The SSC Exams are conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments, and organisations of the Government of India. This article will give a general overview of all Staff Selection Commission exams such as the SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE, and SSC GD, SSC CPO exam.
Owing to the massive outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in India, many Exam conducting bodies have either cancelled or postponed the recruitment examination for the year 2020.
The table below highlights the main SSC exams scheduled to be conducted this year but are postponed due to the spread of Coronavirus in India.
|Upcoming SSC Exams|
|Exam Names||SSC Exam dates||Postponed due to Covid-19|
|SSC CHSL||March 17 – March 28, 2020||Yes|
|SSC CGL||March 3rd – March 9th, 2020||No|
|SSC JE||March 30th – April 2nd, 2020||Yes|
|SSC CPO||Notification Not released||No|
|SSC GD||Notification Not released||No|
The full form of SSC is Staff Selection Commission. Established in 1975, it has been instrumental in selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts.
The relevant information related to Staff Selection Commission exams – SSC 2020 like Exam Calendar for upcoming Exams, notification, eligibility criteria, exam pattern(s) and syllabus is mentioned below.
|SSC Recruitment||SSC Exam Date|
|SSC Exam Pattern||SSC Results|
|SSC Admit Card||SSC Notification|
STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION Exam Calendar 2020-21
|Sl No.||Name of Examination||Date of Advt.||Closing date||Date of Exam|
|1||Examination for Selection Posts
Staff Examination-2019 (Paper-II)
|3||Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator, and Hindi Pradhyapak
|4||SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police Examination-2019
|17.09.2019||16.10.2019||09 .12.2019, to
|5||Combined Graduate Level
|6||Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying and Contract)
|7||Combined Graduate Level
|22.10.2019||22.11.2019||2 to 11 March, 2020
|8||Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination-2019 (Tier-I)||03.12.2019||10.01.2020||16 to 27 March,2020 (CBE)*|
|9||Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying and Contract)
|10||Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak
|11||Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’
|17.09.2019||16.10.2019||5 to 7 May, 2020
|12||Examination for Selection Posts
|17.01.2019||14.02..2020||10.06.2020 to 12.06.
|13||Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying and Contract)
|14||SI in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI in CISF Examination -2019
|15||Combined Graduate Level Examination-2019
(Tier-II) & (Tier-III)
|16||Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination-2019 (Tier-II)||—||—||28.06.2020 (DES)**|
|17||Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPFs Examination-2020
01.10 2020 (CBE)*
|18||Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak
|19||Multi Tasking (Non-Technical)
Staff Examination-2020 (Paper-I)
|02.06.2020||15.07. 2020||26.10.2020 to
|20||Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’
|04.08.2020||03.09.2020||01.12.2020 to 03.12.
|21||Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak
|—||—||January , 2021 (DES)**|
|22||Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying and Contract)
|04.08.2020||03.09.2020||February, 2021 (CBE)*|
|23||Combined Graduate Level
|15.09.2020||15.10.2020||To be notified later
|24||Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination-2020 (Tier-I)||30.11.2020||15.12.2020||To be notified later (CBE)*|
|25||Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPFs Examination-2020
|26||Multi Tasking (Non-Technical)
Staff Examination-2020 (Paper-II)
|—||—||01.03. 2021 (DES)**|
Candidates can check the mock tests given below to prepare as per the SSC exam pattern, marking scheme:
The SSC CGL is one of the most sought after Staff Selection Commission exams conducted annually to recruit candidates for various Group B and Group C posts. The recruitment is done in various departments, ministries, and organizations of the Central Government.
*Note: Candidates must keep in mind that the CGL Exam conducted this 2019-20 is for the recruitment of the CGL Exam 2018. The exams were slated to be held last year i.e. in 2018 but due to certain reasons, they were delayed. The schedule is as follows:
- SSC CGL 2018 Tier- I Admit Card – May 2019
- SSC CGL 2018 Tier -I – June 4 – June 19, 2019
- SSC CGL 2018 Tier – II – September 11 – September 13, 2019 (CBE)
- SSC CGL 2018 (Descriptive) – December 29, 2019 (Morning)
- SSC CGL 2018 IV – To Be Notified Later
Certain important facts about the SSC CGL Exam 2019 are:
- The SSC CGL official notification will be released on October 31, 2019.
- As per SSC CGL Eligibility criteria, a bachelor degree holders in any stream or discipline can apply for this exam.
- The SSC CGL exam will be held in four stages or tiers .i.e Tier – 1, Tier -2, Tier – 3, and Tier – 4.
- Interested candidates can apply for SSC online at ssc.nic.in till November 28, 2019
- The application fee for the general category is INR 100, while the reserved category and female candidates are exempted from it.
- Each stage acts as a qualifying stage.
Exam Pattern of SSC CGL Tier,1,2,3 and 4
- Tier – 1 will take place in multiple slots via computer mode, with objective type questions.
- Tier – 2 will comprise of two papers – Quantitative Aptitude and English of about 200 marks
- Tier – 3 is a descriptive type exam that is designed to test the written skills of candidates in the Hindi/English language.
- Tier – 4 is conducted exclusively for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
Important Dates for SSC CGL Exam 2019
The important dates for the SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam are as follows:
|SSC CGL Exam||SSC Exam Dates CGL|
|SSC Online application starts||October 22, 2019|
|Last date of submission of application||November 22, 2019|
|Admit Card||To be notified later|
|Tier – I Examination||March 2, 2020, to March 11, 2020|
|Tier – I Exam Result||To be notified later|
|Admit Card for Tier-II Exam||To be notified later|
|Tier-II Exam||June 22, 2020, to June 25, 2020|
|CGL Tier -III- Skill Test/Documentation Verification||To be notified later|
SSC CGL Eligibility
- Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60 % Marks in Mathematics at 12 standard Or
- Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects.
SSC has increased the age limit for SSC CGL Recruitment, though the age varies from post to post. The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 27 years and the maximum is 32 years
The table below gives Post Wise Age Limit:
|CSS||20 – 30 years||Assistant Section Officer|
|Intelligence Bureau||Not exceeding 30 Years||Assistant Section Officer|
|Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue||Not exceeding 30 Years||Assistant Enforcement Officer|
|M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation||Up to 32 years||Junior Statistical Officer|
|NIA||Up to 30 years||Sub Inspector|
|CBI||20-30 years||Sub Inspector|
|Narcotics||18-25 years||Sub Inspector|
|CBEC||20-27 years||Tax Assistant|
|Other departments||18-27 years||All other posts|
Registration for SSC CGL 2019 – 2020
The application form for SSC CGL 2019 will be made available in October 2019 and is going to continue until November 2019.
Candidates can fill in online mode only by visiting the official portal( different for different regions) of SSC.
- Candidates need to register by entering his/her email ID, phone number and password
- An SSC registration number will be issued
- Use the given registration number and password to log in
- Fill the detailed application form and upload scanned photographs and signature as per the dimensions specified in the JPEG format.
Candidates would be selected through a 4-tier selection process of SSC CGL, in which the fourth tier would be of qualifying nature only.
- Tier 1 comprises of about 100 MCQs based on the general aptitude to be done within an hour.
- Tier – 2 is a descriptive test comprising two papers of Mathematics and English with each being of 200 marks and of 2 hours duration.
- Tier 3 would be a subjective exam of 1-hour duration. Tier 4 would be typing test/computer proficiency test
|Mode of Examination||SSC Online (Except tier – 3)|
|Number of Questions||100 (In Tier 1 and Mathematics Tier -2), 200 (English Tier 2)|
|Maximum Marks||200 in Tier 1, 400 in Tier 2, 100 in Tier 3|
|Duration||1 hour (Tier 1), 2 Hours (Tier 2), I Hour (Tier 3)|
|Sections||4 (In Tier 1)|
SSC Syllabus for CGL 2019 – 2020
The tier-wise SSC syllabus for the examination is given below:
Tier I SSC Syllabus for CGL
The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2019 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude And English Language.
Tier II SSC Syllabus for CGL
Mains Exam will be conducted online and is an objective multiple-choice exam.
The major sections in Mains Exam are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics)
Tier III SSC Syllabus for CGL
- Tier – III of SSC CGL exam is a descriptive exam to test the writing skills of the candidates in English/Hindi.
- The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, precision writing, application, letter etc. In this exam
- The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes
- The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes
- Tier – III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” & “Compiler”.
SSC CGL 2019 Tier IV Syllabus
Tier – IV examination comprises of a couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.
- DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), Dest Exam through SSC CGL exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate.
The candidatures are given an article in English which they have to type on the designated computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes
- CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Generations of slides are three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).
For detailed information on SSC CGL Syllabus, refer to the linked article.
SSC CGL Result 2019-2020
The result of the exam will be declared in October – November 2020 on the SSC official website(https://ssc.nic.in). Candidates would be required to login to the SSC online portal in order to check their results.
Candidates preparing for SSC CGL exam 2019-2020 are advised to go through SSC CGL Previous Year papers to get an idea of the scope and difficulty level of the exam.
The results would be compiled in a post-wise and marks-wise manner with the candidate scoring highest marks overall being credited with All India Rank (AIR).
The SSC GD Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.
The SSC GD Exam is conducted to appoint candidates who can fill the various posts available in paramilitary organisations such as BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NIA, SSF and Rifleman in Assam Rifles.
The SSC GD full form is Staff Selection Commission General Duty.
SSC GD Recruitment
The recruitment process of SSC GD 2018-19 has been initiated with the release of the official SSC GD Notification.
Candidates are advised to visit the official SSC page regularly to remain updated about the upcoming notification, eligibility criteria, SSC syllabus and SSC exam dates of GD Exam.
SSC GD 2018-19 Exam will be conducted to selected candidates for the post of constable in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSF, SSB, NIA and riflemen.
The entire recruitment process of SSC GD is conducted in four stages: Physical Standard Test (PST), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), computer-based test and lastly the medical test.
SSC GD Notification 2019 – 2020
Staff Selection Commission of India has finally released the SSC GD (Constables) 2018-19 official notification on 21st July 2018. The SSC GD Notification 2019-20 is yet to be released. Candidates are requested to visit the page regularly in order to remain updated about the upcoming SSC GD 2019-20 Exam Details.
SSC has also released the exam date for SSC GD Constable Medical examination 2018-19. The detailed medical examination of the candidates who qualified the PET/PST test is scheduled to happen from 9 January 2020 to 13th January 2020.
For more details on the SSC GD Notification, refer to the linked article.
SSC GD 2020 Exam Dates
The SSC has released SSC GD Exam Dates. SSC GD exam is scheduled from 11th February 2019 to 11th March 2019.
The important SSC exam dates for GD 2019-20 Exam:
The below table includes the SSC GD Constable Exam 2019 Details and Important Dates:
|SSC GD Exam 2019 Highlights|
|Name of Recruitment Exam||SSC GD Constable Exam 2019|
|Conducted by||Staff Selection Commission|
|SSC GD Notification 2019||December 2019 – January 2020(tentative)|
|SSC GD Vacancy||To be announced via SSC GD Notification|
|Start Date for Receipt of Online Application||January – February 2020 (tentative)|
|Last Date of Receipt of Application||February to March 2020 (tentative)|
|SSC GD Admit Card on the official website (ssc.nic.in)||May 2020 (tentative)|
|SSC GD Exam Date||July 2020 (tentative)|
|SSC GD Result||August 2020 (tentative)|
SSC GD Vacancy
Initially, SSC has introduced 54,953 vacancies for the recruitment of constables through SSC GD 2018-2019 Exam, now which has been increased up to 58373 vacancies. Let’s look at the tentative vacancies of SSC GD 2018-2019:
SSC GD Vacancy: For male candidates
SSC GD Vacancy for Female Candidates
SSC GD Selection Process 2019-20
SSC GD Exam is conducted in three stages. Upon qualification in all the three phases then you will be recruited for various posts like Constable General Duty in BSF, SSB, CRPF, NIA, CISF, SSF, ITBP, Rifleman in Assam Rifles.
These phases are mentioned below:
Stage 1: – Written Exam (Objective type)
Stage 2: – Physical Standard Test/ Physical Efficiency Test
Stage 3: – Medical Test
SSC GD Written Exam Pattern 2019- 2020
The first phase of SSC GD Exam 2019 will be the Objective Type Written Exam, The SSC GD Written Exam will be conducted through online mode only.
To compete in the SSC GD Physical Test, one must qualify the written test first.
The SSC GD Exam Pattern for written exam is as follows:
|Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|A||General Intelligence &
|B||General Knowledge & General Awareness||25||25|
Each question carries 1 mark and time duration for the exam will be 2 hours (120 minutes).
Matriculation level questions will be asked in the Exam.
SSC Online examination will be conducted in English and Hindi Language.
Physical Standard Test/ Physical Efficiency Test Pattern
The Physical Test of SSC GD is a very important phase for those candidates who want to apply for this exam
All candidates will have to undergo a physical endurance & measurement test.
The Physical test doesn’t carry any marks but it is very crucial that you clear it. If you fail in the physical test then you won’t be able to clear the SSC GD Exam
SSC GD Physical Standard for Male Candidates
Height – 170 cm.
Chest – 81 (Unexpanded), 85 (Expanded)
Race – 5 km in 24 minutes.
Long Jump – 14 feet (In three chances)
High Jump – 3’9’’ (In three chances)
SSC GD Physical Standards for Female Candidates
Height – 157 cm.
Chest – There is no chest measurement for female candidates.
Race – 1600 meters in 8.30 minutes.
Long Jump – 10 feet (In three chances)
High Jump – 3’ (In three chances)
SSC GD Syllabus 2019 – 20 for Written Exam
The SSC GD Syllabus is a very important element for all those who are preparing for SSC GD because if you know the complete syllabus then you can eliminate wasteful hours and fully focus on any weak areas that might be there.
The SSC GD Syllabus is mentioned below:
SSC Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning
- Similarities and Differences
- Spatial Visualization
- Spatial Orientation
- Visual Memory
- Relationship Concepts
- Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
- Arithmetic Number Series
- Non-Verbal Series
- Coding and Decoding
SSC Syllabus for General Knowledge and General Awareness
- Economic Scene
- General Polity
- Indian Constitution
- Scientific Research
SSC Syllabus for Elementary Mathematics
- Number Systems
- Computation of Whole Numbers
- Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers
- Fundamental arithmetical operations
- Ratio and Proportion
- Profit and Loss
- Time and Distance
- Ratio and Time
- Time and Work
SSC Syllabus for English Comprehension
- Spot the Error
- Fill in the Blanks
- Spellings/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
SSC GD Admit Card
The Admit Card for SSC GD will be released after the application process for the same has been completed.
Candidates are requested to visit the SSC official website, in order to download the SSC GD Admit Card.
Check detailed information on SSC GD Admit Card in the linked page.
The SSC conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam every year for recruitment in various Ministries/Departments and organizations of the government of India.
The various posts under the SSC CHSL Exam:
- Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)
- Data Entry Operator (DEO)
- Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)
- Court Clerk
Notification for CHSL 2019 – 2020 Exam
SSC CHSL Notification for 2020 exam was released on 29th November 2019. The following table gives brief information about the SSC CHSL Exam 2020.
|SSC CHSL Exam 2020|
|Name of the Recruitment Exam||SSC CHSL 2020|
|SSC CHSL Notification||November 29th, 2019|
|SSC CHSL Vacancies||4893|
|Online Application Submission||December 3, 2019, to January 1, 2020|
|SSC CHSL Admit Card||February 2020 (Tentative)|
|Tier I Exam||March 16th 2020 to March 27th 2020|
|Tier-II Exam||June 28th 2020|
|Tier III Exam||Not notified|
The SSC has released the SSC CHSL notification for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO) on 5th March 2019 for SSC CHSL 2018- 2019 exam.
The important dates for the SSC CHSL 2019 Exam:
|SSC CHSL Exam||SSC CHSL Dates|
|SSC Online Application||5th March 2019|
|Last date for SSC Online Registration||5th April 2019|
|SSC CHSL Tier – 1 Admit Card||June 2019|
|SSC CHSL Tier I Exam||July 1 – July 26 2019|
|SSC CHSL Tier – 2 Admit Card||September 2019 (Tentative Date)|
|SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam||29th September 2019|
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern:
The SSC CHSL Exam Pattern is usually published on the SSC official notification.
The SSC CHSL exam is held via three tiers mentioned below:
- Tier 1: It is Computer – Based Written Exam (Objective Type)
- Tier 2: Written Exam (Descriptive Paper)
- Tier 3: Typing Test/Skill Test.
|Section||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|1||General Intelligence||25||50||60 minutes|
|2||General Awareness||25||50||60 minutes|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)||25||50||60 minutes|
|4||English Language||25||50||60 minutes|
Tier I SSC Syllabus for CHSL 2020
The brief idea of CHSL Tier I SSC Syllabus is given below:
|General Intelligence/Reasoning||Quantitative Ability||English Language||General Awareness|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension||History|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test||Culture|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Para Jumbles||Geography|
|Data Sufficiency||Work & Time||Miscellaneous||Economic Scene|
|Coded Inequalities||Time & Distance||Fill in the Blanks||General Policy|
|Seating Arrangement||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting||Scientific Research|
|Puzzle||Data Interpretation||Paragraph Completion||Awards and Honors|
|Tabulation||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage||One Word Substitution||Books and Authors|
|Syllogism||Number Systems||Active/Passive Voice|
|Blood Relations||Sequences & Series|
|Input/Output||Mixtures & Allegations|
|Coding/Decoding||Premutation, Combination & Probability|
Tier II SSC Syllabus for CHSL
As mentioned above, this paper candidates to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests the writing skills of the candidates.
The topics asked in this exam will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, Schemes and Governance, Technology, Sports, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns etc.
Tier III SSC Syllabus for CHSL
This exam will be a skill/typing test which would be of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the total score obtained in the Tier – I and Tier – II exams
The table below lists out in detail about the Skill Test, Time and Speed needed to qualify:
|Data Entry Operator||Data Entry speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on the computer. The ‘speed will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage||The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer|
|Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)||The speed of 15000 key depressions per hour will be judged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage||The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer|
|Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA) and Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)||The speed of 10500 key depressions per hour will be judged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage||The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 9000 key-depressions/hour would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.|
For details on the SSC CHSL Syllabus, refer to the linked article.
SSC CHSL Vacancy 2020
The tentative vacancies in SSC CHSL 2019-2020 exam are approx. 3295 for various posts. The breakup of the number of vacancies as per SSC CHSL Notification 2019-20 is given below.
|Post Name||No of Vacancies|
SSC released a notice regarding the vacancies of SSC CHSL 2018-2019. As per the notice, SSC has introduced about 5789 vacancies for the 2018-2019 Exam.
The table below lists out the post wise vacancies available:
|Post Name||No of Vacancies|
Eligibility Criteria for SSC CHSL 2019 – 2020
There are 3 important criteria that a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for SSC CHSL 2020.
The SSC CHSL Eligibility criteria are as follows:
- Citizenship: The candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, in order to settle down on a permanent basis.
A person who has migrated from the following lands and wishes to permanently in India are also eligible:
- Sri Lanka
2. Age Limit: Age limit for the post is 18-27 years as on 01-08-2019 (i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1992 and not later than 01-08-2001)
3. Educational Qualification:
For LDC/JSA, PA/SA. DEO (except DEO in C&AG), the candidate must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognized board of a university. Whereas for Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from any recognized Board or equivalent.
SSC Online Admit Card for CHSL 2019 – 2020
Those candidates who register for SSC CHSL Exam 2020 within the stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/ call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of the SSC.
The admit card for the CHSL Tier -1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of CHSL Tier – 2 exams.
The Tier -2 SSC admit card will only be given to those candidates who have qualified for the Tier – 1 exam.
SSC Online Result for CHSL 2019 – 2020
SSC CHSL Result will be declared after the examination for different Tiers of SSC CHSL 2020 exam has been conducted.
All candidates can check their results and marks by visiting the official SSC website.
SSC JE 2020
In order to fill the Group – ‘B’ posts in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract domain, the SSC conducts the annual examination for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (JE).
The SSC JE exam is a competitive exam for Group ‘B’ (non-Gazetted) posts in Level- 6 administered by SSC under the Government of India.
SSC JE Recruitment 2019 – 2020
For the recruitment of SSC JE exam, SSC offers a golden opportunity to millions of aspirants across the Indian sub-continent by conducting this exam annually to fulfil their dream of working in a prestigious Government organisation.
Interested candidates who wish to take the SSC JE 2019-20 exam are required to visit the official website of SSC to apply online for the competitive exam.
Candidates can check the detailed information regarding the process of filling SSC JE registration form in SSC JE Apply Online page.
Besides, candidates should visit the SSC official page often to stay updated on a regular basis about any latest details pertaining to the SSC JE 2019 exam.
SSC JE Exam Dates
The dates for SSC JE exam 2020 are not yet announced. The SSC exam for Junior Engineer 2020 will be notified soon.
The important SSC exam dates for JE 2019 are listed as below:
|SSC JE 2019 – 2020 Exam Dates|
|Name of Event||Date|
|Release of SSC JE Notification 2019||August 13, 2019|
|Closure Date of SSC JE Registration||September 12, 2019|
|Closure Date of Online Fee Payment||September 14, 2019|
|Last date for generation of offline Challan||September 14, 2019|
|Closure Date of Offline Fee Payment through Challan||September 16, 2019|
|SSC JE Admit Card 2019-20||March 2020|
|Paper-I Exam Date (Computer-based Exam)||March 30, 2020 – April 2, 2020|
|Paper-II Exam Date (Descriptive Test)||June 21, 2020|
The last SSC Exam for Junior Engineer post was SSC JE 2018 conducted in the month of September and December 2019 for paper I and paper II respectively.
Candidates can check the important SSC JE exam dates for different years in the linked article.
The SSC exam result for SSC JE 2018 Paper I is declared and For paper II it can be announced anytime soon. Check the SSC JE result for different years.
SSC JE Notification 2019 – 2020
SSC released the SSC JE 2020 notification on August 13th, 2019. Last SSC JE Official notification released by the Staff Selection Commission was on the 1st February 2019 to recruit fresh engineering graduates for the post of Junior Engineers (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Quantity Surveying and Contracts).
As per the SSC JE notification, the last date to apply for the position closed on September 16th, 2019.
The SSC JE salary for the Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) post in Level- 6 is Rs 35400-112400/- according to the 7th Central Pay Commission. Click below to download the official SSC JE Notification 2019 for easy reference.
SSC JE Vacancy
The vacancies for the SSC JE post were not announced in the initial official notification.
On January 7th, 2020, SSC through an addendum announced that the total number of SSC JE vacancies 2019-20 sums up to 4893 for the JE exam 2020.
Similarly, on 15th February 2019, the tentative vacancy of SSC JE post was announced through an addendum that the number of SSC JE vacancies for 2018-19 exam summed up to 1601 positions in total.
SSC JE Apply Online & Application Fee 2019
The SSC online application process of JE exam commenced from February 01, 2019 and continued up to February 25, 2019 (until 5.00 P.M.). This year i.e. for 2020 the SSC JE online application process started on August 13th and ended by September 16th, 2019.
Candidates who wish to take the exam this year are required to apply online on the link made available in the SSC official website which is particularly meant for SSC registration purposes.
Given below is the procedure for filling the SSC online application for the exam which consists of two parts:
- One-Time SSC Registration
- SSC Online Application Form
1. One-Time SSC Registration: For this type of SSC registration, a candidate should read the instructions which are updated in the Notice of Examination carefully before proceeding to fill up the SSC online ‘Registration Form’ and ‘Application Form’.
The candidate is required to open the SSC official website (ssc.nic.in) and click on ‘Register Now’ provided in the SSC Login section of the website.
It is essential to keep the following documents handy during SSC registration:
- Mobile number/Email ID which should be verified through OTP. During SSC registration, the User ID of the candidate will be his/her Email ID that he/she had provided earlier.
- Update Aadhaar Number or Aadhaar Enrollment Number as an ID proof. If the Aadhaar card is not available, the candidate can show any of the following documents later:
- i. Voter ID Card
- ii. PAN Card
- iii. Passport
- iv. Driving License
- v. School/ College ID Card
- vi. Employer ID (Govt/ PSU/ Private)
- Information about the name of the Board, Roll Number and Year of Passing the 10th standard examination.
- Have a scanned colour passport-size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB).
- Have a scanned signature in JPEG format (10 KB to 20 KB).
Candidates should be extra cautious about filling up the following information to complete the One-Time Registration process:
- Basic Details like Name, Date of Birth, 10th exam details, etc.
- Additional Details like Category, Nationality, visible identification mark, etc.
- Contact Details
- Photo Signature and LTI
Candidates are required to complete the SSC Registration process within 7 days failing which their SSC Registration details saved would be permanently deleted.
It is also important to note that the candidature of a particular candidate may get cancelled in case of wrong/incorrect information furnished.
2. SSC Online Application Form: A candidate can log in to the SSC online system through his/her registered Email ID and password.
After that, the candidate needs to click on the ‘Apply’ link ‘Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying & Contracts) Examination 2018-19’ section under ‘Latest Notifications’ tab.
He/She has the flexibility to choose the examination centre as per one’s preference.
Thereafter, the information with regard to Photo/ Signature/ Biometric impression needs to be filled up automatically from the One-Time Registration data.
Candidates need to pay an application fee of Rs 100/- via any of the following payment modes like SBI Challan/ Net Banking, BHIM UPI, Credit or Debit cards, etc.
However, female candidates, candidates belonging to the SC/ST category, Persons with Disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen are exempted from paying the application fees.
SSC JE Exam Pattern
The SSC JE exam pattern is divided into two papers i.e. Paper – I (Computer-Based Test) and Paper -II (Written Test).
The duration of each paper is 2 hours. Given in the below tables are highlights of Paper I and Paper II:
SSC JE Paper – I Pattern
|Mode||Computer Based Test (Online Mode)|
|Subject||General Intelligence & Reasoning
Part – A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
Part – B General Engineering (Electrical)
Part – C General Engineering (Mechanical)
|Maximum Marks||200 Marks|
|Negative Marking||0.25 Marks|
|Duration & Timing (Date to be Intimidated later)||The morning shift will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The afternoon shift will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM|
SSC JE Paper – II Pattern
|Mode||Written Exam (Offline Mode)|
|Subject||Part- A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
Part- B General Engineering (Electrical)
Part- C General Engineering (Mechanical)
|Maximum Marks||300 Marks|
|Duration & Timing (Date to be intimated later)||2 Hours|
SSC Syllabus JE 2019
The SSC JE syllabus consists of topics related to Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, etc.
The topics for JE Paper – I SSC syllabus are shown below:
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||Basic topics related to Analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc|
|General Awareness||Basic topics related to History, Culture, Geography, Economics, General Polity and Scientific Research etc|
|General Engineering||Basic topics related to Civil and Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering|
JE Paper-II SSC Syllabus
This paper consists of three parts that focus on core subjects.
They are as follows:
- Part-A (Civil & Structural Engineering): It includes topics like Building Materials, Surveying, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Concrete Technology, Irrigation Engineering, RCC Design, Hydraulics, etc.
- Part-B (Electrical Engineering): It includes topics like Circuit law, AC Fundamentals, Electrical Machines, Measurement and measuring instruments, Synchronous Machines, etc.
- Part- C (Mechanical Engineering): It includes topics like Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Thermal Engineering, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics & Machinery, etc.
Candidates should focus on the SSC JE Preparation for scoring well in the upcoming exam.
SSC JE Eligibility Criteria
Candidates willing to appear for the exam are required to check the SSC JE eligibility criteria and the basic SSC JE requirements before they fill up the SSC JE Application form.
The SSC JE Eligibility is as follows:
- Educational Qualifications: Eligible candidates must hold the essential educational qualification for the post relevant to their degree.
They should have passed the Matriculation examination or any equivalent degree from a recognised Board.
- Citizenship: The candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, in order to settle down on a permanent basis.
- A person who has migrated from the following lands and wishes to permanently in India are also eligible:
- Sri Lanka
3. SSC JE Age Limit:
Candidates must fulfil the below-mentioned age requirement as on 1st August 2019:
|Junior Engineer (Civil and Electrical), Department of Posts and Junior Engineer (Surveying & Contracts) and MES||18-27 Years|
|Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), MES, NTRO, Naval, Border Road Organization||30 Years|
|Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical) and CPWD||32 Years|
SSC JE Admit Card
SSC has not yet released the SSC JE admit card 2019-20. The expected date for the same is March 2020. Candidates willing to appear will be notified regarding the availability of SSC JE 2020 admit card.
Applicants who are taking the SSC JE 2018-19 exam can download the SSC JE Admit Card from the official website of SSC (ssc.nic.in).
They should carry it to the examination center along with a Passport-size photo affixed on it on the scheduled exam day.
While downloading the Admit Card from the relevant webpage, they need to click on the SSC JE Admit Card link and feed in the relevant credentials such as SSC Registration Number and Date of Birth (DOB).
It is advisable for applicants to keep a printout of the document for future reference.
The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Central Police Organization(CPO) exam.
The SSC CPO exam is conducted to recruit candidates for various posts under the Central Police Force like Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub Inspectors in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
SSC CPO Exam Pattern
The SSC CPO Exam is conducted in 4 stages-
- Paper I
- Physical Endurance Test/Physical Standard Test
- Paper II
- Medical Examination
The last process is the selection which is done after the successful verification of documents.
The table below gives an idea about the Paper I & Paper II of the SSC CPO Exam
The Physical Test is done for candidates who qualify for the paper I. Aspirants of SSC CPO Exam must keep abreast with the latest exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. Therefore, it is advised to check SSC CPO Previous Years Papers to keep abreast of the same.
SSC CPO Syllabus
The SSC CPO syllabus comprises of various topics related to the General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension.
For detailed SSC CPO syllabus topics and weightage, candidates can check the linked article.
SSC CPO Eligibility
The Eligibility for the SSC CPO is as follows:-
|Category||SSC CPO Eligibility|
For more details on the SSC CPO Eligibility, refer to the link provided.
SSC CPO Notification
The official notification gives an idea on the vacancies, salary, preferable SSC exam dates and centers, admit card, the application process in depth. The important SSC CPO Exam dates 2019 are given below:
|Online application form||September 17, 2019|
|Last date to register||October 15, 2019|
|SSC CPO 2019 Paper I||December 11, 2019, to December 13th, 2019|
|SSC CPO 2019 Paper II||Yet to be announced|
Aspirants can check the SSC CPO Notification, for more details.
Candidates preparing for any of the SSC exams be it SSC CPO, SSC GD, SSC JE, SSC CGL or SSC CHSL they must prepare well for the general awareness section to score well in the exams. Candidates can check various Static GK topics relevant for their exams.
A thorough SSC preparation is needed as there is coverage of vast syllabus and topics for each of these exams.
Frequently Asked Question – SSC Exam 2020
Q.1. What is the highest post in SSC Exam?
Q.2. What is the minimum age criteria for all SSC exams?
Q.3. What are the subjects covered in various SSC exam?
Q.4. What is the negative marking scheme in the SSC exam?
Q 5. What is the minimum education qualification for all SSC exams?
Ans. SSC Conducts various exams annually and all have different requirements for the educational qualification of the candidates. The SSC Exam academic qualification for the various post is as follows:
- SSC CGL – A Graduation Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
- SSC CPO – A Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognised university (no minimum percentage specified as such).
- SSC CHSL – A 12th pass certificate from any board or university
- SSC JE – A degree or Diploma in Engineering relevant to the post applied for.
- SSC GD – A 10th Pass certificate from a recognized board.