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SSC Exams 2017 - Staff Selection Commission Exams

Staff Selection Commission - SSCThe Estimate Committee of Parliament, in its 47th Report (1967-68), recommended the setting up of a Staff Selection Commission (SSC) 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.

What does SSC do?

The key responsibility of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is to conduct recruitments to Group C (non-technical) & Group B (non-gazetted: both technical & non-technical) posts in departments of Government of India, its attached & subordinate offices except those for which recruitment is made by the Railway Recruitment Boards & Industrial Establishments.

The Staff Selection Commission also has to conduct departmental examinations for:

  • Promotion from Group D to LDC Grade,
  • Promotion from LDC to UDC Grade and
  • Promotion from Stenographers Grade D to Stenographers Grade C besides holding periodical Typewriting Tests in English & Hindi.


The Staff Selection Commission has a nationwide network of 9 regional/ sub-regional offices located at Allahabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi & Sub-regional offices located at Chandigarh & Raipur.

Main responsibilities of SSC's regional/ sub-regional offices include, among other things -

  • implementing the policies & programmes of the SSC
  • supervising & overseeing its field operations
  • liaisoning & establishing rapport with State Governments & their Departments
  • making arrangements for impartial & smooth conduct of examinations
  • assisting Interview Boards
  • servicing the Examination Centres within their area of jurisdiction

Here is a list of exams to be conducted by the SSC in 2017:

Exam Name

Exam Date

Recruitment of SI in CAPF & Delhi Police and ASI in CISF Exam

15-22 May, 2017 (Paper I)
8 October, 2017 (Paper II)

Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) Tier I

19 June-2 July, 2017

Junior Hindi Translators (in Subordinate Offices) Exam

30 July, 2017 (paper I & II)

Stenographers (Grade C & D) Examination

27 August, 2017

Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) Tier II

5-8 September, 2017

Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination

17-30 November, 2017 (Tier I)
15 April, 2017 (Tier II)

Junior Engineers Exam

8,9 & 12 December, 2016 (Paper-I)

19 February, 2017 (Paper-II)

Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Exam

16 April, 2017, 30 April, 2017, 17 May, 2017

Departmental examinations conducted by SSC:

Clerks' Grade Exam (only for multi-tasking staff)

2 April, 2017

Grade C Stenographers Ltd. Departmental Competitive Exam

2 July, 2017

Upper Division Clerks Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Exam

12 November, 2017

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