COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION, 2016

The candidates may please refer to the 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. The timings in this regard
are given below.
Timing for two Batches per day

Timing for three Batches per day

First Batch : 10.00 AM – 11.15 AM

First Batch:

Second Batch : 4.15 PM – 5.30 PM

Second Batch: 1.15 PM Third Batch:

10.00 AM - 11.15 AM
2.30 PM

4.15PM – 5.30 PM

(4) The entry closing time will be half an hour before the scheduled
start time of the Examination, which would also be indicated in the
Admission Certificate.
(5) The number of questions in Tier-I has been reduced from 200
to 100. The paper will be of 200 marks with each question carrying
2 marks. The duration of the examination would be 75 minutes.

(6) Tier-I of the examination will comprise four parts (i) General
Intelligence & Reasoning (ii) General Awareness (iii) Quantitative
Aptitude (iv) English Comprehension. Each part would comprise 25
questions of 50 marks.
(7) 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
(8) The candidates who are declared qualified in Tier-I as per the
cut off marks fixed by the Commission would only be eligible to
appear in Tier-II of the said examination.
(9) Tier-II of the examination would comprise 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.
(10) Paper-I would be on Quantitative Ability (100 Questions) of
200 marks. Each question would carry two marks. Negative marks
for each wrong answer would be 0.50 marks.
(11)

Paper-II

would

be

on

English

Language

and

Comprehension (200 Questions) of 200 Marks. Each question
would carry one mark. 0.25 marks would be deducted for each
wrong answer.
(12) Paper-III would be on Statistics (100 Questions) of 200
marks. This paper will be for those candidates who have applied for
the post of Statistical Investigator (now known as Junior Statistical
Officer). Each question would carry two marks. 0.50 marks would
be deducted for each wrong answer.
(13) Paper-IV will be for those candidates who have applied for the
post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&AG. The said paper would
comprise two parts i.e., Finance and Accounts for which there
would be 40 questions carrying 80 marks and Economics and
Governance which would have 60 questions carrying 120
marks. In all there would be 100 questions carrying 200 Marks with
each question carrying two marks. 0.50 marks would be

deducted for each wrong answer. The paper will be for a duration
of two hours.
(14) Paper-I would be of 10th Standard level, Paper-II of 10+2
level and Paper-III & Paper-IV of graduation level.
(15) 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.
(16)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. DEST / CPT would be in consonance with the
provisions contained in para 9(E) and 9(F) of the Notice of the
Examination dated 13th February, 2016.
(17) 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.
General Instructions:(1)

The Admission Certificate for Tier-I of examination will be

uploaded on the website of the Regional Offices by 10 th August,
2016.

It may be noted that in case any candidate is issued

admission certificate for more than one shift of examination, he /
she shall immediately bring it to the notice of the concerned
Regional Director, and ensure that he/she appears in only one shift
of the examination.

(2)

It is reiterated that in Tier-I each candidate will be allowed to

appear in one shift at one centre only. If any candidate appears at
more than 1 shift, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she
would be debarred for a period of three years. (Para 21 (ix) of the
notice)
(3)

The thumb impression of the candidates will be taken on Bio-

metric

machines

at

the

Registration

Desk,

on

the

day

of

examination.
(4)

The photograph of the candidates will also be taken at the

Registration Desk, on the day of examination.
(5)

For the benefit of candidates, the Commission proposes to

upload on its website a practice test / mock test on 1st August,
2016,

so

that

the

candidates

can

practice

and

familiarise

themselves with the computer based modality. The Commission
also proposes to upload an animated ‘walk through’ on 10th August,
2016 to appropriately familiarise the candidates with the salient
processes and procedures associated with the computer based
examination.
(6)

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.
(7)

The tentative time scheduling for conducting of Tier-II would

be November, 2016. Tier–III and DEST/CPT is proposed to be held
simultaneously in the month of January, 2017.
(8)

The Commission would make a concerted effort to declare the

final result for CGLE, 2016 by the last week of April, 2017.

Under Secretary (P&P-I)
19.7.2016.