The Staff Selection Commission today said the Combine Graduate Level Tier 1 examination was held for a total of 30,26,599 registered candidates between August 5 and Aug 23, 2017. As per the latest data released today, the commission, till August 21, has conducted the exam for 37 out of 43 batches, in which 14,02,331 out of 26,63,073 registered candidates appeared. The average attendance was 52.66%, the notification said. The centers of examination were peaceful and no untoward incident had taken place during the examination.
However, the SSC has said criminal cases were registered against three candidates indulging in malpractices during the examination. The three cases include–two cases of impersonation and one case of cheating. The commission also clarified that the leakage of paper as reported by one local newspaper in Jaipur was false. It said that strict action will be taken against those three candidates. All the 43 batches will conclude their exams by August 23, 2017.
The SSC CGL Tier-1 exam is an online computer based examination. A total of 100 questions bearing 2 marks each is asked in the exam. Candidates require to complete the examination within 1 hour. The paper is divided into four parts: A, B, C and D with 25 questions each. The first part has questions on general intelligence and reasoning, the second part on general awareness, third part on quantitative aptitude and the fourth part on English comprehension. There is also a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.