SSC CGL 2016: Today is the Last Date to Apply | 5 Rules for You to Register Without any Problems

March 28 is the last date to apply for SSC CGL 2016 exam, which is the only recruitment test to qualify for Group B & C cadre jobs in central government depts.So if you are looking into some of the respectable posts in the offices of Income Tax or Central Excise/ Customs or want to become AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer) – then here are 5 important rules to register for SSC CGL on the last date.


This year, SSC CGL 2016 notification was announced in the month of February & the online registration of applications will be open till March 28 5 PM only.You can expect huge number of candidates rushing to submit the forms on the last day.


We suggest you to follow these 5 rules to avoid any problems during registration.


3 Websites for Registration

Yes, SSC has made available 3 websites to submit CGL application forms.So if any one website is slow or not responding, do not waste your time by hitting the referesh key because the online application link will be active only upto 5 PM today.


Choose from any of these 3 websites – Link 1 or Link 2 or Link 3 


Dont keep moving from one link to another often.Your application will be accepted only if you complete Part I, II & pay the fee amount.


Confirm your Eligibility for Posts

Just because you are applying on the last date, do not forget to check the eligibility conditions.

  • Age limit of 18 – 27 years as on January 1, 2016 is presribed for most posts but there are posts for candidates above 27 yrs too.
  • Graduation in any degree is the educational qualification for majority of CGL posts but Statistical Investigator & Compiler positions require specialized degree.

Even if candidates apply for a non-eligible post, they can appear for the exam but would be rejected at the document verification.Nobody wants to go through that pain.So make sure you are read the notification & confirm the right posts.


Choose Post Preferences Carefully

Qualifers of SSC CGL exam would be posted to any of the 20+ jobs.Due to this large number, candidates ae provided with a facility to fill their preferences for each post.


If you are in confusion, see our detailed article on How to fill SSC CGL post preferences where we have explained the job profile along with preference list for males & females.


There is no possibility to modify your preferences later & also cannot request to change the post once its allotted to you.Hence make your choice wisely.


Pay Fees Correctly

The application fee of Rs.100 can be paid online through SBI netbanking or any bank`s debit or credit card.Registrants can also generate a challan online & pay the amount at any branch of SBI.

Those who want to pay fees at SBI branch must complete the Part II registration after 2 days of depositing the amount.

Hence we advise candidates to use either their ATM card or credit card to make payment & complete their registrations immediately.


Who need not pay fees: All women candidates,applicants belonging to SC,ST, PH & Ex-SM categories are completely exempted from paying fees.


Take Note of your Login Details

‘I have lost my registration number.What to do?’ is one question that candidates ask frequently after applying for an exam.Do not make the same mistake again for SSC CGL exam as well.

The registration number & password would be displayed on screen while registering itself.Note it down on a piece of paper or take a screenshot & save it to your desktop.It is necessary to download your exam call letter

Dont expect to receive any confirmation email or sms to be sent with your login details.


If you follow the above 5 rules, you wouldnt have to face any problem in applying for SSC CGL 2016 exam even on the last day.


For step-by-step information on filling the application, see How to fill SSC CGL 2016 online application form explained with images

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