introduction

The Estimate Committee of Parliament, in its 47th Report (1967-68), recommended the setting up of a Staff Selection Commission for conducting examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts. Subsequently an Examination Wing was initially added to the Secretariat Training School, renamed as the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management ( ISTM).
In pursuance of the recommendations made by the Administration Reforms Commission (ARC), the Government of India decided to constitute a Subordinate Services Commission under an Executive Resolution. The Subordinate Services Commission was established under Government of India in the year 1975. It was renamed as Staff Selection Commission.
The Staff Selection Commission makes recruitment to non-technical group ‘C’ and group ‘B’ non gazetted posts in Ministries/ Departments, the attached and subordinate offices of the Government of India and the C.A.G and the offices of the Accountant General.

EXams conducted by SSC

The exams conducted by SSC are:

a) SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM
b) SSC CPO
c) SSC CHSL (10+2) LDC AND DEO
d) SSC MULTI TASKING STAFF
e) SSC CONSTABLE AND GD
f) SSC JUNIOR HINDI TRANSLATOR
g) SSC STENOGRAPHER
h) SSC JUNIOR ENGINEER

explore the numbers

Year

SSC CGL Total Candidates Who Applied

SSC CGL Total Candidates Who Appeared in Exam

Success rate

Posts

Offered

2012

_

11,16,743

1.7%

19000

2013

_

12,12,429

1.24%

15146

2014

1,038,048

13,01,391

1.19%

15,549

2015

3.804 million

17,86,047

0.48%

8564

2016

3.8 million

14,25,234

Expected 0.4%

9984

2017

30,26,598

Not known

Expected 0.3-0.5%

Not available

Salary potential - SSC

 

Posts

Group

Gross Salary

Grade Pay

In Hand Salary

Assistant Audit Officer

(Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG)

Group B

54,864 – 61,424

4,800

50,725 – 57,285

Assistant Section Officer

(Central Secretariat Service)

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Assistant

(Central Vigilance Commission)

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Assistant

(Intelligence Bureau)

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Assistant

(Ministry of Railway)

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Assistant

(Ministry of External Affairs)

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Assistant

(AFHQ)

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Assistant

(Other Ministries/ Departments)

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Inspector (Central Excise)

CBEC

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Inspector (Preventive Officer)

CBEC

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Inspector (Examiner)

CBEC

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Assistant Enforcement Officer

(Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue)

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Assistant

(Other Ministries/ Departments)

Group B

32,667 – 37,119

4,200

29,455 – 33,907

Sub Inspector

(Central Bureau of Investigation)

Group B

32,667 – 37,119

4,200

29,455 – 33,907

Inspector of Posts

(Department of Post)

Group B

32,667 – 37,119

4,200

29,455 – 33,907

Statistical Investigator Gr.II

(Ministry of Statistics & Prog. Implementation)

Group B

32,667 – 37,119

4,200

29,455 – 33,907

Inspector

(Central Bureau of Narcotics)

Group B

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Sub Inspector

National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Group B

32,667 – 37,119

4,200

29,455 – 33,907

Inspector (Income Tax)

CBDT

Group C

41,003 – 46,183

4,600

36,864 – 42,044

Auditor

(Offices under CAG)

Group C

27,766 – 31,790

2,800

25,123 – 29,147

Auditor

(Offices under CGDA)

Group C

27,766 – 31,790

2,800

25,123 – 29,147

Auditor

(Offices under CGA & others)

Group C

27,766 – 31,790

2,800

25,123 – 29,147

Accountant /Junior Accountant

(Offices under CGA)

Group C

27,766 – 31,790

2,800

25,123 – 29,147

Sr. Secretariat Assistant

(Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres.)

Group C

24,446 – 28,180

2,400

22,121 – 25,855

Tax Assistant

(CBDT)

Group C

24,446 – 28,180

2,400

22,121 – 25,855

Tax Assistant

(CBEC)

Group C

24,446 – 28,180

2,400

22,121 – 25,855

Compiler

(Registrar General of India)

Group C

24,446 – 28,180

2,400

22,121 – 25,855

Sub Inspector

(Central Bureau of Narcotics)

Group C

24,446 – 28,180

2,400

22,121 – 25,855

eligibility - SSC

SSC-JHT

Eligibility based on nationality

For SSC JHT

A candidate must have any of the following nationalities:

(a) an Indian citizen

(b) a subject of Nepal or Bhutan

(d) a refugee from who came to India before 01-01-1962  but, with the intent of settling in India permanently

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from, Kenya, Zaire, Malawi, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intent of settling in India permanently.

For those candidates other than Indian Citizens, the certificate of eligibility will be issued by the government of India. These candidates should produce those certificates as and when required.

Eligibility based on age

The age limit for the general category is 30 years while the candidates from other categories will be given relaxation.

Name of the category

Number of years that are relaxed

Other Backward Classes

5 years

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes

3 years

Person with disability

10 years

Person with disability and Other Backward Classes

13 years

Person with disability and Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes

15 years

Ex-servicemen

3 years

All those who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

Defence Personnel  who are disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in any areas of disturbance and released because of that

3 years

Defence Personnel who are disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in any area of disturbance and released because of that

8 years

SSC-CGL

Age Limit

  • Aspirants applying for SSC-CGL must not be less than 18 years and cannot be more than 32 years of age (as on August 1, 2018).
  • Lower and upper limit of age varies for each post.
  • Age of candidates as present in the 10th/12th certificates will be considered.

Age limit for the different posts is given in the table below.

PostSSC CGL Age LimitNot born earlier than (date)Not born later than (date)GroupGrade Pay (INR)Post Code
CBEC (Tax Assistant)18 -2702.08.199101.08.1998C2400@
Central Vigilance Commission (Assistant)18-2702.08.199101.08.2000B4600B
Ministry of Railway (Assistant)B4600D
Ministry of External Affairs (Assistant)B4600E
AFHQ (Assistant)B4600G
Other Ministries/Departments/ Organizations (Assistant)B4600H
Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations (Assistant)B4200I
CBDT (Inspector of Income Tax)C4600J
CBEC (Inspector, (Central Excise))B4600K
CBEC (Inspector Preventive Officer)B4600L
CBEC (Inspector (Examiner))B4600M
Department of Post (Inspector of Posts)B4200P
Offices under CAG (Divisional Accountant)C4200Q
Central Bureau of Narcotics (Inspector)B4200S
Offices under C&AG (Auditor)C2800T
Offices under CGDA (Auditor)C2800U
Offices under CGA & others (Auditor)C2800V
Offices under C&AG (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)C2800W
Offices under CGA & others (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)C2800X
Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres (Senior Secretariat Assistant)C2400Y
CBDT (Tax Assistant)C2400Z
Registrar General of India (Compiler)C2400$
Central Bureau of Narcotics (Sub-Inspector)18-2502.08.199301.08.2000C2400#
Intelligence Bureau (Assistant)21-2702.08.198801.08.1998B4600C
Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue (Assistant Enforcement Officer)Up to 30 years02.08.198801.08.2000B4600N
National Investigation Agency NIA (Sub Inspector)B4200%
M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation. Statistical Investigator Grade IIUp to 32 years02.08.198601.08.2000B4200R

Age Relaxation

SSC offers a provision of age relaxation for candidates from all reserved categories. Candidates must keep in mind the SSC Age Limit before filling the application form. Relaxation of upper age limit for the various categories is shown in the table below.

CategoryUpper Limit Age relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PH10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years
(For Group B & C posts) Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General )03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years(3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST)08years(3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
For Group B posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application8 (5 +3) years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application10(5+5) years
For Group C posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of applicationUp to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of applicationUp to 43 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of applicationUp to 45 years of age
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/General)5 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC)8 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)10 years
For Group “C” posts only. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(Unreserved/General)Up to 35 years of age
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(OBC)Up to 38 years of age
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(SC/ST)Up to 40 years of age
Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( Unreserved/General)5 years
Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( OBC)8(5+3) years
Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof ( SC/ST)10(5+5)years

Nationality

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria as per Nationality mandates a candidate to be a resident of the prescribed states only.  Candidates belonging to these states will be eligible to apply for SSC CGL. An applicant must fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • He must be an Indian Citizen
  • He must be a Subject of Nepal/Bhutan
  • He must be a Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before 1962, with the intention of settling down permanently in India.
  • He must be a Person of Indian Origin who has moved to India from Burma, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire and Vietnam with intention of settling down permanently in India.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must check the SSC exam qualification details for the post. The basic requirement is the undergraduate level bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institution. Other academic qualifications corresponding to the different posts are given below.

Statistical Investigator Grade II

Basic Qualification: Any Bachelor’s Degree from recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at Higher Secondary (12th or equivalent) level OR Any Bachelor’s Degree from recognized University or Institute with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Assistant Audit Officer

Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

Additional Qualification: Cost & Management Accountant / Chartered Accountant / Company Secretary /Masters in Commerce/Business Studies/Business Administration (Finance)/ Business Economics. 

Compiler

Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or Institution. Additionally, candidates must have studied either Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as a compulsory or elective subject.

Assistant Section Officer (CSS)

Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

Additional Qualification: In addition to the basic Undergraduate Degree, candidates must also qualify in theComputer Proficiency Test.


Physical Fitness Requirements

Physical Standards for the Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive officer)

SexHeightChestWeight
Male157.5 cmChest must be 81 cm with a minimum of 5 cm expansion. Note: The Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates have been given a relaxation of 5 cm.        –
Female152 Cm. height can be relaxed by 2.5 cmWeight must be 48 kgs. Note: The Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates have been given a weight relaxation of 2 kgs.

Standards for Physical Test

The candidates must also see the physical standard as per the Physical Test is considered:

SexWalkingCycling
MaleThe candidates will have to cover 1600 meters in 15 minutesThe candidates will have to walk 8 km in 30 minutes.
FemaleThe candidates will have to cover 1000 meters in 15 minutes.The candidates will have to walk 3 km  in 25 minutes.

Physical Standards for Sub-Inspector in CBI

The candidates should check the required physical standards for SI in CBI as per the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2018:

SexRequired HeightChest MeasureVision required
MaleThe height must not be less than 165 cms for General category candidates.
Height can be relaxed for hill and tribal candidates by up to 5 cms
A minimum of 76 cms With expansion.
  • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
  • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in .
Female150 cms.Same
SSC-MTS

There are three major criteria that a candidate is required to fulfil in order to be eligible for SSC MTS 2019 Exam. Let’s have a look at all these three criteria:

Nationality:A candidate is required to be

  • A citizen of India
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee
  • Person of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Afganistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

Age: A candidate must be of minimum 18 years of age and must not exceed 25 years of age as on 01.08.2019. (i.e. candidates born not before 02-08-1994 and not later than 01-08-2001)

Apart from the pre mentioned Age Requirement, candidates belonging to reserved categories are given age relaxation as per Government Rules.

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

PwD (Unreserved)

10 years

PwD (OBC)

13 years

PwD (SC/ ST)

15 years

Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.

Educational Qualification: A candidate is required to pass Matriculation or its equivalent Exam from a recognized State Board or University or Institute.

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SSC FAQS

Ques 1. How can one ascertain the eligibility criteria with regard to age, educational qualification, suitability of posts for PwD candidates, etc. for a particular examination?

Ans:All such details are available in the Notices of respective Examinations hosted on the websites of SSC-HQ. Candidates are advised to meticulously go through the Notices before applying for any examination.

Ques 2.For which advertised post, a PwD candidate is eligible to apply?

Ans: The candidature of PwD candidates are finally considered only for those posts which are identified as suitable for them. Therefore candidates may see the Notice of the concerned examination.

Ques 3. How much age relaxation is available for different categories of candidates?

Ans:Permissible age relaxations in the upper age limit are duly mentioned in the Notices of the Examinations.

Ques 4. What are the provisions for reservation of SC, ST, OBC etc. and Persons with Disabilities/ Divyangjan candidates?  

Ans:Reservations for candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, etc. and Persons with Disabilities/ Divyangjan categories are provided as per the instructions/ guidelines of the Government of India issued from time to time. The number of Vacancies reserved for various Categories are decided by the User Departments and the Commission has no role in the matter. The Commission makes recruitment only on the basis of vacancies intimated by the various User Departments.