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CGL New Pattern

COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION 2016

REVISED SCHEME OF EXAMINATION(cgl)

The candidates may please refer to the Para No. 9, 9.1 and 9.2 (related to Scheme of Examination) of the Notice of Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2016 published on 13.02.2016 on Commission’s website as well as Employment News/Rozgar Samachar.

In accordance with Para No. 9.1 of the Notice, the Commission had reserved the right to make changes in the scheme of examination such as conduct of Tier-I and Tier-II examination in computer based examination mode, treating Tier-I examination as only qualifying etc.


Under the provisions of the Notice as referred above, 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 Mode of examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
I Computer based A. General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 Questions 50 Marks 75 Minutes (Total)
For VH and candidates suffering
from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes
B. General Awareness 25 Questions 50 Marks
C.Quantitative Aptitude25 Questions 50 Marks
D.English Comprehension 25 Questions 50 Marks
II Computer based Same as published in the Same as published in the Same as published in thee
Notice of Examination notice of the Examination notice of the Examination
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of Tier-II, 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 Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
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
IV Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) (wherever applicable) Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc. Same as published in the Notice of Examination 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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