SSC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

SSC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Here are top 8 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Staff Selection Commission (SSC):

Ques:  What are the posts for which the SSC conducts exams and what are the required qualifications?

Ans: The SSC conducts open examinations regularly for posts for which a large number of vacancies exist, these are: graduate level- assistants, auditors/junior accountants/upper division clerks, divisional accountants, inspectors of income tax/central excise, sub-inspectors in central police organizations (CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB) and the CBI, section officer (commercial) and section officer (audit), matric level- stenographer grade `C`, stenographer grade `D`, and lower division clerks. Direct interviews are held for some posts, called selection posts, after inviting applications through advertisements, as and when such vacancies are reported to the Commission. Some of such posts are a statistical assistant, storekeeper, information assistant, etc.

Ques: What is the scheme of examinations conducted by the SSC?

Ans: Staff Selection Commission conducts combined (graduate level) examinations every year for various posts the qualification for which is graduation, and combined (metric level) examinations for posts requiring matriculation or high school. Those candidates who qualify in the prelims are required to appear for the Mains. Candidates qualifying in the Mains have to appear for an interview (as specified). Those qualifying in the metric level main exam are required to pass a skill test (typing or stenography). Some exams for posts such as the section officers, investigators etc. are held separately and no prelims are held for them.

Ques: What are the age limits and age relaxations for examinations conducted by SSC?

Ans: The age limits are different for different posts and are to be confirmed from the notice of exam published. Generally, the age limit is 18 to 27 years on the crucial date. The age concession in the upper age limit for SCs/STs is five years, for OBCs it is three years and for physically handicapped candidates it is ten years. For widows, divorced women and judicially separated women, the age limit is 35 years for UR category; 40 years for SC/ST women and 38 years for OBC women. The notice of the exam may be consulted regarding age relaxations for Ex-servicemen and departmental candidates.

Ques: Which category of candidates is exempted from examination fees for exams?

Ans: SC/ST, physically handicapped and Ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from payment of fees.

Ques: What to do when admission certificate for the exam is not received?

Ans: If the candidates do not receive the admission certificate in time, they should access the Notice Board of this website for information regarding the issue of duplicate admission certificate.

Ques: What to do when dates of interview/PET clash with another exam or interview?

Ans: No change is ordinarily permissible. However, if the interviews/PET is being held at the specified venue for more than one day, the request may be considered if made at least ten days in advance with supporting documents.

Ques: What to do when a name and roll no. figures in the results but the category has shown is not correct?

Ans: Such candidates are expected to inform the SSC immediately for re-determining their results in the actual category.

Ques: How long does it take to nominate candidates after declaration of the final results of an examination?

Ans: It generally takes about 30-40 days to process the dossiers of successful candidates. Thereafter, the candidates are nominated to the respective departments/ministries to which they have been allocated. The concerned department/ministry issues the offer of appointment to the candidates within a few months, after completing the due formalities. Candidates can find out the address of the ministry/department to which they have been nominated from the notice board of this website.

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