would be of a qualifying nature.

The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier I & Tier II, together, would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier III & Tier IV. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III.

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