Mumbai: Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) 2017 (Tier-I) was conducted by the Staff Selection Commission from 5 August 2017 to 23 August 2017. More than 30.26 lakh candidates have registered to appear the test. SSC informed that till 21 August 2017, this examination has been conducted for 37 out of 43 Batches for 26,63,073 candidates, in which 14,02,331 candidates have actually taken the examination (average attendance 52.66%).
Last year the commission received over 38 lakh applications and this year the applications have seen a drop by over 8 lakh. For Combined Graduate Level Examination 2015, more than 23.7 Lakh candidates applied for the test.
In a statement, SSC informed that so far, the examination has been conducted without any major untoward incident. The commission, till 21 August 2017,, has registered criminal cases against three candidates indulging in exam related malpractices viz. two cases of impersonation and one case of cheating (and not leakage of paper as reported by one local newspaper in Jaipur). SSC informed that strict action would be taken against the three candidates as per the Rules of the Commission.
The Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) is very popular job selection test for central government job aspirants in India. CGLE Tier I is held for selecting candidates for Tier-II examination for filling up different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations of Government of India.