Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam

Stream: SSC
Type: Offline

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Combined Matric level exam is now merged with Higher Secondary Level Exam

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam is conducted by the SSC for filling different post arising in various Government sectors. Mainly the examination is conducted for the recruitment of divisional clerk, Grade C and Grade D Stenographers, Election Commission of India etc. It is a national level examination conducted every year in the selected centres across the country.


General Intelligence : This will include the questions from the topics as problem solving, analysis, space visualisation, decision making, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. 

General Awareness : This exam will include the questions to test the candidates knowledge of current events and matters of everyday observations and experience. The test will also include the questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, History, culture, Geography, Economic scene, Policy etc.

English language & Comprehension:  In addition to the testing of candidate's understanding of the English language its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc his/her writing ability, would also be tested.

How To Apply

The candidate should apply for the examination in the prescribed application form. The applicants should fill the form in their own handwriting. The information entered should be in block letters and only valid information should be entered. The filled form along with the attachments should reach the office on or before the closing date for submitting the form. 

Address: Secretary, Staff selection commission, Block No-12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


Exam Pattern

This exam will be conducted in three stages: 

Stage  I:  Preliminary Examination (Objective type with 2 hrs duration carrying 200 questions)
Stage II:  Main Examination (Descriptive Mode with 2 hrs duration)
Stage III: Skill Test (Stenography Test or Typewriting  test )

The exam lasts for 2 hours for general candidates and 2 hrs 20 mins for visually handicapped candidates.

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Important Dates:

Exam Date

September 25 to November 22, 2015

Registration Date

August 01 to August 01, 2016

Counselling Date

October 09, 2016


0 Sc/St
100 General
100 OBC

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