Staff Selection Commission (SSC) an association under Government of India for the enrolment of staff for different posts in the different Ministries, Departments, and Subordinate Offices. On 4th of November 1975 Government of India formed a commission called Subordinate Services Commission later, on 26th September 1977 it was renamed to Staff Selection Commission. 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, which is equivalent to the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.
Staff Selection Commission has its headquarters located in New Delhi. At present, it has seven Regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore. It also has two Sub- Regional offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Every year SSC conducts the SSC combined graduate level examination for recruiting officers to various government jobs.
The examination consists of two levels Preliminary Examination followed by Main Examination, for some posts there is Computer and Skill Test are also considered.
SSC Exam Pattern:
Tier -I -- Computer Based (Objective Multiple-Choice Type)
Tier -II -- Computer Based (Objective Multiple-Choice Type)
Tier -III -- Descriptive Paper in English / Hindi (Pen and paper mode)
Tier-IV-- Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (Applicable for some posts)
Final merit list is prepared based on marks in Mains.
Note: Interviews have been discontinued from 2016 onwards.
Total Marks-200, Duration-60 minutes.
SSC provides lakhs of job opportunities every year as it is the growing sector and government is always up with the new ideas for the development of the country, so if one wishes to join government sector they can achieve their dream career through SSC.