SSC Selection Posts Exam Date- Overview, Important Dates

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the SSC Selection Posts Phase IX 2021  on 24th September 2021. The commission has released 3261 vacancies. The process of application began on 24th September 2021. The last date for application is 25th October 2021. The commission will conduct the examination sometime in January or February  2022. Candidates can apply for the examination on the official website of the commission- This article will give you information about the SSC Selection Post Exam Date, Selection process, Examination pattern and syllabus, how to download your Admit cards, and tips for a hassle-free examination experience.

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SSC- Selection Posts Examination: Overview 

Name of the Examination conducting Body Staff Selection Commission 
Name of the Post Selection post
Total no. Of vacancies 3261
Mode of application Online
Mode of examination Online
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SSC- Selection Posts Examination: Important Dates 

Release of Notification 24th September 2021
Starting of Application Process 24th September 2021
Last Date of Application submission25th October 2021 (up to 12:30 P.M.)
Last date for online payment 28th October 2021 (up to 11:30 P.M.)
Last date for generation of the offline Challan28th October 2021 (up to 11:30 P.M.)
Last date for payment through the offline Challan1st November 2021
Release of Admit CardTo be announced
Date of Computer Based ExaminationFebruary 2nd to 10th 2022

SSC Selection Posts: Selection Process 2021

The two stages of the selection process are:

  • CBT (Computer-Based Test)
  • Document Verification

The selection is made through a written examination and Document Verification. Candidates who clear the written examination are called for document verification.

The minimum marks a candidate requires to secure to qualify for the written examination are:

General category35%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)30%
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)30%
Other categories25%

The online examination is held in the Regional/ Sub- Regional (Headquarters)/Centres/Cities. Regional Offices will ask for the hard copies of the online applications submitted along with the supporting documents or certificates from candidates who qualify for the Computer-Based Exam in the following ratio in accordance with the vacancies of a particular category of posts.

1. In the ratio of 1: 20, for up to five vacancies for any category of posts.

2. In the ratio of 1: 10, for more than five vacancies for any category of posts, subject to a minimum of 100.

Regional Office will call the required no. of candidates (in the ratio of 1:10) for the process of Document Verification for a particular category of posts subject to the availability of eligible candidates.

SSC Selection Post Phase IX Syllabus

The SSC Selection posts Phase IX paper is divided into four parts:

  • General Reasoning 
  • General Knowledge 
  • Quantitative Aptitude 
  • English Comprehension 
General ReasoningVerbal Reasoning Syllogism, Linear Seating Arrangement Circular seating arrangement Double line up, Input-Output, Blood Relations Distances and Directions, Coding and Decoding Data Sufficiency Code Inequalities 
General Knowledge Current Affairs Honours and Awards Authors and books Sports, Entertainment Obituaries Important Dates Scientific Research, Static General Knowledge (Geography, History, etc.), Persons in News, Portfolios Important schemes, Data Sufficiency 
Quantitative Aptitude Number Series, Percentage Data, Interpretation Geometry and Mensuration Quadratic Equation Interest Profit and Loss, Problems of Ages, Distance, speed, and time, Ratio and Proportion Mixture and Alligations, Time and work, Number system
English Comprehension Grammar, Reading Comprehension Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Synonyms and Antonyms Active and Passive Voice, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Error correction, Cloze test

SSC Selection Post Examination Pattern 

The examination pattern for the SSC Selection Post Phase IX is given below:

SubjectsNo. Of questionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence2550
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550
  • The computer-based test will be an Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions test.
  • The total No. of questions is 100.
  • Each question carries two marks.
  • Total Marks is 200 marks.
  • Negative marking is applicable. 1/2 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer or multiple answers to one question.
  • The duration of the examination is 1 hour (60 minutes) for regular candidates. For candidates eligible for scribes, the time duration of the examination is 80 minutes. 


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SSC Selection Posts Admit Card 2021

The Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC selection posts 2021 admit card for different regions 10 to 15 days before the examination. The admit cards will be released separately for Matriculation Level, Higher- Secondary Level, and the Graduation level. The candidates will be able to download the Admit cards from the official website of the commission.

RegionMatric LevelHigher Secondary LevelGraduation  Level
NER- North Eastern RegionTo Be ReleasedTo Be ReleasedTo Be Released
MPR- Madhya Pradesh Region To Be ReleasedTo Be ReleasedTo Be Released
NR- Northern Region To Be ReleasedTo Be ReleasedTo Be Released
NWR- North Western Region To Be ReleasedTo Be ReleasedTo Be Released
SR-Southern Region To Be ReleasedTo Be ReleasedTo Be Released
WR- Western Region To Be ReleasedTo Be ReleasedTo Be Released
KKR- Karnataka Kerala Region To Be ReleasedTo Be ReleasedTo Be Released
CR- Central RegionTo Be ReleasedTo Be ReleasedTo Be Released
ER- Eastern Region To Be ReleasedTo Be ReleasedTo Be Released

The process to Download the SSC Selection Posts Admit Card:

Candidates should follow the below-given procedure to download their Admit cards:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the staff selection commission-

Step 2:Click on the Admit Card link

Step 3: Visit your regional site.

Step 4: Click on the Admit Card tab.

Step 5: Search for SSC Selection Post Admit Card 2021.

Step 6: Enter your login details, such as the registration number/ Roll number/ Name and DOB. 

Step 7: Click on the submit button. The Admit Card will be displayed on your screen.

Step 8: Download the Admit card and save it to your system

Step 9: Take a printout of the Admit Card for future use.

Candidates may find some disparity in the Admit Card between the information provided and that which is printed on the admit card. This could happen due to some misprints on the Admit card. In case the candidate faces this issue, they should contact the examination Board immediately. The candidate can contact them for any errors or discrepancies on the Admit card.

SSC Selection Posts Examination Centres

Sl. No. Staff Selection commission RegionStates/ Union Territories under the jurisdiction of the RegionSSC selection posts examination Centres
1CR- Central Region Bihar and Uttar PradeshPrayagraj and Patna
2ER-Eastern Region Jharkhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bengal, Sikkim, and OdishaKolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Port Blair, and Ranchi
3KKR- Karnataka, Kerala Region Lakshadweep, Kerala, and Karnataka  Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram
4MPR- Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Bhopal and Raipur
5NER- North Eastern Region Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and TripuraGuwahati, Imphal, Shillong, Agartala, and Kohima
5NR- Northern Region NCT of Delhi, Uttarakhand, and RajasthanDelhi, Dehradun, and Jaipur
7NWR- North Western Sub-Region Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar, and Hamirpur
8SR- Southern Region Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and TelanganaChennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, and Vishakhapatnam
9WR- Western RegionDadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, and MaharashtraMumbai and Ahm

Essential Documents to be carried on the Examination day:

Candidates must bring the following documents in original for verification. Below is the important document you must carry:

  1. Admit Card
  2. Two recent passport size coloured photographs.
  3. Photo Identity proof: 
  • Adhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Driver’s License
  • Voter’s ID

List of things not allowed in the examination hall

  • Mobile phone
  • Books and sheets
  • Calculators
  • Smartwatches
  • Laptops
  • Any other electronic gadget

Important Instruction for The Examination Day

Go through the following details for a hassle-free examination experience:

  • Before writing your examination, the invigilators will ask you to put your signature or thumb impression on their files.
  • Paste your passport-sized photo in the space provided.
  • Report to the examination centre at least 90 minutes before the time.
  • Checking for removal of electronic items, Calculators, chits, etc., too will be done
  • The candidate should carry a black/ blue ball-point pen to the examination centre.

Staff Selection Commission Official Contact Details

In case of any irregularity on the SSC Selection Posts Admit Card, the Staff Selection Commission should be contacted immediately to get the corrections made. The contact details of the commission are given below:

Address: Special Selection Board (Cell) Recruitment Branch, Directorate General, CRPF, Block No. 1, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Contact Number: 011- 24368630

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The commission has not announced the date for the computer-based test of the SSC Selection Posts 2021 recruitment yet. It is expected to conduct the examination sometime in January/ February  2022. So, keep a lookout for the SSC Selection Post Exam DateThe written examination will be a descriptive and MCQ test. Download the syllabus and buy the relevant books and go through them.  Also, revise regularly. Remember that hard work always pays. Prepare well and maintain a positive attitude. You will certainly succeed.

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions:

When will the SSC- Selection Posts Admit Card 2021 be released?

The Admit Card will be released 10 to 15 days before the examination.

When will the SSC- selection posts 2021 examination be conducted?

The Staff Selection Commission has released the date for the SSC Selection posts examination yet. It is expected to be conducted sometime from 2nd Feb to 10th Feb 2022

Can I request for change in the examination center?

No, once you have submitted the application form, you can’t change the examination center.

Is there a negative marking in the SSC- Selection Post written examination?

Yes, negative marking is applicable. 0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer or multiple answers to one question

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