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 Exam Details
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 Rifleman Click Here
Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Click Here
Junior Engineer Click Here
Junior Hindi Translators (JHT) Click Here
Scientific Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department Click Here
Stenographers (Grade C & D) Click Here
SSC Phase VI / 2018 Click here
SSC Delhi Police Constable Recruitment 2016 Click here
Clerks’ Grade (for Multi Tasking Staff only) Exam Click here
Grade ‘C’ Steno. Ltd. Dept. Comp. Exam Click here
LDC Departmental Exam Click here
Stenographer Departmental Exam Click here
Upper Div. Clerk Ltd. Depttl. Comp. Exam Click 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 Examination Date of Advt. Closing Date Date of Exam
Combined Jr. Hindi Translator in Subordinate Office//Hindi Pradhyapak Exam. – 2018 (Paper-I) 22 Oct 2018 19 Nov 2018 13 Jan 2019 (CBE) *
Examination for Selection Posts Phase – VI/2018 ^ 05 Aug 2018 30 Sep 2018 16 Jan 2019 (CBE) *
17 Jan 2019 (CBE)*
18 Jan 2019 (CBE)*
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination – 2018 22 Oct 2018 19 Nov 2018 05 – 07 Feb 2019 (CBE)*
Recruitment for Constables (GD) in CAPFs Exam-2018 ++ 21 Jul 2018 20 Aug 2018 11 Feb – 11 Mar 2019 (CBE)*
Rectt. of SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police Examination -2018 (Paper-I) 03 Mar 2018 02 Apr 2018 12 – 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 2018 04 Jun 2018 04 – 19 Jun 2019 (CBE)*
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam., 2018 (Tier-I) 05 Mar 2019 05 Apr 2019 01 – 26 Jul 2019 (CBE)*
Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination-2019 (Paper-I) 22 Apr 2019 22 May 2019 02 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 2019 25 Feb 2019 23 – 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 2019 27 Jul 2019 14 –  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 2019 28 Aug 2019 26 Nov 2019 (CBE)*
Rectt. of SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police Exam -2019 (Paper-I) 17 Sep 2019 15 Oct 2019 11 – 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 – 2019 17 Sep 2019 15 Oct 2019 To be notified later
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical) Examination – 2019 (Paper-I) 01 Aug 2019 28 Aug 2019 To be notified later
Combined Graduate Level Exam,2019 (Tier-I) 31 Oct 2019 28 Nov 2019 To be notified later
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam., 2019 (Tier-I) 12 Dec 2019 10 Jan 2020 To 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 Quarter Official Website
Northern Region at New Delhi www.sscnr.net.in
Central Region at Allahabad www.ssc-cr.org
Eastern Region at Kolkatta www.sscer.org
Western Region at Mumbai www.sscwr.net
Southern Region at Chennai www.sscsr.gov.in
North West Region at Chandigarh www.sscnwr.org
Karnataka Kerala Region at Bangaluru www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in
North East Region at Guwahati www.sscner.org.in
MPR Region at Raipur www.sscmpr.org
Headquarters at New Delhi www.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 I Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration of the test
Tier – I General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Tier II Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 minutes
English Language and Comprehension 100 200
Statistics 100 200
General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/Letter/ Application etc.) 100 60 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.

Part Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
I English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
II General Intelligence 25 50
III Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
IV General Awareness 25 50

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:

Part Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
I General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50
II General Awareness 50 50
III English Language and Comprehension 100 100

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:

Paper Subject Number of questions Maximum Marks
Paper – 1 General Intelligence Reasoning 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
Part.A: General Engineering (Civil & Structural)  OR Part-B: General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C: General Engineering (Mechanical) 100 100
Paper – 2 Part.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  Subject Number of questions Maximum Marks
Paper – 1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
General Knowledge and Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Paper – 2 English language & Comprehension 200 200

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  Subject Number of questions Maximum Marks 
Paper – 1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
Numerical Aptitude 25 25
General English 25 25
General Awareness 50 50
Paper – 2 Short Essay/Letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution 50

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:

Paper Subject Number of questions Maximum Marks
Paper – 1 General Hindi 100 100
General English 100 100
Paper 2 Translation & Essay 200

State Wise Recruitment

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