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SSC Full Form | Check Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Other Details


SSC Full Form: The Full Form of SSC is the Staff Selection Commission, which is the second-biggest organization to conduct the recruitment exams for various government jobs after UPSC. The examination is conducted for the combined graduate level (Graduation) and above. The SSC Exams are highly competitive and every year millions of students apply for these exams, however only a few select can clear these exams. 

SSC Latest Updates: The SSC GD Results for 2024 will soon be declared on the official website ssc.nic.in. Candidates can log in to the website and check the results. THE SSC MTS Registration began on 7th May 2024, and the last date to apply is 6th June 2024. Along with this, the SSC CHSL Notification was released on 8th April and the candidates could apply till 7th of May. The SSC CHSL Exam is scheduled for 1 - 12th July 2024.

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Read the full article to learn and know more about the SSC Exams, Full Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, and all the other important details and information.

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What is the SSC Exam?

The SSC Full Form is the Staff Selection Commission. The exams are conducted multiple times a year. Millions of aspirants appear for these exams to fulfill their dream of becoming a Government servant and serving the nation. SSC is one of the biggest organizations to conduct recruitment exams for various government job vacancies across the nation. It conducts lots of different exams to the route for group b,c, and d posts in the central government and all other departments. The exams are highly competitive and require a certain amount of dedication and preparation throughout the year.

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SSC Exam Highlights - General

SSC Exam ParticularsDetails
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam LevelNational
Exam PurposeSelection of candidates in Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organizations in the Government of India
Exam FrequencyAnnual
Exam LanguageEnglish & Hindi
Official Websitessc.nic.in

SSC Exam Highlights - Exam-Wise

Exam name


Post Names


Recruitment Stages

Exam Mode

Exam Duration


  • Asst. Audit Officer
  • Asst. Accounts Officer
  • Asst. Section Officer
  • Inspector of Income Tax
  • Asst. Superintendent
  • Divisional Account
  • Jr. Statistical Officer
  • Auditor, Tax Asst.
  • Upper Division Clerk, etc.
  • Type 1: Objective 
  • Type 2: Objective Exam (3 papers)
  •  60 Mins.
  • 390 Mins. (150+120+120) - P1+P2+P3


  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Postal Assistant (PA)/Sorting Assistant (SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Data Entry Operator, Grade A
1600 (2023)
  • Tier 1: Objective
  • Tier 2: Subjective
  • Online
  • Offline
60 Mins. for each exam


  • Civil Junior Engineer
  • Mechanical Jr. Engineer
  • Electrical Jr. Engineer
  • Surveying & Contract Junior Engineer
  • Paper 1: Objective
  • Paper 2: Subjective
  • Online
  • Offline
120 Mins. for each exam


  • Junior Translator
  • Senior Hindi Translator
  • Junior Hindi Translator
  • Hindi Pradhyapak
182 (2021)
  • Paper 1: Objective
  • Paper 2: Subjective
  • Online
  • Offline
120 Mins. for each exam

SSC GD (2022 - 23)

Constable (General Duty)26,146
  • Stage 1: Objective
  • Stage 2: Physical Efficiency/Physical Std. Test (PET/PST)
  • Stage 3: Detailed Medical Exam (DME)
  • Online
  • NA
  • NA
  • 60 Mins.
  • NA
  • NA


  • Sub-Inspector
  • Asst. Sub-Inspector
  • Stage 1: Objective
  • Stage 2: PET/PST
  • Stage 3: Objective Exam
  • Stage 4: DME
  • Online
  • NA
  • Online
  • NA
  • 120 Mins. for each objective paper
  • NA for PET/PST & DME

SSC Stenographer

  • Stenographer Grade C (Group B Non-Gazetted) Grade D (Group C)
  • Stage 1: objective
  • Stage 2: Skill Test
  • Online
  • CBT
  • 120 Mins.
  • 10 Mins.


Multi-Tasking Staff1558
  • Paper 1: Objective
  • Paper 2: Subjective
  • Online
  • Offline
  • 90 Mins.
  • 30 Mins.

SSC Exam Calendar 2024

The candidates can check the complete SSC Exam Dates for 2024 in the table below.

SSC Exam TypeTier/PhaseDate of AdvertisementClosing DateExam Month
Selection Post Examination, Phase XIIPaper 1 (CBE)1 Feb '2428 Feb '24Apr - May 2024
Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPF ExaminationTier 1 (CBE)15 Feb '2414 Mar '24May - Jun 2024
Junior Engineer ExaminationPaper 1 (CBE)29 Feb '2429 Mar '24May - Jun 2024
SSC CHSL ExamTier 1 (CBE)8 Apr '247 May '241 Jul - 12 Jul 2024
SSC MTS (Non-Technical) and Havaldar (CBIC & CBN)Tier 1 (CBE)7 May '246 Jun '24Jul - Aug 2024
SSC CGLTier 1 (CBE)11 Jun ' 2410 Jul '24Sep - Oct 2024
SSC StenographerCBE16 Jul '2414 Aug '24Oct  - Nov '24
Jr. Translator/Jr. Hindi TranslatorPaper 1 (CBE)23 Jul '2421 Aug '24Oct - Nov '24
SSC GD, 2025CBE27 Aug '2427 Sep '24Dec ‘24 - Jan ’25

History of SSC & Present Overview

The idea of the Staff Selection Commission was put up during a parliament session of 1967-68. The major aim of this commission was to provide jobs and posts for people under the low category. In 1975 the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms established this commission under the name of Subordinate Service Commission. However, on September 26, 1977, the commission was renamed to Staff Selection Commission. Further, from Jun 1, 1999, under the guidance of several reports, the new constitution and reforms were implemented over the SSC.

The SSC office currently works in collaboration with the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). The office is held by a chairman along with the secretary-cum-controller of Examination. The secretary-cum-controller of the examination position is higher up in contrast to that of the additional secretary of the Government of India.

SSC Headquarters

The main headquarters of the Staff Selection Commission is situated in New Delhi and all the other offices located across India are called the regional offices.  Some of these offices are located in Prayagraj, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Guwahati. The Selection Commission has sub-regional offices located in Raipur and Chandigarh.

X, Y, and Z Category Cities in SSC

There are majorly 3 different types of categories of cities for the SSC Exam. These cities are divided into X category, Y category, and Z category. The bifurcation of these cities is given below.

Cities Included in X Category: Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai & Kolkata

Cities Included in Y Category: Patna, Lucknow, Bhopal, Ranchi, Guwahati, Indore, Bilaspur, Jaipur, Rajpur, Rangpur, Dibrugarh, Rajkot, Bareilly, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Mandi, Sangli, Ujjain, Icchapur Nagar etc.

Cities Included in Z Category: Nagarol, Turkapur, Rajgangpur, Jabalpur, Barnala, Ratlam, Singrauli, Jhansi, Bahraich, Rewa, Damoh, Jalandhar, Sonipat, Jodhpur etc.

SSC Exam Types

The Staff Selection Commission conducts various kinds of exams under the SSC Category. The most commonly conducted exams under SSC are listed below.

Exam TypeDescription
SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam (SSC CGL)The exam is conducted annually to recruit staff into different ministries, departments, and organizations under the Government of India
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (SSC CHSL)The exam is conducted for recruitment into departments like Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), and Data Entry Operator, Grade A
SSC Junior Engineer Exam (SSC JE)The exam is conducted every year to recruit Junior Engineers in Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical, for various departments in the Government of India
SSC General Duty Exam for Constables (SSC GD)The exam is conducted every year to recruit eligible constables in the Border Security Force (BSF), Secretariat Security Force (SSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and Rifleman in Assam Rifles
SSC Central Police Organisation Exam (SSC CPO)The exam is conducted for recruitment into Sub-Inspector (SI), Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), and Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF
SSC Multitasking Staff Exam (SSC MTS)The exam is conducted for recruitment into Multitasking Staff posts in various departments and offices under the Central Government of India
SSC Stenographer ExamThe exam is conducted for recruitment into Stenographer Grade C (Non-Gazetted) and Grade D posts in various departments, ministries, and organizations of the Government of India. This is an all India annual examination

SSC Eligibility Criteria

The SSC Eligibility Criteria is different for different kinds of exams. Therefore candidates must check the eligibility criteria for the post and educational qualification. The main SSC Eligibility Criteria are tabulated below for the candidates' reference.

Eligibility CriteriaDescription
NationalityThe candidate must be an Indian Citizen
Educational QualificationCandidate must be a graduate of a recognized university. Other than this, the educational qualification will also be determined based on the examination applied for.
Age LimitApplicant must be between the ages of 18 and 27. Age relaxation is provided for the reserved category candidates as per the government-prescribed rules

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SSC Exam Pattern

The SSC Examination is conducted in two different stages. The first stage is the preliminary examination and stage 2 is the main examination. The difficulty level of the examination is revised every year depending upon the response from the previous years. Refer to the table below to understand the SSC Exam Pattern in detail. Aspirants must note that the SSC Exam Pattern is different for the different exams. The table represents a generic view of the exam pattern.

Exam Particulars


Exam Mode


Number of Papers


Preliminary Exam Type (Paper 1)

Objective Type

Main Exam Type (Paper 2)


Difficulty Level



English & Hindi

SSC Exam Syllabus

The Exam Syllabus for SSC is different for different exams. Refer to the below table to check the SSC Syllabus in detail.

SSC Exam KindSyllabus & Topics Covered
SSC CGLGeneral Intelligence & Aptitude, General Awareness & Knowledge, English language & its uses, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude Exercises, General Studies, General Science, and Computer Skills
SSC CHSLReasoning, English Language, Mental Ability & Reasoning Power, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence, and Spatial & Minimum Numerical Ability
SSC JECommon Sense, General Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical), General Engineering (Computer Science/Electronics), Earth Science, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Electronics
SSC Stenography C and DGeneral Intelligence, English Language & Grammar, General Knowledge & Awareness, Typing & Short Hand Aptitude
SSC MTSReasoning, Statistics & Mapping, Basic mathematics, Hindi Language & Grammar
SSC Jr. Translator/Jr. Hindi TranslatorHindi Language & Grammar, English Language & Grammar, Environment & Science, Literature, Language & Grammar, Novels & Novelistic Poetry

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SSC Important Job Profiles

SSC offers various job posts at the government level. Some of these common job posts and their description is provided in the table below.

Job PostDescription
Computer OperatorThe basic job description includes Data Entry, File Management, Writing Emails, Creating Reports, etc.
General OfficerThis is the most common job post offered in this field and is in great demand. The personnel works in government departments and the work is majorly administrative, financial, and official
Accounts OfficerThe work here includes checking departmental ledgers, accounting, budget management, reporting, data collection, etc.
Data Entry OperatorThe main job of a data entry operator is to structure the data

SSC Exam - Preparation Tips

SSC Examinations are considered to be of difficult level and require a lot of dedication and a proper study plan. Below mentioned are a few preparation tips to help candidates build an effective strategy for the exam.

  • Candidates must first get a complete understanding of the syllabus to understand the topics and subjects that are covered for each exam and category
  • Practice is the only key to taking any exam. Candidates must practice each and every question in detail and not leave anything for the last minute
  • SSC exams are time-limited. Therefore candidates must develop time-management skills. Prepare a study schedule and adhere to it so that all chapters can be covered with ease
  • Aspirants of the SSC Exam must utilize the SSC Mock Tests that are available on the official website. These mock tests simulate an actual exam environment and candidates can utilize these tests to understand where they stand currently, and how much time they take to complete the exam. It will also help them develop speed, accuracy, and problem-solving skills

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SSC Contact Details - Regional Websites

SSC Regions 

States for which the regions are valid

SSC regional website links 

SSC CHSL admit card for Madhya Pradesh Region (MPR)

Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh


SSC CHSL admit card for North Eastern Region

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Nagaland


SSC CHSL admit card for Central Region (CR)

Uttar Pradesh and Bihar


SSC CHSL admit card for Western Region (WR)

Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat


SSC CHSL admit card for Eastern Region

West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Island


SSC CHSL admit card  for North Western Region (NWR)

Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh


SSC CHSL admit card for Northern Region

Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand


SSC CHSL admit card for Southern Region 

Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu


SSC CHSL admit card for KKR region

Karnataka, Kerala


SSC Regional Phone Numbers



Telephone Number (Office)

Braj Raj Sharma




Pankaj Kumar 

PA to Chairman 



Rajiv Srivastava



P Venkatramani

PS to Member 






PS to Member


DB Singh

Secretary-cum-CoE and CVO


DS Chauhan

PS to Secretary-cum-CoE and CVO


ML Hirwal

Director (EDP)


BS Khatri

PS to Director (EDP)


Deepak Mitra

DS (G)


Md. Jawaid Equbal

PS to DS (G)


AK Bawalia

DS (Admin.)


Mahender Singh

PS to DS (Admin.)


AK Mandal



Ashish Mohan

US (Establishment)


HL Prasad 



Manish Mrinal



Manoj Manu



BK Hembrom

US (General)


Monika Rai

US (QB, RHQ & Library)


R Rajakannu

US (Accounts & P&P-I)


S Latha

US (C-I/I)



US (R&A)


Rajesh Taneja



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What is the full form of 10th SSC?

The full form of SSC for class 10th is Secondary School Certificate. It is also known as SSLC - Secondary School Leaving Certificate

What is the SSC Exam?

SSC Stands for Staff Selection Commission which is a recruitment exam for various job posts in the government of India like Sub-Inspector, Junior Engineer, Hindi Translator etc.

What is the SSC Job Salary?

The SSC Job Salary ranges anywhere between 30,000 to 1,00,000 for a pay scale of level 5

Is SSC a permanent job?

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Can a 12th Pass apply for SSC CGL?

The eligibility criteria for SSC may vary for different exams and posts. However, the minimum educational criteria for most of the exams states that the aspirant must be a graduate from a recognized board/university.

Is there any age limit in SSC?

Yes, as per age criteria in SSC the minimum age of the aspirant should be 18, and the maximum age requirement is 32 years.

Which is the most powerful job in SSC?

The few most powerful jobs in SSC include Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Central Excise Inspector, and Income Tax Officer. These are only a few job posts. read the complete article to learn more about the SSC Job Profiles.

Is SSC Exam easy to crack?

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