The Staff Selection Commission more commonly referred to as the SSC is an autonomous body that is responsible for finding qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions across all the branches and departments in the Government.

Year on year, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts nation-wide selection processes/exams to find the best talent to augment the Government workforce in the country. These selection processes and exams could be your gateway to a financially stable and secure job in the Government.

In this article, we will list down a few of the must-attempt exams/recruitment processes, conducted by the SSC, that will help you kick-start your career

1. SSC CGL
Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level exam is held each year to onboard qualified candidates for several Grade C and Grade B (mid-level and high level) posts in departments, ministries, organizations in the Indian Government.

The SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria is pretty straight forward. You just have to be a graduate to be eligible for the exam. The SSC CGL Salary will depend on the job title and seniority level. The minimum salary that a fresher taking the SSC CGL can expect is INR 30,000.

The most sought after posts up for grabs through the SSC CGL recruitment are Assistant Section Officer (ASO), Income Tax Inspector, Assistant Audit Officer, Auditor, Accountant etc.

2. SSC CHSL
SSC Combined Higher Secondary School (SSC CHSL) is organized by the SSC to select candidates for low level and mid-level vacancies across departments in the ministries and Central Government of India. Typically, there are around 5000 vacancies on offer each year. The best part about the SSC CHSL is that anyone who has successfully completed class 12 or equivalent qualification can take part in the selection process. Some of the popular job posts include Data Entry Operator, Lower Division Clerk, Sorting Assistant and Postal Assistant. The starting salary is just around INR 20,000 for most of the posts under the SSC CHSL recruitment. 

3. SSC Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Recruitment

This recruitment process is conducted annually to find suitable candidates for Group C non-ministerial and non-gazetted posts across the departments and offices in the Government of India. The eligibility criteria vary based on the post one chooses to apply for. The starting salary could be anywhere between INR 16,500 and INR 22,000

4. SSC Stenographers C & D
This selection process involves an online test and a skill-based test or typing test. The pay scale for Grade C ranges from INR 9,300 to INR 34,800 whereas the pay scale for Grade D ranges from INR 5,200 to INR 20,200. Usually, there are up to 2000 vacancies for the SSC Stenographer Grade C and Grade D roles.

5. SSC CPO
SSC Central Police Organization recruitment is conducted year on year to fill vacant positions such as the Sub-Inspector (in Central Armed Police Forces, Border Security Force or BSF, Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF, Sashastra Seema Bal or SSB, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force or ITBP, Delhi Police Force etc), Assistant Sub-Inspector, etc. The average number of vacancies on offer each year in the SSC CPO recruitment is around 1500. The job promises a competitive pay package of up to INR 41,300 based on the location of your posting.

6. SSC JE
SSC Junior Engineer Recruitment is a nation-wide competitive exam to find the best candidates to fill junior engineers posts across fields/specializations (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Quantity Surveying and Contracts). The posts that are listed under the SSC JE recruitment are Group B (non-gazetted posts). The SSC JE is the ideal exam for engineers for any candidate looking for a core job or financially stable engineering career. The recruitment process also includes a descriptive paper unlike most of the other competitive exams.

7. SSC Junior Hindi Translator
This annual recruitment process is held to find Junior Hindi Translator, Senior Hindi Translator, Hindi Pradhyapak for the ministries, departments and offices in the Indian Government. Some of the top positions are:
– Hindi Pradhyapak in CHTI or Central Hindi Training Institute
– Junior Translator in AFHQ or Armed Forces Headquarters

– Junior Translator in CSOLS or Central Secretariat Official Language Service
– Junior Translator in the Railway board or Railways Ministry.

The SSC has also released it’s official recruitment and exam calendar for 2020. Now that the lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, we can expect the selection processes to resume very soon. Apply now and start gearing up for the exams today!

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