SSC selection procedure and general information


 Graduation & above level: General Intelligence: 

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any. 

General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the general awareness of the environment and its application to the society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity& Scientific Research. 

Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & 22 Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart. English Language: Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10th standard level. 

14. Admission to the Examination: 

14.1. All candidates who register themselves in response to this advertisement by the closing date and time and whose applications are found to be in order and are provisionally accepted by the Commission as per the terms and conditions of this Notice of Examination will be assigned Roll numbers and issued Admission Certificate (AC) for appearing in the Computer Based Examination. Subsequently, qualified candidates will be issued Admission Certificates/Instructions, for the next stages of the Examinations. 

14.2. The Commission will not undertake detailed scrutiny of applications for the eligibility and other aspects at the time of Computer Based Examination and, therefore, candidature will be accepted only provisionally. The candidates are advised to go through the requirements of educational qualification, experience, age, physical and medical standards etc. as per the requirements of the Post-category they wish to apply for and satisfy themselves that they are eligible for the post(s). Copies of self-attested supporting documents along-with print out of the online application form will be sought at the time of Scrutiny Stage from the shortlisted candidates for the said stage of scrutiny as per Selection Procedure mentioned in para 17 and at the time of Document Verification. When scrutiny of documents is undertaken at any stage of the recruitment process, if any claim made in the application is not found substantiated, the candidature will be cancelled and the Commission‟s decision shall be final.  

14.3. Admission Certificates for the Examination will be uploaded on the website of the concerned Regional Office of the Commission. Admission Certificate will not be issued by post for any stage of examination. Therefore candidates are advised to visit the website of concerned Regional Office and SSC HQ regularly for updates and information about the examination. 

14.4. For the Computer Based Examination, Admission Certificate will be issued by the Regional Office, in whose jurisdiction Opted Examination Centre of the candidates falls, irrespective of the post category/Region to which the post belongs. For Document Verification, Admission Certificate will be issued by the Regional Office to which the Postcategory belongs. Therefore, candidates are advised to check the website of the concerned Regional Offices regularly for latest updates. 

14.5. Information about the Examination indicating the time table and City/ Centre of examination for the candidates will be uploaded on the websites of the concerned Regional Office of the Commission about two weeks before the date of examination. If any candidate does not find his/ her detail on the website of the Commission, one week before the date of examination, he/ she must immediately contact the concerned Regional Office of the Commission with proof of having submitted his/ her application. Failure to do so will deprive him/ her of any claim for consideration. 

14.6. Candidate must write his/ her Registration-ID, Roll Number, registered Email-ID and Mobile Number along with his/ her name, date of birth and name of the examination, while addressing any communication to the Commission. Communication from the candidate not furnishing these particulars shall not be entertained. 

14.7. Facility for download of Admit Cards will be available about one week before the conduct of Computer Based Examination on the website of concerned Regional Office. Candidate must bring printout of the Admission Certificate to the Examination Hall. 

14.8. In addition to the Admission Certificate, it is mandatory to carry at least two passport size recent colour photographs, Original valid Photo-ID proof having the Date of Birth as printed on the Admission Certificate failing which they will not be allowed entry, such as : 

14.8.1. Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar, 

14.8.2. Voter‟s IDCard, 

14.8.3. Driving License, 

14.8.4. PAN Card, 24 

14.8.5. Passport, 

14.8.6. ID Card issued by School/ College. 

14.8.7. Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU/ Private), etc 

14.8.8. Ex-Serviceman Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence. 

14.8.9. Any other photo bearing valid ID card issued by the Central/State Government. 

14.9. If Photo Identity Card does not have the Date of Birth then the candidate must carry an additional original certificate in proof of their Date of Birth. In case of mismatch in the Date of Birth mentioned in the Admission Certificate and photo ID/ Certificate brought in support of Date of Birth, the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination. 

14.10. PwD candidates using the facility of scribes as per paras 8.1. and 8.2. shall also be required to carry required Medical Certificate/ Undertaking/ Photocopy of the Scribe‟s Photo ID Proof, as specified therein. Candidates without above noted documents will not be allowed to appear in the examination. 

14.11. Any other document mentioned in the Admission Certificate may also be carried by the candidates while appearing in the Examination. 1

4.12. Applications with blurred photograph and/ or signature will be rejected. 


15.1 All the candidates qualified for Document Verification are required to appear for Document Verification in the Regional Office to which the Post-category belongs, along with the photocopies and original documents as mentioned at para no: 15.4. 

15.2. Admission Certificate for DV will be issued by the concerned Regional Office to which post category belongs. Therefore, candidates are advised to check the website(s) of the concerned Regional Office regularly. 

15.3. Candidates have to bring two passport size recent colour photographs and one original Photo ID Proof as listed at Para 14.8 above while appearing for the Document Verification. 

15.4. At the time of Document Verification, candidates will have to produce original documents like: 

15.4.1. Matriculation/ Secondary Certificate. 

15.4.2. Educational Qualification Certificate, as per the requirement of the Post-category 25 applied for. 

15.4.3. Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, in respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent. 

15.4.4. Experience Certificate, if required for the post. 

15.4.5. Caste/ Category Certificate, if belongs to reserved categories. 

15.4.6. Persons with Disabilities Certificate in the required format, if applicable. 

15.4.7. Requisite Certificate for Ex-Servicemen (ESM): Serving Defence Personnel Certificate as per Annexure-IX, if applicable. Undertaking as per Annexure-IX (A). Discharge Certificate, if discharged from the Armed Forces, 

15.4.8. Relevant Certificate if seeking any age relaxation. 

15.4.9. No Objection Certificate, in case already employed in Government/ Government undertakings. 

15.4.10. A candidate who claims change in name after matriculation on marriage or remarriage or divorce, etc. the following documents shall be submitted: In case of marriage of women: Photocopy of Husband‟s passport showing names of spouses or an attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriage or an Affidavit from husband and wife along with a joint photograph duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner; In case of re-marriage of women: Divorce Deed/ Death Certificate as the case may be in respect of first spouse; and photocopy of present husband‟s passport showing names of spouse or an attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriage or an Affidavit from the husband and wife along with joint photograph duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner. In case of divorce of women: Certified copy of Divorce Decree and Deed Poll/ Affidavit duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner. In other circumstances for change of name for both male and female: 26 Deed Poll/ Affidavit duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner and paper cuttings of two leading daily newspaper in original (One daily newspaper should be of the area of applicant‟s permanent and present address or nearby area) and Gazette Notification. 

15.4.11. Any other document specified in the Admission Certificate for Document Verification. 16. Abbreviations Used: As per Annexure-XIII 

17. Selection Procedure: 

17.1 Recruitment to Selection Posts will be made through Written Examination in Computer Based Mode consisting of Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions. 

17.2 All candidates who register themselves in response to this advertisement by the closing date and time and whose applications are found to be in order and are provisionally accepted by the Commission as per the terms and conditions of this Notice of Examination, will be assigned Roll numbers and issued Admission Certificate (AC) for appearing in the Computer Based Examination by the Regional Office where the candidate opted for Centre of Examination. 

17.3 Applications which have blurred photograph/miniature photograph/side facing photograph/photograph with goggles photograph/photograph with caps/no photographs, blurred/ no signature/miniature fee not received/ incomplete application/ etc. will be rejected. Specimen of Photographs acceptable/non-acceptable are given at Annexure XII. Kindly see. 

17.4 Candidates who apply for more than one post in the same Region/ apply for different posts in different Regions/ apply for posts of different levels (Matriculation, Higher Secondary (10+2) and Graduation & above) in the same or different Regions are called “Common candidates‟. 

17.5 Such “Common candidates” will be issued only one Admission Certificate for one level of EQ by the Region under whose jurisdiction the centre of examination opted by the candidate in his/her online application for Computer Based Examination falls. For example, a candidate who has applied for three or more categories of posts of three EQ levels (Matriculation, Higher Secondary and Graduation & above), he/she shall be issued only three Admission Certificates i.e. one for each level of EQ. 27 

17.6. Common candidates must appear only once in the examination for one level of post, otherwise, their candidature shall be cancelled. If a candidate has applied for two levels of posts e.g. for Matriculation and for Higher Secondary (10+2), he/ she will have to appear once for each level of examination (i.e. once for Matriculation level Postcategories and once for Higher Secondary level Post-categories). Marks obtained by such common candidates will be used by other Regional Offices for preparing the Merit List for that level of post(s) in their respective Regional Offices for the post-categories applied for by the candidate. 

17.7. Candidates scoring less than cut-off marks as given below will not be considered for the next stage of recruitment: UR : 35% OBC/ EWS : 30% Other categories : 25% 

17.8. Depending on the number of vacancies of a particular category of post, candidates will be shortlisted for the next stage of scrutiny based on the score and merit of candidates in the Computer Based Examination in the following ratio: • In the ratio of 1:20, for upto 5 vacancies for any category of posts. • In the ratio of 1:10, for more than 5 vacancies for any category of posts, subject to minimum 100. 

17.9. The candidates who are shortlisted for the next stage of scrutiny will be required to submit self attested copies of all the supporting documents in respect of Educational Qualification (EQ), Experience, Category, Age, Age-relaxation, etc. (as applicable) in hard copy along with the print out of their online application form, to the respective Regional Office(s) to which the Post-Category belongs. 

17.10. Scrutiny of Documents will be carried out by the Regional Offices to which the post belongs, in consultation with concerned User Department(s). Note: Scrutiny of Documents is done in line with the provisions/details mentioned in the Recruitment Rules (RRs) for a particular category of Post as furnished by the concerned User Dept/Ministries. However, if at any stage the Commission observes requirement of clarification to be sought with respect to RRs, the same would be obtained from the 28 concerned User Department/Ministries to which the Post category belongs. 

17.11. Skill Test, wherever prescribed for any category of post will be conducted from amongst the candidates whose hard copies of documents are received and found in order at Scrutiny stage, by the Regional Offices of the Commission. 

17.12. All qualified candidates found clear at the Scrutiny Stage for a particular category of post, will be called for Document Verification (DV) by the Regional Office to which the concerned category of post belongs. Admission Certificate for DV will be issued by the concerned Regional Office to which post category belongs. Therefore, candidates are advised to check the website(s) of the concerned Regional Office regularly. 

17.13. The information furnished by the candidates in their applications will be verified by the Commission with their original documents after the Computer Based Examination. During verification of documents, if it is found that any information furnished by the candidate in the application form is wrong, his/ her candidature will be rejected forthwith. No appeal or representation against such rejection of candidature will be entertained. The candidates should ensure that they have furnished correct information in the application form. 

17.14. Scores/ Marks of the selected candidates will only be disclosed/ made available on the website of the concerned Regional Offices at the time of declaration of Final Result for the particular Category of post. Marks of all other candidates who appeared in the Computer Based Examination for any category of post shall only be made available on the website of the Commission after declaration of entire results of all categories of posts advertised under this notice of Phase-IX /2021/Selection Posts. 

17.15. SC, ST, OBC, ESM, EWS and PwD candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such candidates will be accommodated against the general/ unreserved vacancies in the post as per their position in the overall merit or vacancies earmarked for their category, whichever is advantageous to them. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SC, ST, OBC, ESM, EWS and PwD candidates. 

17.16. SC, ST, OBC, ESM, EWS and PwD candidates who qualify on the basis of relaxed standards viz. age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances, extended zone of consideration, etc., irrespective of his/ her merit position, is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against un-reserved vacancies. Such 29 candidates may also be recommended at the relaxed standards to the extent of number of vacancies reserved for them, to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota, irrespective of their rank in the order of merit. In so far as cases of ex-serviceman are concerned, deduction of the military service rendered from the age of ex-servicemen is permissible against the reserved or unreserved posts and such exemption will not be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age. Similarly for PwD candidates, relaxation of 10 years in upper age limit will not be termed as relaxed standards. 

17.17. A person with disability (PwD) who is selected on his/ her own merit can be appointed against an unreserved vacancy provided the post is identified suitable for Persons with Disability of relevant category. 

17.18. Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless Government is satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the service/ post. 

17.19. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all stages of the examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If, on verification, at any time before or after the written examination, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled. 

17.20. Candidates selected for appointment are liable to serve anywhere in India i.e. all these posts carry All India Service Liability (AISL). 

17.21. Candidates on final selection may be allotted a State/ UT/ Zone by the concerned User Ministry/ Department/ Office. Such candidates may be required to acquire the proficiency in local language of the allotted State/ UT/ Zone for confirmation of the candidates to the allotted posts by the concerned User Ministry/ Department/ Office. 

17.22. In case, during the stage of Scrutiny of documents/Document Verification, the Commission observes that the vacancy(ies) for a particular category of Post(s) is/are not getting filled up completely, an additional number of candidates who have qualified in the Computer Based Examination, in the order of merit, shall be called only for one more time, at the discretion of the Commission for filling up the number of vacancies not getting filled up, in the ratio of 1:20 for vacancies upto 5 and 1:10 for vacancies more than 5.  

18. Resolution of Tie-Cases: In the event of tie in the normalized scores of candidates in the Computer Based Examination, such cases will be resolved by applying following criteria, one after another, till the tie is resolved: 

i. Total marks in Computer Based Examination. 

ii. Marks in Part-A of Computer Based Examination.

 iii. Marks in Part-B of Computer Based Examination. 

iv. Date of Birth, with older candidates placed higher. v. Alphabetical order of names. 

19. Reasons for Rejection / Cancellation of Application / Candidature:- 


19.1.1. Applications being incomplete. 

19.1.2. Any variation in the Signatures (signatures done on the Print out of the Application Form and also on other Documents must be the same). 

19.1.3. Application without clear photograph (miniature photograph/side facing photograph/ photographs with goggles /photographs with caps /no photographs etc.) and legible signature. 

19.1.4. Non-payment of Examination Fees by the fee non-exempted candidates. 

19.1.5. Fee not paid as per instructions. 

19.1.6. Under-aged /over aged candidates. 

19.1.7. Non-forwarding of self attested legible copies of all the relevant certificates/ documents issued by the competent authority, along with the print out of the online Application Forms, in support of the information given in their online Application Forms about their educational qualifications, experiences, percentage of marks obtained, proof of age, proof of category [SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS/ PwD/ ESM/ CGCE, etc], as and when called for by the Commission after conduct of Computer Based Examination(s). 

19.1.8. Not having the requisite educational qualification, experience, age as on 01-01-2021. 

19.1.9. Incorrect information or misrepresentation or suppression of material facts.  

19.1.10. Non-receipt/late receipt of the printout of the online Application Form along with selfattested copies of the relevant documents at the scrutiny stage. 

19.1.11. For carrying prohibitive items to the Examination premises/ Hall. 

19.1.12. Non-production of original certificates at the time of Document Verification. 

19.1.13.Indulging in any of the malpractices listed at Para-20 of the Notice of the Examination. 

19.1.14. Candidates appearing twice in the Computer Based Examination for the same level of EQ (i.e. Matriculation, Higher Secondary and Graduation & above levels). 19.1.15. Candidates who are found in an inebriated condition in the Examination Hall. 19.1.16. Any other irregularity



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