SSC Exams - Staff Selection Commission Exams
The Estimate Committee of Parliament, in its 47th Report (1967-68), recommended the setting up of a Staff Selection Commission for conducting examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts. Subsequently an Examination Wing was initially added to the Secretariat Training School, renamed as the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management ( ISTM).
In pursuance of the recommendations made by the Administration Reforms Commission (ARC), the Government of India decided to constitute a Subordinate Services Commission under an Executive Resolution. The Subordinate Services Commission was established under Government of India in the year 1975. It was renamed as Staff Selection Commission.
The Staff Selection Commission makes recruitment to non-technical group ‘C’ and group ‘B’ non gazetted posts in Ministries/ Departments, the attached and subordinate offices of the Government of India and the C.A.G and the offices of the Accountant General.
SSC Combined Graduate Prelims Exam
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Prelims Exam once a year for selection of candidates for the main Examination.
Candidates declared qualified by the Commission in preliminary examination will have to apply again with requisite fees in the prescribed application form which is sent to such qualified candidates by the concerned regional offices of the Commission.
This Examination is conducted for recruitment to various subordinate services like
(A) Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.
(B) Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.
(C) Inspectors of Income Tax.
(D) Preventive Officers in Customs.
(E) Examiner in Customs.
(F) Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police & CBI.
(G) Sub-Inspectors in BSF, CRPF, ITBP and CISF.
(H) Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.
SSC Graduate Prelims Exam Application Form
The application form must be submitted in the prescribed format published in the Employment News / Rozgar Samachar. The application form may be typed out in double space or neatly hand written.
The applications should be submitted to the concerned Regional Director as listed in the Notification.
SSC Graduate Prelims Exam Eligibility Criteria
Age: The age of a Candidate must lie between
(a) 20 to 27 years for Assistant Grade & SIs in CBI
(b) 18 to 27 years for inspectors of CE/IT & Div. Acctts/Auditors/UDCs, etc.
(c) 20 to 25 years for SIs in CPOs on the first day of August of the year of Examination.
The upper age limit may be relaxed in case of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and few such other reserved categories.
Educational Qualification: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
Desirable Qualification for SIs in CPOs: Possession of NCC 'B' or 'C' certificate or outstanding sports or athletic certificates.
Physical Standards: For the posts of Inspector of Central Excise and Preventive Officer, candidates have to satisfy the minimum physical standards as specified in the examination notifications. They would also be required to undergo a physical test.
For further clarification/explanations, please refer to Noticification when published in Emplyment News / Rozgar Samachar, etc.
SYLLABUS – Prelims (4 sections of 50 marks each, Total time -2 hrs)
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning : It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched
hole/pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.
B. General Awareness : Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.
C. Quantitative Aptitude : The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle,
common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary
angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
D. English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. The questions in Posts A,B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10+2 level.
SYLLABUS FOR TIER-II OF THE EXAMINATION : (2 sections , Total time-2hours for each section)
Paper-I : Quantitative Ability (100 marks) : The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
Paper-II : English Language & Comprehsion (200 marks): Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences,
active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.
(C ) PERSONALITY TEST/INTERVIEW
For posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.
SSC 10+2 Level Examination
SSC holds a Combined All India Open Examination for recruitment to the posts of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerk for which 12th Standard Pass or equivalent is the minimum qualification. The Examination comprises of a Written Objective Type Examination followed by Data Entry Skill Test / Typing Test
Group X: The posts of LDC in Group-X, are expected to be located in the following
A. ARMED FORCES HEADQUARTERS’CLERICAL SERVICE LOWER DIVISION GRADE
B. ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
C. INTELLIGENCE BUREAU16
D. COAST GUARD, NEW DELHI
E. INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE(B) GRADE IV
F. CENTRAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
G CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS
H. MINISTRY OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS
I. PRESIDENT’S SECRETARIAT
J. CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION
K. ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT/OFFICE NOT MENTIONED ABOVE
Group Y: The posts of LDC/Others are expected to be in Subordinate Offices of Govt. of
India located all over India, Offices of the Controller and Auditor General of India, Accountant General (Audit), Accountant General (Accounts & Estt.), Controller General of Defence Accounts & Any other Office/ Organisation not mentioned above
General Intelligence and Reasoning
The syllabus is broadly the same as Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination, however, the depth and extent of the questions is limited as compared to CGL
SKILL TEST for DATA ENTRY OPERATOR:
Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.The ‘Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on Computer’ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Candidates allowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified.
Only those candidates who qualify in the written part of examination and secure at least minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test.
Only such candidates who qualify in the Skill Test at a speed of not less than 8000 key depressions per hour will be eligible for being recommended for appointment as per their position in the merit list.
NOTE-I: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for skill test. The Commission may also at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.
Typing Test for LDCs:
Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form. The choice of language in the application will be final and no change will be allowed.
Typing Test will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission will be of qualifying in nature.
Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.
The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.
Passage Dictators will be provided to each of VH candidates for the Typewriting test. The Passage Dictators will read out the passage to the VH candidates within the allotted time period.