Great news for SSC CGL aspirants. The notification for the SSC CGL has been released. In this article, we will focus on all the major aspects of the exam like dates, eligibility, Posts and age criteria. The overall pattern of the exam remains unchanged, but there are few aspects that have changed and require close attention.
CHANGES IN SSC CGL 2017:
The time limit of the TIER-1 exam has now been reduced to 60 minutes – 15 minutes lesser as compared to the previous editions.
The age limit has now been increased to 30 years, which is great news for candidates as the previous bracket was set from 18 years to 27 years.
Now that the two main updates are out of the way, let’s get to the dates of the 2017 SSC CGL exams. The table below highlights all the dates on which the exams will be conducted. Ensure that you make a note of each in your personal calendar.
SSC-CGL 2017 IMPORTANT DATES:[table id=1 /]
As per the latest notification, the eligibility criteria of the SSC CGL exams are as follows:
The candidate should have completed a minimum of 18 years and the maximum age as on 01.08.2017 should not have crossed 30 years.
Aspirants must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification that is recognized by the Central Government on or before 01.08.2017
Candidates who have obtained their graduation via the distance education mode must ensure that their university/college is approved by the Distance Education Council, to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2017 exams.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR VARIOUS POSTS
While any graduate can apply for the vacancies advertised for this years SSC CGL exams, there are a couple of posts that require a specific set of qualifications. They are as follows:
ASSISTANT AUDIT/ ACCOUNT OFFICER:
While a bachelor’s degree is mandatory, the desired qualification for this particular post calls for the need to have a background in Chartered Accountancy or a Master’s Degree in Commerce/Business Economics.
STATISTICAL INVESTIGATOR- GRADE II
Bachelor’s degree is again a must here. But make sure to check your 12th standard marks sheet as a minimum of 60% in mathematics is a must. You could also apply if you had taken Statistics as one of your core subjects for your graduation.
SSC CGL SALARY STRUCTURE
The pay structure obviously varies based on the post that you’ll be applying for. To get detailed information on the pay scale for each post, check out the link here.
AGE CRITERIA FOR SSC CGL
According to the latest information, the age criteria applicable for the various posts are as follows:[table id=2 /]
As per the notification, the age relaxation criteria are as follows:[table id=3 /]
SSC CGL EXAM OVERVIEW:
The SSC CGL 2017 exam will be conducted in 4 Tiers. Only aspirants who qualify the Tier 1 exam will be eligible to appear for the Tier II exam. Those who successfully qualify the Tier II exam will be eligible to appear in both the Tier 3 and Tier 4 exams. Note that the final results will be based on the cumulative marks obtained in the first three exams.
The Tier 4 exam is mandatory for the CSS/MEA/TAX Assistant posts and is of a qualifying nature.
APPLICATION FEE CHART[table id=4 /]
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN APPLY FOR THE SSC CGL 2017 EXAMS:
Interested candidates can apply for the SSC CGL exams till the 16th of June, 2017(up to 5 pm). The first step involves logging onto the official website (http://ssc.nic.in/ or http://ssconline.nic.in/). Once you access the website, choose the ‘Click On New Registration’ option. Fill out all the required details as prompted and pay the application fee by either choosing the debit card/credit card/internet banking options. It would be wise to cross-check all the data before submitting your application to avoid any oversight.
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