The Estimate Committee of Parliament, in its 47th Report (1967-68), recommended the setting up of a Staff Selection Commission for conducting examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts. Subsequently an Examination Wing was initially added to the Secretariat Training School, renamed as the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM). In pursuance of the recommendations made by the Administration Reforms Commission (ARC), the Government of India decided to constitute a Subordinate Services Commission under an Executive Resolution. The Subordinate Services Commission was established under Government of India in the year 1975. It was renamed as Staff Selection Commission. The Staff Selection Commission makes recruitment to group-B & C in Ministries/Departments, the attached and subordinate offices of the Government of India and the C.A.G and the offices of the Accountant General.
A candidate must be either:
* a citizen of India, or
* a subject of Nepal, or
* a subject of Bhutan, or
* a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
* a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic ofTanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire,Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
Requirement of age for various posts is as follows:
|Sr. No.||Age Limit||Remarks|
|(i)||For the posts for which age limit is 18-27 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003.|
|(ii)||For the posts for which age limit is 20-27 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2001.|
|(iii)||For the posts for which age limit is 20-30 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2001.|
|(iv)||For the posts for which age limit is up to 30 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2003.|
|(v)||For the post for which age limit is upto 32 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1989 and not later than 01-01-2003.|
Permissible relaxation in upper age limit and category-codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:
|Code NO.||Categoty||Age-Relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit|
|03||PwD (unreserved)||10 years|
|04||PwD (OBC)||13 Years|
|06||Ex-Servicemen (ESM)||3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.|
|08||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof||3 Years|
|09||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)||08 Years|
|Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group ‘C’ posts only|
|10||Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application.||Up to 40 years of age|
|11||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application||Up to 45 years of age|
|12||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.||Up to 35 years of age|
|13||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST).||Up to 40 years of age|
The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
Tier-I: Computer Based Examination.
Tier-II: Computer Based Examination.
Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper).
Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable).
|Tier||Subject||Number of Question||Maximum Marks||Time Allowed|
|I||A. General Intelligence andnReasoning||25||50||1 hour(1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)|
|B. General Awareness||25||50|
|C. Quantitative Aptitude||25||50|
|D. English Comprehension||25||50|
|II||Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities||100||200||2 hour(4 hour and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)|
|Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension||25||50|
|Paper-IV: General Studies(Finance and Economics)||25||50|
|Tier||mode of Examination||Scheme of Examination||Maximum Marks||Time Allowed|
|III||Pen and Paper mode||Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi(Writing of Essay/ Precis/Letter/ Application etc.)||100||1 hour(1 hour and 20 minutesfor the candidates who are eligible for scribe)|
In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) will be conducted.
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