SSC Full Form: What does SSC Stand for and How does it work?

SSC Full Form

SSC stands for Staff Selection Commission which is an organization under the Government of India. SSC is an apex body responsible for conducting the recruitment process for different posts under various ministries and departments. SSC was formerly called as the Subordinate Service Commission. Now, it is known as the Staff Selection Commission. The organisation of SSC comes under the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which has a Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. The current Chairman of SSC is Braj Raj Sharma. Know about all the details regarding the SSC full form and how does SSC work.

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How was SSC ‘Formed?

In 1975, the Government of India constituted a commission called Subordinate Service Commission to suggest reforms for the organisation. In lieu of this, in September 1977, the Subordinate Services Commission was renamed as Staff Selection Commission. As per the suggestions made by the commission, the functions of the Staff Selection Commission were redefined by The Government of India through the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and the new constitution and functions of Staff Selection Commission (SSC full form) came into effect from 1 June 1999.

Quick Facts For SSC:

  • Headquarters of Staff Selection Commission- New Delhi
  • Official Website-
  • Chairman: Braj Raj Sharma
  • Regional offices- Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore
Region Names State Names SSC Zonal Websites
MP Sub-Region Madhya Pradesh (MP), and Chhattisgarh
Western Region Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa
North Western Sub-Region J&K, Haryana, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh (HP)
Central Region Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar
KKR Region Karnatka Kerala Region
Eastern Region West Bengal (WB), Orrisa, Sikkim, A&N Island and Jharkhand
Southern Region Andhra Pradesh (AP), Punduchery, and Tamilnadu
North Region Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand
North Eastern Region Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Nagaland

List of SSC Chairman (1976-2020); Staff Selection Commission Chairman

Which exams are conducted by SSC?

The organisation is mainly engaged in conducting competitive exams for recruitment to various posts in the departments and organizations. All the important decisions were to be taken by the organisation with due acceptance from DoPT as it functions as a subordinate office of DoPT.  Accordingly, SSC conducts the following Competitive Exams :

  1. SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL)
  2. SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (SSC CHSL)
  3. SSC CPO
  4. SSC Junior Engineer
  5. Junior Hindi Translator
  6. SSC GD Constable
  7. SSC MTS (Multitasking Staff)
  8. Selection Post
  9. Stenographer Grade C & D

SSC Educational Qualification

All the aspirants need to have minimum qualification to appear for the exams. Minimum Qualification needed is from 10th passed to graduate.

SSC CGL – What is CGL and the full form of SSC CGL

The CGL full form is the Combined Graduate Level Exam. SSC conducts the Combined Graduate Level(CGL) Exam annually to recruit staff into various posts in different ministries, departments, and organizations under the Government of India. To appear for SSC CGL, there is some educational criteria. The minimum educational requirement is graduation from a recognized University. If a candidate cracks the SSC CGL Exam, he/she will be recruited for various Group B and Group C posts. The various SSC CGL Group B posts have been listed below:

  1. Assistant Audit Officer
  2. Assistant Accounts Officer
  3. Assistant Section Officer
  4. Assistant/ Superintendent
  5. Inspector of Income Tax
  6. Inspector, (Central Excise)
  7. Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  8. Inspector (Examiner)
  9. Assistant Enforcement Officer
  10. Sub Inspector
  11. Inspector Posts
  12. Divisional Accountant
  13. Inspector
  14. Sub Inspector
  15. Junior Statistical Officer

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The full form of CHSL is the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam. SSC conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination to recruit candidates for various posts under different departments, ministries, etc. Under CHSL Exam, candidates get selection in Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) post,  Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) post, Data Entry Operator (DEO) and Data Entry Operator, Grade A.

SSC CPO – What is SSC CPO?

The full form of CPO is the Central Police Organization Exam. Graduates can apply for this post if they want to get recruited as Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CISF.

SSC GD – What is SSC GD?

SSC GD full form is General Duty (GD). The recruitment for SSC GD posts is done as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) mutually agreed by the SSC and Ministry of Home Affairs. SSC conducts SSC GD exam every year to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Constable (General Duty) in Border Security Force (BSF), Secretariat Security Force (SSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles. SSC Junior Engineer Recruitment is done for the below-mentioned departments:

  • Central Water Organization
  • Central Water Commission
  • Central Public Works Department
  • Department of Posts
  • Military Engineer Services
  • Farakka Barrage Project
  • Border Road Organization
  • Central Water and Power Research Station
  • Directorate of Quality Assurance
  • National Technical Research Organization

SSC Stenographer – What is SSC Stenographer?

SSC Stenographer is an examination to recruit candidates for Stenographer Grade C (non-gazetted post) and Grade D posts in various departments, ministries and organisations of the Government of India. It is an All India level examination conducted by SSC annually. Stenographer Exam will be conducted from 10th to 12th September 2020. Candidates can check SSC Stenographer exam for details regarding vacancy, eligibility and more.


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