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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Dates postponed

By: R Chandrakala on November 21, 2017

SSC CGL Exam Dates have been again extended by the Staff Selection Commission. The Commission has extended the exam dates and the SSC CGL Dates and Schedule. The SSC CGL Aspirants who have cracked the SSC CGL Preliminary examination would have to schedule their study plan for SSC CGL Tier 2 and set their preparation strategies accordingly. 

The Staff Selection Commission has released a revised notification for the SSC CGL Tier 2 examination dates which would be available on the SSC CGL Official Website. The SSC CGL Aspirants are expected to keep a tab on the notifications that would be released on the official website. Earlier, the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam was held on November 10, 2017 once after the SSC CGL Result declaration. The dates further got delayed by a month. 

Finally, owing to the revision, the exam dates of SSC CGL has been extended to January 2018. The tentative dates for SSC CGL Tier 2 would be 18th January 2018 to 20th January 2018. The four day SSC CGL Examination has been reduced to a 3 day affair. While this assures ample time for the candidates to prepare well considering the time extension, for some candidates this might test their patience as in the event of delay of holding the exam, the candidates would not be able to plan their future course of action. 

There might be several reasons for such delays exercised by the Commission regarding the notification. The aspirants should not believe rumors and keep a tab on the notifications released in the website to stay updated on relevant news and changes. Usually, delays are on account of either festivals, change in the SSC CGL Exam Pattern or other reasons that the Staff Selection Commission on a usual basis may not disclose.

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Some important details that any candidate must know about the SSC CGL Examination are as given below:

  • Paper 1 and 2 are compulsory for all post categories while Paper 3 and 4 would be for specific categories alone.
  • The marks obtained in Tier 1 and Tier 3 would determine the eligibility of the candidates to appear in Tier 3 and Tier 4 of the SSC CGL Exam. 
  • The final merit of the candidates would be dependent on the total score achieved by them in Tier 1, 2 and 3 exams.
  • Tier 3 questions would be based on Essay/Passage/Letter and Application Writing.
  • Tier 4 exam shall be of a qualifying nature alone.
  • Duration of every paper would be at a time of 2 hours.
  • The SSC CGL Examination consists of 4 papers in total.

The SSC CGL Exam Pattern for Tier 2 is as follows:

Paper 1: Quantitative Aptitude (100 Q for 200 marks)

Paper 2: English ( 200 Q for 200 marks)

Paper 3: Statistics ( 100 Q for 200 marks)

Paper 4: Finance & Accounting 

               Economics & Governance (100 Q for 200 marks)

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