SSC CGL 2017: After nearly three years, the final result of the Combined Graduate-Level (CGL) exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has been declared. The SSC had announced the date of the result following a massive outrage on Twitter in September.
Over 30.26 lakh candidates registered for the SSC CGL 2017 exam. The result for the tier-I exam had been declared in November 2017, in which 1.50 lakh had been selected to appear for the next round or tier-II exam. A total of 15,43,418 candidates appeared in the tier-I exam.
In October 2018, the apex court not only recommended cancellation of CGL 2017 exam but also suggested the SSC ask either the National Testing Agency (NTA) or CBSE to conduct the exam. On January 10, 2019 the apex court favoured setting up of a three-member high-powered committee comprising Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of tech giant Infosys, and renowned computer scientist Vijay P Bhatkar to suggest reforms for conducting of competitive examinations.
In the stage II exam, thousands of candidates took to the streets demanding cancellation of the exam over an alleged leak. The SSC conducts seven exams every year in stages — Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV where a candidate is tested for mathematics, English and computer proficiency. The next step is document verification, which happens together for Tier III and IV candidates.
The final result will be declared today, nearly three years after of the release of the notification for the government exam.