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Introduction – SSC Exam

SSC exam stands for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination which is conducted every year to recruit graduates or undergraduates for various posts in Government organizations, departments and ministries. The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975. It is a highly demanding and well-known exam among those who seek to get a government job. SSC exam is a national exam conducted to fill Group B and Group C-level posts in Government departments. SSC exam is one of the most popular exams among graduates and undergraduates (12th passed) who are willing to make their way to various government departments and ministries in India. Various SSC exam notifications are released by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) multiple times a year, giving opportunities to lakhs of aspirants to apply for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, MTS, CPO, etc.


The full form of SSC CGL exam is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level exam. It is one of the most popular SSC exams for graduates. There are two tiers in SSC CGL exam that need to be cleared by the candidates to get recruited into Group 'B' and 'C' posts in various Government departments. Both tier 1 and tier 2 are Computer-Based Tests (CBT) to assess the knowledge of candidates in various domains like Mathematics, English, General Studies, Reasoning, Current Affairs, etc. Tier 2 is further divided into 3 phases- Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3.

Paper 1 is compulsory for all the posts, whereas, Paper 2 and 3 are mandatory for the candidates who applied for Junior Statistical Officer and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer respectively. Those who will clear all the stages will be called for a skill test which can be a Data Entry Speed Test or Computer Proficiency Test depending on the post for which you have applied.

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SSC CHSL exam stands for Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level exam, which is a national level exam conducted to recruit students who have cleared higher secondary (12th passed) into different government departments, offices and ministries for posts like Data Entry Operator, Sorting Assistants, Junior Secretariat Assistant, LDC, etc.


The full form of SSC CPO is Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization. The SSC CPO exam is tentatively scheduled for October. There will be two online tests to test the basic knowledge of candidates followed by a Physical Efficiency Test. Candidates can be placed in the following departments if they clear the SSC CPO exam: Delhi Police, BSF, CISF, CAPFs, etc.

SSC Delhi Police Head Constable Exam

The board also conducts the SSC exam for Delhi Police Head Constable for which the notification will be released soon. It is conducted separately for Ministerial level and Assistant Wireless Operator (AWO)/Tele-Printer Operator (TPO) posts. Candidates who have cleared Grade 12 from a recognized board and are willing to join as a Head Constable in the Delhi Police department can apply for this SSC exam before the last date.

SSC GD Constable Exam

SSC GD stands for Staff Selection Commission General Duty exam. This recruitment drive is conducted by SSC and developed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to recruit eligible candidates for the General Duty Constable post in the para-military forces. It consists of 3 stages that candidates need to clear to get the job they always dreamt of. These stages are Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) followed by document verification.


SSC JHT is an abbreviation of Staff Selection Commission Junior Hindi Translator Exam. It is conducted to recruit candidates for the Junior Hindi Translators or Senior Translators in different government departments and ministries.


SSC MTS exam is conducted by the Commission every year to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Multitasking Staff (MTS) in various central government departments, offices and ministries.

SSC Stenographer Exam

SSC Stenographer is a competitive entrance exam conducted on a national level by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of candidates for Grade C and Grade D jobs. SSC invites candidates for recruitment in a general Central Service Group 'C' & 'D' Non-Gazetted post in various Central Government Ministries/Departments in different States and Union Territories.

NRA CET for SSC Exams

As per the latest updates by the Union Cabinet, CET (Common Eligibility Test) will be the new module for all non-gazetted posts (Group B and C) under SSC and Railway recruitment exams. CET SSC and Railway exams for Tier 1 stage will now be conducted by the NRA (National Recruitment Agency). This CET score will be valid for the next 3 years, however, the other stages of selection such as Tier 2, Tier 3, etc will be conducted by the exam categories only.

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SSC Exam Eligibility

To be eligible, aspirants must fulfill the following SSC exam eligibility criteria described by the officials of the Staff Selection Commission. Given below are the general SSC exam eligibility criteria that will help you to apply for a particular exam as per your educational qualification, nationality and age limit.
  • Nationality: An aspirant must be an Indian citizen.
  • Age Limit: An aspirant must not be less than 18 years and not more than 32 years, as applicable. The age limit, however, is likely to vary as per the exam that you are willing to apply for.
  • Educational Qualification: An aspirant must have passed class 12th or possess a bachelor's degree, as prescribed in the eligibility criteria of specific exams.

SSC Exam Calendar

SSC Exam Dates Calendar for 2024-2025
Name of Examination Date of Exam
Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination
SSC CHSL 2024 [Tier-1 Exam] June - July 2024
Combined Graduate Level Examination
SSC CGL 2024 [Tier 1 Exam] September - October 2024
General Duty Constable
SSC GD Constable 2024 [Tier-1 Exam] December 2024 - January 2025
Multi Tasking Staff
SSC MTS 2024 [Tier-1 Exam] July - August 2024
SSC Selection Post Phase 12 CBE 6th, 7th, 8th May 2024
Junior Engineer
SSC JE 2024 [Tier-1 Exam] 4th, 5th, 6th June 2024
SSC Stenographer 2024 CBT October - November 2024
SI in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI in CISF
SSC CPO 2024 Paper-I 9th, 10th, 13th May 2024

SSC Exam Syllabus

The major sections covered under the SSC syllabus are: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and General Awareness for Tier I examination. While for Tier II, most of the exams are descriptive in nature or skill tests. However, SSC CGL Tier II is a written test that includes sections such as Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics).

SSC Exam Syllabus for CGL

Almost all SSC exams share a similar syllabus for Tier 1 exam, but the difficulty level of questions might vary as per the education qualification needed for that particular exam. SSC CGL syllabus is divided into two Tiers having four subjects in each. The subjects in Tier 1 CGL SSC exam are English language and comprehension, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. And, the Tier 2 subjects are English Language & Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Statistics and General Studies (Finance & Economics). The SSC exam syllabus for CGL is provided below for your convenience.

SSC Exam Syllabus (CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2)
CGL Tier 1 English:
Active and Passive Voice
Error Spotting
Fill in the Blanks
One Word Substitution
Reading Comprehension
Sentence Correction
Sentence Improvement
Sentence Rearrangement
Spellings Correction
Synonyms and Antonyms

Quantitative Aptitude:
Basic Algebraic Identities,
Boats and Streams,
Compound Interest,
LCM and HCF,
Mixtures and Alligations,
Pipes and Cistern,
Profit and Loss,
Ratio and Proportion,
Simple Interest,
Square Roots,
Time and Work

Alphabet Test,
Blood Relations,
Coding Decoding,
Cube and Dice,
Distance Direction Test,
Embedded Figures,
Figure Series,
Mirror Image,
Missing Number,
Pattern Completion,
Venn Diagram

General Awareness: Current Affairs, Indian Polity and Constitution, History, Important Days and Dates, Science and Technology.
CGL Tier 2 Quantitative Aptitude:
Coordinate Geometry,
Data Interpretation,
Problem on Ages,
Speed, Time and Distance,

English: All the Chapters mentioned in English (SSC Exam CGL Tier 1 Syllabus) + Following Chapters
Cloze Test,
Direct and Indirect Speech,
Para Jumbles

Reasoning: All the Chapters mentioned in Reasoning (SSC Exam CGL Tier 1 Syllabus)

General Awareness: History, Geography, General Science, Economics, International Boundary Lines, Indian Polity, Current Affairs, etc.

Statistics: Measures of Central Tendency, Measures of Dispersion, Probability Theory, Sampling Theory, etc.

General Studies (Finance and Economics): Financial Accounting, Basic concepts of accounting, Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Microeconomics, Money and Banking, etc.

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus

There is one Computer Based Test (CBT) in the SSC CHSL exam syllabus. The SSC exam syllabus for CHSL is the same as the Tier 1 CGL syllabus. Both will be conducted by the NRA-CET as per the latest change in the SSC exam. There will be four subjects: English Language and Comprehension, General Awareness and Current Affairs, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude (Mathematics).

SSC GD Exam Syllabus

In the SSC GD exam syllabus, all the topics covered in the Phase 1 exam of SSC GD are listed. There is only one Computer Based Test (CBT) in the SSC GD exam. The detailed SSC exam syllabus for the GD Constable exam is provided below.

English / Hindi Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness
  • All the Chapters mentioned in English (SSC Exam CGL Tier 1 Syllabus) + Following Chapters
  • Phrase Replacements
  • Vocabulary
  • All the Chapters mentioned in Reasoning (SSC Exam CGL Tier 1 Syllabus) + Following Chapters
  • Number Series
  • Paper Cutting and Paper Folding
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Art and Culture
  • Current affairs
  • Geography
  • History and Polity
  • Important Dates and Days
  • Indian Constitution
  • Sports, Awards and Honors

SSC Exam Preparation Tips

SSC exam preparation needs complete dedication and hard work. The SSC exam cannot be cleared by last-minute preparations only. Candidates need to make a schedule and act on it in order to crack the SSC exam on the first attempt. We have provided some preparation tips below to help the applicants who are going to appear for the upcoming SSC exam.
  • Go through the latest SSC exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Make an operative study plan for yourself.
  • Practice online SSC exam mock tests to reach an advanced level of preparation. Identify your strengths and weaknesses by doing test analyses.
  • Focus on accuracy and time management which are the major factors to be conquered in order to get success in the SSC exams.
  • You can go through the previous year's question papers of the SSC exam to get a real-time experience of attempting the paper.

SSC Exam Mock Tests

SSC exam mock test series will provide hundreds of questions from the latest SSC exam syllabus. Candidates can attempt the mock test with a fresh mind whenever they complete the practice of all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. It is equally important to analyze the results of SSC exam mock tests after attempting all the questions. You can also find the right answers of the incorrect attempts and see the explanation written beside the answer to learn from your mistakes.

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Active and Passive Voice
Active and Passive Voice – Rules, Sentence Conversion, Verb, Tense
Alphabet Test
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Cloze Test
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Direct and Indirect Speech
Direct and Indirect Speech – Rules, Examples, Usage in Sentences
Error Spotting – Rules and Tips to Solve Spotting Errors
Error Spotting – Rules and Tips to Solve Spotting Errors
Fill in the Blanks
Fill in the Blanks – Types, Paragraph, Excerpt
Idioms and Phrases
Idioms and Phrases – Common Idiom and Phrase, Meaning and Examples
Multiple Meaning Words
Multiple Meaning Words or Homonyms – Examples, Question and Answer
One Word Substitution
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Para Jumbles
Para Jumbles – Reading, Paragraph Jumble, Right Sequence
Phrase Replacement
Phrase Replacement – Grammatically Correct Phrases and Sentences
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension – Examples, Question, Answer and Explanation
Sentence Completion
Sentence Completion – Types, Examples and Suitable Approaches
Sentence Improvement
Sentence Improvement – Grammar and Vocabulary Based Grammatically Corrected Sentence
Sentence Rearrangement
Sentence Rearrangement – Approaches, Sentence after the Rearrangement
Spelling Correction
Spelling Correction – Choose the Correctly Spelt Word, Spell Check, Correct Word
Synonyms and Antonyms
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