The main responsibility of the Staff Selection Commission(SSC) is to make recruitment to Group C (non-technical) & Group B (non-gazetted- both technical & non-technical) posts in departments of Government of India, its attached & subordinate offices except those for which recruitment is made by the Railway Recruitment Boards & Industrial Establishments. For this purpose the commission conducts combined graduate level exams all over India, from time to time. SSC recruitments are primarily made on the graduate level basis. To be eligible to appear in these exams you have to be a graduate from a recognized university.

For the SSC combined graduate level exam 2012, the written exam for Tier I will be held on 1 July 2012 & 8 July 2012 and written exam Tier II, for candidates who had cleared Tier I examination, will be held on 15 September 2012 and 16 September 2012. The Examination will be followed by Computer Proficiency Test/ Interview/ Skill test, wherever applicable as per the Scheme of Examination. Posts have been placed in two groups, inter-alia, based on their Grade Pay and papers in Tier II examination/Interview. Preference for Posts should be indicated in the application. The application fee is set to Rs. 100/- only. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying application fee as per extant Government orders.

The syllabus for these exams is vast to say the least. The Tier-I of the examination consists of four papers:-

a) General intelligence and reasoning – tests both verbal and non-verbal analyzing and reasoning skills of the candidate.

b) General Awareness - This section will test the candidate’s general awareness as well as his/her knowledge about the current affairs and how the candidate can co relate various issues and come up with his/her own perspective about i

c) Quantitative aptitude - Candidate’s capability to use numbers and his/her number sense will be tested.

d) English comprehension – Candidate’s ability to understand correct English, his/her basic comprehension and writing abilities will be tested.

The Tier-II of the exam consists of three papers: -

a) Quantitative ability

b) English language and comprehension.

c) Statistics.

As it can be seen, the syllabus is vast and you need at least 6 months of thorough, wholehearted preparation to complete and revise it so that you will be at your best when you are appearing for SSC Exam-2012.

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