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SSC abbreviates to Staff Selection Commission, function of SSC is to recruit employees for the ministries and departments of Central government of India. SSC is responsible for the recruitment of various Group ‘B’ ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts in the technical and non-technical government jobs. In this competitive world where everyone is trying his / her best to secure a government job, getting one is really tough. It seems that cracking government job’s exam is a rocket science but the way vacancies are being advertised in large numbers, any average aspirant can get that only by devoting 5 to 6 months regular and smart effort for it.


The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.


Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website. Brief Instructions for filling up the “Online Application Form” given in Appendix -II.


The online Applications can be filled up to 17th March, 2017 till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website [] for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.


Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Paper.


In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011 -23385271/011-23381125/011 – 23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.


(a) Mobile phones, smart watches, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.

(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe -keeping cannot be assured.

c) Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the Examination Halls, as safe -keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

No. 1/5/2016-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 18th June , 2017 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 22nd February, 2017

  • Indian Administrative Service.
  • Indian Foreign Service.
  • Indian Police Service.
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Defense Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 980 which include 27 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category, i.e. 07 vacancies for LDCP, 08 Vacancies for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I. The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

A list of Services Identified suitable for Physical Disabled Category along with the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications:(There are 3 table attached as table 1, table 2, table 3)

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Most of the exams conducted by SSC include four subjects

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative & Mathematical Ability
  • English Grammar & Comprehension

Note: In addition to the above four subjects, specific technical subjects and skill tests such as Typing Test, Steno, Computer Proficiency Test etc. are also included as per requirement of the related post. For detailed topic- wise syllabus please consult our office and get a free copy of Strategy planner including detailed syllabus, eligibility conditions, Selection procedures, and suggestions for smart studies.

SSC – 2017

Selection Procedure

Objective Type Questions are asked from all the sections of the syllabus. No. of questions may differ from exam to exam. Final merit is prepared on the basis of performance in written test (Objective Type), Skill Test, Interview and physical test as per set norms according to the particular exam. In all major exams negative marking of 0.25 is applied, so you are advised to read the instructions carefully and attempt questions wisely.

Exams conducted by SSC

  • Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for 29 services of Group B & C
  • Combined higher secondary level (CHSL) exam for LDC & DEO
  • Multi tasking Staff (non-technical) exam
  • Stenographers exam group C & D
  • Constable on general duty (GD) for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)
  • Sub Inspector Exam for Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)
  • Assistants in Food Corporation of India
  • Other various Technical and Non-Technical Exams