Staff Selection Commission Exams (SSC)


- Facts every aspirant should know

The Staff Selection Commission Exams (SSC) - Facts every aspirant should know

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an association under the Government of India to enlist staff for different posts in the different Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices

This commission is an appended office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which comprises of Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. His post is equal to the degree of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

The Estimates advisory group in the Parliament suggested the setting up of a Service Selection Commission in its 47th report (1967–68) for directing assessments to enlist lower classifications of posts. Afterward, in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, on 4 November 1975 Government of India established a commission called Subordinate Service Commission. On 26 September 1977, Subordinate Services Commission was renamed as Staff Selection Commission. The elements of Staff Selection Commission were re-imagined by The Government of India through Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and on 21 May 1999. At that point the new constitution and elements of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) happened from 1 June 1999. Consistently SSC conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination for enrolling non-gazetted officials to different government occupations.


The Staff Selection Commission has its Headquarter at New Delhi. All Examinations as well as administrative matters are submitted to the Chairman through two Members. The Secretary functions under both the Members. Besides, there are post of one Director, one Deputy Secretary, two Joint Directors, nine Under Secretaries, four Deputy Directors, one Finance & Budget Officer, one Assistant Director (OL), 24 Section Officers and more than 183 supporting officers / staff working at the Headquarters for discharging the duties and responsibilities of the Commission. An Organisational Chart of the Commission (Hqrs.) is given at Appendix II,. The functions of various Branches/Sections of the Hqrs. are briefly outlined under the heading "Functions of the Sections".

Regional/Sub-Regional Offices

For smooth conduct of examinations through a large network of examination centres/sub-centres situated in different parts of the country for the convenience of the candidates, the Commission has been provided with a Regional set-up. At present, there are seven Regional Offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore and two Sub-Regional Offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional Office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director. The details of the functions and operative jurisdictions of these Regional and Sub-Regional Offices are given at Appendix-IV, . The Commission may, with the approval of the Department of Personnel & Training, open more Regional/Sub-Regional Offices of the Commission at such other places, as it may consider necessary.


Staff Selection Commission




Umakant Gangwar


4 November 1975; 44 years ago




New Delhi, India

Region served



Braj Raj Sharma,IAS joined as Chairman, S.S.C. on 24 October 2019




Staff Selection

Formerly called

Subordinate Services Commission


Some of the Major Functions of SSC:

  • To conduct recruitment for the Group "B" posts in the Ministries/ Departments of the Govt. of India and their subordinate offices and for all non-technical Group "C" posts in the Ministries or Departments of Govt. of India and their subordinate offices
  • To conduct exams and interviews for the posts within its purview
  • To conduct departmental exams related to promotion from a lower division to upper divisions
  • To conduct periodical typewriting tests in Hindi and English
  • To perform other functions entrusted to it by the Central Govt. from time to time

Exams conducted by SSC

SSC at present capacities as a subordinate office of DOPT and is for the most part occupied with directing serious tests for enrollment to different posts in the SSC offices, associations. In the earlier years, SSC has directed different tests as given beneath· SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL)

  • SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL)
  • SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (SSC CHSL)
  • Junior Engineer
  • Junior Hindi Translator
  • SSC GD Constable
  • SSC Multitasking Staff
  • Selection Post
  • SI (Central Police Organization)


SSC Examination: List Of Competitive Exams

SSC Exam: CGL (Combined Graduate Level)

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the appointment of candidates in Grade “B” and “C” category posts at various Government Ministries, Departments, and Offices. SSC conducts SSC CGL 2021 Exam for various posts. All the posts are divided into four groups. Group A, B, C, and D. Some of the posts are mentioned here i.e. Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax, etc. The details regarding SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) 2021 like SSC CGL Registration, etc.. are mentioned on this page.

CHSL (Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level )

SSC CHSL is a combined higher secondary education conducted by the staff selection commission every year for the recruitment in various ministries/departments/organizations of the government sectors. Click on SSC CHSL (Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level) to know more about SSC CHSL 2021 Registration, CHSL Exam date, SSC CHSL Result, and for SSC CHSL apply online link.

SSC MTS (Multi Tasking Staff)

SSC MTS (Multi Tasking Staff) is a public exam that facilitates the recruitment of candidates for various posts. The nature of the job is multitasking and challenging. SSC MTS exam 2021 is an online recruitment exam and all the MTS posts are available at the central government officials and all of its departments across the country.

SSC JE (Junior Engineer)

The SSC JE Exam is conducted for the recruitment of Junior Engineers in various Government Departments. It is a national level exam for the recruitment of Group B Non-Gazetted Officers in Govt organizations such as CPWD, MES, BRO, etc. Every year Lakhs of candidates appear for a few thousand seats in this exam. The SSC JE 2021 exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, which is affiliated with the Department of Personal training(DoPT), Govt of India. Candidates can visit SSC JE (Junior Engineer) page to know about the SSC JE Exam date, SSC JE Result, etc.

SSC JHT (Junior Hindi Translator)

SSC JHT is a Junior Hindi Translator job, whose job is to translate from or to Hindi from English or any other official language. Click on SSC JHT (Junior Hindi Translator) to know about SSC JHT Exam Date, SSC JHT Notification, SSC JHT Application Form, SSC JHT Vacancy, SSC JHT Selection Process, SSC JHT Eligibility, SSC JHT Application Fee, etc

SSC GD (General Duty)

The SSC will conduct the examination for recruitment to the posts of SSC GD Constable (General Duty) in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Investigation Agency (NIA) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP),  and Secretariat Security Force (SSF) and Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles. Visit SSC GD (General Duty) to know more about the SSC GD Exam date, SSC GD Constable result, etc.

SSC CPO (Central Police Organization)

This exam is conducted for the recruitment of candidates for the post of Sub-inspector (SI) of Police. The exam is conducted on a national scale for the SI posts for various Police Organisations like ITBP, BSF, CRPF, and S.I in Delhi Police, etc. The SSC CPO Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Committee. This exam is conducted on the National level. Due to its National Level approach this test is taken by a large no. of students who want to join SSC CPO (Central Police Organization) as their priority.

SSC Stenographer

A stenographer is someone who works in a courtroom or any legal proceedings corporate place and transcribes spoken words by typing them into a steno machine, a kind of shorthand typewriter. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC Stenographer Recruitment for the post of Stenographer Grade C and D every year. The Official SSC Recruitment notification for the year 2020-21 has been released. Click on SSC Stenographer for more details regarding SSC Stenographer Recruitment.

SSC Selection Post

SSC conducts Selection Post examination to recruit eligible candidates for various Group B / Group C Non-Ministerial and Non-Gazetted Departments. It’s a computer-based examination, which is attempted by lakhs of candidates every year. Click on SSC Selection Post to know about SSC Selection Post Recruitment 2021.

SSC Scientific Assistant

SSC Scientific Assistant is a lucrative post in the Indian Meteorological Department. The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Scientific Assistant exam for recruiting deserving candidates for the post of Scientific Assistant.




Name of Exam

Online Registrations

Date of Exam

Combined Graduate Level

Examination 2020 (Tier-I)

December 21st 2020 – January 25th 2021

May 29th, 2021 to June 7, 2021

Combined Higher Secondary

(10+2) Examination 2020 (Tier-I)

November 6th 2020 to December 26th 2020

April 12th to April 27th 2021

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical) Examination – 2020 (Paper-I)

October 1st 2020 to October 31st 2020

March 22nd, 2021 to March 25th, 2021

Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination –2020

October 10th 2020 to November 4th 2020

March 29th, 2021 – March 31st, 2021

Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical)

Staff Examination-2020 (Paper-I)

2nd Feb to 18th March 2021

1st to 20th July 2021

Constable (GD) in CAPFs, NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2020 

25th March to 10th May 2021

2nd to 25th August 2021



Q: From which subjects are questions usually asked in SSC exams?

A: Questions in SSC exams are usually asked from subjects such as General Knowledge, General Awareness, Mathematics, Languages, General Intelligence and Reasoning.

Q: Are there only objective-type questions in SSC exams?

A: There are usually both objective and subjective questions in SSC exams. However, some SSC exams might contain only objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

Q: Is there negative marking in SSC exams?

A: There is usually negative marking of 0.5 or 0.25 marks for objective questions asked in the exam. There is no negative marking for subjective questions. Also, some exams like SSC GD do not contain negative marking at all.

Q: Which are the most popular SSC exams?

A: While all the SSC exams are popular in their respective ways, the most popular ones among them include SSC CGL and SSC CHSL.

Q.. What are the subjects covered in various SSC exam?

Ans. The common subjects of various SSC exams are Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English. However, there are exams in Staff Selection Commission that require candidates to have professional knowledge as well. A detailed list of subjects along with the topics covered is given in the syllabus page of respective exams.

Q.. What is the negative marking scheme in the SSC exam?

Ans. There is no negative marking in SSC GD, While, for every wrong attempt candidates will be penalised with 0.25 marks in SSC CGL, SSC CPO and SSC JE exam. In SSC CHSL candidates will lose 0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Q.. How do the Staff Selection Commission intimates candidates about the SSC exam recruitments?

Ans. Candidates will find all the information related to various SSC exams on the SSC Official Website i.e. (www.ssc.nic.in). Candidates will also get all the latest information regarding all SSC examinations on this page itself.