Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

The Staff Selection Commission is an organisation under the government of India and works under the subordinate office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). It is responsible for the fair conduction of competitive exams for the staff posts in various ministries and departments. 

SSC was established back on 4th November 1975. But it was recommended in the Parliament by the Estimates Committee in its 47th report, aimed to conduct exams for lower categories of posts or Non-Gazette officers. Later, in 1975, this was given the name of Subordinate Service Commission and later changed to Staff Selection Commission. In 1999, the government of India through the ministry of personnel, public grievances, decided to make the functions of SSC more clear and thus, new functions of the commission came into force from 1st June.

SSC conducts various examinations almost every year ( based on the vacancies needed to be filled). The most  number of candidates apply for SSC combined graduate level examination (SSC CGL) and SSC combined higher secondary level exam (SSC CHSL) among others. Eligibility criteria is different for different posts and exams under SSC. The following are the exams conducted by SSC:

  •  SSC CGL
  • Junior Engineer
  • Various posts in the central police forces
  • Stenographer
  • Junior Hindi Translator
  • SSC GD constable
  • Selection post


This exam is conducted for the post of Inspector in Income Tax/ Central Excise/Department of post, sub-inspector in CBI, Assistant, Divisional Accountant, Auditor, Junior Accountant etc. The examination is conducted in 4 stages. The syllabus includes subjects like English, reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and general awareness. A good speed of solving questions and accuracy will lead the candidate to better results. Read more for SSC CGL exam details

Eligibility– Apart from a few posts, majority of the post eligibility is Graduate Degree in any stream.


This examination is conducted for the posts of Postal Assistant, Lower Division Clerk (LDC), UDC , Data Entry Operator( DEO) etc. The exam has 2 parts. Along with the basic written exam, this also requires to pass a Typing Test or a Skill Test depending upon the post applied.

Eligibility: Candidates should have passed class XII or intermediate exam or equivalent from a state or central recognized institute.

CPO (Central Police Organisation)

Posts offered through this exam are sub inspector in CAPF, Assistant sub inspector (ASI), Sub inspector (SI), sub inspector in BSF and CRPF etc. The exam is conducted through 2 posts.

Eligibility: Candidates should have passed a bachelor’s degree in any stream.


For the post of stenographer Grade C & D. The candidate is also required to pass the typing test.

SSC Junior Engineer

Posts offered through this exams are junior engineers in civil, mechanical, electrical, quantity surveying and contract branches. The exam requires the applicant to pass a written exam and an interview.