What is SSC?
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is a recruitment agency under Central Government of India that is responsible for carrying out recruitment in the non-gazetted (both technical and non-technical) posts under Group B and Group C in various departments of the central government. The various popular examinations conducted by the organisation are CGL, CHSL, MTS, Junior Engineer, SI in Delhi Police etc
What after Selection through SSC?
The first and foremost question that comes after getting selected in any job is regarding the area of posting one may get. SSC jobs being an all-India basis, the postings may be anywhere in India. However, there are various factors that determine the posting given to a selected candidate by the concerned department of the government.
- Preference of Candidates: This is a key factor in determining the posting one gets after being selected through SSC examinations as the candidates are asked to fill the state preferences in the application form.
- Merit list of candidates: It is not possible to give everybody the state of his or her preference, hence, rank and marks play a vital role here as the candidate with the higher marks gets the preference of state easily compared to others.
- Vacancy in a Region / Zone: This factor also plays a major role since final allotment depends on the number of vacancies in that particular zone / region.
- State of Domicile: The state of domicile is also asked to get an idea where a candidate will be comfortable for discharging his or her duties in the best possible manner. However, this is a minor factor in deciding the posting of a selected candidate except for girls.
- Knowledge of other Languages: This is another minor factor in deciding whether a candidate will be comfortable in working in a particular zone since language is a big issue while working and coordinating in an office. This is even asked from the candidates in the proforma in which a candidate exercises the state preferences.
Though there are various parameters for allotting a particular zone to a candidate, not all the factors are in the hands of a candidate. So, the best approach is to try to score as much as possible to be placed higher in the merit list in order to get the state of one’s preference.