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Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, to know more check out this blog now!

December 23, 2021

By Tanu Kapoor

Career Expert & Blogger


About SSC Exams

Government job comes with great responsibilities. There may arise sudden scenarios where you will be expected to tackle situations that might require excellent critical analysis over bookish knowledge. Hence, the SSC exams strive to test the overall knowledge of applicants through a rigorous selection process. Usually, the exams are divided into stages like Tier 1, 2 etc followed by an interview or a skill test for some profiles. The foremost written examination is more or less the same for major profiles. An objective type test will be conducted online in both Hindi and English languages which students are open to choose. The total number of questions and the duration of the exam varies from one another. SSC English Comprehension, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness are the main parameters on which the candidates will be evaluated. Apart from this some SSC exams for technical profiles also include a section of Quantitative reasoning and Mathematics.

Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organizations of the Government of India. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts. The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975.

  • SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) for graduates

  • SSC CHSL (Combined higher secondary level) exam for 12th Pass

  • SSC JE (Junior Engineer) exam for engineers

  • SSC CPO (Central Police Organization) for various Police Departments

  • SSC Stenographer

  • SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff)


 PATHWAY           PATHWAY 1
Step: 1 Clear Class XII in any stream (Better subjects are political science, public administration, psychology, sociology, English literature, economics, History)
Step: 2

Any graduation program, better subjects are:

Political science, psychology, sociology, Economics, Public Administration & History etc.

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Step: 3 Clear SSC Examination



  • Legal and rational action: Civil servants must follow the law and rules to govern and guide.

  • Responsibility and accountability: An administrator should hold himself morally responsible for his actions and should be willing to be held accountable.

  • Commitment for work: According to swami Vivekananda ‘every duty is holy and devotion to duty is the highest form of worship.

  • Ensuring excellence in work: An administrator would ensure the highest standard of quality in administrative decision and action.

  • Responsiveness and resilience: He should adapt to environmental transformation and yet sustain the ethical norms of conduct.

  • Principle of utilitarianism: An administrator should ensure the decision should lead to the greatest good of the greatest number.

  • Maximum of Compassion: A civil servant without violating the prescribed law and rules would demonstrate compassion for the poor, the disabled and the weak.

  • National interest: A civil servant should keep in view the impact of his action on his nation’s strength and prestige.

  • Principle of justice: Administrators must observe principles of equality, equity, fairness, impartiality and objectivity.

  • Transparency: Civil servants will make decisions in a transparent manner.

  • Maximum of integrity: An administrator would undertake an administrative action on the basis of honesty and not use his power, position, and discretion to serve his personal interest.


If you want to touch upon thousands of lives and make significant changes in the society then this is the profession you must opt for. Besides, being the most respectable job there are a lot of perks one receives for being part of this organization which continues even though one gets retired. Money and high status is also attached to this field with a sense of satisfaction for contributing to the society.

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SSC CGL is one of the most sought-after graduate-level competitive exams conducted at the All-India level. Through this exam, you can acquire prestigious jobs under Group B and C profiles. This SSC Exam is further divided into Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV. While the first two levels will be computer-based, the tier-III will be a paper-based test. Those who qualify the first three levels will be then required to appear for the computer proficiency or data entry skill tests. The most essential requirement to take the examination is a graduate degree.


If you have qualified your class 12th examinations and are planning to get into government services right away, then SSC CHSL can help you attain your career aspiration at an early age. The exam opens a gateway of opportunities and offers lucrative job profiles such as Data Entry Operator or Lower Division Clerk. Those who have qualified class 12th examination and belong to the age group of 18-27 can appear for it. The exam is conducted in Tier 1 and Tier 2 followed by the skill test or typing test.


To shortlist technically dexterous individuals and upgrade them with prestigious government jobs, it conducts a special competitive exam– SSC JE. Out of all the SSC exams, If you are planning to take this particular one, you must possess a BTech or BE degree in the discipline you wish to appear for. The exam is divided into 2 parts, Paper 1 is the common written test whereas Paper 2 is the technical examination which aims to gauge the technical knowledge of the candidates. By qualifying the exam, applicants can enter esteemed organizations under the profiles of JE Electrical, Mechanical, Civil etc

SSC Stenography ‘C’ and ‘D’

SSC Stenographer exam is one of the most opted SSC exams as it is a boon for the candidates who struggle with mathematics. It is conducted for the recruitment of posts like Stenographer Grade C (Group B Non-Gazetted) and Grade D (Group C) in various prestigious organisations in the country. There will only be one written objective type examination which will be conducted online followed by a skills test. For grade D and C profiles the skills set has different parameters whereas the written test is common for both. After clearing your class 12th examination, you can target the exam.

SSC Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical Staff)

The ones wanting to start their career after class 10th can also go for SSc exams such as SSC MTS. Through the SSC Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical Staff) exam the potential candidates are selected to for the popular profiles under the Indian Government. The exam is divided into 2 phases, wherein the 1st paper is Computer Based Exam and 2nd Paper is a descriptive examination. Candidates willing to appear for this exam must have a valid 10th class mark sheet and belong to an age group of 18-27.

Junior Translator (CSOLS)/ Junior Hindi Translators

You can easily secure a government job as a Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator or as a Hindi Pradhyapak by qualifying the SSC Junior Translator (CSOLS)/ Junior Hindi Translators exam. As in the aforementioned exams, this is also bifurcated into two parts the written objective test followed by a descriptive exam. The individuals planning to appear for the examination should not have crossed the age limit of 30 years.

SSC Food Corporation of India (FCI)

The graduate students wanting to seek a job under the reputed Food Corporation of India, they can choose SSC FCI from all the SSC exams. A multitude of technical and non-technical profiles can be targeted through this exam depending upon your educational qualification. The general written test is common for both profiles. Further, for the technical profiles candidates have to undergo a discipline-oriented whereas, for the non-technical positions, applicants have to qualify a skill test.

SSC Exams Recruitment

Here are the major posts and openings for SSC exams:

SSC Exam



Assistant Audit Officer

Assistant Section Officer

Inspector of Income Tax

Junior Statistical Officer

Tax Assistant

Upper Division Clerk


Civil Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Quantity Surveyors


Lower Divisional Clerk

Junior Secretariat Assistant

Postal Assistant

Sorting Assistant

Data Entry Operator


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Border Security Force (BSF)
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Secretariat Security Force (SSF)
Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles


Delhi Police

Central Armed Police Forces
Assistant Sub Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force

SSC Stenographer



SSC Exam List

  • Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 10+2 Examination

  • Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL)

  • Stenographers Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Examination

  • Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination

  • IMD Scientific Assistant Exam

  • SSC Constable (GD) in CAPFs, NIA & SSF Examination

  • Section Officer (Audit| Commercial) Examination

  • Food Corporation of India (FCI) Examination

  • Junior Engineer (Civil and Electrical) Examination

  • Junior Translator (CSOLS)/ Junior Hindi Translator Examination

  • Lower Divisio Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDC)

  • SSC Direct Recruitment (Selection Posts)

  • Sub Inspector In CPOs Exam

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