Staff Selection Commission
Revision of Scheme of Combined Graduate Level Examination
The 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) in its report
on “Refurbishing of Public Administration – Scaling of New Heights” had made
recommendations to restructure the examinations of the Staff Selection
Commission with a view to reducing the recruitment cycle to one year. The
Commission had constituted an Expert Group in July 2009 under the Chairmanship
of the then Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration, with members
drawn from the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IIM, Ahmedabad, IIT,
Delhi and the National Productivity Council and an internationally acclaimed
expert on testing and assessment, to study the recommendations of the 2nd ARC
and to recommend restructuring of the Commission’s examinations and interviews.
Detailed Notes, placed by the Chairman, SSC, were studied and recommendations
made by the Expert Group by and large on the lines of notes of the Commission.
The recommendations of the Expert Group were examined by the Commission and most
of its recommendations were accepted for implementation in a phased manner.
The Commission’s periodical proposals on Restructuring the
Combined Graduate Level, Combined Higher Secondary Level, Stenographers Gr.’C’&’D’
and Multi Tasking Staff (NT) Examinations, based on the recommendations of the
Expert Group, have been accepted by the Government. The Restructured Combined
Graduate Level Examination with the following Scheme has been in vogue for three
years and has greatly facilitated in reducing the recruitment cycle - from
Notification of the Examination to Final Results – to one year, despite the
increased number of applications and also the fact that the Scheme envisages
four stages for the post of Assistant in CSS, three stages for other interview
posts, three stages for the post of Tax Assistant in CBEC and CBDT and two
stages for other non-interview posts.
Scheme of the Examination:
Different Tiers of existing Scheme
of Examination for Combined Graduate Level Examination are as follows:
Tier -I -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple
Tier -II -- Written Examination (Objective
Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III -- Personality Test /Interview/Computer
Proficiency Test or Skill Test (wherever applicable).