Staff Selection Commission
Staff Selection Commission conducts the following competitive
examinations every year:
1) For candidates having qualification of only Matriculation,
they are eligible to apply for the Combined Matric Level Examination. In the
same examination, those who are having Stenography speed of 80 WPM can apply for
Stenographer also. Combined Matric Level Examination for posts of LDCs and
Stenographers is conducted in 3 stages. The preliminary examination is of
objective type is conducted to shortlist candidates for next examination i.e.
Main Examination and the candidates who qualify in the main examination are to
appear in a typewriting test/stenographer test for final selection.
There are various examinations for graduates such as, Tax
Assistant, Combined Graduate Level, Sub-Inspectors in CPOs, Section
Officer(Audit). However, the graduates in Commerce, in addition to the above,
can also apply for Section Officer(Commercial) examination. The graduates in
Economics/Statistics/ Maths. can apply for Statistical Investigator also in
addition to all the above examination except Section Officer(Commercial). The
Engineering graduates are in addition to above, are eligible to appear the
Junior Engineer exam. conducted by the Commission. For the candidates having
degree in Hindi, are eligible apply for Junior Hindi Translators also.
The details of various examinations are as follows :
Combined Graduate Examination -
for posts of Inspector in Income Tax/Central Excise/Department of Post,
Sub-Inspector in CBI, Assistant, Divisional Accountant, Auditor, Junior
Accountant, UDC etc.
This examination is also conducted in 3 stages i.e.
preliminary, Main and Interview for mostly group ‘B’ non-gazetted posts.
However, for posts of Auditors, UDC, Jr. Accountants, no interview is
conducted and candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in
the main examination.
Sub-Inspector in CPO (BSF, CRPF,
CISF, ITBP,SSB) Examination – Only one written examination is
conducted for this examination, followed by a physical, medical test and
interview. There is some relaxation in height for the candidates belonging to
Section Officer (Audit) & Section
Officer (Commercial) Examination – These examinations also consist of
only one written examination followed by a interview. The posts of Section
Officers are mainly exists in Accountant General offices located all over the
Junior Engineers Examination –
It consist of only one written examination followed by an interview for
posts of Junior Engineers in CPWD.
Tax Assistant Examination –
This examination is conducted for selection of candidates for posts of
Tax Assistant in Central Excise/Income Tax department. It consist of a written
paper followed by a skill test in computer typing.
Junior Hindi Translator Examination
– One written test followed by an interview is the selection criteria
for this post.
Selection Posts –
In addition to the above, some specialized posts like Chemist, Computer typist,
Research Assistant, Hindi Translator etc. in central government offices located
in north eastern region are conducted by SSC(NER), Guwahati. For those posts,
generally no written test is conducted. The short-listed candidates are selected
on the basis of an interview only. For getting shortlisted for any selection
post, the candidate should enclose all experience certificates/extra curricular
certificates though the same are not asked for.
Advertisement of examinations:
All the advertisements of competitive examinations even an
advertisement for a single post are published in the Employment News. However,
there was a complaint about non-availability of Employment News in some areas.
In order to facilitate the candidates of North Eastern Region, Short notices of
the advertisements are sent for publication in all leading local newspapers and
also sent to all the local stations of All India Radio/Doordarshan for
broadcast. Now-a-days, applications forms of various competitive examinations
can also be downloaded from the website of the Staff Selection
Contents of the competitive examinations:
A simple graduate candidate can easily qualify in any SSC
examination if he/she has the thorough knowledge of his own subject and keeps an
eye on current affairs etc. Model questions of SSC examinations in the form of
guide books are also available in the market. Also knowledge of present day
happenings in the country as well as the world as available in the Newspapers
are a must for cracking the examination.
How to apply:
Before filling up any application form of any examination,
candidates should read the instructions given in the advertisement to avoid
rejection of their application form. Since the data of all the candidates are
entered and monitored in Computers, data once entered against a candidate,
cannot be rectified or changed later on. Application Form can be typed/hand
written but it should be same as published, signature should be put in all
places wherever prescribed.
Evaluation of Answer Sheets:
Objective type questions that are required to be answered by
tick marks/darkening are evaluated by Computer (Optical Mark Reader).Candidate
should be careful in handling the OMR Answer Sheet. Making dirty the OMR sheet
and any kind of fold may lead to non-evaluation of his answer sheet. Recently, a
candidate who was selected for the post of Sub-Inspector in CISF against female
quota was found to be male candidate later on. The candidate wrote the code no.
2 which means female instead of code no.1.Descriptive type questions are
Interview of SSC are conducted in a candidates’ friendly
atmosphere. To get through any interview, the candidate need not put any costly
dress but should appear clean, smart and should be familiar about his own
subject, native place, state of domicile, places of historical interest of the
state etc. However, the interview board members are highly experienced/eminent
personalities, confession in case of any doubtful/unconfirmed information will
be appreciated by them instead of trying to mislead them.
Reservations of vacancies:
There are reservations of vacancies for SC/ST/OBC etc.as per
government’s orders however; there is no reservation for any particular state.
Vacancies are open to all and are filled up as per the merit of the candidates
drawn on all India basis.
Common errors in submission of the application forms :-
During scrutiny of application forms, the following common errors are found
committed by the candidates leading to cancellation of their candidature :-
a) Non pasting of photographs in proper place.
b) Not signing below the photograph and also in the
declaration at the end.
c) Signing in capital letters instead of running hand.
d) Non affixing of CRFS.
e) Non cancellation of CRFS.
f) Non submission of requisite documents in support of Date
of Birth, Caste/Tribe Certificate and Educational Qualification.
g) Non submission of application form before closing date.