Staff Selection Commission SSC Examination Status
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Status of Competitive Examinations by SSC
At present the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts following mandated eight All India Open Competitive Examinations in a year, viz.
Combined Graduate Level Examination.
Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination.
Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract) Examination.
Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces & Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF Examination.
Combined Junior Hindi Translators, Senior Translators and Hindi Pradhyapak Examination.
Junior Translators (CSOLS) Examination.
Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination.
Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination.
In addition to above, non-mandated examinations are also being conducted by the SSC, as and when required. Presently, SSC is conducting three such examinations, viz.
(i) Constables (GD) in CAPFs, NIA & SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination.
(ii) Constables (Executive) (Male & Female) in Delhi Police Examination.
(iii) Scientific Assistants in India Meteorological Department Examination.
Besides, the Commission also makes recruitment to isolated posts (not covered by the open competitive examinations) through the selection method for different Group `B’ (Non-gazetted) and Group `C’ (Non-Technical) posts in different Ministries, Departments, Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India. These examinations are conducted for recruitment to posts where the essential qualification varies from Matriculation to Post Graduation specific to the job requirement.
Upto the financial year 2015-16, all the examinations of the SSC were conducted in the OMR mode. From the year 2016-17, the SSC has started conducting examinations in Computer based mode.
The details of total number of candidates registered/eligible for various examinations and number of candidates who appeared in different examinations during the last three years are as below:
With the adoption of Computer Based Mode of examination in the Year 2016-17, the examination cycle for a single Tier examination is completed within 3-5 months (approximately) while larger examinations, conducted by the SSC in 3-4 stages, are completed within 10-12 months (approximately). In addition, the Commission has developed a dynamic “Notice Board” on its website, wherein the dates for the declaration of results for each examination are hosted immediately after the conduct of the examination and all efforts are made to ensure that the timelines so set are adhered to strictly.
This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.