SSC Selection Post Exam Pattern - Selection Process

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Hello Candidates,

If you are reading this post that means you are already well-aware of the latest SSC Selection Post Vacancy Notification released by the authorities. In this article, we have provided detailed information about the SSC Selection Post Exam Pattern/Selection Process criteria and cut-off marks. It will be advantageous for your preparation to get familiar with the exam pattern.

SSC Phase VII Selection Posts Exam

The government of India provides job opportunities to unemployed youth in 10th, 12th and graduate pass in a large number through recruitment to SSC selection posts every year. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) organizes SSC Selection Post Recruitment every year and recruits thousands of candidates of various educational qualifications (from 10th pass to graduated likewise) on several posts. 

The SSC Selection Post Exam is conducted at 3 levels according to the educational qualification of the applicants, including first-level matriculation (10th pass), second-level higher secondary/intermediate (12th pass), and third graduation level. Eligible candidates are recruited for the selection posts based upon their performance in the written examination (CBT).

All the eams will be conducted in both languages ie English as well as Hindi. Also, after knowing the exam pattern of the SSC Selection Post, you can check the SSC Selection Post Syllabus and plan carefully for the preparation of the exam easily.

Further details about the recruitment process can be checked out from the SSC Phase VII 2019 Notification.

SSC Selection Posts Exam Pattern Selection Process

Recruitment of eligible candidates on the Selection Posts will be done according to their performance in the-

  • Written Examination (CBT) 
  • Skill Test.

The examinations have been divided between three separate categories on the basis of required educational qualification i.e. Matriculation, Higher Secondary and Graduation & above. Candidates, who have applied for two levels of posts e.g. for 10th level and 12th level Post-categories, will have to appear once for both of the exams.

CBT Exam-

The first stage of SSC Selection Post (CBT) includes 4 subjects, i.e. Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, and General English. The details of topics, marks, and the number of subject-wise questions are given in the table below: -



Total Questions

Max. Marks

Time Period


General Intelligence



1 Hour


General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)




English Language (Basic Knowledge)






  • The CBT will be consisting of Objective Type Multiple Choice questions.
  • The questions in the exam paper will be asked as per the qualification level.
  • There will be negative marking of 1/2 mark for each wrong answer. 
  • Skill Tests like Typing/ Data Entry/ Computer Proficiency Test etc. will be of qualifying in nature.
  • The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the candidate's performance in a computer-based examination.

Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cut-off Marks) -

Minimum qualifying marks, also known as cut-off marks, are the threshold marks that are compulsory for every candidate to score otherwise he/ she will not be considered qualified. These marks are decided by the official authorities taking into account certain measures such as-

  • Available Vacancies
  • Level of the Exam Paper
  • Number of Candidates Appeared in the Exam etc.

Candidates scoring less than the below mentioned cut-off marks will not be considered for the further recruitment process-


Cut-off Marks (in %)

Un-reserved/ General






Document Verification

Candidates who manage to qualify the Computer Based Examination (Phase-1) are called for document verification in proportion to the vacancies of the particular category of the post, which are as follows-

  • In the ratio of 1:20 up to 5 vacancies for any category of posts.
  • For more vacancies of 5 for any category posts, in the ratio of 1: 10, for a minimum of 100 posts.


A very not-to-be-ignored fact about this recruitment is that the vacancies are available for 10th pass students as well as the graduate candidates. Interested candidates must start their preparation for the exam according to the SSC Selection Posts Exam Pattern as provided in this article.

You can discuss your queries with us in the comment box, we will be pleased to resolve your doubts.

All the Best!!

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