SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2018-2019



SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2018-2019

 SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2018-2019

Dates for submission of online applications: 05.03.2019 to 05.04.2019

Last date for receipt of application: 05.04.2019 (up to 5.00 P.M.)

Last date for making online fee payment: 07.04.2019 (5.00 PM)

Last date for generation of offline Challan: 07.04.2019 (5.00 PM)

Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): 09.04.2019

Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 01-07-2019 to 26-07-2019

Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper): 29.09.2019

 The Staff Selection Commission will hold a competitive
examination for recruitment to the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat
Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various
Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India. The details of the
examination are as under:

Pay Scale:

1.1 Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA): Pay Band -1

(Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 1900 (pre-revised).

1.2 Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA): Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200),
Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised).

1.3 Data Entry Operator (DEO): Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400
(pre-revised) and

1.4 Data Entry Operator, Grade „A‟: Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs.
2400 (pre-revised).


 Vacancies will be determined in due course. Updated vacancy position will be
uploaded on the website of the Commission from time to time (
>Candidate‟s Corner-> Tentative Vacancy).


3.1 Reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Other
Backward Classes (OBC) /Ex-servicemen (ESM)/ Persons with Disabilities
(PwD)/ Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) etc. categories is available as per
extant Govt. Orders.

3.2 The Commission makes selection of candidates in pursuant to the vacancies
reported by the concerned User Departments for various posts. The Commission
does not have any role in deciding the number of vacancies of any User
Department. Implementation of reservation policy, maintaining reservation roster
and earmarking of vacancies for different categories comes under the domain of
the User Departments.

Nationality/ Citizenship:

5.1 A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with
the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri
Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of
Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire,
Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

5.2 Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall
be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the
Government of India.
5.3 A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted
to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after, the
necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/ her by the Government of

Age Limit:

6.1 Age limit for the posts is 18-27 years as on 01-08-2019 (i.e. Candidates born not
before 02-08-1992 and not later than 01-08-2001).

Educational Qualifications (As on 01-08-2019):

9.1 For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The candidates
must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a
recognized Board or University.

9.2 For Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of Comptroller and
Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream
with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

9.3 As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10-
06-2015 published in Gazette of India all the degrees/ diplomas
/certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of
education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State
Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the
University Grant Commission Act 1956 and Institutions of National
Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically
recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the
Central Government provided they have been approved by the University
Grants Commission.

9.4 As per UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017
published in official Gazette on 23-06-2017, under Part-I (2)(p), the
programmes in engineering are not permitted to be offered under
Open and Distance Learning mode.

9.5 Candidates who have not yet acquired but will acquire the educational
qualification and produce documentary evidence from the Board/
University in support thereof as on 01-08-2019 will also be eligible.

9.6 All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for
Document Verification will be required to produce the relevant Certificates
such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificates etc. for completion of
Intermediate/ Higher Secondary/ 10+2/ Senior Secondary in original as
proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or
before 01-08-2019, failing which the candidature of such candidates will
be cancelled by the Commission. The candidates who are able to prove, by

documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was
declared on or before the cut-off date i.e. 01-08-2019 and he/ she has been
declared passed, will also be considered to meet the educational
9.7 In case of the candidates possessing equivalent educational qualification,
such candidates shall also produce relevant Equivalence Certificate from
the concerned authorities at the time of Document Verification. However,
final decision regarding selection of such candidates will be taken by the
concerned User Departments.
How to apply:
10.1 Applications must be submitted in online mode only at the official website
of SSC Headquarters i.e. For detailed instructions,
please refer to Annexure-I and Annexure-II of this Notice.

10.2 Last date for submission of online applications is 05-04-2019 (5.00 PM).

10.3 Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online
applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last
date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to
login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website
during the closing days.

10.4 The Commission does not accept any responsibility for the candidates not
being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of
the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the

 Application Fee:

11.1 Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only).
11.2 Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking, by using Visa,
Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or in SBI Branches by
generating SBI Challan.
11.3 Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC),
Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Ex-
servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of
11.4 Online fee can be paid by the candidates up to 07-04-2019 (5.00 PM).
However, candidates who wish to make the cash payment through challan
of SBI, may make the payment in cash at the Branches of SBI within the
working hours of bank up to 09-04-2019 provided the challan has been
generated by them before 07-04-2019 (5.00 PM).
11.5 Applications received without the prescribed fee shall not be considered
and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection will be
entertained. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances
nor will it be adjusted against any other examination or selection.
11.6 Candidates who are not exempted from fee payment must ensure that their
fee has been deposited with SSC. If the fee is not received by SSC, status
of Application Form is shown as „Incomplete‟ and this information is
printed on the top of the Application Form printout. Further, status of fee
payment can be verified at the „Payment Status” link provided in the
candidate‟s login screen. Such applications which remain incomplete due to non-receipt of fee will be SUMMARILY REJECTED and no request
for consideration of such applications and fee payment after the period
specified in the Notice of Examination shall be entertained.

 Scheme of Examination:
1. The examination will consist of a Computer Based Examination (Tier-I),
Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III). 

2. The Commission reserves the right to introduce additional stage of examination which would be notified at suitable time, if considered necessary.

3. In the question papers, wherever necessary, the metric systems of weights
and measures only will be used.

4. Use of mobile phone, calculator and other electronic gadgets and
accessories is not permitted. Therefore, these should not, be brought inside
the Examination Premises/ Venue.

 Tier-I (Computer Based Examination-Objective Type):

1.  The Tier-I Examination will consist of Objective Type, Multiple
choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English &
Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.

2.  There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong

3.  Answer Keys, in due course after the Computer Based Examination,
will be placed on the website of the Commission (

Any representation regarding answer keys received within the time
limit fixed by the Commission at the time of uploading of the answer
keys, will be scrutinized and the decision of the Commission in this
regard will be final. No representation regarding Answer keys shall
be entertained, afterwards.

4.  Marks scored by candidates in Tier-I will be normalized by using the
formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-
P&P-I dated 07-02-2019 and such normalized scores will be used to
determine final merit and cut-off marks.

Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of
Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into
Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling
of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension

 General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal
and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic
Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy,
Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic
Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number
Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification,
Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series,
Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series,
Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem
Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social
Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any
Numerical operations.
Quantitative Aptitude:
1. Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal
and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.

2.  Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio
and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple
and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership
Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time
and work.

3.  Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and
Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear
4. Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures
and facts: 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.

5. Mensuration: 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.

6.  Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios,
Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple
problems only) Standard Identities like sin2
𝜃 + Cos2
7.  Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram,
Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the
candidate‟s general awareness of the environment around him
and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test
knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday
observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be
expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries
especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic
Scene, General policy and scientific research.

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