SSC Notified Combined All India Open Examination for Recruitment to Various Group B Posts

Staff Selection Commission announced holding a Combined All India Open Examination for recruitment to the posts  of Junior Hindi Translator (in Subordinate Offices), Hindi Pradhayapak in Central Hindi Training Institute and Senior / Junior Translator under Ministry of Defence. For more information, read ahead.

Created On: Mar 26, 2013 12:53 IST
Modified On: Aug 6, 2013 16:49 IST

Staff Selection Commission announced holding a Combined All India Open Examination on 15 December 2013 for recruitment to the posts of Junior Translators (CSOLs) (Group B, Non-Gazetted) in various offices / Departments under Department of Official Language. Interested candidates should send their applications till 30 August 2013.

Important Dates

Last Date for receipt of applications: 30 August 2013 (1700 hours)

6 September 2013 (1700 hours) (for candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,

Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and those residing abroad.)

Date of Examination: 15 December 2013

Vacancy Details

Name of the Post: Junior Translators

No of Posts: to be determined

Department: various offices / Departments under Department of Official Language

Category: Group ‘B’, Non-Gazetted

Pay Scale: Rs. 9300 – 34800 + GP Rs. 4200

Eligibility: Masters Degree or equivalent in Hindi / English with English / Hindi as compulsory / elective subject / medium of examination at Degree level OR Masters Degree or equivalent in any subject other than Hindi / English with Hindi / English medium and English / Hindi as compulsory / elective subject / medium of examination at Degree level OR Masters Degree or equivalent in any subject other than Hindi / English with Hindi / English as a compulsory / elective subject / either of the two as a medium of examination and the other as a compulsory / elective subject at Degree level AND Diploma / certificate course in Translation from Hindi to English or vice-versa OR 2 years experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice-versa in Central / State Government offices.

Age Limit (as on 1 August 2013): Not more than 30 years (not born before 2 August 1983).

[Upper age limit is relax-able by 5 years for SC / ST candidates, by 3 years for OBC candidates and by 10 years or cumulative relaxation (depending on the category) for PH candidates belonging to different categories.]

Selection procedure: Selection for all the posts will be done on the basis of candidates’ performance in the Written Examination and Interview.



No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration & Timing

Paper – I

(Objective Type)

General Hindi

100 ques.

100 marks

10 am to 12 noon (2 hrs)

10 am to 12.40 pm (2 hrs 40 mins) for VH candidates

General English

100 ques.

100 marks




Translation & Essay


200 marks

2 pm to 4 pm (2 hrs)

2 pm to 4.40 pm (2 hrs 40 mins) for VH candidates

Personality Test (Interview)


100 marks


Paper-II of only those candidates will be evaluated who meet the cut off for Paper-I. Only those candidates who qualify in both Paper I and  Paper-II will be called for Interview.

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in all Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions.

All candidates who apply by the last date will be assigned Roll numbers. These will be communicated to them or placed on the website of the concerned Regional Office at least two weeks before the date of the examination. 

Candidates must carry at least one photo bearing ID proof in original such as Driving Licence, Voter Card, Aadhaar Card, Identity Card issued by University/College, Income Tax Pan Card to the examination center, failing which they shall not be allowed to appear in the examination.

Scrutiny of Documents will be taken during Interview

Candidates will be recommended for appointment on the basis of their aggregate score in written exam and Interview. All posts carry All India Service Liability (AISL) i.e. selected candidates can be posted anywhere in the country.

Admission Certificates (ACs) for the Examination indicating the time table and also venues of examination for each candidate will be issued to all applicants about two weeks before the date of examination by the respective regional office of SSC. Candidates can download the ACs from the concerned SSC Regional / Sub-regional offices website. Such facility will be available about two weeks before the examination.

Candidates, who are unable to download their Admission Certificates or do not receive their Admission Certificates at least one week before the date of the examination, should contact the concerned Regional Office with details such as Registration ID, Transaction ID for obtaining the Admission Certificates.

Examination Centers: The examination will be held at 24 cities -- Allahabad, Patna, Lucknow, Kolkata, Port Blair, Gangtok, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Jaipur, Guwahati (Dispur), Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar and  Leh -- in 9 regions / states across the country.

Travel Allowance: SC / ST candidates called for Interview will be paid Travel Allowance as per rules.

Application Fee: Non-refundable application fee of Rs.100 has to be paid through CRFS stamps available at all the Departmental post offices.  The stamp should be pasted on the application form,  in the space provide, an got cancelled from the post office of purchase, with date of purchase and name of post office clearly visible, such that the impression of cancellation partially overflows on the application form. 

Female, SC / ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

How to Apply: Interested eligible candidate should send their applications, in the prescribed format to the concerned Regional office of Staff Selection Commission so that it reaches the concerned SSC office on or before the prescribed last Date. . For detailed address, see notification.

NOTE: Only One application will be entertained from one candidate.

Candidates may contact following Regional Help Lines for any clarifications:

(i) SSC (NR) New Delhi -01164715222, 01165021888, 01124363343, 01124360840;

(ii) SSC (CR) Allahabad -05322460511, 05326541021;

(iii) SSC (SR) Chennai -09445195946, 04428251139;

(iv) SSC (WR) Mumbai - 09869730700, 07738422705;

(v) SSC (ER) Kolkata - 09477461228, 09477461229;

(vi) SSC (MPR) Raipur - 09407921504, 09407921505;

(vii) SSC (KKR) Bangalore - 08025502520, 09483862020;

(viii) SSC (NWR) Chandigarh -09915509204, 09915509331;

(ix) SSC (NER) Guwahati - 09085073593, 09707679564;


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