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SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2018: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Sep 4, 2018 19:00 IST
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SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Every year Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts an open competitive Computer Based Examination for Combined Recruitment of Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak Posts. As per the latest exam calendar released by SSC, the SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2018 Recruitment notification was scheduled to be released on 1st September, 2018 but has been delayed now. Also, the dates for Paper-I Exam have not been released yet by SSC. We will notify the exam dates as soon as SSC releases the official notification.

The SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) will comprise of two papers i.e. Paper-I (Computer Based Mode) & Paper-II (Descriptive). Let’s look in detail the Exam Pattern of Paper-I and Paper-II Exam:


Exam Pattern of SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2018

SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) Exam is conducted in both Hindi & English since checking the command of the candidate over their English and the Hindi language is the main criteria for this exam. The exam pattern of Paper-I and Paper-II Exam is given below:

Parts of Paper

Mode of Paper


Number of Questions/ Marks

Total Duration

Paper- I (Objective Type)

Computer Based Mode

(i) General Hindi

(ii) General English

(i) 100 Questions/ 100 Marks

(ii) 100 Questions/ 100 Marks

2 Hours

Paper- II (Conventional Type)


Translation & Essay

200 Marks

2 Hours


  • Paper-I will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.
  • Paper-II shall be evaluated in respect of only those candidates, who attain the minimum qualifying standard in Paper-I or part thereof as may be fixed at the discretion of the Commission.
  • The Commission may at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in Paper-II.

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Paper-I Syllabus: Objective Multiple Choice Questions and Computer Based Mode Examination

The questions will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of the languages and literature, correct use of words, phrases and idioms and ability to write the languages correctly, precisely and effectively. The questions will be of degree level.

Part-I General Hindi:

Parts of Paper-I

Mode of Exam

Type of Exam

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Part-I General Hindi

Computer Based

Objective Multiple Choice



Topics covered in Hindi Language Preparation:

  • Grammatical Topics i.e. Samas, Sandhi, Kriya, Visheshan, etc
  • Hindi Synonyms
  • Hindi Paragraphs
  • Hindi Proverbs
  • Hindi Antonyms

Part-II General English:

This part of the Paper-I tests the Reading and Writing Skills of the candidate in English:

Parts of Paper-I

Mode of Exam

Type of Exam

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Part-I General English

Computer Based

Objective Multiple Choice



Topics covered in English Language Preparation:

  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Recognition
  • Articles
  • Verbs
  • Preposition
  • Spelling Test
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Synonyms
  • Sentence Structure
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Correct use of words
  • Phrases and Idioms


Paper-II Syllabus: Translation and Essay Descriptive Paper

This paper will test the candidates’ translation skills and their ability to write as well as comprehend the Hindi and English languages correctly, precisely and effectively.


Mode of Exam

Type of Exam

Total Marks

Time Duration

Translation and Essay

Pen and Paper Mode

Descriptive Exam


2 Hours

The paper will consist of:

  1. Two passages for translation-one passage for translation from Hindi to English and one passage for translation from English to Hindi
  2. An Essay each in Hindi and English

Therefore, topics covered in Translation and Essay Exam will be:

  • Paragraph Translation from Hindi to English
  • Paragraph Translation from English to Hindi
  • Essay in English
  • Essay in Hindi

Note: The level of the paper will be consistent with the educational qualifications prescribed.


Final Selection

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Paper-I and Paper-II of the examination only. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.

So, SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) Recruitment can be a good opportunity for those who have good command over both Hindi and English Languages. Candidates are advised to start their preparation for SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2018 exam and build a strategy after thoroughly going through the latest pattern and syllabus of the exam. If you found this information on ‘SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2018: Exam Pattern and Syllabus’ useful, then do visit www.jagranjosh.com/staff-selection-commission-ssc for more such information on SSC EXAM 2018.

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