SSC CGL Application Form 2016 | Most Common Doubts


SSC CGL Application Form 2016: The Staff Selection Commission has been receiving an overwhelming response this year. A lot of candidates have already submitted their application form for upcoming SSC CGL 2016 Examination. As discussed in our SSC CGL How to Apply article, the application will be submitted online. Are you facing any difficulties while filling the application form for SSC CGL 2016? If yes, just have a look at these common errors, doubts and queries faced by fellow SSC aspirants while filling SSC CGL Application Form 2016. We have also provided a definitive solution for each query.

Please note that these set of questions, doubts or queries have been submitted by users. Only the ones mentioned by most users have been entered here.


SSC CGL Application Form 2016: Common Errors, Doubts and Issues

As we discussed earlier in our SSC CGL application process post, the application will be submitted in 2 parts. You need to complete both in order to appear for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016.


1. What if any column of Part-I or Part-II remains unfilled?

Ans.  The SSC CGL Application Form 2016 will be considered incomplete if information in the mandatory fields have not been entered by the SSC aspirant. The application form will be rejected by SSC in the final screening before issuing the Admit Card and the candidate will not be able to sit in the written examination.


2. What if I completed the Registration Part-I and didn’t note the Registration Number. How can I resume the process for Registration Part-II of SSC CGL Application Form 2016 ?

Ans.  After completion of SSC CGL Application Form Part 1, a completion receipt having all the basic information will be displayed. All SSC Aspirants are advised to save that page as Registration Number is one of the Mandatory fields that are to be filled  in order to start the Registration Part-II of SSC CGL Application Form 2016.

If you haven’t saved the Registration number, you will not be able to continue the process. You have to start with a fresh Registration Process.


3. What is the Post Preference if I am an Engineer (Any Trade)?

Ans. In SSC CGL 2016 Application Form, there is no specific post preference for engineers. The basic educational qualification required is mostly a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institute.

But if you wish to read about specific post preference criteria, have a look at these articles.

  • SSC CGL 2016 Post Preferences for Male Candidate: Click here
  • SSC CGL 2016 Post Preferences for Female Candidate: Click here

These article contain full explanation for selecting and filling post preferences.


4. What is the change in the Age Limit Eligibility Criteria for the SSC CGL 2016?

Ans. According to the new directives issued by Staff Selection Commissionthe age is calculated as on 01.01.2016 (1 January 2016). This mean a lot of candidates will now be eligible to fill SSC CGL Application Form 2016.


5. What if I made any mistake while filling SSC CGL Application Form. Is Editing in any column possible or not after complete submission?

Ans. This is perhaps the most asked question or query. We would like to inform all SSC candidates that No Editing is allowed after the final submission. You will have to submit a new application.


6. I tried to upload the photograph and signature but every time it shows error. Is this a mandatory field, if yes how can I resolve it?

Ans. In SSC CGL Application Form 2016, Uploading Photograph and Signature are the mandatory fields. If you are not able to upload the same after trying many times., it is certain that either there is issue in Size or Dimension. You can check the required dimension and size on the same page.

For Resizing the Dimension and size, you can use Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2007 or any other tool.

The steps to use Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2007 are as follows:

  1. Right Click on the Image and open with “Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2007”.
  2. Click on the Edit Picture ‘Resize’. Then click on the third Radio Button (Custom Width and Height)
  3. Two fields became active and you can put the required numeric size of the image.
  4. Just click on “Ok”
  5. The Image is resized in dimension as well as size.
  6. Now you can upload the Image successfully.

We hope this will resolve the issue.


7. If I had completed SSC CGL Application Form 2016 (Part-I & Part-II) and submitted but I didn’t saved my final registration page how can I reprint it?

Ans. After completing the registration process for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination, the candidate will receive an auto generated mail from SSC. This mail will have the Registration number.

Just go to SSC official website and click on View/Print Application (Top Right Hand side of the Page). Click on that link and fill the mandatory fields. The application page with all the Information will be displayed.

Still confused on how to apply for SSC CGL 2016 Examination? Follow this procedure.


SSC CGL 2016: Step by Step Application Process

The eligible candidates can submit their application online. The process is completed in 2 sets of registration forms. Make sure you have all the necessary materials out or in front of you before you initiate the registration process.

  • Debit Card/ Credit Card Details
  • Scanned Copy of your Passport Sized Photograph
  • Scanned Copy of your Signature

Follow these steps to complete the process of submitting the SSC CGL Form online.

  1. Begin with SSC CGL Registration Form Part I by clicking here.
  2. You will be directed to SSC Official Site, now proceed further.
  3. In this form, you enter all the basic details. Double-Check for any errors in dates or spellings. You don’t have to rush through the application.
  4. Click on  “I agree” button after you find that information supplied by you requires no correction. Remember, no modification will be allowed after you complete this form. 
  5. A registration number will be generated.
  6. Note down the registration number or take out the print out of the page. The first part is complete for SSC CGL 2016 Examination.
  7. The application procedure is incomplete without Part II of the Registration Process.
  8. The Part II requires all the details we mentioned before to keep in front of you, i.e. debit/ credit card details and scanned copes of photograph, signature.
  9.  To begin Part II, click here.
  10.  Enter the registration number from Point 5 and your date of birth here.
  11.  Fill in all the necessary details. The process will remain incomplete if you fail to upload photograph, signature or pay online fees.

We sum up our SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination article here. Did we cover your particular query or not? If we didn’t, let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. I have study at graduate for bcom 3rd year. Then please inform that i have appearing ssc cgl 2016 examination.

  2. sir, i have made one mistake while filling my application, choosed yes as a minority community, whether going for reregistration message comes already registered what todo

  3. Sir, I have applied for SSC cgl 2016 but after completing I have found my percentages of marks incorrect. What can I do now?

        • Hi Samanway,
          Submitting another application is not a good idea. They might disqualify you. We strongly advise you to the needful changes into your first application form only.

  4. Cgl 2016: i have done the part 1 but after submmiting it the payment window doesnot appear.Now i am unable to login ..It shows wrong details.Can anyone please help?

  5. Hi sir I submitted my application form through the new link. It was given in the new link that size of photo should be 40 (width) and 60 (height). I uploaded the same dimensions. But in old link it was given photo dimensions should be 140 by 60 width and height. Is there any problem now with the photo? If yes can you please give me solution.
    Thank you.

  6. I am in final year so percentage mark is optional then also form is not submitted finally. Whether i have to enter 00 marks.

  7. Hi sir
    i have applied and completed my submission. I Found a error in my permanent address how to change it please help me how to do it


  9. sir my district name is change with block name by mistake while feeling application form but my area code is correct then what happen…sir plz advice me

  10. Dear Sir/Ma’am, I have opted for Sub Inspector in NIA as one of my preferences but today I came to know that it requires 170 cm height (minimum) and I am not fulfilling this criteria. Will it also affect my candidature for rest of the posts?

  11. Dear Sir/Ma’am, I have opted for Sub Inspector in NIA as one of my preferences but today I came to know that I am it requires 170 cm height (minimum) and I am not fulfilling this criteria. Will it also affect my candidature for rest of the posts?

  12. Sir, I submitted my application and by mistake I selected the statistical investigator grade II post and AAO posts in post preference section in 7 and 18 which I will not qualify and the below parts regarding this section I mentioned NO as well, does this will affect my application ?? Do I have submit this application ??
    Please help.

  13. Sir, I have submitted my application for the Cgl 2016 and checking it now I found I made a mistake on post preference. I have Statistical Complier and AAO in that section and in the below section for these posts I have mention NO for these posts.. Doea this might be a problem ??

  14. hi sir i have applied for ssc cgl and yesterday i got mail to upload my photo by mistake i have applied for ssc JHT with the same registration number and its not accepting my photo plz suggest me sir

  15. I have submitted a application form for ssc cgl 2016. I belong to OBC. I am 24 years old, but I have clicked yes in obc age relaxation criteria. Is there any problem with it in future.

  16. I filled part one and two,payment also done.mail came to me confirming that I have completed my registration.I have transaction details also. But now I cannot see my application status. Please tell what to do. I am worried

  17. I have applied for few posts and along with that i have APPLIED FOR AAO POST
    and DIDN’T APPLY for statistical investigator ,

    I’m a B.TECH graduate , But for these Questions.. Below

    Do u pocess EQ for posts of AAO and stastical invstigator /compiler ?
    I have Opted YES for both.

    Will there be any problem?

    1. if i’m qualified in paper 1 and paper 2 , Do i need to attend the paper 3 or can I skip it ??

    What are the chances of disqualification ??

    i.) IF I DON’T ATTEND the paper 3 ?
    Am i still eligible for next descriptive exam and eligible for remaining posts?

    ii) IF I ATTEND the Paper 3 ? and unable to.clear it ?
    am i allowed to attend the next descriptive and am i still eligible to remaining posts?

    iii.) IF I ATTEND and able to clear it ? Am i eligible to AAO and other remaining posts ?( if i clear descriptive)

    • Don’t be confused , EQ for all the post is just bachelor’s degree but in the case of AAO and Compiler Desired Qualification is also there means the preference is given on that basis only. In case of SSC CGL, the post is allotted on the basis of merit list and the post preference mentioned by you. If you have mentioned Yes in both then you have to appear for the Paper III as well as next descriptive Exam. In case you score according and manage the merit, it will be basically on the merit but the preference will be given to the one having desired Qualification as well

  18. Sir I registered for SSC CGL through website but now the website is for registering JIT so i cant able to download my CGL form. Please help

  19. sir Maine ssc junior translator ka form bhara hai..galti se father mother ka naam same hogaya h…plz kindly tell me how to correct that mistake completely..thank you

  20. i have filled No in all the 4 boxes for the post of AAO and statistical Grade 2 compiler but in the post preference i have filled AAO in 6th place and statistical grade 2 compiler in 18th place, will they reject my application?

  21. my matriculation name is dhandhan tiwary and by mistake i have filled the form by name of dhandhan tiwari. At the document verification what will I have todo

  22. i have completed all the application process including part , part2, payment etc. but because of some technical fault i could not get print out of my application form although my application status shows that all the steps are completed. Is it really necessary to have print out of application form? what are the problem which i can face in future because of unavailability of print out of application form.

  23. in the post preference i have filled AAO in 2nd place but i have filled No in all the 4 boxes for the post of AAO and statistical Grade 2 compiler,still will they take my 2nd preference as AAO??.what would be the expected cut off for AAO im belongs to sc category

  24. bymistake in the post preference i have filled AAO in 2nd place but i have filled No in all the 4 boxes for the post of AAO and statistical Grade 2 compiler and i dont want AAO at all bymistakely placed it in the preferences so will it any problem? what would be the expected cut off for AAO im belongs to sc can u clarify me plss

  25. Hi sir i have kept yes for all posts of aao statistical officer and compiler but im a btech graduate i dont posses eq mentioned by them now what should i do , they reject my application or is there any way to edit them pls suggest

  26. i have filled in form preference for assistant audit officer by mistake….is there any chance to make changes in form

  27. Sir/Madam,
    I have filled the form and “I FORGOT TO NOTE DOWN MY PASSWORD” and i have to add ACIO in the form too can you help me

    REGISTRATION ID : JITE51174523159

  28. Sir I have completely filled my form(part-1 and part-2) and submitted but forgot to save the completely filled form. Now the date to take print out or save the filled form is also over. What should I do?

  29. Sir i am filling form ssc stenographer exam but I mistake if u cerebral palsy maine galti se no ke gajhe pr yes kr diya tho kiya mai phir se form aplly kr duo plz plz rply

  30. Sir I registered for stenographer examination 2016. but some columns are wrongly filled in registered form. Now how to changed. And Is this registration only for stenographer examination or all over ssc examinations? Sir please……….. reply to me.

  31. Hiii sir
    I have applied for SSC CGL 2016.I preferred CBI, first in the application form.
    I have a doubt that,if i have secured desired marks,and not qualified in physical test,then will you give me another job or not.

  32. sir,
    the form status is showing “confirmed but not approved”. something is pending in some category! what should I do? I am not able to fill my option form!
    please help!!!!

  33. Sir please year bta deejays ki cgl ki AAO and statical investigator ke khano me Maine no bharat diya hai to kya mai is keen liye yogya nhi hu…..Sir please bta deejiye kya mai ise subhas skta hu…..

  34. Sir, pt

    i have not downloaded the completed CGL application form as directed in the mail.. now the link not working.. how can i download it.. is it make any problem in the future?

  35. in my application form my community taken as general instead of obc
    what can i do right now please inform me if there is any way to prove before going to ssc cgl

  36. i have uploaded my picture successfully but after 6 hours when i try to print it the picture is gone….i have checked 3 to 4 times that my picture is ok.but why this problem…help me please.

  37. 1. Auditor in Offices under C&AG
    2. Auditor in Offices under CGA & others
    3. Auditor in Offices under CGDA
    4. Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

    21. Statistical Investigator Gr.II in M/Statistics & Prog

    Are you applying for the Posts of Statistical Investigator Gr.II/ Compiler No
    Do you possess EQ for the Posts of Statistical Investigator Grade II/ Compiler No
    Are you applying for the Posts of AAO No
    Do you possess EQ for the Posts of AAO No

    These are my post prefrence and in all 4 option i have selected ‘no’

    do i need to appear in papper 3 befor discriptive exam I am a graduate from mechanical engg.

  38. sir i have forgot to mention my surname in ssc cgl form. and only first name got printed as on admt card, whereas all my id proof indicateds my full name. Is there any alternative to make that correct so as to sit in mains examination

  39. sir,i had to ask what should i do i have completed the form filling procedure ,paid for it but application for contains some random girl photo maybe default or something whom i dont know. i tried to fill a new form but it says you have applied already.what should i do?

  40. sir my reg id is 62003635270 for ssc je civil engg 2016.
    i have fill the form on 6 oct but by mistake i fill hindi language in place of english for second paper .
    so plz tell me how can i change it or what can i do ?
    if this can not change can i give exam in english lagauge ?
    plz reply

  41. I have registered with SSC portal using registration form, but i didn’t upload the photo and signature at that time.
    Now i am getting error message “Credentials do not match”. Please help before the last date for CHSL 2017 application closes.

  42. sir, i have already completed all the parts of registration of ssc chsl 2016 even though it shows that your application is incomplete. i have been waiting since10-12days but it shows the same every time.what should i do?

  43. Sir , due to server problem I was filled two application form for SSC je after some days I checked my first form was accepted but today I received a massage my first form is rejected sir pls tell me any solution.
    Sir my both application form is rejected or one is rejected and one is accepted???

  44. Sir, I attended steno skill test in general English, and I am a very fast writer. I used compressed words for my own understanding. Will I get through the test? Kindly help me.

  45. sir i have make mistake in registeration of ssc..i doesnt belongs to the minority but by mistake i choosen that yes….so plzz help me ..m not able to correcttt it..plzzz help

    • Yes Sachin……..Actually it is just a game of words we are not able to get at first sight………it really says that if photo or signature would be blurred……THEN our form will be rejected which seldom happens ……if its written in front of ur photo and sign – provisionally accepted then relax and carry on with ur prep.

  46. I made a slight mistake in my date of birth in the form. Just the ‘day’ part went wrong. will there be any problem when i go with that admitcard in the exam.? please help

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