Staff Selection Commission (SSC) (Hindi: कर्मचारी चयन आयोग) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. It is tasked with the job of carrying out recruitment for Group B and Group C non-gazetted posts (both technical and non-technical) for central government departments as well as various autonomous organisations.
SSC exams are one of the biggest recruitment drives carried out in India. Because of the fascination of getting government jobs in the youth of the nation, every year lakhs of candidates appeared in the examinations. The popular examinations conducted by SSC are:
SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level): The most popular exam conducted by SSC, is the CGL exam or the Combined Graduate Level examination. It is conducted every year for graduates to recruit in various non-technical posts of Group B and Group C in central government. The posts for which large number of vacancies exists through Graduate Level are : Assistant Grade, Auditors/ Inspectors of Income Tax/Central Excise, Sub-Inspectors in Central Police Organisations (Assam rifles, BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB) and CBI, /Upper Division Clerks, Divisional Accountants etc.
SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level): This is another popular examination of SSC to recruit basically lower division clerks and data entry operators in various government departments. The minimum qualification required is the candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination.
SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff ): This exam is to recruit subordinate staff in various central government departments as well as organisations. The basic qualification required is the candidate should have passed the Matriculation examination or equivalent from a recognised board.
SSC JE(Junior Engineer) Examination: SSC recruits in technical cadres of Group B through this examination. The recruitment is done for engineers in Central Water Commission, Department of Posts, Central Public Works Department, Military Engineering Services etc.
SSC Stenographer (Grade C and Grade D): This recruitment is carried out by SSC for recruiting stenographers in various central government offices as well as attached subordinate offices. The minimum qualification required is the candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination with stenography skills.
SSC SI in Delhi Police, CAPF and ASI in CISF: SSC conducts this examination in order to select personnel for various police organisations of the country such as Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Border Security Force (BSF), ITBP etc.
SSC Constable (GD) Examination: SSC recruits constables through this open competitive exam in forces such as BSF, ITBP, Assam Rifles, CRPF, SSB, NIA etc. One needs to qualify in physical efficiency and eligibility test in order to write the written examination conducted for the recruitment. The minimum eligibility is Matriculation for this examination.
SSC Junior Hindi Translator in Subordinate Offices / Ministry of Defence / Central Hindi Training Institute: An open competitive examination is conducted every year by SSC to recruit translators in various organizations of the government. A graduate or post graduate with Hindi or English is required for the post. However, for Hindi Pradhyapak in Central Hindi Training Institute, experience is also mandatory.
Apart from all these regular examinations, SSC often comes up with various advertisements for a number of posts throughout the year. The best thing about the organisation is the vast mandate it has and that is why, from a matriculate to a postgraduate, everybody has the opportunity to get employed as a government servant through SSC.