Matric Level Combined Examination-Preliminary Examination

Basic Information regarding Exam
Staff Selection Commission holds a Combined Preliminary Examination in the month of May for selecting candidates for the Main Examinations for the following Recruitments:

I. Clerks Grade
II. Grade ‘D’ Stenographers
III. Grade ‘C’ Stenographers

The Recruitment to the above posts will be in the following groups of services/ offices:

(a) Group ‘X’
(b) Group’Y’ (for Clerks and Steno ‘D’ only)

The posts under Group’ X’ are in the Ministries/Departments of Central Govt and mainly located in Delhi. The posts under Group ‘Y’ are mainly in subordinate and other offices of Central Govt located in different States/Union Territories.

As defined by the Constitution of India.

Age limit
A candidate for this Examination must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 27 years as on 1 st August, of the year of examination. Upperage limit is relaxable as per prevailing rules.

Examination Fee
Rs 50/- (Rupees Fifty only). No fee for SC/ST/PH/Ex-S. Fee concession is not admissible to sons and daughters of Ex-servicemen or to persons belonging to Other Backward Classes. Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service are not exempted from payment of fee. The candidates should pay the fee by means of Central Recruitment Fee Stamps. Fee can also be paid through Indian Postal Orders payable to “STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION at the post office indicated. The Postal Orders should be Crossed “A/C Payee only” and should be valid for at least six months. IPOs should not have been purchased prior to the date of publication of the advertisement for this examination. Candidates should write their name and address on the Indian Postal Orders in block capital letters at the specified space.

Centre of Examination
A candidate must select only one of the Centres mentioned for the Written Examination. No change in Centre shall be allowed. As no change of Centre of examination will be allowed, candidates should select the Centre for the examination carefully and indicate the same correctly in their applications.

NOTE: Candidates may note that application(s) for Main (Written) examination(s) would be required to be sent to the office of the same Regional Director/Dry Regional Director/Dy Director where they apply for the Preliminary Examination.

Plan of Examination

General Note about Examination Scheme
Written Examination (One paper Having two parts).
Time Allowed: 2 hours

The questions in all the tests will be “Objective-Multiple-Choice- Type”. Candidates will be required to qualify in each of the two tests separately. The Commission will have full discretion to fix the minimum qualifying marks in each of the two tests. The questions will be set in English and Hindi.

1 Preliminary – Part-I
Subjects – General Intelligence
Marks – 100

2 Preliminary – Part-II
Subjects – General Awareness
Marks – 100

Optional Subjects and Syllabus
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE: The syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualisation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision-making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, re1ationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, etc. These test will also include question designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their re1ationships; arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

GENERAL AWARENESS: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research.


The scheme(s) for the Main Examinations is advertised separately. The Main examinations will be of descriptive type. The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final. No candidate will be admitted to the examination unless he holds certificate of admission from the Commission. The candidate must take the examination at the jotted Centre of examination.

The candidates who qualify the Main exam(s) will have to undergo a Typewriting test/Stenography Test as the case may be. Details of the Typewriting Test/ Stenography Test will be published in the Notice of the Main examination(s).

Details Regarding Selection Procedure

How to Apply
The notification is published in the month of December. The candidates may utilise in original the Form published in the Employment News or use printed Application Form, if available from private agencies, as long as the format given.

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    January 11th, 2010 at 07:18 | #1

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