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. Check the latest SSC exam calendar and notification below to stay tuned for the upcoming exams. Check the complete schedule of all the Railway and SSC exams in this article and start your preparations now.
What is 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. 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.
The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975. All the latest information and SSC exam calendar have been updated here to help you get an idea of the upcoming SSC exams.
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.
Upcoming SSC Exams 2024-25
In the table shared below, you will find the SSC exam dates along with the vacancy details for the upcoming SSC exams. Now it will be easy for you to prepare and complete the SSC exam syllabus for the respective exams within the time period:
|SSC Calendar 2024 to 2025|
|Name of Examination||Tier/Phase||Date of Advt.||Closing date||Month of Exam|
|Grade 'C' Stenographer Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2023-2024||Paper-I|
|JSA/ LDC Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2023-2024||Paper-I|
|SSA/UDC Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2023-2024||Paper-I|
|Selection Post Examination, Phase-XII, 2024||Paper-I|
|Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2024||Tier-I|
|Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying & Contracts) Examination, 2024||Paper-I|
|Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, 2024||Tier-I|
|Multi Tasking (Non- Technical) Staff, and Havaldar (CBIC & CBN) Examination-2024||Tier-I|
|Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2024||Tier-I|
|Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2024||CBE*||16-Jul-2024|
|Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator and Senior Hindi Translator Examination, 2024||Paper-I|
|Constables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2025||CBE*||27-Aug-2024|
|Dec, 2024 - Jan, 2025|
SSC CGL Exam
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.
SSC CHSL Exam
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. For the recruitment cycle of 2024-25, the SSC CHSL exam notification has been released on 02 April 2024 and the exam took place from June July 2024. The commission will begin the recruitment cycle for 2024 from April onwards.
As per the latest SSC exam calendar, the commission is all set to release the SSC CHSL exam notification on 02 April 2024 along with the apply online link.
SSC MTS Exam
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. This year, the SSC MTS exam notification is to be out on 07 May 2024 which provides candidates with all the information related to the upcoming SSC exam for MTS Tier 1 which is scheduled to take place from July-August 2024.
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. The notification for the same has been released on 27 August 2024 and the SSC exam dates for GD Constable is Dec, 2024 - Jan, 2025.
SSC CPO Exam
Those who want to join the Police force can check the SSC CPO exam notification which will be released on 20 July 2023. The full form of SSC CPO is Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization. The SSC CPO exam 2023 is tentatively scheduled for October 2023. 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 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. SSC Stenographer exam 2023 is tentatively scheduled to be held in Oct-Nov, 2024, for which the notification is expected to be out on 16-Jul-2024.
SSC Exam Selection Post Phase 11
SSC Selection Post Phase exam is one of the most sought-after exams for which the official notification will be released on 01-Feb-2024. It is an SSC exam conducted to give a chance to lakhs of aspirants to apply for various posts in government departments across India. There are three categories of posts and candidates, divided on the basis of educational qualification, which is for graduates, higher secondary, and for those who have completed matriculation. Tier 1 of the SSC exam for Selection Post Phase 11 is expected to be conducted in either Apr or May, 2024.
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.
Let us also check the details of IB ACIO exam and DFCCIL to have a complete understanding of the SSC exams (Railway).
SSC JHT Exam
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. The officials will release the notification for SSC exam of Junior Hindi Translator on 22 August 2023 and paper 1 is slated to be held in October/November 2023.
IB ACIO Exam
IB ACIO is a graduate-level examination conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The full form of IB ACIO in the Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer. MHA will release the official IB ACIO exam notification 2023 soon on their official website. The age limit for the General category is 18-27 years. Interested and eligible candidates can check the latest updates about the exam and start their preparations now.
DFCCIL stands for Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited, which is a Public Sector Undertaking under the Government of India. DFCCIL exam notification 2023 will be available soon on its official website. DFCCIL is expected to release the recruitment process for the posts of Executive (Electrical), Executive (Civil), Executive (Operations & BD), Executive (Signal & Telecommunication), Executive (Mechanical), and Junior Executive (Signal & Telecommunication), Junior Executive (Mechanical), Junior Executive (Electrical), Junior Executive (Operations & BD) soon.
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.
> NRA CET for SSC Exam
SSC Exam Syllabus
The major sections covered under the SSC syllabus are the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and General Awareness for Tier I examination. While for Tier II, most of the exams are a combination of CBT and skill tests. However, SSC CGL Tier II is an objective type test that includes sections such as Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Statistics, and General Studies (Finance and Economics). We have given the SSC exam syllabus for some of the upcoming SSC exams below. You may also visit their respective pages to know the syllabus in detail.
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. On the other hand, the Tier 2 subjects are English Language & Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Statistics, and General Studies (Finance & Economics). The SSC exam syllabus for CGL is tabulated below for your convenience.
SSC Exam Syllabus for CGL
CGL Tier 1
English: Error Spotting for SSC, Spellings Correction, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms-Antonyms, One-word Substitution, Sentence Rearrangement, Idioms with their meanings, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Active/Passive, etc.
Reasoning: Alphabet Test, Venn diagram, Analogy, Missing Number, Distance direction test, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Embedded figures, Classification, Pattern Completion, Cube & Dice, Coding decoding, Figure Series, Mirror Image, etc.
Quantitative Aptitude: Average, Time & Work, Boat and Stream, Percentage, Fractions, Ratio & Proportion, Compound & Simple Interest, Square roots, Profit and Loss, LCM & HCF, Pipes & Cistern, Partnership, Basic algebraic identities, Mixture, and Alligation, etc.
General Awareness: Current Affairs, Indian Polity & Constitution, History, Important Days and Dates, Science & Technology, etc.
CGL Tier 2
Quantitative Aptitude: Ratio and Proportion, Data Interpretation, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Speed, time, and distance, Problem on Ages, etc.
English: Reading Comprehension, Para jumbles, Direct/ Indirect Speech, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Sentence Improvement, Active Passive Voice, Cloze Test, One Word Substitution, etc.
Reasoning: Syllogism, Blood Relation, Coding decoding, Figure Series, Mirror Image, Analogy, Direction Test, etc.
General Awareness: History, Geography, General Science, Economics, International Boundary Lines, Indian Polity, Folk Dances of India, 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 Concepts of Economics and Introduction to Microeconomics, Money and Banking, etc.
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 tabulated below.
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Profit and Loss
Paper Cutting and Paper Folding
Synonyms & Antonyms
History and Indian Polity
Ratio and Percentage
Time, distance, work
Fill in the Blanks
Art and Culture
Direction Distance Sense
Important Days and Dates
Mean, mode, median
One Word Substitution
Sports Awards, and Honors
Percentage, Decimals, and Fractions
Similarities and Differences
SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus
There is 1 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). To check the detailed SSC CHSL exam syllabus, visit the link provided here.
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 Exams 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.
Get the SSC exam mock test series of upcoming SSC exams below.