Staff Service Selection – Career with Multiple Opportunities

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an Indian organization to recruit various posts in the various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consist of Chairman, two Members and  a Secretary cum Controller of examinations. The Government of India constituted a Commission called the Subordinate Services Commission on 4th November 1975. Subordinate Services Commission was renamed into Staff Selection Commission on 26th September 1977. Its headquarter is located in New Delhi along with regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore. It also has sub-regional offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. The functions of the Staff Selection Commission were redefined by the Government of India through Ministry of Personnel, public Grievances and Pensions in 21 May 1999. Then the new constitution and functions of the Staff Selection Commission came into effect from 1st June 1999. Staff Selection Commission comes up with latest recruitment details on various post based on Education/Qualification for the interview process all over India.

Career Opportunities

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) offers career opportunities for individuals in different departments and ministries of the Government of India. The postings are for challenging positions such as tax assistants, assistant enforcement officer, statistical investigators, auditors, junior accountants etc. To qualify for such job positions one must clear the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination.

Apart from above said positions there are other services  recruited by SSC that includes – divisional accountant, assistant in central vigilance commission, assistant in intelligence bureau, assistant in ministry of railways, central excise inspector, assistant audit officer, assistant section officer (Central Secretariat Services), assistant enforcement officer, preventive officer, sub inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) and statistical investors.

Examination Details

The SSC exam consists of 2 stages which are as follows:

  1. Preliminary exam
  2. Mains

Candidate who clears the preliminary written exam get opportunity to appear for mains exam. Final selection is based on merit which is declared by the SSC.


Candidate needs to be a graduate from a recognized university to give SSC CGL exam. However students in their final year can also attempt the exam. The upper age limit varies from post to post. For candidates having caste reservation there is an age relaxation depending on nature of position.


Staff Selection Commission provides an opportunity for youngsters to make their career in reputed organizations of the Indian Government along with a chance to visit different parts of the country during their service. Therefore candidates aspiring for such career opportunity should start preparing for the written exam followed by real time updates on pattern of the examination


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