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, SSC GD, SSC CPO, SSC MTS and SSC Stenographer exam.
The Staff Selection Commission has revised the dates for all SSC Exams. On July 21st 2020, SSC released a notification regarding the rescheduling of the SSC exams 2020 due to the prevailing situation of coronavirus pandemic. Candidates can refer the detailed notification and revised dates for SSC exam below:
Earlier, on June 1st, SSC released new dates for all SSC Exams 2020 after reviewing the situation of country-wide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates can check the detailed notification regarding the same below:
Owing to the massive outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in India, many Exam conducting bodies 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||October 14th – October 17th 2020 (Tier-II)||Yes|
|SSC JE||March 30th – April 2nd, 2020||Yes|
|SSC CPO||Notification Released – June 17th 2020||Yes|
|SSC GD||Notification Not released||No|
|SSC MTS||Notification Not released||No|
|SSC Stenographer||May 5th, 2020||Yes|
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.
Recruitment under the Staff Service Commission to become more convenient with the approval of Union Cabinet for setting up the National Recruitment Agency. NRA will soon be responsible for conducting a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for SSC, RRB and IBPS Non-Technical and Non-Gazetted posts.
Government exam aspirants must read on to know more about the National Recruitment Agency at the linked article.
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|
|SSC Cut Off||SSC General Awareness|
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)*
12.10.2020 (New Dates)
|9||Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying and Contract)
27.10.2020 (New Dates)
|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
16.11.2020 to 18.11.2020 (New Dates)
|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)
02.11.2020 to 05.11.2020 (New Dates)
|16||Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination-2019 (Tier-II)||—||—||28.06.2020 (DES)**|
|17||Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPFs Examination-2020
26.11 2020 (CBE)*
|18||Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak
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
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.
The notification for SSC CGL 2020 is expected to be released by September 2020 by the commission, hence the tentative dates for the same are as follows:
|SSC CGL Exam||CGL Exam Dates (Tentative)|
|SSC CGL Notification||September 2020|
|Online Application Submission||September – October 2020|
|SSC CGL Admit Card||To be notified|
|Tier I exam||February – March 2021|
|Tier-II exam||June 2021|
|Tier III exam||September 2021|
|Tier IV exam||To be notified|
*Note: Candidates must keep in mind that the CGL Exam that is under process this 2020 is for the recruitment of the CGL Exam 2019. The exams were slated to be held last year, i.e. in 2019 but due to certain reasons, they were delayed.
Certain important facts about the SSC CGL Exam 2019 are:
- SSC CGL Tier III exam dates released – Tier III from November 22nd 2020 onward.
- The SSC CGL Result for Tier I exam released on July 1st 2020.
- The SSC CGL Tier-II 2019 exam dates Revised – November 2nd to November 5th 2020
- The SSC CGL official notification 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 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|
|Admit Card||February 20th 2020|
|Tier – I Examination||March 2, 2020, to March 9, 2020|
|Tier – I Exam Result||1st July 2020|
|Admit Card for Tier-II Exam||October 2020|
|Tier-II Exam||June 22, 2020, to June 25, 2020 (postponed)
14th October to 17th October 2020 (New Dates)
November 2nd to November 5th 2020 (Revised Dates)
|CGL Tier -III- Skill Test/Documentation Verification||November 22nd 2020|
SSC CGL Eligibility
- Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60 % Marks in Mathematics in 12th 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 for different posts. 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
The application form for SSC CGL will be made available on the official website. Candidates can fill the application form 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 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 2 hours duration.
- Tier 3 would be a subjective exam of 1-hour. Tier 4 would be a 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 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 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.
- 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 2020 Tier IV Syllabus
Tier – IV examination comprises 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 2020
The result for SSC CGL for 2020 will be declared once the notification is released and the exam is conducted successfully.
Result for SSC CGL will be published on the SSC official website(https://ssc.nic.in). Candidates would be required to login to the SSC online portal to check their results.
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).
Candidates preparing for SSC CGL exam 2020 are advised to go through SSC CGL Previous Year papers to get an idea of the scope and difficulty level of the exam.
Candidates willing to appear for SSC Exam 2020 for different SSC CGL post can check the following links for relevant information:
- SSC CGL Apply Online
- SSC CGL Admit Card
- SSC CGL Cut Off
- SSC CGL Exam Analysis
- SSC CGL Answer Key
- SSC CGL Preparation
- SSC CGL Salary
The SSC General Duty – 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.
SSC GD Recruitment
GD recruitment 2020 is expected to start soon. 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.
The last recruitment process of SSC GD 2018-19 has been initiated with the release of the official SSC GD Notification to select 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 2020
The commission has not yet announced SSC GD 2020 notification. Candidates are requested to visit the page regularly to remain updated about the upcoming SSC GD 2020 Exam Details.
Earlier, Staff Selection Commission of India had released the SSC GD (Constables) 2018-19 official notification on 21st July 2018. For more details on the SSC GD Notification, refer to the linked article.
SSC had 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.
SSC GD 2020 Exam Dates
The below table includes the SSC GD Constable Exam 2020 Details and Important Dates:
|SSC GD Exam 2020 Highlights|
|Name of Recruitment Exam||SSC GD Constable Exam 2019|
|Conducted by||Staff Selection Commission|
|SSC GD Notification 2019||To be announced|
|SSC GD Vacancy||To be announced via SSC GD Notification|
|Start Date for Receipt of Online Application||To be announced|
|Last Date of Receipt of Application||To be announced|
|SSC GD Admit Card on the official website (ssc.nic.in)||To be announced|
|SSC GD Exam Date||To be announced|
|SSC GD Result||To be announced|
Earlier, the SSC has released SSC GD Exam Dates for 2018 recruitment notification. SSC GD exam was scheduled from 11th February 2019 to 11th March 2019. For further details on SSC GD Exam Date, please check the given link.
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 2020
SSC GD Exam is conducted in three stages. Upon qualification in all the three phases, 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
Candidates willing to appear for SSC Exam 2020 for General Duty Constable post can check the following links for relevant information:
SSC GD Written Exam Pattern 2020
The first phase of SSC GD Exam 2020 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 mandatory to clear the test. 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 2020 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, 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
Candidates willing to appear for SSC exam for CHSL post can check details regarding SSC CHSL Apply Online in the given link.
Notification for CHSL 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||To be announced|
|Tier I Exam||March 16th 2020 to March 27th 2020 (postponed)
August 17th to August 21st 2020, (New Dates)
October 12th – October 16th 2020 (Revised Dates)
|Tier-II Exam||To be notified|
|Tier III Exam||Not notified|
Candidates can go through SSC CHSL Exam Date for detailed information on year-wise dates and exam events of SSC Exam for CHSL post.
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 2019 exam.
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||Permutation, Combination & Probability|
Tier II SSC Syllabus for CHSL
As mentioned above, in this paper candidates need 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 based on 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 based on 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 based on 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 2020 exam are approx. 3295 for various posts. The breakup of the number of vacancies as per SSC CHSL Notification 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|
Candidates can go through the detailed SSC CHSL Salary for various post under Combined Higher Secondary Level exam.
Eligibility Criteria for SSC CHSL
There are 3 important criteria that a candidate must fulfil to be eligible for the CHSL exam by SSC.
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, to settle down permanently.
A person who has migrated from the following lands and wishes to permanently reside in India are also eligible:
- Sri Lanka
2. Age Limit: Age limit for the post is 18-27 years as on 01-08-2020 (i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1993 and not later than 01-08-2002).
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 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.
Candidates can get the detailed information on SSC CHSL Admit Card in the link provided here.
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 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. For important dates and information regarding SSC CHSL Result, please visit the given link.
Aspirants can also go through the following links for assistance in preparation.
SSC JE 2020
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 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. The recruitment process for SSC JE 2020 examination started by the commission from August 2019.
Candidates should visit the SSC official page often to stay updated about any latest details about the SSC JE 2020 exam.
Candidates can check the detailed information regarding the process of filling JE registration form in SSC JE Apply Online page.
SSC JE Exam Dates
The important SSC exam dates for JE 2020 are listed as below:
|SSC JE Exam Dates|
|Name of Event||Date|
|Release of SSC JE Notification||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||To be announced|
|Paper-I Exam Date (Computer-based Exam)||March 30, 2020 – April 2, 2020 (Postponed)
1st September – 4th September 2020 (New Dates)
October 27th 2020 – October 30th 2020 (Revised Dates)
|Paper-II Exam Date (Descriptive Test)||To be notified|
Candidates can check the important SSC JE exam dates for different years in the linked article.
The last SSC Exam for Junior Engineer post was SSC JE 2018 conducted in September and December 2019 for the paper I and paper II, respectively.
The SSC exam result for Junior Engineer 2018 Paper I is declared and result for paper II is expected soon. Check the SSC JE result for different years.
Candidates preparing for the SSC exam JE post can go through the SSC JE Cut Off for assistance in strategizing an effective preparation plan.
SSC JE Notification 2020
SSC released the SSC JE 2020 notification on August 13th, 2019. As per the SSC JE notification, the last date to apply for the position closed on September 16th, 2019. Click on the above-linked page to download the official SSC JE Notification for easy reference.
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).
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. Detailed SSC JE Salary is given on the linked page.
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 that 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 2020
This year i.e. for 2020 the SSC JE online application process started on August 13th and ended by September 16th, 2019.
For the year 2018, SSC online application process of JE exam commenced from February 01, 2019, and continued up to February 25, 2019 (until 5.00 P.M.).
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/the 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: Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Passport, Driving License, School/ College ID Card, 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’ section under ‘Latest Notifications’ tab.
He/She has the flexibility to choose the examination centre as per one’s preference.
Thereafter, the information concerning 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 2020
The SSC JE syllabus consists of topics related to Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, etc.
The topics for JE Paper – I SSC syllabus is 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 posts they wish to apply for. 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, to settle down permanently.
A person who has migrated from the following lands and wishes to reside 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 2020:
|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 2020. The expected date for the same is September 2020. Candidates willing to appear will be notified regarding the availability of SSC JE 2020 admit card.
Applicants who are taking the Junior Engineer exam can download the SSC JE Admit Card from the official website of SSC (ssc.nic.in).
They should carry it to the examination centre 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 Admit Card link fro JE post and feed in the relevant credentials such as SSC Registration Number and Date of Birth (DOB).
Applicants should 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).
Check SSC CPO Salary for various posts under the examination.
SSC CPO Exam Pattern
The SSC CPO Exam is conducted in 4 stages-
- Paper I
- Physical Endurance Test/Physical Standard Test
- 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 various topics related to 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 SSC exam notification for CPO Post is released on June 17th 2020. The official notification gives an idea on the vacancies, salary, preferable SSC exam dates and centres, admit card, the application process in depth. Aspirants can check the SSC CPO Notification, for more details.
The important SSC CPO Exam dates 2020 as mentioned in the notification are given below:
|SSC Exam Dates for CPO 2020|
|SSC CPO events||SSC CPO Dates|
|SSC CPO 2020 Notification & Online Application||June 17th 2020|
|SSC CPO Apply Online Last date||July 16th 2020|
|SSC CPO Paper I (CBE)||September 29th 2020 to October 5th 2020
November 23rd – November 26th 2020 (Revised Dates)
|SSC CPO Paper II||1st March 2021|
Candidates can check SSC CPO Exam Dates for relevant dates of important SSC CPO events.
Also, check SSC CPO Admit Card for regular updates regarding 2020 admit card.
SSC CPO Cut Off
As SSC Exam 2020 for central police organisation post is scheduled from November 2020, candidates will know the detailed cut off after the exam is conducted.
The commission on February 14th 2020 released the cut off marks for CPO Paper I 2019 exam along with the result. The minimum cut off marks in 2019 for the unreserved category for female candidates was 104.12, while that of the male candidates the cut off marks was 101.19. Candidates can check SSC CPO Cut Off for the category-wise cut off trends.
Candidates can also check the detailed result and exam analysis for assistance in strategic preparation.
SSC MTS 2020
Staff Selection Commission Multitasking Staff OR SSC MTS exam is a non-technical examination conducted by SSC. The recruitment notification for SSC MTS exam 2020 is expected to release by August/September 2020.
Check SSC MTS Full-Form for details.
SSC MTS Recruitment
SSC MTS Exam is conducted for the following posts:
- Junior Gestetner Operator
- Safaiwala, etc
SSC MTS Vacancy
The SSC releases the SSC MTS Vacancies through an official circular. The vacancy for SSC MTS 2020 will be released once the notification for the same is out. The Staff Selection Commission released a total of 7099 vacancies for SSC MTS 2019.
Candidates will find detailed information on SSC MTS Vacancy on SSC MTS exam main page.
SSC MTS Salary
The Salary of SSC MTS is revised after the 7th Pay Commission Application. Currently, the in-hand SSC MTS salary is approximately 18,000/ to 22,000/ per month.
SSC MTS is a Group C non-gazetted, general Central Government service. It is a non-ministerial post with pay band 1(5200 – 20200) + the Grade Pay of 1800 rupees.
Check further details on SSC MTS Salary on the link provided here.
SSC MTS Notification
SSC MTS 2020 Notification is yet to be released. As per SSC exam calendar, the SSC MTS notification 2020 will release in September/October 2020.
Currently, SSC MTS 2019 Notification recruitment is under the process which was released on 22nd April 2019 to examine SSC Multitasking Staff.
The Paper I of SSC MTS Exam was scheduled on August 2nd 2019 and paper II was conducted on November 24th 2019. Check further details on SSC MTS Notification page.
SSC MTS Eligibility
The eligibility criteria as mentioned in the SSC MTS notification is given in brief below:
|Eligibility Criteria as in SSC MTS Notification|
|Age limit as per SSC MTS notification||18- 25 years Age Group|
|Nationality as per SSC MTS Exam notification||A citizen of Indian National|
|Minimum Education as per SSC MTS 2019 notification||10th pass OR equivalent degree from a government recognised institution|
Detailed eligibility criteria, SSC MTS exam pattern and syllabus, information regarding the Admit Card and SSC MTS Result are given on the main page of SSC MTS exam.
SSC MT Cut Off
Candidates willing to appear for SSC 2020 MTS examination must know that they have to obtain the minimum score cut off marks decided by the Commission in MTS exam. Only, then will they be called for the final selection. The table below highlights the expected cut off marks for SSC exam multitasking staff post for different categories.
|SSC Exam 2020 – MTS Cut Off (category-wise)|
|Category||Expected Cut-Off (Out of 50)|
Know the detailed cut off mark for other categories as well as the previous year cut off marks on SSC MTS Cut Off link provided here.
Other important links of SSC Exam for Multi-Tasking Staff exam are given below:
SSC Stenographer 2020
The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC Stenographer exam annually. It is an All India level examination that recruits candidates for Stenographer Grade C (non-gazetted post) and Grade D posts in various departments, ministries and organisations of the Government of India.
SSC Stenographer Recruitment
The recruitment for SSC Stenographer Exam 2020 is yet to be announced by the commission. Currently, the SSC Stenographer recruitment 2019 is under process. The commission started SSC Stenographer 2019 exam recruitment with the release of official notification.
The commission released SSC Stenographer notification 2019 on September 20th, 2019.
The SSC Stenographer Vacancy for the year 2019 is expected to be released soon. The commission announced the SSC Stenographer vacancy 2018 on March 19th, 2020.
The SSC Stenographer vacancy Grade C counts to 473 while that of Grade D posts the number of vacancies was 991. Detailed grade-wise vacancy of Stenographers is mentioned in the SSC Stenographer exam page.
SSC Stenographer Exam Dates
The Stenographer exam 2019 was scheduled from May 5the 2020 to May 7th 2020 but due to COVIDS-19 pandemic, the exam is postponed to an undisclosed date. The new exam date will be released after the lockdown ends.
The SSC Stenographer Exam date for the year 2019 as given in the notification is mentioned below.
|SSC Stenographer Exam 2019-2020|
|Exam Events||SSC Stenographer Exam Dates|
|SSC Stenographer Exam Notification||September 20th, 2019|
|SSC Stenographer 2019 Admit Card||August 2020|
|SSC Stenographer Exam Grade C & Grade D||May 5th 2020 (Postponed)
Sept 10 – Sept 12th, 2020 (New Dates)
November 16th – November 18th 2020 (Revised Dates)
For detailed information on SSC Stenographer vacancy, exam dates and eligibility, check SSC Stenographer Exam page.
SSC Stenographer Salary
The commission sets the salary for SSC Stenographers. SSC Stenographers salary varies as per the Grades. Apart from the salaries, SSC Stenographers are entitled to the following allowances:
- House Rent Allowance
- Dearness Allowance
- Transport Allowance
The grade-wise salary structure for Stenographers posts is discussed in the SSC Stenographer Salary page.
SSC Stenographer Exam pattern
The Pattern of SSC Stenographer is set by the commission and is divided into two stages i.e. Computer-based test and Skill Test.
The exam pattern for SSC Stenographer CBT test is as given below:
SSC Stenographer Syllabus
The syllabus for Stenographer exam is decided by the Selection Commission only. The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC Stenographer syllabus along with the notification every year.
The exam pattern and syllabus for both CBT and Skill test of Stenographer examination remain largely the same every year.
Broadly, the syllabus covers three main subjects, General Reasoning & Intelligence, General Awareness and English Language.
The Topic-wise SSC Stenographer Syllabus and detailed exam pattern is given in the link.
SSC Stenographer Result
The result for SSC Stenographer Exam is published on the SSC official website and notified through an official notification.
Recently, the commission released the result of SSC Stenographer 2018 for skill test on March 18th, 2020. A total number of candidates who qualified the Stenographer skill test 2018 Grade C post is 1,158 and for Grade D post the number is 2,786. Details regarding the SSC Stenographer Result can be checked on the linked page.
SSC Stenographer Cut Off
SSC exam cut off for Stenographer are released in a PDF format along with the result of Grade C and Grade D posts of Stenographer exam. The Expected Cut off for SSC Exam Stenographer Grade C and Grade D Post fro the unreserved category is as mentioned below:
|SSC Exam – Stenographer cut off (expected)|
|Category||Cut off Grade C||Cut Off Grade D|
|UR||136 – 141||134 – 140|
To know the expected SSC Stenographer cut off for different categories and previous years cut off trend. check the link given.
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. How do the Staff Selection Commission intimates candidates about the SSC exam recruitments?
Q 6. 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.