Full Form of SSC
This tutorial will briefly cover about the various full forms of SSC, i.e., Staff Selection Commission and Secondary School Certificate, including their definition, history, functions, overviews, vision and other detailed information.
(i) SSC: Staff Selection Commission
The abbreviation SSC stands for Staff Selection Commission.
What is SSC?
“Staff Selection Commission or SSC is a central organizational body responsible for recruiting staff for several government posts in the various Ministries, Boards of the Government of India and its Subordinate Provinces.”
SSC is one of the top providers of amazing opportunities with the central Government of India. It is the conducting organization for many exams and has been recognized as one of the most popular kinds of exams for graduate candidates. SSC provides numerous vacancies by organizing a primary test for the youths after graduation to get a government job.
The Staff Selection Commission is one of the primary organizations of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which includes a group of a Chairman, two Members, and a Secretary, aka Controller of Examinations. The Staff Selection Commission’s headquarters is located at the capital, i.e., New Delhi, India. However, it has its other regional provinces as well, which are situated in Allahabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Chennai, and Kolkata.
The overviews of the Staff Selection Commission are as follows:
|Formed on||4 November 1975|
|Headquarters at||New Delhi, India|
|Formerly known as||Subordinate Services Commission|
History of SSC
In 1975, the Indian Government established a Subordinate Service Commission to imply reforms for the organization. Later in September 1977, the Subordinate Services Commission was amended and named Staff Selection Commission or SSC. As per the Commission’s recommendations, the Staff Selection Commission’s roles and responsibilities were again restructured by India’s Government, mainly by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances. On 1 June 1999, the SSC’s new constitution, laws, and functional body came into effect. Since then Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination annually for recruiting officers for various jobs in the Indian Government.
Exams conducted by SSC
Below given are the names of some of the important exams that are conducted by the Staff Selection Commission:
- Combined Graduate Level or CGL Examination
- Combined Higher Secondary Level or CHSL Examination
- Junior Engineer or JE Examination
- General Duty or GD Exam for recruiting Constables
- Central Police Organization or CPO Examination
- Multitasking Staff Exam or MTS Examination
- Stenographer Examination
- Junior Hindi Translator
- SI (Central Police Organization)
SSC Educational Qualification
All the applicants must have a minimum qualification to apply for the SSC examinations. The minimum qualification required is from 10th passed to graduate.
Frequently Asked Question/ FAQ’s
Question 1: What is the difference between SSC-CGL, SSC GD and SSC JE?
Answer: The differences between SSC-CGL, SSC GD and SSC JE are as follows:
|SSC-CGL||SSC GD||SSC JE|
|Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level(CGL) examination every year for recruiting officers for several government jobs in various ministries, departments, and organizations under India’s Government.||Staff Selection Commission (SSC) organizes the SSC GD (General Duty) examination annually for recruiting eligible aspirants for the posts of General Duty.||Staff Selection Commission (SSC) administers the SSC JE (Junior Engineer) Examination annually to recruit eligible Junior Engineers for the post of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Quantity Surveying and Contracts engineers for multiple Departments and Organizations in the Indian Government.|
|The various jobs under SSC CGL Group B posts are as follows: Assistant Audit OfficerAssistant Accounts OfficerAssistant Section OfficerAssistant/ SuperintendentInspector of Income TaxInspector (Preventive Officer)Inspector (Examiner)Sub InspectorInspector PostsInspector, (Central Excise)Divisional AccountantInspectorSub InspectorJunior Statistical OfficerAssistant Enforcement Officer||The various jobs under SSC GD posts are as follows: Border Security Force (also known as BSF)Secretariat Security Force (also known as SSF)Central Industrial Security Force (commonly known as CISF)National Investigation Agency (commonly known as NIA) Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)Sashastra Seema Bal (commonly known as SSB)Central Reserve Police Force (commonly known as CRPF) Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles||The various jobs under SSC JE posts are as follows: Central Water OrganizationCentral Public Works DepartmentDepartment of PostsCentral Water CommissionMilitary Engineer ServicesFarakka Barrage ProjectCentral Water and Power Research StationBorder Road OrganizationDirectorate of Quality AssuranceNational Technical Research Organization|
(ii) SSC: Secondary School Certificate
The abbreviation SSC also stands for Secondary School Certificate.
What is Secondary School Certificate?
“Secondary School Certificate or SSC (also known as Matriculation examination) is a public certification examination conducted by various educational boards, including CBSE and other state boards, to complete 10th-grade (secondary education) exams.”
SSC examination is equivalent to GCSE in England and first two years of high-school in USD, although the syllabus may differ. In India, it is commonly known as the 10th Board Examination. Though CBSE is most popular still SSC is prevalent in many states of India unlike, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, and Telangana.