All about SSC and its Examinations

The main responsibility of the Staff Selection Commission is to make recruitment to Group C (non-technical) & Group B (non-gazetted both technical & non-technical which are in pay scales of maximum Rs. 10,500 or below) posts in departments of Government of India, its attached & subordinate offices except those for which are specifically exempt from the purview of the Staff Selection Commission. It also conducts examinations and/or Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test, whenever required for recruitment to the posts within its purview. The examinations would be held as far as possible at different centres and successful candidates posted, to the extent possible, to their home State/Region.

The Staff Selection Commission has its Headquarter at New Delhi. Though 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.

SSC conducts both open (open to all) and departmental examinations (for promotions in various departments). For open candidates, it conducts twelve different type of examinations. Major examinations among those twelve are following :

S.No Name of Examination Posts to be filled Quick Link
1. Combined Graduate Level Examination Assistants ,in CSS,AFHQ, MEA etc, Inspectors in Central Excise/Preventive Officer/Income Tax, Inspector of Posts, Sub Inspector in CBI, Divisional Accountants, Auditors, UDC etc About SSC – CGL
2. Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Data Entry Operator(DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC) & Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant- About SSC – CHSL
3. Sub Inspector in CPOs Examination Sub Inspector in CPOs & SI in Delhi Police About SSC – SI