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25 January, 2016

SSC Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2016

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination-2016 on 27th March2016 (Sunday) for recruitment to vacancies in Lower Division Grade reserved for regularly appointed Group 'C' Staff. This Recruitment Examination is only for Departmental Candidates, not for Unemployed Candidates. The last date for submission of applications is 12th February 2016.



No of Vacancies

Age Limit

Pay Scale

Lower Division Grade

The number of vacancies to be filled up on the basis of this examination will be as per the vacancies to be intimated to the Commission by each of the Cadre Authority participating in this examination

Not more than 45 years of age on 01/01/2016 (Relaxation 05 Years for SC / ST)

Pay Band-I (₹ 5200-20200/-) with Grade Pay of ₹ 1900/-

Educational Qualification: The candidate must have passed 12th Standard examination from a recognized Board or equivalent (as on 01/01/2016).

Eligibility: Group 'C' Employee in the Grade Pay of ₹ 1800/-in (i) Central Secretariat Clerical Service (ii) Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service (iii) Central Passport Organisation in Ministry of External Affairs (iv) Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service (v) Ministry of Railway(Railway Board) and (vi) Ministry of Commerce and Industry (DGS&D). Only eligible employees for each of the above cadres will be considered for appointment in respective vacancies in the cadres.

Selection Process: Competitive Examination. The examination will be held at New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Allahabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati Chandigarh and Raipur.

Scheme of the Examination:

Paper No.


Maximum Marks

Duration and Timings for General Candidates

Duration and Timings for Visually Handicapped & Cerebral Palsy suffering Candidates.


Short Essay (Hindi or English)


1 hour 30 minutes (10.00 AM to 11.30 AM)

2 hours (10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon)

II (Objective Type)

(a) Language (General English or Saamanya Hindi) (50 questions) - 50 marks General Knowledge (English or Hindi) (50 questions)-50 marks


2 hours (1.00 PM to 3.00 PM)

2 hours 40 minutes (1.00 PM to 3.40 PM)

How to Apply:

Application in prescribed format or on Plain Paper (fullscape size) duly typed on one side and in double space, in the format and manner as given in the application form of the instant Notice and duly signed in candidate's own handwriting in running script and NOT IN BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS, giving the necessary information together with candidate's two recent good quality and identical photographs (4 cm. X 5 cm.) out of which one should be pasted on the application form and the other attached with the application, must reach the REGIONAL DIRECTOR (NR), STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION, BLOCK NO. 12, CGO COMPLEX, LODHI ROAD, NEW DELHI-110504, latest by 12/02/2016 (5.00 PM) and by 18/02/2016 (5.00 PM) in the case of candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakashadweep and for candidates residing abroad.

Detailed Notification and Application Form >>

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