dastak2Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an GOVT OF INDIA organisation to recruit staff for various posts in the various
Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consists of Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. His post is equivalent to the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was set up in 1977 to conduct examinations for government recruitments. The
main purpose of the commission is that it needs to ensure that the examination tests the candidate’s abilities to work in a public service job. While many may think that a government job is a walk in the park, the truth is far from it. You need to have the knowledge and the skill to help citizens get their job done, and allow the country to run smoothly. In fact, a public service job is a bigger responsibility than a private one. That’s why government recruitment exams are tough to crack.

What is the SSC exam?

The SSC exam is very important because the candidates who are selected will be indirectly taking care of the nation. Once you understand the gravity of the situation you are bound to study harder for such a placement. The syllabus of  an SSC exam is extremely detailed for a reason. This way only the best candidates will be able to overcome it. The leaders cannot run a nation without the right kind of assistance from competent individuals. This is what the SSC  exam needs to provide. The results will separate talented candidates who can handle pressure with ease and take care of problems without disrupting the flow of an organization.

The application for such an exam requires patience and you need to ensure that all the sections are filled in properly. Even the smallest of errors could see your application being rejected, and you will have to wait till the SSC has the exams again.

Lakhs of entries are received but only a handful of candidates make it through all the rounds. It just goes to show how
stringent the commission is in the case of recruitment.

As a student, it is important to always know what you are preparing for. A post in a government office is highly coveted, but you need to have the skills to handle the job. The SSC is the channel through which you can do something for your country and improve your station in life, as well.



Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL)

Tier-I (200 marks)

This paper consist of 4 portions of 50 questions each.
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning - 50 marks
(ii) General Awareness - 50 marks
(iii) Quantitative Aptitude - 50 marks
(iv) English Comprehension - 50 marks
Total Marks - 200
Total Questions - 200
Each question carry 1 mark and negative marking is of 0.25 mark.

Tier-II (400/600 marks)

Paper-I : Quantitative Abilities - 100 question-200 marks (negative marking-0.5 marks)
Paper-II : English Language & Comprehension - 200 question - 200 marks (negative marking- 0.25 marks)
Paper-III : Statistics (This paper is only for those candidates who apply for the post of statistical Investigator Gr. II &
Compiler. 100 questions - 200 marks. (negative marking-0.5 marks)
Paper-IV : General Studies (Finance and Economics) - 200 marks. (This paper is only for those candidates who apply for
the post of Assistant Audit Officer)

Tier-III : Personality and Interview Test-(100 marks)

This stage is mainly for the candidates who apply for the posts of Assistants and Inspector grade.

Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL)

This examination is held for the following posts :
(i) Lower Division Clerk)
(ii) Data Entry Operator (DEO)
(iii) Postal/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA)

Tier-I : (200 marks)
This paper consist of 4 portions of 50 question each
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning - 50 marks
(ii) General Aptitude - 50 marks
(iii) General Awareness - 50 marks
(iv) General English - 50 marks

(i) Skill Test for DEO
(ii) Typing Test on Computer for LDC
(iii) Typing Test for PA/SA

CPO SI (Sub-Inspector)

The written examination consist of two papers.
Paper-I (200 marks) :
This paper consist of 4 portions of 50 questions each.
(i) General Intelligence and Reasoning – 50 marks
(ii) General knowledge and General Awareness – 50 marks
(iii) Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks
(iv) English Comprehension – 50 marks

Paper-II (200 marks) :
English Language and Comprehension – 200 marks

SSC CAPF (CRPF/BSF/ITBP/CISF/SSB/NIA/SSF and Rifle man in Assam Rifles)

This examination consist of three stages :
Stage-I : Physical Standard Test
Stage-II : Physical Efficiency Test
Stage-III : Written examination of objective type paper consisting of 4 portions of 25 questions each. This paper is of 100 marks. (negative marking – 0.25 marks) and paper consist of 100 questions.
(i) General Intelligence and Reasoning – 25 marks
(ii) General Awareness & General Knowledge – 25 marks
(iii) Elementary Mathematics – 25 marks
(iv) English/Hindi – 25 marks

Stenographer Examination (Grade C & D)

This examination consist of two stages :
Stage-I : Written examination will consist of 3 parts.
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning – 50 question – 50 marks
(ii) General Awareness – 50 questions – 50 marks
(iii) English Language & Comprehension – 100 questions -100 marks

Stage-II : Skill Test
The candidate will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/Hindi
Grade C – Speed 100 w.p.m.
Grade D – Speed 80 w.p.m.

Multitasking Staff (MTS)

This examination consist of two papers.
Paper-I : Objective type written examination consist of 4 portions.
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning – 25 questions – 25 marks
(ii) Numerical Aptitude – 25 questions – 25 marks
(iii) General English – 50 questions – 50 marks
(iv) General Awareness – 50 questions- 50 marks
Paper-II : This paper is of qualifying nature and is of descriptive type. In this paper it is required to write short essay/letter in English or language included in the 8th schedule of the constitution. This paper is of 50 marks and of 30 minutes duration.