(Notification) SSC : Upper Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2013


Staff Selection Commission

Upper Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2013

No. 3/5/2013-P&P-II - The Staff Selection Commission will hold a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination on 30.11.2013 at DELHI, ALLAHABAD, MUMBAI, BANGALORE, GUWAHATI, KOLKATA, CHENNAI, CHANDIGARH AND RAIPUR in accordance with the enclosed rules framed and notified in the Gazette of India by the Department of Personnel and Training vide notification dated 11.05.1971 for making additions to the Select List of Upper Division Grade of the following Services/Cadres (subject to availability of confirmed number of vacancies):-

  1. Central Secretariat Clerical Service;

  2. Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service;

  3. Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service;

  4. Election Commission of India Clerical Service;

  5. Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service;

  6. Department of Tourism (Headquarters Estt.) Clerical Service;

  7. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service;

Conditions of Eligibility:-

Any permanent, regular or temporary, regularly appointed person of the Lower Division Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service, Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service, Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service, Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service, Department of Tourism (Headquarters Estt.) Clerical Service and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service who satisfies on crucial date the following conditions shall be eligible to appear at the examination.

Age Limit: Candidates should not be more than 50 years of age on 01.08.2013 i.e. he/she must not have been born earlier than 31-07-1963. This provision is not applicable in case of LDCs belonging to Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service

Scheme of Exam:


Written examination carrying a maximum of 300 marks in the subject as shown at (B) below. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Written Examination in Paper-I. The Commission, at its discretion may fix individual qualifying marks in any paper or part thereof.


Evaluation of record of service of such of the candidates who attain at the written examination, minimum standard as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, carrying a maximum of 100 marks.

The subject of the written examination in Part-I, the maximum marks allotted to each paper and the time allowed will be as follows:-


Maximum Marks

Time for General Candidates

Compensatory time for VH Candidates


(Objective Type)

  • (a) General Awareness (100 Questions)

  • (b) Comprehension and writing ability of English Language.(100 Questions)

200 Marks

(10.00 AM to 12.00 AM)
2 hours

(10.00 AM to 12.40
2 hours 40 minutes


  • (Conventional Type) Noting, Drafting & Office Procedure)

100 Marks

2.00 PM to 4.00 PM) 2

2.00 PM to 4.40 PM)
2hours 40 minutes.

Syllabus of the Written Exam :


(a) General Awareness: - Question will be aimed at testing the candidates General Awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economics, Science, General Politic and Scientific research.

(b) Comprehension and Writing Ability of English Language:-Questions will be designed to test the candidates understanding and knowledge of English language, Vocabulary, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, phrases and idiomatic use of words etc. There will be question on comprehension of a passage also. The question will be of matriculation level.


Noting Drafting and Office Procedur The paper on Noting, Drafting and Office Procedure will be designed to test the candidates ‘ knowledge of office procedure in the Secretariat and Attached Offices and, in general, their ability to write and understand notes and drafts.

How To Apply:

Candidates seeking admission to the examination must apply to the Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504 through their cadre  authorities. Applications must be submitted in the prescribed form published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 14.09.2013. The candidates may use the format of the application form published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar in original or typed neatly in double space in A-4 size paper or by downloading the same from the website of the Commission i.e. http://ssc.nic.in.

 The completed application forms through the cadre authorities must reach the Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110504, on or before 14.10.2013 (5.00 P.M.) and from candidates residing abroad and from Andaman Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep by 21.10.2013(5.00PM) accompanied by necessary documents in accordance with the Instructions to
Candidates contained in the Annexure. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Last Date: 14.10.2013

Courtesy : SSC