2 Jul 2016

CGL 2016 Revised Scheme of Examination


Updated on 21.07.2016


Revised Scheme of Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016 uploaded on the website of the Commission on 1st July 2016. In the given context, a further elaboration on the Scheme of the said examination is given below for the information of the candidates. 
(1) The Tier-I and Tier-II of the Examination are to be conducted in the Computer Based mode. 
(2) The syllabus of Tier-I and Tier-II would be same as given in the Notice of the Examination published on 13th February, 2016. 
(3) Tier-I of the examination is scheduled to be conducted from 27.8.2016 to 11.9.2016. 
The examination on the first three days viz., 27.8.2016 to 29.8.2016 would be conducted in two batches and thereafter from 30.8.2016 to 11.9.2016, the examination would be conducted in three batches per day.
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Posted on 01.07.2016


The Commission has decided to reduce the Number of Questions from 200 to 100 in Tier-I of the above Examination which would continue to carry 200 marks. 
The duration of the Tier-I examination would be for a period of 75 minutes.
It has also been decided to conduct the Tier-I and Tier-II in computer based examination mode in place of OMR based examination mode. 
Tier-I is scheduled to be held from 27th August, 2016. Accordingly, the revised scheme of examination is detailed below:- 
Tier I Computer based 
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 Questions 50 Marks
B. General Awareness 25 Questions 50 Marks
C.Quantitative Aptitude 25 Questions 50 Marks
D.English Comprehension 25 Questions 50 Marks
Total -200 Marks * 75 Minutes (Total) 
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes 
Tier II Computer based 
Same as published in the Notice of Examination
* There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of TierII, the negative marking system will remain unchanged. 

In addition to above, the Commission has also decided to introduce a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. 
The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. 
The details may be read as under:- 
Tier III Pen and Paper mode 
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc. 
Total marks 100 60 minutes 
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes  
Tier IV Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) (wherever applicable) 
Same as published in the Notice of Examination 
The final merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e. Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off. Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination. 

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