Staff Selection Commission (SCC)

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was set up in 1977 to conduct examinations for government recruitments. The main purpose of the commission is that it needs to ensure that the examination tests the candidate's abilities to work in a public service job. The main function of the SSC is to conduct examinations and/or interviews to make recruitment to Group "B" and Group "C" posts for the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India.

The Staff Selection Commission has its Headquarter at New Delhi. At present, there are seven Regional Offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore and two Sub-Regional Offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional Office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director .


The minimum educational qualification required for applying to the SSC Examination (Combined Graduate Preliminary) is a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent of any recognized Indian University. The age limit of candidates applying for the various posts are listed below :

For Assistant Grade & Sub Inspectors in CBI, candidates must be aged between 20 and 27 years.
For Inspectors of CE / IT & Divisional Accountants/Auditors/ UDCs etc., candidates must be aged between 18 and 27 years.
For Sub Inspectors in Central Police Forces, candidates must be aged between 20 and 25 years.
Upper age limit is relaxable for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes etc. as per the norms stipulated by the Government of India.