Staff Selection Commission (SSC) which is under Government of India recruits staff for various positions in various Departments and Ministries under Government of India and its Subordinate Offices. SSC is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). SSC recruits eligible candidates into clerical grade posts through Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination. GD constables, Multi tasking staff, Stenographers, Junior Hindi Translators, and various other posts are recruited by SSC. SSC also releases CGL and CHSL notification for the recruitment of eligible candidates into the crucial central government posts.
The list of some posts, their eligibility and their pay scales are given in the below table.
|Post||Pay Scale||Age||Educational Qualification|
|Postal Assistant or Sorting Assistant||PB -1(Rs. 5200-20200) with a Grade Pay 2400 (pre-revised)||18-27 years||Candidates must have passed at least 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University.|
|Data Entry Operator||PB -1(Rs. 5200-20200) with a Grade Pay of 2400 (pre-revised)||18-27 years|
|Lower Division Clerk||PB -1(Rs.5200-20200) Grade Pay 1900 (pre-revised)||18-27 years|
|Court Clerk||PB -1(Rs.5200-20200) Grade Pay 1900 (pre-revised)||18-27 years|
Age relaxations on upper age limit to candidates belonging to various categories are listed below.
|S.No||Category||Age-Relaxation on Upper age limit|
|03||Physically handicapped (PH) + Cerebral Palsy||10 years|
|04||PH + Cerebral Palsy+ OBC||13 years|
|05||PH + Cerebral Palsy+ SC/ST||15 years|
|06||Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)||03 years after deduction of the
military service rendered from the actual age as on the crucial date.
|07||Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the crucial date.|
|08||Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the crucial date.|
|09||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General or Unreserved) having more than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.||Up to 40 years of age|
|10||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) having more than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.||Up to 43 years of age|
|11||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) having more than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.||Upper age limit Up to 45 years of age|
|12||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (Unreserved or General)||5 years|
|13||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (OBC)||8 years|
|14||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (SC or ST)||10 years|
|15||Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and not remarried/Widows (Unreserved/General)||Upper age limit Up to 35 years of age|
|16||Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and not remarried/Widows (OBC)||Upper age limit Up to 38 years of age|
|17||Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and not remarried /Widows (SC/ST)||Upper age limit Up to 40 years of age|
|18||Defence Personnel disabled during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed (Unreserved/General)||3 years|
|19||Defence Personnel disabled during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed(OBC)||6 (3+3) years|
|20||Defence Personnel disabled during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed(SC/ST)||8 (3+5) years|
|21||Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (Unreserved/General)||Up to 45 years of age|
|22||Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (OBC)||Up to 48 years of age|
|23||Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST)||Up to 50 years of age|
|24||Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (Unreserved or General) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI subject to availability of vacancies)||3 years plus the length of service in the census, before retrenchment and Weightage of past service.|
|25||Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (OBC) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI subject to availability of vacancies)||Do + 3 years|
|26||Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (SC/ST) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI subject to availability of vacancies)||Do + 5 years|
How To Apply
- Candidates have to register once in SSC website and can apply for any examination conducted by SSC, and this one-time registration details will be in the permanent database of SSC.
- Candidates should visit the website and the online application contains two stages; Registration Part (If not registered earlier) and Application Part
- In the Registration Part, candidates must fill basic information and all relevant details and upload the scanned copies of signature & passport size photograph as per the instructions
- On submission of these details, Registration ID and password will appear and save these Registration ID and password.
- In the application part candidates are required to pay the prescribed fee as per the instruction and should submit the details.
The Selection Procedure consists of three stages including three tiers of examination and document verification.
- Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
- Tier-II: Descriptive Paper
- Tier-III: Typing Test/Skill Test
- Document Verification
Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-III Examination based on the performance in the Computer-based Written Examination (Tier-I) which of Objective type and Descriptive Examination (Tier-II). Finally, the candidates who qualify in the skill test/Typing Test (Tier-III) will be appointed by the Commission into the vacant posts on the basis of their performance in Tier-I and Tier-II and after verification of their certificates. Drona provides detailed information and tips to crack all these government job exams.
Tier-I Exam Pattern
- This is an online exam and will be of objective type.
- There will be 4 parts in a question paper, and each part carries 50 marks
- Each part will be having 25 questions and total marks 200 marks for four part.
- Questions will be set in English & Hindi except for part 2.
- There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
|Part||Subject||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Duration/Timing|
|I||General Intelligence||25 questions||50||75 Minutes (For General)|
|II||English Language||25 questions||50|
|III||Quantitative Aptitude||25 questions||50|
|IV||General Awareness||25 questions||50|
Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)
This paper assesses the writing skills of the candidates and the minimum qualifying marks would be 33 per cent. The obtained marks in this exam will be included for preparing merit. Candidates need to write essays, precis, letters, application writing, etc. This exam will be offline and is of descriptive type carrying 100 marks. One hour time will be given to complete the exam, and the exam can be written either in Hindi or in English.
Tier-III of the Examination will be the Skill Test or typing Test which will be of qualifying in nature. The final merit would be determined by the total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II. Candidates who opt english typing must type at least 35 words per minute and for Hindi 30 words per minute. Candidates applying for Data entry operator post should have a speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on the computer as a skill set.