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Introduction to Staff Selection Commission (SSC)- Roles and Responsibilities

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under the Government of India to recruit staff for 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 consists of a Chairman, two Members, and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. His post is equivalent to the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

The Staff Selection Commission has its headquarters in New Delhi. At present, there are seven Regional Offices at AllahabadMumbaiDelhiKolkataGuwahatiChennai, and Bangalore , and two Sub-Regional Offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional Office is headed by Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy-Director.

The main responsibility of the Staff Selection Commission is to make recruitment to Group C (non-technical) & Group B (non-gazetted- both technical & non-technical) posts in departments of the Government of India, its attached & subordinate offices except those for which recruitment is made by the   Railway Recruitment Boards & Industrial Establishments.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC): At a Glance

Full form of SSC

Staff Selection Commission

Body type


Established on

4 November 1975

Total members

4 (including the chairman)


New Delhi, India

Services offered

Exams and employment opportunities in India for Group B services

Official website

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Do you really want to know the responsibility and functions of SSC? SSC is known as the Staff Selection Commission which was established on 4 November 1975 by the Government of India and its headquarters is located in New Delhi. 

It is a Central government organization that hires people for a variety of positions in the many Ministries and Departments of the Indian Government. Along these, it hires for subordinates’ offices.

Mr S. Kishore IAS has been appointed as chairman on 8 Feb 2022 by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, directs the commission along with two members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations who assist the chairman.

Moreover, the SSC has a regional set-up that ensures the smooth conduct of exams. Currently, it has two sub-regional offices in Raipur and Chandigarh, as well as seven regional offices in Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati, and Bangalore.

Recruitments conducted by the Staff Selection Commission

The Staff Selection Commission is also assigned the task of conducting Departmental Examinations for

1. Promotion from Group D to LDC Grade,

2. Promotion from LDC to UDC Grade and

3. Promotion from Stenographers Grade D to Stenographers Grade C besides holding Periodical Typewriting Tests in English & Hindi.

The Staff Selection Commission has a nationwide network of 9 Regional/Sub-regional Offices located at   Allahabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi & Sub-regional offices located at   Chandigarh & Raipur.

Main responsibilities of Staff Selection Commission’s Regional/Sub-regional Offices include, inter alia, implementing the policies & programs of the Commission, supervising & overseeing its field operations, liaisoning & establishing rapport with State Governments & their Departments, making arrangements for impartial & smooth conduct of examinations, assisting Interview Boards & servicing the Examination   Centres within their area of jurisdiction. 

Functions of Staff Selection Commission

There are some major functions that the Staff Selection Commission follows,

  • To undertake recruitment for Group “B” jobs in the Government of India’s Ministries/Departments and their subordinate offices, as well as for all non-technical Group “C” posts in the Government of India’s Ministries/Departments and their subordinate offices.
  • To conduct tests and interviews for the positions within its scope.
  • Conducting departmental tests for promotion from a lower division to an upper division.
  • To regularly administer typewriting exams in Hindi and English.
  • To carry out other duties from time to time that the Central Government may assign to it.

Exams Conducted by Staff selection commission (SSC)

The top SSC examinations that candidates want to ace are listed below. Review the information below before selecting a test to take.

  • SSC Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination
  • SSC JE
  • SSC Stenographers Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Examination
  • SSC JHT exam

What are the other exams a student can apply if he / she choose to prepare for the SSC Exams?

As the SSC syllabus is almost same for some other exams; a candidate preparing for SSC / Central Govt Job Exams can apply for the following Recruitments as well. 

In RACE Institute, there are many students who cleared many such examinations when preparing for the SSC Examination.

Food Corporation of India

Delhi Head constable



Intelligence Bureau

For many years, the Government of India and its subordinate departments have entrusted the recruitment of subordinates to the Staff Selection Commission. There are thousands of individuals each year who are ready to join the government services, and these recruitments are conducted in a simple manner on a national level. These aspirants are chosen through rounds of personal interviews, skill tests, and written exams administered by SSC at various levels and on a yearly basis every year for various posts.

Frequently Asked Questions- SSC Responsibilities and Functions

  • Q. How is SSC CGL Exam conducted?

    Ans. Every year, the SSC CGL Exam is conducted online.

  • Q What is the age limit to be eligible for SSC CGL Exam?

    Ans. For SSC CGL Exam, candidates should be between 18 and 32 years old. There are certain age relaxation criteria for the reserved group of candidates.

  • Q What is the required educational qualification to be eligible for SSC CGL Exam?

    Ans. A candidate must have graduated from a recognized college or university to be eligible to take the SSC CGL Exam.

  • Q How many stages are there in SSC CGL Exam?

    Ans.  As per the SSC's revised exam pattern, the Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting SSC CGL 2022 Exam in two stages: Tier-1 and Tier-2.

  • Q What are SSC and its benefits?

    Ans. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization of the Indian government that hires people for various Group C and Group B positions in the government of India's departments and ministries.

  • Q Is there a career at SSC?

    Ans. All 12th-pass students are eligible for the SSC CHSL position. Posts range in level from Level 2 to Level 4. A lower division clerk, junior secretariat assistant, postal assistant, DEO, etc., can be hired.

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