Staff Selection Commission

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exam, is conducted by the Government of India for the recruitment of grade officers for various posts under the ministerial wing. The main posts for which candidates are recruited through the SSC exam are Examiner, Assistant CSS, Preventive Officer, Income Tax Inspector, Central Excise Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub-Inspector in CBI, Inspector of Posts, Auditor etc.

Salary Structure

The approximate salary for the various posts of SSC is as follows:

Grade PayPostApprox. Gross Monthly Salary
1800Multi-Tasking StaffRs. 17,170
1900Lower Divisional ClerkRs. 18,842
2400Tax Asst., Data Entity Operator, UDC and ComplierRs. 25,734
2800Auditor, Jr. AccountantRs. 29,054
4200Statistical Investigator, SI in CBI and Div. AccountantRs. 33,955
4600Assistants and Inspectors in CBDT/CBECRs. 42,291


Category of PostsAge Limit
Inspector of Income Tax/ Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner), Inspector of Posts/Assistant Enforcement Officer/Inspector (CBN) Complier Divisional Accountant/ Auditors/ UDCs/Tax Assistants/Junior Accountant & Accountant/ Sub-Inspector (CBN)18-27 years ( He/She must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1987 and not later than 01.01.1996 )
Statistical Investigator Gr. IINot exceeding 26 years of age ( the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1988 )
Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI20-27 years ( the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1987 and not later than 01.01.1994)

Educational Qualifications

The minimum educational qualification that is required is a graduation degree.  The following qualifications are needed for certain posts:

Compiler: Bachelor's degree from any recognized university with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.

Statistical Investigator Grade II: Bachelor's degree with Statistics as one of the main subjects or Bachelor's degree with Mathematics or Economics or Commerce (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects.


The SSC exam has a 3-tier syllabus, designed to test the candidate's exposure and ability to handle managerial tasks at the Government level.

Tier I :
Reasoning, Intelligence, Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. This is a 2 hour paper and will be for a total of 200 marks.

SectionDurationNumber of QuestionsMarks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 2 hours5050
Quantitative Aptitude2 hours5050
General Awareness2 hours 5050
English2 hours5050
Total 2 hours200200

Each question carries 1 mark and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer.

Tier II:
Quantitative Ability and English Comprehension. This test is held over a period of two days with a total of 3 papers, out of which candidates might have to sit for just 2, depending on the post that is being applied for.

#SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksNegative Marking
Paper 1Arithmetic Ability100200-0.5 marks
Paper 2English Language and Comprehension Test200200-0.25 marks
Paper 3Mathematics/ Statistics/ Economics/ Commerce100200-0.5 marks

Tier III:
Personality Test/ Interview

Important Dates

ExamLast date of RegistrationDate of Exam
Combined Graduate Level (Tier – I), 201513th April, 201514th June, 2015
21st June, 2015
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam, 201510th May, 201519th July, 2015
2nd August, 2015
9th August, 2015
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical) Exam, 201527th April, 201530th August, 2015