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SSC Full Form 2022, How Staff Selection Commission works?

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What is the full form of SSC? It is the Staff Selection Commission which is an organization set up by the Government of India, to recruit employees in various departments working for the government. SSC is an apex body responsible for conducting the recruitment process to fill up vacant posts in various ministries and departments. 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 organization. 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

What are the different exams conducted by SSC?

The organisation is mainly engaged in conducting competitive exams to select aspirants for 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


The full form of CGL is the Combined Graduate Level Exam, it is annually conducted by the board to recruit aspirants for various Group B and Group C posts in the government. Every year more than 7000+ vacancies are released for the SSC CGL recruitment process for which more than 10 lakhs candidates register themselves, therefore the competition in the SSC CGL examination is very steep. The minimum educational qualification to apply for this recruitment process is that an aspirant must possess a graduate degree from a recognized university. The selection process for  SSC CGL consists of 4 different tiers which are based on different posts. The posts for which SSC CGL is conducted every year are mentioned 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

If you want to know every detail regarding SSC CGL, like notification dates, last date to apply online, examination pattern, selection process, syllabus, etc, then click on the link provided below.

SSC CGL: Notification Details


The Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSL) is conducted by SSC to provide 12th pass candidates with an opportunity to work for the government. Every year SSC Releases 4000+ vacancies for SSC CHSL to recruit aspirants for the posts of 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. The selection process for SSC CHSL consists of 3 Tiers, one is an objective computer-based examination, and the other is Descriptive paper in English/hindi, after clearing the 2 tiers aspirants will have to go through a skill test for the final selection. Follow the link provided below to check complete details regarding the SSC CHSL examination.

SSC CHSL: Notification Details


The full form of SSC GD full form is Staff Selection Commission General Duty (GD) examination, it provides a working opportunity for 10th pass aspirants. The selection process consists of a written test, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), and Medical Test. SSC conducts the 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 following 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 GD Examination: Check Details


SSC MTS stands for Staff Selection Commission Multitasking Multi Tasking Staff, which recruits 10th pass candidates in the government of India. SSC MTS recruitment process is done to recruit aspirants for more than 3000+  vacancies for Havaldar (CBIC and CBN) & Multi Tasking Staff, this recruitment notification is released to recruit Indian youth for the following posts, the selection process for the same consists of 2 different stages viz objective based examination and descriptive paper.

  1. Peon
  2. Daftary
  3. Jamadar
  4. Junior Gestetner Operator
  5. Chowkidar
  6. Safaiwala
  7. Mali
  8. Havaldar etc.

Complete details for SSC MTS are provided in the article whose link is provided below. Follow the link for more updates.

SSC MTS Examination: Check Details

SSC CPO – What is SSC CPO?

SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization Exam, which is conducted to recruit graduates for various posts in the police department. Candidates through this recruitment process will be selected as Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CISF. The examination pattern for the SSC CPO notification consists of the following stages.

  1. SSC CPO Paper I
  2. SSC CPO Paper 2
  4. SSC CPO Medical Examination

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 organizations of the Government of India. It is an All India level examination conducted by SSC annually. For more details regarding the SSC Stenographer vacancy, eligibility criteria, selection process, examination pattern, etc candidates can follow the link which is provided below.

SSC Stenographer Notification Details: Click Here

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