SSC Exam Preparation, Syllabus & SSC CGL Post Name List

When we talk about government jobs, the name of SSC (Staff Selection Commission) comes first in it. But do you know what is SSC, what is the full form of SSC and how to prepare for SSC? If you want to know about all these then today we will know about Staff Selection Commission through this post.

What is SSC? and full form of SSC. How to prepare for SSC full information. Exam conducted by SSC, Syllabus, SSC CGL Exam.

In today’s time getting a government job is everyone’s dream. But not everyone gets a government job because the biggest reason for this is that they do not know about it. There are many such people among all of you who do not have complete knowledge about SSC. They realize this when questions related to SSC are asked in the exam.

All of you people go that in today’s time getting a government job has become a very difficult task. Because on the one hand the GDP of the country is decreasing and on the other hand the competition in government jobs is increasing. So if you want to make your career in this field then you should have complete knowledge about SSC.

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SSC Full Form

What is the full form of SSC, now we know about it? Many times this question has come up in the exam. The full name of SSC is “Staff Selection Commission”.

You all must have understood about what is the full form of SSC. And now we will know in this post how we should prepare to clear the SSC exam.

What is SSC?

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under which the Government of India is to Appoint staff for different posts applicable in the various Ministries and Departments of  Government of India and Subordinate Offices.

This commission is a Holding office of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) which consists of a Chairman, two Members, and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. His/Her value is equal to the level/tier of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

Existence of Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

The committee in the Parliament suggested the establishment of a Service Selection Commission in its 47th report (1967–68) for conducting examinations to Appoint Group-B Candidates. 

Later, in the (DoPT) amendment, on 4 November 1975 Government of India created an agency called the Subordinate Service Commission. On 26 September 1977, the Subordinate Services Commission was re-crowned as Staff Selection Commission(SSC). 

The purpose of the Staff Selection Commission was remodeled by the Government of India through the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and on 21 May 1999. Then the new purpose of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) arose from 1 June 1999. Every year SSC administers the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination for recruiters of Group-B officers to various government jobs.


The Staff Selection Commission has its Head office situated in New Delhi. At present, it has 7 offices situated over the country at Prayagraj, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore, and New Delhi. It also has 2 Sub-offices situated at Raipur and Chandigarh.

Information About SSC

Through the table given below, you can easily know about the SSC exam.

Name of the exam conductedSSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE, SSC GD, SSC MTS, SSC JHT & SSC Stenographer
Medium of ExaminationOnline
Recruiting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Exam TypeNational level Exam
EligibilityIndian Citizenship and Graduate, 12th, 10th
Pay ScaleVaries According to Posts
Official Website

Exams conducted by SSC

Nowadays, SSC Functions as an assistant office of DOPT and is mainly busy taking government exams for hiring to various posts in the SSC departments, organizations. and SSC manages different exams as specified under —-

  • SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL)
  • SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (SSC CHSL)
  • Junior Engineer (JE)
  • Junior Hindi Translator (JHT)
  • SSC GD Constable
  • SSC Multitasking Staff
  • Selection Post
  • SI (Central Police Organization)
  • Stenographer C & D
  • etc…..

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Procedures to Apply Online for SSC  Exam

  • Go to the official Website of SSC & Click on the link.
  • The registration link for SSC will open up in the new tab.
  • Double tap on New User / Register Now link.

Documents Required for verification in SSC

  1. Admit card for Description /skill test. Keep a photocopy for convenience.
  2. SSC will give  a post preference form to you. Fill and submit it to them.
  3. passport photos.
  4. Proof of Identity(Aadhar card),proof of age.
  5. All the educational Qualifications in original form
  • 10th ( Matriculation)
  • intermediate(10+2)
  • For graduation, Marksheets of semester wise. If not available, a consolidation mark sheet is enough..
  1. OBC certificate (if applicable)
  1. SC/ST certificat e ( if applicable)
  1. Physically handicapped certificate (if applicable)
  1. NOC certificate, in case of Central government employees
  1. Discharge certificate, in case of ex servicemen
  1. You have to attach all the photocopies of caste certificate, Educational qualifications, proof of age, address(aadhar card) etc. 

SSC Syllabus /SSC CGL Exam

If you want to know about SSC CGL Exam Syllabus, then you have been told about it below. This will give you an idea as to how the SSC paper is.

SSC CGL Tier-1 (Preliminary Exam)

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

SSC CGL Tier-2 (Main Exam)

  • Quantitative Abilities
  • English language and Comprehension
  • Statistics
  • General Study (finance & economics)

SSC CGL Tier-3

  • Pen and Paper Mode

SSC CGL Tier-4

  • Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

SSC CGL Post Name List

1.Senior Secretariat Assistant
2.Assistant Audit Officer
3.Compiler (Registrar General of India)
4.Inspector Examiner (CBEC)
5.Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under CGA & others
6.Income Tax Inspector (CBDT)
7.Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under C&AG
8.Assistant (MEA)
9.Tax Assistant CBDT
10.Central Excise Inspector (CBEC)
11.Tax Assistant CBEC
12.Preventive Officer Inspector (CBEC)
13.Auditor CGA
14.Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)
15.Auditor CGDA
16.Assistant (CVC)
17.Auditor C&AG
18.Assistant (AFHQ)
19.Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
20.Assistant (Ministry of Railway)
21.Inspector (Dept. of Post)
22.Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)
23.Statistical Investigator
24.Assistant Section Officer (CSS)
25.Sub Inspectors (NIA)
26.Sub Inspectors (CBI)
27.Assistant (Other Ministries)
28.Assistant (Other Ministries)
29.Inspector (Narcotics)
30.Divisional Accountant (CAG)

SSC Preparation Strategies, Study Material

SSC Syllabus

Get in touch with the syllabus of the SSC exam. This is the very first step of the preparation. Avoid the study of unnecessary topics and listed topics. It is necessary that first form up your mind & then a table or list of topics for each section/subject before going to study and mark out your strong and weak areas. So that you can prepare them appropriately.

Assembling of Accurate study material

SSC Generally asks queries from very general academic subjects or topics. However, if you are very good at History and English in your academic topics, then Assembling study material would not be a big problem. However, to ensure achievement in the exam, it is required to assemble or collect accurate study material. It is preferable to prefer some excellent writers and publishers of books.

A Proper Schedule & Timetable

A Schedule is the most required and systematic path to complete the preparation and for attaining some achievement in any phase of your life. Time is a very useful weapon to achieve some progress in life. Each & every applicant is either the selected one or the repeater. Do not make unsuitable and inordinate timetables. Assign the time to each subject or topic as per the topic’s density and complication, make changes in your schedule as per the requirement to avoid fluctuations in your SSC preparations.

Examine Appropriately & Correctly

Start wrapping those subjects firstly which are tough and have some complications during the exam. Then, jump to the other relatively simple subjects or topics. In this way, you have to make a list of topics and examine questions & queries in the previous last SSC exams. So, you can start your preparation.

Acquire Shortcut Methods

It is favorable that you should collect shortcut tricks as much as you can for Quantitative Aptitude and General Reasoning. Because up to some extent it will save your time and attempt throughout the exams. There are en-numbered topics in Aptitude and Reasoning so that they can be ready within a short time period.

Take Online Aid

Do not miss to take the online help in the preparation for SSC. You can find each and everything that is required for the preparations in the SSC exam including study material, guidance, videos, and various shortcut methods immediately in a single click.

Last Year Papers

Gather the SSC last previous year papers of the last five years at least and practice all Q &  Ans. It will give you transparency and strength about the type of questions, the number of questions, and their difficulty level. Besides this, last year’s question papers are also necessary because SSC sometimes repeats the questions in the upcoming SSC exams. 

Practice & Practice & Practice…….

It is rightly said: “Practice makes a man perfect.” So, practice as much as you can for each subject and topic. Practice minimizes the chances of error and omissions and maintains a flow of attempting questions in real exams and with the help of practice you can increase your writing speed & skills as well.

    Formation4 November 1975,  45 years ago
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Region servedIndia
ChairmanSujata Chaturvedi, IAS
Formerly calledSubordinate Services Commission
What is the age restriction & number of chances allowed to write SSC CHSL?

Applicants who are in the age b/w 18 and 27 years can be allowed for SSC CHSL 10+2.

What is the educational qualification Needed for SSC?

Applicants must have passed 12th Standard (from any stream) or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

How many stages/levels of examination are there in SSC?

SSC exam is carried in three stages or Tiers or levels —
Level-1 = Computer-based written examination.
Level-2 = Descriptive test
Level-3 = Typing Test/Skill Test

Will there be negative marking Level1?

There will be negative marking for incorrect answers in Level 1,i.e. 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

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Departments for which SSC recruits

  • Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)
  • Controller General of Accounts (CGA)
  • Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA)
  • Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)
  • Armed Forces Headquarters (AFHQ)
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) – Income Tax Department
  • Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
  • Registrar General of India
  • Intelligence Bureau (IB)
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
  • Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN)
  • National Investigation Agency (NIA)
  • Central Secretariat Service (CSS)
  • Central Secretariat Official Language Service (CSOLS)
  • Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)
  • M/o shipping
  • Armed Forces Headquarters (AFHQ)
  • M/o External Affairs (MEA)
  • M/o Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Directorate of Enforcement (D/o Revenue)
  • Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI)
  • Central Hindi Training Institute (CHTI)
  • M/o Power
  • M/o Mines
  • Indian Foreign Service
  • Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  • etc……

Last Word

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