Staff Selection Commission

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training and comprises of Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations who are appointed on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Central Government from time to time. The functions of the Staff Selection Commission have been enlarged from time to time and now it carries out the recruitment also to all Group “B” posts in the pay scale of Rs 9300 to 34800 with grade pay of Rs 42000. SSC hold Open Competitive Examinations for recruitment to the posts of Lower Division Clerks, Assistants in the various Ministries/Departments, Junior Engineer, Statistical Investigators, Tax Assistant and many more.

Staff Selection Commission

SSC goes to make recruitment to (i) all Group “B” posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices which are in the pay scales the maximum of which is Rs.10,500 or below and (ii) all non-technical Group “C” posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices, except those posts which are specifically exempt from the purview of the Staff Selection Commission.

All SSC recruitments

SSC ExamDetails
Combined Graduate Level (CGL)Click Here
Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL)Click Here
SSC CPO (SI / ASI)Click Here
Constable (GD) in CAPFs, NIA & SSF and RiflemanClick Here
Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) StaffClick Here
Junior EngineerClick Here
Junior Hindi Translators (JHT)Click Here
Scientific Assistant in Indian Meteorological DepartmentClick Here
Stenographers (Grade C & D)Click Here
SSC Phase VI / 2018Click here
SSC Delhi Police Constable Recruitment 2016Click here
Clerks’ Grade (for Multi Tasking Staff only) ExamClick here
Grade ‘C’ Steno. Ltd. Dept. Comp. ExamClick here
LDC Departmental ExamClick here
Stenographer Departmental ExamClick here
Upper Div. Clerk Ltd. Depttl. Comp. ExamClick here

State Level Staff Selection Commission

SSC and state SSC recruits staff to various posts with vacancies. There are exams (sometimes only one stage, sometimes more than one) to select candidates for recruitment. In certain posts, where Government of India approves, there are interviews also for SSC selection. State level SSC also exist and they look after several recruitments at the state level. State wise Staff Selection Commission is also listed here and candidates can go to the respective page to know State Staff Selection Commission ongoing and upcoming recruitment.

SSC Calendar 2019-2020

Name of ExaminationDate of Advt.Closing DateDate of Exam
Combined Jr. Hindi Translator in Subordinate Office//Hindi Pradhyapak Exam. – 2018 (Paper-I)22 Oct 201819 Nov 201813 Jan 2019 (CBE) *
Examination for Selection Posts Phase – VI/2018 ^05 Aug 201830 Sep 201816 Jan 2019 (CBE) *
17 Jan 2019 (CBE)*
18 Jan 2019 (CBE)*
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination – 201822 Oct 201819 Nov 201805 – 07 Feb 2019 (CBE)*
Recruitment for Constables (GD) in CAPFs Exam-2018 ++21 Jul 201820 Aug 201811 Feb – 11 Mar 2019 (CBE)*
Rectt. of SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police Examination -2018 (Paper-I)03 Mar 201802 Apr 201812 – 16 Mar 2019 (CBE)*
Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2017 (Tier-IV)(CPT/DEST)To be notified later
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam., 2017 (Tier-III) (SKILL TEST)To be notified later
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination – 2018 (DV/SKILL)To be notified later
Combined Jr. Hindi Translator in Subordinate Office//Hindi Pradhyapak Exam. – 2018 (Paper-II)26 May 2019 (DES)** (SUNDAY)
Combined Graduate Level Exam,2018 (Tier-I)05 May 201804 Jun 201804 – 19 Jun 2019 (CBE)*
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam., 2018 (Tier-I)05 Mar 201905 Apr 201901 – 26 Jul 2019 (CBE)*
Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination-2019 (Paper-I)22 Apr 201922 May 201902 Aug – 06 Sep 2019 (CBE)*
Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2018 (Tier-II)11 – 13 Sep 2019 (CBE)*
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical) Examination – 2018 (Paper-I)01 Feb 201925 Feb 201923 – 27 Sep 2019 (CBE)
Rectt. of SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police Exam -2018 (PaperII)27 Sep 2019 (CBE)*
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam., 2018 (Tier-II)29 Sep 2019 (DES)**
Examination for Selection Posts Phase – VII/2018 ^08 Jul 201927 Jul 201914 –  18 Oct 2019 (CBE)*
Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination-2019 (Paper-II)17 Nov 2019 (DES)** (SUNDAY)
Combined Jr. Hindi Translator in Subordinate Office//Hindi Pradhyapak Exam. – 2019 (Paper-I)01 Aug 201928 Aug 201926 Nov 2019 (CBE)*
Rectt. of SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police Exam -2019 (Paper-I)17 Sep 201915 Oct 201911 – 13 Dec 2019 (CBE)*
Combined Graduate Level Exam,2018 (Tier-III)29 Dec 2019 (DES) ** (MORNING) (SUNDAY)
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical) Examination – 2018 (Paper-II)29 Dec 2019 (DES) ** (EVENING) (SUNDAY)
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination – 201917 Sep 201915 Oct 2019To be notified later
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical) Examination – 2019 (Paper-I)01 Aug 201928 Aug 2019To be notified later
Combined Graduate Level Exam,2019 (Tier-I)31 Oct 201928 Nov 2019To be notified later
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam., 2019 (Tier-I)12 Dec 201910 Jan 2020To be notified later

(*) – CBE – Computer Based Examination
(**) – DES – Descriptive Paper
(^) – Selection Post Examination
(++) – Non –Mandated Examination

History of Staff Selection Commission

The Government of India, in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms vide its Resolution No. 46/1(S)/74-Estt.(B) dated the 4th November, 1975 constituted a Commission called the Subordinate Services Commission which has subsequently been re-designated as Staff Selection Commission effective from the 26th September 1977 to make recruitment to various Class III (now Group “C”) (non-technical) posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and in Subordinate Offices. The functions of the Staff Selection Commission have been enlarged from time to time and now it carries out the recruitment also to all Group “B” posts in the pay scale of Rs 9300 to 34800 with a grade pay of Rs 42000 The functions of the Staff Selection Commission were redefined by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions vide its Resolution No.39018/1/98-Estt.(B) dated 21st May 1999 (may be seen under the heading Resolution).

Important Role Of SSC

Commission conduct examinations and/or interviews, whenever required for recruitment to the posts within its purview. The examinations would be held as far as possible at different centres and successful candidates posted, to the extent possible, to their home State/Region.

  • The Commission conducts periodical Typewriting Tests in English and Hindi.
  • The Commission prepares schemes for recruitment to all Group “B” posts which are in the pay scale of Rs 9300 to 34800 with a grade pay of Rs 42000 or below and Group “C” non-technical posts in the Ministries/Departmental of the Govt. of India including its Attached and Subordinate Offices in consultation with the Departments concerned.
  • The Commission conducts examinations/selections for recruitment to all Group “B” posts which are in the pay scales the maximum of which is Rs.10, 500 or below and all Group “C” non-technical posts in the Ministries/Departments of the Govt. from time to time.
  • The Commission performs such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Central Govt. from time to time.

Regional / Sub-Regional Offices of SSC

For smooth conduct of examinations through a large network of examination centers/sub-centers situated in different parts of the country for the convenience of the candidates, the Commission has been provided with a Regional set-up. At present, there are seven Regional Offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore and two Sub-Regional Offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional Office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.

Region & Its Head QuarterOfficial Website
Northern Region at New Delhiwww.sscnr.net.in
Central Region at Allahabadwww.ssc-cr.org
Eastern Region at Kolkattawww.sscer.org
Western Region at Mumbaiwww.sscwr.net
Southern Region at Chennaiwww.sscsr.gov.in
North West Region at Chandigarhwww.sscnwr.org
Karnataka Kerala Region at Bangaluruwww.ssckkr.kar.nic.in
North East Region at Guwahatiwww.sscner.org.in
MPR Region at Raipurwww.sscmpr.org
Headquarters at New Delhiwww.ssc.nic.in

SSC CGL, CHSL, Steno, JE, CAPF, MTS, JHT Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission has provided the scheme of various examination to be held by the commission. You may check the scheme of examination from the below given links:

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 

The examination is conducted at 04 tiers – Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV. For tier I and II, CGL exam is conducted in online mode (Computer-based), for Tier III, it is held in offline pen-paper based mode. Tier-IV is a Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification. Candidates can check the exam pattern for Tier I, II and III from the table below:

Tier ISubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration of the test
Tier – IGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning255060 Minutes
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550
Tier IIQuantitative Abilities100200120 minutes
English Language and Comprehension100200
Statistics100200
General Studies (Finance and Economics)100200
Tier-IIIDescriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/Letter/ Application etc.)10060 Minutes

Exam Pattern for CHSL 

The CHSL exam consist of three tier examination. Tier – I is a computer-based test, Tier II is a descriptive test and Tier-III is a Typing Test/ Skill Test. The computer-based test is of 60 Minutes duration and consist of MCQ type questions. For Tier-I, candidates need to prepare subjects like English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates can check the exam pattern for Tier-I from the table below.

PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
IEnglish Language (Basic Knowledge)2550
IIGeneral Intelligence2550
IIIQuantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)2550
IVGeneral Awareness2550

Exam Pattern for Steno ‘C’ & ‘D’

The Stenographers (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) examination is a computer-based test. It consist of MCQ type questions which a candidate need to solve in a duration of 02 hours. For the CBT, candidates need to prepare topics like General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, English Language and Comprehension. Check the distribution of question in each of these sections from the table below:

PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
IGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning5050
IIGeneral Awareness5050
IIIEnglish Language and Comprehension100100

Exam Pattern for JE

The examination for Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quantity Surveying & Contract) will consist of two papers. Paper-I is a computer Based Examination of 02 hours duration and consist of MCQ type questions and Paper-II is conventional type of 02 hours duration as well. Candidates can check the exam pattern for SSC JE Paper and Paper 2 from the table below:

PaperSubjectNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Paper – 1General Intelligence Reasoning5050
General Awareness5050
Part.A: General Engineering (Civil & Structural)  OR Part-B: General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C: General Engineering (Mechanical)100100
Paper – 2Part.A: General Engineering (Civil & Structural)  OR Part-B: General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C: General Engineering (Mechanical) OR Part-D: General Engineering(Electronics)300

Exam Pattern for CAPF

The examination for recruitment of Sub-Inspector in Delhi police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub-Inspectors in CISF consist of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both are computer-based test of a duration of 02 hours. Candidates can check the exam pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 from the table below:

Paper SubjectNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Paper – 1General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Knowledge and Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Comprehension5050
Paper – 2English language & Comprehension200200

Exam Pattern for MTS (NT)

The examination for recruitment for the post of Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff in Different States and Union Territories is conudcted in offline mode (pen-paper based). The test consist of two (02) papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is a written test which consist of MCQ type questions which a candidate need to solve in a duration of 2 hours, whereas, Paper 2 consist of descriptive type questions. Check the distribution on question in each of these papers from the table below:

Paper SubjectNumber of questionsMaximum Marks 
Paper – 1General Intelligence and Reasoning2525
Numerical Aptitude2525
General English2525
General Awareness5050
Paper – 2Short Essay/Letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution50

Exam Pattern for SSC JHT

The examination consist of two papers. Paper-I is Computer Based Examination and paper-II is conventional type. Candidates can check the exam details for both the papers from the table below:

PaperSubjectNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Paper – 1General Hindi100100
General English100100
Paper 2Translation & Essay200

State Wise Recruitment