SSC 2021: Upcoming and Latest SSC, Railway Exams

By : Neha Uppal

Updated : Apr 8, 2021, 11:02

Find here the complete details of the upcoming SSC Exams 2021. SSC (Staff Selection Commission), a government authorized body conducts several exams on yearly basis to recruit staff for various posts in departments, organizations, and ministries under the Government of India.


In the table shared below, you will find the SSC exam dates along with the vacancy details of 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:

Upcoming SSC Exams List 2021

Exam Name

Exam Dates


SSC CGL29th May 2021 to 07th June 20216506
SSC CHSL 2020-21

12th to 27th April 2021. 

21st & 22nd May 2021(for West Bengal)

SSC MTS01st to 20th July 2021-
SSC CPO8th May 2021 (For Paper II)1564
SSC StenoTo be notifiedTo be notified
SSC JE 22nd to 24th March 2021 (Paper I)To be notified
SSC GD Constable2nd to 25th August 2021To be notified
RRB Group D15th December 2020 (revised)103769
RRB NTPC28th December to 8th April 202135208
HSSC PatwariTo be notified588
HSSC Canal PatwariTo be notified1100
HSSC Gram SachivTo be notified697
HSSC Clerk 201921st Sep, 22nd Sep, & 23rd Sep 20194858

SSC yearly releases SSC exam calendar for the exams that are conducted on All India level such as, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, SSC MTS, SSC JE, SSC Stenographer and SSC GD Constable. The exam application for these exams is filled up by lakhs of aspirants which make competition to rise to another level.

However, to select the best candidates suitable for a particular post, it conducts examinations in various phases. The phases in which selection process are usually made in SSC exams are as follows:

  • Tier I (Written Test, Tier I)
  • Tier II (Written Test/Skill test, tTier II)
  • Tier III (Descriptive Test)
  • Tier IV (Physical Standards/Medical/Computer Proficiency)

NRA CET for SSC & Railway Exams

As per the latest updates by Union Cabinet, CET (Common Eligibility Test) will be the new module for all non-gazetted posts (Group B and C) under SSC & Railway recruitment exams. CET SSC & Railway exams for Tier 1 stage will be 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.

SSC Exams 2021

The year 2020 saw the emergence of a major global pandemic, COVID 19. This led to the postponement of several examinations that were to be conducted by the SSC in 2020.  However, as the situation eased a little, the Commission started re-scheduling the exams. 

SSC JHT Vacancy Notification 2021 | Delhi Police Constable Result 2020-21 

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 descriptive in nature or skill test. However, SSC CGL Tier II is a written test that includes sections such as Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Statistics, and General Studies (Finance and Economics). We have given the SSC Syllabus below in the table. 


Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

Alphabet Test


Current Affairs


Boat & Stream

Economy & Finance

Logical Venn diagram

Compound & Simple Interest


Missing Number




Mixture & Alligation

Indian Polity & Constitution

Arithmetic Reasoning


Science & Technology

Blood Relation




Pipes & Cistern


Coding decoding

Problem on Ages


Distance direction test

Profit loss & Discount



Ratio Proportion


Paper-cutting & folding

Speed, time, and work


Embedded figures.

Time work & wages


Figure formation & Analysis



Figure Series



Cube & Dice



Mirror Image

Data Interpretation


Pattern Completion



Counting of figures

Standard Identities



Complementary angles



Heights and Distances





SSC Recruitment 2021

SSC recruitment 2021 is done as per the dates notified by the SSC in its notification for a partcular exam. The SSC recruitment procedure following general steps:

  • Step 1: Registration at first.
  • Step 2: Filling and submitting the application form.
  • Step 3: Downloading of Admit Cards
  • Step 4: Appear for the examination
  • Step 5: Answer Key
  • Step 6: Result

SSC Exam Eligibility

To be eligible, aspirants must fulfil the following SSC eligibility criteria described by the officials of the Staff Selection Commission. Given below is the general SSC eligibility criteria which will help you to apply for a partcular 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 required.

Apart from fulfilling the above-given eligibility criteria, there are some exams that need you to be have the given physical standards. For example, SSC CPO, SSC Delhi Police, SSC D Constable demands you to maintain the required physical standard.  

Category of Candidates

Heights (in cm)

Chests (in cm)



(i) For General Category Male Candidates




For candidates belonging to Hill areas (Himachal Pradesh, Garhwal, Kumaon, Gorkhas, Dogras, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, Marathas, & North Eastern States & Sikkim




For candidates belonging to ST Category




(ii) For Female candidates of general category




For female candidates belonging to Hill areas




Female candidates belonging to ST category




Overview of SSC Exams

Exam Conducting Authority

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Level of Exam

Moderate to Difficult

Purpose of Exam

Fill vacancies in ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India

Exams Frequency

Once a year

Mode of Exam


Exam Language

English and Hindi

Recruitment Stages

Written test, descriptive, physical standard (if required)

SSC Exam Mock Test

SSC CGL Mock Test

SSC CHSL Mock Test

SSC GD Constable Mock Test

SSC MTS Mock Test

SSC CPO Mock Test

SSC Steno Mock Test

Railway Exams

Other than the SSC Exams. there are several railway jobs that are released by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) on a yearly basis. These jobs are integrated by Railway exams in various stages. Some of the popular railway exams are RRB Group D, RRB NTPC, RRB ALP, RRB JE, etc.

As we know, the railway recruitment board is a government organisation which not only conducts the recruitment for various technical as well as non-technical vacancies but also monitors the activities including expenditure incurred for recruitment.

However, the RRB exams 2021 hold similar syllabus and registration criteria as that of SSC exams. This way it becomes easier for the students preparing for SSC exams to appear and try their luck in Railway exams.

With respect to the similarity in the exam preparation, RRB exams witness a highly competitive exam nature due to a high number of participants. Since it is not less than a golden opportunity, therefore, several students appear for railway exams to change their luck.

Overview of RRB Exams

Exam Conducting Authority

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Level of Exam

Moderate to Difficult

Purpose of Exam

Fill vacancies in technical and non-technical departments of Government of India

Exams Frequency

Once a year

Mode of Exam


Exam Language

English and Hindi

Recruitment Stages

Written test, Computer-based Aptitude Test

Upcoming RRB Exams List

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SSC and Railway Exam Related Quick Links -

Here are some related links for SSC and RRB exams that help in your preparation and secure good marks in upcoming exams.

SSC General Awareness

SSC Current Affairs

SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC JE Question Papers

Important Days & Dates 2021

SSC CGL Question Papers

RRB NTPC Mock Test

RRB JE Syllabus

RRB NTPC Question Papers

RRB Group D Mock Test

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  • The full form of SSC is Staff Service Commission. It is popularly known as SSC. It is responsible for conducting government examinations to recruit candidates for Group B and C posts in various government ministries under the Government of India.

  • SSC is responsible for conducting the following examinations:

    • SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level)
    • SSC JE (Junior Engineer)
    • SSC MTS [Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination]
    • SSC JHT (Junior Hindi Translator)
    • SSC Phase-VIII
    • SSC GD (General Duty) Constable
    • SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level)
    • SSC Stenographer
    • SSC CPO (Central Police Organisation)
    • SSC Grade-C Stenographers Limited Departmental Competitive Exam
    • SSC Constable (Executive) Male and Female in the Delhi Police
  • SSC Exams are conducted each year once in a year.

  • SSC Jobs that are available after class 12 are SSC CHSL, SSC Stenographer Grade C and D, SSC MTS, SSC GD Constable.

  • The most popular SSC Exam for 12th Pass candidates is SSC CHSL and for the Graduate candidates, it is SSC CHSL.

  • The SSC Exams that are available after you pass your Graduation are SSC CGL, SSC JE, SSC CPO.

  • Yes, you can apply for SSC Exams. There is no minimum percentage requirement at academic levels.

  • All the questions in SSC Exams are objective in nature. However, in some exams such as SSC Stenographer and SSC CHSL, a skill test is also conducted for final selection.

  • The minimum age limit to apply for SSC Exams is 18 years.

  • You can appear as many times till you attain the maximum age limit.

  • All SSC Exams are held in Online mode. However, the descriptive papers are held in offline mode.

  • Yes, you can apply for the post of SSC GD Constable, SSC CPO, SSC Constable (Executive) Male and Female in the Delhi Police Exam. These are conducted by SSC.

  • Yes, you can apply for the post of SSC Junior Engineer (JE). SSC JE Exam is held for the candidates who have a Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and Quantity Surveying & Contract Engineering.

  • Most of the SSC Exams comprise of at least two stages. The first stage is the Computer Based Test (CBT), whereas the second stage could be either a skill test or the mains exam. The third stage is the descriptive paper (if required) while the fourth stage is the computer typing test (if applicable).

  • You need to study General Knowledge, General Awareness, Mathematics, Languages, General Intelligence, and Reasoning for SSC Exam.

  • There is age relaxation in the SSC Exam for the following category of candidates:

    • OBC
    • SC/ST
    • PwD
    • Ex-Servicemen
    • Persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
    • Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof
  • Yes, SSC has changed the exam dates for a number of exams that were to take place in 2020 in view of COVID 19 Pandemic.

  • Once NRA CET is implemented, then the 1st stage which is the prelims exam will be common to all the candidates, the score will be valid for a period of 3 years, you can select your desired exam based on your CET Score to appear for Tier 2 and 3 Exams. 

  • No, the cutoff marks vary as per the category of the candidates.

  • Yes, the normalization criteria is applicable in all SSC Exams.

  • No, female, SC/ST, PwD, Ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from paying the application fee for SSC Exams.

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Neha UppalNeha UppalMember since Oct 2018
4+ Years of experience as a mentor and content developer for SSC & Railways exam. Cleared various exams including SSC CHSL & SSC CGL exams.