SSC Combined Matric Preliminary Exams

SSC Combined Matric Preliminary Exams

Combined Matric Level Examination is conducted by the staff Selection Commission for the different post arising in the various Government Departments. Mainly the examination is conducted for the recruitment of divisional clerk, Grade C and Grade D for the central departments like Secretariat Services, Election Commission of India, Central Vigilance Commission, income tax and Railway etc. It is a national level examination conducted every year in the selected centres across the country.

Structure of SSC Matric Level Exam

The SSC Combined Matric level Examination consists of three different stages.

  • Stage I: Preliminary Examination (objective type with 120 minute duration carrying 200 questions)
  • Stage II: Main Examination (Descriptive Mode with two hours Duration)
  • Stage III: Skill Test (Stenography Test or Typewriting Test)

The candidates qualifying the preliminary stage can take the main exam and one passes the main can sit for the skill test.

Syllabus for SSC Matric Level Exam
Paper I
General Intelligence
  • Analogies
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Space Visualization
  • Problem Solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgement
  • Decision Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship
  • Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Figure Classification
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Abstract Ideas
  • Symbols and Their Relationships
  • Arithmetical Computations
General Awareness
  • Environment And Its Application To Society.
  • Current Events
  • India And Its Neighboring Countries
  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research
General English
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Report Writing/Letter Writing/Precis
  • Simplification
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • LCM
  • HCF
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Profit And Loss
  • Discount
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Tables and Graphs
Paper II
Main Exam (Essay Writing)

Topics will be given to the candidates and they have to write an essay on the topics in the prescribed format.

Eligibility Criteria for SSC Matric

The Indian nationals having the Matric qualification from a recognized board can apply for the combined SSC examination. The age limit of the applicant can be between 18 and 27 years. The consideration and relaxation for the eligible category can vary according to the government rules and norms.

How to Apply for SSC Matric?

The aspirants should apply for the examination in the prescribed application form. The notification for the SSC combined Matric level examination is available from the month of December in the Employment news and other prominent dailies. The candidates can use the application form published along with the notification details.

How to fill the Form for SSC Matric?

The applicants should fill the form in their own handwriting. The information entered should be in block letters and only the valid information should be entered. The candidates should put their original signature on the place provided for and affix the recent photo in the given column. The filled form along with the attachment should reach the office before the closing date for submitting the form.

Important Dates (Tentative)
  • Examination Notification Available: In the Month of December, 2011/2012
  • Last Date for submitting the Application form: Mid of February, 2012
  • Date of preliminary Examination: In the Month of May, 2012
  • Date of Main examination: In the Month of September, 2011/2012
  • Date of Skill Test: In the Month of September or November, 2011/2012
Study Plan

Preparation is an important part in order to score a good rank in the SSC examination. The candidates should start preparing for the test at least a year before they attempt the same. They can join coaching centres for preparing well for the examination. In India, we have a number of such centers which helps the aspirants to keep focus on the study part. There are many reference books available for the applicants from different publishing houses. They can use such study materials or the materials available in the internet. Read the newspapers and journals to update with the current happenings around the world. They should improve their English language skills by going through English dailies and one can improve their communication part by attending the spoken English classes.

How and Where To Get the Results?

The candidates can view their result in the official website of SSC The list of the selected candidates will also publish in the employment news.

Score Validity

The rank obtained in the examination will be valid until all the vacancies in the various departments are filled or till the next examination is held.

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