Introduction to Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.
This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consists of Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. His post is equivalent to the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.
The Staff Selection Commission has its headquarters in New Delhi. At present, there are seven Regional Offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore and two Sub-Regional Offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional Office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy-Director.
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) posts in departments of Government of India, its attached & subordinate offices except those for which recruitment is made by the Railway Recruitment Boards & Industrial Establishments.
Recruitments conducted by the SSC
The Staff Selection Commission is also assigned the task of conducting Departmental Examinations for
1. Promotion from Group D to LDC Grade,
2. Promotion from LDC to UDC Grade and
3. Promotion from Stenographers Grade D to Stenographers Grade C besides holding Periodical Typewriting Tests in English & Hindi.
The Staff Selection Commission has a nationwide network of 9 Regional/Sub-regional Offices located at Allahabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi & Sub-regional offices located at Chandigarh & Raipur.
Main responsibilities of Staff Selection Commission’s Regional/Sub-regional Offices include, inter alia, implementing the policies & Programmes of the Commission, supervising & overseeing its field operations, liaisoning & establishing rapport with State Governments & their Departments, making arrangements for impartial & smooth conduct of examinations, assisting Interview Boards & servicing the Examination Centers within their area of jurisdiction.
Exams Conducted by SSC
The selection procedure of the SSC Recruitments differs for various Posts. Generally, the selection of procedure will be consisting of at least two Written Examination followed by a Skill Test & Personal Interview wherever applicable.
SSC CGL: Combined Graduate Level
SSC MTS: Multi-tasking Staff
SSC Junior Engineer
SSC SI & ASI in CISF
SSC CHSL (10+2) Examination
What are the other exams a student can apply if he / she choose to prepare for the SSC Exams?
As the SSC syllabus is almost same for some other exams; a candidate preparing for SSC / Central Govt Job Exams can apply for the following Recruitments as well.
Food Corporation of India
Delhi Head constable
RRB GROUP C & D