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SSC FAQs

Updated Tue, 18 Aug 2020 10:30 AM IST

Stability and assurance are the two major components that we all look for in a career. People from all walks of life and economic status can look up to the government jobs with a hope of security. The craze of government jobs has never decreased, and is prevalent in all generations. Veneration, great salary and basic amenities are the highlights of government jobs and not only these the government jobs include a variety of offices which a person can choose as per his passion in a particular field. So if you are looking for such things in your job, you should certainly apply for SSC Exam.

Staff Selection Commission is a government organization that conducts SSC Exam. The objective of this exam is to recruit employees in various sections of Ministries and Departments of Government of India and other junior or secondary offices. Today we are going to help you find answers to some of the pertinent questions regarding SSC.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for SSC Exams 2021

What is an SSC exam?

SSC exam is a national level exam which is conducted by the Staff Selection Committee in order to recruit candidates for various posts in the ministry and department of Government of India. It is a central level exam which is conducted for selecting the candidates for number of posts like Auditors, Inspectors of Income-Tax, Grade-C Stenographer, Grade-D Lower Divisional Clerk. The exam is conducted twice a year in March and October respectively.

What is the eligibility criteria for SSC exam?

Since the Staff Selection Committee conducts many exams like SSC CGL, SSC GD, SSC CHSL for recruiting candidates in various department of the ministries, the eligibility criteria is different for each exam. However, there are some common criteria that needs to be fulfilled by the candidate irrespective of the SSC exam he/she is appearing for.

Following are the general criteria that needs to be kept in mind while appearing for an SSC exam:

  1. citizen of India,
  2. a subject of Nepal,
  3. a subject of Bhutan,
  4. Candidate must be above 18 years of age

Is it possible to change the date of SSC exam if it is clashing with some other exam?

No, the Staff Selection Committee do not change the dates for the exams. Once the date has been finalized, exam will be conducted at a given date unless there is some National Emergency.

How many attempts are allowed for SSC exam?

There are no fixed number of attempts allowed for the SSC. A candidate can appear for the exam after completing 18 years of age and roughly 7 to 9 attempts till the age of 27 years are allowed.

How difficult is an SSC exam?

There is no objective answer for this. Although around 15-16 lac students appear for SSC exam every year, only about 1 Lakh students are seriously preparing for it. SSC in no way is an easy exam to clear as it requires a lot of commitment and dedication to consistently prepare all the subjects and clear all Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3 exams. However, with proper guidance and hard work, a candidate shall definitely be able to clear the cut-off for the exam. A candidate with a little motivation and discipline can surely make his/her way through the exam into one of the most sought after professional career.

How should one prepare GK for SSC exam?

General Awareness session of SSC exam is difficult but one of the most scoring session. If a candidate knows the answer than he/she can gain marks and save a lot of time as well. In order to prepare for General Awareness, you must start reading newspaper daily and keep yourself updated about all the current affairs

related to Politics, Sports and Business. For static GK, focus more on topics like History, Geography, Ecology and Biology. Preparing General Awareness is surely difficult and require a lot of discipline and commitment, however, it is all worth it at the end

How many exams are conducted by the Staff Selection Committee?

Staff Selection Commission conducts multiple exams for various positions in the central ministry and in different departments of Government of India. Candidates clearing the cut-offs and getting selected through these exams are entitled for respected and most sought after positions in the ministry. Following are the exams being conducted under SSC:

 

Exam Names
SSC CHSL
SSC CGL
SSC JE
SSC CPO
SSC CPO
SSC MTS
SSC Stenographer

How to prepare for SSC exam in two months?

SSC is one of the most popular and sought after exam and students spend a lot of time in the preparing for this exam. However, it does not necessarily mean that you must spend a year for the preparation in order to get a decent rank in this exam. With proper guidance, structured plan of action and a lot of discipline, an individual can crack this exam with couple of months of preparation.

In order to prepare for the exam in 2 months, you need to make sure that you are taking at least 3 mocks each week and spending 4-5 hour minimum each day to study all the concepts and practicing the questions. A candidate must focus on

the quality of questions being practiced rather than the quantity. Pay more attention to arithmetic and algebra in Quant section and daily read newspaper to keep yourself updated for the General Awareness section.

How long does it take to nominate the candidate after declaration of result?

The normal time duration to nominate candidates for their respective departments/ministries is 30-40 days. Once the letter of confirmation is issued by the concerned ministry/department for the joining of the candidates, they are given the required information and joining dates for their posts.

How can I apply for different exams conducted by SSC?

After publication of the Notice of the Examination please login using your ‘Registration Number’ and ‘SSC Registration Password’ in the login section of the website. Click on the link for the exam you want to apply for. Candidates are advised to read any notification before applying for the exam.

What are the different stages of SSC exam?

  • Preliminary - It involves four sections, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and General Awareness. The paper is set both in Hindi and English. Each section has 25 questions which makes a total of 200 marks. The paper is of 75 minutes and include negative marking of 0.05 marks for wrong answer.
  • Mains - It too involves four sections, English Language and Comprehension, Quantitative Abilities, Statistics and General Studies which includes finance and economics. Each section is of 200 marks.
  • Skill test - It includes Letter writing, Application writing and Essays. It is of 100 marks

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