SSC Exam 2022

About SSC

SSC exam notification will be released for various levels such as SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS, JE, CPO, GD Constable and Stenographer. Get more details here.

What is SSC?

The Staff Selection Commission or SSC is an organisation through which the Government of India hires staff for various roles. Candidates take the SSC exams to work in the government’s different ministries and other departments. Some staff are also recruited to work in several subordinate offices. The SSC exams are taken by many candidates every year and these exams are of different levels, depending on the post. The candidates can get the complete details on ssc.nic.in.

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You can apply for the following SSC exams:

  • SSC CGL – Combined Graduate Level
  • SSC GD – Constable, General Duty
  • SSC CHSL – Combined Higher Secondary Level
  • SSC JE – Junior Engineer
  • SSC CPO – Central Police Organisation
  • SSC MTS – Multitasking Staff
  • SSC Stenographer ‘C’ and ‘D’
  • SSC JHT – Junior Hindi Translator

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SSC 2022 Important Dates

The candidates who are appearing for the SSC exams can check the complete schedule details from here. In the below-mentioned table, we have listed the schedule for the release of the advertisement, the closing date of submission of the application form and the exam date/exam month. Check the same and keep an eye on the events with the help of the official website as well.
Selection Post Examination, Phase-X, 2022 and Selection Post Ladakh Examination, 2022
Advertisement Date May 12, 2022
Closing Date June 13, 2022
Exam Month August 2022
Recruitment of Head Constable (Ministerial) in Delhi Police Examination-2022
Advertisement Date May 17, 2022
Closing Date June 16, 2022
Exam Month October, 2022
Recruitment of Constable (Driver) in Delhi Police Examination-2022
Advertisement Date July 8, 2022
Closing Date July 29, 2022
Exam Month October 2022
Recruitment of Head Constable (AWO/TPO) in Delhi Police Examination-2022
Advertisement Date July 8, 2022
Closing Date July 29, 2022
Exam Month October 2022
Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator and Senior Hindi Translator Examination, 2022
Advertisement Date July 20, 2022
Closing Date August 4, 2022
Exam Month October 2022
Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2022
Advertisement Date August 10, 2022
Closing Date August 30, 2022
Exam Month November 2022
Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying & Contracts) Examination, 2022
Advertisement Date August 12, 2022
Closing Date September 2, 2022
Exam Month November 2022
Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2022 
Advertisement Date August 20, 2022
Closing Date September 5, 2022
Exam Month November 2022
Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2022  – Tier One
Advertisement Date September 10, 2022
Closing Date October 1, 2022
Exam Month December 2022
Scientific Assistant in IMD Examination, 2022 
Advertisement Date September 15, 2022
Closing Date October 3, 2022
Exam Month December 2022
Recruitment of MTS (Civilian) in Delhi Police Examination- 2022
Advertisement Date October 7, 2022
Closing Date October 31, 2022
Exam Month Jan-Feb, 2023
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, 2022 – Tier One
Advertisement Date Novemeber 5, 2022
Closing Date Decemeber 4, 2022
Exam Month Mar-Apr 2023
Constables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2022
Advertisement Date December 10, 2022
Closing Date January 19, 2023
Exam Month Mar-April 2023
Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination, 2022  – Tier One
Advertisement Date January 25, 2023
Closing Date February 24, 2023
Exam Month Apr-May 2023
Recruitment of Constable (Executive) Male/Female in Delhi Police Examination, 2022
Advertisement Date March 2, 2023
Closing Date March 31, 2023
Exam Month Apr-May 2023
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SSC Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for SSC has been provided below. Recruitment to the post of SSC CGL, CHSL, GD Constable, JE, MTS, and CPO has been mentioned in these tables. SSC exam difficulty level of the online exam will vary from one post to another.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the CGL (Combined Graduate Level) exams in four tiers. The first two-tier exams are conducted in the online mode while the SSC CGL Tier-III exam is conducted in pen-paper mode while the Tier-IV exam will be conducted as a Computer Skill Test.
Examination  Details 
Tier I
  • Objective type questions (100 questions, divided into 4 sections)
  • Computer-based examination
  • Examination to be conducted in slots
Tier II
  • Paper 1: English (200 marks)
  • Paper 2: Quantitative Aptitude (200 marks)
  • Computer-based examination
  • Descriptive questions
Tier III
  • Written test in Hindi or English (100 marks)
  • Descriptive questions
Tier IV
  • Skill test (computer proficiency) or document verification only for the Assistant Audit Officer post
You can check CGL notifications for information on the various posts that come under this level.

SSC GD Exam Pattern

SSC GD Constable exam pattern has been divided into the following sections which are – Computer Based Test, Physical Efficiency Test, Physical Standard Test, Medical Test
Examination  Details
Stage 1
  • Objective type questions (100 questions, divided into four parts, one mark each)
  • Written examination, conducted online
  • Topics: Elementary Mathematics, Hindi or English, Reasoning and General Intelligence
Stage 2
  • Physical standard test to check physical efficiency
Stage 3
  • Medical check-up
  • Physical endurance test
The SSC GD examination is for recruitment for various paramilitary forces like the CRPF, BSF, CISF, SSB, ITBP, or SSF.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL exam will be conducted through three tiers which are – Tier one for online test, Tier two for Pen-paper based test and Tier three for Computer Skill Test.
Examination  Details
Tier I
  • Objective type questions (100 questions, two marks each)
  • Computer-based examination
Tier II
  • Written-test
  • Descriptive questions
Tier III
  • Skills test or typing test (evaluation of typing time and speed)
CHSL notifications will offer information on recruitment for the post of:
  • Postal or Sorting Assistant
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Court Clerk

SSC JE Exam Pattern

As per the SSC JE exam pattern, there will be two papers. SSC JE Paper-1 will only have objective type questions while Paper-2 will have written and subjective type questions.
Examination  Details 
Paper 1 Computer-based examination (200 marks, negative marking of 0.25 applicable for each wrong answer)
Paper 2 Written test (300 marks)
You can check JE notifications for more information on the recruitment of junior engineers for non-gazetted Group B posts.

SSC CPO Exam Pattern

Get the complete details about the SSC CPO exam pattern from the below-provided table.
Examination  Details 
Stage 1
  • Paper 1: multiple-choice questions
  • Computer-based examination
Stage 2 Physical standard test or a physical endurance test
Stage 3 Paper 2: English comprehension test
Stage 4 Medical check-up
The SSC CPO examination is for candidates who want to work in the Central Police Force. You can take a look at the CAPF notifications for more information.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern

SSC MTS exam pattern is divided into two papers such as Paper 1 and 2. Paper -1 is divided into 4 sections which are Reasoning Ability, English Language, Numerical Ability and General Awareness. Paper-2 will be the descriptive type.
Examination  Details 
Paper 1 Online examination (100 multiple choice questions)
Paper 2
  • Offline examination
  • Descriptive questions
Check MTS notifications for details about recruitment for posts of
  • Peon
  • Daftary
  • Jamadar
  • Gardener
  • Junior Gestetner Operator

SSC Stenographer ‘C’ and ‘D’ Exam Pattern

Check the exam pattern for SSC Stenographer from below mentioned table-
Examination  Details 
Stage 1 Computer-based examination (200 questions, one mark each)
Stage 2 Skills test
These are non-gazetted posts and you can find more information on Stenographer C and D notifications.

SSC JHT Exam Pattern

SSC JHT Exam pattern is divided into two papers. Paper-1 will be the online computer-based test while Paper-2 is conducted in offline mode.
Examination  Details 
Paper 1 Computer-based examination (100 objective type questions)
Paper 2
  • Offline examination
  • Descriptive questions
JHT notifications will guide you through the process and provide details about the recruitment of Hindi translators in different ministries and departments of the government.

SSC Eligibility Criteria

The most common SSC eligibility criteria for the exams are educational qualification, age limits and citizenship. The SSC exam age limit for most of the exams is a minimum of 18 years to a maximum of 32 years. Let’s check the complete SSC Eligibility Criteria one by one for all exams –
Exam Eligibility Criteria 
SSC CGL – Combined Graduate Level
  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Candidate can also be a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962
  • Minimum age should be 18 years and maximum should be 32 years (age criteria depends on the post)
  • Educational Qualifications:
    • For the post of Assistant Accounts or Audit Officer, candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from any recognised institute or university
    • For the post of a Junior Statistical Officer, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university/institute
    • One of the degree-level subjects needs to be Mathematics or statistics
    • The candidate needs a minimum of 60% marks in the 12th standard
    • For other posts, candidates need a Bachelor’s degree from any recognised institute or university
SSC GD – Constable, General Duty
  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India
  • Minimum age should be 18 years and maximum should be 23 years
  • Candidate must have passed 10th standard from any recognised board
SSC CHSL – Combined Higher Secondary Level
  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan. The candidate can also be a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962,
  • Minimum age should be 18 years and the maximum should be 27 years
  • Candidate must have passed the 12th standard from any recognised board.
SSC JE – Junior Engineer
  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Candidate can also be a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962,
  • Age Limits
    • Border Road Organisation: maximum 30 years of age
    • Central Public Works Department: maximum 30 years of age
    • Central Water and Power Research Station:maximum 30 years of age
    • Central Water Commission: maximum 32 years of age
    • Directorate of Quality Assurance– Naval: maximum 30 years of age
    • Farakka Barrage Project: maximum 30 years of age
    • Military Engineer Services: maximum 30 years of age
    • National Technical Research: maximum 30 years of age
  • Educational Qualifications:
    • For JE (Civil) Border Roads Organisation, Ministry of Defence, the candidate needs a degree in Civil Engineering from a recognised institution or university
    • The candidate can also have a three-year diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised institute, board, or university or two years of working experience in execution, planning or maintenance of any Civil Engineering work
    • For JE (Mechanical and Electrical) Border Roads Organisation, Ministry of Defence, the candidate should have a degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering from any recognised institution or university
    • The candidate can also have a diploma for three years of study in automobile, electrical, or mechanical engineering from any recognised institute, board, or university. If the candidate has a diploma, they need two years of experience in the planning, execution, or maintenance of mechanical or electrical engineering works
    • For JE (Civil) CPWD, the candidate should have a diploma in Civil Engineering from any recognised institute or university
    • For JE (electrical) CPWD, the candidate needs to have a diploma in either Mechanical Engineering or in Electrical Engineering from a recognised institute
    • For JE (Civil) Central Water Power Research Station, the candidate needs to have a diploma in Civil Engineering diploma from any recognised university or institution
    • For JE (Electrical) Central Water Power Research Station, the candidate needs a diploma in Electrical Engineering from any recognised institution
    • For JE (Mechanical) Central Water Power Research Station, the candidate needs a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised institute
    • For JE (Civil) Central Water Commission, the candidate needs a degree or diploma in Civil Engineering from any recognised institution or university
    • For JE (Mechanical) Central Water Commission, the candidate should have a degree or a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from any recognised institution
    • For JE (Mechanical) Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval), the candidate should have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from any recognised institution
    • The candidate can also have a three-year Mechanical Engineering diploma
    • But then the candidate will need to show at least two years of experience
    • For JE (Electrical) Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval), the candidate should have a degree in Electrical Engineering from any recognised university
    • The candidate can also have a diploma of three years in Electrical Engineering from any recognised institute or university along with two years of experience
    • For JE (Civil) Farakka Barrage Project, the candidate should have a diploma in Civil Engineering diploma from any recognised institute, board, or university
    • For JE (Electrical) Farakka Barrage Project, the candidate needs to have a diploma in Electrical Engineering from any recognised institute or university or board
    • For JE (Mechanical) Farakka Barrage Project, the candidate needs to have a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from any recognised institute, board or university
    • For JE (Civil) MES, the candidate needs to have a degree in Civil Engineering from any recognised University or a diploma for three years study of Civil Engineering diploma from any recognised board, university, or institute
    • If the candidate has a diploma, proof of two-year experience in execution, planning, and maintenance of Civil Engineering works is necessary
    • For JE (Mechanical and electrical) MES, the candidate should have a degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a recognised university
    • The candidate can also have a three-year diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from any recognised university, board, or institute
    • The candidate will have to show two years experience in the execution, maintenance, and planning of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering works
    • For JE (Civil) National Technical Research Organisation, the candidate should have a diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised institution or university
    • For JE (Electrical) National Technical Research Organisation, the candidate needs to have a diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognised institution or university
    • For JE (Mechanical) National Technical Research Organisation, the candidate should have a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised institution or university
SSC CPO – Central Police Organisation
  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Minimum age should be 20 years and the maximum should be 25 years
  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from any recognised institution
SSC MTS – Multitasking Staff
  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Candidate can also be a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962
  • Minimum age should be 18 years and the maximum should be 25 years
  • Candidate must have passed 10th standard or an equivalent examination from any recognised board
SSC Stenographer ‘C’ and ‘D’
  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Candidate can also be a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962
  • Age limit:
    • For Grade C, minimum age should be 18 years and maximum should be 30 years
    • For Grade D, minimum age should be 18 years and maximum should be 27 years
  • Candidate must have passed 12th standard or an equivalent examination from any recognised board
SSC JHT – Junior Hindi Translator
  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Candidate can also be a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962
  • Minimum age should be 18 years and maximum should be 30 years
  • Educational Qualifications: For posts A to D, candidates need to have any of the following qualifications.
    • A Master’s degree from any recognised University in Hindi
    • English should be an elective or compulsory paper
    • It can also be the exam medium at degree-level
    • A Master’s degree from a recognised university in English
    • Hindi should be an elective or compulsory paper
    • It can also be the exam medium at degree-level
    • A Master’s degree from a recognised university in any subject other than Hindi or English
    • But both Hindi and English should be electives or compulsory papers They can also be the exam medium at degree-level
    • A certificate or diploma in Hindi to English translation and or two-year experience in translation work in any State or Central Government Office

SSC Syllabus 2022

The Staff Selection Commission sets the exam pattern and syllabus of all the exams. The main aim is to give the candidates a clear idea about the Staff Selection Commission’s syllabus and pattern for all the examinations and give the study materials. SSC Syllabus keeps changing at regular intervals. The candidates need to check the updated SSC Syllabus before filling up the registration form- SSC CGL Syllabus
Tier-1 Syllabus General Awareness Reasoning English Quantitative Aptitude
Tier-2 Syllabus English language General Studies (Economics and Finance) Quantitative Aptitude Comprehension
Tier-3 Syllabus Descriptive Writing Essays, precision writing, letter and application writing
Tier-4 Syllabus DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) – Word Processing, Slide Generations and Spreadsheets.
SSC GD Syllabus
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Visual Memory
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Discrimination
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Classification
  • Non-verbal Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Arithmetic Number Series
Elementary Mathematics
  • Percentage
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mebnsuration
  • Number System
  • Decimals and fractions
  • Time and Work
  • Discount
  • Interests
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
General Knowledge and Awareness
  • History
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Indian Constitutions
  • Scientific Research
English Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spot the errors
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • One-word substitution
  • Active and Passive Voices
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Cloze Passage
  • Shuffling of sentences
  • Direct/Indirect or Narration
  • Improvement of Sentences
SSC CHSL Syllabus For Tier-1
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Profit Loss
  • Work and Time
  • Time and Distance
  • Number System
  • Sequence and Series
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Mixture and Allegations
English Language
  • Reading cloze
  • Para jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spotting Errors
  • One-word substitution
  • Active and Passive Voices
  • Reading Comprehension
Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Puzzle
  • Coded Inequality
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Coding/decoding
  • Input/Output
  • Blood Relation
General Awareness
  • Geography
  • History
  • Culture
  • General policy
  • Books and Author
  • Awards and Winner
Tier-2 Syllabus
  • National Interest
  • Social Issues
  • Technology
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Sports
  • Geopolitics
  • Schemes and Governance
Tier-3 Syllabus The test will be the skill test or typing test which would be qualifying in nature. The final merit list will be based on the total score obtained in the Tier one and two tests. The candidates will have to qualify for the Time, Speed and Skill Test. SSC JE Syllabus Paper One – 
General Intelligence and Reasoning – Topics related to analogies – Space visualization – Judgement – Visual memory – Arithmetic number series – Decision making – Problem-solving
General Awareness – Culture – Geography – Economics – Basic topics related to History – Scientific Research
General Engineering Topics related to the Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering
Paper-2
Part – A Part – B Part – C
Civil and Structural Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
  • Costing and Valuation
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • RCC Design
  • Surveying Estimating
  • RCC Design
  • Synchronous machine
  • AC Fundamental
  • Circuit Law
  • Electrical Machines
  • Measurement and Measuring Instrument
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Machine Design
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Mechanics

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