Friday, December 14, 2018

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Eligibility, recruitment process.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an Indian organization for recruitment of staff in government offices. Earlier in the year 1975, the government of India noticed that the bulk of the staff of the Government at the Centre and in the States belonged to Class III and Class IV categories. So, the Government of India, via its Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms constituted a Commission called the Subordinate Services Commission which was eventually re-designated as Staff Selection Commission to make recruitment for various Class III (now Group “C”) (non-technical) posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and in Subordinate Offices. It also carries out the recruitment to all Group “B” posts.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has a nationwide network of 9 regional/sub-regional offices located at Allahabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi & Sub-regional offices located at Chandigarh & Raipur. Each Regional Office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.

staff selection commission
staff selection commission

It broadly conducts two types of examinations.

1. Open Examination :

It covers many examinations, but we are chiefly concerned with the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) and 10+2 Examination.  It is interesting to note that both of these exams share the same syllabus and exam pattern. But they vary in the posts and eligibility criteria.  For the eligibility criteria of 10+2 Examination, the candidate must have passed 12th standard or equivalent or higher examination from a recognized Board or University.

2. Departmental Examinations


  • 1. Combined Graduate Level Examination
  • 2. Combined Matric Level (10+2) Examination
  • 3. Statistical Investigators (SSS) Grade IV Examination
  • 4. Junior Engineers(Civil & Elect) Examination
  • 5. Junior Translators (CSOLS) Examination
  • 6. Section Officer (Comml Audit) Examination
  • 7. Deputy Field Officer (Cab Sectt) Examination
  • 8. Data Entry Operator(DEO) Examination

  • 9. Sub Inspector in CPOs Examination

  • 10. Section Officer (Audit) Examination

  • 11. Tax Assistant Examination

  • 12. Section Officer (Accounts) Examination

Departmental Examinations

  • 1. Grade ‘C’ Stenographers Ltd. Depttl. Compt. Examination.

  • 2. UD Grade Ltd. Depttl. Compt. Examination.

  • 3. Clerks Grade (For Group 'D' Staff only) Examination

Recruitment to isolated Post (selection) 

Besides recruitment through All India Open Competitive Examinations, Staff Selection Commission also makes recruitment to Group ‘C’ Non-Technical and Group ‘B’ Non-gazetted Posts which are not covered by any of the Open Examinations conducted by the Commission. Such vacancies generally are small in number and qualifications for such posts vary from department to department. These are isolated posts, which are also known as Selection Posts. SSC conducts a direct interview for recruitment in the same. Staff Selection Commission judges candidate’s academic qualifications, knowledge of the subjects studied, personality, aptitude and suitability for the post under consideration.

Notice for recruitment to Selection Posts is issued in the Employment News / Rozgar Samachar and is also published on the website of the Commission/Regional Offices of the Commission. Notice for Group'C' posts is issued by the Regional Offices of the Commission and Notice for Group'B' posts is issued by the Headquarters of the Commission.

SSC 10+2 Examination

Commission holds a Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination for recruitment to the posts of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator, and Lower Division Clerk and Court clerks.

Age Qualification (Staff Selection Commission)

The candidate should be between 18-27 years. The age of the candidate is verified from 10th class mark sheet.

Educational Qualification (Staff Selection Commission)

The candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board or university.

Exam: (Staff Selection Commission)

The examination is Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.

The pattern for the Exam: (Staff Selection Commission)

The test is Computer based multiple objective type oni
  • 1) General Intelligence 
  • ii) English Language
  • iii) Quantitative Aptitude 
  • iv) General Awareness

Note: There is a negative marking of 0.50 mark for wrong answers. Leaving English question paper, all the other papers are available in both Hindi and English.

Application Fees: (Staff Selection Commission)

The application fees is Rs.100. Fee is exempted for all Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation, as per Government orders.

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