Tuesday, 29 May 2018

List of SSC Exams

List of SSC Exams

  • SSC CGL Exam
  • SSC CHSL Exam
  • SSC JE Exam
  • SSC MTS Exam
  • SSC Stenographer Exam


SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are divided into three categories. A candidate has to fit in all three categories inorder to be a part of the CGL Exam 2018. So, let us check those categories-
a) Citizenship Eligibility
The first eligibility requires a candidate to be one of the following:
  1. A citizen of India,
  2. A subject of Bhutan,
iii.     A subject of Nepal,
  1. A descendant of a Tibetan refugee who had come to India before 1.1.1962 and now permanently resides in India.
  2. A person of Indian origin who is from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Eastern Africa or Burma, with an intention to settle down in India permanently.
b) Age Eligibility (as on 1st August 2018)
There are different age requirements for various posts.
For candidates who are applying for Group B posts, the age limit for them is between 18 to 27 years in some case. In cases like ‘Sub inspector for CBI’ the age limit extents to 30 years.
For candidates who are applying for Group C posts, the age limit for them is between 18 to 27 years. Exceptions to this are the post for ‘Sub Inspector of CBI’ at 18- 25 years and ‘Tax Assistant for CBDT’ at 20-27 years.
Age relaxation:
There are age relaxations for people who belong to certain reserved sections. The eligible age relaxation is as follows:
Age Relaxation
Schedule Caste (SC)
5 years
Schedule Tribe (ST)
5 years
Other Backward Castes (OBC)
3 years
c) Educational Qualification Eligibility
As per the official notification, candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institute. The term ‘recognized’ suggests that the university or the institute from which the Bachelor’s degree has been obtained should be recognized by the Government.

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus

1) Intelligence and Reasoning: This is the first section that you will see in the question paper. This section is full of tricky questions that require the use of logic. A total of 50 questions will come from this section and each will carry a mark. The scope syllabus for this subject includes the following chapters:
Number Series
Semantic Series
Seating and Arrangement
Venn Diagrams
Blood relationships
Figural Pattern
Decision making
Critical Thinking
Judgement and Analysis
However, this is not the end of the syllabus for this section. The examining authority reserves the power to ask something ‘out of the box’ as well. Nevertheless, the above mentioned chapters are commonly asked in the exam.
2) General Awareness: This is one of the most challenging sections for the candidates. The purview of this section can extend to anything and everything. A total of 50 questions would be asked from this section and a candidate has the opportunity to score a total of 50 marks. The areas from where questions are commonly asked include the following:
Indian Economy
Indian Geography
General Policy of India
Sport- personality
International organizations
Current events
Memorable days
Indian History
3) Quantitative Aptitude: SSC CGL Exam syllabus next section resembles a mixture of mathematics, trigonometry and data interpretation. Candidates often find this area as a good opportunity to score as problems from the Arithmetic section and data interpretation are very easy. Some of the key chapters are:
Profit & Loss
Time & Work
Bar diagram
Mixture & Alligation
Frequency Polygon
Basic Algebra
Pie Chart
Mean, Median & Mode
Apart from the above mentioned sections, a candidate may be asked questions on other scope of quantitative aptitude as well.
4) English Comprehension: English is an integral part of every competitive exam. Candidates are required to show their skills in English such that they are able to operate flawlessly when designated with a work in future. Test of English is basically made on a basic level and hence, it becomes easy for candidates who have a strong hold on the subject from early on. Following are some of the important areas:
Sentence Completion
Sentence rearrangement
Para Jumble

The above mentioned SSC CGL Exam syllabus is only for Tier I examination. Candidates should be aware of the fact that this syllabus would be used for framing questions in the first tier only, which will be conducted through a 2-hour test consisting of 200 marks (50 marks for each section).

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

The whole exam for CGL is divided into four prominent segments, namely:
  • Tier I (Computer Based Examination)
  • Tier II (Computer Based Examination)
  • Tier-III Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive Paper)
  • Tier-IV (Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test/Document Verification)

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

SSC will held SSC CGL Tier – I exam
The first barrier which the candidates are required to cross is the Tier I exam which takes place on a large scale level. The exam contains four section, each carrying 25 questions and 50 marks each. Candidate needs to solve as many questions as possible in the given duration of 60 minutes or 1 hours (Time duration changed in notification 2017 first it was 120 minutes). The exam is of MCQ type where the candidates would be asked to choose the right answer from the give options. To sum up, the frame of the exam is similar to the given pattern:
The time duration is 80 minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy. 
Negative marking – 0.50 for each wrong answer
Total Questions
Full Marks
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness
Intelligence and Reasoning
English Comprehension

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern

After crossing the first barrier, candidates are required to sit for tier II exam. It is also computer based examination mode.
The exam time duration is 120 minutes (total). The time duration for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy is 160 minutes.
Negative marking – 0.25 for each wrong answer (Paper – II)
Negative marking – 0.50 for each wrong answer (Paper- I, Paper III & Paper IV)
Total Questions
Full Marks
Quantitative aptitude
English Lang. & Comprehension
Statistics (Paper-I & II as above)
General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper-I & II as above)

SSC CGL Tier III Exam Pattern

SSC will held SSC CGL Tier – III exam
It is Pen and Paper mode examination. The time duration for tier-II exam is 60 minutes. The candidates belongs to VH and suffering from Cerebral Palsy have 80 minutes to complete the paper.
Exam Name
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essays/Precie/Letter/Application etc.

Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test/ Document Verification

SSC will held SSC CGL Tier – IV  on the month of February 2018.
Once Tier I, Tier II  & Tier III have been cleared, the candidate needs to appear for computer proficiency test/skill test/document verification.


SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

In order to get selected, firstly the candidates have to fulfill the eligibility criteria.
Age Limit: As per the norms prescribed by SSC related to age are as follows
  • The age should be between 18 to 27 Years (As specified in particular SSC 10+2 Level LDC/DEO notification) as on 1st Jan, 2018 (Born between 2-8-1991  to 1-8-2000)
  • Relaxation of Upper age limit under para 4 (A) will be available for the candidates who belongs to reserved category.
  • The candidates have to be at least of the age of 18 years, however age relaxation can be provided as per the Government regulations. Relaxation in age is provided to the reserved like SC / ST / OBC category and it will be applicable as per the rule. The candidates should be at least qualified 12th standard students from any examining body constituted by law or any other examination acknowledged by the Central Government.
Qualification as on 1-8-2018: The candidates should have 12th passed certificate. Candidates who have not qualified as on the date as specified in the notification will not be eligible.
The candidates who are going for Data Entry Operators in the office of comptroller and auditor general of India (C&AG) should have passed 12th in Science Stream with Mathematics as a subject.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

Computer Based Examination (Objective Type) – Total 75 Minutes

  • General Intelligence – 25 questions – 50 Marks
  • English Language – 25 questions – 50 marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 25 questions – 50 marks
  • General Awareness – 25 questions – 50 marks
  • The questions will in English & Hindi Language.
  • This is computer based exam and consists only multiple choice questions.


SSC JE Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for SSC Junior Engineer Exam is based on 3 areas-  Nationality of the candidate, Age of the candidate and Educational Qualification of the candidate. Let us take a look at these requirements in detail.
1)     Nationality of the Candidate
A candidate needs to be one of the following in order to be eligible for the SSC JE Exam 2018-
  • An Indian Citizen, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Subject of Nepal, or
  • A refugee from Tibet, whose ancestors had settled down in India prior to 1.1.1962., or
  • A person being of Indian Origin in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, any country of East Africa and Burma who has settled down in India permanently.
2)     Age of the Candidate
The age of a candidate is a crucial factor. Since there are numerous vacancies for various posts, the following chart will offer an exhaustive analysis of the age requirement for SSC JE Exam 2017
Age Limit
Civil Junior Engineer (Central)
32 years
Mechanical Junior Engineer (Central)
32 years
Electrical Junior Engineer (CPWD)
32 years
Civil Junior Engineer (Department of Post)
18 to 27 years
Electrical Junior Engineer (Department of Post)
18 to 27 years
Civil Junior Engineer (MES)
30 years
Electrical & Mechanical Junior Engineer (MES)
30 years
Surveying & Contract Junior Engineer (MES)
18 to 27 years
  1. The above mentioned age limit is applicable only to the General category. Candidates who belong from SC, ST or OBC enjoys age relaxation upto 5 years, 5 years and 3 years, respectively.
  2. The matriculation/secondary examination certificate will be accepted by the commission for determining the age.
3)     Educational Qualification
Candidates who wish to appear for the SSC JE Exam 2018 should held either a bachelor’s degree or a diploma degree from a recognized University. The term ‘recognized’ relates to any organization or institution which has been approved by the Government. The following is the post wise detail of education qualification for SSC JE Exam 2017.  Click image to read in clear.

SSC JE Exam Syllabus

SSC JE Exam Syllabus 2018 (Objective-Type Exam)

Intelligence and Reasoning
General Awareness
Professional Background of study (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering)

SSC JE Syllabus (Objective-type Exam)

The syllabus for SSC Junior Engineer Exam 2018 is divided into 3 sections as mentioned above. A candidate needs to make preparation for these subjects separately. Here is the detailed structure of the syllabus.
1) Intelligence and Reasoning- This will be the first section that a candidate will be answering in the objective-type question paper. A total of 50 questions will be asked from this section and each question will carry one mark each. A candidate will try to solve as much questions as possible and then move ahead to the next section. Questions from the following chapters are generally asked:
Arithmetical reasoning
Number series
Relationship concepts
Space visualization
Figure classification
Analytical functions
2) General Awareness– This section basically has no syllabus! There are numerous areas from which questions pop up in this section. The questions can range from international level to domestic level. A candidate has to ensure that he is able to answer some questions correctly, so that he can clear the sectional cut offs. Here are some of the most common areas:
Indian Economy
International bodies
Indian History
Indian Geography
Scientific Research
Indian Awards
3) Professional Background: This section should be the friendliest section for the candidates who are appearing for the Objective-type paper or Paper I. This section mainly relates to what they have been studying for so long and carries a good 100 marks. Here the syllabus is different for each candidate as they can choose from Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. A synopsis of the same is given below:
a) Mechanical Engineering: Thermodynamics, IC Engine Performance, Air Compressors and its cycles, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Nozzles and Steam Turbines, Boilers, etc.
b) Civil Engineering: Surveying, estimation of costing and valuation, Irrigation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Theory of Structures, Steel design, Concrete technology, etc.
c) Electrical Engineering: Circuit Law, Magnetic circuit, electrical machines, transmission and distribution, utilization and electrical energy, etc.
The above mentioned is the syllabus for objective-type paper only. The exam will be based on MCQ type and a candidate is required to choose an answer from the given option, the exam also carries a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. Candidates who would pass the objective-type level will move on to give the conventional-type paper.

SSC JE Exam Pattern

Paper I – Computer Test: This test is based upon testing the academic knowledge of a candidate. It is segregated into two sections- Objective type and Conventional Type. The objective type exam is the first level and carries 200 marks which is divided amongst subjects such as Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering (Electrical/ Civil & Structural / Mechanical).
Paper – II – Written Test: On the other hand, the Conventional type exam is a single paper carrying 300 marks in the subject chosen by the candidate- Electrical/ Civil & Structural/ Mechanical.


SSC MTS Eligibility Criteria

Basically, the eligibility criteria are divided into three segments, namely:
  • Nationality Eligibility Criteria,
  • Age Eligibility Criteria, and
  • Educational Qualification Eligibility Criteria.
Nationality Eligibility Criteria
This eligibility criteria take into account the nationality of a candidate. According to the official notice of the department, a candidate has to satisfy atleast one of the given conditions:
Citizen of India, or
Subject of Bhutan, or
Subject of Nepal, or
A person of Indian Origin who lived in Eastern Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Bhutan, etc., and has permanently settled down in India, or
A descendant of a Tibetan refugee who had come to India before 1.1.1962 and has settled down in India since then.
If a candidate has satisfied any one of the given condition under Nationality Eligibility Criteria, then he can proceed to check the other two eligibility criteria below.
Age Eligibility Criteria
One of the most important considerations under eligibility criteria is the age eligibility criteria. As per the official notification, the age of the candidate should be in between 18 years to 25 years. However, with a view to safeguard the interest of the minorities certain age relaxations have been offered to them. The same is mentioned below:
Age Relaxation
PH (Physically handicapped)
10 years
13 years
15 years
It should be noted that for the purpose of computation of age, the date is 1.1.2016. The age of the candidate should be calculated from 1.1.2016 as specifically mentioned in the official notification.
Educational Qualification
The most important eligibility criteria to apply for SSC MTS Exam for the candidates is the educational qualification eligibility criteria. A candidate should have passed matriculation or its equivalent education from a recognized board / institute / university. The term matriculation also means Class X.

What if I have satisfied only two eligibility criteria out of three?

If a candidate has satisfied any two eligibility criteria out of the three, then the candidate cannot apply for this exam. The official notification specifically mentions that if a candidate has failed to comply with any one of the required eligibility criteria, then the candidate will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

SSC MTS Syllabus

Section I- General Intelligence
This section involves testing a candidate’s ability to use logic. There will be 25 questions from this section and each will carry a mark. Some of the key areas which a candidate needs to focus upon are decision making, relationship, number series, etc. The scope of its syllabus is as follows:
Seating and arrangement
Venn diagram
Decision making
Figure study
Visual puzzle
Coding- decoding
Number series
Abstract figures
Blood relation
Section II- Numerical Aptitude
Numerical Aptitude is all about arithmetic. A majority of questions are asked from arithmetic section, but it also includes questions relating to mensuration and geometry. A total of 25 questions is asked from this section and each question is worth one mark. The complete scope of this section includes:

Profit and LossAlgebraPercentageRatio & Proportion

Time and Distance
Time and work
Section III- English Language
The English language section is one of the most important sections in the exam as a total of 50 questions are asked from this section. Each question carries a mark and hence, a total of 50 marks can be scored in this section within minutes. The following is the syllabus of this section-
Grammar Usage
Noun/ pronoun
Sentence completion
Fill in the blanks
Para Jumble
Sentence correction
Sentence structure
Section IV- General Awareness
The most talked about section in this exam is the general awareness section. A candidate gets 50 questions from this section and there is exactly one mark for every question. The syllabus for this section is almost everything under the sun. However, to categorize, the following areas as important:
Indian History
Indian Geography
Indian Economy
Sports- Awards
Book -Author
Recent Events
Apart from the above mentioned areas, the authority reserves the permission to ask questions from any other area as well. Generally, it is the case of hit or gone in general awareness. If a candidate knows the answer, then he should answer it, else he should move on to the next question as a wrong answer will cost him/ her 0.25 marks.
The syllabus of Paper II includes a short essay or a letter either in English or Hindi. A candidate has 30 minutes of time to do so and incase of VH (Visually Handicapped) an extra time of 15 minutes is allotted.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern

Old Pattern
New Pattern
Number of Questions

25 each
Duration of SSC MTS Exam (General Category)
2 Hours
90 Minutes
Duration of SSC MTS Exam 2017 (Visual Handicapped/Cerebral Palsy)
160 Minutes
120 Minutes

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2017

The MTS Exam 2017 is based on an approach to test the basic knowledge of a candidate. For this purpose, the exam has been divided under two sections:
  • Paper I, and
  • Paper II

MTS Tier 1 New Exam Pattern

No. of Questions
General Intelligence
Numerical Aptitude
General English
General Awarneess

Duration of MTS Tier 1 Exam Pattern

There is total time allotted to general candidates is 90 Minutes and for visually handicapped/cerebral palsy candidates is120 minutes.

Old MTS Exam Paper- I Exam Pattern

This is an objective type question paper where a candidate would be required to choose the correct answer from the given options. The paper will consist of 4 sections, namely, General Intelligence, Numerical Aptitude, English and General Awareness. The total of questions in the paper would be 150 and a candidate will have 120 minutes to answer them. Needless to say, like all other competitive exams this exam will also have a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. To sum up, the exam pattern will be as:

Sr. No
No. of Questions
No. of Marks
Intelligence & Reasoning
2 Hours
Numerical Aptitude
General Awareness

Note: In case a candidate is declared as visually handicapped, he/ she will be offered an extra 40 minutes to complete the same paper. Irrespective of who the candidate is, the exam will begin at 10:00 am.

MTS Exam Paper- II

After complete the Paper- I, candidates are required to sit for Paper-II on the same day. The exam will commence from 2:00 pm and will have a duration of 30 minutes. Within this time period, a candidate would be asked to either write a short essay or a letter. For candidates who are visually handicapped, they would be allotted an extra time period of 15 minutes.
Sr. No
Total Marks
Total Duration
Short Essay Writing / Letter Writing
30 minutes
Once a candidate has cleared both the level, he/ she is found fit for the post.

Things to remember for SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2017

  • Both Paper I and Paper II are required to be given on the same day, in the present case- 10.1.2016
  • Paper- I will have objective type questions, all questions will be available in English/ Hindi except for the English section.
  • A proof of being a handicap needs to be given at the time of online application.
  • Candidate’s age should be in between 18 to 25 years, unless he/ she belongs to SC/ ST/ OBC.
The pattern of MTS Exam is the key. Any candidate who wishes to score well will definitely realize the fact that exam pattern will help him/ her towards making a strong preparation for the exam. Based on the number of questions from each section, a candidate can structure his preparations.

SSC Stenographer Exam

SSC Steno Exam Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria must be cleared by the candidates as prescribed by SSC.
  • Age Limit (As on 1st Aug, 2017): The candidates have to be between the ages of 18 to 27 years, however age relaxation can be allowed as per the Govt. Instructions. Relaxation in age is provided to the reserved category and it will be applicable as per the rule i.e. 5 years for SC / ST and 3 years for the OBC Category and 10 years for PH OBC applicants and a maximum of 15 years for PH SC / ST applicants.
  • Qualification (As on 1st Aug, 2017) : Moreover the contender should be 12th standard pass or hold a degree from any open university or from Distance Education Mode and the same needs to be recognized by the Distance Education Council like IGNOU.

SSC Stenographer Exam Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for the post is done on the basis of skill test and written examination of the candidates.
Written Examination: In order to clear the written exam the candidates have to go through the following papers.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning -50 Questions – 50 Marks
  • English language – 50 Questions – 50 Marks
  • Comprehension and General Awareness – 100 Questions – 100 Marks
This exam will be taking place for a duration of 2 hours for the General candidates, starting from 10:00 AM till 12:00 pm and for visually handicapped candidates the time will be extended by 40 minutes i.e., 2 hr and 40 minutes, starting from 10:00 AM till 12:40 pm.
The timing of exam may be changed from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM as per the decision taken by SSC.

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