SSC Limited Departmental – Staff Selection Commission Limited Departmental Competitive Exam


SSC Limited Departmental Competitive Exam – Staff Selection Commission Limited Departmental Competitive Exam acronym as SSC Limited Departmental Competitive Exam is conducted by the SSC for for recruitment to vacancies in Lower Division Grade reserved for regularly appointed Group ‘C’ Staff in various departments as given below: –

  • Central Secretariat Clerical Service
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service
  • Grade VI of the I.F.S. Branch ‘B’ Clerical Service
  • Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service and
  • Ministry of Railway (Railway Board)

SSC Limited Departmental Competitive Exam Eligibility:

Eligibility Conditions:

Any permanent or regularly appointed Group ‘C’ employee in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800 in any of the above mentioned Services/Cadres will be eligible to appear for

Vacancies existing only in their respective Services/Cadres. They are also to satisfy the following conditions in order to be eligible to appear in the examination.

Educational Qualification: – As on 01.01.2016 The candidate must have passed 12th Standard examination from a recognized Board or equivalent .

Note:- Candidates who do not possess at least the minimum education qualification as on 01.01.2016 are not eligible for applying for the examination.

The candidates must have rendered not less than three years’ regular service as a Group-C employee with Grade Pay of Rs.1800

Note-I: A Group ‘C’ employee with Grade Pay of Rs.1800 who is on deputation to ex-Cadre post with the approval of the Competent authority shall be eligible to be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible.

Note.II: A Group ‘C’ employee with Grade Pay of Rs.1800 who has been appointed to an Ex-Cadre post or to another service on transfer and continues to have a lien in the said Grade ‘C’ post for the time being shall also be eligible to be admitted to the examination , if otherwise eligible.

Age Limits:

Candidate should not be more than 45 years of age on 01.01.2016 This age limit is relaxable upto a maximum of 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

Provided that the upper age limit may be relaxed in respect of such categories of the persons as may be notified from time to time in this behalf by the Central Government to the extent and subject to the conditions notified in respect of each Category.

SSC Limited Departmental Competitive Exam Pattern:

The pattern of the SSC Limited Departmental Competitive Exam will be as follows:

Paper   Subject Maximum Marks Timming for General Candidates  Timming for  Reserved Candidates
1-Subjective    (Short Essay (Hindi orEnglish)

(Short Essay (Hindi orEnglish)

100 1 Hrs. 30 Min 2 Hrs.
2-Objective   (a) Language (General English)         or     Saamanya Hindi)

(b)    General Knowledge (English or Hindi)

50 50 2 Hrs. 2 Hrs. 40 Min

Important: Question Paper shall not be provided in BRAILLE and There will be no option for ansering in braille.

Candidates are allowed the option to answer both the question papers either in English or in Hindi (in Devanagri Script). The option will be for both the papers viz. Short Essay (Paper-I) and Language and General Knowledge (Paper-II). The question papers will be in bilingual form.

Zero marks will be awarded for answer written in a language other than the one opted by the candidate.

Further, if answers are written partly in one language and partly in another language, such answer script will not be evaluated and such candidate will be awarded ZERO marks.

Paper II will be of objective type consisting of multi choice questions. The Commission has decided that in Paper-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

SSC Limited Departmental Competitive Exam Syllabus:

Syllabus for Paper-1 Short Essay

It will consists of One Essay of 400-500 words to be written on any of the several specified subjects.

Syllabus of Paper-2

  1. (a) Language (General English or Saamanya Hindi)
  2. (b) General Knowledge

Candidate will be tested in simple composition, and Applied Grammar. Knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observation and experience, general information about India.

How to apply for SSC Limited Departmental Competitive Exam?

Candidates can apply on the application in prescribed format as given in the SSC advertisement or on Plain Paper (foolscap size) duly typed on one side and in double space, in the format and manner as given in the application form (Annexure-I) of the instant Notice and duly signed in candidate’s own handwriting in running script and NOT IN BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS, giving the necessary information together with candidate’s two recent good quality and identical photographs (4 cm. X 5 cm.) out of which one should be pasted on the application form and the other attached with the application, must reach the:

Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504,  on or before the latest date.

The forwarding authority should put his/her signatures and Office Seal on photograph of the candidate pasted on the application form so that half portion of Seal appears on application form & half thereof on the photograph without defacing the candidate’s photograph.

Application received after the Closing Date or not accompanied by photograph in the manner prescribed shall be rejected summarily. A candidate must submit his/her application through the Head of his/her Department or Office concerned who will complete the endorsement at the end of the application form and forward it to the Commission. It will be the responsibility of the Department or Office concerned to ensure eligibility of the candidates as laid down in Para-3. Applications received by the Commission after the closing date will be rejected forthwith without any correspondence with the candidate and no subsequent request for re-consideration will be entertained by the Commission under any circumstances.

SSC Limited Departmental Competitive Exam Dates:

SSC Limited Departmental Competitive exam is noarmaly held in the months of April.

SSC Limited Departmental Competitive Exam Contact Details:

Regional Director (NR) Staff Selection Commission Block No. 12, CGO Complex Lodhi Road New Delhi-110504

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