Staff Selection Commission is a government run organisation which is responsible for recruitment of staff in various departments. SSC Jobs are usually for various posts in various ministries of India. Staff Selection Commission recruitment is generally for Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ posts in various ministries and departments of the Indian government. The popularity of SSC Jobs is huge in India as it presents an ideal opportunity of employment to the youth of India. With increasing number of employment in public sector, number of people going for govt jobs is at hike. With the growing popularity of government jobs, SSC jobs are also trending in India.

  • 1. Inspector of Income Tax [CBDT]
  • 2. Inspector, (Central Excise) [CBEC]
  • 3. Inspector (Preventive Officer) [CBEC]
  • 4. Inspector (Examiner) [CBEC]
  • 5. Assistant Enforcement Officer [Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue]
  • 6. Inspector of Posts [ Department of Post]
  • 7. Inspector [Central Bureau of Narcotics ]
  • 8. Divisional Accountant [Offices under CAG]
  • 9. Statistical Investigator Gr.II  [M/Statistics & Prog Implementation]
  • 10. Assistant [Ministry of Railway]
  • 11. Assistant (Central Secretariat Service)
  • 12. Assistant [Central Vigilance Commission]
  • 13. Assistant [Intelligence Bureau]
  • 14. Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs)
  • 15. Assistant (Cypher) [Ministry of External Affairs]
  • 16. Assistant [AFHQ]
  • 17. Assistant [Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations]
  • 18. Assistant [Other Ministries/ Departments/Organisations]
  • 19. Sub Inspectors [Central Bureau of Investigation]
  • 20. Auditor [Offices under C & AG]
  • 21. Auditor [Offices under CGDA]
  • 22. Auditor [Offices under CGA & others]
  • 23. Accountant/ Junior Accountant [Offices under C& AG]
  • 24. Accountant/ Junior Accountant [Offices under CGA & others]
  • 25. Upper Division Clerk [Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres.]
  • 26. Tax Assistant [CBDT]
  • 27. Tax Assistant [CBEC]
  • 28. Compiler [Registrar General of India]
  • 29. Sub-Inspector [Central Bureau of Narcotics]

  • 1. Upper Division Clerk [Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres.]
  • 2. Tax Assistant [CBDT]
  • 3. Auditor [Offices under C & AG]
  • 4. Auditor [Offices under CGDA]
  • 5. Auditor [Offices under CGA & others]
  • 6. Accountant/ Junior Accountant [Offices under C&AG]
  • 7. Accountant/ Junior Accountant [Offices under CGA & others]
  • 8. Inspector of Income Tax [CBDT]
  • 9. Inspector, (Central Excise) [CBEC]
  • 10. Inspector (Preventive Officer) [CBEC]
  • 11. Assistant (Central Secretariat Service)
  • 12. Assistant [Central Vigilance Commission]
  • 13. Assistant [Intelligence Bureau]
  • 14. Assistant [Ministry of Railway]
  • 15. Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs)
  • 16. Assistant (Cypher) [Ministry of External Affairs]
  • 17. Assistant [AFHQ]
  • 18. Assistant [Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations]
  • 19. Assistant [Other Ministries/ Departments/Organisations]
  • 20. Inspector (Examiner) [CBEC]
  • 21. Assistant Enforcement Officer [Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue]
  • 22. Sub Inspectors [Central Bureau of Investigation]
  • 23. Inspector of Posts [ Department of Post]
  • 24. Divisional Accountant [Offices under CAG]
  • 25. Statistical Investigator Gr.II [M/Statistics & Prog Implementation]
  • 26. Inspector [Central Bureau of Narcotics]
  • 27. Tax Assistant [CBEC]
  • 28. Compiler [Registrar General of India]
  • 29. Sub-Inspector [Central Bureau of Narcotics]

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The Staff Selection Commission announces eligibility criteria for every exam in its recruitment notification prior to the exam. Candidates should check the official website for SSC exam to get updated information about eligibility criteria. In general, however, the eligibility criteria for different examinations are as follows.

Eligibility Criteria for SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam

Minimum qualification required for diffident posts as follows;
• Compiler Posts – Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized university with Statistics or Economics or Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject.
• Statistical Investigator Posts – Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, or Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics or Economics or Commerce, with Statistics as one of the main subjects.
• All Other Posts – Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized university

Age Limit:

Sr No Post Age Limit
1. SI in CBI and Assistant Posts From 20 to 27 Years
2. Statistical Investigator Posts Not more than 26 years
3. All Other Posts From 18 to 27 Years

Eligibility Criteria for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam

Minimum qualification required to appear for this exam is 10+2 or its equivalent from any recognized board. Age limit for this exam is 18-27 years.

Eligibility Criteria for SSC Junior Engineer Exam

Minimum qualification required to apply for different junior engineer posts are as follows;

For Junior Engineer (Electrical & Civil) in CPWD & Department of Posts – Three years’ diploma in electrical or civil engineering from any government recognized institution.
For Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical), Border Roads Organization (BRO) Ministry of Defence – Three years’ diploma in electrical or mechanical engineering from any government recognized institution or university.
For Junior Engineer (Civil), Border Roads Organization (BRO) Ministry of Defence – Three years’ diploma in civil engineering from any government recognized institution or university.
For Junior Engineer (Civil) in MES – Degree in civil engineering or three year’s diploma in civil engineering with two years’ hands-on experience in civil engineering works.
For Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) in MES – Degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or three year’s diploma in electrical or mechanical engineering with two years’ hands-on experience in electrical or mechanical engineering works.
For Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) in CWC and Farakka Barrage – Degree or Diploma in electrical or mechanical engineering.
For Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contract) in MES – Three years’ diploma in civil engineering or intermediate degree in Building and Quantity Surveying Sub divisional 2 of the Institute of Surveyors (India).

Age Limit for different junior engineer posts is as follows;

Between 18 and 27 years for junior engineers (QS&C) in MES, and junior engineers (Electrical & Civil) in CPWD & Department of Posts
Not more than 30 years for junior engineers (civil, mechanical, and electrical) in MES and in BRO of Ministry of Defence.
Not more than 32 years for junior engineers in CWC and Farakka Barrage

SSC conducts various examinations every year for recruitment to different posts in various departments of the government of India and its subordinate offices. The eligibility criteria and selection procedure for different posts could be different. Let’s take a look at recruitment and selection procedure for some notable posts.

SSC Combined Graduate Level CGL Exam – Graduates from any recognized university in India can apply for this exam. The selection procedure includes written examination (Tier I and Tier II), followed by interview/skill test/ computer proficiency test, and document verification.

Data Entry Operator (DEO) Examination – The candidate must pass 10+2 or its equivalent exam and should possess a specific data entry speed. The selection is done on the basis of the candidate’s performance in objective-type written examination, followed by a skill test.

Junior Translators (CSOLS) Examination – To apply for this exam, the applicant must clear 10+2 or its equivalent exam. The selection process consists of written examination and interview.

Stenographer Exam – One needs to pass 10+2 or its equivalent exam to appear for this exam. The procedure of selection includes mainly two phases – a written test and a skill test in stenography.

Lower Division Clerk Exam – Minimum qualification required for the exam is 10+2 or its equivalent. One needs to clear a written test with objective type questions and a computer-based typing test to get selected for this post.

Sub Inspector in CPOs, CAPFs, and Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF Examination – The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline and should have a valid driving license. The selection procedure includes written test, physical efficiency test, followed by personality test and medical examination.

Examination Pattern for SSC – Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE)

The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

Tier-I — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -II — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -III — Personality Test /Interview/Computer Proficiency Test or Skill Test

NOTE:Tier-I examination will be used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination. However, marks of such screened candidates in Tier-I will be taken into account for final ranking of candidates for selecting them for the interview/skill test and also final selection.

TIER-I

Tier –I exam consist of only one paper that would be common for all categories of posts and will be held in one session.

Part Subject Maximum Marks / Questions Total Duration (GE) Total Duration for visually handicapped candidates
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 hours 2 hours 40 min
B. General Awareness 50
C. Numerical Aptitude 50
D. English Comprehension 50
  Total Marks 200

• There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

• The questions will be set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

TIER-II

Tier-II consists of three different papers/subjects and depending upon the category of posts applied for, the candidates are needed to appear in two or three papers.

Paper No Subject / Paper Maximum Marks / Questions Duration & Timings for General candidates Total Duration for visually handicapped candidates
I. Arithmetical Ability 200 (100 Questions) 2 hours 2 hours 40 min
II. English Language & Comprehension 200 (100 Questions) 2 hours 2 hours 40 min
III. Commerce/Mathematics Statistics/Economics 200 (100 Questions) 2 hours 2 hours 40 min

• Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.

• Paper-III is compulsory only for those candidates who apply for the posts of Statistical Investigators Group II & Compiler.

• There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

TIER-III

INTERVIEW

• Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

• Candidates applying for Auditor, Accountant, UDCs, Tax Assistant, and Compiler are not required to appear for an interview.

SKILL TEST

• Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only. This test is of qualifying nature and has components of Word Processing, Spread Sheets and generation of slides.

• Skill Test is applicable for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise and Income Tax). To get qualified, one should score Data Entry Speed Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.

Syllabus for SSC Tier-1 Examination

Part A: In the first part of Tier-1 exam, there will be 100 questions on general intelligence &general awareness. The detailed syllabus is as follows.

General Intelligence: As the name suggests, this section aims to judge the general intelligence of a candidate, with questions on visual memory, arithmetical number series, spatial visualization, decision making, arithmetic reasoning, similarities and differences, verbal and figure classification, spatial orientation, non-verbal series, discrimination, coding and decoding, problem solving, relationship concepts, analogies, analysis, syllogistic reasoning, statement conclusion, judgment, and observation.

General Awareness: This section aims to test a candidate’s general awareness of the current affairs and knowledge of history, geography, culture, economics, politics, and scientific research and developments. Questions are mostly focused on India and its neighboring countries.

Part B: This section covers some important chapters of Arithmetic, such as, decimals and fractions, percentage, time and distance, ratio and time, ratio and proportion, computation of whole numbers, profit and loss, relationships between numbers, interest, number system, averages, discount, fundamental arithmetical operations, and use of tables and graphs.

Syllabus for SSC Tier-2 Exam

This part of the exam mostly consists of the following papers.

Paper I: General Studies – This section includes questions on general awareness and general intelligence. The syllabus is similar to that of the Part A of the Tier-1 exam, with the only difference that questions of Tier-2 exam are mostly subjective-type.

Paper II: English Language – This section aims to test a candidate’s English language proficiency, including grammar and writing skills. There could be questions on paragraph writing and report writing.

Paper III: Arithmetic – The syllabus of Arithmetic Paper is similar to that of the Part B of the Tier-1 exam, with the only difference that the questions will be of conventional, subjective type.

Paper IV: English Language Comprehension – This paper aims to evaluate a candidate’s English comprehension and writing ability, with questions on précis writing, essay writing, and letter writing.

Paper V: Communication Skill/Writing Ability – The objective of this paper is to judge a candidate’s ability to communicate in English or Hindi. This includes questions on letter writing, précis writing, and essay writing to test the candidate’s writing skill.

Paper VI: Hindi – This paper is exclusive to candidates appearing for certain posts under the Delhi Police Department. The idea behind this section is to test a candidate’s ability to read, write, and understand Hindi. The paper includes questions on idiomatic use of words, sentence structure, synonyms, and antonyms, along with letter writing, précis writing, and essay writing in Hindi.

Syllabus for Tier-3: Interview

The syllabus for Tier-3 exam is more or less similar to that of the Tier-2 exam. This section aims to judge a candidate’s personality traits, communication skills, and leadership skills, in addition to his/her academic knowledge.