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Staff Selection Commission Introduction

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Staff Selection Commission Introduction

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries, Departments and Subordinate Offices. Founded in the year 1977.

SSC conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” categories posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices.


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Headquarters of Staff Selection Commission:
Staff Selection Commission has its headquarters located at New Delhi. At present it has seven Regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore. It also has two Sub- Regional offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.

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Organisation Chart of Staff Selection Commission

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SSC Recruitment Positions:
The Staff Selection Commission will conduct the various exams to recruit the candidates. Below are the list of different Examinations.

  • SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL)
  • SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL)
  • SSC Multitasking Staff Exam (MTS)
  • SSC Stenographer Grade “C” and “D”
  • SSC Junior Engineer (JE)
  • SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT)
  • SSC Central Police Organizations (CPO SI)
  • SSC Cabinet Secretariat
  • SSC Constables in Delhi Police.


Staff Selection Commission is conducting Combined Graduate Level examination 2017 consisting of four stages of selection namely Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV.


Staff Selection Commission will hold the Combined Graduate Level Examination, Tier-I from 22-10-2019 to 25-11-2019 for selecting candidates to fill up different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. Subject to administrative / public exigencies, final selection through the Combined Graduate Level Examination to specific categories of posts would be according to the confirmed number of vacancies from the concerned Indenting Ministries/ Department/Office/Cadres before declaration of results.


The examination consists of a Preliminary Examination followed by a Main examination. Earlier it also used to have interviews, but following a government order, interviews have been dispensed off for all non-gazetted posts in the central government. A computer proficiency test or a skill test will also be held for some posts.


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History of Staff Selection Commission:
The Estimates committee in the Parliament recommended the setting up of a Service Selection Commission in its 47th report (1967–68) for conducting examinations to recruit lower categories of posts. Later, in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms,

  • On 4 November 1975 Government of India constituted a commission called Subordinate Service Commission.
  • On 26 September 1977, Subordinate Services Commission was renamed as Staff Selection Commission.
  • The functions of Staff Selection Commission were redefined by The Government of India through Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on 21 May 1999.
  • Then the new constitution and functions of Staff Selection Commission came into effect from 1 June 1999.
  • Every year SSC conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination for recruiting non-gazetted officers to various government jobs.


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Name of Organization Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Website ssc.nic.in
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters New Delhi
Preceding executive Amitava Bhattacharyya
Current executive Ashim Khurana
Ministry Department of Personnel & Training
Contact SSC Helpline